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10:52 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Thinga Launches Its Kid-Friendly Search Engine
 Yahoo Kids died a quiet death two years ago, but to BJ Heiney (who worked on the product from 1996 to 2000) the shutdown was a “travesty,” depriving kids and parents of a valuable pl...
10:16 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Debian Creator Ian Murdock Dead At 42
 Ian Murdock – the ‘ian’ in Debian – was found dead at his home in San Francisco on Monday. The cause is yet unknown.Murdock was an integral figure in the open source move...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Hits One Billionth Ride, Gifts Free Year
 Rapidly expanding car service startup Uber says it has driven its 1 billionth ride. Launched in June 2010, it took the company 5.5 years to reach this milestone.Uber trip number 1 billion took p...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Samsung Gets Wacky With A Belt Called WELT And Other Oddities
 CES is a bit like the auto shows of yesteryear, back when carmakers simply came to flex their muscles and show what they were capable of, as opposed to unveiling products that are destined for d...
08:04 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch T-Mobile CEO Discusses Consolidation Rumors, His Predictions For Tech In 2016
 As the latest year of the future folds into the next, the most bombastic/annoying/entertaining of CEOs sets his gazeonthe technologies that will define thewireless spaceand the company he is at ...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch The 5 Best Mid-Range Phones Of 2015
 When it comes to phones, the word “flagship” was tossed around a lot in 2015. We saw it get attached to devices that are priced at the midrange, as well as certain top-performing dev...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch AT&T Snaps Up Assets, Talent From Carrier iQ As Phone Monitoring Startup Goes Offline
 Remember Carrier iQ? In the yearsbefore Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, the name and its software became synonymous with creepy, unseenmonitoring of everything that you do on a...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch AT&T Snaps Up Assets, Talent From Carrier iQ, Phone Monitoring Startup Goes Offline
 Remember Carrier iQ? In the yearsbefore Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, the name and its software became synonymous with creepy, unseenmonitoring of everything that you do on a...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch DJ Khaled On Technology, Entrepreneurship And Snapchatting His Keys To Success
 If I told you that the hottest person on social media right now is a rap producer telling fans that eating egg whites and drinking a gallon of water a day is the key to success, would you believ...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Twitters Revamped Mac App Finally Arrives
 As promised earlier this fallat Twitter’s developer conference Flight, the company’s long-neglected Mac application has been updated today with a hostof new features that put the app...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Facebooks Plan to Monopolize The Internet In India Should Be Defeated
 Despite rebranding its free Internet.org ‘walled garden’ of apps plan in India under the new name of “Free Basics,” Facebook remains in direct violation of an open intern...
06:45 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Slacks New TV Commercial Is Adorable And Effective
 If you’re in the tech world, then you know exactly what Slack is and does. As you eke outside of our little techosphere, however, you might get some puzzled faces when you talk about your ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Apples Start Something New Campaign Kicks Off With Online Gallery, In-Store Artist Workshops
 Apple wants to show consumers how its devices – including Macs, as well as mobile devices likeiPhones and iPads – can be used to create art. Specifically, itslatest pushback at the d...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Hem.com Is On The Block, Swiss Furniture Maker Vitra Likely Buyer
 It looks like anotherchapter is in the worksforHem, the home designstartup headed by Jason Goldberg that first emerged asa pivot from the Fab.com design marketplace in 2014. We’ve heard fr...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch The Middleman Strikes Back
 One of the great promises of the Internet — a democratic, transparent, open network that would disintermediate entrenched industries, remove fee-taking middlemen and thereby lower the cost...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Attending CES? TechCrunch Wants To See Your Company
 CES is a horrible, god-awful experience that will shave years off your life. The casinos, the food, the people, the germs. Horrible. All of it. But we love it! And we’re sending a huge con...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Credit Karma Acquires Innovative Mobile Notifications Startup Snowball
 Credit and finance management platform Credit Karma, known best as the startup that offers free, no-strings-attached credit scores, has made its first acquisition. The company has acquired the m...
02:20 pm GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Taps Vinli To Provide WiFi In Las Vegas Cars During CES 2016
 Las Vegas just got a touch more bearable. Uber is using Vinli and T-Mobile to equip its Vegas cars with Wifi. Thanks to Vinli’s hardware, the cars will become mobile hotspots. This is a li...
07:28 am GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Foodpanda Lays Off 15 Percent Of Its Staff In India
 Foodpanda, the restaurant delivery service backed by Rocket Internet, has laid off about 300 of its employees in its Indian unit. This means Foodpanda India, which launched in 2012, has lost 15 ...
06:39 am GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Qualcomm Signs New Patent Licensing Deals In China
 Qualcomm announced today that it has inked new patent licensing deals in China with smartphone manufacturers Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment and Haier Group. The San Diego-based chipmaker...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Recognizing Probabilities In Budgeting And Forecasting
 Based on practical experience with hundreds of early stage companies over many years, we generally recommend the following budgeting best practices. We call it the Bessemer Optimal Budget, and i...
03:43 am GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Watch Two Guys Stick A GoPro Into A Homemade Pneumatic Cannon And Shoot It Really High
 There are few things as exciting as shooting things into the air using a 3D-printed cannon. That’s why this video is so important – and so educational. The two lads who made it, Davi...
02:30 am GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch The Indian Startup Scene In 2015
 India has now become one of the largest bases for startups in the world after the United States, the United Kingdom, and China. It is also the youngest with more than 72 percent of its startups ...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, December 30, 2015
Techcrunch Group Commerce Startup Massdrop Is Working With Its Users To Design New Products
 Massdrop‘s investors have argued that the group commerce site is more a community than a straightforward marketplace. Here’s one way that Massdrop is doing things differently —...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch Flaming Wreckage Of Clinkle Rebuilds As A Referral Service
 Clinkle imploded after employees quit en masse in May, protesting how its young CEO Lucas Duplan was mismanaging the $30 million-funded payments startup. But Duplanwon’t quit. TechCrunch h...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch Microinsurance Is The Answer To The Insurance Industry
 Let’s be real. The insurance industry has barely evolved since Benjamin Franklin introduced the concept in the late 1700s. You’d think after three hundred years and a market size of ...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch Gabriel Stricker Returns To Google To Lead Policy And Communications For Fiber
 During all of Twitter’s changes this year, one move stuck out as quite significant…its Chief Communications Officer Gabriel Stricker announced that he was leaving the company. A R...
08:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch Sidecar Is Calling It Quits On Rides And Deliveries
 Sidecar, the on-demand car service that was supposed to compete with Lyft and Uber, is shutting down at the end of this year, Sidecar CEO Sunil Paul wrote on Medium. In August, Sidecar basically...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch This $19,000 Hoverboard Will Let You Ride For Five Minutes At A Time
 Given that no real, average human is scooting to first period on a hover board, there sure are quite a few of them hovering about on the internet, from the almost-real to the shamefully (and dan...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch A Wake-Up Call To Fight Government Surveillance
 Look around any crowded place nowadays and it’s quite clear that many of us have literally become prisoners of our own devices: smartphones, tablets, laptops — anything and everythin...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch Yarns App Lets You Share Short Clips From Movies, TV Shows And Music Videos
 GIF-sharing is so 2015. Or at least, a startup called Yarn hopes that will be the case. The team’s recently launched mobile app offers a different way to have fun while messaging your frie...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch SmartThings And Samsung Team Up To Make Your TV A Smart Home Hub
 Samsung and SmartThings are buddying up to introduce Samsung’s latest line of Smart TVs, complete with SmartThings platform integration so folks can use their TVs as an interface to contro...
07:50 am GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch Samsung Pay Will Launch Online Payments In the U.S.
 Samsung Pay plans a major expansion in the United States next year. Users will be able to make purchases on websites with Samsung Pay, which puts it into more direct competition with services li...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch Scorecard: 2015 Digital Media Predictions
 Last year on TechCrunch I made eight predictions about digital media. This post compares those predictions to the reality that is digital media in 2015. Read More ...
12:44 am GMT - Tue, December 29, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Hires New VP Of Diversity And Inclusion From Apple
 Twitter has hired Jeffrey Siminoff to replace Janet Van Huysse as the company’s new vice president of diversity and inclusion. The news was announced on, yep, Twitter, by its head of human...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch 18 *More* Female Founders Whove Had A Very Good 2015
 Last week, we wrote about18 female founders about whom the TechCrunch staff happened to find ourselves discussingrecently. We ran that list of rising stars and asked you, readers, for your own i...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch What Will The Internet Of Things Be When It Grows Up?
 An old proverb advises, “Keep a thing seven years, and you’ll find a use for it.” Well, it’s been about seven years since there were officially more “things” ...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch Report: Apple Devices, Phablets Dominate Holiday Sales
 More consumers were unwrapping new “phablet” devices this holiday season, according to a report out this afternoon from Flurry. The big-screened form factor, whose name is a mashup o...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch Trademark Filings Point To More Beats Radio Stations Coming To Apple Music
 Just-spotted trademark applications from Apple-owned BeatsElectronics, LLC point to Apple’s plans to introduce more live streaming radio stations to its Apple Music service to accompany it...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch Live Studio Turns Your Videos And GIFs Into Live Photos
 A good handful of apps have emerged to expand the capabilities of Live Photos introduced inthe iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, including a tool to turn Live Photos into GIFs, a Live Photo editor called A...
05:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch Even In The Face Of Ebook Hegemony Used Bookstores Are Still Popular
 In an article that should bring you and yours a bit of holiday warmth, the Washington Post has found that despite Amazon used bookstores are still thriving – for now. They have found that ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch Announcing The 9th Annual Crunchies Finalists
 After a multitude of worthy nominations, TechCrunch isproud to announce the 9th Annual Crunchies Awardsfinalists. Take a peek below at the full list of finalists for each award category. There a...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch RoboFisher Will Let You Fish In Even The Harshest Of Storms
 Blow, blow, thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man’s inability to fish in thee! In northern, colder climes, fish, as we all know, tend to freeze right in place and take nutrients ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch How Psychology Is Adapting To The World Of Tech
 With the increased use of online therapy and wellness-based mobile applications, the field of mental health is following in the path of physical health initiatives in the design of more accessib...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch This Is The First Picture From Michael Fassbenders Assassins Creed Feature Film
 If you play video games, chances are you’ve played Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed. After all, it’s one of the most popular video game franchises in history, with over 73 mill...
02:53 pm GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch After Topping The App Store On Christmas, Fitbits Stock Shoots Up
 It looks like Santa delivered a lot of Fitbits for Christmas this year. After topping the App Store just afterChristmas morning, Fitbit’s stock has shot up by around5 percent in pre-market...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch Protect Your Privacy & Security on the Internet With These Tools
 All across the web companies are collecting information about you whether you like it or not. Knowing which companies are more trustworthy with your information than others and how to keep yours...
10:12 am GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch Uber And Beyond: 12 Transportation On-Demand Services In Asia
Here — in our latest festive period gallery — we look at 11 notable companies that are giving Uber a run for its money in one way or another across Asia. Read More ...
07:03 am GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Says It Added 3M Prime Members In The Week Before Christmas
 Amazon is a company famous for press releases that are devoid of actual information. (As we saw after Thanksgiving.) But, in a rare moment of selective truth telling, the company just revealed t...
05:32 am GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch LinkedIn Rival Viadeo Exits China
 Viadeo, the French rival to LinkedIn, is to exit China in order to focus on becoming a profitable business. In another cut-cutting move, it will also close its data center in California and migr...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, December 28, 2015
Techcrunch How GoPro Is Building Its Future Drone Platform Foundations
 GoPro started working on drones a few months ago in order to stake a claim in this multibillion-dollar market. This is a natural for them, as they will be able to offer the best flying immersive...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 27, 2015
Techcrunch Is There A Smoother Road To Success For Tesla In China?
 Things weren’t looking good for Tesla in China in early 2015. The luxury automaker faced tax breaks that favor domestic manufacturers, complex local license-plate laws and an army of sophi...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 27, 2015
Techcrunch Why Groupon Needs To Go Private To Rebuild Its Vision
 After seeing big and small competitors collapsing or withdrawing altogether from the race, Groupon still enjoys an undisputed leadership in the deal space. However, with slow growth in North Ame...
08:47 pm GMT - Sun, December 27, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Confronts The Free Internet Neutrality Dilemma
 The subject of contention isFree Basics, Facebook and Internet.org‘s app that offers free data access but only to a limited section of the Internet. Free Basics is available in roughly 35 ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 27, 2015
Techcrunch The Freelancer Generation: Why Startups And Enterprises Need To Pay Attention
 Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week that kept us at work eight hours a day. I find that most startup founders or business owners in Silicon Valley work 50-60 hours a week. Today, freelanc...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 27, 2015
Techcrunch Its The Jons 2015!
 Merry Christmas! 2015 was a truly great year in technology, bringing us self-driving electric cars, reusable orbital rockets, the rise of precision gene editing… and some lesser achievemen...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, December 27, 2015
Techcrunch How I Created A $350 Million Software Company Knowing Nothing About Software
 I’ve always wanted to make a lot of money, have people pay a lot of attention to me and do a lot of exciting things. I just never knew how. Many of my friends who are founders of their own...
12:29 am GMT - Sun, December 27, 2015
Techcrunch Samsung And Oculus Team Up With LeBron James For Virtual Reality Journey
 On Christmas day, the world was given a gift by Oculus, Samsung, UNINTERRUPTED, and LeBron James during the Warriors and Cavaliers game. The two companies who paired up for Samsung’s Gear ...
12:20 am GMT - Sun, December 27, 2015
Techcrunch Theranos Wellness Centers Arent Using Nanotainers At This Time
 A Theranos testing center in Mesa, Arizona has informed me they are not allowed to use Theranos’ proprietary equipment to test for herpes simplex 1, the only test the FDA has so far g...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 26, 2015
Techcrunch Augmented Reality Will Make Us Smarter
 Moore’s Law is bound to pop up any time you read an article about the future of technology. Moore’s Law is common knowledge in tech; it deals with the exponential growth of the numbe...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 26, 2015
Techcrunch The Clouds Biggest Threat Are Data Sovereignty Laws
 The beauty of the cloud is the promise of simplification and standardization — without regard to physical or geographic boundaries. It’s this “any time, any place, any device&#...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 26, 2015
Techcrunch China: Scaling The Worlds Highest Innovation Peaks
 In a world of statistics, here’s a number that stands out: 71. That’s how many times the word “innovation” was mentioned in a communiqu issued after the Chinese Communist...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, December 26, 2015
Techcrunch Can Fintech Fix Financial Services?
 A review of the new Michael Lewis movie The Big Short describes a scene during the 2008 financial crisis in which renters were “kicked out of their homes because their landlord didn’...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 25, 2015
Techcrunch Investing In Artificial Intelligence
 Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and transformative opportunities of our time. From my vantage point as a venture investor at Playfair Capital, where I focus on investing and ...
04:09 pm GMT - Fri, December 25, 2015
Techcrunch Lyft Takes In More Foreign Investment Including From A Saudi Prince
 Lyft is now partly owned by Saudi princeAl-Waleed Bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud. The prince led a recent$247.7 million round for a roughly 5 percent stake in the ridesharing service – pu...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 25, 2015
Techcrunch A Holiday Perspective On Technology And Consumerism
 Holiday shopping, long a staple in American life, has undergone significant change over the past half century. The “Miracle on 34th Street” post-war tradition of heading downtown to ...
08:44 am GMT - Fri, December 25, 2015
Techcrunch Alibaba To Invest $1.25B In Restaurant Delivery Service Ele.me, Says Report
 Alibaba will reportedly invest $1.25 billion in Ele.me, a food delivery service based in Shanghai, says financial news site Caixin (link via Google Translate). The deal would Alibaba the startup...
05:47 am GMT - Fri, December 25, 2015
Techcrunch Logistics Is Sexy
 Convincing people that the development of the logistics industry is a scintillating topic is difficult. I mean, just look at this stock photo. The artist had to layer together at least five (pos...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, December 25, 2015
Techcrunch Twas The Night Before Christmas In 2015
 ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not an iPhone was buzzing, nor the click of a mouse; The Androids were plugged on the night stand with care, In hopes that new ...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, December 25, 2015
Techcrunch 10 Trends That Will Shape Southeast Asian E-Commerce in 2016
 Following in the footsteps of China and the U.S., Southeast Asia is on the cusp of an e-commerce golden age. With online shopping accounting for only 1 percent of retail today, the region is sla...
10:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Reminder From Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey: First To Market Is Hard
 On the day before Christmas, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey took to Twitter to amp folks up about what’s to come sometime in Q1 next year, the consumer version of the Rift. There are tons of...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Three Ways To Stay Current In The Financial Services Industry
 The financial services industry is a cutthroat market with razor-thin margins, making it one of the toughest industries in which to generate profit. Yet, for fintech startups, it is one of the l...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Twitters Fiscal 2015: Up, Flat, And Down
 Twitter did not have a lovely 2015.The world-famous social company sawits revenue rise, its usage flatten, and its share price fall. The companyfailed to change the arc of its own narrative duri...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Bessemer Venture Partners Ethan Kurzweil Talks Video In 2016
 2015 was a big year for video — especially when it came to user-generated video. Now there are services like Periscope and Meerkat, which are enabling users to broadcast the world around t...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch As 500 Startups Eyes Aggressive Expansion In 2016, Diversity Tops The Agenda
 The acclaimed accelerator 500 Startups is eyeing an aggressive global expansion plan in 2016, with 10 new micro-funds planned globally and as the investment firm plots its next course founder an...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Five Tech Fixations In 2015
 What was on the mind of the tech industry in 2015? Plenty of course, but judging by the emails flowing into the TC inbox a few topics recurred enough to rise to the top of the preoccupations lis...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch 14 Last-Minute Subscription Gifts For Your Internet-Connected Friends
 It’s probably too late to order a gift for your friends or family, but it’s certainly not too late to give the gift of a subscription. They can range from actual, physical deliveries...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch I Heart You, So Please Buckle Your Uber Seatbelt
 Force fields aren’t real, at least not yet. Cars are dangerous. So whether you’re in an Uber, Lyft, taxi, or you’re driving yourself, buckle your seatbelt. Several friends of m...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Google And Microsoft Launch Their Santa Trackers
 Remember when kids just peered out at the stars, trying to spot the lights of Santa’s sleigh (or Rudolph’s shiny nose)?Well, thosedays are long gone. Santa tracking once again has re...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch These Healthcare Apps Keep Us On Our Best Behavior
 The key question that nearly everyone is asking is this: how can we reliably affect behavior change to increase the well-being of groups large and small, across America? The future of preventati...
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch 13 Asian Startups To Watch In 2016
 2015 was an eventful year for the tech industry in Asia. Funding started to flow in India, which is expected to become the world’s second-largest Internet market soon, while many tech comp...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch #MisguidedPR: The Industrys Internal Crisis
 A U.S. Department of Labor report last year stated there were approximately 57,000 PR managers and 208,000 PR specialists in America; conversely, there were only 46,500 journalists. Do the math....
10:00 am GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Despite Unrest, The Israeli Tech Ecosystem Is Flourishing
 Over the past few months, violence has once again scarred Israel and the Palestinian Territories, yet despitethe violence and the losses on both sides of the conflict, technology companies in th...
09:45 am GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Social Commerce Startup Carousell Is Raising $50M To Expand In Asia
 Carousell, a three-year-old mobile marketplace that enables social commerce, could emerge as the next big e-commerce player in Southeast Asia. That’s because, according to multiple sources...
05:57 am GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Hyatt Is Latest Hotel Brand Hacked After Finding Malware On Its Payment System
 Hyatt, the global hotel chain with 627 properties across more than 50, countries is the latest in its industry to suffer a cyber security attack. Read More ...
05:17 am GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Illinois Attorney General Says DraftKings And FanDuel Are Illegal Under State Law
 In the words of DJ Khaled: “Another One!” Jumping on the daily fantasy sports bandwagon, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined NY AG EricSchneiderman in decidingthat Draf...
01:19 am GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Video Ad Startup Innovid Raises $27.5M
 Less than a year after its last round, Innovid is announcing that it has raised $27.5 million in new funding. The New York City-headquartered company works with more than 220advertisers, includi...
01:08 am GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch 40 Diverse People In Tech Who Made Big Moves In 2015
 Diverse people — people of color, LGBTQ men and women, women in general, people with disabilities, older people, younger people, etc. — have contributed a lot to the overall tech eco...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch The Midwest Startup Formula Will Change The Status Quo For Building Businesses
 As Silicon Valley startups continue chasing private valuations, entrepreneurs in the Midwest are following an entirely different approach. Our goal is the same — to build world-class busin...
12:59 am GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch Salesforce Grabs Quote To Cash Vendor SteelBrick for $360 Million
 They say there’s not supposed to be much M&A action the week of Christmas, but Salesforce apparently didn’tget the memo, picking up quote-to-cash vendor SteelBrick today for $360...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, December 24, 2015
Techcrunch A Nano Step For Man, A Giant Leap For Mankind
 It is now time for a second era – NNI 2.0. A return to higher and sustained investment, the purpose of NNI 2.0 should be not just foundational research but also necessary support for rapi...
10:08 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Palantir Has Raised $880 Million At A $20 Billion Valuation
 Palantir, the data analytics platform used by government agencies and law enforcement pocketed $880 million in new funding, according to a filing from the Securities and Exchange Commission out ...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch If Youre Launching A Tech Startup In 2016, Focus On Privacy And Fast Data
 Enterprises over the last decade have devoted large portions of their IT budgets to collecting, securing and analyzing huge volumes of big data. Or at least trying to. But heading into 2016, the...
09:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Meet Kymeta, The Company That Could Bring High Speed Wi-Fi To Cars
 Kymeta, the developer of a new, “smart” antenna, recently completed a milestone test for their core technology, the mTenna. Designed to bring Wi-Fi to cars, planes, and boats, the mT...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Slack And HipChat Are On The Verge Of Launching Chat Wars
 Slack and Atlassian, the two leaders in the enterprise software market, are on a collision course, whether they like it or not.< Slack has been the clear leader in media hype so far, as the ...
09:26 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch After 500,000 Apps Built, Bizness Apps Launches Apex, A New White-Label App Builder
 Founded in 2010 as a DIY app and website development platform, Bizness Appshas quietlyturned its attention to resellers and digital agencies, becoming one of the largestproviders of white-label ...
06:47 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Evernotes Exits Continue As VPs Of Partnerships And Brand Both Move On
 Evernote is a company very much in transition, and that’s highlighted by the exit of couple of notable vice presidents at the company.Vice President of Partnerships Alex Pachikov, a nine-y...
06:33 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Layoffs Hit Dinner Lab As Company Shifts To Contract Model For Event Staffers
 Dinner Lab is laying off around 30 employees from their full-time positions as it shifts to a contract-based model for its events staff, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. Most of those layoff...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch 45K Register Their Drones With The FAA In First 2 Days
 The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone registry went online on Monday. As the agency announcedthis morning, more than 45,000 people have nowused the online service to regis...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch A Startups Guide To International Expansion
 Startups can now reach international markets almost immediately at launch. Product/market fit is geographically, industry and company-size agnostic — SaaS makes your product adoption almos...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny Talks New Hires And EdTech In 2016
 Clever CEO Tyler Bosmeny says that more than 50,000 schools are now using the service — and that this year, and next, are going to be the years that education tech in general finally hits ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On Bullish: The Rise Of American Ecommerce
 Hello and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This episode matters a bit more to me than usual, as itis the last weekthat I will host. After an amazing few years at TechCrunc...
11:51 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch The Beatles Come To Spotify, Apple Music And Other Streaming Services
 After a couple of weeks of rumors, The Beatles website confirmed that the entire band’s catalog will be available on Spotify, Apple music and all music streaming services out there startin...
11:29 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Partners With Chat App Lookup To Let Users In India Shop In 140 Characters
 Twitter has announced a partnership with Lookup, a chat app that connects consumers with retailers, which will allow its users to make purchases and find information using 140 characters. Read M...
09:22 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Indian Regulator Temporarily Suspends Facebooks Free Basics, Says Report
 Free Basics, a service by Facebook initiative Internet.org, is having a rough week in India. First, an email campaign by the social media network was criticized for being heavy-handed and mislea...
09:22 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Indian Regulator Temporarily Suspends Facebooks Free Basics
 Free Basics, a service by Facebook initiative Internet.org, is having a rough week in India. First, an email campaign by the social media network was criticized for being heavy-handed and mislea...
05:56 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch The Moment A World Cup Skier Was Nearly Hit By A Drone Falling Out Of The Sky
 Drone registration may seem like unnecessary hassle for some, but an incident at the alpine skiing world cup this week illustrated why the FAA is pushing for regulation. Read More ...
03:38 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Kim Dotcom Ruled Eligible For Extradition to US, Will Appeal
 After a ten week trial and more than 3 years after the raid on Kim Dotcom’s mansion, a New Zealand judge has denied an extradition stay for Kim Dotcom and his three business associates. Th...
03:02 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Fluxo Is A Lamp That Exhibits True Smarts
 Good lighting can mean the difference between time for business and business time. That’s why Fluxo is so cool. This unique crowdfunded lightbulb can do all the color-changing magic you...
02:17 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch The Happy Home Company Raises $3.5M To Make Home Maintenance Easier
 The Happy Home Companyisaiming to eliminate the headaches of home maintenance and improvement, and it’s raised $3.5 million in seed funding. The companyhas been relatively quiet, at least ...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch When All You Want for Christmas Is A Good Venture Capitalist
 In the words of Pitbull, “Ask for money, get advice. Ask for advice, get money twice.” When you’re shopping for a VC, you might want to take Pitbull at least a little seriously...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Heres A Video Of Boston Dynamics Awesome Big Dog Robot Pulling Santas Sleigh
 You know, there’s basically nothing I can add to this post that I didn’t say in the headline, outside of “hahahaha, rad.” Not sure what you’re looking at? That̵...
12:30 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Kano Releases Screen Kit For The Holiday Season
The Kano Computer Kit does not normally come with a screen but it works with almost any TV or Monitor with an HDMI connection. But they have just released The Screen Kit – a portable, HD display...
