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11:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch Launched On Kickstarter, Musaic Promises Hi-Fi Music And Home Automation
Compact wireless HiFi systems are pretty common these days, but what is less common is startups thinking more deeply about how the same systems could move into home automation and the Internet of Thin...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch Music Startup Spawnsong Wants To Be Kickstarter For Single Tracks
Holy incremental music startup, Batman! Spawnsong is a (very) new music platform startup with a strategy to elbow into the crowded digital music space by focusing on a very thin wedge: individual song...
10:20 pm GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch Doing It For The Likes
We crave approval, but we already knew that. Conventional thinking would suggest we seek digital validation because it means we've impressed people and raised our social status. But what anonymous app...
09:50 pm GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch Windows Exec Antoine Leblond Leaving Microsoft After Almost 25 Years
The post-Ballmer Microsoft is slowly taking shape now that Satya Nadella has become the company’s CEO. At the same time, though, those executives who were passed over for the CEO roleand those w...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Office, Now On iOS, Highlights A Powerful Lesson For Incumbents
Finally, Microsoft's flagship Office suite (Excel, PPT, Word) is available on one of its key rivals mobile operating systems: Apples iOS. Nearly seven years after Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone, Micro...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch The Resurgent, Post-Windows Microsoft
Microsoft had become an oft-ignored, behemoth to the North, despite $77 billion in revenue and $57 billion in profits. It seemed that the mobile revolution had passed it by. Although Steve Ballmer was...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch How To Run Live User Testing, Part 3: The Debrief
We've focused on getting the tests setup, which includes deciding on a specific thing to test, when and where to conduct the user study and what type of users to study. We then covered actually runnin...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch How One Cloud Enterprise Startup Decided To Sell To Microsoft
When Ursheet Parikh sold his company StorSimple in 2012 to Microsoft, it was one of the largest deals in the cloud infrastructure sector to date. But that wasnt the only thing unusual about it. It was...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch Crunchweek: Facebooks $2B Bet On Virtual Reality, Office For iPad, And YC Demo Day
In this special “Between Two Co-Editors” edition of Crunchweek, I was joined by my fearless bosses, co-editors Matthew Panzarino and Alexia Tsotsis at the White Table. We tackled Facebook&...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch The Improbable Rise Of Roku
In 10 years, when we look back and think about which companies fundamentally changed the way viewers get their TV shows delivered to them, will Roku be a part of the conversation? Based on what the co...
01:10 am GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch After Stepping Aside From Y Combinator, Paul Graham Hands Over The Reins At Hacker News
As part of his departure from day-to-day operations at Y Combinator, Paul Graham announced today that he’s also handing over the reins of Hacker News, the technology and entrepreneurship-focused...
12:30 am GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch Neil Youngs PonoPlayer Passes $5m In Kickstarter Pledges
The portable music player is alive and well. Pono Music's PonoPlayer just crossed the $5 million milestone on Kickstarter, making it the fourth most funded project in the site's history. Twelve thousa...
12:12 am GMT - Sun, March 30, 2014
Techcrunch Box CEO Aaron Levie Takes To Quora About His (Sorta) Small IPO Stake: Its All Gravy
Reporters and industry watchers go nuts when an S-1 is filed for an initial public offering because there are always a few surprises to be found while digging through the numbers. The Box IPO filing t...
10:13 pm GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Watch How Matterports Camera Captured A 3D Model Of TechCrunch HQ
Historically, creating an accurate 3D model of a physical space has been a time-consuming and expensive process that cost tens of thousands of dollars and required teams of people and days, if not wee...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Sign Language
The Gillmor Gang Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see the visu...
08:09 pm GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Whaling Is The New Harlem Shake
Have you whaled yet today? It's the new thing. Whale at the club. Whale at school. Whale in your cubical. Just don't whale at a funeral. That would be doing it wrong.As the Vines below show, the premi...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Pre-IPO Imperative: Know Your Customer
The IPO window is currently wide open. Riding the wave of strong IPO performance over the past few years (the classes of 12 and 13 IPOs have on average returned 234 percent and 78 percent, respectivel...
06:17 pm GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch The 11 Memes That Define Oculus Riftbook (NSFW)
Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to have a little fun. Virtual reality itself used to be a punchline. Now, Facebook and its latest purchase of Oculus Rift is the joke. But can Facebook r...
05:55 pm GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Google Cracks Down On Deceptive Ads And Other Shady Behaviors Found In Android Apps
Android apps are about to get cleaned up. That is, if the recently added changes to theGoogle Play Developer Program Policyare actually enforced. Google this week updated its policy that dictates to a...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch The Internet Is Held Together With Bubble Gum And Baling Wire
Did you know that, to quote an angry hacker: The Internet from every angle has always been a house of cards held together with defective duct tape. It's a miracle that anything works at all. Those who...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Bought Oculus VR To Create The Metaverse, Or Why Angry Kickstarter Backers Need To Chill
There are many people out there who take a pessimistic view of Facebook. To them, Mark Zuckerberg is a huckster, out to sell us the snake oils of distraction and dopamine in exchange for our eyeballs ...
05:55 am GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch After Supporting Prop 8, New CEO Brendan Eich Comes Under Fire From Mozilla Employees
Mozilla employees across the web are calling for the removal of new CEO Brendan Eich, who previously held the position of CTO and has been with the company since its formation out of Netscape in the 9...
02:01 am GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Oh, hey, there TIDWRTWHUFOO fans. Thinking about going for a little dip this summer? How about you go for a swim with a one-ton crab that will smash you under its massive legs? Sounds fun? Definitely!...
01:45 am GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Astro Teller, Head Of Moonshots At Googles Project X Lab
Astro Teller has your dream job, currently serving as the Captain of Moonshots at the Google[x] lab. There, he dreams and creates things like Google Glass, smart contact lenses, balloons that bring th...
01:39 am GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On Scale: How To Spread Excellence From The Few To The Many
Bob Sutton is one of Silicon Valley's most influential business gurus. Read More ...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Strikes Deal To Keep Dealerships In New York
Tesla can keep its dealerships in the state of New York. An agreement was made between the auto maker and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that will allow Tesla to keep its five direct-to-consumer retail st...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Looking For An Executive Assistant
Working at TechCrunch the past three years has been a privilege for me, but it’s time for meto move on. And this is an opportunity for you to move in. Really, being the Executive Assistant to Ma...
01:06 am GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch The Shifting IPO Market
Once the Facebook hangover had lifted, Marketo and Tableau had big openings, and Twitter smashed the world on its opening day, the door for IPOs appeared to be wide open. King Digital and Aerohive bot...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, March 29, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.28.14
Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific. Live FriendFeed chat is here Read More ...
11:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Zuck Nerds Out On Drones Vs Satellites For Delivering Internet
Free Space Optic lasers? Low earth orbit satellites? Solar-powered drones? Mark Zuckerberg has just penned a deep dive on how Facebook's newly revealed methods for delivering Internet to the developin...
11:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Zuck Nerds Out On Drones Vs. Satellites For Delivering Internet
Free Space Optic lasers? Low earth orbit satellites? Solar-powered drones? Mark Zuckerberg has just penned a deep dive on how Facebook's newly revealed methods for delivering Internet to the developin...
11:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch BeHere Lets Teachers Take Attendance Using iBeacon Technology
While Apple’s iBeacon technology is already being adopted by both large and smallretailers, we’ve started to see other use cases pop up for this newindoor positioning technology, which inv...
11:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Confirmed: Dropbox Aqcui-Hires Social Reading App Readmill
As TechCrunch’s Steve O’Hear predicted yesterday, Readmill just confirmed that Dropbox acquired the company and that the service will shut down. It is a pure acqui-hire as the team will jo...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Facebook Oculus, HTC One, And Microsofts Glass Clone
Are you ready for the future? Facebook certainly is, considering the social giant just bought Oculus VR, which makes virtual reality gaming headsets, for a cool $2 billion. And Microsoft is joining in...
10:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Stop Inspecting Customer Content, Will Instead Refer Cases To Law Enforcement
Microsoft has released a blog post from General Counsel and EVP – Legal & Corporate Affairs Brad Smith detailing changes to its practices stemming from a recent report detailing how it read ...
10:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch SRCH2 Brings Its Fast, Google-Like Search Technology To Android Developers And Consumers
SRCH2, an enterprise software company founded by ex-Googlers and Stanford PhD's and focused on building faster, more efficient search technology, is expanding its reach to mobile consumers and mobile ...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Softcover Is A New Self-Publishing Platform Aimed At Technical Authors
Softcover is a startup offering what it calls a "frictionless" platform for self-publishing e-books. Co-founder Michael Hartl is an author himself, having written the Ruby on Rails Tutorial. (He's als...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Valves VR Expert Michael Abrash Joins Oculus As Chief Scientist
After Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus, many were worried that Oculus’ top talent — many of whom are industry/VR pioneers — would leave out of spite. Seems quite the opposite i...
08:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Sigfox Raises $20.6 Million To Create A Global Cellular Network For Connected Objects
French startup Sigfox raised a Series B round of $20.6 million (15 million) from IDInvest and BPIFrance. Existing investors (Elaia Partners, Partech Ventures, Ixo and Intel Capital) also participated....
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch CloudGOOs New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive
CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smushtogether all yourcloud-based file storage accountsto form one big cloud drive in the sky. Th...
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch New Android Handsets Will Need Powered By Android Logo To Get Google Play, Gmail, Etc.
For better or worse, Samsung, HTC, and the rest of the Android manufacturing lot just looove to mess with the way Google’s OS looks and feels. So much so, in fact, that the OS sometimes stops lo...
08:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With The Ubi, A Voice-Activated Ubiquitous Computer
Have you ever wanted to stand on the bridge of your very own spacecraft and, in a stentorian voice, proudly declaim “Computer? What is the weather in Brooklyn tomorrow?” The Ubi, announced...
07:22 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile App Developer Movile Doubles Down On Kids Content
Movile, the Brazilian mobile shopping and entertainment company is doubling down on its investment in kids programming and entertainment with a new $5 million investment. The move, which occurred earl...
07:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus Hack Uses Cameras And Music To Mess With Your Perception
By being open to indie developers and relatively cheap, the Oculus Rift has done something that no VR headset has done before it: encouraged experimentation. This crazy augmented reality perception ex...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Mailtracker For iOS Brings Read Receipt Functionality To Apples Default Mail Application
Want to stalk people via email, so you’ll know the moment they read your message? Or maybe you want to know if they gave your message a goodlook, instead of onlya glance? Mailtracker, a newly la...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Philips Introduces Android-Powered 4K TVs Coming Later This Year
Google TV is likely going away entirely, to be replaced by a familiar face – Android. Philips has just unveiled new Ultra HD (4K, whatever you prefer) TVs (via 9to5Google) that will be running G...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Reportedly Looking To Expand GT Advanced Sapphire Plant In Arizona
Apple is said to be exploring options to expand the facility it’s building with manufacturing partner GT Advanced Technologies in Arizona, a facility which is going to be sued to help the compan...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Japans New Alert System Will Warn Mobile Users Of Incoming Missiles, Terror Attacks
It’s hard to imagine a more terrifying text message than one that reads “Incoming ballistic missile detected. Please find shelter.” Japan’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency ...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch BBM Now At 85M Monthly Active Users, 113M Registered Users, 500,000 Channels
The BlackBerry that’s in the process of reinventing itself is an increasingly cross-platform creature — retrenching to serving itsenterprise core byseeking to help them manage the bring-yo...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Google Naps, For When You Need A Nap Nearby
Dear Google, please don't sue the guys who built this adorable Google Maps parody.Following on today's theme of laziness, two men from the Netherlands named Kakhiel and Venour have developed a smart l...
05:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerrys Device Plans Include Global Z3 Rollout, Return Of The Bold And Q20 In Q1
BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed his company’s hardware plans for the coming year during the investor call following a disappointing, but not disastrous quarterly report card today. They didn&...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Romain Jerome Releases Spacecraft Black Undercover Watch
It's Basel time again that means we're going to be seeing some amazing watches coming out of Switzerland that cost more than an office block in downtown Detroit. Today we're looking at the Spacecraft ...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger Adds A Dedicated Groups Tab
Facebook is gradually rolling out an update to its Facebook Messenger app for iOS and Android. Users will see a new dedicated “Groups” tab for group discussions. Instead of mixing one-on-o...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Philips Makes Hue Smart Lights More Affordable, More Lazy-Friendly With Hue Lux And Hue Tap
In what seems to be the beginning of a real-life Wall-E situation, Philips has introduced an even easier way to control your home’s Hue smart lighting system. Because, you know, fishing your sma...
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Elon Musk Turns To Medium And GIFs To Reveal New Model S Fire Safety Feature
Is the company blog dead? Instead of posting on the Tesla blog, Elon Musk announced a significant new Model S feature on the personal blogging site Medium. Read More ...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Surprises With Fourth Quarter Results
BlackBerry just posted its fiscal fourth quarter results, revealing a quarterly operating loss much smaller than analysts had feared. Shares of BlackBerry are up 6.63% (NASDAQ:BBRY) in pre-market trad...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Tapvalue Raises $2.2 Million For Its Advertising Technology For Offline Retailers
French startup Tapvalue raised $2.2 million (1.6 million) to boost its international growth and keep iterating on the product. Tapvalue is an innovative cross-device tracking and advertising platform,...
02:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch European Commission Wants MOOCs Providers To Help Boost Regional Web Skills
The MOOCs movement has generally lagged in Europe compared tothe U.S. But regional providers are being established here in the Old World, such as Berlin-based iversity and the U.K.’s Futurelearn...
10:17 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Fancal Is A Calendar App That Showcases Your Photos
Fancal has such a simple but appealing concept that it's surprising there aren't more smartphone calendars like it. The iOS app showcases photos from your library, with dates laid out in an unobtrusiv...
07:28 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinators Top Three Startups From Winter 2014, According To Y Combinator Startups
With each class, the startups within Y Combinator vote to determine which colleagues they thought were most likely to be successful. One source sent us a list of those companies, listed in order. Read...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Multiple Pinterest Accounts Hacked, Flooded With Butt Pics
If you log onto Pinterest and see that one of your friends has suddenly developed a fixation with weight loss ads and butt pics like the ones below, don't click on the pins. Multiple accounts have bee...
05:27 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Joins Google In The Hunt For The Future
We now live in an era when Mark Zuckerberg speed-dials Obama, controls fleets of drones, brokers $19 billion acquisitions in a week, and buys whole virtual worlds. Facebook's mission has changed. Whil...
04:53 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch TrueVault Raises $2.5M To Make It Easy For Healthcare Apps To Be HIPAA Compliant
TrueVault, the healthcare app data security startup that launched this week out of the most recent class of Y Combinator, has closed on $2.5 million in seed funding. The money will be used to further ...
03:54 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Threes Creators Publish An Epic Work Log To Show How Frustrating It Is To Be Cloned
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Not really. That’s just something that people like to say without really thinking about, because it sounds nice and makes them feel better. Ki...
03:52 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Office For iPad Is A Hit: Word Jumps To #1 In US, Excel To #3, PowerPoint To #4
Microsoft built it, and they came: Office for iPad is enjoying a big first day, with Word for iPad becoming the most popular app for the device in the United States just five hours after it went live....
03:00 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Just Launched The Most Boring Product In The World
Meet the Digital Paper, Sony's latest e-ink slate. It's part iPad, part e-reader, and must be made out of moon rocks. It's $1,100 and will be available in the States this May. But you're not going to ...
02:26 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Office For iPad Review: Surprisingly Worth The Wait
Microsoft has launched new Office for iPad software, finally, after people have been asking for it since, oh, say, the day in 2010 when the iPad originally launched. The new apps are currently availab...
01:58 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Upshift Launches To Bring Scalable Sales Engines To Startups, And Help Engineer Growth
If today isn’t your first day in the tech industry (or reading TechCrunch), then you’re likely familiar with the rise of the accelerator program, a phenomenon that has swept through Startu...
01:50 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Gets Its 30% Take On Office 365 Subscriptions Microsoft Sells Through Office For iPad
Microsoft is not just placating user demand with the Office for iPad apps it launched today; it’s also selling Office 365 subscriptions directly within the app. Those subs are worth a pretty pen...
01:18 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Office For iPhone And Android Is Now Free
Along with a new version of Office for iPad, Microsoft made Office for iPhone and Android smartphones free today. The apps have updated in the respective app stores and can be snagged here for iPhone ...
01:13 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Boston And L.A. Pitch-Off Applications Close On Monday
You have exactly four days, depending on how much sleep you require, to apply to the TechCrunch startup Pitch-Offs happening in Boston and Los Angeles on April 8 and April 10, respectively.And if some...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Plans Free Video-Streaming Service, WSJ Reports
All signs point to Amazon announcing its streaming device at a NYC event next week. Not a lot is known about it, but a report from the WSJ today sheds a little light on Amazon's overall strategy, whic...
12:39 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Will Deliver Internet Via Drones With Connectivity Lab Project Powered By Acqhires From Ascenta
Facebook plans to bring Internet to the third-world via drones, satellites, lasers, and more. Today Mark Zuckerberg unveiledFacebook’s Connectivity Lab will work on the Internet.org project, and...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, March 28, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Takes Another Crack At Read-It-Later With Save Button
Facebook's quest to become a newspaper has seen it launch multiple News Feeds, the standalone Paper app, trending topics, and more. But you're not always able to stop what you're doing and read what y...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Obamacare Passes The 6M Mark After Between Two Ferns Viral Bump
Today the government announced that the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has passed the 6 million signup mark, putting it within striking distance of its original goals. The enrollment ...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft And Office In A Multi-Platform World
This morning Microsoft unveiled and launched Office for iPad, as well asnew tools to help companies manage devices that run on platforms other than Windows. The move, while expected, underscoreda shif...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Experts Found That Mt. Gox Lost A Mere 386 Bitcoin Due To Transaction Malleability
In the long, kabuki saga that is the fall of Mt. Gox, one point seemed always clear: the company lost loads of bitcoin to hackers using a bug called transaction malleability. It seems, however that th...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Experts Found That Mt.Gox Lost A Mere 386 Bitcoin Due To Transaction Malleability
In the long, kabuki saga that is the fall of Mt. Gox, one point seemed always clear: the company lost loads of bitcoin to hackers using a bug called transaction malleability. It seems, however that th...
10:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Sources: Dropbox Acqui-Hiring Social Reading App ReadMill For $8 Million
TechCrunch has learned from sources that Dropbox is in talks to acqui-hire Berlin-based ReadMill, the social and shareable reading platform. Read More ...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Enterprise Mobility Suite
At a media event in San Francisco today, Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella announced the launch of the company's new Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). The company says this bundle of services will make...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Andreessen Horowitz Raises Massive New $1.5 Billion Fund
Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz just announced that it has closed its Fund IV. And it's a massive $1.5 billion fund for all sorts of investments from seed rounds to late-stage rounds. Previou...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apple To Launch 4.7- And 5.5-Inch iPhone As Soon As September, Report Claims
Apple is said to be readying to release its next iPhone in both 4.7- and 5.5-inch screen sizes, with a launch as early as September, according to a report by Japanese business newspublication Nikkei t...
09:54 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Stripe Starts Testing Bitcoin Payments
In another validation of the bitcoin space, YC's biggest payments company, Stripe, said it has started to test bitcoin and ACH payments with a select number of users. They didn't disclose who they're ...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Google Sees Government Requests For Information Balloon 120% Over Four Years
Google has seen a tremendous increase in requests for information made by the government, the company revealed in an update to its Transparency Report today. The updated report includes the number of ...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Zoobean Debuts A Recommendation Service For Childrens Apps And Books
Zoobean, one of many startups to experiment with the “Netflix for kids’ books” business model – meaning, a subscription-based children’s books service where new books arr...
09:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Nomi Acquires Media Armor To Add Online Marketing Data To Its Offline Marketing Tools
Nomi, a data and marketing startup that serves brick-and-mortar retailers, is announcing that it has acquired ad startup Media Armor.CEO Marc Ferrentino said Nomi's vision is to "digitize the offline ...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Office For iPad, Available At 11am PT Today
Today at its press event in San Francisco, Microsoft unveiled Office for Apple’s iPad. The news, while expected, matters: Microsoft supporting Apple’s tablet marks an important moment for ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Sprig Raises $10M From Greylock To Bring Healthy, Inexpensive Meals To Your Door
Sprig, a food delivery service that brings healthy, inexpensive meals to San Francisco residents' doors, has raised $10 million in Series A funding from Greylock Partners with Battery Ventures and Acc...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch GoDaddy Partners With Dwolla On New E-Invoicing Option For Small Businesses
Web host and small business service provider GoDaddy is teaming up with payments network Dwolla, the companies are announcing today, to offer GoDaddy’sbusiness customers an alternative to paper ...
08:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With The Weirdest Automatic Composting Machine Ive Ever Used, The Food Cycler
Sometimes we get the weirdest emails. For example, a few weeks ago someone asked me if I wanted to try the Smart CARA (the Food Cycler in the U.S.), a Korean composting machine that turns food waste i...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons Long-Rumored Media Console Product Will Likely Be Revealed April 2
Remember all those rumors about Amazon's super secret media console? Turns out, it's probably pretty legit. We just got an invite from Amazon for a press event on April 2, where we'll get an update ab...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Backup Service IDrive Adds Sync Functionality
The online backup service IDrive today announced that it is going beyond only backing up your data and is adding a sync feature to its lineup that will automatically keep files on different machines u...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Upshift Launches To Bring Scalable Sales Engines To Startups, And Help Engineer Growth
If today isn’t your first day in the tech industry (or reading TechCrunch), then you’re likely familiar with the rise of the accelerator program, a phenomenon that has swept through Startu...
08:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch TC Makers: A Walk Through The Amazing Townhouse That Grado Labs Calls Home
Grado Labs appears to be a much bigger company than it is. Founded 60 years ago by Joseph Grado, the company made millions of phonograph cartridges in its long history and, during the rise of portable...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Lithium Confirms That It Has Acquired Klout
At a press event today, Lithium Technologies confirmed reports that it has closed the acquisition of Klout.Re/code first reported on the deal back in February, saying that it was "signed but not close...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Ex-Spotify Engineers Raise $2.2 Million For Lookback, A Mobile App Screen Recorder For User Testing
A team of ex-Spotify engineers have raised $2.2 million in seed funding for Lookback, a platform allowing developers to record onscreen activity within mobile apps – and even record the userR...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Real Estate Crowdfunding Startup Realty Mogul Raises $9M
Realty Mogul, a site that allows accredited investors to collectively back real estate projects, is announcing that it has raised a $9 million Series A led by Canaan Partners.The startup launched a ye...
07:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients
Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become but also gets more pe...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify Could Be Planning An IPO For Later This Year
Music streaming service Spotify could go public at some point in the fall of 2014, according to Quartz. Rumors of an IPO have been floating around for weeks. And there are a few signs that seem to ind...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch YouTube Latest Site To Be Blocked In Turkey
YouTube is the latest victim in Turkey’s ongoing assault on social media. This comes one week after Turkey revoked access to Twitter within its borders. The removal of YouTube happened just hour...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Partners With Billboard To Help Expand The Reach Of Music Conversations
Twitter has announced one part of its new music strategy today, with a Billboard partnership that will result in the new ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Chart.’ The new tool will follow real-...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch India Fines Google For Not Complying With Antitrust Probe
India’s competition watchdog has imposed a fine of $166,000 on Google for delay in submitting details neededas part ofa two-year old antitrust probe. The probe focuses on whetherGoogleabused its...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio To Lay Out His Tech Plans At Internet Week
Bill de Blasio, who took office as the mayor of New York City at the beginning of this year, will be delivering the keynote address at the opening session of Internet Week New York on May 19. Although...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apps Respond The Fastest In Canada And Japan, Finds New Report By Crittercism
Engaging design, marketing, and a solid user acquisition strategy are all key to making a successful app. But an app’s reliability often depends on factors beyond its developers’ control, ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch UpTo Launches A Calendar App For The FOMO Generation
App developer UpTo is launching a free calendar app on iOS to give users a way to see what's going on around their lives, not just in them.The calendar is a small pivot for UpTo, which initially began...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents A Surface-Like Touch Keyboard Smart Cover With A Trackpad Twist
Apple has a new patent for an iPad accessory (via Patently Apple) that incorporates keyboardfeatures into the design of a new smart cover. The touch-based cover resembles the one Microsoft’s Sur...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch The Jaquet Droz Signing Machine Signs Papers Mechanically So You Dont Have To
High above a scorched Earth, in a sleek yacht tethered to the tip of the Terra Two spindle, Chancellor Herman Worthy was doing paperwork. His cleaner bots were all asleep and his assistant, a lithe an...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Paid Up To $150M To Buy Wearable Computing IP From The Osterhout Design Group
Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it had acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion, andit turns out that this isn't the only recent piece of M&A in the category of head-mounted wearable computing...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Twitters Sophomore Album: New Music Strategy To Focus On Conversations, Partnerships
Twitter has ditched its dedicated #Music app, the product of the acquisition of We Are Hunted, a social music discovery startup. But that doesn’t mean it’s dropping out of music altogether...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Songza Inks Deal With Weather Company To Integrate Rain Or Shine Into Your Music Playlists
Songza, the app that brings music to you instead of forcing you to hunt for it, today announced a deal with The Weather Company to integrate weather data into the app. As it stands now, Songza uses th...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Betaworks-Backed Tapestry Releases Update To Let You Build Stories In-App
Today Tapestry, the story-telling service out of betaworks, has released a big update to the mobile application, allowing users to create tapestries within the app for the first time ever. Originally,...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Chromecast To Get Slingbox Support Soon
Slingbox is coming to Chromecast and it could be the little streamer’s first killer app. According to a forum posting by a Slingbox employee, Slingbox is working on supporting Chromecast and the...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Custom T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Launches Partnership Program
Snaptee, the iOS and Android app that lets users design and order their own custom T-shirts, has launched a new revenue-sharing program for photo-editing and design app developers. The startup's first...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Now Samsung Has Bluetooth LED Light Bulbs, Too
Not to be outdone by LG or Philips, Samsung just introduced its own Internet-connected LED light bulb product line. Aptly called the Smart Bulb, these bulbs, available in several different styles, roc...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Smudge-Resistant Sapphire Coating, Suggesting Displays Are On The Way
Apple has filed for a patent (via AppleInsider) that adds further fuel to the fire around the possibility it will use sapphire glass for future device displays. The the new application describes how a...
03:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch AngelBlocks Turns Your Ordinary Stuff Into The Ingredients For A Comprehensive Smarthome
A new Kickstarter project plans to offer smart home features to a range of devices, for connecting small apartment buildings to entire enterprises and office buildings. The AngelBlocks gadgets are ope...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Files Transparent Texting Patent To Help People Who Walk And Text
Sometimes it's the little things that matter. Like being able to carry on texting without walking into a tree. Apple apparently thinks so anyway. A patent Cupertino filed back in September 2012 has ju...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Japan Buys Japanese Telco eAccess From Softbank For $3.2BN
Yahoo Japan is to buyJapanese telcoeAccess from wireless provider Softbank in a deal worth $3.2 billion, it said today. Softbank itself acquired eAccess back in October 2012, in a share swap deal valu...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Devices Shipments To Grow 6.9% Globally This Year, Says Gartner, As PC Decline Softens
Analyst Gartner has just put out its latest worldwide devices forecast, predicting a growth rate of 6.9% for shipments of traditional PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones this year. That’...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Adds Trending Content List And A Score For Companies Content Marketing Efforts
LinkedIn is introducing some new tools for businesses hoping to attract a following with their LinkedIn content. First up, there's a content marketing score, which measures the total effectiveness of ...
06:59 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Lithium To Acquire Social Influence Scoring Site Klout For $200M
Social customer service company Lithium Technologies will announce on Thursday morning that it has acquired Klout for almost $200 million in cash and private stock, says Fortune. Read More ...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Aereo Says A Win For Broadcasters Would Have Chilling Consequences To Cloud Computing
Aereo has today filed its response brief with the Supreme Court in a case that will make or break the streaming TV startup. So far, we're in the preliminary stages of this particular case, with the br...
06:09 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Yo Instacart, Can I Get Some Shareable Grocery Lists?
I suck at grocery shopping, at least compared to some of my friends. One knows exactly what vegetables go into a killer get-the-hell-out-of-bed smoothie. A gymrat buddy can suggest a healthier alterna...
05:34 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Box Unveils First Standalone Product And New API Pricing At Inaugural Dev Conference
Today at its Box Dev developer event in north San Francisco, Box, a cloud file storage and enterprise collaboration company, announced a number of product changes, new pricing schemes, and some new co...
03:48 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch With Revenue Up 2.4X In The Past Two Months, Instacart Lands In NYC
Instacart, the grocery delivery service popular in Chicago, San Francisco and other locations, landed in New York City today. I spoke to Instacart this morning about the New York City addition, which ...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Digital Ad Company CPXi Raises $30M In Its First Outside Funding
Digital media holding company CPXi is announcing that it has raised $30 million in new funding.Founded in 2000, CPXi apparently raised no outside capital before this. The current round was a mix of de...
02:44 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Using Analytics, Bloomberg Beta Seeks Out Startup Founders
By now 350 employees at companies across the country might just be rethinking their day jobs, thanks to an email sent this morning by venture investment firm Bloomberg Beta. The early-stage investor, ...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Online Engagement Ring Buyer Beware
Buying an engagement ring online feels like a strange thing to do. It’s up there with buying a car you’ve never test driven or renting a house you’ve never seen in person. But in the...
02:30 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Buying An Engagement Ring Online Spoiled The Surprise
Buying an engagement ring online feels like a strange thing to do. It’s up there with buying a car you’ve never test driven or renting a house you’ve never seen in person. But in the...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft And Dell Sign Patent Royalty Agreement For Android And Chrome OS Devices
Today Dell and Microsoft announced that they have signed an agreement relating to intellectual property, which will see the two companies "license each companys applicable" patents regarding Android a...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Inside Indias E-commerce Boom: Growing Base Of Mobile Internet Users, Women Shoppers And Several Infrastructure Bottlenecks
Among everything else that’s driving e-commerce growth in India, the ease of buying things sitting inside homes, avoiding the hazards of traffic snarls, worsening air pollution and finding a par...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Users, Women Shoppers Fuel Indias E-Commerce Boom
Among everything else that’s driving e-commerce growth in India, the ease of buying things sitting inside homes, avoiding the hazards of traffic snarls, worsening air pollution and finding a par...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Tests More Inviting Profile Designs On Mobile
Twitter has been testing designs furiously all winter, including a tile-like format for tweets and a Facebook-style profile page on the web. But TNW has spotted an update in the Twitter app (which is ...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Adds People Tagging And Multiple Photo Sharing To Tweets
Twitter has announced a couple of additions to its image offerings today, including the ability to tag up to 10 people in a photo without using any precious characters up. You’ll also now be abl...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Timehop Brings Its Mobile Time Machine To Android
Timehop, the mobile app offering a way to recall your past one day at a time by displaying your old photos and posts from Facebook, Instagram, Foursquare and Twitter, is now launching its service on A...
12:23 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch King Falls 15% On Its IPO Day, Erasing $1.1B In Market Cap
Today King went public, and immediately was given a raspberry by investors who sent its stock price down throughout the day, hammering the company to the tune of more than 15 percent and $1.1 billion ...
12:23 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Googles I/O Registration Lottery Happens April 8 10: May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor
Google is doing something different with registration for its 2014 I/O Developer Conference this year. The company isn’t doing first-come, first-served this time around, which has resulted in a ...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, March 27, 2014
Techcrunch Vice Medias Shane Smith To Join Us At TechCrunch Disrupt NY
After years of stagnation, the media industry is in full-fledged evolution mode. Consumption is changing, creation is changing, and even the act of reporting is transforming right before our eyes. And...
11:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Build Your Own Makerbot-Inspired Robotic Tattoo Machine
I actually checked to see if today was April Fool's but, seeing as how it wasn't and seeing as how it would be quite simple to recreate this cool piece of hardware, I figured we could check it out. Ba...
11:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Sued An Executive Who Defected To Apple
The story goes BlackBerry senior vice-president for software Sebastian Marineau-Mes resigned from his post in late December 2013 after Apple offered him a position as vice president of Core OS. But Bl...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch A Brief History Of Oculus
Less than two years ago, Oculus raised 2.5 million dollars on Kickstarter.Yesterday, they were acquired by Facebook for $2 billion.Oculus has definitely generated its fair share of buzz in its short l...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch In Response To Google, Amazon Announces Massive Price Cuts For S3, EC2 And RDS
Amazon today announceda new round of price cuts for its S3 storage service, EC2 cloud computing platform and RDS cloud databases that will bring the cost of running applications on Amazon’s plat...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch In Response To Google, Amazon Announces Massive Price Cuts For S3, EC2, ElastiCache, Elastic MapReduce And RDS
Amazon today announceda new round of price cuts for a number of services on its cloud platform, including itsS3 storage service, EC2 cloud computing platform, ElastiCache, Elastic MapReduce and RDS cl...
10:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Watch A Scrabble-Bot Learn To Interact With And Insult Its Opponents
Robots will soon live among us - helping us out of bed, monitoring us, and assisting us in countless ways - but what if we just want to play a game of Scrabble? Victor is a Scrabble-playing robot crea...
10:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Denies NYT Claim It Will Rebrand Oculus With Its Logo And Interface
Facebook has officially denied a claim by a New York Times source saying the social network will plaster its logo and interface onto the hardware of its new $2 billion acquisition Oculus. The New York...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Second Life Founders Startup High Fidelity Raises $2.5M From True Ventures
High Fidelity, a new startup from Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, has raised $2.5 million in new funding from True Ventures, we’ve learned. The funding was also noted in an SEC filing. The ...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch FileThis Comes To iOS To Automatically Gather And Organize Your Personal Documents
FileThis, the cloud-based document filing service that works something like Mint.com, in that it automatically logs into your online accounts then gathers data on your behalf, is now taking its servic...
10:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Last.fm Shuts Down Its Streaming Service To Focus On Scrobbling
Music discovery company Last.fm just announced that it will end its subscription radio streaming service on April 28th. The radio service is currently available in the U.K., the U.S. and Germany with ...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Three Classes In, Boost.vc Is Raising A New Fund With Plans To Incubate 100 Bitcoin Startups By 2016
Adam Draper and Brayton Williams launched Boost.vc in 2012 at a time when the accelerator market was beginning to burst at the seams with new entrants — some would say it was nearing saturation....
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Education Technology Startups Raised Nearly Half A Billion Dollars In Q1
Education technology-focused startups raised over $488 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years. What...
09:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Education Technology Startups Raised Over Half A Billion Dollars In Q1
Education technology-focused startups raised over $488 million already in the first quarter of 2014, marking the single biggest quarter for capital committed to the sector in the past five years. What...
09:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch AppGyver Raises $2.5M Funding Round To Expand Its App Development Platform
AppGyver, an HTML5-centric development platform for quickly building mobile apps, today announced that it has raised a $2.5 million funding round led by Initial Capital, an early investor in companies...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Sequoia Partner And WhatsApp Backer Jim Goetz Tops Forbes Midas List
Forbes released its annual Midas List today, which ranks the top venture capitalists by returns and more (you can check out the complete methodology here). Topping the list was Sequoia Capital's Jim G...
08:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch TubeMogul Files For $75M IPO, With $57M In Revenue And A $7M Net Loss For 2013
Video ad platform TubeMogul has filed its S-1, declaring its plans to go public with an offering of up to $75 million. And it's doing so with what appears to be pretty healthy gross margins, though wi...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch BlinkMail Brings A Mailbox-Like Email Triage Experience To Mac Users
A new application called BlinkMail, launching into beta today, offersMac users a different way to managetheir email inbox from their desktop. Thoughcompeting in the same general space as other OS X ma...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Aims To Unify Its Programmatic Efforts With A New Ad Platform, ONE
AOL's Tim Armstrong and Bob Lord are taking the stage at the ad:tech conference in San Francisco today where they're announcing a new programmatic ad platform called ONE. I met with Armstrong (CEO) an...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Garmins Vivofit Has Some Neat Features, But How Does It Compare To Other Wearables?
Garmin had the world by the tail. With their amazing in-car GPS devices and great sports watches, it looked like things could only go up. Until every phone on the market got a GPS chip and Google mapp...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Gets Tough On Remaining Fans With Legal Action Against Leakers
BlackBerry, this is not how you handle a zealous fan base. CEO John Chen published a blog post today in which he promised that the company would pursue legal action against a “party who stole co...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Despite A Low Stake In Box, Aaron Levie Has A High Influence
Box CEO Aaron Levie made enterprise startups sexy again, though this week’s Box IPO announcement revealed that Levie only owns 5.7% percent of the company. (Levie sold off stock to raise the mon...
07:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch LoopMe Closes $3M From Holtzbrinck, Open Ocean For Its Mobile Ad In-Box
So, we know developers and publishers make money from apps and other mobile content often via advertising. But smartphone screens are small, so ads have to be small. And ad formats vary widely. LoopMe...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch TouchBistro Closes An Additional $1.5M In Funding, Bringing Seed Round Total To $6M
Toronto-based iPad POS startup TouchBistro has raised an additional $1.5 million in funding, adding to its existing seed funding and bringing the total to $6 million raised to date. TouchBistro’...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazons Cloud Desktop Service, Launches To Public Along With New Sync Client For Backing Up Docs To S3
Amazon WorkSpaces, the company’s virtual desktop computing environment introduced last fall at the AWS re:Invent conference, is today available to the public. Up until now, Amazon was testing th...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon WorkSpaces, Amazons Cloud Desktop Service, Launches To Public Along With New Sync Client
Amazon WorkSpaces, the company’s virtual desktop computing environment introduced last fall at the AWS re:Invent conference, is today available to the public. Up until now, Amazon was testing th...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Indix Raises Additional $8.5M From Avalon, Nexus To Build Worlds Largest Product Database For Brands
Indix, a big data startup building an index for over 1 billion consumer products in the world, is raising $8.5 million in Series A-1 funding from Avalon Ventures and Nexus Venture partners to achieve ...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Pedius Lets Italys Deaf Make Phone Calls, With More Countries To Come
Pedius is a four month-old Italian start-up that has an app currently available for Android that enables the deaf to make phone calls. The user texts a message, and that text translates to speech at t...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch VMBeacon Is Wearables For Mannequins, Sends Clothes Info To Customers
It’s not iBeacon, but uses a mix of Apple’s iBeacon technology plus their own “secret sauce,” whatever that is. What is it? VMBeacon is a new product enabling store mannequins ...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch The Jawbone Up24 Is Now Available In 29 Countries Across Europe And Asia
The Jawbone Up24 is no longer exclusive to the U.S. market. The wireless Jawbone fitness tracker is now available in 29 markets around our blue marble including in the UK, China and Japan. Previously,...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Jawbone Sends The Up24 Abroad
The Jawbone Up24 is no longer exclusive to the U.S. market. The wireless Jawbone fitness tracker is now available in 29 markets around our blue marble including in the UK, China and Japan. Previously,...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoin Gets Another Boost As Circle Internet Raises $17 Million
After a stormy few weeks, the ship of bitcoin seems like it's beginning to right itself.Regulators are beginning to refine their thinking around the currency, and new startups based on the cryptocurre...
06:11 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Chris Burch & Others Put $1 Million Into Split, An App For Avoiding Your Exes And Others You Dont Want To See
Split, a newly launched “anti-social” application and competitor to the recently buzzed about app Cloak, is offering yet another way for users to tap into their social networks in order to...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch NewsCred Unveils Content Marketing Partnerships With Getty Images, Visual.ly, Others
Content marketing startup NewsCred isn't just connecting marketers with freelancers anymore through a new partnership program, it allows them to commission work from organizations like Getty Images a...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch King.com IPO Does Not Crush It: Shares Open At $20.50, Down Nearly 9% On $22.50 Pricing
King Digital, publisher of the breakthrough mobile game Candy Crush Saga, began trading as a public company today on the NYSE not not with a pop but with a drop. The stock, trading as KING, commencedt...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Shyp Officially Launches Its Mobile Shipping Service In San Francisco
Shyp wants to ease the pain of shipping by providing a mobile app and pickup service for anyone who needs to send items by mail. Customers who wish to use the service need only take a photo of the ite...
