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11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2016
Techcrunch Marketing Techs Bumpy Road: Consolidation, Growth And A New Frontier
 Marketing technology has become big business over the last five years, securing $134 billion in venture funding and spawning more than 2,000 new companies. New channels, new data streams and new...
09:15 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2016
Techcrunch Director John Hillcoat Says The Film Industry Has Lost Its Nerve
 While most of the current Hollywood headlines are focused on the Academy Awards, there were some new movies this weekend, too — including Triple 9, a sprawling crime drama with a cast that...
08:41 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2016
Techcrunch These Are The Startups Pitching At The Brooklyn TC Meetup Pitch-Off!
 The Brooklyn TC Meetup crept up faster than any of us anticipated. In just two short days, we’ll head over to Output in Williamsburg and ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pi...
07:36 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2016
Techcrunch How To Stream The 2016 Oscars Tonight
 The Oscars are finally here. Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally get his Oscar? Will we see another epic celeb-filled selfie from Ellen?If you want to catch all the action but won’t be in front...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2016
Techcrunch How Smart Founders Can Take Advantage Of The Platform Shift
 About 15 years ago, the Internet triggered a platform shift in the delivery of enterprise software; a wave of cloud startups quickly unseated the kings of the server era. Now, another platform e...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2016
Techcrunch Monetizing Mobile Gaming
 The mobile gaming industry made $29 billion in 2015 — and it is only set to continue growing (with estimates as high as $49 billion by 2018). But the mobile gaming industry is in the ̶...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 28, 2016
Techcrunch After The Gold Rush
 The startup gold rush of the last ten years is over. Sorry. Those hordes of ambitious entrepreneurs still stampeding to the Bay Area in the hopes of building their Minimum Viable Product, gettin...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 28, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix: The Force Awakens
 I’ve argued in the past that Netflix will have the last laugh — that its success with content production will soon rival and surpass traditional TV networks and movie studios. Now I&...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, February 28, 2016
Techcrunch Self-Driving Cars And The Kobayashi Maru
 In 1966, Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek would boldly go where no man had gone before, telling the tale of Captain Kirk and his crew as they explored the galaxy while taking on myriad sci-fi ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2016
Techcrunch Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong About Uber And Disruptive Innovation
 Silicon Valley has disrupted disruptive innovation, and Clayton Christensen isn’t happy about it. Christensen vaulted to rock-star status in the tech world in 1995 when he introduced the t...
08:31 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2016
Techcrunch Biden Comes To Silicon Valley For Innovation In White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative
 Vice President Joe Biden showed up at the University of California San Francisco’s Genentech Hall this morning for a round table discussion with those in the tech industry about efforts to...
06:49 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2016
Techcrunch Heidi Roizen On How To Choose Your VC
 On Thursday night, this editor hosted nearly 200investors and entrepreneurs who came together in San Francisco to hear severalguest speakers, includingHeidi Roizen, a former entrepreneur, a long...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Poorly Educated
 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, February 26, 2016. The Gang finds it hard to concentrate purely on technology as we wa...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2016
Techcrunch EU Approach To Regulating Data Needs More Hope And Less Fear
 From Britain’s railway mania of the 1840s to the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s, innovative new technologies have routinely touched off periods of near hysteria as marketers and commenta...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, February 27, 2016
Techcrunch Is 3D Printing The Next Industrial Revolution?
 It was in 1909 when Henry Ford, master of efficiency and standardization, famously said that a “customer can have a car painted any color…so long as it is black.” While the Fir...
02:35 am GMT - Sat, February 27, 2016
Techcrunch HTC Hints Its Looking At Mobile VR
 Despite not unboxing a new high end smartphone at Mobile World Congress this week, embattled mobile maker HTC has told TechCrunch it’s not ready to admit premium defeat — saying it h...
12:29 am GMT - Sat, February 27, 2016
Techcrunch Color Switch Falls To The No. 2 Games Slot (But Is Still As Addictive As Ever)
 Did you hear about that crazy-popular game that sat in the No. 1 Games spot on iTunes for more thana month and a half? I’ll give you a hint, it has color in the title. Color Switch is a ta...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, February 27, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn And The Golden Age Of American Education
 A new book declaring the end of the golden age of economic growth has set the wonky world of economics aflame. Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth juxtaposes the world-alt...
11:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Highlights From Mobile World Congress 2016
 This week, we went to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2016. We covered a panel about mobile ad blocking, Mark Zuckerberg talked about Free Basics and encryption, Samsung announced the Galaxy...
11:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch 11 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
 This week the Apple vs. FBI battle raged on, we went to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, Facebook changed up the Like button, and more. Here are the top stories of the week. Read More ...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Digg CEO Gary Liu on The Rebirth Of Digg and The Evolution Of Content and Content Monetisation
 Gary Liu on why Digg’s struggles, evolution, and the need for content creators to change in as ad dollars diminish. Read More ...
09:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch This BB-8 Is Made Entirely Of LEGO Parts And Actually Rolls Like BB-8 Should
 Ready for your semi-regular reminder that some people are just way, way too clever?These folks managed to make a BB-8 model…. completely out of LEGO parts. And it actually rolls. And its h...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Venmo Kills Off Developer API With Zero Warning
 This is not how you run a platform. Developers remember. Pull the rug out from under them once, and they’ll be reluctant to stand with you in the future. So despite having a record-setting...
09:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Venmo Halts New Developer Access To Its API
 This is not how you run a platform. Developers remember. Pull the rug out from under them once, and they’ll be reluctant to stand with you in the future. So despite having a record-setting...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.26.16
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, and Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today 1pmPT/4pmET. Chat with us live during the show at chat.center/gillm...
09:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.26.16
 Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, and Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today.Gillmor Gang on Facebook HEREOur LIVE chat on Cha...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch What Does A Downturn Mean For Tech Regulation?
 All it takes is a quick look at the market to see that we are in for a bumpy ride — and a longer-term downturn may be imminent. Tech is not immune to that, which means we’ll see a hi...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Tribeca Venture Partners Closes Its Second NY-Focused Fund
 Tribeca Venture Partners, a New York-based early-stage venture firm founded in 2011, is today announcing that it has closed its second fund with $107 million—significantly more thanits$65 ...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Luxe Is Raising Tens Of Millions In A Big New Funding Round From Hertz
 Luxe is in talks with a strategic investor that will infuse the company with “tens of millions” in new financing from Hertz, our sources tell us. Our understanding is that the round ...
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Luxe Could Be Getting $50M From Hertz At $110M Pre-Money Valuation
 Luxe is in talks with a strategic investor that will infuse the company with “tens of millions” in new financing from Hertz, our sources tell us.One source tells us thatthe round cou...
06:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Augmented Reality Computer Vision Startup Wrnch Gets $1.8M Series A Led By Mark Cuban
 Talk to anyone in the AR space right now and the phrase “democratizing x” is bound to arise two or three dozen times. Wrnch CEO Paul Kruszewski says that concept is especially true f...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Social Media Marketing Company Clickable Acquires Talkwheel
 Talkwheel, a company that offers a unique way to visualize customer conversations, has been acquired by Clickable.I last wrote about Talkwheel in 2014. The company aggregates the online conversa...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Dragon Front Is Like VR Magic The Gathering
 Tower above your army of monsters, lean across the battlefield, and make your opponent’s face explode. That’s Dragon Front, a virtual reality card game coming to the Oculus Rift. Whi...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Dragon Front Is Like VR Magic: The Gathering
 Tower above your army of monsters, lean across the battlefield and make your opponent’s face explode. That’s Dragon Front, a virtual reality card game coming to Oculus Rift. While ma...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Google.org Awards $3 Million To Racial Justice Organizations In SF Bay Area
 Google.org has awarded a total of $3 million in grants to San Francisco Unified School District’s My Brother and Sister’s Keeper program(MBSK), Oakland’s Roses in Concrete Comm...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Zenefits Is Laying Off Roughly 250 Employees
 Zenefits is laying off around 17% of its employees, or 250 people, with the layoffs largely concentrated in the company’s sales divisions, according to an email sent by CEO David Sacks to ...
04:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Spark, The Mailbox Alternative, Lands On The iPad
 Spark, the email program that is set to replace the ever-popular but defunct Mailbox, has landed on the iPad and iPad Pro, a move that should please email power users. The app features a number ...
04:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Birdly Wants To Help Call Your Customer Data By Talking To A Slack Bot
 The bots are coming, and Quang Hoangknows it — so much so that he’s willing to bet his entire company on it. So what once started out as an app like Expensify is now Birdly, a Slack ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Lessons In Moving Your Startup Overseas To Silicon Valley
 As a CEO and immigrant worker (take that, Trump!), I always get asked about moving my company to Silicon Valley. I usually answer that I believe you can build a world-changing organization anywh...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Hastings & Co Gets The Mechanical Kickstarter Watch Right
 Every few weeks I dig through the deepest recesses of Kickstarter and Indiegogo to find a few good watches. This time I’ve hit pay dirt. The $227 Hastings & Co Heritage Edition is a me...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Company BioBots
 When we last saw BioBots, company CEO Danny Cabrera took to the Disrupt stage to pitch his 3D printer for living cells to our panel of judges in the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY 2015. Cabre...
01:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Is Bringing Live Video Broadcasting To Android Users
 Facebook is expanding its live-video feature to Android users, the company announced in a blog post today. This rollout is initially for Android users based in the U.S. next week, but “mor...
09:37 am GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo Cuts Its Annual Profit Forecast In Half Following Sales Slump
 Nintendo has slashed its profit estimate for the financial year by more than 50 percent amid slowing sales and a strong yen. In an announcement today [PDF], the Japanese firm lowered its net pro...
07:02 am GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Hires Developer Behind Signal, Edward Snowdens Favorite Secure Chat App
 Apple hires plenty of interns all year round, but one particular new addition revealed this week caught the eye given the company’s current position opposing a controversial order to enabl...
02:32 am GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Changed Its Sites Code So The Word click Doesnt Look Like
 If you squint, you can see how the word “click” might look inappropriate. But Apple’s too prim and proper for that. So when it wanted the tagline for its new desktop operating ...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 26, 2016
Techcrunch The Politics Of TheInternetOfThings
 The prospective scale of the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to fill anyone looking from the outside with the technical equivalent of agoraphobia. However, from the inside, the view i...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Barriers To Augmented Reality Are Holding Us Back From The Holodeck
 There is more money and talent invested in virtual and augmented reality than ever before. Indeed, more than $3.5 billion has been invested into virtual and augmented reality startups in the pas...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Meet Brain, The AI Engine That Wants To Replace Search
 Fifteen miles from where Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked out of their first office developing the technology that would become Google, a team of eleven engineers no older than 20 are hard at w...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Files Motion To Vacate The Court Order To Force It To Unlock iPhone, Citing Constitutional Free Speech Rights
 In a discussion with Apple executives today, TechCrunch was informed that Apple had filed a Motion to Vacate in the case of the FBI compelling Apple to assist in unlocking an iPhone belonging to...
07:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Pro-ISIS Hacker Group Video Threatens Twitter, Facebook CEOs Over Account Suspensions
 A group of Isis hackers have posted a video online which includes what looks to be a direct threat against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Read More ...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Opera CEO: Sale To Chinese Consortium Wasnt Our Decision
 After months of rumor, Opera finally confirmed two weeks ago thatits board had accepted a takeover offer from a consortium of Chinese firms for the price of $1.2 billion. I had a chance to sit d...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Tablets Are Dead
 In 2010, tablets were supposed to be the new hot thing. Apple released the first iPad, Samsung was working on the Galaxy Tab and countless others were about to flood the market with Android tabl...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Mark Zuckerberg Asks Employees To Stop Crossing Out Black Lives Matter On Facebooks Walls
 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is asking his employees to stop being ignorant and racist (my words, not his). In an internal memo obtained by Gizmodo, Zuckerberg said he was disappointed by the &#...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Turing Robotics Drops Android And Sets Up Shop In Finland Amid Global Security Concerns
 To ensure complete data security and privacy for TRI’s Turing Phone owners, TRI moved its manufacturing operations to Salo, a city with an impeccable history in mobile phone production,...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Officially Launches Canvas To Give Advertisers Rich Media Pages In Its App
 Facebook wants to give advertisers an immersive way to reach people without making them leave the social network. So today it officially launched its ad Canvas. When users click a Facebook ad, i...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Officially Launches Canvas Ads That Load Full-Screen Rich Media Pages In-App
 Instant Articles, meet Instant Ads. Facebook wants to give advertisers an immersive way to reach people without making them leave the social network. So today it officially launched its ad Canva...
05:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix Now Testing Autoplaying Trailers
 Netflix is again testing how to best integrate teaser trailers into its user experience. At Mobile World Congress, the company talked about a test of autoplaying video trailers that would begin ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Zumper Acquires PadMapper And Relaunches It With An Updated Interface
 Zumper, the Kleiner-backed apartment rental platform that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, has acquired PadMapper, the popular map-centric apartment rentals site that was once embroiled i...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Begins Making Progress On Nadellas Broad Security Vision
 Last fall, Mr. Nadella came to Washington and in a comprehensivespeechthe Microsoft CEO laid out Microsoft’s broad vision for security in the enterprise. Today, the company made a series o...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube Now Lets You Blur Random Objects In Videos
 Back in 2012, Youtube added a new feature that allows you to automatically blur all faces in a video. Today, it’s going a step further: you can now draw a rectangle around any object in a ...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Build A DIY Raspberry Pi Supercomputer And Beat The NSA At Its Own Game
 If you want to crack the secrets of the universe or reverse quantum time you’re going to need a supercomputer. Why not make that supercomputer out of a bunch of Raspberry Pi boards? This I...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch New Levitating 3D Printing Technology Prints In Mid-Air
 Imagine printing something with multiple print heads while the object in question was floating in space. Please. Imagine it because I have no idea what is going on here.A new “levitating&#...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch In The Apple Encryption Debate, Can We Just Have The Facts Please?
 As Apple and federal law enforcement continue to hurl rhetoric about encryption, one thing has become crystal clear: today’s encryption debate is neither healthy nor well-informed. Read Mo...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Examining The Top 4 Fintech Predictions For This Year And Beyond
 Alongside “Unicorn” and “Grexit/Brexit,” “Fintech” was considered one of the top 10 financial buzzwords of 2015. But fintech isn’t a newcomer to this li...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch CREXi Brings Commercial Real Estate Dealmaking Online
 It’s a familiar pitch — taking an industry that relies on outdated technology and rethinking it with modern, web-basedtools. The industry in this case is commercial real estate, and ...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Who Lives And Dies In A Down Economy
 The Bay Area is well-acquainted with boom and bust cycles, and while it’s too soon to declare that the tech economy has turned, recruiters see early indicators that it’s happening. I...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Glow Debuts A New App For Tracking Babys Milestones, Plus Plans For Premium Services
 Glow, the company behind a suite of apps for tracking female and male fertility, pregnancy, menstruation, and sexual health, is again expanding its lineup with the launch of an application for n...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch This Is Your Last Chance To Apply To The TC Pitch-Off In Brooklyn
 The Brooklyn Meetup is creeping up on us much faster than expected, which means that there is a very short amount of time before the window closes for applications. And by “short amount of...
02:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Atlanta, This Is Your Last Chance To Buy Tickets To The Meetup Tonight
 Dear Hotlanta (which happens to be freezing right now),I write to you from a hotel room off of the highway, with but a few short hours until I head over to Prive to host the TC Meetup + Pitch-of...
01:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Overnight, The App For Booking Last-Minute Spaces With Local Hosts, Closes $2.5M Seed Round
 The hospitality industry has been drastically shaken up by entrants to the space like Airbnb and Hotel Tonight. But a new startup that combines the sharing aspect of Airbnb and the last-minute b...
01:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Number26 Now Uses TransferWise For International Transfers
 Number26 is trying to reinvent your bank account. One by one, the company is looking at the traditional bank features and using more modern options to recreate a complete bank. Now, you can make...
01:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Admitting That Everybodys Hacked, VCs Focus On Keeping Data Safe With enSilo Investment
 Everybody’s hacked. That’s the sad, sordid truth of today’s computing world. Over the past few years after pouring billions into trying to ensure that bad actors can’t ge...
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Jides Slick Remix OS Tweaks Android For PC-Style Productivity
 A startup comprised of a trio of ex-Google engineers is doing something Google has roundly failed to do: make Android compelling on larger screen devices like tablets and even PCs. Read More ...
12:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch ThousandEyes Raises $35 Million For Its Network Intelligence Monitoring Toolkit
 What makes ThousandEyes potentially more compelling than other solutions that offer network visibility is that the company can monitor what’s happening not just over a company’s own ...
11:20 am GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Plans To Make iPhone And iCloud More Secure To Keep The Government Away
 Apple is already thinking about ways to make it harder to hack iPhones, reports say. According to the New York Times, the company wants to prevent passcode-free recovery mode in future iPhones. ...
10:42 am GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Chinas Didi Kuaidi Is Raising $1 Billion More To Battle Uber
 Didi Kuaidi, the company giving Uber a tough battle in China, is currently in the midst of securing $1 billion in additional fundraising. Read More ...
07:38 am GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Cook: A Backdoor Into The iPhone Would Be The Software Equivalent Of Cancer
 Apple CEO Tim Cook has mounted the fiercest argument explaining why Apple is opposed to an FBI order to open the iPhone used by San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook. Read More ...
05:27 am GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Indian Online Travel Company Ibibo Lands $250M From Naspers
 Ibibo Group, which claims to be India’s largest online travel group, has raised $250 million in new funding from majority stakeholder Naspers Group. Read More ...
04:38 am GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Foxconn Has Reportedly Secured A Deal To Buy Sharp For $6.2 Billion
 It looks like Foxconn has won the race to buy troubled electronics maker Sharp after Japanese news agency Nikkei, which has a track record of getting major scoops right, reported a deal worth 70...
04:38 am GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Confirmed: Foxconn To Buy Sharp For $6.2 Billion
 Sharp has now confirmed that it has agreed to a buy out deal proposed by Foxconn. Media reports peg the deal at around $6.2 billion. Read More ...
04:38 am GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Foxconn Pauses Its Proposed $6.2 Billion Acquisition Of Sharp
 Foxconn’s proposed acquisition of Sharp has hit a snag, just hours after Japan-based Sharp announced that it had agreed to the buyout, which is estimated at around $6.2 billion. Read More ...
02:00 am GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch The Benefits Of Digital Drawing
 According to a 2015 study of more than 4,000 designers conducted by Subtraction.com and Adobe’s Khoi Vinh, 64 percent of designers still prefer pencil and paper to begin the creative brain...
12:47 am GMT - Thu, February 25, 2016
Techcrunch Drawbridge Is Building A Business Beyond Ad Targeting
 Drawbridge isn’t just an ad-tech company anymore. We’ve written about how the company, which is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, has built technolo...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Bullish: LGBTQ People In Tech
Welcome back to another episode of Bullish! This time, I sat down with Lesbians Who Tech founder Leanne Pittsford to talk about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) inclusivity in the wo...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Forge Looks To Make It Easy To Save Short Clips In Gaming Sessions
 Jared Kim might not be the best gamer — but he still wants to be able to share highlights from his sessions, and save them to remember them in the future. So much so that he decided to tak...
09:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Google Fiber Is Coming To Certain Areas of San Francisco
 Google announced plans today to bringits lightning-fast Google Fiber service to “some apartments, condos, and affordable housing properties” in San Francisco, notably utilizing exist...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Captain401, A Service For Spinning Up And Managing 401(k) Plans, Raises $3.5M
 At Roger Lee’s last startup, he wantedto set up a 401(k) plan for his employees after they started asking for one — only to realize how frustrating and outdated the process was, whic...
09:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Computer Science Is Now A High School Graduation Requirement In Chicagos Public School District
 Following a unanimous vote by the Chicago Public School Board of Education, computer science will become a graduation requirement for all high school students in what is the nation’s third...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch In Advance of Next Fund, Andreessen Horowitz Brings Aboard Martin Casado As GP
 Andreessen Horowitz’s team continues to grow and change. Today, the Sand Hill Road firm is announcing the appointment of its newest and ninth general partner: Martin Casado, the cofounder ...
08:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Is Buying Mobile Cross-Platform Development Company Xamarin
 Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Xamarin, a companythat allows developers to build fully native apps across several platformsfrom a single shared code base.Microsoft and Xamarin ha...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Astro Digital Releases Platform For Anyone To Analyze Satellite Imagery
 Astro Digital, a satellite imaging and imagery analysis company, released the newest version of their image processing software today.Anyone can access their software, for free, and retrieve sat...
07:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch 500 Startups Launches A Pair Of $25M Funds Focused On India, FinTech
 500 Startups is adding a couple new micro-funds as it looks to further growitsinvestments in India and FinTech Markets. The $25 million funds, named500 FinTech and 500 Kulfi(after a popular Indi...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIns First TV Ad Says 3M Members Are Qualified To Become An Astronaut
 Okay, be honest. How many of you dreamed of becoming an astronaut when you were a kid? I certainly did — and in my heart of hearts, I still kind of regret that it didn’t happen. Well...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Apply Now For TechCrunch Include Office Hours With General Catalyst
 The next round of TechCrunch Include Office Hours are here! On March 8th, Niko Bonatsos, Deepak Jeevan Kumar, Armaan Ali, Steve Herrod, and Prateek Alsi of General Catalyst will join TechCrunch ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch You Can Now Edit And Format Your Google Docs By Voice
 About six monthsago, Google introduced voice typing for Google Docs on the web to allow you to dictate your text into a document. Today it’s taking this feature a step further by also allo...
06:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch RevTwo Brings Real-Time Screen Sharing, Chat, & Voice Calls To Mobile Apps
 What if mobile applications weren’t standalone, isolated experiences, but could actually connect users toeach other – or even to the app’s developers – with a push of a b...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Intel Invests $1.3 Million In CODE2040
 As part of Intel’s $300 million commitment to diversity, the company has announced a multi-year partnership and $1.3 million investment in CODE2040, a non-profit organization that helps ge...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Gmail For Android Gets Rich Text Formatting And Instant RSVPs
 Google announced two small but useful updates for Gmail on Android today: rich text formatting and instant RSVPs. Rich text formatting has long been available for Gmail on the web, but this is t...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Crossroad Becomes Comet, Raises Funds For Its Collaborative Photo Album App
 Comet is a nifty little iOS and Android app that lets you create and share photo albums with your friends and family. Comet is trying to solve a simple problem, but does it in a compelling way. ...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch MakeSpace Raises $17.5 Million For Hassle-Free Storage Units
 New York-based MakeSpace has secured $17.5 million in funding to accelerate growth in their self-storage business. The startup markets itself as a convenient alternative to traditional storage, ...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch There Are Now 200K Advertisers On Instagram
 Instagram announced today that it has 200,000 monthly active advertisers. To compare, Facebook said a year go that it had more than 2 million active advertisers, while Twitter says it has 140,00...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch The New Promises Of Frances Legal Tech Startups
 Where there is friction, there are business opportunities. In France, a host of startups are flourishing with the promise to ease the pain of paperwork from user-unfriendly administrations or ba...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Farmville Co-Creator Mark Skaggs Joins Indian Mobile Gaming Startup Moonfrog Labs
 The distance between Zynga’s offices in the United States and a gaming startup in Bengaluru might seem far, but it was a straightforward road for Mark Skaggs, who is best known as the co-c...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch WordPress Sites Now Support Googles AMP To Make Mobile Pages Load Much Faster
 Google has some big plans when it comes to making the web faster on your mobile phone. The company just added AMP-enabled pages in its mobile search results. And one of the first companies suppo...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Today Is The Last Day To Save On Disrupt NY Tickets
 All right all you budget-minded people out there, today is the day. It’s the final day to get tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 at the incredibly discounted price of $1,795 apiece before ticket p...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Google Starts Highlighting AMP Pages In Its Mobile Search Results
 Smartphones and networks are constantly getting faster, but somehow the mobile web now feels slower than it ever did. That’s largely thanks to all the ads and trackers that most sites now ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Still Stealthy, New Insurance Company Lemonade Continues To Impress With New Hire, Dan Ariely
 The still-stealthy Lemonade continues to build out an impressive team giving some hope that its new model for insurance (the company’s tagline is “Insurance that doesn’t suck.&...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Todoist Updates iPhone, Mac, Safari And Apple Watch Apps
 If you’re a Todoist user working on Apple devices, today is a big day. The company is announcing four updates for four different Apple patforms — iOS, OS X, watchOS and Safari. The t...
01:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Stripe Expands Startup Tools With Atlas, For Foreign Companies To Incorporate In Delaware
 Stripe today took a big step ahead in its bid to offermore services to startups, beyond the basicpayment services it already provides. The company today unveiled a new platform called Atlas, a p...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Enhances Everyones Like With Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry Buttons
 Humanity has been boiled down to six emotions. Today after tests in a few countries, Facebook is rolling out its augmented Like button “Reactions” to all users. This article has been...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch HomeMe Launches With App To Take The Pain Out Of Apartment Rentals
 Renting an apartment sucks. But now there’s a solution for all of us with HomeMe, which launches today in the app store. Read More ...
12:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Apperian Opens APIs To Give Developers Piecemeal Access To Mobile App Management Platform
 Apperian, the Boston-based company that offers mobile app management (MAM) as a service, announced today that it was exposing the different pieces of its platform as a set of open APIs. This wil...
12:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch RealtyShares Raises $20 Million For Its Real Estate Investment Marketplace
 Less than a year after it closed a $10 million round of financing, the real estate investment marketplace RealtyShares has managed to rake in another $20 million for its funding platform. The Sa...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Startups Back Britain To Remain In EU
 After months of speculation, last week the U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron formerly announced the date for a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union. But what do star...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch New Firm 1955 Capital Joins An $830 Million Sustainability Investment Wave
 On the heels of last year’s Paris climate change talks and multiple geopolitical and environmental crises there’s a flood of new cash coming in to finance sustainable technologies an...
11:54 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets
 Mobile OS maker Jolla, who with its Android alternative Sailfish has been trying to carve out a niche for a third platform in the smartphone space for the past five years, has announced it’...
10:58 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch BlackBerry Buys UKs Encription Ltd To Kickstart Its New Cybersecurity Consultancy
 BlackBerry is not the smartphone powerhouse it used to be, but it’s been making a concerted effort to hold on to its position as a go-to place for enterprise customers, specifically in hig...
10:58 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch BlackBerry Buys UKs Encription To Kickstart A New Cybersecurity Consultancy
 BlackBerry is not the smartphone powerhouse it used to be, but it’s been making a concerted effort to hold on to its position as a go-to place for enterprise customers, specifically in hig...
09:56 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Terratalk App Corrects Language Students English Pronunciation
 Speaking–or at least trying to be comprehensible–is one of the hardest parts of studying a new language. Terratalk, a Japanese startup, wants to help English learners with a new app ...
09:40 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Xiaomi To Release New Mi 5 Smartphone In China, India And Other Global Markets
 Xiaomi is ready to do it again. The company just introduced its latest smartphone and it looks fantastic. Xiaomi is no longer a company that looks to others for inspiration. Xiaomi is no longer ...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Indias NoBroker Lands $10M To Make Property Agents Obsolete
 Brokers, agents and middleman are the perennial pain the backside when it comes to finding and renting a new house. NoBroker, an India-based startup that operates a peer-to-peer rentals site, ha...
07:54 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Xiaomis MWC 2016 Press Conference Right Here
 Xiaomi is set to unveil… something at Mobile World Congress 2016 and you can watch all the action right here. If the title of the stream is any indication, there’s a good chance that...
04:23 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Newly Merged MoxyBilna Lands $15M For Female-Focused E-Commerce In Southeast Asia
 Moxy and Bilna, the two female-focused e-commerce sites in Southeast Asia which merged last month, now have a new name and $15 million in funding to build out their game. Read More ...
04:10 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Launches A Motorbike Taxi On-Demand Service, Initially In Thailand
 Uber is expanding its taxi services from four wheels to two after the U.S. company launched a motorbike taxi on-demand service in Thailand. Read More ...
03:49 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Sony Announces PlayStation VR Press Event For March 15
 With just weeks to go before the first orders of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive find their way into buyers’ living rooms, Sony is sending out press invitations for a special event highlighti...
03:24 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Supporters From All Walks Line Up In Downtown San Francisco To Rally Against FBI Court Order
 A large group lined up outside of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco this evening, but not for the usual reasons. This time, about 60 to 70 protestors swarmed Apple to voice their opposit...
03:01 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn Problems Run Deeper Than Valuation
 The issues facing LinkedIn, however, go beyond the company itself. The problem stems from each of the company’s revenue streams, which ultimately diminish the business value of using the s...
01:35 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Company Boomerang Commerce
 With Disrupt NY 2016 fast approaching, TechCrunch takes a look back at companies that have competed in the Startup Battlefield in previous years. Today, we take a look at how Disrupt NY 2014 alu...
12:58 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch The Latest Generation Atlas Humanoid Robot Is Absolutely Incredible
 Ready to feel bad for a pile of circuit boards? Wait ’til about a minute and twenty seconds into this video. That robot you see being pushed around is the latest generation of Atlas, the i...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2016
Techcrunch Dont Dread Data Ethics And Governance
 Data ethics is a subject our industry has largely ignored, avoided and failed to acknowledge as important. This neglect is almost certainly caused by fear — fear that examining the questio...
11:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Branded.me Adds Social Features And Blogging To Its Personal Website Builder
 Branded.me* isn’t just a website builder anymore — it’s adding tools allowing users to connect with other users and publish their own content. CEO Nick Macario said that the si...
11:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Online Travel Platform KimKim Brings Back The Travel Agent
 Sometimes, there can be a little too much disruption.So goes the thesis of Joost Schreve, the former head of mobile for TripAdvisor, who left the company lastNovember and started his own startup...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Etsy Shares Spike 13% As It Reports Strong Revenue In Fourth Quarter
Etsy didn’t have a good 2015, but it was still able to finish on the stronger side. Today the company reported its fourth-quarter results, coming in at $87.9 million in revenue and a loss of 4 c...
09:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Pocket Wants You To Read Ads Later Too
 But these aren’t the crappy click-bait you see below lots of blog posts. “We’re being very choosy” Pocket founder Nate Weiner tells me. “We don’t want this to...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Why NASA Received A Record Number Of Astronaut Applications And What They Can Expect Next
 Over 18,300 people have applied to join NASA’s latest astronaut class, breaking thepreviousrecord of 8,000 submissions set in 1978. This year’s turnout was alsonearly 3 times highert...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify Announces Google Cloud Platform Partnership
 Spotify announced today on their news blog that they have selected Google Cloud Platform as an infrastructure partner for their popular music streaming service. Up until now, it appears Spotify ...
08:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Heres What Its Like To Set Up An On-Demand Geofilter On Snapchat
 Yesterday Snapchat opened up a new revenue stream in the form of on-demand geofilters. The new on-demand geofilters let anyone pay Snapchat to create and distribute a custom filter in a specific...
08:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch CloudFlares New Domain Registry Protects Site Owners From Domain Hijacking
 CloudFlare, the security-focused content delivery network, already protects its customers from DDoS attacks and other attacks, but today, the company is taking another step to ensure its custome...
08:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit Remains The Worldwide Leader In Wearables, But Xiaomi Is Quickly Gaining
 Fitbit has long been the king of wearables and an IDC report released today says James Park and Co. still wear the crown. But Xiaomi is quickly gaining power. A lot of power. Fitbit managed to s...
08:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch With 12 Other Active Cases, The FBI Cant Claim That Its Just About One iPhone
 The FBI and the Department of Justice have used a strong narrative to defend their case in the dispute between the FBI and Apple. The FBI wants Apple to unlock an iPhone 5c belonging to one of t...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Nova Powers Your Sales Leads With Artificially Intelligent Personalization
 Sometimes generating leads is about finding connections wherever you can. “I went to school at X too!” “X is a great cause, my brother has done some work with themalso.” ...
07:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Victorinox Announces The INOX Cybertool, A Clip-On Smartwatch
 If you need to turn your dumb watch into a smartwatch and don’t mind a parasitic ring of plastic attached to your analog timepiece, then Victorinox and Acer have you covered. The Cybertool...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Famous, Formerly The Controversial People-Trading App Stolen, Banned From App Store, Hits Android
 The creators of a buzzy but controversial mobile game called Stolen, which let users buy and sell Twitter profiles as if they were trading cards, proactively shut their application down after re...
07:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Famous, Formerly The Controversial People-Trading App Stolen, Hits Android After App Store Ban
 The creators of a buzzy but controversial mobile game called Stolen, which let users buy and sell Twitter profiles as if they were trading cards, proactively shut their application down after re...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Reminder: Extra Early-Bird Ticket Sales For Disrupt NY End Tomorrow
 We’ve given you an extension, and if you’re still procrastinating on getting Disrupt New York 2016 tickets at the lowest possible price point, the time to act is now. Extra early-bir...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Making The Southeast Asian Travel Connection
 According to Phocuswright, an independent travel and tourism research firm, the global travel market was worth US$1.3 trillion in 2015. The cut in Asia Pacific (APAC) was US$367 billion; of that...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Gives Developers A Way To Track Their Fabric Apps On Mobile Devices
 Twitter is launching a new mobile application for developers that use Fabric, its development platform, that enables them to track the health of their apps.Tracking the health of an app can be p...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch FreeWrite, The Distraction-Free Smart Typewriter, Is Now On Sale
 FreeWrite, a smart typewriterthat originally launched on Kickstarter as the Hemingwrite, is finally ready for the spotlight. Last year at CES the company showed us a prototype, and we were impre...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Robinhood Ditches 3-Day Wait, Fronts New Users $1000 To Buy Stocks
 The most annoying part of zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood was that when you signed up, there was a 3-day delay before money you deposited appeared in your account. Luckily, today the startu...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch These Are The Startups Pitching At Our TechCrunch MWC Meetup
 TechCrunch is holding a Meetup and Pitch Off during Mobile World Congress, on the evening of Wednesday, Feb 24. The event is now SOLD OUT.Attendees will see around 8 startups pitch to win ticket...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch WhatsApp Debuts An Official Android Beta Testing Program
 WhatsApp has now launched an official Android beta testing program. The move could expand the Facebook-owned company’s ability to reach a broader range of testers by making it easier to si...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Is Using AI To Build The Worlds Most Detailed Population Map
 Facebook wants to get everybody online, whether that’s through regular networks or high-flying drones. But to do that, it has to know where people actually are. The best population maps av...
05:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Wakie Pivots To Let You Call A Stranger On Any Subject
 Wakie, the ‘social alarm clock’ that lets you be woken up by a complete stranger, is pivoting the concept to enable you to connect via phone call on any topic. Read More ...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch This $18 Smartphone Gadget Turns Your World Into An Augmented Reality First-Person Shooter
 Life is just one big game of laser tag with Father.io. I got a chance to play with an early prototype of the company’s Inceptor smartphone dongleand its augmented reality massive multiplay...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Bill Gates Clarifies Statements On Apple Vs. FBI, Calls For Safeguards And Discussion
 Editor’s note: A previous version of this post had the headline “Bill Gates Says Apple Should Unlock The iPhone” but Gates appeared on Bloomberg after this report was published...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat Launches Birthday Party, A Duet Of Birthdate-Exclusive Lenses
 Today Snapchatannounced a new feature called Birthday Party, which is essentially aduet of lenses – one of whichcan only be usedon your birthday, and one that can only be used if snapping ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Four Counter-Drone Technologies We Need Now
 As innovation goes, the idea of a trained bird of prey taking out a menacing quadcopter is hard to beat, as a Dutch law enforcement video recently showed. Peruse YouTube; there are hours of foot...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Partners With Samsung On A Dash-Powered Ink Replacement Service
 Amazon Dash, the e-commerce giant’s smart supplies replenishmentservice, already has a number of deals with major appliance and office equipment makers like GE and Brother, for example, al...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Fear, Loathing And Opportunity On Display As Ad Industry Eyeballs Spectre Of Mobile Ad Blocking
 A fractious MWC16 panel on mobile ads brought several executives from the ad industry side plus ad behemoth Google face-to-face with what might be their worst nightmare: network-level mobile ad ...
02:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Battery Ventures Closes On $950 Million Across Two Funds
 Battery Ventures, a 33-year-old investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Menlo Park, Boston, andHerzliya, Israel, has raised $950 million acrosstwo new funds:a main fund, Battery Ventures ...
02:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch 3D Printing Company Scrapes Thingiverse And Begins Selling Free Designs
 A small 3D printing company called Just3DPrint has scraped a large portion of Thingiverse, Makerbot’s Creative Commons-based database of 3D models. The company then posted these models for...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch The U.S. Government Is About To Start A Tech Civil War Were Siding With Apple
 This time, it’s Washington DC vs. Silicon Valley as both fight for the citizens of the United States of America Read More ...
02:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch SoundCloud Pulse, A Dedicated App For Music Creators, Arrives On iOS
 SoundCloud Pulse, the music streaming service’s dedicated app for artists and creators, is now available on iOS. In an odd move in a market where apps tend to release on iOS first, Pulse f...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch New Docker Data Center Admin Suite Should Bring Order To Containerization
 Docker announced a new container control center today it’s calling the Docker Data Center (DDC), an integrated administrative console that has been designed to give large and smallbusiness...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch New Docker Datacenter Admin Suite Should Bring Order To Containerization
 Docker announced a new container control center today it’s calling the Docker Datacenter (DDC), an integrated administrative console that has been designed to give large and smallbusinesse...
02:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Augmented Reality Motorcycle Helmet Startup Skully Hires Former HTC, Ducati Execs
 New leadership is coming to the augmented reality startupSkully whose strikingly cool $1,499 AR-1 motorcycle helmet is continuing to ship to early backers.Today, the company officially announced...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Hands On With eero, Or A Noobs Guide To Building An At-Home Wireless Mesh Network
 eero was supposed to go out late last year to those who bought the system during pre-launch but a manufacturing hiccup pushed the ship date to the here and now. But thestartuphas toiled away for...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Registration Is Now Open For Country Pavilions At Disrupt NY 2016
 Disrupt NY 2016 is just a few short months away, as soon hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors and innovators will flock to the lovely Brooklyn Cruise Terminal for the best startup show in the Bi...
01:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Activision Blizzard Closes Its $5.9B Acquisition Of King, Makers Of Candy Crush
 Activision Blizzard today announced that it has closed its acquisition of King Digital for $5.9 billion, a deal that it says makes it the largest game network in the world with more than 500 mil...
01:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Indias TaskBob Lands $4.5M For A Qualitative Approach To Home Services
 TaskBob is the latest home services startup in India to land a Series A round. The Mumbai-based company has closed a $4.5 million raise that was led by IvyCap Ventures with participation from ex...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch A Guide To Chinas New Online Publishing Rules For Foreign Media
 An analysis of what new Chinese regulations on foreign media mean for international media companies operating in the country. Read More ...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch DJI Announces Drone Repair Service Because Drones Crash And Break
 It takes a special person to be able to fly a drone and not crash occasionally. DJI knows this and today is announcing a pricey repair service to fix all those broken dreams and drones. The plan...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch BuzzMyVideos, The Video Content Network, Acqui-Hires MakeTag To Bolster Tech
 BuzzMyVideos, the London-based startup that specialises in international online video content promotion, has acqui-hired Italy’s MakeTag to bolster its tech.The latter offered up technolog...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Synacor Buys Technorati To Build Out Its Mobile And Programmatic Ad Business
 Yet more consolidation underway in the ad tech business, and a resting place for what was once a leading authority for ranking important blogs and other sites online: Synacor, a company that pro...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Synacor Buys Technorati For Just $3M To Build Out Its Mobile And Ad Tech Business
 Yet more consolidation underway in the ad tech business, and a resting place for what was once a leading authority for ranking important blogs and other sites online: Synacor, a company that pro...
01:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch BuzzFeed Creates Its First All-Video App
 BuzzFeed is launching a new mobileapp today called BuzzFeed Video, giving you a chance to see all of its videos in one place. Since pretty much every online media company is ramping up its video...
12:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Team8 Cyber Security Group Grabs $23 Million Series B
 Team8, the unique Israeli cyber security company that is part venture capitalist, part think tank and part startup incubator announced a $23 Million Series B round today from a variety of invest...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch MasterClass Raises $15 Million For Online Classes Taught By Celebrities
 MasterClass, an online education platform that’s luring some of the most talented professionals in their respective fields to teach the masses, has raised $15 million in Series B funding l...
10:25 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Most Americans Support FBI Over Apple, Finds Pew
 Pew Research Center has released a study on the dispute between the FBI and Apple. 51 percent of Americans think Apple should assist the FBI and unlock the iPhone 5c while 38 percent of American...
10:23 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Encrypted Messaging App Telegram Hits 100m Monthly Active Users, 350k New Users Each Day
 That didn’t take long. Telegram launched just two and a half years ago and is today announcing at Mobile World Congress 2016 it has 100,000,000 monthly active users. Shortly after launchin...
10:01 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Google Is Closing Google Compare, Its Financial Services Comparison Service
 Google is closing down its advertising product which served suggestions for a range of financial products, including credit cards, mortgages and insurance policies. Read More ...
