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11:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Aylien Launches Text-Analysis API To Help Developers Extract Meaning From Documents
Working with text is often a messy business for programmers. While code has to be unambiguous, words tend to be anything but. Over the years, a number of companies like Alchemy and Thomson Reuters hav...
11:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch In Wake Of TestFlights Acquisition By Apple, Twitters Crashlytics Launches Beta Beta App Distribution Tool
Crashlytics, the testing and analytics company that was acquired by Twitter last year, is firing up a new beta distribution tool. The timing is pretty on-point as one of the major two players in the b...
11:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch 76% Of American Internet Users Think The Internet Has Been Good For Society
The vast majority of Americans now use the Internet (87percent); nearly half would find it “very hard or impossible” to give it up (46percent), and an overwhelming percentage think it̵...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Zero-Commission Stock Trading App RobinHood Kicks Off Private Beta
Soon, RobinHood will let anyone buy and sell stocks for free instead of having to pay E*Trade or Scottrade $7 per transaction. Today RobinHood begins inviting its 160,000 waitlisters to download its g...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoin Startup Coinbase Surges Past 1M Consumer Wallets In The Post-Mt.Gox Era
Today Coinbase announced that it has created more than 1 million consumer Bitcoin wallets on its platform, pointing to increased interest in the market for the cryptocurrency. The company started 2013...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Rumor: Brainwave-Sensing Startup InteraXon Was Approached By Google About An Acquisition
Toronto-based startup InteraXon, maker of the Muse brainwave-sensing headband, had a very interesting potential suitor, according to a source close to the startup speaking to TechCrunch. Specifically,...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Google Gets Up Close And Personal With Polar Bears Using Street View Cameras
In the past Google has take Street map into the inside of an Amsterdam Barge (which just happens to be the HQ of the startup MobyPicture) and the inside of Doctor Who's Tardis. Read More ...
10:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Design Award Winner Tapity Releases A Flappy Bird Clone
Everyone is building “Flappy Bird” clones now, even Apple Design Award-winning app developers like Tapity, apparently. The company, known as the makers of well-built and beautifully design...
10:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator Backs Its Next Nonprofit, Coding Education Program CodeNow
CodeNow is announcing that it has joined incubator Y Combinator move that founder and CEO Ryan Seashore said will help with the programming education nonprofit's ambitious plans for growth. CodeNow a...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Ex-Apple Engineer Launches Moov, The Next Generation Of Wearable Fitness Tracking
Welcome to the next generation of wearable fitness tracking! The first round of fitness trackers focused on introducing the idea of data to your daily activity and workout, but a new company called Mo...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apple, If Samsung And Sony Can Make A Waterproof Phone, So Can You
Just this week Samsung revealed the Galaxy S5. It’s water-resistant. Sony also announced the Xperia Z2, the waterproof successor to the also waterproof Z1. So where’s my waterproof iPhone?...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apply For The TechCrunch New York City Pitch-Off Now
For the second year in a row, TechCrunch is holding a pitch-off competition in New York City. We’re stoked and are looking for a few of the regions best undiscovered startups to pitch to a panel...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch A Look At Whistles New Activity Tracker For Pooches As It Heads To Android, And A PetSmart Near You
Considering we humans now have a slew of gadgets, apps and products at our disposal that allow us to track and monitor our health and daily activity, it was only a matter of time before our best frien...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches Maps Gallery To Make Public Data Maps More Discoverable
Google today launched the Google Maps Gallery, an extension of the Google Maps Public Data Program it announced last October. The new gallery is meant to showcase maps from the organizations Google is...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Senator Warns Unregulated Bitcoin Leaves Americans Holding A Valueless Currency
Senator Joe Manchin is calling for either strict regulation or an outright ban on the controversial digital currency Bitcoin. He argues in a letter to the Federal Reserve [PDF], that as countries such...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Amid Carl Icahns Attacks, eBay Chairman Pierre Omidyar Defends Board Members Cook And Andreessen
Activist investor Carl Icahn has been getting more aggressive with his proposal that eBay spin off PayPal as its own company, issuing open letters over the past few days attacking board members Scott ...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch UK Spy Agency Collected Webcam Images From Yahoo Users With The Help Of NSA, Report Says
In yet another stunning revelation about digital espionage (though how stunned can we continue to be at this point), The Guardian reports that British surveillance organization GCHQ ran a program betw...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Best Buy To Layoff About 2,000 Managers Amid Poor Holiday Sales
Uh-oh. Even though Big Blue squeaked out a profit last quarter and beat Wall Street’s expectations, the retailer is planning its biggest layoff since July 2012. About 2,000 managers will lose th...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Dash Restaurant Payments App Nabs $1.2 Million In Funding, Launches iOS 7 Update
Dash, the mobile payments service for bars and restaurants, has today secured a $1.2 million seed-2 round from Mike Germano, CEO of Carrot Creative, as well as existing investors like New York Angels,...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch How Not To Be A Glasshole, Part 2
Remember when Google released a handful of guidelines explaining how to properly behave while wearing its new “face computer,” Google Glass? One rule in particular seems worth rehashing gi...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch How To Not Be A Glasshole, Part 2
Remember when Google released a handful of guidelines explaining how to properly behave while wearing its new “face computer,” Google Glass? One rule in particular seems worth rehashing gi...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Top Mobile Marketers Team Up To Push A New Specification For Cross-Linking Apps
A new specification for mobile deep linking – a technology that lets apps work more like the web by supporting links that can move users from app to app – is being introduced today, along ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Project Ara $50 Modular Smartphone Could Change The Way We Buy Phones Starting Next Year
Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Division just announced its first developer event for Project Ara, a modular smarpthone, yesterday, and a new follow-up profile by TIME indicates we cou...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch The Boeing Black Secure Android Smartphone Gets Official After Three Years In Development
Boeing’s secure smartphone has been fully detailed after an FCC filing revealed its imminent arrival yesterday, and the Android device seems like an unusual, and mission-specific gadget. With a ...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Smarterer Lands $1.6M To Bring Its Crowdsourced Skill Tests And Recruiting Tools To The Enterprise
In an effort to usher in the post-resume era and make the job application process less of a headache, Smarterer developed a platform that provides job searchers with an easy way to show off their skil...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Smarterer Lands $1.6M To Bring Its Skill Testing And Assessment Technology To The Enterprise
In an effort to usher in the post-resume era and make the job application process less of a headache, Smarterer developed a platform that provides job searchers with an easy way to show off their skil...
06:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch There Is Now A Samsung Store In Nearly Every Best Buy Store
Have you been in a Best Buy recently? The stores are starting to look more like exhibition halls than a warehouse retailers. And that’s by design. Stores within stores. Nearly every Best Buy sto...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch ClearSlide Raises $50M From The SocialPlusCapital Partnership, Greylock To Help Make Sales Presentations More Effective
ClearSlide, a SaaS company that helps make sales representatives more productive, has raised $50 million in Series C funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership with all current venture investors, i...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Bridesmaid Dress Rental Service Little Borrowed Dress Raises $1.25M From Index Ventures, A16Z
Little Borrowed Dress, an online bridesmaid-dress rental company, has raised $1.25 million in seed funding from Index Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Launch Capital, Neu Venture Capital, NYC Seed, C...
04:22 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch WePopp Adds Restaurant Booking Via OpenTable
WePopp, an iOS and Android app to help youplan events with friends,is extending its monetisation strategy today via a partnership with restaurant booking engine OpenTable. The new integration adds the...
12:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Oppia, Googles New Open Source Project That Allows Anyone To Create An Interactive Learning Experience
Google has become an increasingly active participant in the world of education, particularly when it comes to exploring the role technology can play in re-imagining the way we learn. With Google Play ...
04:05 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch MakerBot Starts Taking Pre-Orders For Their Itty-Bitty 3D Printer
Back at CES 2014, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers: one small (Replicator Mini), one huge (Replicator Z18), and one that’s about the same size as the one they’ve sold for years (no...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Sony To Close Two-Thirds Of Its US Retail Stores
Sony announced today that it is shuttering 20 of its 31 retail stores located throughout the States. The 11 remaining stores are located near major markets. This shouldn’t come as much of a surp...
04:02 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Makes Big Improvements In iOS Management Tools For Enterprise And Education
Apple has been busy in the IT department. Today, it released a slew of improvements and alterations to its large-scale deployment tools for education and enterprise customers. Some of the tweaks get w...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, friends, but today we've got a few robots that will eventually take control of our lives and lead us into a bright, strange future. First up we present the "A Pruni...
03:35 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Teases The All New HTC One In New Promo Video For BoomSound
HTC is proud of its smartphone speakers, especially on the HTC One – but it appears to be even more proud of the so-called ‘BoomSound’ (ugh) speakers on its upcoming flagship smartph...
03:22 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Gravitys Amit Kapur Says Personalization Is Going To Explode This Year
Following AOL's acquisition of content personalization startup Gravity last month, co-founder and CEO Amit Kapur stopped by the AOL office in Manhattan to discuss where personalization technology goes...
03:12 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Workday Acquires HR Predictive Analytics Company Identified
After releasing earnings this afternoon, Workday has announced that it acquired Identified, a company that offered predictive analytics human resources software. Read More ...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Connected Car App Automatic Gets Even Smarter With IFTTT Integration
Automatic’sdriving assistant, which combines a small hardware device with a mobile application in order to track, analyze, and even potentially improve your driving capabilities, is getting a wh...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S5 Breaks Records With Over 100K Pre-Registrations At T-Mobile In Under Two Days
T-Mobile CMO Mike Sievert is pumped about Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone: Today, the executive tweeted that Samsung’s latest flagship is a record-breaker at the carrier, with over 100,...
02:50 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Project Ara Modular Smartphone Gets Its Own Developer Conference This April
Google is not abandoning Project Ara, after taking over the ambitious experimental smartphone design concept along with the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group from Motorola. ATAP only just ...
02:32 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Details Touch ID And The A7s Secure Enclave In Updated iOS Security Document
Apple has shared some information around how Touch ID and its Secure Enclave keeps information private in an updated security document newly posted to its iPhone in Business microsite. The new info of...
01:44 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch CamioCam Turns Any Web Or Video Camera Into A Smart, Cloud-Based Monitoring Device
What if you could get an alert to your phone anytime someone left a package on your doorstep? Or, if you could track whether your elderly parent took her medication in a given day? CamioCam’s in...
01:32 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Only 24 Hours Left To Apply To TechCrunch Battlefield!
Listen up, future entrepreneurial superstars! Battlefield applications are due tomorrow, February 27th at 5pm PDT. Do NOT miss out on this once-in-a-six-month opportunity! Why apply, you ask? I could ...
01:22 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Wacoms New WILL Project Aims To Make A New Universal Computing Language Out Of Digital Ink
Leading digital graphics and input company Wacom has launched an ambitious new project that aims to universalize digital ink across platforms and devices. Project WILL (Wacom Ink Layer Language) wants...
12:50 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Threadless Launches An iPhone App, Takes Its E-Commerce Shop Mobile
Crowdsourced e-commerce company Threadless has existed on the web seemingly forever, connecting t-shirt and hoodie wearers with interesting designs submitted by members of its community. Now it's taki...
12:47 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Fred Wilson, Niklas Zennstrom, And Secret Co-Founders David Byttow And Chrys Bader-Wechseler To Speak At Disrupt NY
Disrupt NY is back. On May 5-7, the show will once again takeover The Manhattan Center in New York City. This year marks the 6th year TechCrunch has held Disrupt in New York City. And we say this ever...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Need A Quick Answer? Pop Lets You Take Two Photos, Poll Your Friends
Do you have trouble making decisions? Do you to get your friends’ input on a bunch of things? Are you 15 years old? Then you might like Pop, a new iPhone application today making its official de...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Google Now Launcher Comes To Play Store, With Always-On Ok Google And Swipe For Now
Google reconfigured the Android home screen launcher somewhat with the Nexus 5, and that redesign didn’t make its way out to other Nexus or Google Play Edition hardware when they received the An...
12:12 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch BarkCare Brings On-Demand, In-Home Veterinary Care To NYC, And Soon, San Francisco
Bark & Co., the doggie-themed technology company that currently offers a subscription service for dog treats and toys called BarkBox, is expanding its BarkCareservice in New York. Last month, the ...
12:05 am GMT - Thu, February 27, 2014
Techcrunch Watsi To Change Its Logo Following Legal Threats From Multi-Billion Dollar Health Insurance Company
Watsi, a non-profit startup that crowdfunds medical treatments for those who cant afford it, has a problem: a company with lots, and lots of money doesnt like their logo. Read More ...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Google Announces An Online Data Interpretation Class For The General Public
Google has launched its own Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to teach the general public how to understand surveys, research, and data. Called "Making Sense of Data" and running from March 18 to Apri...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch EBay Bets Big On India, Pours Another $134M Into Online Marketplace Snapdeal
The e-commerce market in India continues to explode, fuelled by a rapid rise of online consumers and global investors keen to get a piece of the action. Today, eBay announced that it has invested $133...
10:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch AfterCredits Tells You If A Movie Has A Super Secret Bonus Scene
Have you ever left a movie theater just as the credits start to roll, only to find out that there was a totally-amazing-oh-my-god-you-missed-the-best-part bonus scene tacked on to the end?Its okay. We...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch How To Run Live User Testing, Part 2: Test Day
In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about getting user tests set up, which includes deciding on a specific thing to test, deciding when and where to conduct the user study, deciding what type of users t...
10:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Square Acquires BookFresh To Add Booking Services For Merchants
Square is announcing an acquisition today--BookFresh. BookFresh is an online scheduling service aimed at small business owners. We've described it as an OpenTable for everything but restaurants. Terms...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Google Moves In On Publishing, Launches Global Exchange With Time Inc. To Merge Ad Sales In The U.S. And UK
A big move today for Google in its bid to play a larger role in how publishers sell online advertising. Today it has announced the launch of the Time Inc. Global Exchange, a new ad exchange, powered b...
09:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Boeing Black Secure Smartphone Hits The FCC, Aims To Be The Next BlackBerry
BlackBerry still enjoys a number of government smartphone contracts, but a new Android device forthcoming from Boeing might threaten that relationship. The aviation giant copped to development of a se...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Apply For The TechCrunch Washington DC Pitch-Off Now
TechCrunch is rolling into DC on March 18th and hosting our first pitch-off in the city. We’re looking some of the area’s best undiscovered startups to pitch to a panel of judges and TechC...
09:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Apply Now For The TechCrunch Washington DC Pitch-Off
TechCrunch is rolling into DC on March 18th and hosting our first Pitch-Off in the city. We’re looking some of the area’s best undiscovered startups to pitch to a panel of judges and TechC...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Collaborative Fund Raises $33 Million Second Fund, Adds Nexon Founder Jay Kim As Venture Partner
It's been three years since Collaborative Fund was founded to invest in startups in the collaborative consumption and adjacent fields. Today it's announcing that it's raised $33 million for its Fund 2...
09:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Could Slash Windows Phone Licensing Fees By Up To 70% To Take On Low-Cost Androids
Microsoft partner and soon to be subsidiary Nokia introduced Android-powered devices in an apparent bid to go after the low end of the market at MWC this year, but there’s more and more reason t...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch ZEFR Raises $30 Million From IVP To Help Networks And Brands Monitor And Monetize Videos Online
Over the course of the last few years, few companies have done more to help content owners and brands understand how fans are interacting with their content on YouTube and other social platforms than ...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Tradeshift Secures $75M To Expand Its Invoicing Platform Globally
Tradeshift, the SF-based enterprise invoicing startup which originally emerged from Copenhagen, has now closed a $75 million in Series C growth funding from Singapores Scentan Ventures. The company wi...
08:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch ETA For iPhone Offers A Simpler Way To Get Driving Times & Directions To Your Favorite Places
Looking for a quicker way to find the drive time between two or more points, and optionally get directions? Google Maps may still be everyone’s go-to mapping application on mobile, but a new iPh...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch The Fingerprint Scanner On The Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Be Accessible By Developers
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 includes a fingerprint scanner embedded in the home button, and that hardware will be made available to third-party devs, the company announced today at a developer-focused e...
07:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Google Becomes A Second Screen, Teams Up With FOX To Offer Online Voting Tools For American Idol
So much for Twitter as the “second screen” and all its TV partnerships – Google announced this morning that it has bagged a deal with one of the top interactive TV shows in the U.S.:...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Blippar Introduces Image Recognition And AR Advertising On Google Glass
Blippar has come a long way in a short time, bringing lightning-fast image recognition and augmented reality to mobile advertising. But today, the company steps away from smartphones and puts on the w...
07:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch A Closer Look At Blackphone, The Android Smartphone That Simplifies Privacy
One of the more interesting devices here at Mobile World Congress is Blackphone: a pro-privacy handset being developed by Spanish startup Geeksphone, in partnership with U.S. security company Silent C...
07:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Nook Sales Are Down 50% But A New Nook Color Is Coming This Year
In its most recent financial quarter B&N’s Nook business saw a 50.4% decrease in revenue and 58.2% decrease in device sales over the previous year. But the Nook is not dead. In fact in today...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Marketing Startup Kahuna Raises $11M From Sequoia
Kahuna, a startup that helps marketers test and automate their push notifications, is announcing that it has raised $11 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. The company launched last fall...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Incident Inks Deal With Sony/ATV, EMI To Bring 2 Million Songs To The gTar
Learning to play the gTar, by Disrupt darling Incident, is about as easy as learning to ride a bike. A series of light-up LEDs, paired with an app on your smartphone, show the gTar player exactly when...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Is Looking For Some Good Wearable Developers
Today, at Samsung’s MWC Developer Day, the company introduced several software development kits with the hope of luring developers to its platforms. Among the kits were several aimed at the comp...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Modify Watches Puts Custom Faces On Your Wrist, Crowdfunds U.S. Print And Assembly Plant
A watch is an opportunity to show something about yourself, and San Francisco-based Modify, a three-year old startup offering custom-designed products, wants to make it easy for anyone to upload image...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch The Greenlid Solves The Age-Old Problem Of Gross Compost Buckets
Greenlid was my heart of gold, the bard once sang, for she did not fill up with slime and mold so discourteously. Why? Because Greenlid is a biodegradable compost bucket with a simple plastic lid that...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Bawte Helps You Catalog And Take Care Of Your Stuff
Buying a new gadget or appliance can suck up a surprising amount of time. Going shopping and unboxing your new purchase is exciting, but then you have to deal with making sure all its paperwork--recei...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch NuoDB Raises $14.2M Round Led By Dassault Systmes For Its Distributed Database Management System
NuoDB, a Cambridge, Mass.-based database company that specializes in distributed database management, today announced that it has raised a $14.2 million funding round led by Europe’s second-larg...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch OpenID Connect Identity Protocol Launches With Support From Google, Microsoft & Others
Signing users in to a mobile or web app isn't necessarily hard, but keeping their credentials safe is something that's often best left to specialists. The OpenID Foundation today announced the launch ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch EA Founder Raises $6.5M From Greylock For Social And Emotional Learning Game If You Can
If You Can Company, a new startup from EA founder Trip Hawkins that uses gameplay to teach children social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Greyl...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Cal By Any.do Adds New Feature To Make Meetings Easy
Cal, the smart calendar app that integrates with to-do list maker Any.do, has launched a new feature called HeadsUp that helps you manage meetings and appointments. It is currently available for Cal o...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Amid Messaging Mania, WeChat Releases Major Upgrade, Adds New Features
With the messaging app space suddenly running hot after the Facebook acquisition of WhatsApp, you can bet the other big messaging platforms are playing close attention to their products. And sure enou...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Line To Open Its Sticker Market To All Designers, Launch Skype Competitor
Line announced today at a press conference in Tokyo (covered by TechCrunch Japan) that it will open its sticker marketplace to all designers and companies. The platform was previously available only t...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Google Lobbying To Block Distracted Driving Laws Against Glass
Google is swinging its hefty lobbying power at state lawmakers who could ban Glass while driving. Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states ((Illinois, Delaware and Missouri) to stop ...
05:57 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Paramount Afraid Tweeted Stills Of Top Gun Compete With Actual Movie
Clever Twitter user @555uhzdelighted their followers by tweeting the entire Top Gun film through subtitled still frames, at a rate of about 2 frames an hour. The account’s roughly 5,200 follower...
05:33 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Aereo Gets A 14-Day Stay Of The Injunction Against Its Service In Denver And Salt Lake City
Over-the-air broadcast streaming startup Aereo has good news for its customers in Denver and Salt Lake City: They can continue using the service, for now. The federal judge who handed down an injuncti...
04:17 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Opternative Is The First Online Eye Exam That Writes You A Prescription
"Do I need glasses?" is a question you have to get an in-person eye test to answer. But today, online eye exam provider Opternative is coming out of stealth to get you a doctor's perscription for glas...
04:03 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Connect Debuts A Living Address Book That Maps Your Nearby Friends
Connect, a new location-based address book and friend-finder utility launching today for both web and iPhone, will tell you who’s nearby, allowing for more “serendipitous” encounters...
03:39 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Black Tux Raises $2.6M So You Can Rent That Suit And Tie
Looking to take on the rental tux market with a higher-quality, lower-priced suit and tie, Black Tux has raised $2.6 million in its first institutional round of funding. It’s the latest brand to...
03:22 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch With Box, Yelp And Palantir On Board, Piazza Lands $8M From Khosla To Bring Recruiting To Its Social Q&A Platform For Students
As free online social tools now play a central role in how we communicate, interact and manage our interpersonal relationships, and as consumerization sweeps through IT and learning, the traditional b...
02:56 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With Meta Pro, The Augmented Reality Glasses With 16X More Screen Than Google Glass
Meta, the augmented reality technology company, has captured the attention of the gadget world with the launch of the Meta Pro, the $3,000 gadget that aims to bridge the gap between fully immersive vi...
02:40 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Rolls-Royces Drone Shipbots Will Rule Tomorrows Oceans, Shipping Containers
If you’re rooting for the drone team, then chalk up another win: Rolls-Royce is working on unmanned cargo ships, that would roam the Earth’s oceans packed with crates of goods, controlled ...
02:34 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch 2U Files For $100M IPO, As Ex-Citigroup Chief Joins Board, But Is It Really Poised To Be The Next Big Education Company?
2U Files For $100M IPO, Adds Ex-Citigroup Chief To Board, But CBe The Next Big EdTech Company? When 2U emerged in 2008, online education was still struggling to be taken seriously. Despite steadily in...
02:34 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Fast-Growing 2U Files For $100M IPO, But Is It Poised To Be The Next Big Education Company?
2U Files For $100M IPO, Adds Ex-Citigroup Chief To Board, But CBe The Next Big EdTech Company? When 2U emerged in 2008, online education was still struggling to be taken seriously. Despite steadily in...
02:02 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Google Quietly Begins Pushing Its Photo Backup Software To Google+ Users
Google has begun pushing its “Auto Backup” photo archival software to Mac and Windows users via the company’s social networking platform, Google+. The promotion is new, we’ve c...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Adds Full TypeScript Support To Visual Studio
About a year and a half ago, Microsoft unveiled its TypeScript language to help programmers write large programs in JavaScript. Starting today, with the arrival of the first release candidate of TypeS...
01:44 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Heres What The Upcoming Xbox One Dashboard Update Looks Like
Slowly but surely, Microsoft is making up for shipping the unfinished console that is the Xbox One.In February, they shipped an update that brought many an earth-shattering feature, from Being able to...
01:30 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Minuum Shows Off Just How Smart A Smart Keyboard Could Be On A Smart TV
Typing using any kind of remote control that doesn’t include a full QWERTY keyboard is a nightmare, and everyone knows it. I still enter text into my Xbox One using the gamepad, despite its supp...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Box Picks Up Former Symantec CEO Enrique Salem As Special Adviser On Its Road To IPO
Today Box announced that it has picked up another Adult In The Room, increasing its leadership depth as it ramps towards a widely leaked, forthcoming initial public offering. Former Symantec CEO Enriq...
01:03 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Motorola Confirms Development Of Another Smartwatch
Motorola held a decided low-key press conference today at Mobile World Congress. It was a snoozer. But! But Rick Osterloh, Motorola SVP, confirmed that the brand is still working on smartwatch develop...
12:50 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Google Expands Underwater Street View To New Locations
Google today added a couple of new locations to its underwater Street View imagery collection, including a number spotsaround Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Read More ...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Visualizing 15 Years Of Acquisitions By Apple, Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and Facebook
You grow old, you slow down, and you die. That is, unless you can inject some fresh blood. After watching the last generation of tech giants wither or stagnate, today's juggernauts are relying on acqu...
12:39 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Mt. Goxs Demise Marks The End of Bitcoins First Wave Of Entrepreneurs
When I started looking into the Bitcoin startup ecosystem in early 2013, there was something that was just off about half of the founders I met. “I consider myself psychologically unemployable,&...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces General Availability Of Azure In Japan
Almost a year ago, Microsoft announced its plans to expand Windows Azure to Asia, with data centers in China, Japan and Australia. Today, the company announced that its two regions in Japan (Japan Eas...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With Sonys Multimedia-Loving 4K-Shooting Flagship Phone, The Xperia Z2
Sony's new flagship Android, the Xperia Z2, risks being overshadowed here at MWC by Samsung's latest electronic tub-thumper, the Galaxy S5. But not on the show floor at least -- where a phalanx of Z2 ...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With The Xperia Z2, Sonys Multimedia-Loving 4K-Shooting Flagship Phone
Sony's new flagship Android, the Xperia Z2, risks being overshadowed here at MWC by Samsung's latest electronic tub-thumper, the Galaxy S5. But not on the show floor at least -- where a phalanx of Z2 ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, February 26, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Introduces KNOX Marketplace, An Enterprise App Store Powered By AppDirect
Samsung is making a big push with its enterprise market appeal today, thanks to the introduction of the new Samsung KNOX Marketplace. This is a special mobile-focused digital software storefront that ...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Here Is The Unredacted Financials Page From The Mt. Gox Presentation
In this morning's Mt. Gox "Crisis Strategy Guide" there was one page that was completely redacted. It dealt with Mt.Gox's projected financials and was a mass of black bars over the text. Thanks to rea...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Issues Patch For OS X SSL Security Vulnerability
Apple faced a considerable security threat with its SSL flaw, present in both iOS and OS X devices over the past few days. The iOS bug was plugged late Friday via the iOS 7.0.6 update made available t...
11:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Releases iBeacon Specifications Under Non-Disclosure Agreement
Apple has just released the iBeacon specifications for everyone who is a member of the MFi program, Apple’s program for hardware partners (“Made for iPhone program”, etc.). You’...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Tracks Rebrands As Kanvas, Recaps And Raises Another $1 Million In Seed Funding
Well, it's official. The folks behind photo-sharing app Tracks have decided to put all their efforts behind their new app for social self-expression, Kanvas. In doing so, the team is rebranding as Kan...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch How Could Snapchat Make Money? College Kids
Over 77 percent of college students are using Snapchat at least once every single day, according to research by Sumpto. And even more stunning, 45 percent of college kids aged 18-24 would open a snap ...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Superhost Is A Property Management Service For Airbnb Listings
Airbnb is officially no longer just a cute way to make some extra cash by renting out a spare room in your apartment. It's a big business now. And like most other big businesses, it's entered a period...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Merus Capitals Sean Dempsey, Javelin Venture Partners Alex Gurevich, And YL Ventures Yoav Leitersdorf
We have a busy week in the TechCrunch TV studio for our Ask A VC show. This week, we have Merus Capital's Sean Dempsey, Javelin Venture Partners' Alex Gurevich, And YL Ventures' Yoav Leitersdorf, sitt...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch TC Makers: Inside The American Giant Factory Where They Make The Greatest Hoodie Ever
When someone tells you they make the greatest hoodie ever, what do you do? You visit their factory outside of San Francisco and see just what all the fuss is about.Welcome to another edition of TechCr...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Affinity Networks Wants To Create A Network Of Social, Mobile Apps Around Niche Topics
Affinity Networks, a company incubated in LA's accelerator Amplify, is debuting today as a network of mobile apps where users can connect and socially engage around niche topics (i.e. geeks, moms etc)...
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch The Bitcoin Regulation Paradox
Following the implosive death of the Mt.Gox Bitcoin exchange, a number of key players in the cryptocurrency space banded together to release a statement condemning the rogue and failed member of the l...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Current.ly Is An App That Makes Twitter Trending Topics Suck Less
Meet Current.ly, the app that resurfaces interesting content on Twitter. It works a lot like Twitter’s own trending topics, but better. The startup tries to show more interesting content. ItR...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-LGBT Bill Before Opening Sapphire Glass Plant
Apple has a long history of supporting the LGBT community, and today the company takes yet another step towards marriage equality for everyone. Think different, right? This time, the fight is going do...
09:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch SocialRank Helps Users (Especially Brands) Find And Reward Their Most Valuable Followers
Back in 2012, I wrote about a fun little project called MVF, which promised to reveal the most valuable person following you on Twitter. The project was shut down after its creators Alex Taub and Mich...
08:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Android-Focused TestFairy Launches An Automatic Migration Service For Abandoned TestFlight Developers
Following Apple’s acquisition of TestFlight owner Burstly, and the subsequent shutdown of its Android support, competitor TestFairy is touting its new migration option for Android developers lef...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Is Bringing Promoted Accounts To Its Search Results
Twitter just announced that it will now be showing Promoted Accounts in search results. For those of you who aren't familiar with Twitter's ad formats, well, the names are pretty self-explanatory. A P...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With The Galaxy S5 And The New Galaxy Gear Bands
We came, we saw, we checked our heart rates. As Samsung moves into wearable territory with the new Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 bands, including the Neo and the Fit, we found that the devices were less...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch WhitePages Current For Android Now Protects Against One Ring Scam
WhitePages Current, a free Caller and text identification application for Android users, has been updated today to counter the plague that is the “one ring scam.” In case you’re unfa...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Sapphire Supplier GT Advanced Talks New Customers, Expanding To Other Part Segments
Apple’s sapphire manufacturing partner GT Advanced released its fourth quarter fiscal results today, and they announced a bunch of numbers and stuff about profitability as you might expect, but ...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Sapphire Supplier GT Advanced Talks New Customers, Hints At Fall iPhone Launch
Apple’s sapphire manufacturing partner GT Advanced released its fourth quarter fiscal results today, and they announced a bunch of numbers and stuff about profitability as you might expect, but ...
08:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Try The World Brings Paris, Rio, And Tokyo To You In $45 Subscription Boxes
I can show you the world, shining, shimmering splendid.All it will take is $45 every two months, and Try The World will send you a gourmet box full of locally sourced goods from countries around the w...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Easy Mobile Web Site Builder Duda Expands To All Platforms
Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace, Moonfruit. There are Plenty of web site builders out there. But still they come. The latest is DudaOne, describing itself as a “one-click site builder” for deskto...
07:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch HTC And Nokia Troll Samsung
As the classic saying goes, don’t hate the player, hate the game. But HTC and Nokia couldn’t help themselves yesterday during Samsung’s big Galaxy S5 reveal and took to Twitter for a...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch YPlan Brings Its Last-Minute Event Planner To San Francisco
London-basedYPlan, a mobile application that helps you find last-minute events taking place either that same day or in the very near future, has now arrived in San Francisco. The company previously ex...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Mobile Usage Approaching A Majority Now At 41%
Veteran professional social network LinkedIn grew up on the desktop and is in the midst of retooling its 277 million-user strong business for a mobile-focused digital world. Today it said it’s n...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch To The Surprise Of No One, BlackBerry CEO John Chen Would Take $19B For BBM
BlackBerry’s CEO made the stunning revelation that he’d accept a $19 billion (read: the price paid for WhatsApp by Facebook) offer for BBM, the messaging service that makes up one small pa...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch The Xbox One To Get An Upgraded Twitch Integration On March 11
The Xbox One is about to get a lot more social thanks to a supercharged Twitch experience. A March 11 Twitch update will bring a slew of new features including the ability to live stream video games a...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch iHeartRadio Taps BandPage To Give Artists Control Over Their Profile Info
iHeartRadio, the streaming radio product owned by Clear Channel, has today announced integration with BandPage to bring artist profile data to the service. BandPage offers musicians and artists an eas...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApps Koum Re-iterates: No Facebook Integration, Voice Calls Coming
Was it the Crown Prince of Spain attending the interview between Jan Koum and Martin Varsavsky that made the event start over 45 minutes late? Or the fact that if you've just sold your company for $19...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApps Koum Reiterates: No Facebook Integration, Voice Calls Coming
Was it the Crown Prince of Spain attending the interview between Jan Koum and Martin Varsavsky that made the event start over 45 minutes late? Or the fact that if you've just sold your company for $19...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Is Interested In Buying Stake In Dailymotion
Orange CEO Stphane Richard talked with BFM Business at the Mobile World Congress about Dailymotion — as a reminder, the YouTube competitor is fully owned by Orange. The French telecom company wo...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Disney Launches Disney Movies Anywhere, An App Where Fans Can Build Their Movie Library
The Walt Disney Studios is launching a new app today for iOS devices and the web called Disney Movies Anywhere, giving users a place where they can watch the Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films that they'...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Disney Launches Disney Movies Anywhere, An iTunes-Integrated App Where Fans Can Build Their Movie Library
The Walt Disney Studios is launching a new app today for iOS devices and the web called Disney Movies Anywhere, giving users a place where they can watch the Disney, Pixar, and Marvel films that they'...
06:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung To Release A Galaxy S5 With An 8-Core Processor
Samsung has quietly announced that there will be two variations of the Galaxy S5. One will run the quad-core Snapdragon 801 with a 2.5GHz clock speed along with another model powered by an octo-core E...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Netflixs Drone Delivery Video Shows A Different Side Of Amazon Prime Airs Vision Of The Future
A recent internal Drone delivery video (via Engadget) that was made public on YouTube a few days ago shows the Netflix interpretation of how drone delivery might work – albeit with a more humoro...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Introduces The Z3, Its First Foxconn Phone, And The Q20 QWERTY Handset
BlackBerry has a couple of new smartphones in the offing, including the first sourced from new strategic partner Foxconn. The first Foxconn BlackBerry is the Z3, a Nokia-like touchscreen smartphone wi...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Bye, Bye Demo Day Ignite100 Evolves Accelerator Model After Raising 700K To Run Three New Programs
Along with funding to enable it to run three new programs, UK accelerator Ignite100 is taking the opportunity to iterate the Y Combinator/Techstars model from which it originally took inspiration. Nam...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Casper Raises $1.6M To Offer A New Approach To Building And Selling Mattresses
Casper, a startup that says it's developing a "vertically integrated" approach to the mattress industry, is announcing that it has raised $1.6 million in seed funding.The round was led by Lerer Ventur...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Quixeys New Functional Search Digs Into Apps Themselves To Serve You Direct Results
Quixey -- the semantic app search engine that has raised some $74.2 million from the likes of Alibaba, Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and others -- is raising the bar again in its bid to make app...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Messaging App Line Claims 2M New Users In 24-Hour Period After WhatsApp Outage
Mobile messaging platform Line, a WhatsApp rival thats very popular in Japan but is also gunning for global growth, has claimed it acquired two million new registered users in a 24 hour period after W...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Updates Its Group Discovery Page
Facebook made good on recent promises to highlight its group features and unveiled an updated groups discovery page today. As reported by AllFacebook, the page now features suggestions for groups to j...
03:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Mt. Gox Implodes
Mt. Gox, one of the first bitcoin exchanges, is down after an apparent long-term operation bled the company of 744,408 BTC - about $350 million at today's rate - over a period of years. Bitcoin is tra...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Reportedly Tried To Suppress A Film Critical Of Its Safety Record
While consumers around the world are debating the merits of Samsung's latest product roster, which debuted at the MWC in Barcelona yesterday, the company is facing accusations back in South Korea that...
01:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Ex-Googler-Founded Shape Security Picks Up Another $40M To Build Out Its Botwall For Businesses
Shape Security — the enterprise startup that emerged from stealth last month with an enterprise product that fights automated malware and bots by way of a firewall (or ‘botwall’ in i...
12:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Paul Graham Shares Lessons Learned From 630Plus YC Startups, But Dont Expect Him To Launch His Own
After a long tenure at the helm of Y Combinator — during which a summer “bootcamp” for undergrads turned into a Silicon Valley institution, pioneering the “seed acceleratorR...
07:36 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Telegram Saw 8M Downloads After WhatsApp Got Acquired
The App Store is a strange and whimsical bedfellow. It is a kingmaker, but with that come the tears of the anointed, the displaced and the never-rans.As an example of the store's fickle nature, Flappy...
07:24 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch The Dark Legacy Of @Facebook.com Addresses: They Poisoned iOS Contact Sync
Facebook may be killing off its email address feature, but their uselessness will live on in iOS contact books around the world. You see, right before iOS 6 and its Facebook contact sync feature came ...
06:36 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch HackerEarth Raises $500K To Help Startups Find Great Programmers
HackerEarth, a Bangalore-based startup that helps other startups hire programmers through technical challenges, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from Angelprime incubator. Launched in late 2012 by ...
06:33 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Eric Schmidt Will Give $1 Million In Tech-For-Good Grants
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he is donating $1 million to help solve global problems through technology. “I think I should put my money where my mouth is,” Schmidt told CBS, in a prom...
06:08 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Report: NSA Bugged Top German Officials After Obama Ordered Cease Of Spying On Chancellor
The National Security Agency has reportedly been surveilling senior German officials after it was ordered by President Obama to cease spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel. The report comes from German p...
05:59 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Corporate Investors Move Into The Accelerator Market
Big banks do it, big phone companies do it, and even the biggest entertainment companies do it: After years of neglect, the world's biggest companies are throwing their weight (and a few dollars) behi...
05:31 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Ahead Of Stephen Elops Return, Microsofts Julie Larson-Green Picks Up New Internal Role
Microsoft Executive Vice President Julie Larson-Green announced today in an internal memo that she is changing roles at the company (memo below).Leaving her role leading Microsoft's hardware efforts, ...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Goes East For Growth, Opens Its First Site In China, , Teams Up With Sequoia And CBC
Big international news today for LinkedIn, the social media site for professionals to network with each other: the company is launching its first official site in China — in Simplified Chinese, ...
04:38 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch The Epic App Brings Kids Books To The iPad And Makes Them More Fun, Too
A lot of parents tend to want to limit "screen time" for their kids, and push them to read more books instead. Understandably so: Consuming television is generally a very passive activity, and many ga...
04:22 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Qualcomm Cuts $100 Off Its Toq Smartwatch
Watch out below! Falling prices! As the dust settles over Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm just announced a modest price drop for its Toq smartwatch from $350 to $250. With the new Samsung Gear, the Pe...
04:15 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Monster Acquires Recruiting Startups TalentBin And Gozaik
Monster Worldwide announced today that it has acquired TalentBin and Gozaik, two startups offering tools for recruiting on social networks."The acquisition of TalentBin and Gozaik completes one key co...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Chewses One-Click Catering Grows Recurring Revenue By 10X In Six Months
While the combined GrubHub-Seamless entity just filed for an IPO last week, there are a bunch of next-generation food and catering startups that are aiming to fix meal delivery. Chewse is focusing on ...
03:55 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Its The End Of The @Facebook.com Email Address As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Facebook is putting an end to its @facebook.com email project, which means your life will probably go on exactly as it had been with no discernible changes whatsoever. For future reference, don’...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Know Thy Selfie
When you're mad, or happy, or looking into the eyes of your sweetie, do you know what your face looks like? Probably not, according to Dr. James Kilner, neuroscientist at the University College London...
03:15 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Moviefone Is Killing Off Its Namesake Phone Number
Hello, and welcome to Moviefone!! The early 90’s was a strange time. Computers were becoming fairly commonplace, but the Internet still wasn’t. We pumped out new technology that defined ou...
02:42 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Its Not Magic, Its Talent And Sweat. Ha, If Only Silicon Valley Worked That Way
That HBO Silicon Valley show has a new trailer out, which you can watch here. Anyway. This time we learn a little bit more about what's happening with the group of nerds engineers in the show. For ins...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With Reporter, An iOS App That Wants To Help You Understand Your Daily Life
If you are like me, life speeds by and you cling for something like normalcy as work and everything else swirls. Want a better grip on your daily activities, and how your habits are changing over time...
02:05 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Video Discovery Specialist Rovi Acquires Voice Search Startup Veveo For Up To $69 Million
Rovi has announced that it will soon add advanced voice search to its portfolio of tricks, through the acquisition of video discovery startup Veveo. Rovi will pay $62 million in cash for the company a...
01:41 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch WinZip Moves To The Cloud With Launch Of ZipShare, A Way To Zip, Manage & Share All Your Online Files
WinZip, makers of the file compression utility first launched in the early 90′s that still sees north of 30 million downloads per year, is today making a shift to the cloud. The company is launc...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Has Raised $350M In New Funding At A $10B Valuation
A regulatory filing seems to confirm reports from the past couple of months that Dropbox has raised a large round of additional funding.Back in January, the Wall Street Journal said that the cloud sto...
01:07 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Tell Us The Damn Prices, Samsung
Samsung just unloaded its mobile product pipeline in Barcelona. All at once, the company revealed the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, Gear Nano and Gear Fit. These are legitimately exciting products. The Galaxy S5...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Depending On Price, The Samsung Gear Fit Could Dominate The Wearables Market
Forget about the rest of Samsung’s MWC offerings. The Gear Fit is about the most exciting product announced in Barcelona today. It’s the first Samsung wearable that has a legitimate chance...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Unveils The Galaxy Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo And Gear Fit
Samsung has announced three new smartwatch devices at MWC this year, including the successor to last year’s Galaxy Gear, the Gear 2, as well as a sleeker version called the Neo, and a fitness- a...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Crowdsourced Delivery Startup Deliv Raises $4.5 Million In Strategic Funding
Deliv, the startup which hopes to provide same-day delivery with the help of a peer-to-peer network of shoppers and delivery people, has raised another $4.5 million. The funding comes from a number of...
12:04 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Samsungs Dust- And Water Resistant Galaxy S5 Gets Official With Heart Rate Monitor, Fingerprint Scanner
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is here, and now we know everything about the 2014 flagship from the Korean smartphone maker. It’s pushing into phablet territory with a 5.1-inch, 1920×1080 display, a...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, February 25, 2014
Techcrunch Atlassian Launches Git Essentials For The Enterprise
Atlassian, the company behind popular development tools like JIRA and Confluence, has long been focusing on Git as one of the main tools for getting enterprises to adopt the agile development methodol...
11:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Samsungs Unpacked5 Galaxy S5 Announcement Live
Samsung is introducing its Galaxy S5 smartphone today at a special event in Barcelona, but you don’t have to be there to watch the announcement live – Samsung will be streaming the event l...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Flappy Bird Was Ported To The Commodore 64 Because Why Not
Remember when Doom porting to obscure systems was a thing? You were only a true nerd once you had Doom running on your Ti-83. Now it’s Flappy Bird as witnessed by this C64 port. As the product p...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch CloudFlare Acquires Anti-Malware Firm StopTheHacker
CloudFlare, the website security and content delivery service, today announced that it has acquired the anti-malware firm StopTheHacker. As CloudFlare founder and CEO Matthew Prince explains in today&...
11:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApp Is Actually Worth More Than $19B, Says Facebooks Zuckerberg, And It Was Internet.org That Sealed The Deal
More than a few people were surprised when Facebook said it would pay $19 billion for messaging app startup WhatsApp, but today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today said that he believed it was actually...
11:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch GoDaddy Will Take On Shopify With A Simpler E-Commerce Storefront Arriving This Spring
GoDaddy is launching a Shopify competitor aimed at small business customers, TechCrunch learned and the company has confirmed. The “GoDaddy Online Store,” as the new product is being calle...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Zuckerberg: Snowden NSA Revelations Have Brought The Tech Industry Closer
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations about the extent of the U.S. government’s surveillance dragnet of Internet users has had one positive impact, according to Facebook’s M...
10:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch All The News From Mobile World Congress 14
Here’s the TL;DR for MWC 2014: Nokia is doing Android, HTC is still quietly boring and Samsung is launching a new Galaxy S smartphone. It’s another year and another MWC. We’re live f...
10:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Fixing The Flappstore
Flappy bird has been a wake-up call to our industry. Not because of its success but because of what it has revealed. This little game has unexpectedly reset to zero what works for users. And more. As ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Approaching The Frontier: How One Entrepreneur Is Building The Future In Myanmar
It can be hard for even the strongest entrepreneurs to succeed in cutthroat Silicon Valley. But throw in simmering civil conflict, an almost non-existent Internet infrastructure, a military junta that...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch AdStage Raises Another $1M And Opens Up Its Cross-Network Ad Platform
AdStage, which allows advertisers to create and manage campaigns across Google, Facebook, and other networks, is announcing that it has raised $1 million in additional funding.The money comes from pre...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Shoots For Good Enough At MWC 2014, Teases Big March 25th Reveal
Blink and you would have missed HTC Mobile World Congress announcements. The struggling phone maker unveiled two perfectly acceptable, perfectly boring mid-range phones and a [email protected] smartpho...
09:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Lydia Is A Fee-Free Payment App Thats Like Venmo For France
French startup Lydia looks and acts a lot like Venmo — and it’s not a bad thing. Venmo is a great way to pay back your friends in a few taps without having to pay any fee. But its main iss...
09:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Wants To Harness Your Smartphones Idle Power To Make The World A Better Place
HTC is wacky – in a good way. The smartphone company is one of the few that still does things that surprise me, and today’s MWC announcements are no exception. Sure, the Taiwanese company ...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Alexa & comScore Competitor SimilarWeb Raises Series C From Naspers, Is Now Headed To Mobile
SimilarGroup, the makers ofa would-be Alexa killercalledSimilarWebwhich analyzes web rankings via a panel containing millions of web surfers, has raised a Series C round of funding. The new funding co...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch IBM Doubles Down On Cloud Services With Cloudant Acquisition
IBM is attempting to make up for its delayed push in cloud services by acquiring Cloudant, a YC alum and a cloud specialist in the area of NoSQL, database-as-a-service. This acquisition, the terms of ...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Announcing The TechCrunch Washington DC And NYC Meetups Plus Pitch-Offs
Get ready, DC and NYC. TechCrunch is coming your way in March. Apply for the pitch-off and get your tickets below. Hot off the heels of the fantastic Atlanta and New Orleans meetups, we’re pleas...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Privacy-Focused Blackphone From Silent Circle Goes Up For Pre-Order For $629
The Blackphone, a security focused smartphone from Silent Circle and Geeksphone, is kicking off pre-sales today after an official unveiling back in January. The Blackphone is billed as the "world's fi...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Cuts The Xbox One Price In The UK
The Xbox One will soon be a bit cheaper ‘cross the pond. Starting this Friday, the Xbox One will be 399.99 in the UK. That’s a drop of 30 from its launch price. While the cut will certainl...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Samsungs Unpacked5 Galaxy S5 Announcement Live
Samsung is introducing its Galaxy S5 smartphone today at a special event in Barcelona, but you don’t have to be there to watch the announcement live – Samsung will be streaming the event l...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Is Finally Moving Into AOLs Building In New York
Facebook has today announced that it will be moving its NYC location from Madison Ave in midtown to a building in downtown Manhattan, at 770 Broadway. Coincidentally enough, this also happens to be th...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy S5 Leaks In A Big Batch Of New Photos Ahead Of Official Announcement
The Samsung Galaxy S5 will get its official debut in just a few hours at a special event in Barcelona at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but you can see what it looks like right now thanks to...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch SanDisk Packs 128GB Into A MicroSD Card
My fellow nerds, our long horrendous nightmare is over. We will soon no longer have to slum with 64Gb microSD cards. SanDisk will soon start selling 128GB Ultra microSDXC cards -- a capacity double th...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Target Accelerators First Batch In India Bets Big On Social Commerce, Mobile And Analytics
Target is finally launching its Accelerator Program for Indian startups with five companies that can help the retailer test and build technology solutions across 3D imaging, mobility, personalized sea...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy S5 Is Coming But Why Are They Announcing It In Barcelona?
So we know with certainty that we'll hear about the Samsung Galaxy S5 today - whether it's a launch or something else we're not quite certain, but assume most rumors are true - but why is it launching...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Programmatic Ads In Entertainment And Travel Have Become More Competitive, Report Says
Online ad company Turn is releasing its first Advertising Intelligence Index, which it says will reveal "the world's most competitive advertising markets."To do that, the company applied the Herfindah...
05:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch If You Want Android On A Nokia, The Nokia X Is Probably Your Last Chance
Nokia unveiled a few new Android powered Nokia X smartphones at MWC this year, and they look like an interesting combination of Nokia’s existing design choices with Windows Phone, Microsoft̵...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Nokias Mobile UI Mixology Serves Up A Hybrid Family Of Devices To Outshine Budget Droids
This morning Nokia finally took the wraps off a long rumoured (and leaked) Android phone unveiling a family of smartphones, called the Nokia X range, with the first three handsets being the Nokia X, ...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Nokias Forking Of Android Could Leave Google Licking Its Lips After All
Back in October last year, I first heard rumblings that Nokia was working on an Android handset. "Devs rumor but rather solid, not confirmed by eye," said my source. Not long afterwards, others began ...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Nokias Forking Of Android Could Benefit Google
Back in October last year, I first heard rumblings that Nokia was working on an Android handset. "Devs rumor but rather solid, not confirmed by eye," said my source. Not long afterwards, others began ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Messaging Giant WhatsApp, Now With 465M Users, Will Add Voice Services In Q2 Of This Year
Today Jan Koum, the CEO of WhatsApp -- acquired by Facebook last week for $19 billion -- announced that the messaging giant is finally moving into voice -- a move announced at MWC, the conference for ...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch BBM Comes To New Android-Based Nokia X And Lumia Devices In Coming Months
Nokia and Windows Phone users have been asking for it -- and earlier today Nokia and BlackBerry confirmed it: free messaging app BBM is coming to Nokia devices, both the Lumia devices based on Microso...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Qualcomm Announces 64-Bit Snapdragon Chips With Integrated LTE
New mobile chips are a big deal and 64-bit chips are an even bigger deal. To wit, Qualcomm has just announced the availability of 64-bit eight-core Snapdragon chips, an updated 600 series, with integr...
01:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook-led Internet.org Partners With Nokia On SocialEDU In Rwanda, Unilever In India, Ericsson On New Lab To Connect Developing Economies
Later today Facebook CEO Marc Zuckerberg will be appearing onstage at Mobile World Congress -- his first appearance at the Barcelona-based event -- to talk about bridging digital divide. Ahead of that...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Squares Latest TV Ads Focus On Attracting New Merchants
Payments company Square is debuting six new TV ads today, in a big marketing push towards attracting merchants on the platform....
12:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Nokia Forks Android In Mobile Services Push $122 Nokia X Will Also Be Lumia Feeder
More proof, if proof were needed, that Android won the smartphone OS wars: Nokia, the former world No.1 smartphone maker and, nowadays, the primary OEM for Microsoft’s third-placed Windows Phone...
12:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Taps Its Display, Gaming, And Photography Might For Latest Mobile Flagships
Meet Sony's Xperia Z2 line. With the Z2 Tablet and Z2 smartphone, Sony clearly hopes impressive specs and waterproof technology will help the company gain marketshare in 2014. The tablet and phone are...
12:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Sonys Waterproof Wearable To Be Available Worldwide In March
Sony introduced the SmartBand SWR10 at CES 2014. The diminutive wearable is part of Sony’s push into an ever-connected experience centered around its Xperia products. Sony was mum about the rele...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Next-Gen YotaPhone Follow-Up Unveiled, With Full-Touch E-Ink Rear Screen
Russian mobile-making startup Yota Devices has just unveiled the next generation of its dual-screen smartphone, the YotaPhone. As with the current first-gen model, which went on sale in Russia and sel...
09:26 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Mt.Gox Resigns From Bitcoin Foundations Board Of Directors
Mt.Gox has resigned from the Bitcoin Foundation's board of directors. The foundation made the announcement on its blog after the news was first reported by the WSJ....
09:26 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Mt.Gox Resigns From Bitcoin Foundations Board, Clears Twitter Account
Mt.Gox has resigned from the Bitcoin Foundation's board of directors. The foundation made the announcement on its blog after the news was first reported by the WSJ. In addition, Reddit users also noti...
09:16 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Aggressive Platform Push
Microsoft recently announced a number of changes to its Windows 8.x and Windows Phone platforms that underscore it is doubling down on Windows. Breaking Friday was the news that Microsoft will lower t...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Phablets, Colorful iPhone 5c Drive Smartphone Sales While Android Remains The Outsized Giant: Kantar
When it comes to sales of smartphones, Android is the green giant that continues to tower over the competition. In the last three months that ended in January 2014, the Google-developed operating syst...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Android Remains The Outsized Giant At 70% Of Smartphone Sales, Phablets And iPhone 5c Make Waves: Kantar
When it comes to sales of smartphones, Android is the green giant that continues to tower over the competition. In the last three months that ended in January 2014, the Google-developed operating syst...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Technology Unlocks Economies Of Unscale For Small Businesses
Twenty years ago, small business owners lacked the tools to expand outside of their niche markets. Today, the Internet opens a flourishing global market of consumers ready and willing to engage with b...
03:16 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Someone Is Remaking Classic Zelda in First Person 3D in Virtual Reality
Ready for a trip down memory lane? A nice little hike up Mount Nostalgia?Someone has set out to rebuild The Legend Of Zelda. As in, 8-bit, 1986, Its Dangerous To Go Alone Legend of Zelda. But with a ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Cleaning Startup Homejoy Opens An Office In New York City
Homejoy offers its home cleaning services in more than 30 North American markets, but it managed to expand without opening any offices outside of its San Francisco headquarters until January, when it...
02:05 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch U.S. Investments Surge For African Tech Entrepreneurs
From the largesttechnology companies to early stage investors, American high tech companies and venture capitalists are increasingly supporting startups across the African continent. Whether it’...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Relive The Magic Of The ATL Meetup Plus Pitch-Off
Oh, what a night!For the second time in as many years, TechCrunch hit the streets of Atlanta to find some of the best and brightest startups the south has to offer. ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Is From Mars, Facebook Is From Venus, And WhatsApp Is Ephemeral
You can only admire Mark Zuckerburg. If the game is Whack-A-mole he is prepared to whack them, small, medium or large - no matter the cost. Whacking moles is the only way to earn points and points tra...
12:48 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Retail Software Company Ecommera Raises $41M From Dawn Capital, WPP And Others
eCommera, a software company that helps retailers use their customer purchasing data and more to improve the retail experience, has secured $41 million in Series C funding led by Dawn Capital together...
12:17 am GMT - Mon, February 24, 2014
Techcrunch Wearables Attack! Huawei Announces A Fitness Band Thats Also A Bluetooth Headset
Your fitness band got into my bluetooth headset! No, your bluetooth headset got into my fitness band! Stop! You're both right!In what I suspect will be a minor blip in the interstitial wearable world,...
11:18 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Reportedly Enters Paid Deal With Comcast To End Slowdown Standoff
Netflix has reportedly entered a precedent-setting deal with Internet service provider, Comcast, to end a public feud over the speed of streaming video. The Wall Street Journal reports that Netflix wi...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Opera Launches Its Max Data-Savings App For Android
About a week ago, Opera teased its new Max data-savings app for Android and allowed users to pre-register. Starting today, Opera will roll out Max to these pre-registered Android users in the U.S. on ...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch The WhatsApp Story Challenges Some Of The Valleys Conventional Wisdom
Silicon Valley and the tech world at large are filled with a variety of conventions. These conventions are now created, captured, and shared ad nauseam disguised as blog posts, tweets with links, and ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch MEMI, Because A Purse Is Where Phone Calls Go To Die
A while ago, HTC came up with this silly phone called the Bliss, which had a little charm that hung out of a purse and notified women when they were getting a phone call or alert. The idea — tha...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch A New Poll Showing Why Immigration Reform Probably Wont Pass This Year
A new poll of Republican voters in Iowa shows why the technology industry may fail to get immigration reform – its top political goal – passed by Congress. The poll shows that 53% of Repub...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Mozillas Partners Launch New Firefox OS Phones As It Looks To Expand To New Markets In 2014
Just ahead of the start of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla today announced a number of new Firefox OS smartphones from partners like ZTE, Huawei and Alcatel, as well as a $25 reference...
07:59 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Announces The Galaxy Gear 2 Smart Watch With Better Battery And Tizen OS, Coming In April
Samsung has announced the availability of the Galaxy Gear 2 smart watch, a Tizen OS-powered wearable that will get up to three days of battery life and is promised to allow for a improved applications...
06:14 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch We Heart Nokia, But Were Less Excited About A Nokia Android Handset, Says Microsoft
Microsoft is in the advanced stages of closing its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, but in the meantime Nokia is reportedly working on Android devices. How does Microsoft feel about that? "Th...
06:10 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Balderton Capital Leads 1.3M Seed In UK Car Buying Platform Carwow
Despite saying it was doubling down to become a mainly Series A VC in Europe, Balderton Capital's latest investment is at the seed stage. The London-based VC has led a 1.3 million round in UK car buyi...
05:42 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger Coming To Windows Phone Platform Within Weeks
Windows Phone users hankering to get their hands on Facebook’s Messenger app don’t have much longer left to wait — the instant messaging service will land on the Windows Phone store ...
05:22 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch We Love Touch But Windows 8.1 Update To Focus On Non-Touch, More Hardware and More Focus On Education And Enterprise
Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft kicked off the action with a step ahead that points to the company’s ambitions to continue to press ahead with its multi-hardware strategy,...
05:22 pm GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch We Love Touch But Windows 8.1 To Focus On Non-Touch; Windows Phone Eyes Wide-Ranging OEM Plan
Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft kicked off the action with a step that points to the company's ambitions to continue to press ahead with its multi-hardware strategy, and to do i...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch How To Cope with Your Insane Jealousy Of The WhatsApp Deal
Wednesday was my birthday. It should have been a great day. Then I heard the news. WhatsApp had been purchased by Facebook for $19 billion. When I read about the deal I blurted out the words, "Holy Cr...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch A Look At Marvins Malton Military Cushion Watch
In the interest of expanding our general knowledge of all things hardware, I present another of my occasional weekend watch reviews, this time featuring Marvin's Malton Military Cushion watch, an auto...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch When Founders And Investors Split Over An Acquisition Offer
For one founder who recently sold his startup, it was the culmination of a long journey. At the same time, the founder, who spoke to me on the condition of anonymity, had problems during the acquisiti...
06:38 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Yesterday Apple Fixed A Bug In iOS 7. Its A Doozy
Yesterday Apple announced a fix to a security bug in its iOS 7 system. Today Web security experts have parsed the patch to figure out what exactly the problem was… And apparently it’s a do...
06:38 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Fixed A Bug In iOS 7. Its A Doozy
On Friday Apple announced a fix to a security bug in its iOS 7 system. Today Web security experts have parsed the patch to figure out what exactly the problem was… And apparently it’s a do...
06:38 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch [Updated] Apple Fixed A Bug In iOS 7. Its A Doozy
On Friday Apple announced a fix to a security bug in its iOS 7 system. Saturday Web security experts have parsed the patch to figure out what exactly the problem was… And apparently it’s a...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Facebooks Epic, $19B Acquisition of WhatsApp
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. This week, ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Obamacare Spurring A New Generation Of Healthcare Startups
Spurred by the Affordable Care Act, the American healthcare system in 2014 has entered a period of titanic change. The process will be messy and disruptive it already is. While challenging for consum...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Obamacare Spurring A New Generation Of Startups
Spurred by the Affordable Care Act, the American healthcare system in 2014 has entered a period of titanic change. The process will be messy and disruptive it already is. While challenging for consum...
01:39 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApp Is Down, Facebooks New Acquisition Confirms Server Issues
WhatsApp is currently experiencing an outage. Users around the world are reporting that they can’t send messages, and WhatsApp just confirmedthis problems with a tweet stating “sorry we cu...
01:39 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApp Is Down, Confirms Server Issues [Update: It's Back After A 210-Minute Outage]
WhatsApp is currently experiencing an outage. Users around the world are reporting that they haven't been able to send messages for about two hours, and WhatsApp just confirmed this problems with a tw...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, February 23, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Oren Zeev, Silicon Valleys Builder-Investor
You probably have not heard of Oren Zeev, and he would prefer it that way....
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: WhatsApp, Doc
The Gillmor Gang John Borthwick, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor bask in the afterglow of the 19 Billion Dollar Bash. The reasons for the WhatsApp deal are ma...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch The Google Smartwatch Is Real, And Its Coming Soon (But Maybe Not Too Soon)
Google's long-rumored smartwatch is real, and still "officially" expected to begin shipping in mid to late March. However, many members of the smartwatch team inside Google believe that date will eith...
08:45 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Hedge Fund Rising
Scrolling through reports of recent venture financings, the names of the firms involved has changed quite a bit over the past few quarters. Of note, hedge funds have entered the later-stage, pre-IPO i...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch The Next Revolutions: Drones Vs. Phones
It's been a hell of a week worldwide. Caracas, Venezuela: "What had been a slow-motion unravelling that had stretched out over many years went kinetic all of a sudden." Kiev, Ukraine: "Dozens dead as ...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Hyv, A Startup That Cant Wait For Phone Unlocking To Be Made Legal
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives will vote on legislation on phone unlocking (H.R. 1123). In January 2013, a decision by the Librarian of Congress made it a crime to unlock your phone, with ei...
09:04 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Visionect Is A Low-Cost Platform For Building E-Paper Applications
Building hardware projects has become immensely simpler thanks to Arduino and Raspberry Pi. But Visionect scratches a far more-intersting itch: e-paper interface design....
06:45 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApp Was Valued At ~$1.5B In Final Round Before Sale
WhatsApp did a great job of being surreptitious about its funding while growing into a messaging monster. But as they say, the truth always comes out.In this case, the truth is that the company had th...
06:15 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Tests Mobile Highlights, A Cheat Sheet To Your Friends Lives
Facebook said there were just big fixes in its 7.0 iOS update it released yesterday, but actually there's a big new feature it's testing called Highlights. Inside the People tab you'll see Highlights ...
05:46 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Plan To Make Silicon Valley Own State Gets Green Light To Collect Votes
Back when we first found out about investor Tim Draper's plan to break California into six different states (including one for Silicon Valley), we weren't sure how far the unlikely plan would go. But,...
05:46 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Plan To Make Silicon Valley Its Own State Gets Green Light To Collect Votes
Back when we first found out about investor Tim Draper's plan to break California into six different states (including one for Silicon Valley), we weren't sure how far the unlikely plan would go. But,...
05:06 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Adds 3D Imagery Of 15 New Cities To The Bing Maps Preview App For Windows 8.1
In December, TechCrunch reported that Microsoft had met its earlier promise to bring rich 3D imaging of several cities to Windows 8.1 through a new Bing Maps Preview application. Today, Microsoft exte...
05:00 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Vegas Tech Funds Jen McCabe On The Next Big Hardware Opportunity
In this week’s episode of Ask A VC, VegasTechFund’s Jen McCabe joined us in the studio to talk hardware, and more. As McCabe explained, she’s particularly excited about hardware that...
02:43 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch See You On Monday At The TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup Plus Pitchoff
Tickets are officially sold out for the MWC Bubble Over Barcelona Meetup and we couldn't be more pleased. If you've managed to snag a tick, you'll be able to join Mike Butcher, Natasha Lomas, Ingrid L...
02:43 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch See You On Monday At The TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup Plus Pitch-Off
Tickets are officially sold out for the MWC Bubble Over Barcelona Meetup and we couldn't be more pleased. If you've managed to snag a tick, you'll be able to join Mike Butcher, Natasha Lomas, Ingrid L...
02:37 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Navigator Campus Hopes To Put Russian Hardware Startups On The Map
With hardware suddenly all the rage, accelerators devoted entirely to the genre are popping up all over the place. And that includes the far-flung regions of Russia. The Navigator Campus will be the f...
02:27 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs Takes On Bitcoin
The eye of big finance is finally turning towards cryptocurrency. Responding to requests from clients, Goldman Sachs has put out an early assessment of Bitcoin that says little about the bank's offici...
02:27 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Changers Raises $1.5M To Turn Charging Your Phone Via The Sun Into An Infectious Game
Ever thought about what might happen if you got rewarded, not for a Foursquare check-in, but for generating electricity? Changers, a startup which allows people to turn the creation of solar power int...
02:07 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.21.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - John Borthwick, Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific. Live chat at https://friendfeed.com/realtime-networ...
01:21 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Bye Bye, WhatsApp: Germans Switch To Threema For Privacy Reasons
Swiss startup Threema probably didn't expect this. In 24 hours, the startup has doubled its user base, according to Sddeutsche. It is now sitting at the top of the paid App Store chart in Germany. Int...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch To Ensure Guest Safety, Airbnb Is Giving Away Safety Cards, First Aid Kits, And Smoke & CO Detectors
Over the years, peer-to-peer lodging marketplace Airbnb has been working to increase trust and safety for guests that stay in listings on its platform. Today, it's launching an initiative that will ma...
12:37 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Investor Peter Thiel Calls Technology A Scapegoat For Inequality
Early Facebook investor and noted Silicon Valley libertarian Peter Thiel thinks that too many Americans have mistakenly blamed technology for rising inequality. "Technology is an easy scapegoat," he a...
12:16 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Ambition Offers A Fantasy Football-Style Approach To Motivating Sales Teams
Ambition says it's taking the process of tracking and motivating sales teams beyond white boards and gongs.The startup, which is part of the current class at incubator Y Combinator, launched its produ...
12:05 am GMT - Sat, February 22, 2014
Techcrunch Fitbit Issues Voluntary Recall For Fitbit Force Due To Skin Irritation, New Version Coming Soon
Fitness tracking company Fitbit has just issued a recall (and stopped sales) of their popular product the Fitbit Force, a wrist-borne activity tracker that follows their Fitbit Flex but adds a display...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Sam Altman Taking Over As President Of Y Combinator, Replacing Paul Graham At The Helm
After nine years at the helm of Y Combinator, Paul Graham is stepping away from his leadership role at the famed Silicon Valley startup incubator. Taking over as Y Combinator's president is Sam Altman...
11:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Finally Lets You Block Other Members
LinkedIn has at last added a long-requested feature with the introduction of member blocking. This adds a new privacy control to the service, which lets you restrict access to your profile, direct int...
11:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch BufferBox Ending Standalone Service, Closing Down Pick-Up Locations And Rolling Into Google
Waterloo-based BufferBox, which was acquired by Google in November, 2012, is shutting down its standalone service. The company sent out an email to members today alerting them to the news, stating in ...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Secret Adds Subscribe/Unsubscribe Options, Post Flagging, Unlinking And More
Hot anonymous social network Secret has just pushed an update for its app that addresses a number of issues and improves performance. The new version allows users to subscribe or unsubscribe to any Se...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Contacts Are Now The Real Social Network
Facebooks surprising acquisition of WhatsApp signals that it has realized that users true social network is the contact list on their smartphones. Mobile contacts are usually limited to people a user ...
10:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch TestFlight Owner Burstly Acquired By Apple
Burstly, the makers of an in-app ad management platform called SkyRocket and the parent companyofpopular mobile app testing platform TestFlight, has been acquired, we’re hearing. Though we’...
10:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch BBM Adds Stickers And A Store To Try To Keep Up With The Messaging Joneses
BlackBerry is taking a page out of its messaging app rivals’ books today – or should I say STICKER BOOKS. Because it’s stickers I’m talking about: BBM is getting them, via a ne...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch BlueTalon Raises $1.5M In Seed To Offer Single-Click Data Collaboration For Enterprises
BlueTalon, a big data startup that helps companies analyze information from both internal and external databases on-the-fly, is raising seed funding of $1.5 million from Data Collective. With the new ...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Women Outnumber Men For The First Time In Berkeleys Intro To Computer Science Course
For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising tre...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch If You Need More Power, This Backup Battery Can Survive Even When Your Phone Cant
I like backup batteries – I carry more than a few, and they all get used eventually, especially when I travel. But sometimes I worry: What will happen to my portable backup power in case of the ...
08:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Gobble Automates Your Dinner With A Subscription Meal Delivery Service
For people with busy lives, coming home and making dinner for the family can be a pain. Equally as painful? Trying to find a place to go out to or order from that the whole family can agree on. Y Comb...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch YCs AptDeco Gives Apartment-Hopping New Yorkers A Better Way To Buy & Sell Furniture
Moving sucks. Especially if you have to jettison a load of furniture the next time you swap states or switch apartments. AptDeco, just graduating from YC, is aiming to fix that -- via its p2p secondh...
08:34 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch 42, An Online Platform Bringing Big Data To Brick-And-Mortar Retailers, Makes Its Debut
Y Combinator-backed online retailer platform and former TechCrunch Disrupt participant, 42, is today making its official debut. The company, founded only a year ago, is working to turn raw point-of-sa...
08:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Korean Messaging Service Kakao Gets Ready For A $2 Billion IPO
Korean messaging leader Kakao is negotiating with Morgan Stanley and Samsung Securities Co. to file for an IPO in Koea, according to the WSJ. The seven-year-old company is mostly known for its dominan...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Heres An Actual 3D Indoor Map Of A Room Captured With Googles Project Tango Phone
We broke the news yesterday that Google was producing a prototype 3D sensing smartphone called Project Tango. We also broke down the capabilities of the vision processor inside the device and talked a...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch The Geeksphone Revolution Goes On Sale, Letting You Dual-Boot To Android And Firefox OS
The mobile market may still essentially be a two horse race, with Android and iOS enjoying a significant lead, but there are lots of upstarts trying to make inroads, too. One of those is Firefox OS, M...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Gramr Wants To Help You Turn Expressing Gratitude Into A Habit
As an expat, the proliferation of mobile devices is one of the best things that has happened in the seven years since I moved to Asia. I can send silly photos or pour my heart out to friends all aroun...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Samsungs Unpacked5 Event Trailer Suggests Galaxy S5 Could Be Rugged, Built For Selfies
Samsung has a new teaser out for its “Next Galaxy,” which will be unveiled February 24 at an event during MWC in Barcelona. The short video, which clocks in at just over 35 seconds, featur...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Google Acquires Spider.io To Help Spot And Stop Online Ad Fraud
London-based Spider.io has been acquired by Google, the company’s DoubleClick advertising blog announced today (via Re/Code). Spider.io is a startup that specialized in weeding out fraudulent cl...
05:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Said To Be Looking At March For Streaming TV Box Launch
A new report pegs Amazon’s potential TV set-top box launch for March. Re/Code reports that the ecommerce and digital media giant is indeed still hard at work on a streaming TV device, which has ...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Rovio To Make Angry Birds Smart Covers For Jollas Sailfish OS Handset
In a Finnish startup love-in, Angry Birds maker Rovio and Sailfish OS smartphone maker Jolla are partnering for co-branded content on Jolla's first handset. Jolla is also working on an Android launche...
07:17 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Apparently Students At Tim Drapers University For Heroes Are Selling Sex Toys For Class
Well, that's an unusual school assignment.Colin Heilbut, who says he's a student at the Draper University for Heroes, emailed TechCrunch earlier today to inform us that he's selling Jimmyjane sex toys...
