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11:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Regulators Frosty On Possible Wireless Consolidation
Regulators are not enthused about a possible Sprint and T-Mobile U.S. merger agreement, voicing concerns that further consolidation of the market could lead to reduced competition. The New York Times ...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Branch Founder Josh Miller Joins Betaworks As Part-Time Venture Partner
In a blog post today, Betaworks CEO John Borthwick announced that Branch founder Josh Miller would be joining the technology studio as a part-time venture partner. There he will "be focused on working...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Human Revamps Tracking System For Its Fitness Monitoring App
Human is a slickly designed fitness tracking app that works without any hardware devices. You just launch the app, set it up and you’re all done. Launched in September, the app received its firs...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Canadas Wind Mobile Offering Unlimited U.S. Talk, Text And Data Roaming For $15 Per Month
Roaming is the worst, but a new plan from Canadian network operator Wind Mobile, which is one of the few carriers not a part of Canada’s big three telecommunications companies, is going to start...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Flink Is An Addictive Mobile Fashion Experience To Discover New Looks
Meet Flink a brand new mobile app that will become the perfect time waster for fashion enthusiasts. It’s a well-designed app to browse new looks on your favorite fashion blogs in a native app. T...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Gaming Company Pocket Gems Says Its Reached $82M In Revenue Last Year
Sequoia Capital-backed mobile gaming company Pocket Gems is releasing revenue numbers for the first time, saying that it saw $82 million in revenue last year.That's a best for the company, which was f...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Gaming Company Pocket Gems Says It Reached $82M In Revenue Last Year
Sequoia Capital-backed mobile gaming company Pocket Gems is releasing revenue numbers for the first time, saying that it saw $82 million in revenue last year.That's a best for the company, which was f...
10:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks New Creative Labs Lets The 6,000-Employee Giant Move Fast Like A Startup
It's tough to experiment with a billion people watching. At that scale, Facebook's mantras of "move fast and break things" and "Done is better than perfect" don't quite work. But it's exactly those ph...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Data Analysis Service Statwing Launches Partnership Program, Raises New Funding Round
Tools for statisticians tend to be anything but intuitive, so in 2012, the Y Combinator-backed Statwing set out to bring the power of these tools to the masses without bogging them down in arcane inte...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Incredible Labs Acquired By Yahoo, Mobile Assistant App Donna To Be Shut Down
Incredible Labs, the startup behind mobile personal assistant app Donna, has been acqui-hired by Yahoo, TechCrunch has learned. The team is joining Yahoo's mobile group, and Donna will be shut down....
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Evernote Rolls Out New, More Customizable iPhone & iPad Apps With Better Sync, Speed & Hopefully, Fewer Bugs
Evernote’s ongoing plan to improve its technology platform is taking another step forward today with the release of updated apps for iPhone and iPad. The new apps are promised to be faster, easi...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Box To Host Dedicated Developer Event In March
This morning Box announced that it will hold its first ever developer-focused event in San Francisco on March26. Box, a company focused on enterprise cloud file storage, joins its rival Dropbox among ...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch So You Nailed Your Wearable Strategy, Now Its Time To Figure Out WTF Your Twitter Bio Should Be
First, a website could help you figure out your wearable strategy automatically. Now, another site wants to help you with the challenging task of coming up with something profound to say about yoursel...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch P2P Lending Pioneer Zopa Closes $25m From Hedge Fund For UK Expansion
Zopa, at nine years the world's oldest and largest peer-to-peer lending company, has closed a 15m ($25m) funding round from Arrowgrass Capital Partners, an alternative asset manager (more commonly kno...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch The Parce Idea Is A Smart Wall Plug That Can Control Your Appliances From Afar
Another day, another smart home device. Today we introduce the Parce Idea, a clever, compact wall plug that allows you to monitor your energy usage and control lights and appliances from your smartpho...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Practically Green Raises $3M To Help Companies Manage Sustainability Programs
Practically Green says it has raised $3 million in Series A funding for its online tools that encourage employees to act more sustainably.The company launched with a product focused on consumer sustai...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Shares Jump 16 Percent After Good Earnings And Paper Announcement
Facebook shares (NASDAQ:FB) have already been on the rise for the past few months, which makes today’s performance even more impressive — shares opened at $62.12, sixteen percent above yes...
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch CoFoundersLabs Looks To Become An OKCupid For Founders Following Acquisition Of Stealth Mode Competitor, Wonpy
CoFoundersLab,a matchmaking service for startup founders similar toFounderDating, Founder2b and a host of othershas acquired the IP, product and a few relationships from New York-basedWonpy, which was...
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch CoFoundersLab Looks To Become An OKCupid For Founders Following Acquisition Of Stealth Mode Competitor, Wonpy
CoFoundersLab,a matchmaking service for startup founders similar toFounderDating, Founder2beand a host of othershas acquired the IP, product and a few relationships from New York-basedWonpy, which was...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Enigma Raises $4.5M To Help Plumb The Depths And Derive Insights From Public Data
NYC startup and TechCrunch Battlefield winner Enigma has raised $4.5 million in Series A funding, the company has revealed today. The new round was led by Comcast Ventures, and includes participation ...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch NoWait, The App That Lets You Join A Restaurant Wait List From Your Phone, Goes Nationwide
Mobile wait listing service for restaurants,NoWait,is now expanding the rollout of its consumer-facing mobile app to reach diners nationwide, the company says. The app shows you a list of nearby resta...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch With New Funding From Omidyar, Versa Launches Its Network For Sponsored Op-Eds
Versa is launching a new network for sponsored op-eds, which it calls Featured Perspectives.The startup is also announcing that it has raised additional funding led by The Omidyar Network (the firm cr...
07:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Now The Rich Can 3D Print Their Own Cup Holders For The Tesla Model S
As you whiz down the highway from LA to Las Vegas in your Tesla Model S, your Bluetooth humming, your Google Glass flashing messages from VCs trying to get into your next round, wouldn't it be nice to...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Intel & Alpine Back Speaktoit To Put Natural Language Personal Assistant In Cars, Robots, And Wearables
Speaktoit, the Russian startup behind Speaktoit Assistant, a Siri alternative for Android, iOS and Windows Phone that also competes with a host of other AI and natural language-driven personal assista...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch After 100MPlus Android Embeds In 2013, SwiftKey Outs Its 1st iOS App & Tells Us Where Its AI Tech Is Headed
SwiftKey, the word-predicting artificially intelligent keyboard made by a U.K. startup -- whose machine-learning software was on more than 100 million devices globally last year (most of them Androids...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Transparent Caching Equipment Vendor Qwilt Now Improves Live Video Streams
More and more live video events are being streamed online, and caching equipment startup Qwilt wants to help Internet service providers to meet growing demand from consumers. To do so, it's adding a n...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Snapdeal Launches Local Language Site As Indian E-Commerce Goes Native
Snapdeal, the eBay-backed Indian marketplace, has launched local language versions of its site in a move aimed at wooing over one-third of the country’s non-English speaking Internet users. Snap...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Second Times The Charm For Lenovos Motorola Deal
Lenovo's aspirations for an established mobile handset company goes back a few years. According to a report published by the WSJ, Lenovo competed with Google for Motorola Mobility in 2011. Then just l...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Pressure-Sensitive iPhone And iPad Displays
Apple has filed a new patent (via AppleInsider) for supplementary tech that adds pressure sensitivity to its iOS devices, via special pressure sensors located around the corners of the device or other...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Will Give Up The Ghost On Real Identity In Future Apps
Facebook has made a big point over the years of having real identities for its users, but it looks like that requirement is soon going to disappear, and users will able to use made-up names for more a...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Greeting Card Company Cleverbug Closes $6 Million Series A
Personalized greeting card company Cleverbug, whose CleverCards mobile app lets you customize cards using Facebook photos then share with friends either digitally or via postal mail, has raised an add...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch GetYourGuide Gets $4.5M Series A Expansion, From Ex-Booking.com CEO (& Others), To Help It Scale Globally
Just over a year ago holiday attractions booking startup GetYourGuide closed a $14 million Series A funding round. Today it's bulked up that round with a further $4.5 million in what it's describing a...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Sapphire Component Production Method As Manufacturing Facility Ramps Up
Apple is moving fast on securing intellectual property related to the making and usage of sapphire glass, filing another patent related to the material recently that has been published by the USPTO to...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Announces Paper, A Curated Visual News Reader Launching Feb 3rd On iOS
You miss great content because you aren't subscribed to the right sources. So Facebook wants to bring you content serendipity with Paper, a standalone iOS news reader app it revealed today that delive...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Announces Paper, A Curated Visual News Reader Launching Feb. 3 On iOS
You miss great content because you aren't subscribed to the right sources. So Facebook wants to bring you content serendipity with Paper, a standalone iOS news reader app it revealed today that delive...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Index Ventures Joins $1MPlus Seed Round Backing Mobile Education Platform Startup, Gojimo
Index Ventures recently backed the computing education-focused hardware startup Kano -- via one of its partners, Saul Klein. Today the firm is putting some money behind a more mainstream education sta...
12:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch BrightFarms Reaps $4.9M Series B To Expand Its Urban Greenhouse Network
BrightFarms, which builds greenhouses in urban areas, announced that it has raised $4.9 million in Series B funding from NGEN Partners, Emil Capital Partners, BrightFarms founder Ted Caplow, and other...
11:03 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Nintendo: Its Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This.
I hate to say I-told-you-so… Who am I kidding? I love to say that. But while I’m happy about being correct, I’m sad for Nintendo. I love Nintendo. I really do. And so it pains me to ...
09:40 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Lenovos Motorola Mobility Buy Is Partly About The Chance To Own The Enterprise Mobile Market
Lenovo’s ThinkPad is the brand of choice when it comes to enterprise notebooks – Dell has a strong footing still, to be sure, but Lenovo dominated the PC market in 2013, followed by HP and...
08:02 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Indias Flipkart In Merger Talks With Fashion Retailer Myntra, As Common Investors Push For Consolidation
Two of India’s biggest e-commerce retailers — Flipkart and Myntra — are apparently in talks to merge, a proposal being pushed by their common investors Accel Partners and Tiger Globa...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch With $9M From Bessemer, Open Textbook Pioneer Flat World Looks For New Life In Personalized Learning
When Flat World Knowledge first emerged back in 2007, the company was on a mission to overturn the textbook industry, and the staid world of educational publishing along with it. One of the pioneers i...
07:31 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Trades North Of $60 For The First Time
In after-hours trading today, investors rewarded Facebook with a rising share price after it reported stronger than expected revenue. The company reported that it earned$0.31 per share, and had revenu...
07:30 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch With 1M Reviews Logged, Consumr Brings Price Comparison, Personalization And Refined Scoring To Its Yelp For Products
Today, with more product information and data on consumer goods living on the Web than ever before, Consumr launched in 2011 to give average Joes like you and me a better way to make sense of that dat...
07:20 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch U.S. Justice Dept Joins The Target Credit Card Data Breach Investigation
The investigation behind Target's data breach, which affected 40 million customers and is one of the largest hacking incidents in retail history, has intensified. The U.S. Justice Department has joine...
07:07 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Nest Team Will Become Googles Core Hardware Group
Google today sold Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. While many speculated that Google would release phones after it bought Motorola in 2011, it didn’t happen — Motorola remained a part...
06:36 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Intel Will Shut Down Its AppUp PC App Store On March 11, Apps Will Stop Working By May 15
So much for Intel's bid to get hip with our app-filled times: the company is shutting down AppUp, its app store for Windows-based PC apps. "The world's largest app store that nobody's ever heard of" i...
06:36 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Intel Will Shut Down AppUp PC App Store On March 11, Apps Will Stop Working By May 15
So much for Intel's bid to get hip with our app-filled times: the company is shutting down AppUp, its app store for Windows-based PC apps. "The world's largest app store that nobody's ever heard of" i...
06:02 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Tech Investors Buy Themselves Some Blue Bottle Coffee
After all the VC deals that get done at Blue Bottle Coffee, it's only fitting that Blue Bottle Coffee's fundraising be one of them.The tony coffee brewery announced its $25.7 million investment, compl...
05:30 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Wants To Include Peer-to-Peer Payments In Its Real World PayPal Competitor
Earlier today, the WSJ published a report on how Amazon is building a Kindle-based point-of-sale payments service for local merchants using technology it picked up via its Gopago acquisition --somethi...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Sabertron, For All Your Foam Swordplay Needs
LARPers rejoice! A new Kickstarter project, called Sabertron, will allow you and your fellow followers of the great goddess of the Whispering Eye to fight to the death using wirelessly connected foam ...
04:39 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Zuck Is Finally Ready To Fight Snapchat
In the first earnings call since Evan Spiegel rejected Zuck's $3 billion offer to buy Snapchat, the Facebook CEO sent a very clear signal to competitors. "Our vision is to create a set of products tha...
04:27 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch GoDaddy Admits Hackers Social Engineering Led It To Divulge Info In @N Twitter Account Hack
An update in the ‘@N’ account hacking case has just come through from GoDaddy, one of the companies involved in the somewhat convoluted social engineering case. The company admits that one...
04:22 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks Plot To Conquer Mobile: Shatter Itself Into Pieces
Swiss Army knives don't cut it on mobile. Packing in too many features creates apps that seem bloated and slow. Perhaps more than any company, Facebook has struggled to adapt it's busy website to the ...
04:16 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Google Keeps Motorolas Advanced Technology Group, Home Of The Modular Phone And Password Tattoo
Google has just let us in on another tidbit about the deal it has built with Lenovo over the sale of its Motorola Mobility assets: It keeps the high-tech Q division-type stuff being developed at Motor...
03:52 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Larry Page Thanks The Motorola Team And CEO Dennis Woodside In Internal Memo
Google just took to the wires and announced the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. TechCrunch obtained the following internal Google memo that outlines the reason for the sale and ...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Google Redesigns Stock Quotes Widget, Removes Links To Competitors
Stock quotes were among the first things Google added to its search results pages when it launched “universal search” back in 2007. Since then, its stock quotes widget has gone through a f...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Google Keeps Vast Majority Of Motorola Mobility Patents In Sale To Lenovo
Motorola Mobility is being sold to Lenovo, in a deal worth $2.91B. Google is divesting itself of the handset division it purchased for $12.5B in 2011, but it will keep some of the assets — inclu...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Dells $129 Dongle Puts Android On Any Screen With HDMI Input
Dell continues making bets on Android in its computing lineup with a new $129 device that brings Google’s mobile OS to any TV or display with HDMI input. The new stick runs Android Jelly Bean, a...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Why Hasnt Twitter Just Given @N His Name Back?
Yesterday Naoki Hiroshima, an Echofon developer, posted an article about how he lost his extremely short Twitter handle @N in an extortion scheme. Hackers compromised his GoDaddy account with social e...
02:14 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Lenovo To Buy Motorola Mobility From Google For About $3B
TechCrunch has confirmed reports that Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility from Google. This is the division within Google that the company purchased in 2011 for $12.5 billion. The terms of the deal hav...
02:14 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Lenovo To Buy Motorola Mobility From Google For $2.91 Billion
TechCrunch has confirmed reports that Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility from Google. This is the division within Google that the company purchased in 2011 for $12.5 billion. Motorola Mobility will go...
02:13 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Beats In Q4 With Revenue Of $2.59B, EPS Of $0.31
Today Facebook reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $2.59 billionand earnings per share of $0.31. Analysts had expected the company to earn$0.27 on revenue of $2.33b...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Officially A Mobile Ad Firm With 53% Of Ad Revenue Now Coming From Its 945M Mobile Users
Facebook hit a major milestone with today's Q4 2013 earnings as it crossed the halfway point and now earns 53% of ad revenue from mobile, or $1.37 billion of its $2.59 billion in revenue this quarter....
02:04 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Linode Moves From Monthly To Metered Billing
When it comes to hosting, there are basically two billing models: pre-paid monthly (and sometimes annual) bills or metered billing. Most cloud computing platforms, including AWS, use metered billing a...
01:53 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Cincinnati Startup Sqrl Raises $550K And Launches Document Reminder Service
Im especially fond of business ideas formed by real people, in the trenches, in real jobs, trying to solve real problems that immediately affect them. Enter Sqrl, a document reminder service built by ...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Rocketrip Lets Your Boss Pay You For Saving Money While Traveling
Your boss says Youve got a budget of $300 a day for this trip.You hear Go spend $300 dollars a day! Have fun! Rocketrip, a company out of the latest Y-Combinator batch, wants to save companies money b...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Flipboard Mimics Magazines Further With A Shift To Structured Content, Revamped Cover Stories
Social magazine Flipboard is rethinking how it organizes content for readers. Today the company is taking its first steps toward making its app feel more like the traditional magazines it replaces wit...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch The Patch Layoffs Are Not Surprising
Today’s Patch layoffs are unfortunate, especially in the current media market. They are not, however, surprising. Patch wasn’t profitable, and despite AOL’s firm promises, never foun...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Join Us In Spain For Our TechCrunch MWC Meetup Plus Pitchoff With Bubble Over Barcelona
Headed to Barcelona for MWC? Love you some start-up talk, presentations, and global mobile meet up chitter chatter? Join Natasha Lomas, Ingrid Lunden, and myself on February 24, 104 at 10pm-midnight a...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch The Internet Cant Have Their Bieber Cake and Justice For Snowden Too
The Internet desperately wants the White House to do two things: pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden and to deport man-boy pop icon, Justin Bieber. Today, a petition to deport the Biebs on the White H...
12:10 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch The Internet Cant Have Their Bieber Cake And Justice For Snowden, Too
The Internet desperately wants the White House to do two things: pardon whistleblower Edward Snowden and to deport man-boy pop icon, Justin Bieber. Today, a petition to deport the Biebs on the White H...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch Ribbon Takes On Square Cash, PayPal & Others With A Peer-To-Peer Payments Service That Lets You Send Money For Free
Payment company Ribbon, which to date has offered a merchant-facing tool that allows its users to set up a quick-and-easy checkout page on their own sites or share checkout links via social media, is ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, January 30, 2014
Techcrunch With A New CEO From Ticketmaster, Art Marketplace Saatchi Online Rebrands As Saatchi Art
Software, as we all know, is eating the world. That includes the art world, which is slowly moving from offline to online, making it easier for collectors to find new works and artists, and for artist...
11:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoins Image Problem
I know manias. I've seen them again and again - hordes of people find out about a product or idea, back it with all their might, and are angry when anyone refuses to genuflect to their sacred cow. It ...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Viggle Acquires Dijit, Will Connect Its Rewards Program To Dijits TV Discovery App
Viggle, which offers rewards for checking into TV shows and listening to music, is announcing that it has acquired Dijit Media, maker of NextGuide,a personalized programming guide for TV and the web....
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Launches New Reporting Tools For EC2
Amazon Web Services users today got a new reporting tool for the EC2 cloud computing platform. This will make it quite a bit easier to track how they are using their regular and reserved instances and...
10:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch CNN And Twitter Partner With Dataminr To Create News Tool For Journalists
CNN is hosting a press event today to announce a partnership with Twitter and social analytics company Dataminr to launch a new tool called Dataminr For News. Dataminr CEO Ted Bailey said the goal is ...
09:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Welcome To The French Tech Ecosystem
When I first decided that I wanted to move to Paris, I was anxious and excited at the same time. I used to write for TechCrunch in New York, in a perpetually effervescent ecosystem. But I wanted to tr...
09:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Patch Hit With Sweeping Layoffs As New Owner Hale Global Restructures
The ax came down on a number of Patch employees today. TechCrunch has confirmed that a number of Patch employees were let go this morning with another round of layoffs happening later today. We’...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch John Oliver Is Back To Host The Crunchies, Here Are Last Years Highlights
“Tonight is about something different,” John Oliver said, opening last year’s Crunchies. “It’s about giving nerds the opportunity to do what nerds do best: Sit back and j...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Asana Adds Calendar Function To Its Collaboration Service
Asana, a software company working to help companies shelve email and work more cohesively, has brought a key new feature to its service, adding dynamic calendars to its mix of tasks, projects, and tea...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Trouble With Teens Could Trip Up Todays Facebook Earnings
When Facebook mentioned "a decrease in daily users specifically among younger teens" in last quarter's earnings call, its share price fell from $57.98 in after-hours to open the next day at $47.16, el...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Still In Stealth, Origami Logic Raises $15M More To Help Marketers Tap The Big Data Mother Lode
Origami Logic, a startup that has created a way for marketers to analyse, visualise and glean insights from the disparate and often impenetrable big data collected by their companies, is today announc...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Apple, Microsoft And Other Tech Companies To Help Fund Broadband To 15,000 Schools
During the 2014 State Of The Union, President Obama announced that a handful of major tech companies are helping to fund broadband for 15,000 schools. Since last Summer, the White House has aggressive...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Apple, Microsoft And Other Tech Companies To Help Fund Broadband In 15,000 Schools
During the 2014 State Of The Union, President Obama announced that a handful of major tech companies are helping to fund broadband for 15,000 schools. Since last Summer, the White House has aggressive...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Android Took 79% Global Share Of Smartphones In 2013 But Grew At Its Lowest Rate Yet, Says Analyst
2013 has been dubbed the year of Android by Strategy Analytics, which has just put out its smartphone OS shipment figures for the year. Google's Android platform accounted for 79% of global smartphone...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch WunWun On-Demand Delivery App Expands Into Brooklyn
WunWun, an app that acts like the Uber for just about anything, has expanded from Manhattan into BK (where you can have it your way). Today marks the first time the app has been available outside of M...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Daily Secret Raises $1.25M To Bring Its Email Newsletters To Africa, Other Markets
Daily Secret, which sends out daily emails offering city-specific tips, is announcing that it has raised a Series B round of funding.The company declined to disclose the size of the round, but accordi...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Qordoba Raises $1.5M To Be The Tech-Focused Leader Of The Localization Market
Dubai-based Qordoba solves a need your own startup may have encountered: namely, that of localizing your product to new markets. It does so using human editors, translators and subject matter experts,...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Defense.nets DDoS Frontline Fights Cyberattacks On IP Services And The Internet Of Things
Distributed denial of service attacks have been one of the most common and well-known ways that malicious hackers have gone after companies on the web. But as cybercrime becomes more sophisticated and...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Database Provider Garantia Data Makes Another Name Change, This Time To Redis Labs
Garantia Data is now Redis Labs, a name change that reflect its roots as a database provider that uses the Redis open-source technology, a popular NoSQL database used by developers at companies like P...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch HowAboutWe Dating Site Acquires Nerve.Com To Expand Into Media
HowAboutWe, a subscription-based club that serves up discounted, clever date ideas to couples and singles, has today announced the acquisition of Nerve.com. The acquisition signals a huge transition f...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Google Has Removed Multiple Third-Party Snapchat Apps From Its Play Store
Multiple third party Snapchat photo-saver apps built for the Android platform have recently been taken down from Google's Play Store, with Mountain View citing some very broad developer T&C violat...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Guardly Raises $1.45M To Help Ramp Up Its Focus On Enterprise Facility And Worker Safety
Toronto-based Guardly is putting more emphasis on its enterprise security solution, and today it reveals that it has raised $1.45 million in what founder and CEO Josh Sookman describes as a “See...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Backed By $10M, Stealthy Startup Bitglass Reveals Its Enterprise Security Solution For Mobile & Cloud
Bitglass, the stealthy enterprise startup which last year had raised $10 million in Series A funding in an oversubscribed round from NEA and Norwest Venture Partners, is today opening its doors. The c...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch UKs Amadeus Raises $55M Fund To Focus On Early Stage Cloud, Hardware Startups
Amadeus Capital Partners, the veteran UK venture capital fund started by Hermann Hauser, one of the fathers of the UK computer industry in the 1980s is moving up-stream with the announcement of its ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Rocketmiles, A Service That Lets You Earn Airline Miles For Hotel Stays, Raises $6.5M Series A
Chicago-based Rocketmiles, a company that helps frequent flyers earn additional airline miles just by booking hotel stays using its site, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Tag Management Company Ensighten Raises $40M More
Tag management may not seem like a particularly sexy industry, but it's attracting plenty of money from investors one of the companies in the field, Ensighten, is announcing that it has raised $40 mi...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch CloudLock Raises $16.5M Series C Led By Bessemer
CloudLock, the enterprise software startup that helps customers secure cloud data, has raised $16.5 million in Series C funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The new funding will be used to expand...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Cloud Security Startup CloudLock Raises $16.5M Round Led By Bessemer
CloudLock, the enterprise software startup that helps customers secure cloud data, has raised $16.5 million in Series C funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The new funding will be used to expand...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Topping 100M Sticker Pack Downloads, Viber Launches Sticker Market On WP8
Israel-based Viber, a free messaging and VoIP app, has today launched its Sticker Market for Windows Phone 8 devices with an update to Viber 4.0. This syncs up the Windows Phone 8 version of the app w...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile App Monetization Exchange, Inneractive, Closes $6M Series C To Scale Up Video Ads, Expand In U.S.
Mobile app monetization exchange Inneractive has closed a $6 million Series C funding round, from its original investors including Evergreen, plus a group of additional investors including Kreos Capit...
03:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile App Monetization Startup, Inneractive, Closes $6M Series C To Scale Up Video Ads, Expand In U.S.
Cross-platform mobile app monetization startup, Inneractive, has closed a $6 million Series C funding round, from its original investors including Evergreen, plus a group of additional investors inclu...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Verdict Is An Anonymous Hot Or Not For Anything
Now, admittedly, Verdict doesn't feel like the most original app idea. Users snap a photo, upload it to Verdict, add a short description and category, and begin soliciting a thumbs up or thumbs down f...
01:38 pm GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch The Daily Dot Acquires The Kernel As Euro Tech Media Starts Motoring
A number of changes are afoot in the European tech media scene and it's worth us pausing for a moment to take stock. The first item on the agenda is the news that London-based site 'The Kernel', latel...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Walmart Begins Testing Online Grocery Shopping With Local Store Pickup Option In Denver
Walmart To Go, the retailer’s on-demand shopping service offering home delivery of general merchandise, including in some cases, groceries, is expanding its test in the Denver market today to al...
05:36 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Has Closed The Tomfoolery Acquisition, Will Shut Down Anchor, Team To Work For Bonforte
We now have more details about the deal between Yahoo and Tomfoolery, an enterprise app studio co-founded by ex-Yahoo and ex-AOL alums, whichwe and others have reported is getting acquired by Yahoo....
05:18 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Is Shutting Down IntoNow, Nearly Three Years After Acquisition
IntoNow the second-screen app that Yahoo bought in the spring of 2011, just twelve weeks after its launch is being shut down by its parent company. As of last week, IntoNow was taken off the Apple A...
05:06 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Google Brings Chrome Apps To Android And iOS
Google's offline Chrome Apps are about to find their way to both Android and iOS. Using Apache's well-known open-source Cordova platform for turning web apps into native apps, Google today launched a ...
04:45 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Heres Where To Watch Obamas 2014 State Of The Union Online
PRISM. Net neutrality. Patent reform. Its always a good idea to watch the State Of The Union, but if youre someone who even remotely cares about technology, this years is one you should make an effort...
04:39 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Tech Stocks Slip On Earnings Weakness
Today has been a difficult one for technology earnings, with Apple, Yahoo, and VMware losing ground after reporting their quarterly results.Apple, despite growing its revenue and earnings per share, r...
04:33 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Opera 19 Brings Back Bookmarks Bar, Adds Support For More Extensions
When Opera’s desktop browser moved to Google’s Blink rendering engine last year, it also dropped a number of features, including bookmark syncing and its bookmarks bar. The company brought...
04:30 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Turn Turn Turn
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor christen the maiden voyage, or shakeout cruise, of Newtek's new TriCaster 860. The learning curve is intense, but the resu...
04:15 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch .Guru, .Bike, .Singles And 4 Other Domains Will Open For Business Tomorrow
If you are looking for a good domain name, your choices are about to get more interesting. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to register a .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles...
04:09 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Cheap Laser-Sintering Printers Are Coming Thanks To The Expiration Of A Key Patent
Today is a big day for 3D printing: Patent #US5597589 is set to expire and will open up the possibility for makers to use laser sintering - essentially shooting a laser at a layer of nylon powder - in...
03:57 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Marissa Mayer On Yahoos Fired COO: De Castro Not A Fit, No Plans To Replace Him
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer offered some brief comments about the departure of COO Henrique De Castro during today's earnings webcast.The company announced earlier this month that De Castro, who joined Ya...
03:52 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Users Should Be Able To Sue Tech Companies Over Spying, Says Sen. Rand Paul
Libertarian hero and presidential hopeful Senator Rand Paul tells me that tech companies should not be granted legal immunity from consumers suing them over government spying. The Patriot Act infamous...
03:42 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Automatics Smart Driving Assistant Can Now Turn Your Car Into An iBeacon
Automatics smart driving assistant, which combines a small piece of hardware with powerful mobile apps, was designed to provide vehicles owners with new tools to understand how they can get more out o...
03:40 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch BBM Is Coming To Gingerbread Android Phones
BBM will soon be available for Android phones running Gingerbread. This is a shockingly brilliant move which allows BBM to fully compete in developing countries where BBM is already an established bra...
03:34 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Sources: Coin Is Raising More Cash
Coin, a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. Led b...
03:23 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Calling All Hardware Startups In Atlanta, New Orleans, And Charleston
Hello, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Charleston. We'd like to meet you. After you guys shovel out your unenclosed garages and de ice your homes, please drop us a line so we can see what amazing hardware y...
03:23 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch 3D Printing Goes Carbon Fiber
Meet the Mark One. Billed as the world's first desktop printer capable of printing composite materials. For $5,000, you too can make a carbon fiber 1:1 scale model of a banana....
03:21 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoos Tumblr-Based Tech And Food Sites Have Seen 10M Uniques Since Jan. 7 Launch
At CES this year Yahoo unveiled its new Tech and Food vertical news and information sites, which feature a visual-heavy redesign that resembles Flipboard somewhat but with more of an online news site ...
02:12 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Q4 2013 Earnings Slide 6% To $1.27B On EPS Of $0.46, Display Ads Down 6%
Yahoo today reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013, where it reported GAAP revenues of $1.27 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.46. Excluding traffic acquisition costs, revenu...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Google Ventures Wesley Chan Steps Down As General Partner To Work On His Own Startup
Google Ventures' Wesley Chan is stepping down from his role as General Partner to see how the other half lives. Chan will become an entrepreneur-in-residence at Google Ventures, with the goal of event...
01:41 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Is Now Public Enemy No. 1, And We Only Have Ourselves To Blame
For a region noted for its problem-solving orientation and progressive ethos, Silicon Valley has managed to anger a pretty wide swath of American society. Some of the blows have been self-inflicted, l...
01:40 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Saved A Billion Dollars By Building Open Sourced Servers
Facebook is reaping the benefits of designing its own energy efficient servers. Today at the Open Compute Summit, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that "In the last three years alone, Facebook has saved more ...
01:40 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Saved Over A Billion Dollars By Building Open Sourced Servers
Facebook is reaping the benefits of designing its own energy efficient servers. Today at the Open Compute Summit, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that "In the last three years alone, Facebook has saved more ...
01:21 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Blogging Platform Medium Closes $25M Round Led By Greylock
According to a report by Recode, the popular blogging platform Medium has closed a$25 million round of funding led by Greylock, with participation from Google Ventures and several individual investors...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Reading Android Users Texts? Well, Hold On
The Internet lit up yesterday with news that Facebook had "snuck" a new permission into its application for Android that would allow the program to read users' text messages....
01:06 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Is Now Public Enemy No. 1, And We Only Have Ourselves To Blame
For a region noted for its problem-solving orientation and progressive ethos, Silicon Valley has managed to anger a pretty wide swath of American society. Some of the blows have been self-inflicted, l...
12:23 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Lance Ulanoff Out As Editor Of Mashable
Lance Ulanoff, former editor-in-chief of PCMag.com, has been move to an editor-at-large and chief correspondent position at Mashable, effectively removing him from the EIC position at that title....
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch $1M Prize For Gun Safety Tech Now Taking Applications
Famed Silicon Valley investor and gun reform advocate Ron Conway is spearheading a new $1 million prize for gun safety technology.The prize, which was announced last fall, is now taking applications. ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 29, 2014
Techcrunch Zillow Brings Its Postlets Service For Landlords To Mobile
For most people, Zillow is synonymous with online real estate listings, but the company has recently focused quite a bit on rentals as well. Today, it is launching a new mobile app for rental professi...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Low Overhead Blogging Platform Svbtle Opens Up To All
I’m a pretty big fan of the way that Svbtle, a blogging platform from designer and developer Dustin Curtis, handles the creation and development of ideas. Curtis rolled the lightweight publishin...
11:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Goes Down For 30 Minutes
Snapchat, the disappearing photo-sharing app that took 2013 by storm, seems to be down. According to reports on Twitter, the service is sending snaps, but not delivering them to the end recipient. ...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch After Pledging A Better Evernote In 2014, Evernote Updates Data Sync, Now 4X Faster
Earlier this month, Evernote -- the note-taking app with some 80 million users and over $250 million in funding -- took a humble pill after former TechCrunch writer Jason Kincaid slammed the company f...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch After Pledging A Better Evernote, Evernote Updates Data Sync, Now 4X Faster
Earlier this month, Evernote -- the note-taking app with some 80 million users and over $250 million in funding -- took a humble pill after former TechCrunch writer Jason Kincaid slammed the company f...
11:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Google-Backed Developer Group Slams Newly Uncovered NSA App Spying
The Application Developers Alliance, which counts Google and AT&T as members according to its website, has condemned recent NSA revelations concerning data collection efforts by the government fro...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Weight-Loss Startup Weilos Moves From Fitness Coaching To Weight-Loss Selfies
Weilos, a weight-less centric fitness startup that launched out of Y Combinator's Summer 2013 class last August, today launched a new version of its service. In its first incarnation, Weilos paired it...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Pebble Steel And Pebble Appstore Review: The Smartwatch Grows Up
The new Pebble Steel (which starts shipping today) has a lot in common with its predecessor, but it also comes with a software update that makes any and all Pebbles into essentially new devices, so th...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch eShares Now Offers Electronic Stock Options And Real-Time Cap Table Updates For Private Companies
When we last checked in with eShares, the company had just launched its platform for issuing and managing electronic stock, rather than paper certificates, to employees, investors, and other sharehold...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Move Loot Brings Furniture Consignment Into The 21st Century
Buying and selling anything online that can easily be shipped in a small box is easy, but what about bulky furniture? Move Loot, a Y Combinator-backed startup, wants to take the hassle out of buying a...
09:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Rap Genius Launches App That Could Wean It Off Googles Teat
Rap Genius is back in Google's good graces after a slap on the wrist for SEO spam, but search traffic could become less important to the annotations site as today it launches its first mobile app. "Ge...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Science, Inc.-Backed HomeHero Launches To Help Families Find, Hire And Manage In-Home Care For Seniors
Any family that has spent any time caring for aging parents, grandparents or those with special needs knows how stressful it can be, and how much energy is required, to manage in-home care. From keepi...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Science, Inc.-Backed HomeHero Launches To Help Families Find, Hire, And Manage In-Home Care For Seniors
Any family that has spent any time caring for aging parents, grandparents or those with special needs knows how stressful it can be, and how much energy is required, to manage in-home care. From keepi...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Google Chrome Now Lets You Play With LEGO In The Browser
This is a pretty obvious movie tie-in, but it’s still pretty cool: Google has partnered with LEGO to build an app that lets you play with LEGOs right in the browser. Using WebGL and other modern...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Food Delivery Startup DoorDash Launches In San Jose
In the San Francisco Bay Area, theres no shortage of companies lining up to offer fast, cheap delivery from all your favorite chefs and restaurants. DoorDash, which launched in the South Bay last summ...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Appstore Now Allows Developers To Charge For HTML5 Web Apps, Promote Them Through Free App Of The Day
Amazon is announcing a change to its Appstore today, which will now allow developers building HTML5 (web-based) applications to price those apps to sell, just the same as their natively coded counterp...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Donald Trump Explains Apples Stock Dip
Noted Apple analyst and Birther Movement enthusiast Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to voice his concerns over the company's lack of "vision" and "momentum". On the heels of yesterday's earnings rep...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Federated Media Sells Content Marketing Arm To LIN Media, Rebrands Programmatic Ad Business As Sovrn
Advertising company Federated Media has sold off its content marketing business, as well as the Federated Media name, to publicly-traded LIN Media. The programmatic ad side of the organization, which ...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Nintendo Denies Rumor Of Upcoming Android, iOS App
A report yesterday caused Nintendo fans to sit at attention. According to the Nikkei, Nintendo was preparing an Android and iOS app to demo its games. While this app wouldn’t bring full versions...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Update Adds FM Radio, Because Why Not?
Great news for the dozens of remaining BlackBerry fans. The latest platform update adds a bunch of little tweaks to your Z30, Q10, and Q5 including an FM radio. Why wasn't the FM radio enabled from th...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Pro Photo Organization & Sharing App Ember Gets Much-Requested Annotations Tools, Auto-Import On Mac
RealMac Software’s digital scrapbook appEmber, which arrived on iOS late last year, has today updated its mobile application with a series of annotations tools that will bring the software close...
07:32 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Cloze Launches Circulate.it For Easier Team Content Sharing
Cloze, a startup that helps users manage their messages on email and social networks, is launching a new tool today that helps teams circulate content through those channels. It's called, appropriatel...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Rovio Denies Providing Angry Birds User Data To The NSA, Points Finger At Third-Party Ad Networks
A new report originating from the ongoing Snowden document trove presents the terrifying possibility that our casual gaming habits offer government surveillance agencies a look at some key personal da...
07:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Fashion GPS Updates Radar App To Streamline Search, Style Requests
The fashion industry, one of the oldest industries in the world, has historically been resistant to technological innovation. But Fashion GPS is on a mission to change that, most recently with the int...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Telerik Launches New Development Platform For Web, Hybrid And Native Apps
Telerik has long made a wide range of tools for developers, ranging from the Kendo UI jQuery framework to the cross-platform development service Icenium and numerous related backend services for mobil...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Elasticsearch Debuts Marvel To Deploy And Monitor Its Open Source Search And Data Analytics Technology
Elasticsearch, a real-time, enterprise data search and analytics startup and open source project, is debuting Marvel, a real-time deployment management and monitoring solution for its technology....
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Yiftee Raises $2.1M In Funding To Double Down On Local Gifting
Yiftee, the service for sending local gifts to friends, has raised a Series A funding round of $2.1 million led by Dr. Peter Fitzgerald/TransPacific Ventures, Intuit co-founder Scott Cook, LA business...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Imgur Debuts An Analytics Platform For Pro Users And Advertisers
Bootstrapped and profitable image-sharing platform (and Yahoo acquisition target) Imgur is today introducing a new analytics platform that will allow both individual users and advertisers the ability ...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch SoundCloud Launches New Visual Player Allowing Artwork Alongside The Music
Fresh from closing a reported $60 million from Institutional Venture Partners with the Chernin Group, valuing the Berlin-based company at $700 million, SoundCloud is not resting on its laurels. Today ...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Clothes Fit Startup, Fitbay, Gets $400K Seed From Just-Eat Founder & Creandum
European startup Fitbay, another business taking aim at the thorny problem of virtually trying on clothes to grease the wheels of sartorial ecommerce, has attracted a $400,000 seed investment from Jes...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Clothes Fit Startup, Fitbay, Gets $400K From Just-Eat Founder & Creandum
European startup Fitbay, another business taking aim at the thorny problem of virtually trying on clothes to grease the wheels of sartorial ecommerce, has attracted a $400,000 early stage investment f...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Fujifilms New X-T1 Interchangeable Lens Camera Can Weather The Storm
A new interchangeable lens camera from Fujifilm should make adventurous photographers happy. It features dust- and water-resistant housing, which can take temperatures down to 14 degrees fahrenheit, a...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents A Two-Sided Solar-Powered MacBook Screen With Touch Input
A new patent granted to Apple today (via AppleInsider) introduces a concept that shows how it might go about introducing touch-based input to its notebook line. The patent describes a special notebook...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Health Catalyst Raises $41M For Healthcare Data Storage And Analysis
In another sign of the growing VC interest in healthcare technology companies, data warehousing and analytics software company,Health Catalyst, has raised another $41 million in funding. Firms includi...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch With Cash From Sequoia And General Catalyst, Yahoos Former CTO Debuts Altiscale To Run Hadoop As A Service In The Cloud
Raymie Stata, the former CTO of Yahoo, is taking the wraps off his new startup, Altiscale, today, which in short runs Hadoop as a Service in the cloud. The company, which was founded in 2012, has rais...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Tapastic Raises $2M To Build Out Its YouTube Of Webcomics And Visual Storytelling
Santa Clara-based startup Tapastic has raised a new $2 million funding round, in a Series A sourced from South Korea’s Daum Communications, Inc. The startup offers a portal for webcomics, and wh...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch GiveMeSport Raises Series B Round From IMG To Expand In The US
UK-based GiveMeSport – not dissimilar to the Bleacher Report which uses thousands of bloggers to create and curate content around sport – has announced a Series B fundraising (amount undis...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Enterprise Messaging App Cotap Nabs $10M To Make Every Worker A Knowledge Worker
Cotap, a messaging startup co-founded by two ex-Yammer executives, came out of stealth last year with a very singular aim: using the boom in smartphone usage to break down communication barriers in bu...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Acquisition Of DeepMind Could Shine A Light On Other British AI Startups
Most headlines surrounding Google's acquisition of DeepMind focused on the $500 million+ price tag, what its new owner may or may not be planning to do with the AI talent and tech it's buying, and the...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Google Glass Gets Prescription Options With Four Titanium Frame Styles And Shades
Google has taken the step that many asked for regarding its Google Glass head-mounted computer – it introduced prescription frames for the device, via an update to the Google Glass website. Goog...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Rachel Blumenthal Debuts Crickets Circle, A New Site To Help Moms Shop Better
A new online destination for current and expecting moms, Cricket’s Circle, wants to offer more than a selection of goods for sale – it also wants to help you decide what to buy and why. Th...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Sightly Snags $1.7M To Expand Its Localized Online Video Ad Business
Sightly, a company that helps businesses create localized online video ad campaigns, has raised $1.7 million in seed funding. The investment was led by Mack Capital with participation from Tomorrow Ve...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Stealthy Payments Startup Clinkle Adds PayPal Exec Mike Liberatore As CFO
Mobile payments startup Clinkle continues to add senior management types to its executive ranks. Mike Liberatore, who has 15 years of experience in financial positions at PayPal, Adobe, and others, wi...
04:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Madison Reed Raises $12M To Disrupt Hair Dye Market
Madison Reed, a hair-dye company that offers digital tools and mobile apps to help its customers color their hair at home, is raising $12 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. F...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Two Ways To Extend Mobile Device Camera Performance Via Hardware Add-Ons
Apple has been granted two patents relating to ways it might look to extend/augment the built in camera lenses on its mobile devices in future. The two patents, granted to Cupertino by the U.S. Patent...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch YC Alum GoCardless Raises Another $7M, Aims To Be The Stripe Of Direct Debit Payments
GoCardless, a Y-Combinator alum that has created a simple way for online businesses to set up and accept direct debit payments (that is, money that comes straight out of your bank account), is today a...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest For Business? Somewhere Is A New Visual Platform To Share Your Work
At over 260 million users LinkedIn appears to have the professional CV and business connections market place fairly sown up. There are other players, such as Viadeo and Xing, but they have struggled t...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Indiegogo Raises $40 Million In Series B To Expand Their Crowdfunding Reach
Institutional Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have led a $40 million Series B round for Indiegogo, the self-described first and largest crowdfunding platform. The company, wh...
02:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Rocket Internet Fashion Ecommerce Startups, Lamoda & Dafiti, Get 25M From World Bank Groups IFC
Rocket Internet has secured new funding for two of its fashion-focused ecommerce startups, with a10Minvestment for Lamoda, which operates predominantly in Russia and Kazakhstan, and 15M in equity inve...
01:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Is Buying Tomfoolery, An Enterprise App Studio Led By Ex-Yahoos And AOLers
Yahoo's acquisition spree continues apace, with the next deal likely to cover a few different bases for the company: mobile, enterprise and bringing ex-Yahoo talent back into the fold. We have heard t...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch European Carpooling Site BlaBlaCar Rides Into Russia And Ukraine Via Acquisition
The carpooling race in Europe has yet to produce a definitive winner, as Germany's Carpooling.com and France's BlaBlaCar continue to go head-to-head. Today, the latter is making its next move: BlaBlaC...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Jason Calacanis Mahalo Is Reborn As Mobile News App Inside
Jason Calacanis is getting back into the news business with a new app called Inside, which highlights and summarizes the top news stories.Although Calacanis has been involved in several startups and s...
08:20 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Global Smartphone Shipments Top 1 Billion For The First Time Thanks To Cheap Android Devices, Says IDC
The global smartphone market shipped one billion units in a single year for the first time, with Samsung as the leading vendor, according to a new report by research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mob...
05:19 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Strategy Analytics: 990M Smartphones Shipped In 2013, Huawei, Lenovo and LG Star Performers
To coincide with Apple releasing its Q1 earnings, Strategy Analytics has put out its quarterly and full-year figures for how the smartphone market has fared. Overall, there were nearly 1 billion ̵...
05:19 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Strategy Analytics: 1.7B Mobile Handsets Shipped In 2013, 990M Of Them Smartphones
If you needed an indicator of just how much the mobile market today is a smartphone market, look no further than the figures put out early today by Strategy Analytics. The researchers estimate that ov...
05:07 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Tom Perkins Presents GOP Boilerplate As Solution To Wage Inequality
Tom Perkins compared what he sees as a progressive war on the American one percent to Kristallnacht, the series of coordinated attacks against the Jews during Nazi Germany. Today on Bloomberg West, Pe...
05:05 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Mobile Update Bubbles Trending Events To The Top Of The Timeline, Adds Photo Editing
Twitter has just released an update to its Android client (coming soon to iOS) that brings new photo editing tools to the service, which are likely meant to make it easier to share photos direct and k...
04:18 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Mixed 1st Quarter In Charts
Apple’s December quarter was a mixed bag. If you just read the numbers, revenue has never been so high thanks to continued growth in iPhone and iPad sales. But analysts expected more, and net pr...
04:03 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Flickrs Upside-Down About Page Was Actually A Clever Job Ad
Some Flickr users noticed the company’s “About” page was upside-down yesterday. Yes, literally upside-down. And yes, we checked, it wasn’t just us. As it turns out, yes, Flickr...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch CEO Tim Cook Says Touch ID Was Part Of Apples Thinking Around Mobile Payments
Apple CEO Tim Cook actually discussed mobile payments directly on the company’s earnings call today, saying that it’s an area that has “intrigued” the company and that mobile p...
03:53 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Nintendo May Go Mobile This Year (But Not In The Way Wed All Like)
OMG! Mario on iOS! Not! According to a brief in Japan's Nikkei (translated by TC writer Serkan Toto), Nintendo will announce plans to use Android and iOS as marketing vehicles, allowing Link, Mario, a...
03:47 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Says International Took 64% Of Revenues In Q1, Led By Growth In China And Japan
Apple CEO Tim Cook today admitted that in its home market of North America, “we did not do as well…our business contracted year over year.” But to counterbalance that, the company sa...
03:46 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Pays Out $2 Billion To Developers In Q1 2014
One number in Apple’s results indicates significant year over year growth, and it’s a number that’s vital to the continued success of the platform – the company announced that ...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Despite Multi-Year MSFT Surface Deal, Nearly All NFL Teams Use iPads As Playbooks, Says Apple
On today's Q1 earnings call, Apple's CFO Peter Oppenheimer bragged that "nearly all NFL teams use iPads as playbooks." This wouldn't necessarily be interesting, except for the fact that Microsoft has ...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhones Homescreen
Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today which expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more comprehensive weather app which offers both ...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Five Months After Launch, iOS 7 Has Been Installed On 80% Of Compatible Devices
With one of Androids’ few shortcomings being the uncertainty that any given device might get the next big update, Apple just loves to mention their iOS update numbers. During their earnings call...
03:25 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Despite Record Sales Quarter, Apples iPhone 5c Likely Wasnt Key To Growth
Apple’s iPhone sales for Q1 2014 have broken the company’s previous record, and they also mark the company’s ability to ship as many smartphones as Samsung, which was previously the ...
03:02 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Police Using 3D Scanners For Panoramic Crime Scene Analysis
Police in Roswell, NM are now using 3D scanners to virtually map crime scenes, allowing investigators, jurors, judges, and lawyers to inspect the environment from any angle with a 3D, panoramic image....
02:51 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Department Of Justice Will Allow Big Tech Companies To Disclose Detailed Numbers Of NSA Requests
Today Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech companies won the right to disclose more details on the data requests and orders they receive from the NSA Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court afte...
02:51 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Department Of Justice Will Allow Big Tech Companies To Disclose Detailed Numbers Of Surveillance Requests
Today Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech companies were given the right to disclose more details on the data requests and orders they receive from the NSA Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Cou...
02:34 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Apples 51M iPhones, 26M iPads And 4.8M Macs In Q1 2014 Set A Record, But Growth Slows
Analysts had predicted that Apple would have a strong day with hardware this quarter, anticipating between 54 and 56 million iPhones shipped according to Fortune, as well as around 25 million iPads an...
02:32 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Mixed Q1 2014 With $57.6B Revenue, $13.1B Profit And $14.50 EPS
Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2013 earnings, reporting $57.6 billion in revenue, $13.1 billion in net profit representing $14.50 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to ...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Happy Birthday, D&D
On January 26, 1974 the world changed. A panoply of creatures popped into existence – Owlbears lumbered out of the woods while Bullettes snuffled out of caves, blinking in the sunlight. Adventur...
01:42 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch NSA May Want Mobile Data, Including Info From Angry Birds And Maps
The National Security Agency reportedly has a love affair with mobile app data, collecting personal information from Google Maps and Angry Birds, referring to the program as a “Golden NuggetR...
01:39 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Cambly Offers On-Demand Access To Language Tutors On iPad, iPhone, And Desktop
There's no better way to learn a language than by talking with a native speaker. But let's face it -- it's not always easy to find or connect with those speakers. Cambly solves that problem by creatin...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things
Before this past December, when Google acquired seven robotics companies back-to-back, the company's ambitions in the "Internet of Things" space looked as detailed as a freshly started jigsaw puzzle.B...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch AdColony Says Its Mobile Video Ads Have Reached A $100M Revenue Run Rate
AdColony says its mobile video ad platform has reached a $100 million gross revenue run rate.That's a number ad-tech startups seem to enjoy bragging about RadiumOne, AdRoll, and TellApart all made si...
12:42 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Google Updates Chrome For iOS With Built-In Data Compression, New Tab Page And Translation Support
Google today released the new version of Chrome for iOS. With this update, it is bringing a number of features that were previously only available in the Android app to Apple's iPhone and iPad....
12:32 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Vint, The P2P Marketplace For Training And Fitness Instructors, Raises $1.8M Led By Creandum
Hoping to pick up the slack left by people people who want to get fit but find gym memberships too expensive or unproductive, Sweden's Vint is an iPhone app that lets certified instructors -- vetted b...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Rolls Out A Sneak Peek Of Its New, Interest-Based Homepage
Last week, we spotted what appeared to be a test of a personalized Pinterest homepage in the wild. At the time, the company declined to provide further comment on the matter, but today that changes: P...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, January 28, 2014
Techcrunch As Software Eats The World, Agile Tool Provider Hansoft Raises $8.4M To Steal Competitors Lunch
Hansoft provides tools to help teams collaborate and manage the development of products and services using "Agile software development" -- the umbrella term for a group of software development methods...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Defamation Case In India Underscores Challenges In Ensuring Internet Freedom
India's Supreme Court has deferred hearing of a defamation case against the local unit of Google on whether it's liable for offensive comments posted by a user on Blogspot.com. The case has been in pl...
11:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Big Data-Driven Credit And Loans Startup Kreditech Raises $15M In Debt To Expand
Established retail banks around the world have bit of a problem. There are a whole bunch of new banking players that want to disrupt parts of their business, such as Wonga, Lenddo, Kueski and many oth...
11:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Sonys Credit Rating Cut To Junk By Moodys
Bond credit rating agency Moody’s cut the credit rating of Sony from Baa3 to Ba1 with a stable outlook — Ba1 is also just below investment grade. In other words, Sony is considered a specu...
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch No Industry Is Safe From VC Disruption
Procter & Gamble, allow me to introducehair-dye companyMadison Reedandbaby care and home-cleaning-products retailer The Honest Company. Gillette, perhaps you’ve heard of the shaving companie...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Feds Nab BitInstant CEO In Silk Road Bust, Charged With Laundering $1 Million In BTC
The Silk Road is still claiming victims, today taking down BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem and Robert M. Faiella, a BTC broker, known as BTCKing or BTC-KinG. Police arrested Shrem, 24, yesterday at JFK a...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch LG G Flex, Optimus F3Q Will Be Available On Feb 5 At T-Mobile, Pre-Orders Start Today
T-Mobile has just announced that LG's flagship G Flex smartphone, as well as the long-rumored Optimus F3Q, will be available starting February 5, with pre-orders opening up today. The G Flex is one of...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch With Its New Motion Ads, Adtile Is Betting Users Want To Play With Their Ads
Mobile ad startup Adtile is announcing a new ad unit today that offers a bit more fun and interactivity than standard mobile ads.Founder and CEO Nils Forsblom told me that the company's new Motion Ads...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Pilot Project Begins To Replace Your Hotel Key With Your Smartphone Using Bluetooth
Soon enough you’ll be able to walk into a hotel, straight past the front desk and have your door open automatically for you without any extra effort required, thanks to a new pilot project by St...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch SOLS Raises $1.75 Million To Make 3D-Printed Shoe Insoles Both Sexy & Mainstream
Kegan Schouwenburg had been looking for the product that could help take 3D printing technology to the mainstream, and ended up finding inspiration in an unexpected space: orthotics. Now co-founder an...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch The Little Snapper Is The Most Adorable Snapchat Hack Ever
Since hackers have poked holes in Snapchat's relatively lax security, many have had their way with the image sharing service's APIs, grabbing unread messages and doing things the app doesn't tradition...
08:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Completes First Coast-To-Coast Supercharger Route
While likely not committed with the driving of a silver spike, Tesla has completed the first Supercharger line spanning from each coast. This achievement now makes it possible to drive a Tesla Roadste...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Hardware Crowdfunding Platform, Dragon Innovation, Offers $100K Seed To Projects That Raise $1M
Dragon Innovation, a hardware consultancy business and crowdfunding platform, is offering $100,000 in seed funding to all projects that launch on its platform this month and go on to pass $1 million r...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Following Trademark Dispute With BSkyB, Microsoft Rebrands SkyDrive To OneDrive
Microsoft loves to rename its consumer-facing products in an effort to better position its offerings in the competitive marketplace. Just look at Outlook.com, formerly Windows Live Mail, formerly Hotm...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch With DeepMind, Google Prepares For A Future Where We See Ourselves In Every Computing Interaction
Google seems to have paid at least $500 million to acquired DeepMind, an artificial intelligence startup that has a number of high-profile investors, and that has demoed tech that shows computers play...
06:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch LiveOps Raises Another $30M, Acquires UserEvents To Expand Its Cloud Contact Center Platform
LiveOps, an early mover in the area of cloud-based enterprise services — focusing specifically on contact center and customer service — is today announcing a $30 million round of funding; ...
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Said To Be Planning Galaxy Glass Computing Eyeware This Fall
Samsung was early to market with a smartwatch in the Galaxy Gear, and now it looks like it might be one of the first in the mix with a glasses-based computing device. A new report from the Korea Times...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch TigerText Raises $21 Million Series B To Bring Its Secure, Mobile Messaging Platform To The Enterprise, And Healthcare
If Esso puts a tiger in your tank then what does TigerText put into your mobile? Thanks to an infusion of $21 million in Series B, the company hopes to create “industrial grade” SMS for en...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch TigerText Raises $21M To Bring Its Secure, Mobile Messaging Platform To The Healthcare Industry
If Esso puts a tiger in your tank then what does TigerText put into your mobile? Thanks to an infusion of $21 million in Series B, the company hopes to create “industrial grade” SMS for en...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung & Ericsson End Long-Running Patent Dispute With New Licensing Deal
Samsung has secured another front against patent attack by shelling out to renew an IP-licensing deal with Ericsson -- settling pending litigation attached to the long-running dispute. ...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Berlins CloudPartner Secures $2M To Offer USA-free Cloud Hosting To German SMBs
In a sign that some Russian investors are spreading their wings, Berlin-based startup CloudPartner - which claims to be Germanys first Microsoft based White-Label-Cloud - has secured a 1.5 million ($U...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Nielsen: Internet Advertising Grew 32% In 2013, But Its Still Only 4.5% Of Spend Vs. TV At 57.6%
Nielsen put out its latest figures on the state of the advertising market this morning, and Internet advertising continues to be the fastest-growing medium, but it remains a small player. Global adver...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Nielsen: Internet Display Advertising Grew 32% In 2013, But Its Still Only 4.5% Of Spend Vs. TV At 57.6%
Nielsen put out its latest figures on the state of the advertising market this morning, and Internet advertising continues to be the fastest-growing medium, but it remains a small player. Global adver...
12:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch How Cryptocurrency, Crowdfunding And A Little Internet Altruism Saved Jamaicas Hopes For Bobsled Gold
Just in case you missed it, a heart-warming story unfolded this week involving an unlikely combination of bobsled, Jamaica, virtual currency, crowdfunding and generosity. It has all the makings of an ...
10:50 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Popular Political Writer Ezra Klein Announces Move From Washington Post To Vox Media
The political blogosphere lit up earlier today when 29-year-old Ezra Klein announced he was leaving The Washington Post to build his own news site with Vox Media (publishers of The Verge and SB Nation...
08:54 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch PricePanda Raises $3M From German Retail Group Tengelmann
PricePanda, the Rocket Internet-backed price comparison site, has raised $3 million in new funding from the German retail major Tengelmann Group. This new funding will be used to expand PricePanda in ...
06:20 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For $400M
Google will pay $400 million to buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The deal, but not the exact price, was confirmed to Re/code by Google. We've emailed Google and DeepMind for ...
06:20 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $400M
Google will pay $400 million to buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The deal, but not the exact price, was confirmed to Re/code by Google. We've emailed Google and DeepMind for ...
06:20 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Google Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup DeepMind For More Than $500M
Google will pay $400 million to buy London-based artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The deal, but not the exact price, was confirmed to Re/code by Google. We've emailed Google and DeepMind for ...
05:05 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Kantar: Android Sales In Q4 Grew In All Major Markets, But Samsung Is Now Under Real Pressure
Android continues to be the most popular mobile platform, with its share of smartphone sales climbing in every major market in Q4 2013 and now standing as high as 69% in markets like Europe, according...
05:05 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Kantar: Android Accounted 70% Of Smartphone Sales In Q4, But Samsung Is Now Under Real Pressure
Android continues to be the most popular mobile platform, with its share of smartphone sales climbing in every major market in Q4 2013, now accounting for 69.5% of all sales across 12 key markets vers...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Fitbit Force
Personal fitness trackers and sleep trackers are officially mainstream, but deciding between the various devices out there can be tough. That said, let me direct your attention to the Fitbit Force, th...
03:46 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Latest Windows Phone Update Sees Paced Uptake
This weekend AdDuplex, an advertising platform for Windows applications, announced that according to its tracked data, Windows Phone Update 3 is now installed on 15% of Windows Phone 8 handsets. Micro...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch What Games Are: Generation Gygax
There is probably no single game that has been so influential for a generation as Dungeons and Dragons. On this, its 40th anniversary, I find myself asking whether the long-term legacy of D&D is o...
02:21 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung And Google Bury The Apple Hatchet, Sign 10-Year Patent Agreement
Some breaking news in the patent world. Samsung, the world's biggest handset maker, has announced that it has signed a 10-year patent deal with Google, the maker of Android, the world's biggest mobile...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Read The Sonnet Co-Authored By Shakespeare, An MIT PhD Student & A Machine-Learning Algorithm
Machine-learning as a technology is, without doubt, the force that will be shaping our digital world for years and years to come, making it smarter and more autonomous, and sometimes taking our breath...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, January 27, 2014
Techcrunch Imaginism Studios On Building Niko And The Sword Of Light, Reimagining Digital Narrative
Back in February 2013, Toronto’s Imaginism Studios launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaignfor a new type of app that combined full-scale animation and comic books for a novel, mobile device ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Techcrunch Enterprise Mobility: Devices, Security, Design, And Distribution
Every Sunday for this column, I write on something related to mobile. To date, its mostly been about consumer-facing apps, device sensors, user interfaces, tactics like push notifications, and a range...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Techcrunch Funny, I Dont Feel All That Fatigued With Twitter
Everyone seems to be talking about New York Times reporter Jenna Wortham's piece reflecting on her "newfound fatigue" with Twitter. Basically, Wortham uses the all the Twitter discussion around Justin...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Techcrunch Data As A Companys Secret Weapon
This year, were going to see data go from an opaque, untapped, and mystifying asset to a hyper competitive, I-cant-believe-you-dont-use-it weapon for businesses. I dont mean big data; I mean data of a...
07:09 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Techcrunch The Secrets To Snapchats Success: Connectivity, Easy Media Creation, And Ephemerality
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has been known to be pretty quiet when it comes to sharing secrets about how the company works, but today he provided a little more transparency around its mission and how it...
04:35 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Netflix Earnings, Stripes Big Raise, And Snowdens Live Q&A
Its that time of week for an episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to chat about the most fascinating stories of the past seven days in tech....
03:38 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Techcrunch App.net Launches Backer, A Bitcoin-Friendly Crowdfunding Engine For Individual Software Features
As the popularity of crowdfunding grows ever larger, an interesting new trend has started popping up: developers, curious if a new feature is worth building, are asking customers to chip in to cover t...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Techcrunch Overseeding Will Be Key To Strong Venture Returns
The story is one weve heard before: plucky startup sails through seed fundraising, unfurls its wings, then runs into the brick wall of not enough venture and shatters into pieces. The numbers speak fo...
02:18 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: 20 Anki DRIVE Starter Kits And Free Ticket to The Crunchies
The team over at Anki is so thrilled about being a Crunchie Award finalist for Best New Startup of 2013" that theyve decided to show their appreciation to our readers by spreading the Anki love and gi...
01:38 am GMT - Sun, January 26, 2014
Techcrunch Achievement Unlocked: The SF Class War Reaches Godwins Law
Yes, Tom Perkins went there.In a letter to the Wall Street Journal published this morning, with the surprising title "Progressive Kristallnacht Coming?," the legendary venture capitalist compared Nazi...
11:19 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.25.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific. "Like" us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang...
11:19 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.25.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. "Like" us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Dashs Smart Driving App A Fitbit For Cars Arrives On Android
Dash, a Techstars New York-backed startup that wants to be like a Fitbit for your car, has now launched. The product includes a combination of a hardware device and smartphone application which offers...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Most Americans Are Unaware Of [Insert Issue Here]
Let’s face it: a disturbingly large portion of the American electorate are not-so-knowledgableabout their world. As of 2008, 30% still maintain that Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mas...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Billion-Dollar M&A Club Admission Guidelines
Average valuations for venture-backed M&A deals typically come in a pretty tight range. According to the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), in 2013 there were 377 total M&A exits of...
08:55 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Cute Alert! Can Fuzmo Crowd-fund The Build Of Its Pet Pictures Platform?
Talk about a minimum viable product. The co-founders of Fuzmo, a site which literally just lets you shares pictures of cute pets with other enthusiasts, originally started out as a simple Instagram ac...
08:55 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Cute Alert! Can Fuzmo Crowdfund The Build Of Its Pet Pictures Platform?
Talk about a minimum viable product. The co-founders of Fuzmo, a site that just lets you share pictures of cute pets with other enthusiasts, originally started out as a simple Instagram account, Insta...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Failure Modes
This was a rich month for the deadpool. Prim shut down. So did CarWoo. And much-hyped Outbox. And even moot's Canvas/DrawQuest, which had 1.4 million app downloads and 400,000 monthly users. All part ...
05:35 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch SoundCloud Raises $60 Million At $700 Million Valuation
SoundCloud recently closed a Series D round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with the Chernin Group. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. It has since been confirmed by IVP...
05:35 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch SoundCloud Raises $60 Million At A $700 Million Valuation
SoundCloud recently closed a Series D round of funding led by Institutional Venture Partners with the Chernin Group. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. It has since been confirmed by IVP...
12:03 pm GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Preparing For Push Into Mobile Payments For Physical Goods, WSJ Reports
A long-rumored move by Apple is reportedly one step closer to becoming a reality today. The Wall Street Journal says that Apple is looking into a way to expand its mobile payments efforts into a means...
07:24 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch The Obama Administrations Frustrating NSA Week
While Congress and the nation at large have done little except talk and embark on preliminary legal skirmishes regarding the United States’ mass surveillance practices, the forces in favor of re...
06:29 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch How To Successfully Neg Facebook
"Facebook may have an irreversibly bad brand," wrote 22-year old Branch founder Josh Miller in December 2012 in a post about his 15-year old sister's predilections for social apps. Almost a year later...
05:38 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Check Out The Magic (And Technology) Behind Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard Onewheel
Every once in a while in this job you see something that just fucking blows your mind. Some invention that makes you wonder Howd they think of that? and How the hell did they get that to work?Thats ho...
04:42 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch It Doesnt Have To Be This Way
There is a story being told about us here in the tech industry in San Francisco — that we are entitled, or that we are oblivious. I don’t believe that’s true. Or I don’t believ...
04:24 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch End Of An Era As VKontakte Founder Durov Sells His Stake To Russian Mobile Giant
Pavel Durov, the elusive founder of VKontakt (VK), at 100 million users Russia's biggest social network, has confirmed that he has sold his 12 percent stake stake to Ivan Tavrin, the CEO of major Russ...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Good evening, carbon-based lifeforms! Are you ready to become cannon fodder for the coming war against the machines? No? Well don’t worry because you won’t have a choice! Today in TIDWRTWH...
03:35 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Foundation Capitals Charles Moldow On How Startups Are Disrupting Financial Services
In this week’s episode of Ask A VC, Foundational Capital’s Charles Moldow joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio. Moldow has a number of interesting financial services startups in his portf...
03:29 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Virtual World Gaming Startup Cloud Party, Will Shut It Down
Yahoo is doing more than just throwing shade at Google on Twitter today and then taking it back – the company has acquired Cloud Party, a browser-based game creation engine. In a blog post today...
03:25 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Study: Copycatting, Diverse Teams, And Transparency Are Keys To Innovation
A fascinating new study explores, in exquisite detail, the hidden secrets of innovation. Rampant copycats, the authors find, are a surprising key to discovering creative solutions. Imitators must, how...
02:20 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Balanced Takes Open Source Product Development To The Next Level With Crowdfunding Campaign
Balanced will be adding a new feature to its arsenal of payments features in the coming months, allowing customers to push payments directly to debit cards. But this product development cycle comes wi...
01:59 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandbergs Lean In Gets A Movie Deal
In an era where movie creators simply copy books for lack of original ideas, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In has been picked up for a movie deal. According to the WSJ, Sony Pictures Entertainment has announ...
01:56 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Talk About Timing: Googles Reliability Team Sat Down For An AMA Right Before Gmail Exploded
Worst. timing. ever.About an hour ago, a bunch of the engineers responsible for keeping Google alive sat down to answer questions on reddit.Know what else happened about an hour ago? Gmail and Google+...
01:49 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Selling The Wooden Horse In The Age Of The iPad
Is there a more timeless toy than a wooden horse? I dare say there isn’t. N-Gages and iPads will come and go, but the wooden horse is forever. A pair of brothers have turned to Kickstarter to br...
01:36 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Nighttime Smartphone Browsing Is Bad For Your Job
We all already know it, but now it’s confirmed: nighttime smartphone use will ruin you the next day, reducing your productivity and focus after you wake up. Michigan State University business re...
01:14 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Tim Cook On PRISM: There Is No Back Door. The Government Doesnt Have Access To Our Servers
ABC News is planning to air an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook this evening, but a few bits and pieces have already started trickling out. In the first big excerpt to be released, Cook touches on hi...
01:13 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Gmail Glitch Is Causing Thousands Of Emails To Be Sent To One Mans Hotmail Account
David S. Peck is getting a lot of emails. In a glitch apparently related to the massive Gmail outage underway right now, there’s an odd bug in Google search which is pointing users directly to h...
01:13 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Glitch Is Causing Thousands Of Emails To Be Sent To One Mans Hotmail Account
David S. Peck is getting a lot of emails. In a glitch possibly related to the massive Gmail outage underway right now, there’s an odd bug in Google search which is pointing users directly to his...
01:02 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Sonatype Updates Component Lifecycle Management Platform To Protect Open-Source Components
Sonatypehas updated its technology to protect software developers from using rogue open-source components that could be used to attack any kind of software, including an app for your phone or even you...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Rumors, Glyph, Zipi, And The Guitar Wing
This week, we're all about hardware startups disrupting entertainment. And Apple, of course.According to the WSJ's latest rumors, Apple is working on two larger model iPhones — one with a 4.5-in...
12:28 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Streamus Turns Chrome Into A Fast, Free, YouTube-Powered Spotify Alternative
Use Chrome? Listen to a lot music throughout the day? Check out this extension.Take a music streaming service like Rdio or Spotify, and boil it down to the absolute basics searching for songs, adding...
12:25 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch The Republican National Committee Blasts The NSAs Dragnet Surveillance
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has passed a resolution condemning the NSA's mass surveillance, pushing back heavily on the actions of the security apparatus of the U.S. The resolution contain...
12:08 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Gmail And Google+ Go Down Across The World, Intermittent Outage Continues For Many
Update: Users are now reporting that Gmail service at least is back for some, though recurring outages and slowness are also being reported. At this stage it appears that some have service restored wh...
12:08 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch Gmail And Google+ Go Down Across The World, Service Returns After Roughly 50 Minutes
Gmail is currently experiencing what appears to be a widespread outage, with reports coming in from Europe, the U.S., Canada, India and beyond that Google's email service is down. Update: As of 2:52 s...
12:06 am GMT - Sat, January 25, 2014
Techcrunch The Media Trust Debuts A Solution To Fight Shady App Install Ads Automatically Redirecting Users To App Stores
The recent scourge of shady app install ads that have been automatically redirecting users to the App Store brought to focus how difficult it is to monitor and manage today’s mobile ad ecosystem...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Founders Of Worlds Largest Offline Search Engine Raise $500K To Build A Jelly Rival
Co-founders of Innoz, an SMS-based offline search engine in India that has answered over 1 billion queries on mobile phones, are raising $500,000 in Seed funding from 500 Startups and other angel inve...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Azure Drops Storage Prices To Match Amazons Latest Price Reduction
Earlier this week, Amazon Web Services reduced its prices for its S3 cloud storage service and today, Microsoft is following suit with a price reduction for its own cloud storage services. Locally red...
11:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch As It Pivots To Enterprise, Animoto Lets Businesses Adds Logos To Their Automatically Created Videos
For the last several years, Animoto has offered web and mobile apps that take photos and videos that its users have shot and pieces them together into beautiful video assets. Now it's making that an e...
11:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch As It Pivots To Enterprise, Animoto Lets Businesses Add Logos To Their Automatically Created Videos
For the last several years, Animoto has offered web and mobile apps that take photos and videos that its users have shot and pieces them together into beautiful video assets. Now it's making that an e...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Windows 8.1 Update 1 Now Rumored To Land On March 11
This morning, Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley reported that the Windows 8.1 Update 1 could land on March 11. Citing a “trusted” source, Foley notes that the date lines up with a Patch Tues...
11:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch New Version Of bSafe App Makes It A Closed Personal Safety Network
bSafe, the personal safety app, has a new version out which radically overhauls the app and makes it more like a closed social network with a heavy emphasis on personal safety. It’s also availab...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Chartio Raises $2.2M, Updates Its Business Intelligence And Data Visualization Platform
Chartio has raised $2.2 million from Avalon Ventures and added some new features to its data visualization platform that blends data sets and does complex calculations. Chartio had previously raised a...
10:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Adnimation Uses Animation To Help Online Ads Grab Your Attention
Startup Adnimation is launching an ad network with a new approach to attracting the attention of online viewers.As you can probably guess from the name (and, okay, from the fact that I pretty much spe...
10:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Moments Mobile Camera Lenses Make The Smartphone The New Interchangeable Lens System
A few people have come up with add-on lens solutions for the iPhone and other smartphones, and now the Moment Kickstarter project wants to take that concept further with a bayonet-mounted lens system ...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Last Call To Vote For The Crunchies
Voting is about to close for The 7th Annual Crunchies Award. You have until Sunday 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm PST to throw your support behind your favorite startups, technology, apps, founders and venture ...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch How To Get Apples Custom Font Celebrating 30 Years Of Mac
Apple left an easter egg (intentional or otherwise) in its new 30 years of Mac tribute website today: A custom font that depicts each Mac model from the past three decades of its history as a maker of...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Black Car Competitor Accuses Uber Of Shady Conduct, DDoS-Style Attack; Uber Responds With Regret
Competition is fierce in the world of on-demand transportation. The consumer demand for better, more convenient car service has exploded over the last two years, and startups services are racing to ca...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch WTF Is Your Wearable Strategy? Well, Here It Is
I'm sure many of you have, of late, been lying awake at night - as I have, on many a lonely evening in my London garret, listening to the wind blow through the rain-soaked city as I dab plaintively at...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Black Car Competitor Accuses Uber Of DDoS-Style Attack; Uber Admits Tactics Are Too Aggressive
Competition is fierce in the world of on-demand transportation. The consumer demand for better, more convenient car service has exploded over the last two years, and startups services are racing to ca...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Mom Meet Mom Is A Match.com For The Stroller Crowd
People may warn you that parenting can be a tougher job than you expected, but they never seem to warn you that it can be a lonely one, too. Mom Meet Mom, anup-and-coming service built by three women ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Aviary Says It Has Been Used To Edit 10 Billion Photos
Aviary is announcing today that it's hit a big milestone in the use of its photo editing platform that platform has been used to edit 10 billion photos.And it seems that most of that activity happene...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch 500 Startups-Backed Evoz To Power British Telecoms Home And Connected Devices Offering
Given that Google just acquired connected device maker Nest for $3.2 billion, I'm sure plenty of others have now realised that this is the best evidence yet that the smart device space - especially in...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarter Goes Tube Clock Crazy, Pick Your Crowdfunded Retro Timekeeping Poison
Kickstarter has a fever at the moment, and the only cure is more tube clocks. For those unaware of this type of gadget, a Nixie tube clock uses heated cathodes in a glass-encased gaseous mixture to di...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch iFixIt Tears Down The Macintosh 128K To Celebrate The Computers 30th Birthday
Radical! In honor of the Macintosh's 30th birthday, iFixIt has created a tubular video of their teardown of the Macintosh 128K, the original Mac released in 1984 to much fanfare. The system has a Moto...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch VCs, Theyre Just Like Us!
One of our favourite things about Twitter is that if you follow the right people, its conversational nature can feel like you're hanging out at Starbucks eavesdropping on other people's conversations....
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Reflects On The Mac At 30 With New Video And Website Retrospective
Apple is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Mac with a new video and microsite released today featuring some fond remembrances of the machines over the years from creative professionals including...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Fresh Off Its $21.5M Raise, Tutoring Marketplace WyzAnt Acquires Deadpooled Competitor, Tutorspree
Tutorspree launched out of Y Combinator in 2011 to tackle the fast-growing, high-priced and increasingly franchise-happy tutoring market. To take on heavyweights like Sylvan Learning, the startup set ...
11:50 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch DropTask Is A Productivity App That Does Away With To-Do Lists
To do or not to do. That is the question for anyone who has a love/hate relationship with productivity apps. I've tested out so many different to-do list, mind-mapping, and Getting Things Done (GTD) a...
10:25 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch PCH International Acquires ShopLocket To Close The Loop For Hardware Startups
Toronto-based startup ShopLocket, an e-commerce platform originally designed to let anyone sell anything from a single item to a line of goods quickly and easily via their existing presence on the web...
09:05 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Profit Growth Slows Down, As Galaxy Faces Heat From iPhone And Cheaper Rivals
Samsung’s latest financial results underscored slowing growth in the smartphone business and its increased rivalry with Apple, which seems to be closing the gap, at least in the U.S. Samsung rep...
09:05 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Profit Growth Slows Down As Galaxy Faces Heat From iPhone And Cheaper Rivals
Samsung’s latest financial results underscored slowing growth in the smartphone business and its increased rivalry with Apple, which seems to be closing the gap, at least in the U.S. Samsung rep...
09:05 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Profit Growth Slows As Galaxy Faces Heat From iPhone And Cheaper Rivals
Samsung’s latest financial results underscored slowing growth in the smartphone business and its increased rivalry with Apple, which seems to be closing the gap, at least in the U.S. Samsung rep...
06:27 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Surfaces Solid Quarter Lends Credibility To Microsofts Strategic Choices
If at first you don't succeed, take a $900 million charge and try again. At least if you're Microsoft.Earlier today Microsoft reported Surface revenue of $893 million in its most recent quarter, up fr...
05:59 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Hilariously Debunks Princeton Study Saying It Will Lose 80% Of Users
Last week Princeton researchers released a widely covered study saying Facebook would lose 80% of its users by 2015-2017. But now Facebook's data scientists have turned the study's idiotic "correlatio...
05:43 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Snowden Answers Our Burning Data Collection Question: Whats The Worst That Could Happen?
National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden is answering the Internet’s burning questions. Surprisingly, he was even gracious enough to answer my question: “What’s the wors...
05:37 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Google Awarded Patent For Free Rides To Advertisers Locations
Google may soon offer a new service that combines its advertising business with its knowledge about local transport options, taxis and in the long run autonomous cars. The U.S. Patent and Trademark ...
03:14 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch One Year In, Vines Battle Has Just Begun
Tomorrow, Vine will celebrate its first birthday.Celebrating in our own way, we asked Vine's GM and co-founder Colin Kroll about the last year of Vine, and what to expect in the future. He said one th...
03:13 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Qualcomm Buys Massive Palm, iPaq And Bitfone Patent Portfolio From HP
Is Qualcomm preparing for the revival of the personal digital assistant? The San Diego-based Qualcomm just announced that it has acquired 1,400 patents from HP covering Palm, iPaq and Bitfone patents ...
03:01 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Practice Fusion, Where Keeping Fit And Healthy Is Part Of The Job
Welcome back to a brand new episode of TechCrunch Cribs, the show that takes you inside the doors of the tech industry's hottest companies to get a look at what the workaday life there is like.This ti...
02:43 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Biz Stones Jelly Raises Series B Led By Greylock, And Josh Elman Joins The Board
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has raised a Series B round of investment led by Greylock Partners, with Spark Capital participating. The raise comes just under a year since it raised a Series A round fr...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Updates iWork Across Platforms, Brings Password-Protected Sharing To The Web And Mobile
Apple released a number of updates to iWork today, across all platforms, including OS X, iOS and iCloud on the web. Improvements include the addition of customizable alignment guides and a vertical ru...
02:08 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Rocks Expectations With FQ2 Revenue Of $24.52B, EPS Of $0.78, Surface Top Line Of $893M
Today after the bell Microsoft reported its fiscal second quarter performance for the calendar fourth quarter period, including revenue of$24.52 billionand earnings per share of $0.78. The company als...
02:03 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Said To Be Working On Apple TV Hardware Update, Native Game Support
Apple is rumored to be working on an Apple TV successor, planned for release in the first half of this year according to 9to5Mac. The update would be a set-top box just like its existing model, but wi...
01:55 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Four Indicted For Installing Undetectable Card Skimmers Inside Gas Pumps
The New York County District Attorney announced that the NYPD arrested four men on March 21, 2013 suspected of using concealed card skimming systems to grab card numbers and PINs from hundreds of vict...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch How Much Google And Other Tech Companies Spent On D.C. Lobbyists In One Chart
Tech companies shelled out over $61 million to influence America’s political leaders in 2013, with Google leading the pack at a handsome $14 million. From high-skilled immigration reform to regu...
12:51 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Operas Former CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Community Site And Email Service
After Jon von Tetzchner left Opera in 2011, things went quiet around the company’s former CEO and Opera itself quickly went into a different direction under its new leadership. As part of that c...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, January 24, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Out Tumblr, Pinterest Now Supports GIFs
Earlier this week, some Pinterest users noticed that the company was experimenting with support for animated GIFs on its site – the popular, moving images, which, until recently, defaulted to st...
11:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Launches Card Analytics To Let Publishers Monitor Impressions, Clicks And More
In a move that could help brands and publishers more insight into what to tweet, today Twitter is rolling out Analytics For Twitter Cards. The dashboard shows impressions, URL clicks, and app installs...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Search Filters Now Update Dynamically Based On Your Queries
Nope, it’s not just you. Google recently changed the top menu on its search result pages so that it will dynamically adjust based on the topic of your current query, the company tells us. Now, t...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Lyft Hires Google X Legal Director David Estrada As Its VP Of Government Relations
On-demand ride-sharing service Lyft has been expanding pretty aggressively over recent months, and plans to continue adding new domestic and international cities over the coming year. To help the comp...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch For Those Of You About To Rock, We Offer The Guitar Wing
I got my first real Guitar WingBought it at the Kickstart thingPlayed it 'til my fingers bledIt was the winter Jay Smith and Travis Redding introduced their new $149 guitar rig...
10:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Nokias Weak Lumia Sales Stall Windows Phones Momentum
Nokia confirmed today that it sold 8.2 million Lumia Windows Phone devices in the fourth quarter of 2013. That figure represents a decline of 600,000 from the third quarter in which Nokia sold 8.8 mil...
10:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Is Working On Two Larger iPhones, Per WSJ
History really does repeat itself. Just like previous rumor seasons, Apple is reported to release two phones later this year. Except this time around, they will have larger screen....
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch AngelList Tests Charging For Job Posts, Pay 10% Of Salary Or .25% Equity After Hiring
When AngelList -- the network for young startups to find funding and employees --announced a $24 million round of fundinglast year,it noted that it had already helped 3,000 people find jobs through fr...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch AngelList Tests Charging For Job Posts, 10% Salary Or .25% Equity For Successful Hires
When AngelList -- the network for young startups to find funding and employees --announced a $24 million round of fundinglast year,it noted that it had already helped 3,000 people find jobs through fr...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch AngelList Tests Job Post Charges, For Successful Hires You Pay 10% Salary Or .25% Equity
When AngelList -- the network for young startups to find funding and employees --announced a $24 million round of fundinglast year,it noted that it had already helped 3,000 people find jobs through fr...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Tapstream Is Making Mobile Ads Smarter With Deferred Deep Links, A Way To Point Users To App Landing Pages After They Install
Mobile consumers today are becoming used to ads that re-direct them to the App Store to install applications when tapped, but a new product from marketing analytics company Tapstream will now take thi...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Backed With $9.8M From Mayfield, Fitmob Wants To Reinvent Local, Group Fitness
The gym is being disrupted from all angles, from workout gear, the quantified self to even how we workout at home. Fitmob is launching today with a new way to create workout, and redefine what the gym...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch The Mytro Project By The Numbers
As you recall, I've been writing off and on about my experience crowdfunding a kids' book. I've run the campaign for 45 days and there are now less than two days left. I raised a lot of money. I'm ver...
09:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch StackSocial Brings Its Tech-Focused E-Commerce Platform To The iPhone
StackSocial, a startup offering deals on and early access to gadgets, apps, and other tech-related products, is making its move onto mobile with the launch of its iPhone app.The company runs its own d...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Backed By $1.5 Million, Smile Mom Debuts A Mobile Community For Nearby Moms
Moms feeling guilty about baby-spamming Facebook with their child's photos and their every precious moment now have a more private alternative for those updates, thanks to a new mobile social network ...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Travel The World From Your Web Browser With This Beautiful Instagram Hack
French hacker Benjamin Netter recently released a cool hack called Somewhere, an addictive jukebox machine for travel destinations using Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia data — the most impre...
08:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Zipi Solves The Single Most Annoying Thing About Using Earbuds
The Zipi is a Kickstarter project that appears humble and almost silly on the surface, but that actually solves one of the biggest problems I have with day-to-day use of earbud headphones. I use earbu...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Need A Date Idea? Delightful Sells Tailored Dates For The Couple That Has Done Everything
Running low on new ideas for date night? Or, worse yet, on free time to plan one?Delightful is a service built for couples to make date night easier and, by way of VIP access and add-ons, perhaps a b...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch App Revenue In Asia Grew A Massive 162% In 2013, Driven By Google Play
Over the past two years, Asia has emerged as the world's top marketplace for apps--and it's still growing. Revenue in Asia rose by a massive 162% in 2013, "annihilating" growth in all other continents...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Europes iBeacon Pioneers Sensorberg Raises $1 Million To Improve Retail Customer Experience
Hardware startup Sensorberg just raised $1 million (750,000) from Technologie Holding GmbH and undisclosed angel investors. Part of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator in Berlin, Sensorberg is one of t...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Estately Brings Its Real Estate Search To iPhone After Doubling Its Revenue And Traffic In 2013
When you think of online and mobile real estate sites, Zillow and Redfin are probably the first names that come to mind. Seattle-based Estately, however, has been quietly growing in the shadow of thes...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Top Gears Test Track Now On Street View As The Stig Does Donuts Around A Google Camera Car
Google has added the Top Gear track to Google Street View (via 9to5Google), which fans of the UK automotive show will recognize instantly. You could sort of experience driving it from the cockpit came...
06:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Zidisha Launches A Kickstarter-Style Micro-Lending Platform For Low-Income Entrepreneurs In Developing Countries
When it comes to lending and borrowing money, banks have long been at the center of the equation. However, with the proliferation of new information technologies, mobile devices and the good old Web, ...
06:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Retargeting Specialist AdRoll Buys YC Alum Userfox To Bring In Email And CRM Data
AdRoll, a online ad retargeting specialist, is expanding the number of sources where it collects data for its platform. Today the company announced its acquisition of userfox, a specialist in email ma...
06:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Retargeting Specialist AdRoll Buys YC Alum Userfox To Add Email And CRM Data To Its Net
AdRoll, a online ad retargeting specialist, is expanding the number of sources where it collects data for its platform. Today the company announced its acquisition of userfox, a specialist in email ma...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Settings Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M
AOL is announcing that it has reached a deal to acquire content personalization startup Gravity for an initial $83 million, with another $7.7 million paid out over the next two years.Gravity works wit...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Setting Its Sights On Content Personalization, AOL To Acquire Gravity For $90.7M
AOL is announcing that it has reached a deal to acquire content personalization startup Gravity for an initial $83 million, with another $7.7 million paid out over the next two years.Gravity works wit...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patent Explores Mood-Based Ad Targeting
Apple is working on a means by which a targeted ad delivery system could clue in to a viewer’s mood, and serve them ads appropriate to that mood according to a new patent (via AppleInsider). So ...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch NewsCred Raises Another $25M For Its Content Marketing Platform
NewsCred, a company that helps customers find and create content for their marketing campaigns, is announcing that it has raised $25 million in Series C funding.The funding comes slightly less than a ...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Sapphire Display Tech After Last Years $578M Deal With Sapphire Maker
Apple has had a patent approved today (via AppleInsider) that could make it a leader in a new kind of display material technology: Sapphire glass. The patent describes various methods for attaching sa...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Lyst, A Fashion E-Commerce Aggregator, Raises $14M More, Plans Beacon Rollout With PayPal
Lyst, a platform that aggregates different fashion commerce sites in a single place with a "universal shopping cart", is today announcing a $14 million round of funding -- money that it will use to ra...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Nokia Says Lumia & Other Phone Sales Declined In Q4 As It Prepares To Sell Division To Microsoft
In what is likely to be Nokia’s last quarterly earnings before it hands off its mobile phone making business to Microsoft, the Finnish mobile maker has reported lower sales of Lumia devices in i...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Mendix, An App-Builder Platform For The Enterprise, Closes $25M Series B Led By Battery Ventures
Mendix, an app builder platform for the enterprise, has closed a $25 million Series B, led by Battery Ventures. Existing investor Prime Ventures also participated. Mendix raised a $13 million Series A...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch EC Creates CorporatesPlusUniversities Group And A Thinktank To Help EU Startups
We've already covered the set of initiatives the European Commission plans to roll out in order to address the pressing need to support tech startups in Europe. Today in Davos, at the World Economic F...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch EC Creates CorporatesPlusUniversities Group And A Think Tank To Help EU Startups
We've already covered the set of initiatives the European Commission plans to roll out in order to address the pressing need to support tech startups in Europe. Today in Davos, at the World Economic F...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch IBM Dumps Its Server Business On Lenovo For $2.3B
IBM has finally managed to sell its low-margin server business to the world’s largest PC maker Lenovo. The two companies have been negotiating this deal for past few years, and a potential sale ...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch As Investor Interest Heats Up In Turkey, Pan-European Accelerator Startupbootcamp Launches In Istanbul
With news earlier this week that Earlybird, the Berlin-based VC, has launched a new $130 million fund targeting early-stage startups in Turkey and Central and Eastern Europe, it seems apt that Turkey ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch iZettle, Europes Square, Releases An SDK For Direct Mobile Payment Integration On iOS
iZettle -- a mobile payments startup based out of Sweden that has been referred to as the "Square of Europe" for its small piece of hardware that attaches to a smartphone or tablet -- is today taking ...
01:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Old Spice Is Back With Another Set Of Viral Things This Time, Its Prank Websites
After a short break, Old Spice otherwise known as that company that makes really, really good ads and, I dont know, deodorant or something is back with another campaign that proves their ad team is ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch GoEuro Gets Multi-Million Top-Up From Lakestar To Add More Markets To Its Journey Planner Platform
GoEuro, one of a raft of European startups attempting to simplify the tangled web of transport booking systems us ‘Old Worldian’ Europeans have to navigate if we wish to travel across bord...
11:37 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Singapore Online Grocer RedMart Raises $5.4M From Investors Including Facebook Co-founder
RedMart, an online grocery service based in Singapore, announced today that it has closed a $5.4 million bridge round led by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin; Property Guru founders Steve Melhuish ...
07:27 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Renew OnDemand Provider ServiceSource Acquires Scout Analytics For $32M
ServiceSource, which provides recurring revenue management software for businesses like Renew OnDemand, announced today that it has acquired Scout Analytics, a Seattle-based provider of predictive ana...
07:15 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Ominous Text Message Sent To Government Protestors In Ukraine
Someone is broadcasting creepy messages to defuse violent protests against the Ukrainian government. “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance,” is a text...
05:52 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Eyeing International Growth, Stripe Raises $80M From Peter Thiel, Khosla And Sequoia At A $1.75B Valuation
The payments industry has a new billion dollar company. Online payments company Stripe is announcing more than $80 million in Series C funding, at a $1.75 billion valuation. Peter Thiel’s Founde...
05:52 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Eyeing International Growth, Stripe Raises $80M From Founders Fund, Khosla And Sequoia At A $1.75B Valuation
The payments industry has a new billion dollar company. Online payments company Stripe is announcing more than $80 million in Series C funding, at a $1.75 billion valuation. Peter Thiel’s Founde...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch VMWares $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About Mobile Workplace
In the latest salvo in the battle to reshape the architecture by which business worksVMWare, a multi-billion dollar server virtualization company, just spent $1.5 billion to buy AirWatch, which sells ...
05:22 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch VMWares $1.5B AirWatch Buy All About The Mobile Workplace
In the latest salvo in the battle to reshape the architecture by which business worksVMWare, a multi-billion dollar server virtualization company, just spent $1.5 billion to buy AirWatch, which sells ...
05:05 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch iPhone 5s Owners Gobbling Unprecedented Levels Of Data, Study Finds
A large-scale survey of mobile data consumption in 2013 conducted by JDSU has found flagship smartphone device users are continuing to outpace the data consumption rates of tablet users. But the most ...
04:37 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Earnings Preview: The Surface Question
Tomorrow afternoon Microsoft will report its fiscal third-quarter financial performance, detailing how it fared during the critical holiday season. The company is working to revamp its key operating s...
04:27 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Gives Its Office Web Apps A New, Flatter Look
Microsoft is giving its Office Web Apps a new look today, it seems. While the company hasn’t done all that much to promote its Office Web Apps lately, they are pretty capable online versions of ...
03:32 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Knowledge Graph Now Being Used To Enhance Individual Search Results
Google’sKnowledge Graphis getting baked into actual search results, the company is announcing today. In a blog post on its official Search Blog, Google explains how you’re now able to lear...
03:31 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Mixpanel Aims To Help Developers Deliver Targeted Messages Through New In-App Notifications
Mobile analytics company Mixpanel is unveiling a feature today that co-founder Suhail Doshi said will give developers a new way to communicate with their users.Mixpanel customers will now be able to d...
03:24 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Glyph Personal Theater Goggles Beat $250K Kickstarter Goal In Four Hours
It only took four hours for the Glyph, a head-mounted "personal theater" from Avegant, to reach its $250,000 funding goal on Kickstarter. Unlike the Oculus Rift's focus on virtual reality, or Google G...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Marissa Mayer Won CES
What's that old saying? Software will eat the world? That was never more evident than at CES 2014. Now that the dust has settled, the Gorkana Group has released a social insight report for the event, ...
02:40 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Downplays Courts Net Neutrality Decision, Says Internet Providers Unlikely To Act
In the letter to shareholders that accompanied today's earnings report, Netflix addresses the recent circuit court decision that was seen as a threat to net neutrality.That decision could potentially ...
02:39 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Is Testing A Personalized Home Page Based On Your Interests
Pinterest is introducing a new way to browse its site with the addition of a category called "Personalized for You." This new section is essentially a version of Pinterest based entirely on your inter...
02:36 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch SeaMicros Andrew Feldman On Pulling The Thread In Entrepreneurship
I've been lucky to host many great founders here on "Founder Stories" to date, but this particular video discussion with Andrew Feldman, a cofounder and CEO of SeaMicro (which was eventually acquired ...
02:29 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Polish 3D Printer Zortrax Sells 5,000 Units To Dell
It may seem like small potatoes, but Polish 3D printer manufacturer Zortrax has chalked a 5,000 unit order from Dell. This is the first I've heard of a mass order of home 3D-printing equipment and it ...
02:20 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch eBay Squeaks Out A Win In Q4, With Revenue Of $4.5B And $0.81 EPS
eBay reported its fourth-quarter earnings today, including revenue of $4.5 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.81. The company’s revenue was up 13 percent from the same quarter last ye...
02:06 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Beats Analyst Expectations With 2.3M New Domestic Subscribers, Earnings Of 79 Cents A Share
Netflix just announced itsfourth-quarter financial results, with the company beating analyst expectations. For the last three months, Netflix reported earnings of 79 cents per share on revenues of $1....
01:38 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch How T-Mobiles New Mobile Banking Service Compares With Simple And Amex Serve
T-Mobile today announced its intentions to get into the business of providing banking services to its wireless customers, and any others who want an alternative to traditional banking accounts. The ne...
01:10 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Nokia Earnings Preview: The Lumia Question
Nokia will report its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings, a seminal moment for the company as the figures will represent the last full period in which it will own the hardware assets that it is selling to M...
12:42 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Windows 8.1 Update Will Contain Improvements To Metro Apps
This morning Paul Thurrott detailed a number of tweaks that will appear in the 2014 update of Windows 8.1. Screenshots from WZor confirm a few of Paul's earlier notes on upcoming changes to Windows 8....
12:15 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Jellys Novelty Wears Off, But Long-Term Potential For A Mobile #Lazyweb Remains
Let's get this out of the way up front: I was prepared to dislike Jelly after its reveal. After all, when Twitter co-founder Biz Stone described the new startup as experiment designed to "make the wor...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, January 23, 2014
Techcrunch Get Your Crunchies Tickets Now
The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards is almost here and some tickets are still available. They start at $80 which grants the holder to a night of laughs, drinks and nerds as far as the eye can see. This is...
11:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Hints At Mobile Ad Network Ambitions By Testing Its Ads In Third-Party Apps
Facebook said in a blog post today that it has started testing Facebook ads in third-party mobile apps.The post doesn't have too many details about the program, like what kinds of data will be used fo...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Google Glass User Detained By Feds Talks About Ordeal
While some businesses are banning the high-tech wearable device Google Glass, a theatre owner in Hilliard, Ohio, saw enough of a threat to call the Department of Homeland Security. The manager called ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile A/B Testing Startup Apptimize Raises $2.1M, Launches A Tool For Non-Developers
Y Combinator-incubated Apptimize is launching a new "Visual Apptimizer" that's aimed at making A/B testing for mobile apps faster and easier in fact, co-founder and CEO Nancy Hua suggested that it sh...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Teachers From Facebook And Salesforce Fill Udacitys New Data Science Program
The Internet is full of lucrative data and businesses are eager for statisticians who can mine it for golden digital nuggets. Responding to the White House's call for more data scientists, Massively O...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Zenefits Adds $15M From Andreessen Horowitz To Become The All-In-One Solution For Startup HR
The thought of managing HR, benefits and payroll is enough to make most entrepreneurs grimace. However, time consuming and frustrating as it may be, it’s a part of the job description and someth...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch HootSuite Buys uberVU To Add Analytics To Its Enterprise Social Media Management Platform
HootSuite — a platform for enterprises to manage their presence on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and many more — is ramping up its product offering with ...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch HootSuite Buys UberVU To Expand Analytics On Its Social Media Management Platform
HootSuite -- a platform for enterprises to manage their presence on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and many more -- is ramping up its product offering with more big d...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Wins Big Against Samsung In Court
This is the song that never ends.Judge Lucy Koh of the Norther District of California, presiding over two separate patent cases between Apple and Samsung, yesterday issued a summary ruling against Sam...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch After WaPo Sale, Graham Holdings Relaunches Its Flipboard Competitor Trove
A few years back, the Labs group of The Washington Post Co. debuted Trove, a personalized, social news site and aggregator that relied heavily on Facebook for curation. But of course, the company's fl...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Designers Delay Ducks Death With 3D-Printed Limb
In the future, no duck will have to die because of missing legs. In fact, they will live forever if us nerds have anything to do about it. To wit: a designer named Terence Loring in Sicamous, British ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Wants You To Rethink Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer has long suffered from the bad reputation it inflicted upon itself, and Microsoft is painfully aware of this. Ever since IE9, though, it’s been a pretty good browser and the la...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Somewhere Between Coke And Nintendo, Rovio Wants To Be A Super Brand
Being a successful gaming company is hard. Not only is the competitive landscape vastly overcrowded, but the winds of change pull people from one gaming hit to another faster than you can water your F...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Groupon Adds 20,000 Hotels To Its Getaways Marketplace, Preps Blink Integration Next
Another move from Groupon today to build up one of its new vertical marketplaces: today the company said it would add 20,000 more hotels to its Groupon Getawaystravel portal. This is one step in a ser...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Ford Partners With MIT And Stanford To Research Autonomous Cars
Ford today announced that it is partnering with MIT and Stanford to research a number of technical challenges surrounding automated driving. A team at MIT will look into how a car can best predict the...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Tok Tok Tok, The European Local Delivery Platform Similar To Postmates, Raises $2M To Expand To London
Tok Tok Tok, a French startup that's tackling a similar problem to U.S.-based Postmates -- having somebody shop on your behalf and deliver the item within the same day or even hour -- has raised its f...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Charlie ODonnells Brooklyn Bridge Ventures Raises $8.3M To Back NYC Startups
VC Charlie ODonnell, who has worked as at both First Round Capital and Union Square Ventures, is announcing the second raise, of $8.25 million, for his New York City based early stage VC fund Brooklyn...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch 10-Month-Old Harrys Lands $122.5M, Buys 93-Year-Old Factory To Go Toe-To-Toe With Gillette And Schick
Not every 10-month old startup can say that it has crossed a handful of oceans and international borders to purchase a 93-year-old factory -- or raised $122.5 million to do so. Yet, not every Internet...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch StyleSeat, An Online Marketplace For Stylists & Beauty Pros, Raises $10.2M Series A From Lightspeed
As hinted at last month, salon-booking service StyleSeat has now closed on its Series A round of funding. Led by Lightspeed Ventures, the company has raised an additional $10.2 million in outside inve...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Intercom Raises Another $23M For Its New, More Social Approach To CRM
Intercom, a platform for companies to provide personalised customer responses online, is today announcing that it has raised another $23 million — funding that it will use to continue to develop...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Native Ad Company Sharethrough Raises $17M More
Sharethrough, a startup focused on native advertising, is announcing that it has raised $17 million in its third round of funding.That breaks down to $7 million in equity and $10 million in debt. New ...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch MemSQL Raises $35M Series B Led By Accel Partners
MemSQL, a big data startup that helps retrieve and analyze data real-time, has raised $35 million in Series B funding from Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures. The financing will be used to expand prod...
11:09 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Tuniu.com The Latest IPO To Rise In The East
The initial public offering for Chinese online tour booking web site Tuniu may not carry the heft of the impendingAlibaba IPO juggernaut (rumored at $130 billion and counting), but it is a sign of inv...
11:09 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Tuniu.com Is The Latest IPO To Rise In The East
The initial public offering for Chinese online tour booking website Tuniu may not carry the heft of the impendingAlibaba IPO juggernaut (rumored at $130 billion and counting), but it is a sign of inve...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Docker Raises $15M For Its Open-Source Platform That Helps Developers Build Apps In The Cloud
The shift to scale out architectures and an app-centric culture has turned out well for Docker and its lightweight open-source “container” technology designed for developers to quickly mov...
07:56 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Makes You Find The Ghosts To Keep Hackers From Stealing Your Phone Number
Snapchat now verifies new users aren't robots by making them choose its ghost mascot in images. It's an attempt to keep out hackers who could steal phone numbers by exploiting a leaked database of det...
07:35 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch See Twitters Founders As Nesting Dolls By The Creator Of Fail Whale
Remember Fail Whale? It might be hard to recall now that Twitter is a public company with a $34.7 billion market cap, but a few years ago, the site had frequent outages as it struggled to scale up. Th...
07:21 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch IBMs Shares Slip After Its Q4 Revenue Falls On Weak Hardware Performance
This fine Tuesday, IBM reported its fourth-quarter financial performanceand was greeted with raspberries from investors with period revenue of$27.7 billion and earnings per share excluding items of$6....
06:03 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch SF Approves Tech Bus Pilot Program Despite Public Dissent
Today the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency approved a controversial pilot program that will see some 200 area bus stops made available to private shuttles that ferry corporate tech worker...
05:30 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Forbes: Should Microsoft Acquire Yahoo For $53 Billion?
No....
04:10 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Sends Out iPhone Survey, Seeks Feedback On Android, Touch ID And More
Apple has begun to send out a survey asking shoppers who have recently purchased an iPhone to provide some feedback about their purchase and their experience with the device. TechCrunch ran through th...
04:07 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch HiddenRadio Hits The Crowdfunding Path To Make Beautiful Music
HiddenRadio was one of the first crowdfunding successes. The original model nearly hit $1 million on Kickstarter in 2012 and spawned legions of fans. The creators, John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen and Vitor...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Comcast Ventures Dave Zilberman
This week on TechCrunch TVs Ask A VC show, Comcast Ventures' Dave Zilberman is joining us in the studio to talk about enterprise IT investing and more. As you may remember, you can submit questions fo...
03:12 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Why Warren Buffetts Billion-Dollar Prize To Predict The Perfect NCAA Bracket Matters
By this time next year, the world could see one more geeky billionaire. Investment mogul Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway company is backing a billion-dollar prize to predict the perfect NCAA...
02:52 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Hands-On With The New Basis Sleep Tracker
One of the most popular wrist health trackers, the Basis B1 smartwatch, has added sleep cycles to variables it automatically tracks. I got my hands on an early beta version (which is now publicly avai...
02:37 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Pressure-Free Car Buying Service CarWoo! Shuts Down
Today is the day for company shutdowns, it seems. Joining Outbox and Canvas/DrawQuest as the latest to dive into the Deadpool is CarWoo....
02:33 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Think Software Keyboards Dont Work On Smartwatches? Check Out Minuums New Video
As smartwatches become a category of device most major hardware makers are turning their attention to, there’s a question of how much smartphone utility we’ll be able to translate to the w...
02:09 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Mobile Marketing Startup Sparq
Mobile marketing company Sparqannounced on its site today that it has been acquired byYahoo. The company did not disclose the purchase price. Yahoo declined to illustrate the deal’s financial de...
01:59 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Game Maker Kabam Doubles Its Annual Revenues To $360M
Kabam, the San Francisco-based social and mobile game maker that bought itself naming rights to UC Berkeley’s stadium, said it doubled its annual revenues to $360 million this year. That gives a...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Nexmo Locks Up $18M At $100MPlus Valuation As It Forecasts 100% Revenue Growth In 2014
Nexmo, a quickly growing telco API firm that provides SMS and voice services has locked down$18 million in fresh capital in a Series C round of funding that values the company at more than$100 million...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Algolia Provides Spotlight For The Web With Its Turbocharged Real-Time Search API
French startup Algolia provides a real-time search API that makes the search function on your website sexy. Now Y Combinator-backed, it’s faster than anything you’ve seen before — ev...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Outbox Shuts Down Its Mail Digitizing Service
Mail startup Outbox just announced that it's shutting down its current service.The company has one of those ideas that's both intriguing and slightly crazy sounding it sent people by your home to pic...
12:54 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches AdSense Direct, A New Tool For Direct Ad Sales
Google today launched AdSense Direct, a new tool for publishers who as the name implies want to sell ads directly and aren't large enough to make dealing with the complexities of DoubleClick for Pub...
12:48 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Apply Now For TechCrunchs Atlanta And New Orleans Pitch-Offs
In late February, TechCrunch is heading to Atlanta and New Orleans, and we're looking for a handful of undiscovered startups. If that's you, and you're comfortable pitching to 1,000 people and a panel...