05:54 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch The European FreeWheel Videoplaza Claims 50% Of Europes Broadcasters
Earlier this month FreeWheel, which had become the go-to ad-serving platform for many TV networks that stream their content online, was acquired by Comcast for an amount in the region of $320 million....
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Files For Lawsuits In Turkish Courts To Challenge The Countrys Access Ban
Twitter has just announced that it has formally joined the cause of those defending use of its service in Turkey, by filing petitions for lawsuits in a number of Turkish courts after working with its ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Scribds Subscription E-Book Service Moves Into Travel With The Full Lonely Planet Library
Subscription e-book startup Scribd is announcing a deal with famed travel publisher Lonely Planet. Scribd started out as a service where users could share different types of written content (writers a...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Lemnos Labs Raises $20M, Opens 8,000 Sq. Ft. Warehouse To Support Early-Stage Hardware Startups
Hardware continues to be a hot sector in the startup community, with a number of investment firms backing startups that make physical goods to change the way we live. Lemnos Labs is one of those firms...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Blowback From The Rift
Sour grapes. In the era of multi-billion dollar acquisitions and high expectations, it's easy to have them. But what has driven the mass outrage against Oculus and their sale to Facebook for a cool $2...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Producteev Adds iPad And Outlook Apps Following Jive Acquisition
Task management tool Producteev just launched a new iPad app and a native Outlook plugin. Now part of Jive, the company also launched a new pro plan. For $99 per month, you get the Outlook plugin, cus...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Opening Consumer Products To Crowdsourced Investment, CircleUp Raises $14 Million
Technology's ability to harness the wisdom of crowds has created massive new businesses that support entrepreneurship around arts, craftsmanship, and technology while simultaneously re-shaping the mar...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Fitbit Tops 1M Downloads On Android, Now Works With 44 Android And iOS Devices
Fitbit was a key part of HTC’s One (M8) announcement yesterday, as it’s coming preloaded on devices in select markets, to act as the fitness hub of the new Android flagship. But it’s...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Monument Valley, ustwos Sumptuous Escher-Inspired iOS Game, Launches Globally On April 3 For $3.99
Monument Valley, the much anticipated iPad and mobile game from London app & design studio ustwo (maker of the late lamented antisocial photo-sharing app Rando), will be launching globally on Apri...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch iFixit Confirms Why The HTC One M8 Ships With A Stellar Warranty
John Biggs said it best yesterday: "Come For The Styling, Stay For The Warranty". Perhaps one of the best reasons to buy the new HTC One is the screen warranty, which iFixit just confirmed by awarding...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Recovered Most Of The Tweets That Vanished, Including Ellens Oscar Selfie
Tuesday evening, for the third time in a month, Twitter experienced technical difficulties. It wasn't an outage from high traffic or developmental testing — it was missing celebrity tweets. It s...
03:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch New NYT Now App Marks The Grey Ladys First Step Into Native Ads On Mobile, Dedicated Mobile Editors
"All the News That's Fit to Print" was a viable business model for many years for the New York Times, but these days, as newspaper costs rise and readers look elsewhere for their information, the Grey...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Turkish Court Halts The Governments Application To Ban Twitter
Breaking: A Turkish court has granted a motion for stay of execution of the Turkish government’s application to block Twitter in the country. The decision was taken following appeals to courts b...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Global Fintech Investment Boom Is Benefitting London Most, Says Accenture Study
London is benefitting most from a global boom in fintech investment, according to research by consultancy firm Accenture. The firm saidthe growth of a London fintech cluster is being fueled bythe city...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Tencent Acquires 28% Stake In South Koreas CJ Games For $500M
Tencent, the maker of WeChat, has announced that it will pay $500 million for a 28% stake in CJ Games. The transaction will make Tencent the third-largest investor in the South Korean gaming company a...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Spacious Wants To Help London Startups Find Office Space Counts Former PM Advisor Rohan Silva As Chair
Spacious, founded by Tushar Agarwal and Tom Watson last November as part of the Entrepreneur First programme, is an online marketplace for startup office space, initially targeting companies in London...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Dots Just Got More Addictive With Challenge Mode
Dots, my favorite iOS game for about 2 and half weeks last May, is still going strong nearly a year after launching and is today launching a significant new feature. Challenge Mode. In the past, Dots ...
09:24 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Rocket Internets PricePanda Launches In Thailand
Rocket Internet has launched its price comparison site PricePanda in Thailand. The site, which is also backed by Tengelmann Group and AB Kinnevik, already operates in eight countries throughout Latin ...
06:20 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunchs Picks: The Top 8 Startups From Y Combinator W14 Demo Day
While today saw Paul Graham officially pass the torch to new Y Combinator president Sam Altman, the bigger buzz at Demo Day was about how most investors thought this was the best batch yet. There were...
05:37 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Pledges To Make iOS Emojis More Racially Diverse
Apple has vowed to update its emojis after Miley Cyrus and actor Tahj Mowry complained about the cartoon emoticons' lack of diversity. MTV Act blogger Joey Parker emailed Apple CEO Tim Cook about the ...
04:56 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Confirmed!
In the realm of beautiful acquisition stories, someone posted on Reddit a month ago about a Mark Zuckerberg sighting at Oculus Rift's offices. Today Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Read Mo...
04:16 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed CareMessage Is On A Mission To Improve Health Literacy By Bringing Mobile Healthcare To The Underserved
It’s no secret that the U.S. healthcare system is in desperate need of change, especially as costs have continued to rise, while the quality of care remains the same. While technology will play ...
04:11 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator Winter 2014, Batches 3 And 4: Meet Kimono Labs, TwoTap, Abacus And More
Here are the 17 startups that presented in the third batch of companies and the four from the fourth batch that were on the record. Let's go! Read More ...
04:10 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Candy Crush Maker King Prices Shares At $22.50, Puts Valuation At $7B
In the most anticipated gaming IPO of the last few years, Candy Crush Saga maker King priced its shares at $22.50 in an offering that will raise $326 million for the company and value it at slightly m...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch UK E-Commerce Intelligence Startup Ometria Raises $1.5M Seed Round
The UK's Ometria is another startup that wants to help online retailers make better use of data, and, in turn, compete harder with larger, more data-driven players in the market. Read More ...
03:40 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Buys A Virtual World
Today, in somewhat of a surprise move, Facebook purchased virtual reality company Oculus VR. The purchase elicited visceral reactions from people dismayed that Oculus sold out so early to snarky comme...
03:37 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Says It Has 1B Monthly Active Users On Mobile, 200M Actives On Instagram
Following up the announcement that it's acquiring Oculus VR for around $2 billion, Facebook also shared some numbers about its growth, because why not?On the acquisition conference call, CEO Mark Zuck...
03:12 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch HTC One M8 Hands-On: Come For The Styling, Stay For The Warranty
The past few years have taught once high-flying cellphone makers one or two things about demand. As Samsung rose in Android prominence, the rest of the manufacturers fell one by one. LG? Life's not go...
03:03 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Goes Blah Blah Blah In The First HTC One M8 Ad
Frankly, the only way this ad could be more effective is if it was a "let me google that for you" link. HTC is right here. Dead right. In the first video ad for the new HTC One, Gary Oldman advises vi...
02:51 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks $2B Oculus Deal Happened Over The Last Five Days
Facebook’s deal to buy Oculus VR for $2 billion happened relatively quickly and the negotiations were hammered out over the last five days, according to sources familiar with the deal. Mark Zuck...
02:45 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Minecraft Creator Cancels The Oculus Rift Version Because Facebook Creeps Him Out
Minecraft creator Markus Persson (aka Notch) has cancelled the Oculus VRversion of Minecraft because, in his own words, “Facebook creeps [me] out.” His studio Mojang had been in talks to b...
02:40 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch The Creator Of Doom Is Now A Facebook Employee
This isn't bizzaro world. We will soon live in a world where the maker of "Doom," "Quake" and most of my childhood memories works for Mark Zuckerberg. John Carmack will soon be a Facebook employee. Fa...
02:10 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Missed Mobile Gaming, So It Bought Oculus To Own Virtual Reality For Gaming And Beyond
Facebook had a huge success with its web gaming canvas, but got locked out of mobile gaming revenue by platform owners Apple (iOS) and Google (Android). But Facebook seems determined not to miss the n...
01:55 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks Oculus Buy Signals A Hardware Land Grab, And Company Fit Isnt A Concern
There's a gold rush on, and the people striking it rich are the ones building things -- not apps, not software, but honest-to-goodness hardware, like the Oculus Rift, whose creator, Oculus VR, was jus...
01:53 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Stock Slides In After-Hours Trading Following Acquisition Of Oculus Rift
Wall Street doesn't like what it sees. Facebook's stock price (NASDAQ:FB) is dropping in after-hours trading after the company announced its purchase of virtual reality startup Oculus Rift. The stock,...
01:40 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator Demo Day Winter 2014, Batch 2 The Dating Ring, Unbabel, Pushbullet, AirHelp, And More
Today's Y Combinator Demo Day started a little differently. Co-founder Jessica Livingston presented YC's former leader and her husband Paul Graham with a pair of his own shorts signed by all of this b...
01:35 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook To Buy Oculus VR, Maker Of The Rift Headset, For Around $2B In Cash And Stock
Facebook has announced plans to purchase Oculus VR, the company behind the Rift headset, for around $2B in cash and stock.This includes$400 millionin cash and 23.1 million shares of Facebook common st...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, March 26, 2014
Techcrunch Payward Raises $5M From Hummingbird To Fund Kraken Bitcoin Exchange
The implosion of Mt. Gox is just every other Bitcoin exchange’s gain. Payward, which runs the alt-coin exchange Kraken, said it just raised a $5 million Series A round. Hummingbird Ventures, whi...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Portal Will Come To Android Via Nvidia And Shield
Portal, the now-classic first-person puzzle game from Valve, will finally get an Android port thanks to Nvidia, the company announced today (via Verge). It’s going to be a full port spearheaded ...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Intel Completes Purchase Of Basis Science
Intel has just announced its acquisition of Basis Science, the hot wearable technology company based in San Francisco. As TechCrunch first reported, the startup went to the chip maker for around $100m...
11:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Intel Completes Purchase Of Basis Science, Which Will Join Intels Devices Group
Intel has just announced its acquisition of Basis Science, the hot wearable technology company based in San Francisco. As TechCrunch first reported, the startup went to the chipmaker for around $100 m...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Enterprise Relationship Manager RelateIQ Raises $40M
Enterprise relationship manager RelateIQ has raised $40 million in new funding from Redpoint Ventures, KPCB, Felicis Ventures, and News Corp. According to the WSJ, RelateIQ was valued at $245 million ...
11:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Marc Andreessen: My prediction is that the libertarians will turn on Bitcoin.
Marc Andreessen and Balaji Srinivasan, two of Bitcoin’s biggest bulls in the venture capital industry, stepped up their rhetoric againstskeptics of the crypto-currency today at the Coin Summit c...
11:13 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks New Tweaks Library Lets Developers Fine-tune Their iOS Apps On The Fly
Let’s say you’re building an iOS app. Your iOS app has lots of little animations — and you (or your designers) want to get the timing on those animations just right. Should that fanc...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Frances Greatest Strength Might Just Be Leaving France
“The attraction of the American revolution transported me suddenly to my place. I felt myself tranquil only when sailing between the continent whose powers I had braved.” —Lafayette,...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Nvidia Shield Update To Add Remote Streaming, More To The Android Mobile Game Console
Nvidia’s Shield is the best Android gaming handheld currently available, and though the field isn’t that rich or deep, a new update coming to the device in April takes a solid offering and...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator Winter 2014, Batch 1: Meet CareMessage, Boostable, BatteryOS, And More
Y Combinator is kicking off its 19th (!!!!) demo day today at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, and the TechCrunch crew is on the ground to let you know which hot new startups investors wi...
10:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Cathy Edwards, Co-Founder Of Chomp, Is Leaving Apple On April 11
A notable personnel departure is coming up in Cupertino: Cathy Edwards, the co-founder and CTO of app search and discovery platform Chomp, is leaving Apple on April 11, TechCrunch has learned. Apple, ...
10:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property, Not Currency
The IRS has officially stated that bitcoin is a property - similar to any other valuable commodity - rather than a currency. What does this mean? Not much. In short, if you pay someone in bitcoin - in...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Maxthon Releases Its First Browser For Linux
Maxthon has launched its first cloud browser for Linux. The release is partly due to requests from Maxthon's users, but also because the open-source operating system has become speedier, says Karl Mat...
09:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches Managed Virtual Machines, Gives Developers A Middle Ground Between Compute And App Engine
Google is launching Managed Virtual Machines today, a new service on its Cloud Platform that gives developers the best new option for hosting their applications in the cloud. Instead of having to deci...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Google Announces Massive Price Drops For Its Cloud Computing Services And Storage, Introduces Sustained-Use Discounts
At its Cloud Platform event today, Google announced a number of massive price drops for virtually all of its cloud-computing services. The company has also decided to reduce the complexity of its pric...
09:01 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches BigQuery Streaming For Real-Time, Big-Data Analytics
BigQuery,Google's cloud-based tool for quickly analyzing very large datasets, is getting a massive price cut today (up to 85 percent). But Google is also adding an important new feature that will make...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Creating Billion-Dollar IPOs And Deleting ActiveX: The Elixir Making Korea The Key Startup Ecosystem In Asia
It can be hard to see the connection between My Love From the Star, a freakishly popular Korean drama series which has received some 15 billion views online, and Uber Korea. Yet, in the past few days,...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Cloud Platform Goes On The Offensive With Price Cuts, New Features
Google is launching a wide range of updates for its Cloud Platform today that aim to make it more competitive in a market where Amazon Web Services is still the de facto platform for cloud-based appli...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Square Signs Santa Clara Lease, Opening Its Second Office In The Bay Area
Square announced that it has signed a lease to open an office for about 50 employees in Santa Clara.This is Square's second office in the San Francisco Bay Area, the first being its San Francisco head...
08:46 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks Privacy Checkups Remind Users To Stop Posting Publicly
Facebook has begunrunning a “privacy checkup” campaign which prompts Facebook users on the desktop version of the website to check that they’re sharing their posts with the rightaudi...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Bottlenose Adds Real-Time TV And Radio Data To Its Social Trend Monitoring
Bottlenose, a startup that helps large brands find emerging trends, is expanding beyond social media today with the addition of Broadcast Analytics, which allows customers to see TV and radio data as ...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Dodges Carrier Update Lag By Separating Sense 6 Features Across Multiple Google Play Apps
HTC is hardly unique in facing challenges updating its software for its Android smartphones – carriers must approve OS updates, including those forthe UI skins that Android OEMs make for their d...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Showyou Adds Chromecast Support And Personalized Channel Categories
Showyou has released an update to its apps that will make it easier for viewers to stream videos from their mobile phones and tablets to the TV via Chromecast. The company has also made changes to its...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch New Gmail Experiment Displays Promotional Emails In An Image-Heavy Grid View
Last year, Google launched its new inbox for Gmail, which automatically organizes messages from social networks, deals and offers, receipts and other messages into a set of folders.Today, it is pushin...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Improves App Store With Related Search Suggestions, Full Rollout To Complete This Week
Apple quietly introduced a new “related search” suggestion feature on the iTunes App Store, which began rolling out yesterday to iPhone users on iOS 7 devices. The additioninvolvesshowing ...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Bizible Partners With Optimizely To Improve A/B Testing For Sales Teams
Marketing analytics startup Bizible just announced a new feature allowing integrate Optimizely with Salesforce.com.Bizible CEO Aaron Bird said this integration is the first of its kind for Optimizely....
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Noesis Raises $30 Million Finance Fund For Energy Efficiency
Taking a page from the SolarCity playbook, the hosted energy efficiency software and services company Noesis Energy has raised a new $30 million fund for energy efficiency project financing. Read More...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Fitbit Partnership With HTC Gives It A Leg Up In The Fitness Tracking Space
Smartphone manufacturers are increasingly focusing on health and fitness as part of their platform offerings, but HTC didn’t build its own homegrown health tracking solution with the new HTC One...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The HTC One M8, Available Today With Google Play Edition Shipping Soon
HTC has revealed its HTC One (M8) smartphone, the gorgeous, if somewhat inelegantly named Android flagship and successor to last year’s original HTC One, the best-selling phone in HTC’s hi...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Restaurant Recommendation Startup Chefs Feed Launches Android App And Names New CEO
After launching an iOS app a few years ago, chef-led recommendation startup Chefs Feed is coming to market with an Android version. And, to help grow its business, Chefs Feed has hired former Zinio co...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Honey Introduces A Universal Cart For Online Shoppers Where Savings Are Automatically Applied
Honey, the useful web browser add-on whichautomatically finds and applies promo codes to your orders when shopping online, is today launching a new version of its service (aka "Honey 2.0") thatintrodu...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Rumr, Group Messaging With An Anonymous Twist, Launches On iOS & Android
Say hey to rumr, a new messaging app that's vying to draw your attention away from all the other ways to say hey already in play. Rumr has been in the works for around half a year, raising an $800,000...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch HP: That Big 3D Printing Announcement In June? Never mind!
Remember last week, when HP CEO Meg Whitman casually mentioned the company’s plans to make a “big technology announcement” about 3D printing some time in June? Whoops! Looks like she...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch eBay Fires Off Another Anti-Icahn Missive To Convince Shareholders To Hold On To PayPal
As eBay's May 13 annual stockholders' meeting approaches, the e-commerce giant has published another letter to shareholders to drive home its opposition to activist investor Carl Icahn, his belief tha...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify Focuses On New Users By Giving College Students Half-Off Their Premium Subscription
Spotify is making a land grab. In a space that's continues to fill up with competition from small startups and incumbents alike, Spotify is trying to acquire as many new users as possible with the lau...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch In 18K Schools And Counting, Clever Confirms $10.3M Raise From Sequoia, Paul Graham, As It Looks To Build The Next Big Learning Platform
Clever launched out of Y Combinator in 2012 on a mission to help K-12 schools unlock student data, keep it up to date and safely share that data with developers. In other words, Clever’s technol...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Watch HTCs New One Unveiling Live At 11 AM ET
HTC will be showing off their new One smartphone at 11 AM ET in NYC today, but you can also follow along live and see the thing yourself via live streaming video. If you want to check it out as it hap...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Online Freight Network Freightos Raises $4.6M Series B
Freightos, the Israel-headquartered startup that operates an online freight network to bring efficiencies, such as realtime quotes, to the freight industry, has raised $4.6 million Series B funding. T...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Porch Offers Detailed Reports About A Homes Past Improvement Projects To Realtor.com Users
Since its launch last year, Porch has amassed a huge database of historical records about home improvement projects and other work done at homes all across the United States. On its own website, it is...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Fleksy Keyboard Goes 2.0 On Android, Bringing Badges That Extend Free Trials And Unlock Themes
A virtual keyboard with a gamification element? That’s what Fleksy’s Android software just became, thanks to the big version 2.0 update of its app that just went live. The update offers a ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Tactile Raises $11M To Help Workers Sync Their Personal And Professional Data
Tactile, a new enterprise company that wants to help workers brings together all their customer information into one app, has raised $11.2 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners and Redpoint ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Forter Raises $3M From Sequoia To Prevent E-Commerce Fraud
Forter, an Israeli-based start-up that has developed a one-of-a-kind fraud solution for e-commerce merchants, has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. Read More ...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch New HTC One Will Get A Google Play Edition, HTC Itself Confirms Via Play Store App Description
The all new HTC One, which is often referred to as the M8, will have a Google Play Edition as expected, according to new information from an unlikely source ahead of its official unveiling. The Play E...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch The MicrobeScope Uses Your iPhone As A Microscopic Sidekick To Capture Views Of Bacteria In Real-Time
Here's a Kickstarter project that wants to use your smartphone to extend the powers of something else: a basic microscope -- allowing for real-time videos of microbes doing weird stuff to be captured ...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Wont Use Android Wear, Will Instead Focus On Its Own Android-Based Smartwatch Platform
Sony isn’t going to be one of Android Wear’s OEM partners, at least not in the foreseeable future. The company’s head of U.S. mobile operations Ravi Nookala told CNET in an interview...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Content Recognition Company Enswers Launches In North America
Enswers, a Seoul-based company whose content recognition technology is embedded in Samsung Smart TVs, has launched Enswers America to expand its global business. Founded in 2007 and now an independent...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Polish Government Announces $100M Fund To Support Ukrainian Startups
Poland is to put $100 million (300 million Zloty) into supporting small Ukrainian companies, which will obviously include tech companies by implication, and allow more Ukrainian companies to list on i...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Capitaine Train Releases Android App To Book Your Train Tickets On The Go
Train ticket booking startup Capitaine Train just released its Android app. If you used the iPhone app at some point, you won’t feel lost as the Android app is very similar in design and feature...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Cloud POS Startup Vend Raises $20M From Peter Thiels Valar Ventures And Square Peg Capital
Since being launched just a few years ago, New Zealand-based cloud point-of-sale startup Vend has grown incredibly fast. To keep pushing forward, Vend has raised an additional $20 million in Series B ...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Russian Online Video Market Booming, Becomes Biggest In Europe
New research by puts ivi.ru – a Video On Demand (VoD) provider in Russia of licensed content, both ad-sponsored and paid – as leader of the Russian market. However, the study from consulti...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Alibaba Still Has Plenty Of Room To Increase Its $150B Valuation, Says YipitData
Alibaba's upcoming public listing is expected to be one of the largest IPOs ever, but there are concerns that the Chinese e-commerce giant's rapid growth is tapering off as merchant spending slows and...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Ebuzzing & Teads Merge To Create Global Video Ad Group, IPO Pegged For 2015
Ebuzzing and Teads, a pair ofEuropean adtech companies focused on video advertising, are tomerge — setting their sights on an IPO in 2015. The “Ebuzzing and Teads” group is beingcrea...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch UK Gym Network PayasUgym Raises Further 1.6M, Plans To Add Fitness Class Comparisons & Bookings
The UK’s PayasUgym, a startup that lets users search for and buy a discounted pass to a local gym, has raised a further round of funding: 1.6 million led by Albion Ventures and MMC Ventures, wit...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Adobe Expands Its Marketing Cloud With Predictive Tools, iBeacon Support, And More
As Adobe kicks off its Digital Marketing Summit in Salt Lake City, the company is announcing a number of new features and products in the Adobe Marketing Cloud, its suite of products for digital marke...
07:03 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch SF Is Actually The New Palo Alto
Lots of pretty writing in New York Magazine writer Kevin Roose's "Is San Francisco New York" and New York Times writer Nick Bilton's response "Why San Francisco Is Not New York" so you should read the...
05:07 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch A Look Inside Box: Competition, Product Plans, And Unit Economics
While Box was widely expected to be a money-losing shop, the extent of its losses and that it is accelerating surprised some. What the losses mean in the context of Box and its future is a complex que...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With Bellabeat, The App That Lets Moms-To-Be Hear And Share Babys Heartbeat
It was just over a month ago that Bellabeat, the startup that aims to be the go-to quantified self app for pregnancies, launched its flagship “connected system” for tracking pregnancies th...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Apples iPhone 5c Sales Story Is A Complex One
For years, pundits and analysts have been suggesting that the only way for Apple to compete against cheap Android phones, especially in China and throughout Asia, was to produce a cheap iPhone. Well, ...
02:34 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Researchers Create Diamond Wires That Could Power Future Computers
Physicists at Ohio State University have successfully sent an electron “down” a wire made of diamond, a first that could mean new methods of transferring data inside computer chips. As you...
02:25 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook Refused No-Poaching Agreement With Google
The vast collusion between technology companies to prevent poaching and hiring among themselves, thereby limiting fair-market wages for the workers in question, has a new wrinkle today: Facebook refus...
02:23 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Google Teams With Ray-Ban And Oakley Maker Luxottica For Future Versions Of Glass
Google has signed on Italian optical wear firm Luxottica to help it design and build future versions of its Glass face-based computing system, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal co...
01:40 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Hotshot CEO Aaron Levie Will Only Own 4.1% Of Box When It IPOs, Investor DFJ Owns 25.5%
Box CEO Aaron Levie is credited with bringing sexy back to enterprise startups, but the big suprise in Box's S-1 IPO document filed today is that Levie only owns 4.1% of the company. Meanwhile, invest...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Its Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For $500M
Media conglomerate Disney has taken a big step to embracing the new digital world of video, acquiring of YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million, with a potential $450 million in performance-ba...
01:35 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Its Official: Disney Acquires Maker Studios For At Least $500M
Media conglomerate Disney has taken a big step to embracing the new digital world of video, announcing the acquisition of YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million, along with a potential $450 mi...
01:14 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Telegram Hits 35M Monthly Users, 15M Daily With 8B Messages Received Over 30 Days
Telegram, the mobile messaging app that offers secure communications created by VK.com co-founders Nikolai and Pavel Durov, today announced a new milestone in its traction, which has increased conside...
01:06 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Droplet Is A Robotic Sprinkler That Knows Your Soil Inside And Out
Because your home can always be smarter, allow me to introduce Droplet, the smart robotic gardener. Effectively replacing your sprinkler system, the Droplet tries to save you money and the world's wat...
01:02 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Box Files For $250M IPO On Full-Year Revenue Of $124M, Net Loss Of $168M
The Box S-1 is out at last. The cloud storage company is looking to raise up $250 million in the flotation. That sum is less than its competitor Dropbox recently raised from the private markets. Box h...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch Inside Jobs: How Mediums Product Scientist Brings Data To Life
The tech press can make it seem like the most important people in the industry are those with "founder" or "chief" in their job titles. But the truth is, the people who really make the tech industry t...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch IBM India Battles Fraud Amid Scramble To Save Its $2.5B Airtel Contract
Over the past few weeks, IBM India has fired at least half a dozen top- to mid-level executives, as well as several others accused of fraud. The fraud led to a portion of the over $2 billion outsourci...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, March 25, 2014
Techcrunch You Get A Bitcoin ATM, And YOU Get A Bitcoin ATM
As news that 400 Bitcoin ATMs may soon be gracing the byways and highways of Dubai, it's interesting to note the rise in actual cryptoATM activity in recent months and what exactly is happening in thi...
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Former LinkedIn VP Dan Yoo Joins NerdWallet As COO
Personal finance startup NerdWallet is announcing a couple of big hires today Dan Yoo (pictured) is joining as chief operating officer, while Florence Thinh is the company's new vice president of tal...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Tumblr Gets More Secure With Addition Of Two-Factor Authentication
Tumblr today added a very important security feature to its service, with the addition oftwo-factor authentication – an option available within the blogging service’s “Settings”...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Reportedly Will Rebrand Windows Azure To Microsoft Azure
According to a report in ZDNet, Microsoft will change the name of its Windows Azure cloud computing platform to Microsoft Azure. The announcement is expected tomorrow, with an effective date of April ...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Pushbullet Instantly Blasts Alerts From Your Android Phone To Your Computer
Bzzzt. Your phone vibrates. The problem? It's across the room.Maybe it's a text. Maybe someone just liked your Facebook photo. Maybe some dumb game wants to remind you to buy fake food for your fake c...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Shapeways CEO Peter Weijmarshausen To Talk About The Future Of 3D Printing At Disrupt NY 2014
3D printing is the best kind of printing and Peter Weijmarshausen is one of the biggest names in this emerging market. His company, Shapeways, is the largest 3D-printing marketplace in the world and h...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Startups, Assemble! Pitch-Off Applications Are Officially Open For The TC Boston And L.A. Meetups
Hot on the heels of our thoroughly entertaining DC and NYC meetups, we're opening up pitch-off applications for the Boston and Los Angeles meetups, going down on April 8 and April 10 respectively.Get ...
09:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Google Now Comes To Chrome On The Desktop For Windows And Mac
Google has released its Google Now notification integration for its desktop Chrome browser, and the update will begin rolling out today and continue to percolate over the coming weeks. The new feature...
09:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Mozilla Appoints JavaScript Creator Brendan Eich As Its New CEO
Last April, Mozilla announced that Gary Kovacs was stepping down as the organization's CEO and that it would start looking for a replacement. At the time, Jay Sullivan took over as acting CEO in the m...
09:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Basecamp Becomes Latest Victim Of DDoS Attackers Attempting To Extort Money From Tech Companies
Basecamp,makers of the popular online project management softwareof the same name (which as of this February became the company’s main focus) was hit with adistributed denial-of-service attack(D...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Povio, The Polite Photo App That Students Love, Joins YCs Winter Batch
It sounds odd to be talking about another photo sharing app, but a young company has - incredibly - come up with an entirely new take on the concept. Povio, a young startup from Slovenia, gained early...
09:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Quora Launches Verified Profiles Starting With Obama, Wholl Answer Affordable Care Questions
To boost confidence in answers, host exclusive content, and bring in new audiences, Quora today launched Verified Profiles. First up is President Obama who will answer two affordable care act question...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Hired Raises $15M Series A At Valuation Around $60M
Hired, a startup aiming to make hiring employees and finding a job easier and more efficient, has raised a $15 million Series A led by Crosslink and Sierra Ventures with participation from SoftTech an...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Journalism Is Not Content Production
Journalism is dead. Or so said everyone who told me never to pursue a career in news gathering. Given the news industrys bleak statistics the past few decades, such fears have certainly been well-foun...
08:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Adds Talk Radio And News To iTunes Radio Starting With NPR
Apple is teaming up with NPR to offer its first news content on its iTunes Radio streaming audio offering, Re/code reports. The new channel goes live today, offerins 24 hours of live news and previous...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Clones, Clones Everywhere 1024, 2048 And Other Copies Of Popular Paid Game Threes Fill The App Stores
Though the "Flappy Bird" craze may be winding down - currently, there's only one "Flappy Bird" knock-off in the top 20 on the iTunes App Store - the longer lasting effects of the viral game and all it...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Gbatteries Launches BatteryBox, A 50Whr Backup Battery For MacBooks & Other Gadgets
Gbatteries has come up with a new technology called BatteryOS that provides better performance without battery life degradation. The first example of this technology is BatteryBox, a rechargeable Lith...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Meet PiinPoint, A Digital Platform To Help Companies Find Their Next Brick And Mortar Location
PiinPoint is launching the pilot of its online platform this week, a product designed to help companies find and select their next physical location. The tool is not niche, and is designed to help a w...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch MLG Launches An Xbox 360 App, Bringing Its MLG.tv Content Into The Living Room
This morning Major League Gaming, an e-sports company, launched an application for the Xbox360 console. The app will bring content from MLG’s MLG.tv gaming network of streams and tournaments and...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The Myo Armband Make One 2048 Addict Feel Like Hes A Part Of The Game
In a new demo video of how Thalmic Labs’ Myo gesture control armband might be used to control devices in the future, we see a player of the addictive puzzler 2048 interacting with the game with ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch One-On-One Programming Help Site Codementor Raises $600,000
Codementor, a one-on-one learning platform for software developers, has raised $600,000 in seed funding. The Techstars-backed site, which launched to the public last week and currently has more than 6...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Palo Alto Networks Buys Cyber Security Company Cyvera For $200M
Security company Palo Alto Networks has bought Cyvera, a cyber security company out of Israel. The deal is worth $200 million. The acquisition is expected to close during the second half of 2014. Cyve...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches Photowall, An iOS App For Beaming Collaborative Galleries To Chromecast
Google has launched a new iOS app with Chromecast-specific features called Photowall. The app, as detailed by 9to5Mac, lets users send photos from their device to their Chromecast-connected TV, and wo...
06:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch The JiveBike Is A Fold-Up Electric Bike With Style
We've seen more personal e-vehicles sprout up in the last year than I care to remember, but today yet another joins the fray. Meet the JiveBike. Read More ...
06:02 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Automatic Album Maker Moment.me Launches A New Service For Mobile Event Websites
Apps that help users make sense of their ever-growing photo collections through automatic organization and curation would seem to make sense, and offer a service people need. But over the past year or...
05:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Startup Financial Services Companies Come Of Age
With one eye on businesses abandonedin the wake of the financial crisis and the other onanew generation of investors,startup companies are now raising significant sums to challenge the hegemony of big...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify No longer Accepting New Apps Submissions, Plans To Extend Web API And Focus On Mobile SDKs
Music streaming service Spotify has announced that it's no longer accepting new app submissions for App Finder, its own app directory for third-party apps that reside and operate within its desktop cl...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify No Longer Accepting New App Submissions, Plans To Extend Web API And Focus On Mobile SDKs
Music streaming service Spotify has announced that it's no longer accepting new app submissions for App Finder, its own app directory for third-party apps that reside and operate within its desktop cl...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify Winds Down App Directory To Focus On External Ecosystem
Music streaming service Spotify has announced that it's no longer accepting new app submissions for App Finder, its own app directory for third-party apps that reside and operate within its desktop cl...
05:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Extended All New HTC One Leak Video Shows Brushed Gray Stainless Finish
The HTC One (not the old one, the new one) is being introduced tomorrow at an event in NYC that kicks of at 11 AM ET, but in case you weren’t yet tired of the steady stream of leaks that have ru...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Simple Spotlinks App Lets You Connect On Location, Share Links
We've all been there. You met someone at a conference who seems interesting, so you get out the business cards. Fast, not awkward, and socially OK. An alternative is you stand there and fire them an e...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Silent Herdsman Raises Another 3M For Its Wearable Collars That Keep Tabs On Cows
U.K. startup, Silent Herdsman, has raised 3 million for its wearable collars for cattle that are designed to help dairy and beef farmers better manage their herds by detecting decision-triggering cond...
05:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Square Releases Spanish Version Of POS App To Support Latino Businesses
Square is releasing its point of sale app, Register, in Spanish, in an effort to onboard more Latino businesses. The company says Square Register, dashboard reports and analytics, online market, and m...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Nokia X Review: Windows Phone Maker Does Low-Cost Android Surprisingly Well
Nokia’s weird foray into Android is the Nokia X, a small, affordable smartphone that uses Google’s mobile OS, painted up as though it were almost a Windows Phone software variant. It’...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Nuji, A U.K. Wanelo, Closes $2M Seed To Splash On Making An iOS App For Social Shoppers
Nuji, a U.K. competitor to Wanelo and Lyst which also offers its users a platform to curate and share fashion and lifestyle products they reckon are worth buying, has closed a $2 million seed round wi...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Video Tagging Startup wireWAX Makes Cougar Town Episode Shoppable
wireWAX, which tags up online video with product tags so that users can buy starlight from the video, has signed a distribution deal with major US network TBS to launch a ‘shoppable’ episo...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch TechStars London Unveils Its 2014 Teams Five Of The 11 Have Already Raised $4M In Total
It's the second year of operation for TechStars London and the accelerator has just named the 11 companies in its 2014 cohort -- which this year come from eight different countries including the U.S.,...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Launches Premium Video In UK, With Mainstream Partners Like Endemol, ITV
Today AOL UK launches its 'AOL On' Network in the UK. This is a premium video syndication platform that includes both curated and original content. The UK is the first market outside of North America ...
01:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Launches Premium Video In UK, With Mainstream Partners Like Endemol, ITN
Today AOL UK launches its 'AOL On' Network in the UK. This is a premium video syndication platform that includes both curated and original content. The UK is the first market outside of North America ...
10:19 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft And Nokia Now Expect Their Massive $7.2B Deal To Close In April
Nokia has informed the world this evening that it now expects its behemoth deal with Microsoft to close in April of this year, as opposed to the first calendar quarter of the annum, a timeframe that w...
08:39 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Data Management Startup Actifio Raises $100M At $1.1B Valuation
Actifio, a data visualization management company that is preparing for an IPO, announced today that it has raised $100 million led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from previous investor...
06:58 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Some Thoughts On The Latest Apple-Comcast Streaming TV Talks
The Internet is abuzz tonight with a report from the Wall Street Journal that Apple and Comcast have been talking about a streaming, over-the-top video service. Reportedly, those streams would be deli...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Yep, BuzzFeed Is Doing Sponsored Quizzes, Too
One of the things that defines BuzzFeed's apparently successful approach to advertising is the way its ads mirror its editorial content. So there have been sponsored lists, a sponsored feed of GIFs, a...
05:06 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Change In UK Tax Law Could Raise The Price Of Music And Apps In The Country
A change in UK tax law that may take force at the start of 2015 would push the price of apps, music and other downloads and “e-services” higher in the United Kingdom. The legal shift would...
04:07 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Financial Firms Looking To Linux, Windows 7 As XP Support Dries Up
In an unsurprising move, ATM operators and other financial organizations are beginning to look to Linux as a replacement for their outdated Windows XP installations. That these organizations are decid...
04:01 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Secret CEO Responds To Cyberbullying Criticism
When it comes to cyberbullying in his anonyous sharing app, Secret co-founder claimed "We don't see very much of that, if any" when we spoke on stage at SXSW. Secret's user might disagree, and through...
04:01 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Virtual View App Raises $500K To Bring Augmented Reality Campaigns To The Property Sector
Virtual View App, a London startup that offers an augmented reality publishing platform and app designed specifically for the property sector, has raised $500k in funding. Read More ...
02:02 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Sonys Advantage
Oculus didn't invent virtual reality but they sure as hell made people care about it again. As of this week, however, they no longer stand alone in their arena. Sony has decided they want to play the...
01:05 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Whisper
Anonymity is all the rage these days, and so we bring our attention to Whisper. This week, we're joined by Leena Rao, who has some mixed feelings about the craze around anonymous social sharing apps, ...
12:44 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch The Rise Of The Euro Mega-Round
Slowly, quietly, but increasingly more noisily, startups originally hailing from Europe but going global have been raising larger and larger funding rounds. The linch-pin in the ecosystem has been fin...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, March 24, 2014
Techcrunch Digital Oceans Journey From TechStars Reject To Cloud-Hosting Darling
The cloud hosting service DigitalOcean is one of the big startup success stories of the last year. Earlier this month, the company announced that it had raised a $37 million funding round led by Andre...
11:19 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Vaavud Raises $375K To Tame The Wind With Your Smartphone
A Kickstarter success has just closed its seed funding round, raising $375,000 to continue its work of measuring the wind using a network of smartphones with a low-cost, electronics-free hardware acce...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch So A Breathalyzer For Quitting Smoking And A Patent War Room Web App Walk Into A Bar
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for. In just mere moments (depending on your reading comprehension level), I will reveal the winners of the TechCrunch DC and NYC Meetup Pitch-Offs, and you...
10:48 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Unbabel Launches A Human-Edited Machine Translation Service To Help Businesses Go Global And Localize Customer Support
Today, you can be anywhere in the world in a matter of clicks. Thanks to globalization and the plucky old Information Superhighway, our world is shrinking. Inquisitive globetrotters can pop over to Go...
10:48 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Unbabel Launches A Human-Edited Machine Translation Service To Help Businesses Go Global, Localize Customer Support
Today, you can be anywhere in the world in a matter of clicks. Thanks to globalization and the plucky old Information Superhighway, our world is shrinking. Inquisitive globetrotters can pop over to Go...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Mixpanel: iOS 7 Adoption At 90%, While Android Kit Kat Remains At Under 10%
Mobile analytics firm Mixpanel has iOS 7 adoption covering the vast majority of Apple mobile devices, with its real-time adoption stat tracker showing between 88 and 90 percent of devices on the lates...
10:09 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch When Startups And Revolutions Collide
In the last two months, tiny Silicon Valley startups have proven their ability to upset the well-laid plans of autocrats half a world away. Just this week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip ...
10:01 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Latest Snowden Allegations: NSA Hacks Huawei
The National Security Administration hacked Chinese networking giant Huawei and apparently gained access to the company's source code, according to documents seen by The New York Times and the German ...
10:01 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Latest Snowden Revelations: NSA Hacks Huawei
The National Security Administration hacked Chinese networking giant Huawei and apparently gained access to the company's source code, according to documents seen by The New York Times and the German ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch The Rise Of The Euro Mega-Round
Slowly, quietly, but increasingly more noisily, startups originally hailing from Europe but going global have been raising larger and larger funding rounds. The linch-pin in the ecosystem has been fin...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Platforms, Smartwatches, And Golden Handcuffs
Ask three different smart, knowledgeable people in tech about their views on smartwatches, and youre bound to receive at least four plausible opinions on the matter. As someone hilariously snarked on ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Noora Healths Training Program For Patients And Caregivers Improves Recovery And Reduces Readmission Rates
If you've ever had a major surgery or medical event, you know that the education around recovery leaves much to be desired. When I had a C-section with the birth of my daughter, the hospital gave me a...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Automating Layouts Bring Flipboards Magazine Style To Web And Windows
Good layout design frames a story and impacts how you are informed by the content. For example, in the hallways of Sports Illustrated, editors hang up every page of the print edition to be reviewed an...