09:46 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Indian Juice Company Raw Pressery Soaks Up $4.5M In New Funding Led By Sequoia
 Raw Pressery currently delivers cold-pressed juices to homes in six Indian cities, but it aspires to grow into one of the country’s leading health food makers. The company just raised a $4...
09:05 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch London-Based Dribble Launches Daily Fantasy Soccer App
 Dribble, the London startup founded by Nicholas Wright, Daniel Qu (whom I’m told met at TechCrunch Disrupt) and Rupert Brenninkmeijer, kicks off today with the launch of a daily fantasy ap...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Latvias Mintos Scores 2M Investment For P2P Loans Marketplace
 Latvia’s Mintos, a fintech startup that operates a p2p loans marketplace to let investors invest in various loans from a growing number of loan originators, has raised 2 million in seed fu...
07:55 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Razer Raises At A $1.5B Valuation, With $75M From Chinas Digital Grid For Immersive Gaming
 Razer, the gaming technology company based out of Southern California, has raised another round of funding, a Series C that values it at $1.5 billion, TechCrunch has learned. The backing comes i...
07:53 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Toshiba Nixes Wearvue, Its Smart Glasses, Less Than One Week Before Launch
 Toshiba has canceled its smart glasses less than one week before the devices were to start shipping. In an announcement today, the Japanese electronics company said it made the decision to stop ...
07:45 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Bill Gates Says Apple Should Unlock The iPhone
 Bill Gates is siding with the FBI and says Apple should unlock the phone of the San Bernardino shooter. In an interview with FT, the Microsoft founder simply reiterates the Justice Department...
07:13 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceXs SES-9 Launch And Why They Land Rockets At Sea
 This Wednesday at 6:46 pm EST, SpaceX is scheduled to launch the SES-9 communications satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida with their Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The mission will mark the company...
05:00 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Investors, Entrepreneurs Upbeat On Energy Storage, China And The Internet Of Things
 For the last 15 years, the Cleantech Forum has been organized by the Cleantech Group. Most recently it took place in San Francisco on January 25-27, 2016. Energy storage, China and the Internet ...
01:54 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Is Smartphone Innovation All Tapped Out?
 A panel session probing the perennial heads or tails of mobile device commoditization vs mobile device innovation here at MWC 2016 earlier today heard an interesting range of views. Speakers ran...
12:49 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Space Music Heard On The Far Side Of The Moon And The Science Behind It
   Cernan: Boy, that sure is weird music. Young:We’re going to have to find out about that. Nobody will believe us. -Apollo 10 transcript This weekend, the Science Channel released the...
12:12 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch A Small Number Of Rift Pre-Orders Were Just Canceled By Oculus
 With the first orders of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset slatedto arrive in just overa month, a number of thosewith pre-ordersawoke this morning to the disturbing discovery that their or...
12:03 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Tough Sledding For New And Marginal Funds In 2016, Says LP
 Most institutional investors are notoriously circumspect. Chris Douvos is not like most institutional investors. In fact, Douvos, a managing director with Venture Investment Associates — a...
12:00 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2016
Techcrunch Three Things The Tech Industry Has Right And The Medical Industry Has Wrong
 It seems like there’s no shortage of online apps and services to make life and business easier. You can stream movies in your own home, pay parking tickets with the tap of a finger and pla...
11:03 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Mark Suster On Falling Valuations And LAs Tech Scene
 TechCrunch sat down withMark Suster, managing partner at Upfront Ventures. One of the most active investors in Los Angeles, Suster spoke of how local startupsare able to draw upon the city’...
10:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Every Angle Of The New Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge
Samsung aimed to gather the best features of Galaxies past fortheir S7 line. That included features missing from the S6 like water resistance and a microSD slot, but the companyalso took the improved ...
09:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit Plummets 16% In After-Hours Trading
 Fitness gadget-maker Fitbit tumbled 16% in after-hours trading, with investors disappointed by the company’s guidance for the current quarter. Fitbit is forecasting $420 million to $440 mi...
09:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Says Kalamazoo Driver Had 4.73 Rating, Completed Over 100 Rides
 Uber just hosted a conference call regarding Uber driver Jason Dalton, who is suspected in thekilling of six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday night. That night, Dalton allegedly picked ...
09:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch The TC Meetup Pitch-Off Is Coming To BK, So You Can Have It Your Way!
 Boy, am I excited! The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is coming to the greatest place in the world: Brooklyn, New York. I live in Brooklyn, and travel all over the country to visit cities with aw...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Virtual Reality In The Enterprise
 This year is already shaping up to be the year virtual reality (VR) goes mainstream. In January, Oculus Rift stole the spotlight at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by (finally)...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Birthday Cam Encourages Videos, Not Robotic Wall Posts
 Birthdays on Facebook have become a dystopian chore. Typing “HBD” or just “Happy Birthday!” on a friend’s profile is basically the least human way to interact with ...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Brings X-Ray To Web Video
 Amazon’s X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows – the feature that brings additional content, like actor bios and other background information – is now available on Amazon Video and Pri...
07:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
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07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Skype Kills Its Standalone Video Messaging App Qik
 Skype Qik, Microsoft’s attempt at spinning offvideo messaging into a simplified mobile application, is shutting down. The app was first introduced in fall 2014 to serve a different audienc...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch This Little Bluetooth Sensor Shouts The Second Anyone Tries To Move Your Stuff
 Uh oh. You’re three cups of coffee into a busy work day, and you’re starting to get the ol’ caffeine rumble gut. But you don’t want to give up your prime table at the cof...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Fluid Browser For Mac Is A Multitaskers Dream
 One of the better features to emerge in iOS 9 is support for picture-in-picture mode on the iPad. But when you’re trying to surf the web while watching Netflix on your Mac, it’s not ...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch At MWC, Facebooks Zuckerberg Talks Free Basics, Lasers and Encryption
 Facebook hada high-profile setback whenitsFree Basics mobile connectivity program got blockedin India earlier thismonth over net neutrality issues, but its CEO Mark Zuckerberg isadamant — ...
06:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Bonsai Wants To Be The Freelancers Best Friend
 Bonsai, part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch, is a company that has created a tool designedto guide freelancers through contract creation and invoicing. The two-person company bills it...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Snapchat Now Lets Everyone Pay To Design Geofilters
 Snapchat is introducing yet another revenue stream today in the form of on-demand geo-filters. As it stands now, Snapchat already has two types of geofilters. Community Geofilters can not includ...
04:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Google Fiber Is Coming To Huntsville, Alabama
 Google today announced that it is bringing its gigabit Fiber service to Huntsville, Alabama. As Google noted in today’s announcement, every city it has brought Fiber to is different. In Hu...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch IBM Inks VMware, GitHub, Bitly Deals, Expands Apple Swift Use As It Doubles Down On The Cloud
 While a large part of the mobile industry swirls around the streets of Barcelona, IBM isplaying host at its own big InterConnectevent in Las Vegas, where it unveiled a rush of deals that undersc...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Their VCs And How To Identify Red Flags
 To most entrepreneurs, the road to venture capital financing is littered with criticism and rejection. Ranging from “limited traction” to “that’s a hard space,” VCs...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Foursquare Will Tell Businesses When Their Ads Bring You Into An Actual Store
 Foursquare announced a new product today that should help brick-and-mortar advertisers measure the effectiveness of their campaigns. The company has already been expanding the ad side of the bus...
03:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Robotic Parasite Helps Drummers Keep The Beat
 When we last left Georgia Tech Professor Gil Weinberg he was building robotic friends who could bop and sing along to your favorite tunes. Now he has created a wearable robotic arm that adds a t...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Social Capitals Newest Partners On How The Firm Works
 Ashley Carroll and Arjun Sethi never thought they’d be working as venture capitalists. Yet in the last year, both have landed at Social Capital, a 4.5-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based firm t...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch The Faraday Cortland Is An Electric Bike That Looks Like A Regular Bike
 Three years after its original eBike the Porteur, Faraday Bicyclesislaunching its second luxury eBike, the Cortland. Now available for preorder on Kickstarter,the Cortland will bring a better ba...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Draper On The Evolution Of VC, The Future Of Bitcoin And The TV-Live With StartupU
 In our wide-ranging interview, Tim talked about the development of the venture and startup ecosystem over the past decades. Read More ...
12:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Trusona Launches Identity Authentication Platform, Announces $8M Series A Led By KPCB
 Trusona, launching today from stealth, is unveiling their iOS mobile identity authentication technology which helpsensure the identity of the person on the other side of the login, while also co...
11:59 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Epson Announces Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses At MWC 2016
 Today in Barcelona, Spain at the Mobile World Congress 2016, Epson is showing the new Moverio BT-300—the latest and most advanced member of their Smart Glasses family of products. Pre-prod...
11:59 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Epson Announces Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses
 Epson is showing off the new Moverio BT-300 today in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress 2016, the latest and most advanced member of their Smart Glasses family of products. Pre-production mo...
11:53 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Motosumo Turns Your Smartphone Into A Sports Tracker Without Need For Additional Gadgets
 Copenhagen-based Motosumo has spent the last three years developing “gait analysis” systems based on body mounted sensors coupled with its own algorithm to model motion physics. It&#...
11:38 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Motorola (Brand) Is Alive And Doing Well
 Two years after Lenovo acquired Motorola, it looks like Motorola is doing fine. Or at least that’s what the business unit is trying to say. Today at a meeting with reporters, Motorola pres...
11:37 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Qubit Raises $40M To Power Big-Data Analytics For Marketing That Goes Beyond Adwords
 The halcyon days of people clicking on Google search links and instantly converting into customers are over. But a startupcalled Qubit,founded by four ex-Googlers, has built a big-data analytics...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch In Employee Email, Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls For Commission On Interaction Of Technology And Intelligence Gathering
 Early this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email out to employees about the FBI’s request to unlock an iPhone with the subject line ‘Thank you for your support’. The email ...
11:30 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Swiss Startups Delving Into Virtual Reality
 On the heels of the MindMaze round of $100 million, it is clear that Swiss tech is booming and beginning to tickle the curiosity of international investors. The startup had already closed an ang...
11:28 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch After Jibe Mobile Buy, Google To Provide Carriers With Android RCS Client
 Here at Mobile World Congress 2016, the annual Barcelona-based flesh-pressing of the telco industry, Google and a bunch of carriers have put out a press release talking up how they are apparentl...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Technology And The Economic Divide
 At 25, San Francisco resident Talia Jane was living on company-provided junk food, working as a customer support representative at Yelp Eat24 and crying herself to sleep every night in her batht...