12:26 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Oracle StackEngine Acquisition Part Of Expanding Cloud Strategy
 After years of ridiculing the cloud,Oracle has been taking ita lot more seriously recently, and it quietlypurchased StackEngine last Friday as part of aneffort to boost its Platform as a Service...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, December 23, 2015
Techcrunch Gojimo, The U.K. Exam Preparation App, Picks Up Further $1.8M Backing
 Gojimo, an app that helps U.K. high school students prepare for exams, has picked up a further $1.8 million in funding, bringing total raised by the 2013-founded startup to just over $3 million....
11:46 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch A New System Lets Self-Driving Cars Learn Streets On The Fly
 SegNet is a new system created by the University of Cambridge that can “read” a road and assess various features including street signs, road markers, people, and even sky. The syste...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Oculus Founder: Rift Launch On-Target For Q1 2016
 One of the most asked questions about the Oculus Rift is “when are we getting them?” and the founder of the company continues to update those who are waiting patiently. According to ...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Flytenow Shuts Down After Court Rules Against Flightsharing Startups
 Airplane ridesharing startup Flytenow today announced that it is shutting down after a court recently upheld the FAA’s power to regulate what does (and does not) constitute a commercial av...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Stop Reading About Social Media Trends And Start Listening
 The Internet is rife with articles espousing digital trends in every shape and form: video is still going strong, IoT, live streaming and “super real-time.” But trends are just that:...
07:36 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Lets Face It, 2015 Was A Pretty Lousy Year For Unicorns
 It’s been a pretty awfulyear to be a unicorn in 2015. Box and Square went public this year at significantly less than their last private valuation, Box at a 30percentdiscount and Square at...
07:32 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch 9 Of The Worst Performing Tech Stocks In 2015
 Whosaid making money in the stock market is easy?In a year the market was essentially flat, a few tech stocks had a really tough time staying afloat. Companies like Twitter, Groupon, and Yahoo a...
07:17 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch 18 Female Founders Who Killed It In 2015
   Last week, on an internal conversational thread here at TechCrunch,the staff began chatting about some of female founders who’ve made a major dent on the tech scene in 2015, and the...
07:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Kim Kardashians Buttmoji Owns The App Store
 It seems like 2015 was the year of the “emoji.” I mean, a damn emoji was the “word of the year.” This year is ending with a massive bang on the App Store thanks to Kim Ka...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch How BB-8 Works
 By now, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve seen the new Star Wars movie — and for those who haven’t, don’t worry: no spoilers here. At long last, we’ve ...
07:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Instagram Makes It Easier To Share From Boomerang
 Right before the holidays, Instagram snuck in an update for its most second-most popular spun-out app, Boomerang. The app currently sits in the top 250 on the App Store’s free apps.The cha...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Google Begins Testing Password-Free Logins
 Google confirmed this morning it’s nowtesting a new way to sign into your Google account without having to type in a password. Instead, those who have been invited to try this new methodof...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch App Santa Promo Drops Prices On 20 Top iOS And Mac Apps
 There are a number of holiday app sales now running as mobile developers slash prices in hopes of reaching potentialcustomers who will soon be unwrapping smartphones for Christmas. But one of th...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch OTOY Looks To Give Developers The Tools To Build Lifelike Real-Time 3D Environments
 Around tenyears ago, Jules Urbach was sitting at the table at his mom’s house, coding away, when there was a knock at the door. His mom answered, but the visitor was for him. Directors J.J...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Games Like Angry Birds Friends And Risk Hit The Chromecast Right Before The Holidays
 We’ve gotten a fair bit of play out of Google’s latest $35 Chromecast leading up to the holidays. The games are pretty fun, and you can’t beat it for the price. In time for sai...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Crunchies Tickets Make A Great Holiday Gift
 Can’t figure out what to get your friends and family members for the holidays? How about a ticket to the 9th Annual Crunchies award show in San Francisco? The Crunchies take place on Febru...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Flywheel Launches Uber-Like Operating System For Taxi Cabs
 Flywheel, the no-surge-fee taxi startup that hopes to challenge on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft, is expanding its TaxiOS platform. Flywheel’s TaxiOS, which launched back in Octo...
04:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch HomeTouch Picks Up Backing From Passion Capital To Disrupt The Notoriously Poor Agency Care Model
 One year old HomeTouch, which has just picked up additional undisclosed funding from Passion Capital, operates a home care marketplace to let families with elderly parents and others needing ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch The Startup, The Burnout
 Burnout is as real as it gets. Burnout is a period of life when your thinking has become relentlessly intrusive, and quieting such thinking only makes it worse, similar to that of anxiety, depre...
02:46 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Google Brings Its Interactive, 360-Degree Spotlight Stories To YouTube
 Google is bringing its Spotlight Stories – immersive, 360-degree animated videos meant to introduce a new form of storytelling – to YouTube, the company announced this morning. The f...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch VideoBlocks Adds Discovery Channel Clips To Its Stock Video Marketplace
 Stock video service VideoBlocks today announced that it will soon start selling clips from the Discovery Channel’s Discovery Access library in its recently launched Marketplace. In total, ...
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Opposes UK Surveillance Bill Over Encryption Concerns
 Apple has submitted a formal statement to the bill committee working on a new complex and controversial surveillance law in the U.K., The Guardian reports. The submission was just released, and ...
12:54 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Stratos Sells To Ciright One To Avoid Collapse
 Stratos isn’t dead yet. The Michigan-based startup just signed an agreement with Ciright One LLC to take over the fledgling company. Under their agreement, Ciright One will manage and fulf...
12:14 pm GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Alto Mail Is AOLs Modern Take On Email On Your Phone
 Meet Alto Mail, a new mobile app to manage your emails on your phone. The app was created by AOL (TechCrunch’s parent company) but supports Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, iCloud and AOL Mail. Whi...
10:57 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Orange Is Thinking About Acquiring Bouygues Telecom
 Who will buy Bouygues Telecom? Rumor has it that the telecom company has been looking for a buyer for a while now. And it looks like Orange might be interested after all in order to make sure it...
10:37 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Toshiba To Cut 7,800 Jobs, Forecasts Record $4.5 Billion Loss
 Just in time for CES, consumer electronics giant Toshiba announced another wave of layoffs. This time, the company plans to axe 6,800 jobs in the consumer electronics business. It represents aro...
07:33 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Google And Ford Will Reportedly Team Up To Build Self-Driving Cars
 Google and Ford are planning to develop and build self-driving vehicles together in a joint venture and will announce the deal at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, says ...
05:44 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Indias Shuttl Raises $20M To Accelerate Its Smart Shuttle Bus Service
 India’s transportation app future isn’t just about Uber and billion-dollar homegrown rival Ola. That’s because Shuttl, an eight-month-old startup that provides air-conditioned ...
05:13 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Uber China Lands Strategic Investment From Chinese Automaker GAC
 Uber China, Uber’s independent business in China, has announced this morning that it has taken a strategic investment from Chinese automaker GAC Group. Read More ...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos Throws Shade On SpaceX (Forgets SpaceX Has Been Landing Rockets For Years)
 Well look who entered the shade-throwing game on Twitter: Mr. Jeff Bezos. Read More ...
02:09 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Oculus Shipping Early Builds Of Final Rift Hardware To Developers
 If you’re developing a launch title for the upcoming Oculus Rift, you may have gotten a little good news in your inbox this evening. The company says that it’s still shipping Rift ha...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Presidential Candidates Must Articulate Decisive Cybersecurity Plans
 Traditionally, physical security and cybersecurity have been considered two separate entities. The cybersecurity threat, while significant, was often relegated to the sphere of enterprises, indi...
01:47 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch SpaceX Successfully Lands A Giant Falcon 9 Rocket For The First Time
 SpaceX has done it. Elon Musk’s rocket startup just successfully launched and then landed a Falcon 9 rocket some 10 minutes later. This comes after several attempts that ended in fiery exp...
01:31 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Vivek Ranadive On How Hell Invest UCs $250 Million
Entrepreneur and Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive sat down with TechCrunch to discuss how he’ll be allocating the University of California’s $250 million investment. The venture fund ...
01:22 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Watch SpaceXs Latest Attempt To Land A Reusable Rocket
 SpaceX is set to launch and then attempt to land a rocket at 8:29 PM Eastern Standard Time. This time around, though, SpaceX is attempting to land the rocket on solid ground rather than a roboti...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Foursquare Is Raising A Down Round
 We’re hearing a lot of chatterthat Foursquare is in the process of raising a new fundraising round that will be a down round. The exact dollar value of what the company is raising, as well...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, December 22, 2015
Techcrunch Foursquare Raising Round To Capitalize On Data Business
 We’re hearing a lot of chatterthat Foursquare is in the process of raising a new fundraising round that will be a down round. If the round is indeed being raised on a lower valuation than ...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Are Tweeting Drones On The Way?
 In today’s episode of “boring patents…wait, WHAT ARE THOSE???”, it looks like Twitter filed a patent for messaging with or from, or both, an unmanned vehicle (drone!) in ...
11:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Are Tweeting Drones On The Way? Twitter Patent Tips Off Potential Future Of Selfies
 In today’s episode of “boring patents…wait, WHAT ARE THOSE???”, it looks like Twitter filed a patent for messaging with or from, or both, an unmanned vehicle (drone!) in ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Chelsea Peretti Will Host The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards
 You can’t hold an awards show without a stellar host. The Oscars had Neil Patrick Harris. The VMAs had Miley. And the Emmys, coincidentally, had Andy Samberg. Why is that a coincidence? Be...
09:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Esplorio Records Your Journey So You Dont Have To
 Before I took an arrow to the knee I was quite the adventurer. From Dragonsreach to Blue Palace I’ve visited them all and I have the mugs and commemorative shot glasses to prove it. But wh...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch E-Commerce Isnt Everything
 The holiday season is here. For many of us that means lots of shopping. Are you doing most of your shopping online or in stores? If you’re like most consumers, the answer is both, but with...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch The FAAs Drone Registration Site Is Now Up And Running
 As promised, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launched its droneregistry today. If you live in the U.S. and own any kind of drone that weighs more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 poun...
07:56 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Teslas Model S To Get Spotify Premium For Free Outside Of The US
 If you’re buying a Tesla Model S, you can probably afford to bring your own tunes to the mix, but the company has announced today that you’ll get free Spotify Premium integration wit...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Lyft Files To Raise As Much As $1 Billion
 Lyft has authorized a Series F round in which it could raise as much as $1 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg, citing a Delaware state filing. We hear that Credit Suisse is running the ...
07:28 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Pinball In Virtual Reality? Yes Please
 OK, it doesn’t exist just yet, but one group called “Pinball Labs” has a new Kickstarter to bring back the feels you felt when you entered an arcade with tons of pinball games....
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Renews Its Partnership With NBC Sports
 Today, Yahoo announced that one of their crown jewels, its relationship with NBC Sports, has been renewed. In a post, Ian Weingarten, SVP, Corporate Development and Partnerships, said: We’...
06:40 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch HappyFunCorp Launches Happy Fun App To Make Instagram More Social
 For the past year and a half the Brooklyn-based development shop, HappyFunCorp has been laboring over a new graph that would offer new ways to interact with Twitter and Instagram. Now, just in t...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch With 100,000 Sellers Connected, Squares App Marketplace Builds A Bridge
 Square is announcing that the App Marketplace has seen 100,000 sellers connected, a number that has doubled since January of last year. Read More ...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Buys Ray Ozzies Communications Startup Talko, Team Will Join Skype
 Microsoft is buying Talko, the mobilemessaging startup founded by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’sformer Chief Software Architect until 2010. The company says today the acquisition, whose terms were...
06:28 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Theranos Only FDA Approved Test Is Also Under Scrutiny After Ex-Employee Complaint
 Twoformer Theranos employees have filed complaints so far with the Food and Drug Administration over alleged faulty test results. The latest complaint is aimed at a test for herpes – and i...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Starts Rolling Out Support For Apples Live Photos
 It’s been just under 3 months since Apple debuted “Live Photos” with the iPhone 6s and, slowly but surely, big third parties are finding ways to integrate them. Tumblr picked t...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch 2015 IPO Scorecard: How Box, Square, Fitbit And Others Stacked Up
 2015 was not a good year for IPOs. In fact, it was the worst year for tech IPOs since the financial crisis in 2009, with more and more startupsopting to remain private longer. Stock market swing...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Yoyo Launches Mobile Wallet In The U.S.
 UK-based mobile wallet appYoyo Wallethas quietly brought their mobile payment technology to the U.S. and has been stealthily rolling out services with select partners in a private beta. The comp...
05:06 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch We Heart It, The Image-Sharing Site Used By 40 Million Teens, Launches Its Second App, Easel
 We Heart It, an image bookmarking service popular with teenaged girls, is out now with its second mobile application called Easel. The new app is designed to complement We Heart It’s main ...
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Blaze Laser Projection Bike Light Comes To All 11,500 Santander Bikes In London
 Blaze has come a long way. After participating in our Hardware Battlefield competition two years ago, the company signed a deal with a big client, London’s bike-sharing program. Read More ...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Alibaba Hires Ex-Apple Investigator To Tackle Its Counterfeit Goods Problem
 Alibaba has brought in a former Apple counterfeit executive to battle its own problem of fake goods. Read More ...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch More Fodder For Dell-EMC Deal As Pivotal Buys UK-Based CloudCredo
 The Dell-EMC deal has had so many moving pieces since it was announced in October, it’s hard to tell the players without a score card. This morning, Pivotal, which is jointly owned by EMC ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Why Startups Will Dominate The AI-Powered Apps Landscape
 I recently had an interesting conversation with someone who argued against the viability of artificial intelligence startups, given the tremendous budgets and development resources large tech co...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Alive Is A Neat Little App To View, Edit And Share Your Live Photos
 Meet Alive, a Swiss army knife for live photos on the iPhone 6s. There are many live photo editing apps out there, but this one is particularly well designed. Alive lets you turn your live photo...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Administrate, The SaaS For Training Providers, Scores $2.5M Investment And Moves To Four-Day Week For All Staff
 Administrate, the Scottish startup that offers a Sofware-as-a-Service for training providers, has raised a $2.5 million funding round. So far, so routine. But the company is also talking up a re...
03:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Administrate, The SaaS For Training Providers, Scores $2.5M Investment And Moves To Four-Day Week
 Administrate, the Scottish startup that offers a Sofware-as-a-Service for training providers, has raised a $2.5 million funding round. So far, so routine. But the company is also talking up a re...
03:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Gusto Is Looking For Another $50M To Take On Zenefits
 Gusto (formerly ZenPayroll) is looking to raise $50 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange commission. That’s only natural for the startup, which is increasingly c...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Stratos Card To Shut Down Just Six Months After Launching
 The Stratos Card is about to jump in the deadpool. The company behind the universal credit card is shutting down, TechCrunch has confirmed from several sources. Founded in 2012 by Thiago Olson a...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Majority Of Mobile Apps In China Dont Retain Users For More Than A Week
 China may be the world’s largest app market when it comes to downloads, but new data indicates that those download numbers aren’t translating into loyal users who return to apps on r...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Researchers Use A Fiery Robot To 3D Print Glass
 Glass printing is, as you can imagine, a pretty heady process. It requires a lot of heat and a lot of luck and a general acceptance that your print will look awful simply because the glass will ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Kik Invests In Its Platform, Buys Fashion Startup Behind Popular Kik Bot
 Chinese tech trends are distinctly different to North America’s but today, in a move that bears parallels to WeChat-only companies, popular messaging app Kik acquired the small company beh...
01:58 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Bask, Friends, In The Glory Of A Full-Sized, 3D-Printed BB-8
 If you love Star Wars have we got a 3D printing project for you. MontyBug of the BB8BuildersClub has posted a build record of his model BB-8 droid. The droid is made of 3D printed parts and a li...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Coffee Meets Bagel Adds Its Own Version Of Super Like With Send A Woo
 In the past few months, Tinder has been working on a feature called Super Like, which let users tell one of their matches that the situation is more serious than simply swiping right. Today, Cof...
01:04 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Google X Alum Flux Factory Raises $29M Series B
 One of Google X’s former moonshots is raising cash as it looks to disrupt the architecture design space with its specialized collaborative data exchange service. Flux Factory, Inc. announc...
12:41 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch CellSavers, An On-Demand Smartphone Repair Startup, Raises $3M
 CellSaversco-founder Itai Hirsch was not a fan of driving to a local repair shop after he’d broken many of his phones and tablets. So he decided to take a run at building CellSavers, an on...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Taylor Swifts 1989 World Tour Film Is Apple Musics Secret Weapon
 That didn’t take long. Just one week after announcing that Taylor Swift would be releasing her 1989 World Tour film on Apple Music, the film is now available exclusively to Apple Music sub...
11:27 am GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Following Patent Deal, Every Time Apple Sells An iPhone, Ericsson Gets A Bit Of Money
 Telecommunications infrastructure company Ericsson just announced that it has reached an agreement with Apple over an ongoing patent dispute. For the next seven years, Apple will pay a fraction ...
10:24 am GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Qihoo Goes Private For $9.3B, Joining Other Chinese Firms That Have Delisted From The U.S. Stock Market
 Qihoo, a Beijing-based developer of security software and Internet browsers, announced on Friday that it will go private in a deal worth $9.3 billion. As Reuters notes, this makes Qihoo the late...
05:00 am GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch Why Business Leaders Need To Take On The Education Revolution
 Have you hired someone straight out of college in the last decade? If you have, it comes as no shock that today’s education system simply isn’t creating job-ready employees. Far from...
02:30 am GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch On 60 Minutes Apple CEO Tim Cook Bats Away Car Talk, Criticisms Over Tax Picture, Low-Wage Workers
 Tonight, “60 Minutes” is airing a segment on Apple, in which interviewer Charlie Rose talks with CEO Tim Cook about running a modern-day tech giant and the challengesthe company face...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, December 21, 2015
Techcrunch The Entrepreneurial Journey Is More Darkness Than Light
 Looking at startups from the outside, it’s easy to assume the startup game is just that, a game. A game with big winners and glorious and rapid rises to the top. Of billion-dollar valuatio...
10:34 pm GMT - Sun, December 20, 2015
Techcrunch With RAISE Act, Congress Paves Way For Private Secondary Markets
 Included within the FAST Act is a section, the Reforming Access for Investments in Startup Enterprises (“RAISE”) Act, which codifies a previously unwritten means through which startu...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 20, 2015
Techcrunch An Investment Opportunity In Trash
 As incredible as it might seem, processing trash may represent a future unique investment opportunity. Consider the new technologies that will operate on the micro scale, breaking the bonds of m...
06:35 pm GMT - Sun, December 20, 2015
Techcrunch In The Middle East, Increasing Startup Opportunities Bring Hope
 The presence of the investors – in large numbers from both the region and beyond, including Silicon Valley – at a recent RiseUp event in Cairo indicated that entrepreneurship in the ...
05:29 pm GMT - Sun, December 20, 2015
Techcrunch Utahs Unicorns, How Silicon Slopes is Gaining Momentum
 Four of these fabled creatures popped up along the Wasatch this last year,including Omniture founder Josh James’ business intelligence platform Domo. There’s also Pluralsight, Qualtr...
05:09 pm GMT - Sun, December 20, 2015
Techcrunch Hey Hey, My My, Strong Encryption Will Never Die
 There are two types of people in the world: people who will encrypt and people who will not. The former cohort is far smaller than the latter. That should change, but it won’t. In essence ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 20, 2015
Techcrunch How Intelligent Lighting Is Ushering In The Internet Of Buildings
 The LED revolution is over. To no one’s surprise, LEDs have won. Solid-state lighting is changing how we light the world, successfully displacing traditional illumination sources across ev...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, December 20, 2015
Techcrunch Mobile Virtual Reality Is The Ghost Of Christmas Past
 The worlds of gaming, sports, live music, commerce and adult entertainment are all primed for a revolutionary consumption shift with the advent of virtual reality (VR). Fantasy shall become real...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, December 20, 2015
Techcrunch Intelligence Should Recruit Like Google
 An interesting story made the rounds back in August. While conducting a search for “python lambda function list comprehension,” programmer Max Rosett was suddenly invited to attempt ...
08:03 pm GMT - Sat, December 19, 2015
Techcrunch SpaceX Will Attempt To Launch (And Land) Upgraded Falcon 9 on Sunday
 In SpaceX’s first orbital attempt since its failed June 28 attemptto reach the International Space Station, the Hawthorne, Ca.-based company plans tolaunch a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket tomorrow....
08:03 pm GMT - Sat, December 19, 2015
Techcrunch SpaceX Delays Attempt To Launch (And Land) Upgraded Falcon 9 to Monday
 In SpaceX’s first orbital attempt since its failed June 28 attemptto reach the International Space Station, the Hawthorne, Ca.-based company plans tolaunch a Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket tomorrow....
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 19, 2015
Techcrunch Israels Flourishing Fintech Has Many Fathers
 Israeli finance technology has taken giant leaps in the last few years. Hundreds of local startups are developing new technologies for payment and security solutions, and multinational companies...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 19, 2015
Techcrunch From Half-Baked To Overcooked The Revolutionary Evolution Of Crowdfunding
 The ratio of overcooked concepts to ideas that might genuinely be called ‘revolutionary’ has long been skewed on crowdfunding platforms, but when a “founder” is pitching ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 19, 2015
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Enough Already
 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek. Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, December 18, 2015. The Gang winds things up for 2015 with a quick tour of...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 19, 2015
Techcrunch Having Success With Code Bootcamps: Where To Work As A Bootcamp Grad
 Hello code bootcamp graduates, and welcome to an exciting and fulfilling career! As you know by now, programming is a highly creative art in which you get to build things that change the world e...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 19, 2015
Techcrunch Technology And The Deep State
 Donald Trump; Bernie Sanders; Jeremy Corbyn; Marine Le Pen. If you had suggested only a decade ago that any one of those four might become a significant political figure, you would have been lau...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, December 19, 2015
Techcrunch Lost In Translation: IoT Adoption In Southeast Asia In 2015
 We spent a large part of the year in the cities of Manila, Bangkok, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur speaking to local enterprises about this (too) broad and (too) overused term: the Internet of Things ...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Self-Help: Theres An App For That
 Digital therapy is the new frontier of health innovation — and the tech world has taken notice. Myriad apps promise to make you happier, more mindful, less anxious — you name it. But...
09:48 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Extroverts Rejoice! Now Facebook Finds You Parties
 Facebook should tell me what to do tonight. It already knows what I like, where I live, and who I hang out with. Now it will. After accidentally becoming the most powerful force in party invitat...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 12.18.15
 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today, December 18, at 1:00pmPT.Chat with the Gillmor Gang during their live...
09:09 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 12.18.15
 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today.Chat with the Gillmor Gang during their live broadca...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch U.S. Department Of Justice Is Reportedly Pursuing Criminal Investigation Of Uber Data Breach
 The United StatesDepartment of Justice is pursuinga criminal investigation around Uber’s May 2014 data breach, Reuters, citing “sources familiar with the situation,” reported.L...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Holiday Cheers And CES Fears
 With the holiday season in full swing, we’re looking forward to everything CES has to offer in the new year. But we’re also prepping for more gift-giving, following along with the Te...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Five Good 3D Printers You Can Buy Before The Holiday
 If you’re looking to build your own Christmas tree out of plastic this year, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve collected my five favorite 3D printers that you should be able...
07:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch 11 Fantastic Gifts From Cool Hardware Startups
 It’s no secret, we love startups. And yet, finding the perfect gift for a startup lover is challenging. The great thing is that some of our favorite startups are now making cool hardware p...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Acquires Big Data Startup Metanautix
 Microsoft announced today that it has purchased Metanautix, a big-data focused startup that came out of stealth in 2014. The company was backed by $7 million in capital, including cash from well...
06:19 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch These Robots Wish You A Holly, Jolly Period Of Cold Weather Between The End Of December And The Beginning Of January
 The robots at RE^2 robotics are tricksy devils. In this video a pair of robot manipulators carefully cut out a snowflake-shaped piece of paper with a pair of regular scissors – a feat that...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Lively Lets You Trim Your iPhones Live Photos, Pick Your Best Shot From The Video
 Since the debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which introduced support for a new, animated type of photo called Live Photos, a number of apps have launched to help iPhone owners do more with tho...
06:07 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
 This week, tech companies geared up for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere with a bunch of fun Easter eggs like this phonesaber from Google, WhatsApp was ordered to shut down in Brazil, a...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Behind Abbey Road Studios New Incubator For Music Tech
 The past decade has rendered the music industry unrecognizable. Digital music is king and songs are purchased (and created) in the cloud. Faster computer processing and affordable hardware allow...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch DotDashPay Wins $250,000 Startup Competition At UC Berkeley
 Last summer, we told you about a new competition sponsored by Pejman Mar Ventures, a two-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca., venture firm with close ties to Stanford anda growing interest in technologies ...
05:50 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Box Marketing SVP Whitney Bouck Announces She Is Moving On
 Five years ago Whitney Bouck joined Box from EMC Documentumto teach them a thing or two about the enterprise. Today she announced she was leaving the company. Her last day at Box is today. In an...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative May Be More Important Than Facebook
 The first millennial CEO is leading the end of “two-pocket thinking” Read More ...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Target May Launch Its Own Mobile Wallet Next Year
 Target may launch its own mobile wallet as soon as next year, according to a report out this morning from Reuters, citing unnamed sources. The move would put the fourth-largest U.S. retailer in ...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Benedict Evans On 16 Mobile Themes To Watch Next Year
 Andreessen Horowitz partner and longtime mobile analyst Benedict Evans met with reporters in San Francisco yesterday morning to discuss the 16 mobile trendsthat he thinks will be the most worth ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch A Turning Point For Quantum Computing
 Quantum computing is moving from theory and experimentation into engineering and applications. But now that quantum computing is going mainstream, it is incumbent on businesses and governments t...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Nielsen: Facebook Remains The Top App Of 2015, But Messenger Was The Fastest-Growing
 Facebook this year continuedto hold the number one position as the top app installed on U.S. smartphones based on the average number of unique users, according to a new report out this week from...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch 7 Star Wars Gifts For The Jedi Knights In Your Life
 It’s impossible to escape Star Wars. And that’s great! What follows are some of the best Star War-themed gifts available right now. From droids, to LEGO kits, to plush toys, this lis...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Lily Flying Camera Closes $14M In Funding, Delays Shipping Until Summer 2016
 Lily, a drone that is meant to satisfy all your selfie needs, has today announced the close of a $14 million Series A of funding, with investors including Spark Capital, SV Angel, Stanfrod-Start...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch PromoAffiliates Is A Startup That Distributes Promo Codes For Other Startups
 Getting users to sign up for your startup is really hard. That’s why young companies often create promo codes to entice users to recruit friends in return forfree cash or credits.While we&...