06:42 pm GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Gates Foundation Picks Its Moonshots In India To Reinvent Toilets Globally
From solar-powered electronic toilets to a prototype that helps recharge mobile phones from urine, and another one that could potentially offer advertising slots while pooping among several revenue ge...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Lets End The Search For Mobile TV
Mobile TV has never been a thing. Since the Sony Watchman in 1982, weve been excited at the prospect of mobile TV, but no matter how good our devices are, there still seems to be something missing. As...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch A May-December Media Strategy Could Help Locally Focused Startups
In Silicon Valley, its sometimes easy to focus solely on social and other types of cutting-edge, digital advertising when advising startups on their marketing strategies. But these businesses can also...
02:47 am GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch The Sweet Irony Of Popcorn Time
The absolutely lovely irony with Popcorn Time is that it's doing for the distribution of pirated movies exactly what the movie industry needs to do for itself. Read More ...
02:14 am GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Turkey Moves To Block Twitter At The IP Level
In its effort to curtail access to Twitter, Turkey is getting more aggressive with a block of the service's IP address, according to sources inside Turkey as well as a DNS provider. That means that ch...
01:07 am GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch Hacker News Attempts To Fix Its Comment Problems With Pending Comments
In an effort to improve the quality of discussions that crop up on Hacker News, Y Combinator founding partner Paul Graham yesterday announced some imminent changes to the way comments would be posted ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, March 23, 2014
Techcrunch After WhatsApp: An Insiders View On Whats Next In Messaging
I was driving to a meeting in San Francisco when I got the message: Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion. I pulled over and watched as messages started to stream in. Everyone had the same question...
10:39 pm GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Deal With Getty Images Means Quality EyeEm Photos Make Cash For Their Owners
EyeEm, the Berlin-based startup which focuses on high quality photo-sharing, has signed a partnership with Getty Images to license EyeEm images across its platforms, including on iStock by Getty Image...
10:27 pm GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Turkey Blocks Google DNS, YouTube Could Be Next
The social media crackdown in Turkey continues, as the country has moved to block backdoor access to communications services like Twitter via Google DNS. YouTube, another service offered by the global...
10:20 pm GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Deal With Getty Images Means Quality EyeEm Photos Make Cash For Their Owners
EyeEm, the Berlin-based startup which focuses on high quality photo-sharing, has signed a partnership with Getty Images to license EyeEm images across its platforms, including on iStock by Getty Image...
09:19 pm GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Vicarious Grabs A Huge, New $40M Growth Round To Advance Artificial Intelligence
Vicarious, a San Francisco-based company that developed technology to solve Captcha queries last fall, just raised a big new $40 million round from investors including Joe Lonsdale’s Formation 8...
09:13 pm GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: No Reply
The Gillmor Gang Dan Farber, Semil Shah, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor wade into the rumors that Twitter is dumping @Reply and #Hashtag from the mix. Scoble and Teare in...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Airbnbs $10B Valuation, Netflix And Net Neutrality, And Microsofts Email Brouhaha
It’s Friday, and that means its time for another episode of CrunchWeek. This time, sitting around the White Table with me were my two excellent colleagues Kim-Mai Cutlerand Ryan Lawler. We dug t...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Real Engines Of Growth Have Nothing To Do With Growth Hacking
Imagine you're a 17-year-old girl at a well-to-do high school in Los Angeles, and you just discovered Snapchat. Until that moment, every time you thought about sending risqu photos to your romantic in...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out
Drop whatever what youre doing and go read Maciej Cegowskis absolutely magnificent essay Our Comrade The Electron, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make s...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch The Short, Serendipitous Life & Untimely Death Of Antisocial Photo-Sharing App, Rando
Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a piece about a new random photo-sharing app called Rando, built by a London app & design studio, ustwo -- an app that prefigured the current preoccupation for ap...
10:58 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch With Over $100M Raised, P2P Lending Platform CommonBond Expands To 100 Programs To Help Grad Students Reduce Debt
New York City-based CommonBond launched in late 2012 on a mission to bring the the power of person-to-person lending and crowdsourcing to the student debt crisis. With student debt in the U.S. having ...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Lawyer, Disrupt Thyself
According to TechCrunch, law is the sector with the least VC investment. Im not at all surprised by that. Ive been practicing law for nearly 25 years, in myriad settings (large firm, GC at a tech comp...
04:24 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch The Awesome Easter Egg In Sergey Brins Old Resume
The best part of Sergey Brin's mid-90s resume is tucked away somewhere the casual observer generally wouldn't think to look: the source code. Read More ...
03:47 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Report: Apple Considers Building An On-Demand Music Service To Take On Spotify
Apple already has iTunes Radio, but it's hoping to go further in the direction of on-demand music, according to a report in Billboard that cites "three people familiar with the talks" between Apple an...
03:19 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Xbox One And A Free Ticket To Disrupt NY
It is officially spring and Disrupt NY is fast approaching. We have already announced some amazing speakers, which so far include Vine co-founder and GM Colin Kroll, Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler, ...
03:06 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter #Music To Be Pulled From App Store Today, Will Shut Down Completely On April 18
Twitter just announced that it will be removing its #Music app from the App Store "later this afternoon." For those who have already downloaded it, the app will stop working on April 18. #Music's disa...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Ready to be exterminated, puny flesh bag! TIDWRTWHUFOO thinks so! Today's robots will walk all over your heart, face, and stomach and, more important, smile while they do it! Read More ...
01:37 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch AT&T Exec Calls Netflixs Reed Hastings Arrogant For Net Neutrality Post
AT&T just turned the high-stakes debate between Netflix and telecommunications companies into a name-calling food fight. AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Legislative Affairs, James Cicc...
01:35 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Ask A VC: Javelin Venture Partners Alex Gurevich On The Enterprise Messaging Opportunity In Emerging Markets
In this week’s episode of Ask A VC Javelin Venture Partners’ Alex Gurevich stopped by the studio to talk about messaging, marketplaces and more. Gurevich, who helped establish one of the f...
12:14 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch The White House Blasts Turkey For Blocking Twitter, Calls For Its Reinstatement
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today responded to the Turkish government's attempt to block Twitter in the country. The suppressive effort failed in the most basic sense, as Twitter users coul...
12:09 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.21.14
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Semil Shah, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm PST. Chat here https://friendfeed.com/realtime-network/95d840cc/...
12:07 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch After Acquisition, OpenTable Plans To Shut Down Ness On April 21
Ness, the personalized restaurant recommendation app acquired by OpenTable last month, now has an expiration date. The company announced that the app would be discontinued on April 21, just a few mont...
12:05 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinators New President Sam Altman To Take The Stage At Disrupt NY
We're very pleased to announce that Sam Altman, the newly appointed president of the renowned Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator, will be joining us onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in Ma...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, March 22, 2014
Techcrunch PlayStation 4 Supply Issues Will Be Fixed This Summer
Sony is selling its PS4 as fast as it can. But the company has experienced supply constraints ever since its launch in November 2013. And don’t expect to find a PS4 on your store shelf anytime s...
11:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Now Offering $100 Discounts To Get Consumers Off Windows XP
As Windows XP winds down, Microsoft has a problem: People still use the operating system. Many people. Given that support for Windows XP ends on April 8, the number of days left in which the OS is mos...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android Wear, Virtual Reality Headsets, And Popcorn Time
It's been an exciting week in the land of gadgets. Google revealed a version of Android built for smart watches, and LG and Motorola subsequently revealed their hardware to go along with it. A slew of...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Screenburn, Which Does Paid Video-On-demand Inside Facebook, Raises Angel Cash
Screenburn, which specialises in video-on-demand events, with fans paying to watch films or concerts, has raised $500K (302k) in angel investment to expand. The company is used by musicians and filmma...
09:36 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Says It Is Standing By Its Users In Turkey, Hopes To Have Access Returned Soon
Help appears to be at hand for Turkey, where Twitter access has been cut off after the Prime Minister accused it of helping people spread false information about him. Twitter has announced that it is ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed StackLead Takes The Hassle Out Of Lead Analysis
Imagine you have a huge sign-up list for your yet-to-launch startups or you are a quickly growing company with 50 new sales leads coming in every day. Who are those people signing up for your product?...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On Taxis: The Real Dangers of Riding In an Uber Car
According to Bill Rouse, the GM of Yellow Cabs of Los Angeles, riding in an Uber car is more dangerous than catching a traditional cab. Read More ...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Vulfpeck Releases An Album Of Absolute Silence On Spotify To Make Money
Funk band Vulfpeck is showing everyone what growth hacking is all about — exploiting weaknesses to promote your work. The band recently released a new album on Spotify called Sleepify. It consis...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Here Is The Live Stream For 500 Startups E-Commerce Conference
If there's one thing 500 Startups knows pretty well, it's how to find companies that know how to sell. Over the course of the last few years, the seed-stage investment firm has made numerous bets on e...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Tappy Fit Channels Flappy Bird Addiction Into Fitness Motivation Using Fitbit Data
A new game out now on the App Store features mechanics virtually identical to those found in viral hit Flappy Bird, but with a key twist – the game can be made easier through sheer physical effo...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Battle Of The Reaction Messengers
If you build it, they will come? Half a dozen or so applications have launched in recent months, hoping to dominate what they all hope will be one of the next big trends in mobile messaging: the ̶...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Hoop Tracker Basketball Smartwatch Provides Automatic, Real-Time Shot Tracking
Playing basketball is fun, but I am bad at it. I might be less bad if I used the Hoop Tracker smartwatch, which is designed very specifically for basketball, unlike most wearables that aim at a more g...
05:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Your Computer Knows Your Pain (Better Than Humans Do)
In a fascinating project, researchers at University of California San Diego and the University of Toronto have found that computers are far better than humans at recognizing the difference between rea...
04:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch iBeacons Arent Just For Retail: Placed Lets You Use Them As iPhone Quick Launchers At Home
There has been a lot of talk about iBeacons since they launched with iOS 7 last fall, but much of the focus has been on how they benefit retailers and add to the in-store shopping experience. They hav...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Weev Needs To Walk
Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer is a troll, but he's not a criminal. This is clear. In his recent appearance in federal appellate court in Philadelphia, the ignorance surrounding his actions and the lack o...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Recipe-Finding App Gojee Quietly Gets Acquired by XO Group After Talks Stalled With Yahoo
Some consolidation afoot in the world of food and lifestyle properties. Gojee, a recipe aggregation site organised around big pictures, specific ingredients and themes, has quietly been acquired by XO...
02:27 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Microview Shrinks Arduino Into A Teeny, Weenie OLED Module
Do you desire a teeny, tiny, little Arduino board with OLED display? You bet you do! Microview is a new "chip-sized" Arduino on Kickstarter that costs $45. What can it do? All kinds of stuff! Read Mor...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Flazio, An Italian Web-Design Engine, Lets You Build A Site Through Your Facebook Page
Website creation software is a dime-a-dozen. You press a button, type in some jazz, and come up with a one page website for you and yours. But what if I said there was something that could make it eve...
09:16 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch AirSnap Helps You Take Beautiful Group Selfies By Pairing Two iOS Devices
How many times have you stepped out of the group to click pictures, feeling left out as others posed? Or have there been instances when you’re jostling to get back for a group picture after sett...
08:21 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Mt.Gox Finds 200,000 Bitcoin In An Old-Format Digital Wallet
Mt.Gox, the bankrupt online currency exchange, said that it has located 200,000 bitcoin in a digital wallet. In a filing, CEO Mark Karpeles disclosed that the currency, which is worth about $118 milli...
04:23 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Now Deploy Two Legal Teams, Outside Former Federal Judge To Approve User-Data Searches
Following a court document revealing that Microsoft read the email of a third-party blogger to uncover an internal leak, the company this evening announced a policy change, effective immediately, rega...
04:21 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch PayPal Expands Its In-App Pay At Table And Order Ahead Services In UK
It's still very early days for mobile payments, with the vast majority of consumers still not convinced that it really is a lot easier to pay for things using their phones instead of pulling out a pay...
03:31 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Medium Launches Simple iPhone App Thats Just For Reading
Blogging platform Medium has released a simple app for the iPhone that allows users to read articles from the site. They're presented as a feed that's recommended for you automatically, though article...
03:22 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Goes Dark In Turkey Hours After The Countrys PM Threatened To Wipe Out The Service
After the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoanpromised that he would “wipe out” Twitter after it apparently ignored court orders asking the site to remove certain corruption allegations, t...
02:19 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Blasts ISPs, Calls For Strong Net Neutrality And Explains Why It Pays Comcast
When Netflix agreed to pay Comcast as part of a peering agreement in the wake of the legal demise of net neutrality, the landscape of the Internet changed.Netflix CEO Reed Hastings today published an ...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Leap Motion Lays Off 10% Of Its Workforce After Missing On First Year Sales Estimates
Leap Motion won a lot of buzz early on for its motion controller, which is designed to make it possible for users to interact with their computer through gestures alone. The early buzz and pre-order i...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Google Wants Everyone To Stop Hating On Glass
All social issues aside, Google Glass is an impressive kit of technology. However, that might not be enough to secure its future. The novel PR campaign that is the Google Glass Explorer program seems ...
01:22 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch The Ember iPhone Case Improves Your Late-Night Selfies With 56 Built-In LEDs
Model by model, the iPhone is getting better at taking photos at night without making everyone look like spooky-ass ghosts but you can only go so far with one or two little LEDs.But what about 56 lit...
01:20 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Read A Bloggers Personal Email And IMs, Court Docs Reveal
Microsoft caught and fired an employee who leaked confidential software to a French blogger. That blogger then published screenshots of Windows 8 to the Internet before Microsoft's official announceme...
12:49 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Stir, A Kinetic Desk Startup From An Ex-Apple Engineer, Raises $1.5M Led By Tony Hsiehs Vegas TechFund
As the world continues to see more and more everyday objects become "hardware" controlled through operating systems and internet connectivity, an ex-Apple engineer called JP Labrosse is hoping to take...
12:29 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Chinas iOS Usage Spiked With New iPhones, But Increase Driven By Older Models, Mixpanel Finds
A new report about the state of iOS usage in China from mobile analytics firm Mixpanel reveals a lot of interesting info about how one of Apple’s most important international markets is adopting...
12:07 am GMT - Fri, March 21, 2014
Techcrunch Style Lend Launches Out Of Y Combinator To Be The Airbnb For Womens Closets
Collaborative consumption marketplaces have taken off in recent years to let people share many of the big ticket items in their lives: houses, apartments, cars. A new startup called Style Lend is gunn...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Qik Is Shutting Down In April, Three Years After Being Acquired By Skype
Qik, a company that was very early on in the stream-live-video-from-your-phone trend that popped up and then quickly faded around 2008-2009, is being retired by its parent company, Skype. Skype acquir...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed One Degree Is A Yelp For Social Services That Helps Low-Income Families
When Rey Faustino migrated from the Philippines to Southern California as an eight-year-old, he saw his family hustle to make ends meets in their new homeland. “I grew up in a working-class fami...
11:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Google Starts Rolling Out New Version Of Sheets With Offline Editing Support To Everybody
Last December, Google announced a new version of Sheets, its online spreadsheet app that's part of its Google Drive productivity suite. Until now, this new version was opt-in only, but starting today,...
11:06 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Learnist Refreshes Pinterest For Education Site To Add Reading Lists And Improve Board Creation
Pinterest for education startup Learnist wants to provide its users with all the tools needed to create, curate, and share content that can be used to learn a wide variety of subjects. Now, less than ...
10:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Disputes Claims That They Were Aware Of NSA Data Collection Outside Of FISA Orders
The Guardian newspaper made headlines yesterday for a story claiming the tech companies were not entirely truthful about their knowledge of National Security Agency spying. News outlets quickly picked...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Mozillas Australis Design And Improved Sync Come To Firefox Beta 29
A day after releasing the stable version of Firefox 28, Mozilla today launched the first beta version of Firefox 29. While there wasn't all that much interesting in Firefox 28, the latest beta version...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch App Annies CEO Bertrand Schmitt Talks Apps, Games, And Bad Flappy Bird Scores
Perhaps you have heard of this thing calls ‘apps.’ As the app industry has grown and matured, its complexity has mushroomed. Making sense of what’s up and what’s down is incred...
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Detroits Watch Startup Shinola Featured In Aols This Built America Inaugural Episode
Startups are flocking to Detroit for the cheap space, amazing engineering talent and sheer marketability of the area. Nothing says a company supports "Made in America" stronger than a Detroit address....
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Exclusive: Super Model Lily Cole Talks About Impossible, Her Gift Giving Platform
It would seem that Lily Cole set herself, literally, an impossible task. Trying to convince the world that it could go on Impossible.com or its associated iOS app, place almost any kind of wish, from ...
10:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Super Model Lily Cole Talks About Impossible, Her Gift Giving Platform
It would seem that Lily Cole set herself, literally, an impossible task. Trying to convince the world that it could go on Impossible.com or its associated iOS app, place almost any kind of wish, from ...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Gmail Traffic Between Google Servers Now Encrypted To Thwart NSA Snooping
Today Google announced that it has enhanced encryption for its Gmail email service, bolstering security to protect customers from prying eyes, especially those of governments. As of today, Gmail will ...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Brand Advocacy Startup Crowdtap Raises Another $5M
Crowdtap, a startup that connects brands with consumers to spur the creation of promotional social media content, is announcing that it has raised $5 million in Series B funding. The company announced...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Starbucks iPhone App With Digital Tipping And Shake-To-Pay Now Available
The Starbucks mobile app with digital tipping options, previewed last week, has arrived in the App Store. iPhone users can grab it now, and get the new digital tipping option if they’re based in...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Workforce Startup Gigwalk Pivots, Raises $10M From Nokia And Others
Exclusive: Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies to enable a mobile workforce, has raised $10 million from Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), new investor Randstad Holdin...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Fresh Off New Funding, Alexa Competitor SimilarWeb Acquires Competitive Intelligence Engine Tapdog
SimilarWeb, the Tel Aviv-based web rankings provider and competitor to services like comScore and Alexa, is announcing today that it has acquired fellow Israeli startup, Tapdog, makers of a competitiv...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch With New Profile Pages, Think Gaming Wants To Become AngelList For Game Developers
Think Gaming already provides data that should help developers find out how users are interacting with their games and how those games stack up against the competition. Now, with the help of new game ...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Upverter Raises $2.3M To Be The Online Collaboration Layer For Hardware Engineering
Toronto-based startup and online electronic design automation platform and hardware hacker community has raised $2.3 million in seed funding, the company revealed to TechCrunch today. The funding is f...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Orange Gives All Of Its Data To Frances NSA
Orange and France’s main intelligence agency (the DGSE) have been cooperating illegally for years. According to a newly found report by Edward Snowden and Le Monde‘s investigation, the DGS...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Wheres The Party? YC-Backed Shoobs Wants To Be Ticketmaster For Local Nightlife Events
Shoobs is a U.K. startup aiming to become Ticketmaster for local nightlife events. Wondering which hot DJs are coming to your corner of town soon? Shoobs wants to be the place you go to figure out whe...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Amidst Reports Of New Funding, Airbnb Growth Accelerates In Europe
Hospitality startup Airbnb has seen more than 11 million guests stay on the platform since being launched in 2007, and increasingly those guests are traveling to, from, or in-between nations in Europe...
07:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch New Research Suggests Russian VC Has Dumped Seed For Late Stage And Exits
Whatever is happening in the political sphere (and let's face it, quite a lot is happening), Russia's home-grown technology market continues to grow as the market matures. Although the seed funding bo...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Quip, The Word Processing App From Ex-FB CTO Bret Taylor, Gets More Social With Like Button, Comments And Page Themes
When Bret Taylor, the ex-CTO of Facebook, co-foundedmobile-first word processing app Quipwith ex-Googler Kevin Gibbs,the move appeared to be a world away from the work Taylor had done to help build th...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Quip, Ex-FB CTO Bret Taylors Word Processing App, Gets A Like Button, Themes And More
When Bret Taylor, the ex-CTO of Facebook, co-foundedmobile-first word processing app Quipwith ex-Googler Kevin Gibbs,the move appeared to be a world away from the work Taylor had done to help build th...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch European Childcare Platform Yoopies Acquires French Startup Yokoro To Expand Homecare Services
The Paris-based European childcare platform Yoopies has acquired local competitor (and neighbour) Yokoro to expand the range of homecare services offered via its marketplace. As it stands, Yoopies mat...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Encourages Navel Gazing With Tool For Finding Your First Tweet
Twitter has launched a microsite called “#FirstTweet” that helps you find your point of origin on the social network site, which, if you’re a regular user and have been a member for ...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Gear 2 Will Cost $295, Gear Fit Will Be $197 When They Go On Sale In April
Samsung has released some pricing information on its Gear 2 and Gear Fit smartwatch devices, and the news should be welcome considering they’re both priced cheaper than the original Galaxy Gear ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Trivia App QuizUp Gains 1 Million New Signups After A Week On Android
Sometimes lightning does strike twice. Mobile trivia app QuizUp gained a million new signups after just its first week on Android. With 100,000 new signups daily, that success on Android follows its i...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Gritty Superhero Detective Comic Powers Is PlayStation Networks First Original TV Show
What happens when superheroes either commit or are the victims of violent crime? That’s the question Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming set out to answer with Powers, their original co...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Camperoo Helps Parents Find And Book Summer Camps & Other Activities For Kids
Parents looking to plan their children’s extracurricular activities, find summer camps or day programs, are these days faced with a fairly time-consuming task, and one which involves more than a...
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch App Crowdtesting Startup, Testbirds, Closes 2.1M Series A, Gunning To Become The uTest Of Europe
Munich, Germany-based mobile and web app crowdtesting startup, Testbirds, which lets companies outsource their app testing to its sizeable network of testers, has closed a 2.1 million ($2.9 million) S...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch FitBit Faces Class-Action Lawsuit Over The Force Fitness Tracker
FitBit now faces a class-action lawsuit over rashes caused by the FitBit Force. The company previously issued public statements and recalled the product after 1.7% of Force users had reported an irrit...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Betaworks Refreshing Weather Email Service Poncho Launches Discount Campaign With Duane Reade
Poncho, an email app out of betaworks, is my favorite little weather service. With a quippy email each morning, I’m always prepared for sun, snow or showers. The only caveat: In almost a year of...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch FireChat For iOS Is A Hyperlocal Anonymous Chat Network That Doesnt Need An Internet Connection
We all know that chat apps are pretty hot right now and there are plenty of companies hoping for a WhatsApp-like exit. For the most part, all of those apps are pretty similar, but FireChat, which is l...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Tribune Digital Ventures Launches Newsbeat, An Audio App Aimed At News Junkies
Since the Tribune Company launched its technology and innovation arm, Tribune Digital Ventures, it's been trying to find new ways to appeal to both consumers and its partners. The latest move in that ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch UberConference Relaunches Its iPhone App
UberConference, the winner of our TechCrunch NYC 2012 startup battlefield competition, is relaunching its iPhone app today.The companypreviously launchedan iPhone appback in December 2012, but then re...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Digigage Is A Signage Solution That Turns Your Elevator Into An Aquarium
Ooooh, fishy, fishy, fishy fish! Tel Aviv-based Digigage has created a new form of digital screen for elevators that "adds depth," "can transport occupants to a completely new environment," and genera...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Giftri Mines Friends Facebook Data To Provide Gift Recommendations On Amazon
Technology has the potential to throw the old adage "it's the thought that counts" into disarray if an algorithm does the thinking for you. Enter Spanish startup Giftri, another attempt to tap Faceboo...
04:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch HP Planning To Enter The 3D Printer Space In June
HP CEO Meg Whitman casually noted that the company would have a "big technology announcement" in June related to the 3D printing space, a move that could place 3D printers into the hands of casual hom...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Targets The iPad, Surface And Kindle With New Galaxy Pro Tablet Ad
Samsung is never shy about throwing shade on its competitors, and a new ad for its Galaxy Pro series of tablets is no exception. The new video calls out not only Apple’s iPad, but also the Micro...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch MachineShop Comes Out Of Stealth With $3M Funding From Customers To Offer Middleware For Internet Of Services
In a world where everything from sensors in your shoe, to refrigerators, television and jet engines are going to be connected on the web to create the Internet of Things, there are many opportunities ...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch SmartMio Offers Athletes Wearable Muscle Stimulation Controlled By Your Smartphone
Athletic wearable devices are not anything new, but a new product launching today on Indiegogo has a different take from the myriad activity trackers out there: The SmartMio connected sports muscle st...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Looking Into A Smart Stylus With Light- And Motion-Sensing Powers
Apple has a new patent application published today by the USPTO (via AppleInsider), which details a stylus with a nib that can be extended to take advantage of multi-touch capabilities for a wider bru...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Location Pinpointing Startup what3words Adds $1M More To Its Seed To Flog More Map Labels
Location-pinpointing startup, what3words, which is on a missing to reinvent the postcode has topped up its seed round with a further $1 million. Read More ...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch KnCMiner Sells $2 Million Worth Of Scrypt Mining Machines In Four Hours
KnCMiner, one of the few cryotcurrency miner companies that tend to ship product, has announced that they sold $2 million worth of their scrypt mining Titan rigs in four hours, a new record for the co...
08:26 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Messaging App & Gaming Platform Tango Raises Massive $280 Million Series D
Tango, the mobile messaging application that allows users to text, play games and make free voice and video calls, is today announcing $280 million in Series D funding, in a round led by China's Aliba...
07:26 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Google-Backed Lending Club Brings Peer-To-Peer Lending To Business Loans
Peer-to-peer lending platform Lending Club, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, is announcing a major expansion today into business loans. Read More ...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Accel Partners Raises New Funds Totaling Over $1B, As High-Profile Partners Cut Back Roles
Accel Partners, one of the Silicon Valley’s biggest venture capital firms best known for its early investment in Facebook, has raised two new funds totaling $1.475 billion, Forbes reported earli...
04:43 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Ezetap Gets Additional Funding From Amex To Expand Its Mobile Payment Platform Across Emerging Markets
Ezetap, a Bangalore-based mobile payment startup thatuses a rectangular device to turn any mobile phone into a point-of-sales terminal when plugged in, is raising additional funding from American Expr...
04:35 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Larry Pages Wish To Make All Health Data Public Has Big Benefits And Big Risks
Google co-founder Larry Page made a rare appearance at the TED conference and expounded on a few ideas he thinks will change the world. “Wouldn’t it be amazing to have anonymous medical re...
03:58 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch OneNotes Transition To Being Free Was A Year In The Making
Microsoft released a OneNote client for OS X and made the application free across all five large mobile and desktop operating systems. The OS X app was a hit, spiking to the top of the Mac App Store a...
03:38 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Meta, The Sprawling Rural Ranch Where Augmented Reality Magic Is Made
A lot of tech employees say that they are at the office "24/7" as they "eat, sleep, and breathe" whatever new gadget or app they're cooking up. But in this episode of TechCrunch Cribs, we toured a com...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Security Director Joins Bitcoin Startup Coinbase
Ryan McGeehan has recently announced on Facebook, fittingly, that he is leaving his role at Facebook as its Director of Security Incident Response, and taking up a security-related role at Coinbase.Hi...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Security Director, Amazon BD Director Join Bitcoin Startup Coinbase
Ryan McGeehan has recently announced on Facebook, fittingly, that he is leaving his role at Facebook as its Director of Security Incident Response, and taking up a security-related role at Coinbase.Hi...
03:13 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Founder Gabe Adiv Resurrects TuneUp To Continue Tidying Up Your Music Library
TuneUp, the app that cleans up your iTunes and Windows Media Player library (by correcting song information, providing missing cover art, and more), seemed to reach the end of the road last month with...
02:13 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch YouNoodle Raises $1.1M To Build A Business From Startup Competitions And Data
Remember YouNoodle? The startup attracted some controversy all the way back in 2008 for saying it could algorithmically predict the success of startups. Since then, the business and the product may ha...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch White House Crowdsources Campaign To Prove Climate Change Problems
The White House needs a few good data scientists to help its climate change campaign. Instead of creating all of the doomsday scenarios itself, the White House is opening up government data so that re...
02:04 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Of Course TechCrunch Disrupt Is In Mike Judges Silicon Valley HBO Show
Striving to be as real as possible, more like in King of the Hill rather than Beavis and Butthead, Mike Judge's upcoming Silicon Valley TV show mixes in healthy doses of real startup life. That means ...
01:14 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch Box Adds Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior To Its Board
Today Box announced that Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior will join its board of directors, thus adding another outside member and woman to its leadership team. Warrior was also previously the CTO of Motor...
12:40 am GMT - Thu, March 20, 2014
Techcrunch You Have 24 Hours To Get Tickets To The NYC Meetup Plus Pitch-Off
In the wise words of Rafiki, "it is time." The New York TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is going down tomorrow night, Thursday March 20, at 6pm on the dot at Santos Party House. Be there, or hate yourse...
11:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Latest Photos Of Facebooks New Gehry-Designed, Tree-Lined Campus Unveiled
Take a new look at Facebook’s upcoming tree-studded Engineering Building. Sprawling over 22 acres of Palo Alto, the 435,000 square feet compound is designed by famed architect Frank Gehry. These...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Brazils Constitution Of The Internet Puts Net Neutrality In The Spotlight
Brazils Congress is days away from voting on Marco Civil, the countrys first major internet legislation, and the big issue at stake is net neutrality. Read More ...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Everything We Know About The Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch
Motorola hosted a live Hangout with Jim Wicks, the lead designer of the Moto 360 Android Wear-based smartwatch, and the discussion started with the inspiration for the product and moved to its specifi...
10:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch One Seattle Politician Explains Why She Voted To Regulate Uber
Prominent tech leaders flooded Twitter with outrage at Seattle’s decision to severely limit the number of private ride-sharing drivers from companiessuch as Uber and Lyft.“Corruption. Lite...
10:18 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed CodeCombat Wants You To Learn To Code By Playing Games
So you've decided you want to learn to code, but don't know where to start. There are dozens of services out there that can help you find your way, but a new YC-backed company wants to teach you how t...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Epic Games Tries Something New, Licenses All Of Unreal Engine 4 For $19 A Month
Licensing a big 3D engine (like Unreal) to build your video game has always been... kind of hard. Pricing was done case-by-case. You had to explain what you were up to, negotiate for weeks; it wasn't ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Website Platform Pantheon Launches WordPress Support
Pantheon is one of the most popular website platforms for Drupal, but today, it's also expanding into hosting WordPress installs. Read More ...
09:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Aislelabs Raises $1.5M To Bring Full Cycle Visitor Analytics To Brick-And-Mortar Retail
Toronto-based Aislelabs wants retailers to be able to see the path of their customers, from the macro level right down to their in-store experience, using a combination of technologies include GPS, Wi...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Yes, Flappy Bird Will Return To The App Store
I hope you enjoyed your life over the past month and a half; Flappy Bird is coming back to the App Store after its removal earlier this year, according to the game’s developer Dong Nguyen. Gawke...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Comcast Adds 18 More Channels To Xfinity Go Apps Live Streaming Lineup
Comcast wants to make all of its content available on all devices, including its mobile apps. With that in mind, the company announced this morning that it was adding a host of new live channels to it...
08:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Why You Shouldnt Decide Anything Important At Your Board Meeting
There is an old saying in poker that if you don't know who the sucker at the table is - it's you. The same can be said of critical decisions in a board meeting or frankly any other meeting where major...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Ibibo Aquires Online Bus Tracking And Analytics Startup YourBus In India
Less than a year after acquiring India’s largest online bus travel booking site Redbus for around $135 million, Ibibo is doubling down on the segment in India for a bigger merging markets play b...
08:38 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Naspers-Backed ibiboGroup Acquires Online Bus Tracking And Analytics Startup YourBus In India
Less than a year after acquiring India’s largest online bus travel booking site redbus for around $135 million, ibibo is doubling down on the segment in India for a bigger emerging markets play ...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator Alums Aaron Harris And Justin Kan Join As Partners
Startup accelerator Y Combinator just announced that it's added a couple new partners, both of whom have been through the program. Alums Justin Kan and Aaron Harris have joined to help mentor the star...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Huawei Scraps Plan That Would Have Shipped Windows Phone And Android On A Single Handset
Huawei this morning announced that it has changed its mind and will not release a dual-OS handset with both Android and Windows Phone in "the near future." This is a reversal of its previous strategy ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Partnering With BuySellAds, Email Ad Network LaunchBit Shifts Focus To Lead Generation
LaunchBit, an email ad network that launched in 2012, is taking a new direction in the words of co-founder Elizabeth Yin, "LaunchBit is pivoting to a customer acquisition platform for SaaS companies....
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch WebCL Will Soon Let Web Developers Harness The Power Of Multi-Core GPUs And CPUs From The Browser
Web browsers, for the most part, can't use the full power of your computer or mobile device. The code they execute tends to run in a sandbox that's abstracted from your hardware and doesn't give the b...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Augmedix Raises $3.2M To Make Google Glass Standard Kit For Future Doctors
Google Glass is facing some challenges in terms of public perception and an ongoing debate about its role in the public forum, but it has some potential in specific realms that could be very exciting,...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon-Owned Quidsi Debuts VineMarket.com, An Online Grocery Store Catering To Food Allergy Sufferers
Amazon.com-owned Quidsi is relaunching its eco products destination Vine.com under a new name today, VineMarket.com, and shifting its focus beyond just “green” products and healthy foods, ...
07:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus Rift Gets A New $350 Developer Kit Which Improves On The Crystal Cove Prototype
Oculus has unveiled a Rift development kit to replace the first-generation one it stopped selling just last week, and the $350 developer hardware ups the game considerably over its predecessor. The ne...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch This Is A 3D Printed Kayak
Ever wanted to buy a boat but couldn't swing the cost? Well, print one. That's what the guy behind Grass Roots Engineering did. Read More ...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch LUUV Is A 3D-Printed Smartphone Camera Stabilizer, Now Live On IndieGoGo
LUUV is a camera stabilizer that lets you video fast moving action more-or-less shake-free due to its 3D printed design. What LUUV promises is something like the 'democratization' of the steady-cam. I...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch CRM Service Base Raises $15M Series B To Take On Salesforce
Base, a cross-platform CRM tool for sales teams, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series B funding round led by RRE Ventures, Index Ventures and OCA Ventures. Other investors include S...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Google Makes Creating Maps Easier For Developers, Adds GeoJSON Support To JavaScript API
Google Maps is announcing a small update today that makes life a bit easier for developers who want to use the service by adding GeoJSON support to its JavaScript API. GeoJSON is an open-source data f...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Autodesk Buys Creative Market To Square Up To Adobe With A Marketplace For Designers And Makers
It looks like Autodesk has taken one more step forward in its bid to compete more with the likes of Adobe in the business of providing tools to the design community, but also a bigger step into the ma...
06:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Couponing Service SnipSnap Launches GoodFor, An App For Sharing Handmade, DIY Coupons
SnipSnap, the growing mobile couponing app (and former TechCrunch Disrupt battlefield participant) with nearly 3 million users, launched a second app today to address a trend they had been seeing amon...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Evergig Opens Beta For Crowd-Captured Video Of Concerts With Better Sound
You're a musician that needs to make your music video look good. You might use Outlisten. On Fanfootage you could create a video by getting fans to video your gig from many angles. So there are a few...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Quirky And GE Show Pity On Those Nest Left Out With A Smart Window AC Unit
Though Nest has made a dent in home automation with its smart thermostat, the company hasn't really addressed those of us who live in old apartment buildings with window AC units as our only summer sa...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch LeanData Raises $5.1M In Series A From Shasta Ventures To Help Customers Make Sense Of Salesforce Data
Marketeers are often struggling to sift through available customer databases and identify customer leads that can be converted into revenue opportunities. While large enterprises treat this as a big d...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Rebelle Raises New Funds As Germans Switch On To Second-Hand Designer Fashion
Second-hand designer fashion has become big business online. Just look at the success of Nasty Gal in the U.S. which has done well out of vintage pieces as well as new clothing, shoes, and accessories...
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Threadables Mailing List For Teams Makes Your Inbox Less Noisy
One of the problems with mailing lists today, especially when used for work-related purposes or organizing large groups around some sort of project, is that they can quickly become overwhelming. Annoy...
05:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Said To Be Planning A SIM-Equipped Gear 2 Smartwatch
Samsung is in talks with SK Telecom to release a version of the Gear 2 which has its own SIM and can make calls without needing a smartphone connection, according to a new report from The Korea Herald...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Global Mobile Ad Spend Jumped 105% In 2013, On Track For $31.5B In 2014 Led By Google, Says eMarketer
As more people turn away from PCs and turn to smartphones and tablets for their online fix, the market for mobile ads continues to shift, too. Figures out today from research firm eMarketer note that ...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Titanfall For Xbox 360 Pushed Back Again, Now Launching On April 8th
Sorry, Xbox 360 owners. EA hates you. Titanfall is delayed again. According to a blog post published this morning, the mech FPS is now launching on April 8 in North America, and beginning on April 11 ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Blue River Technology Takes In Another $10M For Its Agriculture Optimizing Robots
Blue River Technology, which uses robotics and computer vision to optimize agriculture by, for instance, determining which lettuces to thin out of a row and which to keep, has closed a$10 million Seri...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Peer-To-Peer Car Rental Startup FlightCar Lands Some Senior Execs
Since launching at SFO last year, FlightCar has taken the Airbnb model for peer-to-peer lending and applied it to the airport car rentals. But, as one might imagine, that's a logistically intensive bu...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Konami Code Easter Egg Unlocks Cheat Mode
The Konami Code strikes again. Go to a Google search bar and using voice, search for "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right." And just like that, you'll have unlimited free Google searches.Of c...
04:16 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Want More Privacy In Your App? Wickr Resells Its Encryption, Self-Destructing Tech To Other Apps
Wickr, one of the wave of messaging apps built on the idea of private, encrypted and self-destructing data, has vowed never to make money off its users -- with its app remaining free, and user data ne...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch New Relic Goes Beyond Server Monitoring And Adds Software Analytics
New Relic, maker of server and application-monitoring tools for developers, today announced what is probably the company's biggest release since it launched in 2008. With New Relic Insights (formerly ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Sulon Launches The Cortex Developer Kit To Start Building Holodeck Gaming Software
Virtual reality is bound to be a part of the future of gaming, and Toronto-based Sulon Technologies is debuting their own take on this exciting space at GDC in San Francisco. Their Cortex gaming platf...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip Partners With Digital Agency VivaKi
Kiip continues to build its relationships with the ad world, announcing today that it has partnered with VivaKi, the digital innovation arm of Publicis Groupe. The startup pitches its model, where bra...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Big Data Analytics Company Platfora Raises $38M
Platfora, a startup focused on bringing businesses intelligence from big data, has raised $38 million led by Tenaya Capital, which brings the companys total financing to $65 million. Also participatin...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Parchment Raises $10M To Accelerate Development Of Application Analytics Tools For Students
Parchment, a startup which has taken the offline, aging process of getting and sharing academic and other credentials online, today announced a $10 million round of follow-on funding, bringing its tot...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Invenias, A Cloud Software Provider For Exec Recruitment, Tops Up Its Series A With Another $2M
Invenias, a U.K.-headquarted company that sells cloud software for the executive search and recruitment sector and has an interface that works within Microsoft Outlook, has topped up its funding with ...
01:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Hublo Is The Web Analytics Tool For The Rest Of Us
Meet Hublo, a recently launched analytics service that is easier to use than your average analytics tool. It works a lot like Mixpanel, KISSmetrics and others, but you don’t have to write a sing...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Medical Education Network Meducation Raises $1M Seed Round
The UK's Meducation, an online education network for medical students and practitioners, has raised $1 million in seed funding. Part of the round -- approx. $300,000 -- comes from the UK taxpayer-fund...
12:52 pm GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Google Takes The Chromecast Beyond The U.S. To 11 Markets In Europe & Canada
Google's USB dongle, the Chromecast, which plugs into your TV so you can stream Google's browser/OS over your Wi-Fi network to the big screen to watch terrible quality YouTube clips on your HDTV, has ...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch First-Gen YotaPhone, The Dual-Screen E-Ink Hybrid Smartphone, Goes On Sale In U.K. Its 6th Market
The dual-screen Android-powered e-ink hybrid YotaPhone smartphone, which bites its thumb at those that say there's nothing new in smartphone hardware, has gone on sale in the U.K. Read More ...
