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10:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Mozilla CEO Sends Angry Open Letter To Microsoft Over Changing Windows 10 Browser Defaults
 With Edge in Windows 10, Microsoft has finally delivered a capable browser to replace the aging Internet Explorer. Microsoft likes Windows 10 so much, it makes Edge the default browser in Window...
10:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch GAO To Congress: Revisit Privacy Concerns Over Facial Recognition Technology
 Today, Sen. Al Franken announced a new report by the GAO on the use of facial recognition technology. Franken has been on the side of looking into the privacy implications on that type of tech a...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Wasting Time With The Joneses
 Starting a company is like attempting to bend the world to your will. There are obstacles at every turn, and it’s never easy. Fundraising is one of those huge obstructions. Not only is the...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch MobileIron Drops 6% After Beating On Revenue And Profit In Q2
 After reporting an earnings beat earlier today, shares of mobile device management firm MobileIron fell roughly six percent during regular trading. The firm reported $34.8 million in revenue, re...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch LinkedIn Beats Analyst Estimates With $712M In Q2 Revenue
 LinkedIn’s earnings today beat analyst expectations in dramatic fashion, sending the stock up as muchas 14% in extended trading after it releasedits second-quarter results. The company rep...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch ScopeAR Beams An Expert To You Through Augmented Reality
 Everyone needs an expert sometimes; a helping hand to point you in the right direction so you can get the job done. Maybe you’re a mechanic working on an exotic car. You know everything th...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch NewSchools Venture Fund Launches An Ed Tech Accelerator With A Focus on Science Learning
 NewSchools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy organization that has backed more than 400 charter schools and educational technology for more than 15 years, has just opened a new startup accele...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch KPCBs John Doerr is Coming to Disrupt
 John Doerr joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 25 years ago, but it didn’t take him nearly so long to cement his status as a legend in the industry.Doerr&#...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch KPCBs John Doerr Is Coming To Disrupt SF
 John Doerr joined the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 25 years ago, but it didn’t take him nearly so long to cement his status as a legend in the industry.Doerr&#...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Fashion Startup Everlane Arrives On Mobile With An App Catering To Its Biggest Fans
 Everlane, the fashion shopping site focused on selling high-quality apparel at lower prices than traditional designer retail, has today made the move to mobile. The company has now launched its ...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed Ironclad Is An Automated Legal Assistant For Companies
 Launching out of the latest YC class,Ironcladis an automated service to help companies draft, organize, and execute common legal paperwork. Expensive legal bills are often an unwelcome reality f...
06:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch UAVbnb DroneBase Is DJI And Accels First SkyFund Investment
 Drone manufacturing king DJI has a plot to expand its unmanned aerial empire. It’s teamed up with prestigious VC Accel to launch the $10 million SkyFund, which invests in companies expandi...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Wont Be An ISP, But Built An Internet-Shooting Drone For Carriers
 Facebook today detailed plans for its solar-powered, laser-connected, Internet-beaming Aquila drones, but confirmed it’s not going to compete with Internet Service Providers. “Our in...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Is Your City Lazy? Human Knows
 Activity apps are all the rage right now thanks in part to any number of smartwatches and bands you can wear, as well as Apple’s HealthKit initiative. There’s a lot of activity going...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch SMB Lending Platform Iwoca Raises $20M To Expand In Europe
Iwoca, one of the booming cluster of FinTech startups coming out of London, has raised a $20m series B round from the VC arm of Germany’s CommerzVentures, Acton Capital Partners, the Munich-base...
05:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Crowd Equity Platform Crowdcube Raises $9.3M From Numis, Draper And Balderton
UK-based crowd equity platform Crowdcube has raised 6m ($9.3m)from stockbroker Numis, Tim Draper, his London-based VC firm Draper Esprit and existing backer Balderton capital. As a result Crowdcube is...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Pixar Alum-Led ToyTalk Teams Up With Mattel To Let Kids Chat With Thomas The Tank Engine And Friends
 Though some adults still feel awkward about having conversations with their smartphone’s mobile assistant, like Siri, kids today seem to have no qualms about chattering with our&...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Google Gives Android Developers New Beta-Testing Options
 Google has long givenAndroid developers the option to manage closed beta tests from the Google Play Developer Console. To join these betas, users had to become part of a Google+ community or Goo...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch A Silly Look Inside The Mario Maker Level Hackathon At Facebook HQ
The latest perk of working at Facebook: getting to play the new Nintendo game Super Mario Maker a month before it comes out. Yesterday, Facebook hosted a hackathon where 100 employees built their own ...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Google Adds 8 Carriers To Its Android For Work Partner Ecosystem
 When Google officially launched its Android for Work program earlier this year, it had already signed up a wide range of partners to help bring Android for Work to market. Today, it is expanding...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Pinterest Is Working With A Startup Called Paradigm To Foster Diversity
 Diversity is a hot-button issue, and an issue that many tech companies can’t seem to figure out how to solve. That’s whereParadigm comes in.Paradigm works with fast-growing companies...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch The Argument For Investing In True Fan Engagement
 Following the launches of brand-centric services on sites like Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Google+, social media was the place for businesses to acquire new users and engage their fans. Thi...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed Captain401 Wants To Make Creating A 401k Easier For Businesses
 Captain401, a service that helps small businesses set up a 401k, is launching out of Y Combinator today. The goal of Captain401 is basically to make managing 401ks as simple as other services ha...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Olio Raises $10 Million To Build More Fancy Smartwatches
 Smartwatch underdog Olio has raised a $10 million Series A led by New Enterprise Associates. The cash will go to expand Olio’s manufacturing prowess and bring on new hires for the budding ...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch SimpleCitizen Makes Obtaining A Green Card More Manageable
 SimpleCitizen, an online tool that guides immigrants through the complex processof applying for citizenship, is launching today to make applying for a green cardas simple as doing your taxes. Ev...
03:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Expands Its Travel Site Amazon Destinations To San Francisco, Houston, And Atlanta Metros
 Amazon today announced it’sexpanding its travel siteAmazon Destinationsto reachseveral newmarkets across the U.S, representing a doubling of its footprint since itslaunch in April this yea...
02:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Groupon Launches Its Own Food Delivery Business, Groupon To Go
 Following its acquisition of food delivery service OrderUp earlier this month, Groupon is today announcing its own nationwide delivery and takeout service, Groupon To Go. The program is initiall...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed PersistIQ Raises $1.7M To Create Smarter Automation For Salespeople
 Sales workflow startup PersistIQhas raised $1.7 million in seed funding.This is one of those stories where the startup says it raised the money months ago, got busy and only decided to announce ...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Chauffeur-Priv Acquires Djump Following UberPOP Turmoils
 UberPOP wasn’t the only victim of the recent taxi protests in France. Other ride-sharing companies Djump and Heetch were affected as well. While it’s still unclear what’s going...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch VCs Arent Hard of Hearing for Innovation As Investments For Hearables Surge
 Editor’s Note:Ruochen Huang is an intern at CrunchBase and an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. These days the hardware you put in your ear can do much more than jus...
02:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Investments For Hearables Surge
 Editor’s note:Ruochen Huang is an intern at CrunchBase and an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. These days the hardware you put in your ear can do much more than jus...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Cinematique, The Touchable Video Platform, Will Now Allow Brands To Create Their Own Content
 Aftermore than two years of restricting content creation to their in-house team, Cinematique,the touchable video platform, isreleasing a beta version of a cloud-based Editor so brands can create...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Thrive Market, A Health-Conscious Costco On The Web, Raises $30M
 The demographic of health-conscious consumers is growing rapidly, and yet there is no dominant online player that provides high quality, organic, natural products to those consumers. Thrive Mark...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Baby-Making App Glow Gets Into Sex Ed With Ruby, An iOS App For Womens Sexual Health
 Glow, the appthat aims to help women get pregnant (or not) launched a new iOS app for women’s sexual health today called Ruby. Rubyis similar to the other Glow family of products, but is t...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Top Gears Old Crew Signs With Amazon For New Show
 The original trio behind popular U.K. TV show Top Gear will be back sooner rather than later as they signed a deal with Amazon. Amazon Prime members in the U.K. will be able to stream the new ca...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch CVS Health Taps IBMs Watson To Predict Patient Health Decline Before It Happens
 CVS and IBM have teamed up to stop chronic diseases patients from having a medical emergency before it gets to that point. The corner store pharmacy giant will use Watson, IBM’s cognitive ...
11:35 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch PicMonkey Grabs $41 Million Investment
 PicMonkey, a Seattle-based photo editing webappjust secured a $41 milliongrowth equity investment from Spectrum Equity. This is the three-year-old company’s first ever round of outside fun...
11:31 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch GoButler Takes Its Virtual Personal Assistant Out Of Beta, Raises $8M
 GoButler has a straightforward premise — you should be able to send a text message and one of its “Heroes” will help you get whatever you need, whether you want to order dinner...
11:31 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch GoButler Takes Its SMS Personal Assistant Out Of Beta, Raises $8M
 GoButler has a straightforward premise — you should be able to send a text message and one of its “Heroes” will help you get whatever you need, whether you want to order dinner...
10:59 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch FreedomPop Raises $10M More, Inks Strategic Deal With New Investor, Asian Carrier Axiata
FreedomPop, the U.S. wireless carrier startup that has been building abusiness based oncompletely free voice and data services, has raised another $10 million in funding from two strategic investors, ...
09:03 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Vaniday, Rocket Internets Beauty And Wellness Marketplace, Scores 15M Backing
 Vaniday, the online marketplace for beauty and wellness professionals co-founded by e-commerce behemoth and ‘startup builder’ Rocket Internet, has bagged its first major round of fun...
07:59 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Chaldal Wants To Become The Amazon Fresh Of Bangladeshs Capital
 Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is one of the densest cities in the world. Since real estate is at a premium, stores are often tiny and carry very limited inventory. Backed by Y Combinator and...
07:40 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch The Enterprise Model Of Pepper, SoftBanks Robot, Will Cost $440 A Month To Rent
 SoftBank will start taking pre-orders for the enterprise model of its humanoid robot, Pepper, on October 1. The company revealed today “Pepper for Biz” will cost 55,000 yen (about $4...
07:33 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Sony Posts $780M Profit On Strong PlayStation And Sensor Businesses
 Sony today reported a $780 million operating profit for Q1 2015 as the company’s camera sensor business and PlayStation 4 arm helped it beat analyst expectations. Read More ...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Video Ad Company Jun Group Raises $28M In Its First Venture Round
 Jun Group was founded back in 2005, but according to founder and CEO Mitchell Reichgut, the video ad company has never accepted any venture funding — until now.“We really have been i...
05:59 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Chat App Lines Revenue Falls For First Time Amid Struggle For Global Growth
 Mobile messaging app Line saw its revenue decrease quarter-on-quarter for the first time as the Japanese company battles to grow its userbase worldwide. Read More ...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Why Im Quitting Shoppable Video
 Video has completely taken over: 10 billion video views will roll off today and an estimated 86 percent of Internet traffic will be dedicated to video in 2016. But despite its dominance, video m...
04:52 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch With A Slew Of US Investors, Zimmber Launches Home Service Marketplace For india
 A who’s-who of big time American investors are bringing the marketplace investment thesis behind HomeJoy and Handy to India — backing the new startup Zimmber. Ram Shriram, the founde...
04:21 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Betterment Tops 100,000 Customers And $2.5B Under Management
 Automated investment service Betterment is growing at a torrid pace through the first half of 2015. The company has managed to woo over 100,000 customers to its algorithm based investment servic...
03:34 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Samsungs Profit Continues To Slide As Its Smartphone Unit Struggles
 As the company forecasted earlier this month, Samsung Electronic posted yet another drop in its quarterly profits. This marks its seventh quarterly decline in a row as the company’s smartp...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, July 30, 2015
Techcrunch Securing Virtual Container-Based Applications
 Virtual containers are among the hottest technologies in the software development world today. Containerization is an approach to virtualization in which apps and all their components are packag...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Caller ID App Truecaller Is Raising $100M At A $1B Valuation
 Communications apps that strike a chord with users across different markets are hotproperty these days, and it looks like another one of them may soonenter the so-called unicorn club. TechCrunch...
11:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks
 GitHub, the software development collaboration and version control service based on the popular open sourceGit tool, today announced that it has raised a $250 million funding round led by Sequoi...
11:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Hollands Catawiki Raises $82M To Take On eBay In Collectible Auctions
 While eBay is doubling down on its core business after its split from PayPal, an upstart out of Europe is looking to muscle in on the business where eBay first made its name, collectibles. Cataw...
11:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Has A Brand New Middle Finger With Your Name On It
 Today, Windows 10 met the world with much fanfare. There’s tons of new features, apps and more articles about it than you can shake a stick at.As a heavy Apple user, I can’t tell you...
10:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Facebooks Playbook For Monetizing Messenger And WhatsApp
 With 700 million Messenger users, investors are eager to see Facebook earn money on the platform. But Zuckerberg put the brakes on those expectations today during the Q2 earnings call, explainin...
09:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Google Loon To Cover Entire Country Of Sri Lanka With Internet
 Google is working on many things, and that includes balloons that fly high in the sky to bring internet infrastructure to locations that can’t be wired for it easily. Today, Sri Lanka anno...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Lyft Line Gets Into Perpetual Ride Territory With New Triple Match Service
 Lyft is adding even more riders to its multipleride-sharing service Lyft Line. Called Triple Match, the feature works like the regular Line service but allows drivers to pick up three or more ri...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Lyft Line Gets Into Perpetual Ride Territory With Triple Match Service
 Lyft is adding even more riders to its multiple ride-sharing service Lyft Line. Called Triple Match, the feature works like the regular Line service but allows drivers to pick up three or more r...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Now Lets Prime Users Pay Money To Easily Pay More Money Easier
 Amazon Prime has become Amazon’s way of getting cool stuff into people’s hands quicker, to the tune of an annual $99 subscription. You can get packages faster, access video content a...
09:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch With 450M Users, Facebook Events Is Primed For A Standalone App
 Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook Events has hit global scale with 450 million active users, while noting that Groups now has 850 million. Facebook hasn’t shared a user count for Events in a l...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Shows Off Its New Livetext Messaging App
 Yahoo unveiled a new app today called Livetext, where users can send each other video and text — but no sound.To get a sense of how it works, we spoke to Yahoo’s Arjun Sethi (formerl...
09:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Today Is Windows 10 Day
 Ok, the new code is out for the first wave, and you are curious about Windows 10. Or at least we hope so, since we made you a video to go over the broad points of the new operating system from M...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch How Uber Can Protect Consumer Privacy
 Uber knows who you are, your email address, and your credit card number. As consumers, we willingly offer up and share all of this information with the company because the data is what makes Ube...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook, Tableau, Twitter And Yelp Suffer Declines Following Earnings That Fail To Excite
 Tech earnings started strong and have since often led to share declines, disappointed investors, and, oddly enough, a NASDAQ over 5,100. Following Apple’s share decline, and Microsoft̵...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: MC Squares
You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But you’d be mistaken. The folks behind MC Squares have developed a new kind of whitebo...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Beats In Q2 With $4.04B Revenue, User Growth Slows To 3.47% QOQ To Hit 1.49B
 People aren’t using Facebook less, according to its new earnings report. Facebook recovered from last quarter’s miss, beating the street’s estimates in Q2 2015 with $4.04 billi...
07:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Tesla Experiments With Giving Out Free Cars, Exclusive Models, And Discounts For Referrals
 Here’s a curious bit of news out of Tesla this afternoon: they’re experimenting with a customer referral program. A few people — emphasis on few — are going to get Tesla&...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch FireChats Off-Grid Messenger Gets Smart Private Messaging Feature
 FireChat, Disrupt alum Open Garden‘s popular off-the-grid messaging app, is getting a major update today that introduces private messaging that can even bridge local networks. The major in...
06:44 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Snapchats Newest Business Model: Beach Towels?
 The frattiest startup in recent memory just released its latest revenue-building attempt to woo investors, the “Official Snapchat Beach Towel.” The Venice-based ephemeral messaging a...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Michael Lopp And The Future Of Engineering At Pinterest
 Michael Lopp’s job at Pinterest is to basically make sure he doesn’t have anything to do all day. As head of the company’s engineering efforts, Lopp, a compulsive counter who h...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Tictail Doubles Down With Thrive Capital, Creandum, Raises $22M To Carve Out Online Marketplace
 With both the Shopify and Etsy IPOs, the last year has been a big one for tech companies catering to independent online retailers. Now Tictail, a Swedish company that has migrated to the United ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch An Open Letter To WeWork
 Dear WeWork, We moved into WeWork Golden Gate on July 1 and signed a four-month lease on a sunny new office space for our growing startup, Glassbreakers. This is a really exciting time for us. W...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Search Ads Go Live On Google Play, Universal Ads That Run Across Google Properties To Soon Follow
 Google is todayopening up a program that allowsdevelopers who arerunning Search app install campaigns on AdWords to advertise their apps withinGoogle Play’s search results. In conjunction ...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Equity Crowd Funding Platform Seedrs Raises $15.6M To Launch In US
Equity crowd funding platform Seedrs has raised a $15.6 million (10 million) Series A round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc (WPCT) and Augmentum Capital, the money from which will be used to...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Raises $15.6M To Launch In US
Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs has raised a $15.6 million (10 million) Series A round led by Woodford Patient Capital Trust plc (WPCT) and Augmentum Capital, the money from which will be used to ...
05:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Musics Strategy Is No-Paywall Premieres, Not Exclusives
 The idea of Apple Music struck fear in the hearts of listeners like me. The company had enough money to buy exclusives thatcould fracture and balkanize the world’s music catalog.The proble...
04:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service
 It’s been a good week for cord-cutting sports fans. Word has it that CBS will livestream the Super Bowl commercials for the first time. Disney is considering its options for making ESPN a ...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Windows 10 Gets Its Own Shiny New Twitter App
 If you’re on a PC, you might be following the Windows 10 news closely. One of the items that popped up last night was that Twitter had a brand new app coming tailored specifically for the ...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Unveils Its Audio-Free Video Messaging App, Livetext
 Yahoo has officially launched Livetext, an app where users chat with friends by sharing video and text — but no sound.A couple of weeks ago, we spotted the Livetext app in the Apple App St...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Announcing The Judges For The TC Meetup Pitch-Off In NYC
 Dearest New Yorkers, Boy do I have a treat for you! I have a pretty strong intuition and expectation that the TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off in NYC is going to be our best yet. Which makes sense,...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Snowball Debuts A Priority Inbox For Your Phones Notifications
 With a growing number of mobile applications available to download, and only a handful that see regular usage, push notifications have become one of the only ways for developers to grab users...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Twilio Closes $130M Series E Round Led By Fidelity And T. Rowe Price
 Twilio, the developer-centric communications platform, today announced that it has raised a $130 million Series E round led by Fidelity and T. Rowe Price. The round also includes new investors A...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On Bullish: Stacey Ferreiras Call For Optimism
 Welcome back to Bullish, TechCrunch’s newest show that may or may not be a ruse to force me into a tie every week. This time ’round we invitedStacey Ferreira to drop by HQ to dish on...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Vector Plans Developer Platform For Its Affordable Luxury Smart Watch
 Back in March the Vector — a smart watch with an e-ink LCD screen — made its debut in a number of reviews in the tech press. Of note was the unusual 30 day battery life and a smartph...
01:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Vector Plans Developer Platform For Its Affordable Luxury Smartwatch
 Back in March the Vector — a smartwatch with an e-ink LCD screen — made its debut in a number of reviews in the tech press. Of note was the unusual 30-day battery life and a smartpho...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Google Translates App Now Instantly Translates Printed Text In 27 Languages
 One of the most intense experiences you’ll ever have is visiting a country that speaks a language different than yours. There’s a host of tools you can use, but Google’s Transl...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Subway Teams Up With PayPal On Mobile Payments
 Ordering your food or beverages by smartphone and then paying for it via an app is quickly becoming the new normal. Starbucks already allows for this across thousands of its stores in the U...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch A Brief History Of Spotify
 With over 75 millionusers, it’s hard to remember a time without Spotify. But there was. A time when we were all mulling the aisles of Target for new CDs. Atime in our lives where we all be...
11:31 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch VR Chat Room Altspace Raises $10.3M To Sell Virtual Events
 Pay-Per-Virtual Reality could become a…thing thanks to Altspace. The VR chat room and communication platform just raised a $10.3 million Series A to give us a digital place where we can ha...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Occipital Raises $13M Series B For Its Computer Vision Platform
 Occipitalmade its first splash years ago with the RedLaser barcode scanning app and 360 Panorama app. Since then, however, it has moved into the 3D scanning and computer vision space and the com...
11:23 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Nintendo Ekes Out $9M Profit As Wii U Sales Cross 10M To Date
 It’s earnings day at Nintendo, and the Japanese company surprised watchers by eking out a unexpected, and albeit meagre, $8.9 million profit for its most recent quarter of business. Read M...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Smart Spreadsheet Service Blockspring Raises $3.4 Million
 Blockspring, a service that connects to spreadsheets like Excel and Google Spreadsheets to easier import data, said it has raised $3.4 million.Instead of having to write specific code to import ...
10:07 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Little, A Hyperlocal Deals Service For India, Launches With $50M In Funding
 A collection of India’s top entrepreneurs are pooling their resources to a launch a new marketplace that connects consumers with physical retailers via their smartphone. Read More ...
10:01 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Rakuten Opens New Research Centers In Boston And Singapore
 Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce company, has opened two new branches of its research center in Boston and Singapore. Called the Rakuten Institute of Technology, the organization alread...
08:07 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Alibaba Plows $1B Into Aliyun, Its Cloud Computing Unit
 Alibaba Group announced today that it will invest a further $1 billion into Aliyun, its cloud computing unit. The capital will be used to expand Aliyun, which currently has data centers in China...
08:00 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Interview: Duane Jackson Talks Prison Life To Startup Life, And His Multimillion Pound Exit
 Duane Jackson’s story is both unusual and inspiring — a story he tells with refreshing candour in his recently-released autobiography ‘Four Thousands Days, My Journey From Pris...
07:31 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch LG Posts Slim $206M Profit In Q2 2015 As Smartphone Shipments Slip To 14.1M
 Korea’s LG shipped a (then) record 14.5 million smartphones in the second quarter of 2014, but now, one year later, the company isn’t finding growth so simply. The firm just revealed...
07:12 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Lending Platform China Rapid Finance Raises $35M Series C At A $1B Valuation
 China Rapid Finance, which claims to be the country’s largest online consumer lending marketplace, has closed a $35 million Series C led by Broadline Capital. The round pegs the company...
04:53 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Golden Gate Ventures Unwraps $50M Fund For Southeast Asia
 There’s a new startup fund in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Golden Gate Ventures announced a new $50 million to support startups in the region and international companies expanding into ...
04:14 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution
 If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth’s Outreach program that equips ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, July 29, 2015
Techcrunch The Only Metric That Matters For Content Marketing
 At Pixable, we — like almost every digital property — are in the eyeball game. We are one of thousands of media companies competing for attention, and, in our case, we seek the atten...
10:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Legacy Republic Acquires Yarly To Build Up Its Workforce For Digitizing Family Photos
 Legacy Republic, which is building a freelance workforce to help families digitize their photos and videos, just acquired competitor Yarly.Digitization company YesVideo launched its Legacy Repub...
10:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch White House Dismisses Petition For Edward Snowdens Pardon
 It looks like whistleblower Edward Snowden might be renewing his lease at his Moscow apartment. Today, the White House responded to and dismissed a nearly two-year-old petition asking for the pa...
08:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Verizon Will Resell HBO NOW To Broadband Customers And Its Mobile Video Service Subscribers
 HBO today announced its second deal with a pay TV provider, in this case Verizon*, to make its over-the-top streaming service HBO NOW available to broadband customers who don’t have a cabl...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Loses Two Employees Focused On Growth And Discovery
 Two Twitter employees announced their departures right before its second quarter earnings dropped today. The first, Christian Oestlien, was a VP of Product Management focused on growth. Oestlien...
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch A Week In, Casey Neistats New App Beme Has 1.1M Videos Shared
 Launched about a week ago, Beme is a new video sharing app built byviral filmmaker Casey Neistat, and Matt Hackett, former VP of Engineering at Tumblr and Hacker-in-Residence at betaworks. The d...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Yelp Drops 14% After Reporting A Profit Miss In Q2 On Stronger-Than-Expected Revenue Of $133.9M
 Following the bell, Yelp reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $133.9 million, and a per-share loss of $0.02. The street had expected Yelp to generate a cent in...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Pops 4% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Q2 Revenue And Profit Along With Anemic User Growth
 Update: Twitter shares fell to flat in after-hours trading, before rebounding mildly to a slimmer gain. Investors are still trying to figure out how to score the quarter, it seems. Twitter earne...
08:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Monthly Active Users Crawl To 316M, Dorsey: We Are Not Satisfied
 Twitter reported that its monthly active user count has reached 316 million, up a paltry 15 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, and up from 308 million in the preceding quarter. The compan...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Why Tech Needs The Rooney Rule
 Something that you’ve likely never heard uttered is that an industry should look to the National Football League (NFL) for social cues. The league has been scandal-ridden for decades, and ...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Which Programming Languages Get Used Most At Hackathons?
 Picking a programming language to learn can be a stressful task. The trendy language at any given time isn’t necessarily one that anyone will care about in a year, much less the one that&#...
07:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch The Virtues Of Virtual Reality, Bud Light And Manchester United
 But then again, I wasn’t actually a few feet away. I was scarfing downfree snacksin a press suite packed with a half-dozen video editors and engineersthat were beaming NextVR’s live ...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch The Curious Case Of Googles Emerald Sea
 Is it a Facebook competitor? Is it a social network? Is it a “ghost town?” Is it a failure? These are the questions that have been peppered at Google ever since theGoogle+ launch in ...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch The Windows 10 Era Is Now
 At some point inside the next 24 hours, Window 10 will “launch” in New Zealand, before spreading out across the globe. To a certain extent. Of course, for the more than 5 million fol...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Cloud-Based IDE Nitrous Names New CEO As It Starts Going After Professional Developers
 Nitrous, the cloud-based code editor and integrated development environment that recently raised a $6.65 million funding round, today announced that it has brought on CoreOS and GitHub alum Alex...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Finally, Were Going To Get Data About Diversity In Venture Capital
 Tech companies have been releasing data about diversity for the past year or so, but relatively little is known about diversity in the startup and venture capital ecosystem.Enter the 2015 Ventur...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch A Brief History Of Tesla
 When Tesla went public in 2010, it became the first American car company to do so since Ford Motor Company in 1956. Since then, Tesla’s stock has soared as the company keeps rolling out ne...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch T-Mobile Adds Apple Music To Its Data-Free Music Freedom Plan
 T-Mobile, specifically itseccentric CEO John Legere,announced a couple pretty major initiativeswith Apple today that, amongst other things, featurefree Apple Music streaming and an upgraded iPho...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Report: Recent App Store Algorithm Change Points To Crackdown On Keyword Stuffing
 Last week, we noted a recent change to the App Store’s algorithmwhich appearedto have more heavily impactediPad app developers, and ultimately resulted in ranking changes for some subset o...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Servers.com Brings Its Bare-Metal Servers To The US
 Servers.com, a hosting company with a focus on dedicated bare-metal servers that launched in Europe in 2005, today announced the opening of its first U.S. data center location. The new Dallas da...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch What A Truly Diverse Tech Company Would Look Like
 A lot of the conversation about diversity in tech revolves mostly around the lack of women and minorities. But diversity is much more complex than that. It’s not just about increasing the ...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch The New Moto X And Moto G Are Incredibly Cheap Yet Powerful Phones
 Motorola has just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones, the Moto G, Moto X Style and Moto X Play. While these phones are mostly updated versions of their previous iterations, Motorola is stick...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Google Search Now Shows You When Local Businesses Are Busiest
 Google Search got a small, but notable, update today which focuses on helping usersdetermine when it’s the best time to visit a nearby business. After performing a search for a business on...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky Will Join Us At Disrupt SF
 Imagine you’ve just run the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time. What do you do next? If you’re Pebble CEO and founder Eric Migicovsky, you come back and do it all over...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch GE FirstBuild Launches Indiegogo Campaign For Next Generation Icemaker
 It’s the biggest innovation in ice in nearly twenty-five years, according to General Electric (a company that knows a thing or two about ice). It’s called the Opal, and its a portabl...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Trello Launches Enterprise Service With Single Sign-On Support, Brings Two-Factor Authentication To All Users
 Trello, the kanban-style project management service that was spun out of Fog Creek Software last year, launched its enterprise service today. While the company quietly introduced this new servic...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Tripping.com Raises $16 Million To Be The Kayak For Long-Term Rentals
 Tripping.com, a search engine for long-term rental properties, has secured $16 million in new funding to build out its one-stop shop for vacation homes. While a variety of hotel booking platform...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Blogging Platform Medium Takes A Firmer Stance On Harassment And Revenge Porn
 It’s time to clean up the Internet, apparently. Blogging platform Medium this weekjoined Google and Microsoft as well as other social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and more recent...
01:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Takes On Product Hunt, Shopify With Launchpad, An All-In-One Marketing And Sales Portal
 Product Hunt has made a splash as a new place for startups to market new products, and Shopify offers a way for startups to easily start selling their products online, and Shyp takes the pain ou...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Vero Launches A Relationship-First Social Network
 The creators of Vero are betting that there’s room for a new kind of social network — one that’s a bit more attuned to the nuances of real-world relationships.Like other social...
01:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Messaging App Viber Buys Nextpeer To Add Social Features To Its Gaming Portal
 Viber, the messaging app with 600 million+ usersacquired last year by Japan’s Rakuten for $900 million, is today making its firstacquisition, specifically aimed at building out its new gam...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Medical Office Software Maker Kareo Raises $55M
 Kareo, a startup that provides small medical practices the tools they need torun their business, has pulled in $55 million in funding to accelerate expansion indoctors’ offices acrossthe c...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Google Now Lets Developers Bring Their Own Security Keys To Compute Engine
 Starting today, developers who use Google’s Compute Engine infrastructure as a service platform will be able to bring their own security keys to the service. Google argues that using these...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Stock Video Service VideoBlocks Courts Universities And Students With A Free Semester
 VideoBlocks, a subscription service and marketplace for stock video footage, is giving universities and students a chance to try it out for a semester before they pay for it.The company is also ...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch MacroFab Raises $2M In Seed Funding To Help Hardware Startups Manufacture PCB Boards
 MacroFab, a platform to helphardware startups prototype and manufacture PCB boards, has raised a $2 million seed round led by Techstars Ventures. Any company thathas worked with manufacturers to...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Yozio Raises $7M Series A To Help Apps Gain Users Through Organic Channels
 Yozio, which helps developers acquire more mobile users without spending tons of money on app-install ads, will expand its growth platform after landing a $7 million Series A. The round was led ...
11:16 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch French IoT Startup Smiirl Raises Seed Round, Launches Twitter And Instagram Counters
 French hardware and IoT startup Smiirl hit pretty early on the idea of a mechanical Internet of Things-styled ‘Like’ counter for Facebook that bridges the digital and physical worlds...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch $10 Million For UpCounsel Means Small Businesses Can Hire BigLaw Attorneys
 UpCounsel, a marketplace for legal services, has pulled in $10 million in new funding to provide small businesses with attorneysat a fraction of the cost of a big law firm. Menlo Ventures led th...
08:13 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Oliver, A New Apartment-Finding App, Cuts Out The Middlemen
 If you’ve ever tried to find an apartment in a popular city like San Francisco, New York, or Chillicothe you’re probably familiar with magical beings called brokers. These creatures ...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Didi Kuaidi, Ubers Biggest Rival In China, Launches Personal Chauffeur Service
 Enjoy the convenience of Uber but own a car? There might be something in China for you. Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s biggest rival in the world’s most populous country, has launched a persona...
