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11:45 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Yo? No.
 Growing up – and excuse me for dating myself here a bit – kids were into Swatch watches, jean jackets, stirrup pants, and jelly bracelets. My sister grew up collecting something call...
11:38 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch U.S. Government To Ban Drones In National Parks
 So, you bought a drone. What are you going to do with it first? Snap some real estate photos of your house? Take a dronie? Crash it into a tree then try to convince the manufacturer it came like...
11:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Analytics Startup Heap Brings Its Capture Everything Approach To iOS Apps
 Heap, a startup aiming to bring a more comprehensive and flexible approach to analytics, is moving into mobile.The Y Combinator-incubated company first announced its iOS integration about a year...
11:15 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Courts Fire Phone Developers With $15,000 In Amazon Coins
 When Microsoft needed to convince developers to build mobile apps for its Windows Phone 8 platform, it took a familiar path: it offered them moneyto do so. Amazon, however, is going a different ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Fire Phone, Ink & Slide, And Slingshot
 The podcast is packed this week, with six of us talking over each other about some of the most exciting news of the week. If you didn’t hear, Amazon launched its own smartphone called the ...
10:22 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Uber For X In A Tiny Plane
 The first line of the email in my box read, “This is UberX for small planes.” Yet another Uber for X mystery startup in my inbox. Yay! (not really). But the idea of skipping the traf...
09:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Does Us A Solid By Accidentally Confirming That The Surface Mini Is Real
 Microsoft declined to comment. Earlier today, a manual published to help users dig into their new Surface Pro 3 devices contained multiple mentions of the currently Super Secret Surface Mini. Oo...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Autopilot Launches CoPilot Sales Automation Tool
 Any startup worth its salt these days built a mailing list from before it even launched, but what do you do after that? How do you identify the best leads from all of those random people who sig...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch New House Majority Leader Opposes Net Neutrality, Just Like His Predecessor
 Yesterday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy won the Republican Party election to become the new House Majority Leader. Outgoing Rep. Eric Cantor, who held the position previously, unexpectedly lost his prima...
08:50 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch This Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Is Humanitys Greatest Achievement
 Sometimes a device comes so close to being perfect that you’d be forgiven for not realizing that with just a single tweak, it can become, in actual fact, perfect. The Kindle Paperwhite is ...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Hardware Battlefield Finalist CubeSensors Raises A $700,000 Seed Round In Bitcoin
Bitcoins are everywhere these days! CubeSensors, a Slovenian hardware startup that is making mini environmental sensors for homes, has just received a $700,000 seed round from the founders of BTC paym...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Path Looks To Combine Commerce And Messaging With TalkTo Acquisition, Release Of New Talk App
 It’s been a rough year for private social networking app Path. The company has seen disappointing growth in many major markets, layoffs, and the departure of some key execs over the last t...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch TechStars London Demo Day 2014: Meet The 11 Startups (And Our Picks)
Today in an old music hall turned art house movie theatre in the East End of London,TechStars presentedits London DemoDay, three months after thegroup wasannounced. The startups presenting ranthe gamu...
06:13 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Search Engine Can Now Launch Your Favorite Music Apps, Turn On The Tunes
 Google has taken another small step toward connecting its search engine with world of mobile apps, having justintroduced a new feature that lets you search for a band or artist, then tap to imme...
05:12 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Colbert Weighs In On Yo, Asking Y?
 Last night I had a dream. In it, everyone in the world used just one word: Yo. “Yo” for hello, “Yo” for yes and no, “Yo” for I’m hungry. “Yo”...
04:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch With Multiple iWatch Designs And A Host Of Sensors, Apple Could Win Over Smartwatch Skeptics
 Apple’s iWatch is almost certainly coming soon, according to a host of recent reports, and the latest from the Wall Street Journal is that it’ll be offered in a variety of designs an...
04:25 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Dynamic Yield, A Tricksy Content Server, Raises $12.25 Million From Marker LLC
 In an era of finely-tuned advertising efforts are on the rise and web organizations that don’t consist of underpaid college grads at Buzzfeed-esque puppy mills are waning, there is a movem...
03:47 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch UK Government Taps Startups To Help Get More Brits Fit And Healthy
 The UK government is putting out a call for early stage startups with a focus on healthy eating, fitness and physical and mental well-being to enter a public health-focused competition that prom...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch The Reports Of FirePhones Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
 The cynics among us believe that the Amazon Fire Phone is going to be a flop. As Matt Haughey shows us in the above image, a phone attached to a product finder sounds like a mercenary mess, aime...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch The Reports Of Fire Phones Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
 The cynics among us believe that the Amazon Fire Phone is going to be a flop. As Matt Haughey shows us in the above image, a phone attached to a product finder sounds like a mercenary mess, aime...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Yo App Hacked By College Students
 A Georgia Tech student, together with two of his room mates, claims to have hacked Yo, the Poke-like app which has set some Silicon Valley alight (though not others) in the last 48 hours. [See u...
10:15 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Light Chaser, The Animation Studio That Wants To Be Chinas Pixar, Raises $20M From GGV Capital
 Light Chaser, the animation studio that aspires to be China’s Pixar, announced today that it has raised $20 million in series B funding led by GGV Capital, with participation from Hillhous...
09:42 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch House Of Representatives Passes Amendment To Cut Off Funding For NSAs Backdoor Searches
 The House of Representatives has passed by a landslide an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that will cut off funding to National Security Agency’s “backdoor” survei...
05:05 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch The Bay Lights, The LED Art Project Backed By Big Tech Names, Kicks Off $1.2M Crowdfunding Campaign
 Just over a year ago, a large scale art project called The Bay Lights turned the Bay Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Area structure that’s historically been the plainer sister to the famed G...
04:49 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch The Next Fitbits Uncovered: Heart-Rate Sensors, GPS Info, Atmospheric Tracking, And Smartphone Notifications
 The Fitbit product line is looking a little stale especially after the recall of the Fitbit Force. But that’s seemingly about to change with the addition of several upcoming, and upgraded,...
04:03 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Google Donates Mod_Spdy To The Apache Foundation
 With mod_spdy, Google brought its SPDY protocol, which by now forms the basis of the next version of HTTP, to the popular and open-source Apache web server more than two years ago. That move und...
02:53 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Adobes Ink And Slide For The iPad Are Useful, But Expensive, Additions To An Artists Workflow
 With yesterday’s unveiling of the Ink and Slide, Adobe has made its first foray into the realm of hardware gadgets. The company describes the pair of gadgets as a “Creative Cloud Pen...
02:16 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Updates The Surface Pro 3 Ahead Of Its Release Tomorrow
 Tomorrow is launch day in Canada and the U.S. for the Surface Pro 3, and to make sure the device has as smooth a launch as possible, Microsoft has released a set of updates for the tablet-hybrid...
01:12 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Gasp: Twitter GIFs Arent Actually GIFs
 What’s in a format? Does that which we call a GIF by any other name invoke just as many lols?Just yesterday, Twitter started supporting animated GIFs. But there’s a catch! What Twitt...
12:05 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry In Talks With Drake For BlackBerry Classic Launch Promotion
 BlackBerry pre-announced (the announce before the real announce) a new phone today called the BlackBerry Passport that looks crazy. But they’re apparentlyenlisting some serious talent to h...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Maps New City Tours Feature Uncovered In iOS 8 Betas
 An officially announced but yet-to-seen feature in Apple’s new operating system iOS called “City Tours,” has been unlocked by an enterprising developer who managed to capture a...
12:01 am GMT - Fri, June 20, 2014
Techcrunch Box Said To Move Forward With Its Debut As The Tech IPO Market Perks Up
 Box, a cloud storage and file management company, could be moving its IPO forward once again. Box famously filed, and then didn’t hit go on, its offering in the time frame that the market ...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Google Acquires mDialog To Improve DoubleClicks Video Advertising
 Google today announced that it has acquired video advertising company mDialog.In a post on Google+, the company said that it will “work with the mDialog team to incorporate their technolog...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Smartwatch Said To Debut In October With 2.5-inch Screen And Wireless Charging
 Apple will reportedly launch its smartwatch as early as October, after kicking off production in July, according to a new report from Reuters. The smartwatch will have a 2.5-inch screen, accordi...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Smartwatch Said To Debut In October With A 2.5-Inch Screen And Wireless Charging
 Apple will reportedly launch its smartwatch as early as October, after kicking off production in July, according to a new report from Reuters. The smartwatch will have a 2.5-inch screen, accordi...
11:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Yo, Virginia, There Is A Cult Of Disruption
 Disruption. From frenzied investment pitches on Sand Hill Road to the name of the top conference for startups in Silicon Valley (i.e. the people who pay my bills), that word has become synonymou...
11:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Googles New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development
 For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching ...
10:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Skout Launches Fuse, An Ephemeral Messaging App That Makes Group Chats Explode
 Call it engagement hacking. But mobile developer teams from the one that built Facebook Slingshot to that guy behind the app ‘Yo’ app are tinkering with unconventional ways of making...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Meh
 It seemed so simple. So mindless. And yet, creating this has, for me, been a journey. A journey from the Poke to the Like, as I was saying only the other day to my co-founder, Roi. But today, I ...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Kima Invests In Pakistan-Based Startup Behind Groopic Photo App
The world just got that little bit smaller. The Pakistan-based startup behind Groopic, an iOs and Android app that ‘lets the photographer be in the picture’ has secured an investment from...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Review Trackers Raises $2M Series A Round To Help Businesses Better Manage Their Online Reputation
 Review Trackers, a Chicago-basedservice that helps businessesaggregate and manage online reviews about them, today announced that it has raised a $2 million funding round for a wide range of Mid...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch The Day I Measured My Heart Rate Through My Butt
 Of all the weird science fiction projects that the future would bring us, the last I expected to see was a seat cushion that would be able to measure your heart beat through your derriere. And y...
09:54 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Meme-making And Messaging Mix In Greylock-Incubated Sparks App
 It’s easier to slide into an existing behavior than invent an entirely new one. So when Evan Tana went off to spin up his own mobile company while in residence at Greylock Partners, he tap...
09:42 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch With $25M Backing, Saltside Wants To Be The Craigslist For Emerging Markets
 The long road to making markets work starts with marketplaces. It’s no surprise therefore that simple classified advertising sites have been hits in emerging markets like Africa. From Howz...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Online Banking Service Simple Just Made Bank Transfers Faster
 Simple, the online banking service acquired byBBVAearlier this year, had an overall goal of addressing the various pain points found attraditional banks, like minimum balance requirements, fees,...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Greycroft Partners Raises $200 Million Growth Fund
 Greycroft Partners has closed on a new $200 million growth fund for making late-stage investments. Before now, Greycroft had focused primarily on Series A or Series B rounds, but the new fund wi...
09:08 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Promises To Render Your Smartphone Useless If Its Stolen
 This morning, Microsoft promised to meet the stipulations of the CTIA’s Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment before the goal-date of July 2015.Specifically, Microsoft will bring remo...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Saves Developing Worlds Data Plans With 65% Smaller, 50% More Efficient Android App
 Data is expensive and phones have low storage in developing nations like those in Africa, so over the last year, Facebook quietly undertook a massive engineering overhaul of its Android app to m...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Googles New Cloud Import Tool Makes Switching From AWS Easier
 Google today launched Online Cloud Import, a tool that makes it easier for developers to transfer their data from AWS’s S3 storage service and other HTTP/HTTPS servers to its own Google Cl...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With The Galaxy Tab S, Coming To The U.S. June 27
 Samsung has a new tablet, and the company is framing this as their new flagship slate line. The Galaxy Tab S was unveiled at an event last week, and brings an ultra-thin design and a super high-...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Activation Lock Brings Down iPhone Theft In Major Cities
 Apple’s introduction of iOS 7 Activation Lock has actually led to a decrease in iPhone-related theft in New York, London, and San Francisco, according to NY Attorney General Eric Schneider...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch eShares Shows Startup Employees All Their Stock And Options In One Place
 In today’s startup environment, it’s become standard operating procedure for stock options to be counted as part of an employee’s overall compensation. And yet, most startup em...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Bottlenose Updates Its Trend-Finding Tools With Automation, Emotion Detection, And An API
 Bottlenose co-founder and CEO Nova Spivack told me that with the latest version of its Nerve Center (Bottlenose’s trend detection product for large enterprises), the company is “givi...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Nokia Has Just Epically Trolled Microsoft By Making An Android Launcher
 Nokia completed the multi-billion dollar sale of its phone-making business to Microsoft back in April. But that doesn’t mean it’s done with phones entirely. Oh no. The company that ...
07:52 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch An App That Detects STDs In The Privacy Of Your Own Home
 First Derm is an app let’s you snap a picture of whatever is going on with your skin and submit it to a doctor for anonymous diagnoses. First launched in Sweden as an STD triage app in 200...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch The Blackberry Passport Is A Phablet With A Hardware Keyboard That Makes No Sense Whatsoever
 Just when you think you might have figured out what BlackBerry is up to (a strong push in enterprise services and emerging markets like the Internet of Things) they go and do something like the ...
07:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch A Sneak Peek Into Androids Future
 Google is giving its apps and platforms, including Android, a big redesign, according to a recent reportposted on Android Policewhich backs up some things we had been hearing as well, but hadn&#...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch MasteryConnect Acquires Socratic For $5 Million
 Ed tech startup MasteryConnect announced the acquisition of Socratic today for $5 million. Most of the Socratic team will now move into engineering roles at MasteryConnect. The Quora-like educat...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch MasteryConnect Acquires Socrative For $5 Million
 Ed tech startup MasteryConnect announced the acquisition of Socratic today for $5 million. Most of the Socrative team will now move into engineering roles at MasteryConnect. The Quora-like educa...
06:57 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Disneys Star Wars Scene Maker For iPad Lets Users Build Their Own Animated Fanfic
 Disney has a new mobile app that uses its recently-acquired Star Wars IP out today: Star Wars Scene Maker is now on the App Store, and it lets kids of all ages build their own Star Wars stories ...
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Venture Investors Begin To Drill In To Oil Deals
 The oil and gas business is technologically challenging, data-heavy, and traditionally ignored by venture capitalists. But a few firms are looking to change that with a new concentration on soft...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Algolia Raises Another $1.2 Million For Its Real-Time Search API
 French startup Algolia raised $1.2 million as an extension of the company’s existing seed round to turbocharge your website’s search engine. It brings the total funding of the startu...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Fitness App Usage Is Growing 87% Faster Than The Overall App Market
 A new report from Flurry Analytics shows that health and fitness apps are growing at a faster rate than the overall app market so far in 2014. The analytics firm looked at data from more than 6,...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Gone Will Sell Your Old Crap For You
 In an age where consumerism is almost exclusively the path to survival, it’s pretty easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. And then you get more stuff, and wind up startlingly close to a hoard...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Signs Exclusive Deal With Chelsea Handler For 2016 Talk Show
 Netflix has just announced an exclusive deal with the beautiful and brilliant Chelsea Handler for an upcoming series of talk show programming featuring the comedienne herself, of course. Both th...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Zoopla Shares Up After London IPO, Founder And Atlas Ventures Cash In
 The IPO on the London Stock Market yesterday of property portal Zoopla – effectively the Zillow of the UK – yesterday attracted blue-chip investors to its 900m / $1.53m floatation ma...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Acquires SnappyTV To Expand Offerings For Live Media Partners
 Twitter announced today that it is acquiring SnappyTV, the service for clipping, editing and sharing clips from live broadcasts in near real-time. Already, Twitter says that it works with Snappy...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Explores Ways To Automate Notifications And Alarms Based On Feedback From Wearables
 Apple had some new patent applications related to wearables published today (via AppleInsider) and they all deal with a system in which the iPhone acts as a hub that collects data from sensors i...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Launches Its First Standalone Job Search App
 LinkedIn says that today 40% of its 300 million users access the site on mobile devices, so its bidto tap into the wave of users accessing the site via smartphones and tabletscontinues apace: to...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Launches Its First Standalone Job Search App, Privacy Guaranteed
 LinkedIn says that today 40% of its 300 million users access the site on mobile devices, so its bidto tap into the wave of users accessing the site via smartphones and tabletscontinues apace: to...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Streethub Launches Its Click And Collect iOS App For London Boutiques
 Previewed last year, a new app hopes to entice people out of their homes to local stores in London, starting off with boutique fashion and gift stores. StreetHub’s iOS app lets shoppers ei...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Literally Brings Some Muscle To Mobile Camera Lens Design In New Patent
 Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that describes something somewhat far-fetched sounding – an actuator for an iPhone camera lens (the part that controls autofocus) that uses artifi...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Double-Exposure Photo-Sharing App Dubble Makes Its First Monetizing Moves
 Dubble, a photo-sharing iOS app with a twist — the twist being that it turns standard photos into random double exposures by combining two users’ shots to make a new image out of the...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch ForgeRock Raises $30M For Its Open Source Identity Platform For Enterprise
ForgeRock, a company with European roots (UK and Nordics) but now global operations, has become a player in what has become known as – tortuously – “IRM” (identity relationship...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Codecademy Partners With Google And DonorsChoose To Boost Girls Interest In Computer Science
 Programming education startup Codecademy is announcing a new initiative with a stated goal “to double the number of high school girls studying Computer Science.”Co-founder and CEO Za...
03:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Puppet Labs Raises $40M More To Take Its IT Automation Business Global
 Puppet Labs,whose IT automation software is used by the likes of Google, Twitter, Salesforce and AT&T among18,000 others, is today announcing another $40 million in venture backing, money th...
12:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Goes Down In Global Outage. Update: Its Back!
 Facebook appears to be a suffering a major international outage this morning, with the site unavailable in multiple regions around the world, and Facebook social plug-ins on other websites also ...
11:49 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch GoGoVan Wants To Be The Uber of Delivery For Asia
 GoGoVan, an app that connects van drivers and users, wants to make last-mile deliveries easier for users throughout Asia. The Hong Kong based startup was founded in summer 2013 and now claims ov...
06:02 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch T-Mobile Stops Counting Data Used With Spotify, Pandora, And Certain Other Music Services
 T-Mobile pulled something of a “One More Thing!” this evening, with a bit of a surprise announcement tacked onto the end of their Uncarrier 5.0 event. T-Mobile will no longer count d...
05:20 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch T-Mobile Will Give Potential Subscribers A Free One Week Test Drive On An iPhone 5S
 This evening at Seattle’s Paramount Theater, T-Mobile announced another change in the way they’ll do things moving forward. Their latest move? Free trials, meant to convince potentia...
04:47 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Court Rules That Non-Relevant Files Seized Under A Warrant Cannot Be Held Indefinitely
 Say the government gets a warrant for some of your data. They come to your house, image your computers, and then hold that data — even the data that isn’t pertinent to their warrant ...
04:24 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Amazon Fire Phone
 After today’s Fire Phone announcement, we got the chance to go hands-on with Amazon’s first foray into smartphone hardware. Read More ...
03:55 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Harley Davidson Might Be Making An Electric Motorcycle
 A mysterious video released on Harley Davidson’s YouTube channel today shows a much quieter motorcycle zooming down Route 66, fueling speculation that this bike is electric. Harley fans we...
03:55 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Harley-Davidson Might Be Making An Electric Motorcycle
 A mysterious video released on Harley-Davidson’s YouTube channel today shows a much quieter motorcycle zooming down Route 66, fueling speculation that this bike is electric. Read More ...
03:46 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch This 21 Year Old Dropped Out Of College To Test Our Knowledge Of Rap
 Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye – Think you could name their songs in just a few seconds of audio? 21 year old Danny Friday knows them by heart. He started coding when he was 12 and became obsessed wi...
03:46 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch This 21-Year-Old Dropped Out Of College To Test Our Knowledge Of Rap
 Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye: Think you could name their songs in just a few seconds of audio? Twenty-one-year-old Danny Friday knows them by heart. He started coding when he was 12 and became obsessed w...
03:39 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Here Is The Full Video Of Amazons Fire Phone Launch Event
 As you probably know, Amazon launched its Fire Phone today. Sadly, the company didn’t make a live stream available, so you had to make do with our live blog. But it really takes video to g...
03:18 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With Yo, The Absurdly Simple Messaging App
 In certain web-obsessed circles, the word of the day today was definitely “yo.” Yo is a ridiculously simple smartphone app that allows you to contact friends with one word messages t...
02:10 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Yo
 Yo. It seems so simple. So mindless. It’s only slightly less boring than “Hey” or “Hi”, if only because of some perceived aggression or excitement attached to it. B...
01:55 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Funding Amendments To Curtail Warrantless Surveillance Proposed In House
 A bipartisan group of Congress members have proposed two amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act aimed at reining in government surveillance. The first amendm...
01:55 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch Funding Amendment To Curtail Warrantless Surveillance Proposed In House
 A bipartisan group of Congress members have proposed two amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act aimed at reining in government surveillance. The first amendm...
01:34 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch US Marshall Accidentally Reply-Alls Anonymous Bitcoin Auction Bidders In Email Fiasco
 In a magnificent show of technical ineptitude, today the US Marshalls revealed the identities of manyanonymous bidders in its 18 million seized Silk Road Bitcoin auction by CC’ing them on ...
01:34 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch US Marshal Accidentally Reply-Alls Anonymous Bitcoin Auction Bidders In Email Fiasco
 In a magnificent show of technical ineptitude, today the US Marshals revealed the identities of manyanonymous bidders in its $18 million seized Silk Road Bitcoin auction by CC’ing them on ...
01:34 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch US Marshals Accidentally Replies All To Anonymous Bitcoin Auction Bidders In Email Fiasco
 In a magnificent show of technical ineptitude, today the U.S. Marshals revealed the identities of many anonymous bidders in its $18 million seized Silk Road Bitcoin auction by CC’ing them ...
12:48 am GMT - Thu, June 19, 2014
Techcrunch With Firefly & Dynamic Perspective, Amazon Just Opened Up All New Categories For App Developers
 With the introduction of the “Firefly” and “Dynamic Perspective” SDK’s, mobile app developers who have grown tired of iterating on now-common activities like messag...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Slingshot: Curiosity Vs. Friction
 Facebook Slingshot’s core mechanic ‘reply to unlock’ makes sharing a fun game or an annoying chore depending on how you look at it. The new standalone photo and video mass-mess...
11:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch The Best Amazon Fire Phone Features You Wont Get In Any Other Phone
 Today, Amazon introduced the long-rumored Fire Phone. It has the killer 3D effects that everyone anticipated. But it also has a few neat features that you won’t see in any other phone out ...
11:32 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons Shopping Phone Comes With Free Prime Membership For A Year
 Amazon has just announced its head-tracking, shopping-focused $199 smartphone, the Fire Phone. And for those who might be wavering about shelling out top dollar (it’s $649 off contract) fo...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Shasta Ventures Raises $300M Fourth Fund
 Shasta Ventures, a firm whose investments include Nest, Mint, and Turn, announced today that it has raised a $300 million fourth fund. The firm has now raised more than $1 billion. Each Shasta f...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks New Open-Source Data Switch Technology Is Designed For Flexibility And Greater Control
 Today Facebook announced new modularized top-of-rack networking switch technology and a new Linux OS to control these switches. The company will eventually share this technology as part of its O...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons Mayday Service On Fire Phone Means It Might Be Able To Sell Its Unique New Features
 Amazon has brought Mayday to the Fire Phone, it announced today. The Mayday service offers one-tap access to customer service agents, who can talk to phone users via video chat, and take over th...
10:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch AT&T Will Sell Amazons Fire Phone For $199 On A 2 Year Contract
 Given that Amazon’s newly announced Fire phone is largely one gigantic portal for Amazon to sell things (there’s a dedicated hardware button just for recognizing products!), some fol...
10:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons Fire Phone Uses Depth And 3D Effects To Stand Out
 We’ve been hearing about head-tracking technology on phones for a long time now. Some have ventured into this territory already, with Samsung releasing camera-based head tracking in earlie...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons Fire Phone Introduces Firefly, A Feature That Lets You Identify (And Buy!) Things You See In The Real World
 With the debut of theAmazon Fire Phone this afternoon, the company introduced a new feature called “Firefly,” which is largely designed to let you identify – and then, of cours...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Here Are The Startups From Hardware Accelerator Highway1s Second Batch
 Hardware is hot, and nowhere is that more evident than in the startup scene. But most startups don’t have the requisite experience needed to handle sourcing materials and managing a supply...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch The Cloud Is Key To The Amazon Fires Ambitious Plan To Win Over Smartphone Photographers
 Amazon unveiled its new smartphone today, the Amazon Fire Phone, and the first thing it talked about after going over the design specifics was the camera. Jeff Bezos said that “our phones ...
10:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch The Cloud Is Key To Amazon Fire Phones Ambitious Plan To Win Over Smartphone Photographers
 Amazon unveiled its new smartphone today, the Amazon Fire Phone, and the first thing it talked about after going over the design specifics was the camera. Jeff Bezos said that “our phones ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Announces The Fire Phone
 Meet the Fire Phone, Amazon’s first venture into smartphones. Jeff Bezos calls it the phone built for the Amazon Prime customer. The Fire Phone rocks a 4.7-inch IPS screen and is equipped ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Announces The $199 Fire Phone, The First Smartphone With Head-Tracking Technology
 Meet the Fire Phone, Amazon’s first venture into smartphones. At first blush, the phone looks like any other smartphone currently on the market, but it has a secret: the ability to track a...
09:46 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Point The WineGlass App At A Wine Menu, See Reviews And How Much To Pay
 A Wine menu is just a string of confusing French words to most people. But take a photo of one with WineGlass and the app overlays reviews, tasting notes, and what you should expect to pay for e...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Kills Vendor Program That Offered To Pay People To Write About IE
 Repeat after me: Don’t pay people to write about your thing. Repeat after me: Don’t offer to pay people to write about your thing. Repeat after me: People will write about your thing...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Now Supports Animated GIFs Online And On Mobile
 Um, finally. Twitter today announced a small, but SUPER AWESOME change to its social network: It will now support the ever-popular animated GIF format. The change, the company says, is live as o...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Carlypso Could Change Everything About How We Buy And Sell Used Cars
 Let’s say you’ve got a used car that you’d like to get rid of. You’ve basically got two options: Sell it to a used car dealer, or sell it yourself. The potential perils o...
09:18 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Front Is A Shared Inbox App That Makes Email Suck Less
 Meet Front, a service to collaborate, comment, assign and reply to those pesky emails that you receive on your [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] email addresses. Launching today, Front is part of Y Co...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Doozers Become Real Thanks To These Cement-Laying Minibuilders
 The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona is working on a set of robots that will soon be able to build complex structures by extruding layers of concrete, a process that...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch The Most-Liked Instagram Photo In The World Took 4 Days To Edit
 Remember the time that Kim Kardashian proved that social media popularity has very little to do with talent by posting the most liked photo of all time? It was a photo of her and her brand spank...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Wattpad CEO Says The Social Reading App Will Be Free Forever And Make Money From Native Ads
 Wattpad, a service where authors can share their stories with a community of readers, has attracted lots of interest from investors (most recently raising a $46 million Series C). It’s als...
08:41 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Dwolla Direct Makes It Easier To Pay Online Using Your Bank Account (And Become A Dwolla User)
 Payments network Dwolla has been trying to change how money is moved around electronically, with servicesmeant to replace traditional bank technologies, like the days-long process of ACH transfe...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Live From Amazons Phone Event
 If the rumors are true — and we’re pretty sure they are — Amazon is launching a phone today. Sadly, the company won’t offer a live video stream, but we are here at the ve...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch The Next Generation Of Atari
 Atari is back. Again. After the crash of Nolan Bushnell’s empire in the early ’80s, several ventures attempted to resurrect the iconic brand. Atari Interactive is the latest, emergin...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Brave New Adobe
 Adobe announced one of its largest updates to Creative Cloud today and released its first hardware devices. But more than just launching new features for Photoshop or Lightroom, today’s up...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Our First Look At Adobes Ink And Slide Tools For The iPad
 Today Adobe unveiled the Ink & Slide, its first foray into the realm of hardware gadgets. The company is calling the pair of gadgets a “Creative Cloud Pen and Digital Ruler.” Bas...
07:41 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Apple TV Could Get Continuity Along With iOS 8 And OS X Yosemite This Fall
 Apple’s new Continuity feature is a marquee element of both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, due out this fall, but the Apple TV might get in on the action, too, according to new information repor...
07:32 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Coined, A Documentary On Cryptocurrency, Needs Your Fiat Cash
 What the world needs now is more converge of dogecoin. Luckily, the folks at Coined: The Story of Cryptocurrency are on the case. The film, created by Chris Higgins and Adam Cornelius, is going ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Adobe Photoshop Mix Review: Touch-Based Selective Photo Editing Done Right
 Adobe has a new Photoshop app for mobile out today – but it’s entirely new, as in not an update to either Photoshop Touch or Photoshop Express. The app is called Photoshop Mix, it...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Adobes Updates To Photoshop CC And The Creative Cloud Photography Plan Are Good For Shutterbugs
 Adobe has basically updated everything they make today, and introduced new hardware, too. For photographers, the really important update is better value thanks to the new and improved Creative C...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Adobes Creative SDK Brings Key Creative Cloud Features To Third-Party Apps
 As part of its larger Creative Cloud update and hardware launch, Adobe today announced an SDK that will soon bring some of the cloud-based features available in the company’s new mobile ap...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Lightroom For iPhone Review: A Portable Digital Darkroom For Your Mobile Photos
 Adobe has a slew of new updates to its Creative Cloud suite today, and among them is a new version of Lightroom mobile designed for the iPhone. The app turns your iOS-powered smartphone into a p...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Adobe Upgrades Creative Cloud, Adds New Mobile Apps And Creative Hardware
 Adobe aims to establish itself as more of a service platform today with a focus on mobile first and the largest overhaul of Creative Cloud desktop applications to date. All 14 desktop applicatio...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Meditation Resource Calm Raises Another $500,000Plus For An App That Helps You Focus, De-stress And Sleep
 Calm.com, a company that began as an online relaxation resource thatgivesinformation-overloaded computerusers a healthy mental break in their day before making the move to mobile early last year...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Meditation Resource Calm Raises Another $500KPlus For An App That Helps You Focus, De-stress And Sleep
 Calm.com, a company that began as an online relaxation resource that gives information-overloaded computer users a healthy mental break in their days before making the move to mobile early last ...
07:08 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Can A Lightbulb Make For A Great Multi-Room Wireless Speaker? Meet The Whome Bulb
 WiFi LED lightbulbs are cool — I’m currently enamoured with a pair of LIFX bulbs I’m testing for an upcoming smarthome post, along with those from competitor Philips. But you k...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Design Award Winning Photo App Storehouse Gets Serious About Discovery And Identity
 Fresh off of it’s Apple Design Award win, photo sharing app Storehouse is launching some new discovery features today. The app has previously relied on a single ‘home’ screen t...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Design Award-Winning Photo App Storehouse Gets Serious About Discovery And Identity
 Fresh off of its Apple Design Award win, photo-sharing app Storehouse is launching some new discovery features today. The app has previously relied on a single “home” screen to show ...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Pulsar Launches New Social Analytics Tools After Raising $2.3M
UK-based Pulsar, a social data analytics platform, has recently emerged as a smaller, but interesting new competitor to others in the field, such as Radian6, Brandwatch, Crimson Hexagon, Sysomos and S...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch HelloFresh Cooks Up $50 Million Series D From Insight Venture Partners
 As we inch ever closer to a truly Wall-E world, HelloFresh has secured $50 million in Series D funding led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from existing investor Phenomen VC. Hel...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Balderton Capital Is Taking Tiny Steps To Ramp Up Investments In French Startups
 VC firm Balderton Capital is getting serious about France, or at least is thinking about it. The European VC firm is looking for someone to source deals in France, TechCrunch has learned. Accord...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch After Catching Googles Eye, Mantis Vision Bags $12.5M From Qualcomm, Samsung And Others For Its Mobile 3D
 Mantis Vision, a company whose mobile 3D technology is being used by Google for its 3D-sensing Project Tango smartphone, has just announced it’s raised a $12.5 million strategic funding ro...
06:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Xyo Debuts An Alternative To Google Plays App Store, Focused On Discovery
 A number of companies have tried their hand at introducing their own app discovery services as alternatives to the default mobile app stores, like iTunes or Google Play. Some have been fortunate...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Fleksy Builds A Texting App For The Samsung Gear 2 Smartwatch
 Virtual keyboard startup Fleksy is pumped about iOS 8 and working on a beta of its software now that Apple has relaxed the platform restrictions on third-party keyboards, but that hasn’t s...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch UK Startup Blippar Confirms It has Acquired AR Pioneer Layar
Augmented reality startup Blippar has confirmed it has Layar, an AR pioneer which started in 2009. Terms were undisclosed in a blog post on the company’s site today. We broke the news of the acq...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Moving Data From Cloud To Cloud, Zerto Raises $26 Million
 With the new $26 million late-stage financing for disaster recovery and data management software provider, Zerto, businesses can now join the meta-cloud. Zerto sells a virtualization service tha...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Bain Capital Ventures Raises $850 Million In Two New Funds
 Bain Capital Ventures only needed two months to raise $850 million for its latest two funds. The firm began fundraising for its $650 million BCV 2014 investment vehicle and a $200 million coinve...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Adds A New Entry-Level iMac For $1,099
 Apple has a new iMac model today, an entry-level machine that brings the price of entry to the all-in-one desktop to $1,099, or $200 less than was the case just yesterday. The new version has a ...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Turns To Amazon To Fix BlackBerrys App Problem
 BlackBerry has partnered with Amazon in a deal that will bring Amazon’s Android Appstore to BlackBerry devices. Why? As BlackBerry’s CEO John Chen tells the WSJ, he simply doesn̵...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Cross-Screen Ad Tech Startup Appier Raises $6M Series A From Sequoia Capital
 Appier, an advertising technology startup, has raised a $6 million Series A from Sequoia Capital. The company, which is based in Taipei and has offices in Singapore and San Francisco, develops t...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Fab Is Buying Helsinkis One Nordic Furniture To Ramp Up In Original Products
 Earlier this month Re/code reported that designer portal Fab was eyeing up a European furnishings site to move further into the area of building its own stock and away from reselling others̵...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Fab Is Buying Helsinkis One Nordic Furniture To Score Original Products
 Earlier this month Re/code reported that designer portal Fab was eyeing up a European furnishings site to move further into the area of building its own stock and away from reselling others̵...
03:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Lightbox Wants To Be Your Phones Other Lens
 Say hey to a new wearable camera contending for your cash. The Ca7ch Lightbox boasts of being the smallest live-streaming wearable camera — at just 1.5 inches x 0.49 inches, and weighing i...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch ThoughtSpot Grabs $30M In Series B Funding To Modernize Business Intelligence
 ThoughtSpot, a startup that hopes to modernize the way companies do business intelligence, announced $30 million in Series B funding today led by Khosla Ventures with help from existing investor...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Exercise Competition App Fitt Leaves Beta, Wants You To Get Off Your Lazy Backside
 Fitt took the beta wrapper off its fitness competition service today and launched to the general public. The service previously spun an early beta group of 120 users into more than 10,000, depen...
03:22 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch IDnow Scans Holograms In ID Cards To Verify Your Identity Online
 The ability to identify someone is one of the biggest issues of the modern world. It’s wrapped up in everything from your Facebook profile to your application for a new passport. And digit...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Polaris Partners Grows Out West, Adding Ex-oDesk Chief Gary Swart
 Polaris Partners, the eighteen year old venture capital firm headquartered in Boston, has added former oDesk chief executive Gary Swart as its first general partner focused on technology on the ...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Foodpanda Acquires Russian Competitor Delivery Club
 Rocket Internet-incubated foodpanda has acquired Delivery Club in a move it says will make the combined companies Russia’s leading food delivery service with over 2,500 restaurants. The va...
01:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Social Media Strategist Targets The Wrong Guy
 Oh, social media strategists, will you never learn? Even after the great Samsung Debacle of a few months ago, a “strategist” working on behalf of Microsoft (and I don’t believe...
01:31 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Major VC Figure Marie Ekeland To Leave Elaia Partners
 Marie Ekeland is leaving French VC firm Elaia Partners to create her own VC firm, TechCrunch has learned last week. According to Rude Baguette, Ekeland should leave at the end of the summer.Ekel...
01:27 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Poetica Is A Clever Text Editor That Lets You Phone A Friend
 I’m a sucker for text editors. I’ve got all of them. Scrivener is my favorite by far. But I do enjoy me a good Google Docs now and again. Ommwriter, too. Now there’s Poetica. I...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Yandexs New Local Search App, Yandex.City, Goes Where No Yelp Has Gone Before
 Yandex, Russia’s answer to Google, continues apacewith its strategy to launch more products that stretch it beyond basic search.Today, it is tackling the business of local search withYande...
12:42 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Pluto Mail Lets You Set An Expiration Time For Your Emails
 Pluto Mail describes itself as “the Snapchat of email,” but the handy site does more than just make your messages disappear. It also lets you edit your emails before they are opened,...
12:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Auto-Summarization Tool TextTeaser Relaunches As Open Source Code
 TextTeaser, the text summarization API that TechCrunch first profiled back in October 2013, is now open source and available on GitHub. Creator Jolo Balbin says that he decided to make the code ...
11:22 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Ostrovok Raises New $12M Series C Round To Expand Outside Russia
Ostrovok.ru, the Russian accommodation booking startup, has announced a $12 million financing round investment led by Vaizra Capital Russia, a fund backed by Vyacheslav Mirilashvili and Lev Leviev, co...
04:29 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Cuts The Price Of Its Now-Dated Surface Pro 2 Tablet Hybrid
 Here’s a non-surprise: Microsoft is discounting its line of Surface Pro 2 tablets by $100 to $200, configuration depending. When Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 3, a device that has re...
03:59 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch The 250 New Emoji? Heres What Theyll Look Like
 Yesterday afternoon, the Unicode Consortium published a list of 250 new Emoji that they hope Google, Apple, Twitter and the rest will all come to embrace. Spiders! Middle fingers! “Man in ...
03:46 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Is Facebook Slingshot Third Times A Charm Or Strike Three?
 Facebook has today launched strike three against Camp Snapchat with Slingshot. As with many of Facebook’s recent products (like Paper), Slingshot is an already-proven idea dressed up in an...
03:32 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch T-Mobiles CEO Is Pissed That The Amazon Phone Will Be Exclusive To AT&T
 Remember how the Facebook phone was exclusive to AT&T? Remember how the price quickly dropped to $.99 cents? T-Mobile’s John Legere does and he took to Twitter today to rant about Amaz...
03:28 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Virtualizing Wide Area Networks, VeloCloud Rings Up $21 Million
 Add networking to the list of technologies that are moving to the cloud. Long the purview of networking giants like Cisco and Juniper, wide area networks can now be delivered as a service thanks...
02:53 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Adobe Picks Up 464K Creative Cloud Subscribers In Q2, Ends With 2.3M
 After the belltoday, Adobe announced its fiscal second-quarter financial performance, including$1.07 billion in revenue, $0.17 per share in earnings using GAAP metrics, and $0.37 per share witho...
02:22 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch Are Secrets Raging Hormones A Problem Or An Opportunity?
 I can’t recall the exact wording on the short-lived post that found its way into my personal feed on Secret, the anonymish sharing app, the other day. But the illustrative image behind it ...
01:48 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch There Will Not Be A Live Video Stream For The Amazon Phone Launch
 Bad news, nerds. TechCrunch just received word that Amazon will not provide a live video stream of tomorrow’s launch event. Thankfully we’ll have a couple of writers on-hand to liveb...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch SolarCity Ends The Day Up 17.58% After It Purchases Silevo, Announces Manufacturing Plans
 Shares of SolarCity jumped 17.58 percent in regular trading today, as investors applauded its decision to purchase solar-panel manufacturer Silevo, which had plans to build a factory in New York...
12:10 am GMT - Wed, June 18, 2014
Techcrunch OnLive Is Now Streaming Top-Tier Games To The Wikipad Gaming Tablet
 Remember OnLive? Despite a messy sale to escape a dark and stormy financial picture, the company lives on, and in March it launched its new CloudLift subscription gaming service. Today, it’...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch The CreoPop Pen Is The Easiest Way To Get Into 3D Art
 If you’re looking to get into 3D art, the CreoPop pen is the closest thing you can get to a “beginner’s option.” Unlike 3D printing, which requires creating a model in a ...
10:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Three Senators Decry The Houses NSA Bill, Citing Watered Down Reform
 A trio of Senators wrote an op-ed for the LA Times calling for NSA reform and decrying the bill that passed the House recently as insufficient for the protection of the privacy of U.S. citizens....
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch eBay Launches eBay Valet, An iPhone App That Does The Selling For You
 EBay today is expandingits lesser-known “eBay Sell For Me” service to mobile with the launch of a new app called “eBay Valet”that promises to let eBay do the selling for ...
10:38 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons Top-Secret Gadget Lab Is Building Plenty, But A Thinner Kindle Could Be The Coolest
 Amazon is apparently working away on a lot more besides the upcoming smartphone with the 3D interface at its Lab126 hardware R&D facility. A new Businessweek profile details some of the work...
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox, Box Competition Heats Up As Companies Buy Early Stage Startups On Same Day
 When two closely competing companies make purchases on the same day, it’s probably fair to say that it’s not a coincidence. Such wasthe case yesterday when Box and Dropboxpurchased e...
10:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox, Box Competition Heats Up As Companies Buy Early-Stage Startups On Same Day
 When two closely competing companies make purchases on the same day, it’s probably fair to say that it’s not a coincidence. Such was the case yesterday when Box and Dropbox purchased...
09:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn-Owned Email Widget Rapportive Is About To Get Less Useful
 All good things must come to an end. Rapportive, the fantastically helpful email widget which jazzed up your Gmail sidebar with rich contact information pulled from LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, ...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch ChatCenter Is A Global, Secure Chat System That Lets Anyone Drop You A Line
 There is no dearth of chat apps out there. From WhatsApp to Viber to Skype, you can’t walk a mile in Palo Alto without tripping over an emoji. That said, ChatCenter, a new service from Tec...
09:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Qplay Is An iPad App For Binge-Watching The Internet
 While the seemingly infinite video options on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and elsewhere provide plenty of content, there’s definitely a “paradox of choice” effect when it’s tim...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Estimote, Knoll Partner To Bring iBeacons Into Office Space Planning
 betaworks-backed Estimote has today announced a partnership with Knoll to bring its iBeacon platform to the office space planning company. Estimote, a Disrupt and YC alum, offers a platform for ...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch NikePlus FuelBand App Now Available On Android
 Nike has made the companion app for its FuelBand and FuelBand SE activity tracking wristbands available to Android users finally, two years after it first introduced the hardware and its apps fo...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks Slingshot Challenges Snapchat With Reply To Unlock
 Facebook wants to break the “1% Rule” of Internet culture that says a tiny fraction of users create the content for everyone else. So after a momentary leak last week, today Facebook...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Bill To Ban Internet Fast Lanes Proposed In Congress
 Democrats in the House and Senate introduced legislation today regarding so-called Internet fast lanes, which are currently under debate at the FCC. The FCC is reviewing and accepting comment on...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Teams With American Family Insurance To Launch A Home Automation Accelerator In Redmond
 Microsoft has been ramping up its effort to raise its profile with the startup community through programslike accelerators outside of the U.S. run byMicrosoft Ventures. Today, that strategy is t...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Snapchat Launches Collaborative Timelines Based On Events
 Last year, Snapchat took its first big iterative step with the launch of Stories, which let users string together all of their snaps from the latest 24 hours into a single, fluid narrative. The ...
08:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Web Services Launches SSD-Based, General-Purpose Storage Volumes For EBS
 Just one day after Google launched its SSD-based persistent storage volumes for its Cloud Platform, Amazon today announced a very similar service for its users. With its new General Purpose SSD ...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch 3D Systems Shows Off Its Super-Fast 3D-Printing Assembly Line
 The biggest problem in 3D printing is mass production. While prototyping one or two items per day is fine for small manufacturers, what if you want to customize hundreds or thousands phone cases...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch ShopLocket And PCH International Launch A Consumer Storefront For Startup Hardware
 One of Kickstarter’s famous proclamations is that it isn’t a store,despite how many hardware startups use it pretty much as a pre-order platform, but now there is a store for gadgets...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Following A Drop In Completed Jobs, Errands Marketplace TaskRabbit Shakes Up Its Business Model
 Errands marketplace TaskRabbit is shaking things up today with a change to its business model. The company says it’s shifting away from theauction model where contractors bid for tasks pos...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Everything We Know About Amazons Radical New Smartphone
 All signs point to Amazon announcing a smartphone with novel features tomorrow. TechCrunch has revealed much about the phone over the last nine months but a few questions remain. At this point, ...
07:21 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Virtru, A Secure Email App Built By An Ex-NSA Engineer, Raises $6M
 Revelations about how the NSA tracks users online, the growthof malicious hacking and a general move towards people wantingmore privacyin their online interactions have all contributed to a surg...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch OkDoThis Tells You What To Photograph In The Hopes Of Ending Redundant Latte Pictures
 The photography industry has undergone a revolution. There has never been wider access to cameras and photo distribution tools, meaning we now take more photos than we ever have before. We are t...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch SolarCity Acquires Silevo To Become A Large-Scale Solar Panel Producer
 Elon Musk’s SolarCity has acquired Silevo, a solar panel manufacturing and design firm that produces low-cost, high-output photovoltaic cells, the company announced today. The deal will he...
06:07 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Savings App Ibotta Raises $20 Million From Netscape Founder Jim Clark & Others
 Big money forsmall savings: the mobile couponingapp Ibotta, which lets consumers save money on grocery purchases, household goods, apparel, electronics and more, has raised $20 million in Series...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch LaMetric Is A Smart And Hackable Ticker Display
 Ever since covering Fliike, a beautifully-designed physical ‘Like’ counter for local businesses, I’ve been thinking about how the idea could be extended, with a fully-programma...
05:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch SavingGlobal Raises 7.5M To Disrupt European Savings Deposit Market
Due to a mostly bad economy, owners of savings deposits in Europe get dismally low interest rates. SavingGlobal launched, six months ago, is platform to enable German savers to access to the best fixe...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch After Selling Its Personal Assistant App To Intel, Ginger Doubles Down On Improving Your Writing
 Ginger Software, the Tel Aviv-based developer of a personal assistant platform that itsold to Intel for up to $30 millionin May this year, is today embarking on the next chapter of its life as a...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Sunrise Lets You Connect Other Apps To Your Calendar
 Calendar platform Sunrise just introduced third-party apps for for your calendar. Starting with Evernote, GitHub, Songkick, TripIt and Asana, you can now connect your accounts to Sunrise to see ...
05:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Heres How UK Spy Agencies Justify Snooping On Brits Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Use
 Some new details about UK government policy regarding mass surveillance of domestic Internet users have emerged today, in a witness statement made by Charles Blandford Farr, Director General of ...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Twitters Founding Engineer Launches Collaboration Platform, Poetica
 The ability to collaborate on the draft of a document is actually fiendishly tedious online. Many people might be used to Microsoft Word ‘Track Changes’ (ugh) despite the fact it loo...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Settles Civil Lawsuit In E-Books Pricing Case
 Apple has reached a settlement with the civil plaintiffs in court case related to the pricing of e-books, the WSJ reports today. The settlement’s exact terms are still sealed and require f...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Clear Channel Says Its iHeartRadio Service Has 50M Registered Users
 Clear Channel-owned Internet radio service iHeartRadio, is announcing today that it has grown to 50 million registered users. The service allows users to listen to live radio broadcasts, so in s...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Spire, The Wearable Breath Tracker That Calms You Down
 “You haven’t taken a deep breath in 30 minutes”. This is the smartest thing a wearable has ever told me. Most fitness trackers just pump out near-meaningless numbers. But Spire...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Pencil By FiftyThree Gets Surface Pressure In A Free Update Coming For iOS 8
 Pencil, the iPad stylus from app-maker turned hardware builder FiftyThree, is getting an update that allows it to change the character of lines drawn in its Paper app based on how you apply the ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Tristan Walkers Health And Beauty Startup Walker & Co. Raises $6.9 Million Led By Andreessen Horowitz
 Late last year, former Foursquare exec Tristan Walker unveiled his next act, introducing a new eponymous consumer brand Walker & Co. But he doesn’t want to create just any consumer pro...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch With A New Focus On Brokers, Nestio Is Ready To Change The Apartment Hunt
 Nestio has been serving the real estate community in New York since 2011, but is today marks the company’s biggest release yet, as real estate brokers are finally being invited to the plat...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Pre-Crime Startup BioCatch Raises $10M Series A
 If you’ve ever seen the movie Minority Report, you’ll be familiar with the “Precognition” concept: the ability to see into the future — in the film’s case, to...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons Smartphone To Be An AT&T Exclusive, Per Report
 Amazon is likely announcing its first smartphone tomorrow and all signs point to it being something special with a novel head-tracking technology. While we’ve announced most of the phone&#...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Spotify Courts Developers, Launches New Web API With Echo Nest, Metadata And More
 As YouTube prepares to launch a paid tier of service to court music fans who like to listen to music online without ads, and Amazon launchesits own music streaming service, Spotify is also raisi...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Oyster Brings Its Netflix For Books To Android
 New York-based startup Oyster just released its reading app for Android devices — the app works on both phones and tablets, such as the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire. As a reminder, Oyster is an ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch GymSurfing Acqui-Hires GymXchange To Build On Android
 The CEO of GymXchange and his team have decided to fold up shop and join GymSurfing for the equivalent of $1 million in an all-stock deal. GymSurfing, the mobile app company that allows traveler...
03:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Third Party Android App Store Files EU Antitrust Complaint
 Google has a good and a bad problem in Europe. It has 72.4 percent of the smartphone market share (according to Kantar) which is a ‘nice to have’ but not so nice when it attracts att...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile-First Predictive Sales Tool Clari Raises $20M More To Widen Its Big Data Net
 It was just in April that Clari — a mobile-first sales tool that usesdata science and predictive analytics to help sales people do their jobs — emerged from stealth with $6 million i...
03:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch What Is Below Cost In E-Book Pricing?
 Today’s big overnight news is that Apple has settled with consumers and states in a pricing suit, the details of the settlement as yet undisclosed. Don’t worry: you won’t have ...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Indie Labels Face YouTube Block Over Unsigned New Terms For Paid Service
 Looks like YouTube is turning up the heat in its ongoing fight with independent music labels, and some of the most popular artists on the platform. The FT is reporting that Google’s online...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch StormTag Is A Waterproof Weather Sensor That Wants To Help Crowdsource Hyperlocal Forecasts
 StormTag is a key-fob sized sensor for measuring weather data that’s designed to contribute to a crowdsourced network of other sensors to map aggregated weather data and offer localized pr...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Hong Kong-Based Financial Startup WeLab Raises $14M Series A From Sequoia And TOM Group
 WeLab, the startup that runs WeLend, Hong Kong’s first peer-to-peer lending site, has raised a $14 million Series A from TOM Group and Sequoia Capital. The company says it plans to launch ...
11:47 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch UCloud, Chinas Answer To AWS, Raises $50M As It Eyes Up An IPO In The U.S.
 UCloud, a China-based provider of cloud computing infrastructure and services for games companies, and mobile startupsand other enterprises (think Amazon Web Services here), hasraised $50 millio...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Nest Brings Back The Protect At $99, But Waving Is Still Disabled
 The Nest Protect is now available following its two-month hiatus after it was pulled for safety concerns. The smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector is now only $99, down from its $119 laun...
08:01 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch RapidMiner Scoops Up Radoop For Hadoop Analytics Processing
 RapidMiner, a big data analytics startup, purchased former partner Radoop, giving it Hadoop processing and access to the Radoop team’s Hadoop expertise. They did not share the purchase pri...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch @WalmartLabs Grabs Its First Silicon Alley Startup With Acquisition Of Fashion App Stylr
 @WalmartLabs, the retailer’s Silicon Valley-based R&D and innovation center, is today announcing its 13th acquisition – and its first from New York’s “Silicon Alley&#...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Rendor Turns Your Single-Camera Smartphone Into A Real 3D Scanner
 Using a piece of paper with a specially printed grid and a regular smartphone, Rendor may have just cracked the 3D scanning code. The system allows you to create a 3D scan of almost any object s...
04:47 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch A Drone Map That Delivers You Anywhere In The World
 Drones deliver champagne and cookies to our hotels and chocolate to our bellies, and promise to follow our every move. Now a new site delivers us via drone to over 1,500 destinations using an in...
04:30 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Congress Set To Permanently Ban Taxation Of Internet Access
 What has 214 co-sponsors in the House and is probably going to become law? More popular than ice cream, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act would forever ban taxation of Internet access and &...
04:06 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Swatchs Sistem51 Rethinks The Mechanical Watch
 I have a soft spot for mechanical watches which is why the so called Sistem51 (Swatch calls it the shouty SISTEM51) is so near and dear to my heart. It is, in short, one of the most interesting ...
02:41 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Brings Penny Arcade Artist To An Engineering Team To Work Out Surface Pro 3 Issues
 Microsoft is gearing up to begin shipping its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and many have already had a chance to test out the latest in tablet/laptop hybrids. One early tester is Penny Arcade’s M...
02:31 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch iBeacons Usher In The Contextual Shopping Era
 If the writing was not on the wall already that the use of proximity-aware beacons was the future of retail, now we have some data to back it up. According to a study by inMarket, theuse of beac...
02:20 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch The Middle Finger, Coming Soon To An Emoji Keyboard Near You
 You can say a whole lot with just a few emoji. If you have 400 hours to dig through page after page of icons instead of just typing a message with words like a human, the possibilities are endle...
02:14 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Motorolas Amazing Budget Smartphone Is Now Available With 4G
 The Motorola G is a helluva a deal, and it just got better. The budget phone is now available in the U.S. with 4G for just $219. Unlocked and not tied to a carrier contract. And that’s awe...
02:10 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Job Hunting Bags Millennials New HR Apps
 With an overwhelming number of millennials still out of work despite a slowly recovering U.S. economy, venture capital firms are rushing in to back new recruiting and human resources tools to ma...
02:10 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Inside Jobs: How Alice Lee Blends Art And Tech As An Illustrator At Dropbox
 It might not seem like artistic pursuits have much of a place in multi-billion dollar software businesses. But as you can see in this week’s episode of Inside Jobs, creating art is a full-...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch As Teacher Tenure Degrades, New Opportunities Emerge For Startups To Remake Education
 One of the most notable court cases of the year for startups was officially revealed last week, and there was nary a peep from much of the tech press. Last week, a California judge struck down t...
12:57 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch The Tesla Model X SUV Is Coming In Early 2015 With Gull-Wing Doors
 Reservation holders for the Tesla Model X received notice today that the electric SUV will hit the production lines early next year. Best of all, Tesla confirms in this email that the gull-wing ...
12:50 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch Bannerman Delivers Bouncers On Demand
 It looks like 2014 is the year of the “Uber for things that aren’t rides” in Silicon Valley. While the market for similar services — like shipping packages or grocery sho...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, June 17, 2014
Techcrunch This Chocolate Drone Will Fly Directly Into Your Distended Belly
 Look: you and I both know what’s going on here. This is either a viral ad for Milka or a riff on ter Zrker at the Springfield Chocolate Factory but let’s retract our marketing antenn...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch MakerBot Now Shipping Massive Z18 3D Printer
 When MakerBot announced the Z18 printer last January at CES, there wasn’t much of a shipping date. Now, however, the company has begun shipping the massive 3D printer to customers who have...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Secret Finally Lets All Your Freaky Friends Have Their Own Feeds
 No more “I love my wife” or “I love my husband” posts from Montana for those of us using Secret on iOS. iPhone users can finally separate the hum-drum secrets of Midweste...
11:18 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Has Quietly Acquired Parastructure, A Big Data Startup In Stealth
 Dropbox has been acquiring companies to help it expand the services that it can offer to consumers and enterprises beyond cloud storage. But the company — which has raised $1.1 billion and...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Drops 5% After Alibabas Updated F-1 Filing Indicates Slipping Margins
 Yahoo’s stock, behaving as a proxy to Alibaba’s valuation, is down 5 percent today in midday regular trading, after the Alibaba’s updated F-1 filing indicated that its operatin...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Papers New Trending Section Makes It A Better Softcore News Reader
 Facebook Paper is pretty, but sluggish when it comes to news. Its human curated sections take awhile to ingest the latest world events and gossip. But today’s 1.2 update adds a “Tren...
10:12 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch GHash Looks To Quell Bitcoin Market Worries In Wake Of 51% Scare
 The bitcoin community was rattled recently when it became known that GHash, a mining pool, had crossed the 51 percent mark, indicating that it was powering more than half of the computing heft t...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Earshot Raises $1.7M To Help Companies Connect With New Customers On Social Media
 Social marketing startup Earshot is announcing that it has raised $1.7 million in new funding.Founder and CEO David Rush told me that unlike most social listening and marketing tools, Earshot is...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Guesty, A Property Management Service For Airbnb Hosts (And Soon, More), Raises $1.5 Million
 Guesty (formerly SuperHost) wants to take the hassle out of vacation rentals – and now it has $1.5 million in seed funding to help it with that goal. This half-a-year old Y Combinator-back...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Guesty, A Property Management Service For Airbnb Hosts (And Soon, More), Raises $1.5M
 Guesty (formerly SuperHost) wants to take the hassle out of vacation rentals, and now it has $1.5 million in seed funding to help it with that goal. The Y Combinator-backed startup is a software...
09:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch BitGo Raises $12M Led By Redpoint For Multi-Signature Bitcoin Wallets, Services
 For a long time, there’s been a philosophical split in the Bitcoin community about how to store crypto-currency on behalf of users.Do you do it on the web, with something that resembles an...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Box Acquires YC-Backed Streem
 This morning Box, a cloud-based file-management service, announced that it has acquired Streem, a Y Combinator-backed company that allows customers to “stream” files to their desktop...
09:01 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Accompani Wants To Be The Relationship Manager To Rule Them All
 Many of us suffer the same problem–as our professional networks grow, we can’t keep track of each person’s details, including jobs, personal interests, kids, news and more. Amy...
08:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Timeshel Ships You iPhone Photos In A Stackable, Keepsake Box
 With the rise of smartphones, a photograph’s value has changed. While some high-quality photos will always be viewed as art, the everyday photos we take of ourselves, our friends and famil...
08:24 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Google Cloud Platform Gets SSD Persistent Disks And HTTP Load Balancing
 Google’s I/O developer conference may just be a few days away, but that hasn’t stoppedthe company from launching a coupleof new features for its Cloud Platform ahead of the event. As...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks iPad App Becomes An Entertainment Hub With Game Discovery And Trending Videos Sidebar
 Over 70 percent of people who use Facebook for iPad played a Facebook-connected game in the past 90 days, so the company is helping them discover or re-engage with games through a new home page ...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Beats Is Using World Cup Fever To Promote Exclusive Early Access To Tracks
 Apple acquired a streaming music service with Beats, but how do you distinguish yourself in a market where one of the earliest movers still has an overwhelming percentage of mindshare? The key m...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Google Names Its First Glass At Work Certified Partners To Focus On Business And Medical Use Cases
 Google Glass is quickly turning into the butt of a joke in the consumer market, where it’s being parodied on The Daily Showand elsewhere, and where the term “glasshole” is now ...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Azure ML, Cloud-based Machine Learning Platform That Can Predict Future Events
 Microsoft has been on quite a cloud roll lately and today it announceda new cloud-based machine learning platform called Azure ML, which enablescompanies to use the power of the cloud to build a...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Internet Explorer Dev Channel For Developers And Early Adopters
 While most popular browsers offer numerous release channels, Microsoft has always held back from this idea and instead launched preview versions of its upcoming releases a few weeks or months be...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Transportation Department Looks To Regulate Navigation Apps
 The Transportation Department is angling for regulatory control over navigational apps as a part of the Obama administration’s proposed transportation bill, which is expected to pass later...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch BlackBerry Launches BBM Protected For Confidential Instant Messaging
 BlackBerry today began the rollout of its first eBBM suite product, which tailors its BBM instant messaging service to enterprise users. Today marks the debut of BBM Protected, FIPS 140-2 crypto...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Ahead Of Smartphone Launch, Amazon Announces Its Appstore Has Tripled Year-Over-Year To 240,000 Apps
 Ahead of a press conference this week where Amazon is expected to introduce its first-ever Amazon smartphone, the company is making a point to call out how much its mobile app ecosystem has grow...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Rovio Looks To Tap The Power Of The AllSpark With Angry Birds Transformers
 Finnish casual game maker Rovio is back at it with a new title in its Angry Birds series, this one a branded partnership like the Star Wars version released previously. The new game pairs Blockb...
04:45 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Printeer Is A 3D Printer Designed For Schoolkids
 Meet Printeer: a colourful 3D printer that’s being designed to appeal to kids. Ergo it looks fun, with brightly coloured parts displayed safely behind clear perspex panels, and also aims t...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Planning For A Mobile Push, Indiegogo Hires Victor Kovalev From Yelp
 Indiegogo, the crowdfunding site led by Slava Rubin, has today announced a few changes to the leadership team. Most notably, the company has snatched Yelp’s former Director of Engineering ...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Dolby Family Launches Institutional Venture Fund
 The family behind Dolby Laboratories, which has had a big hand in developing the technologies behind the images and sound used in films, is launching a new institutional venture fund. Formed by ...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Daily Deals Aggregator Bownty Acquires European Competitor Yunait
 European daily deal aggregator Bownty has acquired local competitor Yunait, which claims to be the leader in Southern Europe — though, notably, along with Spain, Italy, Portugal and the UK...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Embraces The Sky Selfie With Its New Dronie Account, Featuring Patrick Stewart
 Twitter’s official “Dronie” is at the CannesLions International Festival of Creativity this year, taking the robot-powered zoom out selfies first popularized by the NYT’s...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Andreessen Horowitz
 On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart wants to make its service available in every city in the United States. To make that happen, it’s raised $44 million in Series B funding led by...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Yandex Acquires Auto.Ru For $175M Add Car Classifieds To Its Search Business
 Yandex, the search engine often called the Google of Russia,announced another acquisition today that will extend its business into another vertical: it’s buying Auto.ru, an online classifi...
02:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Yandex Acquires Auto.Ru For $175M Adding Car Classifieds To Its Search Business
 Yandex, the search engine often called the Google of Russia,announced another acquisition today that will extend its business into another vertical: it’s buying Auto.ru, an online classifi...
12:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Starts Letting Bitcoin Transfer Apps Back Into Its App Store
 Apple’s Bitcoin freeze appears to be thawing fast, with bitcoin wallet apps that offer the ability to transfer BTCnowfiltering back into the App Store. The move was picked up by Coindesk y...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Meet AirDog, An Action Sports Drone For Your GoPro Camera
 Meet AirDog, an action sports drone for when a GoPro action camera alone isn’t enough. Read More ...
10:09 am GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Non-Profit Stupid Cancers Support App Instapeer Is Seeking Funds On Indiegogo
 When Matthew Zachary was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 21 and told he had just six months to live, one of the hardest things to cope with was loneliness. It was 1995 and there was very litt...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch I Hath Seen The Future Of Video Games!
 When considering the latest E3 I’m minded by how the games seem very cool, but the industry as represented by E3 has never been more divided. I’m pondering whether the promise of an ...
03:34 am GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch The Missions Digital Divide And Why Fixing It Matters
 Between Mark Zuckerberg’s recent purchase of a home in the neighborhood and the regular anti-eviction and Google Busproteststhat roll through Guerrero and 18th Street, the Mission District...
02:59 am GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch 51% Fears Rattle The Bitcoin Community
 In January, there was worry in the bitcoin community regarding GHash, a mining pool. It controlleda rising share of the total bitcoin computational power used to mine the cryptocurrency — ...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch #Love: My Friends Dont Like Me
 Kim Stolz is the author of a new book called Unfriending My Ex: And Other Things I’ll Never Do, which focuses on social media’s influence on our personal relationships. Stolz is a bi...
12:16 am GMT - Mon, June 16, 2014
Techcrunch Apple CEO Tim Cook Described As Less Hands-On, More Interested In Broad Implications With iWatch
 Apple CEO Tim Cook is the subject of a new profile in the New York Times today, and the profile includes plenty of background information about the executive and his commitment to human rights a...
09:15 pm GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch Former BuzzFeed COO Jon Steinberg Joins Daily Mail
 Jon Steinberg, former COO and current advisor at BuzzFeed, has landed at the Daily Mail heading up American operations for the UK-based mega news site, according to Re/Code. Steinberg had previo...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The Pitch-Off Winners Of The Austin And Seattle Meetups
 After a long, exhilarating week hunting down the coolest new startups in Austin and Seattle, I’m proud to announce the winners of our recent TechCrunch Pitch-offs. They triumphed through a...
08:03 pm GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch That Time McDonalds Launched A Digital Incubator in Silicon Valley
 The fast food joint with over 300 billion served just opened shop in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The twist is they’re making digital products, not hamburgers. The compan...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Apple Jack
 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, and Steve Gillmor — bask in the continued reverberations of Apple’s stunning reveal last week at WWDC. Many of...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch After Moving East, AngelPad Tries To Bridge The SF And NYC Tech Worlds
 Back in April, accelerator AngelPad held a demo day for 11 new startups at the San Francisco bar and restaurant 25 Lusk.The choice of location masked a big change — even though the accele...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch Dolby Family Launches Institutional Venture Fund
 The family behind Dolby Laboratories, which has had a big hand in developing the technologies behind the images and sound used in films, is launching a new institutional venture fund. Formed by ...
10:39 am GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch We Need To Talk About Depression
 Building a startup is like climbing a mountain and being told you’ll only get the gear you need–harnesses, helmets, bottled oxygen–as you struggle toward the peak. Long hours a...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch Seouls Sprouting Startup Scene
 A new generation of founders, makers, and investors are remaking South Korea’s capital in their own image. Read More ...
02:14 am GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch Tech Giants Join Microsoft In Calling For US Gov To End Use Of Warrants To Demand Overseas Data
 Microsoft’s case to prevent the United States government from using search warrants to demand data that is not stored in the United States has picked up a number of high-profile backers, i...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Push Past Search
 As a recent analysis indicated, Google’s traditional search is not working on mobile as well as it did on the desktop web. Sifting through organic search results on a mobile device is a su...
12:05 am GMT - Sun, June 15, 2014
Techcrunch Yo Facebook, Ban Links With Fake Video Play Buttons
 Oh, cute cat video? Let me watch that for a second in the News Feed. Click the play button. NOPE. It was a lie. Just a static image of a play button designed to dupe me into clicking out to some...
10:04 pm GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 06.14.14
 Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session for today has concluded. Click here for the live Friendfeed chat link. Also Find us ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Sand Hill Roads Consiglieres: August Capital
 There are VCs, and then there are classic VCs. It was 1980, and 30 year old Dave Marquardt was a young, hot shot VC at Technology Venture Investors looking for his next deal. He heard through th...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Portland Gets One Step Closer To Getting Google Fiber
 In a few years time, when you come to retire in Portland, chances are that you will be able to subscribe to Google Fiber. Earlier this week, the city took another step in allowing Google to expa...
06:05 pm GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Nutmeg Is The Answer To Your Sad, Gif-Free Existence
 Because I love you, I’ve interrupted my regularly scheduled Saturday morning programming to bring you this breaking news update: THERE IS A NEW APP IN THE APP STORE THAT MAKES SENDING GIFS...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch The Only Tragedy Of This War Is That One Day It Will End
 Did you know that the book publishing industry is at war with itself? No, wait, you’re a TechCrunch reader, wrong question. Did you know that the book publishing industry still exists? ...
04:27 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Court Orders Department Of Justice To Privately Produce Secret Surveillance Court Documents
 Today, Judge Yvonne Rogers of the District Court, Northern California District ordered that the Department of Justice produce documents relating to five Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (...
04:18 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Survival Of The Digital Fittest
 In just under two weeks from now at Google I/O, Google will announce wearable fitness functionality that Apple announced at WWDC. Next year at WWDC, Apple will announce wearable fitness function...
04:08 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Behind The Scenes Of The Daily Shows Devastating Google Glass Segment
 The Daily Show’s Jason Jones had a segment on the show last night that highlighted so-called ‘discrimination’ against Google Glass wearers. I was the butt of a lot of its jokes...
03:46 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Building Code To Break Poverty In Bangladesh
 Teaching people in the third world how to code seems to be a growing trend that may just help to break the world-wide poverty cycle. Danish-based microfinancing operation CodersTrust is starting...
02:58 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Ubisoft Shows That The Video Game Industry Needs To Work On Its Priorities
 The video game industry, like the tech industry at large, has a poor history of welcoming women into its culture. That’s not exactly an original sentiment, but it’s something that ca...
02:50 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch A BMW Can Now Control A GoPro Camera Because Why Not
 As a result of a new partnership between GoPro and BMW, it’s never been easier to record your hoonage antics. Select late-model BMW cars will soon be able to control GoPro cameras directly...
02:39 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoins Price And The Public Interest
 When bitcoin’s price skyrockets, the printing presses kick into high gear. And when Bitcoin collapses, a new crop of stories go out.Something interesting is happening at the moment, howeve...
02:19 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Twitters Leadership Shuffles, Amazons New Music App, And Leenas Last Day
 Happy Friday, and welcome to new episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show that brings a few of us writers together to talk about the most buzzed about tech news stories of the past seven da...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Yelp, Zillow And Groupon Rise In Wake Of OpenTable Acquisition Announcement
 The $2.6 billion acquisition of OpenTable by Priceline bounced a number of companies’ share prices today, including a 3.91 percent rise for Groupon, and a 2.39 percent bump for Zillow. Yel...
01:49 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Will Shut Down Public API Support For Third-Party Developers On November 14
 Netflix is getting a lot stingier with the way that third-party developers can use its content, announcing that it will stop supporting its public API by the end of the year. In a letter to API ...
12:24 am GMT - Sat, June 14, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 6.13.14
 Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Benedict Evans, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm PDT. Click here for the live Friendfeed chat ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: E3, Vessyl, And Parrot Mini Drones
 This week, Nintendo showed off its latest stuff at E3, and designer Yves Behar (and friends) unveiled $100 mini drones that jump, rove and fly. Read More ...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Court Upholds Dismissal Of $1B Lawsuit Against Facebook
 Facebook enjoyed a legal victory today, when an earlier dismissal of a lawsuit that it called a “publicity stunt” was upheld by a three-judge panel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for t...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Improves Its Search Engine Again With Smarter Place Search
 Yep, Pinterest is becoming a search engine. Following this week’s news regarding the arrival of a feature called “Guided Search” on the web, Pinterest today says it’s now...
09:41 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch The FCC Is Investigating The Netflix-Verizon Scrap
 The FCC is investigating the fight between content companies and ISPs, which has seen Netflix warn its customers that Verizon’s network is “crowded” at certain times, Verizon f...
09:27 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch This DIY Game Boy Pocket Uses A Raspberry Pi To Bring You Absolute, Unending Joy
 Imagine if I told you, almost 20years ago, that you could put every single Game Boy game (plus a bunch of others) inside of your Game Boy Pocket without having to buy or swap out cartridges. ...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Fab.coms David Lapter Joins MakeSpace As CFO
 MakeSpace, the NY-based startup that thinks of itself as a Dropbox for physical objects, has recently announced that it secured Fab.com CFO David Lapter as new Chief Financial Officer, and SVP o...
09:19 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Is Taking Action Against Fake Ratings On The App Store
 App developers know that having good ratings and reviews means more users will be wiling to download their app. And thanks to ratings’ influence on Apple’s ranking algorithms, it wil...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos Sent Me A Book
 It’s not every day that Jeff Bezos sends you a copy of his favorite childhood book — Mr. Pine’s Purple House — to hype Amazon’s next major event. Read More ...
07:15 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Pricelines Swallowing Of OpenTable For $2.6B Investigated For Being Too Low
 Travel behemoth Priceline this morning said that it planned to gobble up restaurant booking service OpenTable for $2.6 billionin cash, news that sent OpenTable’s share price skyrocketing b...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The Daily Show Destroy Google Glass And Glass Explorers
 The Daily Show’s Jason Jones had a segment on the show last night (via 9to5Google) that highlighted so-called ‘discrimination’ against Google Glass wearers, and the results wer...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch The World Startup Report Releases The Internet Hall Of Fame With Data From 50 Countries
 Last March, TechCrunch covered one of the World Startup Report’s first releases. Now the organization is back with an ambitious project that gathers insight from 150 companies in 50 countr...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch eBay Acquires Machine Translation Capabilities From AppTek To Help Expand International Sales
 eBay’s focus on international expansion continues: yesterday its PayPal division announced PassPort, aimed at attracting more international sales,and today eBay is announcing the acquisiti...
05:56 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Kindle Fire Mayday Customer Service Provides Angry Birds Walkthroughs, Dragon Drawings
 Amazon’s Kindle Fire Mayday service launched eight months ago, and in not quite a year it’s already the first place Kindle Fire HDX users go when they’re seeking support and ad...
05:47 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch TC Makers: Making The Future With The Team At Formlabs
 A few weeks ago I visited the headquarters of Formlabs in Somerville, Mass. where I had the pleasure of meeting the entire team in their small – but growing – workshop. There I saw a...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch VigLink Raises $18M More To Help Publishers Make Money From Affiliate Links
 Automated affiliate linking company VigLink is announcing that it has raised $18 million in Series C funding. The goal of VigLink, as well as competitors like Skimlinks, is to make the affiliate...
04:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Boom Goes The Bitcoin
 Dropped, as Yoda would say, the other shoe has. U.S. Marshals are now selling off 29,656.51306529 BTC, about $18 million in bitcoin at today’s $600 price. The sale announcement drove price...