10:48 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch What eCommerce Boom? From Amazon Textbooks To New Seed Funds, Education Technology Is Exploding In Brazil
Over the last decade, Brazil has “come online” in a big way. The percentage of people using the Web in Brazil leapt from 9 percent in 2002 to about 50 percent in 2012, according to the ITU...
05:57 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Y Combinator Renews Calls For Founders Visas
Y Combinator's new head macher has taken to the blogosphere to renew a call made roughly five years ago for the U.S. to create a "founders visa." Initially proposed by Paul Graham (Y Combinator's orig...
04:58 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Announces Project Morpheus, A Virtual Reality Headset For The PS4
And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun. Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad f...
02:37 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch The Anvil Problem
Over a decade ago I was a happy man. In about 2002 I bought an Archos Jukebox. It was 6GB monstrosity, clad in metal and full of huge batteries, and it contained a clicking, whirring 2.5-inch hard dri...
02:14 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoin Gains Ballast As Investors Continue To Pile In
The demise of Mt.Gox has been met with the launch of Bitcoin’s Ft. Knox and the establishment of new proprietary exchanges from institutional investment trading platforms as investors attempt to...
01:57 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Snowden Leak: NSA Is Recording All Calls From At Least One Country
The National Security Agency has the capability to replay all telephone calls for 30 days from an entire country, according to documents obtained from Edward Snowden by the Washington Post. Read More ...
01:48 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch The Pandora One Subscription Service To Cost $5 A Month
Pandora is getting a little more expensive. Starting in May, and for new subscribers, the Pandora One monthly subscription service will cost $5. Existing subscribers that remain active will keep payin...
01:32 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Pebble Founder Emphasizes Multi-Year Lead On Android Wear And Googles Smartwatch Ambitions
Pebble is one company that came to mind when Google unveiled its Android Wear smartwatch (and eventually, other wearables) development platform. The small startup has been creating smartwatch hardware...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Social News Startup Nuzzel Opens To Everyone, Announces Former Friendster Exec Kent Lindstrom As COO
Nuzzel, the social news service created by Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams, is leaving beta testing and opening to all users.Previously, you had to request an invite before you could use Nuzzel. In...
12:10 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Just A Google Co-Founder Chillin With Robo-Snowden
So, this happened Today: Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin hung out with whistleblower Edward Snowden, who was attending the TED conference via a telepresence robot. You may want to read that last sentenc...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Cloudera Raises $160M From T. Rowe Price, Google Ventures And Michael Dell
Cloudera, the startup that commercially distributes and services Apache Hadoop based data management software and services, has raised $160 million led led by T. Rowe Price, and including an investmen...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, March 19, 2014
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls Haunted Empire Nonsense, Says It Fails To Depict Company Or Culture
In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a new book out about Apple by ex-WSJ reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane called Haunted Empire. Kane covered the Apple beat at WSJ for years, and her book deals ...
11:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Inside Facebooks Efforts To Fortify Security In A Post-Snowden World
At Facebook, the security team isn't holed up in some basement wearing tinfoil hats. It's embedded across the company so any department dealing with sensitive data or access has security researchers i...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Boostable Offers A New Way For Online Sellers To Advertise
Boostable, which is part of the current class of startups at incubator Y Combinator, says it's giving the individual sellers on online marketplaces a smarter way to promote themselves. If someone's tr...
11:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Draw Something Designer Debuts Sneeky, An Anonymous Social App Which Focuses On Photos
Anonymous social networking is the new social media. (Or the new “SoLoMo.” We’ll see.) Developers are attacking the space right and left these days, it seems, despite the controversi...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Birchbox Founders To Share Subscription Commerce Insights At Disrupt NY
There's no question that the future of commerce lies in providing a more personalized experience to consumers. And Birchbox has quietly created an $80 million business out of a subscription e-commerce...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Backed By Boost VC And Tim Draper, Globevestor Helps Startups In Emerging Markets Get Funded Online
Entrepreneurs in India’s nascent, but fast growing startup ecosystem are realizing that getting an early investor who appreciates their idea is increasingly becoming difficult. Sometimes it̵...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Equity Firm Thoma Bravo Buys TravelClick For $930 Million
With its $930 million acquisition of business-to-business travel software provider TravelClick, private equity firm Thoma Bravo is showing that it’s more than just venture capital firms that are...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Is The Honey Badger That Dont Care
The new HTC One might be the most leaked phone in history. Pics, specs, camera details release date and new features have leaked over the last few months long ahead of its March 25th debut. Even HTC i...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch MadeSolid Is Creating Next-Gen 3D Printing Materials
It seems like we can't go a week these days without hearing about some new startup making a new 3D printer that wants to be better and cheaper than everything else.MadeSolid, a YC-backed company out o...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts OneNote Flies To Top Of The Mac App Store
OneNote for Mac has become most popular free Mac app in the App Store in a single day, besting OS X update Mavericks, which was released in October. The app is now available across both major PC platf...
09:37 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Nurph App Turns A Twitter Handle Into A Real-Time Chat Room For Friends, Brands
Back in 2010, Nurph was a tiny boot-strapped startup working on a platform which turned Twitter into a realtime chat platform. Developed by Neil Cauldwell, the app got a little Angel cash and tinkered...
09:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Opens First NYC Office To Strengthen Sales And Engineering
Dropbox's business software is ready for a big sales push a it bounds towards an anticipated IPO, so today it announced the opening of a sales and engineering office in New York City. In its first pla...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Firefox 28 Launches With Support For VP9 Video And Web Notifications In OS X Notification Center
Mozilla today launched the latest version of its Firefox browser. The main feature in this release was originally supposed to be support for the Windows 8 Metro mode, but as the organization announced...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Healthy Food Delivery Startup Zesty Goes Corporate With The Launch Of A Catering Service
If you work at a startup or tech company, one of the perks you've probably gotten used to is a free lunch. Those meals have become ubiquitous through a number of tech companies in San Francisco, but t...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Backed By Khosla And KPCB, Stealthy Timeful Wants To Help You Manage Your Time
Until April, you can take a Timeful quiz to get some helpful tips, personalized to your current productivity level. Read More ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Lyft Launches Reverse Surge Pricing With Dynamic Happy Hour Discounts
Over the years, riders of Uber and Lyft have griped about the dynamic pricing that kicks in whenever there are periods of high demand. But that's partly because dynamic pricing only ever caused prices...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Unity 5 Announced With Better Lighting, Better Audio, And Early Support For Plugin-Free Browser Games
Even if you don't know what Unity is, you've probably played a game made with it. Unity is a game development engine that has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years. Its main draw: you buil...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Motorola Introduces The Moto 360, Its First Smartwatch Based On Googles Android Wear
Motorola is an early partner for Google’s new Android Wear smartwatch SDK, and that’s not surprising given that the company was Google owned until Lenovo began the procedure of buying it i...
08:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Unity Partners With Mozilla To Port Its Popular Game Engine To The Web
Unity and Mozilla today announced that they are bringing the Unity game engine to the web using the WebGL standard and Mozilla's asm.js. Read More ...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch BlueStacks Signs On Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive And GREE For GamePop Platform
The cross-platform mobile software company BlueStacks may be rethinking its approach to living room-based mobile gaming with the GamePop and its distribution model, but it’s still signing up big...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Android Wear, A Nexus Program For Smartwatches, Debuts With The LG G
Google has announced a new smartwatch platform called Android Wear, which offers it a way to help OEM partners come up with hardware to get users into wearable devices. The first such device will be t...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Android Wear, A Platform For Smartwatches, Debuts With The LG G And Moto 360
Google has announced a new smartwatch platform called Android Wear, which offers it a way to help OEM partners come up with hardware to get users into wearable devices. Among the first such devices wi...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Percolate Raises $24M Round Led By Sequoia To Help Brands Create Social Media Content
Percolate, a startup that helps marketers create content and share it on social networks, is announcing that it has raised a $24 million Series B led by Sequoia Capital. Co-founder James Gross told me...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Cloud Development Platform Nitrous.IO Closes $6.65M Series A Round Led By Bessemer To Make Enterprise Push
Nitrous.IO, which offers developers a flexible and collaborative online development environment, today announced that it has closed a $6.65 million funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Read...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Obihai Offers New Low-Cost Home Phone Options As Technology Change At Google Ends Free Service
My free lunch is about to end. I’m one of a few hundred thousand customers enjoying free monthly home phone service.* We use a low-cost analog telephone adapter (ATA) called an OBi, connected to...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Visual Translation App Waygo Launches Japanese Support
Waygo, an app that lets you translate Chinese by hovering your phone over text, just added support for Japanese. Waygo recently won the SXSW 2014 Accelerator program and is also a 500 Startups alum. R...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch WedPics, A Social Weddings Platform For Web & Mobile, Raises $1.5 Million Series A
Wedding startups are a plenty, but fewer reach the milestone of a Series A round. So Raleigh, N.C.-basedWedPicshas something to celebrate. The company,an online and mobile platform that allows couples...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Simply Measured Takes On $20M More To Grow Its Social Media Analytics Service
Seattle-based Simply Measured announced this morning that it has raised a$20 million Series C round of capital, led by Trinity Ventures. Prior investors such as Bessemer Ventures, MHS Capital, and oth...
07:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Why Is The European Commission Spending 100M On A Pointless Hackathon?
The European Commission has announced it is making 100 million ($USD140 million) available to entrepreneurs and startups from anywhere – not just Europe – to create a prototype ‘smar...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks DeepFace Project Nears Human Accuracy In Identifying Faces
Facebook has reached a major milestone in computer vision and pattern recognition, with ‘DeepFace,’ an algorithm capable of identifying a face in a crowd with 97.25 percent accuracy, which...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Lotame Acquires Mobile Ad Targeting Startup AdMobius
Data management platform Lotame just announced that it's acquiring startup AdMobius. AdMobius was founded by three alums for Apple's iAd program and from Quattro Wireless, the company that Apple acqui...
07:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Hurry! This Is Your Last Chance To Get Tickets To Tonights Washington D.C. Meetup
This your final reminder to get tickets to our Washington D.C. Meetup, which is going down tonight. The event will start promptly at 6pm at The Park at Fourteenth. Not only will we have some of the bi...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Poshmark Partners With The USPS To Create A Custom, Flat Rate Shipping Label
Poshmark, the mobile marketplace that lets women swap and sell items out of their own closets, is announcing a big partnership with the United States Postal Service. This marks one of the first times ...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Equity Crowdfunding Platform FundedByMe To Raise ~315K, Adds Crowd-Lending Option
Equity crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has launched a fund-raising campaign of its own today. It's hoping to raise 3 million SEK (approx 315,000) through its platform. In other words, this is another...
06:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Tawkers Launches An App For Publishing Your Texts
New York-based startup Tawkers has launched a new iPhone app that lets users publish their texts to its platform and creates a public forum for text-based conversations from your cell phone. Let’...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch The All New HTC One Will Be Available Immediately After Its March 25 Unveiling
HTC continues to do an absolutely terrible job of plugging leaks related to its upcoming HTC One flagship smartphone which replaces last year’s HTC One of the same name. Today, we learned the ne...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch CTO Tom Conrad Shifting To Advisory Role At Pandora
Pandora's Chief Technology Officer Tom Conrad announced on the company blog that he's shifting to an advisory role, and that Vice President of Engineering Chris Martin will be taking his place as CTO....
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Google Tipped To Consolidate Communication By Killing Google Voice, Rolling Features Into Hangouts
Google is said to be planning to roll Google Voice features into Hangouts, its cross-platform communication app, possibly in time for Google I/O, according to a new report from 9to5Google. The Hangout...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Reonomy Lands $3.7M From SoftBank To Tame The Wild West Of Commercial Real Estate Data
New York’s commercial real estate industry is about as close as you can get to the Wild West these days. Investors and lenders are spending far too much time researching properties and still com...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Delivery Startup Postmates Launches In Chicago, Its Fifth Market
Postmates has spent the past few years offering delivery of lunch and other goodies in San Francisco and other markets. Now the company, which provides can get damn near anything couriered to your doo...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch LifePrints App-Connected Wireless Printer Makes Its Kickstarter Debut
LifePrint wants to bring back the fun associated with printing out photos – something users once marveled they could do at home with store-bought printers until social media reached critical mas...
05:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch GOG.com To Release Games On Linux This Fall
Some good old games are about to come to Linux. GOG.com just announced that it has been working on supporting Linux for sometime and expects to launch titles this Fall. Mint and Ubuntu will get the GO...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Google Announces New AdMob Features To Expand Support For In-App Purchases
Google is announcing a number of updates today to its AdMob mobile ad platform the most-requested ones, according to Jonathan Alferness (Google's direct of product management for mobile ads), are int...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Cloud4Wi Secures $4M From United Ventures To Expand WiFi Marketing Tool
Companies like FON and Boingo have made hay the last few years with Wi-Fi marketplaces. Now an Italian startup wants in on the act. Cloud4Wi plans to expand internationally (starting with a new San Fr...
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch U.K. Internet Of Things B2B Startup, 1248, Bags 250K Seed To Help Others Scale Their Infrastructure
1248 is a Cambridge, U.K. based b2b startup, founded last year, to sell Internet of Things related consultancy, software and services to other companies wanting help to scale up connected devices plat...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Former Googlers AltSchool Raises $33M From Founders Fund And A16Z To Reimagine Primary Education
AltSchool, a new startup aiming to transform K-8 education and schools, has raised $33 million in Series A financing led by Founders Fund and Andreessen Horowitz, with follow-on investment from First ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Kandu Teaches Kids How To Make iPad Apps, No Coding Required
Whenever a challenge lies before you, and you feel like you can't go on any further, I implore you to remember this article, and this startup, and realize that you, in fact, "Kandu" whatever you set y...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Steam Adds Easy Access To Virtual Reality Mode In Latest Beta, So Boot Up Your Rift
Valve has updated its Steam beta client(via Engadget), and the new software introduces an easier way to get at the company’s new virtual reality mode for its platform. Previously, access had to ...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Lenovo To Keep Buying Companies Until It Owns Everything, Everyone
Lenovo isn’t putting away its checkbook yet. The CEO of the Chinese PC giant said on Tuesday that the company will continue to acquire companies for overall growth. This comes as the company is ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Soundwave Adds Chrome Browser Extension To Let You Track Your Desktop Music Listening
Soundwave, the music discovery app that tracks the listening habits of you, your friends and other users you follow, has enabled desktop tracking in the form of a Chrome browser extension so that a pl...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents An iPhone Camera Remote With Built-In Display
Apple has been granted a patent (via AppleInsider) for a wireless iPhone camera remote control, which has a built-in display for previewing and reviewing photos, and shutter buttons for both still and...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Fleep, The Team Messaging App Built & Funded By Skype Mafia, Adds Mac, Windows And Android Apps
Fleep is adding Android, Mac and Windows to the list of supported platforms for its team-messaging app. Read More ...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Zortrax, The Polish 3D Printing Company, Looking To Go Public As It Raises $3.5 Million In Public Bonds
Zotrax, a Polish 3D-printer company based in Olsztyn, is raising funds through public bond issues. They will begin selling 10,000 unsecured bonds worth 1000PLN ($329) each through Invista Brokerage Ho...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch 8GB iPhone 5c Goes Up For Sale In Europe
As per the rumours we reported on yesterday, Apple has now added an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c to European stores. On the U.K. Apple store the 8GB device is priced at 429 unlocked, shaving 40 off th...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Update: 8GB iPhone 5c Goes Up For Sale In Europe, As Apple Also Tweaks Global iPad Line-Up
As per the rumours we reported on yesterday, Apple has now added an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c to European stores. On the U.K. Apple store the 8GB device is priced at 429 unlocked, shaving 40 off th...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Update: 8GB iPhone 5c Goes Up For Sale In Europe & Asia, As Apple Also Tweaks Global iPad Line-Up
As per the rumours we reported on yesterday, Apple has now added an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c to European stores. On the U.K. Apple store the 8GB device is priced at 429 unlocked, shaving 40 off th...
12:58 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch iHear Wants To Make Personalized Hearing Aids Available For Everyone
iHear wants to give people with hearing loss an affordable device that they can easily customize at home with a Web-based hearing test. The startup's goal is to ultimately make its hearing aids availa...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Russian Search Giant Yandex Acquires Low-Power Mobile Geolocation Startup KitLocate
Russia's search giant Yandex, which is increasingly rolling into new areas as a way to continue expanding its business, has made a small acquisition -- to the tune of "several million euros" -- pickin...
11:50 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch LittleBits Announces The Cloud Module, An Electronics Block That Connects Your Projects To The Internet
LitteBits, maker of simple, easy to build electronics kits, has announced what they’re calling the Cloud Module, a small, Internet-connected block that lets you build standalone projects using t...
08:37 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Mt. Goxs Login Returns, Lets Users Check Bitcoin Balances
After weeks of showing only legal notices, Mt. Gox's homepage now has a login screen that lets users check their bitcoin balances. But that's apparently all the beleaguered digital wallet service will...
08:37 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Mt.Goxs Login Returns, Lets Users Check Bitcoin Balances
After weeks of showing only legal notices, Mt. Gox's homepage now has a login screen that lets users check their bitcoin balances. But that's apparently all the beleaguered digital wallet service will...
07:44 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch JFDI Accelerator Raises $2.1M To Help Singapore Become Southeast Asias Startup Hub
Singapore’s Joyful Frog Digital Incubator has raised $2.1 million from investors led by Infocomm Investments to pursue the city state’s ambitions of becoming the startup hub for all of Sou...
05:49 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook v8 For iOS Shoots At Snapchat With Extra Private One-To-Few Photo Sharing
Don't want all your friends to see your photos? That's a big reason Snapchat has become so popular, and now Facebook wants to capitalize on more private sharing. Facebook for iOS 8.0 offers an easy "S...
05:04 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Acquires Zulip, A Stealthy Workplace Chat Solution Still In Private Beta
Dropbox has quietly acquired Zulip, the makers of a workplace chat solution for desktop and mobile, which had yet to publicly launch. Though still in private beta at the time of the acquisition, Zulip...
04:39 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Crowdfunding Platform Realty Mogul Says Its Users Have Invested $14.6M In Real Estate Worth $100MPlus
Real estate crowdfunding startup Realty Mogul is sharing a bunch of numbers about its growth since it first launched just about a year ago. The most impressive one: More than $100 million, which repre...
04:27 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Uncertainty Persists As The Nokia-Microsoft Deal Races Towards Deadline
Microsoft and Nokia told investors that their deal would close in the first quarter of 2014. They have two weeks to meet that guidance, which remains unchanged even in the face of Nokia's recent legal...
03:44 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Move and National Association of Realtors Sue Zillow After It Poached Former President Of Realtor.com
Move, the company behind real estate sites like Realtor.com and moving.com, and the National Association of Realtors today filed a lawsuit against Zillow and its recently hired chief industry developm...
03:33 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Xbox Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten Leaves Microsoft For Sonos
Microsoft has just disclosed that Marc Whitten, Chief Product Officer for the Xbox division, will be leaving the company. His new gig? Chief Product Officer at Sonos. Marc was a part of the Xbox divis...
02:51 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Seattle Deals A Blow To Uber And Lyft By Limiting The Number Of Ride-Sharing Drivers On The Road
In the biggest blow yet to ride sharing in the U.S., the Seattle city council voted today to limit the number of drivers available on Uber and Lyft in the city. The vote essentially kills any competit...
02:08 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch If You Gave Superman A GoPro
If anyone ever asks you what you'd use a personal drone for, you could say "Real estate photos".. or "monitoring rhino populations"... or you could say "pretending to be freaking superman."Armed with ...
02:07 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch An Algorithm Wrote The LA Times Story About The Citys Earthquake Aftershock Today
As reporters around the country scrambled to push out stories on early-morning earthquakes that awoke southern California, The LA Times had a machine write its piece. “This information comes fro...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch TCs NYC Meetup To Feature Interview With Tumblrs Derek Gottfrid, Pitch-Off Judges Announced
On Thursday, March 20, TechCrunch will hold it’s third Meetup + Pitch-Off in New York City, promising to be one of the biggest nights in Silicon Alley all year. As a warm up for Disrupt NY in Ma...
01:45 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch For Tech Investors, The Midwest Is Flyover Country No More
These days, Midwestern entrepreneurs and investors are seeding more than just fields. A resurgent U.S. technology industry, propelled by strong initial public offerings and a healthy M&A market --...
01:19 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch GSNs $165M Bash Gaming Acquisition Nets 100X Return For Investors
Today, GSN Games' purchase of Bash Gaming out of India went through. We've confirmed, through sources familiar with the matter, that the deal closed right around the $165 million mark. Pre-acquisition...
01:14 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Three Data Driven Nuggets From Nate Silvers New News Site
Nate Silver, the famous New York Times statistics blogger who correctly forecasted 50 out of 50 states in the 2012 presidential election, has launched an entire news site dedicated to data journalism....
01:13 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Next Caller Brings Smarter Caller ID To Businesses And, Soon, Phone-Based Shopping
Y Combinator-backed Next Caller, the makers of a caller ID system for businesses offering access to a secondary database containing a caller's personal information -- including their name, phone, numb...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Is Coming To SF On March 27 To Talk Cloud, Mobile [Update: Office?]
Newly minted Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will hold a press event in San Francisco on the 27th to discuss the cloud and mobile industries. Read More ...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Aims To Squash Chat Bugs Early With New Android Messenger Beta Program
Facebook For Android's beta tier has been a success, with 1 million testers helping fix bugs before updates go out to its hundreds of millions of mainstream users. So today Facebook launched a beta pr...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Pebble Gets Its Tamagotchi With New Hatchi Game Launch
Virtual pets are a natural fit for the wrist-borne Pebble smartwatch, and it was only a matter of time before a Tamagotchi-inspired app made its way to the platform. One of the new games debuting for ...
12:20 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Airbnb Tests Cleaning, Key Handoff, Airport Transportation & Other Hospitality Services
Airbnb is trying to find new ways to encourage guests to stay at its listings, and that could include a whole new set of amenities. Thanks to the hiring of new head of hospitality Chip Conley, the com...
12:08 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch Here Are All The Sites You Should Enable Two Factor Authentication On (And The Ones You Should Yell At)
Two-factor authentication! In this age of endless massive hacks we seem to be in the middle of, it’s one of the easiest ways you can dramatically boost security on your online accounts. But whic...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, March 18, 2014
Techcrunch How Chris Anderson Turned A Hobby Of Building Drones Into A Business
At a recent Mayfield Fund dinner for hardware entrepreneurs and investors hosted by the firm's partner Tim Chang, former Wired editor-in-chief-turned-drone entrepreneur Chris Anderson opened up about ...
11:57 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch With A Voice Interface API For Any App, Wit.ai Wants To Be The Twilio For Natural Language
Last year, voice technology giant Nuance quietly acquired VirtuOz, a developer of virtual assistants for online sales, marketing and support -- a "Siri for the enterprise" that counted with the likes ...
10:54 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Paper Does Its First Content Collaboration With Exclusives From TED
In hopes of luring in fresh audiences, Facebook Paper announced its first experiment in working with an outside group to populate the Ideas section of its stylized content reader standalone app. The "...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Testers Gain Access To A New Timeline Called Fave People For Tracking Favorite Twitter Accounts
Twitter is experimenting with a new feature called “Fave People,” which allows you to keep track of your favorite Twitter users and accounts in a separate timeline. This feature, essential...
09:49 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Power Big Electronics Projects With The Controllino Arduino Board
If you've messed with Arduino, the inexpensive micro controller, you'll know that you can run a small motor or turn an LED on and off, but anything else - powering a pump, turning on a light bulb - us...
09:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons Set Top Box Will Be A Dongle Like Chromecast, Could Feature OnLive-Style Streaming
Amazon is readying a game console/set top box of its own, and we’ve learned from multiple sources familiar with the device that the Lab126-produced gadget will have a form factor similar to the ...
09:42 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarters Yancey Strickler To Talk Crowdfunding 2.0 At Disrupt NY
Were thrilled to announce that Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler will be joining us onstage at Disrupt NY 2014 when he will school us on crowdfunding and the state of the startup industry. Strickler co...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Free OneNote Hints At Its Larger Strategy
This morning, Microsoft announced that it was making OneNote, its note-taking service that syncs across platforms, free. The PC app, the new Mac app, and a variety of small tools for the service are n...
09:19 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Popcorn Time Is Hollywoods Worst Nightmare, And It Cant Be Stopped
Imagine for a moment if Napster were cloned hundreds of times. If there were a NapsterStanford, a NapsterMIT, or a Napster for your high school completely independent from, yet just as powerful as, th...
09:11 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Releases SDK For Galaxy Gear 2 & Gear Neo
Samsung has just released an SDK for its Tizen-based smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear Neo, in the hopes that developers will pick up its wearable baton and run with it. Read More ...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Google Hangouts, Gmail Chat And Google Spreadsheets Go Down
Google’s real-time chat services, including Hangouts in Google+, Gmail, went down today, in an outage that appears to be fairly widespread. Messages in Gmail’s chat integration are receivi...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Said To Be Launching An 8GB iPhone 5c Tomorrow
Apple is preparing an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c for launch, according to a series of new rumors today. There's a reported leak of a document from German carrier O2 alerting its staff to the new pho...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Beautiful WhatsApp Redesign Concept Grooms A $19B Work Horse
No one would likely describe WhatsApp as a beautiful piece of mobile software – in fact most would probably say quite the opposite. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and one designer has...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Beautiful WhatsApp Redesign Concept Grooms A $19B Workhorse
No one would likely describe WhatsApp as a beautiful piece of mobile software – in fact most would probably say quite the opposite. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and one designer has...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Yes, The Surface 2 With AT&T LTE Is Real, Will Cost $679, And Goes On Sale Tomorrow
After nearly every dot and tittle had already leaked, Microsoft this morning announced that as expected, the Surface 2 tablet hybrid with AT&T services is real and will cost$679. The price, carrie...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Google Play Games Gets Virtual Gifts, Cross-Platform iOS And Android Multiplayer Support
Google has announced some new updates for its Google Play Games cross-platform SDK for game devs, and they should make it a lot easier for developers working on titles aimed at iOS, Android and the we...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Upcoming Healthbook Software For iOS 8 Extensively Profiled Amid New Leaks
Apple is widely expected to launch health-monitoring software for its mobile operating system, possibly as soon as iOS 8, which should make its developer debut at WWDC this June. The software would mo...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch USB2Go Is A Smartphone-Powered Micro USB Dev Board For Building Android Connected Gadgets
Android developers wanting a quicker and easier way to hack around with hardware should point their eyes at this Kickstarter project -- called USB2Go -- which is aiming to repurpose the micro USB port...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Twitch Partners With Gameloft To Stream Live From Mobile Games, Starting With Asphalt 8
E-sports startup Twitch has spent the last few years building tools that will let developers build live streaming into their games on multiple platforms. After reaching the major gaming consoles, its ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Gravie Health Insurance Marketplace Raises $10.5 Million Series A From Aberdare Ventures
Today Gravie, a health insurance marketplace competing with the likes of Zenefits, has closed a $10.5 million Series A round led by Aberdare Ventures, with participation from exiting investor FirstMar...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch OpenGL 3.1 Brings GPU Computing, New 3D Graphics Features To Mobile
The Khronos Group, a consortium that includes major media-centric companies like ATI, Intel, NVIDIA and SGI, will release the latest version of the OpenGL ES specsat the Game Developer’s Confere...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch OpenGL ES 3.1 Brings GPU Computing, New 3D Graphics Features To Mobile
The Khronos Group, a consortium that includes major media-centric companies like ATI, Intel, NVIDIA and SGI, will release the latest version of the OpenGL ES specsat the Game Developer’s Confere...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Jony Ive Seeks Product Inspiration In Unlikely Places, Heads A Team Of Just 15
Apple’s design guru Jony Ive sat down with John Aldridge, for Time/The Sunday Times for a lengthy interview and profile, and while the article doesn’t really expose any secrets of the long...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Tapjoy Says Its New nGen Platform Can Deliver The Right Mobile Ads At The Right Moment
Mobile advertising company Tapjoy is launching a new platform today that it calls nGen, and CEO Steve Wadsworth told me it reflects a broader transformation at the company. In a lot of ways, its a new...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Messaging App LINE Turns On Its Cheap Voice Service, LINE Call, In US And 7 Other Markets On Android
In the ongoing battle for more users and differentiation in the battle between messaging apps, today LINE has launched its newest feature: a flat-rate voice calling service called LINE Call, to expand...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch LINE Call, Messaging App LINEs Flat-Rate Voice Service, Now Live In US, 7 Other Markets On Android
In the ongoing battle for more users and differentiation in the battle between messaging apps, today LINE has launched its newest feature: a flat-rate voice calling service called LINE Call, to expand...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch LINEs Cheap Voice Service, LINE Call, Is Now Live For Android Users In The US, 7 Other Markets
In the ongoing battle for more users and differentiation in the battle between messaging apps, today LINE has launched its newest feature: a flat-rate voice calling service called LINE Call, to expand...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch LINEs Cheap Voice Service, LINE Call, Now Live For Android Users Of The Messaging App In 8 Markets
In the ongoing battle for more users and differentiation in the battle between messaging apps, today LINE has launched its newest feature: a flat-rate voice calling service called LINE Call, to expand...
02:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Just Eat Preps IPO In London, Aiming To Raise 100M
Online fast food ordering veteran Just Eat, which lets hungry web users in 13 global markets order a food delivery from a range of local takeaways, is preparing to float on the London Stock Exchange. ...
12:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Denies Having Created Bitcoin, Says Hes Not Been Coding For Over A Decade
The drama around Bitcoin and its alleged creator fails to die, very much in line with the roller coaster ride the crypto-currency has been going through over past year. Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto who was...
12:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Denies All Bitcoin Ties In Verified Letter Via Lawyer
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, who Newsweek claimed was "the" Satoshi Nakamoto, credited with the creation of bitcoin, has now issued a statement through his lawyer Ethan Kirschner completely denying his in...
11:01 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Video Discovery Startup Boxfish Raises $7 Million From Atlantic Bridge And Samsung
Boxfish is one of many startups that have popped up over the last several years to help TV viewers better find shows that they'd like to watch. Now looking to extend that technology to a number of con...
10:50 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch On The Eve Of GDC, A M&A Wave Hits the Gaming Industry
Unity and Applifier, the Kontagent and Playhaven merger, Zynga’s half-billion dollar deal to buy NaturalMotion, Kabam and Phoenix Age. A nice, little consolidation wave is floating through the g...
10:50 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch On The Eve Of GDC, An M&A Wave Hits the Gaming Industry
Unity and Applifier, the Kontagent and Playhaven merger, Zynga’s half-billion dollar deal to buy NaturalMotion, Kabam and Phoenix Age. A nice, little consolidation wave is floating through the g...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Veronica Mars And The Case Of The Totally Adequate Kickstarter Movie
On Friday night, I was in a Manhattan movie theater watching Veronica Mars. Id contributed to the Kickstarter campaign that funded the films production, so I actually received a download code for the ...
08:17 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Github Puts Co-Founder On Leave, Begins Investigation Into Discrimination Against Julie Ann Horvath
Github is making moves to quiet the uproar surrounding the departure of engineer Julie Ann Horvath amidst claims of sexism and intimidation at the startup. This evening in a blog post, CEO and co-foun...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Google Drive Goes On The Offensive
Google drastically dropped the price for storage on Google Drive this week, to the point where it now undercuts virtually all of its competitors. At $9.99 per month for a terabyte of online storage, G...
05:49 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch The Future For Anonymity Apps: Defamations And Revolutions
In 2010 the Iranian election Iranian election protests - the "Green Revolution" - was at it's tail end, though few knew the tumult of the Arab Spring was to come. The Iranian authorities were rounding...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With HereO, The Small And Simple GPS Watch Made Especially For Kids
If you've got a child between the ages of 3 and 8, you're in an interesting spot as a parent. The kid is old enough to be involved in activities such as school and play dates, which can keep them out ...
03:56 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Popcorn Time Is Back
Behold the power of open-source software. After the untimely death of the original Popcorn Time, a so-called Netflix for pirated content, the project was forked several times on GitHub. And guess what...
02:48 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch With No Meaningful Position Beyond Flash, Gaming Platform Mochi Media Will Close March 31
Mochi Media, a Flash gaming platform acquired by Shanda Games for $80 million in 2010, has announced that it will be shutting up shop, with its services ceasing March 31. Read More ...
02:48 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch Dehumanize Your Friends Brings Cards Against Humanity-style Multiplayer To Chromecast
Cards Against Humanity! If you run around in any even-slightly-geeky circles, you've probably heard of it.Tired of the all those damned cards involved with this card game? It's now playable on Chromec...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch After 2 Months, Gadget Marketplace App FOBO Has Hit A Million Dollar Run Rate. This Video Shows Why.
It's been just about two months since FOBO launched its local marketplace app for consumer electronics. But already, the app has proven wildly successful in its home market of San Francisco, where it'...
01:12 am GMT - Mon, March 17, 2014
Techcrunch How Many More Viral Comedy Videos A Day Will Obama Need To Meet Healthcare Goals?
President Obama’s hilarious “Between Two Ferns” cameo is on its way to becoming one of the most viral videos in Funny or Die history. It spiked visits to Healthcare.gov an impressive...
11:14 pm GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Another Fine Mess
The Gillmor Gang Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve GillmorIn a world where big planes can be lost without a trace and and drunk-drivers make the biggest headlines at tech conferences...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch Cosy Is A Smart Heating & Home Control System Coming Out Of Cambridge, U.K.
Cosy is a smart heating system being developed in Cambridge, U.K. -- and aiming to ship product next month -- that's hoping to stand out from the Nest-shaped competition by offering a more fully-featu...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The Companies Pitching At The Washington D.C. And NYC Meetups
Buckle up, NYC and Washington D.C., because we have a sick roster of Pitch-Off companies for this week's meetups. We'll be hitting D.C. on March 18, at The Park at Fourteenth, and then we'll rock on o...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch Looking In The Rearview Mirror For Mobile App Inspiration
Every Sunday, I try to write something about mobile thats relevant today or tomorrow. This week, I thought it would be fun to briefly look back in time. When it comes to mobile (and this doesnt includ...
07:35 pm GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Eric Schmidt On Critics Who Say College Isnt Worth It: Theyre Just Wrong
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt took a not-so-subtle swipe at tech critics who say that college is overrated. “There are various people who run around and make claims that higher education is not a...
09:50 am GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch Julie Ann Horvath Describes Sexism and Intimidation Behind Her GitHub Exit
The exit of engineer Julie Ann Horvath from programming network GitHub has sparked yet another conversation concerning women in technology and startups. Her claims that she faced a sexist internal cul...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch Why We Hate Google Glass And All New Tech
I have a theory. When it comes to new technology, there are a bunch of early adopters who start using it and everyone else sees the very worst in the technology, ultimately belittling, dismissing and ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch In A Changing Financial World, Thinknum Wants To Democratize Financial Analysis
One of the most important functions of any modern financial institution is conducting valuations. On Wall Street, this means developing financial models projections of how a company will perform base...
01:54 am GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch Investors Debate The Ethics Of Anonymity Apps
VCs are publicly and privately debating the morality of investing in the burgeoning "anonymish" app space, after a series of negative posts, mainstream gossip, a high profile resignation and even bomb...
01:35 am GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch With 40% Of U.S. Doctors Signed On, Doximitys Jeff Tangney Reveals How The Social Network For M.D.s Hit The Tipping Point
With the arrival of Obamacare, millions of uninsured Americans are entering the healthcare system for the first time. As these new patients happily stream into waiting rooms, doctors are scrambling to...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, March 16, 2014
Techcrunch Why Cant A Startup Build A Self-Driving Car?
On a 10- to 20-year horizon, large-scale technologic innovation is going to center around machine intelligence, robotics and sensors. Each of these fields requires gargantuan amounts of capital and a ...
09:56 pm GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Tableau Preps $345M Offering, Less Than A Year After Its Gangbusters IPO
Tableau Software would like some more, please. The company, less than a year after its IPO that spiked64% in its first day, plans to sell$345 million in Class A shares to the public. Here’s what...
09:15 pm GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.15.14
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve GIllmor. Live recording session today at 10am Pacific. Chat with The Gang here. Read More ...
09:15 pm GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.15.14
Gillmor Gang - Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve GIllmor. Live recording session today at 10am Pacific. Chat with The Gang here. Read More ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Avoid Stagnation: Acceleration Trumps Incubation
Interest in startup accelerators and incubators has exploded in the past several years, but how effective have they been? One thing that has become clear is that incubator and accelerator refer to two...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Hey! You! Get Off Of Our Bandwagon
The Book of Berners-Lee And lo, it did come to pass, as prophesied by the geeks of yore, that in the twenty-fifth year of the Web, the world entire, from Kathmandu to Timbuktu to Zanzibar to New York,...
10:47 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Smart Sparrow Lands $10M To Help Teachers Make Online Learning More Adaptive And Interactive
For most students, learning within the traditional confines of the educational system has been something to be endured, rather than something that’s just as fun as it is rewarding. Every student...
08:08 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch If You Look At One Picture Of 3D-Printed Chicken Today, Make It This One
You like chicken. You like 3D printed stuff. Why not slam them together to make the ultimate in 3D printable model food? How does that sound? Cool, right? I thought so. So what's going on here: some d...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Potcoin, A New Cryptocurrency To Help Ease The War On Drugs
Editor’s note: Roger Huang is co-founder ofThoughtBasin, an edtech startup that connects students with organizations looking for difference makers. Follow him atcode(love). It started with one e...
05:59 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Bill Gates: Its OK If Half Of Silicon Valley Startups Are Silly
Microsoft Founder Bill Gates doesn’t worry that Silicon Valley is the home of billion-dollar texting apps and farming games. “Innovation in California is at its absolute peak right now. Su...
03:50 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Firm You Havent Heard Of With $13M In 2013 Revenue IPOd Today, Spiking To Valuation North Of $3B
So you are a company. You're about six years old. You've raised $181 million dollars to date, including a Box-esque $100 million Series D bloc. The tough bit is that your revenue in 2013 was a mere $1...
03:41 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Sina Weibo, Chinas Answer To Facebook And Twitter, Files For $500M IPO In The U.S.
Sina Weibo, the microblogging and social media service that's often called China's answer to Twitter and Facebook, has filed documents with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $...
02:50 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Memebox, Y Combinators Korean Beauty Import
Not many companies in the Y Combinator stable have executives who’ve spent time at both Tom Ford’s fashion powerhouse and the Korean online ticketing platform TicketMonster. I’m bett...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Uber Beefs Up On Insurance, Secrets New Funding, More Trouble At Clinkle
You know what goes great with your TGIF beverage of choice? A brand new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings three TechCrunch writers together to chat about the most interesting stories from th...
02:20 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch The Stolen Mt.Gox Data Contained Malware That Robbed Users Of Bitcoin
Security researchers at Securelist have found that the data "stolen" from Mark Karpeles' computer actually contained a BTC-stealing Trojan that masqueraded as a back-end app for managing Mt.Gox trades...
02:01 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Popcorn Time Is Dead
Hollywood won. The open source project called Popcorn Time is dead after just four days. It’s not really surprising. “Popcorn Time is shutting down today. Not because we ran out of energy,...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Sure, Babar was a pretty cool elephant, but what happens when he becomes a cyborg bent on the destruction of the mustache man who stole his crown in Babar Loses His Crown? He goes out and gets one of ...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Secret Now Warning Users Not To Defame Others
It seems that school children are not the only ones who aren’t able to handle the power of anonymous social applications appropriately. Secret, the San Francisco-based (and now, newly funded) co...
01:52 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Mozilla Cancels Firefox For Metro, Cites Fewer Than 1,000 Daily Active Users
Mozilla today announced that it will halt development of its Firefox for Windows 8 Metro browser after about a year and a half of development. According to Mozilla’s Firefox VP Jonathan Nighting...
01:47 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch GoDaddy Preps For IPO Fewer Than 3 Years After Its $2.25B Sale To Private Equity Groups
GoDaddy, the well-known domain and hosting company, is preparing to go public. The company was sold for $2.25 billion in the summer of 2011 to a mixture of private money, including Silver Lake, a grou...