02:42 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Sailfish OS Lives To Fight Android Another Day As Jolla Secures Series C Funding
 Finnish mobile OS maker Jolla, whose Sailfish platform is one of the few remaining alternatives trying to fight the Android-iOS duopoly, has pulled out of its latest financing death valley by cl...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Tests Click For More To Boost Video Views On Desktop
 Facebook now gets around8 billion video views on its platform each day, and the social network hasmade no secret of its plans to make it an even bigger part of the experience in the future. Now ...
01:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch With $4.3 Million PayJoy Is Ensuring Smartphones Land In The Hands Of The Next 2 Billion
 With Project Loon and Internet.org Companies like Google and Facebook are spending hundreds of millions of dollars each to ensure that everyone on the planet has access to the internet, but with...
11:47 am GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Indonesia Bans, Then Swiftly Unbans, Motorcycle Taxi On-Demand Services
 A kerfuffle in Indonesia today illustrated the unpredictable nature of regulators and regulations when it comes to ride-sharing services in Southeast Asia, the region that’s collectively h...
11:02 am GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Caller ID Startup Truecaller Cuts 30 Jobs
 Truecaller, the European company behind the popular caller ID app of the same name, has laid off 30 staff across its Stockholm, India and San Francisco offices as part of an apparent staffing st...
09:14 am GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Rivigo, An Indian Logistics Startup That Uses Tech To Ensure Driver Safety, Raises $30M Series B
 Rivigo, an Indian startup that wants to build a more reliable and safer logistics network, has raised a $30 million Series B led by SAIF Partners. The funding, which includes equity and debt fin...
05:02 am GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Evernote Kills Off Skitch For Windows, Android And iOS But Retains Mac App
 Evernote bought popular annotation app Skitch back in 2011 and, after incurring the wrath of loyal users for a series of unpopular updates, it is finally saying goodbye to it for good after anno...
02:42 am GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Pay Will Launch In China In Early 2016
 Chinese consumers will have access to Apple Pay soon, after Apple struck a partnership with China UnionPay, the government-approved organization that is the only bank card issuer in the country....
02:00 am GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Online Commerce Needs An Offline Experience
 Here’s a funny reality. Despite the steady rise of e-commerce since the 1990s, we still stroll through malls and shops. Even with one-click ordering and overnight delivery, we purchase man...
12:57 am GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Randy Glein of DFJ Growth On Todays Crazy Late-Stage Market
 DFJ, the renowned Sand Hill Road Firm, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. At the same time, its low-flying, later-stage offshoot, DFJ Growth, is turning 10. This week, we caught up w...
12:27 am GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Highlights Relationship With IBM In Business Site Makeover
 Apple launchedaredesignedversion of itsMac in Business sitethis week asits love affair with IBM continued to develop.As the name implies, the siteshowcases Apple’s enterpriseacumen and the...
12:10 am GMT - Fri, December 18, 2015
Techcrunch Dell Subsidiary SecureWorks Files To Go Public, Shows Ramping Losses
 Today Dell subsidiary SecureWorks filed to go public, showing expanding revenue, and ramping losses. Dell, then a public company, acquired SecureWorks in 2011 for a reported $612 million. TechCr...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Mobile Build, Promises Free Upgrades For 8.1 Users In 2016
 Two quick hits from the world of Microsoft before you head off and plunge your upper body in eggnog: A new Windows 10 Mobile build is out for users on both the Fast and Slow rings of the Insider...
10:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Vine Gets A Personalized Channel Just For You
 If you’re a Vine user then you know that finding new clips can be difficult. I rely mostly on my network to surface really funny Loops, but the team wants to make it easier for you. Today ...
10:32 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch FBI: We Did Not Seize Shkrelis Wu-Tang Album
 In the latest episode of “holy shit, how is this guy not in jail…oh, he is…cool”, the FBI was forced to make a statement about today’s arrest of Martin Shkreli for ...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Google Self-Driving Cars Chris Urmson On California DMV: Same Old Status Quo
 Yesterday, the California DMV posted a draft of proposed regulations for self-driving vehicles. Obviously, Google was waiting to see what came down and now that they’ve had some time to lo...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Taking The Genome Further In Healthcare
 Collecting genome data is reliable, fast and cheap. Yet, interpreting that data is unreliable, slow, and expensive — when it’s even possible. Today, genome interpretation is a burgeo...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch The Breitling Exospace B55 Is The Latest Luxury Smartwatch
 Breitling, maker of fine watches for people who fly airplanes (or would like to fly airplanes), has just released the Exospace B55, a smartwatch that can relay messages from your phone and inclu...
09:38 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: Who Won The Republican Debate In Las Vegas?
 Who won the Republican debate? Read More ...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Gillette Sues Dollar Shave Club For Alleged Patent Infringement
 Gillette announcedtoday that it has filed suit against Dollar Shave Club, seeking both damages and an injunction to stop the startup from selling razors that useallegedly infringing technology. ...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Netflix Just Scored A Spot As One Of The Top 10 Grossing Apps Worldwide
 Earlier this fall, an analysis of the Top Grossing apps on the iTunes App Store revealed that HBO NOW, the network’s app for cord cutters, had surged to become the top video streaming app ...
07:49 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch TechCrunchs Favorite Things Of 2015
 Here at TechCrunch, we see a lot of stuff — gadgets, gizmos, apps, doo-dads, and electro-whatnots. Name a gadget, and someone on staff has probably obsessed over it, torn it apart, or worn...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Firefox Users On Windows Can Now Watch Netflix Without A Plugin
 Remember Microsoft’sSilverlight Flash competitor? Few people probably do (and Microsoft has long given up on it), but for the longest time, you needed Silverlight to watch Netflix in your ...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Number26 Launches Maestro Card With Contactless Payment
 German startup Number26 just launched a new product. As the company is trying to reinvent your banking experience, this isn’t your average product. Number26 is launching a Maestro Card in ...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Colopl Launches $50M Global Fund Dedicated To Virtual Reality
 There’s no shortage of ideas and projects in the virtual reality space. There are tons of studios popping up all over the world to create immersive content for the platform. With the Oculu...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch DoorDash Partners With b8ta For On-Demand Tech Gadget Delivery
 DoorDash, known for its on-demand food delivery service, has partnered with newly-launched retail store b8ta.b8ta,founded by four former Nest alums, opened earlier this month in Palo Alto to sel...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Google Dedicates $1M In Research Grants To Keep Google Drive Safe
 Google wants you to feel safe and comfy in storing your data with them on all of their properties. One particular product probably has your most important documents — Google Drive. Today, ...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Builds Android App Store For Its Own Android Apps Inside Of The Android App Store
 Microsoft has a new app out called ‘Microsoft Apps‘ on Android that contains a list of its Android apps that you can download on the Android app store. There are two parts to this de...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Pinterest Launches A New Way To Track Price Drops On Buyable Pins
 Pinterest has a new way to entice users to come back and buy things: keeping tabs on the price. That comes in the form today of a new tool that helps Pinterest users monitor price drops on produ...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Rolls Out A Referral Program To Encourage More Customers To Shop On Mobile
 Amazon already has the number one Shopping app in the App Store, but the company believes it still has room to grow. Now, to incentivize more customersto install its app and shop from their phon...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Unlocks Livestream Marketing Stunts From Verified Pages
 Here comes real-time video marketing. Today Facebook gave all Verified Pages the ability to broadcast on its Periscope-style Live feature. Sports teams, TV shows, bands, and brands can now start...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Former Ad Tech CEO Rob Leathern Is Building A Subscription Service For Avoiding Ads
 Rob Leathern is hoping to help publishers embrace ad blocking, and he’s doing it under a familiar name — Optimal.com, which was previously the social ad company where Leathern was fo...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Lyfts App Redesign Makes It Easier For Those Of Us With Bigger Phones To Access With Just One Hand
 The people want what they want and they want bigger phones. Apple’s sales record has beengangbusterssince the introduction ofits larger iPhone 6, 6 Plus and iPhone 6s phones. Samsung also ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Announcing The 2016 TechCrunch Events Calendar
 Buckle up because the TechCrunch Events Calendar is out. We want you to join us as we travel the United States to bring you insightful, fun and valuable experiences.Our events range from meetups...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Build Or Buy? Anatomy Of An Acquisition Or Why Buffer Just Bought Respondly
 Radically transparent social media scheduling firm Buffer, which does stuff like publish its staff salaries and publicly detail its company revenue, has announced its first major acquisition ...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Promotes Jeff Williams To COO, Puts Phil Schiller In Charge Of App Store
 Apple announced a series of changes to its leadership team this morning, including, most notably, the promotion of Jeff Williams to COO, a role that had not been filled since Tim Cook became App...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Googles Move Toward Fair Use Comes In Anticipation Of YouTube Red
 In November, Google through its copyright legal director Fred Von Lohmann announced it would offer legal support on the basis of fair use to a select group of content creators on YouTube that re...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Social Ad Startup Funnely Raises Seed Funding From Verizon Ventures
 Funnely, a startup that helps e-commerce companies automate and improve their ad campaigns on Facebook and Instagram, has raised $988,000 in a seed round led by Verizon Ventures. The product use...
03:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Opens HoloLens Developer Experience In NYC Store
 With the Microsoft HoloLens, an augmented reality headset, the Redmond-based firm is trying to get developers excited about its potential as early as possible, opening a HoloLens experience sect...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Adobes New App, Adobe Post, Lets Anyone Create Professional Graphics
 Adobe unveiled a newsocial graphics app today called Adobe Post, which now joins an expanding suite of applications aimed at encouraging mobile creativity, including Adobe Slate, Adobe Voice, an...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Stepes Is A Bet That A Chat App Can Mobilize Crowdsourced Translation
 Mobile messaging is eating the world. So it follows that mobile messaging interfaces will eat UI design. To wit: meet Stepes, a “chat-based translation app” created by veteran softwa...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch First Rounds Holiday Video Will Have You Reaching For Your Cell Phone
 In the tech world it’s just not the holidays until First Round Capital drops its annual holiday video. It’s that time again, folks. The annual festivities started way back in 2008, t...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Kamcord Now Allows All Android Users To Live-Stream Games From Their Mobile
 Kamcord, the YC-backed company that offers a Twitch-like game streaming service for mobile devices, just made its biggest announcement to date after it enabled any user of its Android app to liv...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Flipboard Overhauls Publisher Pages With Verified Badges, End Card Links And Ad Tech
 Flipboard, the mobile and web app with some 82 million monthly active users who use the app toread content from around the web in a magazine-style layout,is todaytaking the wraps off a new versi...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Online Publisher Purch Acquires ShopSavvy
 Purch just announced that it has acquired ShopSavvy, the mobile shoppingstartup backed by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. Purch was formerly known as TechMediaNetwork and operates sites inc...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Tastemade Raises $40 Million From Goldman Sachs To Make Food Videos
 Tastemade, the maker of food and lifestyle videos, has raised a $40 million financing round led by Goldman Sachs. Participating investors in the Series D round include, Redpoint Ventures, Comcas...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Service, The Customer Service Startup, Launches Its iOS App
 Service, the LA-based customer service startup that recently closed a $3.1M seed round,just launched its iOS app. As a refresher, Service acts as an intermediary between disappointed customers a...
01:46 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Tencent Takes Full Control Of League Of Legends Creator Riot Games
 Billion-dollar Chinese Internet firm Tencent bought an undisclosed majority stake in Riot Games back in February 2011, and now it has closed out the deal by fully acquiring the games firm behind...
01:44 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Songkick Raises Another $10M From WMG Owner Access Industries
 Songkick, the concert discovery app and ticketing company (after it merged with white-label artist-to-fan ticket seller CrowdSurge), has raised a further $10 million in funding from previous bac...
01:01 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Molotov Signs Deals With LG And Samsung To Come To Your Smart TV
 French startup Molotov wants to revolutionize your TV experience and it has partnered with most French networks. But software and content are nothing without a good distribution plan. Read More ...
12:49 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Martin Shkreli, The Worlds Most Unpopular Pharmaceutical Exec, Arrested For Securities Fraud
 In a move that will surprise no one familiar with his questionable career trajectory, Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive best known for hiking the price of a lifesaving anti-parasitic ...
12:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch TechCrunch Is Going To Davos
 The World Economic Forum — held in the mountain village of Davos, Switzerland every year — has increasingly become a place where its usual attendees (the captains of the world’...
12:31 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Telegram Gets 1.5M Download Spike As Brazil WhatsApp Shutdown Kicks In
 Messaging app Telegram is currently experiencing a bump in downloads in Brazil thanks to a local court ruling forcing a 48 hour shutdown of WhatsApp. Read More ...
12:17 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Tech Will Save Us Raises $1.8M To Take Hardware/Software Hacking Mainstream
 After finding a fully functional laptop discarded in a rubbish skip near their home, Bethany Koby and Daniel Hirschmann realized this was the spark they were looking for to create a new kind of ...
12:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Song Lyrics App Musixmatch Hacks Its Way To 50M Downloads/30M MAUs, Adds Spotify Support
 I tend to shy away from trumpeting a startup’s metrics on their behalf or covering incremental app updates, but it has been a while since I heard from Musixmatch. The company originally pi...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Belly Updates iOS App Allowing Merchants Mobile Access To Customer Engagement Tools
 Mytired loyalty punch card for alocal burger jointin Evanston, Illinois has always beengreat at telling me that I’m a fatass, but it’s never done too well at tellingthe restaurantmuc...
12:03 pm GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Facebooks Save Free Basics In India Campaign Provokes Controversy
 Facebook is calling on Indian users to send an email to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), asking the government agency to support its Free Basics program. The campaign, which sho...
11:56 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Springboard Raises $1.7M For Its Mentor-Based Approach To Online Learning
 Springboard, an India-U.S. company formerly known as SlideRule, has raised a $1.7 million seed round to accelerate its concept of learning through mentors and a community. Each mentor provides a...
10:58 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Indie Media Startup The News Lens Wants To Be A Balanced Voice Of Reason For Asia
 Since launching two years ago, Taiwan-based media startup The News Lens has gained a readership of five million readers a month by presenting a levelheaded alternative to the country’s sca...
04:00 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch The Missing Leak In Marketplaces
 Here’s the rap on marketplaces where buyers meet sellers: Some of them leak revenue. Unicorns are looking leaky these days. Read More ...
02:16 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Brazilian Judge Shuts Down WhatsApp And Brazils Congress Wants To Shut Down The Social Web Next
 A temporary WhatsApp shutdown is not even close to the craziest thing happening with the Brazilian internet right now. If Brazil’s conservative Congress gets its way, they’re going t...
01:40 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch A Proposed California Law Would Require Drivers For Driverless Cars
 In what is sure to be seen by some as government interference and general misunderstanding of technology, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has released a proposal that would require d...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch New Relic CEO: Thankful Were Not In That Unicorn Bucket
 Lew Cirne, founder and CEO of the seven-year-old software analytics company New Relic, has a lot for which to be thankful. Near the very top of his list? The fact that New Relic went publica yea...
12:45 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch New Relic CEO On The Joy Of Not Being In That Unicorn Bucket
 Lew Cirne, founder and CEO of the seven-year-old software analytics company New Relic, has a lot for which to be thankful. Near the very top of his list? The fact that New Relic went publica yea...
12:29 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Padmasree Warrior On Why She Chose To Take On Her New Role As NextEv CEO
 NextEv, a Chinese electric car company potentially taking onTesla and Faraday Future, has tapped Padmasree Warrior for the U.S. CEO position. Warrior will also head up software development and t...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Chinas UnionPay Steps Into Mobile Payments In JV With UK Startup Powa
 On the heels of reports that Apple Pay is gearing up for a February launch of Apple Pay in China, the country’s biggest credit card company has entered into a JV with a mobile payments sta...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch Chinas UnionPay Steps Into Mobile Commerce In JV With UK Startup Powa
 On the heels of reports that Apple Pay is gearing up for a February launch of its mobile payment service in China, the country’s biggest credit card company has entered into a JV with a st...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, December 17, 2015
Techcrunch A Call To Arms Against McCarthy 2.0
 This week, I learned that the bill in question (HR-158) has Obama’s support, has cleared the House of Representatives with a whopping 407-19 majority, and is on track to be passed by the S...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Rwandas Not-So-Improbable Ambition To Be A Startup Hub of Africa
 It’s an odd feeling to come from California, one of the world’s most prodigious economies where theinfrastructure and public systems are simultaneously falling apartin plain view, an...
10:40 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Why Pandora Shares Are Going Crazy
 Music listening service Pandora saw a dramatic dip and then a dramatic 22% spike in after-hours trading Wednesday, as investors were reading the tea leaves and then learned of theroyalty rate de...
09:25 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch 9 Of The Best Performing Tech Stocks In 2015
 In a year when the stock markethasessentiallybeen flat, a few tech companies have killed it on the public markets. Companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Netflixcreated tremendous shareholder valu...
09:13 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch CAHs Max Temkin On Secret Hitler And Making Fun Games For Money
 If you’re a maker, getting people excited about what you’re doing can be difficult — no matter what it is you’re making. One guy, Max Temkin, has been “lucky”...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch How To Make Calculated Decisions When Forming Your GP Entity
 You just turned 30 and are either a successful entrepreneur who made a fortune developing a very popular gaming app, or you’re one of the early employees at an emerging technology company ...
07:38 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Leads $23M Investment In India-Based Home Services Startup Housejoy
 Amazon has led a $23 million investment in India-based Housejoy, a startup that — as the name not so subtly suggests — is much like Homejoy, the home services on-demand company that ...
07:37 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Bucket, A Travel Planner That Automatically Creates Recommendation Lists, Expands Nationwide
 Early Facebook employee and longtime travel aficionado Julia Lam began studying consumer travel habits over a year ago to see how people planned their vacations and business trips. What she foun...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch You Can Now Order Ubers (And Soon Lyfts) In Facebook Messenger To Prove Youre On Your Way
 This isn’t the first time a ridesharing app has hooked up with a messaging app. WeChat, a messaging and calling app used outside theU.S. also allows users to book cars on ridesharing platf...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Filters Out Sadness And Adds Editing To Your Year In Review Photoset
 Facebook broke some hearts in 2014 when its algorithmically-selected Your Year In Review photosetsaccidentally included depressing photos of people’s exes, blocked friends, and deceased lo...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Hit Or Miss, A Tinder-Like Curated Fashion Shopping App, Looks To Keep Shopping Simple
 Amber Reyngoudt and Dave Peck want to figure out how to perfect the mobile shopping experience — and theythinks it’s flipping through fewer products, not more.Skull Ninja Labs’...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch The Latest Gear VR Ad Follows A Very Important, And Necessary, Narrative
 Whether you can find a Samsung Gear VR in time for the holidays or not, the company behind the mobile virtual reality accessory keeps releasing ads that follow a very important narrative for the...
06:46 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Music Rolls Out Star Wars Radio
 What’s this? Another major tech company has found a way to capitalize on consumers’ fervor for the new“Star Wars” movie? Shocking! The latest to join the fray is Apple, w...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Afero Is An IoT Dev Platform Play Built By Danger Co-Founder Joe Britt
 Remember Danger? The mobile maker Microsoft acquired for $500 million back in 2008 in the hopes of firing up its mobile fortunes? Things didn’t pan out quite so well for Microsoft of cours...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Philips Hue Reverses Decision To Block Third-Party Light Bulbs
 Philips shipped a controversial firmware update for its Philips Hue bridge yesterday. The company decided to block third-party light bulbs to fix interoperability issues. Today, the company anno...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Bringg Raises $5 Million So Any Business Can Offer An Uber-Like Experience
 If on-demandis the future of delivery, a startup called Bringgaims to help established businesses better compete with the likes of Amazon and Uber going forward. The company has now raised $5 mi...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Pastebin, The Text Sharing Website, Updates With An Emphasis On Code
 Pastebin, now home to 95 million “active” pieces of text, has gotten a complete overhaul including a new mobile friendly site that lets coders share snippets of text on their phones....
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Rethinking The Role Of Tech Companies In The Refugee Crisis
 The urgent humanitarian situation in Europe has pushed the ongoing global refugee crisis to the forefront of U.S. consciousness. There are currently 60 million people around the world who have b...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch 360 Capital Partners Closes New $38 Million Seed Fund
 With $330 million under management (300 million), 360 Capital Partners has been quite active in the French tech ecosystem. Today, the venture capital firm announced a brand new $38 million fund ...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Your Mouse Knows When Youre Mad
 Did you know that when you get frustrated with your computer you move your mouse more slowly? Your computer knows. In fact, researchers at BYU have figured out tell-tale signs of frustration, an...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Former FourSquare COO Evan Cohen Checks Into Lyft As New Director Of East Coast Operations
 The fuzzy pink ridesharing platform Lyft has hired Evan Cohento head up its East Coast operations. Cohen lefthis position as chief operations officer at Foursquare inJune of 2014. He was one of ...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Operator! Operator! The UberRush Logistics Layer Has Arrived
 Together, Uber and Operator they could compete with Amazon’s massive warehouses by aggregating inventory for instant delivery from local shops that are closer nearby. Today, UberRush begin...
03:34 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Baskets New App Helps You Find The Best Prices On Groceries
 A number of apps today let you check prices and comparison shop for things like clothing, electronics, toys, housewares, and more, but what about your everyday purchases, like groceries? Does yo...
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch LoopMe Closes $7M For AI-driven Video Ad Optimisation Platform
Way back in 2013 LoopMe attempted to solve the problem of intrusive ads on a mobile screen by consolidating them into an “ad inbox” that the user would access through a small button. They ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch MIT Researchers Train An Algorithm To Predict How Boring Your Selfie Is
 Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have created an algorithm they claim can predict how memorable or forgettable an image is almost as accurately...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Textio, A Startup That Analyzes Text Performance, Raises $8M
 Textio CEO Kieran Snyder always loved taking a quantitative approach to how language worked with her studies in linguistics. Andwhen she and her co-founder Jensen Harris were leaving Microsoft t...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch AWS Launches Its Smallest And Cheapest EC2 Instance Type Yet
 Earlier this year, at its re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing platformannounced that it would soon launch a very small (but burstable) instance type f...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Data-Driven Health Insurance Provider Clover Health Raises Another $35M
 When Sequoia Capitals Michael Dixon met Clover Health CEOVivek Garipalli, he said he knew he wanted to invest. The catch: it took 18 months to convince him.But that finally happened, with the co...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Google Launches Equity-Free Accelerator Program For Mobile Startups In Brazil, India And Indonesia
 Google is launching a new accelerator program today. The Launchpad Acceleratorwill provide mobile startups in India, Brazil and Indonesia with mentorship, training, support, and up to $50,000 in...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Fear Leads To The Dark Side So Install This Chrome Extension To Stop Star Wars Spoilers
 You’re a Star Wars fan. At least, your chances of being a Star Wars fan are very high, considering what I know about our lovely TechCrunch readership. Plus, you clicked on this headline. T...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Ad Startup Nanigans Enlists MoPub Founder Jim Payne For Its Board
 Nanigans is best-known as a Facebook advertising company, but CEO Ric Calvillo said that by adding MoPub founder Jim Payne to its board of directors, it can grow the “non-Facebook” s...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Box-Salesforce Partnership Demonstrates Power Of Cloud Connectivity
 Salesforce and Box announced a partnership today in which Salesforce customers can access Box content or content management services directly in Salesforce without applications switching or crea...
12:52 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Vroom Raises $95M And Acquires Texas Direct Auto In Its Quest To Bring Car-Buying Online
 People seem to be comfortable buying an ever-growing number of things online, but are they ready to purchase their cars that way? Vroom says they are, and it’s making a couple of big deals...
12:09 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch With Spotify Party, Spotify Pumps Up The Jam On Event-Based Music Streams
 Just in time for your holiday soiree,Spotify is unveiling its latest push into event- and activity-based music curation to capture users who may not have playlists of their own. It is taking the...
12:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Cybersecurity Firm Digital Guardian Raises $66M
 It may seem like every time you check the headlinesa new company is getting its data stolen. For the past 12 years Digital Guardian has been striving to helpcompanies classify and protect data o...
11:36 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Qalendra Wants To Ensure You Never Book A Bad Trip Again
 Qalendra, a Seattle-based company but with an engineering team in Bucharest, Romania, wants to automate travel research. Read More ...
11:33 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook, Google, Twitter Commit To Hate Speech Action In Germany
 The German government yesterday secured an agreement from Facebook, Google and Twitter to delete hate speech within 24 hours as it steps up efforts to combat racist sentiments being expressed on...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch IBM And Apple Enterprise Partnership Reaches 100 App Goal
 IBM and Apple announced today that they had reached the 100 app milestone in their mobile app partnership.The 100 apps cover the gamut of 60 professional roles across 14 industries and include i...
10:12 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Europe Finally Agrees Tough New Data Protection Rules
 Late yesterday European institutions finally agreed the text of new data protection rules (GDPR), more than three years after new regulation was proposed. The 28 Member States of the European Un...
10:04 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Paytms Founder On Its Online-To-Offline Strategy In India
 Paytm already claims to be India’s largest mobile payments platform, with most of its revenue coming from payments for utility bills, app downloads, and online purchases. The Alibaba-backe...
09:53 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch The Top Searches On Google In 2015 Included Lamar Odom, Paris And Agar.io
 As the world’s largest search engine in terms of market share, Google’s “Year In Search” list is a pretty good gauge of the zeitgeist. In 2015, basketball player Lamar Od...
09:32 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Make You Believe, Again
 There was a time when songs used to come packaged together as things called “albums” that you had to listen to in order. This created an indelible link between the songs placed near ...
09:07 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Asian Netflix Clone iFlix Is Raising $150M To Expand To Africa, Middle East And Europe
 iFlix, a Netflix-like service available in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, is talking to investors with a view to raising up to $150 million in fresh funding in fuel a global expansion. Read...
06:39 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Topsy, The Popular Social Analytics Service Bought By Apple, Closes Down
 Topsy, the Twitter and social media analytics service bought by Apple for more than $200 million two years ago, has closed its doors today. Read More ...