04:48 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Family Location App Life360 Adds CTO To Fend Off Apple And Other Rivals
 Nearly one month after collecting the first tranche of a $50 million round in the form of a strategic investment from home security company ADT, Life360 has named a chief technology officer, and...
04:20 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Priceline Buying OpenTable For $2.6 Billion In Cash
 Hotel booking site Priceline has agreed to acquire reservation booking company OpenTable for $2.6 billion in cash, adding the leader in digital reservations to its portfolio, the Wall Street Jou...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Chinese Startup Crowdfunding Site CTQuan Raises $4 Million, Launches Overseas Investment Fund
 CTQuan, the Chinese equity crowdfunding site for startup companies, has raised roughly $4 million in a new round of financing, TechCrunch has learned. The Beijing-based company (and CrunchBase c...
03:32 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Location Sharing Startup Glympse Raises $12M As It Looks For More Device Integration
 Glympse — a location sharing platform that has integrating its real-time mapping and tracking serviceinto messaging apps, cars, wearables and other services — is today announcinga fi...
02:37 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Pikichat Is A Deadly Simple Photo Chat App Built In One Week
 Pikichat is a new iPhone app to share quirky photos with your friends. It is very reminiscent of Snapchat when it comes to design and branding. But the story behind the app is nothing like Snapc...
01:33 pm GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Canon Buys Milestone Systems To Build Its Video Surveillance Business
 Some consolidation afoot in the world of enterprise video. Imaging giant Canon is buying Milestone Systems, a startup from Denmark that has developed software for video surveillance systems. Ter...
04:48 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Following COO Resignation, Twitters Head Of Media Chloe Sladden Departs
 Following the resignation of Twitter’s chief operating officer Ali Rowghani, Twitter’s Vice President of Media Chloe Sladden has also announced her departure.“Now it’s ti...
04:01 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch AdColony Says There Is No Deal With Opera
 Mobile video ad company AdColony published a blog post this afternoon denying a TechCrunch report that it had either been acquired or was close to being acquired by Opera Software. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Aims To Reinvigorate Its Tablet Line With The New Galaxy Tab S
 Samsung has a new tablet family as of today, as it unveiled the Galaxy Tab S line of devices at its special event in NYC today. The Tab S comes in both 8.4 and 10.5-inch flavors, in white and ti...
03:53 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Former Microsoft Employee Involved In Windows 8 Leaks Given 3-Month Sentence
 After pleading guilty, former Microsoft employee Alex Kibkalo will pay a $100 fine and serve three months in prison for stealing trade secrets. His case picked up wide notice not due to the natu...
03:48 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Just Tell Me What To Buy
 Yesterday, tech and culture website The Verge revived This Is My Next, a brand that the core team had used to transition away from their places at Engadget into their new home at Vox Media. It&#...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Intel Rises 5.5% After-Hours On Raised Q2 And Full-Year Revenue Expectations
 After ending regular trading all but flat today, Intel is up 5.47 percent after-hours on the strength of new guidance for its second quarter and full-year revenue, and a slight change to its gro...
03:24 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Messenger Adds Tap-And-Hold Video Sharing, Another Snapchat Feature
 Why tell with text when you can show with video? Facebook Messenger is diving deeper into visual communication with a new option to instantly record and send short videos, similar to Snapchat. T...
03:13 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Prime Music Is Actually About Selling More Physical Goods
 We are entering the age of the omnibundle, where what you see isn’t what you’re paying for. Take Amazon adding a “free” music-streaming service to its $99 a year Prime cl...
01:49 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Happiness Is A Cyber Gun
 We incessantly discuss gun control, argue on social media, and try to grasp why this keeps happening — why our children continue to get shot in what seems like a weeklyoccurrence. And yet,...
01:33 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Taking BMWs Electric Car Sharing Program DriveNow For A Spin Around SF
 When you think of car sharing, you probably think of names such as ZipCar, City CarShare, Relay Rides, and Getaround. What may not come to mind is BMW. The Germany luxury car company is typicall...
01:19 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Rises 3.5% In Down Market As COO Exits
 Rumors of an imminent management shakeup at Twitter became a reality today as the company’s COO Ali Rowghani departed that role. In a down market, Twitter rose 3.5 percent in regular tradi...
12:23 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch Trusper Adds Music, Movies, And Books As It Partners With Focus Features
 The tip-sharing social networking mobile app Trusper has rolled out a music, movies, and books category and a feature that lets users purchase suggested content in-app, as it begins to experimen...
12:17 am GMT - Fri, June 13, 2014
Techcrunch 5app Raises $5.1M Seed Round For Its BYOD Enterprise App Store And Builder
 As the BYOD wave continues to wash over the enterprise market, different companies are taking different approaches to having their employees use their own phone and tablets for work. Many clamp ...
11:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Outlines New Cybersecurity Paradigm Led By Private Sector
 Earlier today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeleroutlined his agency’s plans to addresscybersecurityto theAmerican Enterprise Institute.Wheeler’s approach would see the private sector, not the...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Tile, The Lost-Item Tracker With Millions In Crowdfunding, Was Worth The Wait
 The first thing you’ll notice about Tile, the crowdfunded lost item finder that attaches to bags, keys, bikes and more, is that it’s big. I mean, I know the company provided the devi...
10:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Outsource Your Bitcoin Mining To HashPlex, Which Just Raised A Seed Round
 Are too many Bitcoin mining rigs making your office or home unspeakably hot or noisy? You can just outsource it to someone else. Or at least that’s the premise behind HashPlex, a cryptocur...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch CoinVox Brings Bitcoin Donations To Politicians
 Sending a bitcoin isn’t that hard – if you know what you’re doing. But since the Federal Election Commission OKed the use of bitcoin by political action committees, things have...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch PayPal Launches PassPort To Lure More International Sales From Merchants
 PayPal and its owner eBay havebeen through a few tough rounds in the ring these last few months, facing calls from Carl Ichan to split the company (finished for now), a Twitter encounter with a ...
09:48 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch The Vessyl Is A Smart Cup That Knows Your Body
 Have you ever tried to lose weight, taking every precaution to cut down on red meat and cheese and bread and really get healthy, and yet still don’t lose a pound? Oftentimes, liquids are t...
09:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch MobileIron Pops 17% In Public Debut
 This morning the public markets welcomed MobileIron to the NASDAQ, sending its shares up 17.67 percent at the time of writing. MobileIron is a mobile-IT provider for large corporations. MobileIr...
09:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Prime Musics Clunky Interface Should Make Customers Feel At Home, Says Amazon
 Spotify has nothing to worry about. Prime Music is not going to eat its lunch yet. But not because of the lack of available tracks: The interface is from a by-gone era yet Amazon says its should...
09:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Promises To Not Sue Anyone Using Its Technology
 Tesla has open-sourced its patents on electric vehicle technology, according to a post on the company’s blog by CEO Elon Musk. Read More ...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With Parrots New Minidrones, The Toys That Hope To Make Everyone Drone Crazy
 French company Parrot is a multifaceted beast, with a hand in commercial, industrial, component, and consumer markets across a range of product types. It played an important role in popularizing...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Surprise! Deadline Extended For The Startup Battlefield In SF And Europe
 Well crazy kids, you’re in luck. Startup Battlefield applications are extended! Due to popular demand, we’ve decided to give you a little more time to get those submissions in. Read ...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Rafat Alis Skift Buys Travel Site Gadling From AOL For Way Under $10M
 AOL today made itslatest movein offloading assets that itno longer sees as core to its main business: it sold the travel site Gadling.com to Skift, the travel news portal started by Rafat Ali, w...
08:43 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Besomebody Inc. Raises $1M To Build A Passion-Focused Community And Experience Marketplace
 With Besomebody Inc., founder and CEO Kash Shaikh is hoping to turn to turn his “#besomebody” social media efforts and blog into a real company. Today the startup is announcing that ...
08:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Wearable Maker Chrono Raises $32 Million So Smokers Can Kick The Habit
 Smoking related illnesses kill more than 400,000 Americans each year, including a relative of Guy DiPierro, the founder of Chrono Therapeutics, a startup which has raised $32 million to develop ...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Social News Aggregator Nuzzel Raises $1.7M From Lowercase, Homebrew, And Others
 Nuzzel, the social news startup led by Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams, says that it has raised $1.7 million in new funding. The news follows the launch of the Nuzzel iPhone app a month ago. ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch HackerRank Raises A $9.2M Series B From Khosla And Battery Ventures For Its Technical Recruiting Platform
 HackerRank, the technical recruitment platform and code-challenge community, today announced that it has raised a $9.2 million Series B funding round led by Khosla Ventures and Battery Ventures....
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Balanced Adds Push-To-Card Payment Option For Marketplaces
 Payments startup Balanced is looking for ways in which its marketplace customers can more quickly exchange funds between those who are purchasing goods or services on their platforms to those wh...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Pixelberry Studios Tackles Teenagers Body Image Issues With A New Mobile Game
 According to recent studies, 80 percent of teenage girls and 20 percent of boys in the U.S. have struggled with negative body image. So Pixelberry Studios and the National Eating Disorders Assoc...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Pixelberry Studios Tackles Teenagers Body-Image Issues With A New Mobile Game
 According to recent studies, 80 percent of teenage girls and 20 percent of boys in the U.S. have struggled with negative body image. So Pixelberry Studios and the National Eating Disorders Assoc...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Le Camping Now Takes 3% Equity As Accelerator Competition Heats Up In France
 Startup accelerator Le Camping is finally shifting its model — everyone has been waiting for this change. It will now take 3 percent in startup equity starting next season. I sat down with...
06:50 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Vishal Sikka Decides Summer Off Is Overrated; Named CEO At Infosys
 Rumors have been flying for weeks that former SAP executive, Vishal Sikka would be joining Infosys as its CEO, and this morning the company made it official,naming him CEO and Managing Director....
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch As Apple Enters The Space, Jumio Brings Its Automatic Card-Scanning Technology To Mobile Web
 Apple’s adoption of a new credit-card scanning feature in iOS 8′s Safari browser is good news for Jumio, the company believes. Jumio, along with Card.io (acquired by PayPal) helpedpi...
06:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Rough Demo Of iOS 8 Unannounced Split-Screen Mode Caught On Video
 iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith was the first to dig up code that indicated iOS 8 did indeed contain the seeds of a split-screen multitasking feature, even if that wasn’t announced as...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch The Onions ClickHole Opens Its Traffic-Baiting Maw
 If you want to gorge yourself listicles and surveys and headlines that promise things “you won’t believe” (let’s stop being so damn incredulous shall we?), there’s ...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch COO Ali Rowghani Departs Twitter, Company Says It Wont Hire A Replacement
 Twitter’s chief operating officer Ali Rowghani just announced via tweet that he’s leaving the company.“Goodbye Twitter,” said Rowghani (pictured to the right of Twitter c...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Nokias Here Buys Medio Systems To Push More Personalised Location Services
 Less than twoweeks after buying natural language startup Desti, Nokia’s mapping division Here is announcing another acquisition to enhance its service: it is buying Medio Systems, a specia...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Streaming Anime Distributor Crunchyroll Acquires Video Discovery Startup Redux
 Video distributor Crunchyroll wants to bring anime and other Asian content to a wide range of connected TVs and other platforms. Which explains why it’s announcing today that it’s ac...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch CloudFlare Teams Up With 15 NGOs To Protect Citizen Journalists And Activists From DDoS Attacks
 A lot of political speech now happens online, but that also makes it very vulnerable to DDoS attacks from those who don’t agree with a given viewpoint. Many of these sites are hosted by in...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Skype 5.0 For iPhone Brings All New Look And Big Performance Improvements
 Microsoft’s Skype client for iPhone has been looking a little long in the tooth; the version that has been in the store until today is essentially still the same client they launched back ...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Webtrekk Secures 25M From Deutsche Private Equity To Scale Up Analytics Platform
Berlin-based Web analytics company Webtrekk has closed its third round of financing, collecting a total of up to 25 million from DPE Deutsche Private Equity. Webtrekk competes directly with Google A...
04:47 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Starbucks Rolling Out Duracell Powermat Hardware In Stores For Wireless Charging
 American coffee giant is giving its customers another way to power up their devices in-store, besides those outlets everyone fights over. The new initiative involves a partnership with Duracell ...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch For The World Cup, McDonalds Turns #FryFutbol Into Twitters First Globally Promoted Trend
 If you’ve logged onto Twitter this morning, you may have noticed that the top trend is promotion called #FryFutbol. Nothing unusual, right? It’s the first day of the World Cup, so it...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents An iPad Smart Cover That Can Display Push Notifications
 Apple has a new patent (via AppleInsider) that could show you notifications on your Smart Cover, even when your iPad’s screen is obscured by the protective accessory. The filing details bo...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Niice Is A Beautifully Simple Tool To Create Moodboards
 Every now and again I’m pitched a startup that I “get” instantly because it addresses a problem I’ve faced in the past and solves it in a simple, laser-focussed way. Niic...
03:08 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch SiSense Raises $30M More To Bring Big Data Analytics To Businesspeople
 SiSense, a business intelligence startupthat is among thosemaking big data analytics accessible to ordinary business users (and not just data scientists) is today announcing morefunding: a $30 m...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Freshdesk Snags $31M in Series D Funding To Continue Building Customer Support Services
 Freshdesk, the customer support as a service company with 23,000 customers, raised $31 million in Series D funding today in a round led by Tiger Global Management, with Accel Partners and Google...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks Ad Targeting Will Get Interest Data From Outside Websites (And New Options For Opting Out)
 Facebook says it’s bringing more data into its interest-based ad targeting — specifically data from non-Facebook websites and mobile apps. So even if your profile doesn’t say a...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch FightMe, An App That Lets You Challenge Others Through Video, Picks Up $1.35M In New Backing
 Apparently, there’s still life in the old social video dog yet. FightMe, an iOS app that lets you challenge others by recording and sharing 30 second-long videos, has raised a further, mod...
10:44 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Turns On Prime Music Streaming, Sans Current Hits
 There have been a lot of murmurs that Amazon would turn on its music streaming service this week, and it looks like that’s just what it quietly did a little while ago. A link to Amazon Pri...
08:41 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Tokyo 2012 Winner Whill Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Its Personal Mobility Device
 Whill, the mobility device maker that won the grand prize at TechCrunch Tokyo’s 2012 event, has launched a Kickstarter campaign that will raise funds needed to fine-tune the final version ...
07:02 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Learning Platform Declara Raises $9M, Sets Sights On Asia
 Declara, a startup that focuses on building tech for personalized learning tools, has raised $9 million from Linden Venture Fund and Singapore-based EDBI. This brings its total Series A funding ...
05:34 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Google Makes Glass Play Better With Your Smartphone
 The most interesting thing Google announced as part of its software update for Google Glass yesterday was an update to the MyGlass app for Android. Photos taken on Glass now instantly sync to yo...
05:15 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch 500K Women Gave Up Their Boob Data To Build This Bra
 True&Co, the e-commerce startup thataims to bring us the perfect fitting bra, took data from a million boobsto build itsown line of intimates — in an effort totruly support yourbust. T...
03:13 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Google Updates Flight Search With New Search Options, Im Feeling Lucky Button
 Google is updating its Flight Search feature with a number of new tools. Most of them center around finding potential trips within a given budget and even include the return of Google’s ic...
03:08 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch This Is Dave Goldblatt, A Facebook Employee And The Newest Valyrian In Westeros
 Remember when I told you that you could become a character in Game Of Thrones, complete with your own name, a station in life, and a grisly death? If you don’t, here’s a quick refres...
03:02 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Accelerates In Europe As Incumbent Powers Stamp Their Feet
 As many European countries see protests of scale against the popular, and controversial-to-some, ride-share service Uber, the company is seeing massive interest in its offerings. Media coverage ...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook 11.0 For iOS Peddles Always-On Location Sharing With Nearby Friends Search And Invites
 Facebook hid some new location sharing feature in its 11.0 update for iOS today, despite saying “What’s New” was only reliabity and speed improvements. I dug through the app an...
02:09 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook 11.0 For iOS Peddles Location Sharing With Nearby Friends Search And Invites
 Facebook slid some new location sharing features in its 11.0 update for iOS today, despite saying “What’s New” was only reliabity and speed improvements. I dug through the app ...
02:04 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Swarm
Swarm is foursquare’s latest iteration of the check-in based location service, with a whole lot more social baked in. The idea of Swarm is to give you a sense of who’s near you, who will b...
12:46 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch The Seattle Pitch-Off Is Tomorrow, So Hurry Up And Grab Tickets!
 What up, Seattle?TechCrunch has officially arrived to rock the socks off of the Seattle tech scene, and more importantly, to be rocked ourselves by the startups blossoming out of the Northwest. ...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch New Ride-Sharing App Hitch Tries To Pair You With A Driver And Other Passengers
 Hitch is a new on-demand ride-sharing app that hopes to compete on price by using a smart logistics engine to maximize the number of passengers it can get in a car. It differentiates itself fro...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Launching Streaming Music Service As Soon As This Week, Says NYT
 Ecommerce giant Amazon is planning a streaming music service of its own, in order to join the ranks of virtually every other tech company in existence, according to the New York Times. The strea...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, June 12, 2014
Techcrunch Audibly Turns Multiple iOS Devices Into A Wireless Surround-Sound System
 A team of three young coders has come up with a way to turn your iPhone’s speakers into a wireless surround-sound system, thanks to a mobile app called Audibly. The app, which is perfect f...
10:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Poll Indicates Broad Support For Email Privacy Overhaul
 While we argue about how to best curtail the NSA, and precisely what constitutes meaningful reform, a gaping privacy hole remains open regarding our email: The Electronic Communications Privacy ...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Beats Solo 2 Review: Great Looks, Now With Better Sound
 Dr. Dre’s headphone company is now Apple’s headphone company, but the Beats Solo 2 were unveiled just after the acquisition and clearly developed long before Apple became involved. S...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Investment Outlook Is Sunny In The Cloud Capital
 Tomorrow TechCrunch will touch down in the Cloud Capital to showcase some local talent in Seattle’s startup scene, where venture capital deals are on the rise. In the last quarter, Seattle...
09:40 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch New 3D Print Head Makes It Easier To Print Nutella
 As a man who loves things that come out of tubes, I am excited about the Discov3ry Extruder. Designed as an add-on to popular 3D printers, the system is essentially a plunger connected to a nozz...
09:06 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch TweetDeck Taken Down To Assess XSS Vulnerability
 TweetDeck, a popular tool for Twitter power users, has announced that it has fixed the XSS vulnerability used in a hack that took place this morning and that users should log out and log back in...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Expedia Now Accepts Bitcoin For Your Crypto-Vacations
 Another day, another company accepting bitcoin in an attempt to cash in on the craze. This time it’s Expediathe travel booking site that’s accepting the virtual currency for hotel bo...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Wallets 2-Click Instant Buy Checkout Comes To iOS
 About a year ago, Google Wallet launched its Instant Buy API for Android apps, and today it is bringing it to iOS apps. With Instant Buy, developers can integrate Google Wallet’s checkout ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Google Introduces Google My Business, A New One-Stop Shop To Help Business Get Found Online
 Google announced a suite of tools this morning for business owners, offering them a one-stop shop to update their business information, add photos, read reviews and, of course, use Google+. The ...
07:43 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Trivia App QuizUp Passes 20 Million Users, Is Now Available In Five Different Languages
 Trivia app QuizUp is making good on its global expansion plans, adding new languages and geo-specific content to go along with it. That effort comes as the company passed 20 million users, with ...
07:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Lytros Living Pictures Set To Appear On 500px Thanks To New Open WebGL Player
 Lytro may have led the way when it came to pictures where you could choose your point of focus after the shots were taken. The company also recently introduced the Illum light field camera, whic...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Becomes More Search Engine-Like With The Launch Of Guided Search On The Web
 In April, Pinterest introduced a new way to narrow down what you’re looking for on mobile with the addition of a feature called “Guided Search,” which pops up related termsat t...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Anonymish Chat App Wut Raises Seed Round From Foundation, Google Ventures
 Now you see it, now you don’t. Wut, part of a wave of ephemeral and anonymish apps that have cropped up over the last year or so, has raised seed funding from FoundationCapitalwithparticip...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Fitbay Bags Another $2M For Its Crowdsourced Approach To Online Clothes Shoppings Fit Problem
 Fitbay, a fashion-focused social network aiming to crowdsource the online clothes shopping fit problem by letting people of a similar size and body shape see which clothes their size and shape &...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Ahead Of Its IPO, Alibaba Opens 11Main, Its First U.S. Online Marketplace
 China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba is gearing up for what will likely be a record-breaking IPO on the NYSElater this year, and ahead of that it is making another kind of splash in the U.S. m...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Parrots Jumping Sumo And Rolling Spider Minidrones Hit U.S. Retail In August
 French Bluetooth pioneer and AR drone maker Parrot has just released some updated news regarding its big new announcements from CES in January. Parrot showed off two new drones at the event, so-...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch As #Ubergeddon Reaches London, Uber Launches UberTAXI To Win Hearts And Minds
 I’m writing this from the safety of my North London bunker. It’s #Ubergeddon here in London, as black cab drivers — the UK capital city’s fully licensed “meter̶...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Feedly, Evernote And Others Become Latest Victims Of DDoS Attacks
 Who have the DDoS attackers not hit, is the question? This morning, RSS reader and feed-syncing platform Feedly is being hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack, where again the criminals ...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Drone.VC Is A VC Fund For Flying, Swooping, And Zooming Robots
 While there are a few hardware-only funds and many funds will invest in drones if backed into a corner, Drone.VC looks to be the first fund that caters specifically to the robo set. Created by f...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Home Services Startup Handybook Raises $30M From Steve Cases Revolution Growth
 Handybook hopes to provide users with a way to hire cleaners or a handyman with the push of a button on their mobile phones. The company today is announcing it has raised a $30 million round of ...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Zula, The Team Communication App From VoIP Pioneer Jeff Pulver, Raises Further $3M
 Israeli startup Zula, the team communication app founded by VoIP pioneers Jeff Pulver (Vonage) and Jacob Ner-David (Delta Three), has closed a $3 million series A round. The round was led by Mor...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Weave, A New Kind Of Telco For SMBs, Rings Up $5M Led By Ronny Conway
 Weave, a startup out of Utah that has developed a uniqueVoIP-based unified communications service for small and medium businessesthatit is selling first targeting dentists (more on that below), ...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch The Baby Elephant Robot Can Carry A 220 Pound Human
 Created by a team from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Baby Elephant is a quadrapedal robot that does something special: you can ride it like a large, slow horse, thereby ushering in the era ...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch The Baby Elephant Robot Can Carry A 220-Pound Human
 Created by a team from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Baby Elephant is a quadrapedal robot that does something special: you can ride it like a large, slow horse, thereby ushering in the era ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Carpooling Startup Carma Launches API, Offers $2.5M For Developers To Drive Ride-Sharing Adoption
 Since 2007, Sean O’Sullivan’s SOSventures has been investing in Carma (formerly Avego) to promote carpooling in various markets throughout the world. Now, the firm is looking to inve...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Formlabs Just Made One Of The Best 3D Printers Better
 The Formlabs Form 1 just got better. The new model, called the Form 1+ (note that this isn’t the Form 2 because then it would be called the Form 1++ (heh, nerd humor)), is a tweaked Form 1...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch SourceClear Raises $1.5M Seed Round For Its Software Security Platform
 Modern development frameworks and libraries can make writing software quite a bit easier, but at the same time, hackers are also aware of this and they specifically target popular frameworks to ...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Comcast Is Turning The US Into Its Own Private Hotspot
 On paper it looks like a win-win: in the past few days, Comcast is quietly turning on public hotspots in its customers’ routers, essentially turning private homes into public hotspots. Com...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Sean Parkers Brigade Media Acquires Causes In Its Quest To Revitalize American Democracy
 Brigade Media has acquired a majority position in the holding company that owns Causes and Votizen. Causes is known for its days as a platform for Facebook users to organize around issues. Votiz...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch SwiftKeys Predictive Keyboard App SwitchesFrom Paid To Freemium
 SwiftKey, the startup that makesthe popular eponymous Android word-predicting keyboard softwarewhichlast year pulled in $17.5 million infundingfromIndex and Accel –is switching its consume...
09:22 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Alibaba Acquires UCWeb, Maker Of Chinas Most Popular Mobile Browser
 Alibaba, already an investor in UCWeb, will buy all remaining shares of the web browser and search company. The two firms announced the merger, one of the most significant among Chinese Internet...
05:48 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch CliMate Is The Cutest Bluetooth-Enabled Environment Tracker Ever
 I am obsessed with my dehumidifier. I live in a city where the average relative humidity hovers around 80% for most of the year and it’s a constant battle to keep my things protected from ...