07:32 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Stripe Lands New Funding At $5B Valuation And Partnership With Visa
 Payment processing company Stripe is now valued $5 billion following its latest round of financing. Beyond adding more money to its coffers, the five-year-old company inked a deal with Visa whic...
05:14 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch OnePlus Follow-Up, OnePlus 2, Looks Like Another Promising Smartphone
 OnePlus, the China-based smartphone maker that sold more than 1.5 million units of its debut device, has finally launched its follow-up: the OnePlus 2. Read More ...
03:50 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Samsung Set To Unveil New Galaxy Note Smartphone On August 13
 It looks like Samsung will unveil the latest version of its Galaxy Note phablet series — and potentially a new addition to that product family — on August 13. Read More ...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Meet Some Of The Lagos Luminaries Shaping Nigerias Tech Scene
 It’s nearly 4:30 in the morning here in Lagos and I’m too excited to sleep. Later today I’m going to get a chance to sit on a stage with some of the best and brightest in Niger...
02:16 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Showcases Watch Apps With Short, Sweet New Ads
 Today, Apple dropped a trioof 15 second ads showing off all of the great third-party apps available on the Apple Watch. Specifically, the ads focus on the travel, music and fitness apps availabl...
01:49 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch Baidu Issues Disappointing Q3 Forecast As It Invests Heavily In O2O Services
 Baidu is focusing aggressively on online-to-offline (O2O) sales, one of the hottest forms of e-commerce in China, but its near-term earnings growth is still under pressure. The company’s s...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, July 28, 2015
Techcrunch The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning
 Enterprise software is about to undergo radical transformation — a substantial change that will make the shift to software as a service (SaaS) look like a simple facelift. This transformat...
11:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Smithsonians Giant Leap Into Kickstarter Pays Off
 Millions of Americans gathered around small black and white television sets in the hot July of 1969 to watch Neil Armstrong step off the Apollo 11 spacecraft and set his left boot onto untouched...
11:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Restaurant Delivery Startup Deliveroo Raises $70M Series C
 Deliveroo, the ‘on-demand’ startup that offers food delivery from premium restaurants that don’t traditionally offer a take-out service, appears to be on somewhat of a roll. To...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Opternatives Online Eye Exam Gets You A Glasses Prescription From Home
 The annoyance of going to the doctor keeps tons of people from finding out if they need glasses or updating their prescription. But it turns out you don’t need one of those giant multi-len...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch PragueCrunch IV Is Coming
 PragueCrunch IV is an annual celebration of all things central European and startupy and it’s coming back on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding t...
09:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch YCs ROSS Intelligence Leverages IBMs Watson To Make Sense Of Legal Knowledge
As our body of legal knowledge, court rulings and laws becomes ever more complex, simple keyword searches won’t cut it for surfacing prior precedents and policies. That’s why the founders ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Neglect Is Still The Biggest Threat To Data Security
 When it comes to data security, we hear a lot about how cyber attackers are becoming more sophisticated or that cloud technology is full of risks. While these statements are true to some extent,...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Twitters Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff
 One of the biggest problems with the Twitter-owned live streaming app Periscope from day one has been its notification system. While push notifications are a useful way to immedia...
08:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Earnings Preview: Twitter And Yelp Report In 24 Hours
 Have you recovered from last week? If not I forgive you — after that earnings deluge I think that we all need a break. However, tomorrow has two key earnings reports that will help set the...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Ebay Closes Delivery Service EBay Now, Will Also Shut Down Its Fashion, Motors & Valet Apps
 Following its split from PayPal last week, eBay announced this morning it’s closing down a number of standalone mobile applications, including eBay Valet, eBay Fashion, and eBay Motors, an...
06:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Google Not Playing Nice With Apple Music Yet
 If you want to stream your music instead of buy tracks, there are more options than you can shake a stick at. You’ve got Spotify, Rdio, XBox Music (Microsoft), Amazon, Apple Music and Goog...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Y Combinator Backs Tenant Turner To Build Software For Landlords Managing Rental Properties
 With U.S. homeownership levels back totheir lowest point since 1993, rentals lookset tomake upalargershareof the country’s housing stock for the foreseeable future. Between the 43 million ...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Hawking, Musk Warn Of Virtually Inevitable AI Arms Race
 Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and over 1,000 AI and robotics researchers have signed a letter suggesting a ban on AI warfare, warning of the potential for rampant destruction at the hands of “...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Translate.com Launches Its Enterprise Translation Platform
 Emerge Media’s Translate.com, which launched about four years ago, has probably the best domain name you can have if you’re in the translation business. Until now, though, the servic...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Nasty Bug Lets Hackers Into Nearly Any Android Phone Using Nothing But A Message
 It’s like something from a bad movie: eager to learn the details of the bad guy’s plan, the good guys hack his phone armed with little more than knowledge of his phone number. No phy...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Dear Investors, Fund More Underrepresented Founders In Tech
 If the future of the tech industry is to be a culture of inclusion and diversity, then women founders and founders of color need funding. Although Google, Twitter, Pandora, Facebook and other te...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Todays Kids Have No Idea How The First iPod Worked
 It’s easy to forget that technology changes quickly when you follow this industry. When the first iPod was released in 2001, it was a much different world. Components weren’t powerfu...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Amid 30% Layoffs At Gree Intl, Gaming Giant Buys Twiitch, Opens Offices In Berlin And Oz
 Yet more consolidation afoot in the gaming business. Gree International, the global arm of the Japanese gaming giant that focuses on social and mobile gaming, is downsizing in San Francisco by c...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch As Gree In SF Lays Off 120, Gaming Giant Buys Twiitch, Opens Offices In Berlin And Oz
 Yet more consolidation afoot in the gaming business. Gree International, the global arm of the Japanese gaming giant that focuses on social and mobile gaming, is downsizing in San Francisco by c...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Google AdSense Publishers Must Now Obtain EU Visitors Consent Before Collecting Data
 Google has announced a change to its user consent policy which will affect website publishers using Google products and services, including Google AdSense, DoubleClick for Publishers and DoubleC...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Google Weans Itself Off Of Google
 It’s no secret that Google+ didn’t quite work out the way Google envisioned and now, after already moving Google Photos out of the service, it’s starting to decouple Google+ pr...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Mixpanel Announces Codeless Mobile Analytics
 Mixpanel recently unveiled a new feature that should make it easier for mobile businesses to customize the company’s analytics tools without writing any additional code.A number of optimiz...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch In Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking, Silicon Valley Slips, While Southeast Asia Gains Traction
 Three years ago, Compass — a three-and-a-half-year-old, San Francisco-based company that provides reporting andbenchmarking software to startups around the world — produced a widely ...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed GO1 Wants To Make Compliance Training Suck Less
 GO1, an employee training startup out of Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 cohort, is launching in North America to help companies onboard and educate their employees in a more effective fashion....
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Tomorrow!
 What up, world? TechCrunch Radio is coming at you this week, just like every week, and we’re looking for the coolest folks in tech to present their products in the patent-pending* TechCrun...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Razer Confirms Acquisition Of Ouyas Software, Tech And Dev Teams In All-Cash Deal
 After raising funds ata $1 billion valuation, gaming company Razer has confirmedits first acquisition. It has bought the software assets of Ouya;and it hasacqui-hired the company’s technic...
02:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Pandoras Sponsored Listening Ad Format Exits Beta, Offering Mobile App Users An Hour Of Uninterrupted Listening
 Following the arrival of stronger-than-expected earnings last week, radio service Pandora this morning announced the expansion of its “Sponsored Listening” ad product, which is now b...
02:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch HotelTonight And Lyft Can Now Be Expensed by 30M Employees Via Concur
 Concur, the travel management and expense toolsetthat was purchased about a year ago by SAP, announced that it is partnering with HotelTonight and Lyft to allow employees to easily expense the t...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Weathernews Partners With Moji, Maker Of Chinas Largest Crowdsourced Weather App
 Weathernews, one of Japan’s biggest weather forecast providers and the owner of Sunnycomb and Weathermob apps, is taking a big step into the Chinese market. The company announced today it ...
10:36 am GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch After Internet.org Backlash, Facebook Opens Portal To Court More Operators
 Facebook is marking the one-year anniversary of the launch of its Internet.org service, which enables free mobile access to a selection of web services in emerging markets, with a push to bring ...
07:26 am GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Asia-Based Tech Blog E27 Raises $650,000 Ahead Of Larger Round
 This year is shaping up to be an interesting one for tech media in Asia. Singapore-based E27 is latest technology-focused blog from the region to raise funding, after it closed a $650,000 bridge...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Is The Windows 10 Store The Next Step For PC Apps And Games?
 The desktop app revolution never really got started back in 2011, but with Windows 10 it may be reborn. Read More ...
02:32 am GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch Best Buy Will Begin Selling The Apple Watch From August 7
 Apple is preparing to expand the sales effort behind the Apple Watch after it was announced that Best Buy will begin selling it in its U.S. stores from August 7, making it the first independent ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 27, 2015
Techcrunch How App Design Can Hurt App Development
 Mobile apps have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy for most people in tech to assume that creating them is a simple, straightforward process. Look behind the curtain of their development...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2015
Techcrunch When Selling Virtual Products Abroad, Dont Put Prices On Autopilot
 If you have a physical product that you want to sell in more than one country, determining the price in different markets can be challenging. You might have to open an office in each country, or...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2015
Techcrunch The Mystery Money Creating The Unicorn Herd
 Varied explanations for the growing herd of unicorns — and predictions of their imminent demise — abound. But all can agree: Those who invest in unicorns are chasing returns they can...
06:25 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2015
Techcrunch Jack Dorseys First Order Of Business As Interim CEO? Twitter Support To The Stars
 Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Founder of company leaves to start another company. Comes back a few times. Takes role of “Interim CEO” and starts personally doing customer s...
05:15 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2015
Techcrunch Yes Your ******* Startup Can Cut A Little Free Speech
 The internet’s ugliness has been revealed in so many different ways these past few months, it almost makes you want to pull the plug on all of it (I can’t of course, because Apple al...
04:05 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2015
Techcrunch Google Ventures Joins $60M Round For Members-Only Travel Site, Secret Escapes
 U.K.-based members-only luxury travel site, Secret Escapes, has pulled in a $60 million funding round, with investment coming from new investor Google Ventures, along with existing investors inc...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2015
Techcrunch The Internet Of Sound
 How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of Sound. Read More ...
02:54 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Judges Tweeted Jokes Copyrightable
 Tweeted a great joke lately? Was it A) a brilliantly original observation all of your own? Or B) a funny tweet you saw on Twitter and pilfered, sans credit? If the answer is B) your joke theft m...
12:29 pm GMT - Sun, July 26, 2015
Techcrunch Google Studies How Much Interstitials Suck On Mobile
 How much do mobile users hate interstitial screens blocking their mobile browsing by urging them to down the native app instead? An overwhelming amount, judging by a study conducted by Google in...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, July 26, 2015
Techcrunch Software For The Full-Stack Era
 The history of software is dominated by companies that automated how the biggest companies in the world did business. IBM automated clerical tasks, SAP unified corporate financials, and Siebel d...
09:48 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Fare Trade
 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Saturday, July 25, 2015. Uber takes NY, while The Gang wonders what Windows 10 is or...
08:38 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch Startups Grow In Africa, But Ecosystems Need More To Flourish
 Obamania has gripped Kenya as the 44th U.S. president lands in Nairobi, the country’s capital, for a visit. From t-shirts, mugs, and caps with Barack Obama’s name and image to “...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch The Three Qualities Twitters Next CEO Must Have
 Perhaps you’ve heard there’s a job opening over at Twitter. The blue bird is looking for its next CEO after longtime leader and all-around good guy Dick Costolo decided to step down ...
06:15 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch Startups And The Big Lie
 A startup is hemorrhaging cash, and the VCs have yet to agree on terms for a capital infusion. The clock is ticking until deadpool, first weeks away then days. The founders, stress levels increa...
05:03 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 07.25.15
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today.Gillmor Gang LIVE chatroom HEREGillmor Gang on Facebook...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch 11 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
This week, top tech companies reported earnings, Twitter took away our backgrounds and we saw headlines about Uber, Tesla, and more. Here at TechCrunch HQ, we launched our newest and first ever talk s...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch Technology Is Magic, Just Ask The Washington Post
 Most people don’t understand how technology works. When they flip a light switch, or tap their phone, what happens next is essentially magic to them. Oh, they may be able to handwave a bit...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch How To Win The Day
 Hal Elrod was dead for six minutes. The car he was driving crashed head on into a truck. His girlfriend, sitting next to him, was unscratched. The roof of the car sliced open his head, causing b...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch Why Amazon And Entrepreneurs Are Bullish On Mexico
 Imagine a country with 100 million mobile phones, but just 15 percent of residents have a credit card. A country where more than half of the population is under age 27, but less than half has In...
12:06 am GMT - Sat, July 25, 2015
Techcrunch Qualtrics, In The Billion-Dollar Club, But Still An Outsider
 Qualtrics, whoseonline survey research platforms help more than 8,000 enterprise customers better understand both their employees and their customers, is a little unusual for a lot of reasons.Fo...
11:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Television-Maker Vizio Files For IPO
 Vizio Inc., maker of cheap TV sets and other electronics, filed a prospectus Friday with U.S. regulators to raise up to $172.5 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. BofA...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch The First Gogoro Smartscooters Will Start Shipping Tomorrow
 After raising $150 million dollars and operating in secrecy for three years, Gogoro finally told the world what they’re building: a smart electric scooter and a charging infrastructure to ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Its Time For The Visual Internet
 One of the amazing accomplishments of the smartphone is how it’s inspired us to take photos and share them — tons of them, with everyone. It’s estimated we have already taken m...
08:50 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Does Ringly Have A Place In An Apple Watch World?
 The first thing I thought when I opened my Ringly box was that it smelled. Bad. Like electronics that had caught on fire and were then put out in some sort of chemical bath. But the company told...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Jets Launch, Amazons Epic Earnings, And Uber v. NYC
 Hello compatriots, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show where we talk the biggest things in tech. This week we dig into Jet’s launch, just w...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch JDate Is Suing JSwipe Over The Letter J, Heres What My Bubbie Would Have Said
 “Der oylam is a goylem.”It means “the world is stupid” in Yiddish.Today, Forbes unearthed a lawsuit from late last year that Jewish dating site JDate’s parent compa...
08:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Applications For The NYC Pitch-Off Close Tomorrow!
 Attention New Yorkers! Applications for the NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off will be closing in 24 hours (ish) so if you’d like to pitch your company to the coolest judges in the land (TBA next week...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch FCC Approves $48.5 Billion AT&T-DirecTV Merger
 The FCC just approved AT&T’s $48.5 billion acquisitionof satellite TV provider DirecTV. From today’sFCC statement: “The Commission’s decision is based on a careful, t...
07:07 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Live Media Groups New App Will Stream The Tomorrowland Festival This Weekend
 Tomorrowland, the annual music festival in Belgiumthat draws over 400,000 people from 200 different countries, has partnered with Live Media Group to stream this weekend’s concert via a na...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla Ludicrous Mode, And GoPro/Meerkat
 This week, Tesla introduced a new mode for the Model S called Ludicrous mode, which will take the car from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds. Which is ludicrous. Meanwhile, Apple reported its Q3 2015 ea...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch How Amazon Could Drive Blended Reality Into The Living Room
 Amazon has been amassing computer vision expertise for a long time. And continues to do so. A LinkedIn search for computer vision jobs at the company currently returns more than 50 posts —...
06:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch NASA Got Up Close And Personal With Pluto, The Data Blows Their Minds
 It might not be a planet anymore, but Pluto is fascinating.NASA is just scratching the surface after its Pluto “fly-by” on July 14th. It says that it’s retrieved just 5% of the...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Chryslers Solution To The Jeep Hack Is 1.4 Million USB Drives
 You’ve probably read the WIRED story “Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It” by now. Either way, it was scary as hell. Today, the company behind Jeep ...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Palantir Raises $450 Million, Now Valued At $20 Billion
 Palantir, the makers of a data analytics platform used by government agencies, law enforcement, as well as financial, insurance, retail and healthcare industries, has confirmed by way of an SEC ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Keep Your Apps Playful
 Computer software and apps are our modern-day toys. Whether it’s a hot dating app or a system for planning molecules (a true story), interface designers must treat the process of creating ...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Adjusts Its App Store Algorithm, Impacting Some iPad Developers
 To keep the playing field level and fair for all app developers, Apple on occasion changes the way its App Store ranking algorithm works, the fallout of which can impact developers’ standi...
03:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Quietly Acquired Germanys Media Group One For $23M In Q1
 Yahoo’s well-wornacquisition trailto bring tech and talent back into the Internet company has been one of the more notable hallmarks of life under CEO Marissa Mayer. And while M&A appe...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed GetScales Quality Control System Protects Factory Workers And Hardware Companies
 At first glance, GetScale’s cameras might seem like just another factory surveillance system. The startup, however, wants to make life easier for engineers and assembly line workers by all...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Ibottas New Shopping List Finds Cash Back And Rebates As You Add Items
 Mobile savingsappIbotta, which got its start by targeting millennial shoppers who no longer seek out and clip paper coupons, has been working to re-think the role smartphones can play when it co...
02:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM
 Each week, John Biggs and I make the long trek up to 49th Street to sit on tall chairs, slap on some headphones, and bring weekly tech news to the world of internet radio (specifically Sirius XM...
12:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Mumbai-based Fitternity Raises $1M Seed Funding To Match Users With The Right Workouts
 Fitternity, a discovery platform for workout classes and other fitness services based in Mumbai, has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Exfinity Venture Partners. The company’s searc...
11:40 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market
 Voxel8, the startup behind the first multi-material 3D electronics printer, has raised $12 million tobring its printersto the desks of engineers and designers everywhere. ARCH Venture Partners a...
12:53 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch Trinity Backs Dave Aspreys Bulletproof With $9M For Butter Coffee, Nootropics
 Dave Asprey, a self-proclaimed and self-taught biohacker who has amassed a huge following online, has just raised $9 million from Trinity to take his butter coffee and FATwater to a broader publ...
12:38 am GMT - Fri, July 24, 2015
Techcrunch YouTubes New App Plays To Creators
 Yes, we love videos of cats falling, but YouTube’s content creator network has blown up over the past few years. There’s some really great content being created by budding superstars...
11:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch The Rise Of Silicon Savannah And Africas Tech Movement
 Tech will be on President Obama’s agenda as he hosts the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, taking along internet pioneer Steve Case and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky.Nascent as it may be,...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Flipboard Confirms Its $50M Funding Round
 Flipboard has confirmed to us thatit hasraised $50 million, two days after we first reportedthat the company had authorized the shares earlier this year.TechCrunch reported earlierthat,according...
10:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Flipboard Confirms New $50M Funding Round From JP Morgan
 Flipboard has confirmed to us that it has raised $50 million, two days after we first reported that the company had authorized the shares earlier this year. JP Morgan was the sole investor, the ...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct
 Haveyou ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the da...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Creating The Open-Source Community Of Your Dreams
 When a company decides to embrace open-source software development, releasing the code under a suitable license is only the tip of the iceberg. The real challenge that companies face is learning...
09:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch SoftBank President And COO Nikesh Arora Will Speak At Disrupt SF 2015
 With significant stakes in U.S. operator Sprint and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba — not to mention its own domestic empire in Japan — SoftBank is already one of the world’s ...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Selfie App Frontback To Shut Down On August 15th After Two Years
 It was a simple premise during the height of the selfie hype: take a photo of yourself as well as what’s in front of you. It was called a “frontback.” We launched Frontback two...
09:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Google Promises Improved Voicemail Transcriptions, Cuts Error Rate By 49%
 “Hi, My name is Melissa and also i’m calling on behalf of terribly a meeting a technology company at the forefront of, and both the city of entertainment. I wanted to follow up with ...
09:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Y Combinator Backs An All-In-One, Portable Coffee Stand Called Wheelys To Take on Starbucks
 Nuclear fusion. Soylent. And now coffee stands?! Y Combinator is backing Wheelys, a European startup that has built an entire, compact cafe contained upon a bicycle. For $2,999, you can get a co...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Expensify Announces New Travel Integrations With Uber, Priceline, NexTravel And More
 Expensify is taking another step toward making expense reports easier by announcing integrations with a bunchof travel-related services.So instead of forwarding travel receipts to [email protected]
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Dear Unicorn, Exit Please
 In the last couple of years, it’s become the conventional wisdom that the hottest, fastest-growing tech companies benefit from steering clear of public market investors as long as possible...
08:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Pandora Pops 5% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Anticipated Q2 Profit Of $0.05 Per Share
 After the bell, digital radio service Pandora reported its second quarter performance, generating an adjusted $0.05 per share on revenue of $285.6 million.The street had expected Pandora to gene...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Troy Carters Atom Factory Launches An LA-Based Accelerator For Entertainment Startups
 Troy Carter, talentmanager to the stars (and successful VC), has announced that his company is launching SMASHD LABS, a new startup accelerator. The program will be based out of Atom FactoryR...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Spikes 14% After It Reports Surprise Q2 Profit Of $92M, Better-Than-Expected Revenue Of $23.18B
 Following the cessation of regular trading today, Amazon announced that it earned $0.19per share in its second quarter, onrevenue of $23.18 billion. The street had expected Amazon to lose$0.14 p...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Amazons AWS Unit Reports Q2 Revenue Of $1.8B, $391M Profit
 Amazon released its latest quarterly earnings report today and for only the second time since it launched its AWS cloud computing service, the company broke out earnings for that business unit. ...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch AT&Ts Q2 2015 Earnings Mixed With $33.02B Revenue And $0.69 EPS, Sports 2.1 Million Wireless Net Adds
 AT&T reported its second quarter financial performance following the bell, including revenue of $33.02B and earnings per share of $0.69. The street had expected the company to earn $0.63 per...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch AT&Ts Q2 2015 Earnings Mixed With $33.02 Billion Revenue And $0.69 EPS, Sports 2.1 Million Wireless Net Adds
 AT&T reported its second-quarter financial performance following the bell, including revenue of $33.02 billion and earnings per share of $0.69. The street had expected the company to earn $0...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Instagram Marketing Startup Popular Pays Raises $2M
 Popular Pays, a Y Combinator-backed startup connecting Instagram users with marketers, has raised $2 million in funding. Under the Popular Pays model, businesses describe the kind of campaign th...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Launches Back To School Deal, Offering Free Beats Headphones With Mac Purchase
 Apple launched its 2015 Back to School deal today, offering those who purchase a new Mac, under education pricing, a free pair of Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones. Users will also be able to upgra...
06:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Kamcord Update Brings Live Game Streaming To Mobile Devices
 Kamcord, the YC-backed company that enables game recording on mobile, is the latest company to jump on the mobile live-streaming bandwagon after it added the feature to its Android and iOS apps....
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Flickr Brings Back Its Pro Subscription Plan
 Flickr announced today it’s bringing back its “Pro” subscription plan aimed at power users of Yahoo’s photo-sharing service, which will introduce a variety of new feature...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Annoyed By Mobile Sites That Ask You To Download Their App? Youre Not Alone
 Your team has spent many many months perfecting your mobile app, so of course you want people to download it. You want to get your app high up in the app store charts. I get it. Totally. However...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Taste Testing With teaBOT, The Robot That Brews Up Loose Leaf Tea In Under 30 Seconds
 Toronto-based teaBOT is a robot that whips up customized cups of loose leaftea in under 30 seconds. The startup launched in 2013 as a way to eliminate long lines at cafes by delivering automated...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Harman Kardon AKG N90Q
The Harman Kardon AKG N90Q headphones are, in short, awesome. Harman has long been one of the top names in audio, but its newest pair of over-ear headphones — the latest in Quincy Jones’ s...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: AKG By HARMAN N90Q
TheAKG By HARMAN N90Q headphones are, in short, awesome. Harman has long been one of the top names in audio, but its newest pair of over-ear headphones — the latest in Quincy Jones’ signat...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Zenefits Grabs Twitters Rita Garg To Run Business Development
Zenefits, the $4.5 billion human resources software startup, said today it hired Twitter’s (now former) director of global business development Rita Garg. It’s another executive departure ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch What The Tech Bubble Means Outside Silicon Valley
 It’s a place, a mindset, a nickname, a metonym, an innovation hub, a TV show and a standard against which all cradles of technology are measured. Silicon Valley prides itself on having a m...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Opens Huge Photo Studio In London To Feed Its Fashion Ambition
 Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos once famouslysaid that in order to be a $200 billion company, Amazon had to learn how to sell clothes and food. And while the company has been steadily growingthe l...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Latin America Looks To Spur Later Stage Venture Investments
 The seeds of a venture investment sceneare beginning to sproutat the early stage in Latin America and now countries like Colombia and Chile are taking steps to make sure youngcompanies can take ...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Slack Integrates With Google Calendar To Add Events To Channels
 Slack, the popular office communication tool, willnowintegrate with Google Calendar, letting events automatically post reminders inside slack channels.Here’s how the integration will work:...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Makes It Easier To Target Ads Around Big Events
 Twitter is announcing a straightforward way for advertisers to join in the social media conversation around major events.Not that the service has lacked ads around, say, the Super Bowl. But Amee...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch IBM Acquires Database-As-A-Service Startup Compose
 IBM today announced that it has acquired Compose, the Y Combinator-backed database-as-a-service startup originally known as MongoHQ. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Compos...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Google Brings Its 360-Degree Movies App, Spotlight Stories, To iOS
 Google Spotlight Stories,a mobile app featuring immersive, 360 degree animated filmsoriginally developed by Motorola ahead of its 2011 Google acquisition, has now made its way to iOS devices. Th...
02:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Picasa Desktop Users Prompted To Move To Google Photos Backup Instead
 As part of thetransition to Google’s new photo hosting and sharing service, Google Photos, launched this May, users of Google’s older Picasa desktop software are now being prompted t...
02:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Japans Nikkei Buys The Financial Times Group From Pearson For $1.3B
 Some more M&A afoot in the media industry. Pearson has sold the Financial Times Group to Japan’s Nikkei Inc for 844 million ($1.3 billion) in cash. The news comes aftera morning offerv...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Centro Acquires Facebook Ad Startup GraphScience
 Ad tech company Centro is announcing that it has acquired social ad startup GraphScience.Founded in 2001, Centro has built a platform for digital marketers to manage their campaigns. GraphScienc...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Hometeam Emerges From Stealth To Bring Better In-Home Care To Seniors
 Hometeam, a New York-based startup providing in-home care to seniors, is publicly launching today after operating in a stealthy beta for two years. Powered by $11 million in funding from Lux Cap...
01:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch With $20M In The Bank, JetSmarter Is Building The Uber Of The Skies
 JetSmarter, a private air transportation startup, wants to make commuting by private jet a reality for all travelers. With $20 million in Series B funding from The Saudi Royal Family, music and ...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Google Offers To Sell Patents To Startups In Its Push Against Patent Trolls
 Back in April, Google launched a pop-up, temporary marketplace for companies to sell patents, with Googlebeing the sole buyer. Today, the search and mobile giant isexpanding that marketplacein t...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Google Offers To Give Away Patents To Startups In Its Push Against Patent Trolls
 Back in April, Google launched a pop-up, temporary marketplace for companies to sell patents, with Googlebeing the sole buyer. Today, the search and mobile giant isexpanding that marketplacein t...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Googles Nearline Cold Data Storage Service Hits General Availability, Adds On-Demand I/O
 Earlier this year, Google announced its new low-cost Nearline cold storage service and today, the company is taking it out of beta and making it generally available. Unlike some of its competito...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Ebay-backed Asian E-commerce Company Giosis Lands $82.1M Series A
 Giosis, the eBay-backed company behind e-commerce platform Qoo10, will boost its operations in Asia after landing a $82.1 million Series A led by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). Ebay (which owns...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Sales Lead Analytics Startup Leadspace Raises $18M
 Leadspace, a company that brings in sales leads and scores them to better help marketers determine which ones to prioritize, said it raised $18 million. Leadspace plugs into marketing software l...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Ginkgo Bioworks Takes On Zymergen With $45 Million In Series B Funding
 Boston biotech startup Ginkgo Bioworksjust gained an extra $45 million in Series B funding from an “oversubscribed” list of investors. The startup raised $9 million in March, so that...
10:03 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Your Future Music Playlist Could Know How You Feel
 Researchers at the University of Cambridge have linked musical taste to thinking style, with possible implications for how future algorithms might better tailor music recommendations. Not to men...
09:57 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch SaaS Startups Would Be Idiots Not To Know Notion Capital After $150M Fund Raise
The scale of the opportunity in Cloud computing and SaaS was underlined today with the news that Notion Capital has closed its third fund with a first round of $120m, with a final close of $150m expec...
09:57 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Euro SaaS Startups Would Be Idiots Not To Know Notion Capital After $150M Fund Raise
The scale of the opportunity in Cloud computing and SaaS was underlined today with the news that Notion Capital has closed its third fund with a first round of $120m, with a final close of $150m expec...
09:57 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Euro SaaS Startups Would Be Idiots Not To Know Notion After New $150M Fund
The scale of the opportunity in Cloud computing and SaaS was underlined today with the news that Notion Capital has closed its third fund with a first round of $120m, with a final close of $150m expec...
08:20 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Targets Revenge Porn With Link Removal Form
 Falling in step with various recent industry moves, Microsoft has set up a formal process for removing links to so-called ‘revenge porn’ from its Bing search engine, allowing victims...
07:10 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Line Launches Lightweight Version Of Its Chat App For Emerging Market Android Phones
 Line, the mobile messaging company from Japan, is borrowing a strategy from Facebook after it launched a lightweight version of its service for Android devices in emerging markets. Read More ...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Rockets Oliver Samwer And Citymappers Azmat Yusuf Join Disrupt London
 We’re delighted today to announce the next round of speakers for our TechCrunch Disrupt London conference on December 7-8, 2015. The conference will feature an outstanding slate of global ...
06:35 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Walmart Takes Full Control Of Yihaodian, Its Online Retail Business In China
 Walmart is increasing its efforts in China’s e-commerce space after the world’s largest retailer took full ownership of Yihaodian, its online retail business in the country. Read Mor...
04:10 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Uber, Airbnb And The Conflict Between Policys Ratchet Effect And Techs Accelerating Speed
 One day before New York’s city council was about to vote on capping Uber’s growth, the company and Mayor Bill De Blasio reached a last-minute agreement for a four-month study on the ...
12:31 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch Sen. Al Franken Urges Federal Probe Of Apple Music
 Apple’s hefty fees on in-app subscription services are being called into serious question.In a letter addressed to both theFederal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, Sen. Al F...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, July 23, 2015
Techcrunch The Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America
 The ‘Industrial Internet’ is poised to overhaul the way companies manufacture goods, in turn changing our everyday interactions with products. Imagine yourself five years from now, s...
10:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Chaotic Moon Sells To Accenture
 Consulting and technology services company Accenture snatched up creative studio Chaotic Moon today. The Austin-based studio known forcoming up with crazy fire shooting drones and other design t...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Victorious Says Its Video Apps Have Gotten 200M Views
 Victorious, a startup building mobile apps where YouTube stars can interact with their “superfans,” says the strategy seems to be paying off.Specifically, since the first apps launch...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Victorious Says Its Video Apps Have Gotten 250M Views
 Victorious, a startup building mobile apps where YouTube stars can interact with their “superfans,” says the strategy seems to be paying off.Specifically, since the first apps launch...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Frame Launches Its Cloud-Based Software Virtualization Service Globally
 We’ve outsourcedthe storageof our devices onto the cloud through services like DropBox, so why not look to shift the muscle behind them to the cloud aswell? Frame, a company that allows yo...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed Fonticons Is A Subscription Icon Service From The Creator Of Font Awesome
 If you’ve ever developed a website, you’re probably familiar with Font Awesome. The free service lets developers adorn their site with over500 icons usingonly a line of CSS, and is u...
09:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Just Made Another iOS 9 Beta Available To Anyone
 Just a few weeks back, Apple released iOS 9 as a public beta that anyone could download — not just those people with $99 per year developer accounts. Two weeks later, they’re back wi...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Strike Social Says It Can Predict The Results Of YouTube Ad Campaigns
 YouTube advertising and analytics startup Strike Social is launching a new feature today called Strike Predict.The company already helps advertisers track the performance of their videos on YouT...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch The TC Meetup In NYC Is On Like Donkey Kong
 Dear friends, readers, and general internet-goers! The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is drawing near, and it would truly break my heart if you missed out on our big night, either as a general at...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Its Your Fault Email Is Broken
 As an email startup CEO, I hear it every week. “I hate email. Email sucks. Why can’t anyone fix it? And why would you want to spend your life working on something everyone hates?R...
08:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch De Blasio Administration Reaches Deal With Uber
 The administration of New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is dropping plans to cap the number of new drivers added by Uber and similar services. Under a new agreement, the city will conduct a fou...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Zillow Acquires DotLoop, An E-Signing Service For Real Estate Agents
 Online real estate service Zillow today announced that it has acquired DotLoop, a service that aims to simplify the complex process of buying and selling real estate by taking much of the docume...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Cazena Raises $20M Series B For Its Enterprise Big Data-As-A-Service Platform
 Cazena, a new platform that wants to make it easier for enterprises to process their data, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series B round led by Formation 8. Other participants ...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Qualcomm Slips Modestly On FQ3 Profit Beat, Cost Reduction Plan, And Weak Guidance
 Following the bell today, Qualcomm announced its fiscal third-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $5.83 billion and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.99. Using normal accou...
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Gigster Does The Dev Dirty Work To Turn Your Idea Into An App
 Got a startup idea? That and some cash is all you need to get a fully functional app built for you by Gigster. Launching today, Gigster is full-service development shop, rather than a marketplac...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Netflix Upgrades Its TV Apps To Save You A Few Clicks
 Netflix announced today that’s it’s now rolling out its first major update to its TV applications since late 2013. Unlike last month’s upgrade to the Netflix website, however, ...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Dropbox Acquires Clementine, An Enterprise Communication Service
 Dropbox has acquired Clementine, an enterprise communication service, today according to a blog post on the company’s page. Clementine focuses on internal communication, such as conference...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Karmas Pay-As-You-Go LTE Mobile Hotspot Starts Shipping
 Karma, the portable Wi-Fi hotspot offering a contract-free, pay-as-you-go service and the ability to earn free data by sharing your connection with others, has now started shipping its latest de...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Y Combinator Finally Reveals Its Approach To Growth-Stage Investing
A couple of weeks ago, we published a post that pondered what investing pro rata would mean for the Y Combinator. Just one month earlier, the popular accelerator programhad filed for what it’s c...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Lost-Item Tracker Tile Rolls Out A Renewal Service Offering Early Adopters Discounted Replacements
 Tile, the small, square-shaped lost item tracker which recently raised an additional $3 millionfrom Khosla Ventures as an extension on its earlier $13 million Series A,had previously indicated t...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Twitters Answers Service Gets An Update To Provide Better App Performance Tracking
 Ahead of Twitter’s upcoming developer conference Flight, Twitter’s Answers service — which provides developers with a real-time display of events happening with their apps R...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch DCM Closes Second Android Fund With $100 Million
 Global early stage investor DCM Ventures has successfully closed its second, $100 million Android-focused fund that the firm had begun raising late last year. Like its predecessor, the second An...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Open Container Initiative Gains Momentum As AT&T, Oracle, Twitter And Others Join
 A month ago,Docker and the Linux Foundation announced the Open Container Project at Docker’s developer conference. Now called the Open Container Initiative, the project is seeing rapid gro...
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Releases Hourly Ride Numbers In New York City To Fight De Blasio
 Besides a leaked screenshot of a revenue dashboard in 2013, Uber (like most private startups) has been notoriously secretive when it comes to sharing any data about ride statistics. Now,as an at...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Procurify Raises $4M To Make Purchasing Easier For Businesses
Procurify, a Vancouver, Canada-based startup that aims to make purchasing — and the expense reports that go with it — easier for small- and medium-sized businesses, today announced that it...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Adblock Plus Talks Content-Blocking And The Tricky Shift To Mobile
 Adblock Plus has built a business out of helping web users ditch overly annoying ads and other unwanted digital content on the desktop by taking money from companies willing to conform to its &#...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Startups Cant Afford To Ignore Government
 Lastweek,California threatened Uber with license suspension for failing to comply with state laws. Last month,Santa Monica banned Airbnb vacation rentals. But in spite of regulatory challenges f...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Culture, Capacity And Craftsmanship: How To Hire For A Startup
 There’s a lot of glory and fun when you’re immersed in the startup experience. Building a team from scratch usually means that everything is fresh and unwritten. Joining a new ventur...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Stream It Like Beckham: Global Star Backs Periscope/Meerkat Rival MyEye
 Since live streaming from mobile phones came roaring back in the era of social media, major celebrities have beencourted by platforms like Meerkat and Periscope for their crowd pulling power. No...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Vervid Takes The Shame Out Of Shooting Vertical Video With Its New iOS App
 You know the situation. Something funny is about to happen and you have to get your phone out quickly. You start shooting video but you forgot something… Crap, you didn’t flip your p...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Introduces Send, A Short-Form Email App That Works More Like Instant Messaging
 Microsoft today is introducing a new application aimed at reducing the time it takes to check and respond to email while on your smartphone. With Send, as the app is called, the idea is to make ...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business
 Sony is looking to drones to find new business opportunities. Specifically Sony Mobile, the division of Sony responsible for mobile phones, telecommunication and small imaging sensors, founded t...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On Bullish: Lets Go Unicorn Hunting
 Hello friends, and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s newest show. We’re going to ship a new episode directly to your monitor each and every Wednesday morning, so make sure to setyour ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed Cleanly Launches On-Demand Laundry Service In Brooklyn
 Cleanly, the YC-backed startup that handles all of your laundry needs with the push of a button, has today announced it will expand service from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Neighborhoods that will re...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Why Isnt the Inventor of SMS Better Known?
 Mythmakers have no place for modesty and nuance. They like firebrands. Mavericks. Lone wolves. It’s why Thomas Edison, who claimed to have invented practically everything, is a towering fi...
01:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Expands Its On-Demand Home Services Marketplace, Adds Support For Custom Service Requests
 Amazon Home Services, Amazon’s own Angie’s List competitor of sorts, which connects consumers with service professionals in their area, is expanding to more markets. According to a c...
01:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch DataFox Hunts Down $5 Million in Fresh Funding
 DataFox, a 2.5-year-old subscription-based deal intelligence platform, has just raised $5 million in funding co-led by Goldman Sachs and earlier investor Green Visor Capital, with participation ...
01:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Consulting Firm Prophet Acquires Altimeter Group
 Altimeter Group, which is known for its research in areas like social media, the Internet of Things and data privacy, has been acquired by Prophet. Altimeter was founded in 2008 by CEO Charlene ...
01:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Granular Rakes In $18.7 MillionTo Manage Big Farms
 Granular, a farm management software and analytics provider, has raised $18.7 million in new funding to streamlineoperations on large, professionally managed farms. Tao Capital Partners, the lat...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Subscription Flight Service Beacon Lands $7.5M In Series A Funding
 Beacon, a subscription flight service founded by former Surf Air CEO Wade Eyerly (and twoother Surf Air Co-founders), announced that the company hasraised $7.5 million in Series A funding. The r...
12:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Tinder-Esque Clothes Shopping App Mallzee Swipes Another 2.5M Funding
 Personalised shopping app and U.K. startup Mallzee has raised new funding. The so-called ‘Tinder of fashion’ — in reference to its Tinder-esque UI that invites you to swipe rig...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Sysomos Acquires Social Marketing Service Expion
 Sysomos, the social analytics company that recently split from its former acquirer Marketwire, today announced that it has acquired Expion, an enterprise social marketing platform that counts th...
10:45 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Mirakl Closes $20M Series B From VCs That Love Online Marketplaces
 Who says France can’t produce startups? Online marketplace startup Mirakl has just closed a $20m Series B round of funding led by 83North with participation from new fund Felix Capital, an...
06:31 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch You Can No Longer Leave App Store Reviews If You Run A Beta Version Of iOS
 File this under notable PSA: Apple just implemented a change that prevents users with devices running its latest iOS beta (that’s iOS 9 right now) from leaving reviews in the App Store. Re...
05:52 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Sony Is Launching A Drone Business To Provide Data Services To Enterprises
 Sony is stepping into the drone business after the Japanese electronics giant announced a new business that captures images and other data for business purposes using unmanned crafts. Read More ...
05:51 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch GRANA, Which Makes Affordable Clothing In Premium Fabrics, Picks Up $1M
 GRANA wants to fill closets all over the world with affordable, high-quality wardrobe staples in a rainbow of colors. The e-commerce startup just raised $1 million from investors including Golde...
05:51 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch GRANA, Which Makes Affordable Clothing In Premium Fabrics, Picks Up $1.5M
 GRANA wants to fill closets all over the world with affordable, high-quality wardrobe staples in a rainbow of colors. The e-commerce startup just raised $1.5 million from investors including Gol...
04:25 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch AncestryDNA And Googles Calico Team Up To Study Genetic Longevity
 Plenty in Silicon Valley have set theirsites on ending death, or at least extending it a bit – including those within the walls of Google. Now AncestryDNA, one part of the largest online f...
01:31 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Flipboard Has Filed To Raise Another $50M
 Flipboard’s75% jump in the last 6 months has it clocking in at over70 million monthly active users.And it looks like that is not the only recent bump for the startup: It appears to havequi...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed IxChel Predicts How Cancer Drugs Will Behave In Humans Before You Even Swallow A Pill
 Biotech startup Ixchel Scientific hopes to bring higher success rates to trialed cancer drugs using an environment that better represents the human body.The YC-backed startup does this by taking...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, July 22, 2015
Techcrunch Google Knows What You Did Last Summer, Now Shows It To You In Google Maps
 Social apps like Foursquare and Swarm are more about places you’re at or where you’re going. Today, the Google Maps team launched a feature called “Your Timeline” that is...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Y Combinator-Backed CareLedger Aims To Provide Free Medical Care To Employees
 Digital health startup CareLedgerlaunched out of Y Combinator today to provide the workers of the world with free, quality medical care. That’s no small feat. The U.S. has one ofthe most e...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Fintechs Five Dark-Horse Cities
 With global investment in fintech having tripled in the last five years, the financial sector is without a doubt in the midst of a revolution. The leading cities in the global fintech race are r...
10:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch TechCrunchs New Show, Bullish, Launches Tomorrow
 TechCrunch is launching a new show tomorrow called Bullish, hosted by your humble servant. The show will air on this website every Wednesday at 10 am Eastern, 7 am Pacific. Bullish isn’t q...
10:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Make School Wants To Build The Product University For The Masses
 College has failed, or so many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs believe. Not only are tuition costs spiraling out of control, but students are leaving college without the ability to produce anythin...
10:04 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch This Is How Tim Cook Explained Initial Apple Watch Sales
 Today Apple released strong earnings, with the iPhone leading the charge. Many analysts have been speculating on Apple Watch sales numbers. The company already announced that it wouldn’t b...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Besomebody Raises Another $1M To Expand Its Experience Marketplace
 Besomebodyannounced yesterday that it has raised another $1 million, doubling itstotal funding. As founder and CEO Kash Shaikh explained a year ago, he’s trying to build a company around h...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch GoPro Expects To Launch A Mobile Editing Solution By The End Of Summer
 GoPro president Tony Bates today revealed the company is on the verge of launching a new mobile  app. This app will allow users to trim and share content right from their phone. Accord...
09:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Millions and Millions Are Already Using Apple Music
 Less than a month after the launch of streaming service Apple Music, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that “Millions and millions of customers are already experiencing Apple Music and ...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Now Has $203 Billion In Cash On Hand
 In itsearnings release today, Apple revealed that it now has $202.8billion cash on hand in the form of cash, cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and long-term marketable securiti...
08:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Revenues In China Skyrocket 112% in Q3
 In light ofsome pretty recent major fluctuations in theChinese stock market, Apple still managed to havea stellarquarter inChina. Duringits thirdquarter, the company saw 112% year-over-year reve...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch iPhone Sales Up 35% With 47.5M Units Sold In Q3
 It would appear that Apple can’t stop, won’t stop when it comes to iPhone sales. After two blockbuster quarters in a row — Apple sold a record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones in ...
08:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Reports $49.6B Revenue, $10.7B Profit, $1.85 EPS For Q3 2015; Stock Slips 7.3%
 Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2015 earnings, reporting $49.6 billion in revenue, $10.7 billion in net profit representing $1.85 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it correspond...
08:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Full Coverage Of Apple, Microsoft, GoPro, Verizon, And Yahoo Earnings
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08:19 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Microsofts FQ4 Beats Expectations, Investors Send Stock Lower On Phone Losses
 Following the bell, Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth quarter financial performance, including revenue of $22.2 billion, and adjusted earnings per share of $0.62.The company took a stiff char...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoos Q2 Manages A Slim Revenue Beat, But Its Per-Share Profit Of $0.16 Disappoints
 Today, Yahoo reported its second quarter financial performance, including $1.04 billion in revenue after discounting for traffic costs (ex-TAC), and earnings per share of $0.16. Revenue sported ...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch GoPro Beats In Q2 On Strong Demand For The Hero4 Action Camera
 Today for its second-quarter financial results, GoPro reported $420 million in revenue and a net income of $35 million beating Wall Street estimates and swinging to a profit. Despite this the co...
07:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Full Coverage Of Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, GoPro, And Verizon Earnings
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07:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Call Strangers On The Phone (Gasp!) With SayMore From YouTubes Brent Hurley
 Somewhere between texting and video chat, the mobile phone stopped being a phone. But there’s a special intimacy unique to simply talking to someone, and early YouTuber Brent Hurley wants ...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Drops New Developer Betas Of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2
 We’re one step closer to getting the final builds of Apple’s latest crop of operating systems.Today, Apple released their fourth beta updates ofiOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2 t...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed PickTrace Helps Farmers Manage Their Harvest
 PickTrace, a harvest and labor management platform for farm owners, is launching out of beta today.One of a few AgTech startups in Y Combinator’s Spring 2015 batch, PickTrace is using a sy...
06:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch LinkedIn Ramps Up In Business Marketing As It Adds Lead Generation To SlideShare
 LinkedIn has built up several new areas of its business to help it diversify revenues beyond premium subscriptions and job ads on its primary web site — with serviceslike advertising now c...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch JustWatch Brings Its Search Engine For Cord Cutters To iOS And Android
 JustWatch, a startup that launched earlier this year offering a search engine that helpscord cutters figure out where to watch their favorite programs and movies, is nowexpanding to mobile. The ...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch The Importance Of Design Thinking For Big Data Startups
 We’ve reached a point technologically where consumers are no longer impressed by access to data, as data availability, even our own, is increasingly the norm. Instead, the usability of tha...
05:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch What To Look For In Microsofts Earnings Report
 Earnings season is back and there is a massive backlog of results out today, including Microsoft and Apple. The two companies combined are worth comfortably north of $1 trillion. For Microsoft, ...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch YCs Technical Recruiting Startup TripleByte Opens A Concierge Program To Fly Candidates To Silicon Valley For Interviews
 TripleByte, which was founded by one of Y Combinator’s earliest partners Harj Taggar, is trying to make it easier for startups to hire technical talent by pre-screening them for their codi...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch 9 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day
 About six years ago I would say I was 100 percent unproductive. Everything I did would cost me in either well-being or money. By “well-being” I mean, competence, good relationships, ...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Google Acquires Mobile App Prototyping Tool Pixate
 Google has acquired mobile app prototyping tool Pixate today, both companies have confirmed. Pixate had raised $3.8M from Accel Partners in 2013. It had popped out of the Y-Combinator oven previ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Executives And Managers Should All Be Elected
When my co-founders and I launched SumAll four years ago we decided we didn’t want to work in an evil, miserable environment. When people have crappy managers and deceitful executives, they star...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Google Launches Drive Plug-In For Microsoft Office
 Google today launched a new plug-in for Microsoft Office that gives you access to all of your Word, Excel and PowerPointdocuments in Google Drive right from Microsoft’sdesktop apps. The pl...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch IAB Releases A New Overview Of In-Feed Ads
 The Interactive Advertising Bureau just released its “deep dive” into the world in-feed ads — namely, the ads that show up in the middle of the stream as you scroll through you...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Byline Wants To Crowdfund Media Pluralism
 “Journalism is clearly in big trouble. The business of the news media. And we think we have a model that has potential and could really help certain forms of journalism — niche topic...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Nordstrom-Owned Styling Service Trunk Club Expands To Womens Apparel
 Personal styling service Trunk Club first got its start by appealing to men who don’t like to shop by offering to ship hand-picked designer clothing to their homes for free. Then, customer...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch CartoDB Lets Anyone Visualize Their Data With One-Click Mapping
 CartoDB, an online map maker and business intelligence startup, wants to make it easyfor anyone to communicate information with a map. Today the startup is unleashing a new feature, One-Click Ma...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Verge Genomics Wants To Cure Neurodegenerative Diseases Through Advanced Algorithms
 Launching out of the Y Combinator accelerator, Verge Genomics is looking to find cures for brain diseases. Diseases such as Alzheimers, ALS, and Parkinsons are complex diseases that usually invo...
03:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Music, App Store, Beats1, iTunes Experiencing Outage
 Apple and MTV were supposed to announce the Video Music Award nominees. But it looks like many Apple services are down right now, including the iOS and Mac App Store, Apple Music (and Beats1), A...
03:38 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Shopifys iPad Point-of-Sale System Gets Its Own Apps
 Shopify has been steadily improving its iPad-based point-of-sale solution since its launcha couple of years prior, in order to better compete with rivals like Revel, Square, ShopKeep, Vend, and ...
02:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch All Eyes Are On iPhone Sales For Apple Earnings, Not Apple Watch Sales
 Later today, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for its fiscal Q3 2015. While everybody is asking for Apple Watch sales numbers, you shouldn’t expect Apple to break out this number...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch NFL Teases A New Subscription Service For On-Demand Games, Will Support Apple TV
 The NFL is preparing to launch a new version of its Games Pass service, which will now include the ability to watch games on a wider selection of devices, including the Apple TV. According to in...
02:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Boston-Based .406 Ventures Closes Its Third Fund with $217 Million
 .406 Ventures, a 10-year-old, Boston-based venture firm that focuses exclusively on enterprise-related opportunities, has closed its third fund with $217 million. The total isslightly more than ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Shred Video Turns Hours Of GoPro Footage Into A Dope-Ass Montage In Seconds
 If you’re interested in extreme sports, chances are you own a GoPro and use it to film your sick moves. But folks with a GoPro know how painful it can be to edit down hours of video to 90 ...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch ClubHouse Is Like Salesforce For The Engineering Team
 In this day and age, the entrepreneurial spirit has been awakened in even those that can’t build software, which can make the engineering team a slightly mysterious entity. ClubHouse, foun...
01:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Booktrack Pulls In Another $5 Million To Put Audio To E-Books
 Booktrack, a startup out of New Zealand that creates soundtracks to accompany e-books, has raised another $5 million in funding to make sure that reading is no longer a quiet activity.Led by COE...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch As Kubernetes Hits 1.0, Google Donates Technology To Newly Formed Cloud Native Computing Foundation
 Kubernetes, the open-source container management tool Google launched last February, hit version 1.0 today. With this update, Google now considers Kubernetes ready for production. What’s m...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Apprenda Raises $24M Series D Funding Round For Its Enterprise PaaS
 Apprenda, an enterprise platform as a service (PaaS) player that originally launched back in 2007, today announced that it has raised a $24 million Series D round led by Safeguard Scientifics. O...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Square Launches Dashboard App For iOS So Businesses Can Track Sales In Real-Time
 Over the past few years, Square has evolved from being “that payment company with the recognizable dongle”, to an indispensable part of the technology stack for quite a few businesse...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch CoreOS Launches Preview Of Tectonic, Its Commercial Kubernetes Platform
 Earlier this year, CoreOS announced Tectonic, its commercial distribution that combines the CoreOS operating system with Kubernetes, Google’s container management and orchestration tool. T...
12:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Snag Your Ticket For PragueCrunch IV Now
 PragueCrunch IV is almost here! This annual celebration of all things startup is happens on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace...
12:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch 500px Raises Another $13M To Take On Getty And Flickr
 As Facebook continues to add more advertising features to Instagram, another photo-sharing platform is expanding in its commercial and global ambitions with a new round of funding. 500px —...
11:48 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Verizon Reports Q2 Revenue Of $32.2 Billion, EPS Ahead Of Analyst Estimates
 Verizon, now owner of AOL (and thus, us!) reported its second quarterearnings today. The company posted revenues of $32.2 billion on earnings per share of $1.04. Analysts where estimating sales ...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Customer Experience Management Platform Medallia Raises $150M From Sequoia
 Medallia, which makes SaaS customer experience management software, has raised $150 million in new funding from returning investor Sequoia Capital. This brings the startup’s total raised s...
10:41 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Lima Finally Ships Its Dropbox Alternative To Its Kickstarter Backers, Sort Of
 It’s been a long time coming. French startup Lima is shipping its device to its 12,840 Kickstarter backers two years after raising $1.2 million on Kickstarter. This showcases the long and ...
10:35 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Indias Ola Takes A Leaf Out Of Ubers Book With New Grocery Delivery Service
 Ola, the Alibaba and SoftBank-backed Uber rival in India, has continued to diversify its business after it launched a grocery delivery service. Read More ...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Begins Accepting Cash Payments In Four More Cities In India
 Uber is getting serious about cash payments. The U.S. company, well known for its seamless payment system that requires users to own a credit card, is expanding a cash payments trial that starte...
10:16 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Watch Sales Estimates Remain Low
 Analyst house Canalys is the latest to attempt to estimate demand for Apple’s debut wearable, the Apple Watch — forecasting Cupertino shipped 4.2 million over Q2, the device’s ...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch The Best Song Is Tinder For Music Discovery
 Do you end up listening to the same song over and over on your favorite music streaming service? Meet The Best Song a nifty little app to quickly discover new songs and add them to your Spotify ...
09:27 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch India Will Have 500 Million Internet Users By 2017, Says New Report
 Inexpensive smartphones and 2G subscriptions are expected to help boost Internet usage rates in India over the next two years, according to a new study by the Internet and Mobile Association of ...
05:25 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch KFit, Asias Answer To ClassPass, Lands $3.25 Million Led By Sequoia
 KFit, a Singapore-based company that aims to make gyms and fitness more accessible across Asia Pacific, has landed a $3.25 million funding round led by Sequoia. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Jet.com Takes On Amazon With The Promise Of Lower Prices
 For years, online shoppers have used a number of tools to help them find the best deals, ranging from web browser add-ons that check for available coupon codes to standalone price comparison ser...
01:53 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Probably Ditched Your Sweet Background To Make Ads Look Better
 Twitter used to let you put whatever imagery you wanted up as the background on every Twitter page you surfed on. It was glorious. If you made a photo of your boss Matthew Panzarino your backgro...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, July 21, 2015
Techcrunch Hold Up, Millennials, We Old Dogs Still Know A Few Tricks
 In my previous TechCrunch article you learned that I’m a big fan of the millennial generation. A really big fan. So much so, and as a result of the article, I’ve been informed by sev...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Hires Ex-Fiat Chrysler Exec For Operations Role, Fueling Car Rumors
 A new hire at Apple has the WSJ pointing at the unannounced vehicle project.Apple has reportedly hired Doug Betts, who most recentlyserved as a Senior Vice President of Global Quality for Fiat C...
10:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Google Photos Is Shutting Down On August 1st
 This one might be a bit confusing due to product naming weirdness, but here we go:Google+ Photos, the photo sharing solution built into Google’s social network Google+, is shutting down.Ho...
09:53 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Organizes Its Disjointed Online Safety Initiatives With The Launch Of Its Safety Center
 If you know anything about Twitter, you probably know that one of the issues the site has always had is policing its global community with consistency. Too often someone complains that they̵...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Google vs. Yahoo vs. Facebook vs. Snapchat: Techs Biggest Deals That Never Were
 Google’s share price has been spiking over the past week and is on its way to surpassing a market cap of a cool half-trillion. It’s insane to think that at one point Larry Page and S...
09:44 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Techs Biggest Deals That Never Were
 Google’s share price has been spiking over the past week and is on its way to surpassing a market cap of a cool half-trillion. It’s insane to think that at one point Larry Page and S...
09:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch GoPro Unveils Plan To Allow Users To License Their Videos
 GoPro is taking steps to make some cash on the back of the vast troves videos its users are creating. The company just announced a platform that lets content creators license their videos to bra...
08:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch IBM Drops 4% After Reporting Lackluster Q2 Revenue Of $20.8B
 Today following the end of regular trading, IBM reported its second quarter financial performance, including revenue of $20.8 billionand adjusted earnings per share of $3.84. Using normal accoun...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch A Car Full Of People With No One Driving
 Since the days of the horse and buggy, there has been a fundamental relationship between vehicle and driver. The advent of driverless cars will invert this dynamic as we all roll forward into th...
07:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Grooveshark Co-Founder Josh Greenberg Found Dead At 28
 Josh Greenberg, the 28 year old co-founder and CTO of the web based music streaming service Grooveshark, has reportedly died of unknown causes. Read More ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Where Are They Now? Battlefield Alumn FOVE Has Successful Kickstarter
 We got our first look at FOVE, the virtual reality headset that’s controlled by eye movement, at Disrupt SF 2014. FOVE was one of the entrants in the Startup Battlefield, and while the com...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Prismatic Pivots To B2B, Packaging Its Content Interest Graph Into APIs For Different Verticals
 The market for news reading apps got a little more crowded earlier this year when Apple droppedinto the scenewith Apple News. But as of today, it’s thinning out a little bit once more. Pri...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Apparently Wants Cortana To Be Fluent In British Humor
 Microsoft seems intent to make its digital assistant Cortana culturally fluent.In a post today, the software firm detailed whenit will launch Cortana into new markets with Windows 10, and how it...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Chris ONeill Named CEO, Phil Libin Executive Chairman In Evernote Executive Shuffle
 Evernote has made some changes at the top of the company today, naming Chris O’Neill its new CEO and announcing that Phil Libin will be sliding over to the Executive Chairman spot, where h...
05:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch NASA Snaps The Mother Of All Earth Selfies
 NASA is doing some really amazing stuff lately, including extremely in-depth and vivid photography (in case you missed it, check out its recent Pluto fly-by). This particular photo, which I feel...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Ebay Doubles Down On Its Valet Service With Acquisition Of Clothing Resale Startup Twice
 Ebay is expandingits investment in eBay Valet, its assisted selling service which connects consumers with merchantswho will sell items on their behalf for a split of the proceeds, with the acqui...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Instagram Brings Search To The Web
 Instagram revolutionizedhow we searched forpics of celebrities getting wasted on yachtson mobile, and now they’re bringing that same experience to the web. Today, Instagram is adding searc...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Y Combinator Just Introduced a New Program to Reach Up to 1,000 Companies Per Year
 For better or worse, Y Combinator is putting the pedal to the medal. On the heels of some of its biggest classes to date, the well-known accelerator is today introducing yet anothernew program. ...
04:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Backed By Y Combinator, Maderight Matches Fashion Designers With Ethical Factories Around The World
 Getting apparel made in other countries is like playing a game of telephone. As designers and manufacturers ship prototypes back and forth for weeks, problems ranging from poor quality control t...
04:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Releases New iPhone Ads, Praising iPhones Unique Features
 Apple has launched a new advertising campaign last week with an aggressive tagline — “if it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.” Today, the company released a thir...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Survata Surveys Investors, Raises $6 Million Series A
 Survata is a three-year-old, 10-person, San Francisco-based startup that creates consumer surveys for ad agencies, hedge funds, consumer packaged goods companies, and many others that are lookin...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Call9 Delivers On-Demand Doctors In Emergency Situations
 Call9, a telemedicine startup in Y Combinator’s Spring 2015cohort, is launching out of beta today to connect patients in emergency situations to doctors on demand. If a nursing home patien...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Digital Measurement Service SimilarWeb Acquires Content Discovery Platform Swayy
 SimilarWeb, a service that offers tools to measure website traffic and related mobile app data, has now made its second acquisition with the purchase of Tel Aviv-basedcontent discovery platform ...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch After Raising $275M, FanDuel Acquires App Developer Kotikan
 Only last week fantasy sports startup (although it was started in 2007…) FanDuel raised $275 million in a Series E round, taking the total capital raised to date to $363 million. That put ...
02:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch BikeTag Is A Smart Safety Sensor For Cycling
 Hardware startup Tagit Labs is building a tracking and safety device for extreme sports, focused initially on cycling. Co-founder John Anthony is a competitive cyclist himself, so knows a thing ...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch SimplePrints Launches Photo Magic, A Photo Book Publishing Service That Works Over SMS
 The growth in shopping-by-SMS services knows no bounds, apparently. The latest entrant into the field is now Photo Magic – no relation toon-demand delivery service Magic. (Or perhaps the c...
02:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch PayPal Shares Pop 8.3 Percent Following eBay Split Valuing PayPal At More Than $50 Billion
 Everybody expected PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) to be worth more than eBay following its split with its parent company (NASDAQ:EBAY), but not that much. After a short period of trading on a “when ...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2015
 After a year of previews and one release candidate, Microsoft today officially launched the latest version of its Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) together with an update t...
02:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Revolut Raises $2.3 Million For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service
 British startup Revolut just raised $2.3 million (1.5 million) from Balderton Capital to make you pay less exchange fees when you travel around the world. Also backed by Seedcamp, Revolut provid...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Iranian Startups Embrace Landmark Agreement With U.S.
 As negotiators finalized a deal on Iran’s nuclear program last week, entrepreneurs in Iran cheered. The deal, brokered after 20 months of negotiation, will restrict Iran’s nuclear pr...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Fidelity Growth Partners Becomes Eight Roads Ventures, Announces New $150M Fund
 Fidelity Growth Partners Europe arrived on the European scene with a $150 million fund back in 2010 and you could say it’s been busy. Building on Fidelity’s 40 year heritage of ventu...
01:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Fidelity Growth Partners Becomes Eight Roads Ventures, Announces New 150M Fund
 Fidelity Growth Partners Europe arrived on the European scene with a $150 million fund back in 2010 and you could say it’s been busy. Building on Fidelity’s 40 year heritage of ventu...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Spotifys Latest Trick Is A Personalized News Feed-Style Discover Weekly Playlist
 Knowing what to play next is the biggest problem with streaming music services, but most like solve discovery with clunky, unfamiliar blog-style tabs you’re supposed to browse. Listeners a...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Says Spain Legal Case Has Been Referred To The European Court Of Justice
 After a particularly heated period for upstart transportation business Uber in Europe,Uber is going on the regulatory offensive. Today the company’s head of public policy in EMEA, Mark Mac...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Alibaba Strikes Partnership With Consumer Goods Giant Unilever
 In another nod to the importance of cross-border e-commerce to its business strategy, Alibaba announced a strategic partnership with consumer goods giant Unilever today. Read More ...
12:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Yuri Milner Is Investing $100 Million To Find Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life
 “What is the greatest question ever asked?” poses Yuri Milner, layering smoked salmon atop toast points. My palms are sweating. As if the meeting at the Ritz Carlton with one of the ...
10:39 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch SuperAwesome, The Kid-Safe Marketing Platform, Raises $7M Series A
 SuperAwesome, the U.K.-headquartered ‘kid safe’ digital marketing platform that enables brands to put there wares in front of children, has raised a $7 million Series A — money...