04:00 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch How To Run Your Company Based On Metrics
 I review a lot of board decks with a beautifully hand-crafted page with metrics for the company. That makes me nervous. I prefer to see a screenshot of an internal dashboard, not something creat...
02:15 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Slack Launches App Directory And Joins Top VCs For $80M Fund Backing Developers
 Slack just hatched a master plan to ensure it becomes the social and collaboration hub of the enterprise. It’s harnessing all its Silicon Valley hype to create rocket fuel for its gro...
12:18 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch The 13 Best Bluetooth Speakers And Audio Gizmos For Music Lovers
 Music lovers can only get so many copies of Adele’s 25 over the holidays before they start to have a tough time faking smiles. Below are a few of my favorite Bluetooth speaker selections f...
12:17 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Yelp Shares Are Not Having A Good Year
 The year has not been kind to Yelp shareholders.On the year, shares of Yelp have tanked around 50 percent. Today wasn’t an exception, with shares of the company down more than 9 percent. T...
12:08 am GMT - Wed, December 16, 2015
Techcrunch Aberdeen, Which Invests In Top VC Funds, On Its 2016 Outlook
 Earlier this year, FLAG Capital Management — an asset manager that has backed a long list of top venture firms, including Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures, Spark Capi...
11:55 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch The Twitter Notifications Tab On The Web Is Down For Some
 The recently moved Notifications tab on Twitter’s desktop version of the service isn’t working for some users. Everything seems to be working just fine on the official iOS and Androi...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch A Look At One Way Twitter Prepares For Hardware Failures
 In a perfect world, Twitter’s Head of Infrastructure and Operations Mazdak Hashemi can walk over to a data center and kick out a power cable to a server, and the service will continue to r...
11:10 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Google Play Books Gets A Feature To Make It Easier To Read At Night
 If you’re a night reader on your mobile device, then you know that it’s hard to get tired with the bright screen burning your eyeballs. This of course isn’t a problem with phys...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch This 9-Foot-Long iPhone Cord Is The Ultimate Holiday Gift, And Its Only $12
 Free your friends and family from hunching over the side of their bed, sitting on the floor in airports, and infinite other uncomfortable positions. Buy them this Anker 9-foot long iPhone/iPad l...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Nutanix CEO & Serial Entrepreneur Dheeraj Pandey On Letting Go As A Leader
 Dheeraj Pandey, is co-founder & CEO of Nutanix, one of the most disruptive software infrastructure companies today. He has held leadership positions with Aster Data & Oracle. He is a gra...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch The Golden Age Of Open Source Has Arrived
 In the new economy, it’s not the code that matters — it’s how you use it to connect people to things they need. From 3D printers to Docker, open-source-based innovation is fuel...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch University of California Launches $250 Million Venture Fund
 The University of California announced a $250 million venture fund to invest in startups “emerging from the University of California system.” The fund will be focused on students, pr...
08:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Googles Project Fi Now Supports Data-Only Devices
 Project Fi, which is Google’s way of jumping in the middle of the great carrier race, has shared today that starting tomorrow, you can order a SIM for your data-only device. I’ve swi...
08:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Continues To Showcase Its Own Apps In The App Stores Top Charts
 It seems Appleis continuing to use theApp Store’s “Top Charts” section to promoteits own applications, by allowingapps like iMovie andthose from its iWork suite to appear in th...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Thanks To Google, Your Phone Now Doubles As A Lightsaber
 Every single time I see something else pushing “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” I roll my eyes. And then I try something else where I think “OK, that was pretty smart.” Dis...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Android Wear Now Sports Designer Watch Faces
 If you’ve stuck with your Android Wear watch, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a slew of new downloadable watch faces from some notable designers. Here’s what the tea...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch 31 Memorable Quotes From Disrupt London 2015
 Disrupt London 2015 has come to an end, but the stories and experiences will stick with us for years to come. We’ve compiled the most memorable quotes from Disrupt London 2015. Take it all...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Makes Changes To Its Real Name Policy
 After over a year’s worth of controversy around Facebook’s real names policy, Facebook has announced a couple of changes to its process in order to better serve all of its members, i...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Makes Changes To Its Real Name Policy Enforcement Process
 After over a year’s worth of controversy around Facebook’s real names policy, Facebook has announced a couple of changes to its process in order to better serve all of its members, i...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Googles Angular 2 Framework Hits Beta
 Angular 2, Google’s framework for building mobile and web apps in HTML and JavaScript, is now in beta. Google first announced Angular 2, which represents a significant (and controversial) ...
06:37 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Netflixs Ongoing Quest To Save Bandwidth
 Netflix has a bandwidth problem. It currently represents 36.5 percent of U.S. Internet traffic and it’s going to increase as 4K becomes more popular, and LTE and fiber Internet improve. As...
06:34 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch The Future Of In-flight Entertainment Is Virtual Reality
 I fly a lot for work, be it a quick two hours or less to Seattle to 10+ hours to Germany, and everything in between. I don’t really like to fly all that much, and I’m not sure that a...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Watch This Amazing 3D-Printed Clock Made With A Multi-Toolhead Printer
 In the future multi-toolhead robots will harvest our organs and control our reproductive cycles. Until then, they can make amazing clocks! This clock, created by Matt Olczyk, was made using a ZM...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Easy Taxi And Tappsi Merge To Try To Run Uber Off The Road In LatAm
 Rocket Internet-backed Easy Taxi is joining forces with Colombian taxi app startup Tappsi in a merger the pair will be hoping helps them keep accelerating ahead of Uber, which only has a limited...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Four Market Forces That Will Shape Robotics Over The Next Year
 As 2016 approaches, robotics is poised to traverse from a narrow set of industrial and military use cases to broader market applications that include commercial drones, telepresence robots, deli...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch German 3D Indoor Mapping And Navigation Startup NavVis Locates 7.5M Funding
 Munich-based 3D indoor mapping and navigation startup NavVis raised a 7.5 million Series B round of funding as it readies the launch of its smartphone indoor navigation app. Read More ...
05:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Atlassians Marketplace For Third-Party Devs Hits Over $120M In Sales
 You can now buy stock in Atlassian, but that’s not the only way to make money from the quickly growing collaboration and developer tools company. As the company told me today, its Atlassia...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Reminder: Im Holding Mini New York Meetups Tonight And Tomorrow
 Here they come: my mini-meetups. This week we’re meeting at WeWork Chelsea for a chat with Amol Sarva of Knotable about the magic and pain of starting up in NYC. The event starts at 7pm an...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Google Updates Now On Tap To Let You Track Packages, Flights And Find Related Articles
 Google is expanding the capabilities of its clever mobile feature, “Google Now on Tap,” which offers additional information about what you’re looking at within a mobile applica...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Backblazes Low-Cost Cloud Storage Service Comes Out Of Beta
 After a shortbeta, Backblaze today opened up its new low-cost cloud storage service for all developers. Backblaze made a name for itself as a backup service for individuals and small businesses....
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch LinkedIn Revamps Its Jobs Listings With Big Data Analytics
 LinkedIn, a social network focused around the working world with nearly 400 million members, is well known for how it usesalgorithms to suggest potential business connections and jobs based on y...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Google Updates BigQuery With Better Cost Controls, Audit Logs And Improved Streaming API
 BigQuery,Google’s SQL-based big data analytics service, is getting an update today that, among other things, will make it easier for users to avoid runaway query costs and to stream large ...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Philips Hue DRM Update Blocks Third-Party Light Bulbs
 It’s 2003 all over again, DRMs are back. This time, Philips has released an update to its bridge software to block third-party light bulbs. The company cites interoperability issues with t...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Android Pay Now Works In Mobile Apps
 Following its launch this fall, Google’s Apple Pay rival known asAndroid Pay is taking another notable step this morning: it’s now available to use within mobile applications. Accord...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch A Technology Port In A Market Storm
 Headlines in 2015 have been particularly worrisome for global investors. Yet while we see listed businesses facing a whiplash effect from China, Greece and the Middle East, the news headlines ab...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Giroptic Is Building The GoPro For Virtual Reality
 French startup Giroptic just raised $4.5 million for a new kind of action camera. Giroptic looks like a GoPro, but if you look closely, you can notice three different cameras. The egg-shaped 360...
03:44 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Takes On Angies List And Yelp With New Site For Finding Top-Rated Local Businesses
 Facebook is quietly testing a new feature that will direct users to the best-rated and reviewed local service providersin their area. At the easy-to-access URL Facebook.com/services, the social ...
03:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Vayyar, A Startup That Looks To Produce 3D Image Sensors, Raises $22M
 After leaving Intel, Raviv Melamed and his co-founders spent a year working out of a garage on an image sensor that could produce 3D images of things behind boundaries like walls. The result is ...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Sundar Raises $1.3 Million From NEA To Bring Transparency To Fashions Supply Chain
 It was in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza disaster, amid a growing push for greater oversight and an increasing number of startup fashion brands catering to this sustainable sensibility, that Ja...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Getting Real About Virtual Reality
 Hacking together a VR experience to see firsthand what’s involved, revealed just how close we are to something great, but there are five areas that need to fall into place for VR to become...
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch The Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge Could Digitize Your Old Movie Cameras
 Photographer Hayes Urban wants to breathe new life into your own Super 8 camera. As you’ll recall, Super 8 was a format used in prehistoric times to shoot home movies. The cartridges conta...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Azalead Grabs $5 Million For Its Special Weapon For Sales Teams
 French startup Azalead just raised $5 million (4.5 million) from Idinvest, with existing investor Aurinvest also participating. The startup is building a platform for account-based marketing, a ...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch 9 Perfect Gifts For The Health Nut In Your Life
 We all know someone who puts health first. They know their caloric intake, the steps they took that day, and the exact amount of beauty sleep they got last night. Meanwhile, you and I are trying...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Spotify Poaches BBC Radio Exec In Push For Localised, Curated And Undiscovered Content
 Video may have killed the radio star, but streaming services are bringing it back to life. In the latest development, BBC and Spotify today both announced that George Ergatoudis, head of music a...
01:08 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch SoundHound Launches Houndify Platform To Add A Voice Interface To Other Apps And Devices
 SoundHound’s Houndify, which promises to “add voice enabled conversational interface to anything,” is officially available to developers today. SoundHound is best-known as a mu...
12:20 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Zillow Launches New Home-Pricing Tool For Sellers
 Online real estatesite Zillow is launching a new home-price estimate tool today that allows users to create a custom and private estimate for their homes based on recently sold homes and compara...
12:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Japan Bids To Buy Travel Booking Site Ikyu For Around $830M
 Yahoo Japan, the joint venture between SoftBank and Yahoo, has launched a bid to buy Ikyu, a popular online travel and restaurant reservation platform in Japan, for around $830 million. Read Mor...
11:30 am GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Expands Moments To The U.K.
 Twitter is expanding Moments, its media rich, breaking news focused feed, to U.K. users today. The company debuted the feature in the U.S. back in October, and has since also rolled it out in Br...
10:36 am GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Repixl Pivots To On-Demand Image Editing Service
 Everybody calls themselves the ‘Uber of X’ these days, but Repixl has definitely caught the Uber bug. The U.K. startup has pivoted from offering a simple consumer-facing photo websit...
07:21 am GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Is Reportedly Developing Its Own, Energy-Efficient Screens For iPhone And iPad
 Apple is reported to be working on its own display technology in a move that could lessen its dependence on third-party suppliers like Samsung and Sharp, and boost the battery life of its produc...
06:58 am GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Finance-Focused Deal Street Asia Is Latest Asian Media Startup To Land Funding
 Deal Street Asia, an eighteen-month-old website covering financial investment news, is the latest media outlet in Asia to raise funding as it plans to increase its presence and expand into event...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Holiday Shopping Season For SMBs? Not So Much
 It’s an established fact that Americans love to shop during the holidays. The frenzy of rushing to the local mall or Main Street to snap up the latest “Black Friday” deals is a...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch iPrice Raises $1.2M More For Its E-Commerce Service In Southeast Asia
 iPrice, the e-commerce startup that wants to be the gateway to online retail in Southeast Asia, is back in the money after disclosing a new $1.2 million financing round. Read More ...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Uber and Lyft Drivers Can Now Unionize In Seattle
 In a move that could set a precedent in other cities, Seattle has just passed legislation that will allow Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize, meaning they can negotiate pay and benefits. The impl...
12:11 am GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch Bitcoin Hits Highest Levels Since Late 2014
 After a mostly boring 2015, bitcoin is making waves as the year ends by reaching new price heights. Bitcoin is north of the $400 mark, once again, for the second time since 2014. This time, it h...
12:06 am GMT - Tue, December 15, 2015
Techcrunch VP Of Design At Twitter, Mike Davidson, Stepping Down In February
 According to a tweet from Mike Davidson, Twitter is about to lose its Vice President of Design: Personal news: After 3+ years leading Design @Twitter, I'm leaving in Feb to take the 1st brea...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Listia Isnt Just For Swapping Free Stuff Anymore
 Listia started out as a way for people to swap free stuff, but now its users can actually make money.The new feature takes advantage of Listia’s existing system, where users give away thei...
11:24 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Is Gilt About To Be Acquired By Saks Fifth Avenue?
 Gilt.com, the New York-based fashion discount site, is in talks to be acquired for $250 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. The prospective buyer is Hudson’s Bay, which owns Sak...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Lightsaber Yourself With Facebooks Star Wars Profile Pics
 Show you’re down with The Force this week then hide your Jedi ways with Facebook’s new Star Wars temporary profile pictures. Just in time for the release of The Force Awakens, click ...
10:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch The New $7M Xprize Focuses On Mapping The Worlds Oceans
 The latest Xprize offers a total of $7 million for teams that advance ocean mapping technology. This is part of Xprize’s broader ocean initiative, but Jyotika Virmani, senior director of o...
10:46 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch 12 Star Wars-Inspired Gadgets
 Whether it’s 3D printing,a Kinect robotics hack or a drone, Star Wars enthusiasts have found ways to emulate their favorite gadgets from the series into functional, real-life apparatuses. ...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch The 7 Best Tech Zingers Of 2015
 In the U.S. and in the Bay Area particularly, the tech community is widely known as a place where people are quick to celebrate each another and one another’s companies in a virtuous circl...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch The Case For An Emphasis On Traffic Management
 Smart cities. Teletopia. Quantified communities. Whatever label you prefer, the concept of cities utilizing information and communication technologies (ICT) to create connected communities is an...
09:43 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch SocialRank Helps You Understand Your Followers And Now Its Getting Collaborative
 Hey, it’s great that you’re trying to get more followers, but what about understanding the followers already have? That’s what New York City startup SocialRank aims to provide,...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Membo Is The Yik Yak For Trendy Local Discovery
 A lot of local discovery apps are great at telling you what’s been popular in an area for years, but theyaren’t so great at helping you findthe cool speakeasy that opened up last Tue...
08:34 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Youre In Trouble If This Pee-Powered Energy System Leaks
 Professor Ioannis Ieropoulos of the Bristol BioEnergy Centre at the University of the West of England has created a bioenergy system that uses urine circulated by your footsteps to power wearabl...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Plot Thickens In Dell-EMC Deal As VMware Announces Its Walking Away From Virtustream Deal With EMC
 Ah, nothing goes easy with that $67 billion Dell-EMC deal, does it?Today the plot thickened a bit more when VMware announced in a filing with the SEC that it was walking away from the agreement ...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Families Get Screwed Sending Dollars To Mexico. TransferWise Does It 4X Cheaper
 Money transfers are a crooked racket. They’re designed to hide just how much cash they steal from immigrant workers sending funds to family back home. Western Union, Moneygram, even PayPal...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Dispels Privacy-As-A-Service Platform Keeps Your Internet Connection Secret And Safe
 Most security services today give you virtual private networks that encrypt your connections (if you work for any sizable company, you probably use some kind of VPN client to log in to your intr...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Reddits Official Android App Is Coming Soon
 If you’ve been using third-party apps or the mobile version of Reddit on your Android device, you’ll be happy to know that the company is finally going to offer an official app for t...
07:25 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch 9 Etsy-Made Gifts That Keep Holiday Giving Weird
 I’ve always found that the weirder gifts, no matter how much they cost, are the ones that people appreciate the most. Sure, you could send someone a boring gift card or a basic-ass iPhone ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch 6 Predictions On Enterprise Software From Scale Venture Partners
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06:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Google Inbox Gets Sharable Trip Bundles, Improved Photo Attachments
 Inbox by Gmail, Google’s next-gen email client for mobile and the web, has its fair share of marquee features, but one of its most useful is its ability to bundle emails about an upcoming ...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch J.P. Morgan, OnDeck And The Future of Alternative Lending
 Earlier this month, J.P. Morgan announced a strategic partnership with OnDeck Capital to originate, underwrite, and distribute loans targeted specifically at small businesses.As evidenced by a 2...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Parse Launches SDK Support For Apples WatchOS 2 And tvOS
 It’s been pretty quiet around Facebook’s Parsedeveloper platform this year. The team launched its Internet of Things service in March and open-sourced its SDKs in August, but otherwi...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Google Maps For iOS Now Shows You When Stores Are Busiest, Plus Gas Prices
 Just in time for your last-minute holiday shopping plans, Google has rolled out an updated version of its Google Maps iOS application which will now show you when stores are the busiest. Armed w...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Adobe Survey Lays Out Marketings New Multiscreen Reality
 Adobe is releasing a new “State of Content” survey that outlines five broad rules for marketers in 2016.Loni Stark, a senior director of strategy and product marketing at Adobe, told...
05:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Salesforce Has Acquired MinHash, Creators Of The AILA Virtual Marketing Assistant
 Salesforce has made another acquisition to build out itsbig-data analytics formarketers. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with Salesforce that ithas acquired MinHash, a young startup based i...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Verizon Now Allows TV Customers To Stream DVR Recordings Outside Of The Home
 In an effort to stave off further cord-cutting as well as catch up with rivals, Verizon* announced today that its FiOS customers will be able to stream their DVR recordings outside of the home, ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI
 As humanity debates the threats and opportunities of advanced artificial intelligence, we are simultaneously enabling that technology through the increasing use of personalization that is unders...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch SketchDeck Raises $1.7 Million More in Seed Funding
 SketchDeck, a two-year-old, on-demand design service for marketing and sales teams, has raised $1.7 million in new funding. The round comes 10 months after the startup raised $500,000 from inves...
03:40 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Pandora Unveils Thumbprint Radio For People Who Like Variety
 Music listening service Pandora says its algorithm just got smarter with “Thumbprint Radio.” Users who have liked music across multiple genres will find their unique mix on a new cus...
03:39 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch MST3K Raises $5.76 Million To Help Bring Joel And His Robot Friends To The Screen
 If you spent a lot of time eating jars of tamales and reading Stephen King novels as a kid like I did you’ll know that Mystery Science Theatre 3000 was the best thing ever (aside from Sisk...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Is Killing Photo Syncing, Asks Users To Download Its Moments App Instead
 Facebook clearly believes it has its next hit app on its hands to follow Messenger with its private photo-sharing service, Moments. The company has now announced it will soondiscontinue support ...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Get Ready To Register Your Drone With The FAA On December 21
 The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today launched its long-expected drone registration program. Starting December 21, owners in the U.S. will have to register theirdrones with the governme...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Foundation Capital Closes Eighth Fund With $325 Million
 Foundation Capital, a 20-year-old, Menlo Park, Ca.-based venture firm, has raised $325 million for its eighth fund, six months after kicking off its official fundraising effort. The fund is slig...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Samsung Galaxy S7 To Get Pressure Sensitive Screen, Faster Charging Port, Says WSJ
 Samsung is set to take a leaf out of Apple’s playbook for the next iteration of its flagship Galaxy smartphone. According to the WSJ — quoting “people familiar with the matter&...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Giphy Cam Adds Star Wars Overlays In First Introduction Of Featured Content
 Giphy Cam, the app that lets you create and share your own GIFs with a few clicks, is today unveiling its first featured content layer in the form of Star Wars overlays. In other words, users ca...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Experian Sells Hitwise, Simmons To Connexity And Its PE Owner Symphony For Up To $52M
 Some more chopping, changing and consolidation in the worlds oftraffic analysis and fraud protection. Today it was announced that Experian, one of the world’s biggest credit ratings agenci...
01:55 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Experian Sells Hitwise To Connexity, Simmons To Connexity Owner Symphony For Up To $52M
 Some more chopping, changing and consolidation in the worlds oftraffic analysis and fraud protection. Today it was announced that Experian, one of the world’s biggest credit ratings agenci...
12:37 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Cloudyn Cloud Monitoring Service Catches $11 Million Investment
 Cloudyn, a service for monitoring and optimizing cloud usage across multiple vendors, announced an $11 million Series Binvestment today. The round was led byby Carmel Ventures with participation...
12:14 pm GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Infosys Invests $3 Million In Pro Sports Performance Data Startup Whoop
 Infosys, the India-headquartered consulting and IT firm, is getting into sports and wearables after it announced a $3 million strategic investment in Whoop, a Boston-based company that provides ...
10:57 am GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Doctena, The European Medical Booking Platform, Scores 4.5M Funding
 Brussels-based Doctena, founded in 2013, represents a familiar European startup story. It sells a medical booking platform that lets doctors offer online booking to their patients and has succes...
09:05 am GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Koreas Yello Mobile Raises $47M More At A $4B Valuation Led By Formation 8
 Korea’s Yello Mobile has made a name for itselfraising $100 million and usingit to hooverup more than60 startupsto build amobile apps business, which now serves 18 million users.Now, the s...
08:25 am GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Love Home Swap Buys HomeForExchange In Home Sharing Consolidation Play
 On the back ofAirbnb raising yet more billions to fuel its private home accommodation business, Love Home Swap — a marketplacefor people to exchange homes for short stays — is on a c...
05:07 am GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch Alibaba Confirms It Is Buying The South China Morning Post For $262M
 Alibaba has jumped into the news business after the Chinese company confirmed on Friday that it has agreed to acquire the South China Morning Post (SCMP). The Hong Kong-based newspaper and SCMP ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, December 14, 2015
Techcrunch How To Plan For Your Startups Gruesome Demise
 Having children is one of the happiest moments most people will ever enjoy, but it’s also when you need to first think the most seriously about death. The joyous excitement and freneticism...
11:17 pm GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch The 12 Best-Sounding Headphones For Everyone On Your Nice List
 Buying someone else headphones is often easier said than done. Audiophiles are a fickle bunch and even kids know exactly what type of brand/sound they want these days. These headphones I’m...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch The State Of Robotics For 2015
 While faulty hoverboards aresetting themselves ablazeto celebrate Christmas, robots are gradually moving from labs to news reports to entering our daily lives.First in line are drones, already i...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch The Real Reason We Should Be Thinking About Sustainability
 “Sustainability” and “innovation” are two broad marketing terms used in conjunction so often that they’ve become almost meaningless. You’ll hear executives ta...
10:56 pm GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch Slack Is Launching A New Way To Download Third-Party Apps
 We’ve heard from sources that Slack, the super-hot collaborative communication startup, is launching a new way to download third-party apps. This would bea big move for the startup, valued...
10:30 pm GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch Should Tech Companies Be Subject To The Fourth Amendment?
 As courts grapple with how to apply the Fourth Amendment’s privacy provisions to online crime fighting, it may become difficult for law enforcement and technology companies to collaborate ...
08:48 pm GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch Taylor Swift Will Launch A Concert Documentary Exclusively On Apple Music
 After a series of back-and-forths between Apple and Taylor Swift over royalties, a near-break up between the superstar and Apple Music and a final mea culpa between the two, Swift is now plannin...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch Are Apps The New Gurus? The Rise Of Self-Help Tech
 The way we do everything has been turned upside down: how we read, how we communicate, how we get from point A to point B, how we eat and how we get help when we need it. We are living through t...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch Dear White People, You Suck At Diversity
 When white people in tech open their mouths about diversity, I tend to brace myself. More often than not, it seems like they say something tone-deaf, outright offensive or lacking in an understa...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch School Districts Are Standing In The Way Of Public School Edtech
 No gymnasiums, no cafeterias and no administrators. That’s school policy at AltSchools, a chain of private, for-profit schools backed by the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and Mark Zuckerber...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch What Google Sees In Augmented Reality
 Reminder: Almost 90per cent of the revenue of the company formerly known as Google — grandlyrebranded Alphabetthis fall, even if everyone, including me, is still going to callGoogle Google...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, December 13, 2015
Techcrunch Skipping Copper: The Consumerization Of Edtech
 Asia accounts for nearly half of the mobile learning revenues in the world. Thousands of hagwons, or “cram schools,” line the streets in South Korea, which has about 15 percent of th...
11:30 pm GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch Can Tech Solve Climate Change?
 With the close of the Paris Climate Talks, tech titans pledging to invest in clean energy technologies, and Buffett’s Grandson starting a Berkshire Hathaway-like fund for impact investing,...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch College Campuses Are The New Test Facilities For Emerging Technology
 College campuses have long been sites of innovation and technology. Housing superior research and development facilities, a plethora of advisory resources and brilliant thinkers, higher-ed insti...
07:53 pm GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch Adobes Record Revenue Proves Successful Business Transformation Is Possible
 As we watch organizations like IBM, HP and EMC struggle to transform, Adobe is an interesting contrasting case.It went from selling boxed software to a cloud subscription model in shorter order,...
05:04 pm GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch 6 Nerdy Guy Things To Wear That Wont Make You Look Like A Nerd
 All of the gifts in our guy’s clothing and accessory guide look great and have enough of a nerdy frisson to make you a hit at holiday parties. Some of them are expensive – a $38K wat...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch China Is Making Domain Name History
 Short domains have always been valuable, but if you’re a company today and want to own a short domain name, your price just became a lot higher. And I mean a lot. There is a market unfoldi...
03:01 pm GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch Cinematique Lets Brands Sell Directly Through Video
 For years, we’ve heard whispers of shoppable video. Imagine watching your favorite TV show or a music video online and being able to instantly purchase an item that appeals to you, from a ...
02:40 pm GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch Dell-EMC Deal All Systems Go As Go Shop Provision Expires
 When EMC and Dell announced their $67 billion deal in October, there was an interesting provision in the agreement — language that allowed EMC to continue shopping for a better deal. This ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch OMG LOL SSL FUD
 Bad enough when some scrappy little startup comes to town and disrupts your profit margins into oblivion. Even worse–to any right-thinking capitalist–when a motley crew of idealistic...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch WillHighPingIssuesForceOnlineGamingGiantstoTakeOn TheISPIndustry?