06:30 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch With $8M In Fresh Funding, Ezetap Is More Than Just A Square For Emerging Markets
There are almost 900 million active cell-phone users in India now, and from newer startups to some of the biggest companies in the world, everybody is chasing the next mobile disruption that could pot...
05:57 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoins Value Falls 10% As Faltering Mt.Gox Exchange Continues To Implode
Mt.Gox promised to get its house in order, and get back to the Bitcoin community and its users today. It did, but didn’t open up withdrawals, or set a firm timetable as to when users might be ab...
05:51 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch White House Unveils Patent Protections, Including Crowdsourcing, To Help Find Prior Claims
The White House isn't waiting for Congress to enact new intellectual property laws. President Obama has made good on his promise to go after so-called "patent trolls," businesses that hoard legal owne...
05:33 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Steve Jobs Is Getting A Postage Stamp
There are few canvases harder to find yourself portrayed upon than the US postage stamp. Unless you’re a state bird, a beautiful wild flower, or a historic/cultural icon, it’s pretty unlik...
05:33 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Kings Forthcoming IPO Shows That Mobile Gaming Is Staggeringly Large, But Mature
King’s long anticipated IPO filing dropped some staggering figures this week. The $1.8 billion in annual revenue that the Candy Crush Saga-maker earned last year was about $600 million or $700 m...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch YouTube Gets Googles Card Design And Puts Stronger Focus On Playlists
YouTube is rolling out a new design to its users today that takes its cues from the "card-like" design Google now uses on many of its other web and mobile apps. The aim of the redesign, Google tells m...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Content Creation Startup Tackk Expands Its Visual Library With 500px Integration
Tackk is announcing that it has partnered with photo-sharing startup 500px, making a wide variety of photos available to Tackk users.Tackks, for those of you who don't know, are basically pieces of co...
04:10 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Former Motionloft CEO Jon Mills Arrested By The FBI
Jon Mills, the founder and former CEO of real-world analytics startup Motionloft, has been arrested by the FBI. The arrest follows allegations that Mills lied to investors about an acquisition of his ...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Viki To Launch In Japan, 5 Months After Acquisition By Rakuten
Viki, a streaming video platform that crowdsources translated subtitles, will launch a beta version of its site for Japanese viewers tomorrow. The announcement comes five months after Tokyo-based Raku...
03:39 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch SV Angel-Backed Benchling Is Modernizing Software For Biotech Labs
After the last two decades of consumer Internet and mobile innovation, is biotech or bioinformatics the next wave? There are a handful of San Francisco-based startups that cross the bridge between the...
03:38 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Hubub Raises $8.5M To Be The New Home For Conversations On The Web
On the web, no one can hear you converse – or perhaps they can, but it’s not terribly easy to surface them and have a sustained, engaged dialogue around any particular topic. Threaded comm...
03:38 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch How Facebook Can Supercharge WhatsApp
Just because WhatsApp will "operate independently" doesn't mean Facebook won't put its 6,000-employee muscle behind its new acquisition. We've heard a lot about how WhatsApp will save Facebook from lo...
03:34 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch HP Posts Modest FQ1 Beat With Revenue Of $28.2B, Adjusted EPS Of $0.90
Today after the close, HP reported a slight beat in its fiscal first quarter, including net revenue of $28.2 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.90. Investors had expected $27.19 billion in...
03:10 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Service That Lets You Order Food Naked, GrubLess SeamHub, Quietly Files For IPO
In May of last year, we broke the news that Seamless and GrubHub -- two of the largest players in the online and mobile food delivery space and "arch rivals" -- were coming together as part of a block...
03:02 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Problem In Tinder Dating App Leaked User Locations
Tinder, one of the hottest dating apps, is making headlines for more than making matches. A security firm, IncludeSec, recently revealed a major problem in Tinder's app that could allow hackers to acc...
02:38 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Real-Time Mobile Analytics Platform Amplitude Takes On Flurry & Mixpanel
Amplitude, a Y Combinator-backed mobile analytics service aiming to take on the likes of Flurry and Mixpanel by offering advanced features at more competitive prices, is officially making its public d...
02:35 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Namecheap Is In The Middle Of A DDoS Attack
If any of your favorite sites don’t seem to be working right now, don’t panic — it’s not just you. Namecheap, the host of some 3 million-plus domains, is reporting that they...
02:11 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Announces Its Marketing Platform Program, A Rebranding Of Its Ads API
Twitter announced its Ads API program a year ago today, allowing advertisers to run their campaigns through API partners like Adobe and Salesforce. Now it's giving the program a new name the Twitter ...
02:08 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Groupon Skyrockets After Hours On Q4 Beat With Revenue Of $768.4M, EPS Of $0.04 [Update: Following Enthusiasm, Investors Turn Sour]
After reporting better than expected profit and revenue for its fourth quarter, Groupon surged. However, investors soured on its guidance, sending its share plummeting....
01:51 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch CircleUps Brian Caldbeck Channels His Passion Into A Creative Financing Marketplace
As crowdfunding is all the rage today, there are entrepreneurs like Ryan Caldbeck of CircleUp who approach opportunities a bit differently. A former private equity analyst focused on consumer retail, ...
01:51 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch CircleUps Ryan Caldbeck Channels His Passion Into A Creative Financing Marketplace
As crowdfunding is all the rage today, there are entrepreneurs like Ryan Caldbeck of CircleUp who approach opportunities a bit differently. A former private equity analyst focused on consumer retail, ...
01:38 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Business As Usual In The New Silicon Valley
Now here is one spectacular tale. A company, with little PR or marketing, grows in just a handful of years to connect half a billion people around the world through a simple messaging app. The company...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch SoundFocus Raises $1.7M To Adjust Music To The Way You Hear
I generally enjoy writing about startups, but I love writing about startups that are working on something undeniably good for the world. This is one of those.SoundFocus is trying to improve the experi...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch And Now For Your Smartphones Next Trick: Seeing And Understanding, Courtesy Of Google
If that seems like something out of science fiction, that’s because it very much could be – the AI assistant in Her, for instance, manages to be so convincingly human because it shares an ...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Inside The Revolutionary 3D Vision Chip At The Heart Of Googles Project Tango Phone
At the core of Google’s freshly announcedexperimental Project Tango smartphone platform is a vision processor called the Myriad 1, manufactured by chip startup Movidius and its CEO Remi El-Ouazz...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, February 21, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches Project Tango Smartphone To Experiment With Computer Vision And 3D Sensors
Google today announced Project Tango, an Android-based prototype phone and developer kit with advanced 3D sensors out of its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) hardware skunkworks group. Using it...
11:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Ionic Security Raises $25.5 Million For Its Encryption-Based Security Tech
Google Ventures and Jafco Ventures have co-led a $25.5 million investment in Ionic Security, which is developing a distributed data security platform based on encryption technologies.Security is once ...
11:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Cortana On Windows 8.1 Said To Resemble Siri, Replace Bing System Search
Microsoft has a new virtual assistant, and it’s a hybrid of Siri and Google Now, with some artificial affect thrown in for good measure. The Verge’s Tom Warren dishes on the upcoming featu...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Om Malik Joins True Ventures, Steps Down At Tech Site Gigaom
Om Malik, founder of venture blog Gigaom, is stepping down as contributing writer and will become a partner with True Ventures....
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Clearpath Uses Thalmics Myo Armband To Pilot A Robot, Jaeger Control Surely Coming Next
The Thalmic Myo armband promises to let you control pretty much anything computerized with simple hand gestures, and the videos that Thalmic itself has shown display impressive potential. But this new...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Two Tap Wants To Fix Mobile Checkouts
Shopping cart abandonment is a massive problem on mobile, and the Y Combinator-backed Two Tap aims to improve this for merchants and affiliate sites.It's no secret that mobile checkouts are broken. No...
10:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Hardware Needs To Be Harder To Hack
News that Linksys and Belkin hardware was inherently insecure and could easily allow hackers to access your local network and control your gear. ...
10:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Former McAfee CTOs Cyber Security Data Company Cylance Raises $20M From Khosla, Blackstone
Cylance, a cyber security company founded by former Global McAfee CTO Stuart McClure, has raised $20 million in Series B funding from Blackstone, Khosla Ventures, Fairhaven Capital and a group of priv...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Criteo Acquires Tedemis For $29 Million, Proving There Is A Nascent Exit Market In France
Ad-tech company Criteo just acquired French startup Tedemis for $29 million (21 million). Originally from France, Criteo went public on the NASDAQ late last year. The company made around $250 million ...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Crowdtilt Publicly Launches Its Open Source, Customizable Crowdfunding Platform, Now Called CrowdtiltOpen
Fresh off its $23 million in Series B funding fromAndreessen Horowitz and others, crowdfunding platformCrowdtiltis opening up its open source, white-label platform CrowdtiltOpen to all interested busi...
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Marketplace Payments Startup Balanced Partners With Coinbase And Adds Bitcoin Support
Payments platform Balanced has been gradually adding features to enable marketplaces to accept and make payments out to their users. Today the company is announcing that it's integrated with Coinbase ...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Local Delivery Service Kanga Raises $1 Million Seed Round
Atlanta-based Kanga has raised $1 million to create a new local delivery service that uses a crowdsourced approach to getting items from point A to point B....
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Pocket Gems Launches Episode, A Platform For Interactive Mobile Stories
Mobile gaming company Pocket Gems is taking a new approach to telling stories on smartphones with the launch of a new platform called Episode.CEO Ben Liu hinted at this last month when he talked about...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch HelloFlo, The Subscription Service That Simplifies Your Period, Offers A B2B Option
News has leaked (not really, I just wanted to say "leaked") that tampon delivery service HelloFlo is going B2B. As it stands now, HelloFlo offers customers an opportunity to choose what feminine hygie...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoin Is The New PayPal
On February 7, Mt.Gox informed users that they were temporarily halting withdrawals of the popular electronic currency from their service due to a technical problem called transaction malleability. Th...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Enraged BlackBerry Fanboys Take T-Mobile Ad Viral
BlackBerry fanboys are... passionate. Obnoxious could be another word. At a moment's notice, they assemble and attack anyone who wafts a whiff of negativity against their fallen hero.T-Mobile's CEO le...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Beckon Wants To Help Marketers Make Sense Of Data And Track Spend On-The-Fly
There is Salesforce.com for sales professionals, numerous off-the-shelf packages for finance and HR professionals and thousands of apps for several other enterprise utilities. But marketeers still don...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Jolicloud Introduces Jolicloud 2, Your Digital Home On The Web
It’s been five years already, and Jolicloud still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Yesterday, at an event called the Jolicloud Ecosystem Party, the company presented its long-term vision for the ...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Banking Startup Simple Acquired For $117M, Will Continue To Operate Separately
Banking startup Simple has been acquired, the company announced today. The acquiring company, BBVA, is a 150-year old financial services corporation that operates in a number of markets, and a leading...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Hop Brings Its Instant Messaging-Like Email Client To The iPad
Hop (formerlyPing), a mobile app that makes replying to email feel more like instant messaging, is now available on iPad, the company is announcing today. In addition, hop now also supports multiple e...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Samba Offers A New Video Messaging App That Records Your Friends Reactions
Thanks to Facebook’s $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition yesterday, the tech industry is going to be on the lookout for the next great mobile messaging app. With fortuitous timing, a new mobile vid...
08:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Diamond Products Acquires Tech-Centric Sex Toy Maker Jimmyjane
Diamond Products, a pleasure product-centric holdings company, has announced the acquisition of Jimmyjane. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. ...
08:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Disrupt Europe Alumnus, What Now Travel, Partners With London Tourist Board For Official City Guide App
Disrupt Europe 2013 alumnus, What Now Travel, hasn't even launched its mobile roaming busting travel guide app yet but it's already forged an alliance with the tourist board in the city it's been conc...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Meetup. New Orleans. Tonight.
We’re here andwe’re overjoyed to be in New Orleans for our first TechCrunch event in your fine city. Tonight’s meetup and Pitch-off will be great, and we need everyone to come out. T...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Full Coverage Of Facebooks WhatsApp Purchase
The dust has settled. The full weight of Facebook's acquisition should be evident. $19 billion. It's the modern age of HP buying Compaq, a move that many pundits at the time said signaled the end of t...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Federal Judge Shuts Down Aereo Service In Salt Lake City And Utah With Preliminary Injunction
TV startup Aereo has been handed a decision that isn’t in its favor in at least one battleground where it’s fighting broadcasters in court: In Utah, a federal judge imposed a temporary inj...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Japan Is The Most Potentially Lucrative Market For Gaming Apps, Says Distimo
Mobile analytics firm Distimo just released a new report showing how the most successful apps monetize around the world. According to it, the five most potentially lucrative markets for gaming apps ar...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Chrome OS Doubled Its Share Of Web Traffic Since Last September, Now At 0.2%
Last we heard, Chrome OS was quickly increasing its reach in the business world, but despite its recent advances, a new study by ad network Chitika shows that it still remains a niche product. Chrome ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Acompli Raises $7.3M Series A From Redpoint & Others To Fix Mobile Email
Acompli, a company building a mobile email application which functions as an all-in-one productivity app for iPhone, has raised $7.3 million in Series A funding – a sizable investment that point...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch PasswordBox Makes It Easier To Securely Log In To Mobile Apps With 1-Tap Login On Android (& iOS Beta)
Password manager startupPasswordBox,which closed a$6 million Series Alast November months after launching its freemium service,has added a new feature to its convenience boosting arsenal that improves...
06:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Fleksy Opens Its iOS SDK For All Developers, Requires Zero Lines Of Code To Implement
Virtual keyboard Fleksy has made its iOS integration open and free to all today, after debuting the SDK with private partners back in December. Fleksy is completely free for developers to use, and int...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch 9flats Founder Steps Down From CEO As Hamburg-Based Airbnb Competitor Breaks Even
9flats, an early European competitor to Airbnb and others in the holiday rentals space, has seen a change of guard. Founder Stephan Uhrenbacher has stepped down as CEO and "stepped up" to Chair of the...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Bloomberg: HTC Working On 3 Wearables, Including Google Now Smartwatch & Music-Playing Bangle
HTC is working on three wearables which it's planning to preview privately to carriers at next week's Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona, according to a report in Bloomberg....
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Online Real Estate Service Trulia Relaunches Its Mobile Apps
Just ahead of the spring house hunting season, the online real estate service Trulia today launched a major redesign of its flagship mobile apps for iOS and Android.The new design puts real estate pho...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents iPad Smart Magnets For Attaching Controllers, Cameras, Other iPads And More
A new Apple patent application published by the USPTO today describes a magnetic connector similar to the one used to attach Smart Covers to the current iPad, but designed to be far more flexible with...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Sellsy, The French Sales Management Platform For SMBs, Is Opening New York Office
Sellsy, a French startup that offers a nifty suite of online tools to help businesses manage sales, is making its first push into the U.S. via opening a New York office. Its Software-as-a-Service comb...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch ThreatStream Raises $4M From Google Ventures To Add Realtime Cybersecurity Intelligence
ThreatStream, a SaaS-based cybersecurity startup backed by top Cloudera executives, has raised $4 million in Series A funding from investors led by Google Ventures. The other investors participating i...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch CloudLock Launches A Fully Cloud-Based Selective Encryption Product
Cloud security startup CloudLock will launch new encryption product to make it easier for service-as-a-service and cloud platforms to protect sensitive data. Called CloudLock Selective Encryption, the...
10:01 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Strevus Raises $6.5 Million For Financial Compliance Software
With new compliance requirements looming for already jumpy banks, startup software developer Strevus has raised $6.5 million for its risk and compliance service. The company raised its first instituti...
10:01 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Stealthy Security Company Apprity Raises $8 Million
The stealthy business security company Apprity, launched by two former Oracle employees, has raised $8 million in its first institutional financing. For its first venture round, Apprity turned to seas...
09:20 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks WhatsApp Acquisition Leaves Snapchat Hanging
With Facebook's massive $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp earlier today, any possible marriage between Facebook and Snapchat appears to be dead.After spending $20 billion on a photo sharing company (In...
07:49 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch How Things Change
Four years ago, Brian Acton was looking for a job. His job at Yahoo, where he’d filled many engineering roles over 11 years, had come to an end. He was networking with recruiters: networking wit...
05:11 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Kik Founder On Facebook Buying WhatsApp: Mobile Messaging Now Table Stakes
Mobile messaging consolidation is coming fast and heavy recently, with the Viber/Rakuten deal and today’s WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook. Another contender in the space, Waterloo-based Kik, ha...
05:05 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Zuck Says Ads Arent The Way To Monetize Messaging, WhatsApp Will Prioritize Growth Not Subscriptions
Facebook won't be throwing its advertising weight behind its new acquisition WhatsApp like it did with Instagram. But WhatsApp also won't be focusing on rolling out the $1 a year subscription fee it c...
04:36 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Sequoia And Jim Goetz Are Big Winners In Facebooks WhatsApp Acquisition
Facebook today announced its huge, $16 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. Obviously the company has a lot to cheer about, having grown to 450 million active users over the course of the last five years....
04:36 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Sequoias A Big Winner In Facebooks WhatsApp Acquisition, With Its Stake Worth About $3 Billion
Facebook today announced its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. Obviously WhatsApp has a lot to cheer about, having grown to 450 million active users over the course of the last five years. But from...
04:14 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition, Contextualized
Facebook just announced its buying WhatsApp, a global messaging platform with 450 million MAUs, for approximately $19 billion. It’s one of the biggest tech acquisitions since HP bought Compaq fo...
03:54 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Why Facebook Dropped $19B On WhatsApp: Reach Into Europe, Emerging Markets
With 450 million monthly users and a million more signing up each day, WhatsApp was just too far ahead in the international mobile messaging race for Facebook to catch up, as you can see in the chart ...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Stock Falls 5% In After Hours Trading Following WhatsApp Purchase Announcement
Facebook today announced that it will acquire WhatsApp for a combined $16 billion in cash and stock. WhatsApp’s employees pick up an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units as ...
03:43 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Stock Falls 5% After Hours Following WhatsApp Purchase [Update: Now Down Only 2.64%]
Facebook today announced that it will acquire WhatsApp for a combined $16 billion in cash and stock. WhatsApp's employees pick up an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units as part of the deal...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Apple And Tesla Had A Spring Fling
Reports are out today in The San Francisco Chronicle, and just about every other tech publication, that Apple could be in preliminary talks to buy electric automobile manufacturer Tesla. With the mobi...
03:32 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Yik Yak Is An Anonymous Messaging App Aimed At College Campuses
What happens when you combine anonymous messaging with college campuses? You get 100,000 users in three months. Yik Yak knows all about it. ...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $16B In Cash And Stock And $3B In RSUs, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent
Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16B in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12B in Facebook shares, $4B in cash and an additional $3B in RS...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $19B, Will Keep The Messaging Service Independent
Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and an...
02:43 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Google I/O Developer Conference Happens June 25-26 This Year
The dates for this year’s Google I/O developer conference are June 25 and 26, Google’s Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai just announced on Google+ (via 9to5Google). The annual event of...
02:43 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Google I/O Developer Conference To Be Held June 25-26 This Year
The dates for this year’s Google I/O developer conference are June 25 and 26, Google’s Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai just announced on Google+ (via 9to5Google). The annual event of...
02:37 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch How One Scammer Manipulated Apples Top Charts To Earn Tens Of Thousands Daily Using A $10 GameSalad Template
Something fishy has been going on with Apple's App Store top charts. No, I'm not talking about "Flappy Bird" (well, maybe that too), but rather how on earth two different developers used a $10 GameSal...
02:25 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch CrowdTwist Brings On Two New Board Members, Coca-Colas Carol Kruse And Visas Shiv Singh
CrowdTwist, a social loyalty rewards platform, has today announced two new heavy-hitting board members, Carol Kruse and Shiv Singh. Kruse spent nearly 10 years at Coca-Cola, where she led the interact...
02:13 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Beats In Q4 With Adjusted Revenues Of $761M, Expects 35,000 Car Deliveries This Year
Today after the bell, Tesla reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including non-GAAP revenue of$761 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of$0.33. In the period, the company delivered6,...
02:08 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Belkin Fixes WeMo Vulnerabilities With Firmware Update
Fear not, owners of Belkin WeMo devices: you no longer have to lose sleep over the possibility that your smart plug will be hacked. Belkin has rolled out an update that patches the five vulnerabilitie...
01:26 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch The Surface 2 With AT&T LTE Inches Closer To Release
Last October, Microsoft announced that it would roll out an LTE-enabled Surface 2 for AT&T's network. Sometime. The announced time frame was early 2014, and, sure enough, the device has just been ...
01:21 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Venmo Now Lets You Find And Pay Other Nearby Venmo Users
Venmo, the mobile payment app, has had a wild few years. They shook up their industry so hard that they were acquired twice within 4 years of launch; once by Braintree for $26.2M, and again when Paypa...
01:18 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Entrepreneurship Barbie Isnt A Bad Idea Actually
It's 1992. I am ten. I want to be an advertising executive when I grow up. I am watching a TV news segment about Barbie, "Teen Talk Barbie" specifically. Teen Talk Barbie says "Math class is tough" am...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch FCC Wont Appeal Net Neutrality Ruling, Seeks Diplomatic Way To Keep Internet Open
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on how to keep the Internet open and accessible to all. The agency’s outreach is in response to a recent U.S. circuit court decision that...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch With Funding From BMW And Khosla Ventures, InstantCab Rebrands As Summon
San Francisco-based InstantCab has raised some new funding, and plans to use that money to begin expansion into new markets. But first, the company has rebranded its service as Summon, and announcing ...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch CRYPTODISRUPT! Were Now Accepting Bitcoins For Disrupt NY
So this is a fun little bit of news: we're now officially accepting Bitcoin for TechCrunch Disrupt in New York which will happen on May 5 - 7, 2014 at the Manhattan Center. We are working with Coinbas...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, February 20, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On Big Bang Disruption: How The Innovators Dilemma Has Become The Innovators Nightmare
According to Downes, the innovator's dilemma has now been replaced by what he calls the "innovator's nightmare". Today's new technology products are so much better and cheaper than legacy products tha...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Location Services Company Skyhook Wireless Gets Acquired By TruePosition
This morningTruePosition and Skyhook Wireless announced that the former has acquired the latter. Skyhook is best known for providing location services to top mobile firms, including Apple and Samsung....
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Google Starts Making The New Google Maps The Default For Everybody
After just under a year in preview, Google today announced that it is now rolling out the new Google Maps to all of its users as the default option....
11:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Google Announces Plans To Expand Fiber To 34 Additional U.S. Cities
Google today announced that it is planning to expand Google Fiber to 34 new cities in nine metro areas, includingAtlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, Salt Lak...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Trumaker, The Made-To-Measure Mens Apparel Startup, Closes $6.5 Million Series A
Technology has a way of making things that have historically been accessible to the wealthy and connected a bit more within reach to the rest of us. Uber's done it with limos, Fancy Hands with persona...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Tech Protester in Kiev Badly Beaten, Journalist Killed, As IT Tent Is Burned By Police
Ukraine is in the midst of what can only be described violent social upheaval, as protesters occupying a central Kiev square have been killed in violent clashes with Police last night.The wider politi...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch eBay Acquires PhiSix To Integrate 3-D Virtual Try On Technology Across The Marketplace And More
It looks like 3-D virtual try-on technology will soon make an appearance on eBay. The marketplace giant is announcing the acquisition of PhiSix, a company that develops 3-D visualization and simulatio...
10:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch European Online Education Startup, iversity, Gets ~500k Course Sign-Ups In First 4-Months
iversity, a Berlin-based MOOCs platform that's hoping to become the Coursera of Europe, has managed to pull in nearly 500,000 course sign-ups in the four months since its first massively open online c...
10:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Calling Startup Warriors: Battlefield Deadline Extended To Feb. 27
For those of you who were looking for an extra few days, the deadline for submitting applications to be a part of the Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2014 has been extended to February 27 at 5 p....
10:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Google Publicly Debuts Its Late-Stage Growth Fund, Google Capital
Google is amping up its investing efforts, today announcing Google Capital, a "growth stage" investment effort that has already put money into SurveyMonkey,Renaissance Learning, and Lending Club....
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch PediaPress Wants To Print The Complete English Wikipedia In 1,000 Books
This is not a joke. PediaPress launched an Indiegogo campaign to print the entire English Wikipedia encyclopedia on around 1,000 books, representing more than a million pages. The startup printed the ...
10:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Canonical To Ship Ubuntu Smartphones From bq And Meizu Later This Year
Ubuntu will sell pre-loaded on smartphone hardware, despite the failure last year of the incredibly ambitious Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding campaign. The company detailed plans today (via TheNextWeb)to shi...
10:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Postcard For iPhone Lets You Post To Any Social Network At Once, Even Your Own Website
A new application, Postcard, launching today, will help you cross-post to various social media websites, but with a few unique twists. Unlike similar tools, this "Swiss Army Knife" of an app lets you ...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Square And (RED) Fight AIDS With Special Edition Reader And Donate Links In Receipts
Square is debuting a special edition reader in partnership with AIDS organization (RED). The new 'SQUA(RED) Reader' is red in color, and for every order via the device, 97.25 percent of the $10 donati...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Personalized Fitness Startup Sessions Acquired By MyFitnessPal
Sessions, the behavioral health startup that launched out of the Rock Health startup incubator in June 2012, has been acquired by MyFitnessPal for an undisclosed sum. This is MyFitnessPal’s firs...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch PopTip Launches Zipline Analytics On Instagram, Letting Brands Monitor Photo-Friendly Conversations
PopTip, the Techstars-backed startup that offers real-time language tracking across social platforms, has today launched its Zipline analytics tool on Instagram.Unlike PopTip questions, the product th...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch A New Android App Called Glove Will Tell You What Carrier Is Best For You
Glove, a new Android application launching today, is attempting to address a real-world pain point which affects an important decision that nearly every individual or family in the U.S. has to make at...
09:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch MIT Startup Tesseract Aims To Commercialize Mobile Digital Photo Refocusing And 3D Effects
An MIT project that aimed to bring light field refocusing powers to existing cameras for less than a dollar is being spun out as its own commercial venture: Tesseract wants to provide the same capabil...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Payments Startup Loop Debuts A Mobile Wallet App That Lets You Pay With Your iPhone
Loop, the mobile payments startup backed by $10 million in Series A funding, and the makers of a series of hardware devices that allows smartphones to function like magstripe credit cards at point-of-...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Umoove Opens A Selective Android SDK For Its Mobile Head-Tracking Tech
Israeli startup Umoove is reaching out to developers in the Android camp, with the launch today of a beta SDK for Android devs wanting to use its face and eye tracking technology....
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Coins Come To Android Users In U.S., U.K. & Germany
Amazon Coins, the virtual currency introduced by the e-commerce giant last spring, are now available on Android devices, including both smartphones and tablets, in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. This is ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Grand St Launches Self-Serve Marketplace For Hardware Makers To List Their Goods
Online retailer Grand St wants to be the go-to spot for interesting new hardware to be sold online. But after curating a daily selection of goods, the company is opening up its e-commerce shop for any...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Humble Bundle Switches To Steam-Like Region-Based Pricing For The Humble Store
Video game store Humble Bundle announced that the Humble Store has switched to more traditional Steam-like prices, with different prices depending on your region. European customers will have to pay m...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch New 2014 HTC One Leaked In Gold With Dual Camera And Twin Flash
HTC is set to unveil its next-generation flagship phone, and all indications are that it will continue what it has accomplished with last year’s HTC One, but with some tweaks and enhancements to...
07:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch The First Bitcoin ATM In The US Is Opening In Austin, Texas
USA! USA! We are now officially almost as good as Canada! Why? Because the folks at Robocoin are officially turning on the first US-based Bitcoin ATM at the HandleBar in Austin, Texas where you can mo...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch After Raising $10M From USV, SideCar Pivots To Offer A Ride-sharing Marketplace
Peer-to-peer ride-sharing startup SideCar is releasing a brand new version of its app for both passengers and drivers, which will provide more flexibility for drivers and more choice for passengers. T...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Cloud-Based Payroll App ZenPayroll Raises $20M From General Catalyst And Kleiner At A $100M-Plus Valuation
ZenPayroll, the startup that offers an easy to use, cloud-based payroll application; is announcing a new round of Series A funding totaling $20 million. The round was led by General Catalyst Partners ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Immersive Video Startup Condition One Demos 360-Degree Trailer For Oculus Rift
Condition One has spent the last few years trying to find ways to make video more like real life. With the Oculus Rift, it might have found just the device to bring its vision of immersive experiences...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Bringing iTunes Festival Stateside For The First Time At SXSW 2014
Apple is putting on a show on SXSW this year, the company just announced via press release. It’ll take place over five days between March 11 and March 15, at the Moody Theater where PBS’ A...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Beep Aims For Sonos In The Race To Network Home Audio
Cracking the riddle of whole home audio has been a sort of quixotic quest for most manufacturers. The only company to really pull it off, Sonos, is still well ensconced in the niche of audio obsessive...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Said To Be Tapping Tizen For Next Generation Galaxy Gear Smartwatch
Samsung is taking a completely different approach to its next-generation Galaxy Gear smartwatch, according to a new report from USA Today – that means eschewing Android altogether on the on-devi...
06:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Ad Company OpenX Hires Longtime Hulu Exec Tom Fuelling As CFO
Online and mobile advertising company OpenX is announcing the appointment of Tom Fuelling as its new chief financial officer.Fuelling (pictured) previously served as CFO at Hulu for six years, startin...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Skyhigh Debuts CloudRisk, A Tool To Help Large Companies Track Their Cloud Exposure
Skyhigh Networks today debuted CloudRisk, a new tool to help corporations track and manage their potential risk due to use of cloud services.CloudRisk is a dashboard that tracks a firm's current surfa...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Opens Its Publishing Platform To All Members
To date, LinkedIn has allowed a small, editorially selected group of "Influencers" like Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Barack Obama to publish their thoughts and advice to its network as long-form bl...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Back Among The Top Five Smartphone Vendors In China On iPhone 5s Success, IDC Reports
Apple has gained an entire percentage point of market share and cracked the top five smartphone manufacturers, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC. Apple’s share rose from 6 t...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch An AT&T For Dentistry? Y Combinator-Backed Weave Launches To Bring Modern Telecom To SMBs
Small businesses, by definition, are lean. With a price tag that includes license renewals, maintenance and upgrades to servers and IT support, the costs of adopting enterprise-grade software and serv...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Google Capital Invests $40M In Learning Analytics Firm Renaissance Learning At $1B Valuation
Renaissance Learning, one of the leading cloud-based K-12 assessment and learning analytics companies, today announced that it has raised a $40 million investment from Google Capital. This marks the f...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Officially Rebrands SkyDrive To OneDrive
SkyDrive is dead, long live OneDrive. In January, Microsoft announced that it would rebrand its storage service to OneDrive following a trademark dispute with British pay-TV provider BSkyB. Starting t...
04:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Social Media Customer Care Startup, Brand Embassy, Gets $1M Seed To Power A Global Push
UK-based Brand Embassy, a provider of social-media based customer care services to help businesses manage communications with customers via channels such as Facebook and Twitter, has closed a $1 milli...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch myTomorrows Raises $2.2M For Platform To Give Patients Access To Development-Stage Drugs
myTomorrows is a Dutch startup that wants to disrupt the way patients with unmet medical needs currently have (very limited) access to development-stage treatments -- drugs that are still undergoing c...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Nokia Launches $30 NFC Tag For Keeping Tabs On Your Lumia Phones Whereabouts
Nokia has unveiled a new accessory designed to make sure users of its Lumia smartphone are never parted from their handset. Or at least, that when they leave the house with their tagged keys or bag, t...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Image Recognition Startup ViSenze Gets $3.5M From Rakuten Ventures
It's been a very busy week for Rakuten as it seeks to take over the Internet. Earlier today the Tokyo-based online services giant announced the opening of its first R&D center in Europe. Just last...
02:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Yandex Offers Fee-Free Android Firmware Kit So OEMs Can Ditch Google Services
Continuing to diversify beyond search, Russian tech giant Yandex has today launched a complete firmware kit for Android smartphones -- called Yandex.Kit -- that offers an alternative suite of Yandex s...
01:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Entertainment Platform mig33 Acquires Celebrity Site AlivenotDead
mig33, a mobile social entertainment platform based in Singapore, announced today that it has acquired AlivenotDead (AnD), an online community for celebrities to connect with fans through official acc...
09:14 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Rakuten Opens Its First European R&D Center In Paris
Rakuten, the Japan-based Internet services company, opened its first European research and development center in Paris today. Called the Rakuten Institute of Technology, this is Rakuten's third R&...
09:03 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch AWS For Life Science? With $4.1M In The Bank, Transcriptic Wants To Reinvent Scientific Research
As a biomedical engineering student at Duke, Max Hodak became intimately familiar with the sterile tedium of life in a research lab. Like many others who’ve spent wasted hours of their lives in ...
09:03 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch AWS For Life Science? With $4.1M In The Bank, Transcriptic Wants To Reinvent Scientific Research And Bring Labs Into The Cloud
As a biomedical engineering student at Duke, Max Hodak became intimately familiar with the sterile tedium of life in a research lab. Like many others who’ve spent wasted hours of their lives in ...
06:44 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Cloud Security Startup Elastica Comes Out Of Stealth With $6.3M From Mayfield
Elastica, a cloud security startup launched in 2012, is coming out of stealth mode with $6.3 million in Series A funding from the Mayfield Fund. The startup is also launching its new appsthat offer re...
05:58 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Atlantas Got The Fever For Early-Stage Deals
Atlanta's investment community thinks early-stage deals in the region are just peachy.As the TechCrunch Express rolls into town this evening, folks can expect to see an investment scene that's been ho...
05:40 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Hires Googler, Pisses Off His Googler Friends
This morning ephemeral messaging app Snapchat announced that it had poached a Googler, in addition to an Amazonian and a Facebooker. The company will be bringing Google App Engine director Peter Magnu...
04:42 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch White House: Without Net Neutrality, The Internet Would Be An Inaccessible Toll Road
In case you wondered whether the White House is deliberately ignoring its petition platform, the President's Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, wrote an official blog post in support of net neutrali...
04:32 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Mayfield Raises Second, $108 Million Fund To Back Startups In India
Mayfield Fund has announced that it has closed its second India-focused fund, totaling $108 million raised to invest in startups in the region....
03:37 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Dear Car Makers: Please Hire People Like This
The interfaces in modern cars are, with rare exception, awful. It’s almost absurd, really. The car is one of the most expensive things that people buy for themselves. It’s massive. It̵...
03:34 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Advertisers Not Thrilled With Apples Practice Of Protecting Its Users Data
Apple has a lot of knowledge regarding its users, which it uses to improve its services and offerings, including names, addresses, locations and purchase histories. But what it doesn't do with that da...
02:50 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Kimono Is A Smarter Web Scraper That Lets You API-ify The Web, No Code Required
A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Kimono wants to make it easier to access data from the unstructured web with a point-and-click tool that can extract information from webpages that don’t...
02:34 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Roku Adds Cable App Showtime Anytime To Its Content Lineup
Roku today announced another big cable network is making its content available on its streaming video devices. This time, it's Showtime, which will enable cable viewers to login and catch up on previo...
02:12 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Food Startup SpoonRocket Brings Its $6 Meals To San Francisco
SpoonRocket, the Y Combinator-backed startup that hopes to provide healthy, fast, and cheap meals to hungry customers, is now available in San Francisco. Or at least, part of San Francisco, for a few ...
01:50 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Bitstrips Is Raising $15 Million
Bitstrips, an app for building personalized comic strips, is raising a hefty Series B led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, according to sources familiar with the raise. ...
01:28 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Selfie360 Turns Your Face Into A Gif
What's better than a selfie? A selfie that is also a gif. Meet Selfie360, the newest, and most aptly named, app from the Cycloramic team. ...