12:38 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On Slava Rubin: How Indiegogo Is Reinventing Capitalism
It was one of those coincidences that social media types call serendipitous. There I was, wandering around the basement of Las Vegas' Venetian hotel at CES, innocently minding my own business, when wh...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Google Redesigns AdWords To Match Its Other Web Apps
Google’s AdWords now sports a much-needed update that brings its design up to par with most of the company’s other web apps. Most of Google’s services, including Gmail, Drive and Ana...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator Announces Female Founders Conference To Offer Startup Guidance
Y Combinator, one of the most successful and impressive accelerators in the world, has today announced the Female Founders Conference, an event meant to shed light on the journey to entrepreneurship f...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch GitHub President Becomes CEO, CEO Becomes President In Executive Role Swap
So now is the time for top execs at middle stage technology companies to trade titles with each other, apparently: GitHub has just announced that co-founder Tom Preston-Werner will be taking over the ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 22, 2014
Techcrunch With Traction But Out Of Cash, 4chan Founder Kills Off Canvas/DrawQuest
"There's a lot of glorification of startups and being a founder. People brush the failures under the rug, but that's the worst thing you can do. You kind of have to face it head on" says Moot aka Chri...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Soars 10% On Pentagon Order, Shares Now Up 34% In 2014
BlackBerry has an almost uncanny ability to not die when it’s been written off again and again. Today, the Pentagon has announced that it will install 80,000 BlackBerry handsets on its network b...
11:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch LogMeIn Kills Its Eponymous Free Service As New Users Decline; Existing Users Irate
Another day, another free service goes to the dogs -- or logs as the case may be. LogMeIn, a provider of remote connectivity services, ten years ago made a name for itself by offering easy-to-use, fre...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Zirtual Opens Up To Allow Anyone To Hire Their Own Virtual Assistants
Zirtual, which operates a marketplace to match up busy professionals with virtual executive assistants, is ready to go big. After three years of operating in invite-only mode, the company is opening u...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Starts Showing Fewer Text Status Updates From Pages, More From Friends
Facebook has just announced a slight tweak to the Newsfeed algorithm. The newest version of the Newsfeed will show fewer text-based status updates from Pages, but will serve more text-based status upd...
10:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Drops S3 Prices By Up To 22%, EBS By Up To 50%, Launches New EC2 Instance Types
Barely a month passes without Amazon Web Services (AWS) dropping the price of something in its feature line-up, and this week, it’s S3‘s and EBS‘s time to get a bit cheaper. In addit...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Petnet Raises $1.125M To Make A Smart Food Dispenser For Your Furry Friends
Petnet announced today that it has landed a $1.125 million seed round from Grishin Robotics, Kima Ventures, SparkLabs Global Ventures, and Launch Capital. Petnet (a different company from the Australi...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch AngelList Creates A New Universal, Investor Accreditation Form
AngelList has soft launched a new feature this week that should make investors very happy. Basically, AngelList will accredit any investor, for free, and let them use that accreditation, anywhere, via...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch PopSugar Acquires Shoppable Photo Startup PICT
Content and commerce company PopSugar has acquired PICT, a startup which makes technology that enables users to make photos "shoppable." With the acquisition, PopSugar hopes to make it easier for blog...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Courtesy Of Punchfork Acquisition, Pinterest Launches A Recipe Search Engine
Pinterest today is announcing a new feature designed to make it easier for those who use the site to discover, save and share recipes with each other: recipe search. Effectively turning Pinterest into...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch $217M Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund Sees Ontario And Canada Bet Big On Early-Stage Startups
I’ve often lamented the state of access to early stage investment capital in Canada, since there’s a relatively small pool and generally firms are more conservative with their funds than t...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Brings On Londoner Benedict Evans
Andreessen Horowitz is widening its talent pool once again. Today the company is adding Benedict Evans, a long-time mobile analyst and pundit, to its team. He is currently based in London but will be ...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Atlas Wearables, A Hardware Battlefield Finalist, Sails Past Its Crowdfunding Goal
You get funding, you get funding, everyone gets funding!Just two short weeks after launching, Atlas Wearables joins The Pocket Drone as the latest Hardware Battlefield company to hit its fundraising g...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Marketing Platform Ahalogy Scores $3 Million Series A By Helping Brands With Content & Optimizations
With Pinterest poised to take its first ad product, Promoted Pins, public, retailers and brands that have so far been testing the waters on the social pinboard are now beginning to look more seriously...
09:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Coursera Launches An Online Vocational Mini-Credential Taught By Top Colleges
Online education juggernaut Coursera has unveiled its own version of a college credential. And, unlike traditional college, Coursera’s “Specialization” program track is less than $50...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch 4C Raises $5M To Turn Social Data Into Smarter Marketing
Social data startup 4C is announcing that it has raised $5 million in Series B funding.The company was formed last year from the merger of Voxsup and The Echo System, combining the former company's st...
08:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch EarlyBird Raising $130M To Fund Startups In Turkey And Central Eastern Europe
Earlybird, the Berlin-based VC that has focused on backing startups in Europe and other ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley, is today announcing its latest fund and geographical target. It is raising...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Phablets Are Officially A Thing, With 20M Shipped In 2013
God help us. Phablets are officially a thing. According to Juniper Research, phablets are expected to hit 120 million units shipped by 2018, up from the estimated 20 million phablets shipped last year...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Online Booking Platform BookingBug Raises Further $1M, Plans To Open Up Protocol To Developers
The UK startup BookingBug, which provides an online booking and reservation platform for businesses -- SMEs right up to larger enterprise outfits -- has raised a further $1 million in funding. Money ...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Fast-Growing Kareo Lands $29M To Help Doctors Move Their Practices Into The Cloud
As technology to penetrate into the tired old world of healthcare, the average patient stands to benefit in a big way, but doctors are struggling to keep up with a changing world. With origins dating ...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Salesforces Former CIO, CTO Launch m>Path, A New Platform For Managing Mobile Apps
m>Path, a mobile development platform that helps users create and manage applications, has raised $1.65 million in a seed round from JUMP Investors. Founded by former top Salesforce executives, Cl...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Android Smartphones Passed iPhone For First Time In Operas Ad Impressions In Q4, iPhone Still Leads In Revenue
The mobile advertising market, as we heard earlier today, will be worth $14 billion in 2014, and it looks like Android is getting ever closer to dominating it. In Q4, Android-based smartphones, for th...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Hosting Provider Savvis Is Now CenturyLink Technology Solutions
Savvis has a new name to give it deeper identity with CenturyLink, which acquired the hosting company in 2011. It will now be called Century Link Technology Solutions and will also form the umbrella f...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch With Enterprise Launch On Horizon, Task Manager Todoist Adds Collaboration & Real-Time Sync
Todoist, the cross-platform task management software reaching 1.3 million users, is getting an upgrade today. The company has been a staple in the world of personal productivity since its debut in 200...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Brings iBooks Textbooks And iTunes U Course Manager To New International Markets
The race for the future of the education market is on, and Apple has increasing competition from device makers and service providers like Samsung and Amazon. Cupertino isn’t slacking, however, a...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Lithuanias StartupHighway Bootcamp Plugs Into The Valley With Line In To Berkeleys SkyDeck
Lithuania’s StartupHighwayaccelerator/bootcamp has secured a line in to Silicon Valley for its 2014 intake — partnering with the SkyDeck accelerator at UC Berkeley to enable one or more of...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Sketchfabs Photoshop Integration Allows You To Share Your 3D Models On The Web
Adobe recently updated Photoshop with a few 3D capabilities. A hidden gem that wasn’t much discussed is the ability to export and share 3D models directly from Photoshop thanks to Sketchfab. The...
06:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch 70 Percent Of Verizons Subscriber Base Own Smartphones, Because Dumb Phones Are Dumb
It wasn't that long ago that smartphones were a niche product. They were bought almost exclusively by nerds and nerdy businesspeople. But that time is long gone. In Verizon's most recent financial ear...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Beats Music Arrives, Offering Songza-Style Playlist Generation, Offline Music And More
Beats Music, the streaming music service from the Dr. Dre-fronted headphone company, arrived this morning on iOS and web (Android version should be forthcoming shortly). The long-anticipated streaming...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Rushmore, The Music Community Co-Founded By Betaworks, Merges With Live Video Platform Zuzeen
Today London-based music startup Rushmore is announcing a merger that looks to bolster its artist-to-fan proposition. It's joining forces with Madrid-based startup Zuzeen, a service that allows musici...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Evernote, Deutsche Telekom Expand Freemium Partnership To 12 Markets, 57M Users
Evernote, which now has 4 million users in Europe, is stepping up its bid to pick up more. Today the company is announcing a new deal with Deutsche Telekom to offer Evernote Premium free for six month...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Freshdesk Targets Small Businesses With New IT Service Desk In The Cloud
Freshdesk, which raised $7 million in Series C funding from Accel India and Tiger Global in November last year, is using some of that capital to enter the IT service management (ITSM) market currently...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Instagram Is The Fastest-Growing Social Site Globally, Mobile Devices Rule Over PCs For Social Access
Pinterest may have passed Twitter in popularity in the U.S. according to new figures out last month from Pew, but globally the social network to watch may be Facebook-owned Instagram. According to res...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Instagram Is The Fastest-Growing Social Site Globally, Mobile Devices Rule Over PCs For Access
Pinterest may have passed Twitter in popularity in the U.S. according to new figures out last month from Pew, but globally the social network to watch may be Facebook-owned Instagram. According to res...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Multi-Service Digital TV And Radio To Avoid Ads, Buttonless MacBook Touchpad
Apple has a couple of new patents today (via AppleInsider), including one for an audio and video media service that would switch intelligently and automatically between sources in order to provide use...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Cybersecurity Startup Aorato Exits Stealth With A Behavior Firewall, $10M In Funding
Make way for another startup in the area of cybersecurity: Aorato, which has developed a behavior-monitoring firewall for the Microsoft Active Directory services is coming out of stealth today. At the...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Ad Market Spending To Hit $18BN In 2014, Rising To ~$42BN By 2017, Says Gartner
In a new report on the mobile ad market, analyst Gartner is projecting a slowing in the growth rate over the next three years, owing to mobile ad inventory outpacing demand. But despite supply tempora...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Verizon Ramps Up In TV, Buys Troubled OnCue And The Rest Of Intel Media From Intel
As Verizon gears up to report its quarterly results later today, the company has jumped a little deeper into the TV services pool. It has acquired Intel Media, a group of cloud TV assets that includes...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch With Box, ESPN And Square On Board, Entelo Takes Its Recruiting Platform Mobile With A Tinder For Talent Search
Entelo launched in late 2012 to join a new generation of startups attempting to leverage technology to help companies address the age-old struggle with finding and recruiting great candidates, particu...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Beats Will Shut Down MOG Music April 15; MOG Founder Joins Stealth Mobile Startup Chosen.fm
As Beats Electronics turns up the volume on its new Beats Music streaming venture (which is now live in the App Store), it is finally calling it a day on MOG, the streaming service it acquired in 2012...
10:08 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Life Graphy Is A Simple But Refreshing New Take On To-Do List Apps
There are so many to-do list apps now that instead of figuring out the differences between all of them, it might seem like a better use of time to just go back to pen and paper (or the infamous white ...
09:23 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Asia Pacific PC Shipments Fell 10% In 2013, IDC Says
PC shipments in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) fell by 10% in 2013 to 108 million units, marking the region’s first ever double digit decline in recent years, according to IDC. While Lenovo reta...
05:14 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Googles High Handed Bus Memo
Like the last time people tried busing as a solution to a socioeconomic problem, the tech busing in San Francisco has become a hot-button issue.The Google buses, dubbed "spaceships" containing "alien ...
03:59 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Namo Media Brings More Flexibility To Native Mobile Ads, Announces Former Facebook VP Badros As Advisor
It's been nearly a year since I last wrote about Namo Media, the native ad startup founded by former Googler Gabor Cselle and backed by Google Ventures, so I caught up with Cselle today and he told me...
03:44 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch The Syrian Electronic Army Compromises Microsofts Office Blog In New Round Of Digital Shenanigans
The Syrian Electronic Army isn’t much a fan of Microsoft it seems. After compromising Microsoft social accounts, and one of its blogs, the group today defaced the company’s Office Blog, di...
03:02 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch HBO Doesnt Care If You Share Your HBO Go Account For Now.
The Internets are ablaze this morning after comments from HBOs CEO about users sharing their HBO Go accounts. According to most reports out there today, the company couldnt care less who you share you...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Parsing HPs Decision To Push Windows 7 More Than A Year Into The Windows 8 Era
Citing popular demand, HP is now pushing personal computers running Windows 7 over Windows 8 on its online store, a simple slight to Microsoft’s nascent Windows 8.x platform. (Update: The ever e...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch LGs Curved Display G Flex Smartphone Will Go Up For AT&T Pre-Order On January 24
Curved displays are officially a thing. The LG G Flex, the Korean company’s latest attempt to battle back Samsung, is going to be available for pre-order at AT&T starting this Friday, Januar...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Remeasuring Yahoos Alibaba Goldmine
Let’s go back in time. In 2005, Yahoo purchased40% of the Chinese ecommerce companyAlibabafor$1 billion. The move would later all but save the American company. While Yahoo, under the leadership...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch 3plet Brings The Album Experience Back To Digital Music
Some people still buy CDs, and there are still some hipsters left who swear by vinyl, but for most of us, music now comes in the form of DRM-free MP3s or whatever streaming format Spotify uses. This h...
12:11 am GMT - Tue, January 21, 2014
Techcrunch Korean Bitcoin Exchange Korbit Raises $400K From Angels, Bitcoin Opportunity Fund
As Bitcoin trading and use spreads through medium-sized countries, local exchanges, wallets and processors are popping up left and right. South Korea’s Korbit is one of the latest and it’s...
11:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch LoveList For iPhone Is A Simple Product Scanner For Pinterest
Why bother with a gift registry or wish list, when you can just pin favorite products to a Pinterest board? With newly launched iPhone app LoveList, you can do just that, even when you’re out sh...
11:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Buyhandpicked Applies Mechanical Turk Model To Personal Shopping
Buyhandpicked.com is a startup taking a Mechanical Turk approach to cracking personal shopping online by building a platform where online shoppers can submit detailed shopping requests, and -- at the ...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch WobL Smartphone Stand And Alarm App For iPhone Ensure Youll Snooze Forever
I have an iPhone, and like most adult humans I imagine, I use that as my alarm clock in place of one of those quaint old-fashioned pieces of dedicated hardware we used to use. But it’s not alway...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Why Travel Startup Hopper, Founded in 2007, Took So Long To Launch
HopperCEO Frederic Lalonde is bemused by the coverage of his travel startup’s “launch,” which supposedly took place this past week, according to various news stories. The company, re...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Libratone Loop Review: The AirPlay Speaker That Looks As Good As It Sounds
For AirPlay speakers, there's a lot of choice out there. Often that can result in the feeling that there are essentially a lot of people sticking to an easy formula and churning out virtually intercha...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Kim Dotcoms Baboom Looks Like A Modern-Day MySpace
Kim Dotcom, of Megaupload fame (or rather, infamy) and file-sharing service Mega, has today unveiled his latest project by offering a sneak peek of his new music service Baboom, previously known as Me...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Messaging Juggernaut WhatsApp, Now With 430M Users, Has No Plans For Disappearing Photos
WhatsApp, an early mover in the messaging app space, has racked up 430 million active users to date.But despite the influx of new competition from the likes of Line, WeChat, KakaoTalk and Snapchat, Wh...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Messaging Giant WhatsApp, Now With 430M Users, Has No Plans For Disappearing Photos
WhatsApp, an early mover in the messaging app space, has racked up 430 million active users to date.But despite the influx of new competition from the likes of Line, WeChat, KakaoTalk and Snapchat, Wh...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Nests Tony Fadell Says Any Changes To Device User Privacy Policy Will Be Opt-In, Transparent
Nest CEO Tony Fadell was at DLD in Munich today, giving his first on-stage interview since his company was acquired by Google in a massive $3.2 billion deal last week. Fadell and Nest had already made...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch CommonFloor Raises $10.4M From Tiger Global, Accel To Expand Beyond Real Estate Listings
CommonFloor, an Indian real estate search engine and listings site based in Bangalore, has raised $10.4 million from existing investors, Accel India and Tiger Global in Series D funding. The new capit...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Enterprise Mobile Security Startup Bluebox Raises $18M From Tenaya, A16Z, And Others
Mobile enterprise security startup Bluebox has raised $18 million in Series B funding from Tenaya Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Sun Microsystems Co-founder Andreas Bechtolsheim, and SV Angel. Brian Me...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Girls Virtual World Stardoll Transfers UK/U.S. Ad Sales Out Of House, Focuses On Managing Shift To Mobile
Late last year rumours were swirling around that Stockholm-headquartered Stardoll, the fashion-oriented virtual world for "tween" and teenage girls backed by Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital, had sh...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Crowdsourced WiFi Network Fon Picks Up $14M Led By Strategic Investor Qualcomm, Adds Facebook Integration
Fon, a free "crowdsourced" WiFi network that is created out of people sharing a portion of their private WiFi connections, is today announcing another $14 million in funding led by Qualcomm Ventures. ...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Crowdsourced WiFi Network Fon Picks Up $14M Led By Qualcomm, Adds Facebook Integration
Fon, a free "crowdsourced" WiFi network that is created out of people sharing a portion of their private WiFi connections, is today announcing another $14 million in funding led by Qualcomm Ventures a...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Baidu Translate App Features A Cool Image Recognition Feature
Baidu, the company best known for making China's top Internet search engine, just made its translation app available for iOS. The descriptions for the iPhone and Android versions are in Chinese (searc...
04:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Baidu Translate App Features A Cool Image Recognition Tool
Baidu, the company best known for making China's top Internet search engine, just made its translation app available for iOS. The descriptions for the iPhone and Android versions are in Chinese (searc...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify Adds Commission-Free Merchandise Feature As Artist Sweetener
Spotify has added the ability for artists distributing music via its platform to offer merchandise to fans without taking any commission on sales of t-shirts et al. It was previously running a pilot o...
01:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger ARK Lets Mobile Users Cut The Cord
ARK is one of the latest wireless device chargers for people who are tired of having to tether their smartphone or tablet to an outlet when it runs out of juice. The small, square-shaped base uses Qi,...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Index Leads $870K Seed Round For Resource Gurus Cloud-Based Team Scheduling App
Index Ventures has led a $870,000 seed round into Resource Guru, a London-based startup that wants to disrupt companies' use of spreadsheets to manage staff, equipment and other resources -- and repla...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Uber And Disruption
Usually an industry's disruption happens faster than anyone anticipates. Things look like business as usual to the slow moving incumbents, who often have not faced a real market threat for a while. ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch The Frustrating, Impossible Beauty Of The Perfect Setup
Others with gadget addictions will know these feels: Most of my life is spent questing for the Perfect Setup. That means different things at different times to different people, of course, and especia...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch As Google Shoots For The Moon, Microsoft Praises The Virtues Of Open Research
A few days ago, Google unveiled its latest moon shot: a contact lens with a built-in glucose sensor. As far as Google[x] projects go, the lens is right up there with flying wind turbines and balloon-p...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: 3D Systems Sense Scanner
If you followed along with this year’s CES coverage, you know that one trend that emerged over the past couple years is here to stay. If you haven’t made your peace with the 3D printing re...
05:38 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Valve Expects Virtual Reality To Be Awesome Within 2 Years
Virtual Reality is coming. As in, actual, good, user-friendly virtual reality. The stuff sci-fi has promised us for decades.Dont take my word for it. Valve easily one of the most revered and admired ...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Skimlinks Says Its Affiliate Linking Technology Drove $500MPlus In E-Commerce Sales Last Year
Skimlinks, a company that helps online publishers make money through affiliate links, says that it had a record year, driving more than $500 million in e-commerce sales.A spokesperson told me that thr...
03:05 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoins Recent Price Stability Could Point To Growing Maturity
The nearly boozy Bitcoin rallies and crashes of 2013 led to endless media coverage, rising mass market knowledge of its existence, and piece by piece, the growing maturity of its underlying network. N...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch What Games Are: Sports And Video Games
This weekend's big game between the Seahawks and 49ers makes me think of the rise of video game broadcasting (through services like Twitch.tv) and its potential. At what point will video games cross o...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, January 20, 2014
Techcrunch Blinkx Founder Chandratillake Becomes Balderton Capital Partner, As Maloney Steps Back
The London VC community has been buzzing with rumors since the end of last year about one particular firm and its next moves. That firm is Balderton Capital, considered one of the few, large VC firms ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Techcrunch Revisiting Mobile Identity, TouchID And Beyond
About three years ago, Rebekah Cox, an early product designer at Facebook and Quora, tweeted: The first company to fully execute on embedding your identity into your phone (making a truly first class ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Googles Nest Buy, Yahoo Management Changes, And The Threats To Net Neutrality
It's that time of week for an episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to chat about the most fascinating stories of the past seven days in tech....
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Techcrunch How To Get An MBA From Eminem
In 2002 I was driving to a hedge fund manager's house to hopefully raise money from him. I was two hours late. This was pre-GPS and I had no cell phone. I was totally lost. I kept playing over and ove...
06:35 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Techcrunch Investors Drop Big Money On Dropbox So It Can Beat Box
Dropbox is raising between $250 million to $400 million at a $10 billion valuation according to the Wall Street Journal and Re/Code. Why? Because Dropbox has spent the last year rebuilding its product...
03:47 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Techcrunch The Tablet Is The New General Purpose Computer
Apple’s latest iPad spot demonstrates that tablets have general purpose computing strengths that have never been exhibited by laptops. Laptops have had decades in the spotlight as our portable c...
03:16 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Techcrunch Up Close With Play-is Bo, The Lovable Xylophone-Playing Robot
When we last met Play-i's charming robots Bo and Yana they were busy pounding out tunes on a little colorful Xylophone and raising $1.4 million in crowdfunding cash. Now, however, they're very nearly ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Techcrunch The Rise Of The Hedge Fund Startup Investor (Again)
The first question I thought of when I read that San Francisco hedge fund Coatue Management was the backer behind buzzy messaging app Snapchat's $50 million round of funding was which VC firm lost the...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, January 19, 2014
Techcrunch Announcing Major Changes: The Government Vs. The Private Sector
The Internet is collectively experiencing disappointment over President Obama’s big National Security Agency reform speech. Instead of announcing a sweeping end to the bulk surveillance of our e...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Why Silicon Valley Cant Find Europe
Go to Europe these days to Berlin, London, Helsinki drop in in on any of the regional tech confabs and you will quickly see that the European startup scene is in the most bustling, vibrant shape its...
07:41 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Patents Anticipatory Shipping To Start Sending Stuff Before Youve Bought It
Amazon has filed a patent for a shipping system designed to cut delivery times by predicting what buyers are going to buy before they buy it -- and shipping products in their general direction, or eve...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch The Techno-Militarization Of America
Remember last year? Edward Snowden! NSA! Shock! Horror! Dismay!Looking back I'm amazed we all seemed so surprised. Over the last decade, pretty much every arm of American authority invoked "homeland s...
05:38 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Nokia Revamps Its Financial Reporting Structure In Advance Of The Microsoft Deal
Nokia today announced that it will restructure its financial reporting as its deal with Microsoft nears completion. For the fourth quarter of 2013, Nokia will mark its Devices and Services division as...
04:33 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
What's a little biomimetics between friends? Today's edition of TIDWRTWHUFOO we present a few exciting projects from MIT's Biomimetics Lab where they're copying animal motion in order to create more e...
04:05 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch FaceSubstitute Is The Coolest (And Creepiest) Thing Youll See This Week
Ready for your semi-regular reminder that technology is freakin amazing?FaceSubstitute is a tech demo that lets you use your webcam to try on someone elses face (god, that was a weird sentence to type...
03:57 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Even BlackBerry Thinks Windows Phone Is Too Small
News is out today that BlackBerry has no intention of bringing a BlackBerry Messaging (BBM) application to Windows Phone. Comments published in TrustedReviews from the company indicate that it deems W...
03:05 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Closes Roughly $250M Round At $10B Valuation, WSJ Says
Dropbox has raised a massive $250 million funding round, valuing the company at $10 billion according to the Wall Street Journal. The new funding round is led by a BlackRock fund, according to the WSJ...
02:34 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch A16z Looks To Raise New $1.5B Fund, Primack Says
Andreessen Horowitz is raising a massive new fund, according to Fortune’s LP whispererDan Primack. The expected total for the new fund is $1.5 billion, giving the venture group sufficient capita...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Protect Yourself From The NSA With WireOvers Encrypted File Sharing
Nothing is truly NSA-proof or hacker-proof, but WireOver wants to offer you more security than Dropbox, Google Drive, or Skydrive. The Y Combinator startup just emerged from stealth with a desktop app...
01:14 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch VP Of Product Michael Sippey Is Leaving Twitter
Twitter's Vice President of Product Michael Sippey just announced that he's stepping into an advisory role at the company, then moving on to, well, something else.In a company email that Sippey also p...
01:08 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Fantastic For iPhone Is A Smart, Social Music Player That Learns What You Like & Suggests Nearby Shows
Grokr, a company that had previously been working on a sort of "Google Now"-like application for iOS users, is launching its latest creation called Fantasticinto public beta today. The new app, a smar...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lockitron, Nintendo, Googles Smart Contacts, And Nest
It’s been a big week for smart things. Coming off the heels of CES, this week we learned that Lockitron hasn’t been shipping the majority of their smart lock pre-orders, Nintendo hasn̵...
12:54 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Google Rolls Out In-Ad Surveys To Figure Out Why People Hate Ads
For about the last year and a half, Google has let youmute display ads they don’t like. Just click the little [x] button and it’s gone and will never be shown to you again. That’s a ...
12:48 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Zapier Opens Its Developer Platform, Gives The Everyday Joe A Way To Connect APIs
Zapier, a platform for connecting apps to automate tasks, has been constrained to some extent by the limitations for integrating third-party services. That has changed with Zapier's update to its deve...
12:20 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Turns To Old iPhone Models, And Lower Prices, To Woo Users In India
Executives at Apple in India are preparing to celebrate passing $1 billion in annual revenue in the country for the first time this financial year. But Apple today remains a small player in India, acc...
12:06 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch The 360 Fly Can Capture Your Entire World
A Pittsburgh-based tech company approached us on the CES 2014 show floor last week and asked for a bit of time to talk about their product, a small ball that can take panoramic video and is rugged eno...
12:05 am GMT - Sat, January 18, 2014
Techcrunch Live Streaming Startup Ustream Quietly Pivots To The Enterprise
Ustream has recently made moves to de-emphasize its free, live broadcasting service. But those changes are just part of a larger focus on enterprise clients....
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Spark.io Hackers Make An Open Source Nest Thermostat
Sure it's not made of metal nor did it convince Google to give its creators billions of dollars, but dammit if this isn't a cool hack. The folks at Spark.io, creators of the Spark Core, a unique Wi-Fi...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Spark.io Hackers Make An Open-Source Nest Thermostat
Sure it's not made of metal nor did it convince Google to give its creators billions of dollars, but dammit if this isn't a cool hack. The folks at Spark.io, creators of the Spark Core, a unique Wi-Fi...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Google Is Working On A Chromoting App For iOS Users, Too
A message spotted on Chromium.org, home to the open source browser project Google Chrome is based on, states that a “Chromoting” application is in development for iOS devices. This would a...
10:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Inventus Capital Raises $106M Second Fund To Back US-India Startups
Inventus Capital Partners, an early-stage investment firm based in Menlo Park, Calif. and Bangalore is announcing that it has raised second fund totaling $106 million.In fact, Inventus says that it ha...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Obama Announces NSA Reforms
As we predicted last year, President Obama has announced a partial end to the National Security Agencies surveillance dragnet. We’re still parsing official documents and expert reaction, but her...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The 13 Startups Wayra U.K. Is Accelerating In 2014
Wayra U.K. has named its third cohort of startups that will be hothoused through the circa nine-month mentoring programme centrally based in London. The 13 startups that made the cut for the 2014 inta...
09:26 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Path Comes To Windows Phone In Open Beta, Dozens Rejoice
Selective social network Path has finally opened the floodgates on Windows Phone with a public beta launch – though somehow I doubt this will result in a mass uptick in the respective user numbe...
08:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Remember To Vote For Crunchies Finalists!
Building a startup is hard. That’s why we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit (and all the cool stuff you guys do) every year at our annual Crunchies awards show. But now we need your input. We...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Viddme Brings Anonymous Video Sharing To Web, iPhone & Android
Following the backlash against YouTube's merging with Google+ for identity, authentication and, most recently, commenting, there's been a renewed interest in a sort of anonymous video hosting service ...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Riide Is An Electric Bike For Cool Kids
2014 may very well be the year of electric bikes. There were quite a few personal e-vehicles showing their stuff at CES, but one e-bike was missing. Meet Riide, an electric bike built specifically for...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Said To Be Planning Larger Screen Version Of HTC One Flagship Smartphone For March
HTC is said to be readying the next generation of the HTC One, which will keep the same simple moniker but offer up a larger display and a camera with a so-called “twin-sensor” rear-facing...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Applications Are Now Open For The Battlefield NYC, The World Series Of Startup Competitions
Following an exciting start to the year at CES, we at TechCrunch are busy gearing up for our largest east coast spectacle of the year,Disrupt NYC.Battlefield applicationsare open now through February ...
07:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Applications Are Now Open For The Battlefield NY, The World Series Of Startup Competitions
Following an exciting start to the year at CES, we at TechCrunch are busy gearing up for our largest east coast spectacle of the year,Disrupt NYC.Battlefield applicationsare open now through February ...
06:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch WunderBar Is An Internet Of Things Starter Kit For App Developers
European startup relayr, founded in January last year and currently based at the StartupBootcamp accelerator, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign for a hardware kit for developers aimed at making i...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Nintendo Confirms Wii U Has Flopped, Slashes Sales Forecast By ~70%
Nintendo has confirmed what we knew already: its unhappy controller/console combo, the Wii U, is a flop. The company said hardware sales of the Wii U had failed to reach its target during the year-end...
03:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch AngelList Grabs Philipp Moehring From Seedcamp To Launch Syndicates In Europe
Startup fund-raising and hiring tool AngelList has swooped into Europe and hired one of the eco-system's most respected players. Philipp Moehring, who as a long-time associate at the Seedcamp accelera...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Bluetooth Headset Vigo Knows When You Are Tired Before You Do
When I was a student, sometimes I'd stab myself in the leg with the tip of my mechanical pencil to keep from dozing off during lectures. That usually didn't work. Now sleepy students--and other people...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Tim Cook Celebrates China Mobiles iPhone Launch
The iPhone is finally available for sale in China Mobile stores after Apple spent years negotiating for a deal with the carrier, the world's largest by subscriber number. In a sign of how important th...
07:13 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Confirmed: Yahoos Editor-In-Chief Is Out
Effective tomorrow, Yahoo's Editor-In-Chief Jai Singhis out at the company. A Yahoo spokesperson confirmed the news with TechCrunch following earlier media reports of his exit....
07:12 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Digg Is Experimenting With Original Content
Digg is currently testing a system which would see the viral news aggregator running its own original content on the Digg.com homepage, the company confirms to us today. This would be a new direction ...
06:38 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Googles New Smart Contact Lens Is Old News For Microsoft
Google today announced its smart contact lens project,but it's not the first by a long shot (or even a moon shot). Other companies have long been working on smart lenses -- including Microsoft Researc...
06:34 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Zynga Drops 12% In Regular Trading On External Warnings About Its Coming Earnings
Social gaming firm Zynga today plunged 12 percent in regular trading, following a warning by Sterne Agee's Arvind Bhatia, which indicated that the market's fourth-quarter consensus may be too optimist...
06:06 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The Malware That Took Down Target
The inimitable Brian Krebs has found some interesting details about the massive Target credit card breach that exposed millions of pieces of customer data over the holidays. The hackers used a specifi...
06:03 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Hackers And Spambots Are Going After Your Fridges and Smart TVs Now
There are plenty of good reasons you might want an Internet-enabled smart refrigerator. Your friends will constantly tell you that youre from the future! You could check how much milk is left from the...
05:21 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels
This isn't Google Glass in a contact lens, but it may just be Google's first step in this direction. The company's Google[x] lab just teased a smart contact lens on its blog that is meant to help diab...
05:01 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Dysons Latest Vacuums Ditch Not Only The Bag But Also The Filter Maintenance
I hate vacuuming but I actually like using my Dyson, and the UK company has a few new models it’s unveiling today. For the U.S. market, there’s the DC59, which is a handheld cordless stick...
04:52 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Sold 908,000 Xbox One Consoles In The US In December, Besting The PS4
According to NPD numbers published by Microsoft, 908,000 Xbox One consoles were sold in the United States in December. Microsoft had previously reported that its new console had sold 1 million units i...
04:03 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Also Considered PayPal For Its Square-Market Competitor
Twitter, now a listed company with more public accountability for how it makes money, has put the bulk of its chips down on generating revenue from advertising. But another area it appears to be explo...
03:24 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Thanks To Ads, Rdio Now Offers Free Streaming On The Web
Not to be outdone by Spotify, Beats or Pandora, Rdio is now free through its website. Mobile users still have to pay if they want access to the full Rdio experience. Users will also have to pay if the...
03:18 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Ogle Outfits And Share Your Unique Style With WearToday
Fashion might not save the world, but it can be a creative outlet that gives you the confidence to improve your life. That's the ethos behind WearToday, built by veteran Facebook product designer and ...
02:11 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Intel Beats Q4 Revenue Forecasts With Top Line Of $13.8B, Misses On Profit With EPS Of $0.51
Today Intel reported its fourth-quarter earnings, including revenue of $13.83 billion and earnings per share of $0.51. Investors had expected Intel to earn $0.52 per share on revenue of $13.72 billion...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Housecall App Pulls Up The Long-Tail Of Services From Appliance Repair To Plumbing
In the wake of Exec’s sale to Handybook and Homejoy’s big $38 million round, there are still plenty of other startups doing home services on-demand from your mobile phone. Housecall, out o...
01:42 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch BrandProject Aims To Apply The Betaworks Model To Consumer Products And Goods
A new seed-stage investment fund and ‘company creation’ startup called BrandProject launched today, with offices in Toronto and New York, and a team of founders who, between them, have a b...
01:37 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch YesGraph Simplifies The Process Of Using Referrals To Hire The Best Candidates
For companies that want to scale up personnel fast, hiring can be a big problem. Conventional wisdom says that the best candidates typically get referrals from existing employees within the company, b...
01:18 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch The NSA Collects Hundreds Of Millions Of Global SMS Messages Every Day
Another day, another NSA story involving dragnet surveillance of global communications. Out this morning in the Guardianis news of Dishfire, an NSA program that collects nearly 200 million text messag...
01:09 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Google Brings Dart To Runnable, Gives Developers An Easy Way To Try It
Dart, Google's JavaScript competitor, launched its 1.0 version last November. While Google's Go language has quickly caught on with developers, though, Dart has been struggling to attract them. In an ...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Hinge Hits SF With Its App For Finding True Love, Not Just Hookups
Tinder is great if you care about looks, not personality. But if you want a simple dating app that matches you based on interests, education, and profession, there's Hinge. Today it launches in San Fr...
12:35 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Music Social Media Aggregator Rouse Enters Sports Scene To Kill App-Hopping
While creating a new breakthrough social network has proved difficult, the battle for shaping the first breakthrough aggregator of social network feeds the gateway to our online lives is still ongoi...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Adobe Adds 3D Printing To Photoshop With One-Click Access To Shapeways And Makerbots
In a minor but interesting update Adobe as added direct 3D printing via Shapeways or your own personal Makerbot to the subscription-based Photoshop CC. The company announced the feature on their corpo...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Video Game Live Streaming Service Twitch Doubles Its Audience In 2013
This morning Twitch, a live streaming service and community for gamers, announced that it more than doubled its audience in 2013, reaching45 million unique viewers per month in the year, up from 20 mi...