 The online gaming industry is scaling the new and unprecedented heights of success with each passing day — and getting recognition in the face of e-sports worldwide. As the population of t...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch Will High Ping Issues Force Online Gaming Giants To Take On The ISP Industry?
 The online gaming industry is scaling the new and unprecedented heights of success with each passing day — and getting recognition in the face of e-sports worldwide. As the population of t...
07:46 am GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch Google CEO Pens Open Letter Supporting Muslim Tolerance In U.S. And Beyond
 Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai is the latest tech executive to issue an open call for tolerance after Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States. Read More...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, December 12, 2015
Techcrunch How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient
 Advances in information technology have generated enormous efficiencies in many industries, including manufacturing, transportation, communications, entertainment, retail and financial services....
11:48 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Peter Pham On The Pendulum Swing Back In VCs Favor
 Early last week, during a panel about the state of early-stage investing, a handful of VCs I interviewed largely agreed that, as a class, they’re less keen right now to write checks as qui...
10:54 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Worst Year For Tech IPOs Since 2009
 With just 28 technology companies entering the U.S. public markets, 2015 was the worst year for IPOs since 2009, according to Dealogic. This compares to 62 last year and 48 the year before, with...
10:13 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Artificial Intelligence Non-profit OpenAI Launches With Backing From Elon Musk And Sam Altman
 Today, OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company was announced to the world. Its director is a research scientist at Google, Ilya Sutskever. This comes a day after Facebook o...
10:13 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Artificial Intelligence Nonprofit OpenAI Launches With Backing From Elon Musk And Sam Altman
 Today, OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company was announced to the world. Its director,Ilya Sutskever,is a research scientist at Google. This comes a day after Facebook ope...
10:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch The Chan Zuckerberg Initiatives Chief Of Staff Reveals Plan For Big-Bet Philanthropy
 Priscilla and Mark’s philanthropic foundation will be structured similarly to Facebook’s acquisitions. The couple will entrust expert leaders to pursue pioneering solutions to huge p...
09:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
 The TechCrunch crew is back from Disrupt London with exciting news to report and a few new companies for you to meet. Jukedeck, an AI startup that writes music for your videos, took home the Dis...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch The Erosion Of Same Round, Same Price
 It seems most founders believe investors asking for “extras” on the side are simply greedy and short-sighted. While it’s easy to criticize investors, I believe this behavior is...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch YouTube Gaming For Android Gets A Cardboard Mode For More Immersive Viewing
 YouTube Gaming, Google’s answer to Twitch, is trying to stay ahead of the curve by adding new functionality quickly. One such feature is only available for Android right now, and it’...
07:33 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Postmates Digs Into Commerce With Curated 12 Days Of Postmates Campaign
 Postmates, the on-demand delivery startup that has dug nationwide trenches in the food delivery space, has today unveiled the ’12 Days of Postmates’ campaign. The promotion will let ...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Get A Free Star Wars Edition Google Cardboard
 UPDATE: Looks like Google “sold” out. That was fast. ———- The Star Wars: Force Awakens train is a rollin’ and Google has gotten involved in a few different wa...
06:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Duet Display Can Now Turn An iPad Pro Into A Second Display
 If you use a dual monitor setup at home, chances are you feel a bit constrained when you’re on a trip with your laptop. I’ve been traveling lately for Disrupt London, and Duet Displa...
06:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Ubers New Drivers Agreement Could Undermine Judges Ruling In Class Action Lawsuit
 Uber has thrown a curveball by revising thearbitration clause in its latest driver agreement, whichShannon Liss-Riordan, the lead plaintiffs’ attorney,says isan attempt to challengeJudge E...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Judge Orders DraftKings And FanDuel To Cease Operations In New York
 After an expedited injunction hearing November 25th, New York State Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez just upheld a cease-and-desist request from New York Attorney GeneralEric T. Schneiderman, m...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Judge Orders DraftKings And FanDuel To Cease Operations In New York (UPDATED)
 Update: Well that didn’t last long. After the decision, DraftKings filed notice of appeal and an expediated motion to stay the decision, which was approved by a New York judge. The site wo...
06:20 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Partially Takes Back Changes To OneDrives Storage Caps
 Microsoft announced changes today to OneDrive’s storage limits, partially undoing unpopular amendments it detailed this November. The new rules include refunds for unhappy customers, more ...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Walmart.com Begins Selling The Apple Watch
 Walmart has now become the latest large retailer to carry the Apple Watch. The company’s U.S. website has begun selling the Apple Watch Sport and various accessories, including the Sport B...
04:31 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Anonymous Goes After Donald Trump
 Hacker collective Anonymous seems to be targeting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after the real estate tycoon called for a ban on all Muslims entering the United States. One of t...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Pushes Users To Upgrade Their iPhones Via Pop-Up Ads In The App Store
 Likely in hopes of boosting its holiday sales, Apple has surprised a number of iPhone owners by displayingunsolicited pop-up ads withinthe App Store application thatpromote the iPhone 6s. The ad...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Fintechs Five Emerging Powerhouse Markets Are At A Crossroads
 Accenture has warned local banking communities in Asia to wake up: It took just nine months for investment in the region’s non-banking fintechs to quadruple from 2014’s $880 million ...
03:38 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch How Pikazo Turns Your Photos Into Magic
 The latest photo app to grab the world by the eyeballs is called Pikazo. Created by a programmer and an artist, the app “simulates a visual cortex” and takes 10 minutes to change a n...
03:21 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch First Draft Makes You Feel Like A Potentially Non-Drunk Hemingway
 Writing is hard. To do it I usually have to prepare myself with vigorous stretches, vocal exercises, and a robust bowel movement. Every. Single. Day. But what tools do I use to write? Tools like...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Mezi Is An Intelligent Virtual Assistant Thats Obsessed With Shopping
 There is an increasingly large roster of personal assistant apps that use artificial intelligence in an attempt to make users’ lives easier. Mezi is the newest contender and while it has p...
12:52 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Enki Launches Snackable Mobile Learning App For Developers
 So-called ‘professional learning’ has come a long way since the days of densest of textbooks. It eventually gravitated towards online courses and we’ve seen businesses arise to...
12:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Googles Project Sunroof Now Tells More Homeowners How Well Solar Would Work On Their Roofs
 Google’s Project Sunroof, which started as a 20 percent project by Google engineering lead Carl Elkin, helps you figure out how well solar panels would work on your roof. The company launc...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Flipkart Exits The E-Book Business, Transfers Users To Rakuten Kobo
 Flipkart, one of the biggest players in India’s booming e-commerce market, has conceded that there is one part of online retail it can’t win, and stopped selling e-books. Users who h...
11:43 am GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Kickstarter Hires Journalist To Probe Collapse Of Zano Drone Project
 Here’s an intriguing move: crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has commissioned a freelance journalist to investigate — and ultimately (it hopes) explain — the collapse of a high...
11:02 am GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Seerene Raises $5M To Help IT Departments Monitor Software Performance
 Seerene, an analytics platform that helps companies see how their other software is performing, has raised $5 million in seed funding and opened an office in Hong Kong, its first in Asia. The ro...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Augmented And Virtual Reality 1.0 2016 Preview
 Samsung/Oculus’ Gear VR launch was the starting gun for AR/VR 1.0, so what can we expect next year? Strap on your magic goggles, it’s immersion time. Read More ...
01:23 am GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Satoshi Gulch
 Satoshi Nakamoto doesn’t exist. He is not one person. He is not even controlled by a single entity. And although I would argue much of his writings were produced by one person and edited b...
12:13 am GMT - Fri, December 11, 2015
Techcrunch Apples iPhone Live Photos Now Work On Tumblr
 If you’re a Tumblr user who happens to have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, today is your lucky day. The Tumblr team dropped an update thatincludes support for both 3D Touch and Live Photo. The L...
11:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Yahoo Mail So We Put Gmail In Your Yahoo Mail
 If you’re a real fan of the newly redesigned Yahoo Mail, but also use Gmail, today is your day. Seriously, throw a damn party.The Yahoo Mail team announced that you can now manage your Gma...
11:35 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch DataScience Raises $22M To Predict Customer Value, Reduce Traffic Deaths And More
 DataScience, the data science startup with the name (and URL) that every other data science startup wants, announced today that it has raised $22 million in Series A. The company says that it us...
10:49 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch CultureIQ Raises $3M To Help Companies Improve Their Culture
 CultureIQ announced today that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. Founded by former SecondMarket CFO Greg Besner, the New York City-based startup offers what it calls “culture manag...
09:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Y Combinator Expands Open Office Hours To A Different Community Every Month, Starting With Veterans
 After launching its Open Office Hoursprogram in September, YC is expanding the program and turning it into a monthly thing. The announcement comes after a pilot program where over 650 Black and ...
09:21 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Esper Helps Assistants Manage Their Bosses Time
 We’ve seen startups try to replace or automate the work of executive assistants, butEsperis trying to do something different — it aimsto help those assistants make smarter decisions....
09:06 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Atlassian Closes Up 32%, Valuing The Company At $5.8B
 Potentially thelast tech IPO of the year ended its first day of trading with a bang.Atlassian, amaker of collaborationand software development tools, ended the day up about 32%. With that rise, ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Four Fault Lines That Are Reshaping The Audio Landscape
 Digital audio listening is in the midst of a historic transition from standalone usage through dedicated hardware and applications to embedded experiences — something that will reshape the...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch The Essentials Of Hiring An Exceptional Startup Team
 For early stage companies to be successful, founders need to develop a thoughtful recruiting process, and need to do it early on. Read More ...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Netflix Beats HBO, Traditional Broadcasters With The Most Golden Globe Noms
 Streaming services made a strong showing when the nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning. Netflix dominated the TV category with a total of eight nominations, c...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Apple TV Now Has Over 2,600 Apps, Largest Category Is Games
 A new report out today detailsthe growth of the Apple TV App Store in the month or so it’s been live, noting that the store has already grown to include 2,624 applications, the majority be...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Google Fires At Sonos, Adds Multi-Room Support To Chromecast Audio
 Back in September, Google came out of nowhere with Chromecast Audio. The idea: take the Chromecast concept (tap a button, send a video to your TV and control it from your phone) and make it audi...
06:10 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Function Of Beauty, Backed By Y Combinator, Offers Customized Shampoo And Conditioner
 It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the myriad of options in the haircare section of your local store, but it turns out that of all those products, the formula within most shampoo and condition...
06:07 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Launches A Video Guide App For Cord Cutters
 Yahoo today is hoping to capitalize on the cord-cutting trend and consumers’ growing attachment to streaming video services with the launch of a new app called Yahoo Video Guide. The app, ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Gradle Grabs $4.2 Million To Expand Commercial Company Around Open Source Build System
 Surely by now we know that every company is a software company, and as more companies focus on software development, it is increasingly difficult for them to manage the complexity around coordin...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch TRData Wants To Be Bloomberg For Emerging Markets
 TRData, a London-headquartered startup with a development team based in Ukraine and the majority of customers in Russia, makes for an interesting European tech story. Read More ...
05:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Automattic Releases WordPress App For Windows Desktop
 It didn’t take long. A little bit more than two weeks after launching an OS X app, Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is launching a Windows version. Like on OS X, this app takes ad...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Streamroot Makes Video Streaming Cheaper Thanks To Peer-To-Peer
 Talk about “peak hours” with any engineer who is working on a video streaming website, and it will send shivers down their spine. French startup Streamroot is making sure that everyt...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Google Launches Faster, More Flexible Version Of Its Cloud SQL Database Service
 Cloud SQL, Google’s fully managed MySQL database service on its Cloud Platform, is getting a major upgrade today with the beta launch of version two of the service. The original Cloud SQL ...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch SimilarWeb Buys Quettra To Move Deeper Into Mobile Analytics And Big Data
 Yet more consolidation is happening in the world of analytics. Today Israeli web analytics and traffic measurement startup SimilarWeb announced that it has acquired Quettra, a provider of mobile...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Googles Plan To Accelerate The Mobile Web Will Go Live In February
 Google’s plan to accelerate the mobile web – also known as the “Accelerated Mobile Pages Project” or AMP, for short – now has a launch date. The company said this w...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Begins Trading Up 32% at $27.67, Valued At $5.8 Billion
 After pricing its IPO at $21, above the expected range of $19 to $20, Atlassian began trading up 32% at $27.67 in its debut onthe Nasdaq today.This gives the company a valuation of $5.8 billion....
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Houzz Brings New Collaboration Tools To Its iOS Apps
 Houzz, the popular service forgiving you house envy and connecting you with the right home professionals to cure it, is launching an interesting new feature for its iOS users today. The new Sket...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Buy A Car On Your Phone With The New Beepi App
 Thanks to the folks at Beepi, you can now buy a car with nothing more than the iPhone in your hand (well, that and the money in your bank account). Read More ...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Tumblrs Instant Messaging Now Available To All, Adds Support For Sharing Posts
 Last month, Tumblr rolled out instant messagingon the web, iOS and Android to a subset of Tumblr users ahead of abroader launch. Today, the company says that all users will now have access to th...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Google Photos Get Easy-To-Use Shared Albums
 Since breaking off into its own product, Google Photos has been on a bit of a roll as far as adding new features quickly. One such feature is rolling out today — shared albums. I’ve ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Google Photos Gets Easy-To-Use Shared Albums
 Since breaking off into its own product, Google Photos has been on a bit of a roll as far as adding new features quickly. One such feature is rolling out today — shared albums. I’ve ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Elastic Joins Azure Marketplace As It Strengthens Relationship With Microsoft
 Elastic announced today that it was deepening its relationship with Microsoft by adding its open source and commercial products to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Elastic (which used to be know...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Hacking The Hype: Why Hackathons Dont Work
 We get it. Hackathons are fun. There’s all-you-can-eat pizza, and Red Bull flows freely. For participants, they’re quasi-social opportunities to work on something real with smart, pa...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch How Engineering Salaries Across the U.S. Stack Up
 Hired, the San Francisco-based employment platform, has produced a short new report about engineering salaries that examines how theystack up in the Bay Area versus the rest of the country after...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Gets An Offline Mode
 Facebook this week said it will begin rolling out new technology that allows users on slower mobile connections to still see new stories in their News Feed, even when on a poor connection or whe...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Server Density, The Server Monitoring SaaS, Raises $1.5M For Further U.S. Expansion
 It’s been a while since we heard from Server Density, the UK.-based SaaS server monitoring startup, but sometimes that’s the nature of quietly going about building a business. Today,...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Costs And Risks Of UKs Draft Surveillance Powers Probed
 A U.K. parliamentary committee tasked with scrutinizing the new surveillance powers contained in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill has heard several contradictory views on the proposed legisla...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Product Hunt Revamps iOS App, Adds Live Chats And Podcast Player
On the heels of its web redesigna fewweeks ago, Product Hunt haslaunched a beautiful redesign of its iOS app, which originally came outlast August. The new app features a Today section for seeing what...
02:29 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Join Me For The Last New York Mini-Meetups Of The Year
 I’ve started trying to pay a lot more attention to New York so I’ve been running a small series of meet ups in Manhattan and Brooklyn for all y’all to come on down and chat. Ne...
02:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Tinyclues Improves Targeted Emails From Your Favorite E-Commerce Retailers
 Meet Tinyclues, a French startup that is working with big e-commerce websites to make their marketing campaigns more effective. Chances are you’ve received emails that tell you what produc...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch SnapLogic Raises $37.5 Million To Help Legacy Data Play Nicely In The Cloud
 SnapLogic, a company that helps connectdata from legacy applications to the cloud or to a centralized internal data lake, announced a $37.5 million round today. Investors include Microsoft and S...
01:59 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Widens Its Advertising Net, Tests Promoted Tweets With Logged-Out Users
 It’s been over a year since Twitter first said it planned to monetize logged-out users — that is, make moneyoff the 500 million or so peoplewho dip in and read Tweetswithout being si...
01:13 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch TransUnion Buys Trustev In $44M Deal To Beef Up In E-Commerce Fraud Protection
 Fraud continues to be a huge issue for consumers and brands doing business online, and today one of the bigger companies managing credit reports andfraud and ID management is scaling up to expan...
12:57 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Serial Is Back With A Second Season Of Podcast Crime Storytelling
 Popular podcast Serial is back! After breaking into mainstream culture with a season 1 of 12 episodes, Sarah Koenig and her team will try to solve another case and report about it on a podcast. ...
12:25 pm GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch ItsOn Raises $12.5M From Verizon, A16Z, More To Help Carriers Sell Tailored Data Services
 Mobile carriers are looking for waysto catch some of the growth in smartphone usage beyond their basic role as network providers, and that trend is having a knock-on effect on startups that help...
10:39 am GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch The Tab Raises $3M For Its Hyperlocal News Site Written By Unpaid Student Journalists
 The online disruption of journalism continues apace. Today The Tab, a hyperlocal news site aimed at young people and written mainly by “grassroots” (read: unpaid) student journalists...
09:56 am GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Stealthy London Startup Curve Raises $2M From Notable Fintech Backers
 Stealthy London-based fintech startup Curve has closed a $2 million seed round from a rather notable list of early backers. Read More ...
06:51 am GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Walmart Will Launch Its Own Mobile Payments Service
 Mega-chain Walmart announced today that it plans to offer mobile payments to its shoppers. Called Walmart Pay, the service is currently only available as a feature in Walmart’s existing sm...
03:23 am GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Data Analysis Firm Palantir Technologies Discloses $129M In New Funding
 Palantir Technology, the data analytics firm whose clients include the U.S. government, has raised $129 million in new funding. Based in Palo Alto, the company provides tools for a wide variety ...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Going Public Isnt Selling Out, Its The Best Way To Stay Alive
 When Amazon went public in 1997, its stock opened 62.5 percent above the target price and the company ended its day $54 million richer than it had started it. In the three years or so leading up...
01:59 am GMT - Thu, December 10, 2015
Techcrunch Postmates And Twitter Product Guru Sara Mauskopf Is Working On Parenting App Called Winnie
 During stints at Postmates, Twitter, YouTube and Google, Sara Mauskopf has touched many of the products that you use on a daily basis. With that knowledge, having just left her recent post at Po...
11:11 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Says Muslims Will Always Be Welcome On Facebook
 Mark Zuckerberg urged the world not to “succumb to cynicism” despite bigots like Donald Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the United States. Today, Facebook’...
11:05 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Prices IPO at $21
It’s the last big tech IPO of the year. Atlassian has just priced at $21 per share, above the expected range of $19 to $20. Releasing 22 million shares, the company is raising $462 million. The ...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Flipagrams Stories Are Sticky And You Can Now Create 60-Second Flips
 In case you’ve forgotten about Flipagram, we told you about them back in July when they raised $70 million and said they had 30 million users. The company started out as an app to create ...
09:19 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Google Drive Makes It Easier To Find The Files Youre Looking For
 This is something I’ve personally been waiting for for a long time. Google Drive is making it easier to find your files by letting you choose the filetype, who it was created by and what s...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Milestone-Based Vesting For Startup Founders
 Scott Kupor, CEO and a managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, recently published an article on Fortune.com (titled “Your next business partner should come with a prenup”) in which ...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Tests A Standalone Food Delivery App
 Uber is taking the next step to push its well-funded brand into the prepared food delivery space — launching the UberEATS service as a standalone app today, in Toronto. Read More ...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch A Eulogy For Dead Standalone Apps
 Session lengths started to be counted not in hours or even minutes, but in seconds. Software had to blend into our life, augmenting it rather than supplanting it. Speed and simplicity became the...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Swarm Now Lets You Spend Those Coins On Upgraded Stickers
 Remember when Swarm launched coins? While the reward for checking in was entertaining, the coins had no real use other than providing a measurement by which to rank you on the weekly leaderboard...
07:48 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch These Are Apples Top 25 Favorite iOS Apps Of The Year
 It’s December, and that means a few things: – We’re all going to be pretty tired of Christmas music pretty soon – We’ve yet again managed to complete a trip around ...
07:46 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Augmented Reality Company Magic Leap Raising $827 Million
 According to a report by Forbes, the under-the-radar but much discussed startup is raising a $827 million C round of funding. Magic Leap’s product seems to be a cross between Microsoft Hol...
07:13 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Flickr Comes To Gear VR With 360 Degree Photo Viewing Experience
 Flickr’s 15 billion photos are there for our consumption at any time, but beyond seeing static photos there hasn’t been much of an experience upgrade over the years for diving into t...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch New Google Apps Feature Helps Businesses Keep Sensitive Information Out Of Emails
 Google is launching a new privacy toolfor GoogleApps Unlimitedusers today. The new Data Loss Preventionfeaturewill make it easier for businesses to make sure that their employees don’t mis...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch CODE2040 Snags $1.2 Million To Double The Size Of Its Diversity In Tech Programs
 The Knight Foundation is supporting non-profit organization CODE2040 with $1.2 million, the foundation announced on its blog this morning.Since launching its pilot program in 2012, CODE2040 has ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Four Nest Alums Are Opening A Retail Store To Sell Trendy Tech Gadgets
 In an attempt to modernize the retail experience for sellers, four Nest alums are launching b8ta, a software-driven brick-and-mortar store in Palo Alto, to sell Internet of Things gadg...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Google Begins Rolling Out Google Play Music Family Plan, $14.99 For Up To 6 People
 Back in September, Google announced that Google Play Music, the search giant’s Apple Music and Spotify competitor, was to get a family plan “later this year”. Well, that later ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch The Next Frontier For Wearables: Bendable Batteries, Healthy Tattoos And More
 When mass-appeal wearable devices arrived on the scene in 2009 in the form of Fitbit, skeptics wondered whether consumers would feel the need to track their steps and calories. But as technology...
03:23 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch CloudEndure Disaster Recovery Service Secures $7 Million Investment
 Disasters can take many forms from weather events to database corruptions.CloudEndure, a cloud-based disaster recovery service, announced a $7 million investment today led by Indian consulting f...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Scraps Plan To Spin Off Alibaba Stake, But Will Split Into Two
 Yahoo has today confirmed rumors it is scrapping a plan to spin off its stake in Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba. Its shares are up in pre-market trading on the news. Read More ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On Bullish: Building An Empire On YouTube
 Hello and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This is our first international report, taped at Disrupt London 2015 in the Copper Box Arena. This week we dug into YouTube, the...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Slash Raises $1.3 Million For An iOS Keyboard And Mobile Search Engine
 A company capitalizing on the growth of mobile messaging, and in particular the reach of Apple’s iMessage, Slash, has now raised $1.3 million for its development of a search engine that...
12:28 pm GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch GoEuro Gets $45M To Make Long Distance Trips By Public Transport As Easy As Uber
 While on-demand startups like Uber and BlaBlaCar continue to pack warchests with massive funding rounds as investors bet big that leveraging individual car ownership is the key to powering gigan...
11:13 am GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch CEO Of Angry Birds Maker Rovio To Step Down After Just One Year
 Citing a ‘corporate’ decision making process that left the company slow to respond to the competition, Rovio, the company behind the Angry Birds franchise, has announced that CEO Pek...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Scribd Adds Sheet Music And Sesame Street To Its Subscription E-Book Service
 Scribd continues to expand its selection — it’s adding sheet music for the first time, and also announcing deals to bring in Sesame Street children’s books and expand its selec...
08:55 am GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch QikPod Wants To Solve Indias Logistics Woes With Smart Lockers
 India’s e-commerce market is growing at an incredibly quick pace and expected to be worth $100 billion by 2020. All online sellers, however, face a major hurdle: the country’s underd...
05:02 am GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Suspends Its Auto-Rickshaw Service In India
 Uber has suspended its auto-rickshaw service in Delhi. Called UberAUTO, the feature represented one of the car-hailing app’s attempts to localize to the Indian market. It launched in April...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Three Challenges For The Hearables Future
 In Spike Jonze’s Her, Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his earpiece — or rather, the female voice inside it. The film depicts a society in which artificially intelligent hearing de...
02:00 am GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Indias Yumist Gobbles Up $2M For Its Meal Delivery Service
 Yumist, an India-based startup aiming to disrupt the daily meal industry, has landed a $2 million investment to increase its presence from three cities to eight. Read More ...
01:14 am GMT - Wed, December 9, 2015
Techcrunch Four Billion Swipes Later, Bumble Comes To Android
 Bumble, the popular mobile dating app where girls have to make the first move, has finally dropped itslong-requested Android version. The Texas-based company has been teasing the release for mon...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch HTC Vive Finally Gets A Release Date: April 2016
 In an email to Vive developers and a blog post that is now down due to traffic, HTC finally clarified when they’d be launching their long awaited virtual reality headset, Vive. Their post ...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Take A Stroll Down Memory Lane As We Revisit The First Annual Crunchies Awards Show
 It’s hard to believe the 9th Annual Crunchies will be happening soon. It seems like only yesterday we all gathered in Herbst Theater and celebrated the first Crunchies Awards; little did w...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch aCommerce Lands Strategic Investment To Expand In Southeast Asia
 aCommerce, the Bangkok-based e-commerce enabler that services five markets in Southeast Asia, is closing out the year with a strategic funding deal after it announced that DKSH, a Switzerland-ba...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Is Reportedly Not Going To Spin Off Stake In Alibaba
Yahoo is reportedly not going to spin off Alibaba,according to sources cited by CNBC. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Yahoo’s board wasdebating whether or not to spin o...
09:11 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Hands On With Apples $99 Smart Battery Case
 In a fairly uncharacteristic move, Apple launched a new product today with little to no fanfare. Called the Smart Battery Case, it’s a $99 wrap for the iPhone 6 and 6s meant to compete wit...
09:04 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Ubers Testing A New Mass Transit Alternative
 Uber is gearing up to pilot a new ride-sharing service in Seattle called uberHOP, in an attempt to get “more butts into the backseats of fewer cars,” according to an Uber blog post f...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Heres What Virtual Reality Means For Kids Stuck In The Hospital
 There’s not much that I can say to set this video up other than it’s just one of the incredible possibilities that virtual reality brings. UploadVR spotted it first. C.S. Mott Childr...