08:39 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Hackers Nab User Data From Ashley Madison, A Site Where Married People Seek Affairs
 There’s bad news if you were using extramarital affairs service Ashley Madison to add a little spice into your life. Hackers claim to have gained full access to the site’s database a...
05:44 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Samsung Announces Two Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets Which Are Thinner Than The iPad
 Samsung announced its thinnest smartphone to date last week — that’s the Galaxy A8 — and today the Korean firm took the wraps off its thinnest tablet devices so far: the Galaxy...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch London Is No Silicon Valley, But It Brings Together Many World-Class Industries
 While London is no Silicon Valley, or even New York, it is a melting pot of talent, and its tech scene is growing fast. In the whole of 2010, the total funding raised by London tech firms was le...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch Exposing Every Student To STEM
 What does it mean to be STEM literate? It means understanding the fundamental concepts and approaches used in science, engineering, technology and math—concepts such as the scientific meth...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, July 20, 2015
Techcrunch From Beanie Babies To Bugattis: Building An Enduring Marketplace
 There are certain moments that really matter when building a massive company, and one of those moments is when you discover you have more to losethan gain by taking a risk. For Simon Rothman, th...
11:22 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2015
Techcrunch Made.com Raises $60M To Accelerate European Expansion Led By Partech and Fidelity
 In a world where furnishings startup Fab.com ended up in a fire sale after raising over $336 million, proving that it’s “curation” business model simply hadn’t worked, Ma...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2015
Techcrunch Is For-Profit the Future of Education in Brazil?
 Entrance exam test prep, which can cost $500-$1000 a month, is largely limited to the elite class in Brazil, and only available in major cities, by comparison Descomplica charges about $3 a mon...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2015
Techcrunch Enabling Makers To Create The Next Big Thing
 Makers have long been known as hobbyists or tinkers. However, with increased access to professional-grade tools, the maker movement is transforming business as usual. Through collaboration and c...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 19, 2015
Techcrunch How I Got Wooed By Startups As An Intern
 My life changed when I got a job at a startup. I was 19 years old and had just finished my first year at the University of Michigan. By some stroke of luck I managed to land a software engineeri...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, July 19, 2015
Techcrunch Think Outside The Valley: How Tech Companies Can Change The World
 As beneficiaries of online services and marketplaces, tech companies should work toward making a positive impact in their own communities or a greater impact in the world. Read More ...
01:07 am GMT - Sun, July 19, 2015
Techcrunch Theranos Gains FDA Approval To Test For Herpes Outside The Lab
 You could test your blood for health related disease in the comfort of your home soon. Theranos, the startup that only requires a few drops of blood to test for hundreds of different health-rela...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2015
Techcrunch Want To Be The Next Amazon? Go Cross-Border From Day One
 The business of e-commerce is still mostly a national affair. U.S. consumers order from U.S. retailers like Amazon, Gap and Walmart; Chinese consumers buy from Chinese sites such as Tmall, Taoba...
08:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2015
Techcrunch The Message Is The Medium: Reasons Assistants-as-App Work
 On a typical day, I’ll chat with colleagues on Slack. Later, I’m sure to receive a message from a friend on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. Then, on my way home, I’ll use good ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2015
Techcrunch The Future Of Podcasting
  Podcasting is having a celebrity moment: Serial’s Sarah Koenig has appeared on The Colbert Report; ArnoldSchwarzenegger has been on the Tim Ferriss show; and, most recently, Barack Obama ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2015
Techcrunch VPN Maker CyberGhost Aims To Grow A Privacy Hub In Eastern Europe
 Earlier this year a London-based cyber security incubator called CyLon opened its doors. Now Europe is getting a pro-privacy bootcamp program, with bootstrapped Romania-based VPN startup CyberGh...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2015
Techcrunch Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies
 It’s been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade’s most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies. In that piece we focused o...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 18, 2015
Techcrunch Were All Doomed, Or, Towards A Border Gateway Super Posse
 Everything is broken. Just ask any security engineer. Way back in 1998, the members of the hacker collective L0pht testified to Congress that they could take down the entire Internet in 30 minut...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, July 18, 2015
Techcrunch The Benefits Of Being A Total Zero
 “There are three types of people,” astronaut Chris Hadfield told me. “-1, 0, and +1.” When a business fails it feels like a -1. When a relationship fails, often it’...
02:00 am GMT - Sat, July 18, 2015
Techcrunch A New Class Of Worker Could Fix The On-Demand Economy
 The rise of the on-demand economy has presented difficult questions for both employers and employees. It’s not uncommon to see stories about the series of legal and regulatory challenges U...
10:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Release Cortana For Android In Next Few Weeks
 Following an apparent leak of Cortana for the Android platform, Microsoft released comment indicating that it is in fact testing its digital assistant for the Google platform, and will cut it li...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Twitters Mastering The Emoji, But Are They Missing Out On A Gravy Train?
 Today’s one of those completely useless internet fake holiday days. It’s World Emoji Day! Anyways, emojis can be serious business, or in the case of Twitter…should be serious ...
09:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Tech Makes Money, Reddits Implosion Continues, And Your Favorite Startup Is Doomed
 Hello my friend, and welcome back to another episode of CrunchWeek. This time ’round Drew Olanoff, Sarah Lane, and your humble servant discussed three of the week’s largest stories: ...
09:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Limited Ticket Release Of TechCrunch Summer Party At August Capital
 Well, that went fast! Because of high demand, we’re releasing more tickets for the TechCrunch annual summer soire at August Capital today. But act quickly because they won’t be avail...
09:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Quietly Launches A New Video Texting Mobile Messaging App On iTunes
 Yahoo has been rumored to be working on a revampedmessenger app for a while now, and it looks like that new app may be taking its first step intothe wild. Yahoo has quietly released the next ver...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Files To Spin Off Its Alibaba Stake As Aabaco Holdings
 Yahoo is moving forward with plans to spin off its Alibaba assets, as outlined in a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Basically, Yahoo is tossing its Alibaba stock and a mi...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Meetings That Dont Suck
 For most of us, and certainly for most of your team, meetings are the least productive part of our day. Yet too many brilliant people are stuck in too many meetings. Meeting cultures begat more ...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Of Course Microsoft Will Push Windows 10 Updates To Consumers
 Freak out, everyone, Microsoft intends to update its software. That it said it would update. That it said it wouldupdate on a continuous basis. Because it’s trying to build and release Win...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Smart Bed Startup Luna Joins Y Combinator, Has Raised $1.3M In Private Funding
 Luna had a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, raising more than $1 million for a mattress cover that adjusts temperature, tracks your sleep and connects to other devices. Now th...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch People Watch More YouTube Than Ever Before Especially On Their Phones
 YouTube is bigger thancable TV. Well, to be more precise, it’s bigger than any single U.S. cable networkamongthe key demographic that includes those ages 18 to 49 – or so said Google...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Surprise! Tesla Is Working On A New Roadster
 The first car Tesla ever built, the Roadster, hasn’t gotten a whole lot of love lately. They stopped building them back in 2012, after all. It looks like the Roadster is set for a revival,...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Jolla, Eden, iPod touch, And HTCs New Phones
 Happy Friday, and welcome to the latest edition of the TechCrunch Gadgets podcast. This week, we’re focusing on Jolla’s split, Eden’s on-demand tech help service, the new iPod ...
06:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Teslas Model S Gets Ludicrous Mode, Will Do 0-60 In 2.8 Seconds
 Tesla’s Model S P85D is well known for its wonderfully named “Insane” mode, which tunes the car to go from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds.Not insane enough for you? Now the Model S is ...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Homejoy Is Shutting Down At The End Of The Month
 On-demand house cleaning service Homejoy is shutting down, after talks of an acquisition by its biggest competitor and a failure to raise enough money to keep things moving. Read More ...
05:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
 This week, Uber added a bold feature, major changes took place at Reddit, and Amazon Prime Day made a lot of people really mad. These are the stories to catch you up on everything that happened ...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Employees Wise Up
 This week, a Bay Area founder was taken aback when an engineer being recruited by his startup asked for both its cap table and information regarding the liquidation preferences of its venture ba...
04:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch UrbanStems Delivers Happiness (Well, Flowers) On Demand
 UrbanStems, an on-demand flower delivery startup, is expanding to Brooklyn with the promise to deliver fresh bouquets of flowers, starting at $35, within two hours of ordering.The company launch...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Data Privacy Just Makes Good Business Sense
 A few years ago in an interview with Forbes, Tim O’Reilly famously said, “The Guy With The Most Data Wins.” It seems his statement was prescient, or perhaps organizations took ...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch ShoCard Raises $1.5 Million For Its Digital Identity Card On The Blockchain
 What if you could get rid of your driver’s license? We’re not there yet, but ShoCard just raised $1.5 million from Morado Ventures Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Enspire Capital and D...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Had Mixed Success With Prime Day Strong Sales, But Consumer Backlash Could Linger
 Amazon scoredbig sales with Prime Day, its first-ever attempt to create its own sales holiday to rival the post-Thanksgiving sales bump that includesBlack Friday and Cyber Monday. The company re...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Afrostream Is Netflix For African And African-American Movies
 Streaming services like Netflix are great, but you often end up watching the same blockbuster movies showing how a white man will save the world. Meet Afrostream, a niche movie streaming service...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Report: Hulu Considers Offering A Pricier, Ad-Free Tier
 Hulu is considering an ad-free version of its streaming service, according to a new report from The Wall St. Journal on Thursday. The service could launch as early as this fall, and would be pri...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch With $1.5 Million In Seed, CredSimple Verifies That Doctors Are Legit
 CredSimple, a startup building a medical credentialing database, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding to help healthcare and insurance companies manage their doctor networks. Bowery Capital l...
12:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Watch Site Chrono24 Raises 21 Million To Build An Horological Juggernaut
 Because there exist only two kinds of watches – Apple Watches and all others – Chrono24 is addressing a pretty big market: high-end collectors of mechanical timepieces. The watch con...
12:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch U.K. Emergency Surveillance Law Ruled Unlawful By High Court
 In a high profile win for civil liberties in the U.K., surveillance legislation rushed through the national parliament in a matter of days last year has today been declared unlawful under Europe...
10:02 am GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch Join Us At PragueCrunch IV: The Enpraguening
 Here it comes, Central Europe: PragueCrunch IV! This annual celebration of all things startup is coming to your town on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be hold...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, July 17, 2015
Techcrunch The Rise Of Female Hackers For Good
 On May 23, 2015, hackers from 19 countries gathered online and in person for Femhack, a grassroots international feminist hackathon inspired by the life and work of Sabeen Mahmud. Passionate abo...
11:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Your Phone Can Tell Whether Youre Depressed
 You may think you know a lot about the inner-workings of your phone, but your phone may have an even better picture ofyour mental state. A new study published yesterday in the Journal of Medical...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Buy/Hold/Sell In Venture Capital
 A common rule of thumb among early stage VCs is to reserve 2–3X dollars for every $1 initially invested in a startup. This is in order to maintain ownership levels in selected portfolio co...
10:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Good St. Makes It Easy For Startups (And Other Businesses) To Support Charities
 Good St. bills itself as a way to change the world “one quarter at a time,” and now it’s offering a way to do that as a company.When you sign-up for Good St., you’re comm...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Tesla Is Making A Mystery Announcement Tomorrow
 We just got the official word: Tesla is announcing something tomorrow. What is that “something”? We… actually have no idea, at the moment. I’d love to say “YEAH! GE...
09:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch This Post Is A Secret So Shhh
 Don’t tell my bosses, who much prefer me to write scoops and shit, but my favorite part of my job is hosting the TechCrunch Meetups in various cities across the country. And don’t te...
09:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Tech CEOs Call On The House To Move Its Ass On Patent Reform
 Today the CEOs of Yelp, Yahoo, Twitter, TripAdvisor, Rackspace, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google, Gilt, and Etsy wrote a letter to leaders of the House of Representatives, pressing the politicians to...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Groupon Acquires OrderUp Food Delivery Service
 Grouponappears to be readying itselfto expand into food delivery and take on services like GrubHub. Today, Groupon announced its acquisition of food delivery service OrderUp and detailed its pla...
09:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Netflix Hits Record High Again
 Holy shit, Netflix.After reporting strong subscription growth and better-than-expected second-quarter profit, Netflix went on a tear today, spiking around 18 percent in regular trading. The comp...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: The Greek Slump, And Litecoins Re-Implosion
 And lo, volatility returned to the crypto-markets. It’s been a fun week in the bitcoin markets, having seen the price of the stuff break the emotionally important $300 mark, only to fall b...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Google Spikes 8% After Reporting Better Than Expected Q2 EPS Of $6.99
 Today following the bell, Google reported its second quarter financial performance, including revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) of $14.35B and adjusted earnings per share of $...
08:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Google Spikes 8% After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Q2 EPS Of $6.99
 Today following the bell, Google reported its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC) of $14.35 billion and adjusted earnings per sha...
08:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Reddit Will Hide Indecent Content From Search And Logged-Out Users, Reiterates Harassment Ban
 Reddit is taking a firm stance against bullying, harassment, and content that encourages violence, and will hide the worst content from its site. Todaynew CEO Steve Huffman announced a new slate...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch The Future Of Retail Wont Be So Good For Consumers
 Shopping — both online and offline — is a great luxury of the modern era. People can enjoy a great selection at lower prices and shop from the convenience of their home, while still ...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch GoPros New Camera Gets Torn Apart, Is Basically Impossible To Open And Repair
 If you ran out to buy GoPro’s new cube-shaped, waterproof camera, a heads up: if it breaks, you best hope it’s under warranty. Opening it up and fixing it yourself is probably a bad ...
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch The Apple Watch Is Now A Hulu Remote Control
 A number of mobile app publishers are still trying to figure out their strategies related to Apple’s first wearable device, the Apple Watch. While many opt for background apps that push re...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Launches De Blasios Uber Feature In NYC With 25 Minute Wait Times
 After holding a rally two weeks ago to protest the NYC bill that would severely limitthe amount of drivers Uber and other ridesharing companies could add to theirplatforms, Uber has made another...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Launches De Blasios Uber Feature In NYC With 25-Minute Wait Times
 After holding a rally two weeks ago to protest the NYC bill that would severely limit the amount of drivers Uber and other ridesharing companies could add to their platforms, Uber has made anoth...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Chinas Largest Taxi On-Demand Company Introduces Shuttle Bus Services
 Fresh from raising $2 billion in new funding, Didi Kuaidi — China’s most popular taxi hailing service — has expanded into a new form of transportation: buses. Read More ...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch What Should Reddit Do? We Asked Kevin Rose And Other Community Founders
 Depending on your perspective, Reddit’s either in a pickle — or it’s a billowing garbage fire.Leave the most horrible content up and it will continue to facilitate hatred while...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Releases New Apple Watch Ads Showcasing Its Many Different Use Cases
 The Apple Watch was released in April, but many still struggle to understand how useful it is. Do we need another screen in our lives? Apple provides many different answers with four new ads it ...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch With $7.35M Raise For Common, General Assembly Co-Founder Gets Into The Co-Living Movement
 Brad Hargreaves, who co-founded General Assembly to re-think vocational education for a fast-changing and tech-ladenjob market, is switching from the world of work into housing. He’s start...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Loses Another Exec, This Time Shedding Its Head Of Comms Gabriel Stricker
 After joining Twitter 3 years ago to run its communications team, former Googler Gabriel Stricker has stepped down from the position. There’s no word on whether he left on his own, was pus...
05:34 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Samsung Begins Trialling Its Payments Service In Korea
 Samsung has begun testing its answer to Apple Pay in Korea this week. The service is called Samsung Pay and it is powered by LoopPay, the Boston-based company that Samsung snapped up earlier thi...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Handy Expands Into Furniture Delivery, Assembly (And Shopping) For A Flat Fee Starting At $49
 There’s been some significant consolidation among the rush of on-demand cleaning and home services startups. Now one of the companiesvying to end up on the top of the heap is expanding int...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Local Discovery App Yeti Acquired By Private Investors, Undergoes Leadership Changes
 Yeti, the so-called Tinder for places,has just been acquired by a group of private investors according to the company. Yeti’s CEO and cofounder, Alex Capecelatro, will be shifting his focu...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Mapstr Adds A Bunch Of Features To Its Nifty App That Keeps Track Of Your Favorite Places
 Mapstr is an interesting app, a sort of bookmarking service, but for places. It’s a great way to bookmark your favorite restaurants, bars and shops. When I first reviewed the app, it was s...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Says Prime Day Was Bigger Than Black Friday And Will Be Held Again
 Independent reports yesterday had said that Amazon’s big “Prime Day” sales event had sent the online retailer’s sales spiking. Today, Amazon is detailing the impact of Pr...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Will Never Give Up On Mobile
 When Microsoft announced its wrenching $7.6 billion write-down last week, it was easy to presume that the company was giving up on mobile. At the very least, the financial avalanche sent a stron...
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Slingbox Debuts Its M2 Set-Top Box For Cord-Stretchers, Now Comes With Free Mobile Apps
 Slingbox was one of the first companies to re-envision how consumers thought about watching television by introducing hardware that allowed users to view their media remotely over the Internet. ...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Chrome Will Soon Show More Safe Browsing Malware Warnings Than Ever Before
 Depending on your surfing habits, chances are you’ve come across a warning in Chrome that tells you that it’s probably safer not to proceed to whatever site you wanted to look at. Th...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch The 3 Percent Why Tech Has A Diversity Problem
 While there’s a lot of talk today about the 1% and their concentration of wealth, I want to take some time to discuss another number — it’s the 3% and how that number relates t...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Xiaomi Outs A New 48-Inch Smart TV Set And Surprise A Water Purifier
 China’s Xiaomi, the world’s third largest seller of smartphones with a valuation of over $45 billion, continued its push into the home with two new products unveiled today. The compa...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Get Your Prescription Meds Delivered On-Demand With Zipdrug
 While on-demand startups have made it easy to get your food delivered or clothes washed, there has yet to be acompany that lets you skip the monthly 45-minute wait in the pharmacy line. Just lau...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Peter Rojas Leaving Aol Alpha For betaworks
 With Gizmodo, Peter Rojas set a statefor talking about technology and gadgets like human beings. That would be a nice feat once, but he did it again with Engadget, Joystiq and gdgt. Now, he̵...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Her, The Queer Dating App For Women, Goes Live Across The United States
 Her, the queer dating app for women, has today announced that it will be available nationwide. Her is a dating app that puts a strong focus on content, specifically curated for and dedicated to ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Virtual Desktop Startup Workspot Scores $5M To Target The Worlds Biggest Companies
 Workspot, an aptly-named virtual desktop startup, is planning to improve its tech and expand its enterprise sales team after raising $5 million in new funding led by Helion Ventures, with partic...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Google Signs On As OpenStack Sponsor, Will Contribute Container Tech
 Google is joining the OpenStack Foundation as the open source project’s newest corporate sponsor, the two organizations announced today. Google, which has informally collaborated with Open...
02:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Moov Now Is An Artificially Intelligent Personal Trainer
 For those of us who can’t stay motivated to work out on our own, Moov is launching Moov Now, the nextgeneration of its wearable fitness tracker and artificially intelligent personal traine...
02:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Now You Can Split Checks Through Dining App Reserve
 Reserve, a startup that helps with restaurant reservations and payments, is adding what it says has been the most-requested feature from both diners and restaurants. The app emerged from startup...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch HBO NOW Arrives Today On Amazons Appstore And Google Play, And Soon, Android And Fire TV Devices
 HBO’s over-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cutters, HBO NOW, is today becoming available on Android devices and Amazon Fire tablet devices, the companies are announcing this mornin...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Main Street Hub Snags $25M Investment For Small Biz Marketing Platform
 Main Street Hub, the Austin-based marketing platform for small business, announced a $25 million Series C equity round today.The funding, led byVista Equity Partners,follows a $20 million debt r...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Plated Is Served $35 Million In Series B
 Plated, the NY-based company that delivers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes at your door each week, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series C round. Existing investors Greycro...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Misfit Debuts The Flash Link, A $20 Activity Tracker That Also Controls Apps And Smart Home Devices
 For a company like Misfit, which got its start as the maker of an attractive health and fitness monitoring devicethat women would actually like to wear, it may no longer be enough to be just ano...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Facebooks Oculus Confirms Pebbles Interfaces Buy To Grow Its VR Footprint (And Fingerprint)
 Facebook’s Oculus division has made another acquisition: the company today has confirmed the acquisition of Pebbles Interfaces, a computer vision specialist based out of Israel. It’s...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Googles New, Simplified Patent Search Now Integrates Prior Art And Google Scholar
 Google has been a significantplayer in many facets of the patentworld — as a creator, critic, litigator,buyerand big data indexer. Today, it’s taking the wraps off a product that is ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Ancestry.com Welcomes AncestryHealth To The Family
 Family history site Ancestry launched anew generational health database called AncestryHealth today. The news comes right as AncestryDNA – Ancestry’s genetics site that connects thos...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Infinit Launches Premium Plans To Take On CloudApp And Droplr
 French startup Infinit is now competing directly with CloudApp and Droplr with a new premium offering and a streamlined sharing experience. Until now, Infinit was mostly focused on improving the...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Created For Amateurs, Online Video Editing Platform Showbox Picks Up $8M Series A
 Showbox’s goal is to be the online editing platform of choice for non-professional video makers. The Tel Aviv-based startup just closed a $8 million Series A, which will be used to on prod...
12:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Mobile Blog JKOnTheRun Is Reborn After The Fall Of Gigaom
 Harken back with me to the heady days of 2004. The century was still young and we humans were yet unsullied by the great iPhoning of mobile technology. A young man, James Kendrick, hat in one ha...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch The Future Of Samsung Could Rest On A Single Vote Tomorrow
 These are trying times for Samsung Electronics, the largest Korean company by market cap and one of the largest technology companies in the world. The once high-flying smartphone maker has hit s...
12:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch LogDog Is A Mobile App That Helps Protect Your Online Accounts From Being Hacked
 By some estimates as many as 1 in 4 people claim to have had one of their online accounts hacked, something that Israeli startup LogDog is on a mission to help stop. It offers a mobile app (curr...
12:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch eBay Reports Q2 Revenues Of $4.4B, EPS Of $0.76, Sells Enterprise Division For $925M
 In its last quarter before the spin off of PayPal as a separate company, e-commerce giant eBay today reported its Q2 earningsfor the quarter that ended June 30. The company reported total revenu...
08:53 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Tron-Club Sends Circuits To Your Home In Jolly Packages
 While Tron-Club sounds more like a weekly meeting of Tron enthusiasts who enjoy dressing up in unitards and making whooshing sounds as they pretend to ride invisible Lightcycles, it’s actu...
08:11 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Judge Throws Out Cybersquatting Claims For 16 Year Old Domain
 In what has to be one of the best court transcripts about a domain name I’ve read, Judge Lewis Kaplan essentially eviscerated the attorney for Office Space Solutions, a company that was at...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch TimeOut Backs Flypay, The Pay-At-Table U.K. Startup, With $10.7M Series A
 I wonder how quickly TimeOut settled this bill. The traditional media brand now calling itself a “global multimedia discovery platform” (whatever the heck that is) has led a $10.7 mi...
06:04 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Ebay To Sell Its Enterprise Unit For $900M, Says Report
 Ebay has reportedly found a taker for its enterprise unit, which is used by large retailers to run their online stores. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the e-commerce company m...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Vivaldi Browser Gets New Customization Options, Mouse Gestures And Experimental Chrome Extension Support
 The latest technical preview of Vivaldi, the new Blink-based browser launched by former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner, is now available for download. New features include additional customization ...
04:01 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Flipagram Raises $70M, Scores Record Label Deals Thanks To 30M Music Hungry Users
 It’s a mix of Instagram and YouTube…maybe a bit of a old school RockYou component. No matter how you look at it, Flipagram has seen enormous growth and is a mobile juggernaut. Today,...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Indias Snapdeal, Intex Seek An Android Alternative
 Finnish smartphone OS startup Jolla has inked the first licensing deal for its Android alternative Sailfish OS, some three years after starting out on a grand plan to save the in-house OS Nokia ...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch President Obama: The Internet Is Not A Luxury, It Is A Necessity
 A lot of people are aware that third-world countries still need internet access, that’s why there’s Facebook’s sometimes controversial Internet.org. What not a lot of people ar...
01:11 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Adds Buy Button Integration As It Continues To Reinvent Pages
 The newsfeed has dominated how users have absorbed information frombusinesses on Facebook for the past decade. Now, it seems the company isready to revitalizeFacebook Pages and transformthem int...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch What Instability In Greece And China Means For Startups Here
 If you’re launching a startup, it’s best not to overthink macroeconomics. It’s outside of your control and impossible to predict. Better to focus your energy on what you can co...
12:37 am GMT - Thu, July 16, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Has 30 Days To Comply With The Law Or Face Suspension In California
 Uber faces suspension of its license to operate in the state of California within 30 days and up to $7.3 million in fines for refusing to comply with state laws, according to a judge.The law req...
11:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Even If The Royalties Suck, Streaming Drives Concert Ticket Sales
 51% of concert goers buy tickets to shows of artists they discovered through streaming, according to a new study by EventBrite. And while the average money spent per person on CDs and MP3s has f...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Republicans and Democrats Face 2016 Challenge With On-Demand Economy
 Uber is God! Uber is the Devil! Uber is a transportation network provider! Political sloganeering continues today – the art of transforming complex policy issues to four words or less has...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Democracy.io Makes Lodging Complaints At Your Elected Officials A Breeze
 The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched a new simple tool today, Democracy.io, which allows users to contact their representatives in Congress in an incredibly easy manner. The process...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Welcome Megan Rose Dickey To TechCrunch
 We’re incredibly pleased to announce thatMegan Rose Dickey is coming toTechCrunch. Megan comes to us from a startup and previously wrote for Business Insider, where shescooped the original...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Intel Beats Expectations, Up 6% After Hours On Revenue Of $13.2 Billion
 Today after the market closed, Intel Corporation (INTC) releasedits secondquarter earnings report. The company reportedrevenue of $13.2 billionand earnings per-share of $0.55. The company’...
08:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Netflix Shares Spike 10% After The Company Reports 3.3M New Subs, Better-Than-Expected Q2 Profit
 Today following the bell, Netflix announced its second-quarter financial performance, including revenue of $1.64 billion and earnings per share of $0.06. Netflix picked up 0.9 million new domest...
08:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Android Might Finally Be Getting Built-In Visual Voicemail
 Visual voicemail has always been kind of strange on Android.For the most part, Google has left it up to carriers to provide a third-party visual voicemail app compatible with their service. Alas...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Despite Complaints, Consumer Demand For Amazon Prime Day Was Huge
 Consumer demand was there for Amazon Prime Day, but the deals did not deliver. At least, that’s the sentiment being shared on social media about Amazon’s first-ever attempt at creati...
07:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Despite Consumer Complaints, Amazon Prime Day Sales Soar
 Consumer demand was there for Amazon Prime Day, but the deals did not deliver. At least, that’s the sentiment being shared on social media about Amazon’s first-ever attempt at creati...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Drops Another Windows 10 Build, Promises Continued Updates Through Launch
 Microsoft dropped a new Windows 10 build for all its testers today. The new code, build 10240, is the same version that was rumored this morning to be the build that Microsoft will release to OE...
07:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch This Rancor Costume Takes Star Wars Cosplay To A Whole New Level
 Comic Con is full of Vaders, Boba Fetts, and Storm Troopers. But how many people can say they’ve roamed the show in an ultra detailed, kind-of-terrifying Rancor costume? Just one — s...
06:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Blue Apron [Cooking Reference Here] An iOS App
 For the first time in the three years of its existence, NY-based Blue Apron is releasing a mobile app for iOS. The new app gives Blue Apron members the ability to make changes to their recipe se...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Polars Loop 2 Activity Tracker Adds Notifications And Vibrations To Your Wrist
 Polar just released a brand-new version of its activity tracker, the Loop 2. The company now competes directly with the Fitbit Charge and Jawbone Up, as the new tracker now packs more features t...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Unveils New Dashboard To Help Users Monitor Their Data
 Twitter just releaseda new dashboard to help users keep an eye out on how their data is being accessed by third-party apps and other services. The dashboard, available in settings allows users t...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Yik Yak Introduces Photos, But No Faces Allowed
 Yik Yak wants to let you share what you’re seeing without anyone knowing who you are. The anonymous social apptoday announced that users will now be able to share photos on the service.The...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch BoardList Is A Curated Platform With 600-Plus Female, Independent Board-Ready Members
 There are many in Silicon Valley who’d like to find better ways to integrate female operators and investors into the tech scene but who think it will simply take time – time for more...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch BoardList Is A Curated Platform With 600-Plus Independent, Board-Ready, Female Members
 There are many in Silicon Valley who’d like to find better ways to integrate female operators and investors into the tech scene but who think it will simply take time – time for more...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch One Year Later Apple And IBM Remain Oddest Couple In Tech
 It was just a year ago today, that Apple and IBM shocked the world when they announced a partnership. Apple, theconsummate consumercompany wasteaming up with IBM, thequintessentialbuttoned-downc...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Entrepreneur First Raises 8.5M To Find Europes Best Technical Talent And Invest Pre-Team, Pre-Idea
 London-based Entrepreneur First (EF) has come a long way since founders Matt Clifford and Alice Bentinck came up with their idea for something entirely different in the startup acceleration spac...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Windows 10 Is Reportedly Done
 According to The Verge’s Tom Warren, Windows 10 is done, having reached RTM status with build number 10240. The timing is not surprising. Microsoft will release Windows 10 to its testing c...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch BitTorrent Supersizes Sync, With An Enterprise App Built By Onehub And An Expanded API
 BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer networking company, is today taking the wraps off two big updates to Sync, a file-sharing app that BitTorrent presents as server-less alternative to cloud-based stor...
04:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Showtimes Over-The-Top Streaming Service Sees Its First On Demand Outage
 Showtime’s recently launched over-the-top video streaming service, a competitor of sorts to HBO NOW, hit its first snag last night when the Showtime apps on Apple and Roku devicesexperienc...
04:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch 8tracks Updates Web Player With Sleek New Design And Better Recommendations
 Music startup 8tracks is releasing a new web version of its service in limited beta today. The completely redesigned homepage is all about personalized recommendations to find the perfect playli...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Expa-Backed Drip Gives Artists A Membership Layer For Their Most Engaged Fans
 At a time where the conversation around artist compensation is truly heating up (and being led by T-Swift herself),Expa startup studiohas announced it is backingDrip,a platform that lets artists...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed Jopwell Is Building The Apparently Missing Pipeline of Diverse Candidates For Tech Jobs
 Behind the repetitive and apologetic acknowledgment that there is a lot more “work to do” on diversity at companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter is the idea that there isn’...
03:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch With 100 Million Annual Users, Imagine Easy Launches A New Research Tool For Students
 If you’ve had to write a research paper in the last ten years, chances are the free online bibliography tool you used is operated by Imagine Easy. The EdTechcompany has flown under the rad...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch TVShow Time Releases Sleek New App For Its Community Of TV Addicts
 At first, TVShow Time was just a calendar to keep track of your favorite TV shows. Now, TVShow Time is one of the best community of TV addicts on the Internet. The French startup is well aware o...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Amazons First Original Film Is Spike Lees Chi-Raq, Expected In Theaters This Year
 Amazon announced this morning its move into feature films will begin withthe debut of the first-ever Amazon Original Movie, Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq.” The drama, which is Lee’...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch The iPod touch Is The New Point-And-Shoot
 There are indications that Apple still believes that the iPod touch fits a certain niche, and those come in the form of a smattering of hardware upgrades. The refreshed models feature a more pow...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch OKCupid Founders Get $10.8M To Build A Kinder, Gentler Public Key Encryption Tool
 What do you for an encore after you founded and soldOKCupid? Well you tackle public-keyencryption, of course. Keybase was the result, and the company announced a $10.8 million Series A investmen...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch How To Obliterate A Multi-Million-Dollar Fundraising Process During Due Diligence
 As soon as you capture the attention of a VC, they’re going to start performing the “due diligence” required to justify the investment. This is when the investor checks into th...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch After 155k iOS Downloads, OpenSignals Wifi Mapper App Lands On Android
 OpenSignal has added an Android version of its crowdsourced Wifi Mapper, following the launch of the iOS app back in May. The iOS app has garnered some 155,000 downloads in the two months since ...
02:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Connected Car Company Zubie Rolls Out An API For The Internet Of Cars
 Zubie, a company that sells a device allowing drivers to tap into their car’s onboard computer and then sync vehicle diagnostic data to their smartphone, is today expanding its footprint w...
02:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch To Boost Video Views, Facebook Tests A New Watch Later Button
 Video has been one of the fastest-growing content categories on Facebook of late, with 4 billion daily video views on the site as of last quarter. Now, the social network wants to expand that ev...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Omaze, The Democratized Fundraising Platform, Picks Up $9 Million In Series A
 Omaze, the charity platform that democratizes traditionally pricey prizes so that everyone can participate, has today announced the close of a $9 million Series A led by FirstMark Capital.Omaze ...
01:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Google Unveils Purchases On Google, Which Are Basically Buy Buttons In Mobile Ads
 Google today announced a new feature called Purchases on Google, which will make it easier for consumers to buy products directly from mobile search ads.The Wall Street Journal first reported th...
01:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch VTS Raises $21M To Bring Big Data To Commercial Real Estate
 VTS, a commercial real estate management platform previously known as View The Space, has raised $21 million in new funding to helpreal estate owners, brokers and investors leverage data to make...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Mesosphere Launches SDK And Developer Program For Its Data Center Operating System
 Mesosphere, the company that aims to build an operating system for the data center, today announced the launch of its developer program and SDK. Using the SDK, developers will be able to write a...
12:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Language Learning Network busuu Raises $6.7M From McGraw-Hill Education
 Last year busuu — the social network for language learning — signed a distribution partnership with Pearson English, a newly formed business unit of the world’s largest educati...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Mailjet Raises Another $11 Million To Scale Its Unified Marketing And Transactional Email Service
 French startup Mailjet just raised $11 million (10 million) from existing investor Alven Capital as well as Iris Capital and Seventure Partners. As a reminder, Mailjet is an email delivery servi...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Satellite Maker Planet Labs Acquires BlackBridges Geospatial Business
 Planet Labshas announced it is acquiringBlackBridge’sRapidEye and geospatialbusinesses. Planet Labs, which sells satellite imagery collected from its networkof 87 tiny satellites, will gai...
10:59 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Following Uber Plea, European Commission Investigates Germanys Restrictions
 Transportation company Uber is having a rough time in Europe. It faces many legal challenges in major European countries, including Germany. The company requested an investigation from the Europ...
10:47 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch The Commodore PET Has Been Reincarnated As A Phone
 The 1980s are back again! The guys who bought the Commodore name are releasing an Android smartphone for about $300. The price includes some bog standard specs but, most important, includes two ...
10:44 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Samsungs China-Bound Galaxy A8 Is Its Thinnest Smartphone Yet
 Samsung has quietly launched its sveltest smartphone yet after the Galaxy A8 was announced in China today. At just 5.9mm thick, it bests the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, Samsung’s previously l...
10:29 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Credit Benchmark Gets Further $20M For Its Consensus Credit Risk Platform
 A year on from an Index Ventures-led $7 million Series A, London-based fintech startup Credit Benchmark has extended its runway with a $20 million Series B. The startup is building a platform ai...
10:04 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Only Two Weeks Left Before Our TC Polish Meetup Tour
 Oj, pieszmy, oj, pieszmy, chopaki na lewo! I will be rolling down Poland holding three exciting meetups in three exciting cities and I want to see you there.We are running the meetups from the J...
09:52 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Borrows From Facebook With New Card Format For Displaying Links On Mobile
 If you’re an avid user of Twitter on mobile — iOS and Android in particular — then you’ll notice that the microblogging service has changed how it displays links in its a...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Mobikon Raises $2.3M To Dish Up Marketing Software For Restaurants In Asia
 Mobikon, a Bangalore-based mobile developer that has its sights set on Asia’s food and beverage industry, has received $2.3 million in new funding led by returning investor Jungle Ventures...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch HTC Unveils Four New Desire Smartphones
 HTC has announcedfour new HTC Desire smartphones, including the HTC Desire 520, Desire 526, Desire 626, and Desire 626s. All four phones will be LTE-capable, contain Quad-core Snapdragon process...
05:41 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch Captiv8 Is Building The Analytics, Marketing Platform For Harnessing The Reach of Instagram, Vine, Snapchat Stars
 It’s another new world (again) for brands and marketers as Vine, Instagram and Snapchat have emerged as powerful platforms for product placement and reaching younger consumers.So Krishna S...
12:27 am GMT - Wed, July 15, 2015
Techcrunch You Probably Cant Jailbreak This Tablet Made For Americas Prisoners
 Private corrections service JPay introduced the JP5mini tablet last week, a tablet made specifically forthe nearly two million incarcerated Americans that the company services in correctional fa...
11:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Twilio Offers Early Shareholders Liquidity In Repurchase Offer
 Twilio, the startupthat lets developers integratevoice, text and other communications services into mobile and web apps by way of a set of APIs, has stayed mum in answer to questionsof whenit mi...
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch British Gas Unveils Updated Hive Thermostat, New Smart Plug, Lighting And Motion Sensor Products
 Hive, the British Gas connected home brand, has unveiled its ‘next generation’ smart thermostat, upgraded features for the Hive app, and — perhaps most noteworthy — a pip...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Corporate Venture Capital And Exponential Value Creation
 What if I told you there was a class of investors who are involved in 29 percent of venture funding and whose investments are three times more likely to see an exit than other investors’ s...
10:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Harmonix Shows Off Freestyle Guitar Solos For Rock Band 4
 Rock Band developers Harmonix stopped by New York City last week to preview the latest installment, Rock Band 4. In the video above, Harmonix PR Lead Nick Chester shows off the big gameplay addi...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Bill Maris on Hiring Women, Rising Valuations, and Google Venturess Biggest Misses to Date
 At Fortune’sBrainstorm Tech conference earlier today, Fortune’s Dan Primack hosted a panel of investors who were asked to share their thoughts on the current – and future ̵...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Bill Maris On Hiring Women, Rising Valuations, And Google Ventures Biggest Misses To Date
 At Fortune’sBrainstorm Tech conference earlier today, Fortune’s Dan Primack hosted a panel of investors who were asked to share their thoughts on the current – and future ̵...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch The Difference Between FitBit And GoPro
 Today, the technology industry is caught in a landslide of hype about “unicorns” — the term adopted by many to describe the rare class of startup that soars in value to $1 bill...
08:54 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch PlayStation Network Is Down Time To Read A Bloody BOOK?
 Yes, it’s that part of the day where we get to check in on fun things that are broken while you’re doing actual work. Today’s fun thing that’s broken is PlayStation Netwo...
08:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Leaked Google Data Makes Company More Transparent Than It Wants To Be
 Data related to Google’s “Right to be forgotten” (RTBF) removal requests was just torn from the source code of its very own transparency report. The Guardian reports that ̶...
08:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Twas A Rowdy Day For Tech Stocks
 Tomorrow marks the kickoff point for the next cycle of tech earnings, so the markets are on the precipice of a data deluge. Today we had a bit of a pre-show, with two things happening that are w...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Stop Trying To Make Sense Out Of The Reddit Saga
 Why does reddit exist? How does reddit exist? Who are all of these people who participate? Who knows? They’re anonymous. How does something like reddit attract $50 million in funding? I ha...
07:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Verizon Signs Up VICE To Deliver Original Content For Its Upcoming Mobile Video Service
 Verizon* announced this morning that it will be adding Vice Media to the list of partners who provide content for the telco’s forthcoming over-the-top video service due out later this year...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Aileen Lee is Coming to Disrupt SF 2015
 Aileen Lee has attracted widespread attention for coining the term “unicorn” in a November 2013 TechCrunch article about billion-dollar companies. But industry insiders were aware of...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Streak Looks To Build A Development Kit For The Gmail Platform
 Gmail has hundreds of millions of users checking it multiple timesevery day — and, if Aleem Mawanihas his way, it’ll have a development platform that’s as big as Facebook. Mawa...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Scratch, An E-Commerce App That Lets You Text Requests To Expert Shoppers, Raises $3.6 Million
 A number of startups, including Magic, Operator, GoButler and Fetch, have been developing mobile shopping apps that function more like personal assistants, allowing users to submit commerce-rela...
05:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch NYC Incubator Grand Central Tech Snags Talent-Heavy Second Batch
 Grand Central Tech, the startup hub and business accelerator now welcoming in its second batch of companies into its massive office space overlookingGrand Central Station in New York, is somethi...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Firefox Temporarily Blocks Adobe Flash Because Of Security Concerns
 The fallout of the Hacking Team leak is hitting Adobe hard. The leak revealed two unpatched vulnerabilities in the company’s ubiquitous (and ubiquitously disliked) Flash Player. Because it...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Ev Williams: Twitter Should Be a Platform Company
 Twitter and Medium cofounder Ev Williams was interviewed this morning by the legendary journalist Walter Isaacson at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. Isaacson didn’t ho...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Healthy Food Delivery Startup Zesty Served $17 Million In Funding To Cater Beyond The Bay
 Food delivery startup Zesty turned corporate last year and beganan office catering program. The startup now plans to go beyond serving in San Francisco and recently pulled in $17 million in Seri...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Lumos Is A Bike Helmet With Integrated Indicator Lights
 We’ve seen bike helmets with integrated front and back lights before. But Boston-based hardware startup Lumos is hoping to go one better by packing a front light, wireless indicator lights...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Windows Server On Google Compute Engine Hits General Availability
 It still feels like an odd combination, but Google today announced that Windows Server support on Google’s Compute Engine platform has now hit general availability. With this, Cloud Engine...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Witness Officially Launches A Live-Streaming App Thats A Panic Button For The Mobile Age
 Witness, the live-streaming app that serves as a panic button for the mobile age, debuted earlier this year at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon, where it eventually went on to win the gr...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Witness Launches A Live-Streaming App Thats A Panic Button For The Mobile Age
 Witness, the live-streaming app that serves as a panic button for the mobile age, debuted earlier this year at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon, where it eventually went on to win the gr...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Realty Mogul Raises $35M For Its Real Estate Investment Marketplace
 Realty Mogul, a startup that connects investors with real estate projects, announced today that it has raised $35 million in Series B funding.The company launched its online marketplace more tha...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Spoon University Raises $2M To Serve A Food Network To Millennials
 A who’s-who of early stage investors are putting a $2 million bet that two young Northwesterngrads can teach millennials a better way to eat with their new startup Spoon University.Founded...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Health Coaching App Vida Partners With AstraZeneca To Develop A Coaching Program For Heart Attack Patients
 Vida, a live coaching app with a focus on health and wellness is in collaboration with drug manufacturer AstraZeneca to create a new program for heart attack patients called Day-by-Day.Like many...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Mobile Shopping App Wish Buys Android Lockscreen App Maker Locket For $30-50M
 Mobile shopping startup Wish — fresh off a $500 million round of funding — has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired Locket, a startup that makeslockscreen apps for An...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Mobile Shopping App Wish Buys Android Lockscreen App Maker Locket
 Mobile shopping startup Wish — fresh off a $500 million round of funding — has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired Locket, a startup that makeslockscreen apps for An...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Pew: Twitter And Facebook Users Being Exposed To More News
 U.S. users of Twitter and Facebook are increasingly getting external news via the two services, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. “The share of Americans for whom Twitte...
03:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Leesa, Another Mattress Startup, Bags $9M
 I’m trying hard to stay awake amid news that another new-fangled mattress startup has secured funding. This time it’s the turn of Leesa, which has raised $9 million from private equi...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform
 DataCamp wants to teach data science skills to a generation of people,and it got a millionin seed money to continue developingits online data-science learning platform.The round was led by Chris...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Google Introduces New Open Format And Developer Tools For Working With BLE Beacons
 Google today introduced a number of new products around Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons in an effortto challenge Apple’s iBeaconecosystem. These new products include a new open beacon f...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Paypal Co-founder New Lending Startup Affirm Gets Into Student Loans For Coding Bootcamps
 Affirm, the lending startup co-founded by Max Levchin, is breaking into student loans for coding, design and business bootcamps from General Assembly, Bloc, Kaplan’s Dev Bootcamp and Metis...
02:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch HackerRank Gets $7.5M Investment From Recruit, Launches New Screening Tool For Data Scientists And Database Engineers
 Disrupt Battlefield alumHackerRank today announced that it has received a $7.5 million strategic investment from Recruit Holdings‘HR Technology Fund for its hiring platform today. Read Mor...
02:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch StoryCorps Oral History App Receives Knight Foundation Grant To Add New Features
 StoryCorps, the non-profit oral history project that has collected more than 100,000 interviews since 2003, is planning to improve its app and launch community programs after receiving a $600,00...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch TiVo Devices Now Support AirPlay For Streaming Recordings To Apple TV
 DVR maker TiVo this morning announced, for the first time, its users will now be able to access their recorded content on their TV via Apple TV and AirPlay. Through an updated TiVo iOS applicati...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch HopSkipDrive, The Uber For Kids, Picks Up $3.9 Million In Seed Funding
 Unless you’re Jaqueline Voorheese from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, chances are you’re not letting Uber drivers shuttle around your kids to and from school, practice, classes, etc....
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Craves Visual Shopping App Helps You Find Clothes You Love Just By Snapping Photos
 While there are a number of applications on the market that let you scan barcodes in order to compare prices, a new fashion-focused app called Craves launching today instead lets you just snap p...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Convo Follows Its Desktop Revamp With New Mobile Apps
 A week after launching new web and Mac desktop applications, collaboration is releasing new versions of its mobile apps, too. CEO Faizan Buzdar has said that the relaunches reflect an attempt to...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Remitly Buys Talio To Boost Its Money Transfer App With Messaging Features
 While Facebook moves deeper into using its Messenger platform as a vehicle for people to transfer money to each other, an app built for helping people transfer money is adding more messaging fea...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Betterment Just Made It Even Easier To Invest Money
 Betterment is billed as a smarter way to invest money. But as a separate investment service, getting cash to Betterment has always been a hurdle. The company today is taking the wraps off a new ...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Workday Launches Workday Ventures To Fund Machine Learning Startups
 Workday, the 10 year old company that specializes in finance and human resources software in the cloud, announced a new program today called Workday Ventures, an investment arm focusing on start...
12:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Wi-Fi Aware Aims To Connect All Your Devices Instantly
 WiFi is getting a big upgrade today, thanks to three years of joint research and development by the world’s largest tech companies. The new technology, called Wi-Fi Aware, is being release...
12:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Match Group Buys PlentyOfFish For $575M To Bag More Singles
 A spot of consolidation in the online dating space today, with Match Group, the subsidiary of Tinder and OkCupid owner IAC, announcing it has agreed to acquire PlentyOfFish (POF) for $575 millio...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch InVision Prototyping Tool Lands $45 Million In Series C Led By Accel
 InVision, the prototyping tool that boasts clients like Uber, Twitter, and Airbnb, has today announced the close of a $45 million Series C round of funding. The round was led by Accel, alongside...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Rescale Lands $6.4M From Whos Who of Investors
 Rescale, a company thathas developed a Platform as a Servicefor high-end computer simulations, announced a $6.4 million investment fromsome of the biggest names in Silicon Valley investing circl...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch 3D Systems Releases New Filament That Dissolves In Water
 Moisture, as they say, is the essence of wetness. It’s now also a great way to remove support material from 3D-printed objects. Printing complex objects requires rafts and supports. These ...
11:34 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Eden, The On-Demand Tech Repair And Installation Service, Picks Up $1.2 Million
 Eden, the YC-backed startup that offers on-demand tech help service direct to your home, has today announced the raise of $1.3 million in seed funding. Investors include Canvas Ventures, Eniac V...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Disrupt London Startup Alley Registration Is Open
 The floodgates are open. We are thrilled to announce that budding startups can now sign up to be part of Startup Alley at Disrupt London 2015. Disrupt London will take place December 7 – 8...
10:50 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Victor Raises $5M To Bring Easy Booking And Price Transparency To Private Jets
 The dream of private jets becoming more accessible to the rest of us (well, ok, SOME of the rest of us) has long been the goal of startups in the space which have tried to gnaw away at the old-f...
10:41 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Most UK Apple Pay Retailers Cap At 20, But Pret And Bills Show Transactions Can Be Limitless
 Apple Pay officiallyarrivedin the UK earlier today, and with it, we’re now getting more details on how the mobile payment service will work. Most of the 250,000 physical locations that wil...
10:10 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Fantasy Sports Company FanDuel Raises $275M Series E, Confirms $1B Valuation
 The fantasy sports operator is announcing that it has raised a whopping $275 million Series E, bringing total capital raised to $363 million and valuing the company at“over $1 billion̶...
09:25 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Another U.K. Surveillance Review Calls For Judicial Sign-Off For Intercepts
 Another independent report into U.K. government surveillance has concluded interception warrants should require judicial sign-off, rather than being sanctioned by ministers as is the case now. R...
08:43 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Pura Lets You Monitor Your Finicky Cats Water Intake
 You can lead a cat to water, but you can’t make it drink. Even though felines are vulnerable to kidney disease, many are constantly dehydrated because they don’t have a well-develope...
08:35 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Experts Find A Third Hacking Team Flash Exploit, Call For An End To The Madness
 TrendMicro has posted yet another 0day AKA urgent Flash hole that could put your data at risk. The Hacking Team, a group of professional hackers who supplied governments with hacking tools and w...
07:53 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Fastacash Raises $15M To Enable Payments In Your Favorite Social Networks And Apps
 “If I can send you a photo on Whatsapp, why can’t I share money with you, too?” That’s the thesis behind Fastacash, a Singapore-based fintech startup that today announced...
07:00 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Meet Breezometer, Israels Air Quality Startup
 Israel-based BreezoMeter wants to give you a real time air pollutant map that tells anyone what the air is like on their street, and takes the quantified-self movement to another level. Read Mor...
05:48 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch MySmartPrice Raises $10M To Bring Physical Retailers Online In India
 India’s e-commerce boom continues unbounded. Beyond the top players such as Flipkart and Snapdeal raising billions to support their capital intensive businesses, startups in other parts of...
04:00 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Factories Arent Dying to Take Your Order And Other Hardware Startup Follies
 As the Greater China Investment Partner for 500 Startups, I have been finding myself fielding an increasing number of questions about the manufacturing process in China, especially as we see mor...
03:48 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Data Virtualization Company Delphix Lands $75M
 Delphix, a “data-as-as-service” startup, has received $75 million in new funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company. Other participants in the round include Credit Suiss...
02:44 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Asian Matchmaking App Paktor Lands $7.4M To Go Beyond Romance And Into Friendships
 You might think that the path for dating apps is to focus on romance. But that may not be the case for one Tinder-like service. Paktor, a service focused on Southeast Asia, today closed a $10 mi...
12:31 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Development Of A $200 WiFi Router Geared Towards Whistleblowers Was Just Suspiciously Cancelled
 In the world of whistleblowers, any packet of revealed identifying information means game over. ProxyHam, a $200 WiFi router aimed at those seeking the utmost in anonymity, promised to maskusers...
12:30 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Securing Startups Will Be Yet Another Gauntlet For Greece
 What will happen now to both Greece and its place in the European Union and, in particular, the Euro itself is an open question. This uncertainty has Greece’s entrepreneurs worried –...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Pay Has Officially Launched In The UK
 The Eagle has landed. An accidental tweet told us that the UK wouldn’t have to wait for Apple Pay much longer, and those rumors were right. Apple Pay has officially launched in the UK. Acc...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, July 14, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Pay Has Officially Launched In The U.K.
 The Eagle has landed. An accidental tweet told us that the U.K. wouldn’t have to wait for Apple Pay much longer, and that tweet was right. Apple Pay has officially launched in the U.K. Fin...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed Interviewed Uses Automated Simulations To Evaluate Job Candidates
 Interviewed, launching from Y Combinator’s most recent batch of startups, is looking to help employees make better hiring decisions. It’s not uncommon for employers to be wowed by a ...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch As New Horizons Reaches Pluto, Arguments Will Be Settled And Mysteries Revealed
 Tomorrow NASA’s New Horizons space probe will reach the finale of its 9-year journey to the outer reaches of the solar system. The mission, a 13-year study in marshaling resources, could b...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch MasterCard Goes Global With Its Masters Of Code Hackathon
 Okay, so the fact that MasterCard is hosting aseries of hackathons might not seem terribly exciting — even if we grant that the name Masters of Code is kind clever, it seems like every big...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch The Fall and Software Rebirth of Middlemen
 Every region has its evil. In Hollywood, it’s content pirates, and in New York, it’s banking regulators (or Michael Bloomberg if you live outside Manhattan). In Silicon Valley, thoug...
09:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Facebooks Chris Gomersall Departs For His Marketing Startup Atomized
 Chris Gomersall hasspent the past three years working with brands and agencies at Facebook, where he was the first creative strategy leader. Now he’s leaving to run his own startup, Atomiz...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Starts Building 208 MW Wind Farm In North Carolina
 Amazon today announced that it will build a 208 MW wind farm in North Carolina to power its current and future AWS data centers. The so-called Amazon Wind Farm US East — likely because its...
09:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Susan Wojcicki on YouTubes Priorities: Mobile, Mobile, Mobile
 Susan Wojcicki, top banana at YouTube, took the stage at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference just a few minutes ago to talk about the future of Google’svideo unitand answer some que...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Telegram Suffers DDOS Following Criticism For Enabling Human Rights Lawyers In China
 It’s been a whirlwind few days for messaging app Telegram. The service, founded by Pavel Durov who created ‘Russia’s Facebook,’ first found itself (briefly) booted from t...
09:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Netflix Hits A New All-Time High Ahead Of Its Stock Split And Q2 Earnings
 Netflix’s shares popped nearly four percent today to an all-time high of $707.61. The new record comes a day before the company splits its shares on a seven-for-one basis, and two days bef...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Electrovibration: Bringing Tactile Back
 Only the most committed Luddites truly mourned the demise of the feature phone. Compare Nokia’s classic 3210 with the latest iPhone and you’d have to be metabolizing a terminal dose ...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Beauty Product Subscription Service Birchbox Is Opening More Brick-And-Mortar Retail Stores
 Subscription-based beauty sample box providerBirchbox, which helps consumers discover new products by shipping them samples by mail, todayannounced its plans to expand its offline retail footpri...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Snapchat Redesign Moves Discover To Top Of Stories Tab
 Snapchat just released a new update featuring a redesigned Story tab. The main change is that media brands featured in theDiscover section (which previously required another tap or swipe to navi...
07:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch The TC Meetup Pitch-Off Is Hitting NYC And Its Going To Be Awesome!
 As a proud member of the NYC tech community, I’m truly thrilled to announce that we’ll be bringing our world-renowned TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off to the best damn city in the world...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch GiveCampus (YC S15) Aims To Make Higher Education Fundraising More Social
 Institutions of higher education devote a major segment of their resources to raising funds, but the manner in which they do sohasn’t significantlychangedin the face of the new sharing eco...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Andrew Braccias Big Bet on Slack
 Andrew Braccia of Accel Partners doesn’t tweet or write blog posts. He rarely talks with the media. But that doesn’t mean the 39-year-old isn’t working it. In fact, Braccia may...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Hands On With Hotel Tonights New Concierge Service, Aces
 Hotel Tonight just launched its newest product, Aces, which is an in-app chat feature connecting users with a personal travel concierge. The concierges, collectively referred to as “Aces&#...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Hands On With HotelTonights New Concierge Service, Aces
 HotelTonight just launched its newest product, Aces, which is an in-app chat feature connecting users with a personal travel concierge. The concierges, collectively referred to as “Aces...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Signals That It Is Not Abandoning Hardware
 In the wake of its embarrassing, multi-billion dollar writedown and associated spate of firings, Microsoft is working to signal that it is not done with hardware. There are three recent data poi...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Instacart Offers Employee Option To Its Contractors In Atlanta, Miami And D.C.
 Following last month’s announcement that it would make some of its contractors part-time employees, grocery delivery serviceInstacart announcedthis morning that it’s now offering its...
04:19 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch The Twitch For Mobile Gaming Just Ripped The Private Beta Tag Off Its iOS App
 Mobcrushtook its iOS and OS X apps out of private beta today, opening the duoto all users of those platforms. The company intends to release a Windows app in the next few weeks, and an Android a...
04:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Fly Or Die: Amazon Echo
Upon first hearing about the Amazon Echo, a device that sits in the home and receives voice-powered commands, I wasn’t even remotely convinced that this could be a good idea. For one, the idea o...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Jewelbots Is A Friendship Bracelet That Teaches Girls How To Code
 Jewelbots, a programmable friendship bracelet that debuted on Kickstarter last week, is on a mission to make coding popular among pre-teen girls. Jewelbots surpassed its$30,000 crowdfunding goal...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Hillary Clinton Says On-Demand Economy Raises Hard Questions About Workplace Protections
 “This on-demand, or so-called ‘gig economy’, is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation. But it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protection...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch More Tickets Released For The Summer Party At August Capital
 TechCrunch’s annual summer soirehas nearly arrived and we’ve released another batch of tickets! All are welcome to the July 31event, but as you know, space on the best deck in Silico...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Yes, Google Photos Can Still Sync Your Photos After You Delete The App
 Google’s recently rebooted Photos app might be syncing your photos without you realizing it. David Arnott, an editor at the Nashville Business Journal, writes that he found it was doing ju...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Accidental Tweet Reveals Apple Pay Will Hit U.K. On Tuesday
 Although we’ve known since Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference that Apple Pay, the company’s own mobile payment solution, would arrive in the U.K. in July, a British bank ac...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch BudapestCrunch II Was A Great Success
 I got to Budapest after a massive storm had gone from northern Europe through to the Central hills and plains. Trees were downed and it had cooled off considerably and I thanked the meet-up gods...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Walmart Answers Amazons Prime Day With Deals And Free Shipping
 Walmart today announced its intentionsto take the wind of the sails of Amazon’s upcoming “Prime Day,” a one-day event happening on July 15th which will offer Black Friday-like ...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Backed By Y Combinator, Willing Makes Estate And Funeral Planning Easier
 It’s hard to face the business of death when you are busy living. According to one survey, 51 percent of Americans aged 55 to 64 don’t have wills. Even if they have prepared estate d...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Shipster, The On-Demand Shipping Service For Businesses, Expands To SF
 Shipster, a logistics startup that will ship practically anything on-demand for business clients, islaunching today inSan Francisco. After launchingin New York inNovember, Shipster is currently ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Hopes To Unify Big Data And Analytics In Newly Announced Suite
 Today at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced the Cortana Analytics Suite. It takes the company’s machine learning, big data and analytics products and packages...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Comcast Debuts Stream, A Cable TV-Like Streaming Service For Cord Cutters
 Comcast has now become the latest pay TV provider to launch its own alternative to big cable TV packages with the debut of its owninternet-based streaming cable service it’s simply calling...
01:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch The MB&F MusicMachine 3 Is A Rich Nerds Dream
 As we approach Peak Star Wars at last week’s Comic-Con, I’d like to present something so inexplicable yet potentially beguiling that it seems on the verge of exploding into a superno...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch CircleUp Raises $22M To Invest In Consumer Brands On Its Crowdfunding Platform
 As crowdfunding sites like Tilt and GoFundMeand lending site Funding Circleraise large rounds to take their businesses to the next level, a startup that sits in the same area of web-based fundra...
12:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch U.K. Govt To Fund IoT For Cities Project With Up To $15M
 The U.K. government is parceling out some of the 40 million earmarked for Internet of Things research back in the March pre-election budget, announcing a competition aimed at exploring the benef...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Security Company CrowdStrike Scores $100M Led By Google Capital
 If you need proof that security is a red hot market these days, how about this morning’s announcement that cybersecurity company CrowdStrike landed a $100 million Series C investment round...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Andreessen-Backed Honor Pledges $1M In Free Care For Seniors, Expands Across The Bay Area
 Honor, a startup focused on caring for the country’s aging population, is giving away $1 million in free care to seniors and is opening across the San Francisco Bay Area today. At an event...
11:49 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch 8sec, The Latest Startup From Investor Jrmie Berrebi, Aims To Develop A New Mobile Game Each Week
 “8 seconds to pick up, impossible to put down,” reads the strap-line of new mobile game startup 8sec. The company, co-founded by serial investor and entrepreneur Jrmie Berrebi, sits ...
09:06 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Maker Creates A 3D-Printed Poison Dart Gun
 Maker Peter Alaric DeSimone has created a 3D-printed dart pistol that shoots 40mm blowgun darts using a piston system. The entire gun takes about eight hours to build and features rubber bands t...
08:33 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Watch Adam Savage And Chris Hadfield Walk Comic-Con Floor In Some Amazing Space Suits
 Adam Savage is one of our most beloved makers and real astronaut Chris Hadfield is a modern Earth hero. Together they make one of the funnest sets of fake astronauts in all of San Diego. Every y...
08:01 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Indonesian Lunchbox Startup Berry Kitchen Raises $1.25M Series A
 Startups around the world are snapping up funding to solve an important problem: how to eat healthy, delicious meals with the least possible amount of effort. The latest is Jakarta-based meal de...
06:50 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Rakuten Buys Virtual Fitting Room Startup Fits.Me In A Fashion Commerce Play
 Rakuten — Japan’s answer to Amazon with e-commerce investmentsthat stretch from digital media and e-commerce marketplaces through to social media and even transport apps — is m...
05:46 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Support Center Software Ameyo Gets $5M To Expand Into The U.S.
 Ameyo, a Gurgaon-based startup that makes software for customer support and sales centers, has raised a Series A of $5 million from Forum Synergies. The company, which already has customers thro...
05:46 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Support Center Software Ameyo Nabs $5M To Expand Into The U.S.
 Ameyo, a Gurgaon-based startup that makes software for customer support and sales centers, has raised a Series A of $5 million from Forum Synergies. The company, which already has customers thro...
05:29 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Forrester: Tablet Sales Have Plateaued But Theres A Future In Business
 As iPhone revenue soars, Apple’s iPad sales dropped 18 percent year-over-year in the final quarter of 2014 and has now hit a plateau, according to a new study from Forrester Research.Even ...
04:37 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Begins Accepting Credit Card Payments Again In India
 In a subtle move that’s likely to be well receive by its most loyal users, Uber has begun accepting payment by credit card in India again. Legislation forced it to switch to an in-app wall...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Spark And Hadoop Are Friends, Not Foes
 June was an exciting month for Spark. At Hadoop Summit San Jose, it was a frequent topic of conversation, as well as the subject of many session presentations. On June 15, IBM announced plans to...
03:21 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch 500 Startups And Malaysias MaGIC To Run Post-Funding Startup Growth Program In Southeast Asia
 U.S.-based VC firm 500 Startups is launching a new accelerator program in Southeast Asia that is designed to help companies in the region that have raised money take their business to the next l...
02:06 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Hillary Clinton Plans To Campaign Against Ubers Contractor Economy
 As if Uber needed more enemies. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will blast contractor-fueled companies for repressing middle-class wage growth in a speech tomorrow laying out her economic...
02:06 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Hillary Clinton Plans To Cite Ubers Contractor Economy For Dampening Wages
 As if Uber needed more enemies. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will blast contractor-fueled companies for repressing middle-class wage growth in a speech tomorrow laying out her economic...