04:43 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Amobee Buys Adconion For $235M And Kontera For $150M In Consolidation Play
Another day, and another two big acquisitions in the digital advertising industry. Amobee, a mobile ad companyacquired by Singtel two years ago for $321 million, is buying up two other companies to bu...
04:25 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Lady Gagas Backplane Pivots To Let You Build And Monetize Your Own Social Network
 Why should Facebook or Ning earn the money if you bring the audience? Backplane wants to put that cash in your pocket. That’s why it’s pivoting from building social networks for big ...
03:10 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Oculus VR Has Hired Jason Rubin, A Naughty Dog Co-Founder, To Lead First-Party Game Development
 Oculus VR today confirmed that it has hired Jason Rubin to lead first-party game development. This comes less than a week after the company announced that it has poached Jason Holtman from Valve...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Index Ventures Raises New $550M Early-Stage Fund For Europe, The US And Israel, Aims For The Big League
 Index Ventures has announced a new early-stage, 400 million ($550 million) fund aimed at tech startups in Europe, US and Israel. This isitsseventh early-stage fund and part of a total 3 billion ...
03:00 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Index Ventures Raises New $550M Early-Stage Fund For Europe, The US And Israel
 Index Ventures has announced a new early-stage, 400 million ($550 million) fund aimed at tech startups in Europe, US and Israel. This isitsseventh early-stage fund and part of a total 3 billion ...
02:39 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Feeling Like A Kid Again At FiftyThrees Uber Creative NYC HQ
 Welcome back to Cribs, the TechCrunch TV show that goes behind the doors of tech companies to see what it’s like inside for the lucky ducks who work there. Today’s episode brings us ...
02:39 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch TC Cribs: Feeling Like A Kid Again At FiftyThrees Creative NYC HQ
 Welcome back to Cribs, the TechCrunch TV show that goes behind the doors of tech companies to see what it’s like inside for the lucky ducks who work there. Today’s episode brings us ...
02:11 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Venture Capital Keeps Austin Startups Flush
 Austin investors may not be keeping the city weird, but they’re sure keeping its startup scene humming. Like the rest of the country, venture capitalists in the Capital Cityare riding a wa...
01:58 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch President Obama Hits Up The Youths On Tumblr
 The President took to Tumblr today, answering users’ questions on topics relating to education. It was another example of the President using alternative mediums to attract the attention o...
01:11 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Pyne Offers A Simple Way To Poll Everyone (Or Just Your Friends)
 “Oh jeez, another Q&A app.”That was my kneejerk reaction when I heard about a new startup called Pyne, which has created what it says is an app that allows users to “poll t...
12:57 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Lowercase Capital Is Raising A New $25M Fund, Led By Matt Mazzeo
 Lowercase Capital is raising another $25 million, we’re hearing. This is notable for a couple of reasons: Due to its Uber investment, Lowercase Capital’s very first fund — a mo...
12:51 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Food Startups Are Riding A VC Gravy Train
 Investments in food-related startups, from delivery services to new restaurant chains to new types of foods and additives, have raised unprecedented amounts of cash in the most recent quarter, a...
12:43 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Fantastic Indie Puzzler VVVVVV Is Coming To iOS And Android This Thursday
 If you haven’t gotten around to playing through VVVVVV in all of its wonderfully-frustrating indie puzzler glory, first of all: shame! Second: you’ll be able to play it on your phone...
12:34 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch CarHero Brings The Oil Change And Car Wash To You
 Cars need to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles or so. Fact. But it’s a hassle. CarHero wants to make it less of a hassle by performing the routine service wherever the car is parked...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch How Max Levchin Plans To Re-Invent Consumer Finance Again, With His New Company Affirm
 Max Levchin is one of the founders of PayPal, a company that made it easier for consumers to transfer funds to one another and provided an easy-to-install payment processor for businesses. Now h...
12:20 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch How Max Levchin Plans To Reinvent Consumer Finance Again, With His New Company Affirm
 Max Levchin is one of the founders of PayPal, a company that made it easier for consumers to transfer funds to one another and provided an easy-to-install payment processor for businesses. Now h...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, June 11, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox For Business Acquires MobileSpan To Make Bring-Your-Own-Device More Secure
 Dropbox has just acquired MobileSpan, a startup founded by two ex-Google Chrome engineers to help enterprise employees access corporate firewalled content securely. MobileSpan will shut down at ...
11:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Said To Start Selling Babysitting And Other Home Services Later This Year
 Amazon wants to be your one-stop shop for everything – including trades and services, according to a new report by Reuters. The company is looking at debuting sales of things like babysitt...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Now Lets You Buy Any Kindle On A Payment Plan Without A Credit Check
 Those interested in buying an Amazon Kindle e-reader or tablet can now pay in a series of five equal monthly payments instead of one lump sum at checkout.According to the promotion page, this pa...
11:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Opera Is Buying Mobile Video Ad Network AdColony, Sources Say
 Opera Software is making another acquisition to build out its mobile advertising business: It has either purchased or is close to purchasing mobile video advertising startup AdColony, according ...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Roost Takes On Twitter, RSS With A Platform For Web-Based Push Notifications
 A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Roost wants to succeed where RSS readers perhaps failed with the introduction of a new service that lets consumers subscribe to websites using browser-ba...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Zuckerberg-Backed Lobby Group Fwd.us Will Spend $250K Airing Two New Pro-Immigration Reform Ads
 Immigration reform, conventional wisdom goes, becomes less likely to pass the closer we come to the midterm election cycle. Despite that, and recent reticence of House Republicans to put the iss...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Flickr Hires Creator Of PhotoDrive To Overhaul Its Photo Uploader
 PhotoDrive, a fantastic photo uploading service powered by Flickr, is being shut down – but that’s because its founder, Jeff Bargmann, is now joining Flickr, as it turns out. This on...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Former Vice President Al Gore Declines To Call Edward Snowden A Traitor
 Speaking at the Southland Conference, former Vice President Al Gore declined to call former NSA contractor Edward Snowden a traitor for leaking tens of thousands of secret government documents t...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Weotta Launches A Search Engine To Help You Find What To Do Tonight
 Startup Weotta has focused for the last few years on helping users find cool activities that they’re interested in. Today it’s unveiling a search engine-style interface that mirrors ...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Exabeam Raises $10 Million For Network-Tracking Security Software
 Security software developer Exabeam has raised $10 million in a Series A round of financing to protect businesses from the latest kinds of hack attacks. These days, businesses are being targeted...
09:38 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Google Confirms Purchase Of Satellite Startup Skybox Imaging For $500M
 Google is today confirming that it has purchased Skybox Imaging, the satellite startup that we reported it was close to acquiring last month. The price is somewhat lower than we had heard it wou...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Can Montebourg Seduce French Startups Again?
 Buying what Arnaud Montebourg just said is a tough sell for French startups. France’s minister of the economy, industrial renewal, and the digital economy delivered an optimistic speech in...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Google Bets Big On Docker With App Engine Integration, Open Source Container Management Tool
 Docker is sure making a splash in the developer community these days, and Google is taking note. After adding some basic Docker support to Compute Engine earlier this year, the company today ann...
09:13 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flights Over Land
 The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today announced that it has given approval for the first commercial drone flights over land. Energy corporation BP and unmanned aircraft systems manufact...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Snags Longtime Apple Alums To Head Up Engineering And Design
 All that funding is not going to waste, it seems. Social pinboarding site Pinterest today announced today it has picked up two notable new hires, both longtime Apple alums, to head up itsEnginee...
08:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch The Next Legend Of Zelda Game Lands On The Wii U In 2015
 At its E3 press conference this morning, Nintendo gave us the first real look at the first game in the “Legend of Zelda” series to be made from the ground up for the Wii U. Read More...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Mario Maker Lets You Build Your Own Levels For The Greatest Platformer And Tweak Graphics
 Nintendo debuted Mario Maker at its E3 special digital event, which allows you to build your own courses for the famous plumber to navigate. You can build the courses on your Wii U, and paint us...
08:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Nintendo Reveals Amiibo, Skylanders-Style NFC Figurines That Evolve As You Play
 Today during its digital event, Nintendo revealed Amiibo, its new product category of Skylander and Disney Infinity-style collectible figurines. These include an NFC chip, and when used with a W...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Tango Brings Publishers And Brands Into Its Mobile Messaging App With Tango Channels
 Mobile messaging company Tango is announcing a new way for companies like Spotify and 500px to push updates and content to consumers through a service called Tango Channels. At first blush, this...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Ringly Lets You Know Whos Calling By The Buzz Of Your Finger
 Ringly is a truly wearable fashion technology in the form of finger jewelry. This high-tech ring actually buzzes and lights up when you get a phone call or text or even when someone likes your I...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Eventblimp For iPhone Aggregates Nearby Events From Facebook, Eventbrite, Meetup And More
 A handy iPhone application called Eventblimp is launching today on the iTunes App Store to help you better discover all the different types of local events and activities happening around you. T...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch This Is Your Final Reminder: Buy Tickets To The Austin TC Meetup Right Now
 Today is the big day. TechCrunch has already descended on the weirdest city in Texas, and we’re ready to talk to some of Austin’s weirdest startups, too. Tonight, we’ll be post...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Combining Big Data And Human Resources Nets Visier $25.5 Million
 Continuing the growth of its software business applying big data analytics technologies to the human resources market, Visier has managed to attract $25.5 million in new financing.The new round ...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Viber Hits 100 Million Active Users
 Viber, the VoIP and messaging app recently acquired by Rakuten for $900 million, has today announced that it has crossed 100 million concurrent active users.Thus far, Viber has only ever release...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Viber Hits 100 Million Concurrent Users
 Viber, the VoIP and messaging app recently acquired by Rakuten for $900 million, has today announced that it has crossed 100 million concurrent active users.Thus far, Viber has only ever release...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch About.me Raises $11M To Rival Facebook For Simple Online Identity
 About.me, the second-time around startup thatlets you create a simple pageabout yourself online that others can use to find out a bit more about you, is today announcing another round funding, i...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 Is Here, Guarantees 10 Years Of Support
 Red Hat released version 7.0 of their Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) flagship operating system today. It boasts Windows interoperability, a new default file system, Docker containerization and ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Adds Audible Integration To iOS And Android Kindle Apps For Easy Listening
 Sometimes you want to read, and sometimes you want to listen – and you might get through more books if you can switch easily between the two options. Amazon recognizes this, and has used i...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Placed Raises $10 Million Series B For Mobile-Powered Location Analytics
 Location-based analytics provider Placed, which operates an opt-in mobile surveying panel that now reaches over 175,000 people, is announcing $10 million in Series B funding in a round led by Tw...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Spydy Contacts Is An Android-Flavored Launchpad For All Your Communication, Copy That?
 I have 17 contacts named John in my phone’s Address Book. Some I talk to every day. Some I can’t remember who the hell they are.Enter Spydy Contacts, an app built by 18-year-old Ryan...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch At E3 2014, Microsoft Played Catch-Up While Sony Leapt Ahead
 Sony and Microsoft, the two biggest current home console makers (Nintendo is today, but the Wii U hardly compares anymore), have both had their chance to impress via splashy E3 conference keynot...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Ringly Lets You Know Whos Calling By The Buzz Of Your Finger
 Ringly is a truly wearable fashion technology in the form of finger jewelry. This high-tech ring actually buzzes and lights up when you get a phone call or text or even when someone likes your I...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Thalmic Shows Off The Final Design For The Myo Gesture Control Armband
 Waterloo-based startup Thalmic is getting close to shipping its final consumer version of the Myo gesture control armband, which slips onto the forearm and can detect electrical impulses sent th...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Socialbakers Acquires EdgeRank Checker To Bolster Its Facebook Analytics Offering
 Hot on the heels of its $26 million Series C funding, Prague-based social media analytics company Socialbakers has made an acquisition designed to bolster its Facebook offering. It’s picke...
03:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch BlueOak Raises $35 Million For Its Factory That Mines Electronics
 BlueOak Resources, a startup company backed by some of the biggest names in U.S. venture capital has raised $35 million in project financing to mine precious metals in Arkansas. BlueOak won̵...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Patents A Weightlifting Tracking Sensor With Possible iWatch Integration
 Apple has been granted a patent by the USPTO that relates to health tracking (via AppleInsider). It describes a standalone sensor that can be attached to weightlifting bars or other in-gym equip...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Love With Food Raises $1.4 Million To Ship More Monthly Subscription Snack Boxes
 Remember when every new startup was about shipping you things in a box once a month for a small monthly fee? Well, some of them are still around — like Love With Food, which is focused on ...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Germanys ProSiebenSat.1 Takes Stake In Deezer And Merges In Its Music Effort
 Deezer, one of a band ofstartupsthat hopes to rival Spotify in the streaming music business, is bulking up a bit more today in Europe: it is tying up with German media conglomerate ProSiebenSat....
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Augmented Reality Augmentation: Blippar Has Bought Layar
 Some consolidation– or augmentation, if you will — in the world of augmented reality. Blippar — an image recognition platform used in digitaladvertising — has acquired La...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch With $800,000 In Seed Funding, Pie Wants To Take A Slice Of The Enterprise Collaboration Market
 Pie is the latest contender to launch in the enterprise collaboration space. It competes with services like Slack, which recently raised an impressive $42.75 million, as well as a host of other ...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch TextMaster Raises Further 1M To Crowdsource Translation, Copywriting And Proofreading
 TextMaster, the crowdsourced platform for content translation, copywriting, and proofreading, has raised 1 million in a second round of funding. Money it has pegged for further International exp...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Seatwave Buys Timbre To Expand Into Live Music Discovery, Primary Ticket Sales
 The UK’s Seatwave, a platform for secondary ticket purchases– where people or venues can post live event tickets for resale — is today announcing an acquisition thatwill take t...
09:41 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch AppCam Lets Android App Developers Capture Videos Of User Activity
 Freshly launched, AppCam is an SDK that allows Android developers to capture videos of user activity in their apps. The startup says AppCam is the first such service developed especially for And...
09:41 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch AppCam Lets Android App Developers Capture Videos Of User Activity For A/B Testing
 Freshly launched, AppCam is an SDK that allows Android developers to capture videos of user activity in their apps. The startup says AppCam is the first such service developed especially for And...
06:47 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch PlayStation TV Coming To US And Canada This Fall For $99
 At its E3 press conference, Sony just announced that the Playstation TV game console (known as the PlayStation Vita TV abroad) is coming to the United States and Canada this fall. The PlayStatio...
05:37 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Sony Announces White PlayStation 4 As Part Of Destiny Bundle, Coming September 9
 Sony kicked off its E3 press conference with a bang. After opening with a new trailer for Destiny, the new shooter from Bungie Studios, the company announced that the game’s release date w...
04:05 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Eventbrite Beefs Up Engineering To Take On Ticketmaster
 Eventbrite is setting its sites on a bigger vision that will take on the likes of Ticketmaster and StubHub as the go-to events space. It’s been busy hiring a bunch of new and notable engin...
03:53 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Hybrid Storage Provider Egnyte Turns To Googles Cloud To House Future Customer Data
 Egnyte, a company that sells a hybrid storage solution that includes a cloud-based component, is turning to another provider to help house its growing set of customer data: Google.Why might a cl...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Now Backed By Sir Richard Branson, TransferWise Raises $25M For Cheaper Money Transfers
 London-based TransferWise has closed a new round of funding. It’s raised a further $25 million, adding Sir Richard Branson as a backer, along with existing investors, including Peter Thiel...
02:45 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Inside Jobs: What Its Like To Be The Community Director At Polyvore
 For a consumer-facing technology startup, the people have the biggest impact on the company’s success or failure are not the founders. They’re actually not even employed by the compa...
02:22 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Atrocity Exhibition
 What is our responsibility to the traces left behind online by those who commit heinous crimes? Should we eliminate them, filling in the bullet holes on the Internet, and move on? Or should we p...
01:25 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Poaches PayPal President David Marcus To Run Messenger, Maybe Monetize It With Payments
 Facebook doesn’t show ads in Messenger or WhatsApp. Instead, payments could be the key to earning money on chat, especially in the developing world where ad rates are low.If that’s t...
01:20 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch GoDaddy Files For $100M IPO
 Today GoDaddy, the popular domain and web-services company, filed its S-1 document to go public. The company has seen quick revenue growth in recent years and massive losses measured using gener...
12:55 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Apples iOS 8 Includes Code For Running Apps Side-By-Side
 One thing that had been rumored for inclusion in iOS 8 that wasn’t announced on stage was a new trick for the iPad that would let it run two apps side-by-side concurrently. The feature was...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Okta Scores $75M In Final Round Of Funding; Hopes To Go Public In A Couple Of Years
 Today, Okta, a company that offers Identity as a Service that works across on-premises applications and cloud services, announced $75M in Series E funding. CEO Todd McKinnon told me he expects t...
12:25 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Sonys PlayStation 4 E3 2014 Press Conference Here
 Last year, Sony’s E3 conference was all about the PlayStation 4. The console had yet to launch, and many gamers were eagerly waiting for the successor to the PS3. But this year, Sony shoul...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch SteelSeries Teams With Tobii To Track Your Eyes And Make You A Better Gamer
 It’s not too often we see a truly novel gaming accessory; generally speaking companies are happy to slap a few stickers or a new coat of paint on existing controllers and headsets and call...
12:21 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch The Battlefield Hardline Closed Beta Starts Today
 First-person shooter fans, rejoice: EA decided to surprise everyone at E3 today by announcing that the closed beta for Battlefield Hardline is available today for a limited number of gamers on t...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, June 10, 2014
Techcrunch Ron Conway And Chamath Palihapitiya Debate SF Housing And Google At Next Big Thing Conference
 Venture capitalists Ron Conway and Chamath Palihapitiya got caught up in a shouting match toward the end of one session on inequality at The Next Big Thing Conference in Sausalito, Calif., today...
11:54 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch New Bio-sensor Draws Liquid Out From Under Your Skin To See If Youre Thirsty
 As you may well know, plants (and humans) need electrolytes. Until now, however, we’ve had to trust our guts and go out and buy a bottle of Brawndo if we were feeling a little down. Fear n...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Has Another Go At Snapchat With Slingshot
 Facebook has been promising that it would “shatter itself into pieces” in order to better competeon mobile by breaking up the main Facebook app into mini-apps focused on specific fea...
11:21 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is In Austin And Seattle This Week
 Live around Austin or Seattle? Come hang with TechCrunch this week. We’re in Austin on Tuesday and Seattle on Thursday where we’ll host close to a thousand attendees at each event. W...
11:11 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch The Open-Source Electronics Robot, The FirePick Delta, Could Bring Real Manufacturing To The Desktop
 Pick-and-place (PNP) machines are the robots that grab and drop tiny components onto circuit boards. Designed to make thousands of boards an hour, these super-fast machines are part of the multi...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch AmEx Now Allows Uber Users To Pay For Rides With Rewards Points
 With a new integration into the Uber iOS app, AmEx card members who have enrolled in the Membership Rewards program in the U.S. can choose to earn 2x points using their AmEx card to pay for the ...
10:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch The FAA To Test Drones In Nevada
 The FAA is ready to test drones in Nevada, the agency has said. This marks the third operational drone-testing location that the FAA has kicked live. The Insitu ScanEagle drone will be used in t...
10:32 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch The Future Of Work In The Sharing Economy With Esther Dyson, Ron Conway and John Hennessy
 We share our cars, homes, even our genetics these days but what does this all mean for workers and micro-entrepreneurs? Bloomberg’s The Next Big Thing Conference kicked off at Cavallo Poin...
10:29 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Xbox One E3 Keynote Tells Console Owners That Yes, The Games Are Coming
 Microsoft just spend a solid hour and a half answering the main complaint of every Xbox One owner, namely that there’s nothing for them to play: It showed game demo after game demo, and in...
10:09 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Secret Is Taking Its Anonymous Networking App To Schools, Workplaces With New Secret Dens Feature
 Anonymous social networking app Secret, a popular watercooler for Silicon Valley gossip, and now, much more thanks to recent expansions, has just announced a new feature called “Secret Den...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Halo 1, 2, 3, and 4 Coming To Xbox One As The Master Chief Collection
 It’s a fanboy’s dream come true! After weeks of rumors suggesting as much, Microsoft has just announced that the four mainstay titles of the Halo series (Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch The Market Welcomes Apples 7-1 Split
 Apple’s 7-for-1 split went live today, and its share price dipped under the $100 mark as the technology company greatly increased its share count. The market is up today, but Apple has pic...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch On-Demand Laundry Startup Washio Raises $10.5 Million Led By Canaan Partners
 On-demand laundry Washio wants to be available in all the major cities throughout the U.S. With that in mind, the company has raised $10.5 million in Series A funding, led by Canaan Partners. Fo...
09:34 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch The Strange Promise Of Everyday AI
 In addition to the promise of flying cars and jetpacks, science fiction has taught us that we should have artificial intelligence by now. Sadly, the best we can do is a virtual 13-year-old that ...
09:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Begins Rejecting Apps That Offer Rewards For Video Views, Social Sharing
 Apple has begun to crack down on tools that app developers use to monetize and grow their applications, including incentivized video viewing and rewarded social sharing, as well as discovery too...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile Analytics Startup Splitforce Raises $150,000 Seed Round, Launches Automatic A/B Testing For iOS And Android
 Mobile analytics company Splitforce has launched an automatic A/B testing service for iOS and Android that it says will dramatically increase the speed and efficiency of running user tests for s...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Docker, Open Source Application Container Platform, Has 1.0 Coming Out Party At Dockercon14
 Docker, Inc, the commercial entity developed around the Docker platform, made a coupleof announcements today as part of their dockercon14 conference including the release of 1.0 of the project a...
08:27 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Enquire Is A Lightweight Q&A App To Explore Your Neighborhood
 Meet Enquire, yet another Q&A app. But this time, it’s all about creating a simple experience to discover new things in your neighborhood. You don’t have to share images like on ...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Pegasystems Acquires Co-Browsing Tool Firefly, The First Investment By First Rounds Dorm Room Fund
 Pegasystems, a publicly traded Cambridge, Mass.-based company with 2,700 employees, just acquired co-browsing tool Firefly. They were a two-person startup built by recent University of Pennsylva...
07:50 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Makes It Harder For In-Store Marketers To Track You In iOS 8
 Apple has enabled MAC address randomization in iOS 8 (from Frederic Jacobs via HackerNews), which means it’s harder for marketers to keep track of your comings and goings in or around publ...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch VCs Say Ni Hao To Chinese Startups
 Venture capital investment in Chinese startup companies is surging again. After several years of a moribund market, investment in Chinese technology startups is en vogue again thanks in part to ...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Gives Its Show Orange Is The New Black Its Own Mobile App
 Netflix has just introduced a new standalone mobile application called “OITNA” (or “Orange is the New App,” ha ha) which, if you haven’t guessed it, isan effort to ...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Gives Orange Is The New Black Its Own Mobile App
 Netflix has just introduced a new standalone mobile application called “OITNA” (or “Orange is the New App,” ha ha) which, if you haven’t guessed it, is an effort to...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Move Loot Raises A $2.8M Seed Round To Expand Its Online Furniture Consignment Store
 When you think of e-commerce ventures, chances are few of the ones that come to mind deal with furniture. After all, shipping huge crates full of beds around isn’t exactly something that l...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon To Launch Subscription-Based Billing And Recurring Payments Service
 Amazon is introducing a new payments service today, which the company hopes will soon be adopted by startup companies and others offeringsubscription-based or recurring payments, according to a ...
04:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Minecraft Creators New Game: A Horse And Ball Simulator You Can Buy With Dogecoin
 Minecraft began from humble origins, but if the next game from that title’s creator Notch (aka Markus Persson) manages to become a multiplatform, multimillion dollar enterprise, well that&...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Microsofts Xbox One E3 2014 Press Conference Here
 It’s safe to say that Microsoft is once again the underdog in the gaming world. The PS4 is handily outselling the Xbox One and Microsoft just retreated on its stance about the Kinect by re...
04:36 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Wants To Open Its Supercharger Standard To Other Electric Car Makers
 Elon Musk is willing to share the technology behind his Tesla Superchargers, the fast-charging plugin stations for his company’s electric cars, the CEO revealed at the UK launch of the Mod...
04:11 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Games And Virtual Reality Likely To Take Center Stage At E3 2014
 This year’s E3 gaming expo in LA is set to kick off today, with Sony and Microsoft keynotes scheduled for mid-day and this evening, and Nintendo set to show off its news tomorrow. All indi...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch With Its Demand Fusion Tech, OpenX Helps Publishers Take A Smarter Approach To Real-Time Bidding
 Ad tech company OpenX is announcing a new version of its supply-side platform today, which co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer Jason Fairchild described as “SSP generation two.” Ope...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Taser Adds Former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor To Its Board
 Taser, the public safety company probably best known for itseponymous electric stun-gunsused by law enforcement people to immobilise suspects,is announcing a new board appointmentthat points to ...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Mesosphere Grabs $10M In Series A Funding To Transform Server Management
 Mesosphere, a Silicon Valley startup based on the open source Apache Mesos project, announced $10M in Series A funding today. The funding round is lead by Andreessen Horowitz with help fromData ...