07:07 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch SHOWTIME Boxing Steps Into The Virtual Reality Ring
 These VR moments are really picking up steam, with sports leading the way. It seems like everyone and their uncle are racing to shoot 360 degree immersive video to show off virtual reality as a ...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Avoid The Diva Mentality For Successful Technology Adoption
 We crave new technology. We loathe new technology. We need change. We fear change. Nowhere does this ambivalence come into play more dramatically than when adopting new technologies: It’s ...
06:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Mozilla Will Stop Developing And Selling Firefox OS Smartphones
 Farewell Firefox OS smartphones.Mozilla today announced an end to its smartphone experiment, and said thatit would stop developing and selling Firefox OS smartphones. It will continue to experim...
06:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Ups Its Content Game With Expert Articles
 Amazon has been developing an expanded content platform, helping consumers learn more about select products on its site with recommendations and write-ups from a number of experts. The program s...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Chicago And Los Angeles Are Next Up For Google Fiber
 You know the drill. Once a city has spoken with Google about bringing Fiber into their hood, there’s a process for the city to go through. A lengthy one. Checklists. The whole nine yards. ...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Is Monkeying Around With The Order Of Tweets In Your Timeline
 I’ve been told by insiders at Twitter that “nothing is sacred” when it comes to making Twitter “easier to use” and ready to onboard the next few hundred million use...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Review: Googles High-End Pixel C Tablet
 Until now, the Pixel brand was all about Chrome OS laptops. But in September, the company surprised us all when it announced its Surface competitor, the 10.2-inch Pixel C Android tablet with its...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 Is Jukedeck
 It’s been a tough fight, but we now have a winner. At the very beginning, we hand-picked the 15 greatest companies from Europe and beyond so that they could compete in our incredibly compe...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Frances Singular Unicorn BlaBlaCars Secret To Scaling Fast Globally
 BlaBlaCar pulled in $200 million and spread its ride-sharing platform to 20 countries this year. It now claims 25 million members worldwide. Co-founder and COO Nicolas Brusson told the TechCrunc...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch What Can We Call Blockchain To Help People Understand It?
 Understanding blockchain technology is not for the average person. This is level 10,000 on the nerd scale. Which makes for a sizable challenge if you’re a startup trying to build a busines...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Pages Can Tell You How Quickly Their Owners Respond
 Facebook is rolling out a number of new features for Pages designed to make it easier for businesses to communicate with customers. The biggest change, or at least the one consumers will see, is...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Omate Comes Back To Life With The Rise
 Hello from the other side. Omate, which made news a few years ago with a standalone smartwatch that aimed to give Android a run for its money, is back with the Rise, a “standalone smartwat...
04:32 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Adyen CEO Expects The Tech Pendulum To Swing Toward Europe
 It may not surprise anyone, but Adyen’s European chief executive Pieter van der Does thinks that European startups and tech are ready for a comeback. And though Europewon’treach abso...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Codie Is A Fast, Rolling Robot Toy That Teaches Kids Progamming Concepts
 A robotics company that teaches kids how to code, Codie Labs, took the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London this afternoon to show off their fast, rolling and programmable robot, Codie, which is c...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Fast-Growing Online Auction Site Catawiki On How Its Spending Its $82 Million
 Catawiki may not yet be a household name outside of Europe, but the Accel-backedonline auction house is one of the region’sfastest growing startups. In fact, according to founder and CTO M...
03:27 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Mozilla Launches Content Blocker For Safari On iOS 9
 Here is a bit of a surprise announcement: Firefox-maker Mozilla today announced the launch of Focus by Firefox, a content blocker for Safari on iOS 9 that’s based on the Disconnect blockli...
03:18 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch One-Fifth of Americans: Were Online Almost Constantly
 Feel like you’re pretty much never offline anymore? You have plenty of company, according to the Pew Research Center.According to a new survey of 2001 Americans ages 18 years and older, ro...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Talkdesk Call Center Software Growing Like Crazy
 Talkdesk co-founder Cristina Fonseca spoke at Disrupt London on Tuesday. In an interview with TechCrunch’s Matt Lynley, Fonseca explained how the Portugal-based startup has helpedbusinesse...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Blippar Demonstrates New Real-Time Augmented Reality App
 Ambarish Mitra just revealed Blippar’s next-generation app at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015. By just pointing the app at everyday objects, the app identifies and categories nearly everyth...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch IBM Snags Clearleap Video Service As It Continues To Pick Off Strategic Cloud Properties
 This morning IBM announced it was acquiring Clearleap, a companythat gives itenterprise-gradevideo content managementservices in the cloud, and which adds another layer to itsburgeoning cloud st...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Makes A Bid For Cord Cutters, Adds Showtime, Starz And More Streaming Partners To Prime
 Looking to target the growing number of cord-cutters who are opting out of costly pay-TV all-in subscriptions, Amazon is adding another swathe of video content to its Prime, its members-only vid...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Custom Suit Maker Indochino Hires Shop.cas Drew Green As Its New CEO
 There’s a new boss at Indochino— Drew Green, who was previouslyfounding CEO at online retailerShop.ca. For those of you who haven’t used it, Vancouver-headquartered Indochino a...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Stores Start Selling Devialets $1,990 Phantom Implosion Speaker
 The Devialet Phantom speaker is so pretty and powerful that today the top 14 Apple Stores in U.S. stores will begin selling it. The 750 watt, 99 dB Phantom will sell for $1990, while the 3000 wa...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Just Released Its Own Official iPhone Battery Extender Case For $99
 Heads up, Mophie, Otterbox, and everyone else making iPhone cases with built-in batteries: Apple is jumping into your market. Known for its ability to generate insane buzz, it’s not every ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Sequoia Invests $13 Million In A Seed Round For Lemonade, Which Is Looking To Transform Insurance
 In one of the largest seed investments in the firm’s history, Sequoia Capital is committing to a $13 million round for Lemonade, a company that’s looking to bring the idea of peer-to...
12:45 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Video News Startup NowThis Raises $16.2M Led By Axel Springer
 NowThis just announced that it has raised $16.2 million in Series D funding.The round was led by German media company Axel Springer — which, in addition to previously investing in the star...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Everwise, A Mentoring Matchmaker, Raises $8 Million
 Everwise, a New York-based company whose online service connects “protgs” with mentors –from new entrepreneurs, to budding sports coaches, to people looking to rise through the...
12:21 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch AOL Lays Off Another 100, Two-Thirds In Its Dial-Up/Membership Division
 Six months into its acquisition by Verizon for $4.4 billion, AOL is doing some trimming of its workforce. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that AOL has laid off around 100 employees, as it...
12:05 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch MapR Tries To Separate From Hadoop Pack With New Streams Product
 MapR is one of several companies built on the open source Hadoop platform, and as such it has a bit of competition in the space. Today, possibly in an effort to create some separation from its b...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Deadline Extended For 1st And Future Applications
 TechCrunch is teaming up with the NFL and Stanford for an epic pitch-off competition, 1st and Future. The response has been amazing and we’re happy to announce the deadline is extended unt...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Platfora Big Data Analytics Platform Scores $30 Million Round
 Platfora, a company that helps customers process and make sense of big data, announced a $30 million investment today. The roundincludes money fromnew participantsHSBC and Harmony Partners with ...
11:15 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Tiny Arcade Lets The Smallest Of Us Experience Stand Up Arcade Action
 Day 3 – My experiment, though a success, has led to a terrible side effect. Now that I am a mere 3 inches tall I am able to perform a number of exciting feats including the exploration of ...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Better Health By Design: Making Healthcare Tech More Usable, Understandable And Profitable
 The interplay of health and design isn’t new. In 1857, Nurse (and Data Scientist) Florence Nightingale used design principles to illustrate the casualties of soldiers in the Crimean War an...
10:54 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Tools For The Real-Time Meme Makers
 When the world is watching TV, that’s actually the easiest time to get famous on the Internet. Breaking news. Sports championships. Political debates. Whoever turns this live footage into ...
10:54 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Snapchat Is Experiencing An Extended Outage
 Popular socialapplication Snapchat has been experiencing an extended outage, which has now been confirmed by the company on its official Twitter account. According to a post from Snapchat Suppor...
10:53 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch WeChat Plans To Invest $3.4M In Early-Stage African Startups
 China’s largest messaging app will invest 50 million rand (about $3.4 million USD) in African startups. WeChat said in a blog post that will work with Cape Town tech strategy firm Batston...
10:49 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Why Wallapop CEO Agustin Gomez Doesnt Want To Talk About Fundraising
 Wallapop, so far, has reportedly raised a ton of money. But despite that,Wallapop CEO Agustin Gomez doesn’t want to talk about it because he thinks it’s a distraction.Gomez spoke on ...
10:49 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Hassle Founder Alex Depledge Talks About Freeing The EU Market And Changing Parental Leave Policy
 Alex Depledgeis many things – startup founder, mentor to women in tech, an advocate for a free and open market across Europe, and a trailblazerin the U.K tech scene. Her home cleaning plat...
10:21 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Making The Case For Drones In Commercial Markets
 Today at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015, the CEOs of Sky Futures, Verifly and Airware took the stage with TechCrunch writer Frederic Lardinois in an attempt to explain how drones can be used oth...
10:05 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Kills Creative Labs, Its Internal Incubator, Plus Some Of Its Apps
 Facebook is shuttering its internal R&D division, Creative Labs, launched nearly two years ago as an effort aimed at allowing the large company the ability to act more nimbly – and mor...
10:05 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Releases First Battery Case To Eat Third-Party Accessory Makers Lunch
 In a surprise move, Apple just announced an external battery case for the iPhone 6s. Named the iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case, the battery extends the battery life of your iPhone 6s by up to 25 ho...
09:57 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson Talks Platforms And Profits
 Today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson sat down with our own Frederic Lardinois to talk platforms, carriers and money. Lawson, after making a pitch about what Twilio does, de...
08:57 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Watch Disrupt London 2015 Live Right Here
All the leaves are falling, and the sky is gray. That’s because we’re in London, on a winter’s day. Disrupt is entering Day Two and the agenda is jam-packed with awesomeness, includi...
08:44 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Gains Government Approval To Operate Legally In Jakarta, Indonesia
 Uber is celebrating a win in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, after it was given approval to operate as a fully legal entity. Read More ...
08:02 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Didi Kuaidi Strengthens Its Tech Alliances By Adding Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang As Senior Advisor
 Didi Kuaidi, the largest car-hailing app in China, announced today that it has added Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang to its board as its senior advisor. In a statement, the company said Yang’s...
06:04 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Indias Nexus Venture Partners Announces New $450M Fund
 Nexus Venture Partners, the Indian VC firm that has invested in startups such as Snapdeal, Craftzilla and Lybrate, has reloaded for more deals after it announced a new $450 million fund. Read Mo...
04:06 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Its Time The Tech Industry Paid Attention To The Healthcare Needs Of The Hispanic Community
 The technology industry’s innovators, entrepreneurs and investors need to take a deep look at the potential presented across the Hispanic community and more broadly in underserved and dive...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Overseeing A Successful Founder-CEO Succession
 Replacing a founder-CEO is no small matter. The founder-CEO is the core around which a startup grows. Replacing that “core” is a highly divisive and hotly debated topic in startup an...
12:18 am GMT - Tue, December 8, 2015
Techcrunch Jeff Bezos (And Probably Others) Would Like To Send Donald Trump To Space
 Trump, Trump, Trump. I know, you’re probably tired of hearing about him but he just won’t go away. And it’s not even really full-on election season yet. One of his latest Twitt...
11:52 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Alphabet Gets A V By Renaming Google Life Sciences To Verily
 As Alphabet continues to rejigger their company structure, one of the teams left under the Alphabet umbrella has gotten itself a new moniker, according to Stat News. Verily is an independent Alp...
09:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Airbnb Confirms Its Massive $1.5 Billion Raise
 Back in June, the WSJ reported that Airbnb had raised a massive $1.5 billion round of funding. Today, the company confirmed those reports by way of SEC filing. The total offering and sold amount...
09:46 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch The Disrupt London 2015 Battlefield Finalists Are Jukedeck, Lystable, MAX, And Yoobic
 Disrupt London Day One was a smashing success, and included speaking appearances from Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United, former Arsenal footballer and sports broadcaster Thierry Henry (yep,...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Virtuality Reality And The Future Of Music
 Pretty soon, you’ll be able to strap on a headset and spend a day immersed in the life of almost anyone on earth. Want to be Kanye West for a few hours, performing for a crowd of tens of t...
06:46 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Google Calendar Gets Reminders
 Gmail has had a “to-do” feature for the longest time but it was pretty useless, as it was a simple stand-alone one-off feature that probably graduated from Labs at one point. It was ...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Stanford Uses Virtual Reality To Make Its Heisman Pitch For Christian McCaffrey
 Whether you’re a sports fan or not, it’s hard not getting excited around bowl season in College Football. More exciting than that is watching all of the teams push their own candidat...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch How Startups Should Use Behavioral Economics
 Behavioral Economic principles sometimes feel manipulative. How can they play a role in user-centered product development and marketing? Read More ...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Backed Raises $1.5M To Tackle Credit By Letting Sponsors Vouch For Thin-File Borrowers
 The latest company to tilt against the lending windmill with a solution for borrowers who might not have the best credit rating — or who might not have any credit rating or credit history ...
06:17 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch SocialFlow Raises $7.5 Million To Help Media Companies With Social
 New York-based SocialFlow has raised $7.5 million in Series C funding, the company tells TechCrunch. The startup, which helps media organizations including The Wall Street Journal and BBC optimi...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Go Chat With Miss Piggy On Facebook Messenger
 If you’ve ever thought to yourself “Man, I’d love to have a Facebook Messenger chat with Miss Piggy from The Muppets” now is your time to strike. Well, it’s not Mis...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch 67 Photos From Inside Disneys Secret Star Wars Press Event
 About two weeks ago, we got an email inviting us to an event. All it said: it was about Star Wars, and it would take place in Los Angeles.Where in LA? They’d tell us right before it all we...
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch EnergyElephant Wants To Help Every Business Save Money On Their Energy Bill
 Today at the TechCrunch Disrupt London Startup Battlefield, EnergyElephant presented its “energy analysis” service to a crowded hall of investors, developers and entrepreneurs.The st...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Emotech Is Building Olly, A Robot Assistant With Personality
 A robot with a unique personality might sound like an oxymoron. Or science fiction. But that’s the goal of London-based startup Emotech, launching on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt London 201...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Qwertycards Is A Wallet-Sized Card That Generates Secure Passwords
 Do you still useone generic password to loginacross multiple websites? Even though it’s a pretty awful habit, you’re probably not alone. Most of of us now have hundreds of accounts f...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Bounty Is An App That Connects Smartphone Users With Nearby Gigs
 An Istanbul-based startup called Twentify took the stage this afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 to talk about their gig-finding app Bounty, which helps people find nearby small jobs th...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Google Turns On Safe Browsing In Chrome For Android
 Google’s Safe Browsing technology is now enabled by default on Android to protect mobile Chrome users from accessing phishing sites and web pages that harbor malware. Until now, Safe Brows...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch The Caruma Aims To Be A Fitbit For Cars
 Computer vision technologist Chris Carson built a portable device to turn any regular vehicle into a connected car. Called the Caruma, Carson likens it to a Fitbit, but for driving. The Caruma t...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Yoobic Wants To Ensure Product Marketing Is Done Right On The Sales Floor
 The serial entrepreneurs behind Yoobic have kept it all in the family over the course of three startup companies. The three brothers, Fabrice, Avi, and Gilles Haiat, began their entrepreneurial ...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Failing To Find Users, Dropbox Will Shut Down Mailbox In February 2016 And Carousel In March
 Dropbox, the file hosting and cloud storage company with 400 million users, has been struggling to hold up its$10 billion valuation in the face of scrutiny from investors and observers,and now i...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Movebubble Makes Renting Suck Less
 If you’ve lived in a big city where renting (versus owning) is a popular option for residents, then you likely know the endless struggle of trying to find a place to live. The listings tha...
04:44 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Need Music For A Video? Jukedecks AI Composer Makes Cheap, Custom Soundtracks
 Everyone can shoot video but few can record or afford a legal soundtrack. Until now. With Jukedeck’s new artificial intelligence music composition technology, creators can get a cheap, roy...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Girls Who Code Makes Its Way Into A Mobile Game
 A major factor that deters girls from pursuing computer science is the perception that coders are mostly white and male, according to a recent Google-commissioned Gallup survey. That’s why...
04:37 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch This DIY Claw Machine Fulfills All Of Your Childhood Dreams
 As any child will tell you there are a few things you want to try every time you see them. When you’re young you want to ride on any coin-operated animal or train you see on the street. A ...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch FairFleet Connects Drone Pilots With Construction Firms And Marketers
 The commercial drone market is starting to gain traction. There are some obvious markets for drone usage, including real estate marketing, media and inspections. FairFleet, a Munich, Germany-bas...
04:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch With YayPay, Invoice Collection Becomes Easier, Faster, Better
 Meet YayPay, a London-based startup launching today on stage at Disrupt London in our Startup Battlefield competition. YayPay lets you automatically collect payments from your customers. And it ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch The New Digital Stars Of Higher Education
 Higher education is going through a well-documented digital revolution. Colleges and universities are awash in data. Accelerated learning “bootcamps” challenge the supremacy of the e...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Metro Africa Xpress Looks To Bring On-Demand Local Delivery To Urban Africa
 They were in a coffee shop when Adetayo Bamiduro convinced his co-founder Chinedu Azodoh that starting an e-commerce site wasn’t necessarily the best idea — at least, not yet. Instea...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Oliver Samwer Talks Cloning, Uber And New Frontiers
 What’s it like to be the billionaire co-founder of a sprawling digital business empire that wasn’t born in Silicon Valley? Oliver Samwer, co-founder of Rocket Internet, gave a glimps...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch SevenHugs Smart Remotes Controls Devices By Just Pointing
 Point and control. That’s the basis of the SevenHugs Smart Remote. Instead of selecting, say, a connected light bulb on a menu in the remote, a user simply points the remote at the light t...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch SevenHugs Smart Remote Controls Devices By Just Pointing
 Point and control. That’s the basis of the SevenHugs Smart Remote. Instead of selecting, say, a connected light bulb on a menu in the remote, a user simply points the remote at the light t...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Improves Photo-Sharing With Bigger Images, Better Layouts
 Twitter is today revamping the way photos posted to its service will look, with a greater focus on a more media-heavy experience that now featuresuncropped photos and improved multi-photo displa...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch IBM Asks Women In Tech To Hack Hair Dryers, Women Tweet Back To Tell IBM Its Not The 1950s
 Looks like IBM needs to reengineer what it thinks about women. A tweet went out on IBM’s official Twitter feed asking women in tech to, I kid you not, “Join the #HackAHairDryer exper...
03:12 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Mainframe Combines The Best Of Slack And Email
 History has shown that you can’t topple email. The legacy technology invented in the early days of the net is too entrenched to be abandoned. But newer startups have found a way to at leas...
03:02 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Vevo Buys Showyou To Take On YouTube In Subscription Content
 Vevo, the world’s largest music video platform, has today announced its first acquisition: Showyou, a subscription-based video streaming platform that helps users find video content that m...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Veyo Care Matches Senior Citizens With Caregivers
 Veyo Care aims to a solve a problem facing an aging global population, by helping seniors find the appropriate caregivers. The Berlin-based startup launched at TechCrunch London, with a mobile a...
02:35 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Lystable Helps Companies Manage Their Freelancers, Vendors And More
 “Supplier management” might not sound like the most exciting problem for a startup to solve, but Lystable might actually be doing something crucial for its customers. As businesses f...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Hamwells e-Shower Connects Your Shower To The Internet Of Things (And Bathing)
 In the near future, all of our shower accoutrements will be connected. In fact, everything from your soap to the loofah will talk to your e-Shower head if Hamwells has anything to say about it. ...
01:24 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Venrocks Bryan Roberts On What To Expect In 2016
 Bryan Roberts has seen plenty of market swings in his 18 years as a venture capitalist with Venrock, the venture firm that started as the venture arm of the Rockefeller family and has historical...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch From Flipping Burgers To A $2.25B Fintech Startup
 Klarna co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siemiatkowski took the stage at Disrupt London today to discuss his payment startup and the wider financial tech ecosystem in Europe and in the U.S. Klarna is...
12:47 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch William Shu Wants You To Order From Deliveroo Twice A Day
 Shortly after raising $100 million, Deliveroo co-founder and CEO William Shu and Accel Partners’ Fred Destin took the stage at Disrupt London to discuss the company’s ambitious plans...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Google Ventures Rethinks Its International Investment Strategy
 Although Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures, only opened its London office in July 2014 — setting aside an initial $100 million to invest in startups “across Europe”...
12:31 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Software Eats Software Development As Andreessen Invests $10M In App Outsourcer Gigster
 Send Gigster your app idea and it sends you back that app. No coding. No hiring. No wrangling freelancers. Just a fundamental shift in how software gets built.That’s why Andreessen Horowit...
12:30 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Retail Giant Nordstrom Joins Syndicate In $15.5 Million Round For On-Demand Custom Shoe Retailer Shoes Of Prey
 These new fashion companies have taken a different approach to the industry, using the benefits of e-commerce to make only what they need, when their consumers want it. It’s an easy way to...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Knotable Hits iOS So You Can Share Notes Even On A Boat
 Sharing notes across the Internet is a surprisingly tough thing to pull off. The big guys like Google can do it but there are very few streamlined collaboration systems available that work with ...
12:17 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch European Fashion Startups See High Growth Potential In The Global Online Sales Market
 Europe is known for its high-end fashion culture, and technology seems to be making it easier for the world to discover and access those much sought-after items from this region of the world. Bu...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch American Express Backs Mexican Fintech Startup Clip As Emerging Markets Warm To Financial Startups
 The latest company to benefit from the newfound attention on technologies to facilitate payments and credit and debit card adoption in emerging markets is the Mexican startup, Clip, which raised...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Silicon Valley VCs Talk Europes Startup Scene And Big Money In London
 Today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, our ownConnie Loizos sat down with a cadre of Silicon Valley investors to dig into what is going down on the American side of the pond, and how the group view...
11:18 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Android App Developer APUS Group Launches $45M Investment Fund For Indian Startups
 APUS Group, a Beijing-based company that makes utility apps for Android smartphones, has launched a $45 million investment fund to invest in Indian startups. Several of APUS Group’s own in...
11:15 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Miss YouTube Video Responses? Vessel Brings Them Back With Launch Of Threads
 Vessel, thevideo subscription service ledby former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and former Hulu CTO Richard Tom, is expanding in a new direction with the launch of a feature called “Threads,”...
10:46 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Vincent The Cat Gets 3D-Printed Legs
 Vincent the cat was born without rear tibias, a deformation that could have spelt death for the wee kitten if some folks hadn’t found him at a campsite. Instead of giving up on Vincent, Dr...
10:33 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch A Conversation Between Sir Alex Ferguson And Sir Michael Moritz
 “Looks like they’re all Arsenal fans this morning, Sir Alex.”And with that they were off.The inside-football conversation between two titans of their respective fields, Sir Mic...
10:31 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Postmates To Roll Its Way Into London
 Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann said today at TechCrunch Disrupt London that his company will launch in London sometime in the second quarter of next year. Postmates is dealing in a crowded on-dem...
10:05 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch TransferWise Wants To Take Over The World
 TransferWise co-founder and CEO Taavet Hinrikus took the stage at Disrupt London to tell his company’s founding story. TransferWise has had a big year, and it looks like 2016 will be a big...
09:48 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Paytm, Indias Largest Mobile Payments Platform, Acquires Local Services Startup Near.in for $2M
 Paytm, which claims to be India’s leading mobile payment platform, has acquired local services startup Near.in for $2 million to strengthen its online-to-offline commerce strategy. Founded...
09:07 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Introducing The Startup Battlefield Of Disrupt London 2015
 TechCrunch is pleased to announce the 14 startups selected to participate in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London 2015. Over the next two days, these companies will compete on tech’s ...
08:54 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Spotifys Year In Music Recaps The Songs You Listened To Most In 2015
 The end of the year is nigh, which means tech companies left, right and center are issuing their annual recaps. Spotify, one of the few worth keeping note of when it comes to these matters, has ...
08:53 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Watch Disrupt London Day One LIVE Right Here!
 Disrupt London 2015 is now officially underway, after an incredibly successful Hackathon where FreeMe took home the main prize. Today, the conference kicks off with a chat with Taavet Hinrikus f...
07:03 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Partners With Baidu To Launch Its Fire Tablet In China
 Amazon has turned to Baidu, China’s top search company, to power its Amazon Fire tablet in China — the country where Google and its services are not welcome. The device, which is pri...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Why Increased Efficiency Will Make Us Miserable
 My life just keeps getting easier. These days, I don’t have to run out to the store to replenish my pantry — within an hour, Amazon Now will deliver my groceries. A cleaner from Hand...
12:00 am GMT - Mon, December 7, 2015
Techcrunch Android Wear Presents Timely Competition For Apple Watch
 With 38 different watches available, Apple has called its Watch the most personalized device it has ever created. But there’s still a chance for a competitor, like Google Android Wear, to ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch The Business Case For Augmented Reality
 When we think of augmented reality, we think of the interaction of superimposed graphics, audio, GPS data and other sensory enhancements converging within a real-world environment displayed in r...
06:59 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Verizons Bringing Wi-Fi Calling To Select Samsung Phones Next Week, iPhones Early Next Year
 Verizon Wireless has announced that it’s turning on Wi-Fi calling for devices starting next week, beginning with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. But iPhone users, as well as non-Samsung...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Patriots Practice In VR, 10K Google Cardboard Viewers Being Given Away At Gillette Stadium
 The Google Cardboard team has teamed up with Bank Of America and Visa to bring a new VR experience to Android and iOS. The subject is the New England Patriots and you’ll be able to immerse...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Unsexy Plumbing, Integrated Data And The Future Of The Healthcare System
 Healthcare, like so many other sectors of the economy, is being transformed by technology. The changes are most obvious at the front end of healthcare, where health payment solutions, data analy...
03:16 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Final Fantasy VII Remake Turns A Cult Classic Into An Action RPG
 After announcing it at E3 2015, Square Enix unveiled the first gameplay trailer for one of its most anticipated games, Final Fantasy VII. And it looks like it’s more than just a remake wit...
01:51 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Murdoch Eavesdrops On Your Chats To Give Recommendations
Murdoch wants to give you what you didn’t ask for, yet. Instant messaging is overshadowing social media, and that’s creating new opportunities for data mining and delivering useful content...