01:20 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch AT&T Releases Transparency Data On Government Requests For Customer Data
Today AT&T joined Verizon in releasing data concerning government requests for its customer information. Verizon released similar data in January. A host of technology companies have done the same...
12:49 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch 12 Of The Top 15 Data-Using Countries Are Predominantly On Android, Mixpanel Says
In their first annual global mobile data report, analytics firm Mixpanel reveals that Android is the originating platform for the lion's share of app data generated from the top 15 countries as measur...
12:46 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Ukrainian Police And Protesters Clash In A Live Stream
The revolution will be live-streamed. In violent clashes with police, tens of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets to protest the policies of President Viktor Yanukovych, who is accused of ...
12:22 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Deepak Chopra Talks About Mindfulness And The Future Of Government
Deepak Chopra believes we can have it all. Through a melding of science and spirituality, this author, guru, and speaker has worked tirelessly to create new methods for mindfulness. He shared a few wi...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Whisper, The Sequoia-Backed Secret Sharing App, Makes A Move Into TMZ Territory
Whisper, the popular anonymous social sharing startup that’s raised $24 million from venture capital giants including Sequoia Capital, may have just gotten its big break into celebrity gossip te...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch The Worlds First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer Is Now Available To Order
Just in case you have $4,999 lying around and have a hankering to print in carbon fiber, the Mark One 3D printer is now available for pre-order. When first announced last month, the Mark One was going...
12:14 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Kidizen Lets Parents Buy & Sell Kids Pre-Loved Clothing And Other Items Via Their iPhones
A new iOS application called Kidizen is launching a mobile, peer-to-peer marketplace allowing parents to buy and sell their children's clothing, toys, shoes and other easily shippable accessories. By ...
12:06 am GMT - Wed, February 19, 2014
Techcrunch Google Explains How Not To Be A Glasshole
Here are the do's and don't's of wearing Google Glass. Right from Google. Apparently, and I know this might be a shocker, you're not supposed to stand in the corner of the room and record people with ...
11:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch New Bing Apps For Windows Phone Point To Increasing Platform Unity From Microsoft
This morning Microsoft announced updates to Bing apps for Windows Phone (News, Finance, Weather, Sports), and new Bing-based apps for the smartphone platform: Food and Drink, Health and Fitness, and T...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Delivery Startup Postmates Raises $16 Million From Spark Capital
On-demand delivery startup Postmates has brought on a new round of funding to help roll out service in new markets. The Series B funding round totals $16 million and was led by Spark Capital, with Spa...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Opera Opens Pre-Registration For Its Data-Savings Android App
Last December, Opera announced Max, a free app that would use Opera's servers to compress all the non-encrypted data to your Android device. At the time, it opened up sign-ups for a small private alph...
11:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Irrational Games, The Company Behind BioShock, Is Shutting Down
Whoa. Irrational Games, the company that built the acclaimed BioShock video game series, is going away. Co-founder Ken Levine announced directly on the company’s front page this morning that the...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Hulu Hires Sony Network Entertainment SVP Tian Lim As Its New CTO
Online video distributor Hulu announced today that it has hired Sony Network Entertainment International SVP Tian Lim as its new CTO. While at Sony, Lim ran North American engineering and service oper...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Zynga Stock Trading At 52-Week High On Heels Of Candy Crush IPO Filing
Zynga stock rallied this morning to a 52-week high price of $5.15 after King Digital Entertainment, the European social gaming giant best known for Candy Crush Saga, filed a public F-1 with the U.S. S...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch How To Run Live User Testing, Part 1: Setup
At Cluster, were big fans of iteration and experimentation. Since we launched publicly in February 2013, we have rapidly iterated the product on both iOS and Android. In the first eight weeks of being...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Posting 29% Q4 Revenue Growth, Microsofts Lync Promises To Land On Android Tablets This Summer
Lync, Microsoft’s little engine that could, continues to grow. The company announced at the end of its last fiscal year (2013) that Lync had brought in more than$1 billion in revenue. The group ...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Shrtwv Is A New Anonymous Sharing App That Ties Your Thoughts & Photos To Physical Locations
The shift toward more private and anonymous sharing continues, and today another new application called Shortwave (or Shrtwv, as they’re now abbreviating it, to eliminate confusion with another ...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch The Next Samsung Galaxy S Takes Shape
Samsung has a new flagship smartphone coming soon, likely at Mobile World Congress next week, and new details are emerging about what the next smartphone from the Korean mobile giant will be packing. ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch SuperAwesome Crosses Pond Via Acquisition Of MobiGirl Media, A U.S. Mobile Ad Network For Girls
SuperAwesome, the European kids and teen-focused ad network and marketing platform, has crossed the pond via an acquisition. It's bought L.A.-based MobiGirl Media, a mobile ad network for girls....
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Duolingo Raises $20M Series C Led By Kleiner Perkins To Dominate Online Language Learning
The popular language learning platform Duolingo today announced that it has closed a $20 million Series C round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. As Duolingo's founder Luis von Ahn told me,...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Eventjoy Is A One-Stop Shop For Organizing Events
Y Combinator-backed Eventjoy, a service that makes it easier to organize events using online and mobile tools, is officially making its debut today, offering support for online ticketing, event websit...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch New iWatch Concept Video Envisions A Vertical, Notification-Based UI For An Apple Wearable
A new iWatch concept video produced by Fuse Chicken, the Cleveland-based design startup that’s currently funding a magnetic charging cable and dock for iPhone, imagines what a wrist-mounted Appl...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Introducing The TechCrunch France Weekly Newsletter
This newsletter is for you, French friends and people interested in French startups. Starting next Friday, we will send out a weekly newsletter with TechCrunch’s best posts of the week covering ...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Meetup. Atlanta. Tonight.
We’re back. Two years ago, thanks to local ATL superfan Dave Moeller of CodeGuard, TechCrunch held an epic meetup in Atlanta. Over a thousand people turned out on that rainy day for a night of n...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Cuff Blends Jewelry With A Wearable Alert System
For some fashionistas wearables can be clunky, and don't aesthetically combine well with the other jewelry women and men may have on their wrists such as bracelets, or a watch. Cuff is hoping to chang...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Memeoirs Raises $300K To Turn Your Facebook Conversations Into A Book
You've been able to convert a lot of your social media into a book for a while now. Back in 2012 founder Helen Spaul created Walnuts (still working) which allowed you to create a personalised book of ...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Abacus Wants To Make Expense Reports Obsolete
Expense reports are a special kind of hell. Employees are often stuck wondering when, if ever, they will get reimbursed. Managers and accountants, on the other hand, have to deal with extra paperwork ...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Will Replace One Series Smartphone Screens In The U.S. For Free During First Six Months
HTC’s big push for more smartphone buyers in 2014 might not focus on hardware, despite an incoming new flagship; instead, the company is announcing a host of new customer service initiatives tha...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Wattpad Updates Its Social Reading Apps With Inline Commenting And Offline Access
Wattpad, an online community where readers can find and discuss a variety of free stories, is announcing updated versions of its iOS and Android apps.The two biggest changes in the updates, which went...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch HTCs Next-Generation Successor To The HTC One Gets Its Debut March 25
The HTC One was one of the best smartphones of 2013, according to just about anyone you could ask – the flagship Android device from the Taiwanese company bucked the trend of its major competito...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch GuestDriven Raises $3M To Expand Its Hotel Guest Interaction And Rewards Platform
These days, many hotel interactions with their guests happen through third-party platforms: The Travelocities, Yelps, and Foursquares of the world get the feedback that hotels need and depend on, and ...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch FireLayers Comes Out of Stealth With YL Ventures Funding To Control Enterprise Apps
Over in the world of Enterprise, subjects such as security, compliance and governance remain dull but essential issues. In this arena SkyHigh Networks (backed by Sequoia and Greylock) and Netskope (ba...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch TicTail eCommerce Platform Lands $8 Million Led By Thrive Capital
TicTail, a DIY ecommerce platform out of Sweden, has today raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Thrive Capital. The company, which is a lot like Etsy in its mission to make online storefronts ...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Social Analytics Company Socialbakers Raises $26M More
Socialbakers, a social media analytics company founded in 2009 and headquartered in Prague, is announcing that it has raised $26 million in Series C funding.The round was led by Index Ventures, with p...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch SparkLabs Global Adds Former Disney Interactive Exec As Advisor, Invests In Good.co And Zanbato
SparkLabs Global announced today that John Pleasants, the former co-president of Disney Interactive and former COO of Electronic Arts, has joined the fund as an advisor. SparkLabs Global, which focuse...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Headphones With Integrated Activity, Health And Fitness Tracking
Apple has been granted a patent by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) that could fit in with its apparent plans to get into health and fitness tracking in a big way: the document describes a headphone...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Intacct Raises $45M To Bring Bean Counters To The Cloud
Fifteen years and one popped Internet bubble after it was first launched, the auditing software company Intacct is still alive-and-kicking… and raising new venture dollars. The company, which wa...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Candy Crush Maker King Files For U.S. IPO
The studio behind addictive matching puzzle game Candy Crush has begun the process of filing for its U.S. IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Re/Code reports. The UK company will look to ...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Telefnica Expands Wayra Accelerator Network To Asia Via Tie-Up With Chinas VIV Incubator
Telefnica's global network of 14 Wayra Academies, which each incubate a yearly crop of tech startups in the hopes of spotting the next big thing so their carrier overlord doesn't have to, has gained a...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Beats Its PS4 Sales Target, With 5.3M Consoles Sold In 3-Months
Sony has surpassed it own full-year target of selling five million PS4 units by the end of March, reporting today that it had sold 5.3 million units as of February 8....
09:51 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Language-Learning Platform TutorGroup Raises $100M From Investors Including Alibaba
English-learning platform TutorGroup announced that it has raised a $100 million Series B round from investors including Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group, Singaporean investment firm Temasek, and ...
09:02 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Fin, The Bluetooth Ring That Turns Your Hand Into A Wireless Controller, Is Almost At Its Funding Goal
Back at CES in January, TechCrunch met Fin, the Bluetooth ring that went on to become one of our Hardware Battlefield finalists. Fin, which turns your hand into a wireless controller for smartphones, ...
09:02 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch UPDATED: Fin, The Bluetooth Ring That Turns Your Hand Into A Wireless Controller, Hits Its Funding Goal
Back at CES in January, TechCrunch met Fin, the Bluetooth ring that went on to become one of our Hardware Battlefield finalists. Fin, which turns your hand into a wireless controller for smartphones, ...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch A Networking Protocol For Labor
The core advancement of the Internet was the capability to move information very quickly across a decentralized network of nodes. That advancement was predicated on the development of protocols like H...
01:28 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch 70,000 People Are Playing Pokemon Collaboratively And You Can Watch Live
There are things on the Internet that we humans were not built to understand. Over on Twitch, the largest platform for livestreaming esports and other gaming content, 70,000 people are playing Pokemon...
12:11 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Despite Protest, The USA Freedom Act Remains In Holding Pattern
Coming off a day of global protest — both offline and off — that sent tens of thousands of emails and phone calls into the United States Congress, it appears that the USA Freedom Act hasn&...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, February 18, 2014
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Next World Capitals Ben Fu And Translink Capitals Jay Eum
This week, we have two VCs who will be joining us in the studio (separately) for Ask A VC Next World Capital's Ben Fu and Translink Capital's Jay Eum. As you may remember, you can submit questions for...
11:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Though Its Network Of Mentors, HackHands Offers Live Help For New Programmers
With sites like Codecademy and Stack Overflow, there are plenty of ways to learn programming and get help online but there's nothing like a live human being who can answer your questions and look at ...
11:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Through Its Network Of Mentors, HackHands Offers Live Help For New Programmers
With sites like Codecademy and Stack Overflow, there are plenty of ways to learn programming and get help online but there's nothing like a live human being who can answer your questions and look at ...
11:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch PIXEL Brings Old School Video Game Art To Life In Your Home
Take a Lite-Brite and turn it up to 11. Add Bluetooth, tuck in animation support, and let people draw their designs via smartphone. What do you get? Something like PIXEL. The (aptly named) PIXEL is a ...
11:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Fly6 Cycle Camera Lets Drivers Know Its Watching Them So They Drive Better
The Fly6 is a cycle camera, currently seeking funds via Kickstarter, that wants to draw motorists' attention to the fact they are being filmed in order to police their behaviour for the better (or so ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Beats Music
Beats Music is the latest of many streaming music services to hit the scene, pulling from some of the best parts of competing products to offer an excellent internet radio experience. Once you offer u...
10:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch TrackDuck A Tiny Web Site Build Tracking Startup Appears To Be On A Roll
Web development can be a complicated process which can go on too long because so much of the time is spent on really poor communication and mis-understandings. Project managers, designers and develope...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Tidy Organizes Your Smartphone Photos Into Albums With Just A Swipe
A new application called Tidy wants to help you better organize the photos you have stored on your smartphone, by grouping them into albums by time, distance, or even by “shapes,” meaning ...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Smart Visual Studio Add-On For Code Snippet Search
Whether you are a seasoned programmer or a beginner, chances are you spend a lot of your time looking for code snippets on Stack Overflow and similar sites. There's no need to reinvent the wheel, afte...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Partners With DocuSign To Bring eSignatures To Office 365
Microsoft and eSignature service DocuSign today announced a long-term partnership that will make it easy for Office 365 subscribers to submit and sign documents without leaving Microsoft's Office apps...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Buildit Is A New Hardware Accelerator Based In Estonia
Europe has gotten itself another hardware-based startup accelerator; this time Estonia is flying the hardware flag.Focusing on hardware in combination with software, Buildit is a new 3 month accelerat...
08:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Pan-European Rail Travel Booking Service, Loco2, Gets Renfe On Board For Full Spanish Coverage
Pan-European train travel booking startup, Loco2, will add another chunk of coverage to its website tomorrow, when a partnership with Spanish state-owned rail carrier Renfe goes live -- enabling users...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Plant-Based Food Startup Hampton Creek Foods Raises $23M Round Led By Horizons Ventures
It looks like investors think there's a big opportunity in Hampton Creek Foods' mission of creating tasty, affordable alternatives to animal-based foods the company is announcing that it has raised ...
08:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Player.me Wants To Be The About.me For Gamers, But Its Going To Be Tough
You've heard of About.me for profile pages. Well, there are plenty of gaming communities out there, but Player.me hopes to be the "about.me for gamers". Obviously Playfire is a pretty big competitor b...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Anonymous Messaging App Blink Arrives On Android
Blink, a mobile application that allows users to send each other self-destructing messages, has now arrived on Android. The app, which first debuted on iOS last spring, lets you share text, photos, vi...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Payments App MangoPay Says It Will Now Accept Seven More Currencies
MangoPay is a payments app specifically developed for marketplaces, crowdfunding platforms and collaborative consumption platforms which can accept third-party payments. It’s announced it will n...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Aiming To Be The Coinbase of Europe, Swedens Safello Raises Investment Cash
Billing itself as the "Coinbase of Europe" Sweden based Bitcoin company Safello has raised a $600,000 investment round lead by Bitcoin advocates Erik Voorhees (co-founder of the Bitcoin company Coinap...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Quantified Health Startup Exogen Bio Wants People To Track & Hack Their DNA Health
The quantified health movement is really just getting going, with basic stuff like fitness tracker bands. The potential for helping curious people measure, track, analyse and diagnose aspects of their...
05:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Siemens Launches $100M Fund To Back Startups Aiming To Disrupt Manufacturing
Siemens Venture Capital, the corporate financing arm of Europe’s biggest engineering company, is launching a new, $100 million fund to back early-stage startups working in the areas of industria...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Curated Shopping Service Outfittery Raises 13M To Improve Mens Fashion Sense
Outfittery, a curated shopping service for men's clothing, has raised 13 million in new funding to expand into other European markets beyond Germany, Australia and Switzerland where it currently opera...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Now Accessible For The First Time In China Since 2010
Access to Dropbox has been restored in China for the first time since it was blocked in 2010. While users have periodically been able to share files and sync files from within the country, this is the...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch A First Look At Echobox, An Analytics Tool For News Sites That Actually Helps Drive Traffic
Instead of simply displaying tons of stats and fancy charts, Echobox looks at a site's visitor data and, using its own algorithms and machine learning, actually recommends actions to take, including e...
01:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Varsity News Network Closes $3M Series A To Expand Its High School Athletic Platform Nationwide
High school sports is big business, but few schools can afford to support a robust athletic website with complete player stats, dynamic schedules and rich media. That's where Varsity News Network come...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Shutting Down Blurtt
Blurtt, which launched in its current form back in 2012, was a mobile app that allowed you to create their own digital expressions by allowing you to choose an image, add text and share either anonymo...
09:22 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch As Mt.Gox Implodes, Rival Bitcoin Exchanges Remain Surprisingly Stable
Watching the gyrations in the price of Bitcoin has been spectator sport the past several days. However, unlike with prior busts and races, the price of Bitcoin hasdiverged heavily across its several e...
09:20 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch With $770K In Seed Funding, Playbasis Wants Businesses In Asia To Gamify
Playbasis, a Thailand-based gamification startup that helps companies engage with customers and employees through cool rewards and social games, has raised $7,70,000 in seed funding from Ardent Capita...
08:56 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Basis In Acquisition Talks With Everyone
Looks like Google might be ticking off a box on its wearables shopping list, or someone else might be. Basis Science, the company behind the Basis Health Tracker Watch, is on the market, according to ...
07:19 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch A Low-Key Launch Can Still Bring Long-Term Success. Y Combinator Is Living Proof
"Launch day" can be a pretty big deal in the world of tech. Some people define a successful launch day as getting written up by as many tech news sites as possible, hitting the top spot on the App Sto...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Ok Google
There can be little doubt that, just like Microsoft thinks touch is the future of computing, Google seems to believe voice will be the user interface of the future. Indeed, when I was in Mountain View...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch TC Droidcast Episode 22: Nokia Goes Android While HTC Plays The Customer Care Card
On this week’s Droidcast, me and Chris Velazco get tough on smartwatches, but first we discuss Nokia Android “Nokia X” device plans and other infertile hybrid animals, and HTC’...
01:40 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch StackOverflow Goes Down, Programmers Around The World Panic (Its Back Up Now)
StackOverflow, the coding-focused Q&A site that’s proven to be an essential tool for professional and amateur programmers alike, had an approximately hour-long outage Sunday morning that aff...
01:40 am GMT - Mon, February 17, 2014
Techcrunch Stack Overflow Goes Down, Programmers Around The World Panic (Its Back Up Now)
Stack Overflow, the coding-focused Q&A site that's proven to be an essential tool for professional and amateur programmers alike, had an approximately hour-long outage Sunday morning that affected...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch An iPhone Loyalists First Few Weeks With Android
A year ago, I wrote a post titled Silicon Valley Slowly Awakens To Android. Recently, I purchased a Nexus 5 as we develop and begin the early tests of Swell for Android, and I wanted to share some of ...
04:36 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch Google Acquires SlickLogin, The Sound-Based Password Alternative
SlickLogin has been acquired by Google, just five months after launching at TechCrunch Disrupt. Word of the acquisition is confirmed by a notice on the company’s site, where they say that they&#...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarter Coins
One of the problems of crowdfunding is if you dont need or want the reward offered in exchange for your donation, there isnt much incentive to support a project. This is a problem we can change, and b...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch Daemon And Influx Author Daniel Saurez On Why Innovation Has Stalled
Daniel Suarez self-published his first novel, Daemon, in 2006. The book and its sequel Freedom chronicled the rise of a botnet that uses self-driving cars to kill humans, crashes the stock market, and...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch Daemon And Influx Author Daniel Suarez On Why Innovation Has Stalled
Daniel Suarez self-published his first novel, Daemon, in 2006. The book and its sequel Freedom chronicled the rise of a botnet that uses self-driving cars to kill humans, crashes the stock market, and...
04:28 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarter Hacked, Customer Addresses and Other Info Accessed
These days, it really seems we can't go a week without some big site getting hacked. The latest target? Kickstarter....
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Comcasts $45B Time Warner Cable Bid, Bye-Bye Flappy Birds, Snapchats Smoothie Hack
We're at the end of a week where snow was on the ground in 49 out of the 50 states in the U.S. What better way to escape the winter blues than by virtually pulling up your chair to the TechCrunch writ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch With Hackathons Taking Center Stage, The Coming Transformation Of The Computer Scientist
“I didn’t own my own laptop,” he said. That didn’t stop him from attending his first hackathon several weeks later at Hacka2thon, where he built his first website. The experien...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch Apple & Google Begin Rejecting Games With Flappy In The Title
The Flappy Bird phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that the original title was yanked out of the App Store by creatorDong Nguyen, whose newfound fame apparently became too ove...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch This iQi Hack Shows Why Apple Hasnt Bothered With Wireless Charging
iQi is a hardware add-on that brings the tech Apple hasn't -- wireless charging (using the Qi standard) -- to your iPhone without the need to put it in a bulky case. But perhaps there's a reason why A...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, February 16, 2014
Techcrunch Square Cuts More Custom Pricing Deals For Merchants And Ramps Up Sales Hiring
This past week brought the news of a fairly significant development for Square the rolloutof Square Stands in Whole Foods restaurants, bars, and other venues. This comes a year and a half after the hu...
11:40 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Raising Another Big Round Of Funding
Lyft is raising yet another big round of funding, according to sources. The company, which is seeking to make ride-sharing mainstream in cities across the U.S. and around the world, is expected to use...
11:26 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Lip Sync
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor Boy, the way Glenn Miller played, those were the days. The Gang was a deck stacked against the Gillmor young v...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Was Y Combinator Worth It?
Almost any time someone asks about the Y Combinator experience they ask, "Was it worth it?" Its a difficult question to answer concisely given the complexity of such a program. During Y Combinator we ...
09:59 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Dosomething.Org Taps Snapchat For Teen-Centric Valentines Campaign
Dosomething, a not-for-profit focused on making volunteer work and social change exciting to people under 25, is going after its key demographic where they're comfortable: Snapchat. The company used t...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Is Tech Money Good For San Franciscos Middle-Class? An Economists Perspective
The liberal wonderland of the San Francisco Bay Area has one of the highest concentration of wealth in the country. Twitter’s IPO, alone, created an estimated 1,600 millionaires. But, are local ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Is Tech Money Good For San Franciscos Middle Class? An Economists Perspective
The liberal wonderland of the San Francisco Bay Area has one of the highest concentration of wealth in the country. Twitter’s IPO, alone, created an estimated 1,600 millionaires. But, are local ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch VCs On Inequality, Unemployment, And Our Uncertain Future
The Great Bifurcation is underway. The American economy is polarizing between the minority rich and the majority poor; technology is a major cause of this; and the rest of the world will soon follow, ...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Why Fads Fade: The Inevitable Death of Flappy Bird
Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit-Forming Products, a new book by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover. On February 8, 2014, an app called Flappy Birdheld the cov...
06:35 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch RocksBox Gets A $1.2M Seed Round For Valentines Day
Meaghan Rose wanted RocksBox to be a thing so badly that she singlehandedly built a WordPress site for the idea, and stocked it with her own jewelry. She sent out boxes of samples from her own closet ...
06:35 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch RocksBox Gets A $1.5M Seed Round For Valentines Day
Meaghan Rose wanted RocksBox to be a thing so badly that she singlehandedly built a WordPress site for the idea, and stocked it with her own jewelry. She sent out boxes of samples from her own closet ...
05:20 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Confirms That Windows Phone 8.1 Exists, Shocking Precisely No One
In a Reddit AMA session today, HTC employees confirmed that the company's 8X Windows Phone handset will receive future firmware updates. This indicates that the company is working with Microsoft to br...
04:46 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Hello, true believers. It’s amazing that today is Valentine’s Day and potentially the day the robots rebel. Luckily, the robots are all still pretty small and not at all mean. Take this li...
03:35 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Comcast Ventures Dave Zilberman On SaaS Enterprise Adoption And More
In this week’s episode of Ask A VC, we hosted Comcast Ventures’ Dave Zilberman to talk about mobile enterprise, corporate VCs and much more. Zilberman, who joined Comcast Ventures in 2006 ...
03:33 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Ronny Conway Closes His Over $51 Million Early Stage Fund
Solo investor Ronny Conway has closed the early stage fund he had left Andreessen Horowitz earlier this year to raise. Back in September, Dan Primack had reported that the fund was at least $30 millio...
02:14 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch TrueVault Launches To Bring Easy HIPAA Compliance To Startups And Health Apps
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: In an effort to jumpstart the U.S. economy amidst the runaway blight of the “Great Recession” and financial crisis beginning in 2008, C...
02:11 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.14.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session for today has concluded. find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gillmorgang...
01:40 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest For iPad Adds Place Pins, iOS And Android Apps Get Animated GIFs
Pinterest isn’t just for elaborate napkin crafts for your book club soiree, or for bragging about inhuman feats of supernatural cupcakery; it also makes a pretty stellar travelogue. A new update...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap
Surprise! It's Valentine's Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays.If you're trying to get a gift today, you might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-cr...
01:09 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch The Nokia-Microsoft Deal Is Still A Go For Q1
The Nokia-Microsoft deal that will see the former’s handset business find a new home at the latter is still a go, and should wrap in the first quarter of this year. That gives the deal around 1....
01:01 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch French Startups Can Now Raise Up To $1.4 Million In Crowdfunding And Syndicates In France
The crowdfunding rules in France will become startup-friendlier in the coming months. The government announced today that companies will be able to raise up to $1.4 million (1 million) per Kickstarter...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch Marshall Kirkpatricks Social Marketing Startup Little Bird Raises $1.7M More
Little Bird, the startup led by former tech writer Marshall Kirkpatrick, is announcing that it has raised $1.7 million in new funding.Kirkpatrick, formerly an editor at ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite) an...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android-Flavored Nokia Phone, LG G Flex, And The Crunchies!
Happy Valentine's Day, lovebirds. We've got quite the treat for you. This week, rumors spread that Nokia and Microsoft are working on an Android phone, to be released later this month. Meanwhile, LG h...
12:51 am GMT - Sat, February 15, 2014
Techcrunch As Exchange Withdrawal Restrictions Ease, Bitcoins Price Snaps Northward
It has been a rough time for Bitcoin these past few days, as three major exchanges halted withdrawals in the face of an issue that could impact the perceived integrity of exchanges of the currency. Mt...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Thanks, New Orleans: The Meetup Is On!
Good news, everybody! Everything is really looking up in New Orleans and we're on track to at least beat a few of the smaller cities we've visited in terms of tickets sold. That doesn't mean you shoul...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch A Week With The LG G Flex
Most of the reviews of the LG G Flex have already gone up but since the phone is slowly percolating out in the U.S. I thought I'd give it a full week of use to see just what the fuss was about. If you...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Predicting Love And Breakups With Facebook Data
Does it matter that the love of your life doesn’t like your friends? If you hit the one-year anniversary mark, are you more likely to get married? Smitten worry warts are often obsessed with com...
11:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch How The World Butchered Benjamin Franklins Quote On Liberty Vs. Security
One of America’s favorite liberal phrases has been sent through the political spin machine and polished into a Frankenstein of sorts, thus rendering it inaccurate and far from its original inten...
10:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Stock Faces Early Test As First Insider Shares Unlock Tomorrow
Tomorrow the first traunch of insider stock at Twitter will unlock, allowing non-executive employees to sell a portion of their shares. Nearly 9.9 million shares will be set free on Saturday, worth ar...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch UpCounsel Launches Outside General Counsel Program For Companies Needing Long-Term Legal Help
Attorney marketplace UpCounsel has spent the last several months helping startups and other small businesses get affordable legal help. But for the most part, that help has mainly been focused on shor...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Heres The Full Video Of The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards
Didn't get a ticket to the Crunchies before they sold out? Miss the live stream?Don't sweat it we brought the whole thing back to you in glorious HD. From the Broadway-style opener by the incredibly ...
10:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Tom Perkins, A Man From A Bygone Era
Did men like this used to sit atop the technology industry? Atop our country? Tom Perkins, once an icon in the venture industry and now a spectacle, gave yet another talk last night at the Commonwealt...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Uber, Chauffeur-Priv And Others Cant Recruit New Drivers In France For The Next Two Months
The conflictbetween taxi drivers and urban transportation startups in France is not over — the French government has put a stop to new limo driver licenses for the next two months. This decision...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The Companies Pitching At The Atlanta And New Orleans Meetups
Watch out, Atlanta and New Orleans. TechCrunch is coming to town and we have lined up a stellar list of companies to pitch at each city’s meetup. We’re rolling into your fine cities next w...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch FounderDating Launches An Easier Way To Find And Sign-Up Startup Advisors
FounderDating, a selective network where entrepreneurs can find co-founders, is adding a new way to pick up advisors.Advisors, who are usually paid with a small cut of equity, can bring lessons learne...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch A Modest Proposal
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. And all seem to be doing it about the new class of apps that rest on the premise of anonymity and/or ephemerality....
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps
Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of p...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch UrbanSitter Raises $15M To Harness The Power Of Social Recommendations In Child Care
UrbanSitter, an online service for parents and sitters to connect, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by DBL Investors with participation from Match Group, a division of IAC and newly laun...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Lover.ly Now Lets Brides Upload Their Own Weddings
Lover.ly, the Pinterest for wedding planning, has been dominating the categorization and aggregation of awesome wedding content. Brides who visit the site are instantly able to search by vendor, color...
07:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Turn Your iPhone Into A Combination GoPro Mount And Monitor With The GoPhone
A new Kickstarter project aims to make your GoPro filmography easier to handle, with a case designed to hold the GoPro in such a way that you have a full view of the screen of your iPhone 5s or 5, so ...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch The Second Season Of House Of Cards Is Now On Netflix
I have a date tonight. And it's with Frank Underwood. The entire second season of the Emmy award winning series is now available for your enjoyment on Netflix....
06:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Coding Cupboard Is A New U.K. Crowdsourced Marketplace For Budding Devs To Get Project Work
Coding Cupboard is a new crowdsourced marketplace aiming to connect up budding coders with businesses needing to find developers to do one-off project work -- launching today in beta in the U.K. ...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Valentines Day Doodle Features Six Tales Of Real Romance
Google has a Valentine’s Day doodle for their search homepage, the way they do every year. This one is fairly elaborate, however, and features stories supplied by Ira Glass and NPR’s This ...
05:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Bicycle Startup Blaze Pulls In Investment From Index Ventures And Sir Richard Branson
London-based Blaze has officially launched it's innovative front bike light with a laser projection, and starts shipping worldwide at the end of this month. The Laserlight is the first of its kind in ...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Indian Music Streaming Startup Dhingana Shuts Down
Dhingana, the Indian music streaming startup battling to stay alive for past few months, has finally shutdown. We have been trying to speak with Dhingana CEORohit Bhatiafor past few weeks, but he̵...
04:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Want A Neat Overview Of Whats Going On In Wearables? Point Your Eyes Right Here
A wearable tech research and consulting firm has put together a neat overview of the nascent space -- tracking the number of devices already in existence; areas of market focus; and even which parts o...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Former Groupon Product SVP Jeff Holden Joins Uber As Chief Product Officer
Well that was fast. Just a few days after it was revealed that Groupon product chief Jeff Holden was leaving the daily deals giant to join a Bay Area tech company, we now know where he has landed. Ube...
12:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Japanese Internet Giant Rakuten Acquires Viber For $900M
Rakuten, one of Japan's largest Internet companies, has announced that it will acquire messaging app Cyprus-based Viber for $900 million. The deal is the latest and largest in an aggressive acquisitio...
11:34 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Xiaomi Sets Singapore Launch Date As It Prepares For Global Expansion
Xiaomi just announced that it will launch in Singapore on Feb. 21. This is a significant move because it marks the company's first expansion beyond China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan six months after naming...
06:42 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Secret Launches Bug Bounty Program For Hackers Who Find Vulnerabilities In Its App
Secret, which has fast become everyone's favorite way to share "anonymish" thoughts with friends and strangers alike, has launched a new program that is designed to find -- and squash -- bugs in its m...
06:21 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Aerohive Networks Files For $75 Million IPO
Aerohive, a company that sells Wi-Fi products to enterprise customers, filed today to go public. The company's proposed $75 million public offering is not unexpected. It spoke directly about a future ...
06:11 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Twitters Dick Costolo On What It Takes To Be A Good CEO
2013 was a very good year for Twitter, so it's only fitting that Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo took home the award for CEO of the year at the 7th annual Crunchies Awards held this week in San Francisco.B...
05:46 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Zoosk, Where A Tunnel Of Love Leads To Coders, Cupcakes, And Puppies
It's just about Valentine's Day, which means love is in the air, even here among the workaholics in the tech industry. So for this episode of Cribs we headed over to the San Francisco headquarters of ...
04:43 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Technical Recruiting Startup Distill
Yahoo just acquired aSan Francisco-based startup calledDistill, which was working on a way to make technical recruiting easier by pairing video interviews and programming challenges. They had raised$1...
04:14 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Betaworks Takes Another $10M In Funding Led By Japanese Incubator Digital Garage
NYC's betaworks has taken $10 million in additional investment from Japanese digital media incubator and Twitter investor Digital Garage, which is tagged on to the $20 million round the company receiv...
03:04 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: A Bouquet Of Flowers
What is everyone doing tomorrow? You do know that tomorrow is one of the most romantic days of the year, right? Do you have plans? Dinner? A trip? Is dessert made? Well, thanks to BloomNation, you don...
02:58 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Silk Road 2 Hacked, 88,000 Bitcoin Allegedly Stolen
Silk Road 2 moderator Defcon reported in a forum post that hackers have used a transaction malleability exploit to hack the marketplace. The hackers stole over 88,000 bitcoins worth $41,474,415, empty...
02:58 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Silk Road 2 Hacked, Over 4,000 Bitcoin Allegedly Stolen
Silk Road 2 moderator Defcon reported in a forum post that hackers have used a transaction malleability exploit to hack the marketplace. The hackers stole over 88,000 4474.26 bitcoins worth $2,747,000...
02:38 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Apartment Listing Startup RentHop Opens Up Nationwide
RentHop, which launched in 2009 and has spent the last several years refining its marketplace for apartment rentals, is now moving beyond just that market and has opened up nationwide. In doing so, it...
02:24 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Kinvey Launches Dedicated Backend As A Service Platform For Enterprise Developers
Kinvey, the enterprise-centric backend as a service (BaaS) platform for mobile apps, is launching a new feature today that will allow its customers to run their apps in a dedicated private cloud or on...
01:18 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Citia Raises $600K To Power Card-Based Websites And Content
The Internet is melting, according to Linda Holliday, founder and CEO of startup Citia.Ive been watching this movement from solids and pages to liquids and flows, she told me. Everythings becoming ato...
01:15 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Has Sold More Than 200 Million Windows 8 Licenses
Microsoft’s executive vice president Tami Reller announced today that the company has sold more than 200 million Windows 8licenses. TechCrunch confirmed the data point with Microsoft. The compan...
01:02 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Wikileaf Is Like Yelp For Kine Bud
Dan Nelson has a dream. His dream is to offer an easy way to find the cheapest chronic in your pro-ganja neighborhood. While you could simply ask your buddy Badger how much he pays, Nelson thought, wh...
12:55 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Bellabeat, The Quantified Self Startup That Wants To Be The FitBit For Pregnancy
If there's ever a time in a person's life when she wants to keep tabs on everything that's going on with her body, it's while she's pregnant. Every inch added to her waistline, pound gained, heartbeat...