01:05 am GMT - Mon, July 13, 2015
Techcrunch Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Has Died At 55
 Satoru Iwata, the president of Nintendo Co., Ltd, has died at the age of 55. Read More ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 12, 2015
Techcrunch The Future Of Finance Is In Real Time
 In a world of decreasing size and rapidly increasing technological development, the financial sector needs to keep up at the same pace. While physical supply chains have improved to keep track o...
07:10 pm GMT - Sun, July 12, 2015
Techcrunch The Shrinking Digital Divide
 Mobile telephony grew faster than almost anyone would have predicted 15 years ago, to the point where at least 94% of the world’s population receives a signal. And mobile Internet access ...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, July 12, 2015
Techcrunch Virtual Reality Porn And The Future Of Loneliness
 Welcome to the very-near future of porn. A few weeks back, a sex toy company called Lovense and a virtual reality porn company called VirtualRealPorn announced their collaboration. Soon, Virtual...
01:00 am GMT - Sun, July 12, 2015
Techcrunch Accelerators Are The New Business School
 It’s no secret that most startups fail. What’s a bit less obvious is that most startup accelerators also fail. While a few top-tier programs get the cream of the crop unicorns of the...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch Why Ed Tech Is Taking Off In Latin America
 The past three months have redefined the education technology market among startup companies. Concerns about free content from YouTube and educational nonprofits, as well as user engagement and ...
06:37 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch The Billion Dollar Food Delivery Wars
 Over the past 12 months, food and grocery delivery has been one of the hottest VC sectors. More than $1 billion was invested in 2014 – an almost fourfold increase year-on-year – with...
05:12 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch The Challenges of Teaching When Silicon Valley Doesnt Care
 I have been on a bit of an EdTech binge writing spree the past few weeks. Part of the reason is that I feel the vast majority of educators and entrepreneurs are finally realizing that Silicon Va...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: WonderLust
 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, July 10, 2015. To my horror, the entire Gang agrees with Th...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch Invis SMS Replacement App For Android Exits Beta, Still Dreaming Big
 U.S. startup Invi reckons there’s space for one more messaging app play. Not a little one either. Co-founder Iddo Tal sees a gaping hole in the market for a North America-focused messaging...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch All Hail The Mega-Processor!
 Once upon a time, long ago, there were computers, and they were very large. Warehouse large. Multi-story large. Tractor-trailer large. So large that in those mythical days of yore, now lost in t...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch A New Users Guide To Understanding Snapchat
 Snapchat was the first social network I was too old to understand. Read More ...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch We Forced Our Company To Communicate Only Through Snapchat
 Snapchat was the first social network I was too old to understand. Read More ...
10:00 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch The Six Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day
 I admit I stole this title. Part of being productive is to piggyback on the shoulders of greatness. So I decided to write down what six things I do every day that help me with productivity. They...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch The Next Big Opportunity In Enterprise Starts In The Field
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03:20 am GMT - Sat, July 11, 2015
Techcrunch Sorry, A Bug Gave You More Instagram Followers And Theyll Disappear
 No, your last selfie didn’t win you hundreds or thousands of new followers. Instagram confirmed to me today that a bug has caused some users’ follower counts to increase, but that th...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Digital Government Is The New Social Network
 Recently, New York and Chicago, each a leader in two important municipal reforms — the open data movement and centralized (311) call centers — released requests asking the private se...
10:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here
 TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 4:00 p.m. PDT. This is the second...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Whistle While You Scroll, Or, How Facebook Could Win With Music Videos
 FbMTV? Facebook is talking with record labels about paying them handsomely to share music videos to the News Feed, according to reports from Billboard and The New York Times. Normally, people go...
10:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Whistle While You Scroll, Or, How Facebook Could Conquer Music Videos
 FbMTV? Facebook is talking with record labels about paying them handsomely to share music videos to the News Feed, according to reports from Billboard and The New York Times. Normally, people go...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Reddit Co-Founder Steve Huffman In For Reddit CEO Job, Pao Out
 We’d been hearing that Steve Huffman, a co-founder of Reddit who also co-founded flight and hotel search startup Hipmunk, wasbeing consideredfor the CEO job at Reddit. Now that move is con...
09:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Finally Fixes The iPhone Keyboards Worst Flaw In iOS 9
 It’s the little things in life. Like, you know, being able to tell if your keyboard is currently set to use capital letters or not. With iOS 9, Apple is finally fixing one of the platform&...
08:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 07.10.15
 Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today at 1:30pm Pacific time (4:30pm Eastern). Find us on Face...
08:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch This Pixar Artists Homemade Robot Is Adorable And I Want One
 You’ve seen Atlas, the robot that can walk just like a human. You’ve seen Small Dog, the quadruped bot that can scale hills and climb stairs.But have you ever seen a robot that just ...
08:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Backed By Tim Draper, DataWallet Pays Users To Share Their Online Data With Businesses
 Consciously or not, there’s a kind of deal we make when we use many online services — in exchange for free access, we accept ads and give up some of our personal data. Now a startup ...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Microsoft Swings The Axe, Facebook Updates News Feed, And Reddit Melts Down
 This week on CrunchWeek, we sat down to dig into the hottest stories from the last seven days: Microsoft’s massive writedown and layoffs, Facebook’s addition of new controls to users...
08:05 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch The Pirate Bay Founders Acquitted In Criminal Copyright Case
 The founders of The Pirate Bay, arguably the world’s most visible torrenting site, were acquitted by a Belgian court Thursday of charges allegingcriminal copyright infringement and abuse o...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Self Lender Raises $1.5M To Help Americans Establish Credit
 Former Disrupt Battlefield participant Self Lender has raised a $1.5 million round of seed capital from Silverton Partners, who wrote the full check. The new cash comes after the firm raised a p...
07:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch The Diary Of A Cord Cutter In 2015 (Part 10: The Rise Of Niche Video Streaming Services)
 While today’s cord cutters are replacing their former TV-viewing activities with popular streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, the shift away from linear television on to on-de...
06:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: GoPro, Micro:bit, And Google Glass
 GoPro just announced its newest camera, the GoPro Hero4 Session, and Romain thinks that the company should maybe merge with Red Bull. The BBC is teaching children how to code via the Micro:bit, ...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch The Dinosaurs Of Cybersecurity Are Planes, Power Grids And Hospitals
 As we continue down the path toward complete connectivity — in which all devices, appliances and networks connect to each other and the Internet — it is evident that much of our long...
05:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Taking A Spin On Bolt, The Tesla Of Electric Motorbikes
Bolt is a San Francisco-based startup that makes electric motorbikes. The bikes are handmade in a small garage on the edge of town and come with the same type of lithium-ion batteries used in Teslas. ...
05:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Is Building A New Store In Hong Kong
 As part of a huge push to own the Chinese market, Apple is opening up a new store in Hong Kong. It will be located on Canton Road, which is known for shopping, on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. ...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Vine Updates App To Promote Top Users
 Vine, the six-second looping video app from Twitter, has today announced an update that will let users find even more people to follow on the social network. Previously, users could hook in thei...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Vine Promotes Its Top Stars With New Suggested User List
 When people find a social media creator they love, they’ll keep coming back to whatever app hosts their content.Vine, the six-second looping video app owned by Twitter, has today announced...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch 11 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
 This week Microsoft laid off 7,800 employees, GoPro announced its next action camera, and Reddit screwed up, big time. These are the stories you’ll need to stay up to date on the latest te...
04:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Wix Launches WixEd, A Free Online School For Website Design
 DIY website creator Wix wants to make starting a career in web design as easy as it’s made building your own site.Today, the company is launching WixEd, a free online education program tha...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch The Secondary Markets Are Becoming the Wild West Again
 The resurgence of unfettered secondary markets is a concern for both private companies and shareholders. Read More ...
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Y Combinators Big Future
 There’s been a lot of talk in venture circles lately about “signaling risk” andseed-stage investments. The gist: When earlier backers are high-profile venture firms, and these ...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Laundrapp Acquires Washbox As Competition In The U.K. On-Demand Laundry Space Shrinks
 Laundrapp, one of a plethora of on-demand laundry startups targeting London and other cities in the U.K., has acquired rival Washbox. Read More ...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Laundrapp Acquires Washbox As Competition Shrinks
 Laundrapp, one of a plethora of on-demand laundry startups targeting London and other cities in the U.K., has acquired rival Washbox. Read More ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Says Power BI Will Come Out Of Preview On July 24, Open Sources Visualization Stack
 Microsoft today announced that Power BI, the company’s cloud-hosted self-service business intelligence service, will hit general availability on July 24. Power BI originally launched as pa...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Vortex Is A Toy Robot That Teaches Kids How To Code
 DFRobot, a company that has been building robots for the education market since 2008, this week introduced its first attempt at making a robot accessible to all children, with the debut of Vorte...
02:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Bitcoin Miner BitFury Secures $20M To Bolster Its Blockchain Infrastructure
In another sign that the Bitcoin and the Blockchain are becoming a platform for the long term, BitFury, the Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company, has secured $...
01:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Foundry Group Is Providing Free Housing To Techstars Detroit Program
 Startups participating in Techstars Mobility have a new option for housing: Foundry Group purchased a lovely house in the Cass Corridor neighborhood. Believe it or not, there’s actually a ...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch The Secret Language Of Line Stickers
 Throughout history, every form of communication has developed its own shorthand. Northern Renaissance paintings were rich in symbolism; even the most mundane detail, like a vase, was a rich alle...
01:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Pompous Apple Is Pompous
 Apple’s latest iPhone ad is a bit smug. Even for Apple. As you can see above, the ad take the fight directly to Android phones by reminding that Apple makes both the iPhone hardware and so...
12:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Greece-Based Startup Pollfish Scores $2.5M For Mobile Survey Platform
 Athens, Greece-based mobile survey platform Pollfish has closed a Series A funding round of $2.5 million. The round was led by Odyssey Investment Partners, PJ Catalyst, Woodside Group and severa...
12:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Sources: Peter Thiel Is Investing In Kreditechs $100M Series C Round
 While Greece and its creditors continue to play a game of chicken, a startup out of Germany putting a big dataspin on the business of loaning moneyis raising a large round of funding. TechCrunch...
12:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Announces Public Preview Of Azure Data Catalog
 In a blog post published this morning, Microsoft’s Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president at Microsoft, who isin charge of Azure ML, announced the public preview of the Azure Data Catalog...
11:30 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Chinese Airbnb Rival Xiaozhu Closes $60M Series C Round
 Is there something in the water for peer-to-peer rental websites right now? Fresh from U.S. juggernaut Airbnb raising $1.5 billion and China’s Tujia taking in $250 million last month, Xiao...
10:54 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Spains Geeksphone Exits Smartphones
 Muere la revolucin. Spanish smartphone maker Geeksphone has confirmed it’s stepping out of the mobile making game almost six years after founding a startup business to build handsets for a...
10:35 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch General Partner Peter Read Leaves Google Ventures In Europe
 TechCrunch has learned that one member of Google Ventures’ European team has left the VC firm. As of last week, Peter Read is no longer a General Partner. Read More ...
08:38 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch China Tightens Its Control Of The Internet With Draft Cybersecurity Law
 China’s government is tightening its grip on the internet in the country after it released a new draft cybersecurity law this week. Read More ...
08:03 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Shows The Augmented Future Of HoloLens
 Microsoft has posted a bit of CG describing what it will feel like to use the HoloLens, their augmented reality helmet, in real life. The resulting video, shot at Case Western Reserve University...
01:24 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Likes Arent Enough. Now Facebook Pages Need You To Add Them To See First
 Facebook told businesses to buy Page Likes for years, saying that’s how they could reach people through the News Feed. But over time, a natural increase in competition for space in the fee...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Splunk Buys Security Startup Caspida For $190M
 Splunk announced this evening it had purchase Caspida, a Palo Alto startup that uses machine learning techniques to help identify cyber-secruity threats from inside and outside the company,for$1...
12:09 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch GoFundMe Learns The Taylor Swift Principle
 Once in a while (a lot, actually), part-time Apple blogger and musician Taylor Swift likes to give to a charitable cause. She likes hanging out with kids who are in the hospital, too. She likes ...
12:08 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch Room.me Wants To Prevent You From Getting Stuck With Horrible Roommates
 Roommate matching platform Room.me is launching in San Francisco today to help all the new people moving to the tech capital match up with people they might actually like living with. The Bay Ar...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, July 10, 2015
Techcrunch The Rise Of The Gig Worker In The Sharing Economy
 I’ve ridden in the backseat of many Uber drivers’ cars. Sometimes we exchange lively banter, other times we sit silently as I check email on my phone. There is not one driver that st...
10:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch PC Market Slips 11.8 Percent In Q2 But Apple Keeps Picking Up Steam
 According to IDC, the global PC market’s unit volume slipped 11.8 percent in the second quarter of 2015, a slightly larger-than-expected dip. As the company notes, the size of the decline ...
09:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch We Want You To Exhibit In Startup Alley At Disrupt SF
 Disrupt SF is right around the corner, and spots in the Startup Alley are filling up fast. If you want to get in on the action, now is the time to get your act together and sign up.Startup Alley...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Disneys Startup Accelerator Enters Its Sophomore Year With A New Batch Of Companies
 Disney just announced thesecond batch of companies that will participate inthe Disney Accelerator.The program will again be a three-month mentorship period powered by Techstars, and each company...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch The Potential $100 Trillion Market For Space Mining
 The SPACE Act bill, if passed, will allow private companies to mine asteroids and sell whatever they dig up. This is great news for companies like Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries (...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Intel Capitals Outgoing Head Honcho On His Career and Whats Next
 Last week, it was reported that after 34 years with Intel Corp., and 10 years as the head of its giant investing arm, Arvind Sodhani isleaving the company in January. Wendell Brooks, who recentl...
08:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Imgurs Alan And Sarah Schaaf To Talk Images, Growth And Memes At Disrupt SF
 Alan and Sarah Schaaf are the brother-sister team behind Imgur, one of the Internet’s most popular places for funny images and animal gifs. We’re thrilled that they’regoing to ...
08:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Google Releases A Second Build Of Android M Just For Developers
 Back at Google I/O in May, Google announced “Android M”, the latest version of its Android operating system. Almost immediately, they released a preview build for developers to tinke...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Cups Offers Prepaid And Subscription Plans For NYCs Independent Coffee Shops
 The Cups coffee app launched about a year ago, promising members an unlimited supply of coffee fromlocal shops in exchange for a monthly fee. Since then, the app has added prepaid plans (startin...
07:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Introduces Amazon Fling, A Developer Toolkit For Sending Media From Mobile Apps To Fire TV
 Amid a slew of developer-focused announcements from Amazon today focused on things like using AWS for app testing, and the arrival of a new API Gateway service, for example, the company alsointr...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Google Improves Gmails Spam Filters, Launches New Analytics Tool For Bulk Senders
 Google says its Gmail spam filters are now smarter than ever. While the service always used machine learning to figure out what was (and wasn’t) unwanted email, it now uses a more sophisti...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Caspar Bowden, Pro-Privacy Campaigner, Dies Of Cancer
I remember clearly the first time I saw Caspar Bowden. It was spring 2011, and he had just shot a bolt of electricity through a dusty seminar on online privacy with a passionate invective on sham anon...
07:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Files Opposition To Case That Could Make All Drivers Employees Instead Of Independent Contractors
 Uber filed a briefing in court today that opposes a class-action lawsuit attempting tolabel drivers as Uber employees instead of as independent contractors. The California Labor Commission ruled...
06:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Withings Activit, The Activity Tracking Watch, Now Knows When Youre Swimming
 Part Swiss-made watch, part activity tracker, the WithingsActivitisarguably one of the best looking activity trackersmade to date. The device focuses on trackingsimple movements like walking and...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch AWS Announces New API Gateway Service
 Amazon Web Services announced a new product today called AmazonAPI Gateway, designed to simplify creation and management of APIs. Today, many companies want to give access to back-end services t...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch iOS 9 And OS X El Capitan Are Now Available To All As Public Betas
 As announced at WWDC last month, Apple ismakinga beta of its newly updated mobile operating system, iOS 9, available to the general public for testing starting today, alongside the beta version ...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch 13 People Who Could Be Twitters Next CEO
 So far we’ve heard the board is looking for someone who can focus solely on Twitter (and not some other *cough Square) company, is a heavy tweeter, and gets the product. There’s also...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Tech Growth In Asia Is Arriving On The Back Of The Mobile Communications Industry
 Years from now, tech billionaires may want to thank the credit collapse that led to the Asian financial crisis. Many people here in Asia believe that the economic disaster that befell them actua...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch An Interview With Alex Roetter, Twitters Head Of Engineering
 Just a year ago, Alex Roetter took over Twitter’s engineering activities in an executive shuffle. And a year later, Twitter’s now in the middle of finding a new CEO.But that hasnR...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Munich-Based AI Startup Neokami Raises $1.1M
 Last year’s $500 million acquisition of DeepMind by Google undoubtedly put Artificial Intelligence (AI) squarely in the minds of investors and media alike. So much so that there’s a ...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Block Size And Price Spikes
 TCBTC, TechCrunch’s premier bitcoin podcast, is back.After a brief hiatus, John Biggs and myself are hereto make a yet another hash out of bitcoin. Biggs is in Poland, making this among ou...
05:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Expanding In Latin America, Brazilian Anti-Virus Startup PSafe Raises $30M
 PSafe, the leading antivirus player in Brazil, is announcing a $30M Series D to take its security and privacy app suite to the rest of Latin America. Read More ...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Azure Makes Migrating From AWS Easier, Improves High-Performance Computing Support
 Microsoft announced an update to its Azure cloud computing platform today. This update includes the launch of a couple of new features for developers who want to run large-scale, compute-intensi...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Office 2016 For Mac, Office 365 Subscribers Get It First
 Microsoft today released the newversion of its productivity suite for Mac users with the debut of Office 2016 for Mac. The updated software is first being made available to Office 365 subscriber...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Launches AWS Device Farm, Lets Developers Test Android And Fire OS Apps On Real Devices
 Starting next week, Android and Fire OS developers will be able to use a new cloud-based service from Amazon to test their apps on physical smartphones and tablets. The AWS Device Farmwill allow...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Michael Casey, Bitcoin Reporter, Is Heading To The MIT Media Lab
 Michael Casey, the co-author of The Age Of Cryptocurrency is leaving a senior columnist position at the Wall Street Journal to work at MIT Media Lab as Senior Advisor at the Digital Currency Ini...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Legit Debuts A Social Watchlist App For Finding The Best Movies And Shows On Any Service
 With the number of cord cutters on the rise, and even pay TV subscribers spending more of their time streaming video from services like Netflix and Amazon, there’s a growing need for tools...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Slack Adds Emoji Reactions
 Slack’s new Emoji Reactions are my favorite thing on the internet, at least for today. I have long pined for something more than a mere “like.” When someone shares that there h...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Trackbuster Lets You Remove Those Pesky Email Tracking Beacons
 Trackbuster is a nifty little tool that could be useful if you’re paranoid about your privacy. Launching today, this service will analyze your incoming emails in Gmail, identify those that...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Zealot Networks Buys ViralNovas Clickbait For $100 Million
 The clickbait-heavy content shop ViralNova, once the one-man band purview of Ohio media entrepreneur Scott DeLong, has been acquired by Zealot Networks in a deal worth roughly $100 million in ca...
02:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Interview: GoCardless CEO Talks Pivots, Payments And Personnel
 This afternoon I got on a call with GoCardless CEO and co-founder Hiroki Takeuchi to hear the startup’s pitch and catch up on its latest $1 billion milestone. We also talked candidly about...
02:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Google Glass Is Alive
 Get ready for the rebirth of Google Glass. Details were recently uncovered that indicate Google is working on an upgraded version. However not aimed at the general consumer, but at the enterpris...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Lybrate Lands $10.2M To Widen Access To Doctors And Healthcare Information In India
 It’s proving to be a busy week for big-hitting VC firm Tiger Global in India. It led a $100 million investment in music streaming service Saavn, put up media startup News In Shorts’ ...
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch App Annie Integrates With Google Analytics, Launches Free In-App Analytics For Developers
 App Annie, whose mobile app intelligence platform is now used by over 700,000 applications and 94 percent of the top 100 publishers, is today expanding its feature set with the debut of in-app a...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Clara Foods Cooks Up $1.7 Million In Funding To Make Egg Whites From Yeast Instead Of Chickens
 Biotech startup Clara Foods announced the closeof $1.7 million in seed funding fromDavid Friedberg, Gary Hirshberg, Ali and Hadi Partovi, Scott Banister, and SOS Ventures today. The goal is to u...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch ChefsFeed, An App For Dishes Recommended By Top Chefs, Gets A New Look
 ChefsFeed, an app where chefs recommend the best food in a city, has a new look starting today designed to make it easier to discover the best food in any neighborhood.Users can dive into a neig...
01:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Amex Negs Digital Wallets To Build Its Own Checkout, Pairs With Stripe To Spread It Wide
 As Apple continues to build out Apple Pay for transactions in retail stores, one of its key partners is making a move to own the payment experience more directly online. American Express today i...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Genymobile Grabs $7.7 Million To Become The Red Hat Of Android
 Genymobile started in France with an ambitious mission — becoming the unifying Android platform for the enterprise. The company just raised $7.7 million (7 million) from Alven Capital, wit...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Researchers Probe Online Ad-Targeting Bias
 As algorithmic decision-making touches more and more aspects of our lives, questions about the underlying rules that route these bits and bytes — and ultimately determine the digital conte...
12:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Barnes & Noble Closes International Nook Store
 The Digital Reader found an interesting email sent to international Nook users about the Nook app for Windows. Essentially it informs international Nook users outside the US or the UK that their...
12:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Empowers Us To Tell News Feed What We Want To See First
 “We know the algorithm isn’t perfect” News Feed Product Manager Greg Marra tells me. So to make sure Facebook stays entertaining and addictive, it’s giving users more dir...
12:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Solocam Is A Selfie Stick That Isnt Completely Insufferable
 Most of usat TechCrunch don’t get out much, instead choosing to blog from the comfort of our own home or office. However, some more adventurous reporters still crave the thrill of reportin...
12:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Fleet, Formerly Called Shipstr, Launches Yelp For International Cargo Shipping
 It is Fleet’s Week. The startup, a Disrupt 2014 San Francisco Battlefield finalist, is launching a new platform for finding and rating freight forwarders. Formerly called Shipstr, Fleet...
11:57 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Convicted Silk Road Owner Ross Ulbricht Sends His First Note From Prison
 The alleged mastermind of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, has sent his first note from prison, a handwritten missive posted on FreeRoss.org, a site dedicated to news about the Ulbricht’s cas...
10:55 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Marketing Startup Influitive Raises $30.5M
 Influitive, a Toronto-based company focused on advocate marketing, announced this morning that it has raised $30.5 million in Series B funding.Advocate marketing means turning customers into adv...
10:47 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Italys Quattrocento Joins The Race To Become The Warby Parker Of Europe
 Warby Parker has garnered a lot of interest for a glasses company, not least from the tech press. It allowed customers to order and try on several pairs of brand-name glasses that retailed for u...
09:04 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch 1001Pharmacies Grabs $8.9 Million To Bring Your Pharmacy To The Web
 French startup 1001Pharmacies just raised $8.9 million (8 million) from Newfund, CM-CIC Capital Priv, and business angels, such as Xaviel Niel, Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet and Olivier Mathiot. As t...
08:47 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch WudStay Wants To Be The Gold Standard For Budget Hotels In India
 The internet has revolutionized global travel. I can book a flight and hotel online, and by myself, in minutes, and most of the time I’ll get the accommodation that I roughly expect. That ...
08:41 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Cloud-based Physical Security Startup Octopus Raises $2.5M From Singulariteam
 Octopus, a Tel Aviv startup that makes cloud-based physical security systems for large facilities, has raised $2.5 million from Singulariteam. The company will use the funds to expand in the U.S...
06:18 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch With $10M In New Funding, Lendingkart Helps Small Businesses In India Get Loans
 Lendingkart, a New Delhi-based platform for small businesses loans, has raised a Series A of $10 million from Saama Capital, Mayfield Fund, Shailesh Mehta, and Ashvin Chadha. Since launching a y...
05:20 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Indian Media Startup News In Shorts Lands $20M Series B From Tiger Global
 News In Shorts, the startup behind an India-focused mobile news app, has raised a $20 million Series B round from existing investor Tiger Global. Read More ...
03:20 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch LG Announces The G4 Beat, A Mid-Range Version Of Its Flagship G4 Smartphone
 In a bid to appeal to different segments of the global smartphone market, LG has released another new version of its flagship G4 device. Following on from on from phablet and budget models unvei...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Even The Org Chart Is Now Made Of Software
 Once upon a time, if someone asked how your company was organized, you’d give them an “org chart” — a page with lots of boxes on it. One box for the CEO, some lines to al...
12:23 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch I Can Has New CEO? Cheezburgers Ben Huh Steps Down After 8 Years
 After acquiring a tiny little site called I Can Has Cheezburger? in 2007, Ben Huh took it to levels that went way further than the internet. The site, and at one time Huh himself, were a bit of ...
12:15 am GMT - Thu, July 9, 2015
Techcrunch Sources: Aol/Verizon Eyes Millennial Media For Around $300M In Mobile Ad Push
 AOL, recently acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion, appears to be wasting little time in continuing to build out its advertising business. Sources tell TechCrunch that the company has been inthe...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Million Dollar Listing Star Andrew Greenwell On San Franciscos Insane Housing Market
Burrowing owls led to anarchists vomiting on tech shuttles and that now brings us to yet another reality show attempting to capture the current fever pitch in Silicon Valley. Bravo’s Million Dol...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Pandoras Tim Westergren Is Coming To Disrupt SF 2015
 It’s safe to call Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren a musical genius. He’s an award-winning composer, musician and record producer with over 20 years of experience in the music indus...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch YCs BlueCrew Provides Workers For The On-Demand World (But Hires Them As Employees With Benefits)
 The Damocles sword hanging above the emerging on-demand economy is how to classify workers, and whether the dichotomy between permanent W2 workers and 1099 contractors is even appropriate to the...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch A Few Thoughts On Microsofts Massive Writedown
 This morning marked along-awaited financial mess for Microsoft, which wrote down more than $7 billion of goodwill relatedto its purchase of the majority of Nokia’s hardware business. The c...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Watch Review: After 2 Months
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07:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch The 7 Drivers Of The $150 Billion AR/VR Industry
 To hit true market scale, AR and VR will need to rapidly transition from 2016’s early adopters to 2020’s mass consumers by delivering against 7 key drivers. Some are already in place...
07:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Tilt Raised Around $30M At A $400M Valuation In Its Most Recent Funding Round
 TechCrunch is hearing from multiple sources that Tilt has raised around $30 million in its most-recent funding round as it pushes to expand internationally. Much of the company’s ambitions...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Wants Your Attention, So Its Charging Separately For Ad Clicks That Send You Away
 Like mostonline advertisers, Facebook’s main way of charging ad clientsis per click (referred to as CPC in the ad industry). Until today, Facebook had charged the same CPC rate to clicks t...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Creating A Universal Remote Control For Business Communications
 In the ultimate paradox, we have spent the last several years untethering our workforces while technically intertwining our personal and professional lives. Yet, for many, the notion of BYOD oft...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Rhinobird Enters The Live Streaming Race With Its Collaborative, Hashtag-Powered App
 Though it’s still unclear how many competitors the live-streaming app market can viably host, that hasn’t stopped a number of startups from taking on the top contenders, Twitter-owne...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch NSA Intercepts 98% Of South American Communications: Assange
 The NSA is gathering and eavesdropping on practically all communicationsemerging from South America, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Chilean publication El Mostrador Tuesday. “Ninety...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch YC-Backed Transcend Launches An Extra Efficient LED Light For Indoor Farmers
 Transcend Lighting, one of the more unconventional startups acceptedinto Y Combinator’s latest cohort, is launching out of beta today to bring its energy-saving LED lights toindoor farmers...
05:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch LaunchKit Makes Building Landing Pages For Mobile Apps Ridiculously Easy
 Over the last few months, the LaunchKit team has released a number of tools that make it easier for app developers to launch their apps. The LaunchKit lineup now includes a review monitor, a scr...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch How The Tech Pendulum Swings
 Microsoft announced another bunch of job cuts today, primarily in the phone-making division which it acquired from Nokia in a 2013 deal which completed last year. Shrinking headcount in this div...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Celebrates 1 Year Of Mobile App Promotion Ads With New Video Units And Bidding Options
 It was just over a year ago that Twitter started a broad rollout of its mobile app promotion ads. It’s marking the occasion with a blog post discussing how the program is going and announc...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch The Diversity Report Gap: Without Specific Goals, No Accountability
 The diversity reports are back. Yesterday Yahoo became the most recent tech company to tell us how painfully similar its diversity numbers are to those it reported last year.In an effort spurred...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Meerkat Makes Friends With Facebooks API, Adds Viewer Cameos And Streaming Storage
 We’ll get through all of these updates in a minute, but first a quick recapon Meerkatvs.Twitter for context:Meerkat was on a roll shortly after launching earlier this year, thanks in large...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Pinterest Rolls Out Its First Development Platform Integrations
 Pinterest’s first partners for its developer platform, which began opening up in May this year, are starting to roll out — with Polyvore and If This Then That (IFTTT) being among the...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch PandaDoc Announces $5M Investment For Sales Content Creation Tool
 Busy sales people want to spend their time interacting with customers, not taking care of administrative work.That’s where PandaDoc comes in, a startup that helps automate creation of quot...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch NYSE Trading Halted Due To Technical Issue
NYSE trading was halted about 30 minutes ago due to a technical issue. TechCrunch has reached out to the exchange and received the following comment:“We’re currently experiencing a technic...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch NYSE Trading Halted Due To Technical Issues
 NYSE trading was halted about 30 minutes ago due to a technical issue. TechCrunch has reached out to the exchange and received the following comment:“We’re currently experiencing a t...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Quip, The Mobile-First Word Processing App, Adds A Desktop Version
 When Quip was first debuted to the world in two years ago by its co-founder, former Facebook CTO Bret Taylor, its unique selling point was that it was a “mobile first” word processor...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Jay Zs Tidal Catches Up To Competition With Launch Of A Family Plan
 Jay Z’s hypedmusic streaming service Tidal, which focuses on high-fidelity streams and exclusive content –including most recently, Prince tunes–is attemptingto catch up to the ...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Roniin, a Newfangled Startup Factory in Chicago, Emerges with $3 Million in Funding
 Over the last decade of so, Paul Lee had enjoyed a nice career as a venture capitalist. Last year, an idea began to nag at him, though, and in November, he left his job of several years, as an i...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Sony Pictures TV Buys $100M Stake In IMS, Ad Partner To Apple, Twitter And More In LatAm
 Some more consolidation in the world of digital advertising and specifically howemerging markets are being targeted. Sony Pictures Television is buying a majority stake in Miami-based Internet M...
02:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Capital One Acquires Oakland-Based Design And Development Firm Monsoon
 Capital One has now made another acquisitionaimed at improving its product design capabilities with today’s announcement that it has bought Oakland, California-based Monsoon, a design stud...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch DigitalOcean Raises $83M Series B Round Led By Access Industries
 DigitalOcean, the fast-growing cloud infrastructure service for developers, today announced that it has raised a $83 million Series B round led by Access Industries, with participation from prev...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Rental Platform Zoomcar Nabs $11M To Launch In More Indian Cities
 Zoomcar, a Bangalore-based self-drive car rental platform, has picked up $11 million in fresh funding from Sequoia Capital, Empire Angels, and NGP.The new capital, which brings its total raised ...
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Apester Raises $8M To Bring Its Polling Tools To More US Publishers
 Apester is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding.We wrote about the company back when it was a social game startup called Qmerce. Now it offers tools for online publishers...
01:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Apester Raises $5M To Bring Its Polling Tools To More US Publishers
 Apester is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding.We wrote about the company back when it was a social game startup called Qmerce. Now it offers tools for online publishers...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Writes Down $7.6B Of Its Nokia Acquisition, Announces 7,800 Layoffs
 Microsoft’s signaled and expected goodwill impairment, relating to its previous purchase of the majority of Nokia’s hardware assets, took place this morning — with the software...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Lola, Offering Safer Tampons As A Subscription, Picks Up $1.2 Million In Seed Funding
 There is now a subscription service for just about anything, and feminine hygiene products are no exception. There is HelloFlo, Le Parcel, Juniper and the list goes on and on. But scheduled deli...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Dynatrace Wants To Link Performance Monitoring With Customer Experience
 Dynatracereleased the latest version of its application performance monitoring (APM) producttoday, which ithopes will shift the company from pure monitoring into the realm ofcustomer experience....
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Babbel Raises $22M Series C Round For Its Language Learning Service
 The Berlin- and New York-based language learning service Babbel today announced that it has raised a $22 million funding round led by Scottish Equity Partners. Other participants in this round i...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch VideoStitch Grabs $2.25 Million To Produce 360 Video In Real Time
 French startup VideoStitch just raised $2.25 million from Alven Capital for its video editing software solution. This isn’t your average video editing software, as the company is able to o...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Confluent Closes $24M Series B Round For Its Apache Kafka-Based Stream Data Platform
 The open source Kafka real-time stream data service was incubated at LinkedIn over five years ago. Since then, Kafka has become an official Apache open-source project and the original developers...
09:59 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Google Should Give U.S. Citizens More Privacy Rights, Says Consumer Watchdog
 U.S. consumer rights organization, Consumer Watchdog, has lodged a complaint with the FTC that Google is being “unfair and deceptive” by not extending the sorts of individual privacy...
09:17 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Is Now Testing Suggested Pickup Points
 Uberis going to tell you where you should get picked up. A few days after I wrote a story recommending that Uber launch a feature called “Suggested Pickup Location”, I’ve spott...
08:33 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch YouTuber PewDiePie Responds To Haters After They Discover He Made $7 Million Last Year
 Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie is the king of the YouTubers. He’s a YouTube star with 9 billion views and Expressen, a Swedish newspaper, estimated that he made $7 million last year on adve...
08:15 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Adobe Is Patching A Hole The Hacking Team Used To Exploit Flash
 Many companies have best practices and the Hacking Team, the “computer security experts” who sold hacking tools to various federal and state agencies around the world, are no excepti...
07:28 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Chinas Wozlla Lands $2M For Its HTML5 Game Development Platform
 Native apps may be the current vision what mobile games and apps should look like, but a number of companies are pioneering HTML5-based web apps as a more rounded alternative. One such company, ...
07:12 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch As Chinese Stocks Plummet, Alibaba Ups Stake In Cross Border Commerce
 As Chinese stocks continue to tumble, Alibaba, one of the country’s biggest tech companies, is spreading its bets and upping its investments in companies that focus on cross-border commerc...
07:12 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Alibaba Puts Another $207M Into SingPost And $100M In Flash Sales Site Mei.com
 As Chinese stocks continue to tumble, Alibaba, one of the country’s biggest tech companies, is spreading its bets and upping its investments in companies that focus on cross-border commerc...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Mirantis Partners With Redapt To Launch Certified OpenStack Appliances
 Mirantis, one of the largest players in the OpenStack distribution ecosystem, today announced that it is launching a new hardware initiative that will make it easier for businesses to adopt Open...
07:00 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Salviol Raises 6.5 Million Series A To Help Companies Use Big Data To Fight Fraud
 London-based anti-fraud and fintech startup Salviol has raised 6.5 million in a Series A round led by Orange Growth Capital — money it plans to use to expand its European and international...
06:22 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch How Many Angels is Too Many? It Depends on the Founders
 Yesterday, the New York Times published a smart landscape piece about the growing ubiquity of angel investing in Silicon Valley, where everyone with money wants to pour at least some of it into ...
05:22 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch Didi Kuaidi, Ubers Arch Rival In China, Confirms It Raised $2B In Fresh Funding
 Didi Kuaidi, Uber’s biggest rival in China, today confirmed that it has raised a $2 billion funding round. Read More ...
12:31 am GMT - Wed, July 8, 2015
Techcrunch CrowdSuit Wants To Help You Get Even With Your Phone Company
 We all know telecoms are evil.* But as an individual, there’s rarely a way tofight back. Enter CrowdSuit, a new companythat aims to help phone customers seek legal redress against phone co...
11:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch ClipMine Improves Videos With Crowdsourced Tagging And Annotations
 So this happens to pretty often: I pull up an online video that I want to watch, only to be taken aback when I realize that it’s 10 or 20 or 30 minutes long. It’s particularly frustr...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Googles Self-Driving Cars Take The Safe Road To Austin
 Whether they’re actually fully safe or not yet for your own joyriding, Google’s self-driving cars are pretty damn cool. It looks like people other than Googlers and journalists will ...
10:59 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Ive Seen The Future Of Twitter And Its Apple Music
 When I was listening to Pharrell and Justin Timberlake (assumedly stoned out of their minds) ramble about the meaning of art with Cara Delevigne on Beats 1 over the weekend, I came to the sudden...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Wireless Power And Battery Life Anxiety
 Battery life is one of the most vexing problems in mobile tech. Indeed, Smartphone users consistently rate battery life as their No. 1 gripe. Consumers want better batteries, not wearables. So A...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Competitor QuickFire Networks
 QuickFire Networks launched its QuickFire TV platform at Disrupt SF 2014 during Startup Battlefield. Perhaps best described as a Pied Piper-esque solution for video, QuickFire TV is a custom har...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Top Security Experts Say Government Limits On Encryption Present Risks
 A group of top cybersecurity experts reported today that giving law enforcement special access to encrypted data for investigations would pose “major security risks.” The Massachuset...
07:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch This 3D-Printed Hydroponic System Snaps Together Like Pot-Laced LEGO
 As we move towards a 420 future, hydroponic systems for a bit of homegrown foliage will be in great demand. The folks at 3Dponics are ready. They’ve announced a sort of modular hydroponic ...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Announces Fifth Data Center, Located In Fort Worth, Texas
 Facebook just took the wraps off its fifth data center, with this one landing in Fort Worth, Texas. Like most things at Facebook, the center already has its own Facebook Page. The Fort Worth loc...
06:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October
 Netflix is ready to become a home for feature films, giving the industry a new outlet for movie production in an era of decliningticket sales – a trend that has led to a large influx of wh...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Hooks, The App That Lets You Get A Notification For Almost Anything, Lands On Android And Apple Watch
 Hooks, the app that sends you push notifications triggered by things that are important to you, has a new version for Android, as well the now almost obligatory Apple Watch app. Previously, the ...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Abacus Expands Its Reimbursement Platform To Interview Candidates And 1099 Workers
 Abacus (YC W14) is a platform that provides an easy way for employees to get reimbursed for company expenses. Instead of submitting a form at the end of each month, Abacus lets employees snap a ...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch YC Alum PipelineDB Releases Open Source Streaming SQL Database
 PipelineDB, a Y Combinator Winter 2014 graduate, announced the availability of the open source version of its streaming SQL database product today. A commercial version is expected later this ye...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch EMC Sells Cloud Sync And Share Product Syncplicity To Private Equity Firm
 When EMC bought cloud sync and share company, Syncplicity in 2012, it seemed the company was trying to change the way it does business, but three years later it’s selling out to private eq...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Former Head of HP Enterprise Bill Veghte Is New SurveyMonkey CEO
 When Bill Veghte, former head of HP Enterprise stepped down last week quite suddenly, nobody knew where he would land. Today we found out as he was announced as the new CEO at SurveyMonkey.Surve...
04:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch US-Indian Big Data Firm Axtria Lands $30M To Help Businesses Make Better Decisions
 Axtria, a big data company that helps business make better, more informed decisions, has closed a $30 million Series C funding round to expand its services into new verticals and grow its global...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch GoPro And Red Bull Should Merge And Become A Full-Time Media Company
 Yesterday, GoPro unveiled its latest flagship action camera, the GoPro Hero4 Session. As always, the company released a long video packed with great shots of extreme sports. But two things struc...
04:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Rocket Internets GFC Backs Yet-To-Launch Real Estate Investment Platform BrickVest
 In a move that feels fairly unusual, Global Founders Capital (GFC), the venture capital arm of German startup factory and e-commerce behemoth Rocket Internet, has invested in a startup before it...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Showtimes Over-The-Top Streaming Service Goes Live
 Showtime’s recently announcedover-the-top streaming service aimed at cord cuttershas nowgone live. The service, which provides on-demand access to the network’s content as well as li...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch LANDR Drums Up $6.2 Million To Master Music With Big Data
 For every musician who’s ever wanted their SoundCloud track to sound like it was producedby Timbaland, LANDR, a startup applying big data analytics to music mastering, hasraised$6.2 millio...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Dont Hire A Chief Data Officer Unless Youre Serious About Becoming A Data-Driven Company
 There’s a lot of discussion in the business world right now about chief data officers (CDOs). It’s centered primarily around two questions: When should a business hire a CDO? And, wh...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Binge Watchers Quick To Abandon Shows After One Bad Experience, More Than Half May Not Return
 Though an undisputed and hugely popular trend when in comes to streaming video consumption, opinions on binge-watching run the gamut from those who lament how the all-you-can-eat model makes ser...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS
 Media Temple, the GoDaddy-owned hosting provider, today announced the launch of its managed cloud hosting solutionfor AWS. The company will handle the roles of AWS cloud architects and sysadmins...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Meet Lynx, An App For Sharing Links With Friends
 After running silently in a public beta for a few weeks, Lynx —an app that builds a stream of links shared between friends — isopening up to the rest of the world. Lynx’s prima...
03:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Tinder Rolls Out Verified Profiles For Celebrities, Athletes Or Otherwise Famous Folks
 Tinder, the dating app owned by IAC, has just rolled out verified profiles for celebrities and other notable figures. Just as you see on Twitter, verified users will be marked with a little blue...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Name Your Price On Shopping App Compelation
 Browse products. Name your price. If the merchant accepts your bid, you automatically buy it. This is how Compelation is flipping the concept of ecommerce and giving consumers the power. Normall...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch The Micro:bit Is Shaping Up To Be The Perfect Programming Device For Kids
 The BBC is set to continue its history in educational computing with the Micro:bit. First displayed in March, the broadcaster just revealed the final design and programming environment of the ti...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Benchmarks Newest Partner, Eric Vishria, On His First Year at the Powerhouse Firm
 In July of last year, Eric Vishria, a longtime Opsware executive who became co-founder and CEO of the social browsing startup Rockmelt, joined the Sand Hill Road firm Benchmark as its fifth gene...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Verisart Plans To Use The Blockchain To Verify The Authenticity Of Artworks
 Verifying the authenticity of a fine art work has become almost the raison d’tre of the art world itself. Without either, an art work can be entirely worthless. For instance, in this year&...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Collaboration Service Convo Revamps Web Interface For More Speed, More Integrations
 Real-time collaboration service Convo is unveiling what CEO Faizan Buzdar called “the biggest, most massive update” since it launched.While Slack has been hogging the collaboration s...
02:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Whipclip Raises Over $40 Million For Its TV Show And Music Video Clipping App
 Whipclip, the makers of a mobile application that lets you quickly – and legally – share clips from favorite TV shows and music videos, has closed on $40 million-plus in Series C fin...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Pre-Crime Startup BioCatch Authenticates Users Via Touch And Your Phones Accelerometer
 It’s not often that I write about a startup being granted a patent. However,the latest successful filing from Israeli startup BioCatch caught my attention. Essentially it offers a way for ...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Indian Music Streaming Firm Saavn Raises $100M, Plans Expansion Into Video
 Music streaming is the topic of the moment after Apple finally unleashed Apple Music. Good timing, then, for Saavn — one of a handful of popular streaming services in India — to anno...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Harrys Raises $75.6 Million In Series C, Valued At $750 Million Post Money
 Harry’s, the direct-to-consumer mens’ razor company, has just announced the close of a $75.6 million Series C funding round led by Wellington Management. A source confirmed with Tech...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Doppler Labs Lands $17 Million In Series B
 Doppler Labs, the same team that brought you the Dubs mechanical ear plug and the Here Active Listening system, is today announcing the close of a $17 million Series B funding round, led by The ...
12:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Mobile Maker Jolla Splits In Two, With Sailfish OS Its First Order Of Business
 Software or hardware? Finnish mobile device and Sailfish OS maker Jolla has always intended doing both. But that could be changing. Today the company announced it’s forking itself, splitti...
11:43 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Athens-founded Transifex Raises $4M In Series A, Led by Toba Capital
 Amid the craziness of Greece right now, at least some startups are still ‘keeping on keeping on’. To that end, localisation software startup Transifex has secured $4 million in Serie...
11:32 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch DMGI, The Daily Mails VC Arm, Invests $5M In Indian Property Analytics Firm Liases Foras
 DMGI, the venture capital arm of British tabloid newspaper — yes, even the Daily Mail does tech investment — has continued its spree in data-centric startups India after putting $5 m...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Bugsnag Nabs $7.2 Million in Series A Funding from Benchmark
 Three-year-old Bugsnag has just nine employees. Still, the company, which has developed an automated crash-detection platform, already counts 22,000 software developers at thousands of companies...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Bugsnag Nabs $7.2 Million in Series A Funding Led By Benchmark
 Three-year-old Bugsnag has just nine employees. Still, the company, which has developed an automated crash-detection platform, already counts 22,000 software developers at thousands of companies...
11:24 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch OpenClassrooms Launches First MOOC-Based Bachelor Degree Recognized By French State
 You won’t have any excuse to skip class anymore. French startup OpenClassrooms is launching the first State-recognized bachelor degree in France that relies exclusively on MOOC. The startu...
11:21 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch thethings.iO Pulls In $270k To Expand Its IoT Platform
 Barcelona-based Internet of Things startup thethings.iO has bagged a 250,000 round of business angel funding to build out its backend platform for IoT. Read More ...
11:11 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Citibank Is Working On Its Own Digital Currency, Citicoin
 In a move that should be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the space, Citibank has admitted to running a test platform for digital currencies and is pondering its own solution, CitiCoin.Acc...
10:45 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Klok Is A Neat International Clock/Time Zone Conversion Widget For iOS
 Apple finally allowed developers to create widget apps for iPhone and iPad owners when it released iOS 8. That’s opened up some useful shortcuts and quick options for Apple customers ̵...
10:24 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Merienda Picnic Will Deliver A Fully Stocked Picnic In Under An Hour
 Everyone loves a picnic, but the labor-intensiveplanning, packing, and cleanup often cause people to rethinktheir outdoor plans and just head to a nearby restaurant. Merienda Picnic (winner of l...
09:42 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Join TC In A Three City Polish Meetup Tour
 If your plan this summer is to rock down to Electric Avenue why not swing by Gdynia, Warsaw, and Krakow first. I will be rolling down Poland holding three exciting meetups in three exciting citi...
09:05 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch SlimPay Grabs $16.6 Million To Build The Definitive Recurring Payment Solution
 French startup SlimPay just raised $16.6 million (15 million) from Prime Ventures for its payment processing solution. SlimPay is all about making recurring payments in Europe as easy and seamle...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Truecaller Wants To Make SMS Smart And Social With New Android Messaging App
 Truecaller, the company behind the intelligent phone app of the same name which has raised over $80 million, has launched a new service aimed at cutting out spam via SMS. Read More ...
08:51 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Chinas Mobile Engine Is Slowing, Says Gartner
 Winter might well be coming for (more) smartphone makers as the sales engine of China shows signs of saturation and slowing growth, according to analyst Gartner. Read More ...
08:17 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Join Us At Our TC Budapest Pitch-Off On Friday
 On July 10, 2015 I’ll be rolling into Budapest to hold our first official TechCrunch Pitch Off in the city of my forefathers (my grandfather’s name was actually Nagy!) We’ll be...
07:01 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Zenefits Fires Back At ADP With A Motion To Dismiss Frivolous Lawsuit
 Here we go again. Zenefits, the cloud-based HR software startup now worth billions filed a motion to strike and dismiss what it calls a “frivolous” defamation lawsuit from ADP. Paych...
06:41 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch A Most Poignant Board Appointment
 In her book ‘Lean In,’ Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg implores young women to “make their partner a real partner” or, to make your spouse someone with a vested interest in ...
06:17 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Ola Ropes In Two Of Indias Highest Profile Businessmen To Battle Uber
 Ola, the SoftBank-backed rival to Uber in India, has strengthened its position after landing the support of two of India’s most seasoned and influential business figures. Read More ...
05:45 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Cozies Up To Authorities In Hyderabad, India, With $50M Support Center
 Earlier this year, Uber said it plans to invest $500 million growing its business in India over the coming years. This week, the company began to spend that allocation with a commitment to devel...
02:35 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Scientists Turn To Seahorses For Nearly Unbreakable Limbs
 Researchers at Clemson University have created a new sort of robotic design based on the long, curled tail of the seahorse. The seahorse is unique because it consists of “square prisms sur...
02:23 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Samsung Electronics Earnings Guidance Points To Another Disappointing Quarter
 Another quarter, another lackluster earnings guidance from Samsung Electronics. Heralded as Apple’s arch rival in “The Great Smartphone War” just two years ago, Samsung’s...
01:53 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Malaysia-based GlassesGlobalGroup Gets $3M To Tackle European Markets
 GlassesGlobalGroup, a Kuala Lumpur-based eyeglass retailer founded by a former Rocket Internet executive, is eyeing expansion across Asia and Europe with its recently closed $3 million Series A....
01:53 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Malaysia-based GlassesGroupGlobal Gets $3M To Tackle European Markets
 GlassesGroupGlobal, a Kuala Lumpur-based eyeglass retailer founded by a former Rocket Internet executive, is eyeing expansion across Asia and Europe with its recently closed $3 million Series A....
01:52 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Pembient Co-Founder George Bonaci Chats About The Plan To 3D Print Animal Parts
 Pembient, the startup that creates genetically identical animal parts in a lab, blew up after we first wrote about them.The founders have been inundated with requests, tweets and the startup was...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Its On: Airbnb Regulation Set To Hit San Franciscos Ballot This November
 A coalition of home owners and affordable housing activists submitted more than 15,000 signatures today for a ballot initiative in the November election that will more tightly regulate short-ter...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, July 7, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Axes The Xbox Music Brand, Hits Do-Over On Its Music And Video Push
 Microsoft willretool the branding of itsentertainment appsthat live inside of Windows 10, its new operating system and platform.In a move that I can only describe as curious, if not downright od...
11:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Reddits Community: Cant Win With Em, Cant Win Without Em
 You know thestory from beginning to end: A regular old websiteearns popularity, gainstop users who are almost celebrities, and then, thesitediesmore quickly than it rose.A lot happens in between...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms
 On this 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube, it’s important to look at how the online video industry has changed in the last two years — because the changes...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Reddit: We Screwed Up
 Reddit just admitted it royally screwed up. Not just over the firing of Reddit community manager Victoria Taylor on Friday, but also for not listening to the community over the past several year...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Priceline Pours $60 Million Into Brazils Hotel Urbano
 Hotel Urbano, a hotel search and booking platform and one of Brazil’s fastest growing startups, has raised an additional $60 million in strategic funding from discount travel conglomerate ...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Looks To Academia To Usher In Next Wave Of Holographic Computing With Research Proposal Program
 Microsoft announced an academic research programMondayaiming to gather proposals for HoloLens technologies that further“the role and possible applications for holographic computing in soci...
06:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Desperate For Ad Data, Twitter Offers Animated Balloons For Your Birthdate
 Twitter’s ads would work a lot better if it knew how old you are. So in an obvious data grab, Twitter will show animated balloons on your profile when it’s your birthday if you’...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Rolls Out The Latest Windows 10 Build To Its 5 Million Testers
 Late last week, Microsoft kicked out another Windows 10 build, numbered 10162, to the ‘fast ring’ of its testing community.The larger Windows Insider program has two groups, fast and...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Officially Launches Its Mobile Ads Manager
 Twitter today officially announced the launch of its new mobile Ads Manager, which allows users of Twitter’s smartphone applications to track their ad campaigns’ performance – ...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM
 The best part of every TechCrunch Radio show (and trust me, there are tons of good parts) is the TC Radio Pitch-Off. For the last half-hour of each show, John Biggs and I bring on five of the co...
05:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning
 Microsoft may have sold off some of its mapping assets to Uber last week, but almost as if to show that it’s still taking Bing Maps seriously, the company today announced a new preview rel...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Roomblocker (YC S15) Is Modernizing Group Hotel Reservations
 If you’ve ever had to reservea block of hotel rooms for a conference or wedding, you know how complicated the process can be.YC-Backed Roomblocker is a service thathandles the entire group...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Hulus Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines
 While the rise of standalone streaming services has been fueled, in part, by increased connection speeds combined with the ubiquity of smart mobile devices, video consumption is still often taki...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Talent.io Grabs $2.2 Million To Find Your Next Top Engineer
 Meet Talent.io, a new take on engineer recruitment companies. Talent.io isn’t your average headhunting agency and has opted for a more scalable model that should work for both engineers an...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Microsofts New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events
 A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Micro...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Instagram Preps To Save Your Photos In 10801080 Resolution
 Instagram seems to be planning to upgrade photos to 1080 px, according to source code from the Instagram website, first uncovered by the Verge. As it stands now, Instagram photos live in 640...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch The Martial Arts Of Customer Relationship Management
 After spending six years with startups in the Salesforce.com ecosystem, I’ve spent the last six months as an EIR at Foundation Capital. One of the things I hear repeatedly from entrepreneu...
01:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch AffinityLive Picks Up $2 Million To Save Project-Based Workers From Time Sheets
 For designers, lawyers, accountants, and all other types of project-based workers, managing time and billing clients is an inevitable hassle. With a fresh $2 million in seed funding, AffinityLiv...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Debuts Dedicated Mobile Apps For Its Dropbox Competitor, Cloud Drive
 Amazon has quietly expanded its Cloud Drive service – a competitor to Dropbox, Google Drive and other online file hosting services – to mobile platforms, with the release of dedicate...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch GoPro Reinvents Its Action Camera With The Hero4 Session
 The Hero4 Session is the smallest GoPro yet. It’s a one and a half inch cube and weighs just 2.6 ounces. That’s about half the weight of an iPhone 6. And users will not need to lug a...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Spoiler Alert App Makes Donating Surplus Food As Easy As Tossing It In A Dumpster
 Spoiler Alert is an app that wants to put itself out of business.That’s unlikely to happen considering the enormity of the problem—food waste—the startup is tackling. Its found...
11:32 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch HTC Returns To The Red In Loss-Making Q2
 No turnaround for Taiwanese mobile maker HTC which is predicting another loss-making quarter, releasing preliminary results for its fiscal Q2 today. Read More ...
09:51 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Hacking Team, Which Sells Surveillance Tech To Governments, Exposed By Major Hack
 One of the technology world’s most notorious providers of surveillance and intrusion software has found itself on the wrong end of an embarrassing hack. Read More ...
09:41 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Writers Are Going Cuckoo For KU
 If you haven’t been following the Indie writing market I don’t blame you. It’s pretty crazy right now. After Amazon decided to tweak the royalties pay outs to reflect how much ...
09:00 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Designer Turns A Konica Film Camera Into A Digital Shooter With 3D-Printed Parts
 The Konica Auto S3 is considered by camera lovers to be one of the best low-cost rangefinder pocket shooters. Originally made in 1973 it features a 38mm f1.8 lens and internal leaf shutter. But ...
07:26 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Marks 20th Anniversary With Prime Day, Its Answer To Black Friday
 Black Friday, the annual shopping extravaganza which brought in more than $1.5 billion in online sales alone last November, is arguably the single most important day for retailers in the U.S.Now...
06:18 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Chinese Companies Delisting from U.S. Indices? Maybe Not
 It was the the big story not so long ago. As of mid-June, 14 U.S.-traded China-based companies had received buyout offersvalued at a collective $22.4 billion, according to Dealogic. The highest ...
04:27 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch B2B E-Commerce Service Bizzy Launches In Indonesia With $2.5M In Funding
 Indonesia, one of Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and upcoming e-commerce markets, welcomes a new entrant today after Bizzy, a B2B-focused marketplace, officially opened its service in the c...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Exponential Organizations Are The Future Of Global Business And Innovation
 Here’s a strange thought: Not very long ago, vertical integration was the cutting edge of global business. Indeed, well into the last century, the companies considered to be at the forefro...
01:29 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Should Tell You Where To Get Picked Up
 One-way streets. Roads with nowhere to pull over. Forbidden U-turns. Sometimes your current location isn’t the most convenient place for Uber to pick you up. Walking 15 seconds around the ...
12:24 am GMT - Mon, July 6, 2015
Techcrunch A New, $250,000 Startup Competition For Berkeley Students Takes Shape
 Pejman Mar Ventures is just two years old, yet it has managed to make a name for itself among Stanford students, partly because its 5,000-square-foot offices are less than a mile from the school...
10:37 pm GMT - Sun, July 5, 2015
Techcrunch NYC.TV Hopes To Bring The Spirit Of Public Access TV To The Web
 Hey, remember public access? Those local, non-commercial channels where you’d find weird stuff (and, sure, city council meetings) thatmade you think, “Wait, how is this even on TV?&#...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 5, 2015
Techcrunch Personal Health In The Digital Age
 We live in the digital age. You know that already. Two out of three Americans are now smartphone owners, and more than 86 percent of the population is connected online. But while digital has per...
07:31 pm GMT - Sun, July 5, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Tests Features That Make Sharing GIFs In Messenger Easier Than Ever
 Facebook really wants you to use GIFs inside Messenger. The company recently unleashed a series of GIF apps from third-parties which work inside Messenger — as part of its Messenger platfo...
06:32 pm GMT - Sun, July 5, 2015
Techcrunch A Look Inside Silicon Valleys Wild Biotech Accelerator IndieBio
 Silicon Valley breeds the kind of people that create computers that fit in the palm of our hands, electric cars that can go hundreds of miles on a single charge andplans to launch tiny satellite...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 5, 2015
Techcrunch How Old-School Management Kills Work Culture
 Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 5, 2015
Techcrunch The Netherlands: A Look At The Worlds High-Tech Startup Capital
 It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the fu...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, July 5, 2015
Techcrunch DIY Disruption Is The Easiest Way To Innovate
 Last month I attended the Collision conference in Las Vegas; it served up a hipster/music festival feel with a decidedly tech twist. The event welcomed old-school headliners like PayPal, Dropbox...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2015
Techcrunch Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water
 Will Gerry might look the part of a fourth-generation farmer — dirty denim jeans, shirt sleeves rolled up and a gray beard that wraps from brim to brim on his leather hat. But once Gerry w...
09:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2015
Techcrunch How To Not Post Crappy Pics Of Fireworks This Fourth Of July
The temptation will be great. The urge will be strong. Watching sky-based explosions, geared toward entertainment and celebration, can be a powerful experience. And in the Instagram Age, the powerful ...
08:57 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2015
Techcrunch Arcade Dreams
 Summer always makes me think of the 7-11 at the end of East Lakeview in Columbus, Ohio. I was about eight. My grandmother took us there every week to get comic books, which were near the front w...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2015
Techcrunch Measuring Your Financial Health Beyond The Credit Score
 The credit score has become a ubiquitous way to assess someone’s credit-worthiness. It is used in a host of underwriting decisions and background checks, from mortgages to auto to business...
07:27 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2015
Techcrunch Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve
 Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry,right ne...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2015
Techcrunch This Saturday On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Echo
 I could lie and tell you that we recorded a special July 4th edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast, but it wouldn’t be accurate. In reality, we recorded this podcast over a week ago and I acci...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2015
Techcrunch Wired For Extremes
 Chris McNamara stood at the overhang of what would be his final wingsuit BASE jump (parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure: building, antenna, span and Earth). A 1,500-foot drop w...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 4, 2015
Techcrunch So About That Whole Tech-Eating-Jobs Thing
 The argument seems compelling, the logic inescapable. As hardware doubles its density every 18-24 months, courtesy of Moore’s Law, and as software eats the world, technology will replace a...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, July 4, 2015
Techcrunch From Remnant To Riches: What The Quest For Premium Inventory Means For The Industry
 The recent flurry of ad-tech acquisition deals clearly demonstrates that the industry is shifting its focus to developing solutions that support premium inventory. While all the attention has tr...
11:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Sources: YC Alums Club Together For Crystal Towers, A $100M VC Fund For Promising YC Startups
 Y Combinatorhas helped over 800 startups come to market that are today worth a collective $30 billion (and possibly even more very soon). Now it looks like a new VC is emerging out of it that wi...
09:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch CrunchWeek: Apple Music, Ubers Engineering Push, And Shyps Challenge To The 1099 Economy
 Happy Friday, everyone. We’re glad that you are with us today before we take offand drink beer celebrate America.Our own Sarah Buhr took over the hosting slot this week, while Matthew Lynl...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Experiential Commerce Is The Next Billion-Dollar Opportunity For Developers
 Technology has transformed entire industries over the past decade, from travel and transportation to media and real estate. While commerce has enjoyed some innovation, its transformation is far ...
08:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Want Googles Cardboard VR Headset? OnePlus Is Giving Them Away For Free, If You Pay Shipping
 Since about 10 seconds after Google launched its do-it-yourself Cardboard virtual reality headset, other companies have been selling pre-made clones — and Google is totally fine with that....
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch The Incredible 3D Printed Zoetrope
 Here’s a wonderfully neat project to perhaps spark some creativity as we head into this holiday weekend: the 3D printed Zoetrope. Take the concept of a flipbook — a series of frames ...
07:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch PicoBrews Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me
 PicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell and Avi Geiger.The machine at the heart of their operation is The Zymatic—an apparatus that simpli...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Is this BlackBerrys First Android Phone?
 For the past month or so, the general thinking around the rumor mill has been that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone. If you can’t beat’em, join’em, right? Now we’...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Central
 Happy Friday of a long weekend, everyone! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve chosen some extra fun topics for this week’s episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast....
06:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Greek Crisis Underscores Value Of Cloud In Startup Ecosystem
 There was a tonof fallout as the Greek economic crisis worsened this week week and the country struggled to come up with answers to its growing predicament. As Alexia Tsotsis explained in an art...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch 11 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
 This week in tech, we got introduced to Apple Music, learned that Microsoft and AOL will enter a partnership, and much more. These are the stories to catch you up on this week’s news. Read...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch The Sexiest (And Last?) Job Of The 21st Century
 Data scientist, according to a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Given its authors, Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil, the declaration is hardly surp...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch John Sculley On Drawing The Mac Phone For Steve Jobs
 We had a chance to sit down with the founders of Zeta Interactive — John Sculley and David Steinberg — last week to talk a bit about their online marketing service.But Sculley isn...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Startup Sues A Domain Name Owner To Grab A 16-Year-Old URL
 Jason Kneen is a programmer and happens to own about a hundred domain names picked up over a sixteen year period. One of those, workbetter.com, he purchased in 1999 and it has been available on ...
03:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Get Your Tickets To The TechCrunch 10th Anniversary Party At TOA Berlin
 Berlin, du bist so wunderbar! We’re hosting the Closing Party in honour of our 10th Anniversary at Tech Open Air Berlin! So please grab your tickets and come along. We will release public ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Y Combinator-backed Gemnote Saves Companies From Cheesy Gift Baskets
 This may come as a surprise to anyone who has ever received a rattan basket packed with novelty cheese logs, but corporate gifts are a huge business. According to research from the Advertising S...
02:33 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe
 DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothershipye...
12:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Alibaba Affiliate Ant Financial Confirms Series A Funding At $45-$50B Valuation
 Alibaba affiliate company Ant Financial confirmed today that it closed a Series A funding round which includes investment from China’s largest pension fund, the National Social Security Fu...
10:50 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Following WikiLeaks Revelations, Julian Assange Asks For Asylum In France, France Rejects His Request
 It was easy to see it coming. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange formally asked for asylum in France in a letter sent to Le Monde. Over the past couple of weeks, WikiLeaks dropped multiple documen...
09:47 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Stops UberPOP In France Following Turmoils And Arrests
 Transportation company Uber just announced in an interview with Le Monde that it will be stopping UberPOP in France tonight at 8pm. The news follows a difficult week for the company. Last Thursd...
09:47 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Suspends UberPOP In France Following Turmoils And Arrests
 Transportation company Uber just announced in an interview with Le Monde that it will be suspending UberPOP in France tonight at 8pm. The news follows a difficult week for the company. Last Thur...
09:27 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Sphericam 2 Is A 4K 360-Degree Camera Built For The VR Era
 One of the main issueswith current 360-degree VR technology is that a successful experience typically requires a user to have both creation and consumption devices. While companies like Oculusan...
07:10 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch 500 Startups Adds $5M More To Its 500 Durians Micro Fund For Southeast Asia
 There’s good news for startup founders and entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia after 500 Startups increased its $10 million fund for the region by a further $5 million. Read More ...
06:28 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Reddit Moderators Are Locking Up The Sites Most Popular Pages In Protest
 The moderators behind a number of the most popular subreddits on the site — which is known as the front page of internet — have made their communities private, thus shutting them off...
03:49 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Indias BankBazaar Raises $60M Series C Led By Amazon
 BankBazaar, a startup that lets Indian consumers compare financial products online, has scored a $60 million Series C led by Amazon, with participation from Fidelity Growth Partners, Mousse Part...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Tips For Finding Success As A Female Engineer
 It was apparent from the first time I took a computer programming class in high school that it was one of the few subjects that really excited me. Initially, it was just an option I was trying o...
12:16 am GMT - Fri, July 3, 2015
Techcrunch Amid A Collapsing Economy, Greek Entrepreneurs Band Together To Keep Business Going
 Greece went to the brink this week. And the country’s entrepreneurs wasted no time in stepping into action. Read More ...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch John Sculley And David Steinberg Explain How Zeta Interactive Works with Big Brands to Track Engagement
 Last week we had a chance to sit down with the founders of Zeta Interactive, an online marketing service — which isn’t the first company that brought CEO David Steinberg and former A...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Smigin Is a Foreign Language Tool That Doesnt Make You Sound Like A Tourist
 If you’ve ever tried to learn a foreign language, you probably knowthat most existing methods focus on aspects of the language that aren’t very helpful in everyday life. For example,...
07:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch An Interview With Blue Apron CEO Matt Salzberg
Blue Apron, the NY-based startup that delivers weekly pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to your home, has been cooking over the past year. The company recently announced that it had surpassed 1 mi...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Venture Investment In Healthcare Declines Through Q2 After Record 2014
 After a record-breaking year of growth in 2014, venture capital investors in healthcare seem to have settled into a groove. They invested roughly $2.8 billion in healthcare technologies through ...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch After 55 Million Downloads, Dots Gets A Major Upgrade
 Dots, the incredibly basic but addicting mobile game created by gaming studio Playdots, isgetting itsfirst major upgrade in over a year. Dots now features three new themes: Space, Mod Synth, and...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Geniac Raises 22M From Grant Thornton To Offer Office As A Service
Here’s one from left left. Geniac, which operates in the rarified world of “business management” platforms, has raised 22 million from Grant Thornton UK, a big provider of assurance ...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Fatigue Science Lets Pro Sports Teams Track Their Athletes Sleep
 As wearable activity trackers get increasingly smart and complex, Fatigue Scienceis measuringone thing and one thing only — how we sleep. Fatigue Science’s Readiband looks very simil...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch In Wake Of Apple Music, SoundCloud Update Focuses On Music Discovery, Better User Experience
 All the buzz this week may be about the launch of Apple Music, but another popular streaming music application, SoundCloud, has also now rolled out a notable update to its mobile application. Th...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Sources: On-Demand Cleaning Startup Hassle Merges With Rocket Internets Helpling
 According to multiple sources, the U.K.’s Hassle.com, which also operates in Ireland and France, has been acquired by Rocket Internet’s Helpling. Both companies declined to comment. ...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch On-Demand Cleaning Startup Hassle Merges With Rocket Internets Helpling
 According to multiple sources, the U.K. on-demand home cleaning startup Hassle.com, which also operates in Ireland and France, has been acquired by Rocket Internet’s Helpling. Both compani...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Trash-Focused Rubicon Global Hires Its First CTO
 Rubicon Global, a startup helping customers find money-saving, environmentally-friendly ways to handle their waste and recycling, is announcing the hire of its first chief technology officer ...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Media Server Company Plex Hacked Forum Servers Affected, But Payment Info Safe
 Plex, a popular application that lets users organize and stream their media collections across devices, has been hacked. However, the attackers were only able to compromise the servers hosting t...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Read This Before Meeting VCs For Pre-Pitch Advice
 Startups often ask VCs for pre-pitch meetings. These requests usually are positioned along the lines of, “We aren’t looking for money yet, just advice.” Of course, we all know ...
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Pushes Ads With A New Button Atop Mobile Users Profiles
 Twitter’s latest push to monetize its service has led to the rollout of a new “Twitter Ads” button, which is now prominently appearing on user profile pages on both the iOS and...
02:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Prince Wont Stream 4 U (Unless Youre On Tidal, Or Maybe Google Music)
 Call it the Taylor effect: it looks like another high-profile musician is sharpening his arrows to take aim at how streaming music services pay artists. Music from the artist currently known as ...
01:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch A Third Classification of Worker? Dont Count On It
 Of late, there’s been a steady drumbeat of accusations that on-demand startups are unfairly wringing profits out of independent contractors. The concern:Noone is withholding their taxable ...
01:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Heres How Microsoft Will Release Windows 10
 After some general market confusion and bad headline writing, Microsoft this morning detailed how it will roll out Windows 10 to testers, consumers, and large-scalecustomers.First, scale: Micros...
12:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch When The Disrupted Push Back
 We tend to think of disruption as kind of a passive activity. The determined upstart enters the market and the established business doesn’t give it a second thought. Then ever so slowly be...
11:17 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Prt dUnion Grabs $34 Million For Its Online Credit Marketplace
 French startup Prt d’Union just raised $34 million (31 million) from Eurazeo, Pierre Kosciusko-Morizet as well as its existing investors. Prt d’Union is a European online credit mark...
09:00 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20
 Think of Anki Overdrive as slot cars for the smartphone age. With upgrades, achievements and characters, it’s a perfect marriage of smartphones with physical toys. The system debuted two y...
08:36 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Gozoomo Gets $5M To Make Buying Used Cars In India Easier
 When Arnav Kumar started looking for his first car, he was determined to buy a used one to save money. The process of sorting through online listings and trying to figure out which ones were leg...
08:00 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Harvard Reveals It Had An IT Breach In June Impacting 8 Colleges And Administrations
 A seventeenth-century university has becomethe victim of a twenty-first-century crime. Harvard University today announced that on June 19, it discovered a breach inthe IT systems of itsFaculty o...
07:00 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch HomeToGo, The European Metasearch Engine For Holiday Rentals, Raises 6M
 HomeToGo, the European ‘metasearch’ engine for holiday rentals, has raised 6 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is DN capital, and Acton Capital Partners, adding to the 2...
06:00 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Your.MD Scores $5M For Its AI-Driven Health Assistant
 Your.MD is on a mission to improve the way we seek health-related, namely self-diagnosis, information online. If you’ve ever tried to google your symptoms, you know it’s not for the ...
03:11 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Xiaomi Sold 34.7M Smartphones In First Half Of 2015, Up 33% Year-On-Year
 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi today confirmed that it sold just shy of 35 million phones in the first half of this year. Read More ...
02:27 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch One Weird Trick To Help Greece
 It’s hard enough being a startup without the financial collapse of your country to contend with. For those in Silicon Valley who are used to Uber being worth more than 40x the debt payment...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, July 2, 2015
Techcrunch Rakuten Acquires Tokyo-Based Travel Startup Voyagin
 Rakuten not only runs Japan’s largest e-commerce site, but also one of its leading online travel agencies, booking over 3.8 million hotel nights each month. Now the company is expanding it...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Enterprises Dont Have Big Data, They Just Have Bad Data
 PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist Peter Thiel commonly harps on the tech community for overusing buzzwords like “cloud” and “big data.” He’s not the only one...
10:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch SuperDuper Is An App That Aims To Find Less Expensive Matches To High-End Nail Polish
 Certain high-end nail polish colors have almost a cult-like following on the Internet. Devotees scour the web and share tips and links viaPinterest, beauty blogs and Reddit discussionsin pursuit...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch PayPal Agrees to Buy Xoom for $890 Million
 Xoom, a San Francisco-based online money transfer technology and services companythatwent public in 2013,is being acquired by PayPal for $25 per share in cash or$890 million. The price represent...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Beet Looks To Record The Feature Film Of Your Life
 We seem to have been residingin asecond age of social media usage, a technological era of willful impermanence birthed from apost-Snowden culture that fears the concept of content which is immor...
09:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Box Joins The Establishment
 Boxwas once the intrepid upstart, but its recent announcements underscore the company’s growing maturity. By our measure, the publicly traded company is now clearly a member of the enterpr...
08:31 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again
 Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic ca...
07:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here
 TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator demo day. This is the second class from Microsoft Ventures’s Seattle Accelerator whe...
07:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Shapeways Snags Another $30M In Funding To Expand Its 3D Printing Ecosystem
 Shapeways, a 3D printing service and marketplace, announced a $30 million Series D round led by INKEF Capital. The round was supported by new investors like Hewlett Packard Ventures and Presidio...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch WikiLeaks Drops New Docs Detailing NSAs Hobby of Spying On Allies
 Why NSA, what big ears you have. WikiLeaks just releaseda new collection of documents whichgive a particularly clear picture of the NSA’s spying patterns on its allies. The docs, dubbed &#...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Soon Stream Hulu
 Up-and-coming video streaming service aimed at cord cutters,Pluto.TV, will now be distributing Hulu’s free content, thanks to a new distribution agreement between the two companies. For Pl...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Pluto TV, An Online Video Service Targeting Cord Cutters, Will Stream Hulu
 Up-and-coming video streaming service aimed at cord cutters, Pluto.TV, will now be distributing Hulu’s free content, thanks to a new distribution agreement between the two companies. ...
06:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Windows 8s Market Share Maxes Out At 16% As Windows 10 Looms
 Windows 8’s days atop the Microsoft operating system hierarchy are all but over. Windows 10, a wide-ranging replacement, will be released later this month, meaning that Windows 8’s m...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Google Launches iOS And Android Apps To Help Developers Manage Their Cloud Platform Resources On The Go
 If you’re in charge of managing apps on Google’s Cloud Platform, chances are you are intimately familiar with the inner workings of the web-based Google Developers Console. Until now...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Legendary Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla Is Returning To Disrupt SF
 We just can’t keep him away from Disrupt, and TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that Vinod Khosla will once again be joining us onstage at Disrupt SF 2015.Vinod Khosla is the founder of K...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Snapchat Solicits Longer Content By Ditching Tap-And-Hold-To-Watch
 Snapchat wasn’t built to be a mobile television but that’s what it’s become. Having to keep your finger held down on the screen to view worked fine when people were just sendin...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Google Brings Its Map-Making Tools To Google Drive
 Google’s My Maps tool has long allowed anybody to create custom maps, but unless you knew it existed, chances are you wouldn’t randomly stumble upon it. Starting today, Google is bui...
04:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch CEO Kevin Gibbon On Why Shyp Is Converting Its 1099 Workers Into W2 Employees
 This morning, Shyp, the San Francisco-based shipping services company, announced that, “After careful consideration, we’ve decided to transition Shyp couriers, the individuals who co...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Google Is Testing Price Comparisons In Its Product Ads
 Google has been quietly experimenting with a price-tracking feature across a selection of its product searches on Google.com, which shows the savings on a given item in its Product Listing Ads a...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Meet Crossroad, A Nifty Little App To Create Collaborative Photo Albums
 Chances are you recently went back from a wedding, a road trip or any other meaningful social event, and all your friends took a bunch of photos with their phones. And yet, you won’t ever ...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Developer Finds A Web Stream For Apple Musics Beats1 Radio That Lets Android Users Tune In
 One of the surprisingly better features found in Apple’s new streaming music service, Apple Music, which launched yesterday to much fanfare, is its human-DJ’d Beats1 radio station wh...
03:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Developer Finds A Web Stream For Apple Musics Beats 1 Radio That Lets Android Users Tune In
 One of the surprisingly better features found in Apple’s new streaming music service, Apple Music, which launched yesterday to much fanfare, is its human-DJ’d Beats 1 radio station w...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Industry Is Linkedin For Bartenders and Chefs
 While LinkedIn has made it easier to apply and search for jobs while maintaining a professional online presence, the formalnessof the platform means it isn’t suited for some non-white-coll...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Buy Tickets Now For The Summer Party At August Capital
 TechCrunch’s annual summer soire is almost here. As in years past, August Capital will graciously host TechCrunch and hundreds of local investors, founders and developers at its sunny offi...
02:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Join Us At Our TC Pitch-Off Next Week In Budapest
 On July 10, 2015 I’ll be rolling into Budapest to hold our first official TechCrunch Pitch Off in the city of my forefathers (my grandfather’s name was actually Nagy!) We’ll be...
02:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Smart Android Launcher Yahoo Aviate Gets Overhauled, Accused Of Being A Google Now Clone
 Yahoo’s Aviate Android launcher, which the company acquired for $80 million in order to own a piece of the growingmobile ecosystem, as it doesn’thave its own mobile operating system ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Splacer, With $1.4M In New Funding, Is Airbnb For Event Spaces
 Splacer, the Tel Aviv-based marketplace for listing and renting out creative event space, today announced that it has raised $1.4 million in seed funding led by Carmel Ventures. A number of ange...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Tour Booking Startup ZOZI Raises $30 Million From Richard Branson, Others To Expand Its Reservation Platform
 ZOZI, a startup that hooks merchants up with those seeking travel experiences using proprietary software, has closed on $30 million in Series C funding. Pritzker Vlock Ventures led the round, wi...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch India Now Ubers Second Largest Market Following Expansion To 7 New Cities
 Uber is continuing its focus on Asia after announcing that it will expand into seven new cities in India, taking it to a total of 18 locations in the country. Read More ...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Minute Is a Video Watching App For The ADD Generation
Viral video has become a big business. Companies like Vodio and 5by have come in to serve this space, ‘viralising’ short form video, especially for mobile. Now Minute, a new startup, has d...
12:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch PubNub Gets Another $20M To Scale Up Its Low-Latency Messaging Network
 PubNub, a startup out of San Francisco that has built a data network focused on messaging forapps, IoT hardware and other low-latency services, has raised another $20 million in a Series C round...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Sweetgreen Harvests $35 Million To Satisfy Millennial Salad Cravings
 Trendy farm-to-table salad shopsweetgreenhas raised$35 million in additional venture funding to scale its healthy and affordable restaurant chain nationwide. The most recent cash infusion, led b...
11:16 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch The Tale Of The Talented Mr C. Who Used TechCrunch To Get Into A 5-Star Hotel
 “Good Evening,” began the polite email. “I recently transitioned into the role as Foreign Media Specialist for TechCrunch magazine here in San Francisco. As part of my new posi...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Why You Should Advertise Your App On Television
 From ad networks and exchanges to demand-side platforms and other app publishers, app marketers have left no stone unturned when it comes to finding new mobile channels on which to advertise the...
10:36 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Indias Housing.com Fires Its Maverick CEO Who Gave Away His Shares
 It’s funny how things can change so quickly. Just two months ago, Rahul Yadav, the young co-founder of CEO of SoftBank-backed Housing.com, was heralded as a role model for India’s st...
09:42 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Setback For European Facebook Privacy Class Action, As Austrian Court Rules Lawsuit Inadmissible
 AnongoingFacebook class action suit in Europe over alleged privacy violations took a significant step back today. A regional court in Austria, where the suit was originally filed, ruled the itin...
06:55 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Rocket Internet And Kinnevik Add $167M More To GFG, Roll In 2 Brazilian Fashion Portals
 Rocket Internet’s Global Fashion Group (GFG), an umbrella group that houses the German company’s fashion-focused e-commerce services, is making a double announcement today after it s...
04:29 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Music Hits The Right Note On International Availability And Pricing
 It’s still early days for Apple Music, the newly launched streaming service, as the world chews over its user interface, initial service issues, that Beats 1 radio station and other unexpe...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Planting The Seed: Silicon Valley, Mind Control And Finding Order In Chaos
 “The seed that we planted in this man’s mind may change everything.” – Dom Cobb (Inception). While this quote reads to most with only a Leonardo DiCaprio-style swagger, i...
03:37 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch Sony Launches A Crowdfunding Site For Projects From Its Employees In Japan
 Sony has dabbled in crowdfunding in the past — an e-ink watch and mesh sensor kit — but now the Japanese company is making a big play in the space after launching its own site for cr...
01:11 am GMT - Wed, July 1, 2015
Techcrunch A Former Stanford Dean On The Danger Of Overparenting By Parents And Startups
 In her new book, “How to Raise an Adult,” former Stanford University Dean of Freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims argues that overparenting has grown to worrying extremes over the last deca...
11:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch YouTube Brings 60fps Video Streams To Its Android And iOS Apps
 Over the last few months, Google’s YouTube launched both 60fps video on the desktop and — later — for live video streams. Starting today, you can also watch the service’s...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Unikrn Picks Up $7M To Bring Betting To Esports
 Unikrn, a startup focused on esports betting, has raised a fresh $7 million, bringing its total capital acquired to $10 million. Binary Capital led the infusion. Previously, Mark Cuban invested ...
11:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Founder Stories: Webflows Y Combinator Journey
 Watch Sergie Magdalin, the co-founder and creative director of the visual website building toolkitfor professionals, Webflow, discuss some of his harrowing early days as an entrepreneur. Sincera...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Sign Up To Volunteer At Disrupt SF
 Do you like to get your hands dirty and want to be a part of the best startup show in tech? If so, you should sign up to be a TechCrunch Work Exchange Volunteer at Disrupt San Francisco 2015. We...
10:19 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Music Now Available On The Mac Via iTunes
 Apple Music arrived earlier today on iOS, with the iOS 8.4 update, and now it’s coming to the desktop via a new version of iTunes. The launch has been going pretty well so far, with only a...
10:08 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Zuck Details How Artificial Intelligence Will Show You The Perfect Facebook Posts
 What’s Facebook working on its three AI labs? A way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests. Today in a public Q&A on his Fa...
09:52 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Drops Another Windows 10 Build
 Today, Microsoft released another Windows 10 build for PC, numbered 10159. The company indicated that it is similar to yesterday’s release, with one change aside from normal bug fixes. Acc...
09:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch VMware Agrees To Pay $75.5M To Settle Illegal Pricing Allegations
 In a significant settlement that could embolden American employees who witness company misconduct, VMware and government contractorCarahsoft Technology Corporation agreed to pay the $75.5 millio...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Court Rules NSA Bulk Data Collection Can Resume
 The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled late Monday that the NSA may temporarily resume its bulk data collection of Americans’ phone records. The ruling revives the NSA program t...
09:23 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Vulnerability In Security Service Lifelock Could Have Exposed Logins And Passwords
 A vulnerability discovered by security researchers Eric Taylor and Blake Welsh could turn an innocuous “refer-a-friend” page into an official-looking phishing page. By adding encoded...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Updates GarageBand With Force Touch Support And New Virtual Morph Pad
 Apple has a new update available for GarageBand on the Mac, which provides a range of new tools aimed primarily at electronic dance music creators. The update offers an expansion of GarageBand&#...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Updates GarageBand With Force Touch Support And New Virtual Transform Pad
 Apple has a new update available for GarageBand on the Mac, which provides a range of new tools aimed primarily at electronic dance music creators. The update offers an expansion of GarageBand&#...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Music Is For People With No Clue What To Stream
 You’re no DJ. That’s the biggest problem with streaming services. A search box connected to the history of recorded music can be discouraging. You constantly have to know what to pla...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Startups Serving The 99 Percent Will Be the Next Billion-Dollar Companies
 Many fast-growing companies in Silicon Valley have one thing in common: they cater to a small, affluent, urban population — the 1percent. Residents in high-cost cities like San Francisco, ...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Stages Protest At NYC City Hall Against Bill Throttling New Driver Signups
 Today Uber staged a protest outside of New York City Hall, where inside members of theCity CouncilTransportation Committee were introducing a bill thatwould require the Taxi and Limousine Commis...
07:50 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch HomeHero Locks Down $23M For Its Home Care Marketplace
 HomeHero, a Santa Monica-based startup that works to connect home care workers with the families that need them, announced today that it has raised $23 million. The sum includes a $20 million Se...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch ScoreBeyond, A Standardized Test Prep App, Raises $2.8M
 ScoreBeyond, a service that helps students prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, said it has raised $2.8 million in a round led by Khosla Ventures. The ScoreBeyond app gives students a da...
06:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Gmail Gets Hundreds Of New Themes And Emoji
 Google announced todaya couple of additions to its web-based Gmail service aimed at making the product more fun to use, as well as more personal: it has now expanded its theme catalog, which all...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Surprises From The First Few Hours Of Beats 1 Radio
 There Are Ads – Apple never mentioned this and you’d be surprised considering how rich it is, but occasionally little promotional messages like “Beats 1 is made possible by Ame...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Making Non-Profits SaaS-Savvy, Classy Raises $18 Million
 Classy, a San Diego-based startup, has raised $18 million in new funding from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures to bring non-profits and social enterprises into the digital age....
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Making Nonprofits SaaS-Savvy, Classy Raises $18 Million
 Classy, a San Diego-based startup, has raised $18 million in new funding from Mithril Capital Management and Salesforce Ventures to bring nonprofits and social enterprises into the digital age.C...
06:27 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Xiaomi Expands Its Empire To Brazil, Will Sell First Smartphone There July 7
 Xiaomi, the $45 billion valued Chinese firm ranked the world’s third largest smartphone maker, has taken its first step outside of Asia after launching its business in Brazil. Read More ...
06:05 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Beware Bitcoiners Bearing Gifts
 During patches of turbulence, pilots are trained to steer into the airborne trouble, much like when a driver encounters black ice. To increase the odds of coming out unscathed in either scenario...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch PowerToFly Raises $6.5 Million To Bridge Hirings Gender Gap
 Bridging tech’s gender diversity gap one job placement at a time, PowerToFly, the online hiring platform for women, has raised $6.5 million in its latest round of funding. Read More ...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Trucker Path Raises $20M To Claim The Uber For Truckers Moniker
 Earlier this year Los Angeles-based Cargomatic, announced it had raised $8 million to expand its platform. Why was this interesting? Well, Cargomatic hopes to become an ‘Uber for truckers&...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Pinterest Has Started Rolling Out Buyable Pins On The iPhone And iPad
 Pinterest is starting to rollout a buybutton on its pins today in the iPhone and iPad apps, the company said. Buyable Pins let some retailers who are partners with Pinterest and retailers using ...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Sling TVs Web-Based Streaming Service Experienced Third Major Outage On Monday
 The transition from traditional cable and satellite TV service to online streaming is not without its issues, as Dish’s Sling TV subscribers can attest to. The web-based streaming platform...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch St. Vincents Mixtape Delivery Service Is The First Artist-Led Beats 1 Show
 Apple is planning an eclectic bag of tricks for its Beats 1 radio station, and artist-curated shows are part of that. The first such program debuts tonight at 7 PM PT / 10 AM ET, and it’s ...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Smartspot, Which Brings Computer Vision To Gyms And Trainers, Raises $1.85M From Khosla, Signalfire
 Moawia Eldeeb has one of the more unfathomable and inspiring stories I’ve ever come across while working in Silicon Valley. He was born to a farming family in Egypt and then made his way t...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Vivendi Buys 80% Of Frances Dailymotion, Valuing The YouTube Rival At $295M
 The long-running saga of who would become the new owner of online video site Dailymotion has finally come to an end. Vivendi has announced that it’s acquired an 80% stake in the company fr...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Tune In To The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM Tonight!
 TechCrunch Radio is going down tonight (just like it does every Tuesday) and… well, we need you. If you’re a startup looking to get publicity or build awareness, the TC Radio Pitch-O...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Ubers API Affiliate Program Pays Devs $5 For Each User They Refer
 Uber wants its “Request A Ride” button in any many apps as possible, and it’s willing to pay to get there. Now developers will get $5 for every U.S.-based user they sign up for...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Hurry! You Have Just 24 Hours To Apply To The Startup Battlefield
 Sorry, procrastinators, but the application window for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2015 is now closed. As always, we’ve been blown away by all of the startups vying for a spot at...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Rooomy Lets You Decorate Your Room in 3D
 Launching today, Rooomy is an iPad app which lets you turn 2D images of a room into a 3D space. You can also decorate these 3D roomswith over 500 pieces of virtual 3D furniture from popular bran...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins
 Online blogging platform Medium announced this week a new way to log into its website, without having to use a password. Instead, users will be able to enter in an email address, then click a li...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Eaze Is Giving Out Medical Marijuana Cards Over The Phone
 Marijuana delivery startup Eaze will now let you get amedical marijuana card via smartphone. Rival service Meadow claims to Uber over a doctor (mine actually came on a skateboard), but seems to ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Evaluating The Risks And Rewards Of Unicorn Capital
 This is the best time to raise money for your startup. At least since 1999. But raising money can be a double-edged sword for entrepreneurs — and receiving a high valuation can cut two way...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Music And iOS 8.4 Now Available
 Apple has finally entered the streaming music game, with the launch today of Apple Music. The new service is available as a built-in part of its iOS 8.4 Music app for iPhone and iPad devices, an...
01:58 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Launches Full Retail Operations In Mexico
 Amazon today formally announced its expansion into physical goods sales in Mexico. The company had previously only offered Kindle e-books on its online site which opened for Mexican customers in...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Square Launches Payroll Product For Small Businesses, Pricing Starts At $25/Month
 Mobile payment startup Square has been gradually building out the products it offers to small businesses to position itself asa one-stop shop for their variousfront-of-house and back-office need...
01:26 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Mangoplate, Koreas Answer To Yelp, Lands $6.1M And Eyes Expansions Across Asia
 Mangoplate, a service akin to Yelp in Korea, is in the money today after closing a $6.1 million Series A round to expand in its domestic market and branch out into other parts of Asia. Read More...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Environmental Sensor StartupAclimaIs Studying The Air Googlers Breathe
 Do Google employees breathe better air than the rest of us? That’s what San Francisco-based environmental health startup Aclima wants to know. Aclima stayed hush about what it’s been...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Engine Yards Deis Launches Commercial Support For Its Docker-Based PaaS
Earlier this year, cloud orchestration platform Engine Yard acquired Deis, an open-source Platform-as-a-Service project.Engine Yard has long been known for its support service and starting today, the ...
12:51 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash
 Cisco announced its intent to buy cloud security companyOpenDNSfor $635 million this morning. It’s probably not a coincidence that Cisco was one of its investors in a $35 million round in ...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Spire, Maker of Radio-Size Satellites, Tunes Into $40 Million in New Funding
 Spire, a San Francisco-based satellite-powered data company, has just landed $40 million in Series B funding led by an earlier backer, Promus Ventures. Bessemer Venture Partners and Jump-Capital...
12:06 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch One Month, The Platform That Teaches You To Code (And More) In 30 Days, Picks Up $1.9M In Funding
 One Month, the learning platform that promises a solid, enterprise-based education in one month or less, has today announced the close of an additional $1.9 million in seed funding, co-led by ex...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Hipmunk Makes Trip Planning Easier
 When it comes to booking a business trip or vacation, the actual booking part is easy — what’s hard is finding the right combination of flights, hotels and car rentals. If you’...
11:57 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch SimplyInsured, A Health Insurance Platform For Small Companies, Scores $5.9M Series A
 SimplyInsured, which helps small businesses compare and purchase employee health insurance plans, has closed a Series A of $5.9 million led by Polaris Partners, with participation from Bessemer ...
11:43 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Distil Networks Raises $21M To Block Malicious Bots
 Distil Networks, a company that analyzes websitetraffic and blocksmalicious bots, announced a $21 million Series B round today. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round and David Cowan from BVP w...
11:33 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Finance Business Intelligence Startup Adaptive Insights Gets $75M, Reportedly At A Unicorn Valuation
 The rise of the CFO from back-office number cruncher to business leader is being played out across a number of companies, from tech leaders like Twitter through to consumer giants like PepsiCo.T...
11:33 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Cloud Finance Intelligence Startup Adaptive Insights Gets $75M, Reportedly At A Unicorn Valuation
 The rise of the CFO from back-office number cruncher to business leader is being played out across a number of companies, from tech leaders like Twitter through to consumer giants like PepsiCo.T...
11:01 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Network Processing Powerhouse Kentik, Formerly CloudHelix, Raises $12.1 Million in Series A Funding
 Kentik (formerly CloudHelix), a cloud-based networkinganalytics company, disclosedTuesday that it had closed a $12.1 million Series A funding round in addition to announcing that it was now laun...
10:32 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Europe To End Mobile Roaming Charges By 2017
 The European Union has agreed a preliminary deal to scrap mobile roaming charges across the region by June 2017. The European Parliament previously voted to scrap roaming fees by the end of this...
10:32 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Europe To End Mobile Roaming By 2017, But Backs An Internet Fast Lane
 The European Union has agreed a preliminary deal to scrap mobile roaming charges across the region by June 2017. The European Parliament previously voted to scrap roaming fees by the end of this...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Klear, Formerly Called Twtrland, Gets $1.5M To Grow Its Social Media Analytics Platform
 Twtrland, which wants to make comprehensive social media analytics easy to understand, has raised $1.5 million in new funding from Altair, GIG, and TMT. It is also rebranding as Klear, since the...
08:51 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Baidu To Invest $3.2 Billion Developing Online-To-Offline Services In China
 China’s Baidu, the company best known for its dominant search engine, said today that it will invest more than $3 million in its offline-to-online businesses over the next three years. Rea...
08:04 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Takes Prime Now Outside U.S., Opens One-Hour Delivery In London
 Amazon has expanded its one-hour delivery service for Prime members to parts of central London. An update to the Prime Now app notes the services is now “available in selected London postc...
07:30 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Confirmed: Passion Capital Invests 2M In Full-Stack Bank Startup Mondo
 A few months ago we reported that U.K. banking startup Mondo — whose founders include GoCardless co-founder Tom Blomfield — had raised its first funding round, which our sources pegg...
07:06 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Roommate App Flatchat Gets $2.5M From CommonFloor, One Of Indias Largest Real Estate Portals
 Looking for a roommate can be a soul-crushing experience, especially if you are new to a city or on a tight budget. Flatchat wants to make the process a little less tedious for renters in India....
06:25 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Will Expand Its AWS Cloud Services To India In 2016
Amazon is continuing to push its AWS business in Asia after it announced plans to expand its cloud computing platform into India next year. Read More ...
01:05 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Understanding The Aftermath Of SpaceXs Failed Falcon Launch
 While there were no humans on board and no accidents on the ground, the lost cargo contained over 4,000 pounds of food, water, and science experiments for the crew on station. William Gerstenmai...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, June 30, 2015
Techcrunch Making Diversity Your Strategic Weapon
 Technology has made it possible to build global companies in half the time and with half the effort than a mere five years ago. Brands of all sizes have an unprecedented opportunity to reach a s...