01:18 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Immediate.ly Maps Real-Time Restaurant Availability
 Are you ever hungry and wonder which nearby restaurants have available tables right now? Immediate.ly, conceived at TechCrunch’s Disrupt London Hackathon, aims to fix that problem.London-b...
01:17 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch SMSNav.me Sends You Local Directions Without A Data Connection
 James Hitchcock and Moti Ferentz, along with the rest of theirteam, were visiting London for the TechCrunch Disrupt London hackathon, but they didn’t quite have access to the data they nee...
01:15 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch FreeMe Wins The Disrupt London 2015 Hackathon Grand Prize
 It’s been a long night at the Copper Box Arena in London. The arena hosted the handball competition of the Summer Olympics two years ago. But this weekend has been all about a different ki...
12:57 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Mummo Dumps Your Parents Tech Problems In Someone Elses Lap
 How many times has your mom or dad called with an obvious-to-you question about their phone, or printer, or in the case of my mother, the Apple TV? Of course, you want to be a good son or daught...
12:51 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Human Code Project Hack Aims To Demystify Code
 Meet Roslyn Scott and Dalton Scott, a mother and son team who just demoed a neat idea for making code more accessible, here at the Disrupt London 2015 hackathon. Their hack, called the Human Cod...
12:50 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Tag Heuer Is Ramping Up Smartwatch Production From 1,200 To 2,000 Pieces Per Week
 Tag Heuer’s chairman Jean-Claude Biver announced that the company is ramping up weekly production of their Carrera Connected Smart Watch from 1,200 to 2,000 pieces. The watch costs $1,500 ...
12:46 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Safe Haven Is A TC Disrupt London Hack To Connect Refugees With Aid Organizations
 While governments around the world struggle to address the needs of the 4 million refugees who have fled Syria since the start of that country’s civil war in 2011, hackers across Europe ar...
12:43 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch WhatsBot Brings A Virtual Assistant To WhatsApp
 A team at the TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 hackathon has created what they say is one of the first personal assistants for the WhatsApp messaging platform. Called WhatsBot, the assistant uses ...
12:38 pm GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch MedicSMS Helps Diagnose Medical Emergencies Via SMS In Developing Countries
 People in developing countries may not have the luxury of access to many modern technologies. They do, however, have affordable access to smartphones increasingly. According to a recent mobility...
11:00 am GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Watch The TC Disrupt Hackathon Live Right Here!
 Ahoy, mates! We’re in foggy London town and Disrupt Europe 2015 is officially underway, as the Hackathon presentations kick off right now. In case you have no idea what I’m talking a...
09:08 am GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Staying Up Late At The Disrupt London Hackathon
 Dropping by the Disrupt London hackathon at around midnight, we expected to see many participants losing energy or flat-out asleep — and understandably so. Instead, almost everyone remaine...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, December 6, 2015
Techcrunch Outdoor Advertising Is The New Black
 Big cities like San Francisco and New York are digital meccas, home to many of the world’s largest technology startups — and to hordes of smartphone-toting, app-using consumers. But ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch Edtech Should Focus On Teacher Evaluation And Accountability
 The rise of the edtech industry has completely transformed the K-12 experience for students. But what about teachers? Shouldn’t technological innovation be used to improve teacher performa...
07:43 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch The Playstation VR Games Sony Announced Today Look Amazing
 During its Playstation Experience (PSX) event in San Francisco today, Sony unveiled some new information about the Playstation VR and showed off some new titles. Unfortunately we’ve gotten...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch Having Success With Code Bootcamps: Hiring Lessons For Employers
 And we’re back, with the second of three posts on having success with code bootcamps. Having explored whether coding bootcamps work for hiring top tech talent (hint: the answer is yes), we...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Slippery Slope
 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek. Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Tuesday, December 4, 2015.The Gang abandons tech for presidential politics as Tru...
05:15 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch The Disrupt Hackathon Takes Over Londons Copper Box Arena
 Our Disrupt London hackathon is officially underway. More than 1,000 people have registered to compete — by this time tomorrow, they’ll formteams, buildnew products and present them ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch Down Round Doom? The Data Says No
 A recent discussion on the tech IPO market yielded the comment “all IPOs this year were down rounds.” Square’s recent IPO priced below its last private offering, spurring Khosl...
03:44 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch Google Adds More Music, TV And Movie Content To Mobile Search, Including Recommendations
 An update to Google search rolling out to mobile users is putting a greater emphasis on music and media, including recommendations on songs, TV shows, movies, and more. Now, when searching for t...
03:06 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch Jompeame Wants To Reduce Poverty In South America Through Crowdfunding
 Jompeame (Jumpstartme in Spanish) is a new crowdfunding site aimed at helping the impoverished in Latin America. “Our mission initially is to change the lives of at least 5 people in this ...
02:33 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch Augmented Reality Wizards Blippar Will Unveil New Tech At TechCrunch Disrupt London
 What if you could learn about anything just by taking a photo of it? Blippar already has 3 million people doing that every month plus another 62 million signed up. Now Blippar is ready to unveil...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch This War On Math Is Bullshit
 The smoke had barely begun to clear from the horrific attacks in Paris, in a neighborhood where I used to live, before the usual suspects started trying to twist the facts to fit their authorita...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch Candidates Need To Address The Tech Industry In The 2016 Election
 The technology industry is of vital importance to our national economy. And it faces real problems that the next president will have to address. So where are the candidates? Read More ...
12:25 pm GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch 9 Memorable CrunchWeek Episodes
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10:44 am GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Surprises With New Windows 10 Mobile Build
 Microsoft recently released an updated Windows 10 Mobile build, numbered 10586.29. Microsoft’s Gabe Aul calls the new edition of the company’s smartphone operating system a “Cu...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch The STEM Skills Gap Is Only As Real As The Purple Unicorn
 TEKsystems recently put out a report showing that approximately 80 percent of all IT professionals believe that a skills gap exists in tech industries today. Backed by claims of mass projected g...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, December 5, 2015
Techcrunch The New American Dream: My Life As A Minority Startup Owner
 My life can be split into two halves, each fulfilling an American dream. The first half I spent on the American dream that was engrained from birth — “pull yourself up by your bootst...
09:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch To Push Moments, Twitter Starts Shoving The Notifications Tab To The Side
 If you’re a Twitter for the web user (or Android) like I am, then you know exactly where all of the tabs are that you need to speedily read tweets, replies and so forth. Twitter, monkeying...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 12.04.15
 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today 1pmPT/4pmET. Read More ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Why Decision Science Matters
 Nearly everyone is familiar with the DirecTV commercials in which actor Rob Lowe and NFL quarterbacks Eli Manning and Tony Romo appear as unflattering alter-egos of themselves — “pea...
07:35 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch A New Service Called CoinCube Can Help Manage Your BTC
 In the future, all currencies will be crypto. And you’ll need someone to manage all that crypto cash. That’s what CoinCube is trying to do: a way to manage cryptocurrency investments...
07:16 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch 22-Year-Old Launching Harlems First VC Fund
 John Henry, the 22-year-old founder of accelerator programCofound Harlem, has announced Cofound Ventures, Harlem’s first venture capital fund.Cofound Ventures, which will officially launch...
06:46 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch TalentSky Is Building A Professional Network With A Focus On Verified Skills
 Rick Devine has spent more than a decade as an executive recruiter, and even introduced Steve Jobs to his eventual successor Tim Cook back in 1998. Now he’s working on a startup called Tal...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Insert Snarky Subtweet About Twitter Trademarking Subtweet
 Yes. This a trademark application filed on October 30th for the term “subtweet.” Twitter has filed a trademark for the term "subtweet." pic.twitter.com/ivE9hLDm2R — Ale...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Its The Last Day for Crunchies Nominations
This is it! The last hoorah, do or die time, use it or lose it — your last chance to nominate a winner for the coveted Crunchies Awards.We will celebratethe best and brightest in the global tech...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch 7 Unexpected Virtual Reality Use Cases
 Some amazing and inventive new ways to use VR technology are already appearing that could dramatically impact people in their daily lives. Read More ...
05:45 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Cruise.me Sets Sail To Make Young Folks Like Cruises
 Cruises, for the uninitiated, are trips on a boat where you eat too much, watch an Abba musical, and get the stomach flu. But they can be so much more and that’s why Cruise.me launched: to...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Nominations For The 9th Annual Crunchies End Today, Get Them In Now
 We’re just a few months away from the 9th Annual Crunchies, and your window to nominate your favorite tech startups, entrepreneurs and investors is closing today. Yes, today is the final d...
04:25 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Tea Making Robot Teforia Brews Up $5.1 Million In Seed Funding
 Teforia, the startupthat promises its machine makesthe perfect cup of tea every time has pulled in $5.1 million in a deal to help it take on the brewed beverage technology space. The company lau...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Motus Wearable Sensors Bring Biomechanics Out Of The Lab And Into The Ball Park
 Baseball hasalwaysbeen a sport driven by numbers, and with modernSabermetrics, it’s even more so.Motus has developed a system using biomechanics tomeasure stress on a pitcher’s elbow...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch A Users Guide to Disrupt London 2015
Hard to believe that Disrupt London is just around the corner! TechCrunch has partnered with an amazing array of sponsorswho promise to make your experience at the conference better and better.  ...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Step Inside Gaming Company Razers Largest Concept Store
 High-end gaming firm Razer opened its third such store — which is purely for showing off its products, not actual retail sales — in Bangkok, Thailand, recently and we went along to c...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Step Inside Gaming Company Razers Largest Concept Store To Date
 High-end gaming firm Razer opened its third such store — which is purely for showing off its products, not actual retail sales — in Bangkok, Thailand, recently and we went along to c...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch The Next Delivery Battlefield
 With e-commerce booming and the holidays rapidly approaching, retail and tech giants alike are asking Santa for new ways to delight customers and increase sales. In the U.S., nearly half of all ...
02:56 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson Will Join Us At Disrupt London
 We’re only a few days away from Disrupt London. For the first time at any Disrupt, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson will join us to talk about what it’s like building a developer-centric commu...
02:50 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch The Real Obstacle To Becoming A VC Is Financial, Not Gender, Inequality
 Start you own venture firm.That’s the advice that one of the industry’s first women VCs, Kathryn Gould, gave to other women, and itcame to mindyesterday as I watched aninterview give...
02:42 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch SeamlessDocs Raises $5 Million Series A To Bring Government Forms Online
 SeamlessDocs, the document automation portal for governments, has announced the close of a $5 million Series A funding round led by the Govtech Fund The startup originally launched as Bizodo out...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch For The Good Of Tech
 We love tech, and we especially love tech for good. Come join us for the Oscars of the tech world, the Crunchies Awards, on February 8, 2016. There are only two days left until the nominations f...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Makes A Beeline For Carrier Billing In Emerging Markets, Starting With Russia
 When Apple quietly turned on carrier billing in iTunes in Germany last month, we said emerging markets could be the company’s biggest opportunity and target for the facility, which lets co...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Ellen DeGeneres Invests And Launches Dance Off In Music Contest App Chosen
 Having all your content on TV is a bit like having all your money in oil: it’s still popular, but the next thing is coming and you better diversify. That’s why it’s so smart th...
01:57 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Nokia Closes Its $2.8B Sale Of Here To The Audi, BMW And Daimler Car Consortium
 One of the bigger makers of maps and location services used in mobile phones and connected cars has now been taken over by a consortium of car makers. Today Nokia completed its sale of Here toAu...
12:33 pm GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Reverb.coms Marketplace For Musicians Tunes Up With $25 Million
 It’s been a long strange trip for serial entrepreneur David Kalt on the road to raising $25 million for his two-year-old music gear marketplace, Reverb.com. Read More ...
11:41 am GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch IDC Predicts Sluggish Windows Phone Sales Growth
 According to IDC, sales growth of smartphones running Microsoft’s operating system will remain sluggish for the foreseeable future.New figures from the group, released yesterday, are stark...
11:04 am GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Driving The Wrong Way Down The Highway At 160 MPH
A short while ago, TechCrunch piled into a car, and drove at moderate pace to San Jose, just so that we could drive much more quickly. Recently opened on the other end of the Bay is theDriver Simulati...
10:23 am GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch GoPro Further Muddles Its Product Line With Hero4 Session Price Drop
 GoPro now sells four different cameras for $299 or less. This comes as the firm drops the price on the new Hero4 Session to $199 — the price it should have sold for originally. The drop pu...
10:00 am GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Fitbit, Apple And Xiaomi Are The Worlds Top Wearables Vendors, Says IDC
 Xiaomi is the world’s number three wearables vendor, behind Fitbit and Apple, according to a new report from IDC that looked at shipment volume in the third quarter of 2015. Read More ...
04:52 am GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Flipkart Takes A Minority Stake In Location Data Startup MapMyIndia To Speed Up Deliveries
 Flipkart, one of India’s top e-commerce retailers, has acquired a minority stake in MapMyIndia, a startup that provides mobile maps, location data, and GPS navigation devices for cars. Rea...
03:15 am GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Oculus Announces Rock Band VR For The Rift
 We’ve learned what the big announcement from Oculus is, which was shared on stage at The Game Awards in Los Angeles tonight. The announcement wasn’t about when the Rift would be avai...
02:00 am GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Apple TV Is The Latest Step In The Disintermediation Of Media
 The trend toward direct connections between video content creators and their audiences is well underway, but the new Apple TV could finally push that trend into the living room. Although direct-...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Vanitee Lands $3.5M To Expand Its Beauty Booking Service Across Asia
 Vanitee, a six-month-old Singapore-based startup that provides a marketplace to connect beauty practitioners with customers, has raised $3.5 million as it prepares to expand its service across A...
12:21 am GMT - Fri, December 4, 2015
Techcrunch Zuckerberg Responds To Critics, Explains How Hes Spending $45B
 On Tuesday, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a powerful announcement — not only did he reveal the birth of his daughter, Max, but he shared plans to give up 99% of his pe...
11:18 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Ubers $2.1B Series G Could Give The Company A Post-Money Valuation Of Up To $65B
 Uber, the on-demand transportation company that has amassedaround $10 billion in funding to date, is raising oncemore. This time, it islooking toto $2.1 billion, in aSeries G roundthat could val...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Brands, Platforms, The Live Video Labyrinth And How Everyone Can Win
 With Periscope and Meerkat being two of the breakout stars of this year’s SXSW, and Snapchat serving as the primary engagement tool for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, ...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: David Hornik On Silicon Valleys Venture Socialism And The Role Of Reguation
 David Hornik believes in the free market, but argues that regulation has an important role in tempering some of the more traumatic consequences of disruption — especially in the sharing ec...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Is Raising Another Couple Billion, At A $62.5 Billion Valuation
 Rideshareplatform Uber is looking to raise $2.1 billion. Uber is the most valuable technology company on paper, at a current $50 billion valuation. The additional funding would bring those figur...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Lyft, Didi, Ola And GrabTaxi Partner In Global Tech, Service Alliance To Rival Uber
 As Uber ramps up its business globally with yet more money, four of its regional rivals are getting closer to each other in a bid for more scale and service continuity.Lyft in the U.S., Didi Kua...
07:10 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Skriware Wants To Make An Easy-To-Use 3D Printer For All
 First I encourage you to watch the video below. By mixing a vague misunderstanding of the English language with a guy who sounds like the guy who voices trailers for action films, you’ve c...
06:56 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch With Topick, Join Communities Around Your Favorite Topics
 Meet Topick, a newly launched startup that wants to create a sort of social network for your favorite topics. After selecting your interests, Topick offers an unfiltered feed of people sharing t...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Santa Might Have To Check eBay And Craigslist To Get You A Samsung Gear VR
 Samsung’s entry into consumer virtual reality, the Gear VR consumer edition, seems to be a pretty hot item for the holidays. We reported that both Amazon and Best Buy show that the item is...
06:22 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch With Launch Of FindTime, Microsoft Outlook Users Get Their Own Built-In Meeting Scheduler
 Microsoft released a new tool today designed to give Outlook users an easier way to schedule meetings. Called FindTime, the add-in is one of the more practical applications to be released from M...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Wiivv Raises $3 Milllion To Bring 3D-Printed IInsoles To The Maasses
As we approach the inevitable melding of man and machine, we’re going to need a lot more consonants and vowels. That’s why Wiivv is on the case. Wiivv, a company so disruptive that you can...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Starts Opening Live Video Broadcasting To All, Launches PhotoVideo Collages
 After letting just celebrities and journalists on its Periscope competitor for a few months, Facebook today began testing its Live streaming video broadcasting feature with average users on iOS ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Battlefield Vet Staffly Snags $1.25 Million Seed Round
 Staffly, an online retail staffing company that appeared in the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition in September, announced that it has received $1.25 million in seed round funding today....
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch [email protected] Delivers Random Niceness On Twitter
 It’s a tough world out there. I’ve been writing on the Internet for 3 years now, and I’ve had my fair share of aggressive comments, weird emails and personal attacks. Don’...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Google Launches Cardboard Camera, A Free App To Create 3D Virtual Reality Photos
 Got one of Google’s Cardboard VR headsets and an Android phone handy?Google has something new for you to play with this morning. Read More ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Messenger Is Now A Mobile Messenger Like The 18 Youre Already Using
 Yahoo Messenger might be the best messaging app no one will use. The company just released a completely revamped version of its messaging platform, focused on mobile, group messaging and image s...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Google Brings Its App Streaming Technology To Mobile Ads
 Last month, Google introduced a new way for web searchers to find the information they want – even when that content was locked inside a mobile application. The search engine would now ret...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch The On-Demand, Sharing And Gig Economies Never Existed, So Stop Pretending They Did
 Words are impactful. They may not break your bones, as the saying goes, but they do guide the way we all think, debate, decide and act. When it comes to the words we use to define our industry &...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Apples Swift Programming Language Is Now Open Source
 Swift, Apple’s programming language aimed at OS X and iOS developers, has gone open source under the Apache License. This means all of the source code including the code for a new package ...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch uMake Raises $5.2M To Take On AutoDesk And Others In The World Of 3D Design
 The 3D market has seen an explosion of interest on the back of new hardware to create and experience it, from 3D cameras and VR headgear through to 3D printers; and a raft of popular content tha...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Placemeters New Sensor Helps Business Owners Measure Traffic In Front Of Their Stores
 Placemeter, the “urban intelligence platform” that launched earlier this year, wants to help businesses measure how many people walk past — and into — their stores. The c...
02:34 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Think You Have The Best Mobile App?
 Make sure you submit your nomination for the best mobile app of 2015 now! With only one day left until nominations close for the Crunchies Award Show, we want to hear from you.The Best Mobile ap...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Wayfindr Is Building An Open Standard For Indoor Navigation By Beacon
 A project to probe the viability of using low power Bluetooth Beacon technology as an aid for indoor navigation — with a special focus on helping blind and visually impaired people get aro...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Cloudflare Turns on HTTP/2 For All Of Its Users
 Earlier this year, the specs forHTTP/2— the successor to theHTTP protocol that powers the web — were finalized. But as with any technology that aims to replace such a fundamental par...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch EatStreet, An Online Food Ordering Platform For Tier-2 Cities And College Towns, Picks Up $15M
 While Amazon expands Prime Nowrestaurantordering and delivery to more cities, astartuphas picked up funding to go head to head with it and the many others in the crowded food-on-demand category....
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch EatStreet, An Online Food Ordering Platform For Smaller Cities And College Towns, Picks Up $15M
 While Amazon expands Prime Nowrestaurantordering and delivery to more places, astartuphas picked up funding to go head to head with it and the many others in the crowded food-on-demand category....
01:47 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Dell Could Be Shopping Some Assets To Help Relieve EMC Deal Debt Load
 Since Dell announced its intention to buy EMC for $67 billion in October, there has been a lot of speculation about how the company was going to pay off the massive $40 billion debt it used to f...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Redfin Launches Automated Home Price Estimates
 Redfin.com today launched the latest iteration of its home-price estimate tool. Until today, you had to play real estate agent and pick your own comparables and Redfin would then use these to co...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch 23-Year-Olds Design Collaboration Tool Figma Launches With $14M To Fight Adobe
 “Which version of this design are we on? Did you make the suggested edits? Why is it taking so long to export?” Today, interface design collaboration tool Figma arrives to eliminate ...
12:26 pm GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch With No European Safe Harbor, Facebook Faces Privacy Complaints On Multiple Fronts
 Facebook’s least favorite Austrian, lawyer and privacy campaigner, Max Schrems, has updated his data protection complaints against the social network giant in the light of the recent EJC s...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Announcing The Disrupt London Hackathon Judges And API Workshops
 We’re less than a week away from this year’s Disrupt Hackathon, and are delighted to announce the judges and API workshops.I, along with Gemma Cameron, will be your MCand host for th...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Preparing For The Technology Revolution Created By Artificial Intelligence
 Artificial Intelligence will soon bring on another technological revolution, where machines may take your job and shake up the economy in the process. Read More ...
07:15 am GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Number26 Launches Its Bank Of The Future In 6 New Countries
 If you don’t like your current bank, Number26 is here for you. The German startup has been trying to reinvent the average banking experience in Germany and Austria. It is now expanding to ...
06:25 am GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Facebook Partners With 50 Publishers To Launch Instant Articles In Asia
 Facebook is bringing its Instant Article media format to Asia after more than twenty media from eleven countries in the region — including China, India and Indonesia — jumped aboard ...
02:52 am GMT - Thu, December 3, 2015
Techcrunch Find Which Uber Is Yours With Its New Colored-Coded SPOT Lights
 Outside big events like concerts, tons of Ubers can be waiting, making it tough for passengers to figure out which car is theirs. That’s why last week I suggested Uber create a feature tha...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch The First-Ever Disrupt Event App Is Here, Just In Time For London
 Here at TechCrunch, we want to make Disrupt the best possible experience for our attendees. This includes finding new ways to help attendees discover and stay connected to new people and making ...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch BrightFunnel Raises $6M To Connect Marketing And Revenue
 BrightFunnel announced today that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding. The startup offers attribution tools to track the sales impact of customers’ marketing efforts, and it also ...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Advice For Higher-Yielding Agriculture Startups
 With interest and investment in food and agriculture startups reaching record levels, new entrepreneurs are entering this important sector, bringing fresh ideas and perspectives on how best to f...
10:42 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Tagged / if(we) Founder Greg Tseng Tags Out After 11 Years As CEO
 Greg Tseng is stepping down from the CEO role of if(we) after 11 years running its dating social network Tagged and game studio hi5. He’ll remain a board member. When asked why the change ...
10:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Google To EFF On Student Privacy: Our Tools Comply With Both The Law And Our Promises
 Yesterday, the EFF announced the launch of a campaign called ‘Spying on Students’ to raise awareness about privacy risks for technology used at schools. The campaign came with a comp...
09:50 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Dont Panic! Your Instagram (Probably) Wasnt Just Hacked
 About two hours ago, I got a flurry of text messages from my family.“My Instagram got hacked!” one read.“I can’t log into Instagram! I got a notification saying I’d...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Box Beats Estimates With $78.7M In FQ3 Revenue, Boosts Full-Year Guidance, Shares Fall 4%
 Box, an enterprise collaboration and file management shop, reported its fiscal third quarter financial results today. The company lost $0.31per share, using adjusted metrics, on revenue of $78.7...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Box Beats Estimates With $78.7M In FQ3 Revenue, Boosts Full-Year Guidance, Shares Fall 4% Update: Shares Now Up!
 Update: Shares in Box are now up a fraction in after-hours trading. Investors are such fickle things. Box, an enterprise collaboration and file management shop, reported its fiscal third quarter...
08:33 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Big Data Still Requires Humans To Make Meaningful Connections
 Big data is a big deal, make no mistake about it, but it’s probably not as big a deal as it’s going to be eventually when we really figure out how to make good use of it. For now, we...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Serial Entrepreneur Max Levchin On Leaving A Legacy
 In this podcast, Max talks about having true passion for an area of business, on the difficulty of building network effects businesses, the happiest day of an entrepreneur’s life, and leav...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Google Will Shut Down Songza App, Songza.com To Fold Into Google Play Music
 The music wars are afoot, Google is consolidating its weaponry. Beginning today, Songza users will be notified that the Songza website and mobile apps are being fully folded into Google Play Mus...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Entrepreneurial Experience Separates Top VCs From Other Investors
 A good VC is hard to find. Researchers studying the sector have noted that most venture capital funds “fail to generate attractive returns (or any returns) for investors.” Over the l...
07:47 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Dave Chappelle Has Phone-Free Zone For His Shows Through Partnership With Tech Startup
 Comedian Dave Chappelle seems to be fed up with people recording his shows and sharing his material on the Internet. Chappelle recently tapped tech startup Yondr, which makes cell phone cases th...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Culinary Events Biz Dinner Lab Buys Competitor Dishcrawl, Will Launch Bar Crawls For Restaurants
 Dinner Lab, a supper club and culinary events business that has expanded to 75,000 members across 31 states over the past three years, is today putting its recent infusion of new capital to use:...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Twitter Fabric SDK Comes To The Apple TV
 One week after Facebook announced its SDK for tvOS, Twitter is also announcing its plans for Apple’s new platform. Developers will be able to integrate Digits into their apps and use Crash...
05:29 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Pi-TopCEED Is A $99 Desktop Computer For Makers
 Meet the $99 Pi-TopCEED: a desktop computer powered by the Raspberry Pi — just add your own keyboard and mouse… Read More ...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Satya Nadella Says Microsoft Is Very Focused On Diversity, Welcomes Rev. Jesse Jacksons Push For Inclusion
 At Microsoft’s annual shareholding conference today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella cited diversity progressin relation to the executive team and board of directors. In the last year, Microso...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch The Formlabs Form 2 Brings The 3D-Printing Magic (Again)
 Home 3D printing has grown by leaps and bounds over the past half decade. While some of the fluff and excitement has gone out of the technology, it is still the closest thing to magic we have in...
05:16 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Dick Costolo Joins The Patreon Board
 Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has joined the Patreon Board of Directors, a move that aims to bring operational skills to the funding site. Patreon allows creators – podcasters, artists, ...