12:17 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch Radical Transparency And How Buffer Is Changing The Game On Startup Culture
As a social-media focused startup in San Francisco that has raised a few hundred thousand dollars, you might think that Buffer would be Just Another Startup. Instead of being something to forget, howe...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, February 14, 2014
Techcrunch True Ventures Is Raising $250M For Its Fourth Fund
An SEC filing details that True Ventures is looking to raise a new$250 million fund, its fourth. True Ventures’ last fund clocked in at$205 million, as TechCrunch reported at the time. According...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch MuckerLab Launches New $20 Million Seed Fund
MuckerLab, a startup accelerator in Los Angeles, has raised a new seed fund, Mucker Capital. We hear the total amount of the fund is $20 million to $25 million....
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Opens Up LGBTQ-Friendly Gender Identity And Pronoun Options
Facebook has just updated the site to let users choose the gender pronoun they associate with. Aside from the usual “male” and “female” options, users can choose from up to ten...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch How Frontback Is Getting Popular in Japan
While today’s update is a significant one for photo-sharing app Frontback, something unexpected is happening as well — Frontback is blowing up in Japan, China and Brazil. In fact, the app ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Frontback Update Adds Photo Booth-Like Timer, Notifications & Localizations
Photo-sharing app Frontback just received a brand new update in the App Store. The two main new features are a new notification screen and the addition of a timer in the photo-taking screen. This way,...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Apples 2014 Supplier Responsibility Support Earns Greenpeace Praise On Conflict Materials
Apple has released its annual Supplier Responsibility report, detailing its monitoring of supply partner labor practices, compliance with regulations and Apple’s standards of business, the envir...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Apples 2014 Supplier Responsibility Report Earns Greenpeace Praise On Conflict Materials
Apple has released its annual Supplier Responsibility report, detailing its monitoring of supply partner labor practices, compliance with regulations and Apple’s standards of business, the envir...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch 500 Startups Launches Its First Two AngelList Syndicates, Including One Just For Female Founders
500 Startups is launching the first of what will be not just one, but a whole series of AngelList syndicates. Actually, the firm is announcing two new syndicates -- the first of which has been creativ...
09:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Jawbone Has A $600M Revenue Run Rate As It Paces To IPO
Happy Thursday. Kara Swisher is reporting that Jawbone is in the process of raising $250 million from Twitter, Flipboard and Square investor Rizvi Traverse.We heard that the financing has closed, and ...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch WonderWoof Is An App And Device That Tracks A Dogs Training And Health
WonderWoof is a new iOS app - joining the myriad of other such apps - aimed at dog-owners. This one helps dog owners track, train and 'socialize' their dog. They stay connected to the pooch via an on-...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Personal Assistant App EasilyDo Introduces its First Premium Features
EasilyDo, a smartphone app that aims to help users become more productive, is launching version 3.0 today with a number of additions, including its first premium features.The app basically provides us...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Front Desk Raises $4M Series A Led by Floodgate To Expand Its Mobile Business Management Service
Front Desk, a software as a service platform and mobile business management tool that can handle things like scheduling, payments and client management, today announced that it has raised a $4 million...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Please Dont Tell Me You Want To Be The Next Red Hat
Open source software powers the worlds technology. In the past decade, there has been an inexorable adoption of open source in most aspects of computing. Without open source, Facebook, Google, Amazon,...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Why There Will Never Be Another RedHat: The Economics Of Open Source
Open source software powers the worlds technology. In the past decade, there has been an inexorable adoption of open source in most aspects of computing. Without open source, Facebook, Google, Amazon,...
08:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix To Premiere Final Season Of Clone Wars Animated Star Wars Show March 7
Long running animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will have a new home for its sixth and final season – Netflix. The show will debut all 13 episodes of its last run on March 7 on the stream...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Campanja Raises $5M Series A, Led By Hoxton Ventures & DFJ, To Grow Its Online Ad Optimization Tech
Online ad campaign optimization startup Campanja, which has developed a search engine marketing platform aimed at maximizing customers' ad spend in real-time by adjusting for factors such as location,...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Campanja Raises $5M Series A, Led By Hoxton Ventures & DFJ Esprit, To Grow Its Online Ad Optimizer Tech
Online ad campaign optimization startup Campanja, which has developed a search engine marketing platform aimed at maximizing customers' ad spend in real-time by adjusting for factors such as location,...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Files Patent For Automated Disposable Email Addresses To Help Handle Spam
A new Apple patent application published today (via AppleInsider) details a system for heading off email spam and tracking its source. The tech automates a process many people now use manually, settin...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Rolls Out Smarter Chat Sync For Skype
Last October, Microsoft’s Skype promised a number of updates to its chat message syncing, and it looks like the service has now delivered on these promises. For the longest time, chat syncing ha...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Group Matchmaking Startup The Dating Ring Launches In San Francisco
Y Combinator alum The Dating Ring thinks it has a better way of getting people to meet one another and hopefully start dating, by matching up users in groups of six. After several months of operating ...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Jawbone Looks To Pick Up $250M From Rizvi Traverse At $3.3B Valuation
As the wearable tech space hits a boiling point, Jawbone is pressing onward and upward with a new $250 million investment led by Rizvi Traverse Management on the horizon, according to a report. The ma...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch 5K Videos And Counting, Curious Lands $15M From GSV To Help Teachers Monetize Bite-Sized Lessons
Thanks to the proliferation of smart devices, cloud-based services and more fluid content creation and distribution systems, technology is fundamentally changing the way we learn. Not only is it easie...
07:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch BBM Update Adds Voice Calls, Channels, Dropbox And Location Sharing For iOS And Android Users
A new update to the BBM apps for iOS and Android add a laundry list of anticipated features to the messaging platform. BBM Voice makes its first appearance on the Android and iPhone clients, allowing ...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch These iPhone 6 Renders Are Fake, But Also Pretty Great Looking
Rumors circulated yesterday that the cat was out of the bag on Apple’s next iPhone design: the picture above was one of a series leaked by a Twitter user depicting a supposed redesign of Apple&#...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Affectiva Launches An SDK To Bring Emotion Tracking To Mobile Apps
Affectiva, an emotion tracking startup with big-name investors, is announcing the launch of its mobile software development kit.The company says it can analyze a users emotions by tracking their facia...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Haiku Deck Launches An iPhone App For Viewing And Controlling Your Presentations
Presentation software startup Haiku Deck is finally bringing its software to the iPhone, after a successful run on the iPad. The smaller screen version of the app offers full access to your Haiku Deck...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Media Storage Startup Streamnation Now Hooks Into Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, And Others
Media storage startup Streamnation was founded with the idea of making it easy for users to store, view, and share content from the cloud. And now, the startup is making it easier for users to get the...
06:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Flyfit, The Fitness Tracker You Strap To Your Ankle
When you think about it, it's odd that wearable tech makers are so obsessed with wristbands. Most wearable tech products currently focus on fitness, and the most popular cardio exercises--biking, runn...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Motorola CEO And Google Exec Dennis Woodside To Join Dropbox As COO
Lenovo may be getting Motorola’s handset business after buying the company from Google for around $3 billion, but it won’t be getting the company’s current CEO Dennis Woodside –...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch LG Confirms Its G Pro 2 Flagship Phablet, Yet Another Phone Thats Mostly Screen
Say hello to the G Pro 2, LG's new flagship smartphone -- leaked aplenty up to now but officially confirmed today by the mobile maker. The Android 4.4 KitKat powered 4G quad-core device packs a Qualco...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Ventures Paris Showcases 9 Startups At Its Demo Day
Today at the Palais des Congrs, Microsoft held its first demo day in front of investors and journalists. Investors in the room included well-known business angels, such as Xavier Niel, Marc Simoncini ...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch After $300K Kickstarter, Fuel3D Bags Further $2.6M For Its High-Res 3D Scanner & Talks Early IPO
After raising $300,000 on Kickstarter, the Fuel3D high res scanner has further added to that war chest for developing its tech and getting it to market -- snagging $2.6 million in early stage financin...
02:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Infogr.am Secures $1.8M To Scale Its Simple Real-Time Info-Graphics Platform
Infogr.am, which has built a platform for easily creating info-graphics which can be embedded on sites, has secured a $1.8 million (1.34 million) investment led by Point Nine Capital with participatio...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Swisscom Ventures Backs Lemoptix To Put Micro-Projection Tech In Mobile Phones, HUDs And Wearables
Switerzland-based Lemoptix -- which develops technology that enables micro-projectors to be embedded in mobile phones, automotive heads-up-displays, and low-powered wearable displays -- has raised an ...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Gartner: Smartphone Sales Finally Beat Out Dumb Phone Sales Globally In 2013, With 968M Units Sold
2013 was the year when the inevitable happened: worldwide sales of smartphones surpassed sales of the more basic (and generally cheaper) feature phone devices for the first time, according to Gartner&...
08:44 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Comcast Makes Bid To Acquire Time Warner Cable For $45 Billion
Just a few months after it was first reported that the second-largest cable firm in the nation was looking to be acquired, Comcast, the number one cable provider, has made an offer of $45.2 billion fo...
07:15 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch White House Unveils Cybersecurity Plan For Big Firms, Looks To Silicon Valley Next
The Obama administration unveiled Wednesday a long-awaited plan for bolstering the cybersecurity of critical-infrastructure providers -- including big information technology and communications compani...
06:35 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Beefs Up Its Background Checking System
Uber said today that it has expanded its system for conducting background checks on the drivers in its on-demand ride service network. In a post published this afternoon on the company’s officia...
05:18 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen: Tech Is Still Recovering From A Depression
Venture capitalistMarc Andreessen, Palantir co-founderJoe Lonsdale and Goldman Sachs COOGary Cohnsat down today at the Goldman Sachs conference in San Francisco, to talk about the thing investors alwa...
04:31 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Mt. Goxs Original Creator Is At Work On A Secret Bitcoin Project
In what should be one of the greatest and weirdest pivots of all time, Jed McCaleb transformed Mt. Gox (short for Magic: The Gathering Online Exchange) from a card-trading platform into what became th...
04:05 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On The Hippies: How The Counterculture Ruined The Internet
The Internet has been getting a lot of criticism lately. But there are few people better able to coherently explain what's gone wrong than the Stanford University associate professor of communication,...
03:50 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Creators Of Super Hexagon and Canabalt Build Fantastic Tributes To Flappy Bird
I told myself I was done writing about Flappy Bird. Really. I'm sort of sick of hearing about it too.But this this is something special. The creators of Canabalt and Super Hexagon two games that help...
03:25 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Please Come Pick Up Your Award, Edward
We gave Edward Snowden an award and he can't even give us the courtesy to show up and accept it. Sure, he'd be jailed upon entering US soil and set on a pretty much pre-determined course for life in p...
02:59 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Beacon Offers A New Approach To Crowdfunding Journalism
Beacon, part of the current batch of startups incubated by Y Combinator, gives readers another way to support (and get access to) high quality journalism.Two of the companys co-founders, Dmitri Cherni...
02:49 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Zillow Reports Record Q4 2013 Earnings, Relaunches NYC-Focused StreetEasy As Free Service
Zillow today announced its Q4 2013 earnings. The company booked $58.3 million in revenue (up 70% year-over-year) for a GAAP earnings per share of $0.07 and non-GAAP EPS of $0.20. Net income was $2.7 m...
02:48 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Rise, The Diet App That Helped Me Lose 20 Pounds (And Keep It Off During The Holidays)
Dieting isn't easy. In fact, it's pretty damn hard. Most diet plans have strict guidelines that are difficult to stand by. Hiring a nutritionist can be effective, but the cost is generally out of reac...
01:28 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Secret To Launch A Bug Bounty Program As Soon As Today
Today, for a brief time, a post on the secret sharing app Secret and an image on Twitter caused a twinge in the cockles of every user’s heart. The image appeared to indicate that your email R...
12:48 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoos Contextual Homescreen App Aviate Adds A Smart Listening Space For Music Lovers
Aviate, the contextualAndroid homescreen application Yahoo bought for $80 million in January, has rolled out an update today which introduces a smart “Listening Space” that allows users to...
12:06 am GMT - Thu, February 13, 2014
Techcrunch Fwd.us Adds A Paid Membership Model, With Access To Talks From Thiel And More
Fwd.us, the advocacy group initially backed by tech luminaries like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, is adding a new paid membership model. The move is a bid to attract broader support from regular tec...
11:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch MyHealthTeams Lands $3.3M To Bring Mobile-Friendly Social Networks To Those Living With Chronic Health Conditions
Today, the CDC estimates that there are more than 130 million Americans currently living with a “chronic disease” — in other words, the many types of long-lasting conditions that ...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Disney Is Launching Its Own Startup Accelerator, With Help From Techstars
The Walt Disney Company is getting into the startup incubator business with the launch of a new program called the Disney Accelerator.Disney says it's looking for 10 "early-stage companies with innova...
10:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Game Developer Supercell Made $892M Last Year (Oh, And They Paid $345M In Taxes)
Here's what a top mobile game developer can make in a single year: $892 million off two games across Android and iOS.That's what Finnish developer Supercell said on a call last that night that it earn...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch CircleUp Lands Virgin America Partnership
CircleUp, a crowdfunding service for startup consumer goods companies, has landed Virgin America as a partner for the food and beverage companies it backs. It's the latest example of how corporations ...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Tocomail Debuts An Email Service Designed For Kids
Tocomail, a new iPhone and iPad application launching today, aims to be kids’ first email service. The app was designed not only with children in mind, but also in collaboration with kids who pr...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Google And VMware Make Accessing Windows Apps, Desktops From ChromeOS Easier
Google and VMware today announced that they are working together to make it easier for Chromebook users in the enterpriseto access Windows apps and the Windows desktop to their machines. Using VMware&...
10:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch How Frances Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data
A small team of 10 people called Etalab recently released a brand new version of Data.gouv.fr, France’s open data platform.Etalab essentially acted like a startup within the French government, u...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Slack, Flickr Co-Founder Butterfields Business Collaboration App, Exits Beta & Goes Freemium
Stewart Butterfield, the co-founder of Flickr who eventually left its acquirer Yahoo and started TinySpeck (and an ill-fated multiplayer game called Glitch), last year decided to take a different turn...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch With $20M Raised Among Grads, Israeli-American Accelerator UpWest Unveils Its Latest Cohorts Of Top-Notch Transplants
Depending on whom you ask, Silicon Valley and Israel have either had a long and prodigious symbiotic relationship when it comes to technology and technology companies, or Silicon Valley wouldn’t...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch With Chromebooks A Success, Google Adds Focus On Chromeboxes
When you think ChromeOS, chances are the first thing that comes to mind are Chromebooks. Since 2012, though, Google and its hardware partners have also been quietly selling its Chromeboxes, the deskto...
07:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Alphaworks, The New Crowdfunding-Inspired Investment Platform From betaworks
As crowdfunding swings into the mainstream, the folks at betaworks are dreaming up new and creative ways to leverage the power of the masses. A new venture called Alphaworks takes the traditional crow...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Messaging Startup UppTalk Evolves Into A Low Cost Cell Service With Launch Of UppWireless In U.S.
Mobile messaging app startup UppTalk (a rebrand from its prior name Yuilop) is evolving -- and rather than following the social platform playbook of plenty of over-the-top (OTT) messaging players (suc...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Hailo Hires Former Ubiquisys CFO Fraser Park, Promotes Starbucks Alum Tom Barr To Co-CEO
On-demand taxi startup Hailo is ready to ramp up scaling and expanding its service into new markets, both in the U.S. and internationally. To do that, its bolstering its senior management team by brin...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Swiping Right, Tinder Backer Joins Warburg Pincus
Dinesh Moorjani, the mind behind the early stage technology incubator that launched Tinder, is leaving the startup world behind. Moorjani, whose long history in mobile tech includes a stint as an SVP ...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Wearables Market Heating Up, With More Than 17M Bands Forecast To Ship This Year, Says Canalys
The wearables device market is still in its infancy but it's growing fast -- with more than 17 million wearable bands forecast to ship this year, according to a new forecast by Canalys. It reckons 201...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Mozilla Will Sell Ads In Firefox To Create A New Revenue Stream
Open-source browser Firefox announced in a blog post that it is considering selling ads for its new tab page. Publishers will be able to purchase sponsored tiles that will appear alongside normal tile...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch With $4M In Fresh Funding From Amex Ventures, Capillary Wants to be Salesforce Of Social CRM
Capillary Technologies, the social CRM startup based in Bangalore, has raised additional funding of around $4 million from American Express Ventures. The startup plans to expand into the U.S., Middle ...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Jalousier Is A Connected Box That Gets Your Venetian Blinds Online
Jalousier, currently bidding for crowdfunding on Indiegogo, is a connected device that clips on to the venetian blinds in your home and automatically adjusts the position of the slats, depending on t...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch AppScotch Exits Stealth To Make Mobile Ads Playable
Based in California, with an R&D office in Russia, AppScotch has developed technology to enable advertisers to offer a new kind of interactive ad unit that turns the humble banner ad into somethin...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Fast-Growing Duolingo Caps Off A Big Year With The Crunchie For Best Education Startup
Language learning software has never been particularly “sexy,” nor have its makers managed to produce a bounty of memorable user experiences, for that matter. While it might not be quite r...
12:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Hacked By Fruit Smoothie Enthusiast
If one of your friends randomly sends you a photo of a smoothie on Snapchat, don't go to the URL on the picture. It's a hack that has affected several accounts, as a Twitter search shows.Wired writer ...
12:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch India Raises Concerns On Bitcoins Credibility, But Doesnt Call It Illegal Yet
Bitcoin traders are having a roller coaster ride everywhere and India is no exception. After initial momentum that saw several Bitcoin exchanges emerge in India, the Reserve Bank of India issued a war...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch IBMs Watson Group Makes First Startup Investment In Social Health Management Pioneer, Welltok
Remember Watson? Yes, the artificially intelligent, question-answering computer system developed by IBM that trounced two former champions on Jeopardy like they were a couple of kindergartners. That W...
08:34 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Social Commerce Site Tapiture Raises $2.25M In Seed Funding
Tapiture, a site where users can share content and buy related products, is announcing that it has raised $2.25 million in seed funding.That amount consists of $1.25 million in new capital, as well as...
07:58 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks Sandberg And Ebersman Say Theyre Not Planning To Flood The News Feed With Ads
Judging from recent earnings reports, Facebook's mobile ad strategy is paying off, but CFO David Ebersman said that doesn't mean you'll see an ever-increasing number of ads in your News Feed.Ebersman ...
07:09 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Cloud Accounting Company Xero Adds A New Chairman, Director, And CEO Of North America
New Zealand-based cloud accounting software company Xero is looking to step up its game in the U.S., and to do so it's boosting its board and senior management ranks. That includes adding former Micro...
07:06 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Revel Systems Adds Native Bitcoin Transactions To Its POS Offering
Hey do you like Bitcoins? Yeah. I thought you might. Well you can use all those coins to buy things at stores running Revel Systems-powered point-of-sale terminals starting right now, as the company h...
06:50 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch CEB Acquires Indian Talent Analytics Startup Talent Neuron for $15M
Corporate Executive Board, the U.S.-based member advisory company has acquired Indian talent analytics startup, Talent Neuron, for around $10-$15 million. This is the third acquisition in the talent m...
05:33 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus VRs Co-Founders On Winning A Crunchie, Getting To Launch Day, And Their Favorite VR Apps
Are you excited about the Oculus Rift? Because a whole lot of folks are. So much so, in fact, that the tech community picked Oculus as the Best Hardware Startup of 2013 and thats without them having ...
05:28 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch NSA Protest Day Drives More Than 200K Emails And Calls To Congress
A planned day of protest against the NSA's surveillance efforts called "The Day We Fight Back" got off to a strong start. So far, more than 69,000 phone calls have been placed to Congressional represe...
04:35 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch The FlappyBird Craze Continues Now Appearing As HTML5 Web Games
The proliferation of FlappyBird clones following the abrupt departure of the game from iTunes has reached an all time high. The Apple App Store and Google Play - even the Pebble Appstore - are now fil...
04:35 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch The Flappy Bird Craze Continues Now Appearing As HTML5 Web Games
The proliferation of Flappy Bird clones following the abrupt departure of the game from iTunes has reached an all time high. The Apple App Store and Google Play - even the Pebble Appstore - are now fi...
04:16 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Now Seeing 600M Swipes Per Day, Tinder Looks Serious About Expanding Beyond Dating
Tinder, the simple and addictive matchmaking app that launched just 16 months ago at a University of Southern California party, took home the Crunchie award for best new startup last night. I pulled a...
04:14 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Were Hiring! TechCrunch Is Looking For A Product Leader
We rarely do this but we want you to work for us. We're looking for an SF-based Product Manager to help lead the site into the 22nd century using best-of-breed tools, HTML codes, and the magic of prog...
04:13 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Twitters Web Presence Might Soon Break Away From The Vertical Timeline Flow
There’s a new Twitter redesign making the rounds, first spotted by Mashable’s Matt Petronzio, and it changes things considerably. Tweets no longer flow vertically in a single column like t...
03:57 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch A Thousand Words About A Shaving Kit
Tristan Walker has gone from oil trading to hawking shaving cream in six years. As an economics major at Stony Brook University in Queens, Walker -- who was at the top of his class -- became enamored ...
03:54 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Chairman Of The Bitcoin Foundation Talks The Future Of Cryptocash
After Bitcoin's fine showing last night at the Crunchies, we took a moment to talk to Peter Vessenes, Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. Vessenes accepted the award and assured me multiple times that...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Thrive Capital Founder Josh Kushner On The Power Of Oscar
Last week, we sat down with Thrive Capital founder Josh Kushner at Rock Health's Digital Health CEO Summit in San Francisco, to talk about his venture into the healthcare industry through the launch o...
02:39 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch The Dash Builds Wearable Fitness Sensors Into The Headphones Youre Using Anyway
We’re finally starting to see some real consolidation around wearable tech, and Kickstarter projectThe Dashis a great example of that trend in action. It’s a pair of Bluetooth in-ear headp...
02:06 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Outlines Its Principles For Handling Government Data Requests
Joining other leading technology firms, Dropbox today detailed the number of national security requests it received in the preceding 12 months for user data of its customers: 0-249....
01:10 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch SOPA Vs NSA Protests, In Pictures
Today, a coalition of websites promised an Internet-wide protest against the National Security Agency, similar to the mass blackouts that rose up against the Stop Online Piracy Act(SOPA). Every major ...
01:04 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Halts Withdrawals Citing Denial Of Service Attack
Today the Bitcoin exchange Bitstamp stopped processing withdrawals following what it described as a denial-of-service attack. According to Bitstamp, balances are safe and no customer funds have been l...
12:55 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch Threes!
Good things come in Threes, and it's both maddening and enthralling. I'm talking about the new iOS mobile game from developer Sirvo, which combines Sudoku-like puzzle mechanics with Candy Crush-style ...
12:15 am GMT - Wed, February 12, 2014
Techcrunch John Oliver Roasts Silicon Valley At The Crunchies
Former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver returned to host this year's Crunchies, the tech industry awards show co-hosted by Gigaom, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch, and he didn't pull any punches. Afte...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch FindIts Universal Search App Closes Down
Tough times for cross-platform personal search tools, maybe? Techstars Chicago gradFindIt, a mobile application offering universal search across your emails and files stored in the cloud, is shutting ...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Lithium Technologies Reportedly Reaches Deal To Acquire Klout
Lithium Technologies, which helps companies engage with their customers online, has "signed but not closed" a deal to acquire Klout, according to a report in Recode. The deal is supposedly a mix of ca...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 SDK Points To Impending Merger Between The Mobile OS And Windows RT
A leaker took to Reddit earlier today and listed details of Microsoft's coming Windows Phone 8.1 surfaced through early access to the update's software development kit (SDK)....
11:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Intel Capital Invests In Two 3D Printing Marketplaces
Intel Capital, the chipmaker's venture arm, has made two investments in 3D marketplaces, one in Austin and one in Lithuania. The companies, makexyz and CGTrader, allow users to upload 3D objects and s...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Georgian Partners Closes $100M New Fund For Expansion-Stage Enterprise Startup Investments
The investment pool in Toronto just got bigger thanks to a new $100 million fund closed by Canadian VC Georgian Partners, which is its second growth equity fund. The first one, closed back in 2010, wa...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Acquires Social Diary Company Wander For A Price Over $10M
Yahoo has acquired New York-based startup Wander. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but based on rumors I heard last night at the Crunchies, it appears that the price was north of $10 million....
10:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Cloud SQL Hits General Availability, Gets An SLA, Encryption And Support For Larger Databases
After two-and-a-half years in preview, Google's Cloud SQL, the company's fully managed MySQL database service, has now hit general availability.As with most Google services that hit this milestone, Cl...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Groupon Product Chief Jeff Holden To Depart, Is Heading To A Bay Area Tech Company
Groupon’s SVP, Product Jeff Holden is leaving the company,effective March 18, 2014, according to a new SEC filing. Though the exec been fairly tight-lipped about where he’s headed to next,...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Updates Its Enterprise Search Appliance With More Flexible Search Options, Improved Connector Framework
The GoogleSearch Appliance(GSA) is a rack-based server for enterprises that allows them to bring Google’s search technology in-house.Today, Google is launching a software update to GSA (version ...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Updates Its Enterprise Search Appliance With More Flexible Search Options
The GoogleSearch Appliance(GSA) is a rack-based server for enterprises that allows them to bring Google’s search technology in-house.Today, Google is launching a software update to GSA (version ...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Cybereason Takes Its Malicious Ops Detection Platform Out Of Stealth, Backed By $4.6M From CRV
Much of the digital security industry is focused on preventing hacker attacks. Cybereason, a security-focused startup founded by a team of former Israeli intelligence agency members which is launching...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Stirred Not Shaken
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor talk everything under the sun; Flappy Bird, Nadella and Bill, Foursquare, and the politics of health care. Not your usual ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Sequoia-Backed Guardant Health Wants To Improve Cancer Treatment And Diagnosis Via A New Blood Test
When testing for the possibility of certain types of cancer, doctors often do surgery to retrieve biopsies for genetic analysis. But when a patient has already had cancer, and is testing for a possibi...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch npm Raises $2.6M Seed Round To Support Node.js Developers
Relatively easy to learn and highly scalable, Node.js has become a very popular platform for developing apps. Now npm, a package manager that installs, publishes, and manages node programs, has raised...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Social Concierge Startup Sosh Expands Into Its Third Market, Seattle
Residents of San Francisco and New York City have been lucky to have access to Sosh, a social concierge that helps users find fun and interesting things to do based on their location and interests. Af...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Cozy Launches New Feature To Give Tenants More Control Over Their Credit Reporting
Cozy is tackling another part of the rental process today with the launch of a new feature for credit checks.The startup, which raised a Series A led by General Catalyst last year, already allows land...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch DigitalOcean Launches Its First Data Center In Asia, Prepares To Roll Out IPv6 Soon
DigitalOcean, the fast-growing SSD-based cloud hosting service, today announced the launch of its Singapore data center location. Hosted in Equinix’s Singapore 2 data center, Digital Ocean’...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Levo Raises $7M To Connect Young Female Professionals
Levo League, a site with career resources for young women, announced today that it has raised $7 million in angel funding from investors including Lubna Olayan, the CEO of Saudi Arabian firm Olayan Fi...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Square Tapped By Whole Foods In Its Second Big In-Store Payments Deal
A year and a half after debuting a massive partnership with Starbucks, payments company Square is announcing its next big, in-store retail deal: Whole Foods. When Square debuted Stand last year, the a...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Stripe Goes Global, With Its API Now Accepting Payments In 130 Currencies
Stripe, the U.S.-based startup that lets developers integrate payments into their site or app with a few lines of code, is stepping up its game in the world of e-commerce. From today, users of its API...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch WSJ: An Android-Powered Nokia Phone Clad In Windows Phone Clothing Coming Later This Month
Rumours that primary Windows Phone OEM Nokia has been two-timing Microsoft by keeping an Android phone project on its backburner have been doing the rounds for a while now. But the WSJ has tipped more...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch iTech Capital Injects $10M Into Aviasales, Taking Minority Stake In Russias No.1 Travel Search Engine
Russian's largest travel search engine, Aviasales, which lets consumers find cheap flights and holiday accommodation online or via its apps (operating under the JetRadar brand outside Russia), has bag...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Depop Takes Its Social Shopping App To Android After 200K Downloads On iOS
Social mobile shopping app and U.K. startup Depop has extended the reach of its marketplace by launching on Android. Depop launched its pocket m-commerce offering on iOS in April last year, and says i...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Clickdrive Is One On-Board Device To Rule All Your Driving Apps
Clickdrive wants to be the first open platform device that connects all driving apps and aftermarket monitors. The small black box, which plugs into an adapter under your steering wheel, lets you run ...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Accelerator Launches New Program For Late Stage Startups In India
As we have been writing, startup accelerators in India’s nascent ecosystem are beginning to seek more mature, late stage companies to work with. The latest to join this trend is Microsoft Ventur...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Calling European Startups! Only Two Weeks Left To Apply For The Battlefield At Disrupt NY
Over the last couple of years startups from Europe looking to scale in the US have had another 'planet' hove into their horizon other than San Franscico - and that's been New York. As I wrote in 2012,...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch SalesGossip Raises 600K To Help UK Shoppers Hear About Fashion & Beauty Sales First
SalesGossip, a UK site that offers members exclusive access to fashion and beauty product sales, events and promotions, has closed a second angel round -- the majority of which is effectively follow-o...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Accelerator Launches New Program For Late Stage Startups In India
As we have been writing, startup accelerators in India’s nascent ecosystem are beginning to seek more mature, late stage companies to work with. The latest to join this trend is Microsoft Ventur...
12:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Accelerator Launches New Program For Late Stage Startups In India
As we have been writing, startup accelerators in India’s nascent ecosystem are beginning to seek more mature, late stage companies to work with. The latest to join this trend is Microsoft Ventur...
10:57 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Tech Industry, Activists Talk Past Each Other At The Crunchies
Inside San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall was a packed hall with hundreds of tech’s well-to-do in ties, slacks and cocktail dresses for the so-bad-it’s-good awards show, The Crunch...
10:32 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Congratulations, Crunchies Winners! Kickstarter Wins Best Overall Startup
It was a night for the ages. At the 7th Annual Crunchies Award show, Kickstarter beat out CloudFlare, Snapchat, Twitter and Uber, and walked away with the Crunchie for Best Overall Startup. Chris Sacc...
10:31 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarter Wins The 2013 Crunchie For Best Overall Startup By Leveling The Maker Playing Field
It’s not often that a startup changes the way the world works, but Kickstarter has done just that. The crowdfunding site had a banner 2013 and has won the Best Overall Startup award at this year...
10:18 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Dropboxs Cloud Storage Kings Drew Houston And Arash Ferdowsi Win Founder Of The Year Crunchie
You know you’re doing something right when Silicon Valley rock stars are ditching cushy jobs at Google and Facebook to join your startup. This year’s Founder Of The Year Crunchie goes to t...
10:15 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Peter Fenton Named VC Of The Year At The Crunchies
Benchmark's Peter Fenton just won the award for VC of the Year at the Crunchies.Fenton is probably best-known for backing and continuing to serve on the board of Twitter, which went public last year. ...
10:11 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Early Twitter Investor Chris Sacca Wins Crunchie For Angel Of The Year
In the year in which Twitter went public, it’s hard to bet against one of the company’s earliest and most influential investors. Which is why it shouldn’t come as a big surprise that...
10:05 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Edward Snowdens NSA Revelations Win Crunchie For Biggest Social Impact
Tonight at the Crunchies, Edward Snowden’s massive leak of NSA material won the Biggest Social Impact category. Besting rivals like Code.org and CrowdTilt, Snowden’s successful efforts to ...
09:59 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus Rift Takes Home The Crunchie For Best Hardware Startup
It’s hard for me to imagine a hardware startup that is more exciting, more fascinating, and that has more potential to ripple out into a million amazing things than Oculus and their Rift virtual...
09:24 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Wins Best Mobile Application At The 2013 Crunchies, Award Disappears In 10 Seconds
This year’s best mobile app is Snapchat, at least according to the 2013 Crunchies Awards. The ephemeral photo and video messaging app beat out a tough crowd this year, including Mailbox, Tinder,...
09:16 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoin Wins Best Technology Achievement But Satoshi Doesnt Show
Eyewitnesses at the Crunchies tonight reported seeing a shadowy figure hiding in the eaves of the opera hall, watching the proceedings with a gimlet eye. Perhaps, in light of the Best Technology Achie...
07:53 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The 7th Annual Crunchies Award Show Right Here
The Super Bowl. The Winter Olympics. The Grammys and the Academy Awards. ‘Tis the season for live spectacles, and as such, I’m pleased to welcome you to the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards whe...
07:52 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Radiator Labs Is Crowfunding Cozy, A Smart Radiator Cover
Radiators are amazingly old technology and steam heat, while oftentimes charming in its anachronism, is also horribly inefficient. Luckily Radiator Labs is working on Cozy, a radiator cover that turns...
07:11 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Here Are The Tech Companies Goldman Sachs Wants You To Meet
The Crunchies isn’t the only star-studded tech event in town this week. On TuesdayGoldman Sachs kicks off its “Technology and Internet Conference” and the attendees read like a who&#...
06:40 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch If You Watch One Video Of A Robot Playing Air Hockey Today, Make It This One
As a fan of robots, videos, and pucks, I was mesmerized by this project. It's a a cool 3D printer hack that allows you to play a robot in a rousing game of air hockey. The system uses a computer visio...
06:13 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Lets Go, New Orleans: We Want You At Our Meetup Next Week
Hey, NOLA. What's up? Listen, we have a problem. While we know that Atlanta is a startup hub and we're already oversold in Georgia and Charleston, we're having trouble filling seats in your home town....
05:16 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Wins Right To Lease Moffett Field, Will Restore Hangar One
Google has long operated its fleet of private jets out of NASA's Moffett Field thanks to a long-standing deal with the U.S. government, but it looks like it's ready to expand its presence at the Silic...
05:15 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Wins Right To Lease Moffett Field, Will Restore Hangar One
Google has long operated its fleet of private jets out of NASA's Moffett Field thanks to a long-standing deal with the U.S. government, but it looks like it's ready to expand its presence at the Silic...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Whats Going On With Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox?
Mt. Gox, one of the original Bitcoin trading sites, has shut down its withdrawals system, citing problems related to transaction malleability (more on that shortly). Mt. Gox wrote on their site that t...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Tech Billionaires Made Up 75% Of 2013s Most Philanthropic People Under 50
Young tech billionaires gave generously in 2013. Of the 50 top philanthropists compiled by the Chronicle Of Philanthropy, only 4 were under the age of 50 and 3 of those were in the tech industry: Mark...
03:21 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft May Dole Out More Free Storage To Users In OneDrive Rebrand
Microsoft will soon rebrand its SkyDrive cloud storage service OneDrive. The OneDrive splash page currently reads “Coming Soon.” It now appears that there is more to the coming OneDrive ro...
03:08 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Super.cc Launches To Bring Calendaring Into Your Email Inbox
You know those times when you spend multiple emails trying to set up a meeting time, and a meeting place, and once it's all done you then have to leave your email and then head into your calendar and ...
03:03 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Review: Jolla Phone Has Design Flare But Sailfishs Waters Are Muddied By App Issues & UI Learning Curve
The Jolla phone is the first handset from the eponymous Finnish startup comprised of ex-Nokia employees. They've crafted a device that's different from Android and iOS powered smartphones -- sometimes...
02:19 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Confirms Staff Losses At Nook, But Hardware Unit Still Exists
A report from Business Insider earlier today claimed that Barnes & Noble had eliminated its Nook hardware engineering staff in its entirety. Barnes & Noble has confirmed to TechCrunch that the...