06:15 am GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch With iOS 8, Apple Stands Ready To Ramp Up Consumer Purchasing Power
 Apple’s various additions to iOS 8 mean we’re going to see a big shift come September, in terms of what’s available to both consumers and developers, but the group that should ...
06:00 am GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Logistics Company aCommerce Raises $10.7M Series A To Serve Southeast Asias Booming E-Commerce Market
 aCommerce, a regional end-to-end e-commerce logistics and service provider for Southeast Asia, has closed a Series A funding round of $10.7 million. According to the company, this is the largest...
05:55 am GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Maps Are Still Lost
 Apple, during WWDC last week, delivered some significant updates acrossvariousparts of its business. It released, among other things, some4,000 new APIs(and a newprogramming language) to develop...
05:55 am GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Maps Are Still Lost
 Apple, during WWDC last week, delivered some significant updates acrossvariousparts of its business. It released, among other things, some4,000 new APIs(and a newprogramming language) to develop...
05:05 am GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Lets Talk About Sex Baby, Because The Internet
 Lucky for me the talk about the ‘birds and the bees’consisted of my parents popping in Nova’s “The Miracle of Life” into our VCR and that was that. But this was lon...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Facebooks Dan Levy On Small Biz Outreach And How He Became A Homeowner Thanks To FB Ads
 Facebook just began a series of small business-focused local events, and at Tuesday’s kickoff in New York, I had a chance to speak to the company’s director of small business Dan Lev...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch #Love: Meeting My Real-Life Husband In Virtual Vegas
 Tinder, Match.com, Plenty of Fish, OKCupid. With dozens of internet dating sites available today, it seems that much of the younger generation is comfortable with the concept of meeting their si...
01:51 am GMT - Mon, June 9, 2014
Techcrunch Now Anyone Can Tweet Up A Storm With Dave Winers Little Pork Chop
 Tweetstorms. Everyone hates ‘em… and yet, they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Ever since entrepreneur-turned venture capitalist Marc Andreessen joined Twitter an...
05:17 pm GMT - Sun, June 8, 2014
Techcrunch Picfair Raises $520K To Take On Getty With An Image Marketplace
 Sites like Tumblr and Reddit have takenthe practiceof sharing pictures and turning them intoviral memes into something of an art form. But on the paid, professional side of the equation — ...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, June 8, 2014
Techcrunch The Ascent Of Early-Stage Venture Capital
 Early-stage funding by angels and venture capital firms is growing in size and impact on the technology industry. Last year, U.S. venture capital firms raised 10 percent less than in 2012, but V...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, June 8, 2014
Techcrunch My Startup Battlefield Story
 There comes a moment in a startup’s life that changes its trajectory forever. For us, it was a phone call from Alexia Tsotsis in August 2012. FITIQUETTE was about to get selected to partic...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, June 8, 2014
Techcrunch Mobile-Enabled Commerce Will Yield The Next $100B Startup
 No one can predict with perfect accuracy what technology trend will birth the next set of billion-dollar, venture-backed companies or “unicorns.” Even more difficult is determining w...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Jimmy Wales Blasts Europes Right To Be Forgotten Ruling As A Terrible Danger
 Court of Justice that requires Google to consider information removal requests from individuals whose data its search engine has indexed. In comments emailed to TechCrunch, Wales described the r...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch With iOS 8, The iPhone Will Become Your Digital Hub
 At Macworld 2001, Steve Jobs famously introduced the “digital hub” strategy for the Mac, making it the device where all of the single-purpose gadgets for things like recording movies...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Apple Sauce
 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. The setup: a delicious Apple muscle-flexing that to some somehow escaped the gravity of the Post Jobs era into...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Mozilla Continues To Bet On Firefox OS Even As Android Encroaches On The Low-End Market
 Firefox OS is a tough project to evaluate. Mozilla’s phone operating system is meant for developing countries and first-time smartphone owners. To keep the price of the phones down, the ha...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Dear Clients, Please Stop: Ten Ways Founders Sabotage Themselves
 I spend my Saturdays ranting opining here on TechCrunch, but I spend my work weeks writing software, building apps, sites, and services for the fine startup-to-Fortune-500 clients of the softwar...
08:00 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Productivity And The Education Delusion
 There is a constant tension about education in labor economics these days. On one hand, education is strongly correlated with income as well as employability. Workers with college degrees, or ev...
04:59 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Apples New Approach To iCloud Is Good News For Everyone
 At its WWDC keynote earlier this week, Apple announced CloudKit, a new, “effectively free” developer framework that lets app creators tap into Apple’s iCloud so that they can m...
03:37 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch A Brief History Of Tinder
 This week, Tinder yet again took online dating to a new level. After gamifying the experience of flirting in a bar, and putting it in your pocket, the app has now turned into a pseudo-social net...
03:02 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch MotionSavvy Is A Tablet App That Understands Sign Language
 There are plenty of things to take for granted in this life, and the ability to hear is one that most of the population does. But not the team at MotionSavvy. Motion Savvy, which emerged from th...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Science On The Edge (Of Tomorrow)
 There are plenty of reviews available for those of you looking for advice on whether or not the new military sci-fi flick “Edge of Tomorrow” is worth seeing in theaters. This is not ...
02:23 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Google Music Could Get Touchy-Feely If It Does Acquire Moody Playlist App Songza
 “Google Play Music All-Access”. That tongue-twisting name says a lot about how well Google understands humans. It’s also why the New York Post’s report that Google is in ...
02:09 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Home Automation Success Rests With Hardware Evangelism
 At its WWDC conference this week, Apple unveiled a scaffolding of sorts that allows developers to control smart home devices like light switches, thermostats, garage doors and more. This is call...
01:55 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch We Search More On Apps, Less On Google Now
 We’re using apps on our smartphones and tablets much more to look things up now, according to a new report out from eMarketer. That means a serious drop in ad revenue for many of the major...
01:17 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Ubers $17B Valuation, Houzz Raises $150M, Apples Big WWDC News
 Ah, summertime. It’s all about lazy days, lemonade, barbecues, and technology companies raising massive new funding rounds at record-breaking valuations. At least one of those things prove...
01:06 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch TrendKite Raises $3.2M For PR Analytics, Recruits Dachis Groups Erik Huddleston As CEO
 TrendKite, a startup promising to help brands and agencies measure the effectiveness of their PR efforts, has raised $3.2 million in Series A funding. It’s also announcing that it has a ne...
01:05 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Want To Attend Google I/O? We Have 15 Registration Codes To Give Out
 Happy Friday, friends. In case you missed out on being able to attend Google’s I/O 2014 developer conference taking place on June 25-26 at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, ...
12:03 am GMT - Sat, June 7, 2014
Techcrunch Talkz Thinks Talking Stickers Will Be The Next Big Thing For Mobile Messaging Apps
 Sticker packs and emoji have become a go-to means for mobile messaging companiesto generate revenue from what are otherwise free applications. Today, one such service, a former TechCrunch Disrup...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: WWDC, iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, And WWDC!
 WWDC! Apple might have skimped on hardware announcements, but the improvements to Apple’s desktop and mobile software are plenty. iOS 8 offers badass messaging, new camera software, and of...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Spotsetter, A Social Search Engine For Places, Acquired By Apple
 Spotsetter, a social search engine using big data to offer personalized recommendations as to places to go, has been quietly snapped up by Apple, TechCrunch has learned. The technology, which in...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Acquires Spotsetter, A Social Search Engine For Places
 Spotsetter, a social search engine using big data to offer personalized recommendations as to places to go, has been quietly snapped up by Apple, TechCrunch has learned. The technology, which in...
10:05 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Announcing The Startups Pitching At The Austin And Seattle Meetups
 TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle next week. We’ll be in Austin on Tuesday and Seattle on Thursday. There are still a few tickets available for each event, too. They’re only...
09:57 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Happy Birthday, Tetris
 Tetris is much more fun than current games. Today, we celebrate Tetris’ 30th birthday. I’m sure all of you already know Tetris, its catchy music theme, and the frustration of seeing ...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch ISPs Create Fake Grassroots Groups To Fight Net Neutrality
 Right on cue, the big corporations who stand to lose the most from the treatment of Internet connectivity as a public utility are allegedly creating “grassroots” organizations that a...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Uber Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 Billion Valuation
 On-demand ride-hailing service Uber has confirmed today that it has raised $1.2 billion in funding from a group of mutual fund managers and venture investors that values the company at $17 billi...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Hikus Connected Grocery Scanner Is An Amazon Dash For The Rest Of Us
 In April, Amazon announced it would begin testing a new connected hardware device called the “Amazon Dash,” which letsyouorder groceries from AmazonFresh by either scanning a product...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Apples New Retail Head Angela Ahrendts Didnt Sell $5.3M In Shares
 No, Apple’s new head of retail Angela Ahrendts did not sell $5.3M in shares. An SEC filing reported on today shows that amount being withheld for tax purposes, though some sites are report...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch You Could Be A Character In Game Of Thrones
 The only thing better than Game of Thrones, that I can imagine at least, is being in Game of Thrones. And now, for those with pockets full of cash, the dream can actually become a reality. Using...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch YouTube Co-Founders Split As Chad Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Steve Chen Joins Google Ventures
 Consider this the end of an era. After 15 years of working together, first at PayPal and then at YouTube and most recently at incubator Avos Systems, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Ch...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch YouTube Co-Founders Split As Hurley Spins Out MixBit And Chen Joins Google Ventures
 Consider this the end of an era. After 15 years of working together, first at PayPal and then at YouTube and most recently at incubator Avos Systems, YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Ch...
07:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Tesla Wins Back The Right To Sell Direct To Consumers In New Jersey
 Electric car company Tesla can now once again sell cars direct to consumers in New Jersey (via Engadget), after a ban earlier this year based on an old (and mostly irrelevant in this case) law e...
07:55 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Looks To Shed Dropbox Problem Image
 With 300M users, there isno denyingDropbox’spopularity, butdriven by BYOD and easy procurement, the product has become emblematic of employees bringing their own services into companies to...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Dyson DC59 Motorhead Review: Super Suction In A Slim Design
 Dyson has a new vacuum available for sale today on Amazon and Dyson.com, and it’s a beast: The DC59 Motorhead is the most powerful handheld cordless vacuum cleaner ever put out by the Brit...
07:13 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Clouds Rise As Arista Networks Shares Pop 28% As It Raises $226M In IPO
 Box may have delayed its IPO butnot all enterprise tech companiesbased aroundcloud business models are seeing rainy days. Arista Networkstoday made its debut on the NYSE, and its shares popped 2...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch OnStageds New Social Network Focuses On The Content, Not The Person Posting It
 Here’s a thought experiment embodied in the form of an iPhone application: what if a social network featured the content first, allowing friends and other community members to read and con...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Sonys PlayStation 4 E3 2014 Press Conference Here
 Tune back on Monday, June 9 at 9:30 am PDT to watch Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Sony will also broadcast the conference in 40-50 movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada.Last year, S...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Nintendos Wii U E3 2014 Press Conference Here
 For the second year in a row, Nintendo is not holding a traditional press conference. The company is forgoing the usual dog and pony show for a live Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament at the...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Microsofts Xbox One E3 2014 Press Conference Here
 It’s safe to say that Microsoft is once again the underdog in the gaming world. The PS4 is handily outselling the Xbox One and Microsoft just retreated on its stance about the Kinect by re...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Watch Pepper, Softbanks Humanoid Robot, Dance And Accept Glowing Balls
 As we approach the singularity, I think it’s important to understand who will soon be changing our diapers, bringing us whiskey, and eventually enslaving us under a totalitarian robot rule...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Dont Become A Tech Company With Feet Of Clay
 Not so long ago, many big tech companies used to be startups with small engineering teams, a little bit of money in the bank and fast-paced development cycles. But when these companies grew, it ...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Apple iWatch Coming In October With Curved OLED Screen And Health Tracking, Says Nikkei
 Apple revealed a lot of news at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this year, but it didn’t discuss or show of any iWatch. Still, a new report from Japanese newspaper the Nikkei sa...
03:58 pm GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Vodafone Publishes Highly Detailed Report Into State Surveillance Requests
 Carrier Vodafone has published a report detailing the surveillance demands that were made on its users by government agencies and authorities in 29 of the different countries around the world in...
03:22 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Mixify Launches Clubcast To Bring Daft Punk To Your House
 Daft Punk may not actually be playing at your house, but startup company Mixify has launched a new service, called Clubcast, and raised initial capital to bring DJs from around the world to your...
02:35 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The Judges For The Seattle TC Pitch-Off (And Get Tickets!)
 In one week, TechCrunch will invade Seattle. Matt will climb the Space Needle. I’ll sip a latte at the original Starbucks. Maybe we’ll squeeze in a stroll around Pike Place Market. A...
02:07 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Core Gaming On Tablets Gets A $11.6M Mega-Boost In Super Evil Megacorps New Round
 Just as it seemed like iOS and Android gaming was getting mature and maybe a tad boring, veteran game developer Bo Daly amassed a super evil mega-team of super evil mega-game developers to build...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Its The Security, Stupid!
 It’s 2014. Do you know where your security is? On Tuesday, Google published a full account of the current state of encryption in email, revealing that some leading providers like Comcast a...
01:50 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Sherlybox Creates A Network Storage System On Your Desk
Personal cloud-like storage solutions are all the rage these days, what with the NSA reading our love letters and all, so desktop-based hard drives with some cloud smarts are a great way to get Dropbo...
01:31 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Tinder Just Replaced The Pick-Up Line With Selfies
 “So hey, do you live around here?” could be replaced by silly selfies thing of the past if Tinder’s new Moments feature takes off. The swiping part of Tinder was always fun, ak...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Amazons 3D Smartphone Is Powered by Omrons Face-Sensing Tech
 Rumor has it – and we’ve confirmed – that Amazon will launch its first smartphone on June 18. The device will be unique in the marketplace thanks to its ability to deliver 3D e...
01:29 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch This Is The Face Tracking Tech Powering Amazons New 3D Smartphone
 Rumor has it – and we’ve confirmed – that Amazon will launch its first smartphone on June 18. The device will be unique in the marketplace thanks to its ability to deliver 3D e...
01:03 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Google Will Now Warn You When A Sites Mobile Version Is Broken And Dumb
We’ve all been there. You take out your phone to Google something. You click the first result. It starts loading the page you wanted… aaaand bam! You’re kicked to the homepage of the...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch AR Startup Daqri Hires Ex-Raytheon Exec Andy Lowery As It Expands Sales To Industrial Clients
 Augmented reality startup Daqri sees a big opportunity for its “4D” technology to be used by industrial clients. To lead the charge into engineering and manufacturing businesses, the...
12:47 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Garmin Goes For A Biathlon With The Multifaceted Forerunner 15
 As a long time runner, Garmin GPS watches are as beloved to me as a nice pair of trainers. I ran my first (and last) marathon with a Garmin watch that looked like a giant candy bar that had melt...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Triblio Raises $3.4M For A Data-Driven Approach To Content Marketing
 Triblio, a startup that says it’s bringing “science to the art of content marketing,” is announcing that it has raised $3.4 million in seed funding.Content marketing startups (...
12:24 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Philips Shows Off How Youll Be Able To Control Your Hue Lights From Notification Center In iOS 8
 Philips Hue is already a pretty effective and easy way of setting up a connected home lighting system, but it can be even easier thanks to changes Apple made in iOS 8. The update lets third-part...
12:22 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch One Year Later, SFO Still Refuses To Meet With Uber, Lyft And Sidecar To Discuss Dispute
 Uber, Lyft and Sidecar sent a letter to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee last week asking him to intervene in the ongoing dispute over the right to pick up passengers at the San Francisco Internationa...
12:07 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch Modio Lets Kids Make 3D Printable Monsters On Their iPads
 I’ve seen a lot of design programs ostensibly marketed at kids, but none are as cool as Modio. Created by Hilmar Gunnarsson, an Icelandic entrepreneur, the system allows you to build Lego-...
12:04 am GMT - Fri, June 6, 2014
Techcrunch The Platform Wars
 During its WWDC keynote this year, Apple took on the world: Dropbox, Box, OneDrive and Google Drive for cloud storage; WhatsApp, Snapchat and BBM for messaging; Skype and your cell phone for cal...
11:29 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Netflix Error Blames Verizon For Playback Issues, Verizon Responds With Legal Threats
 This one could get messy. Yesterday afternoon, Qz reported on a message that some Netflix/Verizon customers were seeing which pinned potential video quality issues on Verizon’s network bei...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Developers Can Now Pre-Order The New Kinect For Windows Sensor For $199
 Today, Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows team announced that developers can pre-order the next-generation Kinect for Windows sensor from the Microsoft Store for $199 and receive it in July, &...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Test Driving The Drone Selfie With Photojojos New Rental Program (Video)
 Cave drawings, reflective pools of water, daguerreotypes, Instagram. If there’s one thing that humans have loved throughout history, it’s finding new ways to look at themselves, and ...
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Edyn Is A Gardening Monitor That Sends Moisture, Temperature Data Back To The Cloud
 The Internet of Things is coming to a garden near you. Last fall, a company called Soil IQ made the finals at TechCrunch Disrupt with a soil monitor that continuously sends data on moisture and ...
10:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Dropbox Acquires Stealth Messaging Startup Droptalk
 Dropbox has swallowed up another early stage startup, this one a stealthy company calledDroptalkwhich was developing a tool that allowed you to share links privately with friends via a Chrome ex...
10:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Aereo Lands On Chromecast
 Aereo, the streaming TV service that lets you tune into live television and watch it from any device, has today expanded its support to Chromecast, Google’s $35 smartTV dongle, via the And...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch BTCJam Brings Its Bitcoin-Based Lending Service To Emerging Markets
 Celso Cardoso Pitta Jr., the founder of the bitcoin-based peer-to-peer lending service BTCJam, has spent over a decade thinking about how to make it easier for borrowers to get loans in emerging...
10:06 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch @WalmartLabs Price Comparison Tech Will Soon Automatically Credit Walmart Shoppers For Competitor Discounts
 Price comparison technology from retail giant Walmart’s R&D center, @WalmartLabs, will begin rolling out this summer on web and mobile, to show consumerscompetitors’ pricing and ...
09:24 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Lyft Nabs Exclusive AnyPerk Deal To Give Drivers Tons Of Discounts, Locks Out Uber
 As the battle to recruit rideshare drivers rages on, Lyft and Uber were both vying for a partnership with AnyPerkto provide their drivers with discounts at hundreds of places, but Lyft has won t...
09:19 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Hardware Hackers: I Want To See Your Battlefield Applications
 The past few Disrupts have been amazing for fans of hardware. From Lock8 to Monsieur, we’ve had some amazing startups appearing on stage alongside the software makers of the world and it&#...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch No, A16Z Didnt Buy Y Combinator For $266 Billion
 No, Andreessen Horowitz isn’t buying Y Combinator for $266 billion. In fact the post, which looks an awful lot like a real TechCrunch post, is actually a hoax and never appeared on the Tec...
08:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch AOL Co-founder Steve Case Invests $30 Million Into School Lunch Company, Revolution Foods
 AOL co-founder Steve Case, via his investment fund Revolution Growth, has now made a seconddeal to fund a company focused on healthy eating. The firm is putting $30 million intoRevolution Foods ...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Googles Project Tango Tablet Is A $1,024 7-Inch Tegra K1-Powered Device With Depth Sensing
 Google has added some new development hardware to its Project Tango 3D-depth sensing mobile project – a table development kit made its debut today, boasting a new NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch The LG LifeBand Touch And HeartRate Earphones Are The Wonder Twins Of Activity Trackers
 So I went for a run. I got up early, found my Nikes and slipped on LG’s new Lifeband Touch andHeartRate earphones. I didn’t make it very far, and the devices told me I’m fat an...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Microsofts Xbox One Controllers Now Work With PCs
 I’ve been gaming on a PC lately, and despite some initial frustration, it’s been fun overall. But I’ve also been using an old Xbox 360 controller, even though I have and love X...
06:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Using M7 Motion Processor For Indoor Positioning With iOS 8
 Apple has added a trick to its CoreLocation set of geopositioning tools in iOS 8, 9to5Mac has noticed, and that will make it possible for venue owners to build indoor positioning systems into so...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Europes Top Court Rules That Browsing The Internet Does Not In Itself Infringe Copyright (Phew)
 A long-running European legalbattle over the copyrightstatus of cached copies of documents held on the computers of Internet users has been resolved today. A preliminary rulingby the European Co...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Pinterest Tests Do-It-Yourself Promoted Pins For Small And Medium-Sized Businesses
 Pinterest is exploring new ways to make money from the huge audience that it’s amassed over the last few years. That includes new “Promoted Pins” from large national brands, bu...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch With Moments; Tinder, Too, Decides Photos Shouldnt Always Last Forever
 While Tinder has made quite a few romantic matches, the hot new dating app has long had ambitions of connecting people beyond love and attraction. Tinder wants to be the place you go to make any...
05:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch With Moments, Tinder, Too, Decides Photos Shouldnt Always Last Forever
 While Tinder has made quite a few romantic matches, the hot new dating app has long had ambitions of connecting people beyond love and attraction. Tinder wants to be the place you go to make any...
05:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch ElasticSearch Scores $70M In Series C To Fund Growth Spurt
 ElasticSearch announced$70M in Series C funding today just 18 months after forming the company. Company executives say theywill use the money to continue to drive their phenomenal growth. This r...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Edyn Wants To Make Your Garden Smart
 Traditionally, gardening is a healthy dose of intuition combined with a dash of luck. Edyn wants to add a bit of data analytics to the mix and the company has turned to Kickstarter to raise $100...
05:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Michigan Is Building A Fake City To Put Automated Vehicles In Real-World Situations
 With all the talk surrounding Google’s self-driving cars — as cute as they are — questions still remain. For one, how will these automated vehicles handle unexpected road condi...
05:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch SoftBank Will Sell Humanoid Robot Pals Starting Next February
 We don’t have robot butlers just yet, but as of next year, it will be possible to have your very own human-like robot companion. Japanese telecom giant SoftBank revealed to Reuters that it...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Buys Namo Media, A Specialist In Native Ads For Mobile
 Twitter today has made another acquisition to build out its ad tech business — specifically in the area of native ads. It has acquired Namo Media, a specialist in “native ad” c...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Buys Mobile Native Ads Startup Namo Media
 Twitter today has made another acquisition to build out its ad tech business — specifically in the area of native ads. It has acquired Namo Media, a specialist in “native ad” c...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Twitter Buys Mobile Native Ad Startup Namo Media For Around $50M
 Twitter today has made another acquisition to build the social network’sad tech business — specifically in the area of native ads. It has acquired Namo Media, a specialist in “...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Allocadia Raises A $7M Series A Round Led By Altos Ventures And iNovia For Its Marketing Performance-Management Service
 Marketing performance management may not sound like the most exciting of businesses to be in at first glance, but there is a huge market for tools that help marketing teams plan, budget and anal...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Square Picks Up The Ability To Send Invoices
 Square can do a lot of things.Want to take credit cards from your taco truck? Use the portable Square Reader. Want to sell stuff through a little pop-up online front-end? Use Square Market.But w...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Taps Samsung As Hardware Partner For New NOOK Tablets
 Barnes & Noble’s e-reader and tablet division has been in a bit of a tailspin over the past couple of years, but today it announced that it’ll be taking a different approach thro...
02:51 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Neoji Is A Sensor-Packed Home Security, Safety And Efficiency Monitoring Hub
 We’ve seen smart home security systems before, such as Canary. We’ve also seen wireless in-home hubs focused on controlling your lighting or heating. And smart sensors for monitoring...
12:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Alternative Investing Startup Wikifolio Raises 6M For International Expansion
 Alternative investing startup Wikifolio has closed a 6 million funding round led by European early stage venture fund Speedinvest. The fresh capital will be used by the Austrian company, which I...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch GeoPoll Unveils First Overnight TV Ratings Service In Five African Countries In Time For World Cup
 GeoPoll, which raised a $6.6 million Series A round last year to fund its mobile survey platform for developing countries, has launched a service that will provide the first daily TV ratings in ...
11:01 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches Street View Imagery For All 12 World Cup Stadiums In Brazil
 The first game of the 2014 soccer football World Cup in Brazil is scheduled to kick off a week from now and — in what’s slowly becoming a tradition around major sports events —...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch PackLink Pulls In $9M, Led By Accel, To Grow Its Parcel Shipping Platform Business
 European online package shipping marketplace startup PackLink has pulled in $9 million in Series B funding, led by Accel Parters. Existing investor Active Venture Partners also participated in t...