12:15 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch Maker Studios Hires Former AOL Exec Ren Rechtman To Lead International
YouTube network Maker Studios has made a big hire to run its growing international business. The company announced that former AOL executive Ren Rechtman has joined as President of International and w...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, January 17, 2014
Techcrunch BitTorrent Says Its Promotional Bundles Saw 60M Downloads In 2013
BitTorrent just published a blog post recapping its past year, particular the success it has seen with BitTorrent Bundles.Those Bundles are basically promotional packages of content that creators or c...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Chrome 33 Beta Introduces Custom Elements And Support For Speech Synthesis API
Just a day after the launch of Chrome 32 into the stable release channel, Google today launched the first beta of Chrome 33for desktop and Android. This release mostly features updates that will be in...
11:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Gmail And Google Apps Users Complain Of Bug Which Sees Contact Groups Empty Out
The cloud giveth, and the cloud taketh away. An undetermined number of Gmail and Google Apps users have been experiencing issues with their Gmail Contacts groups throughout the month of January, which...
11:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Look Out, YC Payments Startup Balanced Is Processing $370M A Year
AftereBay’s Paypal bought Braintree for $800 million earlier this year, who’s next? While Stripe is known as an innovator in the payments space, it turns out there is another YC-backed com...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch PC Monitor Lets You Monitor Your IT Systems From Your Phone, Adds Raspberry Pi, Zendesk And PagerDuty Support
PC Monitor is an Irish startup that was born of a simple idea: Why is it so hard to remotely shut down your computer? That’s what its founder and CEOMarius Mihalec asked himself in 2011. Because...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Duologue Is A New Quality Assurance Tool For App Designers
A French duo got frustrated with QA testing for mobile apps, so they spent a month coding and designing a new service called Duologue. Duologue helps you compare app screenshots with mockups, track bu...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Trending Topics On Web With Descriptions Of Why Each Is Popular
Following tests of Twitter-style Trending Topics on the web and mobile in August, Facebook today officially launches a redesigned "Trending" section on its web homepage's sidebar in the US, UK, Canada...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch You Can Now Download Your Tax Returns From The IRS
Huzzah for convenience! Americans can now download their tax returns directly from the IRS. Previously, citizens had to slog through a questionnaire and wait 5-10 business days for a physical form thr...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Banjo Puts News And Live Events Front And Center With Version 4.0 Of Its Mobile App
Social discovery app Banjo has evolved into something quite different from where it started, and that’s a very good thing. The mobile app used to essentially just surface relevant social connect...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Invests $20M In Custom Apparel Platform Teespring
Providence, R.I.-basedTeespring, a Y Combinator-backed startup that allows anyone to outsource the production and distribution costs involved with selling their own custom T-shirts, has raised $20 mil...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Imgur Brings Its Meme Generation Utility To iPhone With New MemeGen App
Imgur, Reddit’s favorite image hosting service (and yours too, perhaps), is today bringing its Meme Generator, launched last summer on the web, to the iPhone. The utility allows users to quickly...
09:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Lockitron Still Hasnt Shipped To Most Backers Over A Year After Its $2.2M Crowdfunding Effort
YC alum Lockitron still hasn't shipped its next-gen product to the vast majority of backers. As of right now, almost a year on from its original shipping deadline,the keyless smart lock that's designe...
08:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Gifting Startup Jifiti Adds Another $1 Million, Launches White-Labeled Registry App For IKEA Portland
Gifting startupJifiti, which is attempting to merge the concept of thoughtful shopping involving carefully selected items with the convenience of a gift card, has added another $1 million to an earlie...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Widens Smartphone Gap Over Samsung In U.S., Now Has 42% Ownership: NPD
While Samsung and Android continue to increase their marketshare on a global scale, the U.S. continues to be a story directed by Apple and its iPhone. Q4 2013 figures out today from the Connected Home...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Storehouse: An Apple Vet Tries To Move The Needle On Long Form Visual Communication
The way we communicate is increasingly visual. The devices that we carry with us are uniquely suited to both capturing and displaying stories primarily comprised of images, rather than words. Thats wh...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Storehouse: An Apple Vet Tries To Move The Needle On Long-Form Visual Communication
The way we communicate is increasingly visual. The devices that we carry with us are uniquely suited to both capturing and displaying stories primarily comprised of images, rather than words. Thats wh...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Education Giant Blackboard Buys MyEdu To Help Refresh Its Brand And Reanimate Its User Experience
Over the years, Blackboard has become one of the most familiar brands in the world of education. Today, Blackboard’s learning management system (LMS) and educational tools are used in 75 percent...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Jawbone Streamlines Its Headset Offering With The New Era
Bluetooth headsets, as anyone without a popped collar will tell you, are often items of last resort for the average cellphone user. But Jawbone makes pretty good ones, and their new Era headset aims t...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Sacramento Kings Fans Can Now Buy Tickets And Merchandise With Bitcoin Via BitPay
Another step for Bitcoin entering mainstream commerce and consciousness. The Sacramento Kings basketball team has started to let fans pay for tickets and merchandise using the cryptocurrency -- becomi...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Open Tech Expands To China
Microsoft Open Technologies, a fully owned subsidiary of Microsoft, has long been the company's main vehicle for reaching out to the open source community. Its main mission is to build technical bridg...
07:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Cloutex Closes $600K Seed To Grow Its Cloud Services Syncing System For Small Businesses
Estonian startup Cloutex has closed a $600,000 seed round from United Partners, SmartCap and EstBan business angels. Former Skype Estonia General Manager and angel investor Tiit Paananen is also an in...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Shopkick Starts 100-Store iBeacon Trial For American Eagle, Biggest Apparel Rollout Yet
Apple's iBeacon technology, which uses Bluetooth LE to send notifications to users when they're inside a physical store, is making another mainstream advance today: Shopkick -- the location-based offe...
07:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Yale University Censors Popular Course Evaluation Site
Yale Bluebook+, a student-created mock course scheduling tool with consolidated course evaluations and ratings, was blocked on the internal university Internet on Monday by the administration, citing ...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch From A Failing Product To A Successful Video-Sharing App, Mindie Raises $1.2 Million
Mindie’s story is a great tale for every aspiring entrepreneur. When I first talked with the French team, the startup wasn’t working on its viral music video app, but was working on someth...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Easy Budgeting App Level Launches Android Version
Out of all the financial planning apps I've tried, Level is one that I like best. The app, which bills itself as a "real-time money meter" has data visualizations that let me know at a glance how much...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Mobile Payments Method With Secure Element For Protecting Account Info
Apple has filed for a new patent related to mobile payments that might provide more insight into how they’re thinking about implementing that kind of tech with the USPTO, AppleInsider notes. The...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Tencents Launches New Mobile Open Platform Initiative Ahead Of Alibabas IPO
Over the last week, we've been keeping an eye on Tencent and Alibaba as the two Chinese Internet giants ramp up their competition ahead of Alibaba's highly-anticipated IPO, which is expected to have a...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Google Now Makes A Desktop Appearance In Chrome Canary
Google Now has long been rumored to be have been headed to the desktop, but today it showed up in Chrome Canary, the most bleeding edge pre-release version of Google’s desktop web browser. You c...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Secondhand Clothing Marketplace Twice Raises $18.5M From Andreessen Horowitz
Online fashion marketplaces are fast picking up steam these days, quickly replacing the traditional auction model pioneered by eBay, as a way to consign, and sell your clothes. Twice, an online consig...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch After A Pivot, WePay Raises $15M To Focus On Payments API For Marketplaces, Crowdfunding Sites And Others
WePay, an online payments startup, is announcing $15 million in Series C financing, led by Phil Purcell of Continental Investors, who us the co-founder of the Discover Card and former CEO of Morgan St...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch CipherCloud Acquires CloudUp Networks To Beef Up Its Cross Platform Data Tracking
CipherCloud, the cloud encryption startup, has acquired CloudUp Networks, a provider of SaaS applications security that helps people secure contactinformationfrom Salesforce and other cloudenvironment...
12:48 pm GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Keepod Unite Wants To Bring PCs to Nairobis Poorest Residents
Israeli startup Keepod and LiveInSlums, an NGO, have united to launch an important project, Keepod Unite, that seeks to bring personal computers to the slums of Mathare in Nairobi, Kenya's capital. Th...
10:01 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Adobe Partners With MakerBot and Shapeways To Bring 3D Printing Support To Photoshop, Adds Perspective Warp Tool & Resets 30-Day Trials
Adobe today launched the latest update to its subscription-based Creative Cloud suite. While the company is updating a variety of its tools, the main announcements are the addition of a tool for makin...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch VCs Investing To Heal U.S. Healthcare
The U.S. healthcare system is sick, but increasingly early stage investors are spending money on new technology companies they believe can help provide a cure. Earlier this week, Greylock Partners, on...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch VCs Investing To Heal U.S. Healthcare
The U.S. healthcare system is sick, but increasingly early stage investors are spending money on new technology companies they believe can help provide a cure. Earlier this week, Greylock Partners, on...
07:10 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify Drops Free Web Listening Time Limit Everywhere A Big Scalability Milestone
Spotify's advertising engine and paid customer conversion funnel are finally working well enough that today it eliminated all limits on free, ad-supported web listening in all countries. It's an impor...
07:10 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Build Developer Conference Sells Out In A Day
Today Microsoft announced that its Build developer conference taking place in San Francisco this April sold out. Surprised parties: None. It’s becoming clich to see large platform companies (App...
06:01 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Report: eBay To Launch The Plaza, A New Brand-Focused Online Mall For Retail Goods
According to a new report from Macquarie Capital, marketplace giant eBay is set to launch a new vertical this spring called The Plaza on eBay that will focus on direct-to-consumer sales....
05:26 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Citing The Re-Org, Xbox Exec Exits Microsoft After Nearly A Decade
In the wake of the recent Microsoft reorganization, a longtime Xbox-group executive is leaving Microsoft,according to the Los Angeles Timesand confirmed by TechCrunch.Blair Westlake, a now former corp...
05:19 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch With A Fresh $9M, Contently Looks To Position Itself At The Front Of The New Content Marketing Movement
When Contently launched out of TechStars startup accelerator in 2011, content farms were quickly becoming the bane of content producers everywhere. Gumming up search engines with low-quality, SEO-opti...
05:03 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch OUYA Founding Team Member And VP Of Product Development Departs
One of OUYA’s founding members, Muffi Ghadiali, has left the company, TechCrunch has learned. Ghadiali was instrumental in helping launch the OUYA on Kickstarter and to the consumer market, and ...
04:33 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Spam-Fighting Startup Impermium Joins Google, Discontinues Third-Party Services
Impermium, a cybersecurity startup that was backed by top funds like Accel and Greylock, is joining Google. They had raised $9 million in funding from Highland Capital Partners, the Social+Capital Par...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Foundation: Nests Tony Fadell on the Power of Focus
As part of our annual Google Ventures CEO Summit, Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell and I filmed a live Foundation episode in November in front of a few hundred startup founders in the GV portfolio. To...
04:06 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Revamped Polaroid Camera App Polamatic Makes You Nostalgic For Your Awful Instant Photos
Hoping to capitalize on our collective nostalgia for the Polaroid brand, San Francisco-based indie app developerDana Shakiba ofAppadana, a self-confessed “Polaroid enthusiast,” set out to ...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Google Play Movies & TV Comes To iOS To Compete Head-To-Head Against iTunes Store
Google just released a new app in the iOS App Store, and it’s a significant one when it comes to the company’s content strategy — the awkwardly named Google Play Movies & TV is a...
03:31 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft: Some Employee Email Accounts Were Compromised By The Syrian Electronic Army
After its social properties were compromised, Microsoft today indicated that a “small number” of its employee’s Outlook accounts were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army as well. Th...
03:02 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Academic Research Platform Sciencescape Raises $2.5M, Partners With Educational Publisher Elsevier
Canadian startup Sciencescape has just closed a $2.5 million round of funding, and is considering extending it into a $3 million round since it was oversubscribed, co-founder Sam Molyneux revealed on ...
02:44 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch COO Henrique De Castro Is Leaving Yahoo
Yahoo's Chief Operating Officer Henrique De Castro is departing the company, according to a regulatory filing. His departure date is tomorrow, January 16.De Castro joined Yahoo from Google in 2012, a ...
02:28 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Even President Obama Thinks That Facebook Isnt Cool Anymore
Ask anyone under the age of 30 if they love Facebook. Chances are, the answer will be no. The once dominant social network has most certainly fallen from its hyper-exclusive, hyper-popular beginnings ...
02:14 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Pivoting Another Area Of Our Business: Local, Puts Patch Into JV With Hale Global And Keeps Minority Stake
Not final closure after all for AOL’s struggling hyperlocal effort Patch, but a segue into a new life where AOL is no longer the sole owner. Today the company is spinning it off into a joint ven...
02:14 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Calls Patch Spin Out A Pivot
Not final closure after all for AOL's struggling hyperlocal effort Patch, but a segue into a new life where AOL is no longer the sole owner. Today the company is spinning it off into a joint venture w...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Platform Payments, OEMs, And The Future Of Windows Phone Hardware
Microsoft has a huge amount of cash and a small quantity of mobile market share. If current rumors hold water, the company may be looking to again deploy its oceans of currency to bolster its smartpho...
01:30 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Droidcast: The Google Play Edition Moto G Arrives While Our Host Departs
We’re freshly back from CES, so visions of new Android-powered devices swirl in our heads. While in Vegas we subjected the new Z1S to the rigorous water salad test, so we talk about that, the ne...
01:21 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Hate Parking Tickets? Fixed Fights Them In Court For You
Up to 50% of parking tickets are dismissed when fought in court, but it takes knowledge and time to do it. New app Fixed will do it for you. Take a photo of your ticket, Fixed contests it, and if it's...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Unity Developers Can Now Build Games For Sonys Playstation Vita
And Unitys develop-once, build-for-anything arsenal continues to grow.This morning, the guys over at Unity made good on a promise they first made in March of last year: support for Sonys latest handhe...
12:12 am GMT - Thu, January 16, 2014
Techcrunch Ladyada Talks To President Obama About Patent Reform
Our favorite hacker in the world, Ladyada AKA Limor Fried, spent a good few minutes talking to President Obama in one of his famous Fireside Hang-outs. The video, above, features Ladyada and her pink ...
11:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Ten Things You May Not Know About Ebook Prices
How much should you pay for an ebook? $9.99? $0.99? $0? And how much should you price your ebooks? I'm going to tell you what people have actually paid for their ebooks, based on some hard data from L...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Pingboard Secures $1.25M In Seed Funding To Modernize Office Management
Office management isn’t exactly an area most startups tackle, but Pingboard, which is launching in beta today, aims to become “an office manager’s best friend.” The company arg...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch FullContact Acquires Cobook To Build A Better Universal Address Book
Cobook, the scrappy startup out of Latvia which grew its universal address book application to over a million users, is being acquired by FullContact, a larger Denver-based operation also working on c...
10:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Headed To Atlanta And New Orleans
TechCrunch is about to hit the road for this year's series of meetups and pitch-offs. First stops: Atlanta and New Orleans.Come February 18th and 20th, we'll be hosting a night of pitches and beer in ...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Mens Fashion Club Jackthreads Makes Online Shopping Less Lonely
Jackthreads, the members-only online shopping club helmed by founder Jason Ross and Thrillist's Ben Lerer, is working on something brand new in the ecommerce space. The goal: to make the online shoppi...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Sequoia-Backed Mobile Browser Dolphin Hits 100M Installs, Launches Innovation Lab Focused On Smart Devices
Dolphin, the third-party browser made by Sequoia Capital-backed startup MoboTap, announced today that it has reached 100 million downloads globally, fueled in large part by tackling emerging markets s...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Browser Dolphin Hits 100M Installs, Launches Innovation Lab Focused On Smart Devices
Dolphin, the third-party browser made by Sequoia Capital-backed startup MoboTap, announced today that it has reached 100 million downloads globally, fueled in large part by tackling emerging markets s...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Box Refreshes Its iOS Apps, Gives Users Who Download The New Code 50GB Of Free Storage
This morning Box released new iPhone and iPad applications, and, as part of the release, is offering 50 GB of free cloud storage to users who download the new apps within the next month.Given that Box...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Googles New Plug-In For WordPress Makes Webmaster Tools Verification And Placing AdSense Ads Easy
Google today launcheda plug-in for self-hosted WordPressblogs in public beta that makes adding AdSense ads to websites easier and makes verifying a site with Webmaster Tools a single-click process. Gi...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch As The LA Tech Scene Heats Up, Accelerator Amplify Raises $8 Million
Back in 2011, there were only a handful of startup accelerators and incubators in the burgeoning LA tech scene. Of course, as "Silicon Beach" has grown over the past few years, this has changed. Ampli...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Settles With FTC Over App Store In-App Purchases To Avoid Distracting Legal Fight
Apple has settled with the FTC over concerns about its in-app purchase system in iOS applications, according to a letter from Tim Cook to employees obtained by 9to5Mac. The FTC announced earlier that ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Handybook Hoovers Up Exec For Under $10M To Sweep The Home Services Market
Justin Kan launched Exec in early 2012 as an on-demand errand service for businesses, but over time, morphed into a cleaning service to focus on its most popular offering. Unable to scale “Erran...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Houzz Goes International, Opens Offices In London, Berlin And Sydney
Houzz, the fast-growing website and mobile app for all things home remodeling and design, today announced that it has opened offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. This marks the company's first offici...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Google Adds Optional Data Compression Feature To Chrome For Mobile, Reducing Your Data Usage By Up To 50%
Google today is officially announcing the release of a data compression feature for its Chrome mobile web browser which allows you to reduce your data usage on smartphones and tablets, potentially sav...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch New Site BackerJack Combs Through Crowdfunded Projects So You Dont Have To
Crowdfunding is popular with all the kids these days so why shouldn't it have its own blog? Analyst Ross Rubin has done just that by creating BackerJack, a website dedicated to curating cool crowdfund...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Handybook Hoovers Up Exec For Under $10M To Sweep The Home Services Market
Justin Kan launched Exec in early 2012 as an on-demand errand service for businesses, but over time, morphed into a cleaning service to focus on its most popular offering. Unable to scale “Erran...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch HP Sensibly Shuns U.S. To Launch Its First Android Smartphones
Once upon a time HP ruled the computing landscape. From consumer PCs to enterprise solutions, the house that Bill and David built was once the most powerful electronics company. But things are differe...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Sold More iPhones In China Than Ever Before Last Quarter, Tim Cook Q&A Reveals
Apple CEO Tim Cook was in Beijing today speaking to Chinese press about the launch of the iPhone with carrier partner China Mobile. The WSJ was also in attendance, and reported on a Q&A session in...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Venga Reserves $1 Million Series A To Create Restaurant Customer Profiles
Venga, a DC-based startup, has raised $1 million in Series A financing to help restaurants create profiles of their customers by whipping reservation data, point-of-sale, and other basic information i...
07:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Fitbit Offering Refunds Or Device Swaps To Owners Of Force Wristband With Skin Irritation
Fitness device maker Fitbit is offering up an honest deal to customers who are reporting that their Fitbit Force is causing them skin irritation: you can either get a full refund, or swap out your tra...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Email Advertising Startup LiveIntent Raises $20M More
LiveIntent, a startup that provides tools for advertising in email newsletters and alerts, is announcing that it has raised $20 million in Series C funding.The company launched at TechCrunch's Disrupt...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Fotolia Launches Dollar Photo Club, An Exclusive Club For Heavy Stock Photo Clients
Stock photo company Fotolia just launched a new vertical named Dollar Photo Club with a brand new offering targeted toward heavy stock photo customers. Instead of amassing the biggest database and try...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Launches Volunteer Marketplace, Adds Unpaid Work To Its Recruitment Biz But Posting Isnt Free
LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, has gained a reputation as a place to go when you're looking for a job, or a person to fill a vacant role. Now the company is expanding on that idea...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Launches Volunteer Marketplace, Adds Unpaid Work To Its Recruitment Platform, Posting For A Fee
LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, has gained a reputation as a place to go when you're looking for a job, or a person to fill a vacant role. Now the company is expanding on that idea...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Expands Its Jobs Database With A New Volunteer Marketplace For Unpaid Non-Profit Work
LinkedIn, the social network for the working world, has gained a reputation as a place to go when you're looking for a job, or a person to fill a vacant role. Now the company is expanding on that idea...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Yummly Takes Its Recipe Discovery Platform International With U.K. Site & iOS App Launch
Yummly, a veteran of the recipe discovery space -- founded back in 2009, and backed by Physic Ventures, Unilever Ventures and others to the tune of $7.85 million -- is kicking off its first internatio...
06:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Adzuna Forms JV With Australian Media Giant Fairfax, Expands Job Search Engine To Five New Countries
Adzuna, the UK startup that operates what it calls a next generation jobs search engine, continues to ramp up its global ambitions. The London-headquartered company, backed by Index Ventures, The Acce...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch HP Gets Back Into The Smartphone Game With 6- And 7-Inch Monster Handsets
HP isn’t letting a little thing like its PalmOS debacle stop it from trying to crack the lucrative smartphone market – it revealed to Re/code today that it will ship new 6- and 7-inch Andr...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch FarmLogs Raises $4M Series A To Further Advance Farming Into The Age of Apps
Just a year after securing $1 million in seed funding, Michigan-based FarmLogs is announcing a $4 million Series A led by Drive Capital. The company says it is looking forward to a big 2014 and the co...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Silent Circle & Geeksphone Join Forces To Build Blackphone: A Pro-Privacy Android-Based Smartphone
Meet Blackphone, a smartphone that's been designed to enable secure, encrypted communications, private browsing and secure file-sharing -- which is being created by a joint venture between Silent Circ...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Tencent Invests $195M In Logistics Firm China South City To Compete With Alibaba
Chinese Internet giant Tencent is probably best-known in the rest of the world as the creator of WeChat and for its reported investment in Snapchat. On its home turf, however, Tencent is engaged in an...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Luxury Travel Site Secret Escapes Buys Germanys JustBook To Square Up To Jetsetter And Hotel Tonight
Some consolidation afoot in the online travel space: UK-based Secret Escapes, which focuses on luxury travel flash sales, is buying Germany's JustBook, a mobile-based specialist in bookings in the bus...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Crowdfunding Site Pozible Offers A Kickstarter Alternative For Asia-Based Projects
Kickstarter is undoubtedly the top crowdfunding site in the world, with over $480 million pledged in 2013. For projects outside of the five countries (the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand)...
11:25 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Calls Snapchat A Privacy Phenomenon
Mark Zuckerberg thinks Facebooks innovated by creating a place where people could share what wasnt shared before, which is also why he thinks Snapchat is important. Today in a low-profile talk at Stan...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch ArtCorgi Streamlines The Art Commissioning Process With Its New Marketplace
All startups have an origin stories of some sort, but for ArtCorgi, it's both about the beginning of the company and the engagement of its co-founders.That's right, it's a startup run by a husband-and...
07:08 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch What Happens When Google Wants To Buy A Google Ventures Portfolio Company?
Yesterday's Nest acquisition was unique in the respect that out of its four board members, one of them, Bill Maris, was a partner at the corporate VC arm of the acquirer's parent company, Google Ventu...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Rocket Internet-Backed Fashion Site Zalora To Launch Marketplace In Asia
Zalora, a fashion e-commerce site that has raised $238 million from investors such as Rocket Internet and Access Industries, plans to launch its marketplace in South East Asia early this year. The new...
06:30 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch With $1.2M From Greylock, Yuri Milner And 500 Startups, First Opinion Lets You Text A Doctor Anytime
As mobile networks and digital communication tools improve, there’s a huge opportunity to re-imagine the calcified old world of healthcare. Many services, including the recently launched Doctor ...
06:09 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Surges On Strength Of Fourth-Quarter Car Deliveries
On news that the company delivered6,900 Model S cars in the fourth quarter, Tesla's shares spiked15.74 percent in regular trading, and another3.56 percent in after-hours trading....
04:10 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Senator Al Franken Condemns Todays Net Neutrality Ruling
On the heels of today's ruling overturning net neutrality, Senator Al Franken aggressively condemned the decision, arguing that it would lead to an unleveling of the economic playing field, tilting th...
03:32 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch The Pegasus Touch Laser SLA Is A Sexy Printer That Can Build Your Hi-Res Dreams
If you know me you know I like two things: sausage and 3D printers. While I primarily use FDM printers like Makerbot at home, I do love the quality and coherence of SLA - stereolithographic - machines...
03:29 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch ff Venture Capital Raises $52M Across Two Funds, With One Focused On New York State
ff Venture Capital announced in a blog post this morning that it has closed its third fund or rather, two funds, ff Rose and its "sister fund" ff Rose Innovate.The firm had been open about the fact t...
03:21 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Heres What Steams New Virtual Reality Interface Looks Like
Early this morning, Valve announced that they were working on a new interface for Steam, custom-tailored for virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift. Unless you’re a super-ultra-mega early...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Rethinking Windows And Apple Device Volume
Horace Dediu of Asymco does good work. Yesterday he published a thought-provoking article entitled "When Apple reached parity with Windows," which immediately caused readers to lose their minds. Dediu...
01:55 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Horizon Shoots All Of Your Videos In Landscape, No Matter How You Hold Your Phone
Good news! You just shot what might be the world’s funniest video ever. You’re going to be a friggin’ YouTube sensation. You’re totally going to hang out with Ellen. Bad news: ...
01:34 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Youmiam Is A Soundcloud For Recipes Coming Out Of France
French startup Youmiam released a new version of its recipe sharing website and just announced that it has raised $410,000 (300,000) from angel investors Patrick Robin (24h00), Thierry Petit (Showroom...
12:54 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch As App Store Optimization Heats Up, MobileDevHQ Goes Free, Launches API
A company helping mobile developers optimize their app store listings for better discoverability, MobileDevHQ, is this week making its basic set of tools free for app marketers while branching out fur...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Chrome 32 Launches With Tab Indicators For Sound And Video, Improved Malware Blocking & New Win8 Metro Design
Google today released the latest stable version of its Chrome browser. Version 32 includes many of the features that recently arrived in the beta channel, including improved malware blocking and tab i...
12:21 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Motorolas Moto G Gets A Google Play Edition, Still $179 And $199 Unlocked
Google essentially makes the Moto G as it is – they own Motorola’s handset business, and both the Moto X and Moto G were designed and built under Google’s parental supervision. But t...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Can Now Target Ads Based On Email Addresses And User IDs
Twitter just announced some new capabilities in its recently launched Tailored Audiences program for ad retargeting, and it sounds like the company is enabling some pretty specific targeting.In a blog...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Jelly Sees 100K Questions In First Week Says RJMetrics, Of Which 25% Received Answers
Jelly, the new startup from Biz Stone that’s designed to help people crowdsource answers to any question they may have, has been on the market for around a week now and we’re seeing the fi...
12:07 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch Dear Verizon, You Dont Own The InternetNo One Does
If Ford built a private toll highway that only allowed Mustangs, Americans would be outraged. Infrastructure is the bloodstream of an economy; if powerful established players controlled roads, telepho...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 15, 2014
Techcrunch OpenSesame Lands $8M To Become The iTunes Of Corporate Training Content
With new technologies making it easier than ever before to share and distribute quality learning content, businesses are rushing to take advantage. Plus, with the pace that technology changes these da...
11:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Google Drive Adds Activity Stream, Makes Tracking Changes To Shared Documents Easier
Google today added an activity stream to Google Drive that finally makes it easier for its users to track changes to documents that are shared with multiple users. This feature, Google says, will roll...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Umoove Launches iOS Game To Make The Case For A Face-Tracking Gesture Interface On Mobile
Umoove is a mobile-focused Israeli startup that plays in the eye- and face-tracking space. It's just today launched an (iOS) app that showcases its face-tracking technology -- to get developers and us...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Google Cloud Storage Connector For Hadoop Launches As Data Analytics Becomes A Priority For Cloud Providers
GoogleCloud Storage has had had the capability to run Hadoop so developers can do advanced analytics on its distributed computing platform. Today, Google is attempting to simplify the process with a n...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Tumblr Adds Support For @ Mentions, Similar To Twitter
Tumblr today has added a small, but notable, change to its service which could have a larger impact in terms of making the now Yahoo-owned blogging platform feel more like a social network: it has add...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Keen Raises $1.625M To Create A Support System For Complex Printing Projects
Vitaly M. Golomb is taking on a decidedly unsexy incumbent market: the printing industry. While the rest of us are ebooks this and PDFs that, millions of dollars are changing hands in order to print o...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Early Android Veterans Raise $18M From Accel, Google Ventures For Stealth Company, NextBit
“What? You’re raising $18 million from Accel and Google Ventures and you can’t even tell me what it is?” I ask Tom Moss, who brokered carrier and handset maker relationships fo...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Registration For Microsofts Build 2014 Developer Event Is Now Open
Today Microsoft opened registration for its Build developer conference in San Francisco this April. The event marks the fourth Build, and its second iteration in San Francisco. The event, which runs A...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Issues Recall On About 29,222 Model S Power Adapters That Could Cause Fires
Tesla issued a recall today on a power adapter that could have a defect which leads to shorting and even fire in some cases. The recall says that theNEMA 14-50 adapters used to charge Model S vehicles...
10:27 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Porch.com Scores Big Win With Lowes Partnership
Finding the right professional for home improvement projects isn’t exactly easy and most homeowners are pretty anxious about who gets to work on their homes. That’s why Angie’s List ...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Google Invests $75M In 182MW Texas Wind Farm
Google just loves its green energy investments and today, the company announced a $75 million investment into the Panhandle 2 wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas. This marks the company’s fifte...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch These Fledglings Could Fall Now That Google Has Its Nest
Googles $3.2 billion acquisition ofNestcould herald a new wave of interest in companies sitting at the intersection of data, services, and energy for the home and for businesses - or the beginning of ...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Oyster Raises $14 Million To Build A Comprehensive Netflix For Books
New York-based startup Oyster just announced a new funding round, according to the New York Times. New investor Highland Capital Partners is leading the round, with existing investor Founders Fund als...
10:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Laundry Startup Washio Raises $2.25 Million In Seed Funding
Uber-for-laundry startup Washio wants to make its on-demand service ubiquitous in cities across the U.S. Now available in just Los Angeles and San Francisco, the company is looking to expand aggressiv...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Just Ahead Of The Winter Olympics, Gnip Adds Russian Network VK To Its Social Data
Social data provider Gnip is announcing its first integration with a Russian company, specifically social network VK (formerly VKontakte).Gnip CEO Chris Moody notes in a blog post that Russia is one o...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarter Needs A Sexual Awakening
Making hardware is easy. Making sex toys and selling them on Kickstarter is, sadly, hard. Though sex toy makers have long been lumped in with pornographers and and other businesses of ill repute, ther...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Storage Provider Nutanix Raises $101M, Delays Intended Plan For IPO
Nutanix has raised $101 million in a Series D round and is boasting of a $1 billion market capitalization. But the fast-growing enterprise storage company has also decided not to pursue an IPO any tim...
09:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Glams FoodieTV App Is A Curated Collection Of Great Food Documentaries Built For The Small Screen
Digital media company Glam Media has introduced a new video app designed to appeal to foodies everywhere. The new FoodieTV app, which is available for iOS, gives viewers a weekly smattering of the bes...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Indix Is Building A Catalog Of Over 1 Billion Consumer Products To Help Brands Sell Better
Indix, a big data startup based in Chennai, is building a catalog for all of the world’s over 1 billion consumer products to help brands compare prices and make crucial business decisions. Indix...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Circuit Court Of Appeals Strikes Down FCCs Open Internet Order, Net Neutrality Threatened
In a decision that could have far-reaching consequences, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today struck down the FCC’s Open Internet Order. That Order, put into force in 2010 by then-chairman Ju...
08:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Effektif Brings Workflows To The Cloud With An IFTTT-Like Service For The Enterprise
Effektif wants to do for the enterprise what IFTTT has done for the consumer web – automate workflows through a cloud-based service, but one designed instead to integrate with business level too...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch WP Engine Raises $15M From North Bridge Growth Equity To Invest In Product Development, Accelerate Growth
WP Engine, one of the largest hosting companies that specialize in running WordPress sites, today announced that it has raised $15 million in funding from North Bridge Growth Equity. The company says ...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Conan Goes Extreme With His GoPro Cameras
In honor of CES and just because, here's a cute video for you. It's not quite Citizen Kane but in this exciting video Conan O'Brien attaches GoPro cameras to objects around his studio... with some cra...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Steam Launches Beta UI For Virtual Reality Headsets, Puts Big Picture Mode In Your Oculus Rift
Steam is working on its own virtual reality headset, but it plans to support any and all including the now much-improved Oculus Rift via a user interface tailored to VR devices that launched in beta l...
07:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast For $5-10M To Radionomy, Takes 12% Stake In Belgian Digital Audio Startup
Returning from the brink of death, music services Winamp and Shoutcast are now officially with a new owner: Digital audio business Radionomy has acquired the both media player and radio platform from ...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Puppy Locates Your Lost Pet, With A Little Help From Your Friends And Neighbors
There are now countless lost and found devices based on Bluetooth LE technology, and the Puppy from BeLuvv fits that description. It’s a pendant for your dog’s collar, which talks to a com...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch After Raising 3.5M Pre-Launch, Lending Works Opens Its P2P Loans Business In UK
A new UK startup is giving P2P lending a go. Competing most directly with Zopa, and RateSetter, London-based Lending Works has opened for business this week, matching those that have savings to grow, ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Visually Raises $8.1M To Build Out Its Marketplace For Infographics And Other Visual Content
Infographic haters, despair. Visually, the startup that's best-known as an infographic marketplace, is announcing that it has raised $8.1 million in Series A funding.The company started out as a tool ...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents An iOS Interface That Adapts To Movement And 3D Video Editing
Apple has a couple of new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), one of which deals with improving its mobile software for uses particular to how we interact with mobile devices. It des...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Utest, Now Called Applause, Secures $43M Series E Round Led By Goldman Sachs, To Roll Up App Testing Market
uTest, best known for its considerable capability as an app testing company which uses an ‘in-the-wild’ community of testers to kick the tyres on apps, today announces that it’s clos...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Real Estate App Open Home Pro Acquired By HomeFinder.com, Becoming Companys First Mobile App For Realtors
Open Home Pro, a business that allows realtors to run their open houses via the iPad and collect leads, has been sold to larger real estate search site HomeFinder.com. Now at HomeFinder, the app becom...
03:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Will Focus On Southeast Asia Launches Over The Next Two Months
Uber is preparing to launch in several Southeast Asian cities over the next few weeks, said its head of Asian expansion in an interview last week. The well-funded startup’s decision to focus the...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Messaging App Wordeo Blends Text With Getty Stock Footage To Take Video Messaging More Mainstream
Thought there were enough ways to express your feelings in pixels already? Think again. A new video messaging app called Wordeo is landing on the iOS App Store today that lets you illustrate the conte...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Startup Institute Comes To London & Berlin Pay To Learn How To Become Startup Employee Material
Ok, this is a new concept to me. Already running in Boston, New York and Chicago, Startup Institute -- which calls itself a "career accelerator" -- is expanding to London and Berlin, to help plug skil...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Adds To Its Global Mobile Lineup With The Xperia T2 Ultra And Xperia E1 Android Phones
Sony is adding two smartphones to its growing stable of devices. Meet the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia E1 -- both substantial updates to Sony's 2013 models. Best yet, both are offered in dual-sim va...
12:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Yandex Adds Facebook Posts And Big Data To Its Search Results In Russia, Other Home Markets
Yandex and Facebook had a notable run-in last year when a team of developers from the Russian search giant created a social search app called Wonder, which Facebook promptly shut down. But in reality ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Call Marketing Company Invoca Raises $20M Round Led By Accel
Invoca, the call marketing company formerly known as RingRevenue, is announcing that it has raised $20 million in Series C funding.The company has now raised more than $30 million, with the current ro...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch For More Than War: Airware Demos Its Drone Platform By Protecting Rhinos From Poachers
Airware wants to prove drones have plenty of uses beyond killing people. Today the unmanned aerial vehicle hardware/software/firmware startup revealed it's built and deployed special drones to thwart ...
08:08 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Turns Series E Round Further Boosts Ad-Tech Startups
Venture investors may have turned their attention to earlier stage ad-tech companies at the right time now that big investments and strong IPOscould give their valuations a boost.This morning, Turn an...
06:41 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Esports Giant MLG Swings To An Operating Profit On Strength Of Its New Media Strategy
In an interview withonGamers, MLG CEO SundanceDiGiovanni stated that since the release of its recent MLG.tv service, the company has been "EBITA positive and expects to stay EBITA positive on a quarte...
06:09 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Izzie Lerers Animal-Focused News Site The Dodo Launches, Funded By Lerer Ventures
The Dodo,a new animal-focused news site launching today, is Isabel Lerer’s initial foray into the viral news business that her father, Ken Lerer, is well-known for, having co-founded Huffington ...
04:44 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Nest Gives Google Top-Shelf Design Expertise For The Next Frontier Of Hardware
CES may be finished for another year, but one of the biggest themes of the show -- that anything is now fair game as 'hardware' -- is just taking off. And today's news of Google buying Nest for $3.2 b...
04:44 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Nest Gives Google A Head Start On The Future Of Hardware
CES may be finished for another year, but one of the biggest themes of the show -- that anything (cars, watches, mirrors, tables and more) is fair game as 'hardware' -- is just taking off. And today's...
04:37 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Who Gets Rich From Google Buying Nest? Kleiner Returns 20X On $20M, Shastas Biggest Hit Yet
Google just bought Nest for $3.2 billion cash, and that means the startup's early investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Shasta Ventures have struck it rich. Multiple sources say Kleiner investe...
04:37 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Who Gets Rich From Google Buying Nest? Kleiner Returns 20X On $20M, Shasta Nets ~$200M
Google just bought Nest for $3.2 billion cash, and that means the startup's early investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Shasta Ventures have struck it rich. Multiple sources say Kleiner investe...
04:33 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch YouTube Launches New Comments Management Tool
YouTube today launched a new tool for managing comments on its site that gives video creators a central inbox for all the comments their videos receive. When YouTube made the controversial switch to G...
04:33 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Putting Squares $5B Valuation Into Context
Square's growth has been a story of sustained momentum. Rising from a payment-processing run rate of $1 billion in the middle of 2011, Square is now expected to process some$30 billion this calendar y...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Storm Ventures Jason Lemkin
This week, we are hosting Storm Ventures' Jason Lemkin in the TechCrunch TV studios for our Ask A VC show. You can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and well ask them duri...
03:41 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Bringrr Is A Car Charger That Shouts When You Forget Your Stuff
Im a pretty patient person. Still, theres one thing that instantly makes me go all ragey: driving away from home only to realize I forgot to put something important in my car. If Im already running la...
03:33 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Charter Offers $61.3 Billion In Cash And Stock To Acquire Time Warner
If you were worried about the consolidation of ISPs, telcos, and media companies, this should make you uncomfortable: Charter Communications has bid a massive$61.3 billion for Time Warner Cable. Accor...
03:33 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Charter Offers $61.3 Billion In Cash And Stock To Acquire Time Warner Cable
If you were worried about the consolidation of ISPs, telcos, and media companies, this should make you uncomfortable: Charter Communications has bid a massive$61.3 billion for Time Warner Cable. Accor...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch New Food Grade Filament Heralds An Era Of 3D-Printed Sporks
Huzzah! A group in Germany has created a new food-grade polypropylene filament for 3D printers that is food safe and washable. Most current 3D printing filaments, while not exactly poisonous, can reac...
02:42 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Rolls Out New Web Design That Makes Pop-up Composer Optional, Aligns With Mobile Interfaces
Twitter is rolling out a new design on the web today that eliminates the pop-up compose window and brings its look more in line with its mobile apps. We’ve been seeing Twitter test versions of t...
02:42 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Rolls Out New Web Design That Aligns With Mobile Interfaces
Twitter is rolling out a new design on the web today that eliminates the pop-up compose window and brings its look more in line with its mobile apps. We've been seeing Twitter test versions of this de...
02:25 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Nest Says Customer Data From Devices Will Only Be Used For Nest Products And Services
Nest says that it's not going to just hand over its customer data to Google willy-nilly in a blog post sent to TechCrunch penned by Nest founder Tony Fadell, a question and answer section at the end ...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Google Is Buying Connected Device Company Nest For $3.2B In Cash
Google has acquired connected device company Nest for $3.2B. Google sent out an email to employees noting the acquisition today and later issued a press release. In the release, Google noted that Nest...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Rex Gives Your Robot A Brain
Thanks to microcontrollers and mini computers it's become far easier to build intelligent robots. But, until recently, you've had to jury-rig most of your off-the-shelf components to work in unison. T...
01:36 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch YC Startups Now Have A Combined Valuation Of $14.4B, With 14 Valued At Or Sold For $100M Or More
It's time to play the Y Combinator valuation game again. YC founder Paul Graham tweeted out the latest stats on the early-stage startup accelerator, saying that companies who have passed through the p...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch A Very Special Post-CES Gadgets Podcast
You'll have to forgive us if we sound slightly exhausted. We have returned from a long, adventurous week at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show and are now in a state of recovery. Still, we found time ...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Remember To Vote For Crunchies Finalists!
Building a startup is hard. That’s why we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit (and all the cool stuff you guys do) every year at our annual Crunchies awards show. But now we need your input. We...
12:21 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Booth Babes Dont Convert
This past week Las Vegas played host to the annual CES conference and concurrently, the annual chiding of tech companies by tech press for their time-honored tradition of using booth babes in marketin...
12:21 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Booth Babes Dont Work
Its a pretty indefensible practice. The hiring of young, college-aged females to dress as provocatively as possible to help promote...um, Ultra HD TV sets, Android tablets and Internet-enabled toothbr...
12:16 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch Zoutes New Transit App Brings Real-Time Departure Info, Detailed Schedules To Android
Zoute is the latest application to join the competitive transit app space, which this past year saw Apple scooping up services like Embark and HopStopto beef up its own Maps product. But Zoute is taki...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, January 14, 2014
Techcrunch FAA Starts Working With Hobbyists To Draft Safety Guidelines For Model Aircraft And Drones
The FAA today announced that it is working with the Academy for Model Aeronautics(AMA), the largest organization for model aircraft enthusiasts in the U.S., to create safety guidelines for model aircr...
11:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch From My Cold, Dead Hands Europes Netagio Offers Cold Storage Vault To Keep Your Bitcoin Safe
Netagio claims to have launched Europes first free digital currency "cold storage" vault, offering gold standard offline storage for Bitcoins. The use of the word "gold" isn't a reference to Bitcoin's...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch IPO Underwriter Goldman Sachs Boosts Its Twitter Target 41% To $65
Goldman Sachs boosted its share price target this morning for Twitter, a company that it helped go public as its lead underwriter. Goldman raised its price target a whopping41.3 percentto$65 from a pr...
10:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Matt Mullenweg Becomes Automattic CEO As Toni Schneider Shifts Focus To New Products
WordPress creator and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg is taking over as CEO of the company, it was announced today. He takes over for Toni Schneider, who has been CEO of Automattic for just over eig...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Partners With GoDaddy To Bring Office 365 To More Small Businesses
Microsoft today announced a partnership with GoDaddy that aims to bring Office 365 to more small businesses. Moving to a subscription model for Office was a major step for Microsoft, and so far it loo...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Rizvi, SV Angel And Groupe Artemis Are Buying Square Shares, Secondary Offering Values Company At $5B
In December, The Information reported that payments company Square was considering funding a secondary tender offer for employee shares at a $5 billion valuation. We're hearing from sources close to ...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Apologizes For Snap Spam, Says Its Unrelated To Data Breach And Fix On The Way
Snapchat delayed apologizing for a big user data breach last month but was quick to say sorry today for users receiving “Snap Spam” over the weekend — unwanted photos and videos. ...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Apologizes For Snap Spam, Claims Its Unrelated To Data Breach
Snapchat delayed apologizing for a big user data breach last month but was quick to say sorry today for users receiving "Snap Spam" over the weekend -- unwanted photos and videos....
10:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Nokia Unconcerned About Increasing Windows Phone OEM Competition
An interview with Nokia’sViral Oza in The Economic Timespublished today details the company’s mobile strategy in India and the world at large. Oza isn’t concerned about the potential...
10:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Automated Investment Services Company Wealthfront Now Manages Over $538M In Assets, Up 450 Percent Over The Past Year
Automated investment services company Wealthfront has made its name over the past two years as an alternative to traditional financial advisory services like Fidelity for individuals, who are just sta...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch The Sidekick Gives Your Pebble A Place To Rest Its Head And Recharge
The Pebble smartwatch is a great gadget in many respects, but the one thing that has always struck me as less than convenient is the fact that it uses a proprietary magnetic cable to charge. I lose sa...
09:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Days Asynchronous Photo Diary Launches Version 2.0 With Easier Discovery And Sign-Up
A little over six months ago, TechStars-backed Wander launched a photo-sharing app called Days, which asked you to think of photo-sharing in a totally different light. Instead of sharing a single phot...
09:23 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Jelly Has Its Breaking News Moment, Is First To Report Facebooks Acquisition Of Branch
Jelly, the new Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, may have a secondary purpose beyond becoming the living embodiment of the Lazyweb- it's now breaking news, too, it seems. This morning, te...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Beauty Army Goes From Subscription Samples To A Full E-Commerce Shop For All Your Beauty Needs
E-commerce startup Beauty Army is moving beyond its subscription commerce offering and opening up a full-fledged store for health and beauty products. And it's doing so in a big way, with more than 20...
08:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Messaging App Usage Grew 203% In 2013, Leading All Other Categories
The App Store’s increasingly competitive nature may mean that only a minuscule number of apps (0.01% by 2018) become financial successes, but that hasn’t slowed down growth, either in numb...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch U.K. Fintech Startup, Bright*Sun, Gets $200k For Its Algorithmic VC Deal-Sourcing Tech
Bright*Sun, a U.K. fintech startup that's making a business out of helping VCs decide which startups to invest in, has taken in $200,000 in Angel funding from the team of investors at London Venture P...
07:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Monsters Keys To CES Success Are Celebrities, Style, And Hype
If you check out CNET or Engadget's top-ranked headphones, you won't find many Monster products on the list. And yet, Monster is responsible for some of the most popular headphones in the world. But w...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Acquires Branch Media To Lead New Conversations Group
It looks like Facebook has acquired Branch Media, the startup behind conversation service Branch and link-sharing service Potluck. Co-founder Josh Miller made the announcement on Facebook. He said his...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Acquires Branch Media Team To Lead New Conversations Group
It looks like Facebook has acquired Branch Media, the startup behind conversation service Branch and link-sharing service Potluck. Co-founder Josh Miller made the announcement on Facebook. He said his...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Google Said To Take On Kayak, Skyscanner And Others With Its Own Airfare Comparison Tool
Google is reportedly working on an airfare comparison site, according to Ryanair founder Michael O’Leary speaking to the Sunday Independent. O’Leary was much more candid about Google’...
07:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Groupon Moves Into Flash Fashion, Buys Ideeli For $43M In Cash
More acquisitions for Groupon to widen the net of consumers using its platform to buy things online and take it further away from its earliest roots as a daily deals site. Today it is announcing the a...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch PayPal Debuts A Simpler, Native Checkout Experience For Merchants And Expands Beacon Internationally
We've been hearing a lot about PayPal's ambitions to integrate technology into the offline and mobile experience, with the recent launch of Beacon, a device that enables hands free checkins in stores ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Dandys Picture This App Had A 30 Day Development Cycle On iOS, 45 Days For Cross-Platform
Waterloo-based startup Dandy wants to be a place where app creators can come together to ship software, without having to start their own company. At CES this year, the startup brought its first marqu...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Eyeing An IPO, E-commerce Software Company Volusion Raises $35M To Take On Shopify
Volusion, a company that allows merchants to create an end to end e-commerce store online, has raised $35 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. This is the first outside funding for Volu...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Online Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Snaps Up $88M Series E, Insight Venture Partners Joins As Lead Investor
Chalk up another play for scale in the world of online takeout services: Delivery Hero, the German-based startup with operations across Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, is today announcing a $8...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch After Founder Leaves, UK M-Commerce Startup MobiCart Is Restructured By Get2Volume, Moves To Singapore
After what looked like a messy boardroom fallout, which in turn saw founder and then CEO Wladimir Baranoff-Rossine win his case for "constructive" dismissal, we appear to finally have closure on this ...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Protesting Taxi Drivers Attack Uber Car Near Paris
Taxi drivers attacked an Uber car while protesting near Charles-de-Gaulle Airport earlier today — the protesters smashed a window, damaged the car hood and slashed a tire. Rude Baguette first sp...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Digital Ad Company Turn Raises $80M, Stays Vague On Possible IPO Plans
Turn, which describes itself as a "post-ad-tech" company, is announcing that it has raised $80 million in Series E funding, bringing its total investment to more than $135 million.The round was led by...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch App Monetization To Get Tougher Still, With Gartner Predicting 94.5% Of Downloads Will Be Free By 2017
The business of making money from apps is going to get tougher still, with analyst Gartner predicting that through to 2018 less than 0.01% of consumer mobile apps will be considered a financial succes...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Subscription Billings Startup ChargeBee Raises $800k From Accel Partners
ChargeBee, a Chennai-based startup that helps companies manage their subscription billings, has raised around $800,000 in a Series A funding from Accel Partners. This brings ChargeBee’s total fu...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Subscription Billing Startup ChargeBee Raises $800k From Accel Partners
ChargeBee, a Chennai-based startup that helps companies manage their subscription billings, has raised around $800,000 in a Series A funding from Accel Partners. This brings ChargeBee’s total fu...
12:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Wandoujia, One Of Chinas Leading App Stores, Lands $120M In New Funding Led By SoftBank
Wandoujia, one of China’s largest mobile app distribution platforms with 300 million users, announced today that it has raised $120 million in funding led by SoftBank Corp. Other investors parti...
10:48 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Tina Fey Mocks Michael Bays CES Bomb At The Golden Globes
The CES has made it to the big time! Or the Golden Globes, at least. Consumer electronics have become much easier to sell since the first CES was held in 1967 and there's been a lot of discussion abou...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Why Commercial Drones Wont Deliver Tacos Anytime Soon
Amazon scored one of the greatest tech PR coups in recent history when it got CBS to put its quadcopter-powered delivery service on air the day before Cyber Monday. Sadly, CBS pretty much ignored that...
08:29 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Aereo Apologizes To Customers Affected By Service Outage During Golden Globes
Aereo, the streaming TV startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has apologized for a brief service outage tonight. The outage only lasted about an hour, but was especially unfortunate because it c...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch The Best Of CES 2014
Another CES has come and gone and, after every CES, there is the inevitable reckoning. We went into this whole thing expecting very little in the way of amazing new products and we were pleasantly sur...
07:30 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch NBCUniversal Invests In Mobile Video News Service NowThis News
NBCUniversal News Group is announcing a minority investment in NowThisNews, a New York-based startup that's looking to reinvent video journalism for the Facebook and smartphone era. As part of the inv...
06:10 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Rumored Windows Threshold Update Could Recast Microsofts Key Platform
Microsoft mostly kept its head down during CES, but with its Build developer conference on the horizon and several platforms to unify, the company has a busy few months ahead of it. Recently, both Pau...
06:05 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Dustcloud Transforms You Into a Virtual Assassin
As a kid who grew up on Lazer Tag and the Killer, the idea of a compact, always-on live action RPG is very compelling. Dustcloud fits that bill....
05:11 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch DuckDuckGos Popularity Exploded In 2013 Following The NSA/PRISM Leaks
See that graph up there? Thats a chart of how many queries the privacy-minded search engine DuckDuckGo has seen each day since early 2010. See that massive growth near the end? That’s when detai...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Mophie Team Explains Why Its Expanding From Power To Storage
Mophie said earlier this week that it's expanding beyond its popular smartphone battery products with the upcoming launch of the Mophie Space Pack. Shortly after the announcement, I stopped by the Mop...
03:11 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Web-Based Access To Dropbox Files Is Back For 99% Of Users, But Service Interruption Nears 48 Hours
Many Dropbox users are still facing a partial outage that has been going on for nearly 48 hours at this point, and Dropbox is still scrambling to restore all services to everyone. The Dropbox site and...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch What Games Are: Local Stream Gaming
Valve and Sony both made big announcements at CES, but both visions look problematic. Sony is trying to push cloud-service gaming, an idea that failed with Onlive. Meanwhile Steam Machines seem overpr...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: CES, CES, And CES
Talk about a long week. Along with a Polar Vortex infiltration, which left much of the northeast straight up frozen, the southwest had its own invasion: the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. Vendors, ex...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch French Custom Travel Startup Evaneos Raises $6M To Continue Competing With European Tour Operators
Evaneos, a French startup that competes with traditional tour operators by providing a marketplace for tailored travel experiences, has raised $6 million in Series B funding. The round is being led by...
01:42 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch Brilliant: Someones Apparently Using Tinder To Collect Uber Referral Credits
Yesterday, a somewhat sheepish TechCrunch employee forwarded the above screenshots to our team, showing what looks like an advertisement forUberon dating appTinder. The promotion offers first-time use...
01:30 am GMT - Mon, January 13, 2014
Techcrunch SolarCooler Keeps Your Brews Icy With The Power Of The Sun, But Itll Cost You $1K
Every year at CES, the Eureka Park outpost where they stick the scrappy startups is the best damn part of the whole shindig. This is where all the people with a screw loose or a decided lack of good c...
11:52 pm GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Gets Serious About The iPads Creative Power In New Ad
Apple aired a new iPad advertisement during the NFL playoff game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Carolina Panthers today, and it’s all about creativity. It’s no secret that Apple w...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch The Automobile As A Consumer Mobile Frontier
Ive never been to CES before, but its hard to escape the flurry of noisy tweet, and headlines. One morsel that managed catch my attention centered around major automobile manufacturers announcing deal...
10:20 pm GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch TEO Is A Smart Padlock That You Control Via Bluetooth From Your Smartphone
Smart locks are all the rage these days, and it makes sense: using a device instead of a hardware key means you’re far less likely to lose the means to opening the lock, and you can do it remote...
09:39 pm GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Best Of CES 2014
This week, we have a special TechCrunch Gadgets podcast, in that it's actually CrunchWeek in audio form. CES happened this past week, and so the news we focused on in general happened to be about gadg...
08:22 pm GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch CES 2014 Proves Only That Wearables Are Still A Work In Progress
Before this year's Consumer Electronics Show, I issued a challenge: I wanted makers of wearable tech to prove to me that the time had come for this category of gadgets.That's not what I found....
08:22 pm GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch CES 2014 Proves That Wearables Are Still A Work In Progress
Before this year's Consumer Electronics Show, I issued a challenge: I wanted makers of wearable tech to prove to me that the time had come for this category of gadgets.That's not what I found....
11:45 am GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch Neiman Marcus Breach Could Be Part Of Larger Holiday Cyberattack On U.S. Retailers
In the weeks following Thanksgiving, Target became the unlucky victim of a massive attack and data hack, which reportedly affected as many as 110 million people and exposed an array of personal data, ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch Ive Seen The Future Of Health Tech And Its Going To Improve Your Life In 2014
I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I've ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch MeMINI Is A Wearable Camera That Lets You Save Video Clips Minutes After Cool Stuff Happened
Meet meMINI, a wearable videocamera that's currently seeking $50,000 in crowdfunding on Kickstarter to help you save the best bits of your daily life for posterity without having to record everything ...
01:46 am GMT - Sun, January 12, 2014
Techcrunch A Gentle Buzz To Improve Your Posture And, Soon, Yoga Poses
Bad posture is collectively turning the desk-chained workforce into a mass of unhealthy hunchbacks. The Lumo Lift is a magnetic shirt pin that delivers gentle buzzing nudge whenever it senses poor pos...
11:48 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Toshibas 5-in-1 Computing Device Concept Looks Like What Windows 8 Is Meant For
One of the best parts of CES are the devices that companies show off that are more or less conceptual, and may or may not ever even get made. One such gadget is the Toshiba 5-in-1 tablet, notebook, me...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Kick the Can
The Gillmor Gang Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor digest the complete lack of CES news and the consolidation of the aggregation newsletters. Jason Calicanis' Launch newsletter...
09:49 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Ad Experiments Coming To Delicious As It Updates Social Bookmarking API With Authentication, Stricter Rate Limits
Delicious, the veteran bookmarking site that last year released a rebuilt version of its service, ismoving into its next phase of growth: the company has announceda new version of its API that gives i...
09:49 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Ad Experiments Come To Delicious As It Updates Social Bookmarking API With Authentication, Rate Limits
Delicious, the veteran bookmarking site that last year released a rebuilt version of its service, ismoving into its next phase of growth: the company has announceda new version of its API that gives i...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Such DFW. Very Orwell. So Doge. Wow.
Let's talk about doge, but first let's talk about the late great David Foster Wallace, who thirteen years ago wrote a classic essay about modern English* entitled "Tense Present," which, realistically...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On 2014: Apple, Apple & Apple
Having reviewed 2013 with me, Robert Scoble now turns his Google Glass eyes forward to 2014. What, I asked him, are going to be the really big deals in 2014?...
12:12 pm GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Fast-Growing Zenefits Adds Commuter Benefits, Flexible Spending And 401(k) Support As It Moves To Take Over Startup HR
Managing human resources is one of the more frustrating and time-consuming aspects of running a startup or small business. Because most can’t afford to hire an HR person, all that paperwork usua...
08:56 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Path Finally Closes That Elusive Series C
It’s been a bumpy road for Dave Morin’s Path, as manic rumors over the last year have pegged the “private” social network at once as the subject of lagging growth, shrinking st...
08:28 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Qualcomm Will Bring Lytro-Style Focus Selection To Mobile Photos With New Snapdragon Chips
Qualcomm showed off some of the magic powers of its latest mobile processors at CES this year, and many of the new features on display had to do with mobile cameras. The Qualcomm 805, announced back i...
08:06 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Offline, Hacker Group Claims Credit [Update: Dropbox Denies Hack]
Popular backup service, Dropbox, is offline and the hacktivist contingent, Anonymous, is claiming credit. “BREAKING NEWS: We have just compromised the @Dropbox Website https://bit.ly/1cMlbvt #ha...
08:06 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Update: Alleged Dropbox Hack Could Be A Hoax, Website Is Back Up
Update: The alleged hack against Dropbox is looking more like an elaborate hoax, timed perfectly with the website’s incidental outage. As security researcher Wesley Mcgrew points out, the emails...
08:06 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Update: Alleged Dropbox Hack Is A Hoax, Website Is Back Up
Update: The alleged hack against Dropbox is looking more likeis an elaborate hoax, timed perfectly with the website’s incidental outage. As security researcher Wesley Mcgrew points out, the emai...
06:45 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch New Tactus Case Concept Brings A Disappearing Keyboard To The iPad
It was about this time last year that Tactus -- the company behind the amazing disappearing touchscreen keyboard -- really started making a name for itself. So what does a buzzy company do to top its ...
05:37 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Bill Gates Is Not The Next CEO Of Microsoft, But His VC Investments Are Picking Up
Bill Gates may be one of the worlds most famous philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and guest editors, but could he be adding venture capitalist to the list?Over the past few years it seems that Gates has...
05:24 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Urb-E, The Worlds Most Compact Electric Scooter
One of the more interesting discoveries at this year's CES was the Urb-E e-vehicle, a super compact electric scooter that folds right up in a jiffy. We interviewed co-founder Grant Delgatti and learne...
03:59 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Martha Stewart Shops CES
For many of us, CES is a massive conference filled with the world's most innovative technology. To Martha Stewart, the world's largest Consumer Electronics Show represents a day of gadget shopping. So...
03:42 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With Samsungs New Galaxy NotePRO And TabPRO Android Tablets
Samsung debuted a couple brand new Android tablets at CES this year, both of which are being positioned as “Pro” versions of its existing Note and Tab line of devices. The slates do indeed...
02:50 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch LuckyPennie Brings Music Discovery, Local Tastemakers To The iPhone
If your Spotify friends have terrible taste in music, newly launched iPhone app LuckyPennie may be for you. This L.A.-based startup is hoping to re-imagine the way people discover music, including not...
02:14 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.10.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific. ...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch These Are The Headphones Youre Looking For
Stormtrooper: Let me see your headphones. Obi-Wan: [with a small wave of his hand] You don’t need to see his headphones. Stormtrooper: We don’t need to see his headphones. Obi-Wan: These a...
02:06 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Snakebyte Vyper Adds Home Theatre Features To An Android Game Console And Tablet
Many companies are betting that people want some kind of Android-based gaming solution in their living room, from Ouya to GameStick to Nvidia. One new initiative along those lines debuted at CES 2014 ...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch TC Makers: A Walk Through The Pinball Hall Of Fame
Before Pac-Man, before Pong, before Space Invaders there was pinball. And it was good.While we were in Las Vegas this week for CES 2014 we had the distinct pleasure of stopping by the Pinball Hall of ...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Supreme Court Will Hear Aereo Case, Settling The Broadcaster Battle Once And For All
Aereo, a streaming TV startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has been embroiled in a legal battle with network broadcasters for the better part of this year. But the case has finally reached the ...
01:08 am GMT - Sat, January 11, 2014
Techcrunch Newly Launched Marketing Platform Carnival Wants Brands To Stop Treating Mobile Like A Billboard
Just before the holidays, a new mobile marketing platform targeting brands and agencies, Carnival, quietly made its public debut. Based in New York and New Zealand, the company is aspiring to chart a ...
11:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Google Maps Mistakenly Labels Berlin Square After Hitler
Google lets anybody suggest changes to its maps, and on January 2, an anonymous user suggested thatTheodor-Heuss square in Berlin shouldn't be named after Germany's first federal president but after A...
11:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Questions Is A Video Q&A App That Wants You To Have Curious Micro-Conversations With Anyone
Questions -- Ask And Answer is an iOS app, from the founder of Nyoombl, that's using video to animate and humanise the Q&A format. Just don't call it a Q&A app... ...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch FOBO Launches In San Francisco To Become The Fastest, Easiest Way To Sell Your Consumer Electronics
By now you probably know that Craigslist sucks as a way to sell stuff. You have to contend with spam emails, buyers who promise to purchase your goods but flake, and people who show up then try to hag...
09:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch JayBird Bets On Intelligent Tracking For The Reign, Its First Foray Into Quantified Fitness
Bluetooth and sport headset company JayBird is venturing a little outside of its comfort zone with the new JayBird Reign fitness tracking wristband, a device unveiled earlier this week at CES 2014. Th...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch LoginBox Debuts A New Kind Of Password Manager That Actually Records Your Workflows (But Is It Safe?)
Loginbox, a new solution aiming to save you from typing in your username and password for various websites when accessed from your smartphone's small screen, is taking a different approach than most. ...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Targets Data Breach Gets Worse: 70 Million Customers Had Info Stolen, Including Names, Emails And Phones
Target’s massive credit card breach reported last month may be worse than previously thought. Today, the company disclosed the attack affected as many as 70 million individuals, whose names, mai...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Meet PlayFresco, The Palestinian Hardware Battlefield Company That Couldnt Make It To The U.S.
When we began our planning we initially invited 15 finalists from 11 countries onto our TC Hardware Battlefield stage. One company couldn't make it. They were PlayFresco, a team of engineers and hobby...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch KakaoTalk Looking At Adding News Content Service To Its 130M-User-Strong Mobile Messaging Platform
South Korea’s KakaoTalk is considering launching a news content service, to further flesh out its mobile messaging app feature set which already includes group voice chats, event scheduling &...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch The Anti-Amazon Law Is About To Become A Reality In France, But Its Not A Bad Thing
The cultural exception strikes again — France’s National Assembly will most probably pass the so-called ‘anti-Amazon’ law in the coming days. In a few months, Amazon won’...
12:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Meet ChoiceMap, A New App That Helps You Make Better Decisions
Making complicated decisions is an emotionally fraught process and (if you are like me) the process can leave you feeling paralyzed. ChoiceMap is a new free iPhone app that helps you break down comple...
09:55 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Airlock, Facebooks New A/B Testing Framework, Will Help Improve User Experience On Its Mobile Apps
Facebook has developed a new mobile A/B testing framework, it announced today. In a post on the company’s engineering blog, engineers Ari Grant and Kang Zhang explained that when Facebook switch...
09:03 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch After A Troubled 2013, The PC Market Looks For Stability
Today Gartner released a preliminary set of results for the global PC market in the fourth quarter of 2013, indicating that PC sales fell6.9% to 82.6 million units. 2013 has certainly been a historica...
07:48 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Source: Yahoo Bought Aviate For $80M
Earlier this week, Yahoo announced that it had acquired Aviate, a startup providing contextually relevant information on Android homescreens, but it didn't say anything about the acquisition price. No...
07:07 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Ifbyphone Raises Another $9M For Voice Marketing Tools
Marketing technology company Ifbyphone is announcing that it has raised $9 million in Series D funding.The round was led by new investor River Cities Capital Funds (a growth equity firm focused on hea...
06:23 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch And Now For Something Completely Different, Leadership Changes
As you may have read, our beloved co-editor Eric Eldon is moving on to do other things. Clearly Eldon will leave a huge hole, and therefore we're going to be making a couple of editorial changes to ma...
06:19 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch And The Winner Of Our First Hardware Battlefield Is CubeSensors!
Three days go by awfully quickly, don’t they? The Consumer Electronics Show — and by extension our Hardware Battlefield — only started on Tuesday but we’ve seen no shortage of ...
06:10 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Google Play Services Gets Improved Mobile Ads And Multiplayer Support, Google+ Sharing And Preview Of Drive API
Google today started rolling out the latest version of its Google Play services for Android. Just like earlier updates, version 4.1 brings a number of incremental changes to the company’s servic...
05:20 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus VRs New Crystal Cove Prototype Is Kind Of Amazing
Oculus VR has been showing off a new version of its virtual reality technology at the Consumer Electronics Show. According to Vice President of Product Nate Mitchell, the "Crystal Cove" prototype feat...
04:55 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Its Never Too Early To Say Goodbye
“You can’t just quietly slip out the door,” I’ve been told by too many people I trust. So okay, fine, here’s this post! Since you asked, TechCrunch is in a really good pl...
04:23 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch And Now For Something Completely Different, Leadership Changes
As you may have read, our beloved co-editor Eric Eldon is moving on to do other things. Clearly Eldon will leave a huge hole, and therefore we're going to be making a couple of editorial changes to ma...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch And The Winner Of Our First Hardware Battlefield Is CubeSensors!
Three days go by awfully quickly, don’t they? The Consumer Electronics Show — and by extension our Hardware Battlefield — only started on Tuesday but we’ve seen no shortage of ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Bioniq Health Compares Features And The Quality Of Health Trackers
Health trackers, from pedometers to smart scales, are flooding the market and there’s no place to conveniently compare all the different competitors. BioniqHealth.com is a new website to compare...
02:23 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Pintrips Files A Motion To Dismiss Pinterests Trademark Suit, Says Pin Is Too Generic
Pins, pins everywhere! Back in October, we reported on a trademark infringement suit filed by Pinterest against planning travel startup Pintrips, accusing it oftrademark infringement, false designatio...
01:41 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Overstock.com Partners With Coinbase And Starts Accepting Bitcoins As Payment
Have a wallet with several bitcoins and shopping for a new patio set or maybe several lamps? Overstock.com is ready to take those volatile bitcoins off your hands. No word on Dogecoins, though.Oversto...
12:34 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Gametime Aims To Provide The Best Mobile Experience For Last-Minute Sports Ticketing
Online ticketing services are moving onto mobile, but Brad Griffith, CEO of a startup called Gametime, says the experience still isn't good enough.For example, Griffith (whose previous startup Zappedy...
12:30 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Toys With Ways To Boost Engagement With @AchievementBird Experiment
Twitter has begun experimenting with an account, called @AchievementBird, that will direct message you ‘achievements’ that you earn with your tweets. The account is protected but has grant...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch With Revenue Now In The Millions, Piqora Prepares A Content Management System For The Visual Web
Piqora, a company which began its life as a Pinterest-centric company once called Pinfluencer has over the past year expanded further into the visual web space with marketing tools for Tumblr and Inst...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, January 10, 2014
Techcrunch Robin Labs Builds A Rear-View Mirror Personal Assistant For New Strategic Investor Pioneer
Robin Labs -- maker of the eponynous personal assistant app -- has been in the news of late because of a leaked video that shows a mobile app personal assistant customized to run on Yahoo services. Wh...
11:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Pocket Drones Gets $50,000 In Pledges Overnight
Hardware Battlefield entrant Pocket Drones blew past their initial goal of $30,000 last night after launching on our stage at CES 2014. The company, run by long-time friends and moderators of the Dron...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch New Gmail Feature Allows Anyone On Google+ To Email You & Vice Versa, But Opt Out Is Provided
Google is today making a change to Gmail that will further bake in Google+ to its webmail product in a way that’s actually somewhat practical, though also potentially invasive. Going forward, yo...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Slashes UberX Fares In 16 Markets To Make It The Cheapest Car Service Available Anywhere
Riding Uber just got a lot cheaper -- at least for most customers using its low-cost UberX option. That's because Uber has committed to slashing fares for its on-demand car service in majority of U.S....
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch GitHub Acquires Y Combinator Alum Easel, A Browser-Based Web Design Tool
GitHub has acquiredEasel, a browser-based WYSIWYG web design tool that launched out of Y Combinator in 2012.The terms of the deal were not disclosed.Judging from the announcement, the team will join G...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Martha Stewart Goes 3D Printer Shopping At CES 2014
Interested in 3D printing and smartphone-controlled aerial drones? So is Martha Stewart. She and I had the pleasure of touring CES 2014's South Hall, where we checked out Parrot, Form Labs, and MakerB...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The TechCrunch CES Live Video Stream Right Here
Today is the final day of CES. Thank the gadget gods above. We’re almost done. You can watch us slowly dying in the live video above. It’s been a long week. Most of the TechCrunch staff ha...
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Return Of The D: Mossberg And Swisher Open Registration For Re/Booted Code Conference
Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher’s new ‘Code’ conference has opened registration today. The conference is a near identical reboot of the ‘Dx’ events that they’ve been...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch IDrive Launches Long-Term Data Archival Service Via Shipped Hard Drives
Cloud storage and data backup service IDrive today announced the launch of a new long-term archival service that allows users to ship data to the company on physical drives.IDrive Safe, as the company...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Finally Says Sorry For December Data Breach, Updates Android & iOS Apps With Find Friends Opt-Out
It's taken some sound and fury but Snapchat has finally said sorry for its December data breach which saw 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers leaked. It's also updated its apps to include an opt-o...
08:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Is Popular In Nigeria? Why Todays Mobile Apps Are Ranking Highly In Markets They Dont Serve
On-demand ridesharing, taxi and black car services from companies like Lyft and Uber have been quickly growing their reach within new cities and countries worldwide, but they’re not yet globally...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Social Sharing App Buffer Doubles Down On Its Premium Business Product With Google Analytics, Follower Tracking
Buffer -- the popular desktop/mobile app for sharing content across multiple social networks that hit amajor stumbling block it hit last autumn when it suffered asecurity breach-- is stepping up itsbi...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Sunrise Adds iPad App And Week View In Its Quest To Build The Best Calendar Platform
Calendar app Sunrise released a major update today, completing two missing pieces of the complicated calendar puzzle — you can now use Sunrise on your iPad with a new design tailored for bigger ...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Qardio Puts Its Smart Blood Pressure Monitor On Indiegogo, Aiming To Ship In March
Qardio, one of the startups competing in our battlefield competition at Disrupt Europe 2013 last October, has kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to help get the less expensive of its two consumer medi...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch TeamLab, A Canvas-Based Document Editor, Wants To Send Microsoft Office 365 Back To The Drawing Board
Online document editors such as Google Docs, and Zoho Docs, have long-promised a browser-based alternative that will finally let you eradicate Microsoft Office from your desktop. But for more complex ...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch The Jalapeo Beat Maker Adds A Dash Of Spice To Your Workouts
Like most people, I depend on fast-paced music to stay motivated during my workouts, which usually consist of running around a park or flailing along to cardio fitness videos. But even adding new trac...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch European Civil Liberties Committee Votes To Ask Snowden To Contribute To Its NSA Surveillance Inquiry
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will be invited to contribute to a European Parliamentary committee's ongoing inquiry into the U.S. NSA surveillance program. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch E-Commerce Business Lender iwoca Raises $8.2M To Expand In The UK And Europe
iwoca, which provides short-term loans to online retailers based in the UK, announced today that it has raised 5 million (about $8.2 million) from Global Founders Capital, a new private investment fun...
02:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch SwiftKey Takes Its Predictive Android Keyboard Software Into Cars With Clarion Car Stereo Tie-Up
U.K. phone software maker SwiftKey has partnered with in-car entertainment manufacturer Clarion for their AX1 Android-powered touchscreen car stereo system, expanding its predictive keyboard software ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Announcing The Finalists For Hardware Battlefield: Atlas Wearables, Blaze, CubeSensors, And Owlet Baby Care
After two days of presentations, hours of judging, and 14 demos, we’re excited to announce the finalists for the inaugural Hardware Battlefield: Atlas Wearables, Blaze, CubeSensors, and Owlet Ba...
10:00 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch CAN Capital Raises $33M From Meritech And Accel To Loan Small Businesses Working Capital
CAN Capital, a company that gives small businesses access to credit and working capital and helps solve the problem outlines above, has raised $33 million in funding co-led by Meritech Capital Partner...
06:34 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch After Arriving On Android, Glooko Lands $7M From Samsung & More To Bring Predictive Diabetes Care Global
The proliferation of connected devices, coupled with rapid advances in data analytics and sensor technology, has fundamentally changed the way people interact with and manage their health. Thanks to s...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Faradays Stylish New Bicycle Will Change How You Think About E-Bikes
Faraday Bicycles has created an electronic bike that was built to be stylish, functional, and a lot of fun to ride. We got a preview of the company's first bike, which will be shipping soon to custome...
05:12 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Androids Rise To Platform Dominance In One Graph
With Android landing on all-in-one computers and Windows extending its reach deeper into the mobile world, the platform world is tightening into three key teams: iOS and OS X, Windows, and Android....
05:04 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Get Reminders To Brush Your Teeth And Water The Plants With The Digital Mother
Need a helpful reminder to brush your teeth, take your morning pills, or water the plants? The newly announced device, called“Mother”, imbues everyday objects with the gentle nagging power...
04:45 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch AirDroids Wants To Democratize The Skies With Its Pint-Sized Pocket Drone
The buzz around drones is undeniable these days -- as it turns out, even Martha Stewart uses one to survey her farm -- but there still hasn't been a runaway drone hit that has captured that imaginatio...
04:41 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Medypal Raises $400K In Seed Round To Help Patients Buy Affordable Healthcare In India
Commerzpoint Networks, an Indian startup that owns healthcare marketplaceMedypal, has raised around $400,000 in seed funding from Unitus Seed Fund. With this funding, Medypal will help patients find t...
04:38 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Tech Angels Cross The $1Billion Mark In 2013
Buoyed by a stronger economy, angel investors companies worldwide poured a record amount of cash into early stage technology and life sciences companies, according to data from CrunchBase. Angel inves...
04:38 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Tech Angels Cross The $1 Billion Mark In 2013
Buoyed by a stronger economy, angel investors companies worldwide poured a record amount of cash into early-stage technology and life-sciences companies, according to data from CrunchBase. Angel inves...
04:27 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch The Fin Is A Bluetooth Ring That Turns Your Hand Into An Interface
Smart glasses! Smart watches! Smart rings? While many in the tech world would agree that wearable devices are the natural next stage of computing, no one has really cracked the code. As much as we gee...
04:16 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Modbot Wants To Make Robotics Easier, More Modular And More Democratic
The DIY revolution means that people can now print their own 3D models, build their own websites and apps, and even build their own mobile devices and custom computers using things like Raspberry Pi. ...
03:51 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Apigee Discloses $20.5M Stock Transaction To Pay For Predictive Analytics Company InsightsOne
Apigeehas disclosed a $20.5 million stock transaction as part of its previously announced acquisition of InsightsOne, according to a filing with the SEC.Terms of the deal were not previously disclosed...
03:37 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch With An Eight-Figure Runrate, Oscar Doubles Down on Health Insurance Through $30M In New Funding
Oscar, the New York-based startup in the decidedly unsexy world of health insurance, has just picked up an additional $30 million in funding. Why? Promising numbers in the product’s first 90 day...
02:55 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Medium Considering Raising $20 Million
Medium, Evan Williams clean and beautiful attempt at revamping the way people write and read online, is considering raising a venture round according to the rumor mill. Were hearing that the company, ...
02:46 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo News Digest Reviews Get A Boost From Yahoo Employees, Cheerleaders
Some folks out there really, really, really like any app that Yahoo puts out. At least, that’s the picture we get from looking at the recent reviews of its Yahoo News Digest app, introduced yest...
01:59 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Are You There, TechCrunch? Its Me, Jon
If you’re reading this, then you either have very little to do right now, or you care about the inner workings and staffing decisions here at TechCrunch. (I’m sure there could be other rea...
01:46 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter CEO Says He Has No Idea How Many Users Opt Out Of Ads
Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter, says that it's easy enough for consumers to opt out of tailored ads on Twitter, but he does not know how many actually go through the process of doing so. "You can op...
01:34 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch France Fines Google 150,000 Euro After It Refuses To Comply With Data Protection Act
Google, a company that reported $14.89 billion in revenue last quarter, was fined 150,000 euro (just over US$200,000) today by France’s digital privacy watchdog CNIL. Google was also ordered to ...
01:26 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Data Scientists Prove Memes Mutate And Adapt Like DNA
Malcom Gladwell likened memes to genes, but a new study by Facebook shows just how accurate that analogy is.Memes adapt to their surroundings in order to survive, just like organisms. Post a liberal m...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Verizon To Launch New Nokia Icon Handset In Move That Could Boost Windows Phones US Market Share
According to Verizon, a new Nokia phone is set to land in the United States. Dubbed the "Icon," the Lumia handset sports a 5-inch screen, a 20-megapixel camera, a quad-core processor, and a 2420 mAh b...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Amitree, The Company Behind Home Buying To-Do Service Closing Time, Raises $2.7 Million
Amitree created Closing Time, which creates a comprehensive list of things that a home purchaser needs to do in the month or so between signing a contract and picking up the keys.Well the company just...
01:07 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Owlet Infant Health Tracker Takes The Wearable Revolution Into The Crib
No one is more concerned with health than the mother of an infant, and with the rising availability of wrist-worn fitness tracking devices, it only makes sense that a baby-sized health tracker would p...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch The Eye Tribe Says Its Shipping Its First $99 Eye-Tracking Units, Raises Another $1M
The Eye Tribe, which took the stage today at TechCrunchs CES Hardware Battlefield, has developed affordable hardware that allows users to control software with the motion of their eyes.In fact, co-fou...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Mystery Shopping Service Mobee Acquires Kickscout, The Startup From RunKeeper Co-founder Michael Sheeley
Boston-based Mobee, the mystery shopping app built by former Googlers aimed at leveraging mobile to collect real-world data from inside stores and other businesses, has acquired local shopping app Kic...
12:25 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Alima Aims To Tell You When Your Air Is Harmful And Prevent It From Ever Getting There
French company and 2014 Hardware Battlefield contestant Alima thinks people want to know what makes up the air they breathe, and they previously launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to prove tha...
12:09 am GMT - Thu, January 9, 2014
Techcrunch Driblets Smart Water Meter Wants To Track Your Home Water Usage
Access to clean water is something that most us probably take for granted — after all, it just comes out of taps and faucets and hoses and shower heads with little more than the twist of a spigo...
11:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch With Ford CEO Alan Mulally Officially Off The List, Microsofts CEO Hunt Could Stretch Into February
With Ford CEO Alan Mulally again putting his potential candidacyto be the next CEO of Microsoft to rest, you might think that the process is winding down, and that the company will soon land on a new ...
11:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Google Releases Branding Guidelines For Glass
Do you cringe when you hear people talk about Google Glasses? So does Google, it seems. The company today released a set of branding guidelines for its developers to clarify how they can use the Glass...
10:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch 3D Systems Launches The ChefJet, A Sugar Printer For Cooks
Sugar printing has always been difficult. Cooks were able to create sugar-based sculptures by hacking standard plastic printers but, in the end, the results have been, shall we say, less than sweet. T...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The TechCrunch CES Live Video Stream Right Here
CES. Day two. Go. We’re back for a second day of CES and today is set to be stellar. Martha Stewart is joining Jordan Crook on our live video stream. We have two rockstar sessions of Hardware Ba...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarters 2013 Saw 3M Crowdfunders Pledge $480M, 19.9K Successfully Funded Projects
De facto crowdfunding kingpin Kickstarter has put out a set of performance stats for the year just gone. It said 2013 saw three million people pledging $480 million to projects being pitched on its we...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch With myDoorman, You Never Have To Miss A Package Delivery Again
While a number of big-name brands like Amazon, Google and eBay are testing the waters of local delivery on demand, where couriers drop off products following the push of a button on your smartphone, a...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Drive Raises $2.7 Million For Its Uber-Like Service In The Crowded French Market
French startup Drive just raised $2.7 million (2 million) in Series A funding from undisclosed business angels and institutional investors. The service is reminiscent of Chauffeur-priv or LeCab —...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Formisimo, A U.K. Startup Tackling Web Form Friction, Exits Beta & Launches Price Plans
U.K.-based startup Formisimo is tackling the problem of web forms that go unfilled because of factors such as confusingly worded questions, layout or formatting errors, and rogue auto-filling wreaking...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Zephyr Health Lands $15M From Kleiner To Help Life Sciences Navigate Big Data, Bring Therapies To Market Faster
The Big Data landscape continued to explode in 2013, as companies across the board scrambled to update infrastructure and technology to meet the new set of demands and opportunities brought on by a br...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Yotpo Secures A $10.7M Series A Funding Round led by Blumberg Capital
Yotpo, a leading platform that helps businesses market online via social reviews and user content, has completed a Series A funding round worth $10.7 Million led by Blumberg Capital. Also participatin...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon & CBS Tie Up Again On New Series Extant, After Earlier Collaboration Became Prime Instant Videos Most-Watched Show
A little over a year ago, Amazon announced it signed a deal with CBS which would bring a summer TV series “Under the Dome,” based on a Stephen King novel, to Amazon’s Prime Instant V...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Pokki Plans To Take Its App Recommendation Service To Android, Expanding From Its Windows Beachhead
This morning Pokki, a product of Sweet Labs, announced that it will expand its application recommendation engine to Android devices, and enhance its app store for what the company calls “multi m...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Apigee Acquires InsightsOne To Deepen API Analytics Offerings
Apigee, an API management company, has acquired InsightsOne for its predictive analytics technology. With InsightsOne, Apigee will have a platform that helps companies find patterns in multiple data s...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch mytaxi To Switch From Fixed Fee To Marketplace Model Drivers To Choose 3%-30% Revenue Share
The taxi app wars are about to get a whole lot more interesting. German taxi startup, mytaxi, is planning to switch from taking a fixed fee cut of taxi journeys to a marketplace model where drivers ch...
02:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Indiegogo To Add Option For Companies To Embed Crowdfunding Campaigns On Own Websites
Indiegogo has announced a plan to extended its reach with the launch of a tool, called Outpost, that will let companies run Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns as embeds on their own websites -- as well ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Prague-Based Accelerator StartupYard Partners With GoodData For Its Data, Search And Analytics Program
The theme for this year’s StartupYard, the Prague-based European accelerator program now headed-up by serial entrepreneur Cedric Maloux, is ‘Data, Search and Analytics’. Adding weigh...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Alibaba Will Launch A Mobile Gaming Platform To Compete With Tencent
It's been a busy week for Alibaba Group. The Chinese Internet giant just debuted Weibo Payment, a new payment platform developed for microblogging platform Sina Weibo, and today the company took anoth...
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Revolv, The Missing Link For Home Automation, Comes To Home Depot Stores
Revolv, the device that connects all your smart devices, will begin sales in selected Home Depot stores across the U.S. and on Home Depot’s website. As a reminder, Revolv could become an importa...
10:39 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Girds Its Loins For The Battle Over Your Home Screen
The home screen as it stands cannot last. In reality, what we’re looking at is the end times for the traditional grid of icons that we’ve become so familiar with since the iPhone was intro...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch The FLIR ONE Case Gives Your iPhone Thermal Vision
The FLIR ONE iPhone case significantly ups the imaging powers of your iPhone 5 or 5S, making it into a thermal imaging camera that lets you see heat signatures from either live people and animals from...
09:55 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Beefs Up Its Retail Presence In China With A New Store On Alibabas Tmall
Apple has set up an official store on Tmall, the marketplace operated by e-commerce behemoth Alibaba. Tmall is currently the world's second largest online retailer and is set to overtake Amazon's top ...
09:15 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Explains The Surprising Goal Of His New Company, Jelly
Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone revealed his top-secret new startup Jelly, a mobile app that enables users to ask short questions of their social network through pictures. For instance, Stone snapped a p...
08:10 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Indian Startup Little Eye Labs Confirms Its Acquisition By Facebook, Deal Worth $10-$15M
Last month, we reported that Facebook was planning to buy Little Eye Labs, an Indian startup that makes a software tool for analyzing the performance of Android apps. Now the Bangalore-based company h...
05:42 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Art Meets Tech In Former Mailbox Designers New Textile Project Bulan
Sometimes when life seems too pre-ordained, you drop everything and flee in the opposite direction. That’s what designer Elle Luna did when her picture perfect career at Ideo stopped resonating ...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch What Legal Battles? Video Upstart Aereo Lands $34M In New Funding, Plans Big U.S. Expansion
Streaming TV startup Aereo generated quite a few headlines last year. Backed by Barry Diller and IAC, the controversial young company has become entangled in a lengthy and expensive legal battle with ...
04:55 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Blaze Seeks To Save Cyclist Lives With A Laser Projection Bike Light
More and more urban commuters are embracing cycling as a way to get to and from work and around the city, and more and more cities are embracing cyclists by adding bike lanes and making commutes safer...
04:45 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Sentry Scientific Wants To Remake Walker Tech To Keep Seniors Safe And On The Go
Today at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield at CES Sentry Scientific displayed new walker technology designed to keep the elderly safe, and mobile. This isn’t the usual fare here at TechCru...
04:36 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch The Silk Roads Libertas Is Free, To The Annoyance Of U.S. Authorities, While DoJ Mulls BTC Sell-Off
The Silk Road moderator Gary Davis, aka Libertas, is officially free on bail and awaiting an extradition hearing on February 13. Irish and U.S. authorities arrested Davis on December 20 in an internat...
04:31 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Livemap Demonstrates A Motorcycle Helmet Concept With Built-In Navigation
More and more of us can use GPS to find our way around, whether its a navigation system like TomTom or the turn-by-turn directions options included in our smartphones. But according to Livemap, a Russ...
04:18 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch CubeSensors Brings Health And Comfort Monitoring To The Whole Home
In the future, you're home will know you just as well as your smartphone does. The era of the connected smart home is upon us, and that all starts with sensors. CubeSensors, a competitor in our CES 20...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Bang & Olufsen To Take On Sonos With The $1,000 Essence Streaming System
Bang & Olufsen's latest household gadget aims to make controlling music as easy as turning on the lights. In fact the company hopes homeowners install the company's $1,000 Essence system near a co...
03:33 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Introduces New Ad Exchange And Manager, Says It Now Powers Tumblr Ads
Scott Burke, Yahoo's senior vice president of data and advertising platforms, took the stage during the company's keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show to talk about what he said is "a new unified ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Watch How SmartThings Can Help Jumpstart Your Day
It's CES 2014, and once again, SmartThings has taken over an entire house in Las Vegas to showcase all the cool things you can do with its home automation platform. Last year, when we visited the Smar...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Goes Vertical For The Mainstream, Launches Yahoo Food And Yahoo Tech, Hires Rafe Needleman As Editorial Director
Add another news portal to the increasingly crowded world of tech news sites, and another food portal if you're still feeling hungry. Today Yahoo officially launched Yahoo Tech, a new site that will s...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Courts Mainstream Audiences With Vertical, Launches Yahoo Food And Yahoo Tech
Add another news portal to the increasingly crowded world of tech news sites, and another food portal if you're still feeling hungry. Today Yahoo officially launched Yahoo Tech, a new site that will s...
02:41 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Courts Mainstream Audiences With Vertical Sites, Launches Yahoo Food And Yahoo Tech
Add another news portal to the increasingly crowded world of tech news sites, and another food portal if you're still feeling hungry. Today Yahoo officially launched Yahoo Tech, a new site that will s...
02:33 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Launches News Digest, Its First App Based On Summly
Today at its CES keynote, Yahoo announced a new product, News Digest to help people stay “quickly informed” on the day’s big topics by sending out twice daily updates, or digests. Th...
02:21 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Announces That It Has Acquired Intelligent Homescreen Startup Aviate
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer just made her first announcement on-stage at her Consumer Electronics Show keynote — that the company has acquired Aviate, a startup that taps the apps on your smartphone...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Will Issue First Quarterly Report As Public Company On Feb 5th, Take Questions Via Twitter
Today, Twitter announced that it will report its fourth quarter fiscal year 2013 results on February 5th, 2014. This is the first report to be issued since the company went public last year. In an int...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch WillCalls New Bluetooth BarTab Feature Lets You Buy Drinks At Concerts By Saying Your Name
WillCall's plot to reimagine nightlife goes way beyond its concert ticketing app. So it's tackling the annoyance of buying drinks, from long bar lines to fumbling for cash to forgetting your credit ca...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch With Release Of iOS 7.1 Beta 3, Apple Favors Circular Buttons, Changes To Phone & Power Off Screens
Apple is continuing to tweak the interface to its iOS 7 mobile operating system, it seems, as today’s release of the iOS 7.1 beta 3 build indicates. In this latest update, the company has revamp...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch AdhereTech Introduces Wireless Pill Bottle To Ensure Patients Take Their Meds
Prescription drug adherence is a big problem in the U.S., costing the healthcare system hundreds of millions of dollars per year and often leading to health complications for patients who don't follow...
12:44 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch MobStac Raises $2 Million In Series B To Help Brands Leverage Mobile Commerce
MobStac, a Bangalore-based startup that helps publishers build and manage their mobile websites and apps, has raised $2 million in Series B funding from Accel Partners and Cisco. With the latest finan...
12:32 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch H2 Launches Health2Sync, A Tech-Savvy Way To Help Diabetics Manage And Track Their Glucose
Today at the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at CES, H2 debuted its Health2Sync technology, a combination of hardware and software aimed at helping diabetics better manage their glucose levels by prov...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Atlas Wearables Takes On Jawbone And Nike With A Smarter Exercise Tracker
If there's one lesson to be learned at this year's CES, it's that everybody and their mothers are going nuts for wearables. More than a few of these peculiar gadgets are meant to make sure you're gett...
12:04 am GMT - Wed, January 8, 2014
Techcrunch Immigration Reform Unlikely To Pass Before 2015, Says Rep. Issa
Hopes for undocumented immigrants stranded in political limbo will have to wait at least another year. In a wide-ranging interview on congress’s next session, Representative Darrell Issa, who dr...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Estonian Farm Management Startup VitalFields Raises Further 500K
Estonian startup, VitalFields, which offers web and mobile apps to put farm management into the cloud and harness otherwise untapped farm-related data, has raised 500,000 in follow-on funding. The rou...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Goes All-In On Cloud Content With PlayStation Now And A Cloud-Based VOD TV Service
The cloud has covered Sony in a big way: at CES today the company announced a couple of new services today that will bring a new wave of cloud-based content to use across its range of devices. PlaySta...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The TechCrunch CES Live Video Stream Right Here
CES! CES! CES! TechCrunch is excited to be back to the annual Consumer Electronic Show for yet another year. Our schedule is packed and we're streaming all the tomfoolery live. You can watch it right ...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Social Voting App Polar Launches Self-Service Poll-Creating Tool For Publishers
Polar, the social voting app that raised $1.2 million from Yahoo founder Jerry Yang, Google's Don Dodge and other prominent investors last year, is launching its freeself-service solution for publishe...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch MakerBot Is Changing The World
It was an inauspicious beginning. At the Makerbot event last night at CES 2014 the intro music tended towards soft hard rock. On the plate was a lilting guitar anthem by the Foo Fighters and then a so...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Jelly, Biz Stones New Q&A Platform Out Today, Uses Images To Find Answers
Jelly, a new question-and-answer platform from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, is coming out of stealth today. The app, available on both iOS and Android worldwide, will go head-to-head with the likes o...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Jelly, Biz Stones New Q&A Platform, Uses Images To Find Answers
Jelly, a new question-and-answer platform from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, is coming out of stealth today. The app, available on both iOS and Android worldwide, will go head-to-head with the likes o...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Sensoria Is A New Smart Sock That Coaches Runners In Real Time
Hardware maker, Heapsylon, debuted two new fitness products at CES 2014 : a smart fitness sock that coaches users on their running technique in real time and a heart rate monitor built into a T-shirt ...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Doodle Founders Leave Scheduling Startup, Swiss Publisher Tamedia Plans To Acquire Remaining Stake
The founders of Doodle, which offers an online scheduling service for individuals and businesses, are leaving the Swiss startup they founded in 2008. Co-inciding with a change of guard, Doodle is also...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Former RISD President And New KPCB Design Partner John Maeda Talks Design Fellows And More
Kleiner Perkins is making a big push into product development and design. The firm just debuted its design and product engineering initiative, called KPCB ProductWorks. And Kleiner named former RISD P...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Memloom Debuts A New Way To Tell Stories Using Photos, Video, Audio & Text
Memloom, a new startup launching today, is looking to find a niche somewhere in between blogging and photo-printing services, like those provided by Shutterfly. The idea is to get consumers not just t...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Aiming To Grow Its Content Efforts, Rent Management Startup Cozy Acquires Landlordology
Cozy, a startup aiming to make the rental process easier for landlords and tenants, is announcing that it has made its first acquisition landlord advice site Landlordology.The tools currently offered...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Cyanogen Partners With Ex-Oppo VPs Startup, OnePlus, For Custom CyanogenMod Phones
Cyanogen Inc., the makers of an alternative Android ROM that last year raised $30 million (in two chunks) in VC funding, from Benchmark Capital and Andreessen Horowitz, to try to turn what has general...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Fandango Will Offer Embedded Trailers And Ticketing On Samsung Smart TVs
Fandango is announcing the first partnership that will see its movie ticketing capabilities embedded on Internet-connected TVs.Mark Young, the vice president of mobile strategy and business developmen...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Fitbit Partners With Tony Burch For High Fashion Accessories
The $99 FitBit Flex is about to get an injection of fashion. Today, at CES 2014, FitBit is announcing a partnership with the fashion brand Tony Burch for a line of accessories. Pricing has not been an...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Fitbit Partners With Tory Burch For High Fashion Accessories
The $99 FitBit Flex is about to get an injection of fashion. Today, at CES 2014, FitBit is announcing a partnership with the fashion brand Tory Burch for a line of accessories. Pricing has not been an...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Vimeo Rolls Out A Totally Rebuilt HTML5-Based Video Player
One of the key differentiators for Vimeo over the years is simply its user experience, and a lot of that comes from its video player. It's one of the reasons that all sorts of artsy independent creato...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Apple: $10B In App Store Sales In 2013, $15B Paid Out To Developers To Date
CES? What CES? Apple never goes to the great big noisy consumer electronics show-off in the desert. But all the non iDevice-makers do — which is one reason it’s chosen today to make some n...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch The Polaroid Socialmatic Is An Android Camera And An Instant Printer Mashed Together
The good old Polaroid brand isn’t dead yet — with the Polaroid Socialmatic, the concept has now become a product. It has a camera with a 14-megapixel camera, a 4.5” touchscreen LCD d...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Lumo BodyTech Introduces The Lift: A Small, Stylish Wearable For Better Posture
Palo Alto-based Lumo BodyTech is revealing its second product today, the Lumo Lift. The Lift, like its original Lumo Back, is a device designed to enhance a user's posture, but with a radically differ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The 2014 Hardware Battlefield Entrants
We're pleased to announce the 2014 Hardware Battlefield finalists, a group of international hardware startups from eleven countries that are about to take the world by storm with some amazing technolo...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch TiVo Moves Storage Of TV Shows Into The Cloud With New Network DVR Service
DVR manufacturer TiVo has spent most of the last 15 years building hardware that would allow consumers to record their favorite TV shows and watch them later. Now the company is working toward buildin...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Chinese Internet Giants Alibaba and Sina Weibo Partner Up To Launch Weibo Payment
Sina Weibo, the microblogging platform that has been called China’s Twitter, has partnered up with Alipay to launch a new payment platform called Weibo Payment. Users of Sina Weibo’s iOS a...
03:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch U.K.s First-To-LTE Carrier, EE, Passes 2M 4G Subscribers Just 4 Months After It Bagged 1M
It took a long time coming, but LTE/4G in the U.K. is finally achieving some significant momentum -- with first-to-the-plate carrier EE announcing today that subscribers for its LTE network have passe...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch MoID Wants To Help You Remember People Youve Met
Using proximity triangulation, similar to something like Airlike, MoID is an iOS and Android app which attempts to remember people you've met (or were in close proximity to) so that you can exchange c...
01:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With The Xperia Z1S, And The Water Salad Test
The Z1S is a brand new Sony Xperia smartphone the company unveiled at CES 2014. It has the same 5-inch screen as the Z1, but it's fatter and heavier because of its 3,000 mAh extended battery....
01:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Intels Vision: Wearables Everywhere In A Post-Windows World
At its CES-opening keynote Intel laid bare its vision for computing in the future. If Microsoft is remembered for the once Quixotic goal of ‘a computer on every desk,’ Intel has taken up t...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Gartner: 2.5B PCs, Tablets And Mobiles Will Be Shipped In 2014, 1.1B Of Them On Android
As the worlds of communication and technology increasingly become mobile-first, the traditional desktop PC continues to go the way of the dodo bird. The analysts at Gartner are today publishing their ...
07:40 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Prim Laundry Startup Throws In The Towel
Sometimes "the future" just isn't financially viable. Y Combinator-backed door-to-door laundry service Prim is shutting down. The startup just emailed customers saying "After washing thousands of poun...
07:22 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Doubles Down On Wearable Tech With The Life-Tracking Core
LG played up its push into wearable tech earlier this morning, and now it looks like Sony's turn to do the same. Sony Mobile president and CEO Kuni Suzuki took the stage at the tail end of Sony's CES ...
06:54 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Valve Unveils Lineup Of 13 Steam Machines From Partners Including Alienware
Valve Software's Steam Machine seems to be moving towards becoming a real consumer product today at the Consumer Electronics Show, the company officially announced the first 13 partners building Stea...
06:43 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Nest Says Shut-Off Heat Not Its Fault, But Pushes Thermostat Update To Fix 4.0 Problems
Nest is scrambling to fix a faulty firmware update that is causing customers' thermostats to malfunction, turning off or down their heat in the dead of winter. Nest has acknowledged the bug and is try...
06:36 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Dual-Booting Windows Phone And Other Curiosities
A story by The Information caused the Microsoft blogging sphere to start fluttering recently. It is spinning wild by the idea that Microsoft was toying with the idea of Windows Phone and Android insta...
05:52 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Shady App Install Ads Are Automatically Redirecting Mobile Users To App Store, Google Play
For many weeks now, mobile users on both iOS and Android have been encountering a problem where visits to certain websites and apps have automatically redirected them to the platform's app store to do...
05:24 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch MakerBot Unveils The Replicator Mini, Z18, And A New Prosumer Replicator
Today at CES 2014 Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis announced a the Makerbot Replicator 3D Printing Platform. This "platform" consists of the Makerbot Replicator Mini, a smaller 3D printer with the build volume...
05:20 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Epson Announces Line Of Wrist Health Trackers With Exercise Heart Rate Monitoring
Epson is building a line of smartwatches because…why not? The printer and projector hardware firm is jumping head first into the crowded health tracker market with two new wrist devices for meas...
05:06 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Epson Debuts Smart Glasses For Enterprise And Sports Stadium Fun
Epson is going after Google with its own heads-up display glasses. The Moverio BT-200 is a head-controlled device with a screen that overlays a transparent computer monitor in the center of the user&#...
04:46 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Michael Bay Joins Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga And Dr. Dre In Memorable CES WTF Moments
As if an overly hyped summer blockbuster, Michael Bay just flopped his CES 2014 debut. But it wasn't seemingly his fault. The famed director was part of Samsung's over-produced, over-the-top CES 2014 ...
04:04 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Addresses Investor Fears And Growth Opportunity At CES 2014
This year at Samsung’s CES special pre-conference press conference, the tone was somewhat different from years past: CEO and Chairman Kwon Oh Hyun started things off with an explanation of the m...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch John Oliver To Host The Crunchies
We're excited to announce the return of John Oliver, former Daily Show correspondent and current bon vivant, at our annual Crunchies event in San Francisco on February 10, 2014. That's right: Oliver w...
03:40 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Acquires Parature For $100M In Deal To Bolster Knowledge Base For Dynamics CRM Platform
Microsoft has acquired Parature, a cusiomer service SaaS provider,for $100 million, according to sources close to the deal. The Parature acquisition gives Microsoft Dynamics, its CRM platform, a world...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Mayor Lee Plans To Charge Tech Companies ~$100K A Year For Shuttles Using SF Bus Stops
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has just proposed to charge tech companies whose commuter shuttles stop at public MUNI bus stops. The plan, laid out at a press conference today, requires shuttles to have a...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Speedy Translation Service OneHourTranslation Raises $10 Million Series A
. La traduccin es importante. Getting something translated quickly is easy (but results in a poor quality translation) and getting it translated well takes time. That’s where OneHourTranslatio...
02:21 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch AT&T Launches Toll-Free Internet To Let Companies Sponsor Parts Of Users Data Plans
Today AT&T launched a new service to allow companies to pay for the data on select web content that would otherwise use the data allotted to a consumer's wireless data plan. AT&T is aiming the...
02:02 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Palo Alto Networks Buys Cyber Security Startup Founded By Former NSA Engineers, Morta
In its first acquisition, security company Palo Alto Networks is acquiring stealthy cyber security startup Morta Security. Financial details were not disclosed about the transaction, but Morta raised ...
01:58 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch WebOS Design Lead Takes Us Through LGs New Smart TV Platform Ambitions
LG's putting webOS to good use as the basis for its new smart TV platform. The operating system has taken many turns in its long and varied history, starting out as a smartphone platform under Palm a...
01:07 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Huaweis Ascend Mate 2 Will Hit The U.S. And Charge Other Phones, We Go Hands-On
Oh how times have changed. When Huawei showed off its flagship smartphone at CES last year, it did so in a smallish conference room with some chairs in the middle and crudites and demo phones flanking...
12:39 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Mashable Raises $13M In Its First Outside Funding
Mashable has raised $13 million in Series A funding. CNN (which was previously rumored to be in talks to buy Mashable) broke the news, and Mashable has confirmed the funding in a post of its own. Foun...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Hikes New User Referral From $10 To $20 Amid Increased Competition From Lyft, Other Services
Recently, Uber has bumped its new user referral fee from $10 to $20 for new users of the service through January 20th, asnoticed by Homebrew’s Hunter Walkand sent out to users in an email that T...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Panasonic Teams Up With Mozilla For Firefox OS-Powered Smart TVs & Open Standards Push
Hours after LG unveiled its webOS-powered smart TV interface at CES, Panasonic has spilled the beans on its own mobile-inspired TV plans — announcing a partnership with Mozilla to use the latter...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Dish Introduces New Joey Set-Top Boxes And Dish Anywhere Apps For iOS, Android, And Kindle Fire
Satellite TV provider Dish is expanding the number of ways that viewers can gain access to its content at CES this year.It's doing that with support for live, recorded, and on-demand video streaming t...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, January 7, 2014
Techcrunch Pebble Reveals The Pebble Steel For $249 Shipping Jan. 28; App Store Coming Soon
Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is introducing something everyone has been waiting for at CES this year: new hardware. But the hardware isn't so new that it throws the baby out with the bath water any soft...
11:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Opera Signs Up Samsung For Its Smart TV Apps Store
Opera Software today announced that it has signed up Samsung as its tenth partner for its HTML5-basedOpera TV Store. Besides its mobile and desktop browser, Opera has long been working on increasing i...
11:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Acquires Image Recognition And Visual Search Startup VisualGraph
Pinterest has just acquired two-man startup VisualGraph, which creates machine vision, image recognition, and visual search technologies. The company's founder Kevin Jing and his partner David Liu are...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Announcing The 2013 Crunchies Finalists, Vote Now
After a rush of nominations, TechCrunch and our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, are proud to announce the the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards finalists. The full list is below and voting begins now.There...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With LGs Life Band Touch: A Wristband To Rule Them All?
LG's new fitness tracker is interesting because it also seems to stand a very good chance of providing people with many of the features they'd need from a smartwatch, including incoming call notificat...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Toshiba Unveils 13 Chromebook For $279, Available February 16
Here at CES 2014, Toshiba has just unveiled a new Chromebook, running Google's Chrome OS on a 13.3-inch display for the first time. The Toshiba Chromebook is priced at $279. This is the company's firs...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Third-Party Vine Client Vinyet Disappears From App Store, Following Takedown Request From Twitter
Vinyet, a mobile application that helps users make better social videos which can then be shared to services like Twitter's Vine, has disappeared from the iTunes App Store today, following a takedown ...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch LGs Life Band Touch Health Tracker/Smartwatch And Heart Rate Earphones Ship This Spring
LG's Life Band Touch is a fitness tracker that offers smartwatch features, including incoming call notifications and display. It uses Bluetooth LE, and works with both Android and iOS devices. There a...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Zola Books Snaps Up Bookish To Power Up Its Literary Recommendations
Heads-up bibliophiles: social e-book retailer Zola Books has acquired curated book recommendation site Bookish. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a spokesperson for Zola Books confirmed that t...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Zola Books Snaps Up Bookish To Power Its Literary Recommendations
Heads-up bibliophiles: social e-book retailer Zola Books has acquired curated book recommendation site Bookish. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a spokesperson for Zola Books confirmed that t...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix To Stream House Of Cards In 4K To LG Smart TVs
Today at CES, LG brought Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on stage to announce that buyers of its ultra high resolution 4K televisions will have some content to watch that actually takes advantage of their s...
09:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch LG Teams Up With LINE To Let You Control Smart Appliances With Text Messages
LG’s CES press conference just kicked off here in Las Vegas, and the Korean tech giant is talking up services at a breakneck pace. In a bid to improve how people interact with the company’...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Innovid And Cisco Pull Keywords From The Show Youre Watching To Target Second-Screen Ads
Sequoia-backed video ad company Innovid is announcing that its working with Cisco to bring a new kind of ad targeting to second-screen apps (specifically, the smartphone and tablet apps of cable provi...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch inMarket Rolls Out iBeacons To 200 Safeway, Giant Eagle Grocery Stores To Reach Shoppers When It Matters
Today inMarket is beginning a huge rollout of iBeacons to grocery stores including Safeway and Giant Eagle locations in Seattle, San Francisco and Cleveland. The rollout will place the Bluetooth LE be...
08:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Panono Spherical Camera Passes $1M On Indiegogo To Turn Panorama Photography Into A Ball Game
Panono is a spherical camera that's designed to capture a God's eye, 360 degree view of everything that appears in a scene at the moment its shutters snap. The Berlin-based startup behind the device h...
08:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Money Transfer Service Remitly Closes $5.5 Million Series A
Though the tech world is frothing over the potential found in new cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, other companies have been working to solve the very real (if less buzzy) needs of today’s users w...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Uber-For-Beauty Startup StyleBee Brings Hair Stylists And Makeup Artists To You
With StyleBee, customers can order beauty experts on-demand from their mobile phones. Those experts will come to you and provide a variety of different services -- everything from providing hair cuts ...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch iHeartRadio Expands Automotive Availability
Today Clear Channel's iHeartRadio is expanding platform availability in the automotive realm. The company, which offers streaming internet radio to over 40 million registered users, is pushing into ne...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Whyd, The Music Streaming Social Network, Launches Publicly After Raising $700,000 Seed Round
Whyd, the French startup that lets you curate your favourite music tracks from YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, Dailymotion and various MP3 blogs, and connect with likeminded tastemakers, is ditching its i...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch OnTheGo Raises $700k Seed Round From Foundry Groups AngelList Syndicate And Others To Improve Smart Glasses
Portland’s OnTheGo Platforms today announced that it has raised a $700,000 seed round fromSK Ventures, Rogue Venture Partners, Social Leverage,Portland Seed Fund and GMO Cloud. Also included in ...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch In Its First Acquisition, YP Buys Mobile Ad Company Sense Networks
Local search and advertising company YP is announcing that it has acquired Sense Networks.David Lebow, the senior vice president and general manager of YP's national markets group, told me that this i...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch eBay-Backed Snapdeal Introduces Same-Day Delivery In India
On Monday morning, the Indian online marketplace, Snapdeal, introduced its same-day delivery service, putting pressure on rivals Flipkart and Amazon who launched their next-day delivery service few we...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch iPhone Sees Ongoing Yearly Marketshare Declines, As Apple Battles Resurgent Rivals, Says Kantar
Following the release of its latest pair of flagship smartphones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c, Apple is growing its share of smartphone sales, month on month, according to the latest figures out f...
04:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch iPhone Sees Ongoing Yearly Marketshare Decline As Apple Battles Resurgent Rivals, Says Kantar
Following the release of its latest pair of flagship smartphones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c, Apple is growing its share of smartphone sales, month on month, according to the latest figures out f...
03:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Bigcolors Lets Investors Trade Options In Early-Stage Startups
Hong Kong is a global financial center with a small but growing startup industry. Unfortunately, founders often have a hard time getting the attention of investors, who prefer to invest in equities or...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Google Announces Open Automotive Alliance To Drive Android Into Connected Cars
Google is hoping to do it again with Android — and cars. The 2007 Open Handset Alliance helped drive Google’s mobile OS from new-kid-on-the-block to dominant force in smartphones. Today, t...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Tribesports Launches Free Training App For iOS
Today Tribesports is launching a new iOS app dedicated to training. The app, which is completely free, shunning paid-for add-ons or other premium pricing, lets you track, analyse and review their trai...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Narrowly Avoids Another Quarterly Loss, Thanks To Beats Audio Stake Sale
Back in October, in its Q3 results, HTC reported its first ever quarterly loss–of around $102 million. Now, in unaudited consolidated results for its Q4, released quietly Sunday as the tech pres...
11:23 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Taiwans Government Says No To Bitcoin ATMs
Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) will not allow the installation of Bitcoin ATMs in the country because it believes Bitcoins are not a currency and should therefore not be accepted by i...
10:39 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Metawatch Aims For The High End With New Smartwatches By A Former Vertu Designer
Metawatch, one of the first working smart watches that interfaced directly with Android and iOS cellphones, has announced plans to expand their line with the new Meta. Designed by former Vertu/Nokia d...
10:15 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoins Future Foretold By Developer Momentum
If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by th...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Roku Moves Beyond The Box, Partnering With Hisense And TCL To Introduce Roku TVs
Who would have thought that streaming set-top box manufacturer Roku would actually introduce a TV before Apple? Well, it looks likely that's going to happen, thanks to partnerships with Hisense and TC...
06:32 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Withings Wants To Wake You Up Right And Provide True Sleep Tracking With The Aura
At CES 2014, Withings was showing off the latest product in its lineup of home health tracking connected gadgets, the Aura. The Aura looks vaguely like a submarine's periscope, but it lives on your ni...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Healthcare.gov Has Trouble Recognizing New Babies
More embarrassing problems for Healthcare.gov. The Associate Press reports that the beleaguered healthcare website can't yet update a consumers' plan in the event that they give birth to a bureaucracy...
05:58 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Belkin Shows Off WeMo Slow Cooker, Light Bulbs And Maker DIY Kit
Belkin's connected home efforts are moving forward at a rapid clip, and its WeMo line has a number of new products on display at CES 2014 this year. There's a connected lightbulb set similar to Philip...
05:24 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Parrot Shows Off New MiniDrone And Leaping Sumo Rolling Bot
French Bluetooth company turned drone-maker Parrot has some new hardware for CES 2014, including two brand new smartphone-controlled bots. One is the rolling, jumping Sumo and the other is the MiniDro...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Orbotix Announces The $99 Sphero 2B, A New Super-Fast, Programmable Robot
Sphero, as the name implies, was a robotic sphere. Now Orbotix, the makers of this beloved ball, have decided to elongate the it into a tube (a cylinder, really), drop the price to $99, and make one o...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Without The Cool Kids
It's not just an attractive advertising demographic that Facebook is losing as teens take their mercurial attention elsewhere in sullen search of what's cool. Facebook sans the cool kids may well be ...
03:11 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek 2013 In Review, Part 2: Twitters Big IPO, And Techs Rising Stars
The first full business week of 2014 is about to get underway. But before we jump into that, CrunchWeek is taking one more look back at the biggest tech stories from 2013....
03:03 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Lost, And Found
Silicon Valley is a place that is just as much about people reinventing themselves as it is about people reinventing industries. As a new year turns, it’s time to go through that silly (but actu...
03:02 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Mysterious Computer Chip Crop Circle Is A Nvidia CES Publicity Stunt
An intricate crop circle recently cut into a field two hours south of San Francisco baffled onlookers and spawned crackpot theories that aliens were responsible, but sources tell me it was created by ...
03:02 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Mysterious Computer Chip Crop Circle Is An Nvidia CES Publicity Stunt
An intricate crop circle recently cut into a field two hours south of San Francisco baffled onlookers and spawned crackpot theories that aliens were responsible, but sources tell me it was created by ...
03:02 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Mysterious Computer Chip Crop Circle Is An Nvidia CES Publicity Stunt [Update: Confirmed]
An intricate crop circle recently cut into a field two hours south of San Francisco baffled onlookers and spawned crackpot theories that aliens were responsible, but sources tell me it was created by ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch What Games Are: Why All The Clones?
Why are there so many game companies that clone or copy one another? A lot of it has to do with risk aversion, genre thinking and a lack of patience or process. It also tends to be a shortcut, but one...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch DJIs Phantom 2 Vision Makes Aerial Photography Easy
The advent of affordable quadcopters has made aerial photography accessible for almost anybody. Getting really good results still often takes a bit more than just attaching a GoPro to a quadcopter. A ...
12:50 am GMT - Mon, January 6, 2014
Techcrunch Evernote CEOs Mea Culpa Plans To Address App Stability, Plus A Hiring Blitz
Evernote CEO Phil Libin has responded to the scathing criticism of the company made in a blog post by former TechCrunch writer Jason Kincaid. A post which ended up making headlines recently. Libin say...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch A Passive Yet Potentially Aggressive Mobile App Strategy
Yes, we know...If youre reading TechCrunch, theres a great chance we all look at our phones too many times during the day, during meetings, during conversations, during dinner, and every other piece o...
10:08 pm GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch Holy Tech Batman! Can The European Commission Be A Startup Super Hero?
What is to be done with Europe? As The New York Times wrote just two days ago, there are not enough people in Europe qualified to fill all the technology jobs available. At the same time, Europe is no...
09:16 pm GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch For Your Diary The Best European Events For Startups In 2014
Back in 2012 I'd been to enough tech startup conferences in Europe over the previous few years to work out which ones appeared to be most significant. Europe being the disjointed bunch of countries th...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch Parlor Tricks
CES looms, as it frequently does, and soon we will all be awash in the deluge; the annual international carnival of gadgetry shows no sign of slowing. But beyond this yearly cycle, a longer pattern is...
07:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch Square And Griffin Debut An Integrated Merchant Case And Holder For iPhones And Readers, Will Create More Accessories For Sellers
Last year, Square debuted Stand, a piece of hardware that turns a merchant’s iPad into a card-swiping register. The idea was to provide a simple and elegant way to allow merchants to accept Squa...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch Obamacare Removes Barriers For Women, Latino Entrepreneurs
Two months ago Luz Rivas walked away from her job to work full-time on her startup, DIY Girls. As the founder and executive director of the group that is teaching girls about engineering and technolog...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch Why Startups Hire Their Own Lawyers
Airbnb challenged local hotel zoning laws, Uber took on taxi licensing requirements, and Pinterest built a business around posting copyrighted images. Startup companies that simply follow the rules ri...
02:53 am GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch Google Puts Rap Genius Back Atop Searches, Favoring Smart Results Over Holding A Grudge
Google apparently cares more about giving the best search results than punishing spammers, as it's returning lyrics site Rap Genius to its high rankings for searches after it was exiled for SEO spam 1...
12:53 am GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs
Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, TechCrunch has learned. The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineerin...
12:53 am GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Acquires Rapid-Fire Camera App Developer SnappyLabs [Update: Confirmed]
Apple has acquired the one-man photo technology startup SnappyLabs, maker of SnappyCam, TechCrunch has learned. The startup was founded and run solely by John Papandriopoulos, an electrical engineerin...
12:03 am GMT - Sun, January 5, 2014
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Lost, and Found
Silicon Valley is a place that is just as much about people reinventing themselves as it is about people reinventing industries. As a new year turns, it’s time to go through that silly (but actu...
11:50 pm GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch BitSpin, Developers Of The Timely Alarm Clock For Android, Join Google
While details about the deal are quite sparse, it seems that Google has quietly acquired (acquihired?) Bitspin, the Zurich-based team behind the Android alarm clock Timely. Best known for its design, ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Competitive Blocking
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor ring in the New Year in celebration of surviving yet another crisis in the venture capital community. The concern is that ...
10:47 pm GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CES! CES? CES!
This week on the TC Gadgets Podcast join the entire Away Team as we huddle around the old mic and get wacky. Next week we'll be at CES - the biggest electronics show in the whole wide world - and we d...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Publish And Perish? What To Do With That Book Inside Of You
When people tell me they have a book inside of them -- which actually happens quite a lot, probably because I've been fortunate enough to have had a clutch of novels (traditionally) published -- I alw...
03:50 pm GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Zynga Links Up With Bitpay For A Bitcoin Payment Test In FarmVille 2, CityVille And Other Web Games
Some new ground broken in the world of Bitcoin: gaming giant Zynga has started to accept the cryptocurrency as a payment option for those buying tokens for virtual goods on the web versions of FarmVil...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Forget Mega-Corporations, Heres The Mega-Network
We live in the age of cryptocurrency heists, Chinese moon landings, eco-disasters and electronic cigarettes. Sounds like something out of a cyberpunk novel. Well, a cyberpunk novel without the brain i...
06:48 am GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Tactus Raises Series B To Help Bring Its Disappearing Touchscreen Keyboard To Market
There were plenty of media darlings at last years CES, but few tickled peoples fancies the way that Tactus and its amazing appearing tablet keyboard did. The company has spent the past few months craf...
05:31 am GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Medallias Amy Pressman On Extracting Value From Investors
In this three-part series, we hosted Medallia, an enterprise company that offers customer experience management software, and Sequoia partner and board member Doug Leone in the studio. In this segment...
03:26 am GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Revolution Ventures David Goldens Predictions For 2014
In this week's Ask A VC, we sat down with Revolution Ventures' David Golden to talk about the IPO market, and his predictions for 2014....
03:15 am GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Video Syndication Startup Vidible Raises $3.35M Round Led By Greycroft
Vidible, a startup connecting buyers and sellers of video content, is confirming that it has raised a $3.35 million Series A led by Greycroft Partners.The round was first revealed in a regulatory fili...
12:50 am GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Vine Introduces Full Profiles On The Web And TV Mode For Full Screen Viewing
Today, Twitter’s Vine has announced full web profiles for all of its users, something it has lacked until this point. It has also introduced a new TV Mode that lets you watch videos in full scre...
12:50 am GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Vine Introduces Full Profiles On The Web And TV Mode For Binge Watching
Today, Twitter’s Vine has announced full web profiles for all of its users, something it has lacked until this point. It has also introduced a new TV Mode that lets you watch videos in full scre...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, January 4, 2014
Techcrunch Retired Messaging Platform Just.me Reveals Chance, A New App For Random Chats
Mobile messaging app Just.me auctioned off its assets late last year, pre-traction, in order to get out from under its $1.5 million in venture debt.But Just.me, founded by Keith Teare (who also co-fou...
11:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Sports Gets iOS 7 Redesign, Awesome Gif Creation Tool For Sharing Big 4 Sports Moments
Yahoo Sports gets a fantastic looking redesign today for iOS 7, and gains a slick new feature called ‘Loops’. Loops allows you to skim through a game, pick a short segment and create a gif...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Files Lawsuit Against Seacrests Typo Keyboard Startup For Having Keys
Blackberry has today filed a lawsuit against startup Typo Keyboards, which is backed by Ryan Seacrest. The company alleges that Typo copied BlackBerry’s patented ‘iconic’ keyboard de...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Files Lawsuit Against Seacrests Typo Keyboard Startup For Infringement
BlackBerry has today filed a lawsuit against startup Typo Keyboards, which is backed by Ryan Seacrest. The company alleges that Typo copied BlackBerry’s patented and “iconic” keyboar...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch When Growth Hacking Goes Bad
Andreessen Horowitz-backed music lyrics and annotations Rap Genius was the latest to stray over to the darker side of so-called "growth hacking," with itsspammy SEO tacticsdisguised as an affiliate pr...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Basis Refreshes Its Fitness Tracker, Adds Improved Sleep Analytics
The quantified self movement has grown to the point where you could easily bedeck your limbs with thousands of dollars of tracking gadgets, and the race to measure your movement isnt going to end any ...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile App Marketing Costs Hit Record Highs In 2013
As the app stores fill up, it's getting ever more expensive for developers to acquire new users. The cost to acquire a loyal user, or one that opens an app three times, grew from$1.30 in 2012 to $1.62...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Out Google, AddSearch Like Swiftype Wants To Stop In-Website Search From Sucking
Finland-based site search startup AddSearch -- founded in April last year, but with two years of search tech work under its belt prior to that -- raised $680,000 in seed funding in November. Like Y Co...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Kiwi Puts Its All-Purpose Wearable Up For Pre-Order, Aims To Be Everything To Everyone
We've spoken to the folks from Kiwi Wearables before: Back in September we caught up with them at the Disrupt SF Hackathon, when they were preparing their platform and demonstrated what it could do wi...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch India May Relax E-Commerce Rules, Opening The Door Further For Amazon And Other Global Giants
As India prepares to reconsider the ban on foreign investments in the country’s e-commerce sector, two of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies — Amazon and eBay — are anxio...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Spredfast Raises $32.5M For The Third Wave In Social Marketing
Social marketing company Spredfast is announcing that it has raised $32.5 million in Series D funding.The round was led by Lead Edge Capital with participation from Austin Ventures, InterWest Partners...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Iconic ZX Spectrum Home Computer Of The 80s To Be Reborn As Retro Gaming Keyboard For iOS
In the U.K., the iconic 8-bit home computer of the 1980s was the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Few keyboards have surely been pounded as hard as the Spectrum's rubberised complement of grey rectangles. ...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Haloband Lets You Control Your Smartphone With A Tap On Your Wrist
The rise of mobile has given me so much: 24/7 connections with friends around the world, information exactly when I need it, the ability to track my fitness and health goals. Unfortunately, it's also ...
12:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Toy Startup Roam And Wander Receives New Funding, Prepares To Expands Its U.S. Retail Presence
Roam & Wander, the Hong Kong and Taipei-based children's entertainment startup that we profiled in June, is preparing to expand its retail operations into the U.S. just six months after its first ...
12:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Toy Startup Roam And Wander Receives New Funding, Prepares To Expand Its U.S. Retail Presence
Roam & Wander, the Hong Kong and Taipei-based children's entertainment startup that we profiled in June, is preparing to expand its retail operations into the U.S. just six months after its first ...
06:41 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Loses Trademark Claim In Europe To Premium Interest, A Social News Aggregator
Pinterest raised a $225 million round in October 2013 to help fuel its international expansion, but a recent ruling in Europe could prove to be a hiccup in that strategy. The U.S.-based social network...
06:41 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch European Trademark Office Says Pinterest Doesnt Own Pinterest Social News Startup Premium Interest Does
Pinterest raised a $225 million round in October 2013 to help fuel its international expansion, but a recent ruling in Europe could prove to be a hiccup in that strategy. The U.S.-based social network...
05:24 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Ubers Denial Of Liability In Girls Death Raises Accident Accountability Questions
A six-year old girl named Sophia Liu was tragically killed last night when an SUV driver confirmed to be an Uber-contracted driver struck her in a San Francisco crosswalk. Uber has essentially denied ...
05:09 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch The ACLU Will Appeal Court Decision Declaring The NSAs Phone Metadata Program Legal
In an expected move, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today announced that it would appeal the dismissal of its case relating to the National Security Agency’s telephony metadata progra...
04:48 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Robocoin, The Bitcoin ATM, Is Heading To Hong Kong And Taiwan
The first shipping bitcoin ATM, Robocoin, is landing in Hong Kong and Taiwan as the company expands its reach this January. They are planning further releases in Europe, Canada, and the US but, given ...
04:21 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Says Its Improving Its App, Service To Prevent Future User Data Leaks
Snapchat has released an official post about the recent leak of 4.6M usernames and phone numbers from its servers. The post blames what it says was ‘abuse’ of its API on the leak, but ackn...
04:08 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Report: NSA Trying To Build A Quantum Computer To Crack Encryption
The National Security Agency wants to build a futuristic super computer that can break most types of encryption, according to documents obtained from Edward Snowden by the Washington Post. No reason t...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Groupons $260M Acquisition Of Ticket Monster From LivingSocial Has Closed
Today Groupon announced that its purchase of the Korean ticket and ecommerce company Ticket Monster has closed. A document filed with the SEC states that on “January 2, 2014, the Company and Gro...
03:35 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch SighES
Here we go. Another year, another CES. And, as I said before, this is going to be a weird one. Nothing - and I mean nothing - has leaked out of the deep mountain hordes of Sony, LG, and Samsung and th...
03:13 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Integral Ad Science Raises $30M, August Capital-Led Round To Find High Quality Ad Impressions
Integral Ad Science, a company that evaluates the quality of ad placements, has raised $30 million in Series D funding. The funding was first disclosed in a regulatory filing and has been confirmed by...
02:52 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch CBS Will Live Stream The AFCs Playoff Games
Today CBS announced that it will live stream its coverage of theAmerican Football Conference’s playoffs online. If you are a football fan without a television, this is good news. According to CB...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Shopify Revamps Its iOS App With A Focus On Payments And Store Management
Ottawa-based ecommerce player Shopify introduced a totally redesigned version of its iOS mobile app today, with a new core concept that focuses on helping merchants do more to manage and run their sto...
02:15 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Apples New Mac Pro Uses 74% Less Aluminum, 68% Less Power And 84% Lighter Packaging
Apple has today released its environmental report for its new Mac Pro machine, which details some fairly large savings on power and raw materials. The new device also earns a gold rating from the EPEA...
02:12 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.02.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific.find our realtime live chat here https://friendfeed.com/realtime-network/47...
12:51 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Science Finds Novice Drivers And Handhelds Dont Mix On The Road
We basically all knew this, but science just confirmed that novice drivers are easily distracted by cellphones on the road which leads, almost inevitably, to accidents. The study, conducted by the Vir...
12:39 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Developer Spams Google Play With Ripoffs Of Well-Known AppsAgain
It's not uncommon to search the Google Play app store and find a number of knock-off or "fake" apps aiming to trick unsuspecting searchers into downloading them over the real thing - especially when t...
12:18 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Executive Culling Continues As Alicia Keys Hits The Chopping Block
BlackBerry continues to tighten its purse strings, and even top executives and global recording stars aren’t safe – and if you’re both, you’re screwed. Alicia Keys will depart ...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Happy Email Overload Day! Some Tips To Reach Inbox Zero With Your Sanity Intact
January 2nd is unofficially Email Overload Day, a productivity black hole born from the temptress crutch of overzealous vacation responders. You will get through this. You are strong. To help you cope...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, January 3, 2014
Techcrunch Hands-On With Coin, The Electronic Credit Card That Hopes To Declutter Your Wallet
The early response to Coin has been pretty overwhelming, with the company reaching its initial pre-order goal shortly after it went online. It's kept pre-orders open since then, and you can still orde...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Join Us For Hardware Battlefield Where Martha Stewart And Our Other Celebrity Judges Will Pick The Best Hardware Startup Of The Year
Tune in Sunday for our live coverage of Hardware Battlefield where you can see fifteen great hardware startups compete head to head for a top prize of $50,000 and recognition as one of the top hardwar...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Googles VP9 Video Codec Gets Backing from ARM, Nvidia, Sony And Others, Gives 4K Video Streaming A Fighting Chance
Google's VP9 video codec is getting a major boost today. While Mozilla, Google's own Chrome browser and a few video players like FFmpeg started supporting VP9 over the course of the last year, what wa...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Holiday Survey Indicates Strong Performance In The Tablet Space By Amazon, Microsoft
This morning, online advertising network Chikita released a short report detailing the changes it saw in the tablet space after Christmas compared to the period directly before. The report shows a sma...
10:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Indian Ad Retargeting Startup Vizury Is Raising $20 Million
Vizury,a Bangalore-based ad retargeting startup, is in talks with investors to raise an additional $20 million by March this year, with existing backer Inventus leading the round, according to sources...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Go Ahead, CES 2014 Prove Theres Tech I Want To Wear
Wearables is a word that can make one weary in the sphere of online tech journalism. It's been a buzzword for at least a year now, and many are predicting 2014 could be its breakout year. Tech you wea...
10:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Code Discovery Service Runnable Adds C/CPlusPlus And Java Support, Launches Company Channels
Runnable, the “YouTube of Code” which launched exactly three months ago, today announced support for a number of new languages, as well as extended support for companies and open source pr...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Torso Aims To Rein In Phone Charger Cable Chaos
If the sight of tangled cables brings you out in OCD shakes then this little gizmo, currently seeking $50k in Kickstarter crowdfunding, will bring peace and tranquility to your gadget-loving eye. Tors...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Pic A Moment Lets You Discover Public Instagram Photos From Moments Or Even Months Ago
If you've ever wanted to travel back through time to see what was happening in a given location on a particular date, a new, simply designed mobile application called Pic A Moment can help. The app is...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Vringo Sells Infomedia Its Mobile Content Business To Sharpen Focus On Patent Suits Against Google, ZTE And More
Vringo, a publicly-traded patent-holding company that has been locked in infringement lawsuits against Google, ZTE, (TechCrunch owner) AOL and others, today announced that it has sold off the last rem...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch The Late Adopters
Was 2013 a "lost year for technology?," as an article in Quartz recently proposed? Hardly.Yet I can understand, to some extent, both why there's a growing ennui with tech among some observers, and why...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Sony PlayStation 4
The console wars are in full swing, and no contender is more focused on hardcore gamers as the PS4. Sony's next-gen PlayStation is not like the Xbox One, which is leaning more toward the media console...
06:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Tis The Season For Mainstream Warnings About God-Like Govt Threats To Privacy
Today, a flagship news and current affairs program broadcast on the U.K.'s BBC Radio 4 carried a broadcast by Wikileaks' Julian Assange this morning, using that mainstream platform to draw attention t...
05:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Stock Closes Down 4.6%, Cutting $8B Off Its Market Value As Investors Worry
Samsung isn't off to a great start for 2014 during its first full day of trading of the new year, it lost 4.6 percent of its stock price value, which amounts to a more than $8 billion drop in market ...
11:11 am GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Windows 8.x Busts Past 10% Market Share As Windows 7 Rises, XP Falls
According to Net Applications, Windows 8.x crossed the 10% barrier in December of 2013. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ended the year with 6.89% and 3.60% apiece for a combined 10.49% total market share. I...
08:23 am GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch GymPact, The App That Pays You For Working Out, Relaunches As Pact With New Diet Features
GymPact, the app that makes you pay--literally--if you don't meet your exercise goals, has a new name, Pact, and two new diet-oriented features for the New Year. ...
03:15 am GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch Meatspace, A World Of Animated Gifs, Human Robots And The Ephemerality Of Snapchat-Like Apps
Meatspace, an addictive new web service and mobile app is part Snapchat, part Twitter and part animated gifs. It works like this: You write an update in 250 characters or less and then pose for the ca...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch The Syrian Electronic Army Rings In The New Year By Hacking Skypes Social Media Accounts
The Syrian Electronic Army is at it again. The group just hacked Skype’s blog and twitter accounts, spreading an anti-NSA, anti-Microsoft message in the process. “Don’t use Microsoft...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch How The Quantified Life Can Help You Achieve Your New Years Resolutions
New Year’s wellness resolutions are like prom night: a lot of hype, even more promises, and a disappointing follow-through. A paltry 19 percent of wannabe health nuts follow through with their a...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, January 2, 2014
Techcrunch The Impractical Jokers Talk About Making Good Web Content, Getting Internet Famous
If you haven't been watching the Impractical Jokers, you should. The Jokers a team of friends - Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, James Murray and Joe Gatto - who make each other do wacky stunts in public spa...
11:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch Motorolas Flagship Moto X Gets A Permanent Price Cut
Lets be real here: theres a decent chance that you picked up a new smartphone at some point during the holidays, so youre off the market for at least a little while longer. As it turns out though, you...
09:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Sells Winamp And Shoutcast Music Services To Online Radio Aggregator Radionomy
Some more detail on the fate of Winamp and Shoutcast, the legacy digital music services that owner AOL (which also owns TechCrunch) originally planned to shut down but then halted pending a sale. They...
09:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch Why I Lost Faith In Bitcoin As A Money Transfer Protocol
As 2013 came to an end, many reflected on last year’s biggest tech news — and Bitcoin was a serious contender. But the main question remains: why are people interested in Bitcoin? This who...
11:52 am GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch Google To Close Bump And Flock, Its Recently Acquired File Sharing Apps
Bump and Flock, the file sharing apps Google acquired last fall, will be shut down by the end of this month. Both apps will stop working and be removed from Google Play and the App Store on January 31...
11:06 am GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch Hackers Claim To Publish List Of 4.6M Snapchat Usernames And Numbers
A site called SnapchatDB.info claims that they’ve saved usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts and made the information available for download. SnapchatDB says that it got the info...
11:06 am GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch Confirmed: Snapchat Hack Not A Hoax, 4.6M Usernames And Numbers Published
A site called SnapchatDB.info hassaved usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts and made the information available for download. SnapchatDB says that it got the information through a recen...
06:52 am GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013
Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!   Its the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with n...
03:56 am GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch Dell Looks To Set A New Tone For Its Private Life
The story of Dell is business legend: How a kid starting in his dorm room, hiding computer parts in the bathroom when his parents visited, managed to build a computing giant that employs over 100,000 ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch I, Spammer
As I approach the half-way mark of my crowdfunding project, I wanted to address the thing that makes me feel the worst about this whole process: the spam. As I intimated in in my last post, moving fro...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch How the Internets Founders Feel About The NSA Scandal
As the co-fathers of the Internet, Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn tend to be pretty protective of their digital masterpiece. Both were early Defense Department engineers of the communications architectur...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, January 1, 2014
Techcrunch The Best And Worst Gadgets Of 2013
2013 was a heady year: a time of hope; a time for sadness; a time for twerking;and a time for doge. But it was also a time for gadgets. As we wait for 2013 to come to a close and hope for brighter thi...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Sony Rumored To Be Considering A Windows Phone Handset In 2014
According to The Information, Sony could release a Windows Phone device, diversifying its mobile device lineup, bolstering Microsoft, and perhaps demonstrating a growing wish among hardware firms to h...
11:33 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch LG May Be Taking Another Stab At The Wearable Activity Tracking Formula
CES 2014 is amazingly enough just around the corner, along with enough new gadgetry to fill several lifetimes. Last year we saw a glut of activity trackers pop up in the wake of notable hits like th...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Why 2014 Is The Year You Change
I stopped going to classes. I had a scholarship that paid all my living expenses ($1,200/month) so I didn't want to quit (ugh, and get a job?). So I stayed a student but I failed every class I took fo...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Apple Says It Has Never Worked With NSA To Create iPhone Backdoors, Is Unaware Of Alleged DROPOUTJEEP Snooping Program
Apple has contacted TechCrunch with a statement about the DROPOUTJEEP NSA program that detailed a system by which the organization claimed it could snoop on iPhone users. Apple says that it has never ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Makers Of Oscar-Shortlisted Documentary The Act Of Killing Turn To BitTorrent For Promotion
BitTorrent has been pitching itself as a legitimate way for content creators to promote their works, and now the company is announcing what may be its most noteworthy partnership yet Drafthouse Films...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Salary To Get 50% Bump To $3M In 2014
Remember Qwikster? Wall Street doesn't.The AP is reporting this morning that Netflix CEO will get a healthy pay raise in 2014. According to a regulatory filing, Reed Hastings's annual salary jumps to ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Samsung Got A Bigger Tablet Boost For Christmas Than Apple, According To Onswipe
Touchscreen publishing company Onswipe has good news for Samsung. As Onswipe's Chief Marketing Officer Jason Baptiste put it in an email, "Samsung clearly won Christmas when it comes to tablets."Speci...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Nextel Wants To Revive Sprint As A Business Brand, Merge Boost Plus Virgin Mobile Into Sprint Freedom
It was only six months ago that Sprint decommissioned and shut down the Nextel iDEN network, and while the carrier has no plans to bring that legacy network back, the name is another story....
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Sprint Wants To Revive Nextel As A Business Brand, Merge Boost Plus Virgin Mobile Into Sprint Freedom
It was only six months ago that Sprint decommissioned and shut down the Nextel iDEN network, and while the carrier has no plans to bring that legacy network back, the name is another story....
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch MaternityCompare Helps Expectant Parents Find Healthcare Providers
Choosing an obstetrician can be extremely stressful for expectant parents. Additive Analytics, a new startup, hopes to help patients find trustworthy providers with MaternityCompare, its first product...
12:10 pm GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch These Apps Will Help You Make 2014 Less Filthy
This year, several notable apps that connect users with house cleaners have launched or gained traction. These include Homejoy, Exec and laundry service Prim. There are a lot of benefits to hiring a p...
08:20 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Hustle: Former Motionloft CEO Accused Of Defrauding Investors
Thanks to a series of high-profile exits and a generally frothy financing environment, it's not unusual to see successful entrepreneurs spending money at will. But the story of MotionLoft founder Jon ...
04:48 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Nokia Closes Out 2013 With 92% Of The Windows Phone Market
The fine folks at AdDuplex have provided Paul Thurrott with an early look at their final Windows Phone market data for 2013, giving us in the public a final look at the key statistics of MicrosoftR...
04:12 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Revenue-Sharing Knowledge Community Teckler Launches Its First Mobile App
Teckler is a site where users get a share of the revenue for the articles, photos, and other media that they post. And with the recent launch of the Teckler iPhone app, users will be able to post from...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Microsoft Was Right To Worry That Government Snooping Constituted An Advanced Persistent Threat
New NSA revelations out this weekend detailed precisely how the NSA's methods lean on malware and employ cyber attacks in their "snooping," to use Microsoft's term. Thus, the NSA's surveillance effort...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Medallias Amy Pressman And Sequoias Doug Leone On Bootstrapping And Vetting Investors
In this three-part series, we hosted Medallia, an enterprise company that offers customer experience management software, and Sequoia partner and board members Doug Leone in the studio. Co-founder and...
03:26 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Paul Graham Responds To Critics, Says Y Combinator Is Planning An Event For Female Founders
Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just published a blog post about what he did and didn't say during a widely-discussed interview with The Information (if you don't have a subscription, you can read...
03:11 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Twitters Recent Market Correction Doesnt Mean Its Sky Is Falling
Twitter has had a rough few days in the markets, slipping from north of$74 to just over$60 at the end of trading today. That's not even half the story, however: Twitter's December is one for the recor...
02:44 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Netflix Says Its Testing New $6.99 Single Screen Streaming Plan, But It May Never Roll Out To Everyone
Netflix has informed TechCrunch that it is indeed testing a $6.99 single-stream plan to new users as part of a test. The option appears to some new users after selecting the streaming option as a free...
02:16 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch 73% Of U.S. Adults Use Social Networks, Pinterest Passes Twitter In Popularity, Facebook Stays On Top
Facebook may be currently facing question marks over how well it's faring with younger users, but among those over 18 in the U.S. it remains the social network king. According tofiguresout today from ...
01:32 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch The FitBit App Now Turns The iPhone 5s Into A FitBit
Fitbit has just released a major update to its iOS app for iPhone 5s, allowing the smartphone itself to track steps, distance and burned calories. These are basic features, and just a fraction of the ...
12:46 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Divining The Underlying Value Of Bitcoin
Business Insider’s Joe Wiesenthal today published an interesting piece on Bitcoin, partially responding to Paul Krugman’s somewhat inscrutable recent blog post that called the cryptocurren...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch FAA Selects 6 Sites For Civilian Drone Testing
There are already quite a few drones in use in U.S. airspace, but given that commercial drone usage remains off-limits, most of them are either operated by government agencies or for research purposes...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, December 31, 2013
Techcrunch Keen On The 2013 Debacle: Why Gavin Newsom Says The Government Is On A Collision Course With The Future
It may be the holiday season, but Gavin Newsom, California's tech savvy Lieutenant Governor, is as mad as hell. And he's not going to take it any more. The fury of California's second most powerful st...