01:21 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Reminder: Join Us In Spain For Our TechCrunch MWC Meetup Plus Pitchoff With Bubble Over Barcelona
Headed to Barcelona for MWC? Love you some startup talk, presentations, and global mobile meet up chitter chatter? Join Mike Butcher, Natasha Lomas, Ingrid Lunden, and myself on February 24, 2014 at 1...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch BBM Chief Andrew Bocking Departs BlackBerry, Division Will Be Folded Into Global Enterprise Solutions
BlackBerry had another high-profile executive departure today, as Executive Vice President of BBM Andrew Bocking has left the smartphone and enterprise software maker. Bocking’s exit was first r...
12:57 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch eBay Founders News Site, The Intercept, Launches With NSA Revelations
eBay founder Pierre Omidyar revealed the first publication in his new media organization, First Look Media. "The Intercept" launched last night with revelations about the National Security Agency whic...
12:49 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Bill Gates Explains His New Role At Microsoft, Says Nadella Asked Him To Pitch In
Last week Microsoft announced that its new CEO is Satya Nadella, and that its first CEO, Bill Gates, would be spending time at the company helping with product decisions. It was the culmination of a l...
12:39 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Flickr At 10: 1M Photos Shared Per Day, 170% Increase Since Making 1TB Free
Social photo sharing site Flickr is now 10 years old, marking a decade since Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield founded the originally Vancouver-based startup. The site was acquired by Yahoo back i...
12:33 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Copyright Complaints Get Android Customization App Themer Pulled From Google Play
Themer, the Android customization app from MyColorScreen which last fall raised a half a million in seed funding, has been pulled from the Google Play marketplace following a copyright complaint from ...
12:26 am GMT - Tue, February 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Brings Its Apps Admin App To iOS
About a year ago, Google launched an Android app that allows Google Apps administrators to manage their users and services right from their Android phones and tablets. Today, it is bringing this app t...
11:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Team Behind Facebook For Feature Phones Launches Chaatz, A Mobile Messaging App Aimed At Emerging Markets
A team with extensive experience working with the OEMs, carriers, and platform makers in the mobile industry, and who was most recently tasked with the creation of the Facebook mobile experience for f...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Dyson Puts 5M Into Robotics Vision Research With Imperial College London
Robot eyes. That’s a terrifying sentence. But robotics vision is an immense area of research interest, and a key technological field in terms of building the future of a wide variety of devices....
10:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Gone But Not Forgotten: Flappy Bird Clones Fill The App Stores Top Charts
Flappy Bird creatorDong Nguyenmay have pulled down his simple but maddening mobile game from the App Store and Google Play on Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped the swelling interest in the success...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Power BI For Office 365 Comes Out Of Preview, Simplifies Data Analysis And Visualizations
After more than half a year in limited preview, Microsoft today launched Power BI for Office 365, its Business Intelligence for Office 365 Enterprise subscribers. In combination with Excel, Power BI a...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Social Promotion Network CoPromote (Formerly Headliner.fm) Raises $1.8M
Headliner.fm, a site where users promote each others content, is taking on a new name, CoPromote, and announcing that it has raised $1.8 million in seed funding.If you're a CoPromote user, the site re...
08:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Shazam Revamps iPhone App In Hope Of Increasing Engagement
Shazam’s iPhone app is getting an overhaul, starting with a release that puts a larger focus on TV results, music videos and lyrics, the company is announcing today. The update is the first of w...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Urb-E, The Fold-Up Electric Scooter, Goes Live On Indiegogo
Back at CES in January, among all the fun and interesting new projects we investigated, one gadget stood out among the rest. That gadget was Urb-E. And today, almost a month later, the Urb-E scooter i...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Location-Focused Ad Startup PlaceIQ Raises $15M More
PlaceIQ, a startup that uses location data for mobile advertising, is announcing that it has raised $15 million in Series C funding.The company was founded in 2010, back when most of the interest in l...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Kantox, The London-Based P2P Currency Exchange For Businesses, Raises 6.5M Series A
More fintech news coming out of London. Kantox, a peer-to-peer foreign currency exchange for businesses, has raised 6.5 million in a series A investment. The round was led by Partech Ventures and Idin...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch InMobi Launches Interactive Video Ad Platform To Help Advertisers Boost Sales On Mobile
InMobi is making its biggest push so far in capturing a larger share of the $11.9 billion mobile advertising market, as it launches its new video ad platform today. The new mobile video platform also ...
04:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch If Flappy Bird And Snapchat Spawned A Demon Love Child, It Would Be Amazing Cupid
Imagine that you are a teenager and the most annoying person in your class has a massive crush on you. No matter what you do, your would-be paramour keeps following you around like a lovesick puppy. W...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch TrekkSoft, The SaaS For Tour & Activity Providers, Raises Further $800,000
Hot on the heels of Silicon Valley competitor Xola raising $1.8 million last week, Swiss startupTrekkSoft, which offers a SaaS for tour and activity providers, has raised $800,000 in follow-on funding...
03:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch HTC To Focus On Low-Priced Phones As It Forecasts A Grim Q1 2014
HTC has reported released its Q4 2013 results and the numbers do not look good. Furthermore, the Taiwanese smartphone maker expects revenue to decline even further in Q1 2014....
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Shopgate Acquires MagCorp To Bolster M-Commerce Magento Integration
Germany and Palo Alto-based m-commerce platform Shopgate has made its first acquisition: The Creathor Ventures and Northcap-backed company has acquired Magento developer MagCorp for an undisclosed fee...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Online Ad Company iSocket raises $5M Round Led by Time Warner
iSocket, which offers tools for selling online ads, is announcing that it has raised $5 million in new funding.The round was led by Time Warner Investments, with participation from Cond Nast, R&R ...
12:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Senior International Googler Debu Purkayastha Departs To Join UK VC Octopus
Debu Purkayastha, for the last six years a powerful force inside Google's international business working on M&A and investments has departed the tech giant's warm embrace to go solo. His first por...
12:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Between, A Couples App, Pairs Up With Japanese Mobile Giant DeNA
Korean startup VCNC has received a strategic investment from Japanese Internet giant DeNA to turn its couples app Between into an open platform for third-party developers. The amount of the deal was n...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch McGraw-Hill Buys Engrade For ~$50M As It Moves Away From Textbooks, Towards A Future Of SaaS
This week, Engrade put the finishing touches on an emblematic story in the world of education startups. High school student Bri Holt heard enough complaining from classmates (and teachers) about the f...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Make It Sing
Between you and many of the things you use every day, there is a complicated but elegant feedback loop, a physical dialogue, the topic of which is harmony of operation. The relationship that you build...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Ray Ko Is SocialPlusCapital Partnerships First Growth Partner
We've seen the list of value added services offered by VC grow from recruiting to PR to marketing and more. Growth hacking isn't necessarily something that every VC is clamoring to offer, and there's ...
05:34 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Rep. Peter King: Security Reforms At The NSA Will Prevent Future Snowdens
Following a stinging report in the New York Times explaining how Edward Snowden was able to collect his trove of top-secret government documents, Rep. Peter King(R-N.Y) this morning took to the Sunday...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch SportPursuit, A Flash Sales Site For Sporty Types, Raises 5M Series B For European Expansion
Today, the UK's SportPursuit, a 1 million member-strong flash sales site for sports enthusiasts, is announcing a series B round of funding....
05:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Online Ad Company iSocket Raises $5M Round Led by Time Warner
iSocket, which offers tools for selling online ads, is announcing that it has raised $5 million in new funding.The round was led by Time Warner Investments, with participation from Cond Nast, R&R ...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch My Secret Life
Open the app to see what's new. Check updates that have been posted on the secrets I've commented on first. Click through each of them. Go into the main feed, read down to where I last left off. Scrol...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch bRight Switch Wants To Upgrade The Light Switches In Your Home To Android Touchscreens
bRight Switch wants to replace plain old light switch hardware with what's basically a small, Android-powered tablet fixed to the wall -- hugely expanding the functionality of the switch interface to ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch TC Droidcast Episode 21: Is Flappy Bird Really Gone And Are Contextual Launchers Useful?
The bird is the word this week on the TechCrunch Droidcast: That pixelated fowl from Flappy Bird has wormed its way into everyone’s hearts. We discuss the game, and the strange circumstances sur...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Google Hopes Its Roadshows Will Help Normalize Glass
Google Glass is still months from its public launch, but after the initial hype, most of the recent news around Glass has been negative. It seems like for every positive round of publicity Glass gets,...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch How NASA Prints Trees
Lynn Rothschild has short brown hair and smiley eyes. She cracks jokes about biology and microscopes with ease. Diana Gentry, her decades-younger Ph.D. student, loves classic video games and vegetaria...
12:40 am GMT - Mon, February 10, 2014
Techcrunch Flappy Bird Is Gone From The App Store
Yesterday, the developer behind Flappy Bird said he would be removing the remarkably/mysteriously successful game from the App Store in just 22 hours.Sure enough, the game appears to be gone. And in i...
11:11 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.09.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 10am Pacific. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch How CodePath Trains Developers To Build In A Mobile World
Late in 2013, I stumbled upon two bootstrapped entrepreneurs -- Timothy Lee and Nathan Esquenazi -- who were on very focused, technical, educational mission: To take some of the best web developers an...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch How Louis CK And The Hare Krishnas Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur With This One Trick
Louis CK is the high priest of understanding our culture. I watch him every day. I watch the same routine over and over. I can spend hours breaking down every line of his routines. I watch him before ...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch How To Keep Your Team And Make Your Startup Acquisition Succeed
I caught up with Segerstrale to get his thoughts on how to manage acquisitions and make them successful. There are many facets of an acquisition, but Segerstrale focuses on the individual people invol...
07:59 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch Aol Gives Us Our Full 401K Matching Back, Calls Babies Comment A Mistake
Aol has backtracked on a controversial decision to delay employee 401(k) matching until the end of the year, a decision that could potentially cost employees like myself thousands of dollars. Thank yo...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Microsofts New Leader, Twitters Stock Tumble, And The Secrets Behind Secret
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...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch Louis CK And The Hare Krishnas Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur With This One Trick
Louis CK is the high priest of understanding our culture. I watch him every day. I watch the same routine over and over. I can spend hours breaking down every line of his routines. I watch him before ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch Book Review: In Different, Finding Better Ways To Build Brands In A Noisy (And Boring) World
Some books age well, and "Different" is no exception. First published in paperback two years ago, the book is a lurid text that seems more applicable to startups today than during its actual publicati...
02:13 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch Confessions Of A Flappy Bird Addict
Just a quick game. It only takes a second. I, I need to beat my high score. That stupid bird. DAMMIT! Ok this time I'll do better. DAMMIT! Alright the ad distracted me. F*CKKKK! I was doing so good. N...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch One Year Later, Unlocking Your Phone Is Still A Crime
A year ago a ruling went into effect by the Librarian of Congress that made it a crime to unlock your cellphone (changing the settings on the phone to be able to be used on a different phone carrier)....
12:38 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch Flappy Bird Developer Says Hes Taking The Hit Game Down Tomorrow
The developer of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird just declared that he's taking the game down tomorrow.Dong Nguyen, an indie game developer based in Hanoi, Vietnam, tweeted, "I am sorry 'Flappy Bi...
12:24 am GMT - Sun, February 9, 2014
Techcrunch Tell SFs City Government Where The Google Buses Should Be
Now that the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency has approved a pilot program to oversee tech commuter buses from the peninsula, they’re asking for feedback from the community. A few weeks ag...
11:07 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.08.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 10am Pacific. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang...
11:07 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 02.09.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 10am Pacific. Find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/GillmorGang...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch One Silicon Valley, Under Libertarian Hero Senator Rand Paul
Tea Party activists have shoved the small-government fringes of the Republican party into the spotlight, with Sen. Rand Paul a leading Libertarian figure. At the State of the Net ConferenceI spoke wit...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch In 3.5 Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones
I reckon it's time to check in on one of my bolder predictions. Some 18 months ago, I wrote "In Five Years, Most Africans Will Have Smartphones."Let's get this out of the way: most of the smart money ...
06:17 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Indias MakeMyTrip Acquires EasyToBook In A Push To Grow Online Hotel Bookings
Indian travel booking site, MakeMyTrip, has acquired EasyToBook, an Amsterdam-based hotel booking portal, for around $5 million. With this acquisition, MakeMyTrip is hoping to increase its proportion ...
06:13 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Confessions Of A Flappy Bird Addict
Just a quick game. It only takes a second. I, I need to beat my high score. That stupid bird. DAMMIT! Ok this time I'll do better. DAMMIT! Alright the ad distracted me. F*CKKKK! I was doing so good. N...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Looks To The Past To Move Foward
The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Looks To The Past To Move Foward
The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Looks To The Past To Move Forward
The PlayStation. The Walkman. The Trinitron. The transistor radio. All icons in Sony’s storied history from an era when the Japanese giants still roamed the earth. The Sony of today is not like ...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Youd Be Surprised By What Really Motivates Users
Earlier this month, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his mysterious startup Jelly. The question-and-answer app was met with a mix of criticism and head scratching. Tech-watchers asked if the worl...
06:00 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Heres A First Look At Mike Judges Hilarious Take On Silicon Valley
Here it is. Mike Judge's long-awaited and irreverent take on the tech scene in Silicon Valley -- creatively titled Silicon Valley -- debuts April 6 on HBO. And we've got your first look at the show's ...
05:31 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Says iPhone Expansion Plans Include 50 More Carriers This Quarter
In aninterview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained his views on topics ranging from smartphones to cash return to shareholders. To understand how Apple will make decisions in th...
04:30 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Storm Ventures Jason Lemkin On Inbound Vs. Outbound Enterprise Sales
In this week's episode of Ask A VC, Storm Ventures' managing director Jason Lemkin joined us in the studio to talk about enterprise, sales models and more....
04:00 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
A merry TIDWRTWHUFOO to you and yours! This week’s installment brings you some DIY, some dangerous, and some fun. Can you guess which is which? Probably not, because all of these robots will eve...
03:56 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Firefoxs Chrome-Like Australis Redesign Arrives In Aurora Release Channel
This has been a long time in the making, but after almost three months of testing in the highly experimental Firefox Nightly release channel, Firefox’s new Australis user interface has now found...
03:07 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Shutterstock Adds 4K Video
Shutterstock, the publicly traded stock photography and video site, has quietly launched support for 4K video. As the company tells us, it has already amassed a catalog of over 11,000 videos that are ...
03:05 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Game Frame Puts Pixel Art On Display In The Coolest Possible Way
Displaying pixel art at larger sizes in your house can be as simple as making a large print, but that means you’re stuck with a single image. San Francisco’s Jeremy Williams wants to make ...
02:43 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Ephemeral And Anonymish, Wut Is About Mass-Texting Friends Without Revealing Your Identity
Somewhere between Snapchat’s rise and the NSA spying revelations, it became en vogue not to have our daily adventures and thoughts etched in stone on a timeline or profile page. Capitalizing on ...
02:42 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Newly Discovered Snapchat Weakness Could Allow Hackers To Crash Your Phone
With great power comes great responsibility, and as Snapchat continues to grow rapidly, security researchers grow increasingly interested in the security of the platform. Security researcher Jamie San...
02:32 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Secret Hits A Hot App Milestone With Discovery Of First Security Issue
Well that didn’t take long. The new anonymous sharing app Secret, which has morphed into Silicon Valley’s “blind item” (and a great place to troll reporters, apparently) has be...
01:59 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Indias MakeMyTrip Acquires EasyToBook In A Push To Grow Online Hotel Bookings
Indian travel booking site, MakeMyTrip, has acquired EasyToBook, an Amsterdam-based hotel booking portal for around $5 million. With this acquisition, MakeMyTrip is hoping to increase its proportion o...
01:50 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Google Search App For Android Adds New Voice Commands, Time To Leave, And Olympics Google Now Cards
Google is rolling out an update to its Google Search for Android app today, and with this, it is introducing a number of new features for Google Now as well....
01:48 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch TheFamily Launches KoudetatPlus, A Saturday School For Aspiring Entrepreneurs In Paris
Paris-based startup accelerator and fellowship TheFamily recently unveiled a side-project called Koudetat+. From March to July, anyone can pay and attend a day-long class targeted specifically towards...
01:10 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Heres What Would Make Googles Smartwatch Awesome
Google is reportedly putting considerable brain power into a smartwatch and we couldn’t help wondering just what they’d add to the burgeoning technology. More than any other company, Googl...
01:05 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Will Pay Nokia Licensing Fees As Part Of Patent Dispute Settlement
Smartphone maker HTC will have to pay up to Nokia to continue peddling its wares (via Android Central), as part of a patent license agreement set out by the two companies today. The settlement means t...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Sony Vaio, Samsung Galaxy S5, And Wearables?
Sony's Vaio PC business is no more, with the company confirming reports that it will sell the PC division. But a forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 will soon arrive and comfort you during this very difficu...
12:52 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Last Call To Apply For The ATL And NOLA Pitch-Offs
TechCrunch is about to roll into Atlanta and New Orleans. You only have a few days left to apply for each meetup’s 60-second pitch-off. If you’re a budding startup in these cities, apply b...
12:16 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Russia Bans Bitcoin
Russia doesn’t do things by halves — Bitcoin can no longer be used by individuals and legal entities anymore. If you have a Bitcoin wallet on your computer, you are now breaking the law. T...
12:16 am GMT - Sat, February 8, 2014
Techcrunch Russia Says Bitcoin Should Be Avoided [Updated]
Russia doesn’t do things by halves — Bitcoin shouldn’t be used by individuals and legal entities according to a recent statement. If you have a Bitcoin wallet on your computer, the G...
11:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch OpenIDFA, A Solution To IDFA-Related App Store Rejections, Debuts
Following Apple's crackdown on mobile apps' usage ofIDFA(Identifier for Advertisers) - that is, it's rejecting apps which are pulling the identifier for non-advertising related purposes - Appsfire is ...
11:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Axing Clever But Ill-Advised Intro Feature And Slidecast Product
LinkedIn is axing its feature that intercepted emails to iOS devices to inject them with information from the site. The announcement was made via email to customers today, where the company detailed s...
11:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Confirms It Has No Plans To Update Flickrs Windows Phone App
Yahoo has no current intention to update its Flickr application for Windows Phone. A user request for the company to both update its extant, but quite dated Windows Phone app, and perhaps build one fo...
11:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Now Lets You Edit Your Look Back Movie
Earlier this week, we learned that Facebook would soon let you edit the automatically-generated Look Back videos the company had made to celebrate Facebooks 10th anniversary. Sure enough: they just la...
11:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Mixpanel Releases Data About A Typical Day For Apps
Analytics company Mixpanel just released its first report about the broader patterns among the 17 billion mobile and web actions (such as sharing content or creating an account) that it tracks each mo...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Lets Just Forget Everything
I always think a little historical perspective is good in a fast-moving industry like tech. So when Facebook released Paper this week, I did what any decent tech journalist would do - I visited the we...
10:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Clever Family Photo Sharing Startup Togethera Raises Seed, Releases On Android
The issue with online photo sharing is that, inherently, you have no idea what will happen to your photos. On the Internet once, on the Internet forever, as the phrase goes. And that is a big problem,...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Glam Media Plans To Expand Its Audience Beyond Women, So Its Looking For A New Name
As company names go, Glam Media is pretty memorable but the name is about to change, according to co-founder and CEO Samir Arora.Back when the founders of the digital publishing and advertising compa...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Founders Pitch Startups From Inside An Ice Hole Near The Arctic Circle
While the whole of Silicon Valley got sucked into the vortex of insecurity and ego called Secret this week, something cooler (or colder) happened on the other side of the world today. Up in the city o...
09:52 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Four Handy Tools To Workaround Or Ditch! Apples iPhoto
iPhoto and iCloud, despite being the default photo application and accompanying syncing service that much of the Apple universe uses regularly, are actually kind of awful. iPhoto is slow and bulky. iC...
09:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed Sendwithus Offers A/B Testing And Analytics Tools For Email Marketers
Sendwithus aims to bring optimization and A/B testing to marketers and anyone else sending out targeted promotional emails.The company, which is part of the current class of Y Combinator-incubated sta...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Has Repurchased $14 Billion Of AAPL Shares Over The Past Two Weeks
You can feel Carl Icahn’s presence in Tim Cook’s recent announcement to the Wall Street Journal — Apple just repurchased the equivalent of $14 billion in Apple shares as part of its ...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch GoPro Files For IPO As The Action Camera Maker Prepares To Go Public
Action camera company GoPro has filed the initial documents for its initial public offering, according to a press release from the company this morningand confirmed by GoPro to TechCrunch. The announc...
08:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Dyson DC59 Review: A Portable Powerhouse To Help You Ditch Corded Vacuums Entirely
People who haven’t used a Dyson often believe their reputation to be hype. How, after all, could one device designed for sucking up dirt so far exceed any other machine designed for the same tas...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Hitlist, A Smart Flight Finder That Saves You Money By Telling You When To Fly, Exits Beta
Thanks to Google Now, other virtual assistants, and mobile applications that can tap into our location to feed us information at will, consumers are being conditioned to think of information-gathering...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Look At These Big-Screen iPhone 6 Concept Photos
In 2012, after five generations of iPhone, Apple switched up the size of their flagship smartphone. Rather than sporting a 3.5-inch display, as it had for five years, the iPhone 5 had a 4-inch display...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Alternative HubiC Now Offers 10TB For $13.50 Per Month
French hosting company OVH just updated its product offering for its Dropbox-like service called HubiC. Now, you get 25GB of storage for free, 100GB for $1.35 per month (1), and you can opt for a whop...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Ben Horowitzs Bitcoin Bet
Today in bitcoin ephemera I present this interesting bet between VC Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz and Felix Salmon, noted bitcoin curmudgeon. Ben has invested in multiple bitcoin startups while ...
06:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Ringblingz Is Wearable Tech That Helps Teens Stay Connected
The lack of wearable technology created just for teenagers is surprising, especially when you consider how tech-obsessed kids are: the average American teen spends 7.5 hours consuming media, while 70%...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Browser-Based Call Center Voz.io Closes $150K Seed Round From Kima Ventures
Barcelona-based startup Voz.io has closed a $150,000 seed round from Kima Ventures. Summann Gandham, co-founder and CEO of Voz.io, says the funding round will "allow us to vigorously pursue business d...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Mooshimeter Is A Smarter Multimeter That Works As A Wireless Extension Of Your Smartphone
The presence of Bluetooth LE/4.0 in the latest generations of smartphones and tablets has let to an explosion of hardware/sensor add-ons that extend the capabilities of the mobile devices we all now c...
02:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Remote Controlled Robots To Roam Tate Britain Gallery After Hours So Web Users Can Peek At The Art
Who doesn't want to hang out in the museum after hours? London's Tate Britain art gallery houses a treasure trove of great works from Hogarth, Gainsborough and Whistler, to Bacon and Freud....
11:55 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Mt. Gox Temporarily Pauses Bitcoin Withdrawals
Mt. Gox has temporarily suspended Bitcoin withdrawals in order to resolve a technical issue, the company said on its site....
10:35 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Google Pays $750M For A 5.94% Stake In Lenovo
Google paid $750 million for a 5.94% stake in Lenovo Group on Jan. 30, according to a disclosure on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The purchase was made on the same day after Google announced that it h...
09:30 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Updated: Google Didnt Pay $750M For A 5.94% Stake In Lenovo
Google paid $750 million for a 5.94% stake in Lenovo Group on Jan. 30, according to a disclosure on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The purchase was made on the same day after Google announced that it h...
08:14 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The Eight Startups From StartXs Fall 2013 Class
StartX, the non-profit accelerator for Stanford-affiliated entrepreneurs, introduced the most recent eight companies to have gone through its program at a demo day in Silicon Valley today. Those compa...
06:31 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Latest Doodle Shows Support For LGBT Olympians Heading To Sochi
Hours before the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony is set to kick off, Google is putting some of its most valuable real estate their logo to good use: to show their support for the lesbian, gay,...
04:21 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Snippit Launches An App To Add (Brief) Soundtracks To Your Photos
Snippit is a just-launched app offering a twist on photo-sharing.The idea is pretty straightforward instead of sharing a photo on its own, Snippit allows users to add a 4-to 10-second clip of their f...
04:06 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch PressFriendly Launches To Teach Startups How To Stop Sending Me Stupid Pitches
For startups, there's usually a choice between hiring someone to take care of your PR -- which usually means retaining an agency -- or doing the work yourself. PressFriendly seeks to provide an altern...
04:05 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Lost 12.14 Instagrams In Value Today
Twitter had a difficult earningsday yesterday, reporting strong financial results but weak user growth. Some investors immediately dumped their stock. The company lost nearly $16 per share today follo...
04:05 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Dear AOL, Get Off My Lawn
It's 4:56 here at AOL headquarters and the keg is a-flowin', "Blurred Lines" is a-bumpin', and I'm filing this story.My corporate overlord has had a pretty good day. There're new products a-launchin, ...
03:38 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Googles $3.2 Billion Acquisition Of Nest Gets The FTC Green Light
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today officially granted permission for Google to acquire Nest, the connected devices company best known for making a smart home thermostat. Google fir...
03:34 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch In Russia, Bathroom Mirror Watches You!
In Russia, spying on visitors is so pervasive, authorities don’t even seem realize that watching someone shower is cause for alarm. During a press meeting on the Winter Olympics, Deputy Prime Mi...
02:29 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch OpenTable Buys Ness For $17.3M To Beef Up Mobile And Restaurant Recommendations
Restaurant reservation platform OpenTable, gearing up to announce its earnings any minute now, alsohas some other news: the company has acquired Ness Computing, makers of thepersonalized restaurant re...
02:20 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Snatches Up Data Savvy Job Search Startup Bright.com For $120M, In Its Largest Acquisition To Date
Today, alongside a fourth quarter earnings report in which it beat Wall Street estimates yet again, LinkedIn announced its intentions to acquire data-savvy job search startup, Bright.com, for $120 mil...
02:11 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Said To Have Acquired Sapphire Display Manufacturing Components, Diamond Cutting Tools
Apple is preparing for a big push in sapphire crystal display manufacturing, according to some new information unearthed by 9to5Mac and told to TechCrunch via a source familiar with the company’...
02:09 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Beats In Q4 With Revenue Of $447.2M, But Growth Concerns Dampen After Hours Trading
Today, following the close of regular trading, LinkedIn reported its fourth-quarter financial performance, including revenue of$447.2 millionand non-GAAP earnings per share of$0.39 . Analysts had expe...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch OpenTable Now Piloting Mobile Payments In San Francisco Restaurants
OpenTable is taking its restaurant reservations service into a new vertical today, the company says: mobile payments. According to a post on the OpenTable blog, a pilot program is currently underway i...
12:23 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch That Secret App Is Becoming Silicon Valleys New Blind Item
"I work at Evernote and we're about to get acquired... Watch this space"That could be the first big acquisition rumor to have found its way onto Secret, the new "anonymish" sharing app launched late l...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On The Second Machine Age: Will Humans Still Have A Role In Our Economy Of Brilliant Technologies?
The hot new book about the digital economy is Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson's The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity In a Time of Brilliant Technologies. It's amongst the first bo...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, February 7, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches Chromebox For Meetings, A $999 Videoconferencing System Based On ChromeOS
At a small media event in Mountain View today, Google announced the launch of Chromebox for Meetings, a $999 Core i7-based ASUS Chromebox setup with a remote, camera and microphone for conference room...
11:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Hungry For New Deals, Latin American Wireless Co. Movile Doubles Down On Delivery
Brazil's mobile content developer Movile is on the hunt for new investments after committing a fresh $2 million to its online delivery service company iFood.That recent investment is a sign of just ho...
11:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Bloomthat, the Uber-For-Flowers, Pulls In $2M From SV Angel, Ashton Kutcher
Bloomthat, the Y Combinator-backed startup that delivers flowers in San Francisco Bay Area in less than 90 minutes, just picked up $2 million in seed funding. Their new backers include SV Angel, Ashto...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Now With 75% Of All Traffic Coming From Apps, Pinterest Revamps Its Mobile Website
Pinterest is today launching a new version of its mobile website, which the company says is “complete rewrite and redesign” aimed at better integrating the features found in Pinterest̵...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Slovak Startup Datamolino Bags 500K To Make Accountants Lives Less Boring
Spare a thought for accountants. Slovak startup Datamolino has, by building a platform for SMEs to cut through the tedium of manual data entry of invoices and receipts, and it's proving to be a lucrat...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Klout Adds Content Sharing Recommendations To Help Improve Your Score
Think your Klout score's too low? Well, the social influence measurement startup is launching a revamped version of its website today that includes tools for improving your score.The main addition is ...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch HackerRank Launches CodePair To Improve Technical Interviews
HackerRankis a social platform for fun coding challenges that launchedat TechCrunch SF Disrupt in 2012. It grew out of Interviewstreet, a technical recruiting platform that’s being used by compa...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Leaving The E-Book Business Behind, Will Transition Accounts And Purchases To Kobo
Sony is calling it quits in the e-book platform market, the company announced today (via Engadget). The move isn’t entirely unexpected: Sony has always occupied a relatively small portion of the...
10:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Aereo Reopens Service For New Users In NYC, Just In Time For The Olympics
Streaming TV startup Aereo has reopened service in NYC after closing down new registrations last week. Bloomberg reports that the company has regained enough capacity to start serving new users, and j...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Puts Image Recognition Into Its Main iOS App Prepare To Be Even More Showroomed, Retailers
People already use their mobile devices for comparative shopping when paying visits to brick-and-mortar retailers – but it’s about to get a lot worse. Amazon has integrated shopping-by-cam...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch In-App Video Ad Startup Vungle Raises $17M More
Vungle, a mobile ad startup that focuses on 15 second, in-app videos, is announcing that it has raised $17 million in Series B funding.It's only been six months since the company announced its $6.5 mi...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Truecaller Lands $18.8M Series B From Sequoia, Partners With Yelp To Verify Business Numbers
Truecaller, the mobile phone number verification directory with over 45 million users, has today secured an $18.8 million Series B financing round led by Sequoia Capital, alongside existing investor O...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch ProFlowers Comes To iPhone Via A Modern, Simple Gifting App
Sincerely, the mobile gifting companyacquired by Provide Commercein November, is introducing the first new application to emerge from their combined forces today, with a new app designed to make order...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch New Ransomware Blocks Your DNS Connection And Forces Your Computer To Mine Bitcoins
A new bit of malware, Linkup, is a clever girl. First it takes control of the DNS servers your computer pings to connect to the Internet and, while you're wondering how to delete it, begins mining bit...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch UberConference Now Lets You Join Google Hangouts By Phone
Shortly after Google launched Hangouts, it also started allowing you to add participants by dialing their phone numbers right from Hangouts. Even today, though, you can’t dial intoa Hangout. Tha...
09:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Silk Road Kingpin Ulbricht Could Get 20 Year Minimum Prison Sentence
Ross Ulbricht AKA the Dread Pirate Roberts of Silk Road fame is now facing a "kingpin" charge which carries with it a 20-year minimum sentence. By claiming that Ulbricht was part of a continuing crimi...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch After Reaching 10 Million Users On The iPhone, QuizUp Launches A Big And Beautiful iPad App
Plain Vanilla Games, the maker of QuizUp, has launched a new version of its app today that is optimized for the iPad. By doing so, they've been able to make the game easier to navigate and more fun to...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Releases New Transparency Report, Says Its Considering Legal Options To Defend First Amendment Rights
Following on the heels of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft last week revealing data about NSA information requests, Twitter today has published its own disclosures for information reque...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch As Twitter Releases New Transparency Report, Its Considering Legal Options To Defend First Amendment Rights
Twitter today has published its latestTransparency Report, a list of information and takedown requests, as well as copyright notices. The report breaks out for the first time how Twitter is faring on ...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Considering Legal Options To Defend First Amendment Rights As Data Requests Rise 22%
Twitter today has published its latestTransparency Report, a list of information and takedown requests, as well as copyright notices. The report breaks out for the first time how Twitter is faring on ...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Minuum Virtual Keyboard Maker Whirlscape Lands $500K From Y Combinator, BDC And More
Toronto-based startup Whirlscape has secured $500,000 in seed funding in a round that included Y Combinator, FundersClub, BDC Venture Capital and more, the company announced today. The startup created...
08:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Hiring Fitness Physiologists, Sleep Experts On The Heels Of Recent iWatch Rumors
Apple is seeking physiologists to join its team, according to a new call for job applicants discovered by 9to5Mac today. The position on offer is for a “User Studies Exercise Physiologist,”...
07:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch CoolaData Takes Its Behavior-Focused Analytics Platform Out Of Beta
Israeli startup CoolaData is taking its mobile and web analytics platform out of beta testing today and launching it in general availability.CEO Tomer Ben Moshe pitched the service as a way "to answer...
07:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Cash-Based Payments Network PayNearMe Raises $20M Series E, Expands Via Family Dollar Partnership
Cash-based payments platformPayNearMe, which allows consumers to pay their rent, utility bills and loans, buy tickets online and more, is today expanding its footprint significantly in the U.S., thank...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards Are In 4 Days And Tickets Are Almost Sold Out
Tickets for this year’s Crunchies are almost gone. The show is next week. A few tickets can still be had, but sections are selling out quickly. This is the biggest night of the year for Silicon ...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Crowdfunder Raises Another Million Ahead Of International Expansions
Crowdfunder, the Venice-based crowdfunding platform which helps to connect entrepreneurs and investors, particularly in the area of local investment, has raised an additional million in seed funding, ...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Autocorrect Review System, Language Auto-Detect For Mobile Messaging
Apple has patented a system that could greatly reduce the volume of material available for blogs like ‘Damn You Autocorrect,’ should it ever make its way to shipping software. AppleInsider...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Descomplica Lands $5M From SocialPlusCapital, AngelLists First International Syndicate To Become Brazils Go-To Online Classroom
Internet penetration and social media usage are on the rise in every corner of the globe, but few can hold a candle to the level of adoption one finds in Brazil. According to the Internet Telecommunic...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Dives Deeper Into Improved Device Display Research With Quantum Dot-Enhanced Tech
Apple has filed for three new patents, according to applications published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) today. The applications all relate to the use of quantum dot-enhanced displays, which provide...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Android Marches Onto Another Landline Phone (And Marches On)
Looking at this Android-powered landline handset which U.K. telco BT has just started selling -- christened with the (relatively) catchy name of Home SmartPhone S -- you really have to wonder what too...
05:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Accelerators In Indias Nascent Startup Ecosystem Face A Reality Check
Is the startup accelerator bubble ready to burst in India? That’s the question several VCs, entrepreneurs and early to late stage investors have started asking in the country’s fledgling s...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch AOLs Q4 Revenue Grows To $679M, But Earnings Per Share of $0.43 Fall Short Of Estimates
AOL came in ahead of analyst estimates on revenue but not earnings in its in its fourth quarter of 2013, reporting $679 million in revenue and diluted earnings per share of 43 cents.Analysts had predi...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch AOLs Q4 Revenue Grows To $679M But Earnings Per Share of $0.43 Fall Short Of Estimates
AOL came in ahead of analyst estimates on revenue but not earnings in its fourth quarter of 2013, reporting $679 million in revenue and diluted earnings per share of 43 cents.Analysts had predicted EP...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Jack Erwin Raises $2M From Crosslink, Shasta And Menlo To Develop Its Male Shoe Ecommerce Business
Today Jack Erwin, an upper-end male shoe ecommerce play, announced that it has raised a $2 million Series A led by Crosslink Capital. The funding event was participated in by Shasta Ventures and Menlo...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Popular Collage App Fuzel Adds Animated Slideshow Tool
Remember when simply uploading a still photo of your brunch was enough to get dozens of likes on Instagram or Facebook? Well, those days are gone now, thanks in large part to the popularity of Vine, a...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch London Gets Another Fintech Accelerator, As Startupbootcamp Partners With MasterCard, Lloyds & Rabobank
Last week it was a new European Edtech accelerator pitching for startups. Today a new fintech incubator has been announced, by pan-European accelerator Startupbootcamp, which will be based in London, ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Birdback Raises $2.4M To Replace Wallet-Bulging Vouchers & Loyalty Cards With Card-Linked Fintech
Fintech startup Birdback reckons we already carry one loyalty card to rule them all: our existing credit or debit card. The London-based company has created technology to link online to offline offers...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Sony To Exit PC Business By Selling VAIO
Sony will sell off its lackluster PC division and focus on spinning off its TV business into a standalone entity by June. The company’s announcement confirms a report yesterday that Japan Indust...