01:30 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Ask A VC: TransLink Capitals Jay Eum On Expanding To Asian Markets
In this week's episode of Ask A VC, we hosted TransLink Capital's Jay Eum visited the studio to talk about expansion to markets in Asia and more. Read More ...
01:06 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Lays Off Double Digit Number Of Employees
AOL had a round of layoffs today affecting a "double digit" number of employees, according to a source with knowledge of the company.We reported on larger AOL layoffs (with hundreds affected) in Augus...
12:47 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch How Telecom Company Free Nearly Disrupted The French Mobile Landscape All Over Again
Last week, everything was very different in the mobile landscape in France. France’s disruptive telecom company Free was about to make the best strategic move I had ever seen. Yet, it all fell a...
12:02 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Report: Changing Tax Rules For Tech Giants Would Mean $89 Billion For U.S. Gov
Tech giants, including Google to Apple, are notorious fans of offshore tax havens, which saves them billions of dollars. A new report from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism finds that "if this ca...
12:01 am GMT - Sat, March 15, 2014
Techcrunch Bill Gates Says Snowden Is No Hero
When Edward Snowden starts his official fanclub, he shouldn’t expect Bill Gates to sign up. The richest man in the world isn’t much of a fan at all, it turns out.In an interview with Rolli...
11:55 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Im Going To Interview Vine Co-Founder And GM Colin Kroll At Disrupt NY, And Then Vine It
It's been just over a year since Vine launched into the world, catapulted by parent company Twitter to bring mobile video creation to the masses. A lot has happened in that year, including the launch ...
11:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Gridspace Uses Natural Language Processing To Make Your Meetings More Efficient
Gridspace has created an application based on technology that automatically saves and indexes meeting conversations. But the big breakthrough is that, though the magic of machine learning and natural ...
11:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Foundation: Secrets David Byttow Talks Privacy, Security, and Company Origins
Today is an exciting day for Secret, one of the most talked about new startups in Silicon Valley which just raised another round of funding. I sat down with Secrets co-founder David Byttow this week f...
11:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Dyson AM06 Desk Fan 10 Review: Artwork Or Appliance?
Dyson has a new line of its ‘Cool’bladeless fans out, and as you might expect from the UK-based appliance maker, they’re basically the best-looking fans you can buy. I got to take th...
11:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Dnde Estn Sus Hijos? Ask DondeEsta
When we visited Barcelona during MWC we met a very energetic team of programmers who created an app called dondeEsta, a “live indicator” that tells you exactly where your kids are based on...
11:19 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks Secret New Business Manager Could Compete With Developer Partners For Marketing Dollars
TechCrunch has discovered a big, unannounced marketing tool from Facebook called Business Manager that lets teams at enterprises and agencies manage multiple ad campaigns and Pages in one interface. T...
11:06 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Evaluating Judicial Remedies To Oppose Direct Sales Ban In New Jersey
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has taken to the company blog today to oppose a ruling by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission that it would no longer be able to sell directly to customers. The ban was ...
11:02 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch HoverChat For Android Lets You Message Your Friends Without Switching Screens
HoverChat, the first Egyptian Y Combinator startup and makers of an SMS replacement application currently available for Android smartphones, is focused on making messaging more of a multi-tasking expe...
11:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Garrett Camps Expa Raises $50M To Build New Startups
Expa, a self-described "startup studio" created by StumbleUpon and Uber founder Garrett Camp, is announcing that it has raised $50 million in funding from some big names, including Virgin founder Rich...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: SXSW Adventures, Neil Youngs MP3, And The Next-Gen HTC One
Friday!Along with the weekend, and hopes for good weather, Friday also brings along with it the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. It's been a long week, what with SXSW, but we're still alive and well to tal...
10:43 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Predicting The Next IPO Wave: The Era Of The Enterprise
Over the last three years, weve seen an increasing number of tech IPOs many from consumer facing companies that weve long known were headed for an IPO. Im talking about Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, Ye...
10:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To Boxs 2014 #BoxDev Event
HappyFriday! We have something special to give away. Box is hosting its developer conference,Box Dev,onWednesday, March 26, in San Francisco, and we have some free tickets for you. The company has som...
10:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch BSX Insight Looks To Shake Up Wearable Fitness Tracking With A Needle-Free Lactate Threshold Sensor
What is your Lactate Threshold? Chances are you don't know, but if you're a serious athlete who runs or cycles, it could be just the key to improving your endurance and strength. BSX Insight, based ou...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Rick And Morty Episode Debuts Online Ahead Of TV Broadcast Via 109 Instagram Videos
The Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland-created show Rick and Morty, which loosely parodies the extremely unlikely and bizarre relationship between Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd&#...
09:11 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Nokia Says Its Disappointed With Indian Court Ruling That Rejected Asset Transfer To Microsoft
Nokia’s transfer of its Indian manufacturing unit and other assets in the country to Microsoft is facing a legal hurdle that could force the Finnish phone maker to take some extreme steps includ...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Anonymous Social App Secret Confirms $8.6 Million In New Funding
Secret, the anonymous social sharing app popular among the Silicon Valley and tech industry crowd, officially announced today it has raised$8.6 million in outside investment. The round included partic...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Pocket Drone Ends Its Crowdfunding Campaign Just Shy Of $1 Million In Pledges
The Pocket Drone is a soaring success. Keep reading for more bad puns.The Hardware Battlefield contestant's Kickstarter campaign just ended with the company raking in over 2,000 preorders for the Pock...
07:52 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch BuzzTale Wants To Sex-Up Those Internal Corporate Comms Platforms
You're a medium to large-sized business using a clunky old corporate intranet. Meanwhile your staff are using Facebook and Pinterest at home and in their daily lives. You're not going to exactly excit...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Startups Rise Amid Political Unrest, Economic Chaos In Bangladesh
500 Startups, a Mountain view, California-based seed fund and accelerator, is making its first investment in Bangladesh, underscoring a growing investor interest in one of the most challenging startup...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch BucketListly For iPhone Helps You Track Your Goals, Swap Travel Stories With Fellow Dreamers
What things do you want to accomplish before you die? What's on your "bucket list?" Me, I just want to take one solid, multi-hour nap, but I know there are people out there with slightly larger goals ...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Thalmic Integrate The Myo Armband And Oculus Rift To Get Your Hands In The Game
Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs has a new demo video out for their upcoming Myo armband, a controller that uses the electrical impulses generated when you use your arms and hands to generate input for c...
07:39 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Algolia Adds Asian Data Center While Taking Over Search On The Web
Real-time search startup Algolia has been doing very well over the past few weeks. Slowly but surely, its search API is taking over every search engine on your favorite websites. The company also laun...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch InVenture Provides Personal Finance Help And Credit Scores To Underbanked Individuals
here are more than 2.5 billion people without a credit score in the world today, which means that theres no way for them to find banking help when they need it. A new startup called InVenture is looki...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch More Project Tango Specs Revealed, Showing Two Wide-Angle And One Depth-Sensing Camera
Google’s Project Tango smartphone is a 3D environment sensing hardware experiment, which the company is hoping to ship to developers soon (today is the anticipated ship date Google stated, in fa...
06:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Social Analytics Platform Synthesio Secures $20M Series B From Idinvest Partners
Synthesio, the global social 'listening and analysis' platform, has announced it's secured a Series B funding round of $20 million in funding from a European private equity firm, Idinvest Partners. Re...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Online Shopping Companion Zinc Save Automatically Finds Discounts For Puchases From Top Retailers
Online shoppers now have a new tool to help them save money at checkout, without having to do much work at all. Recently launched shopping companionZinc Savehelps you automatically find the best price...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Following Lyft, Uber Offers Insurance For Its U.S. Drivers To Cover Their Passenger-Less Insurance Gap
Today Uber made a key move to help offer more assurance and support to its drivers, and also to passengers to use its mobile-app-based car service: it will start to offer insurance to its drivers to e...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Follows Lyft, Offers Insurance For Its U.S. Drivers To Cover Passenger-Less Insurance Gap
Today Uber made a key move to help offer more assurance and support to its drivers, and also to passengers to use its mobile-app-based car service: it will start to offer insurance to its drivers to e...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Offers Coverage To Its U.S. Drivers To Close The Insurance Gap
Today Uber made a key move to help offer more assurance and support to its drivers, and also to passengers to use its mobile-app-based car service: it will start to offer insurance to its drivers to e...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Indias TeaBox Raises Seed Funding From Accel To Build An Online Starbucks For Disrupting Global Tea Market
In a world rediscovering its old tea drinking habits, finding a freshly-brewed cup of the hot beverage is still very tough, especially if you are a tea aficionado based in the U.S. or Europe. For the ...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoiners, Police Yourselves
This is a short post because it's important but not worth belaboring. This morning, CryptocoinsNews posted a piece on Leah McGrath Goodman. Goodman posted a Facebook update essentially telling her fri...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Announcing The Judges Of TechCrunchs Washington DC Pitch-Off
Our DC Meetup is going to be a “Who’s Who” of tech celebrities. In a few short days, TechCrunchers from across the country will pack their bags, hop on a plane or a train, and ventur...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Focuses On Accessibility With An Ultrasonic Case, A Text-Reading Stand And Voice Labels
Samsung isn’t limiting itself to software when it comes to improving its mobile hardware’s accessibility – the Korean company has introduced a trio of new accessories for the Galaxy ...
05:31 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch iOS 8 Could Simplify Notification Center, Add Better App-To-App Data Sharing, Ditch Game Center App
A new report from 9to5Mac details a number of small tweaks we could see in the upcoming iOS 8 release from Apple. As always, the blog stipulates that these are merely things that are in development or...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Coull Plays It Cool, Raising Another $4M Angel Round And Opening In NYC
Coull is an online video ad tech company out of the UK which has trod a rather different path to the average high-growth tech company. For starters it's based in Bristol, studiously avoiding the Londo...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch General Colin Powell Joins Salesforce Board Of Directors, As CRM Giant Zeros In On Public Sector
Salesforce today announced an interesting development in its leadership ranks: General Colin Powell is joining its board of directors. He brings the total number of members of the board up to 11. Read...
04:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Heres Amazons Homely New Gaming Controller
It looks like a cross between an Xbox controller and an Onlive controller. It looks ugly. Mr. Dave Zatz recently uncovered these photos of the gaming controller for Amazon’s upcoming media strea...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Belfast-Based Analytics Engines Closes $1.6M For Its Big Data Platform
Analytics Engines — a Belfast-based company that has developed a suite of plug-in ‘software accelerators’ allowing for complex analytics and real-time processing of Big Data in finan...
03:50 pm GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch An Instagram For Emotion? Or, The Non-Launch Of An App Poised To Launch
Not many people come to SXSW Interactive to talk about an app they plan to launch but then proceed to give almost no detail and not even a name. Which is why it was all the more intriguing to hear Jus...
09:55 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Former Baidu COO David Zhu Joins GGV Capitals Investment Team
David Zhu, former COO of Chinese search giant Baidu, has joined GGV Capital as an investor. Based in Menlo Park and Shanghai, GGV Capital invests in companies that bridge the gap between the U.S. and ...
08:57 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Adds Insurance Between Rides
With current regulations, there are questions about who is protected against potential liabilities when something goes wrong. Tonight Lyft sought to alleviate some of those concerns with the announcem...
08:57 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Ridesharing Startup Lyft Adds Insurance Between Rides
With current regulations, there are questions about who is protected against potential liabilities when something goes wrong. Tonight Lyft sought to alleviate some of those concerns with the announcem...
08:29 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Rdio Acquires Indias Troubled Music Streaming Startup Dhingana To Push For Global Expansion
India’s troubled music streaming startup Dhingana, which announced it’s shutting down in February this year, is being acquired by Rdio. While Rdio will gain from Dhingana’s existing ...
07:02 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Lavabits Ladar Levison Discusses Privacy And Dark Mail At SXSW 2014
If there were any thematic backdrops present at SXSW 2014, certainly privacy was one of them. To be sure, the Edward Snowden and Julian Assange keynotes were packed but there was also a more subtle co...
06:47 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Former General Catalyst and Lightspeed VCs To Launch New Fund Called Binary
Venture capitalists Jonathan Teo and Justin Caldbeck are planning to launch a new fund that will focus on consumer technology. The news was first reported by Fortune and was confirmed to TechCrunch by...
06:43 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch With 10K Schools On Board, BrightBytes Lands $15M To Help Measure The Real Impact Of Technology In Education
Over the last year, BrightBytes has become a personal favorite in the ballooning world of education startups. The reason for this begins with the fact, when it comes to our beleaguered education syste...
05:10 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Russia Blocks Websites Of Putins Critics, Including Chess Star Garry Kasparov
Russia is blocking websites critical of President Vladimir Putin. The Prosecutor General’s office ordered Russian Internet service providers to cut off access to a handful of websites, including...
05:08 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Security Startup Shadow Networks Has Raised Over $10 MIllion To Pull Threats Into The Matrix
Shadow Networks, a stealthy new security company with high-powered backers, has raised over $10 million in a round of financing disclosed to the US Securities and Exchange Commission under its old nam...
04:32 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch After Apple Acquisition, Burstlys SkyRocket Users Get 90-Day Notice
When we reported that Apple had acquired Burstly last month, a lot of the attention was focused on TestFlight, the popular mobile app testing platform -- and specifically around how it would discontin...
04:31 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Xapo Raises $20 Million To Bury Your Bitcoin Underground
With the implosion of Mt. Gox and the rising popularity of crypocurrency, it makes sense that someone would want to build an FDIC for BTC. Xapo thinks they may have figured out how. Read More ...
04:24 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch The SXSW Effect, Visualized
During the Interactive portion of this year’s SXSW festival, Secret, an app that lets users post secrets pseudonymously, pressed for attention. The app rolled out a website that tracked Secrets ...
03:56 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch #BanBossy May Have Beyonce, But #BeBossy Has Nicki Minaj
Sheryl Sandberg has done it again: She's managed to rattle people by her sheer choice of words, and the logical fallacy that one woman's experience equals all women's experiences.I've spent some time ...
03:48 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Seeing 15M Travelers In 2013, Gogobot Goes After Kayak With New Hotel Metasearch Utility To Help You Find The Best Deals
Gogobot launched in 2010 in the early stage of a wave of new interest in the social travel space, as a glut of new startups promised to as a new generation of companies promised to transform stodgy ol...
03:47 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Layer3 TV Announces A $21M Series A Round Of Funding For Next Generation Cable
Today Layer3 TV, a company that will operate in the cable space, announced today that it has raised a$21 million Series A round of capital led by North Bridge Venture Partners andEvolution Media Growt...
03:45 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch 9th Dot Aims To Be The App For Consumer Feedback And Suggestions
Got a great idea for your favorite business? A startup called 9th Dot has created an app where you can share that idea, with potential rewards if your idea actually gets used. There are plenty of othe...
02:56 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Whats The Best Amazon Prime Alternative?
There isn't one. Sorry, Charlie. Amazon Prime stands alone as the best deal online. No other service offers the same amount of substance: Free two-day shipping on a ton of stuff, cheap overnight shipp...
02:52 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Apply Now To Write For TechCrunch This Summer As A Paid Intern
Are you obsessed with the startup world? Do you read TechCrunch all the time? Good news! Were hiring paid interns for this summer.What will you do? Blog, blog, blog away. Were looking for independent,...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch CEO Sean Rad Says Dating App Tinder Has Made 1 Billion Matches
Tinder is announcing that it has made 1 billion matches between its users.As most (all?) of you know, Tinder works by giving users a stack of potential matches and allowing them to swipe right or left...
01:38 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Study: Feelings On Facebook Spread From Friend To Friend
According to a study from the University of California, San Diego, feelings on Facebook can spread from user to user like a virus. In other words, your friends' moods can affect your moods, positively...
01:36 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Debuts A Gifts Feed Featuring Only Things You Can Buy
Pinterest publicly introduced a new “Gifts Feed” on Wednesday which only displays “Product Pins” – pins that are enhanced with additional details, including pricing, avai...
01:14 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Plex Adds Queues, Mobile Camera Upload, Chromecast Access For All And Streaming DVR
Streaming media platform Plex has a big update for users today, which includes opening up Chromecast support to all users, after debuting it as a feature for paid Plex Pass users only back in December...
01:11 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch The NSA Responds To Allegations It Impersonated Facebook And Infected PCs With Malware
The NSA has responded to allegations that surfaced yesterday indicating that the agency pretended to be Facebook to infect computers with malware. The revelation, built of course on top of documents l...
01:08 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On Iridescent: How Girls Are 3 Years Ahead Of Everyone Else In The Race To Innovate
Tara Chklovski is the founder and CEO of Iridescent, a remarkable Google funded non profit dedicated to encouraging young women's innovation in technology. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch This Funding Will Disappear In 10 Seconds
I know that the Ephemeralization of 2014 is generally traced to some privacy potion of Edward Snowden, NSA, and Target credit card leaks, but few seem willing to track its popularity back to its sourc...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch After Raising More Money And Launching Its Product In Beta, Clinkle COO McCarthy Steps Down
It's never a dull moment when it comes to Clinkle, the mobile payments startup which hopes to one day replace your wallet. The young company's roller coaster ride continues with the news today that fo...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Creator Of The Power Squid, Chris Hawker, Hits The Crowdfunding Trail With Quickey
Long-time readers will recall one of my favorite series, The Song Of The Power Squid, a six-parter by inventor Chris Hawker. Written at the cusp of the hardware startup revolution, the story was part ...
12:34 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Heres What An iPhone 6 With A Curved Display Might Look Like
It's that time of year again, friends. It's been a few months since the last iPhone was released, which means everyone is trying to figure out what the next iPhone will look like. Read More ...
12:03 am GMT - Fri, March 14, 2014
Techcrunch Amid Bullying & Threats Of Violence, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Shuts Off Access To U.S. Middle & High School Students
Anonymous communication platforms and the pre-teen-to-teenage brain are two things that don’t mix all that well. Just look at Ask.fm, for example, the social Q&A platform whose shield of ano...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch T-Mobile Plans To Bump Their Entire Network To 4G By 2015
I’ve gotta give it to T-Mobile: they’re really doing a good job at this whole “Lets stop being awful” thing they’ve been up to lately. If you’ve been thinking about...
11:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Inside The IPO Of Candy Crush Maker King Digital
This post is not investment advice. Instead, it’s a meditation on the dynamics of the mobile gaming market in the context of an IPO which grants us raw data into a company in the space. The comp...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Called Obama To Express Frustration Over Spyings Threat To Internet Security
Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg made a rare posting on his Facebook page to assure his followers that he takes government threats to Internet security seriously. “I’ve called President...
10:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch SocialPoint Gaming Studio Announces Four New Social Strategy Titles After Topping 50 Million MAUs
SocialPoint, Spain's largest mobile gaming studio, has today announced plans to release four new games to market. Unlike the company's previous "breeding games," wherein the user would play to create ...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Egnyte CEO Vineet Jain Talks Cloud Storage, Boxs IPO, And Going Head-to-Head With Microsoft
Egnyte, a company that sells a hybrid file storage product that employs both cloud and local storage, raised$29.5 million last December. The enterprise cloud storage market is among the best funded ni...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Interviewly Puts All The Best Reddit AMAs In One Easy To Read Place
A number of notable people have invited the masses on Reddit to ask them any question they want, or “Ask Me Anything (AMA)” — from President Barack Obama, to Bill Gates, to Madonna, ...
09:51 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch SupaPass Lets Any Musician Run A Subscription Fan Club, Just Like Gaga
As the sole European company shortlisted for SXSW’s HATCH pitch competition this week, we thought we’d take a look at SupaPass. (For those who don’t know it, HATCH pitch is a competi...
09:37 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Target Knew About Credit Card Hack For 12 Days Before Reacting
In a scathing bit of reportage from Bloomberg Businessweek we discover that retailer Target had received word that its security system had been compromised nearly two weeks before it moved to act on t...
09:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Google Drive Gets A Big Price Drop, 100GB Now Costs $1.99 A Month
Google today significantly dropped the prices for its Google Drive online storage service. The first 15GB of storage remain free, but 100GB now cost just $1.99 per month instead of $4.99. Even more im...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Autodesk Launches Instant Mobile Messaging App For Enterprise Users
Creation and collaboration software maker Autodesk is stepping outside of its usual enterprise-grade software world and dipping its toes into consumer or at least consumerized world of mobile apps t...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Its 15-Second, Auto-Playing Video Ads
Facebook just announced that it's starting to run the video ads that it started testing last fall.In a company blog post, Facebook says it's working with "a select group of advertisers," and that user...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Is Testing Out Adding Promoted Accounts To Desktop Timelines
It looks like Twitter may add another feature to its Timeline on the desktop to generate revenue: Promoted Accounts, with the option for people to follow them directly with a button embedded in the Tw...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Is Adding Promoted Account Tweets, With Follow Buttons, To Desktop Timelines
It looks like Twitter may add another feature to its Timeline on the desktop to generate revenue: Promoted Accounts, with the option for people to follow them directly with a button embedded in the Tw...
09:05 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Google Maps Now Lets You Paddle Down The Colorado River In Street View
Google recently put its Street View cameras on a raft and, with the help of American Rivers, took it down the Colorado River. Today, it made the images from this expedition available in Google Maps. W...
08:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Google Smartwatch Specs Leak, Show Hardware Comparable To Galaxy Gear 2
Some new details about Google’s upcoming smartwatch, which is said to be made by occasional Nexus hardware partner LG, have emerged from mobile leaker @evleaks, who has a solid track record when...
08:32 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Adds Three More Original Kids Shows From Dreamworks Animation, Including Shrek & Madagascar Spin-Offs
Netflix and Dreamworks confirmed today that the internet television network will soon be home to three new original series aimed at kids, based off of characters from popular films including Shrek, Ma...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft To Launch $6.99/Month Office 365 Plan For Individuals This Spring
Microsoft today announced a new plan for Office 365 that’s geared to individuals who want to subscribe to its suite of productivity applications. For $6.99/month (or $69/year), you will be able ...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Efficient Engine Maker EcoMotors Buys A U.S. Factory
On the heels of a $200 million joint venture agreement with First Auto Works to build a factory in China, the motor technology developer EcoMotors has acquired manufacturing capacity in the U.S. Read ...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Study: Men And Women Twice As Likely To Hire A Man For A Math-Based Job
A new study reveals why women have a hard time cracking the glass ceiling in the technology industry: both men and women are twice as likely to hire a man for a math-based job. Read More ...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Cupcake Digital Buys Zuuka Forming One Of Biggest Indie Kids App Development Firms
Cupcake Digital, the New York-based developer with a large portfolio of brand-name children’s mobile applications, has acquired competitor zuuka, best known as the maker of the iStoryTime librar...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Flink Update Adds Social Features To Its Addictive Fashion App
Fashion app Flink just received an update in the App Store. As a reminder, this app is the perfect time waster for fashion enthusiasts — you can browse new looks from your favorite fashion blogg...
07:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Fundable Acquires LaunchRock To Combine Crowdfunding And User Acquisition
Fundable, an equity crowdfunding platform for businesses (including startups), just announced that it has acquired LaunchRock. LaunchRock, as the name implies, was initially focused on helping startup...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch GLG Share Gives Startups Access To Mentorship Without Trading Equity
Since 1998, the Gerson Lehrman Group has been helping its clients answer their most difficult questions, using an algorithm to choose from more than 350k experts and then facilitating a conversation b...
07:22 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch iOS 8 Said To Potentially Include TextEdit And Preview Apps For Viewing iCloud Files
Apple is working on iOS versions of both its Preview and TextEdit Mac apps, according to a new report from the reliable 9to5Mac. The new mobile apps are designed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, accor...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Sosh, An Activity Curator, Flips The Monetization Switch With An Event Ticketing Marketplace
Sosh has been around since 2011 and brought a curated activities concierge to SF, NY, and Seattle for three years. But today, the app that offers up cool things to do is adding a new layer to the plat...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Company Claiming Rights To Flappy Trademark Now Sending Notices To App Store Game Developers
This was bound to happen. A company calling itself “Ultimate Arcade” is attempting to trademark the word “Flappy,” following the fervor around the viral App Store game, “...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Dish Ships Super Joey, A TV Box That Records Eight Shows At Once
If you're like me, when you and your brood of 16 children sit down to watch television of an evening, you end up at an impasse? Not everyone wants to watch the Duggars marathon for the fiftieth time a...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch MIT Builds A Soft Robotic Fish Thats Perfectly Cuddly, Moves Like The Real Thing
Video: Melanie Gonick, MIT News Soft robotics is a field that’s growing so fast MIT has created an entire journal dedicated to the field, and the first edition profiles a robot fish that can per...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Real-Time Economic Data Tracking Platform Premise Raises $11M From SocialPlusCapital Partnership
Exclusive: Premise, a data technology company that is tracking macroeconomic and human development trends in real-time, is announcing an $11 million Series B round led by Social+Capital Partnership, w...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Simplisafe Adds New Sensors, Services To Their DIY Home Security System
With competitors like Canary and Nest coming quickly behind, Simplisafe, a small, Boston-based security company, is pulling out the stops. After updating their software and mobile interface late last ...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Stock Price Pops On News Of Prime Price Increase
The street likes what it hears. This morning, prior to the market opening, Amazon announced that it was raising the price of its Prime subscription membership by $20 to $99 a year. The company’s...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Virtual Minuum Leaves Beta With Version 2.0, Adds Text Sharing Across Applications
Whirlscape’s virtual keyboard software Minuum is exiting beta today with the launch of version 2.0, which changes up the look of the minimal input software, and adds quick access to emoji, plus ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Unity Acquires Applifier To Bring Shareable Instant Replays To More Games
Your friend takes out his phone. "Duuude You've gotta see this game," he says, before showing you a particularly crazy scene.Is there really any more effective ad for a game?Unity doesn't think so. T...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents A Smarter, More Accurate Wrist-Based Activity Tracker
Apple has applied for a patent for an improved wearable pedometer design, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider). The filing describes a way to vastly improve accura...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Banjo Raises $16M To Grow Its Experiential Real-Time News And Events Platform
Startup Banjo has raised a new $16 million Series B round of funding, bringing its total raised to date to $21 million. The round was led by Balderton Capital, and included participation from BlueRun ...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch ShareEight Busts Records By Raising $1M On Seedrs, The Crowd Equity Platform
It’s testament to the rise of crowd-equity financing that today m-commerce shopping app ShareEight has today bust the record on the Seedrs platform today, raising 600,000 (US $1,000,000) on the ...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Shareight Busts Records By Raising $1M On Seedrs, The Crowd Equity Platform
It’s testament to the rise of crowd-equity financing that today m-commerce shopping app Shareight has today bust the record on the Seedrs platform today, raising 600,000 (US $1,000,000) on the p...
04:21 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Tipping Point: U.S. Mobile Data Revenues Outweighed Those Of Voice In 2013, On Track For $100B/Year
China may be the biggest of all when it comes to the sheer volume of users in its mobile market -- 700 smartphone and tablet users, and counting -- but when it comes to revenues from the new wave of d...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Prime To Cost $99 A Year
The day we all feared has come. Amazon has announced that the price of Prime will soon cost $99 a year. Starting in seven days, the cost for existing members to renew will increase by $20 from $79.99....
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Fresh From IPO, Wix Acquires Israeli Startup Appixia To Bring Native Mobile Commerce Support To 42M Users
Wix emerged in 2006 as part of a new generation of startups on a mission to do for website creation what Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr have done for bloggers and content creators. Riding the increasin...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Hipmunk Makes Cross-Platform Travel Search Easier
Travel meta search engine Hipmunk is launching "Hipmunk Anywhere" today, a cross-platform search feature that makes travel search a little bit easier for those of us who regularly use multiple devices...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Eventbrite Raises Around $50M At A Valuation North Of $1B, Fortune Reports
Event ticketing startup Eventbrite has raised a new round of funding at around $50 million, Fortune’s Dan Primack reports, which values the company at over $1 billion and sees the tech company j...
03:36 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch SiNode Raises Seed Funding To Give Batteries More Juice
Looking to develop a technology that gives batteries more capacity for energy storage and boosts the rate at which they charge, early stage company SiNode has raised new seed financing from the Chicag...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Said To Drop Windows Phone Fees For Some Smartphone OEMs
Microsoft has dropped its licensing fees for at least two smartphone OEMs, according to a new report from The Times of India (via Verge), making it much easier for those competing in low-cost markets ...
03:04 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Enterprise SaaS Integration Platform Mulesoft Raises $50M At A $800M Valuation
MuleSoft, an integration platform for connecting SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise, has raised $50 million led by existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners as w...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Private Equity Firm Hellman & Friedman Acquires Learning Analytics Company Renaissance Learning For $1.1B In Cash
Learning analytics service Renaissance Learning today announced that it has been acquired by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman for $1.1 billion in an all-cash deal. The new deal comes just a ...
02:23 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApp Says Reports Of Security Flaw Are Overstated And Not Accurate
WhatsApp came under fire earlier this week after tech consultant Bas Bosschert published a blog post explaining how malicious developers can access your messages via the microSD card. Now, WhatsApp ha...
01:19 pm GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch China Now Has 700M Active Smartphone Users, Says Umeng
The number of active smartphones in China exceeded 700 million by the end of 2013, says a new report from analytics firm Umeng. Out of all the devices sold in 4Q 2013, 41% were to people purchasing th...
10:40 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch It Took 8 Years, But Someone Just Broke One Million Gamerscore On Xbox Live
If you’ve ever dreamed of dustin’ off all those unfinished Xbox games and somehow becoming the first person to cross 1 million gamerscore: don’t bother — as of tonight, it has ...
09:44 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch United To Launch Personal In-Flight Entertainment For iOS Devices Next Month
Starting next month, United will offer an in-flight personal entertainment system that will allow passengers to pick from 150 movies and about 200 TV shows through their laptop's browser or United's i...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Founder Stories: When It Comes To Open-Source Technologies, Reverbs Tony Tam Has A Word For It
Have you ever watched a TED talk and thought, "That should be a company!" Well, that's happened a few times, I'm sure, and one of them is right here in Silicon Valley. Years ago, wordsmith Erin McKean...
04:32 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Overstocks Bitcoin Purchases Account For Less Than 1% Of Revenue, But Its Growing
Since Overstock.com started to accept Bitcoin as a purchase currency, the company has received a good press for its efforts to support the nascent cryptocurrency. Working with Coinbase to process Bitc...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch iOS Update Reportedly Includes New Capability For iAd Attribution
As part of iOS 7.1, the recent update to its mobile operating system, Apple appears to have added a new feature to its iAd program, allowing the company to take credit for the app downloads driven by ...
01:29 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Lineshark Turns Your iOS Or Android Device Into An XLR Recorder/Effects Rig
Connecting your guitar to your iPhone should be fairly simple. With the right adapter you can blow a line in through a standard headphone jack and get some tinny audio. But what if you really want to ...
01:24 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Trulioo Raises $6M To Verify Online Profiles
Trulioo recently announced that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding.The round was led by Tenfore Holdings, with participation from BDC Venture Capital and previous investor Blumberg Capital. ...
01:21 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch iOS Now Alerts You When Your Kids Are Free To Spend All Your Money On Fake Cat Food
Apple has apparently learned a lesson. After several high profile stories of children spending literal fortunes on virtual nonsense, the latest version of iOS now reminds users of Apple's policies tow...
01:17 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Lending Clubs Renaud Laplanche To Speak On The State Of Lending At Disrupt NY
French American entrepreneur Renaud Laplanche founded Lending Club in 2007 to connect investors with borrowers and bypass banks altogether. Since then, the company has facilitated more than $3 billion...
12:07 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Arnold Schwarzenegger Crush Things With A Tank For Charity
If you've ever wanted to see Arnold Schwarzenegger crush a 5 ft. roll of bubble wrap with his own personal tank (and really, who hasn't?): congratulations! Today is your lucky day. Read More ...
12:04 am GMT - Thu, March 13, 2014
Techcrunch SketchDeck Turns Terrible Slide Decks Into Beautiful Presentations In Just A Day
A number of startups over the years have tried to reinvent PowerPoint with services that made it easier or quicker to create a slideshow presentation. Newly launched SketchDeck is taking a different a...
11:46 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Slideshow Of Stylish Women In Tech Includes Women Who Compiled The List
TheLi.st co-founders Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol have apparently voted for themselves as #2 on Lucky Magazine's list of "The Top 25 Most Stylish Women In Tech."The list, which includes Sheryl Sa...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch www.happybirthday.net
Imagine going back 25 years in a time machine to meet the you of 1989. The you that was watching the Berlin Wall fall, the you that saw Jim and Tammy Baker come back to TV, the you that was probably p...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch FiftyThree Updates Creativity App Paper For iOS 7 To Improve Navigation And Control
FiftyThree has thrived over the last few years, due to the massive popularity of its drawing and creativity app Paper and the release of its complementary Pencil stylus. Today its taking a big step to...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Threes Comes To Android, And Im Not Just Using This To Tell You My Top Score Is 10,125
Threes, the number matching game that’s part Sudoku and part Bejeweled (or Candy Crush Saga for the young folk) is now on Android. You may not think this is a big deal, if you’ve never pla...
10:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Bobs Watches Streamlines The Rolex Market With An Electronic Exchange
As a watch nerd, I love to see the stuffy old watchmaking industry try new things. That's why I was intrigued by the recent changes at Bobs Watches, a retailer turned website that buys and sells Rolex...
10:02 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Angry Birds Epic Is Final Fantasy With Swine And Fowl, Hits Australia And Canada This Week
The next Angry Birds game features Rovio’s now very recognizable birds and pigs, but duking it out via different in-game combat mechanics in a turn-based RPG. Angry Birds Epic makes its debut in...
09:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Partners With Yelp To Bring Local Data To Its Search Tools
Today Yahoo announced that it has partnered with Yelp to bring local data into its search experience, both mobile and desktop. The deal will see traditional Yelp information, such as ratings and user ...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Adblock Plus Now Blocks 8,600 Tracking Filters As Ad Tech Explodes
The story of advertising online in the last year has significantly also been a story about the rise of ad tech -- ways of serving users more relevant ads, and ways of monitoring how users have respond...
09:17 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Search Results Ditch The Underlined Links, Increase The Font Size & More In New Experiment
No, it’s not just you: Google’s search results may look different right now, thanks to a very large “bucket” test currently underway, which has dramatically changed the look-an...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch After Initial Driver Mistrust, mytaxis New Marketplace Model Delivers 91% Job Acceptance Rate, Up From 85%
Introducing a radical new pricing model to an existing business is not for the faint-hearted. Just ask veteran German taxi app startup, mytaxi, which last January was preparing to shift into a new gea...
08:44 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin Is Not A Currency
Goldman Sachs thinks that bitcoin believers need to take a cold shower, drink some coffee, and sober up.In the wake of Mt. Gox's collapse, the supposed outing of Bitcoin's creator,and some high profil...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Report: NSA Has Plans To Infect Millions Of Computers With Malware
The National Security Agency reportedly has plans to control millions of computers by infecting them with malware, according to documents leaked to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. &...
08:40 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Opens Registration For Its F8 Developer Conference On April 30
After a few years without holding a major developer event, Facebook today opened the application process for its F8 developer conference in San Francisco on April 30th. Unlike other developer conferen...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Campus Locked Down On Tuesday Night Due To Unsubstantiated Threat
Facebook's campus was temporarily locked down last night, with employees "held at the site" for about an hour, according to a statement from the Menlo Park Police Department.The department says it rec...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Starbucks Will Soon Let You Tip Your Barista From Your iPhone
Starbucks announced this morning that it’s rolling out changes to its mobile application that will allow customers visiting its stores to tip their baristas from their iPhone. The feature will b...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The New Blade, Razers Gaming Laptop With A Serious Screen
Razer has built a number of Blade laptops, including an early,massive 17-inch device that cost$2,800. In 2013, Razer released a thin, 14 inch laptop that still contained impressive gaming guts.Best kn...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Epic Partners With Mozilla To Port Unreal Engine 4 To The Web
At last year's Game Developers Conference, Mozilla showed a port of Unreal Engine 3, the foundation for many AAA games, running in the browser. That was a bit of a wake-up call for many developers, gi...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Shortens iPhone Return Policy
Consumers now have just 14 days to return an iPhone purchased from Apple. This new time frame now matches up with the rest of Apple's products. Macs, iPods and iPads have long only had a 14 day return...
07:42 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch iOS 7.1 Adoption Reaches 12% In Under 48 Hours, Ad Network Reports
iOS 7.1 has already made its way onto as many as 12 percent of active consumer devices capable of running it, according to online ad network Chitika. The firm found that web traffic hitting its networ...
07:35 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Tipbit Scores $4 Million Series A For Its Productivity-Focused Email App
Tipbit, yet another startup attempting to re-imagine how email should work on mobile devices, is announcing $4 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Ignition Partners. Alongside the new fundi...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Orankl Gives Small Vendors The Same Tools As Amazon
Customer reviews are the backbone of sites like Amazon (where they have turned into a platform for some of the most inspired comedic writing on the Internet), but it can be difficult for smaller retai...
06:37 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Candy Crush Maker King Files For IPO To Raise Up To $533M
King, the European makers of the hit game Candy Crush Saga, today moved one step closer to an IPO in the U.S., filing an updated F-1 with the SEC that priced 22.2 million shares between $21 and $24, t...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Fitbit Force Recall Affects Around 1M Units In The U.S And 28K In Canada, Per CPSC
Fitbit issued a voluntary recall of its Fitbit Force after discovering that prolonged use could lead to skin irritation likely due to allergy to some of the materials used in its construction, but now...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Popcorn Time Installer Pulled From Host For Violating Terms Of Service
Popcorn Time is a magical program that takes all the hassles out of torrenting a movie. It’s Hollywood’s worst nightmare. It’s essentially Netflix for pirated movies. And now it̵...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch The MP3 Player Is Still Rockin In The Free World
Neil Young - yes, that Neil Young - has a $400 portable music player he would like to sell you. Called the PonoPlayer, it's essentially an MP3 player for the audiophile. But it doesn't use MP3 files a...
06:01 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch LogMeIn Goes After Business Crowd With Cubby Enterprise, An I.T.-Friendly Dropbox Competitor
Cubby, the Dropbox competitor from LogMeIn which opened up publicly near the end of last year, is rolling out a business-focused version of its service called LogMeIn Enterprise. The company is aiming...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Mulls Breaking Out iTunes Radio As Its Own App In iOS 8, Report Claims
The streaming radio race is still overwhelmingly dominated by Pandora in the U.S., but that’s not necessarily going to be the case forever: In a recent survey of streaming music users, iTunes Ra...
05:36 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Tinder To Introduce Verified Accounts Because Celebrities Arent Getting Enough Matches
Poor famous, beautiful people: They can’t even get a good date using tried and tested methods like swiping right. Matchmaking app Tinder has high-profile users including Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay ...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch With 5M Users Already On Board, Tynker Goes Mobile To Help Kids Learn To Code On The iPad
Historically, the U.S. educational system has struggled to get young people excited by and involved with STEM-related fields, especially computer science, which has actually seen a steady decline in p...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Walking Dead Game Dev, Next Games, Lands $6M Series A From IDG & Early Supercell Investor Jari Ovaskainen
Games making hub Finland — land of Rovio and Supercell, to name a couple of the higher profile games studiostucked up near the Arctic circle — has attracted another tranche of outside inve...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Conan Takes On Bitcoin
Just for giggs, we present Conan O’Brien and the COO of BTC talking about Bitcoin. I think the brief informational video is far more useful to understanding the cryptocurrency than any of the Bi...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Credit Karma Confirms New $85M Financing Round Led By Google Capital
Credit Karma, the online credit score provider and credit marketplace,has raised $85 million in a new round of financing led by Google Capital with participation from Tiger Global Management and exist...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Acquisition Of Green Throttle Games Could Signal Better Native Android Gaming
Google has acquired Green Throttle Games – or at least what was left of the company after it essentially shut down late last year, according to a new report by PandoDaily. The startup followed O...
04:45 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Hole In WhatsApp For Android Lets Hackers Steal Your Conversations
As part of what is predominantly an Android security issue, a CTO and consultant has discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp encryption that could allow another app to access and read all the chat conv...
04:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Rdio Will Drop The Echo Nest For Music Recommendations Post-Spotify Acquisition
Music streaming service Rdio is getting rid of partner The Echo Nest, its CEO Anthony Bay told CNBC in an interview published this week (via Verge). The news comes despite promises by The Echo Nest an...
03:41 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Dubble Adds Social Hooks To Its Double-Exposure Photo-Sharing Network
The photo-sharing juggernaut rumbles on. Dubble, a photo-sharing iOS app that launched last October, has expanded its feature-set to beef up the social networking side. Its Dubble’s largest upda...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Pet Sitting Marketplace Rover Raises $12 Million Series C
Rover, the Seattle-based online community that connects dog owners with in-home sitters, is today announcing $12 million in Series C funding, in a round led by new investor Menlo Ventures. Existing in...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Online Bill Of Rights Needed To Protect Democracy, Says Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee, the man who pioneered the interconnected information management system we now know colloquially as the Web (he called it the World Wide Web), has called for an online Magna Carta to p...
08:56 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Indias Largest Online Classifieds Site Quikr, Raises $90M Led By Swedens Kinnevik
India’s largest online classifieds site, Quikr, has raised $90 million in fresh funding from a group of investors led by Sweden’s Kinnevik, according to this report. The latest round, whic...
08:56 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Indian Online Classifieds Site Quikr Confirms $90M Fund Raise Led By Kinnevik
India’s largest online classifieds site, Quikr, has raised $90 million in fresh funding from a group of investors led by Sweden’s Kinnevik. The latest round, which would take the total cap...
07:29 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Sherpas Shervin Pishevars First $100K Cyrus Prize Goes To Dropbox Co-Founder Ferdowsi
Shervin Pishevar was just a six-year-old child when when the bombs from the Iran-Iraq War started to fall in 1980.His father, a high-ranking television executive, felt the family was in danger during ...
06:47 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Alibaba Pays $804M To Take Majority Stake In TV And Movie Producer ChinaVision
Alibaba has agreed to spend HKD $6.24 billion (about USD $804 million) for a 60% stake in TV and film producer ChinaVision Media Group. The purchase will allow Alibaba, which already dominates China's...
05:37 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Titanfall Goes Up, Xbox Live Goes Down
AGHHHH. I’ve been staring at my copy of Titanfall all… day. I’ve been itchin’ to hop back in the saddle of my Giant-Robot-of-Doom since the Beta ended, and finally, launch day ...
04:46 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Gogo Teases An App That Could Let Travelers Text And Make Calls During Flights
I did a lot of cool things at SXSWi 2014, but one of the coolest things I got to do was go for a trip in a private jet and text out some cool new technology from Gogo. As you probably know, Gogo power...
04:01 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Azimo Raises $10M Series A Led By Greycroft Partners To Expand Money Transfer Service
More evidence that the online money transfer space is heating up significantly, as startups aim to disrupt the banks and incumbents such as Western Union. Money transfer startup Azimo has closed a $10...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Money Transfer Startup WorldRemit Collects Its First Investment, $40M From Accel
WorldRemit, a London-based startup that is tackling the antiquated consumer money wiring/remittance market with an easy and traceable online solution, has collected some money of its own: a $40 millio...
03:36 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Appoints ValueAct Capitals Mason Morfit To Its Board
Today Microsoft announced in a combined press release that it has named ValueAct Capital's President Mason Morfit to its board, and that it will issue a quarterly dividend of $0.28. Neither piece of n...
01:15 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Priceline Buys Israels Qlika For $15-20M To Boost Global Expansion With Rocket Science-Powered Ad Tech
Qlika launched out of UpWest’s fourth batch of Israeli-American startups in March to tackle a big problem in online marketing: Localization. In other words, what’s the point of spending mi...
12:38 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch New Jersey Becomes Third State To Ban Teslas Direct Sales Model
Today the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission passed a rule that will end Tesla's direct sales of cars to consumers. Tesla, a manufacturer of all-electric cars, does not lean on dealerships to sell it...
12:28 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch A Very Flappy Crowdtilted Journalism Experiment
Two weeks ago, I did a small experiment. I put a campaign on Crowdtilt to raise money to go to Vietnam and talk to Dong Nguyen, the creator of the sleeper hit Flappy Bird. At the absolute peak of the ...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch SigFig Hires Financial Engines Exec Steve Lifgren To Build Out Its Operations Team
Financial planning startup SigFig has for the most part been flying under the radar since it launched a couple of years ago. But now its ready to get serious about expanding and supporting a growing n...
12:16 am GMT - Wed, March 12, 2014
Techcrunch Watch An Industrial Robot Nearly Beat A Professional Ping Pong Player At His Own Game Sort Of
If you’re looking for a vaguely frightening realization of just how good robots are getting at activities that require a high degree of optical precisions and fine motor control, than the video ...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch 23andMe Founder Discusses The Promises And Perils Of Genetic Information
Anne Wojcicki, the founder of the popular direct-to-consumer genetics testing company23andMe,sat down with us at the SXSW Interactive gathering this past weekend in Austin, Texas to discuss both the p...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Beautiful, Simple Explanations Of Science With World Science U
The Internet has a new trove of beautiful, simple explanations of fundamental scientific principles, from Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity to quantum mechanics. The much anticipated massi...
11:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch MakerBot Starts Shipping The New Replicator And Taking Pre-Orders For Their Biggest 3D Printer Ever
Back at CES, MakerBot announced three new 3D printers: one small, one huge, and one thats about the same size as their previous models (albeit with a bunch of new tricks). You couldnt actually buy any...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch An Upcoming Anonymous App Called Cloaq Promises A New Way To Post & Share, No Email Or Phone Number Required
A team of engineers, who have asked to not be identified by name, are working to develop a new platform for anonymous posting called Cloaq (pronounced “cloak”). This upcoming web and mobil...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch VeryLastRoom Raises $2.1 Million To Compete With Hotel Tonight In Europe
French last-minute hotel app VeryLastRoom just raised $2.1 million (1.5 million). The app is very reminiscent of its American competitor, Hotel Tonight. VC APlusFinance, Extend and Sigma Gestion inves...
10:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Wikipedia Co-Founder Jimmy Wales Accidentally Starts A Bitcoin Donation Campaign For Wikipedia
Is Jimmy Wales testing out Bitcoin donations for Wikipedia? He is certainly considering it, according to a thread on Reddit. It first started with a tweet — Wikipedia co-founder set up a persona...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Is Down For Most And Theyre Looking Into It
Twitter is down. I repeat, Twitter is down. According to the API status page, Downforeveryoneorjustme.com, and tests within the TechCrunch staff, the service is experiencing some serious performance i...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Goes Down For Almost An Hour
Twitter is down. I repeat, Twitter is down. According to the API status page, Downforeveryoneorjustme.com, and tests within the TechCrunch staff, the service is experiencing some serious performance i...
09:53 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Ukraine Startup Newzmate Launches Traqli Button To Let Readers Follow News Stories
Newzmate, a Kiev, Ukraine-based startup that develops semantic data analysis, aggregation and recommendation services, has launched its latest product: "Traqli" is button (and service) publishers can ...
09:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Zach Galifianakis Is Now The Top Driver Of Traffic To HealthCare.gov
President Obama’s somewhat testy but endlessly hilariousBetween Two Ferns clipwith Zach Galifianakisis storming the Internet this morning, racking up more than 3 million views in just a few hour...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus Rifts First-Run Development Kit Is Sold Out As It Poaches Key Valve VR Talent
The Oculus Rift development kit is no longer for sale in most parts of the world, the company reports. The dev hardware for the virtual reality headset has been on sale since Oculus kicked off their K...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Ben Horowitz Explores New Career As Hype Man For Nas
You can't make this stuff up. At a party thrown by Ashton Kutcher's A-Grade Investments at SXSW over the weekend, Nas took the stage while famed entrepreneur-turned-investor Ben Horowitz danced alongs...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Instagram Launches A Redesigned Android App Thats Faster And Better On More Devices
Instagram has launched version 5.1 of its app on Google Play today, with a redesign that makes for a much speedier, resource-light experience. Your profile should load in half the time, according to a...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Robotiky Is (Yet) Another Cute Way To Teach Kids Coding Using Robots
Say hey to Roboticky: a robot designed to be programmed by kids using a simplified drag-and-drop software interface on their computer. It's getting hard to keep track of all the startups looking for c...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches Add-On Store For Google Docs
Google today announced the launch of its add-on store for Google Docs'spreadsheet and word processorapps. The store, which resembles the Chrome Web Store in its design, currently features about 20 add...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Updates Chrome Web Store With Support For Paid Extensions And Themes, Free Trials For Packaged Apps
Google made a couple of updates to its Chrome Web Store today and with these, developers can now use the store to offer free trials for packaged apps (which are able to run offline). But more importan...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Shopping App Paytm Challenges E-Commerce Rivals In India, As Smartphone User Base Explodes
India’s nearly 100 million smartphone users are beginning to shop online at a pace that the country’s biggest e-commerce companies such as Flipkart and Snapdeal are expecting the mobile tr...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch If WhatsApp Is Worth $19B, Then WeChats Worth At Least $60B Says CLSA
Heads turned when Facebook forked out $19 billion for messaging service WhatsApp in February, and eyes popped when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it was probably worth even more. Now, analysts over...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Unleashes Slew Of Surface Updates, As Pricing For The LTE Surface 2 Leaks
Microsoft released a bundle of software updates this morning for its Surface line of tablets, including support for the Power Cover, which just went on sale, and improved touchpad input. Also out this...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch TechStars-Backed Codementor Launches To Provide Programmers With One-On-One Help
Codementor, an open marketplace for one-on-one programming help, is now open to the public after finishing a three-month stint at TechStars Seattle. The site connects users with experts in a wide rang...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Stealthy Enterprise Security Company Niara Raises $9M From Index And NEA
Niara, a stealthy enterprise security company, has raised $9 million in funding from Index and NEA, we're hearing from sources. Read More ...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Responsive Website Builder Webflow Raises $1.5 Million From Khosla, Tim Draper & Others
Webflow, the Y Combinator-backed startup aimed at making it easier for creative professionals to visually design and host their own responsive websites, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The ro...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Appsfire Launches Sashimi, A New Native Mobile Ad Unit For Timelines
Advertising tech company Appsfire is rolling out a new ad unit, Sashimi. Like its previous units, the company is experimenting with native ads on mobile. Sashimi is very reminiscent of Facebook or Twi...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Congressmen Share A Few Ways Techies Can Influence Them
There are 300-plus million Americans and only 535 members of Congress: simple math is the big reason why it’s difficult to have direct democracy in a country with a 500,000:1 ratio of legislator...
07:43 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Congress Members Share A Few Ways Techies Can Influence Them
There are 300-plus million Americans and only 535 members of Congress: simple math is the big reason why it’s difficult to have direct democracy in a country with a 500,000:1 ratio of legislator...
07:35 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Popcorn Time Is Like Netflix For Pirated Content
Think of Popcorn Time like Netflix, just with movies worth watching. Find a title and click “Watch It Now”. That’s it. The media catalog is impressive. Everything from first run movi...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Sets New All Time High This Morning, Topping $72 Per Share
Another day, another record high for Facebook. This morning the social company ticked up around 0.6%, topping an up market, and re-cresting the$72 mark comfortably, a level that it barely tasted yeste...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch CloudMagics Email Application Now Lets You Complete Your Work Right From Your Inbox
CloudMagic, the makers of apersonal search app which in February changed direction to become a search-focused email application instead, is out this morning with a significant update. The company is i...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch CarThrottle, The BuzzFeed For Cars, Signs Directly With YouTube As It Continues To Step On The Gas
CarThrottle, which perhaps can be best described as a 'BuzzFeed for cars', is continuing to step on the gas. Founded 5 years ago by Adnan Ebrahim, now aged 23, while he was a student at the UK's UCL, ...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch The New HTC Ones Dual Camera Explained: Post-Shot Focus Selection And 3D Image Effects
HTC’s new One smartphone is the worst-kept secret of the season, with leaks in abundance and even official teasers that are being more forward about unannounced product than you might expect. To...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Want To Be Diffr3nt? Try Out This Eco-Friendly Canvas iPhone Case
And the winner of this week's "Confusing And Overcomplicated Branding" award is... (drumroll, please!) The diffr3nt|slim case!Unfortunate name aside, the diffr3nt case for iPhone is made of canva...
05:44 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch iOS 8 Said To Take Maps To The Next Level With Added Data And Transit Directions
Apple has just shipped iOS 7.1, which brings a number of small enhancements and some considerable performance improvements to older devices, but now the way is clear for iOS 8, and already the rumor m...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApp For Android Update Lets Users Pay For Their Friends Subscriptions
Today WhatsApp, Facebook's new $19 billion messaging darling, has released an update to the Android version of the app. Among a few new privacy-related features, the update also brings with it an inte...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch NYC Investor Metamorphic Raises $70 Million For Super Seed Fund
Metamorphic Ventures, the New York-based seed fund behind startups like the crowdfunding hit Indiegogo, has raised $70 million for a new super-seed fund. As follow-on rounds get larger and bigger inve...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch GamePop Review: The Android Gaming Console Gets Another Iteration, Still Disappoints
There’s a rush on to be the first Android console maker to strike the right chord with consumers, and there’s no shortage of contenders. Bluestacks is one such contender, and their GamePop...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Moff Is A Wearable Bluetooth Bangle For Kids That Adds Sound-Effects To Everyday Play
And the award for cutest wearable goes to… Moff!A smart bangle for kidsthat’s being developed by — you guessed it — a Japanese company (suchkawaii) on a mission to transform bo...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Deutsche Telekoms Incubator Launches IoT Bootcamp. Because Hardware.
A whole host of connected hardware accelerators have cropped up in the last year in Europe and beyond, and now hub:raum, Deutsche Telekoms incubator, wants in on the action. It's running a three-day I...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch The Jawbone UP24 Finally Gets Android Support
Finally. The Jawbone UP24 now works with Android phones. The wireless UP fitness tracker launched in late 2013 and has so far only worked with iOS devices. But not anymore. The company just released t...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Natural Language Business Analytics Company DataRPM Raises $5.1M
Joining the fray of business intelligence companies developing natural language search for data analysis, DataRPMhas raised $5.1 million. The Washington DC-based startup raised its Series A round from...
04:26 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Element 14 Releases A $33 Sound Card For The Raspberry Pi
The maker of the popular Raspberry Pi just announced a little soundcard, perfect for pairing with the 'Berry Pi. The $33 card from Element 14 sits on the Pi's P5 pins and features all the inputs and o...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Watch President Barack Obama Insult Zach Galifianakis On Between Two Ferns For HealthCare.gov
President Barack Obama made a special appearance on an extremely unlikely program in the talk show circuit – or rather, way off the circuit, on “The Hangover” star Zach Galifianakis&...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Le Camping 5th Demo Day: Meet StreamRoot, Hublo, Krack And More
French startup accelerator Le Camping presented its fifth batch of startups today at Numa in Paris. Today is the first part of a demo day tour that will bring the 12 startups to London, Berlin and Lux...
02:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Touchten Adds Offline Rewards, Ropes In TMS Entertainment As An Investor
Touchten, a Jakarta-based mobile games startup, announced today that it plans to add an online-to-offline (O2O) feature to its games, which it hopes will attract and engage users who don't use credit ...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch BBC Rolls Out New iPlayer Rebuilt For The Multiscreen World, Plans Online Only Channel For BBC3
Today BBC took the covers off a new version of its on-demand iPlayer, the first time that it has been rebuilt since 2011 (it was launched in 2007) -- with improved search, responsive design and more i...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Robocoin Spreads Its Bitcoin ATMs Further
Robocoin, the bi-directional Bitcoin ATM, is ramping up its nascent footprint -- with launches planned for 10 more global locations. The company said today it will be shipping its first Bitcoin ATMs t...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Flypay Raises 1M To Make Settling Your Restaurant Bill Waiter-Free
Never mind poor service or the food itself, the experience of actually paying the bill at the end of a meal is often cited as the biggest pain-point for restaurant goes. Or so says Flypay, a new UK st...
12:32 pm GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch CityMaps2Go Maker Ulmon Gets Its First Investment, A Seed Round From Global Founders Capital
Ulmon, the travel app developer behind the popular CityMaps2Go apps, has raised its first round of funding, a seed investment from Global Founders Capital, VC started in 2013 by Oliver and Marc Samwer...
09:41 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch The Secret Bubble
There are a couple of kinds of bubbles that we talk about in tech. The most prominent is the money bubble, which posits that companies and investors are riding a wave of faux optimism when it comes to...
06:23 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch TeselaGen Is Building A Platform For Rapid Prototyping in Synthetic Biology
As the costs of DNA sequencing and synthesis drop precipitously, a host of computer science-meets-biotech startups are cropping up in Silicon Valley. TeselaGen, which makes middleware for biotech labs...
04:39 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Continues Pursuit Of IT And Education With Improvements To Its Secret Loyalty Pricing
Late last week, Apple quietly updated its loyalty pricing program with several improvements that should drive more sales to organizations, IT pros and education. Read More ...
04:35 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Power Cover Debuts As Rumors Of The LTE-Powered Surface 2 Landing In Stores Abound
Two quick hits from the Microsoft side of things: The Surface Power Cover is now up for pre-sale, and the rumor engine is kicking around the bit that LTE-capable Surface 2 devices have landed in Micro...
04:34 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch 8-Bit True Detective Is Just The Ticket For King In Yellow Withdrawal
For those of you suffering True Detective withdrawal (and really, aren’t we all?) here’re the adventures of Rust and Marty as an 8-bit video game. Video game Rust won’t win any actin...
04:33 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Video Ad Company YuMe Launches Video Reach For Brand Advertisers
YuMe, a video ad company that went public last year, today announced the launch of a new brand called Video Reach. Senior Vice President of Marketing Ed Haslam told me via email that, like YuMes Conne...
04:25 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Twitch Broadcasting Finally Goes Live On Xbox One
Just weeks after Microsoft announced the Xbox One, they started touting a new feature that didn’t quite make it into the original debut: the ability to broadcast a video stream of your gameplay,...
04:19 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Snowden: We Need A Watchdog That Watches Congress
Whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed the SXSW audience in a rare public Interview today and gave some policy suggestions about how the government can better protect our 4th Amendment rights. The goo...
04:02 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Teams Up With European Galleries In #MuseumWeek To Push Its Cred With Culture Vultures
Twitter, a big hit with news junkies and those in the media industry, has been working to widen that scope to bring in more mainstream users, as well as those with other special interests. The latest ...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Mulu Launches Mobile Commerce App The Latest, Which Is Like BuzzFeed For Shopping
Over the past several years, e-commerce startup Mulu has built a backend technology that allows publishers to instantly embed shoppable items in their web pages. But now the company is introducing a n...
01:56 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Build Your Own Bletchley Park With This Kickstarted Enigma Clone
If you invest in an open-source, crowd-funded Enigma machine today, make it this one. Created by S&T Geotronics of Columbus, Georgia, this device first appeared as an Instructable and is now avail...
01:12 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Starts Running Consumer Surveys About Select Advertisers, Highlights Data In Search Ads
Google is launching a new feature for advertisers today that highlights data Google gathered from its Consumer Surveys in their ads. These so-called "consumer ratings annotations" can appear under Goo...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Searching For The Silicon Valley Selfie
There are many benefits to living overseas, but among the most valuable is the ability to dislocate yourself from your timeworn surroundings. The typical cadence of our daily behaviors driving down 2...
12:47 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch This Is What Happens When Two Tech Writers Climb Into Robots And Fight
Contrary to what you may have heard, South by Southwest Interactive isn't just about high-minded panels and keynotes filled with big ideas. No, sometimes startups do fun, goofy promotions like asking ...
12:46 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Bucking A Down Day, Facebook And Twitter Rise On Strength Of Bullish Analyst Comments
Facebook and Twitter had a good day in the public market, with each company picking up momentum from positive analyst comments. Both companies rose in the day, bucking a down day for the major U.S. ex...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Shopify Examines Social ROI For Commerce Sites, Finds Facebook Dominates But Reddit Is Growing
Shopify has compiled data from its platform merchants to determine how much value commerce sites get from social media engagement, and put the results into a massive infographic. If, like me, you find...
12:14 am GMT - Tue, March 11, 2014
Techcrunch Car-Sharing Startup RelayRides Hit With $200K Fine From New York State For Insurance Violations
RelayRides, the startup that runs a peer-to-peer marketplace for people to share their cars, has been ordered to pay a $200,000 fine to New York State after an investigation by the state’s Depar...
11:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Carbon Wants To Kick That Smartwatch Off Your Wrist And Replace It With A Charger Instead
Your wrist is a hotly contested new battleground, with small fry like Pebble doing battle with giants including Samsung, and activity trackers like the Jawbone UP and Nike+ FuelBand fighting it out, t...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch TrackR, The Coin-Shaped Dongles That Help You Locate Lost Items, Now Talk To Each Other
TrackR, the Bluetooth Low Energy-powered dongles that help you find missing or misplaced items, like your car keys, wallet, purse or bag, or even your dog, are now being upgraded in order to communica...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Googles 10th Summer Of Code Is Now Open For Applications
For 10 years now, Google has been bringing together open source software projects and students who are looking for a challenging summer project through its Summer of Code program. Starting today, Goog...
11:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Arthur Nakamoto Is Not Convinced His Brother Is The Real Satoshi
In another interesting wrinkle to the ongoing is-he-or-isn't-he Satoshi story, the alleged Bitcoin creator's brother Arthur has come forward to address some of the questions and concerns regarding Ne...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Bug Allowed Some Protected Accounts To Be Read By Unapproved Followers
The bad news: Since November of 2013, there’s been a bug in Twitter that allowed people to read tweets they shouldn’t have been able to see. The kind-of-good-I-guess news: four months late...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch These Are The 15 Best Accelerators In The U.S.
Business accelerators like Y Combinator and TechStars have come to occupy a critical geography in the tech landscape, and today two professors are announcing the results of their survey to determine w...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch [Updated] These Are The 15 Best Accelerators In The U.S.
Business accelerators like Y Combinator and TechStars have come to occupy a critical geography in the tech landscape, and today two professors are announcing the results of their survey to determine w...
11:12 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Surprise! The Disrupt NY Extra Early Bird Sale Is Extended Until Wednesday
Procrastination is a thing of the devil. We get that. And with that thought, our lovely events team has extended the extra early bird sale on Disrupt NY tickets. This cuts $250 off the price of the al...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Edward Snowdens SXSW Interview
Did you miss the chat between Edward Snowden andthe ACLU’sBen Wizner and Christopher Soghoian? The good news is that you can watch the entire thing now.Bad news: The currently available video is...
10:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Speed-Reader Startup Spritz Closing $3.5M Seed
Spritz, a Boston-based startup that's been developing a speed-reading technology in stealth since 2011, is in the process of closing a $3.54 million seed funding round. Investors include Denis O'Brien...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch TheNeeds Brings Its Personalized News Reader To iPhone
Newly launched iOS application TheNeeds is the latest attempt at offering users a better, more personalized news-reading experience with a service that focuses not only on your interests, but also how...
09:47 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Snowden: The NSA Is Setting Fire To The Future Of The Internet
Today at the SXSW conference, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden joined the event digitally to speak about mass surveillance. Since his revelations began to spill last summer, Snowden has been a lightni...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Snowden: We Have More To Fear From Government Surveillance Than Google
Whistleblower Edward Snowden gave a rare public interview today at the technology mega-conference, SXSW. When asked whether we should fear surveillance from government or Google more, Snowden argued t...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch iOS 7.1 Arrives Bringing CarPlay Support, Visual Tweaks, Siri Improvements And More
Apple has just released iOS 7.1, the first major update for iOS 7 since its launch back in September 2013. The update has been available to developers for some time now, and brings a lot of small but ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Pebble Kicks Off An Online Hackathon To Find And Reward The Best SDK 2.0 Smartwatch Apps
Pebble is launching an online software challenge, powered by ChallengePost, which begins today – right now, in fact. Developers who are interested in participating can submit new or existing app...
08:50 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Aiming To Fit Fiction Into Busy Schedules, Rooster Is An iPhone App For Serialized Novels
If you're the kind of person who talks nostalgically about how you used to read novels (you know, before you got busy with work and life, and before you had a million Internet-connected devices to dis...
08:09 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch In The Age Of WhatsApp, Nexmos Addition Of Voice Tools Quickly Ramps Its Top Line
After WhatsApp exited to Zuck, the service, perhaps the best known ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) message service announced that it will add voice capabilities in the second quarter of the year. Tha...
07:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The Live Stream Of Edward Snowdens SXSW Talk Here
Edward Snowden is set to give his SXSW talk at 12:00 EDT. Thanks to the Texas Tribune, the interview will also be live streamed and the video is embedded below. Christopher Soghoian, the principal tec...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Movable Ink Launches agileEMAIL, A Platform For Email Marketing
Startup Movable Ink has been trying to improve marketing emails with real-time content, and now it's launching a broader platform called agileEMAIL. Co-founder and CEO Vivek Sharma said agileEMAIL inc...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch 3D Marketplace 3DLT Talks About Selling The First 3D-Printed Gear On Amazon
We met first met Cincinnati-based 3DLT last year when they announced their 3D printing marketplace at Disrupt. The team is back in the news thanks to a new effort by Amazon to add printed items to the...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Google To Pay $15 For Each New Customer With Debut Of Google Apps Referral Program
Google announced today the start of a new referral program for customers of its online office and productivity suite, Google Apps, which will encourage the company’s current users to recommend t...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch U.K. Internet Of Things Startups & Projects To Get 46M More Government Cash By 2015
The U.K. Prime Minister is clearly a fan of the HAPIfork. At a speech at Europe's CeBIT tech conference yesterday David Cameron announced an additional 45 million in funding for research in areas link...
07:14 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The Live Stream Of Edward Snowdens SXSW Talk Here
Edward Snowden is set to give his SXSW talk at 12:00 EDT. Thanks to the Texas Tribune, the interview will also be live streamed and the video is embedded below. Christopher Soghoian, the principal tec...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch EBay Asks Shareholders To Vote Against PayPal Split While Icahn Claims CEO Incompetence Cost $4B
The war of words between eBay and its new shareholder Carl Icahn continues to rage on. Today, eBay issued a notice of an upcoming annual meeting, in which the company asked shareholders flat out to vo...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Touts Citis Success As The Networking Sites Content Marketing Ambitions Grow
Theres been a lot of discussion and debate around the benefit to brands of building a presence on Facebook and Twitter. At the same time, LinkedIn has been ramping up its efforts to get brands to crea...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Drifty, Makers Of The Ionic Mobile Framework, Raise $1 Million
Drifty, a participant in the TechStars Cloud 2013 incubator, and makers of a suite of tools for mobile developers building apps and websites, most notably, the Ionic framework, has closed on a million...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Myos Developer Alpha Teaser Compilation Video Showcases Gesture Control Potential
Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs is shipping out its Myo gesture control band alpha units to developers to get them building software compatible with the new hardware, and it’s already resulting in...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch This Isnt The Next iPhone, But It Easily Could Be
In the space between one iPhone launch and the next, a number of things happen: rumors abound, analysts throw out predictions on sales figures, specs trickle out slowly, and most entertainingly, desig...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch BBC Releases 30th Anniversary Edition Of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Text Adventure Game. You Have Died (And Gone To Gaming Heaven)
You are on a blog. The latest news is at the top and scrolls down infinitely. The first story is about the 30th Anniversary Edition of Infocom's Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy text adventure game. T...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Free-To-Play Games Company Kabam Buys Phoenix Age As It Pushes For $650M In 2014 Sales
Kabam, the free-to-play gaming company that has raised some $125 million in venture funding and looks to be among those weighing up an IPO, has acquired Phoenix Age, a games studio based in San Franci...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Comcast Subscribers Can Now Watch House Of Cards Without Netflix
With a click of a button in the Xfinity Store, Comcast subscribers will soon be able to purchase access to House of Cards — Netflix is not required. The option should hit the service soon. Only ...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Mophie Space Pack Review: Have Some Extra Storage With Your iPhone Backup Battery
Apple offers the iPhone in a number of different storage capacities, ranging from 16GB to 64GB, but it doesn’t offer expansion storage options to let users add their own via micro SD or any othe...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Bitly Follows The Appointment Of A New CEO With A New CTO And VP Of Marketing, Too
Link shortening and analytics company Bitly is announcing the hire of two new executives Chief Technology Officer Rob Platzer and Vice President of Marketing Melissa Wallace. The company's current CE...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Bitly Follows Last Years Appointment Of A New CEO With A New CTO And VP Of Marketing, Too
Link shortening and analytics company Bitly is announcing the hire of two new executives Chief Technology Officer Rob Platzer and Vice President of Marketing Melissa Wallace. The company's current CE...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Months After Appointing A New CEO, Bitly Gets A New CTO And VP Of Marketing, Too
Link shortening and analytics company Bitly is announcing the hire of two new executives Chief Technology Officer Rob Platzer and Vice President of Marketing Melissa Wallace. The company's current CE...
04:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Unwired Planet Files Mobile Patent Suits Against Google, Samsung, Huawei, HTC In The UK, Germany
While existing patent suits between the likes of Samsung and Apple continue to drag on in Europe, Unwired Planet, the patent enforcement entity that acquired 2,400 wireless patents from Ericsson last ...
04:24 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Demos The Galaxy S5 And Gear Watches With These Boring Official Videos
Get a cup of coffee. You’re going to need it. These official Samsung videos show off nearly every feature and function of the Galaxy S5 and Gear watches, but they’re rather mundane. Dull w...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Working With Startup Partners To Add Gesture-Based Smart Home Control To TVs
Samsung is reportedly (via WSJ) preparing for a smart home control interface that uses your smart TV to recognize basic hand gestures, directed at the objects you actually want to control. So, for exa...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch McAfee: Cybercrime-As-A-Service Led To Credit Card Breach, While Mobile Malware Zoo Grew 197% In Q4
It looks like the rise of the "as a service" model, where people can buy software, platform access, security and more from a cloud-based provider for a fixed term, may have spawned its Damien: cybercr...
01:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Android SDK For Wearables Coming In 2 Weeks, Says Google
Google is readying a version of its Android OS tailored for wearable devices. Google’s Sundar Pichai told the SXSW conference Sunday that it would be releasing anSDK for makers of wearable devic...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Comes To London, 18-21 October
For the last few years TechCrunch Disrupt, our headline conference, has become a staple of the industry calendar in both San Francisco and New York. Last year we brought this incredible event to Europ...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Lowdown Is An iOS App To Help Busy People Prepare For Meetings
Apparently, preparing properly for meetings -- the who, what and where -- is a pain-point for some. This is especially true for sales people who have to hold a lot of meetings and where preparation ca...
09:45 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Car Rental Startup Drive.SG Lands $790,000 For Asia Expansion
Drive.SG, Singaporean car rental portal, has raised a SGD $1 million (or about USD $790,000) Series A from Insas Berhad, a Malaysian investment holding company. The startup will use the capital to exp...
07:14 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch ROIKOI Launches Leaderboards For Professionals
ROIKOI is a very simple concept. At its core, it is a leaderboard that anonymously rates people you know based on one single criterion Would I hire this person at a job and work with them. Read More ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch What Games Are: Patreonomics And Supposed To Be
When considering the economics of games, I'm more and more fascinated by the potential of a scalable patronage model and seen on Patreon. But also by the games industry's continuing resistance to new ...
06:32 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Tencent Takes 15% Stake In JD To Strengthen Position Against Alibaba
Tencent, one of China's largest Internet services companies and the maker of WeChat, and JD.com, an online direct sales company, have formed a strategic partnership. The deal can potentially boost Ten...
05:28 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Ahead Of Build, Tastes Of Microsofts Coming Platform Changes
Microsoft’s Build developer conference kicks off in a month, making it not surprising that we’re seeing increasing leaks and noise regarding platform changes the company is working on that...
04:09 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Bill Nye Sees An Intimate Connection Between Startups And Science
While at South by Southwest Interactive, I had a chance to (briefly) interview one of my childhood heroes, Bill Nye the Science Guy. Nye was about to evaluate inventions at an event for Quirky, a star...
02:16 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch VEVO Is Launching New Mobile Apps And An SDK To Offer Its Music Videos To Third-Party Developers
Music video streaming startup VEVO is building an updated version of its mobile apps, which are coming soon. It also took the step to making its videos available on partner applications with plans to ...
02:10 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Mt. Gox Hack Allegedly Reveals Bitcoin Balances, Customer Account Totals
Anonymous hackers have defaced Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles' blog and have uploaded a data dump of customer data that, according to users with accounts on the site, is accurate. A Reddit user created an ...
02:10 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Mt.Gox Hack Allegedly Reveals Bitcoin Balances, Customer Account Totals
Anonymous hackers have defaced Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles' blog and have uploaded a data dump of customer data that, according to users with accounts on the site, is accurate. A Reddit user created an E...
01:21 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch Travel Tech Investors Are Ready For Takeoff
Despite the popularity of travel booking sites likeKayak,TripAdvisor, andExpedia, venture capital firms are still investing in companies selling consumers a better way to travel. In the past few years...
12:01 am GMT - Mon, March 10, 2014
Techcrunch TC Droidcast Episode 23: Samsungs Music Milk Shake, HTCs One 2 Punch
This week on the TechCrunch Droidcast, I’m joined by Chris Velazco as he shares his recent MWC memories. We also dig into Samsung’s new Milk Music streaming radio service, and the Pebble 2...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch The Console Market Is In Crisis
Neither of the games industry's new flagship boxes -- the PS4 and the Xbox One -- is selling well compared to previous generations of flagship home consoles. The console market as a whole appears to b...
10:40 pm GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Google Faces Antitrust Heat In India
Google could face a penalty of up to $5 billion if found guilty by the Competition Commission of Indiain a two-year old probe launched to investigate if the company abused its dominant position in the...
09:05 pm GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Eyeing Expansion In The BRICs, eBay Doubles Down On Machine Learning And Context Translation
In 2013, eBay announced a big focus on growth in emerging markets for its marketplace, in particular, Russia, Brazil and China. Some of this growth can be enabled through localization, but the marketp...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch How Secret May Uncover A New Secret To Mobile Growth
Greetings from a rainy (but always fun) Austin, TX. As is the case leading up to every SXSW, many wonder what will be the breakout app. As someone who works in, invests in, and writes about mobile, th...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Free Shipping
The Gillmor Gang Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor talk the usual smack about the complete fantasy known as IM interoperability. You'd think these stalwarts would acknowledge t...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Jelly
A couple of months ago, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone launched an app called Jelly, meant to make asking and answering random questions more fun. So, in a world where we wear out Google with inquiry af...
05:57 pm GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Omlet Launches Privacy Focused Chat App At SXSW 2014
The bright minds at Stanford who createdOmlet have a different idea about how communicating and more importantly, the data that goes along with communication should be handled these days. Read More ...
04:11 pm GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Shh. Secret Raises $10M At A $50M Valuation
The buzzy new app Secret -- which lets people post messages to their circles of contacts without attribution -- has closed a $10 million round of funding at a $50 million valuation, TechCrunch has lea...
07:32 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey On Why Now Is The Time For VR, And The Biggest Hurdles Ahead
Today at SXSW, two of Oculus' cofounders took the stage for a Q&A on the future of their burgeoning virtual reality headset.While they dodged the question that most watching wanted answered, they...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch How To Build Habits In A Multi-Device World
Editor’s Note:This excerpt is authored by Nir Eyal and appears in Michal Levin’s new book,Designing Multi-Device Experiences.Nir Eyal is also the author ofHooked: A Guide to Building Habit...
05:33 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Baggg.it Rebrands, Turns Into Shopping Extension Called Agora
When we last left Baggg.it, the founders Eliyah Finkelstein, Jonathan Cook, and Michael Cook were busy building a shopping extension, a Baggg if you will, that allowed you to comparison shop between s...
05:14 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Private Companies Wont Take The Lead In Space Exploration
Famed scientist and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about the importance of space exploration today during his keynote at South by Southwest Interactive. Despite advances by private com...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Medialets Co-Founder Launches Lightwave To Provide Wearable, Real-Time Analytics For Events
Wearables are being used by users to measure their activity and provide them with feedback that can help them improve their health. Today, a new startup called Lightwave is using wearable technology t...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch iPad DJ Co-Founder Launches Lightwave To Provide Wearable, Real-Time Analytics For Events
Wearables are being used by users to measure their activity and provide them with feedback that can help them improve their health. Today, a new startup called Lightwave is using wearable technology t...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch iPad DJ Launches Lightwave To Provide Wearable, Real-Time Analytics For Events
Wearables are being used by users to measure their activity and provide them with feedback that can help them improve their health. Today, a new startup called Lightwave is using wearable technology t...
04:33 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch SXSW Just Got Real Interesting As Secret Creates Realtime SXSW Web Feed
BREAKING: SXSW is about to get even more interesting than normal. Secret, the app which lets you share anonymously amongst friends and friends of friends, has announced a web feed of SXSW 'secrets' th...
03:36 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Has Big Updates To Share, Announces First F8 Developer Conference Since 2011 On 4/30 In SF
Facebook plans to reveal new ways for developers to grow and monetize their apps. Today it announced it will hold its F8 developer conference on April 30th in San Francisco. It will have been almost t...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Success, Reality And The Myth Of Up And To The Right
Despite what many are led to believe, great startups rarely move linearly "up and to the right." They zig, they zag, they take detours and often pivot several times to get to a positive outcome. The B...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Tiger Global Checks In To Brazils Hotel Urbano With $50M Round
The Brazilian online travel agency Hotel Urbano has gotten a 120 million Reais ($50 million) reservation from the powerhouse hedge fund investor Tiger Global Management and previous backer Insight Ven...
01:03 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 03.08.14 (TCTV)
Gillmor Gang - Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 12:00pm Pacific. live chat Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Secrets, Lies And Startup Leaks: Mitigating Tech Company Paranoia In An Age Of Constant Crisis
Its been an interesting few weeks for Silicon Valley insiders. Secret, the anonymous messaging app, has caused several communication crises for some prominent tech companies, and many more are no doub...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, March 9, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Jared Cohen: Its Obvious Bitcoin-Like Currencies Are Inevitable
Google Director of Ideas and former technology advisor to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jared Cohen, says that digital "crypto-currencies" like Bitcoin are here to stay. "I think it's ver...
11:58 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Assange Says NSA Holds The Power In The Obama Administration
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave a rare talk via video at annual tech mega-conference SXSW, where he came out swinging not only at President Obama but also Google and Facebook. Assange claimed th...
11:31 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: The Hunt For Bitcoins Satoshi, Facebook Drones, Twitters Log Cabin Lunchroom
It was a week of wacky stories in the tech news world. That made for an especially spirited discussion on CrunchWeek, the show that brings three TechCrunch writers together to talk about the biggest s...
11:28 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Austin Police Department Warns SXSW Attendees Not To Use Uber
Here's something you might not have noticed if you were partying it up at SXSW and using Uber to get around: Your Uber might not be permitted in Austin, and the police department wants you to know tha...
10:56 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Delaware Filing Confirms Lyft Is Raising $150 Million In Series D Financing
On-demand ride-sharing startup Lyft is raising a new round of funding, according to a filing from the Delaware Division of Corporations. The new financing comes on top of about $83 million that the co...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Mozilla Stops Developing Its Persona Sign-In System Due To Low Adoption
If you don’t know about Mozilla’s Persona sign-in and identity, you’re apparently not the only one. Citing low adoption rates, Mozilla has decided to give up on this project and is a...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch The White House Is Looking For More Innovation Fellows
The White House is so happy with its internal residential hackers program that it’s making room for another round of job opportunities. Members of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program wor...
09:05 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch PayPal Is Rolling Out Its New Mobile First Website Globally
PayPal, the eBay-owned online payments platform that made up some 40% of its $16 billion in revenues in 2013, is starting to roll out a new version of its website -- it's biggest attempt yet at puttin...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch With An Extra Focus On Security, Glimpse Joins The Ephemeral Messaging Battle
Here comes another app which hopes to make messaging safe and secure, called Glimpse. The app, which enables users to quickly, easily, and securely share photo and video messages with each other, seek...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Software Patents Are Bullshit
"Patents are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution for a single purpose: to promote the progress of science and useful arts." Alas, when it comes to software, it is difficult to imagine a system worse at...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Dealing With Excuses
I didn't have any money so couldn't start a business. And even if I started one, I didn't have an office, or clients, and I was too shy to cold-call clients. I didn't have connections or rich parents ...