08:39 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Alibaba Buys 50% Stake In Leading Chinese Soccer Team Guangzhou Evergrande
 Alibaba Group chairman Jack Ma announced today at a press conference that the company will buy a 50% stake in Guangzhou Evergrande Football Club, one of China’s top soccer teams. The deal&...
08:08 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Talks About Not Getting Swallowed By The Borg At StartX
 In his first speaking engagement at tonight’s StartX event since Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion, the messaging service’s co-founder Brian Acton talked about WhatsApp̵...
08:01 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces This Years Imagine Cup Finalists, With Satya Nadella As VIP Judge
 For the last 11 years, Microsoft has been running its worldwide Imagine Cup student software competition, and every year, it invites the best teams to the world finals. Last year’s event w...
07:45 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Radio Shack Teams Up With PCH International To Create A Retail Pipeline For Hardware Startups
 Electronics retailer Radio Shack is teaming up with hardware manufacturer and accelerator PCH International to bring 6 square-foot “Powered by PCH” retail spaces to stores in the Uni...
06:18 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch CyberX Gets $2M Seed Funding To Bring Better Security To The Industrial Internet
 CyberX, a software security startup that launched last year out of the UpWest Labs accelerator, has raised $2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Glilot Capital Partners with participa...
04:56 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Apples New iPhone Ad Stars A Bunch Of Health Gadgets That Are Not An iWatch
 Somewhere in my basement I have a Presidential Fitness Award signed by George H.W. Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. I think I had to do 50 pushups or something to qualify — it’s a goo...
04:28 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch NSA-Mocking Easter Egg Found In Googles New Email Encryption Plug-In
 Google recently made waves by introducing the framework for a tool that will bolster email encryption through a coming plug-in for its Chrome browser. TechCrunch noted the complexity of the prob...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Grow Your Own Apartment With Just The Wave Of Your Hand
 MIT’s CityHome aims to solve the space issue for many urban renters in New York and San Francisco who often must sacrifice space for cost. A 200 square-foot modular unit expands to a full ...
02:39 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Apple, Google, Microsoft And Others Call On The Senate To Strengthen NSA Reform
 At the roughly one-year anniversary of the NSA leaks, Reform Government Surveillance, a group backed by a number of notable tech companies, is publishing a letter demanding the Senate strengthen...
01:41 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch After Antitrust Suit, Bazaarvoice Sells PowerReviews To Review Site Viewpoints For $30M
 Bazaarvoice just announced that it’s selling PowerReviews for $30 million in cash.The news comes after an acquisition deal in 2012, followed by an antitrust suit in which the US Justice De...
01:33 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Swift, Apples New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years
 At its WWDC event on Monday, Apple made waves among the iOS and Mac developer communities with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language designed from the ground up by the company...
01:03 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch The iPhone-Controlled Visiobike Will Take You For A Ride
 Zoom zoom! A Croatian company wants to put your butt onto a new kind of bike, a sort of electric/mechanical hybrid that uses battery assist to help you up the hills and includes an automatic tra...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Will Announce A New Device On June 18th, Likely Their 3D Eye-Tracking Phone
 Back in October of last year, we broke the word that Amazon was working on a new smartphone …with a bit of a twist. Using multiple cameras to track your eyes and head, we were told that it...
12:26 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Amazon Will Announce A New Device On June 18, Likely Their 3D Eye-Tracking Phone
 Back in October of last year, we broke the word that Amazon was working on a new smartphone …with a bit of a twist. Using multiple cameras to track your eyes and head, it featured a 3D int...
12:16 am GMT - Thu, June 5, 2014
Techcrunch Low-Cost Hardware Merchant Monoprice Now Offers A $1,199 3D Printer
 Monoprice, everyone’s favorite source for cheap $20-foot HDMI cables and other stuff that you don’t feel like going to Best Buy for, has just announced the availability of a new 3D p...
11:36 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Shut Up And Take My Money For The Cards Against Humanity: Tech Edition
 You’ve played Cards Against Humanity, right? The so-called party game for horrible people? Well, here’s the unofficial Tech Edition and it’s about the best thing ever. It’...
11:36 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Meet The Judges For The TechCrunch Pitch-Off In Austin
 Howdy, y’all. As a Texan myself, I’m thrilled to announce the judges for our Austin Pitch-Off going down next week at Palm on 6th St. (BTW, tickets to the Austin Meetup are still ava...
11:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch SportsQuest Wants To Be QuizUp For Sport, With a Few Twists
 QuizUp is a ‘challenge’ style game which was release released last September and has created a lot of buzz around its social model. The massive take-up achieved demonstrated that the...
11:01 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Chic By Choice Is A European Take On RentTheRunway
 RentTheRunway has made a splash as a way for women to literally rent high fashion. Now a new startup hopes it can reproduce that success with a similar model, which has a new take on the idea, w...
10:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Profitero Raises $8M From Polaris Partners To Scale E-commerce Intel
Profitero, a SaaS provider of online insights and e-commerce intelligence for retailers and brands, has raised $8 million from Polaris Partners.It will use the funds to double its 40-strong engineerin...
10:56 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Profitero Raises $8M From Polaris Partners To Scale E-Commerce Intelligence
Profitero, a SaaS provider of online insights and e-commerce intelligence for retailers and brands, has raised $8 million from Polaris Partners.It will use the funds to double its 40-strong engineerin...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Calls On US Gov. To End Bulk NSA Data Collection
 Marking the one year anniversary of the NSA leaks saga, Microsoft today called for broad change in how the United States Government and its intelligence agencies operate, and what they collect.M...
10:25 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Google Impact Challenge Awards $500K Each To Four Bay Area Nonprofits
 Google.org, Google’s nonprofit wing, has announced which nonprofits participating in its Bay Area Impact Challenge will receive grants for $500,000 later this year. Hack the Hood, Health T...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Product Hunt Is The Social News Site Of Tech Products Read By Influential People
 Meet Product Hunt, a small experiment that is increasingly becoming the center of the conversations of product-oriented people working in tech. You can call it the Reddit of tech products, the H...
09:37 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch GoPro Hires Former Skype CEO Tony Bates To Be Its President
 Today GoPro named Tony Bates its president and new member of its board of directors. GoPro recently filed for a $100 million initial public offering. Bates will report to founder and CEO Nichola...
09:34 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Is The Surface Pro 3 The Perfect Microsoft Laptop?
 The Microsoft Surface has long been the embodiment of Microsoft’s ambitions for Windows 8.1. Now that the outrage against Microsoft and its efforts to move to a more modern touch interface...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch A Developer Cloned Flappy Bird Using Apples New Programming Language Swift In A Matter Of Hours
 Less than a day after Apple made its surprising announcement about a whole new programming language for building iOSapplications, called Swift, a developer with just four hours of Swift programm...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Google Launches Partner Select, A Programmatic Video Ad Marketplace For Premium Content
 The market for online video ads continues to grow rapidly as more advertisers shift their spending from TV to the web. Google unsurprisingly wants to own its share of this market. In order to co...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch So Long TC, And Hello GV
 I thought hard about this post, but time didn’t make it any easier to write. After five-and-a-half years at TechCrunch, I’ll be joining Google Ventures as an Operating Partner. I am ...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Lima Raises $2.5 Million For Its Personal, Subscription-Free Dropbox
 French startup Lima already did a very successful Kickstarter campaign last year, raising more than $1.2 million. But the company just raised even more money — French VC firm Partech Ventu...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Early-Stage Investor True Ventures Closes $290 Million Fourth Fund
 True Ventures, the early-stage venture firm that made some of the first investments in companies like Fitbit, Automattic, and Makerbot, has officially closed $290 million for its fourth fund. It...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Fleksy Third-Party Keyboard Is Already On iOS 8 In Beta
 Fleksy wasted no time in getting its third-party software keyboard onto iOS 8, after Apple announced it would be supporting outside input software system-wide. The startup is also accepting beta...
08:24 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Xbox Adds 45 New Media Partners, Including Twitter, Vine, Comedy Central, And MLG
 Microsoft has been trying for a while to make its Xbox Live platform not just a home for gamers, but also the dominant media center in the home. Just ahead of E3, the company is taking a bigger ...
08:13 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Google Drive Is Not Working For Some This Morning
 Take an extended coffee break this morning, because that work is not getting done. Google Drive, home to Google’s suite of online office tools for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, f...
07:59 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch The Concept Car
 We’re living in the future. Self-driving cars, wrist-worn medical tracking devices, a cell phone with modular parts and pizzas delivered by drones. It’s all here. Except it’s n...
07:07 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Conan Shows Us A World Where Googles Self Driving Car Has A Few Bugs
 Last week, Google showed off the prototype for its self-driving cars. Designed from scratch, the little bug-like vehicles look like gumdrops on wheels (and they even have little faces,) inviting...
07:03 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch iOS Apps Pass Browsers For The First Time As The Most Popular Way To Watch Online TV
 In a report about video data consumption trends released this morning by Adobe, the company noted an interesting statistic about the changing habits of online TV watchers. For the first time, iO...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch LinkedIn Updates Premium Profiles To Look More Like Facebook
 “Professional” social network LinkedIn is announcing another new change to its design, one that it hopes will entice more people to sign up for its paid, premium tiers and get everyo...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch New York Times Steps Up Its Premium March With NYT Opinion App
 In March, the New York Times kicked off a new strategy ofslicing and dicing its contentinto apps focused at more targeted audiences, and today it is launching the latest effort in that area: NYT...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Sonys SmartBand Activity Tracker Is Now Available In The US For $99
 Announced eons ago at CES 2014, the waterproof Sony SmartBand is finally available in the U.S. It’s $99 from Sony’s online store and offers a feature set slightly more loaded than th...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Local Marketing Company Yext Raises $50M More
 Yext, a company that helps businesses synchronize their data across local search services and their own websites, is announcing that it has raised $50 million in Series F funding. Co-founder and...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Looksery Launches On Kickstarter With An App That Makes You Look Better (Or Just Funnier) On Video Chat
 While I don’t tend to write about mobile apps undergoing crowdfunding campaigns because – well, just code the thing already – I’m going to make an exception for Looksery....
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Slidebean Launches To Give Prezi A Run For Its Money
 If you’re looking for an easier way to turn the content in your head into a beautiful presentation, Slidebean has launched to give users presentation tools right on the web. Of course, suc...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Series A Is The New Series B
 When I moved to Silicon Valley over a decade ago, I thought “venture” meant looking for smart people with great ideas. I’ve learned that’s not true; they’re looking...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Kobalt Raises $140M To Scale Up Its Digital Royalty Collection Business
 Apple’s$3 billion acquisition of Beats Electronics, a possibleIPO from Spotify and areview of music licensing rulesby the Justice Department are some of thebig developments that have putth...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Gild, The Service For Finding And Hiring Engineers, Raises $13.5M Series B Funding
 Gild, the startup that has built a service that helps companies find and hire software engineers, has closed on $13.5 million in a new round of funding.The new round, which is Gild’s Serie...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch While Your Wrist Waits For A Worthy Smartwatch, Check Out This Stylish Timepiece App
 While you wait for a circular smartwatch to land on the market — or indeed, any smartwatch worth the wearing — this watch-face app offers a taster of the coming waves of wrist-mounte...
02:09 pm GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Chapp Is A Real-Time Chat Platform For On-Topic Chatting In The Browser
 Canadian digital design agency smashLAB is having a go at building a new topic-based chat platform which emulates some of the functionality of IRC but makes it more accessible to mainstream user...
11:44 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Sequoia Invests $15M In Indian Mobile Multiplayer Games Maker, Octro
 Sequoia Capital has invested $15 million in Series A funding in Indian mobile multiplayer gaming company Octro, which makes digital versions of popular local classics, such as card game Indian R...
11:19 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Editing Services Startup WritePath Nabs $525,000 In Seed Funding
 WritePath, an editing company that serves college applicants, technical writers, and academic researchers, has raised $525,000 in seed funding led by B Dash Ventures. The Singapore-based startup...
10:15 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Game Studio Booster Pack, Founded By Former LucasArts Employees, Raises $1.475M
 When Disney shut down LucasArtsjust 154 days after acquiring it as part of their $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm last year, four members of the studio’s Singapore teamwere determined to s...
03:55 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Delivers Location-Based App Suggestions On Your Lock Screen In iOS 8
 Apple has a new feature in iOS 8 that will surface app suggestions on the bottom left screen of your locked iPhone depending on your location, according to developers posting to the MacRumors fo...
03:50 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Valve Shows Off Its Polka Dot VR Headset
 Watch out, Oculus. Here comes Valve. The gaming giant recently demonstrated a prototype VR headset with wearers reporting impressive results. The odd-looking headset is speckled with dots, allow...
03:28 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Wants The Link Between Your Devices To Be You, Not A Shared Wi-Fi Network
 Apple has made some changes to its core inter-device sharing protocols in iOS 8, including AirPlay and AirDrop. AirDrop, the simple file sharing mechanism introduced in OS X Lion and iOS 7, now ...
03:08 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 06.03.14
 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 4pm Pacific.Link to live chat here.Like the Gillmor Gang on Facebook here. Read Mo...
02:53 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Digital Ad Company MediaMath Raises Another $73.5M, Plus $105M In Debt
 MediaMath, which offers tools for ad-buying, data management, and other aspects of digital marketing, announced today that it has raised more than $175 million in additional funding, including a...
02:19 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch The Metal Framework Gives iOS A Lead In Gaming For The Foreseeable Future
 Among the many announcements made during the two-hour keynote at WWDC yesterday, three were targeted specifically at game developers: SceneKit, new functions in SpriteKit, and Metal, a new frame...
02:06 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch An E-Cig That Tells You How Much Youve Increased Your Life Expectency With Every Puff
 Forget for just a moment that e-cigarettes mostly contain propylene glycol — a substance used in antifreeze and known to cause cancer. Smokio claims to be the first connected e-cig to actu...
02:01 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Watch The TechCrunch Recap Of Apples WWDC 2014 Announcements
 Apple’s keynote for WWDC 2014 happened Monday morning, and there was a lot to digest, both for attendees and those watching at home. Apple didn’t announce any new gadgets at this yea...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Someone Involved With Apples New Programming Language Swift Must Be A Firefly Fan
 Here’s a little factoid that has pretty much nothing to do with the broader significance of Swift, Apple’s new programming language for developing iOS and OS X apps. But it made me s...
01:18 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Announcing Include, TechCrunchs Diversity Partner Program
 While the tech industry has long aspired to be inclusive, the numbers are dismal. Hardly a week passes by without media outlets highlighting concerns about sexism, ageism or “founder profi...
01:03 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Android Likely To Get Touch-Friendly Office Before Windows
 #SatyasMicrosoft Earlier today, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reported that the tablet-touch build of Office for Android willland before the touch-ready build for Windows. Yes, this is the real wo...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Google Plans To Launch An Easy-To-Use Chrome Plug-In For Email Encryption Soon
 Google today announced that it will soon release a Chrome plug-in that will enable end-to-end encryption for web-based email services. The plug-in is based on theOpenPGPemail encryption standard...
12:51 am GMT - Wed, June 4, 2014
Techcrunch Android Wear Developer Team Talks Building Apps For Moto 360 And LG G Watch
 Android Wear is going to be a big part of Google I/O 2014 this year, and Google helps developers acclimate to the idea of wrist-borne apps. Already, internal developers working on the project ar...
11:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch NSA Chief: Snowden Probably Not A Russian Spy
 Despite Congressional bloviation, the NSA doesn’t think that Edward Snowden is a foreign spy. NSA Chief Michael Rogers doesn’t think it likely that Snowden is working for Russia, or ...
11:56 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter
 Consumer Physics, the Tel Aviv-based startup behind thehandheld molecular food scanner dubbed “SCiO” – basically a pocket-sizedspectrometer that tells you the chemical makeup o...
11:49 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Sam Altman Names Y Combinators New Board Of Overseers
 Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, has just posted a blog post announcing the Board of Overseers at the world’s most successful accelerator. The list includes Airbnb co-founder Brian C...
11:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business
 Apple’s WWDC keynote had a message for cloud service providers. Apple knows it has the devices inside the enterprise, whether iPhone, iPad and even Macs, and it wants more than just the ha...
10:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch You Can Buy 50 Cents New Album With Bitcoin
 50 Cent’s new album isn’t doing too well critically, but commercially the rapper is trying to take all comers and is even accepting bitcoin as payment for the record. Read More ...
10:57 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Dinner Lab Raises $2.1 Million For Its Modern-Day Supper Club
 Dinner Lab, an exclusive supper club that lets up-and-coming chefs test their recipes by preparing multi-course meals for a private audience, has just raised its first outside funding. The previ...
10:53 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch OS X Yosemite Beta Can Capture Video Straight From Your iPhones Screen
 As developers poke and prod their way around the brand new Beta builds of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, all kinds of little unannounced features continue to spill out.The latest unearthed gem: the ab...
10:47 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch How To Prevent SFs Housing Crisis From Getting Even Worse: Vote No on Prop B Today
 Unfortunately, there is no app or API that can solve San Francisco’s housing and commercial real estate crunch.It’s rathercomplicated. But there is this otherretro, 2,500-year-old te...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Apples Health Offerings Focus On Data Collection, Not Interpretation
 One of the major announcements in Apple’s iOS 8 presentation yesterday was the Health app and the Healthkit system that allows developers to feed data into the app. Healthkit is being bill...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch One Of Googles Project Loon Balloons Crashed Into Power Lines In Washington State
 Google’s self-driving cars may have an almost impeccable safety record, but chances are the company won’t be touting those same numbers about Project Loon — its attempt to brin...
09:34 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Bitcoin Entrepreneur Pays $51K To Settle With The SEC After Selling Shares Illegally
 If you’re going to sell shares in your business and are soliciting for funds publicly, there are rules you have to follow. And Erik Voorhees recently found out there are rules to follow ev...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch KhodeUp Teaches Teenage Cambodian Orphans How To Code
 There are about 500 orphanages in Cambodia right now, a figure that has doubled in the last decade. There is a common belief in the country that if parents send their child away to one of these ...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Investors Build New Marketing Tools For The Visual Web
 Navigating the web these days is increasingly a case of what you see is what you get. Sites like Pinterest and Tumblr, and apps like Instagram, Vine, and Snapchat are replacing text updates with...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch FiveStar Finds The Best Products On Amazon From Any Category, On Any Budget
 Do a lot of Amazon shopping? Then you’re going to dig this: a new website called FiveStar helps you uncoverthe best products on Amazon in any category, and organized by budget. So for exam...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch FiveStar Finds The Best Products On Amazon From Any Category On Any Budget
 Do a lot of Amazon shopping? Then you’re going to dig this: a new website called FiveStar helps you uncoverthe best products on Amazon in any category and organized by budget. So for examp...
08:33 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Kickstarter Simplifies Its Rules And Lowers The Barrier For Project Acceptance
 Crowdfunding site Kickstarter, which has almost become the ‘Kleenex’ of the crowd-sourced funding world in terms of brand recognition, today unveiled two changes to its business mode...
08:27 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Google Chrome Goes 64-Bit, Promises Better Stability, Security And Performance
 Most modern operating systems now natively support 64-bit processors, but even though many developers now offer 64-bit versions of their applications, browsers have generally lacked behind this ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Instagram 6.0 Seduces Pro Photographers With Adjustable Filters And 9 New Effects
 “People come to instagram today to post their photos but haven’t come back to edit their photos” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells me. So today Instagram is adding sliders to c...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Says There Are Now 30M Small Business With Active Pages, Including 19M On Mobile
 Dan Levy, Facebook’s director of small business, just said that the company has 30 million small businesses with active Pages on the social network.That’s up from 25 million from las...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Facebook Says There Are Now 30M Small Businesses With Active Pages, Including 19M On Mobile
 Dan Levy, Facebook’s director of small business, just said that the company has 30 million small businesses with active Pages on the social network.That’s up from 25 million from las...
07:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Smart Driving Assistant Comes To Android With Safety-Focused Do Not Disturb And Crash Alert Features
 Automatic, the smart driving assistant that combines a small hardware device that plugs in your car and a mobile app that provides drivers with data about their vehicle and their driving habits,...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch WatchESPN Apps Get Chromecast Support, Watch ABC And Watch Disney Coming Soon
 Over the years, sports giant ESPN has been expanding the number of screens and devices that viewers can watch its content on. Now it’s adding another: Starting today, the cable network is ...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch In Internet.org Push, Facebook Buys Pryte To Sell Small Mobile Data Parcels
 Facebook these days is focused on adding “the next billion” users to its social network, with a focus on consumersin emerging markets and the mobile devices that many of them will us...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch In Internet.org Push, Facebook Buys Pryte, A Specialist In Selling Small Mobile Data Parcels
 Facebook these days is focused on adding “the next billion” users to its social network, with a focus on consumersin emerging markets and the mobile devices that many of them will us...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Glance Is A Smartwatch That You Can Use With Your Existing Watch
 Smartwatches have a problem: They mostly appeal to people who already enjoy wearing watches, but they take up valuable wrist space that those same people would probably rather use for their actu...
06:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch FoKo Expands Enterprise Instagram Product To Desktop
 FoKo, the enterprise photo sharing applications that gives companies a private Instagram-like experience, has announced a new desktop version to share items such as CAD drawings, which might not...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Time Buys Seattle-Based Family Organizer Service Cozi
 Time, Inc. has acquired Seattle-based Cozi, the makers of a popular family organizer utility for web and mobile, the companies announced on Monday. Founded in 2005 by Robbie Cape and Jan Miksovs...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Personalised Travel Startup Nezasa Raises $800K
 Zurich-based travel startup Nezasa, which offers a “one-stop shop” to design and book your personalised travel itinerary, has closed an $800,000 second round of funding from an unnam...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch If Baking Is A Science, The $99 Drop Scale Is Your Lab Assistant
 They say cooking is an art and baking is a science, and “they” are right. I once tried to make a half-portion of cheesecake that ended in catastrophe. Luckily, a new startup out of I...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Popular Task-Management Software ToDoist Releases Its First Enterprise Product
 As it promised earlier this year, ToDoist has launched a version of its popular cross-platform task-management software for enterprise users. ToDoist For Business includes the support for collab...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch DataTorrent, A Big Data Platform Built On Hadoop, Can Process A Billion Events Per Second
 DataTorrent made its primary product, DataTorrent RTS, generally available today. The product is built on top of Hadoop 2.0 and allows companies to process massive amounts of big data in real ti...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Online Tutoring Center InstaEDU Acquired By Chegg For $30 Million
 Chegg, the textbook resale site turnedall things student hub, todayannounced a$30 million cash acquisitionof student tutoring marketplace InstaEDU. An acquisition like this makes sense for Chegg...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch SeeMe, Which Lets Members Create T-Shirts With All-Over Designs, Launches Its First App
 SeeMe, a T-shirt design site that claims more than a million members, has launched its first mobile app on iOS, which can be used to take photos and turn them into T-shirts. To be sure, there ar...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Google Glass Goes Chic With New Designer Frames
 Thanks to a partnership with Diane Von Furstenberg, Google Glass will soon be available in stylish frames and lenses. There are five new frames and eight new shades available. The collection wil...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Radio Physics Solutions Raises 700K To Detect 3D Printed Guns
 Radio Physics Solutions, makers of a security scanner that’s able to detect plastic firearms manufactured with a 3D printer, has raised 700,000 from equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateR...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch HTC Sales Dip Again In May, Despite Buzz For Its New M8 Flagship Phone
 HTC has posted details of its monthly revenues for May and the results reverse two months of positive sales it garnered in April and March. Read More ...
03:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Licenses InterDigitals Wireless Patents As Litigation Dropped
 Some more closure in the ongoing, foot-dragging world of patent infringement, at a very lucrative price: Samsungand InterDigital have signed a patent license agreement and dropped all litigation...
03:11 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Inks $500M Wireless Patent Deal With InterDigital
 Some more closure in the ongoing, foot-dragging world of patent infringement, at a very lucrative price: Samsungand InterDigital have signed a patent license agreement and dropped all litigation...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Cloud HR Startup Zenefits Raises Another $66.5M From Andreessen Horowitz and IVP At A $500M Valuation
 Four months ago, Zenefits raised a $15 million Series A Round. The company has already gone back for more funding, raising an additional $66.5 million from return investor Andreessen Horowitz, a...
12:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Watch John Olivers Brilliant, Concise Primer On Net Neutrality
 If you are a regular reader of TechCrunch, then you are probably up to speed on the issue of net neutrality. If you aren’t, however, SHAME ON YOU. Just kidding. As HBO’s “Last ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Intel Bets On Surface Pro 3-Like 2-In-1 Devices
 Today at the Computex event in Taiwan, Intel unveiled a reference design ’2-in-1′ device, raising the profile of tablet-hybrids. The chip maker, increasingly betting on mobile in the...