11:39 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Myntra Confirms $50M Fund Raise Led By Premji Invest
As we reported on January 31, Indian fashion portal Myntra has just confirmed raising $50 million in fresh funding from investors led by Premji Invest. The new funding comes after Myntra preferred to ...
07:48 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Lyft Announces Rideshare Insurance Coalition And Additional Coverage For Its Drivers
Lyft is seeking to combat questions about insurance and liability today, with the introduction of a new Peer-to-Peer Rideshare Insurance Coalition, as well as the announcement that it will be providin...
07:18 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch MissionBits Volunteer Hackers Close The Computer Science Education Gap In SFs Schools
A couple days a week, 25-year-old Brian Clark (pictured above to the left) takes the Muni’s T line in from Bayview, where he lives in a house full of other founders through the NewMe Accelerator...
07:09 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Dont Like Your Facebook Look Back? Youll Be Able To Edit It Soon.
For the past 24 hours, my Facebook newsfeed has been predominantly filled with just two things: people sharing those cutesy automated "Look Back" videos that Facebook made for most of its users, and p...
07:05 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Acquires Video Gaming Studio Double Helix Games
Amazon has acquired a gaming studio called Double Helix Games, TechCrunch has learned, and Amazon now confirms. The deal may well add fuel to the recent rumors that Amazon is preparing to release its ...
06:21 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Quietly Changes Its 401(k) Employer Match Program
Starting this year, AOL has changed how it distributes its matching 401(k) contributions for all employees, which could put a sizable dent in the retirement accounts for workers who part ways with the...
06:21 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Quietly Changes Our 401(k) Employer Match Program
Starting this year, AOL has changed how it distributes its matching 401(k) contributions for all employees, which could put a sizable dent in the retirement accounts for workers who part ways with the...
04:54 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Data Grants Program Gives Access To Historical Tweets To Researchers
Twitter wants researchers to turn its mountains of data into insights, from flu trends to New Years celebrations, that could delight and help the world. So today it announced the Twitter Data Grants p...
04:30 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Vegas Tech Funds Jen McCabe
This week, VegasTechFund's Jen McCabe is joining us in the TechCrunch TV studio to talk hardware and more. You can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and well ask them duri...
04:27 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Dick Costolo On User Growth: Twitter Will Reach Many More People In 2014
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo answered repeated questions this afternoon about the company's user growth. His big point seemed to be that (despite what appears to a decreasing number of new users joining t...
04:05 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch My Favorite Companies From The Seventh 500 Startups Accelerator Class
It's demo day again for the 500 Startups crew, as the seed stage investment firm and accelerator is showing off the latest batch of companies that have survived its three-month accelerator program. Th...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Media Queen Gerry Laybourne Joins Betaworks Board
betaworks' John Borthwick has today announced, via the company blog, that Gerry Laybourne will be joining the board of directors. Alongside co-founding Kandu, a betaworks-backed technology company for...
03:26 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Mozilla And EverythingMe Preview Firefox Launcher, An Android Homescreen That Fights App Overload
Mozilla wants to help you find new apps and rediscover those you downloaded but forgot. So today it previewed Firefox Launcher for Android, a homescreen replacement powered by Israeli contextual compu...
03:11 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Instaradio Debuts Android App, Aims To Be The SoundCloud For Amateur Live Audio Broadcasts
Toronto-based startup and Extreme Startups grad Instaradio is unveiling a brand new Android app this week, and is also updating its iOS application with a significant overhaul. The app provides instan...
03:04 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Pandora Falls After Hours On Weak 2014 Revenue Guidance Despite Strong Q4 EPS Of $0.11
Today Pandora reported its fourth-quarter financial performance, essentially matching revenue expectations, and beating on earnings per share. For the period, Pandora had non-GAAP revenue of $200.8 mi...
02:52 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch My Not-On-Facebook Life
I wake up with Northern Europe's low winter light filtering through the blinds in my bedroom. The silence is near perfect. It's too early to hear the week-day procession of parents ferrying their kids...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Stock Down 13 Percent After Earnings Show Disappointing User Numbers
You'd think investors would be happy. Twitter just released its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, with revenue and earnings coming in significantly ahead of analyst estimates.And ye...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Stock Down 10 Percent After Earnings Show Disappointing User Numbers
You'd think investors would be happy. Twitter just released its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, with revenue and earnings coming in significantly ahead of analyst estimates.And ye...
02:41 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Stock Down 18 Percent After Earnings Show Disappointing User Numbers
You'd think investors would be happy. Twitter just released its first quarterly earnings report as a public company, with revenue and earnings coming in significantly ahead of analyst estimates.And ye...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Materialise Buys Polish 3D Prototyping Firm e-Prototypy
Materialise, a 3D-printing products and services company, has acquired Polish prototyping firm e-prototypy for an undisclosed sum, a move that further consolidates the 3D-printing space in Central Eur...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Twitters Mobile Business Now At 184M Monthly Actives And 75%, $165M Of All Ad Revenues
Twitter today reported its first quarter as a publicly listed company. And while the market may be punishing the company a bit for slower overall user growth (despite handily beating financial expecta...
02:23 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch What Happens To California If Silicon Valley Became A State, In 7 Charts
At least one wealthy tech investor wants to encourage California's latent separatist tendencies and slice California into six different states, including one State of Silicon Valley. Per California la...
02:08 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Crushes With Q4 Revenue Of $242.7M, But Shows Slow User Growth To 241M Actives
After the bell this afternoon, Twitter reported its maiden earnings as a public company, with fourth-quarter revenue of $242.7 million and earnings per share of $0.02 (non-GAAP). Analysts had expected...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Google Confirms Ads & Commerce SVP Susan Wojcicki Is The New YouTube CEO
Google was rumored to have been moving longtime employee and SVP of Ads & Commerce Susan Wojcicki over to the YouTube top spot, based on reports yesterday by The Information and Re/code, and now G...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Atlanta And New Orleans, We Need Your Help
When we first started our Meetup series I envisioned this as a quick and easy way to meet everyone in a particular city. We'd roll in like a band of miscreants, commandeer a bar, and meet people. Now,...
12:28 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Windows 8.1 Update 1 Reportedly Pushed Back To April
Slipping software release schedules are hardly new. Today ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported that she is now hearing, contrary to prior information, that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will ship not in March, but i...
12:02 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Bio-Hackers Pore Through A Childs DNA For The Source of A Mysterious Disease
When Max Good was born, it was clear that something was off. At first, he was a colicky baby. But then he wouldn’t make eye contact, revealing that he was almost 100 percent blind at birth. Occa...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, February 6, 2014
Techcrunch Houzz Launches Site Designer, Offers Free Websites For Home Professionals
Houzz, the popular service for all things home remodelling and design, is launching a new service today that allows home professionals like interior designers, architects, contractors and others to se...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Wants BBM Users To Have More Friends
It’s hard to turn that D into an R if you ain’t got friends. It’s with that thought that BlackBerry just released a tool to find friends on BBM. The tool will scour your phone’...
11:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus Will Co-Publish EVE: Valkyrie, The VR Spin-Off Game From The Popular Space Sim
Oculus isn’t just supporting CCP Games from a distance in its creation of EVE: Valkyrie – the maker of the Oculus Rift VR gaming headset announced today that it will co-publish the game wi...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch GroupMe Founder Gets $3.4M to Make Small Business Loans More Accessible With Fundera
In the past five years, the number of bank loans under $1 million has dropped by more than 20 percent. This puts small business owners, arguably the driving force of our economy, at a severe disadvant...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch UXPin Picks Up $1.6M Round Led By Freestyle Capital To Democratize Design
This morning UXPin announced the completion of a$1.6 million funding round led by Freestyle Capital, with participation fromAndreessen Horowitz and IDG Ventures. UXPin is an online design tool designe...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Apartment List Raises Another $6 Million To Improve Your Apartment Hunt
Apartment List has raised an additional $6 million in funding led by Glynn Capital and Passport Capital. Other investors include Rothenberg Ventures, Hotel Tonight founder Sam Shank, Scott Stanford a...
10:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Council Of State Suspends 15-Minute Law Against Uber, LeCab And Others In France
France’s Conseil d’tat suspended the controversial decree against urban transportation services like Uber and LeCab. As a reminder, since January 1, drivers have had to wait 15 minutesbetw...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Shopify Launches Shopify Plus, A New White Label E-Commerce Solution For Big Brands
Canadian startup success story Shopify is continuing its market expansion with a new product rollout today: Shopify Plus is making its debut, as a one-stop, white label e-commerce solution that’...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Shopify Launches Shopify Plus, A New White Glove E-Commerce Solution For Big Brands
Canadian startup success story Shopify is continuing its market expansion with a new product rollout today: Shopify Plus is making its debut, as a one-stop, white glove e-commerce solution that’...
10:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch BleepBleeps Kickstarts Its First Connected Device For Parents, Sammy Screamer Motion Detector
Founded by ad agency man Tom Evans, BleepBleeps is a new London-based startup that's creating a range of cute, kid-friendly, connected (or IoT-styled) devices to help with the job of parenting....
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Smart Calendar App Tempo Adds Insights Tab To Provide More Social Data About Your Meetings
Tempo is launching a new version of its smart calendar app today with a feature called Insights, which provides a lot more information about the people you're scheduled to meet.The app, which first la...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Celery Raises $2 Million To Help Makers Accept Pre-Orders And Take Payments When Ready To Ship
Y Combinator-backed Celery is a "pre-commerce" platform that's made it easier for the large -- and growing -- number of hardware manufacturers to accept pre-orders for their goods. And it just raised ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Business Intelligence SaaS Company Domo Raises $125M From TPG, Salesforce At A $825M Valuation
Domo, the SaaS business intelligence startup launched by Omniture founder Josh James, has raised $125 million in new funding from This brings the company's total funding to $250 million. This round wa...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Business Intelligence SaaS Company Domo Raises $125M From TPG, Salesforce At An $825M Valuation
Domo, the SaaS business intelligence startup launched by Omniture founder Josh James, has raised $125 million in new funding in a round led by TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investmen...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Kik Ditches Cards Concept, Instead Offers A Built-In Browser That Works With Any Mobile Site
Kik has a new version out today that makes it the first messenger app to offer a built-in browser experience that’s integrated into messages themselves for easy sharing. The browser is designed ...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Accels Theresia Gouw And DFJs Jennifer Fonstad Partner To Launch Mobile-Focused VC Firm Aspect Ventures
Big news in the venture world this morning--longtime VCs Theresia Gouw and Jennifer Fonstad are leaving their respective firms to start Aspect Ventures, a new firm focused on investing in the "emergin...
09:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Republicans Defend Websites That Tricked Donors Into Believing They Were Pro-Democrat
The National Republican Congressional Committee is defending websites that have tricked some Democratic donors into funding the opposition. For instance, as seen in the picture above, the URL contribu...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Reminder: Join Us In Spain For Our TechCrunch MWC Meetup Plus Pitchoff With Bubble Over Barcelona
Headed to Barcelona for MWC? Love you some startup talk, presentations, and global mobile meet up chitter chatter? Join Mike Butcher, Natasha Lomas, Ingrid Lunden, and myself on February 24, 2014 at 1...
09:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Bootcamp Regulators? Why A Code Of Conduct For Coding Academies In California Could Be A Good Thing
The explosion in both online and offline programming platforms over the last year has made one thing clear: Learning to code is hot. (With two “t’s.”) Well, that and the fact that ou...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch The Samsung Galaxy S5 Could Launch This Month
Samsung is expected to introduce the latest generation of the Galaxy S line at Mobile World Congress this month. According to the NYT, the Galaxy S5 is a more conservative flagship offering than earli...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Skit!, An Animated Video App For Telling Silly Stories, Comes To Android
Skit!, an animated video app in the same general category as Bitstrips, the cartoon-making app whichrecently scored $3 millionin Series A funding, is coming to Android. Like Bitstrips, Skit!is also fo...
09:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch New Orleans Startups: Apply For The February 20 Pitch-Off Here
For the first time, TechCrunch is hosting an event in New Orleans. And we’re stoked. On February 20, John Biggs, Jordan Crook and myself are hitting The Big Easy and hosting a massive meetup and...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch An Exclusive Look At The BotObjects ProDesk3D Color 3D Printer
The ProDesk3D by BotObjects has been one of the most controversial 3D printer products over the past few years. Built by a small firm in London and purported to print in full color - albeit only in ba...
08:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Dnde Raises A Million For A Smarter Mobile Store Locator That Tells You Where Products Are Located
"Mobile is opening up new opportunities in 'boring' products, Dnde co-founder and CEOAnthony Nicalo once said. His company, which makes a mobile product and store locator service for brands and retail...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Google To Help Turn Bits Into Beaux Arts With New DevArt Project
Google is launching a broad new effort to support the arts, in a way particularly appropriate to its role and business, with a project called DevArt that highlights modern artists using technology in ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Google Ads SVP Susan Wojcicki Takes Over At YouTube
Senior management at Google is being shifted around, with SVP of Ads & Commerce Susan Wojcicki taking over at YouTube. With that appointment, which was reported by The Information and Re/code, cur...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus Rift And Thalmics Myo Armband Are A Match Made In Heaven, Say Founders And Investors
Total video game immersion might not be as far away as you think: The Oculus Rift is a huge step in the right direction, and it may have an optimal bedfellow in Thalmic’s Myo armband, the gestur...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Khosla Leads A $10.5M Round For Tapingo To Bring Mobile Food Ordering To A Campus Near You
There are dozens of ways for people today to look for and order food online, but one startup that is focusing on how to do this best for a specific vertical has found a competitive edge. Tapingo, whic...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Newegg Launches $50 Amazon Prime Competitor
Meet Premier, Newegg’s $49 answer to Amazon Prime. With free three-day shipping, discounted expedited shipping, and free returns, it’s a legitimate competitor to Amazon’s proven cust...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Switchcam Pivots To Provide Analytics And Gallery Curation Tools For Musicians And Their Agents
Once upon a time, Switchcam was built to find, curate, and stitch together all the best moments from live, public performances that were posted on YouTube. Now it's looking to provide a way for artist...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Easy Social Shop Nabs $1.1M To Help Online Merchants Integrate With Facebook
Easy Social Shop, which lets online sellers integrate existing shops with their Facebook pages, announced today that it has raised $1.1 million from lool Ventures. This brings the Tel Aviv-based start...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Punchbowl Rolls Out New, Touch-Friendly Digital Invitations, Snags Exclusive Disney Partnership
Party planning resource and digital invitations provider Punchbowlhas been betting big on the demise of paper cards. Today, it’s taking that wager a step further with the launch of a touch-frien...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch A Year Out Of Aol, About.Me Looks To Accelerate Growth
About.me, the webapp that acts as a starting place for your online identity, spun out of Aol after a rumored $35 million acquisition one year ago today. For the past year, the company has focused on e...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Lumo Lift Wearable Seeing Upwards Of 400 Pre-Orders Per Day As Campaign Nears $1M
The Lumo Lift is the second product from startup Lumo BodyTech, and the second to help users with their posture. The Lumo Back was the first, and it raised around $200,000 in 40 days on Kickstarter. T...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Used By Zynga, Pocket Gems And More, Apportable Lands $5M To Help Developers Automatically Convert iOS Games To Android
With the methodical proliferation of smartphones into what seems like every pocket, we now find ourselves living in the Golden App Age — or App Era, whichever you prefer. However, as mobile plat...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Pixeom Is An Anti-Corporate Cloud Device That Wants To Give You Back Your Data Privacy
Meet Pixeom, a prototype device being Kickstarted by brother and sister duo Karishma and Sam Nagar, with the aim of offering alternative cloud services that don't require you to hand over the keys to ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Totango Picks Up $15.5M More To Grow Its Product Focused On Preserving SaaS Customer Value
This morning Totango, a company that helps SaaS companies track customer engagement to find and fix user flow errors and friction, announced that it has raised a $15.5 million Series B round of fundin...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch With $1.5M Under Its Belt, Citelighter Hatches An Ambitious Plan To Help Fix The Writing Problem In American Education
When Citelighter first emerged in the fall of 2011, the education startup was on an ambitious mission to help students take the pain out of online research. With the enormous amount of content on the ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Social Shopping Fashion Q&A Platform, Motilo, Bags Another $2.5M For Expansion & Marketing
London-based social fashion platform Motilo,which offers a home for fashionistas to float their sartorial dilemmas,has taken in another tranche of post-seed funding from private investors. The startup...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Email Management App Boxer Acquires Enhanced Email Team To Boost Android Development
Email management app Boxer wants to help users tame the inboxes on their mobile phones. But since launch last summer, it has only been available on iOS. To help speed the development of its app for An...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Almunia Gives Google The Regulatory All-Clear In Europe On Decade-Long Antitrust Investigation
Joachin Alumnia, the antitrust commissioner in the European Commission, has today finally given his final verdict on an antitrust investigation against Google, which has been going on since 2004: it h...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Europes Antitrust Chief Almunia Clears Google On Search Probe; A Disgrace, Say Competitors
Joachin Alumnia, the European Commission's antitrust chief, has today finally given his final verdict on a decade-long antitrust investigation over its search practices against Google: the U.S.-based ...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Europes Antitrust Chief Almunia Clears Google On Search Probe; Competitors Up In Arms
Joachin Alumnia, the European Commission's antitrust chief, has today finally given his final verdict on a decade-long antitrust investigation over its search practices against Google: the U.S.-based ...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Mileways, The Social App For Frequent Flyers, Adds Flight Compensation Through Partnership With AirHelp
Mileways, the Munich-based social app for frequent flyers, just got a little more useful. The iOS app has added integration with AirHelp, the flight compensation startup co-founded by Morten Lund, to ...
03:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Security Software Firm Avast Gets CVC Capital Investment, Now Valued At $1B
The rise in malware and online security threats continues to give a big boost to companies that are looking for ways to make the connected world a bit safer. Avast, one of the bigger PC and mobile sec...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch ThoughtSpot Raises $10.7M From Lightspeed To Offer Intelligent Search And Data Visualization To The Enterprise
ThoughtSpot, a company that aims to provide businesses with intelligent search and data visualization, has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners....
10:00 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Komli Media Launches Remarketing Platform To Take On Google, Facebook
It’s been a roller-coaster ride for Komli Mediaso far, the Indian digital ad network that has raised around $97 million from investors including Peepul Capital, Norwest and Nexus Venture Partner...
08:24 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Sherpa Ventures Closes On $87 Million Of $150 Million Fund
Sherpa Ventures, the "vague by design" investment group founded by Shervin Pishevar and Scott Stanford, has made its first close on a planned $150 million fund. As reported by Fortune, the first $87 m...
08:17 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Komli Media Launches Remarketing Platforms To Take On Google, Facebook
It’s been a roller coaster ride for Komli Mediarecently, the Indian digital ad network that has raised around $97 million from investors including Peepul Capital, Norwest and Nexus Venture Partn...
07:13 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Fair Competition Or Foul Play? Rival Car Service Fires Back At Uber Over Alleged Attack
If we’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: Competition can get pretty fierce in the world of on-demand transportation. Consumer demand for better, faster and more convenient car services h...
06:44 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Scott Guthrie To Take Over Satya Nadellas Microsoft Role On An Interim Basis
Who will take over for Satya Nadella's now former role at Microsoft, helming the Server and Enterprise Group? It's longtime Sofite Scott Guthrie, a respected technologist.TechCrunch confirmed with Mi...
06:25 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Google Extends Security Rewards Program To Cover Its Own Chrome Apps And Extensions, Ups Reward Level For Open-Source Patches
Google has long run a rewards program for security researchers who find vulnerabilities in its software. Today, the company is extending thisprogram to also cover its Chrome apps and extensions. These...
06:13 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Inside Satya Nadellas CEO Comp Package From Microsoft
Through a filing, Microsoft has revealed the compensation package for its new CEO. In short, Satya Nadella is buying all the beers for the next few years.In numerical terms, Nadella will pick up a $1....
06:10 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch CVS And Walgreens By Mail: PillPack Launches A Full-Service, Subscription-Based Online Pharmacy In 31 States
According to studies from the Mayo Clinic, more than 20 percent of Americans take more than five prescription medications each day. This fact goes a long way to showing how big of a role the pharmacy ...
06:10 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch PillPack Takes On CVS And Walgreens By Mail, Launches A Full-Service, Subscription-Based Online Pharmacy
According to studies from the Mayo Clinic, more than 20 percent of Americans take more than five prescription medications each day. This fact goes a long way to showing how big of a role the pharmacy ...
05:57 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Apple And Others Fund $750 Million In Education Gadgets And Internet Broadband
Major tech companies are giving away $750 million worth of products to help bridge the digital divide. During a speech earlier today, Obama gave details about the pledges from the tech companies, alon...
05:45 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch TrackMaven Lands $6.5M From NEA And Others To Bring Better Competitive Intelligence To Digital Marketers
As content marketing becomes an increasingly significant part of the digital marketing arsenal, it it brings with it new opportunities, both allowing marketers to expand beyond traditional approaches ...
04:50 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch A Facebook Life
On Facebook, life begins at conception. "We're expecting!", your parents post. You don't have fingers but you're already accruing likes. A shared sonogram means hundreds have seen you before you've ev...
04:46 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Sources: Munchery Raising An Additional $20M For Its Gourmet Meal Delivery Service
San Francisco-based Munchery, the startup that offers prepared gourmet meals on demand, is in the process of raising a new $20 million funding round, multiple sources familiar with the deal have revea...
04:37 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Unified Adds Business Intelligence To Its Social Marketing Tools
Social advertising company Unified just launched the new version of its "social operating platform" today, and it sounds like the biggest change is the addition of business intelligence basically, mo...
04:16 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Hey, Big Spender! Venture Investment Soars In January
Holy shit did venture capitalists spend a lot of money in January.Investments in new companies shot to $5.8 billion by the end of the month up from $3.5 billion over the same period last year, accordi...
04:16 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Source: Flipagram Raising $50-$60M At A $300M Valuation From Sequoia
Buzzy mobile video app Flipagram is raising $50 to $60 million in funding at a $300 million valuation. We're hearing from a source that Sequoia is in the round.The WSJ reported recently that Flipagram...
04:16 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Flipagram Raising $50-$60M At A $300M Valuation From Sequoia
Buzzy mobile video app Flipagram is raising $50 to $60 million in funding at a $300 million valuation. We're hearing from sources that Sequoia is in the round....
03:18 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch YoVille Creator Seeks To Avoid The Games Death By Buying It Back From Zynga
Zynga broke a lot of hearts when it announced it would be shutting down YoVille, a virtual world online game that’s been running since 2008. The game’s players have been building their sim...
03:09 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch What Could Go Wrong For Satya Nadella?
Microsoft crowned a new leader today, with Satya Nadella taking over the reins from exiting CEO Steve Ballmer. Bill Gates will spend a portion of his time at the company assisting with product choices...
02:49 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Reportedly Seeking To Sell Its PC Division
Sony is apparently looking to shed the dead weight that is its PC business. According to Reuters, relaying a report by Nikkei, Sony is in talks to sell its personal computer business to investment fun...
02:28 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch FarFaria Raises $3.25M To Bring Childrens Books To The iPad (And Eventually Other Devices)
FarFaria, which has built a children's subscription book service for the iPad, is announcing that it has raised $3.25 million in Series A Funding.The round was led by Inventus Capital Partners, with I...
02:11 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Taplytics Lets You Run A/B Tests On iOS Without Waiting For App Store Updates
Y Combinator-backed Taplytics is launching its A/B testing platform for iOS applications today, which allows app makers the ability to test different experiences and quickly push out minor fixes, like...
01:22 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch White House Conspicuously Silent As It Attacks A Bill To Make Spending Transparent
Barack Obama’s presidency was supposed to usher in a new wave of data transparency. And, with the exception of the NSA, the administration has pioneered groundbreaking open government initiative...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch How I Funded My Company With Credit Cards (And Almost Failed)
We have all heard of the story of Airbnb. They're a successful company that made it through their infancy by "bootstrapping by credit card." They ran out of money early on and rose to the occasion by ...
12:35 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch How A Startup Accidentally Hacked Shark Tank With A QR Code
If you’re not familiar with Shark Tank, it’s a show on ABC that has a set of entrepreneurs presenting their products or companies before a panel of investors. They’re there to secure...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch The Nexus 5 Now Comes In Red
In case you feel the white Nexus 5 is too ostentatious and the black Nexus 5 is to monotonous, the Nexus 5 now comes in red. Because red says you’re confident and are not afraid to show it. Pric...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Evernote Adds Descriptive Everyday Language Search To Its English Language App For Mac
Another day, and another update from Evernote in its ongoing product sprint. Today the note-taking platform is rolling out descriptive search for its Mac app, which will let users look through their E...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, February 5, 2014
Techcrunch Evernote Adds Descriptive Search With Filters Plus Everyday Language To Its English App For Mac
Another update today from Evernote, the latest in its ongoing product sprint. Today the note-taking platform is adding "descriptive search" to its Mac app, based on what Evernote is calling "everyday ...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch DFJ Raises $325M For Eleventh Early Stage-Fund, Tim Draper And John Fisher Will Not be Investing Partners In Fund
DFJ is announcing the raise of DFJ Venture XI, a $325 million early-stage venture fund. For background, DFJ Fund X was $350 million, closed in 2010. The firm says that while both Tim Draper and John F...
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Trouble With Your Code? AirPair Connects You Live With Expert Programmers
Learning the fundamentals of programming is easy. But becoming an expert? That’s damn hard. There are a million and one languages, each with their own nuances, strengths, and weaknesses. Worse y...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo, Yahoo Mail, And Flickr Hit With Temporary Service Interruption
Yahoo appears to be experiencing technical difficulties across its network of sites, with outages occurring on the Yahoo homepage, Yahoo Weather, Yahoo Mail and Flickr. DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com con...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Former Facebook Developer Network Director And Googler Ethan Beard Joins Greylock As EIR
Greylock is announcing a new EIR today–former Director of the Facebook Developer Network and Googler Ethan Beard. Beard previously oversaw worldwide developer relations, operations and product m...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With Facebook Paper
This ain't your mama's Facebook. Paper is almost too modern, or maybe it's just years ahead of its time. The free new iOS app released today in the US lets you browse your News Feed plus curated secti...
11:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Foursquare Gets $15M And Licensing Deal From Microsoft To Power Location Context For Windows And Mobile
Today, Foursquare is announcing that it has received $15 million in funding as a result of a partnership with Microsoft. The deal will see Foursquare contributing to the Bing platforms location and co...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch The Future Is Transcendent: A Review Of HER
For more than an hour Her seems little more than metaphor meets Manic Pixie Dream Girl: charming, yes, but insubstantial. And thenLos Angeles, mid-21st-century: techno-utopia. The city is a forest of ...
11:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Firefox 27 Launches With Improved Social API, SPDY 3.1 Support
Mozilla today launchedFirefox 27. The new version of the browser features a major update to the Firefox Social API, which now includes support for the old-school Web 2.0 social bookmarking toolDelicio...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch AllCast, The Android App Offering An AirPlay-Like Experience, Now Works With Chromecast Again
AllCast, the Android application that provides users with something of a AirPlay-like experience for streaming music, videos, and photos to your TV via a variety of devices like Roku, Apple TV and Xbo...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Kicksend, The Mobile-First Photo Printing App, Crosses Pond To UK, France And Germany
Mobile-first photo printing app Kicksend launches in the U.K., France, and Germany. However, for the time being, Kicksend is providing the print-to-home service only. I'm told that in-store partnershi...
10:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed TerrAvion Launches Aerial Imagery As A Service For Farmers
Farmers can benefit greatly from having up-to-date aerial imagery of their crops, but it’s virtually impossible for a smaller agricultural business to get this data. The YC-backed TerrAvion, whi...
10:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Video News Aggregator Watchup Raises $1M From Microsoft Ventures, Others
Video news startup Watchup</a, is announcing that it has raised $1 million in additional funding.Co-founder Adriano Farano, a former journalist himself, has said that his goal is to create a new v...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch The FAA Shuts Down Beer-Delivery Drone
Ice fishermen on Lake Waconia in Minnesota were pleasantly surprised when a Wisconsin brewery, Lakemaid, flew a twelve-pack of their frothy suds over the icy wastes to their warm fishing cabins using ...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Atlassian And Room To Read Have Raised $3M To Help Educate Children In Developing Countries
As mobile devices become increasingly common, the world's largest tech companies are focused on grabbing the next billion users by targeting developing economies.But it's easy to forget that many of t...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Will Raise $400 Million To Fund European Expansion, Original Programming
Netflix formally announced today that it will raise $400 million in new debt to fuel international expansions, specifically in Europe, as well for other expenditures, including investments, acquisitio...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch FiftyThree Files Trademark For Paper
Yesterday, as Facebook launched its news reader app Paper, design-focused startup FiftyThree called out Facebook publicly for using their brand name. Facebook declined to change the name of their bran...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Apples CDN Plans Would Give It Greater Control Over Streaming For Expanded Offerings
Apple is said to be working on a content delivery network (CDN) all its own, according to new information reported last night by the Wall Street Journal. Cupertino wants to build a large network capab...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch AtVenu Lands $1.1M To Help Bands, Artists And Labels Sell Their Merch At Shows
SF startup atVenu today announced a $1.1 million seed funding round, led by Montreal’s Real Ventures and including private investors located in both the U.S. and Canada. AtVenu’s goal is t...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Cloud Monitoring Startup Finally.io Now Lets Customers Add Rules To Test And Scale Out Their Infrastructure
Last summer, Finally.io launched to help the vast number of companies using cloud services to monitor their performance and make changes when things went awry. Now the company is adding a whole new wr...
08:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Deep Linking Service Deeplink.me Debuts A Native Ad SDK
Mobile deep linking serviceDeeplink.meis today launching its new ad SDK, aimed at app developers, into beta. Created byCellogic, which also offers deep linking tools to developers and marketers, and w...
08:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Atlanta Startups, Apply For The February 18 Meetup Here
We’re headed back to Atlanta and want to see the area’s best undiscovered startups to pitch on our stage. On February 18, John Biggs, Jordan Crook and myself are hitting ATL and hosting a ...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Tyra Banks And More Put A Million In The Muse
Kathryn Minshew wanted to be Zorro when she grew up. Like, literally, the guy with the mask and the cape. "I was like, 'I'm going to learn how to use a sword and wear a black mask.' I would honestly a...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch UK Government Backs Year Of Code Campaign, Boosts Funds To Teach Code In Schools
Modern governments have a problem. The Internet is becoming increasingly important to the future of economies, and yet the skills associated with it remain - for the most part - far down the priority ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Orchestrate Replaces Multiple NoSQL Databases With A Single API
The days when developers built their applications on a single database are long over. Many services today use a variety of databases – and especially NoSQL databases – to power the differe...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Look Out Lyft, Uber Is Getting Serious About Ride-Sharing With UberPOP In Paris
Urban transportation company Uber just announced a brand new offering for Paris called UberPOP — and it looks a lot like Lyft. It’s a cheaper ride-sharing service built right into the Uber...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Pew: Facebook Aged 10 Is Seeing Adult Usage Intensifying; 57% Of Adults Are Users, 64% Visit Daily
Facebook has turned 10 which is a very ancient age indeed for any digital service considering the blistering pace of technological change. To mark Zuck’s baby’s tenth Birthday, the Pew Res...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Primus Power Gets A $20M Jolt For Grid-Scale Energy Storage
New regulations in California are set to open up the market for large-scale energy storage and battery technology developer Primus Power has just raised charge into the fray. The Hayward, Calif.-based...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Turns 10
In an open letter celebrating Facebook's 10th anniversary, founder Mark Zuckerberg explains why he and his college friends were the ones to invent the most popular social network in the world. "We wer...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Funambols Personal Cloud To Be Offered To Telefnicas 320M Customers
Funambol, which provides a white-label "personal cloud", has signed a global agreement with Telefnica Digital to deploy the Funambol personal cloud solution across Telefnica operating units in Europe ...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Bill Gates Steps Up To New Role As Technology Advisor To Help Nadella Shape Product Direction
Along with the news today that Satya Nadella will be the next CEO of Microsoft, another big change in the executive ranks: Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, is leaving his role as chairman of the boar...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Bill Gates Steps Up To New Role As Technology Advisor: Was He Pushed Or Did He Jump?
Along with the news today that Satya Nadella will be the next CEO of Microsoft, another big change in the executive ranks: Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, is leaving his role as chairman of the boar...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Names Satya Nadella Its New CEO
Microsoft has made official what we all pretty much expected: Its new CEO, replacing Steve Ballmer, is Satya Nadella. Nadella has spent 22 years at Microsoft, and was previously Microsoft’s Exec...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Inside Is A New Indoor-Location Platform That Uses Your Phones Camera To Figure Where In The Mall You Are
Inside is a new indoor positioning technology, being launched today in beta by Israeli startup Shopcloud, that claims to be able to locate a smartphone user to within a meter (or less) of where they'r...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Nymi Armband Adds A Secure Bitcoin Wallet As One Of Its Killer Launch Apps
Toronto-based wearable startup Bionym’s Nymi band uses your ECG to securely identify you to various devices and services, and as of today there’s another trick up its sleeve – acting...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Can India Create A $100B Software Products Industry?
So far, India’s over $100 billion IT industry has been built mostly on software services and back office projects delivered byTCS, Infosys and Wipro for the likes of Citibank and GE, who have be...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Adobe Partners With Microsofts Azure To Power NBCs Sochi Olympics Video Streaming
NBC caught a lot of flak for its live video streams during the London Olympics, but for Sochi, the network promises to stream every event live. Just like during the London Olympics, NBC’s partne...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Warburg Pincus Just Committed Up To $100M For Cloud-Based Janitorial Management Software
Groundskeeeper Willy's job just got a bit of a boost with Warburg Pincus' $100 million commitment to Dude Solutions Inc. a software company for maintenance management at schools, hospitals, and govern...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch FlightCar Targets Business Travelers With New Paid Parking Service
FlightCar is seeking to boost the number of business travelers who make their cars available through its peer-to-peer rental platform, with a new offering designed to appeal directly to them. While th...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Confide Raises $1.9 Million In Seed Funding To Bring Disappearing Messages To Enterprise Users
It's been just a month since we first heard about Confide, the confidential messaging app designed for professionals. But already the app has drawn a lot of interest (and cash) from the very people it...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Induction Charging With Orientation-Based Action Triggers
Apple has received a patent from the USPTO (via AppleInsider) for a method of wireless induction charging that can perform different actions based on the orientation of the device as it’s laid o...
05:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Website Building Platform BaseKit Raises Further 4.5M
Website building platform BaseKit, a Seedcamp winner from all the way back in 2008, has raised a further 4.5m in funding. The round was led by Angel CoFund, with participation from existing investors ...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch AtTask Picks Up $38M More To Grow Its Enterprise Collaboration Service
AtTask, a company that vends a collaboration and workflow service for enterprise-level customers, has raised a fresh $38 million in capital, led by JMI Equity. The fund did see participation from prio...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Localytics Raises $16M To Help Complete The Picture For Mobile Marketers
Mobile analytics and marketing firm Localytics has raised $16 million in a Series C round that led by Foundation Capital and including existing investor Polaris Partners. The new funding is going to h...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Future Ad Labs Turns CAPTCHAs Into Mini-Games (And Ad Revenue)
We all hate CAPTCHAs, right? Those pesky additions to web forms that try to determine if you are a human and not a computer bot with nefarious intentions. A necessary evil to fight spam and other atta...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch PicHit.Me Nabs $3M To Grow Its Global Photo Market That Wants To Make PowerPoint Users Pay
Crowdsourced photo marketplace startup PicHit.Me has secured its first tranche of external funding -- closing a $3 million early expansion funding round led by VC firm Almi Invest....