09:02 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Start Your Weekend Right With This DIY Drink Mixing Arduino Project
While this is no Monsieur, this DIY Arduino project may be the next best thing. The system uses a kitchen scale, a little amplifier, and an Arduino Uno (you can add in a Bluetooth chip if you want thi...
07:57 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Once Again, Down Wants To Hook You Up With Your SXSW Hookup
It's a new year, and a whole new SXSW, but some things don't change. Thanks to an endless stream of parties with open bars, the (relatively) warm nights, and a large population of web-curious visitors...
05:23 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Google Ventures Boots Bustle
Bustle, the unfortunately named and ill-marketed woman's publication launched by Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg in August, has lost at least one prominent investor. Google Ventures has pulled ...
05:10 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch FAA Appeals Commercial Drone Ruling, Cites Safety Concerns
Yesterday, a National Transportation Safety Board judge ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration could not fine anybody for using small, hobby-plane-sized commercial drones use because it hadn&#...
04:53 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Windows Phone Surpasses BlackBerry In The US Despite Flat Market Share
The dogfight between BlackBerry and Windows Phone in the U.S. has a new leader. Microsoft's smartphone platform now controls more market share than that of the Canadian firm. But there is more to the ...
04:38 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Tell All App Secret Adds Social Sharing And Nearby Gossip
Secret is hoping to grow bigger and capitalize on SXSW with two new features. Share lets you post any Secret you see to Twitter, Facebook, SMS, or email. Nearby lets you opt in to seeing Secrets share...
04:38 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Tell All App Secret Gambles With Addition Of Social Sharing And Nearby Gossip
Secret is hoping to grow bigger and capitalize on SXSW with two new features. Share lets you post any Secret you see to Twitter, Facebook, SMS, or email. Nearby lets you opt in to seeing Secrets share...
04:34 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Tumblr Now Lets You Dial A Toll-Free Number To Post Audio To Your Blog
Tumblr today added a new audio posting feature which lets you dial a toll-free number with your phone in order to post a short recording directly to your blog. We nearly missed the news of the additio...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs
Those of you who are about to fight in the Great Human Rebellion, we salute you... with the robots that will kill you! Hello and welcome to another episode of TIDWRTWHUFOO where we meet the Gs that ki...
03:58 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch F.lux Gets Updated To Work Around Your Personal Sleep Schedule
F.lux! If you haven’t heard of it, be warned: once you get used to f.lux, you’ll probably find yourself annoyed whenever you use a computer that doesn’t have it. The theory behind f....
03:30 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Ask A VC: YL Ventures Yoav Leitersdorf On The Cyber Security Opportunity
In this week's episode of Ask A VC, we hosted YL Ventures Yoav Leitersdorf in the studio to talk about cyber security, innovations in Israel and more. Read More ...
02:14 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Schmidt Says Inequality Will Be Number One Issue For Democracies
Google’s Eric Schmidt told a SXSW audience in Austin today that Google is “very, very worried about”the growing financial inequality and subsequent protests in San Francisco. “...
01:29 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Modders Get Samsungs Exclusive Music Service Running On Non-Samsung Devices Within Hours Of Launch
This morning, Samsung launched a new service called Milk. The idea? Unlimited, ad-free music stations but only for people carrying Samsung Galaxy devices.Thing is, locking Android apps down on a devi...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Omate, CarPlay, And Hoverboards Oh My!
It's Friday, which means your Pavlovian response to the nearing weekend has left you drooling to hear us chat about gadgets. Hooray! Read More ...
12:53 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Finalists In VC Bill Tais New Startup Contest Will Pitch Sir Richard Branson On Necker Island
Extreme hobbies lead to extreme places. Bill Tai, the partner at Charles River Ventures who took up kitesurfing and turned it into a multi-annual gathering of Red Bull athletes and entrepreneurs calle...
12:53 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Finalists In VC Bill Tais New Startup Contest Will Pitch Branson On Necker Island
Extreme hobbies lead to extreme places. Bill Tai, the partner at Charles River Ventures who took up kitesurfing and turned it into a multi-annual gathering of Red Bull athletes and entrepreneurs calle...
12:40 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch FireEye Drops 9% As Its Stock Price Catches Up With Its Massive Secondary Offer
Today technology security firm FireEye sold a massive set of stock in a secondary offering, following up on its very successful IPO. The company recently purchased Mandiant for ten figures, so the cap...
12:32 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Moven Takes Its Mobile Banking App Out Of Beta
Moven, a mobile banking service similar in some respects to recently acquired Simple, exited from beta this week, meaning users no longer have to request an invite to sign up for an account. Now publi...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch Pebble Appstore Comes To Android, Alongside New Partner Apps From eBay, Evernote And TWC
Smartwatch maker Pebble has finally released its full version 2.0 app for Android devices, following a public beta originally brought the software and the Pebble Appstore to smartphones using Google&#...
12:14 am GMT - Sat, March 8, 2014
Techcrunch On The Road To An IPO, Wayfair Picks Up $157M
On the way to an initial public offering later this year, the home furnishing online retail juggernaut Wayfair has picked up $157 million in a new round of funding. The online retailer is mum about wh...
11:30 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Congressman Denounces SXSW For Allowing Snowden To Speak
A member of the House Intelligence Committee is denouncing the massive technology conference, SXSW, for allowing NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, to deliver a keynote. “Rewarding Mr. Snowden&#...
11:28 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Spokefly Launches Peer-To-Peer Subscription Bike Rentals Just In Time For SXSW
Spokefly is an Austin-based startup that is hoping to make it easier for users to find (and rent) bikes in the city. It operates on a peer-to-peer basis, allowing folks with bikes to make them availab...
11:09 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Disrupt NYs Extra Early Bird Discount Ends Today
Time is running out to snag a Disrupt NY 2014 ticket at a significant discount. You have mere hours to purchase the ticket at a $250 discount. Tonight, at midnight Eastern time, our events team is pul...
11:07 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Canadian Startup Printchomp Bites Off Two More Marketing Niches
Printchomp does marketing collateral. Need a business card? Bingo. Need a brochure? Bongo. Need a picture of your CEO for the annual Secret Pin The Tail On The Tyrant Party at your house? Boom. Since ...
10:46 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Too Bad! Tickle, The App That Saves You From Awkward Situations, Doesnt Really Exist
Stuck in an awkward situation? A newly announced application called Tickle has been promising to give you an excuse to get away in the form of an urgent, but fake, phone call, which you can slyly acti...
10:29 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Debuts Milk Music, A New Free (For Now) Streaming Radio Service For Galaxy Smartphones
Samsung is doing something unusual for the company – focusing on mobile software design, with a new product out today called Milk Music. It’s a streaming radio app, with free (and ad-free)...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Senators Want In-Flight Calls Banned, Warn They Will Cause Fights
Two U.S. Senators warn that allowing in-flight calls will cause hostility among cramped passengers. “We are concerned that the addition of this entirely avoidable aggravation of a confined space...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch General Assembly Raises $35M Led By New Investor IVP To Add More Tech Courses, New Campuses
General Assembly, the New York-based educational startup that offers tech courses in campuses across different cities, today announced that it has raised a Series C round of $35 million. The funding w...
08:23 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Reelio Raises Seven-Figure Seed Funding To Connect Advertisers And Creators On YouTube
Reelio, a startup that describes itself as "the Match.com of brands and creators on YouTube," is announcing that it has raised a "significant seven-figure" seed round (so, more than $1 million). As th...
08:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch 23snaps, The Facebook For Families, Adds Multimedia Stories To News Feed
23snaps, an iOS, Android, Web and Windows app that we've previously likened to a 'Facebook for families', has added a neat feature that lets you tell better stories by combing text, photos and video i...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Spot On Times New App Helps Drivers Arrive On Time, Find Parking Too
The problem with navigation applications is that they assume you’re trying to find your way from Point A to Point B right now. They don’t permit busy travelers to pre-plan their trips in a...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Commercial Drones Are Now Legal, According To Federal Ruling
As of right now it’s perfectly legal to operate a drone for commercial reasons. That’s according to a federal judge, in a ruling that notes the Federal Aviation Administration has not made...
07:25 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch TxTo Unrolls Your Story By Printing Out SMS Conversations Onto Scrolls
What kind of stories are locked up in your Messages app? Love stories? Tales of friendships made, and lost, and patched up once again? What about the story of your first funding, or acquisition? Txto....
06:47 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Photo And Video Platform Mobli Signs Up To The New NASDAQ Private Market
On the heels of raising a $60 million round at a $1 billion valuation in November 2013, Instagram competitor Mobli today is announcing another finance move: it is joining the NASDAQ Private Market, th...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet
HP has quietly announced a new tablet. Meet the HP 8. It’s a rather mundane tablet with a ho-hum screen and above par specs. It’s nothing special. But it’s cheap and cheap sells. The...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Study Shows Why Its Worth Your Employers Money To Buy Everyone Walking Desks
Desk jobs are slowly killing us. Perhaps even worse than dying early, our office-potato lives are making us more susceptible to joint pain, fatigue, and illness. To fight off these modern diseases, I ...
05:04 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify Acquired Music Tech Company The Echo Nest In A $100M Deal
On the heels of the news yesterday that Spotify had acquired music discovery technology company Echo Nest, we now have a price for the deal: it was $100 million, with 90% of that in Spotify equity. Re...
04:42 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch New Women-Led Angel Network Seed Funds Super-Fan Manager Buddybounce
With social media here to stay, it's become a powerful tool for marketing amongst musicians, especially when they have fans who do so much of the heavy lifting by promoting the artist. Some of those f...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Movies Is A Novel Way Of Collecting Data In Off-The-Grid Areas
In the late 1960s, the British Ministry of Technology turned Bedford SB buses into mobile cinemas that toured the country and screened films promoting modern production techniques. Half a century late...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Adds Support For External Retina Displays In Recent OS X Beta
Apple just added external retina display support in a recent beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3, According to 9to5mac. 4K monitors can now run the operating system at a pixel-doubled resolution, like on a ...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Workable Raises $1.5M From Greylock IL To Build Cloud-Based Recruitment Software For SMEs
Workable, a startup founded in Athens, Greece, that has developed a cloud-based recruitment platform for SMEs, has today confirmed a new investment of $1.5 million led by Greylock IL, the Israel/UK-ba...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Inspired By Googles Project Ara, A U.K. Team Is Now Working On A Modular Smartwatch
Meet the wannabe modular smartwatch that intends to offer a fully customisable wearable experience, by allowing the user to choose which sensors and features make sense for their wrist -- whether it's...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Japans Government Has No Plans To Regulate Bitcoin Transactions After Mt. Goxs Demise
Following the implosion of Japanese exchange Mt. Gox, the Japanese government wanted to clarify its stance regarding the cryptocurrency. According to the Wall Street Journal, the government doesn̵...
10:51 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Real Satoshi Claims He Is Not Dorian Nakamoto
Dorian S. Nakamoto is probably having the weirdest day of his life. In less than 24 hours, the Temple City, California resident has been the subject of a Newsweek cover article "outing" him as the elu...
07:21 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Manila-Based Altitude Games Raises $275,000 To Develop Midcore Titles
Altitude Games, a Manila-based mobile game studio, has raised $275,000 in seed funding from investors Nix Nolledo, Level Up! Games co-founder Philip Cahiwat, an undisclosed angel investor, and members...
06:53 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Bye Bye Second Screen? The InAIR Lets You Browse The Web And Watch TV All In One Place
Nowadays, many people browse the web at the same time that they're watching TV -- the phenomenon is called the "second screen." But a new gadget called InAIR from a startup called SeeSpace wants to br...
06:00 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Flare-Up Over Food-Delivery Fees Has South Koreans Debating The Marketplace Model
South Korea is no stranger to controversy over its Internet policies. The country still mandates virus protection and security measures that essentially require the use of Internet Explorer and Window...
05:39 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Clever Hack Gives The Oculus Rift The Button Its Missing
The first time people try on the Oculus Rift, they tend to have two immediate reactions. First: "Whoa." Second: "Wait, where's my keyboard? Hold on. Are my fingers on the keys? Just a second. Okay, go...
05:35 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Purported Registry Tweak Allows Windows 8.1 Users To Snag Update 1 Before Its Public Release
We aren’t supposed to get our mitts on Windows 8.1 Update 1 for more than a month yet, but it seems that a simple registry tweak is letting folks not only get their hands on the new code, but al...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Atomico-Backed Quipper Gets Another $5.8M To Expand The Reach Of Its E-Learning Platform
Quipper, an e-learning platform backed by the London-based VC firm, Atomico, that's led by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrm, has closed a new tranche of funding. The $5.8 million Series A2 round takes...
04:32 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch New York VC Investments Top $1B In The First Quarter
For New York City’s startup community, the future venture capitalists have hoped for may be taking place right now. Over the past two days New York startups have announced nearly $200 million in...
03:47 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Together, Spotify And Echo Nest Want To Build The Facebook Connect Of Music
"We want to enable straight playback from Spotify on other services", CEO Daniel Ek tells me. It's part of why his company just acquired The Echo Nest, the top music personalization and discovery API ...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Bloodhound Evolves Its Events App To Focus On Its Most Popular Feature: Lead Capture
Bloodhound, a company previously focused on providing software tools for the conference space, today released Android and iOS applications focusing on mobile lead capture. In short, Bloodhound built a...
02:52 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Alleged Bitcoin Creator Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto Denies Involvement
Is this man really the father of Bitcoin? After a full day of wild speculation and anger, the LA press have finally tracked down Nakamoto and he's receiving a grilling. According to reports, Nakamoto ...
02:50 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Shopping Search Engine TheFind Arrives On Android
Shopping search and comparison engine TheFind, which launched its iPhone application last fall and has now grown its iOS footprint to over 1 million users, today launched its service on Android. Like ...
02:25 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch The Head Of Sony Computer Entertainment Steps Down
Jack Tretton has left the game. The longtime Sony executive is stepping down from his role as President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America where he was essentially in charge of the state-s...
02:02 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Iddiction Launches A New App Discovery Platform, Xplode
Iddiction, an app developer and marketing platform backed by $4 million in funding, just launched a new app discovery network called Xplode. It’s a bottom bar that sits in apps across the networ...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch A Look At Lumus, The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables
You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future. When we first met the Lumus rep Ari Grobman two years ago he showed us some amazing technology. It was basi...
01:17 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Sean Parker Leaves Founders Fund
On the heels of the news that Founders Fund has raised a massive$1 billion for its fifth fund, the venture capital firm is slimming down its top ranks, with now-former partnerSean Parker stepping down...
01:05 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Hointers Vision Of The Future Of Retail Uses Robots To Put The Focus On Shopping Experience
At this year’s Dx3 digital business expo in Toronto, one of the highlights was a Seattle-based company called Hointer that’s aiming for nothing short of a complete revolution in the way we...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Google Expands Apps Partner Programs With Tech Track, Opens Cloud Partner Program To More Businesses
Google’s Apps Marketplace, its directory of cloud apps that integrate with Google Apps, now features over 750 services. Today, at its Global Partner Summit, Google is expanding this program by c...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Tech Rights Lawyer And Entrepreneur Christina Gagnier Is Running For Congress
Silicon Valley’s role in the upcoming midterm elections is already getting a lot more interesting with a new tech-savvy candidate in the race who is looking to fill the unexpected departure of o...
12:33 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch TC Makers: Check Out The Georgia Tech Invention Studio Where Students Build The Future
When you give Dr. Craig Forest an inch, he takes a mile. The mild-mannered Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Georgia Tech helped set up the Invention Studio on the first floor of a nondescript ...
12:25 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch LG To Build The Nexus 6, Says Report
Another year and another Nexus device. If one report out of Germany is believed, LG is tasked once again to produce this next-gen Nexus device. If true, this would be the third consecutive Nexus devic...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, March 7, 2014
Techcrunch Keen On Success: Why 99.9% Of Tech Companies Arent WhatsApp or Instagram
Reggie Aggarwal, the founder and CEO of Cvent, describes himself as a "15 year overnight success". Read More ...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Google Releases Street View Imagery Of Hawaiian Beaches, The First From Its Trekker Loan Program
Last summer, Google announced a loan program for its backpack-like Street View Trekker cameras for organizations that want to help the company create imagery of interesting places. Today, it’s l...
11:16 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Embarcadero Launches AppMethod, A New Multi-Device Development Platform For Native Apps
Embarcadero Technologies is announcing AppMethod today, a new multi-device development platform for PC, Mac, iOS, Android and -- in the long run -- wearables. The platform brings together an IDE with ...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Convo Refreshes Its Android App, Launches Chrome Extension
Convo, a social tool for companies to collaborate in real-time, today released new tools for its growing userbase: A Chrome extension, and a refresh of its Android application. As an app, Convo is som...
11:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch As Flipkart Hits $1B GMV Milestone, Indian E-Commerce Becomes The Next Frontier For Amazon, eBay
Flipkart, India’s biggest e-commerce company, has just hit the billion dollar milestone in annual GMV (Gross Merchandise Value), a goal the founders had forecast to achieve only by 2015. In an i...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Rolls Out Simplified News Feed That Leaves Content And Ads Alone
Facebook has gone through many iterations, and some growing pains, in its quest to find a happy balance between an interface that people love to use, and that will serve the best business purpose for ...
10:58 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch QuizUp Is Now Available On Android
Quiz Time! Which super popular trivia game that was previously iOS-only just launched on Android?A) Quizzington AlleyB) QuizUpC) Greg's Quiz CabinD) Angry Bird? I don't know. What is smart phone.If yo...
10:33 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch CIA Accused Of Spying On Intelligence Committee
Senator Mark Udall has written a blistering letter to President Barack Obama, claiming he knew of the “unprecedented action” of CIA spying on members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ...
10:20 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Newly Updated Inbox Pause Utility Lets You Check Email On Your Schedule, Not Theirs
How do you deal with email overload, and the incessant pings of incoming email alerts? Baydin, the company behind a suite of productivity tools for busy workers, has a solution: just stop checking you...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Sailogy Snags $1.15M To Expand Its Yacht Chartering Marketplace
Having recently spent an evening listening to a twenty-something former Google developer (who shall remain nameless) discussing his burning desire to own a yacht, my ears pricked up on hearing of Sail...
09:55 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Splash, The Party Scientists Stealing Big Business From Eventbrite
People dont want ads, they want memories. To shift from spammy marketing to providing experiences, companies like Anheuser-Busch, Spotify, NPR, and Wired promoted 80,000 events in 2013 with a little s...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Now Dogs Can Watch Doggy TV Progs On iOS Or Android
Dogs seem to benefit from watching other dogs, even if they are on TV. Thus, Dog TV exists. Yes folks, this is a real THING. Now, Dog TV, literally a television network for canines, is launching Dog T...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Now Dogs Can Watch Doggy TV Programs On iOS Or Android
Dogs seem to benefit from watching other dogs, even if they are on TV. Thus, Dog TV exists.Yes, folks, this is a real thing. Now, Dog TV, literally a television network for canines, is launching Dog T...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch After 2 Years In Beta, Findery Launches Its Geo-Tagged Story Sharing App On iOS Worldwide
Findery is launching worldwide on iOS today to bring these things out of purely the oral history and into the digital world. The app lets you take photos and notes from specific locations and tag them...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Now At PayPal, Braintree Again Courts Startups By Waiving The First $50K In Processing Fees
In October 2012, payments company Braintree set aside $2 million from its Series B to court startups to its platform by waiving the processing fees for the first $50,000 in transactions. At the time, ...
08:24 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Debuts An Official Mobile App For Amazon Sellers
Amazon quietly launched a new mobile application designed for Amazon Sellers, the individuals and businesses who leverage Amazon’s scale to reach the company’s millions of shoppers by list...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch If LG Was Trying To Make The Worst Commercial Ever, Theyve Succeeded
Posted without comment. Because there is really nothing to say to justify or explain this commercial for the LG G Flex. Read More ...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Trusper Raises $6.17M For Tips Based Social Networking App
New mobile app developer Trusper has just launched with $6.17 million to bring the knitting circle and the farmers almanac into the age of the iPhone. The Los Gatos based company is the brainchild of ...
08:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Vimeo Announces $10M Fund For Filmmakers Who Distribute Through Vimeo On Demand
Vimeo says it's making a big financial commitment a new $10 million fund to films distributed exclusively (for a limited window of time) through Vimeo On Demand. The IAC-owned video site launched Vim...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch TraveDoc, A Healthcare App For Travelers, Will Expand To The Middle East And South Asia
If you get sick while traveling, TraveDoc, an Uber for healthcare that currently operates in Ghana and Singapore, wants to be your go-to app.This week, CEO Marcel Muenster told me his company has immi...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Sunrise Adds Exchange Support To Its Calendar App
New York-based startup Sunrise just added Microsoft Exchange calendar support to its iPhone and iPad app. Exchange support was the last missing major calendar integration — the app already works...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Born In The Egyptian Revolution, CloudPress Gets Acqui-hired By News Corp
CloudPress is a year-old startup which has emerged from the chaos of the Egyptian revolution, only to be acquired by one of the world's biggest media companies: News Corp. Indeed, the media giant was ...
07:44 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Gaining Control Of The Music DNA Company That Powers Its Rivals
Spotify has acquired The Echo Nest, as revealed by an official blog post today. The financial details of the acquisition haven’t been revealed, but The Echo Nest is a self-described “music...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Bosch And Hillcrest Make A Bet On Wearable Head-Mounted Computing With New All-In-One Sensor System
Head-mounted computing probably still seems a bit far-fetched to most every day users, but component manufacturers and tech suppliers are already gearing up to provide a future supply chain with the p...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch DigitalOcean Raises $37 Million From Andreessen Horowitz
Hosting company DigitalOcean raised a Series A round of $37 million at a $153 million valuation from Andreessen Horowitz. The VC firm is the sole investor in this round. Peter Levine will join the boa...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch DigitalOcean Raises $37.2M From Andreessen Horowitz To Take On AWS
Cloud hosting company DigitalOcean raised a Series A round of $37.2 million at a $153 million valuation led by Andreessen Horowitz. Previous investors IA Ventures and CrunchFund also participated, but...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Emotient Raises $6M For Facial Expression Recognition Tech, Debuts Google Glass Sentiment Analysis App
Emotient, a startup based out of San Diego that works in the emerging area of facial expression recognition, is today announcing a $6 million round of funding and its first steps into applying its tec...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Banter Debuts An Anonymous Social Network On Mobile That Focuses On Interests, Not Confessions
A new mobile app called Banter wants to build an anonymous social network on mobile by carving out a niche for itself that falls somewhere in between mobile messaging apps, like WhatsApp or Facebook M...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Addicted To Caffeine? Jawbones Latest App Can Help
Caffeine is a horrible, terrible, gosh-darn-awful part of my daily life. Two cups in the morning. I’m addicted. So are many of you. We need caffeine in our blood to function. Or at least we thin...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch ComiXology Discovers Security Breach, Says Payment And Password Info Is Secure But Requires Reset
Digital comics storefront ComiXology has discovered a wide-reaching security breach during a security review and upgrade, and is requiring that all account holders reset their passwords, according to ...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch YoVille Gets A Stay Of Execution As Game Acquisition Talks Between Big Vikings Game And Zynga Continue
Popular casual social game YoVille, which has a dedicated following of players despite having long since passed its peak in terms of popularity, gets a stay of execution today as Zynga has informed pl...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch YoVille Gets A Stay Of Execution As Game Acquisition Talks Between Big Viking Games And Zynga Continue
Popular casual social game YoVille, which has a dedicated following of players despite having long since passed its peak in terms of popularity, gets a stay of execution today as Zynga has informed pl...
06:27 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Is This The Real Satoshi Nakamoto?
It should come as no surprise that Newsweek suspects Satoshi Nakamoto, the reclusive creator of Bitcoin, is a shy, retiring Japanese-American man living in Temple City, California with his mother. The...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch The Amazon Effect: Staples To Close 225 Stores, Says Its Now Making $11.5B In Sales Online
The Amazon effect continues to be felt among the brick-and-mortar faithful. Today, office supply superstore Staples announced that it would close 225 stores by 2015, some 10% of its worldwide footprin...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch DailyThem.es Wants To Make English Writing Practice Fun
DailyThem.es is a social writing platform that wants to help English learners improve their language skills in an enjoyable and non-intimidating way. The concept behind the site is simple. Each day, u...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Built-In Automated Emergency Detection And Assistance For iPhone
A new patent application by Apple just published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) adds a feature to an iPhone that may not be as cool as an optical heart rate sensor, but could be just as (or more) lif...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls.
Behind every great social media platform stands millions of great women. And boy do they love their smartphones! According to research compiled by FinanceOnline, which was taken from PEW, Nielsen, and...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch OnDeck Raises $77M From Tiger Global To Loan SMBs Working Capital
OnDeck, an alternative lending company that provides working capital and loans to small businesses, has raised $77 million in a growth investment round led by Tiger Global Management with participatio...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Wello One-Ups The Galaxy S5 With A Slim, Sensor-Laden Health Tracking iPhone Case
The next war among smartphone makers will most likely be around health measurement, and the Wello is an iPhone accessory that recognizes that and wants to capitalize early. It offers iPhone users a he...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch AgIC Is A DIY Kit For Turning A Home Inkjet Printer Into A Circuit-Board Maker
Another startup aiming to simplify the process of prototyping electronics by doing away with the need to wire up breadboards has taken to Kickstarter. This latest one, calledAgIC, combines the approac...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Searchlet Adds New Features, Including Image And Streaming Music Searches
Searchlet launched three months ago to make online searches easier and help users avoid the dreaded Google amnesia. Now the Web app has added several features, including integration with Google Images...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Asian Independent Film Platform Viddsee Lands Content Deal With Yahoo
There is a wealth of filmmaking talent across Asia, but it is very difficult for independent filmmakers there to gain exposure beyond occasional festivals. Founded earlier this year, Viddsee wants to ...
08:33 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Play That Funky Music, Cyborg
Gil Weinberg, who we met a few months ago at Georgia Tech, has a mission: to make it easy for amputees and the disabled to play beautiful music. His first project is a drumming prosthesis, a system th...
08:06 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Zite CEO Mark Johnson On How The Acquisition Helps Flipboard: We Can Help Engagement, Help People Feel More Invested
Earlier today Zite announced that it had been acquired for a second time – the first time CNN was the buyer, and this time around Zite’s main competitor Flipboard took it off the U.S. medi...
06:34 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Founders Fund Raises $1B For Fifth Fund
Founders Fund is announcing this evening that it has raised $1 billion for its fifth fund, which will be led by partners Ken Howery, Luke Nosek, Brian Singerman, Peter Thiel, Lauren Gross, Geoff Lewis...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch eShares Tackles The Headache Of Startup Valuations By Offering 409A-As-A-Service
eShares, a company trying to replace paper records for stock options and shares, has expanded its product lineup to include something called "409A-as-a-service." To be honest, until speaking to co-fou...
05:55 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch More On Flipboards Acquisition Of Zite: The Deal Whisperer, Zites Fate, The Price Tag, And Paper
After Flipboard and CNN today announced that personalised magazine app Flipboard was buying Zite from CNN, I had a chance to talk with Flipboard CEO Mike McCue and CNN's digital head KC Estenson about...
05:19 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Getty Images Jumps Into The Age Of Social Media With A Free Embed Tool For Its Photo Library
Last year, Getty Images began to double down on how it could better control and ultimately make money from its library of 150 million of pictures (and counting) online. The first step was a groundbrea...
05:03 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Time.com Gets A Big Redesign, Along With New Ad Units
The new Time.com is here.Well, it should be here for some of you, anyway. A spokesperson said that the first few users should see the new layout now, and it will continue rolling out tonight and tomor...
04:27 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch That Fake Hoverboard Video? Funny Or Die Says They Made It
If you were somehow still holding out hope that the hoverboard in that (very, very clearly fake) video from yesterday was in any way real: cue up the sad trombone.Why Are All These Celebrities Partici...
03:49 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Gracenote Teams With Musicmetric To Bring Social Data To Its Rhythm Music-Recommendation Platform
Today Gracenote announced that Rhythm, its Internet radio and music recommendation service, is becoming a bit smarter with new inclusion of social data fromMusicmetric. Rhythm is a white-label service...
03:38 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Quadcopters Never Have To Crash Again Thanks To This Software-Based Fail-Safe System
If you’ve flown a quadcopter, you’ll know what happens when a propeller stops or fails: the thing flips around and crashes. Using a new system from Mark W. Mueller, Simon Berger, and Raffa...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Twelve Reasons Business Insider Could Now Be Worth $100M
Business Insider just raised $12 million more, at a reported valuation of around $100 million. The round was led by the Jeff Bezos, and included RRE Ventures, IVP, Jim Friedlich and Gordon Crovitz.The...
03:06 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Dumbstruck Lets You Send A Message And Capture The Reaction
Dumbstruck, an Albany, NY based startup from Michael Tanski and Peter Allegretti, has a different take on video messaging. The app allows you to capture moments in video and send them to specific cont...
02:53 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Building On The Solidoodle 4, A Sub-$1,000 3D Printer With Solid Hardware But Sad Software
3D printer prices are falling steadily, something that shouldn't surprise anyone familiar with the vagaries of the electronics market. What cost a few thousand last year is now hovering at less than a...
02:48 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch A Look At The iBeacon Store Of The Future With Retail Startup Thirdshelf
At this year’s Dx3 digital business expo, Montreal-based Thirdshelf had a fully functional demonstration retail store with iBeacon proximity based shopper customization in place. The demo store ...
02:35 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Zillow Hires Former Realtor.com President To Run Its B2B Business
Online real estate marketplace Zillow today announced that it has hired Errol Samuelson, the former president of Realtor.com and chief strategy officer of Move, Inc., as its “chief industrydevel...
02:12 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch There Is Only One Week Left To Apply For The New York City Pitch-Off
New York City, get ready for an epic night of rapid fire pitches from your area’s best startups. But we’re still on the hunt for startups to pitch. The application is below. Apply before M...
01:20 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Stripe Debuts A New Checkout Experience With One-Click Payments For Mobile And Web
Stripe's is debuting a new seamless checkout experience on mobile and web today, which enables one click-payments for the first time on the payments platform. The new version of Checkout allows for an...
01:17 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Bot Traffic Reportedly Grew 30% In 2013
It’s no secret that mobile — and specifically Android — is becoming a major vector for malware. The result of this, according to a new report from CAPTCHA-based advertising firm Solv...
01:12 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Daylight Reinvents The Experience Of Art Photography On The iPad
Daylight, an immersive iPad app dedicated to art photography, has been a decade in the making. The company’s founder Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff first built a bi-annual magazine about 10 years ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Centrifys Tom Kemp On Preparing Technology Companies For The Long Haul
On a first glance, it wouldn’t be apparent that Tom Kemp, a co-founder and the CEO of Centrify, runs one of the world’s best private enterprise technology companies. Turns out, he’s ...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch TripleLift Raises $4M Round Led By True Ventures To Turn Brand Images Into Native Ads
Ad startup TripleLift is announcing that it has raised $4 million in Series A funding.The company's founders have said that they're trying to help advertising catch up with "the rise of the visual web...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch Khan Academy Gets Rare Partnership To Close Wealth Gap In College Test Prep
Widely popular online learning platform Khan Academy closed a rare exclusive partnership with the College Board to bring free test prep software to the masses. As the College Board overhauls the panic...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, March 6, 2014
Techcrunch When Airlines Screw Up Your Flight, AirHelp Gets You Paid
Uh oh! Your flight was overbooked. You've been bumped off the flight, and they can't get you another ride for hours.Surely, the airline has to give you something, right? But what? A drink voucher? An ...
11:31 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Congressman Calls To Ban U.S. Dollar In Response To Plea For Bitcoin Ban
Congressman Jared Polis is calling on the Treasury to ban physical dollars in response to Senator Manchin’s plea to ban Bitcoin. “The exchange of dollar bills, including high denomination ...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Mozillas New JPEG Encoder Promises Up To 10% Reduction In File Size
Mozilla is launching mozjpeg today, a new JPEG encoder that promises to reduce file sizes by up to 10 percent on standard JPEG images. Mozilla says the idea behind the project is to create a productio...
11:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Site Search Startup Swiftype Adds Live Analytics And Other Features For Marketers
Swiftype, the startup that promises publishers a genuinely good site search experience, is now giving those publishers more data about what people are searching for.Since joining Y Combinator and laun...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Boxever, A Personalization Platform For Airlines, Raises $6M, Led By Polaris
Boxever is a startup tackling the big data issue locked up inside airlines. It has a personalization platform for airlines and travel operators to gather and analyse customer data in real-time, creati...
10:47 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Buys Social Data Visualization Firm Vizify, Will Shut It Down
Today Vizify announced that Yahoo has acquired it, adding yet another small company to the purple acquisition machine. Vizify helped its users better visualize and graph their social lives. Vizify, a ...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch US Accuses Sprint Of Fraudulently Overcharging Millions For Surveillance Requests
The United States is seeking millions from Sprint for allegedly overcharging authorities for the compensation normally paid for assistance with controversial surveillance programs.Sprint inflated its ...
10:39 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Kunerango Is An Edtech SaaS Toolset For Individuals To Sell Online Courses
You might think the MOOCs movement had saturated the edtech space. But Kunerango, an Italian startup that's built a SaaS platform for instructors to create branded online schools where they can sell c...
10:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch AppsFlyer Raises $7.1M To Keep Mobile Ad Attribution Honest
AppsFlyer, a mobile app measurement, attribution and analytics SaaS startup, has raised a $7.1million A Round from Pitango Venture Capital and from current investor Magma Venture Partners. The fundin...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Evernote Adds Handwriting To Its Android App, Finally Integrating Penultimates iPad-Only Features
One day after note-taking app Evernote announced image annotations for its Windows version, today it's Android's turn for some attention. Evernote is announcing that it is adding handwriting functiona...
10:21 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Evernote Adds Handwriting To Its Android App, Finally Adding Penultimate-Like Features to Android
One day after note-taking app Evernote announced image annotations for its Windows version, today it's Android's turn for some attention. Evernote is announcing that it is adding handwriting functiona...
10:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Is Jawbone Apple And Googles Biggest Threat?
Long before there were wearable devices, there was Jawbone. The brainchild of founder and CEO Hosain Rahman, the hardware and gadgets manufacturer is now a multi-billion-dollar company that is becomin...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Travel Activity Startup Peek Raises $5 Million In Funding From Montage Ventures And Others
Aspiration travel startup Peek launched a little more than a year ago to offer up interesting activities for travelers. Since then its expanded to 19 different locations and signed up thousands of act...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch OnLive Brings On New Executive Chairman And Launches New Cloud Gaming Features
OnLive is still trying to bring gaming to the cloud despite a rocky last couple of years. Today, the company announced significant new services and the appointment of a new Executive Chairman. Meet Ma...
09:58 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Gmail For iOS Gets Full Support For Background Refresh
Google todayreleased version 3.0 of Gmail for iOS,which finally includes full support for iOS 7′s background app refresh. This means Gmail can now download your email in the background (even whe...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch SquareOne For iPhone Organizes Your Email, Gives You Better Control Over Notifications
Dropbox's acquisition of Mailbox for $100 million has fueled more interest and development of mobile applications aimed at helping users triage their way through overcrowded inboxes. The latest idea i...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Can Facebooks Massive Courses Improve Education For Developing Nations?
Facebook is on a mission to prove that social media-empowered education can help some of the poorest nations on Earth. It recently announced a big industry and Ivy League alliance to bring experimenta...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch ParaShoot Wearable Camera Gets A Redesign, Begins Shipping To Early Indiegogo Backers
The ParaShoot wearable camera that got shot down by Kickstarter before turning to Indiegogo to raise over $150,000 has finally started shipping its first production units – but backers may not r...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Target CIO Resigns Following Massive Data Breach
Target Corp.’sChief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning, effective immediately, in wake of themassive data breach during the holiday 2013 shopping season which saw as many as 70 million ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Blend Lands $2.7M In Seed Funding Led By NEA
Blend, a social networking app for college students that looks to include brands right from the get-go, has today announced that it secured a $2.7 million seed round led by New Enterprise Associates, ...
08:34 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Working On More Third-Party Integrations For Siri With iWatch In Mind, Report Claims
Apple is working to make Siri play nice with more third-party apps and services, according to a new report from The Information. Within a larger piece on the mobile search battleground and app integra...
08:27 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Canary Smart Home Security System Nabs $10 Million Series A From Khosla Ventures
Canary, the folks responsible for a cute little $200 in-home security system, have today announced that they’ve secured a $10m Series A led by Khosla Ventures, with participation from Bobby Yazd...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Apples iPhone Seen As More Desirable In Emerging Markets Despite Androids Dominant Usage Stats
Apple has a prime opportunity in high growth emerging markets, according to a new study by Upstream, done in conjunction with Ovum, showed that among buyers in Brazil, China, India, Nigeria and Vietna...
08:05 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Zite CEO Mark Johnson Will Not Be Joining Flipboard
As part of the announcement this morning that Flipboard is acquiring Zite from CNN, executives from both companies emphasized that bringing on the Zite team was a big part of the deal. However, that w...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Eventbrite Goes Beyond General Admission By Rolling Out Tools For Events With Reserved Seating
Eventbrite has made a name for itself as one of the largest self-serve platforms for managing ticket sales and RSVPs, but until today organizers could only create events with general admission seating...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Flipboard Is Buying Zite From CNN For $60M, Putting All Of CNN Worldwide On Flipboard
This just in: Flipboard is buying Zite from CNN, which acquired the site three years ago for around $20 million. As part of the deal, it will integrate CNN content on to Flipboard, covering over 300 f...
07:36 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Flipboard Is Buying Zite From CNN For $60M, After CNN Bought It For $20M Three Years Ago
This just in: Flipboard is buying Zite from CNN, which acquired the service three years ago for around $20 million. As part of the deal, it will integrate CNN content on to Flipboard, covering over 30...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch GuideSpark Raises $15M To Become Your One-Stop HR Training Resource
Menlo Park-based startup GuideSpark has raised a new $15 million Series B from NEA, as well as existing investors Storm Ventures and IDG Ventures. GuideSpark previously raised $5 million in a Series A...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Verizon Hopes A $100 Discount Will Drive Some Buzz For The Ho-Hum LG G Pad
LG and Verizon have today announced that the 8.3-inch LG G Pad will be available in stores starting tomorrow, March 6. Until March 10, the tablet will be available for an ultra low price of $99.99 (wi...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch NASDAQ Finally Launches Its Market For Privately-Held Companies
Just as the JOBS Act kick-starts bigger markets for shares of privately held companies, NASDAQ is launching its own entrant in the field. The U.S. stock exchange, which hosts tech companies like Apple...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Led By Ex-Google Play Marketing Chief, Unspoken Tales Aims To Bring Hardcore, Story-Driven Games To Tablets
A team of gaming veterans, including founder Patrick Mork, former global marketing director for Google Play, are coming together to form a new company called Unspoken Tales, which aims to bring story-...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch 10M Mobile Downloads Strong, Twitch Launches A Smartphone SDK To Diversify Its Live Streaming Platform
Today Twitch, a video game live streaming platform, announced that it has accrued 10 million downloads of its mobile applications on the iOS and Android platforms, and that it has released a mobile SD...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, Rebuffing Sale Offers, Says Revenues Grew 500% in Q1 2014, 600% In 2013
Foursquare -- the app that has shifted its business model from a place to track where your friends are going to the go-to place for people searching for local information -- is fast approaching its fi...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Coming Out Of Stealth, MyCrowd Aims To Create Worlds Biggest Marketplace For Freelance Projects
MyCrowd, a startup that helps companies find freelance talent for specific tasks through Google Docs, PowerPoint and other software applications, is raising $500,000 in seed round from unnamed angel i...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch TrackDuck Secures 200K Seed From Kima And Practica
TrackDuck, a visual feedback and issue tracking startup, is aimed at small and mid-size organisations and freelancers. It lets the clients of small businesses and freelancers send feedback on a web si...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch T-Mobile Discovers No One Wants A BlackBerry Anymore
T-Mobile ran a promo last month calling for BlackBerry owners to trade in their device for an iPhone 5s. Zero down. It was legitimately a good deal. But BlackBerry fanboys took the offensive and attac...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Extended Volvo CarPlay Demo Video Shows Touch Scrolling, Integration With Other Car Software
Apple is showing off CarPlay at the Geneva Auto Show this week with its first crop of car makers, and so far we’ve seen it in action in Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but a new video gives ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch With 3B Views A Month, Fullscreen Hires A CRO And Content Head To Explore New Revenue Opportunities
Fullscreen is one of the top multichannel networks on YouTube today, with more than 3 billion video views per month. But there's always more it can be doing -- pulling in more money, helping creators ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch CloudBees Raises $11.2M Series C Led By Verizon Ventures To Expand Its Java-Centric Enterprise PaaS
CloudBees, a Java-centric Enterprise platform as a service we’ve covered a few times in the past, today announced that it has raised an $11.2 million Series C funding round led by Verizon Ventur...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Flying, A Social App For Frequent Flyers, Unveils The Flying.display Hardware Device
I love it when a software startup ventures into connected hardware, even if that hardware is a tad pricey and might not even see the light of day. Enter Hamburg-based Flying.com, maker of Flying, an i...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch TVSmiles Closes $7M Series A To Take Its Second-Screen TV Ad Loyalty Program Beyond Germany
Berlin-based startup TVSmiles, which has built a second-screen app-based loyalty program to encourage people to watch TV ads, has closed a $7 million Series A funding round, from prior investors Vente...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Zoho Seeks To Disrupt IT Helpdesk Market By Offering ServiceDesk For Free
With enterprises looking to achieve cost savings as their top priority in managing their IT systems, the IT help desk market is getting commoditized very fast, leaving little room for any disruptive i...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Does Social Data U-Turn Will Be Ditching Google & Facebook Sign-Ins For All Products
Yahoo is planning to push users of its online services to register for a Yahoo ID to access its services — and will be removing the extant option for users to sign in with Google or Facebook cre...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger Is Now (Finally) On Windows Phone
Microsoft used its pre-Mobile World Congress press conference last week to talk about how Windows Phone is closing the app gap with rival platforms — and hammered that point home bu also announc...