09:27 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Hong Kong Incubator NEST Launches An Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups
 Ask Hong Kong startup founders about the challenges facing their ecosystem and you are likely to hear one answer over and over again: the lack of funding opportunities. Because Hong Kong’s...
06:54 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Too Lazy To Watch The WWDC 2014 Keynote? Check Out This Song Instead
 Are you too pressed for time to watch all 130 minutes and 52 seconds of Apple’s WWDC 2014 Keynote? Or just occupied lovingly stroking your Nexus 7? Don’t worry–musician Jonatha...
04:20 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch The Coolest iOS 8 Features Apple Didnt Talk About Today
 Apple gave us a lot to digest at today’s WWDC event, including big announcements about iOS 8, Mac OS X Yosemite, and a new programming language called Swift.But even with two hours to pres...
04:13 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Hang Local Helps You Hang Out More With Friends IRL
 Hang Local creator Allen Romero is a self-proclaimed “social mother fucker” whose main goal is to get people off their phones and connect them in the real world. Ironically, he creat...
04:10 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Yahoo Wins Another Apple Design Award For News Digest App
 Every year, Apple awards a series of apps its coveted Apple Design Award. These apps represent what Apple feels are the best qualities of the platform. Among the big winners in theseADAs is Yaho...
04:08 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Hands On With Apples CarPlay In The Ferrari FF
 Something I will never have is the Ferrari FF, a four-seater supercar that costs more than my life and all my worldly possessions combined are worth. But the car is notable not just for its beau...
03:39 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch iOS 7 Changed iOS, But iOS 8 Changes Computing
 Apple showed off a lot of new stuff today, so much so that it’s actually hard to process. But from a macro perspective, one thing is clear: iOS 8 actually represents much more of a shift t...
03:14 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Apples WWDC Delivers Developer Fanservice
 Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning laid out some welcome consumer-facing features coming to iOS and OS X. But the biggest announcements by far were the ones in which Apple delivered develop...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Home Deco Site Houzz Raising $150M At A $2.3B Post-Money Valuation
 Looks like home-remodelling and design site Houzz is upsizing. Filings that thestartup made at the end of May in Delaware, uncovered by the folks at VCExperts, indicate that it is raisinga Serie...
03:01 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Home Deco Site Houzz Raises $150M At A $2.3B Post-Money Valuation
 Looks like home-remodelling and design site Houzz is upsizing. Filings that thestartup made at the end of May in Delaware, uncovered by the folks at VCExperts, indicate that it is raisinga Serie...
02:35 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Apple iOS 8 SDK Gives Developers Access To Faster 3D Graphics, Touch ID And More
 With the launch of iOS 8, Apple today released a number of new developer tools for its mobile operating system. The new iOS SDK, which Apple CEO Tim Cook called “the biggest release since ...
01:58 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Inside Jobs: What Exactly Does It Mean To Be A Solutions Architect?
 Some jobs have names that make it pretty easy to understand what they do: Airplane pilot, waitress, doctor, shoe salesman. But in today’s tech industry, there are a lot of job titles that ...
01:43 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Gets More Explicit About Bitcoin Apps
 Late last year, a series of app removals hit Bitcoin wallets, causing folks in the industry to panic over Apple’s stance on the ‘virtual currency’. When that happened, I wrote ...
01:15 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Missed The WWDC 2014 Keynote? Heres The Complete Video
 The complete WWDC 2014 keynote is now online for your viewing pleasure. Watch Apple’s executives roll out the latest and greatest from Cupertino — and even call one of Apple’s ...
12:54 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch All The News From WWDC 2014
 Apple carpet-bombed the OS X and iOS world at its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, lifting the curtain on OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 and more, including the ability to allow iPhones to make calls...
12:40 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Google+ Stories, Automated Travelogues Built With Your Own Photos And Videos, Arrives On iOS
 In the middle of Apple’s big announcement, which includes a revamped iOS Photos application among dozens upon dozens of new features arriving in iOS 8, Google quietly rolled out an update ...
12:35 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Marin Software Pays $23M For Social Retargeting Startup Perfect Audience
 Ad tech company Marin Software, which went public last year, has made its first acquisition: it’s acquired Perfect Audience, a specialist in display and social network retargeting, for$22....
12:35 am GMT - Tue, June 3, 2014
Techcrunch Marin Software Buys Social Retargeting Co. Perfect Audience For $23M
 Ad tech company Marin Software, which went public last year, has made its first acquisition: it’s acquired Perfect Audience, a specialist in display and social network retargeting, for$22....
11:43 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Introduces CloudKit, An Effectively Free Toolkit For Making Cloud Apps
 While Apple has a reputation for building beautiful hardware and powerful software, recent forays into the cloud, including MobileMe, iCloud, and Siri, have been found wanting by many. At today&...
11:13 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Opens Up Touch ID To All Apps
 If you ever thought that the future creeps up on you slowly, and then all at once, behold Touch ID for all apps.Announced today as a side feature of iOS 8, the Touch ID recognition you’ve ...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Launches Swift, A New Programming Language For Writing iOS And OS X Apps
 At its WWDC developer event today, Applesurprised all of the developers in the audience by launching a new programming language called Swift. This new language seems to be poisedto replace Objec...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Releases iOS 8 To Developers, Public Beta Coming This Summer
 At its WWDC event this morning, Apple announced that the coming update to its mobile operating system, iOS 8, will have a public beta period this summer. Developers will be able to download it t...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Releases iOS 8 To Developers, Available To Consumers This Fall
 At its WWDC event this morning, Apple announced that the coming update to its mobile operating system, iOS 8, will have a public beta period this summer. Developers will be able to download it t...
10:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Siri Grows Up With Shazam, Streaming Recognition And 22Plus Languages
 Three years ago, the name of the game at Apple’s WWDC was the introduction of Siri, the company’s voice recognition-based personal assistant integrated into the iPhone 4S. Today, whi...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Introduces Homekit To Securely Pair iPhones With Smart Home Devices
 We’ve seen hundreds of so-called “smart” connected devices pop up over the last few years, but with that proliferation of devices has also come confusion about what device work...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Introduces HomeKit To Securely Pair iPhones With Smarthome Devices
 We’ve seen hundreds of so-called “smart” connected devices pop up over the last few years, but with that proliferation of devices has also come confusion about what device work...
10:42 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch WhatsApp Founder Not Impressed By Apples New iMessage Features
 Today in its WWDC keynote, Apple announced a sheaf of changes to its iMessage service, including messages that will self destruct over time, sending short audio and video messages, andgroup mess...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apples iOS App Store Gets Massive Overhaul With Trending Searches, Video Previews, App Bundles And More
 Apple announced a significant overhaul to the iTunes App Store on iOS this morning at WWDC in response to the challenges developers have faced as the store became increasingly crowded over the y...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch iOS 8 TestFlight Will Finally Give Developers Beta Testing
 Android has long offered a powerful public beta testing option so developers can squash bugs before they release their apps to everyone. Apple will finally offer something similar with the expan...
10:33 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch TestFlight For iOS 8 Will Finally Give Developers Widescale Native Beta Testing
 Android has long offered a powerful public beta testing option so developers can squash bugs before they release their apps to everyone. Apple will finally offer something similar with the expan...
10:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apples iMessage Adds Self-Destructing Audio And Video Messages, Location Sharing
 Today at WWDC, Apple introduced iOS 8 and a few new features. Among other things, the Messages app will receive a few new features, including the ability to send audio and video messages, share ...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch iTunes App Store Now Has 1.2 Million Apps, Has Seen 75 Billion Downloads To Date
 At Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference in San Francisco this morning, the company announced that the iOS App Store has now reached 1.2 million applications – a staggering ...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Tim Cook Bashes Android, Says It Dominates The Mobile Malware Market
 Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a brief update on iOS 7′s adoption this morning at WWDC, while also slamming Android in the process – even “joking” that Android dominates the mob...
10:21 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Introduces Healthkit For Tracking Health And Fitness Data
 Over the last few years, dozens of devices and thousands of apps have emerged to help users track their activity levels, lose weight, and get more in shape. But Apple didn’t really have it...
10:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Finally Overhauls Typing In iOS 8 With Support For 3rd Party Keyboards And Native Next-Word Prediction
 Apple is finally giving a little love to itsoverlooked iOS keyboard software.The forthcomingiOS 8 update, which it’s detailing on stage right now at itsWWDC 2014 event,will include a next-...
10:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Finally Overhauls Typing In iOS 8
 Apple is finally giving a little serious love to theoverlooked iOS keyboard. The forthcomingiOS 8 update, which it detailed on stage this morningat itsWWDC 2014 event,will include a next-word pr...
10:19 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Finally Overhauls Typing In iOS 8 Opens Up To 3rd Party Keyboards
 Apple is finally giving a little serious love to theoverlooked iOS keyboard. The forthcomingiOS 8 update, which it detailed on stage this morningat itsWWDC 2014 event,will include a next-word pr...
10:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Brings Text Messages And Phone Calls To The Mac
Apple just revealed you can now text or take a phone call right on your Mac. During the WWDC presentation, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, announced the n...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Taking Direct Aim At Google, Apple Puts Search Front And Center
 Looks like Apple’s acquisition of Topsy and the work Applebeen doing with Chomp technology and engineers is coming into focus. Today during WWDC, the company announced some significant upg...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Beta To Developers, Public Beta Coming This Summer
 This morning at its WWDC event, Apple announced that the coming update to OS X, dubbed Yosemite, will have a public beta period this summer. Developers will get their hands on the code today, bu...
09:58 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch iOS 8s Interactive Notifications Let You Respond To Push Or Texts Without Switching Apps
 Notifications and messages can be a big distraction because you have to stop whatever you’re doing to open them in their corresponding app. But in the upcoming iOS 8, Apple will offer R...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Finally, AirDrop Works Between iOS And Mac
 A minor but notable change arriving in Apple’s updated version of its OS X operating system, announced this morning at WWDC, is the ability for AirDrop — the system for sharing files...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Introduces iOS 8
 Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years. Now, the true evolution begins. Jony Ive and the iOS team have...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Announces Box Competitor As Aaron Levie Watches From The VIP Row
 Apple’s umbrella of cloud services dubbed iCloud will soon receive a major upgrade. SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi just introduced the new feature at WWDC. Basically, the comp...
09:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple Announces OS X Yosemite With Translucent, Flatter Design, Updated Notification Center And More
 As expected, Apple today announced the next version of theOS X operating system at its WWDC developer conference.It includes the much-rumoredflatter lookthat many expected after Jony Ive took ov...
08:55 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple WWDC 2014 Keynote Live Blog
 Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, with a keynote address this morning. It looks like the show for 2014 will focus heavily on new software, including (co...
08:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Windows 8 Start Menu May Not Hit The Market Until 2015
 Are you ready for the Start Menu? You may want to put on your waiting pants, as Microsoft isn’t set to release the revamped Start Menu until 2015, according to the superlative Mary Jo Fole...
08:28 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch UK Analytics Startup Formisimo Raises 350K To Make Online Forms Suck Less
 Formisimo, the UK-based web form analytics startup, has raised a 350,000 seed round. Backers include the North West Fund, two unnamed London angel investors, and pan-European accelerator Seedcam...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch These Extra Arms Will Help You Lift Heavy Objects Like A Super Cyborg
 It’s hard out there for men and women who are not the multi-armed goddess of destruction and rebith, Klik. MIT researchers have created a pair of robotic arms that connect to your shoulder...
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Prime Takes On The Challenging Task Of Bringing Your Health Records To Mobile
 The founders of Prime, a mobile app promising an easier way to securely collect all your health records from various physicians into a single interface, didn’t have a background in the hea...
07:40 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch TechCrunch Meetups Invade Austin And Seattle In One Week, Get Tickets Now!
 One week. We have exactly one week until TechCrunch invades Austin and Seattle with the TC Meetups and Pitch-Off competitions, where a few lucky startups will have a chance to pitch their produc...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Will The Last BlackBerry User Turn Off The Flashing LED Light
 Today I switched from a BlackBerry Q10 to an iPhone 5s.And, after almost singlehandedly trying to save the physical QWERTY, I feel compelled to explain why. Read More ...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Will The Last BlackBerry User Turn Off The Flashing LED Light?
 Today I switched from a BlackBerry Q10 to an iPhone 5s.And, after almost singlehandedly trying to save the physical QWERTY, I feel compelled to explain why. Read More ...
06:58 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch The Largest Makerspace On The Planet Opens In Columbus, Ohio
 Announced as far back as January, the efforts of founder Alex Bandar, COO Casey McCarty and Shop/Production Manger Matt Hatcher have finally come to fruition; the Columbus Idea Foundry — a...
06:53 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch How And Where To Watch Apples WWDC Live Video Stream
 Apple is live streaming its WWDC event today but an Apple device is required to watch. Officially, the stream requires Safari 4 or later on OS X, iOS 4.2 or later; or a second- or third-generati...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Reddit, Imgur, DuckDuckGo, BoingBoing And More Will Participate In Anti-NSA Protests This Week
 A number of websites for internet services, businesses and even several non-profits including Amnesty International, Greenpeace, MoveOn.org, and others will participate in a series of online ant...
05:25 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Apple WWDC 2014 Keynote Live Blog
 Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today, with a keynote address this morning. It looks like the show for 2014 will focus heavily on new software, including (co...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Mitro Access Lets You Give Someone Temporary, Limited Access To Your Online Accounts
 Mitro, a company that helps corporate companies and SMBs manage shared passwords, has recently introduced a new extension of their platform called Mitro Access, which grants temporary access (wi...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Asus Goes Nuts With Their Transformer V Dual-Boot Win8/Android Laptop
 If you need a laptop that’s also a tablet that’s also a cellphone that’s also a Windows 8.1 machine that’s also an Android device, I think we found just the laptop for yo...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch The Ups And Downs Of A Google Broadband Satellite Play
 The WSJ has published an article about how Google is planning to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion on low earth orbiting satellites, building on news alsoreported in The Informationand Sp...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Outs Its First Tizen-Powered Smartphone
 Samsung is taking another baby step away from the Android platform today, with the announcement of the first commercial smartphone powered by the open source Tizen platform, instead of Google...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Clippet Repackages News As Bite-Sized Audio Snippets For Mobile Social Teens
 Getting teens engaged with goings-on in the wider world is arguably getting tougher, since they are being bombarded by a constant stream of digital distractions within their own social networks....
12:16 pm GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch OneSkys Platform Makes Translating Apps Easy
 App translation and localization service OneSky’s best-known clients include Scribd and QuizUp. With so many app translation providers out there, however, how does OneSky differentiate? Co...
08:23 am GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Windows 8.1 Scoots Past Windows 8s Market Share
 Windows 8.1 has finally bested its predecessor, with its market share edginghigher than Windows 8′s in May, according to NetMarketShare. In May, Windows 8.1 ended with 6.35% global desktop...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch AT&T Is Offering $50K To Engineers To Make New York City Safer For Pedestrians
 While smartphones make a whole lot of things in our lives easier, the instant access to information and constant notifications about what our friends are up to tends to be rather distracting as ...
07:00 am GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch Why Does Just Add Gameplay Endure?
 It’s interesting to note how a naivety cycle still exists in the educational, social and other peripheral spheres of the games industry. There are a lot of willing believers in the potenti...
06:20 am GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch On The Eve Of SAPPHIRE Conference, Vishal Sikka Puts SAP In The Rearview
 It’s been a month of Sundays since Vishal Sikka resigned from SAP, and I spoke to him a couple of days before the startof his former company’s SAPPHIRE user conference that begins Mo...
03:25 am GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch The Bill Gates-Inspired Galactic Cap Will Protect Your Wang-Dang-Doodle
 As TechCrunch’s resident sex weirdo, I figured I might as well cover the Galactic Cap, a mini-condom that adheres the tip of the Fair Pink Vicar and allows you to visit Ye Olde Shoppe Of C...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch #Love: Kim Stolz On Unfriending My Ex
You may know reality TV celebrity Kim Stolz as a contestant on America’s Next Top Model, or perhaps from MTV News, but what you might not know is that she’s spent the past few years resear...
12:40 am GMT - Mon, June 2, 2014
Techcrunch MOG Is Dead, Corpse Now Points To Its Acquirer Beats
 After 9 years in the game, MOG has completely shut down its streaming music service and now directs users to Beats, whichacquired it in July 2012for $14 million…and which was itself acquir...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch Justin.TV To Kill Off Its Built-In Video Archiving System
 Justin.tv, the webcam streaming service that birthed (and is now arguably dwarfed by) videogame streaming site Twitch, is killing off one of its core features today. As of June 8th, Justin.tv wi...
08:14 pm GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch Secret Launches In China With A Secret Partner, Adds Language Preferences As It Blows Up In Russia
 Anonymous social sharing app Secret opened up to new users around the globe a few weeks ago, becoming available pretty much everywhere except China. The company corrected that this weekend, intr...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested Years After Conviction
 Peter Sunde, the co-founder of the bit torrentfile-sharing websitePirate Bay,has been arrested in Southern Sweden.Reuters reports that Sunde’sarrest followed severalyears on the run follow...
04:30 pm GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch YellowSchedule Raises 600K So That You Never Miss A Therapist Appointment Again
 Dublin and Limerick-based YellowSchedule, which offers an online service to help therapists and clinics manage appointments and client records, has raised 600,000 from various angel investors, a...
02:52 pm GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch Smile: Your Selfie Is A Mugshot For The NSA
 A report in The New York Times, based on documents from 2011 obtained by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, reveal that the US security agency’s reliance on facial recognition technolog...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch Fortune And Money Launch New Sites And Split Off From CNN Money
 Two of Time Inc.’s business and finance publications, Fortune and Money, are getting new online homes today.You’re probably familiar with the magazines, and you’ve probably rea...
08:00 am GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch Is Some Tech Too Addictive?
 Addiction can be a difficult thing to see. From outward appearances, Dr. Zoe Chance looked fine. A professor at the Yale School of Management with a doctorate from Harvard, Chance’s pedigr...
02:29 am GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch After Expanding To Android, Addappts CEO Breaks Down Its Growth Plans
Mrinal Desai, founder and CEO of Addappt, is betting that people need a better way to keep their cell phone contact information up to date. Addappt, a smartphone app — iOS and Android — sy...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch You Have The Right To Manage Your Own Online Persona
 Kids todayhave pretty much had their entire lives on public display from the time their mother posted their first embryo shot on Facebook. And currently there’s no way in the US to erase y...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, June 1, 2014
Techcrunch Two Dots, The Sequel To Betaworks Dots, Is A Beautiful Monster
 My highest score on Dots — the original Dots — is 414. I achieved this respectable, albeit relatively average, score about a year ago, just after Dots was first released. When I open...
10:11 pm GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch This Is Your Final Chance To Apply For The TC Pitch-Offs In Austin And Seattle
 If you’re an entrepreneur in the Austin or Seattle areas, pay close attention. You have exactly one weekend to complete your application to compete in the TC Pitch-Offs, where a few lucky ...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch The Five Tough Truths Of Cybersecurity Software
 Building a successful security software company is notoriously hard to get right over the long haul. Computer security is a fast-moving target. You still need anti-virus software, for instance, ...
09:18 pm GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Google Receives 12,000 Requests To Be Forgotten From Europeans On Day One
 Google has officially confirmed that it received 12,000 requests to be forgotten from EU citizens on the first day that it offered the ability to do so, according to a report from the AFP. The r...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: EarPlay
 The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor — grow more and more convinced that Apple is in for a good time this fall. The blending of st...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch As Software Eats Up Jobs, Startups Need To Consider Ethics Of Marketplaces
 Anger can be a deeply chilling emotion when coursing through politics, and we have witnessed our fair share of it over the past few years. In San Francisco, we watched as protesters blocked buse...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch The Valley Has Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself
 Silicon Valley, at its best, is a kind of insurgency. Most of the world is ruled by dinosaur bureaucrats; but as software eats the world, Valley misfits and iconoclasts, armed with razor-edge te...
07:00 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch The LomoInstant Blows Through Crowdfunding Goal To Bring Artistic Instant Photography To The Masses
 Lomography makes weird cameras that take weird pictures – on purpose. The New York-based company is famous for their work at rebuilding old fixed-focus camera styles that produced photogra...
06:23 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch New Materials Let You Bake Your Own Robot
 MIT researcher Daniela Rus wants to help you bake a robot. Not out of cake batter, silly (although that would be delicious.) Instead, Rus’ project involves cutting out and “printing&...
04:11 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge
 In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.OK, just hang with me here. ...
04:01 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Virgin Galactic Deal Gets Them A Bit Closer To Sending You To Space
 It’s been a good week for space travel. Just last night, SpaceX unveiled the Dragon V2 — their very first spacecraft capable for carrying astronauts (as opposed to just cargo) to the...
03:38 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch House Republican Efforts To Curb FCC Authority Mirror Cable Industry Lobbying
 A bill introduced to the House of Representatives onWednesday evening by Rep. Bob Latta (R, Ohio) would “limit” the Federal Communications Commissions ability to regulate the telecom...
03:30 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch OoberDocs Will Now Sync Your Incoming Email Attachments To Google Drive
 OoberDocs, a neat little tool built andpresented at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon, has expandedits feature set to include support for Google Drive. The service, which puts a copy of all in...
03:14 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch deviantART Makes Its Case For Administering The .Art Domain
 Online artists’ community deviantART is hoping to become responsible for the new .art web domains, and it recently sent a letter to ICANN (the organization responsible for managing top lev...
03:05 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Googles Self Driving Car, Apple Buys Beats, And Founders Misbehave
In case you had missed it, today is Friday, which means it’s time for another spin of the round table as Colleen Taylor, Ryan Lawler and myself sat down to dig into what happened this past week....
02:32 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Tradeshift Takes Over All The Invoicing For The UKs Health Service
E-invoicing platform Tradeshift has landed a partnership with a company which processes transactions for the UK’s NHS, one of the biggest public sector bodies in the world. The NHS Shared Busin...
02:31 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Meet Raptor, The New Running Robot That Will Smother Your Soul In Fear
 Another day, another bipedal robot that will eventually run you down and crush you! This new robot, called the Raptor, can run 26 miles an hour without falling over and even jump over obstacles....
02:08 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Style Jukebox Raises Seed To Stream Your Own Music Collection
 Style Jukebox has raised undisclosed seed funding from Central European early stage fund LAUNCHub to boost its cloud music streaming service. The cloud part is that you upload your personal musi...
02:06 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Samsung Level Box Review: An All-Metal Bluetooth Speaker Thats Easy On The Eyes
 Samsung is making its own portable Bluetooth speaker as part of its new Level line of audio accessories, and the product goes on sale today online at its official store for $199. The device is d...
01:53 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Meet One Of The Tech Dudes Who Dated Those Women Flown In From NYC To Meet Tech Dudes
 The very idea of it was appalling to many- an online dating site, the Dating Ring, was shippingwomen from New York City to date San Franciscotech dudes.Greg Benson was one of those tech dudes. A...
01:52 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Files Tool For Windows Phone 8.1
 This afternoon, Microsoft releasedFiles, a file management tool for Windows Phone 8.1 that it had previously promised. The app is simple, but then again so is local file management. Users of Fil...
01:34 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Dont Freak Out You Guys, But It Looks Like Twitter.com Has Switched To A New Font
 Apparently Twitter has switched its web interface from the Helvetica Neue font to Gotham Narrow SSm. Honestly, I barely have any idea what that sentence means, but that is what people who seem t...
01:34 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Dont Freak Out You Guys, But Twitter.com Has Switched To A New Font
 Apparently Twitter has switched its web interface from the Helvetica Neue font to Gotham Narrow SSm. Honestly, I barely have any idea what that sentence means, but that is what people who seem t...
12:36 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Infobloxs Stock Drops 36.84% After Its Earnings And Forecast Disappoint
 Shares of Infoblox fell sharply today, to the tune of 36.84%. The networking company reported disappointing earnings after the bell yesterday, along with the comingdeparture of of its CEO. How b...
12:22 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang Live 05.30.14
 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Doc Searls, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm Pacific. FriendFeed chat is here. Find us on Facebook Read More ...
12:18 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Banners Go Up Suggesting That, Yes, Apple Will Debut iOS 8 at WWDC
 In case there was some worry in your heart of hearts that Apple was going to mix things up and not show iOS 8 at WWDC, let it be cast away. A few new banners went up at SF’s Moscone center...
12:11 am GMT - Sat, May 31, 2014
Techcrunch Stanford Asks Students To Learn From Snapchat Founders Mistakes. We All Should.
 Following the leak of sexist, crude emails sent by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his time at Stanford, the university’s Provost John Etchemendy has issued a memo to students imploring t...