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Red Hot Remind101 Gets $15M From John Doerr To Bring Free, Secure Text Messaging To Teachers
Brothers Brett and David Kopf launched Remind101 out of Imagine K12 in late 2011 to tackle what they saw as one of the key problems in primary education: The lack of simple, user-friendly tools that h...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Line Messaging App Inks Deal With Carrier Telefnica For Exclusivity In Key Firefox OS Markets
The Line messaging app that spent last year pushing beyond its home market of Japan has inked a deal aiming to bolster its presence in markets in Latin America. Today it’s announcing a partnersh...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Foodpanda Gobbles Up $20M In Fresh Funding To Fatten Its Global Pawprint
Rocket Internet-incubated startup foodpanda and its affiliate hellofood have received an additional $20 million in funding from investors including Phenomen Ventures....
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Wisembly Raises $2 Million To Make Meetings Suck Less
French startup Wisembly just raised $2 million (1.5 million) from Alven Capital. It’s the company’s first round of funding after three years of existence. Wisembly wants to be the only too...
01:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch A Deeper Sort Of Social
If humans are anything, it's adaptive. Give us a tool, and we'll figure out a use for it. That's what happened when we mapped out our social lives to the constraints of the Internet. After we construc...
09:29 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Getting Girls Into Programming, One Childrens Book At A Time
I normally dislike writing about the issue of women in the technology industry. The media either ends up treating female entrepreneurs with kid gloves or the conversation ends up in some emotionally c...
09:13 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch StumbleUpon and Uber Founder Garrett Camp Is Raising $75 Million For Company-Building Venture Expa
Garrett Camp, co-founder of both StumbleUpon and Uber, is looking for help in funding his new company-building venture Expa. According to an SEC filing, Camp is looking to raise up to $75 million to b...
05:49 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Is Hiring Commerce Specialists
Twitter has not responded to reports, from others and from us, that it is building a marketplace-style platform where users can buy things, but Twitter is quietly building it out anyway. The latest de...
05:47 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Those NSA Transparency Reports From Google Arent So Transparent
Google, Facebook, Microsoft and LinkedIn all made headlines today for releasing "transparency" reports about the number of users for which the U.S. government has requested data.We now know that major...
05:14 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Valve Adds In-Game Music Controls & Playback To Steam
What fun is playing your favorite game if you can’t blast your favorite tunes? Today, Valve announced a pretty great new feature for its fledgling SteamOS and Big Picture interfaces: in-game mus...
04:42 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Is Spilling Over To A Humungus Second SF Office
Dropbox is growing so fast it will soon run out of room at its San Francisco headquarters. That's why it's just pre-leased a second office a ten minute walk away at 333 Brannan to house spillover of i...
04:42 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Is Spilling Over To A Humongous Second SF Office
Dropbox is growing so fast it will soon run out of room at its San Francisco headquarters. That's why it's just pre-leased a second office a ten minute walk away at 333 Brannan to house spillover of i...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Democrats Introduce Open Internet Preservation Act To Restore Net Neutrality
Democrats in the House and Senate today introduced the Open Internet Preservation Act, a bill that would reinstate now-defunct net neutrality rules that were shot down last month.Net neutrality, in it...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch California State Agency Tells Google To Move Its Mystery Barge
Sometimes move fast and break things ends with broken things. Today news broke that theSan Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), a state agency, has told Google that it must mo...
02:19 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Encrypt All Your Shared Data With nCrypted Cloud
Enterprise users who want to use common file-sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive have a big problem: their IT guys will always be worried that one hacker will be able to bring down their in...
02:05 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch A Tale Of Two Papers
Here’s something that most people forget about the story of David and Goliath: both sides were at war. Facebook, our very own Goliath, and FiftyThree, the David-size company responsible for a de...
01:33 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Adobe Photoshop Veteran John Nack Moves To Google To Work On Digital Photo Team
Adobe’s John Nack is leaving the company after 14 years to work at Google. Nack was on the Photoshop team for 8 years, working on features like Camera Raw, Smart Objects and Adobe Bridge. HeR...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Tumblr Adds Support For SSL, But Doesnt Turn It On By Default
Like the numerous tech companies that have come before it, including big names like Google, Facebook and Twitter, Tumblr has today (finally) implemented support for SSL security on its blogging platfo...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Tumblr Adds Support For SSL But Doesnt Turn It On By Default
Like the numerous tech companies that have come before it, including big names like Google, Facebook and Twitter, Tumblr has today (finally) implemented support for SSL security on its blogging platfo...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Skryf, The Robot That Writes Poetry In Sand, Reminds Us Of The Ephemerality Of Art Or Whatever
Let us go then, you and I, to meet Skryf, a robot created by Dutch artist Gijs Van Bon. The robot uses a repurposed CNC machine to spray out a thin layer of sand in the shape of letters and Van Bon us...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch As Windows 8.1 Overtakes Vistas Market Share, Update 1 Leaks Online
In January, Windows 8.1 scooted past Vista's market share, taking the fourth-place slot behind 7, XP, and 8. In the month, Windows 8.1 picked up moderate market share, and Windows 8 eased as expected,...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Paper May Beat Trademark Complaint As Drawing App Is Registered As Paper By FiftyThree
There's a whole stack of apps named "Paper" in the App Store, but Facebook's new one may come out on top despite a requested name change from drawing app maker FiftyThree. The problem is that FiftyThr...
12:26 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Anonymitys Moment: Secret Is Like Facebook For What Youre Really Thinking
In the mid-90s, it was all about a/s/l. Then a decade later, Facebook conquered the web, becoming the dominant identity provider on the web. Mark Zuckerberg himself once said that having two identitie...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Heroku Introduces More Powerful Dynos For Large-Scale Apps
Heroku, the cloud platform Salesforce acquired in 2010, today launched a new class of dyno that has 12 times the RAM and 40 times the CPU power of a regular dyno. In Heroku’s world, dynos are th...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, February 4, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Paper May Beat Trademark Complaint As Drawing App Is Registered As Paper By FiftyThree
There's a whole stack of apps named "Paper" in the App Store, but Facebook's new one may come out on top despite a requested name change from drawing app maker FiftyThree. The problem is that FiftyThr...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google And Yahoo Join Apple In Revealing More On NSA Requests
All the big tech companies are opening up a bit more about requests made by the U.S. National Security Agency, with Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo and LinkedIn detailing new info included in their...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed DataRank Raises $1.4M For Its Online Analytics Platform For Brands
Recent Y Combinator grad DataRank, which helps companies track online conversations related to their brands and perform other competitive analysis, has closed on $1.4 million in seed funding, the team...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch How To Get Facebook Paper If Youre Outside The US
Good news: Facebooks super pretty new standalone app, Paper, launched today.Bad news: For some crazy reason, its only available if youre in the US.Good News, part 2: That restriction is a pretty easy...
11:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Google Opens Chromecast To All Developers
When Google launched its Chromecast HDMI dongle, it only allowed a small set of developers to create applications for it. The company always promised, though, that it would soon open the platform up t...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Rumor Has It Dell Is Planning To Lay Off 15,000 Employees
Layoff rumors are rarely happy news and this is particularly unhappy: the Register is reporting that sources have told them that Dell is laying off 15,000 employees this week, almost 15% of its 108,00...
11:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Rumor Has It Dell Is Planning To Lay Off 15,000 Employees UPDATE
Layoff rumors are rarely happy news and this is particularly unhappy: the Register is reporting that sources have told them that Dell is laying off 15,000 employees this week, almost 15% of its 108,00...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Pebble Launches Its Appstore For iOS, Android Version Coming Soon
Pebble started shipping its new Pebble Steel hardware last week, but until today, the version of the companion app available to the general public didn’t contain any of the version 2.0 goodness ...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Google Now Arrives In Chrome Beta For Desktop
Google Now is now available in Chrome beta for Mac, Windows and Chromebook. With this, Google’s automatic alerts for upcoming concerts you bought tickets to, flight delays, heavy traffic on your...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Tablets Help Apple Stay On Top As Worlds Biggest PC Maker In Q4, Google Props Up Others: Canalys
It’s a mobile world after all, even where PCs are concerned. Canalys today published its latest figures tracking PC sales in Q4, and thanks to the strength of the iPad — and Canalys’...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Tablets Help Apple Stay On Top As Worlds Biggest PC Maker In Q4, Google Props Up The Rest As Windows 8 Struggles
It’s a mobile world after all, even where PCs are concerned. Canalys today published its latest figures tracking PC sales in Q4, and thanks to the strength of the iPad — and Canalys’...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Tablets Help Apple Stay On Top As Worlds Biggest PC Maker In Q4 As Windows 8 Struggles: Canalys
It's a mobile world after all, even where PCs are concerned. Canalys today published its latest figures tracking PC sales in Q4, and thanks to the strength of the iPad -- and Canalys' decision to coun...
10:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards Are In 7 Days And Tickets Are Almost Sold Out
Tickets for this year’s Crunchies are almost gone. The show is next week. A few tickets can still be had, but sections are selling out quickly. This is the biggest night of the year for Silicon ...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch If Sports Fans Lost The Super Bowl, Then Tech Companies Won
Last night, 100 million people (minus Seattle) were disappointed to watch the Seattle Seahawks spank the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. But that doesn't mean that the night was a waste. There we...
10:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Lionsgate To Sponsor $20K Starcraft 2 Tournament In Support Of Enders Game Hitting Blu-Ray
Hollywood is going esports. Lionsgate, a large film studio, will sponsor a Starcraft 2 tournament this month to support the release of one of its movies to home video.The 'Enders Game on Blu-ray Tourn...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch 500 Startups Adds Two New Venture Partners And Announces Its Eighth Accelerator Class
500 Startups has brought on two new venture partners, Sean Percival and Marvin Liao, and has announced the 28 companies that will participate in its eighth 500 Startups Accelerator class....
09:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Paper Now Available For iOS In The US, And It Could Be A Facebook Replacement
Facebook’s new standalone app Paper is now available for download on iOS to everyone in the US, and it’s more than just a content reader.Paper has messages, notifications, search, and a co...
09:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Latest Crackdown: Apps Pulling The Advertising Identifier, But Not Showing Ads, Are Being Rejected From App Store
This weekend, Apple began rejecting mobile applications from the App Store which retrieve the end user’s IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers), but don’t show any ads. The IDFA is today the pr...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Framed Data Helps Developers Understand The People Behind Their User Numbers
With more marketing tools like Facebook's ad platform around, getting smartphone users to install your app is increasingly straightforward. A study recently found that the average American user has 25...
08:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch LuMini Makes Smart Home Lighting Easy And Affordable With Bluetooth LE Connectivity
A new Kickstarter project debuting today offers a lower barrier of entry to those interested in testing the smart lighting waters. At just $25 for an entry-level pre-order of a single unit, the LuMini...
08:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Flashnotes, A Peer-To-Peer Marketplace For College Study Materials, Picks Up Another $3.6M
Amid the rush of attention that online education is getting from the tech world, universities, students and investors, a startup that focuses on content for brick-and-mortar classrooms has picked up m...
08:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Bloop It Takes Cutting And Curating YouTube Videos To Mobile
When you're at work, sitting in front of a computer screen, there's really nothing better than the moment a friend sends you a YouTube video. For a few minutes, life is good again. Charlie's biting fi...
08:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Austins Capital Factory Gets Matching Investment Commitments From Silverton And Floodgate
Capital Factory, the startup incubator based in Austin, Texas, is announcing a new initiative in which companies can receive $25,000 each from venture firms Silverton and Floodgate, bringing their ini...
07:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch YC Alum Asseta, A Marketplace For Used Manufacturing Equipment, Raises $535K
Asseta, the B2B marketplace for used manufacturing equipment which was sort of the odd one out in Y Combinator’s summer 2013 program last year, has now scored a seed round of $535,000. Investors...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Charleston Makers And Startups: Lets Meet
While you’re welcome to head out to Atlanta and New Orleans in February for our official meetups, I’ll be in Charleston, SC the weekend before and would love to see some of you folks. I, p...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Celebrates 30 Years Of Mac With Video Shot Entirely On iPhone Over 24 Hours
Apple didn’t do a Super Bowl ad, as some had suggested it might, but today it debuted a video designed to capture the spotlight all its own. The spot, which is a little over a minute long, is sh...
07:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch GoSquared Adds E-Commerce Analytics To Help Smaller Online Stores Take The Data-Driven Fight To Amazon
GoSquared, the feisty UK startup that competes with Chartbeat, Google Analytics and other companies in the real-time analytics space,is rolling out a new e-commerce offering today....
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Tribune Has Closed Its Acquisition Of Gracenote Heres What Comes Next
Tribune announced plans to acquire Gracenote from Sony for $170 million in cash, and to combine the company with its Media Services business. More specifically, Gracenote will be part of a recently fo...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Why Makers Fail At Retail
2014 is starting off with a bang for hardware. The $3.2B acquisition of Nest, a four year old company, is great news for makers. The question is, then, should you be starting a hardware company rather...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Said To Be Exploring Inductive Charging And Solar Power In iWatch Testing
Apple’s work on an upcoming smartwatch includes explorations of induction charging and solar-powered batteries, according to a new report from the New York Times. As part of a larger piece about...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Thomson Reuters Taps Into Twitter For Big Data Sentiment Analysis
Twitter bases the majority of its revenue on advertising in and around its main content river, but a new service fromThomson Reuters points to how it also continues to build up its position as a big-d...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch iCPooch Is A Remote Treat Dispenser & Pet Facetime Terminal For Absent Dog Owners
Last summer we covered Petzila’s answer to keeping a pet pooch happy when you’re not at home: a remote treat dispenser called PetziConnect which also let absent dog owners view and talk to...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Monitise Buys Turkeys Pozitron For Up To $100M To Take Its Mobile Money Network To The Middle East
Some more consolidation afoot in the world of mobile money. Monitise, a UK-based company that works with the likes of Visa to build and roll out mobile payment solutions across banks and other financi...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Neo4j, A Graph Database For Building Recommendation Engines, Gets A Visual Overhaul
Part of the problem with any powerful technology is how it is perceived. It might be something that is too early for its time or it may just need those years of development and use for the market to c...
08:54 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch GoldieBloxs Super Bowl Ad Is A Counterbalance To Rampant Sexism
On Sunday night, about 110 million people turned on their TVs to watch a series of lavish, expensively produced 30-second skits interspersed with live footage of men throwing a ball around. Fox Sports...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: LG G Flex
The LG G Flex is one of the most hyped phones of the year. Granted, it's only January and granted, LG isn't the most exciting Android manufacturer around, but it has a curved display! Curved, I say! A...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch What Games Are: Flappy Bird, Patterns And Context
It's nice to know that the games industry can still surprise you and that - just when everybody thinks it's been figured out - there's room for a Flappy Bird. It's another Dots, Temple Run, Ridiculous...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Carrot Fit, Your Own Personal Sarcastic AI Weight Loss Coach
There are countless weight loss apps available out there. Some pair up with dedicated activity-tracking devices, while others count calories, and yet still some gamify weight loss. Or socialize it. Or...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch TC Droidcast Episode 20: Motorola Goes To Lenovo, Google Loves Nexus And Ouya V2
It’s a brave new dawn for the TechCrunch Droidcast as I take over hosting duties from Chris Velazco… who returns temporarily from the distant lands of Engadget to share his insights on Goo...
01:33 am GMT - Mon, February 3, 2014
Techcrunch PSA: Missed Call From A Mystery Number? Be Careful.
The people who read our site are a pretty savvy lot. You know not to accept checks from distant princes. You can spot a phisher from a mile away.But heres one that might be new for you: scammers are a...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch Unpacking Facebooks Mobile Strategy: Paper, All The Mobile News Thats Fit To Print
In the world of mobile apps, the biggest news from this week was the announcement, by Facebook, of a new app, built by the social network, to read news and stories: Paper. Make sure to watch the video...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch In Praise Of Metro
It looks like Microsoft has finally realized that Metro (or the Modern UI or whatever else they call it these days) wasn’t right for the desktop. If the rumors are true, it’ll continue to ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch Releasing Ads Early Pays Off For Super Bowl Advertisers, According To Visible Measures
If you're watching the Super Bowl today, some of those brand new ads may feel awfully familiar a growing number of them are being released online ahead of time, either in their entirety or as a parti...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch What We Talk About When We Talk About Economies Of Scale In Tech
When I joined the Industry Analyst community in 2000 the industry was much smaller. For those in the business and analyst community who were in the field decades prior it was even smaller still. Early...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch Billionaire Jewelry King Launches TaskWorld, A Management Tool All About Performance
Billionaire jewelry king Fred Mouawad has a different take on the world of task management. Most providers have some play on keeping a list or offer a schedule of reminders. But Mouawad, after hanging...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch Perfecting The Enterprise End User Experience
Everyone talks about user experience. Its often referred to in terms of how sticky an app is for its users how easy it is to use, how engaging it is, how relevant it is to what youre doing, etc. All ...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch Required Reading: The Economists Special Report On Tech Startups
It's not every day we here at TechCrunch just point to someone else's work and say, "Here, you should go read this." But today's an exception, because The Economist has put together a 16-page Special ...
02:20 am GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoins Emerging Price Stability
Earlier in January Bitcoin, as it receded as recipient of an infinite press, began to see its trading range tighten after months of wild swings. I pointed this out as perhaps the start of new stabilit...
02:18 am GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Microsofts CEO Hunt Heats Up, Google Says Goodbye Moto, Facebooks Paper App
With the Super Bowl right around the corner, for many Americans this weekend is all about football -- but tech certainly gave sports a run for its money when it came to interesting news this week. So ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch Peek Is A Playful Calendar App, From An Ex-IDEO Designer, For People Who Arent Forever Busy
Peek is a new (paid) calendar app for iOS that’s aiming to appeal to the social middle ground of people whose lives don’t consist of non-stop meetings from 9 ’til 9.So not a calendar...
12:24 am GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch GoDaddy Updates Its User Protection Policies In Wake Of Infamous Twitter Account Extortion
GoDaddy has updated its account security policies in the wake of the now infamous extortionof a Twitter account. As TechCrunch previously reported, a hacker claimed to have gained the Twitter userR...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, February 2, 2014
Techcrunch Harvey Keitel, CEO, Or How To Pull Off The Impossible
In many of the old war movies, every elite unit has at least one member that has the critical talent to make something out of nothing: the scrounge. You know this guy: when everyone is out of rations ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Brand Royalty
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor seem perfectly willing to predict the futility of the next Microsoft CEO, and even perhaps the next Bill Ga...
10:46 pm GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Boombotix Raises $4M For Its Wearable Action Speakers And Audio Sync Software
Kickstarter funding will often lead to the more traditional kind, and in the case of Boombotix, that’s exactly what happened. The California startup raised $17,000 for its music syncing app, whi...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Developer Behind Flappy Bird, The Impossible Game Blowing Up The App Store, Says He Just Got Lucky
Flappy Bird, a game you can barely play for more than a few seconds without throwing your phone across the room in frustration, is dominating the App Store and Google Play. In an App Store first, an i...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch To Succeed, Growth Hacking Has To Focus More On Product Development Than Marketing
I can't think of a buzzier phrase in the tech industry these days than growth hacking, and in some ways I also can't think of a more dangerous trend to glom onto. Sure, growth is good. But only if it'...
08:34 pm GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Watch More Crazy First-Person Footage Of Felix Baumgartners Space Jump
There’s more eye-candy footage of Felix Baumgartner’s epic space jump. Sports video camera hardware startup, GoPro, released a 30-second Superbowl spot of first and third-person perspectiv...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch BuzzFeed Is The Future (Whether It Lives Or Dies)
It's time for a little inside baseball! Be still your beating hearts.But admit it: secretly you want to know about the success/failure of the myriad news sources whose stories flit disconnectedly acro...
03:44 pm GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Adobe, WPP, Among Companies In Talks To Acquire Indian Social Analytics Startup Simplify360
Indian digital media circles have been abuzz with rumors of potential targets being looked at in the social media analytics space by Twitter, Adobe and even WPP, the world’s biggest advertising ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch The Alternative Commerce Recipe
Alternative Commerce is a piece of cake, right? After all, while big box retailers are suffering, fun things like the Internet and mobile phones make it easier to sell stuff to customers without the e...
07:27 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Could Do Search Because It Needs The Money
Yahoo could be getting back into the search game. Its long-suffering deal with Microsoft has underperformed, making recent revelations that the company is working on building new search products hardl...
06:35 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Sunrise Calendar Stops Sending iCloud Credentials Back To Their Servers
The increasingly popular Sunrise calendar app faced a bit of a brouhaha last week, after a couple of well-respected developers (namely, Neven Mrgan and Instapaper creator Marco Arment) pointed out tha...
04:30 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Manatts Peter Csathy On The New Golden Age Of Content
In this week's episode of Ask A VC, Manatt Digital Media Ventures' Peter Csathy joined us in the studio to talk about the return of content, his firm's investment strategy and more....
03:47 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Airbnb Is Testing Out An Affordable Cleaning Service For Hosts In San Francisco
Peer-to-peer lodgings marketplace Airbnb has been focused on finding ways that it can help its hosts improve the quality of experience for guests that stay in their homes. As part of this effort, the ...
03:39 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Said To Be Focusing On Health With iOS 8 And iWatch, Following Exec Meeting With FDA
Apple’s plans for iOS 8 focus on redefining health tracking via mobile devices, according to a new report from 9to5Mac, which has a terrific track record when it comes to rumors it has sourced i...
02:46 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Euro Secondhand Marketplace Vinted Raises $27M To Take On The Salvation Army
The clothes may be cheap, but prices for tech companies launching mobile and web-based marketplaces to sell secondhand and consignment clothing keep going up. The latest company trying to get people t...
02:36 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On Hacking Gender: How Women In Silicon Valley Can Become Jane Bond
Despite incremental improvements, the gender bias issue in Silicon Valley remains an important one. Last month, in response to the furor over an interview about female hackers, Paul Graham announced a...
02:19 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Coupons.com Files For $100M IPO On The NYSE, Trading As Coup
The march of the 2014 initial public offerings commences, with the latest one of the oldest brands on the internet. Coupons.com has just filed S-1 papers with the SEC for an IPO on the NYSE, trading ...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 01.31.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin MArks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific. Have you found us on Facebook yet? facebook.com/GillmorGang...
01:57 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch BrightFunnel Raises Funding To Build Smarter Marketing Predictions
Marketing startup BrightFunnel is announcing that it has raised a small "advisory round" of slightly less than $1 million from some big-name investors.Co-founder and CEO Nadim Hossain served most rece...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Facebook Paper, Lenovo-Moto, Carbon 3D Printing, And Coffee!
Looking for a way to get through Friday? Here you go.Facebook launched a news reader app called Paper. (Teens will love it.) And Google sold Motorola to Lenovo for $3 billion, which made earnings week...
12:41 am GMT - Sat, February 1, 2014
Techcrunch Obama Says Intelligence Director Who Fibbed To Congress Should Have Been More Careful
President Obama diplomatically defended embattled Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who is accused of lying to Congress about the existence of the National Security Agency's spying prog...
11:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Vector Capital Makes Controlling Investment In CollabNet Developer Platform
CollabNetis one of the leading agile development platforms in the enterprise and the company behind the Subversion version control software. It has millions of users on its platform, which launched ba...
11:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Previous TechCrunch Battlefield Contestants Have Raised $2.4 Billion. Ready To Apply?
TechCrunch's Battlefield is a proven springboard for startups destined for great things. Fact. We ran the data and we'll take you through it below. But before we get to that, we're announcing that it'...
11:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Aereo Sells Out Of Capacity In NYC
Aereo, a TV streaming service looking to change the way we consume media, has just sold out of capacity in New York City. Founder and CEO Chet Kanojia confirmed the news via Twitter. The company launc...
11:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Twine Canvas Is Like Tinder But Based On Personality, Not Sex Appeal
Don't judge a book by its cover. Beauty is only skin deep. It's what's on the inside that counts. These are the mantras of millions of young singles scouring the internet for someone with which to hav...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Ouya Updates Hardware With $129 16GB Console, 8GB Edition Remains At $99
Ouya’s original hardware featured just 8GB of storage onboard, but a temporary Limited Edition all-white version launched during the holidays doubled that to 16GB. Now, the game console startup ...
11:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Investor Reaction To Microsofts Rumored CEO Choice: Were Fine With That
Yesterday in after-hours trading, Microsoft picked up a minor gain. The trading period was interesting as news that Microsoft's board was tipped to select its own Satya Nadella as its next CEO had bro...
10:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch To Counter Investor Signaling, YC Partners Can No Longer Be The First Money Into The Incubators Startups
Y Combinator has long allowed its partners to invest their own personal money in the's incubator startups--often times partners put money into these startups before institutional investors and angels ...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch VC Lip Reading Video Is The Best VC Video Youll See Today
If you’re familiar with the ‘Bad Lip Reading of The NFL’ videos on YouTube, you might get a charge out of this hilarious mashup created by startup MeetBall. It puts the same spin on ...
10:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Purr Pebble Smartwatch App Vibrates Your Life Away In 5 Minute Chunks
Yesterday, a new faceless “watch” called Durr that simply vibrates every five minutes got a big feature over at Verge. It’s an interesting concept, and in his article Aaron Souppouri...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch At UC Davis, Amazon Demonstrates A Novel Way To Bypass College Bookstores
Why should college students waste their precious party days standing in line, when they can order Ramen from Amazon prime? The University of California at Davis recently inked a deal with Amazon to of...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch App Annie 2013 Index Flags Up Freemiums Onward March & Why Many Devs Still Go iOS First
Mobile app analytics firm App Annie has put out a retrospective report on app trends in 2013 and there are few interesting tidbits worth flagging for developers. Notably the continued dominance of the...
09:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Publishing Platform Issuu Hires Jeremy LaCroix, Formerly Of AOL, To Lead Design
Online publishing platform Issuu is announcing that it has hired Jeremy LaCroix as its head of product design and user experience.Joe Hyrkin, who became CEO last year, told me LaCroix was particularly...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The First 10 Companies To Take Part In Founders Fund And SOSVentures LEAP Axlr8r
Late last year, a couple of venture firms sought to invest in LEAP Motion's gesture control technology by helping developers to build businesses around it with an accelerator. Today, the LEAP Axlr8r i...
08:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Miggo Camera Strap Protects Your Gear, Too, So You Dont Need A Bulky Camera Bag
A new Kickstarter project takes a useful thing and makes it even more useful, by offering a strap that not only carries your DSLR but also protects it when not in use. It’s the perfect way to mi...
08:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Telenav Held Talks With Navmii Before Acquiring Rival Navigation App Skobbler
TechCrunch understands that Skobbler wasn't the only OpenStreepMap-powered startup to be on Telenav's radar. We're hearing that the U.K.s Navmii, maker of Navfree, the free mapping and navigation app ...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch India Fashion Portal Myntra Raises $50M On A $200M Pre-Money Valuation As Amazon And Flipkart Circle
India's e-commerce market is projected to grow sevenfold to $22 billion in the next five years, and investors and global e-commerce companies want to have a piece of the action. We have learned that M...
07:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch India Fashion Portal Myntra Raises $50M On A $200M Valuation As Amazon And Flipkart Circle
India's e-commerce market is projected to grow sevenfold to $22 billion in the next five years, and investors and global e-commerce companies want to have a piece of the action. We have learned that M...
07:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires Over 900 IBM Patents Following Infringement Claim, Enters Cross-Licensing Agreement
Twitter announced today that it has acquired over 900 patents from IBM, and that it has entered into a cross-licensing agreement with the Internet services and software company. IBM had issued a compl...
07:22 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Flag, An App That Prints & Mails Your Photos For Free, Takes Off On Kickstarter
Thanks to smartphones, digital photography has essentially become free - after the cost of the initial phone purchase, that is. Now, you no longer have to buy bulbs or film or batteries to have access...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup
Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a lot of the aggravation comes from the lack...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch New European Edtech Accelerator Kicks Off Search For 10 Startups Eager To Disrupt The Classroom
Another development in the European edtech ecosystem: early stage startups with a plan to disrupt education are being encouraged to apply to join a new incubator that will kick off its first programme...
06:13 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Box Said To Have Filed For IPO, Could Go Public As Early As April
Cloud-based storage company Box is said to have filed an IPO, according to an initial report from Quartz, later followed up by confirmations from The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. It did so quietly,...
02:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch After Little Eye Labs Exit, Indias GSF Accelerator Goes Global
GSF, the Indian startup accelerator behind Little Eye Labs, which was acquired by Facebook earlier this year, is launching a cross-border program with increased seed funding and global exposure for it...
12:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch BTC China Starts Accepting Deposits In Chinese Yuan Again
BTC China, the world’s largest bitcoin exchange, has started allowing users to purchase the digital currency with Chinese yuan again. This is significant because BTC China stopped accepting depo...
11:18 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Inq Mobile, One Of The First Facebook Phone Makers, Shuts Down
Inq Mobile, one of the first companies to build a Facebook phone, announced that it has shut down with a message on its site (h/t Android Police). The U.K.-based, Hutchison Whampoa-backed company didn...
07:46 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Salesfusion Acquires Social Analytics Platform LoopFuse
Marketing automation platform Salesfusion has purchased LoopFuse, a social analytics platform that helps clients find promising new leads, for an undisclosed price. The acquisition comes two weeks aft...
07:46 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Salesfusion Acquires Marketing Analytics Platform LoopFuse
Marketing automation platform Salesfusion has purchased LoopFuse, an analytics platform that helps clients find promising new leads, for an undisclosed price. The acquisition comes two weeks after Sal...
05:45 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch This Is Satya Nadellas Twitter Account
After five months of Microsoft CEO purgatory, we're finally reaching a climax: It's most likely going to be Microsoft enterprise head Satya Nadella, though everyone except Larry Page wants it to be Go...
05:25 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Founder Stories: Kakul Srivastava On How Tomfoolery Will Make Our Work More Social And Fun
Mobile messaging and mobile communications tools have grown like a weed on the consumer side -- but what about in a work context? With more and more people buying better and better smartphones, taking...
04:41 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Implisit Raises $3.3M For Self-Learning Service That Predicts Next Steps For Sales People
Implisit has raised $3.3 million from Gemini Israel Ventures for its self-learning platform that mines CRM data to help sales people close more deals and cut manual data entry....
04:09 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Clinkle Gets Hacked Before It Even Launches
Clinkle is the hottest app around to have done mostly nothing. The stealth payments service, which has raised $25 million, has yet to launch. But that doesn't mean it can't be hacked. Today, an uniden...
04:03 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Could See $20 To $40 Price Hike
Amazon Prime might be getting more expensive. The retailer revealed during its quarterly earnings conference call that it might jack up the price of the yearly subscription by up to 50%. Prime current...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Barry Sternlicht, Former CEO Of Hotel Giant Starwood, Invests In HotelTonight
Last-minute hotel booking startup HotelTonight just announced that it has landed a personal investment from Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Capital Group and former chairman and CEO of Starwood ...
03:32 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchFund Is Raising $40M For Its Second Fund, According To Filing
CrunchFund, the early-stage investment firm that's basically one giant conflict-of-interest statement for TechCrunch, is raising $40 million for a second fund, according to a regulatory filing.I've em...
03:19 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Google Pleased With Hardware And Nexus Performance; Talks Nest, Glass And Other Wearables
Google’s earnings call doesn’t feature CEO Larry Page this time around, which is a disappointment in terms of product discussion. But Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora discussed briefly ...
03:13 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Detects Mass Hack Attempt On Yahoo Mail, Resets All Affected Passwords
The details are a bit sparse right now, but Yahoo has just disclosed by way of their Tumblr that theyve detected what theyre calling a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail acco...
03:11 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Next CEO Reportedly Will Be Its Cloud Boss Satya Nadella, Gates Could Be Replaced On Board
After a search that stretched for months, reports are out today that Microsoft will select internal candidate Satya Nadella as its next CEO. Nadella is known for his work with cloud computing at Micro...
02:51 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Sheds 10% In After-Hours Trading, Erasing $19B In Market Cap
After reporting both a top and bottom miss, Amazon fell 10.32 percent in after-hours trading. The company had ended the day at$403.01 and is now trading at$361.41. As a company, Amazon is valued by in...
02:40 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Zynga Lays Off 314 Employees, Or 15% Of Its Workforce
Paired with the news of a big half-billion dollar acquisition, Zynga is also laying off about 15 percent of its workforce, or about 314 employees. This is part of a cost-reduction plan that is suppose...
02:09 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Stumbles 9% After Hours On Revenue, Earnings Miss And Weak Guidance
Today after the market close Amazon reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $25.59billion, and earnings per share of $0.51. The company has operating income of$510 mill...
02:09 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons Stock Price Stumbles After Hours On Revenue, Earnings Miss And Weak Guidance
Today after the market close Amazon reported its fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $25.59billion, and earnings per share of $0.51. The company has operating income of$510 mill...
02:06 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Google Q4 13 Beats With $16.86B Revenue, Misses With EPS Of $12.01 Because Of Motorola Weakness
Google just published its Q4 earnings report and the results are mostly in line with Wall Street expectations, though it missed on earnings per share due to larger than expected losses at Motorola, wh...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Telenav Acquires Skobbler For $24M To Power Up An OpenStreetMap Challenge To Google Maps
Last summer we heard that German startup Skobbler was being courted as an acquisition target, in the wake of Google's purchase of Waze. Today Skobbler has achieved that exit -- albeit not Waze-sized -...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Telenav Buys Skobbler For $24M To Power An OpenStreetMap Challenge To Google Maps
Last summer we heard that German startup Skobbler was being courted as an acquisition target, in the wake of Google's purchase of Waze. Today Skobbler has achieved that exit -- albeit not Waze-sized -...
02:05 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Zynga Buys NaturalMotion For $527M, Signaling A New Tack For The Gaming Giant
Zynga has long been famous (or infamous?) for its data-driven approach to game design. The company never focused on building strong character IP, or intellectual property, in favor of releasing games ...
01:37 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Equidate Launches A Secondary Market For Early Startup Employees To Sell Shares
It was once a rare practice, but employees are now finding more ways to unload vested shares in their startups along the way. While employers have typically tried to control these sales, a new marketp...
12:42 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Foursquare Can Now Satisfy Your Appetite At Home With Integrated Seamless And GrubHub Ordering
Seamless and GrubHub have partnered with location-based check-in service Foursquare to help you retain your precious pear-shaped physique and avoid exerting even the bare minimum of effort: You can no...
12:11 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch Forgotify Only Plays Spotify Songs That No One Has Ever Played Before
Indie music? Pffft. Indie music is way too main stream, man. All the cool kids are into music that no one has ever heard.Meet Forgotify. Forgotify tears through Spotify in search of songs with zero pl...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch In The Quest To Dominate Home Goods E-Commerce, One Kings Lane Raises $112M At A $912M Valuation
One Kings Lane, an ecommerce company for home decor and furniture, has raised $112 million in Series E funding, bringing the company's total funding to date to $229 million. The round was led by new i...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, January 31, 2014
Techcrunch One Kings Lane Raises $112M At A $912M Valuation In A Quest To Dominate Home Goods Online
One Kings Lane, an ecommerce company for home decor and furniture, has raised $112 million in Series E funding, bringing the company's total funding to date to $229 million. The round was led by new i...