11:21 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Google Capital Pours $50M Into Real Estate Marketplace Auction.com At A $1.2B Valuation
Fresh off its public debut last week, Google Capital is putting more money to work this week with the announcement of a $50 million investment in real estate marketplace Auction.com. The valuation of ...
10:00 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch FreedomPop Announces The Privacy Phone, A Fully-Encrypted Smartphone For $10 A Month
Meet the Privacy Phone, a device that FreedomPop brags is the only smartphone and mobile service that allows for encrypted communications. Lovingly nicknamed the “Snowden Phone” by Freedom...
09:57 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Walmart Planning E-Commerce Marketplace To Enter India, Challenge eBay, Amazon
India’s e-commerce industry is on fire. After eBay doubled down on its India play by investing $133 million in Snapdeal a week ago, the world’s biggest retailer, Walmart, is now looking to...
06:51 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch inPowereds Content Discovery Tools Are Now Free But Advertisers Still Have To Pay
inPowered, a company that helps businesses find and promote positive press coverage of their products, opened the doors to parts of its platform today. Specifically, inPowered said its "content discov...
05:52 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch TreSensa Raises $2M To Help Build And Distribute Games For The Mobile Web
TreSensa, which offers tools for the development and distribution for mobile games, is announcing that it has raised $2 million in Series A funding.Surprisingly (at least to me) TreSensa is focused on...
05:39 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch These Selfie Apps Refuse To Die
Anyone can create a self-portrait. Hell, we've been painting them since the stone age. But it's the way you share them that can be special. Are selfies narcissistic? Sure. Can they be annoying? Yes, i...
04:25 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Crowdtilts Spacious HQ, Where Ring Toss Rules And Imaginations Run Wild
Welcome back to a new episode of TechCrunch Cribs, the show that knocks on the doors of some of tech’s hottest companies to see what the 9-to-5 life is like for the people who work inside. This ...
04:20 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Humint Proposes A Way To Recover The Lost Treasures Of Mt. Gox
Like the King Solomon's Lost Mines or the treasures of the Spanish Main, the 750,000BTC lost in the Mt. Gox implosion isn't gone - it's just really, really hard to get back. The solution, then, is a s...
04:17 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch How To Orchestrate A National Media Push Without A PR Team
This week, Finish went freemium. The anti-procrastination to-do list app, built by teenagers Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen, saw more than 50,000 downloads in the first 48 hours of launching the free ...
03:31 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch UK Advisor Involved In Britains Internet Filter Arrested For Child Porn
A top British Prime Minister advisor, who helped design the country’s controversial Internet filtering program, has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Patrick Rock was arrested at h...
03:19 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Quick! Look! Gabe Newell Is Doing An AMA
Have you ever found out one of your heroes is doing an ask-me-anything on reddit.... only to realize that it already ended like 10 hours ago?Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve and all around really-cool...
03:18 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch The PC Market And The 300 Million Mark
Today IDC predicted that the PC market will contract by6% in 2014, and will continue to decline at least into 2018. Unit volume according to IDC would slip from 315.1 million units in 2013, to 291.7 i...
02:48 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch The Father Of 3D Printing Is Being Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame
With all the hubbub surrounding 3D printing as of late, it’s easy to think of it as something new. Something that, before 5 or 6 years ago, only existed in Sci-Fi novels. Surprise! 3D printing h...
02:12 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Why Would Titan Aerospace Sell To Facebook? Because Investors Werent Biting
One question we had concerning Facebook's interest in buying drone aircraft maker Titan Aerospace is why would Titan, a young company founded in just 2012, want to sell? Facebook's interest in the bus...
02:07 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Comcast Deal Doesnt Change Netflixs Earnings Forecasts
Yesterday at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco, Netflix CFO David Wells reiterated his company's financial forecasts. This means that the Comcast deal, rec...
01:50 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch The Wearables Market Is Wear Its At
Basis Science may not have two turnables and a microphone, but the company may have a deep-pocketed new owner in Intel (should the deal go through). On the heels of its market merry-go-round and possi...
01:12 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Mention Launches An iPad App For Its Media Monitoring Tool, Opens Office in New York
French startup Mention launched an iPad app to monitor your online reputation from your tablet. At the same time, the company hired its first full time employee in New York — it will expand to t...
12:56 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch There Is Only One Week Left To Apply For The Washington, DC Pitch-Off
Washington, DC. TechCrunch is headed your way and will be hosting a massive meetup and pitch-off on March 18th. We’re looking for some of the area’s best, undiscovered startups to particip...
12:48 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Fools And Their Bitcoin
I got a text message today from a PR person - one I actually like - who asked me if I wanted the exclusive on two new bitcoin ATMs in Austin as well as a "roving" ATM that will, presumably, be spittin...
12:44 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Microsofts Cortana Assistant For Windows Phone 8.1 Shown Off On Video
Want to see how Cortana works on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1? Gander above and all of the virtual digital assistant’s functions and features will be revealed. Well maybe not all, but this video ...
12:38 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Roku Introduces A New Entry-Level Streaming Stick For $49, Available For Sale In April
Streaming video company Roku has been building hardware to make dumb TVs smarter, and unlocking a whole lot of over-the-top video content along the way. Today, the company is introducing a new version...
12:38 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Roku Introduces A New Entry-Level Streaming Stick For $49, Shipping In April
Streaming video company Roku has been building hardware to make dumb TVs smarter, and unlocking a whole lot of over-the-top video content along the way. Today, the company is introducing a new version...
12:24 am GMT - Wed, March 5, 2014
Techcrunch Windows XPs Lingering And Troubling Market Share
Market share numbers for February are out, and it looks like XP is set to die standing up with nearly a third of the global OS market in its grip. NetMarketShare numbers for the second month of the ye...
11:50 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Mercedes Demos All The Functions Of CarPlay In This Convoluted 7-Minute Video
At the Geneva Auto Show, Mercedes revealed the all-new C Class, its first vehicle to support Apple’s in-vehicle iOS platform called CarPlay.Forgive the production quality of the demo. It appears...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Sharalike Automatically Turns Photos & Videos Into Shareable Slideshows
Sharalike, a new application that lets you create video slideshows similar to Facebook’s recently popular “Lookback” videos, is now launching into beta. The company’s technolog...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Popcord Is A Stylish iPhone Cable That Just Surpassed Its Kickstarter Target
Yes of course you need another handy little iPhone charger cable. OK, so there are one or two iPhone charger cables out there. One we like is the Nomad. But a new entrant has just popped on Kickstarte...
11:06 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch The Dating Ring Is Raising Money To Fly Women From NYC To SF, Because Dating
So this is what it's come to. The Dating Ring, a Y Combinator-incubated group matchmaking startup that recently expanded from New York to San Francisco, is running a CrowdTilt campaign with the stated...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch How Modern Marketplaces Like Uber And Airbnb Build Trust To Achieve Liquidity
In 2009, Airbnb was close to going bust with revenue flatlining at $200 a week. Since then, over 9 million people have used it to find temporary housing. Etsy was founded almost a decade ago, but doub...
10:56 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Why Are All These Celebrities Participating In An Epic Fake Hoverboard Troll?
If you’re looking for a well-crafted but ultimately very fake video about hoverboard technology featuring Moby, Terrell Owens, Tony Hawk and Dr. Emmett Brown himself, today is your lucky day. Th...
10:41 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch HTCs Weak February Revenue Tally Points To Coming Q1 Top Line Miss
HTC posted its Februaryrevenue tally (unaudited), and the number looks weak. The company hadNT$7.22 billion in top line during the month, or $238.1 million USD. That’s down 36.5% from the same m...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Russia Blocks Ukrainian Activists Websites For Encouraging Terrorist Activity
As Russia continues its military intervention into the revolution-rocked Ukraine, authorities are now blocking 13 activist websites on the Russian social media network, VKontakte. The Russian Prosecut...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch BBM Tries Out Ads With BBM Channels On Android Beta Program
BBM is looking to monetize its messaging platform sooner rather than later, at least judging by a new preview update for the app being pushed to Beta Zone members today (via MobileSyrup). The update a...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Bioinformatics Startup Recombine Raises $3.3M For Genetic Testing
Recombine, a bioinformatics startup out of New York, has just raised $3.3 million to do carrier screening for expectant parents. The round was led by FirstMark Capital. Recombine is part of a new wave...
10:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch A Q&A With Ben Horowitz On His New Book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Ben Horowitz's new book on entrepreneurship and company building,The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building A Business When There Are No Easy Answers, is officially out, and it's the polar opposite of...
10:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Paper Update Pushes Virality By Sending Download Links With Articles You Privately Share
Facebook's hoping to get more people downloading Paper by adding new options to share articles by text message, email, or Facebook Message that automatically include a "Shared from Paper. fb.com/trypa...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Lifesaver iPhone Case Gives Your Smartphone A Dedicated Hardware Panic Button
The Lifesaver Case is kicking off an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today, to fund the production of hardware that adds a unique personal safety twist to your existing iPhone. The Apple smartphone-sp...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch DocuSign Raises $85M To Speed Up Product Innovation, Expand Into New Verticals
Electronic signature platform DocuSign today announced that it has raised $85 million in a new funding round led by a group of large institutional funds. Sadly, the company isn’t disclosing whic...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch HBO Go Lands On PlayStation 3, With PS4 On Deck
Sony has today announced that HBO Go will land on the PS3 later today, with PS4 integration in the pipeline. This will allow PlayStation 3 owners to access all of HBO's content, including TV series, m...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Peekster App, A Shazam For Print Media, Adds Promoted Articles Revenue Stream
Peekster, another recent graduate from the Wayra U.K. startup bootcamp, wants to help smartphone users connect their offline reading habits with their online social networks. Yes, this startup is bank...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Overstock.com Exceeds $1M In Bitcoin Transactions In Two Months
Surprise! People have bitcoins and want to spend them, a fact that Overstock.com quickly discovered after they started accepting bitcoin payments. “We did not expect to hit this milestone so qui...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Media Temple Launches Managed WordPress Hosting Service
Love it or hate it, but there's no denying that WordPress continues to be the de facto solution for building content-driven websites. Besides WordPress.com, a number of dedicated WordPress hosting sol...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Field Service Software Developer ServiceMax Raises $71M From Kleiner Perkins, Meritech Capital
Startup ServiceMax, a company that develops field service software, has raised $71 million in Series E funding led by Meritech Capital and Kleiner Perkins with Cross Creek Advisors, QuestMark Partners...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Meetups Multi-Day Outage Was Due To A Newer, More Powerful Type Of DDoS Attack
A bit of follow-up onMeetup’s DDoS (denial of service) attackwhich saw the company’s website and accompanying mobile services down for several days: according to the company, this was an e...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Beats Music Acquires Music Marketing And Monetization Company Topspin Media
Beats Music, the streaming music service recently launched by the similarly-named headphone company, just announced that it has acquired Topspin Media.The companies were already connected as Beats Mu...
09:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch The New Age Of The Security Startup
Last month Apple disclosed and fixeda massive bug in its operating system that left users’ information exposed to theft; faith in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is eroding; and revenues at the retai...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Janus Friis Next Act Is A Hardware Startup Called Aether, And A Thinking Music Player Called Cone
Janus Friis made his name founding a series of disruptive software startups such as Skype, Rdio, Joost and (much earlier) KaZaA — some more successful than others. Now the Swedish entrepreneur i...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Influx Raises $250,000 To Help Growing Startups Handle Customer Support Requests
For startups just beginning to gain traction, the joy (and relief) of watching user numbers grow can vanish as soon as support requests start coming in. If customers don't get their queries answered q...
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Project Spark Beta Comes To Xbox One, Offering Cross-Platform Game Creation
Microsoft’s ambitious Project Spark open world game creator launched in beta on Windows 8.1 back in December, with the promise that it would make its way to the Xbox One eventually, too. Today i...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Announces Ambitious European Expansion Plans
Ahead of the Geneva Auto Show, Tesla has announced plans to significantly expand its footprint in Europe. And for good reason. According to the news release announcing 30 new European service centers ...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch How Independent Media Around The World Can Flourish
Independent media has historically faced an uphill slog. Before the Internet, organizations had to deal with printing costs and very limited distribution networks. Web 2.0 gave them new outlets, but d...
07:40 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch How CarPlay Works In A Ferrari FF, And How Apple Will Push New Third-Party Apps To The System
Apple’s CarPlay is barely out in the wild, and only on display at the Geneva Auto Show with select partners including Ferrari. Our friends over at Engadget got to go hands-on with the in-car inf...
07:34 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Skype For Outlook Now Available Worldwide, Adds HD Video Calling Support
Skype for Outlook.com, the integration of Skype’s messaging features into Microsoft’s webmail platform, is now available worldwide, the company is announcing this morning. To get started w...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Image Recognition Startup Slyce Raises $10.75M To Be The Amazon Flow For Everyone Else
Toronto-based startup Slyce has raised a new round of $10.75 million in funding, led by Beacon Securities, and including PI Financial, Salman Partners, Harrington Global and more. The company builds i...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch In The Legal Battle Between Aereo And Broadcasters, The DOJ Sides With The Incumbents
In the never-ending legal battle between internet TV startup Aereo and major network broadcasters, the DOJ has stepped in to voice its opposition toward Aereo’s streaming/DVR service. The Depart...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Flashnotes Buys Moolaguides, Consolidating The Market For Crowdsourced, Online Study Materials
Flashnotes, a Boston-based startup that operates a marketplace for students to sell and buy study materials for specific courses, has acquired a smaller competitor called Moolaguides. The move comes a...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer To Retire By End Of September, Replaced By VP Of Finance Luca Maestri
Apple has just announced that SVP and CFO Peter Oppenheimer, a longtime fixture on the company’s earnings calls, will be retiring as of September this year. He’ll be replaced by Apple VP o...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores
Today, while reporting its 2013 forth quarter results, the RadioShack announced plans to close 1,100 of its 4,000 stores in a bid to stem loses. The parts drawer. The RC toys. The various different ty...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch With Eye On Growth, Just Eat Buys Meal2Go To Offer EPOS Tech To Its Takeaway Partners
Online fast food ordering startupJust Eathas acquired Meal2Go, a maker of electronic point of sale technology tailored to the restaurant sector, in a move aimed at growing its business by offering its...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents Live Voicemail Screening, Would Let Users Pick Up And Answer Mid-Message
Apple has a new patent published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), and this one is a result of its deal to acquire Nortel’s considerable trove of intellectual property with the Rockstar con...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch With 11K Pre-Orders, Play-i Lands $8M To Teach Kids To Code With Interactive Toy Robots
If we’re going to prepare future generations for the increasingly technical workforce, and world, then computer science and engineering will need to be given greater credence in early education ...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Roojoom Closes $600K Seed To Push Its Online Tutorial-Builder At More Businesses
Israeli startupRoojoom, arecent graduate of the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator,has closed a $600,000 seed round, from2B Angelsand private investors. The startup, which was founded a year ago, has buil...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Buzzmove Nabs $650K Seed As It Readies Its Removals Comparison Marketplace For Full U.K. Launch
Fresh from graduating out of the Wayra U.K. incubator,Buzzmovehas closed a $650,000 seed round to build out its removals comparison platform. The U.K. startup said it plans to use the new funding to b...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Reflektion Raises $8M From Intel, Nike To Help Retailers Predict What Shoppers Will Buy Next
Reflektion, a predictive analytics startup that helps retailers such as O’Neill improve customer conversion rates, has raised $8 million in Series B funding led by Intel Capital and Nike. The st...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Borro, The High-End Online Pawnshop, Raises $112M To Boost Its Asset Loans Finance Pool
Borro, an online platform that lets people borrow cash and put up luxury watches, art and other fine goods as collateral, is today announcing a new funding round of $112 million, coming entirely from ...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Borro, The High-End Online Pawnshop, Raises $112M To Fill Its Finance Pool, Expand In U.S.
Borro, an online platform that lets people borrow cash and put up luxury watches, art and other fine goods as collateral, is today announcing a new funding round of $112 million, coming entirely from ...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Meetup And Pitch-Off In Beirut Tonight
I'm doing a TechCrunch Meetup and Pitch-off in Beirut tonight, featuring some of Beirut's most exciting start-up founders under one roof. Startups will have to impress the judges in a 3min pitch-off....
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Polish Marketing Automation Platform SALESmanago Raises $1.7M
SALESmanago, a cloud based online marketing automation platform based out of Poland, has raised a $1.7 million round of funding -- money it will use to for R&D, product development, and marketing,...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Ensygnia Sues Paddle Over Alleged Mobile Payment Patent Infringement
In a move that isn't very, well, startup-y, two London-based mobile payment startups look set to meet each other in the UK's High Court. TechCrunch has learned that Wayra-accelerated Ensygnia is suing...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch The $150 Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Is A Keyboard For Your Living Room
Meet the Smart Keyboard. If you've ever wanted a full size QWERTY keyboard for your TV, this is for you. It packs all the goods of a Harmony Remote into a wireless keyboard that will be rather tough t...
11:37 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Was Your Twitter Password Just Reset? Dont Panic Twitter Screwed Up
Over the last hour or so, there’s been a big spike in the number of folks reporting that Twitter had sent them an email asking them to change their password for security reasons. What was going ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Ben Horowitzs Honest And Real Take On Entrepreneurship
Imagine your business is down to its last stretch of runway and your investors refuse to put more cash into it. Your friends and your most trusted advisers tell you that its probably time to throw in ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook In Talks To Acquire Drone Maker Titan Aerospace
Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a...
07:34 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M
Intel has won the Basis auction, we're hearing, at a price of around $100 million according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150 million. Basis makes wristwatch health tracke...
06:40 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch With $96.7M In Funding, Powa Technologies Debuts PowaTag For Mobile And Audio-Triggered Commerce
Powa Technologies, a UK-based e-commerce startup that has raised nearly $100 million in outside funding in the last seven months, is today finally taking the wraps off its flagship product: PowaTag, a...
06:40 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch With $96.7M In Funding, PowaTag Launches Its Mobile And Audio-Triggered Commerce App
Powa Technologies, a UK-based e-commerce startup that has raised nearly $100 million in outside funding in the last seven months, is today finally taking the wraps off its flagship product: PowaTag, a...
06:15 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Because Some Days You Just Want To Customize Your Pizza On A Giant Touchscreen Tabletop
Chaotic Moon co-founder Ben Lamm says he "remembers when it was cool to go to Pizza Hut" with his family and play Ms. Pac-Man on the classic arcade table. Hence, the firm built a big fat touchscreen-e...
05:37 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Fresh Off Merger With Conduit, Perion In Talks To Acquire Mobile Ad Platform AirPush
Mobile ad platformAirpush, which recently bought Hubbl for $15 million to move into native mobile ads, is now in the process of being acquired byTel Aviv-basedPerion. We haven't confirmed the terms of...
05:27 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Zuckerberg-Linked Group Releases Ad Blasting House GOP For Immigration Reform Intransigence
The Council for American Job Growth, an affiliate of the Zuckerberg-founded and financed Fwd.us group, has released a new ad out blasting House Republicans for slowing the path to immigration reform. ...
05:17 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Adds Push Notifications To Let Passengers Know When Surge Pricing Ends
Now, thanks to an update of Uber's mobile apps, passengers will never have to guess when surge pricing ends, as the company has added a field to allow them to be notified when the multiplier is turned...
04:56 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch VideoGenie Goes Beyond Video With StoryBox, A Product That Collects Positive Testimonials
VideoGenie is a startup that helps businesses collect and highlight video testimonials from fans. But it seems that founder and CEO Justin Nassiri doesn't want to limit this to video. So VideoGenie ha...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Send In Your Questions For Ask A VC With Google Ventures Rich Miner
This week on Ask A VC, we are thrilled to have Google Ventures' general partner and Android co-founder Rich Miner in the studio. You can submit questions for our guest either in the comments or here a...
02:57 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch If You Watch One Video Of An Arduino-Powered, Tetris-Playing Business Card Today, Make It This One
I like alternative business cards. In lieu of pieces of paper, for example, I like to hand out copies of my 3D-printed head. But I may have finally met someone with a far cooler business card than min...
02:46 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung To Donate $3M To Charities Chosen By Ellen, Says It Was Included Organically In Her Oscar Selfie
So … what was the deal with Ellen DeGeneres’ already-famous, celebrity-packed selfie during the Oscars? Why did she use a device that appeared to be a Samsung Galaxy Note to take the photo...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Shutterstock Acquires Digital Asset Management Service WebDAM
Stock image and video service Shutterstock today announced that it has acquired WebDAM, a provider of web-based digital asset management software. The financial details of the transaction were not dis...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Shutterstock Acquires Digital Asset Management Service WebDAM, Goes After Enterprise Market
Stock image and video service Shutterstock today announced that it has acquired WebDAM, a provider of web-based digital asset management software. The financial details of the transaction were not dis...
02:42 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Credit Karma In The Market For At Least $60 Million
Riding a wave of investor interest in new consumer-facing banking, trading, credit, and lending services, the online credit marketplaceCredit Karma is looking to raise at least $60 million in its late...
01:58 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Study: Massive Online Courses Enroll An Average Of 43,000 Students, 10% Completion
Massively Open Online Courses are becoming more mainstream, as more top-tier universities give the public access to their courses. A new study demonstrates continued wide-spread popularity with part-t...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts OneDrive For Business Throws Down Gauntlet For Box, Dropbox
Microsoft announced today that the business end of OneDrive, its cloud storage offering, would be unshackled from its other services, and sold as a standalone cloud storage solution for corporate cust...
01:50 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Zynga Reboots Three Of Its Biggest Franchises on Mobile
Under fresh leadership from new CEO Don Mattrick, Zynga has gone back to the drawing board on some of its biggest money-makers. Today, the company is unveiling upcoming revamped versions of Zynga Poke...
01:21 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Confirms Executive Changes With Reller, Bates Out The Door
Today Microsoft confirmed the raft of executive changes that leaked yesterday. Senior executives Tony Bates and Tami Reller will exit the company, Mark Penn will move to a more ‘strategic’...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch And The Oscar Goes To Samsung, Jennifer Lawrence, And Selfies
Though none of them actually walked away with a tiny golden statue, Samsung, Jennifer Lawrence, and a particularly star-studded selfie definitely won the Oscars last night, according to social media. ...
12:32 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Icahn Vs. Andreessen: Battle Royale
Why can’t Carl Icahn and Marc Andreessenget along? Icahn, the billionaire activist investor, has been pushingeBay to spin out its PayPal division, while Andreessen — acting in his capacity...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch After Losing A Half Billion In Q4, Twitter Buys Two Real Log Cabins To Serve As Lunchrooms In Its HQ
Twitter has purchased two real, more-than-a-century-old log cabins to serve as dining areas for its employees inside of its headquarters in the heart of San Francisco. The recently public company has ...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, March 4, 2014
Techcrunch Researchers Find That Twitter Can Locate HIV Outbreaks
Researchers have found that Twitter is a surprisingly useful tool for locating HIV outbreaks. “This study provides the first set of evidence for how real-time social media data might be used for...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Atlantas PeachDish Aims To Outflank Blue Apron, Plated With Smarter Logistics And Southern Hospitality
I love cooking but hate shopping. I’m not alone. It’s from that vein several startups have appeared recently. Blue Ribbon, Plated, and HelloFresh are all trying to solve this decidedly fir...
11:45 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Atlantas PeachDish Aims To Outflank Plated, Blue Apron With Smarter Logistics And Southern Hospitality
I love cooking but hate shopping. I’m not alone. It’s from that vein several startups have appeared recently. Blue Ribbon, Plated, and HelloFresh are all trying to solve this decidedly fir...
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch From Crowdfunding To Open Access, Startups Are Experimenting With Academic Research
These days may well be the next golden age for universities, and startups are leading the way. For institutions that can feel much like their counterparts from a thousand years ago, universities have ...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Ford Gets Diplomatic About Apples CarPlay And Its Microsoft Ties
iOS in the Car is real and now called CarPlay. Along with several automakers, Apple announced the platform this morning ahead of the Geneva Auto Show where partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo al...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Announces New 11.6 and 13.3 ARM-Powered Chromebooks With Faux-Leather Finish, Starting At $319.99
Samsung was one of Google’s earliest partners in the Chromebook project and it currently accounts for more than half of all U.S. Chromebook sales. Today, the company is announcing two new, sligh...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Zumper Raises $6.5 Million From Kleiner Perkins To Fix Your Apartment Search
Zumper wants to be the tool that brokers and apartment managers use when they want to list their properties online. More importantly, though, it wants to be the app that apartment hunters turn to when...
10:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Announces New 11.6 and 13.3 ARM-Powered Chromebooks With Faux-Leather Finish, Starting At $319.99
Samsung was one of Google’s earliest partners in the Chromebook project and it currently accounts for more than half of all U.S. Chromebook sales. Today, the company is announcing two new, sligh...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch AirPair Expands Its Live Programming Assistance By Partnering With Stripe, Heroku, And Others
AirPair, a startup that offers live, online consultation with programming experts, is announcing today that it has partnered with 16 other companies. Those partnerships are supposed to connect people ...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch AirPair Expands Its Live Programming Assistance By Partnering With Stripe, Twilio, And Others
AirPair, a startup that offers live, online consultation with programming experts, is announcing today that it has partnered with more than dozen companies. Those partnerships are supposed to connect ...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch After Media Storm Over User Safety, Q&A Site Ask.fm Surpasses 100 Million Signups, 60% Active
Ask.fm, the personal Q&A site that's been steeped in controversy over safety concerns for its predominantly teen user base, shows little sign of growth slowing. It's now surpassed 100 million sign...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch YC-Backed Vidpresso Offers Low-Cost Tools For Adding Tweets And Ads To Broadcast TV
Vidpresso wants to change the way that TV producers insert media into their broadcasts, with a low-cost, software-based solution that could fundamentally change their cost structure. At just $500 a mo...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Headed To Boston And Los Angeles
Ready, set, here we come. In early April TechCrunch is returning to Boston and hosting our first meetup + pitch-off in the City of Angels. Tickets are just $5 and available now. Last November TechCrun...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch You Know, For Kids: A Quick Look At The 3Doodler 3D-Extrusion Toy
When we first broke the news about the 3Doodler I was pretty excited. It was supposed to bring 3D printing to kids in a way that was easy-to-use and fun. Created by a pair of veteran toy makers, it wa...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch TVShow Time Lets You Stream All Your Favorite TV Shows Thanks To Put.io
French startup TVShow Time just added a major new feature for its social platform for TV show enthusiasts. Not only can you keep track of your progress in your favorite TV shows, you can now play new ...
09:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Meetup Suffering Significant DDoS Attack, Taking It Offline For Days
Meetup has been suffering from a prolonged DDoS (denial of service) attack which has caused the service to experience intermittent outages across both web and mobile for several days. The site is curr...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Instagram Went Down, And It Might Have Been Justin Biebers Fault
Instagram's app has been down or suffering extremely long loading times for some over the last 50 minutes. Many suspect the reason is that Justin Bieber posted a photo of his ex-girlfriend Selena Gome...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Adds An Intelligent Social Layer With Groups Feature To Office 365
Microsoft announced a major update to Office 365 today that adds an intelligent, machine-learning powered social network and "intelligence fabric" on top of its productivity apps. This Office Graph, a...
08:52 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Goodreads Competitor Slice Bookshelf Shuts Down
Slice Bookshelf, a social community for readers taking on Amazon-owned Goodreads by offering a more modern experience, and one that was less dependent on manual input from users, is shutting down. The...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Volvo Shows Apple CarPlay In New Video, Says Wi-Fi Connectivity Is Coming Soon
Apple’s CarPlay is close to being available in the wild via partnerships with a handful of car manufacturers, and Volvo is already showing off what that will look like in practice. The car maker...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Speek Raises $5.1 Million Series A To Replace Oudated Conference Calling Solutions
Conference calling startup Speek, which offers online and mobile tools that make it easier to jump on calls regardless of which device you have on hand, and then do more on calls once connected, is to...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Speek Raises $5.1 Million Series A To Replace Outdated Conference Calling Solutions
Conference calling startup Speek, which offers online and mobile tools that make it easier to jump on calls regardless of which device you have on hand, and then do more on calls once connected, is to...
07:41 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Throwback, The App That Sends Memories To Future You, Launches On Android
Last year, a new type of photo-sharing popped up in the world. The app was called ThrowBack, and the idea was to take photos that would be sent to you and your friends sometime in the future, as a way...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Self-Destructing And Encrypted Message App Wickr Raises $9M Series A Led By Louie Alsop
The sale of WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion and the heightened awareness of data security in an NSA-watched world have created a perfect storm for apps that offer messaging with a privacy-first e...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Self-Destructing And Encrypted Message App Wickr Raises $9M Series A Led By Alsop Louie
The sale of WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion and the heightened awareness of data security in an NSA-watched world have created a perfect storm for apps that offer messaging with a privacy-first e...
07:25 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Cortana Gets A Sneak Preview, Looks Like A Circle And Will Call You Whatever You Want
Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant is coming to its mobile devices in Windows Phone 8.1, and a new set of leaked screens from The Verge shows a bit of what you can expect from the Siri clone....
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Dont Expect To Use Google Maps With Apple CarPlay
Hopefully iPhone owners have gotten used to Apple Maps by now because it’s likely going to be the only mapping solution available through CarPlay. Apple just released a preview page for its fort...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Adap.tv Introduces Linear TV To Its Ad-Buying Platform
Looks like video advertising platform Adap.tv will be doing more to live up to the "TV" part of its name. The company is announcing that ad buyers won't just be purchasing desktop and mobile ads throu...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Apples New CarPlay System Will Turn Tens Of Millions Of Cars Into iPhone Accessories
Apple’s newly announced CarPlay, which is the rebranded version of iOS in the Car, a system for converting your vehicle’s in-car entertainment system into an iOS-powered dashboard fed cont...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Mt. Gox Source Code Leaked By Hackers Along With Team Information, Customer Data
Those interested in building a Bitcoin exchange should look no further than this chunk of source code posted by a “Russian leaker” called nanashi_. It alleges to contain the 1,700-line sou...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch RainDance Technologies Closes On $16.5M More For Liquid Biopsy Tech
The life sciences technology development company RainDance Technologies has raised $16.5 million from new investors GE Ventures and Northgate Capital as it looks to make its liquid biopsy technology a...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch All New HTC One Breaks Cover In 12 Minute Video, Reveals Expandable SD Card Storage
The new HTC One gets its official reveal on March 25, but a new video leak from GadgetReviews shows you everything you could possibly want to see about the new flagship smartphone from the Taiwanese m...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarter Passes $1B In Crowdfunded Pledges From 5.7M People
Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform for creative projects, reached a big milestone today: it's now racked up $1 billion in overall pledges -- with 5.7 million of us behind the effort, according to ...
02:04 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Gartner: 195M Tablets Sold In 2013, Android Grabs Top Spot From iPad With 62% Share
A new tipping point in the world of tablets: today Gartner has released their tablet sales numbers for 2013, and Android has topped the list for the most popular platform for the first time, outsellin...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Softgarden And 1000jobboersen Merge To Create European Recruiting-as-a-Service Powerhouse
Two Berlin-based startups are merging: softgarden, which provides web-based recruiting software to handle the entire recruitment process, is joining forces with 1000jobboersen.de, a job ad media plann...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Mt. Gox Posts New Statement On Alleged Bitcoin Theft, Bankruptcy Filing
Mt. Gox, a leading Bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, just issued another statement today. The company, which had been conspicuously silent over the past several months a...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Mt.Gox Posts New Statement On Alleged Bitcoin Theft, Bankruptcy Filing
Mt.Gox, a leading Bitcoin exchange that filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, just issued another statement today. The company, which had been conspicuously silent over the past several months as...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch CarPlay Brings Apples iOS To Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo
iOS in the Car has made its official debut.CalledCarPlay, the product will be added first to Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo vehicles, and also available as aniOS 7 update for iPhone 5 and later mod...
12:51 pm GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Company Data Disruptor DueDil Raises $17M To Go Global
Four years ago the founder pitched at a small event I was at, amid what can only be described as a fit of nerves. But now DueDil founder and CEO Damian Kimmelman is a fully-rounded, confident founder ...
11:29 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Britain Will Reportedly Scrap 20% Tax on Bitcoin
British authorities have plans to scrap a 20% “value-added tax” on Bitcoins, bringing regulation of the controversial crypto-currency in line with the way it treats other currencies. ̶...
10:59 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Thoreau Warned Us About Ellens Oscar Selfie
Since the very beginning of electronic communication, we were warned about the light-speed cultural wasteland we were stringing together. When Henry David Thoreau first heard about the telegraph, he s...
10:10 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch China Unleashes Yet Another Attempt At A State-Run Search Portal
The Chinese government has launched a new search site that is reportedly run by the vice president of Xinhua, the Communist Party of China's official mouthpiece. Called ChinaSo, its logo's color schem...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch It Took 122M Commands And 16.3 Days, But A Collaborative Horde Beat Pokemon Together
Well, they did it. A group of more than 1 million gamers managed to work in chaotic fashion to beat Pokemon. Over on the Twitch game-livestreaming platform, crowds swarmed for more than two weeks to c...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Google Loses Emergency Bid To Keep Innocence Of Muslims Film Online
Google lost a bid to keep the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims" on YouTube. One of the actresses, Cindy Garcia, who wanted the film taken offline after receiving death threats, claims she has ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch What Games Are: Going Small
It's amazing just how much small-team game development has changed. Not only it has become viable once again, small game makers have developed much more capacity. We seem to be living in a golden age ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Early Shakeups In Nadellas Microsoft
Earlier today Kara Swisher reported that Microsoft’s Tami Reller, executive vice president of marketing, and Tony Bates, executive vice president of the company’s Business Development and ...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Hotel Metasearch Top10.com Closes $8M Series B, Led By Balderton, To Expand In Europe
Hotel metasearch startup, Top10.com, has closed an $8 million Series B funding round, led by Balderton Capital, following what it describes as rapid growth over the past 12 months. Its total funding r...
03:30 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Acoustic Stream Turns Your Git-Fiddle Into A Robotic Metal Monster
Guitarists love to shred. It’s a known fact. From Slash to Debbie Gibson, shredding is the way guitarists express themselves and/or meet their wives. But how can you show the world how hard you ...
03:16 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Mashable Finalizes $14M First Outside Funding Round
Tech and social media blog Mashable has raised a total of $14 million in a Series A investment round led by Tribune Digital Ventures, the company announced today. The funding adds nearly $1 million to...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Twitters Root Injustice
Early adopters rule Twitter. If Twitter wants to survive it will need to make the fight for power that rages inside the platform more fair for all. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch More?
Earlier this week, Nilay at the Verge penned a provocative, and provocatively-titled, pronouncement on the state of the Internet. Never one to mince words, he declared it fucked.I beg to differ from M...
12:29 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Samsungs New Chromebook Apparently Getting The Leather Look Of Galaxy Devices
Samsung’s next Chromebook has broken cover, courtesy of pro device leaker @evleaks, and the Chrome OS-powered notebook has a familiar design trait that’s becoming a Samsung trademark: faux...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, March 3, 2014
Techcrunch Among News Apps, Flipboard Drives The Most Traffic For Publishers (According to Onswipe)
Mobile publishing startup Onswipe is releasing data today that looks at the popularity of mobile newsreading apps from the perspective of digital publishers. Onswipe's platform allows publishers to cr...
11:50 pm GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch The Mass Market Tesla E Will Have A 200 Mile Range, Be Roughly 20% Smaller Than Tesla S
A few new details about Tesla’s upcoming ‘affordable’ electronic vehicle came out of a talk the company’s founder and CEO Elon Musk gave last week, and Electrek has the key tak...
11:10 pm GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarter Is About To Crowdfund Its $1 Billionth Dollar
How much money would you guess the Internet has collectively thrown at Kickstarter?Don't bother whipping out the ol' graphing calculator Kickstarter actually shares that number regularly. Sometime qu...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch The Whatsapp Effect
Its no secret that many entrepreneurs and investors are seduced by the specter of network effects. Walk around any young company fine-tuning their product to fit their market or any early-stage invest...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch Inside The Billion-Dollar Hacker Club
For this group of old friends, assembled for an impromptu reunion, the venue would feel familiar: an online chat room running on a secure private server. Each were former members of the elite hacking ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch #SXSpontaneity, RIP
With its ever-expanding programming, clusterfuckery of housing options and the commercialization of what was once considered a must-attend conference for anyone in the know, SXSW hasn't just jumped th...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch AmEx Debuts Its Most Mobile-Integrated, Rewards-Focused Credit Card
AmEx has offered a number of different cards to consumers: The Blue Card appeals to those who like cash back options and the Platinum card is specialized for consumers who travel. There's even a Black...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch Raspberry Pi Chalks Up Sales Of 2.5MPlus As It Turns Two $10K Bounty Offered For Opening Its Blob
Happy Birthday Raspberry Pi! The low-cost Linux microcomputer has just turned two years old. And boy how it's grown. Read More ...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch HackerCare Aims To Hack Healthcare For Startups
In four years David Varvel went from no health insurance, to full coverage via the Japanese government, to purchasing a high deductible plan, and then full coverage through an employer. He said having...
05:11 am GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch 2014 Could Be The Tipping Point For Female Founders, Says Y Combinators Jessica Livingston
Y Combinator held its first ever Female Founders Conference Saturday afternoon at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. In opening remarks, Y Combinator co-founder Jessica Livingst...
04:21 am GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch Volvo, Ferrari, And Mercedes First To Add iOS In The Car Next Week
iOS in the Car, announced by Eddy Cue last year at the iOS 7 launch, was supposed to appear in 2014 and, according to the Financial Times, it's finally coming to Volvo, Mercedes, and Ferrari. BMW, a p...
04:17 am GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch As Auroracoin Airdrop Approaches, What Does It Mean When A Nation Adopts A Cryptocurrency?
Iceland has its own Satoshi. A programmer called Baldur Friggjar Odinsson has created an alternative to bitcoin that he is calling AuroraCoin and in twenty-three days he will "airdrop" 31.8 coins to e...
04:17 am GMT - Sun, March 2, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The Y Combinator Female Founders Conference Live
If you are not at the Female Founders Conference at the Computer History Museum this afternoon, you are either a guy, out-of-town or one of the many that got turned away from the oversubscribed event....