05:03 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch 10 Great Family Board Games To Get The Kids (And You) Off Of The iPad
 We all pretend to love board games but when it comes to sitting down and playing them most of us are remiss. The solution? Pick up any of these fun games for the family and see eyes light up, sp...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Puts iOS 9 Adoption At 70% Based On App Store Usage Numbers
 It’s been two and half months since Apple released iOS 9, and the company just shared some adoption numbers on its website. According to Apple, 70 percent of iOS devices accessing the App ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Ubers API Now Lets Other Apps Add A Ride Request Button, But Not Competitors Too
 Uber’slatest growth strategy is to colonize the mobile app landscape with its new Ride Request Button. Launching today, iOS and Android app developers can easily plug in a few lines of cod...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Atheer Acquires OnTheGo For Its Enterprise AR Platform
 Atheer, a company that builds augmented reality glasses and software for the enterprise, today announced that it has acquired Portland’s OnTheGo Platforms (OTG). OTG has long specialized i...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Star Wars Dips Into Virtual Reality With Jakku Spy, Created In Parallel With The Force Awakens
 The Star Wars marketing blitz is on, with everything from trailers hitting the Internet to cans of food donning the likeness of characters at the supermarket. People are flat out excited to see ...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Starbucks Launches A Delivery Service In Partnership With Postmates
 Making good on an announcement from this March, Starbucks and Postmates have now teamed up tolaunch apilot program that will see the on-demand delivery startuppowering deliveries for the Seattle...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch The Attention Economy And The War Over Measurement
 Content that gets delivered digitally should be measured digitally. This sounds obvious, but it’s not that easy: Ad blockers, infinite scroll design and auto-load/auto-play videos all make...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Atlassian Now Helps Developers Deploy Code From Bitbucket Directly To AWS, Azure and DigitalOcean
 Atlassian isn’t just preparing to IPO, it’s also launching an update to its Git-based Bitbucket service today that will make it easier for developers to ship their code to some of th...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Asana Poaches Diversity Manager From Facebook
 Asana just announced that it’s hiredSonja Gittens-Ottley, formerly of Facebook, to serve as the productivity startup’s first-ever head of diversity and inclusion. Back in July, after...
03:51 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch The Unofficial Facebook Advanced Search Engine
 Facebook doesn’t have an easy-to-use advanced search engine, so one guy built his own. “Search Is Back” lets you use familiardrop-down menus to find people by city, relationshi...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch United Airlines Is Giving Its 6,000 Customer Service Reps The iPhone 6 Plus
 Apple has advanced its relationship with United after the airline announced plans to outfit its 6,000 or so customer service reps with the iPhone 6 Plus. Read More ...
03:07 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Fire Tablets Get Expanded Parental Controls, Plus A Blue Shade Feature For Better Nighttime Reading
 An update rolling out now to owners of Amazon Fire tablets promises more features aimed at allowing parents to better monitor and manage their children’s screen time, as well as a new R...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch This Week On Bullish: Online.edu
 Hello friends, and welcome to Bullish. This week we take a look at online education, a large and diverse space that extends learning to those who might find it inaccessible and locks in some stu...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch CoreOS Steps Up Security For Its Tectonic Container Management Service
 As containers become more popular as a way to develop and deploy software, it’s quickly becoming clear that ensuring the security of container deployments isn’t always easy. We’...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Bluecore Marketing Automation Tool Secures $21M In Series B Funding
 Bluecore, the data marketing platform for ecommerce brands, has today announced the close of a $21 million Series B round led by Georgian Partners, with participation from existing investors lik...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Advanced Machine Learning Company Osaro Captures $3.3 Million
 Osaro, a new, San Francisco-based startup that’s developing advanced machine learning known as deep reinforcement learning, has raised $3.3 million in seed funding to take its technology t...
11:45 am GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch U.K. Spy Agency Does Not Require Individual Warrants To Hack
 More details about U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ’s use of hacking — aka: ‘computer network interference’ in euphemistic official parlance — and the oversight regime...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Last Round Of Hackathon Tickets Available, And Announcing The Hackathon Sponsor Prizes
 Wonder what APIs you might build on over Hackathon weekend? Have we got some technologies for you! We’re excited to announce the sponsors prizes for this year’s spectacular TechCrunc...
08:06 am GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Netsertive Raises $24 Million to Help Affiliates With Marketing
 Netsertive, the marketing intelligence platform, has completed a round of $24 million in Series C funding, led by River Cities Capital Funds. Originally planning to raise $15 million, an additio...
06:27 am GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Dominated 36% of Online Black Friday Sales, Says Slice
 Slice Intelligence, which gathers e-commerce data from receipts linked to its Slice package tracking app, tells TechCrunch that Amazon dominated online Black Friday sales, accounting for 35.7% i...
06:26 am GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Uber Hires Away Another Executive From Google Maps
 Uber has poached a second executive from Google Maps. Manik Gupta announced on LinkedIn today that he is now Uber’s director of products for maps, after leaving a similar position at Googl...
06:19 am GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch LinkedIn Launches Revamped Mobile Apps, But Noise Remains A Big Problem
 LinkedIn, the professional social network that we love to hate, is hoping to entice you into using it more on your phone after it introduced revamped versions of its iOS and Android apps. Read M...
01:14 am GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Yahoo Shares Spike 7% On Report That It Might Sell Off Its Core Business
 The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the board of Yahoo is considering selling off its core business in a series of upcoming meetings. So, naturally, shares of the company spiked 7% in exte...
12:01 am GMT - Wed, December 2, 2015
Techcrunch Kobe Bryants Retirement Post Had 1 Million Clicks In First Two Hours
 When Kobe Bryant decided to share his intentions to retire after this season, his 20th, the way he did it was…different. Even though he did a press conference later that evening, he chose ...
11:47 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Googles November Self-Driving Car Report Details Learnings, A Pull-Over, And A Rear-End Collision
 Google’s monthly self-driving car reports are fun to read through, and gives transparent accounts of what the team is up to, how the cars are performing, and any lessons learned along the ...
11:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Sequoia Capitals Alfred Lin On Why Ubers Valuation Is Twice That Of Airbnbs
 Today, at the Post-Seed conference in San Francisco, Alfred Lin, the former COO and CFO of Zapposand now a Sequoia Capital partner, was asked a variety of on-stage questions about the current ma...
11:02 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch 9 Gifts For The Smartest Smart Home
 Choose from 16 million shades of color, makegrandpa feel more secure by showing him who’s at the door when he’s not even there and get the house turnt with a rendition of Alvin and t...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Only One Week To Submit Your Application For 1st And Future
 There is exactly one week until applications close for 1st and Future, the startup competition that TechCrunch is staging with the NFL and Stanford University on February 6 at Stanford’s C...
11:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Why Israel Will Probably Never Have A Tech Giant And Why Thats Not Something To Regret
 For many years, Israelis used to lament that the local tech scene, while considered second only to Silicon Valley and generating many successful startups, has never been able to grow a world tec...
10:54 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Perion Acquires Digital Ad Company Undertone For $180M
 Israeli marketing company Perion Networks announced today that it has acquired Undertone, a New York City-based digital ad company in a $180 million cash deal.According to the release, $91 milli...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Autodesk Launches 3D Cloud Development Platform And A $100 Million Investment Fund
 Autodeskis an old school software company, having launched in 1982 and gone public in 1990, but that doesn’t mean it’s too fixed in its ways to try something new. Today, the companyi...
09:39 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Is Now A Dad, Pledges To Give Away 99% Of His Shares
 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today said he and his wife would give away 99% of theirshares to “advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation.” ...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Black Friday Shoppers Spent 5 Hours at the Mall, Says Foursquare
 Black Friday shoppers spent an average of 4.9 hours out at brick-and-mortar shops, according to data from Foursquare. Long lines meant that each shopper only visited 2.8 stores. The location-tra...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch CommuniGift Launches With A New Way For Kids To Give To Charity
 With the goal of making every kids’ birthday a dream come true, Los Angeles-basedCommuniGift has launcheda new businessto promote charitable giving just in time for the holidays.The compan...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Stringr Raises $1.5M To Build A News Footage Marketplace
 News startup Stringris announcing that it has raised $1.5 million in funding.Co-founder and CEO Lindsay Stewart previously worked as a TV news producer for ABC, Bloomberg and Fox News, and she s...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Samsung Launches Web Browser For Gear VR
 You’re strapped into a virtual reality delight and you want to Google something. What do you do? Now you can use a web browser built and optimized specifically for the Samsung Gear VR.The ...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Behind The Prezi Pixels
 Interactive presentation startup Prezi has been in quiet mode lately, but invited us behind the scenesto discuss its startup roots in Budapest, Hungary and juggling two offices in completely dif...
07:39 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Your PS4 Just Became A Tiny Bit More Powerful
 Chances are you haven’t realized it, but your PlayStation 4 got a little bit more powerful. The PlayStation 4 comes with an octa-core CPU. Until now, game developers could leverage 6 of th...
07:16 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Shyp Now Ships Your Goods Straight From eBay
 Just in time for the high holy season ofgiving and getting packagesfrom far away, on-demand shipping startup Shyp is taking advantage of one of the biggestonlineoutfits in need of deliveryfor th...
07:15 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Cyber Monday Beat Forecasts With A Record $3.07 Billion In Sales, 26% From Mobile Devices
 Yesterday’s Cyber Monday sales event was already poised to break records with a forecasted $3 billion in sales, making it the largest online sales day in history. It ended up beating those...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Humility, Accountability And Creative Thinking Can Fix IT Security
 The state of cybersecurity has reached full-blown systemic failure. The narrative goes something like this: Companies are spending massive amounts of money on technologies that don’t seem ...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Tries To Declare A Christmas Truce With Apple
 Microsoft has put out a TV commercial for the holidays. In it, some things happen…mostly singing. There are employees, kids and other things going on in a New York City Setting. Apple̵...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Meet The Disrupt London 2015 Speakers And Judges
 Disrupt Londonis almost here, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak at what will surely be the best Disrupt Europe yet.The ...
06:24 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch If Youve Named Your Baby After An Instagram Filter, Youre Not Alone
 A site that says that they know lots about babies called BabyCenter.com (great name for a baby site) shared their top ten names of 2015 for both male and female little-ins. Some of the names are...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Adobe Puts Another Nail In Flashs Coffin
 Flash is dying of a slow, painful death. Adobe, the company behind Flash, just made clear once again that Flash isn’t the future by renaming one of its apps. Adobe Flash Professional is no...
05:42 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch The Huffington Post Editorial Staff Moves Forward With Union Plans
 The editorial team at the Huffington Post has officially asked management to recognize the Writers Guild of America, East as its union. In recent months, the newsrooms of several digital media o...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Integrates Cortana Into Its Power BI Business Intelligence Service
 When Microsoft has a technology it likes, it loves to bring it to all of its platforms and services. Right now, its Cortana personal assistant is clearly one of these technologies. Microsoft tod...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Google Turns Image Search Into Pinterest With New Collections Feature
 Watch out, Pinterest, you’ve got new competition. Google has now rolled out a new feature on its search engine that offers users an easy way to save to saveimages they find to collections ...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Tiger Global Closes $2.5 Billion More To Continue Its Startup Investment Spree
 November looks to be an auspicious month for power investor firm Tiger Global. The New York hedge fund raised $2.5 billion for new deals back in November 2014, and now, after a spending spree th...
05:08 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Storehouse Arrives On Android
 At long last, Storehouse is giving Android users some love. The photo narrative app, which was foundedas an iPad-only experience in 2013, began shifting to developan even more mobile platform wh...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch WhatsApp Is Blocking Links To Rival App Telegram On Android
 Facebook-owned messaging giant WhatsApp appears to have started deliberately blocking links to rival messaging app Telegram so users can’t share clickable Telegram-associated URLs in their...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Food Delivery Startup Good Eggs Has A New CEO
 Good Eggs, anonline service that allows you to order food from local farms, has brought on a new CEO — Bentley Hall, whopreviously held senior rolesat Plum Organics, Clif Bar and Johnson &...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Another Popular App Leaves The Mac App Store
 Apple has a Mac App Store problem. Popular vector-based design app Sketch is leaving the App Store in order to move back to a direct-selling model. The developer announced the move on its offici...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S.
 Spotify is the world’s top streaming music service in terms of active users, downloads and revenue, according to a new music-focused report out this morningfrom App Annie. However, while S...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch PeopleSpark Wants To Breathe New Life Into The Dreaded Performance Review
 Mitchell Harper left Bigcommerce in February and, while he remains an active board member, he decided to take the leap and work on new projects. Australian Harper launched ‘startup studio&...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Lays Off 60 On Its HoloLens Team In Israel As It Shifts Development To The U.S.
 Microsoft has yet to ship its first HoloLens holographic imaging device,but it is moving swiftly on to the next generation of development nonetheless. TechCrunch has confirmed thatMicrosofthas d...
03:19 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Cookies Wants To Become The Venmo Of Europe
 Many have tried, but no European company has become as successful as Venmo so far. Venmo is a great way to pay back your friends in a few taps without having to pay any fee. But its main issue i...
03:01 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Android Phone Maker OnePlus Launches Sandstone iPhone Case Just In Time For Xmas
 It’s been a busy year for OnePlus. The Chinese company unveiled its much-anticipated OnePlus 2 this summer and followed that up with the OnePlus X in October. Now, the Shenzhen-based Andro...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Chromes Browser On Android Can Now Save Up To 70% Of Your Data
 For some time, Google has been developing technology to reduce data consumption on mobile devices. Last January, the company officiallyintroduced an optional data compression feature into its Ch...
02:56 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Announcing The Judges For Next Weeks Disrupt London 2015 Startup Battlefield
 TechCrunch Disrupt London is next week! (December 7th-8th, Agenda, Tickets). The conference will see our now traditional set-up of a single stage and a Startup Alley. TechCrunch is excited to an...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Revols Announces In-Ear Headphones That Mold To The Contours Of Your Disgusting Body
 As if it weren’t bad enough that all of us contain a skeleton, Revols is remind us that we also have ears. This Montreal-based custom headphone company has created a very unique custom ear...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch AppDynamics Update Helps Track Business Transaction From User To Server
 In a week when a major retail website went down under the pressure of Cyber Monday, AppDynamics, a company that helps monitor apps and websites in order to prevent those types of outages(or at l...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Amera Is A Wireless Security Device Designed To Detect Motion And More
 Assuming the human eye could see them, what would the wireless signals that we are surrounded by in our homes, businesses and cities look like? Nothing like the streams of ascii characters depic...
12:47 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Puts Out Limp Holiday Metrics
 The crowning glory of Amazon’s just dropped post-Thanksgiving press missive — trumpeting apparently accelerating holiday sales — is the surname of Amazon’s SVP of devices...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Residential Real Estate Platform Nestio Lands A $8M Series A Round
 Nestio, the NY-based leasing and marketing platform for residential landlords, announced today that is hasraised $8M in Series A funding. The round was led by Trinity Ventures, and had participa...
10:24 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Nokia Is Betting On VR Making It In Hollywood
 Former mobile phone maker Nokia has professional filmmakers in its sights with a new piece of camera hardware it’s been cooking up since early 2013. After teasing its plans this summer, th...
07:50 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Hipchat-Maker Atlassian Sets Share Prices For Its IPO
 Enterprise software company Atlassian, which filed a month ago to go public on NASDAQ, has disclosed how much its shares will cost. In a SEC filing, the company said its 20 million shares will b...
07:14 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Leading Indian Classifieds Site Quikr In Talks To Acquire Real-Estate Portal Commonfloor
 Quikr, which claims to be India’s largest classifieds site, is in talks to acquire Commonfloor, a property listings portal. A source says the deal will be worth roughly $200 million and he...
06:58 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Food Discovery Service Burpple Eats Up $6M To Expand In Asia
 Food discovery service Burpple is savoring the taste of cash today after the Singapore-based company landed a $6 million Series A round from Tembusu Partners, Singapore Press Holdings’ Med...
06:09 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Samsungs Struggling Mobile Business Has A New Leader
 As its smartphone sales continue to lag behind competitors, Samsung Electronics announced today that it will reshuffle the leadership of its mobile division. J.K. Shin will no longer be in contr...
03:43 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch The Mass Fidelity Core Offers Booming Stereo Sound From One Tiny Wireless Speaker
 Home audio is rarely just plug-and-play. Systems I’ve dealt with installing over the years have come with dozens of feetof wiring and multiple unitsthat require an afternoon or more to get...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Pill Lets You Share Sound Quality You Expect From Beats Headphones With Friends
 In time for your Cyber Monday shopping, Beats has released its first portable speaker since Apple acquired the company — the Pill + wireless bluetooth speaker. Right down to the packaging,...
12:51 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch AppDynamics Raises $158M; Now Valued At $1.9 Billion
 Last month, based on an SEC filing, we told youthatseven-year-old, San Francisco-based AppDynamics hadraised a fresh $83.4 million in funding as part of a round thatwastargeting up to $150 milli...
12:27 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Taking Stock Of Techs Third Quarter
 I trust that you are sated, smiley, and generally recharged by the recent Thanksgiving cycle. Earnings time. You may have thought that you were out of the non-GAAP woods. Not in the least. Certa...
12:23 am GMT - Tue, December 1, 2015
Techcrunch Privacy Advocates Celebrate The End Of The NSAs Phone Record Collection Program
 The NSA shut down its bulk phone record collection program yesterday, more than two years since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the program to journalists and prompted a global deba...
11:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Mozilla Wants To Hive Off Its Thunderbird Email/Chat Client, Says Mitchell Baker Memo
 The Mozilla Foundation looks like it’s about to take another step in its bid to sharpen its focus on its Firefox browser and continue with its fightback to gain more market share against c...
11:38 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Mozilla Wants To Split Off Its Thunderbird Email/Chat Client, Says Mitchell Baker Memo
 The Mozilla Foundation looks like it’s about to take another step in its bid to sharpen its focus on development around its Firefox browser. Mozilla now wants toonce and for all hive off s...
11:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch SlackArchive Gives You Public Chat Archive For Free
 There are many reasons why you could use Slack as your messaging platform of choice for a public or semi-public project. It can be an open source project, a local community project or just an in...
10:41 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Goodbye To Holga, The Wacky Camera Blast From The Past
 The Holga is a medium format mechanical toy camera that became a fan favorite when it was launched in 1981. Now, thirty-four years later, the company that currently makes the camera has closed u...
10:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Toymaker VTech Leaks Millions Of Parent Emails And Child Photos In Latest Massive Breach
 In the first breach that seems to have hit both adults and children at the same time, interactive toy maker VTech has confirmed hackers have accessed private data including names, email addresse...
09:28 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Google Snags Former Tesla Autopilot Engineering Manager Robert Rose
 The battle to make elite autonomous vehicles is on, and a major part of that is assembling teams that will carry out your plans. Today, it was reported that Google snagged Tesla’s former A...
09:22 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Ad Exec Bob Lord To Leave AOL
 Bob Lord will soon leave his role as president of AOL. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said he’d seen Lord as his eventual successor, but that plan was ...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey To Make Special Announcement This Week
 At this week’s “Game Awards” in Los Angeles, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is scheduled to attend and make an announcement of some sort, its host announced today on Twitter. Rea...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch NASA Initiative Puts Space Age Technologies At Entrepreneurs Fingertips
 The space administration recently announced its Startup initiative by opening up around 1200 patented technologies to US startups to commercialize at no upfront costs. Soon, the space-age techno...
08:53 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Hands-On With Facebooks Haphazard Shopping Feed
 Random is the right way to describe Facebook’s attempted invasion of Amazon’s turf. With skimpy product selection, no reviews and limited browsing options, Facebook’s dedicated...
08:44 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch YouTube Enters The App Stores Top Grossing Charts, Thanks To YouTube Red Subscriptions
 YouTube’s plans to convert a portion of its user base to a subscription-based, ad-free service known as YouTube Red appears to be gaining traction. The company’s iOS application is n...
08:36 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Apple Music Is Coming To Sonos On December 15
 Sonos users, rejoice! The speaker company just announced that an update adding Apple Music is coming on December 15 in beta. All the flagship Apple Music features will be available directly from...
08:13 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Effortlessly Cleanse And Monitor The Air In Your Home With Blueairs Sense And Aware
 Air shouldn’t really be something you have to spend too much time thinking about. You breathe it in, then breathe out. All good. Unfortunately, sometimes air quality sucks and you have to ...
07:17 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Google Granted Patent That Enables Self-Driving Cars To Interact With Pedestrians
 A lot of people are excited to hop into a car one day and read emails and tweets as the car drives itself, and you, to work. It would cut down on the anxiety we all feel during our daily commute...
06:55 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch LucidCam Hits Its $100K Campaign Goal, Team Partners With Sephora On VR Content
 When we first met the team building the LucidCam, they aimed to raise $100,000 on Indiegogo. They found their 264 backers to get them there. Their goal isto bring the ability to shoot immersive ...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Sylaps Lets You Invite People To A Video Call With A Link
 Meet Sylaps, a voice-over-IP startup that lets you start phone calls without giving out your phone number. Sylaps is all about making it as seamless as possible to start a phone call with people...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Online Shoppers Spent Nearly Half A Billion Early Cyber Monday, Sales On Track To Hit $3 Billion
 Though the lines have blurred around Cyber Monday, as retailers have extended their online discounts and savings both before and after the traditionally large online sales day, Cyber Monday is s...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch A Bitcoin Boomlet
 Bitcoin is currently enjoying what politicos call a boomlet — a small bump that, while perhaps not impressive on a historical scale, is certainly notable. For bitcoin at the moment, this m...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Amazons Drone Video Is The Perfect Devious Holiday Ad Campaign
 Amazon showed off a brand new Amazon Prime Air video yesterday. While it’s interesting to see that the project is still alive and moving forward, you can’t help but think that Amazon...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Swatch Is Teaming With Visa To Offer Payments From Your Wrist
 Swatch and Visa have announced a partnership to enable NFC financial transactions using the the Swatch Bellamy wristwatch. The watches, which Swatch announced in October, are arguably minimalist...
04:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Say Kids Will Help Parents Dress Their Young Children, With A Membership Model And No Markups
 Say Kids is a new online serviceaimed at millennial parents, offeringa membership model forbuying young children’s clothing.The company was founded by husband-and-wife team Carl Ng and Jen...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Smart Driving App Dash Expands Into The Trucking And Analytics Business
 Dash, a driving app we’ve previously described as a “Fitbit for cars”, has announced it is expanding beyond consumer-facing products with Dash XL and Dash IQ, two new products ...
04:51 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Amazon Video Might Be Coming To The Apple TV After All
 After announcing that Amazon would stop selling the Apple TV, it looks like the company might be working on a tvOS app for Apple’s new device after all. Dan Bostonweeks got an email from A...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Target.com Latest To Crash From Increased Online Traffic
 A number of sites have buckled under the pressure of increased traffic as more Americans turned to online shopping over the Black Friday weekend than those who visited brick-and-mortar stores, a...
04:06 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Target.com Sees Cyber Monday Outages
 A number of sites have buckled under the pressure of increased traffic as more Americans turned to online shopping over the Black Friday weekend than those who visited brick-and-mortar stores, a...
04:03 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Listen To EatFirst CEO Talk Online Restaurant Biz, Rocket Internet, And $8M Series A Round
 Earlier today I had a call with Rahul Parekh, co-founder and CEO of EatFirst, the London and Berlin-based online restaurant. We discussed how the startup came about, what exactly an online resta...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Diversity In Tech Needs Less Buzz And More Action
 I am smart. I am hardworking. I am a logical, ordered thinker. I am gay. I am brown. I am a woman. I am looking for a job in the tech industry. I say these things as a way to underpin something ...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Perk.com Buys Corona Labs For $2.3 Million, Will Combine Cross-Platform App Development With A Rewards Platform
 Mobile rewards platform maker Perk.com, which makes apps that reward you for watching TV, unlocking your phone, online shopping,surfing the weband more, announced this morning its plans to acqui...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Where Do The Best Founders Come From?
You tell us! Who would you work for around the clock to help build his or hervision?We are searching far and wide for the best founderof 2015, and we want to know who you think should get the coveted ...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches PowerApps, Makes Building Business Apps Easier
 Microsoft today launched PoweApps into preview. PowerApps is a new Office-like service that makes it easy for virtually any employee in a company to build basic mobile and web-based business app...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt London Is Next Week Here Are Our Battlefield Judges
 TechCrunch Disrupt London is next week! (December 7th-8th, Agenda, Tickets). The conference will see our now traditional set-up of a single stage and a Startup Alley. We like to keep things simp...
12:59 pm GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch TechCrunch Disrupt London Is Next Week Here Are Our Battlefield Finals Judges
 TechCrunch Disrupt London is next week! (December 7th-8th, Agenda, Tickets). The conference will include our traditional set-up of a single stage and a Startup Alley. We like to keep things simp...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch ITU: 3.2B People Now Online Globally, Mobile Broadband Overtakes Home Internet Use
 The Republic of Korea — a very early adopter both in fast, affordable broadband and next-generation mobile services — has held on to its spot as the most-connected placein the world ...
11:17 am GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Online Grocer RedMart Moves Into On-Demand Services In Singapore
 RedMart, the online grocery company in Singapore that’s raised over $50 million to date, officially stepped into a new area of business today after it launched an on-demand platform. Read ...
06:37 am GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Australian Financial Tech Company Tyro Payments Raises $72M Led By Tiger Global
 Australian financial tech company Tyro Payments plans to challenge the country’s leading retail banks after scoring AUD $100 million (about $72 million) in funding from Tiger Global, TDM A...
06:34 am GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch BlackBerry Confirms It Will Exit Pakistan After Rejecting Data Monitoring Demands
 BlackBerry has confirmed that it is exiting Pakistan entirely in response to the national government’s continued demand to monitor user data on the Canadian company’s service. Read M...
05:32 am GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Latest Company Is ZenRooms, A Budget Hotel Platform For Southeast Asia
 ZenRooms, a hotel booking platform for price-conscious travelers, is the newest startup from Rocket Internet. Like other Rocket Internet companies, ZenRooms replicates a proven business model...
02:59 am GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates Join Forces To Invest in Clean Energy Technology
 The founders of Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to solve climate change. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have launched the Breakthrough Energy Coaliti...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social
 The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 20...
12:31 am GMT - Mon, November 30, 2015
Techcrunch Kobe Bryant Announces NBA Retirement Over Twitter And Facebook
 *Cue the old man music* In my day, the best sports athletes of our time sat in front of a camera with their family by their side when they announced that they were retiring. In 1993, Michael Jor...