10:39 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Finnish VC, Lifeline Ventures, Raises 57 Million Euros
 Helsinki-based Lifeline Ventures launched a new 57 million euro ($63 million) fund to invest in startups.Founded in 2009, Lifeline Ventures has set up three funds and invested in 55 early stage ...
09:20 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Sony Is Building An Education And Testing Platform Powered By The Blockchain
Sony is one company looking to take advantage of the blockchain, technology that underpins cyptocurrency bitcoin, after the Japanese company announced plans to build a centralized platform for educati...
08:31 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Raises Its Free Shipping Minimum To $49 For Non-Prime Members
 Even without a Prime membership, Amazon always offered free (and slow) shipping for orders over a certain minimum. For the longest time, that minimum was $25, but in 2013, the company raised it ...
08:00 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Cyanogens New MOD Platform Will Allow Developers To Deeply Integrate Their Apps Into Its OS
 Typically, mobile apps are stand-alone experiences that play nicely with the operating system but aren’t fully integrated in it. Cyanogen — the company best known for its Android-bas...
06:28 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch FBI Director Denies Wanting To Create A Backdoor Into The iPhone
 The Director of the FBI has claimed that the organization is not trying to break Apple’s encryption or set up backdoor access to the company’s devices and services. Read More ...
05:01 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe Expands Its Mobile Portfolio With Experience Manager Mobile, New Marketing Cloud Core Services
 Adobe announced a number of new products at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today that will expand the company’s set of mobile core services in its Marketing Cloud and make it easier fo...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2016
Techcrunch VR And AR Will Be Mobiles Demand Driver, Not Its Replacement
 With each of the six biggest global consumer technology companies now deeply invested and feverishly in development, VR/AR has become too big to fail. Facebook Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR (powe...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Connected Sports Gear Is Harder, Faster And Stronger
 Would the world be different if Neil Armstrong had worn a Fitbit wristband when he set foot on the moon? What if Nixon had been equipped with a cardiac sensor during Watergate? Read More ...
08:12 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Brings 360 Dynamic Streaming To Samsung Gear VR, Forms Social VR Team
 Zuck shocked everyone by appearing on stage forthe Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event for MWC 2016. He wasn’t there to push Samsung’s new phones or talk about Messenger, his time onstage ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Wearables Drive The Component Technology Innovation
 For years, many of the key components of wearables have been drafting off the strengths of the smartphone supply chain. During the last two years, the application processors and sensors for wris...
07:28 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Nokia: Were In No Rush To Get Our Brand Back On Phones
 After exiting the smartphone market dramatically by selling its mobile making division to Microsoft for $7.2 billion back in 2013, Nokia has hinted it is looking to return to the smartphone busi...
06:11 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Nokia Growth Partners Announces $350M Fund Focused On IoT
 What do you finance if you’re in the network business and need to encourage your customers to upgrade faster to the next generation of cellular tech (aka 5G)? Why the Internet of Things of...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Reveals The Gear 360 Camera: The Next Step In Its Virtual Realization
 The future will be filmed in 360 degrees. Samsung joins LG and others in announcing at MWC 2016 a new and compact camera that’s capable of filming everything thanks to two lenses. Called t...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Lenovo Connect Lets You Get Low-Priced Data Plans All Around The World
 Lenovo is best known for its computers and smartphones like dozens of other OEMs. But the company is launching a new service that should differentiate its devices from the competition. With Leno...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Brings Back Expandable Memory, Water Resistance To Galaxy Line With The S7 And S7 Edge
 Samsung showed offthe new S7 and S7 edge at its Galaxy Unpacked event today at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. They’re retro. The new Galaxy phones are a tad thicker than the Galaxy S6 line, but th...
05:43 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Kalamazoo Shooting Spree Suspect Passed Uber Driver Background Check
 Uber has confirmed one of its drivers, Jason Dalton, is the suspect in a shooting rampage across Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dalton allegedly picked up riders and pocketed fares in between the shooting...
05:38 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Live From Samsungs Galaxy S7 Unpacked Conference
 It’s time to see what Samsung has been cooking up for the past year. After weeks of speculation, Samsung is taking over the CCIB in Barcelona right in time for Mobile World Congress. This ...
05:37 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Watch The Samsung Galaxy S7 Unpacked Conference Live Right Here
 Samsung’s unpacked press conference at MWC in Barcelona is about to begin. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST).We’ll have a live team on the ground to c...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch HP Announces Yet Another Mobile Product That Will Fail
 HP clearly didn’t get the memo that Windows Phone is dead. Meet HP’s first flagship smartphone since the Palm Pre 3. HP calls Elite x3 a “revolutionary mobile platform” b...
03:59 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Live From Samsungs Galaxy S7 Unpacked Conference
 It’s time to see what Samsung has been cooking up for the past year. After weeks of speculation, Samsung is taking over the CCIB in Barcelona right in time for Mobile World Congress. This ...
03:10 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch HTC-Valves Vive VR Headset Will Cost $799, Bundled With Two Controllers
 HTC has just dropped the most salient detail for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in the virtual reality experience it’s been cooking up with Valve for the past year: the price. The fo...
02:01 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Watch The Samsung Galaxy S7 Unpacked Conference Live Right Here
 Samsung’s unpacked press conference at MWC in Barcelona is about to begin. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST).We’ll have a live team on the ground to c...
01:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Huawei Launches The $699 MateBook Windows 10 Tablet With Keyboard Case And Stylus
 Huawei is getting into the productivity game. The company, which recently made asplash in the U.S. with the launch of the Nexus 6p, announced a Surface Pro-like 12-inch Windows 10 tablet with a ...
01:15 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Every Angle Of The Modular LG G5 Smartphone
 Meet the LG G5 smartphone. The company just announced this new flagship device at MWC 2016. It’s nice and feels great in the hand. But it’s claim to fame is its modular accessory sys...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch LG Announces Modular Android Phone, VR Headset
 LG today at Mobile World Congress 2016 took the wraps off its flagship mobile products for the coming year. Chief among them is a the G5 smartphone, a handsome device that feels fantastic in the...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Hands-On With The Modular LG G5
 It’s nice. That’s about the G5 in a nutshell. With rounded edges and premium build, the handset feels great in your hand. The camera works well and dual lenses allow for different sh...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch The LG Rolling Bot Is A BB-8 For Your Home
Meet your new companion. LG designed this rolling robot to do all sorts of mundane tasks around your home. It can even play with your cat — just don’t ask it to vacuum your floors. It̵...
12:26 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Watch The LG G5 MWC Conference Live Right Here
 LG’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is about to begin. The conference starts at 2 PM CET (1 PM GMT, 8 AM EST).Rumor has it that LG is about to announce a new flagship phone, the LG G...
12:01 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Huaweis MWC Conference Live Right Here
 We’ll be live at Huawei’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona later today. The conference starts at 2 PM CET (1 PM GMT, 8 AM EST). We have a team on the ground ready to cover the ev...
12:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch How To Use A Book Club To Turn Your Startup Into A Learning Machine
 For me and my co-founders, building our first tech company from the ground up has been both an exhilarating and humbling process. Coming from a corporate background, we had limited experience in...
10:44 am GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Huaweis MWC Conference Live Right Here
 We’ll be live at Huawei’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona later today. The conference starts at 2 PM CET (1 PM GMT, 8 AM EST). We have a team on the ground ready to cover the ev...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 21, 2016
Techcrunch The Future Of Smart Home Payments
 The Internet of Things (IoT) has metamorphosed over the last few years. In the future, its applications will no doubt impact industry, urban development, healthcare, agriculture and other major ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch How To Train Your Human: Designing For Healthier Habits
 Cues, such as boredom, hunger, an activity, a time, or an emotion trigger us to do certain actions or routines. When we complete that routine, we get a physical or an emotional reward. Doing thi...
10:22 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch A Timeline Of Apples iPhone Unlocking Fight With The FBI
 After a California judge ordered Apple to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists last week, a lot has happened. We’ve summarized the whole Apple vs. FBI saga into one ti...
09:49 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch Kickstarter-Backed FOVE Delays VR Headset Ship Date, Begins Offering Refunds
 FOVE, an eye-tracking VRheadset company, announced today that due to unexpected difficulties in part-sourcing it will be delayingtheexpected ship date ofits Kickstarter-backed HMD to fall 2016. ...
07:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch Japan Launches Observatory To Study Black Holes And Dying Stars
 This week the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched a new space observatorydesigned to study black holes, dying stars and the history of galaxy clusters. The X-ray Astr...
07:10 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: ScuttleBot
 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Zach Seward, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Zach Seward discusses the release of Quartz, a conversational IOS news bot se...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch Solving The H-1B Visa Problem
 In this corner: A number of employers, particularly tech companies, who claim they have a large number of unfilled positions and can’t find enough skilled American workers to fill all thei...
04:16 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch EquiPay: Reparations, One Meal At A Time
 EquiPay, a bill-splitting app that accounts for racial and gender income inequalities, is on its way to becoming a reality, after starting as a joke at Cultivated Wit’s Comedy Hack Day. Wi...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch Its Time For Edtech Entrepreneurs To Throw Out Stale Business Models
 We hear it again and again: The U.S. K-12 education system is in crisis. In its 2015 report, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, otherwise known as “The Nation’s Report ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Cyberpunk Dystopia
 Apple will lose this battle with the US government. Maybe not this year, or next, but soon enough, and for the rest of our lives. It is folly to pretend otherwise. Most ordinary people, and most...
09:28 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla Motors Finally Owns Tesla.com
 Tesla.com is now in the hands of Elon Musk. Stu Grossman owned the domain since 1992 but it mostly sat unused. As of February 19, 2016, it redirects visitors to TeslaMotors.com and all is right ...
01:00 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch Where Are They Now? Startup Battlefield Company PageCloud
 The beauty of content management systems (CMS) like WordPress, Wix, Weebly and others is in the ability to create and build a complete website using just your browser. Designers are given the fl...
12:07 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Executives Detail Scope Of FBI Request And Companys Motivations For Not Complying
 In a call with reporters today, Apple executives spoke in response to a motion the Justice Department filed today to force Apple to comply with a request from the FBI to provide access to the iP...
12:00 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2016
Techcrunch The Mobile Electorate
 In 2008, Barack Obama redrafted the electioneering script, becoming the first presidential candidate to use social media as a political channel. His opponents’ failure to grasp the signifi...
11:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce Acquires PredictionIO To Build Up Its Machine Learning Muscle
 Salesforce has made another acquisition to build out its technology in machine learning and big data analytics: the company has acquired PredictionIO, a startup based out of Palo Alto that had d...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Extra Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt NY Extended To February 24
 Don’t ever say we aren’t flexible. You needed a few extra days to commit to clicking the buy button on tickets to Disrupt NY 2016, and we’re happy to give that to you.We’...
10:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Virgin Galactic Unveils New SpaceShipTwo, The VSS Unity
 Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic unveiled its new SpaceShipTwo rocketplane today. This is the latest version the company has revealed to the public since their deadly crash during a test ...
10:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Now Lets You Use Multiple Accounts On Messenger For Android
Lets say you’ve got kids. They like Messenger for talking with other kids about Minecraft or bubble gum or whatever kids talk about these days.You’re happy to let them use Messenger in the...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Donald Trump Says You Should Boycott Apple
 Presidential candidate Donald Trump is stepping up his criticism of Apple over its fight with the FBI. As you can see in the footage below (reportedly shot at a campaign event in Pawleys Island,...
09:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Apple vs. FBI
 https://techcrunch.com/tag/apple-vs-fbi/ Read More ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch The Next Billion-Dollar Insurer
 Venture capital-backed insurance success stories have risen at a regular drumbeat over the last few years: 2011 brought the billion-dollar Esurance acquisition, 2012 brought the wildly successfu...
08:52 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Boxs Aaron Levie Defends Apple Amid FBI Controversy
 Box CEO Aaron Levie spoke to TechCrunch about the ongoing saga between Apple and the FBI. “Apple’s response to the government is something we completely wholeheartedly agree with,...
08:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing The Judges For The TC Pitch-Offs In Boston And Atlanta
 The Pitch-offs in Atlanta and Boston are but a few days away. You already know the stellar companies pitching at our events, but today is the day you find out who will cast judgement on those st...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Justice Department Files Motion To Force Apple To Comply With Backdoor Request
 And we’re back with another episode of our favorite privacy saga between Apple with the FBI. This time, the Department of Justice gets involved. The department has filed a motion asking Ap...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch The Other Justin Keller Schools Tech Bro With Same Name On Homelessness In SF
 Remember the tech bro who wrote an open letter imploring San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to make the homeless go away? His name is Justin Keller and that has caused quite a few social problems for an...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch 13 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
 This week, Apple battled with the FBI amid an order to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino shooting, Kanye West made waves in the tech world when h...
06:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch U.S. Government Says Hoverboards Are Verboten
 The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has deemed hoverboards “unsafe” and, in a letter released by the organization, all hoverboard manufacturers to gain UL certification before ...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Smartwatch Shipments Have Overtaken Swiss Watches For The First Time
 So it begins: “worldwide smartwatch shipments” have hit 8.1 million units in Q4 2015 compared to 7.9 million for Swiss watch shipments. Strategy Analytics, a research firm, has found...
04:49 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Launches Plumbago, A Paper App Competitor That Lets You Sketch & Handwrite Notes
 Microsoft’s Office suite already has a popular note-taking app with OneNote, but today the company is turning its attention to how note-taking should work on tablets that support stylus an...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Optimizing Analytics On Time Series Databases
 When Matthew Fontaine Maury was restricted to a desk job because of a leg injury, little did he know that he was showcasing an impressive example of crowdsourced, open source and big data time s...
03:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Grab Your Tickets To The TechCrunch Meetup During Mobile World Congress
TechCrunch is holding a Meetup during Mobile World Congress, on the evening of Wednesday Feb. 24. Grab your tickets here. Please add your emailhereto get news about the TechCrunch Meetup or to apply t...
03:33 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Cord Cutting Service Sling TV Gets Its First Broadcast Channel With Addition Of ABC
 Dish’s internet-basedstreaming service Sling TV has made a name for itself as an alternative way to subscribe to cable TV programming without a traditional pay TV subscription. But now, th...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Heres The First Look At The Swappable Battery In LGs Next Smartphone
 Remember when high-end smartphones had swappable batteries? It looks like LG is about to bring that feature back in its upcoming G5 smartphone. The feature was rumored for weeks, but Android Aut...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Skedaddle Is Using On-Demand Charter Busses To Fix Long-Distance Travel
 While Uber and Lyft now have a glorifiedmonopoly onintracity transportation, there is still a need for a safe, reliable transportation option that candisrupt longer distance trip providers like ...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch The iPhone Camera As A Professional Tool
 Foodie magazine Bon Apptit has done something quite risky with this month’s issue. Photographers have left their cameras at their desks and used iPhones to shoot all the photos for the 43-...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Study Of ISIS Extremists On Twitter Suggests Repeat Account Suspensions Do Take A Toll
 A study of ISIS supporter activity on Twitter suggests the tactic of repeat account suspensions can take a toll on the spread of extremist propaganda on the platform. Read More ...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Extra Early-Bird Pricing On Disrupt NY Tickets Ends Today
 You’ve procrastinated long enough, tech fans. Today is the day to get your deeply discounted tickets to Disrupt NY 2016 for $1,795 each before the rate jumps to $1,995 tomorrow. You’...
12:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Flint Mobile Payments Go Offline, Tells Customers To Use Stripe To Continue Service
   The number of startups hoping to break through into the world of payments appears to be shrinking a little bit more. Flint Mobile, a startup backed by the likes of Verizon and T...
11:10 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Join Us Wednesday In Barcelona For A Mini-Meetup And Pitch-Off During MWC
 Hello startup friends! We’re less than a week away from our annual mini-meetup in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Needless to say that we’re very excited to meet you. So whether you...
07:00 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Shine Signs First European Carriers To Its Network-Level Ad Blocking Tech
 The ad-blocking wars are stepping up a gear today as mobile network-level ad blocker startup Shine has announced it’s signed its first European carriers to roll out its tech. Read More ...
06:01 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Anyline Raises 1.5M To Let You Add Optical Character Recognition To Your App
 Anyline, the Austrian startup that provides mobile OCR tech to enable developers to add text recognition to their own apps, has raised 1.5 million in funding. The list of investors is interestin...
03:30 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Zenefits Stumbles Into PayPals Old Drama
 The tech world was stunned lastweek when Zenefits— the unicorn that had once been called “the fastest growing SaaS business in history”– announced that its founding CEO P...
03:15 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters Founder, Facebook Pledge Support For Apple As It Fights Court Order To Unlock iPhone
 Twitter’s founder and Facebook have joined a growing chorus of voices from the tech community supporting Apple as it opposes a court order to help the FBI break into an iPhone used by one ...
01:35 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Gets An Extension In iPhone Unlock Case, Response Now Due February 26th
 Apple has received an extension in the timeline that it has to reply to a court order to modify an iPhone for the FBI. The deadline, originally Tuesday, has been pushed out to Friday, February 2...
01:31 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch Mark Cuban Commends Apple, Proposes New Law For Tech Security
 Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban is usually opposed to new regulation, but he thinks there should be a law to eliminate confusion in the next Apple security controversy. While he applauds App...
01:00 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch From Food To Flowers: The Push For Supply Chain Transparency
 Try to figure out exactly where fresh products come from in a grocery store. The stickers may say “Mexico” or “Colombia,” but those are big places, and labels like this d...
12:24 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2016
Techcrunch No, Apple Has Not Unlocked 70 iPhones For Law Enforcement
 The more highly technical the basis of a story, the more likely it is that some key detail will get jackedup by a journalist trying to translateit for the public. Call it Panzer’s Law. It&...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Imgur Gets Its Sheryl, Hires COO So Founder Can Nerd Out On Product
 Imgur is Internet dude paradise.The underhyped image sharing and commenting community has 150 million active users and saw 900 billion page views in 2015. Thanks to silly GIFs, science experimen...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Space Propulsion Start-Up Accion Systems Starts Taking Orders
 The space propulsion company Accion Systems has announced that they will officially start taking orders for their micro-propulsion systems designed for CubeSats and other small satellites. The c...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Space Propulsion Startup Accion Systems Starts Taking Orders
 The space propulsion company Accion Systems has announced that they will officially start taking orders for their micro-propulsion systems designed for CubeSats and other small satellites. The c...
09:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Digital Payments Startup ModoPayments Raises $2 Million
 Today, The Dallas Business Journal is reporting that ModoPayments completed a $2 Million funding round by a group of individual angels that includes Tim Keith, John Beletic, and Jay Kassing amon...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Says Company Is Profitable In U.S.
 Uber is officially profitable in the U.S., Uber CEO Travis Kalanick told Canadian publication BetaKit earlier this week. H/t to Fortune for peeling out the buried news in that story, which was t...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Plans To Put Ads In Messenger
 A leaked document Facebook gave one of its biggest advertisers reveals that Facebook will launch ads within Messenger in Q2 2016. The document, obtained by TechCrunch but kept private to protect...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Indigo Is Mapping Plant Biomes To Produce Next Generation Crops
 David Perrythinks the secret to agricultural challenges like drought resistance might lie in the bacteria that live in a bunch of grass on the beach. That’s just one example that Indigo, a...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Indigo Is Mapping Plant Microbiomes To Produce Next Generation Crops
 David Perrythinks the secret to agricultural challenges like drought resistance might lie in the bacteria that live in a bunch of grass on the beach. That’s just one example that Indigo, a...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Silicon Valley Keeps Winning Because Non-Competes Limit Innovation
 Talent plus capital. Whether you’re building a company, a city or a national economy, these are the raw materials that make it possible to do things that others can’t. Silicon Valley...
07:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Even Barbie Has A Smart Home And Hoverboard Now
 Consumers may have been slow to adopt smart home technology, but that’s not the case for Barbie. At the recent New York Toy Fair, Mattel unveiled a newly upgraded – and now tech-enab...
07:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Lures Video Creators With Minutes Watched And 10-Second View Metrics
 The better the videos are on Facebook, the more people will watch and the more lucrative video ads Facebook can show. So today it’s giving video makers more metrics that will teach them wh...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Hinge May Start Charging Users As It Zeroes In On Serious Dating
 Given the extent to which I cover dating apps, you may be surprised to know that I’m not much of a digital dater. In fact, I’ve only ever had monogamous, exclusive relationships with...
06:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Apologizes And Updates iOS To Restore iPhones Disabled By Error 53
 Apple is issuing an updated version of iOS 9.2.1 for users that update their iPhones via iTunes only. This update will restore phones ‘bricked’ or disabled by Error 53 and will preve...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google Decouples Play Games From Google, Lets Gamers Choose Their Own Names And Avatars
 Until today, you needed a Google+ account to use Google Play Games, Google’s online gaming service for bringing online multiplayer gaming, video recordings and social features like profile...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch NYC Continues Its Great Phonebooth Transformation As First Tablets Hit Its Gigabit Wi-Fi Spots
 The plan to turn unused NYC phonebooths into freedigitalhubs for local neighborhoods continues as Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced the second phase of the city’s LinkNYC program — with ...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters New Customer Service Features Make It Easier To Send Private Messages And Feedback
 If you’re the kind of person who likes to talk tobusinesses on Twitter, the companyis rolling out some new options to improvethose interactions. First, businesses can now add a “send...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Launches Site To Help Non-Profits Raise Money
 Facebook just launched a new site full of resources for non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations looking to raise awareness about their causes and money for them. The site det...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google Opens Its Cloud Vision API To All Developers
 After a short limited preview, Google today announced the public beta of its Cloud Vision API — a service that allows developers to easily build image recognition and classification featur...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Being Lets You Browse Instagram As Anyone, From Pop Stars To BFFs
 If you’ve ever found peering over a friend’s shoulder as they browse their Instagram more interesting than swiping through your own, or you simply want to know what today’s gre...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Secondary Shops Flooded With Unicorn Sellers
 Until recently, shares of some of the highest-flying unicorn companies have been so hard to come by that secondary buyers have battled each other, not to mention other investors, to acquire some...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch How Airbnbs Data Science Team Doubled The Ratio Of Female Employees Last Year
 The data science team over at home-sharing platform Airbnb was able to increase the overall ratio of female employees on its team from 15 percent to 30 percent in 2015, with 47 percent of its ne...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch To Prevent Another Flint, Make All Open Data Machine Readable
 The lead poisoning of the entire city of Flint, Michigan was preventable and should never have happened. Numerous pundits and industry experts have said this. Most of them, however, explain that...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Dish Loses More TV Subscribers, Despite Its Cord Cutting Service Sling TV
 Sling TV, the low-cost, live TV streaming service, hasn’t yet saved Dish Network. According to the company’s latest earnings report, the TV provider still saw a net loss of 12,000 pa...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Kamcord Now Lets Broadcasters Make Money On Its Mobile Game Streaming App
 Kamcord, the Y Combinator startup that wants to do to mobile what streaming service Twitch has done to console and PC gaming, has rolled out another important update after it began allowing its ...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Vera Lands $17 Million Series B Led By Sutter Hill Ventures
 Vera, the cloud service that wants to protect data regardless of where it’sstored or used, announced a $17 million Series B today led by Sutter Hill Ventures. That may not seem unusual, bu...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Group Video Calling Arrives In Skypes Mobile Apps
 In January, Skype announced it would soon roll out free group video calling to users on mobile devices, including iOS and Android. Today, Microsoft has followed through on that promise. The comp...
02:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Shows Off Trade Up With Installments iPhone Payment Plan
 Apple wants you to be able to get a new iPhone anytime your little heart desires one.To attractexisting smartphone customers that aren’t looking to drop $600 at one time, Apple has introdu...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch E-Commerce Stakes Are High In The Mideast After The Largest Ever A Round For Wadi.com
 The desire to dominate the e-commerce market in the Middle East is strong. And investors are getting into the action. Read More ...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch NextBit Robin Review: An Aesthetic Escape
   This smartphonehasa Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3GB of LPDDR3 memory, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac [2.4 and 5 GHz dual-band], with Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 4G LTE Cat 4, NFC support, USB 3.0 Gen1 SuperSp...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch IBM Acquiring Truven Health Analytics For $2.6 Billion And Adding It To Watson Health
 IBM announced its intent to buyTruven Health Analytics today for a whopping $2.6 billion. It is the fourth major purchase for Watson Health since the unitwas was establishedin 2014. Watson Healt...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch ThankView Is A Paperless Post For Thank You Cards
 Everyone knows that having to write individualizedthank you cards is the worst part of receivinggifts. Luckily, ThankView is fixing this with its platform that lets userssend customized, video t...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Swyft Aims To Be The Waze For SFs Dysfunctional Public Transit System
 It’s 11:05 and you need to be at a meeting across town in an hour. The problem is you are car-less and San Francisco’s public transit system sucks. It’s a mere 4 or so miles yo...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch The Fierce, Female Mobile Gamers Of Saudi Arabia
 When it comes to gaming, callingSaudi Arabia a veritable ocean of whales is no exaggerated stereotype — and it’s time toidentifywho, exactly, those mysterious and wondrous big spende...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Jana Raises $57 Million To Bring Unrestricted Internet Access To The World
 Nathan Eagle was a Fulbright scholar from MIT, teaching at the University of Nairobi, when he had his “aha moment.” Specifically, Eagle was teaching a mobile phone programming curric...
12:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Global Smartphone Sales Growth Slows To 2008 Levels, Says Gartner
 Global smartphones sales in Q4 2015 experienced their slowest growth rate since 2008, according to Gartner’s latest market report. The quarter saw sales of Apple’s iPhone decline for...
12:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Billionaire Seaweed Snack Mogul Backs Thailand-Based Events And Ticketing Startup
 In proof that investors can come in all shapes and sizes, a billionaire seaweed snack mogul in Thailand has invested in one of the country’s up and coming startups. Read More ...
11:05 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Nest Co-Founder Matt Rogers On The Secrets To Nests Success
 While the Nest founders came into Kleiner Perkins with nothing more than a makeshift prototype, it was their passion and vision for a connected home that swayed Randy Komisar and the firm to mak...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google Acquihires Work Chat Startup Pie To Build Engineering Team In Southeast Asia
 Google is building its first engineering team devoted to Southeast Asia, and the search giant has gobbled up Pie, a Slack-like team communications app based in Singapore, to kick start things of...
10:41 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Triptease, The Startup That Helps Hotels Increase Direct Sales, Closes $7M Series A
 Triptease, the startup that provides a SaaS to enable hotels to increase direct sales, has closed $7 million in Series A funding. Investors include VCs Notion Capital, and Episode 1, both of who...
09:34 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Truecaller Enables App Makers To Sign Up New Users Via Their Phone Number
 The conventional onboarding method for opening new accounts inside app is often broken in emerging because it requires an email address. Truecaller wants to fix that with its new SDK for develop...
06:19 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch IBM and SoftBank Launch First Japanese Language APIs for Watson
 A year ago, SoftBank teamed up with IBM to bring its supercomputer Watson to Japan. Now Watson has learned enough Japanese for developers to take advantage of its new skills. Read More ...
04:59 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Pay Goes Live In China
 Apple Pay has today launched in China, a move that takes Apple’s digital payments service into its fifth country worldwide. Read More ...
02:47 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Google Translate Now Has More Than 100 Languages And Covers 99 Percent Of The Online Population
 Google’s online translation tool hit a major milestone today as it nears its 10th anniversary. After adding 13 new languages, including Hawaiian and Kurdish, Google Translate now includes ...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Thousands Of Chinese Residents Evacuated For Worlds Largest Telescope
 Over 9,000 Chinese residents will be evacuated from their homes in order to create a radio-quiet zone for the world’s largest telescope. The telescope, known as the Five-hundred-meter Aper...
01:42 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Fixes Bug That Compromised Some Users Emails And Phone Numbers
 Twitter said today it has fixed a bug that hit its password recovery systems for 24 hours last week. Less than 10,000 active accounts were affected, but that the bug could have potentially expos...
12:49 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Googles CEO Says Forcing Companies To Enable Hacking Could Compromise Users Privacy.
 Google’s Sundar Pichai has thrown his support behind Apple’s recent decision to push back against the FBI and not build a backdoor into iOS. In the Google CEO’s first tweetstor...
12:46 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Scientists Can Now 3D Print Otzi The Mummified Ice Man
 Otzi, for those not up on their 5,300-year-old mummified men, died and was frozen in the Alps near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. His body is one of the best preserved huma...
12:35 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Why Apple Is Fighting Not To Unlock iPhones For The Government
 This current order is all about Apple refusing to unlock a single device for the FBI. It is not to be confused with the related, but bigger, battle over the government forcing tech companies to ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2016
Techcrunch Startup Battlefield Applications Extended for Disrupt NY
 Startup Battlefield hopefuls, it’s time to stop procrastinating and apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt New York. We’re looking for the more promising startups from the US a...
11:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal Overhauls Its Mobile App
 PayPal’s mobile app is getting a massive overhaul today, representing the first time in the history that the company has rebuilt its app from scratch. With the redesign, PayPal i...
11:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Fandango Buys Flixster And Rotten Tomatoes
 NBCUniversal-owned Fandango continues to expand beyond movie ticketing, announcing today that it has acquired Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes from Warner Bros. Entertainment. Flixster allows users ...
10:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Bullish: Closing The Tech Divide Through Teaching Kids How To Code
This week on Bullish, Mission Bit CEO Stevon Cook joined me in the studio to chat about computer programming and the importance of teaching kids how to code. In case you’re not familiar with Mis...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Why Apple Is Right To Reject The FBIs Push To Brute Force iPhone Security
 Apple is under pressure from the FBI to backdoor iPhone security. But how will any technology company be able to offer trusted services to consumers if government-mandated backdoors are being fo...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo Is Shuttering Several Digital Magazines
 Yahoo today said it isshutting down a huge swath of its digital magazines as it rethinks its digital content strategy. A Yahoo spokesperson said Yahoo Tech was not affected by the changes. Accor...
08:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Not Another African Tech Article
 The great continent of Africa seems to be the flavor of the month. As the world wakes up to its potential, I can’t help but cringe each time an “African tech” article is publis...
07:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Chelsea Peretti To Rich People: Save Twitter
 Twitter has been having trouble growing beyond its current user base of around 300 million. Because of that, shareholders are scared and the stock price is falling. Of course, the tech world is ...
07:19 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch X Prize And IBM Team Up On A New, $5 Million A.I. Competition
 On Wednesday morning at TED2016, The X Prize Foundation founder Peter Diamandisand IBM Watson general manager David Kenny jointly announced the launch of a new X Prize competition focused on art...
07:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Here Are 7 Startups That Kanye West Wants To Build
 When Kanye West went on his most recent Twitter rant a few days ago, he resurfaced an organizational chart he made for Donda, his “content, experience & product company” named af...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch California DOJs OpenJustice Platform Makes Local Law Enforcement Data More Transparent
 The murders of unarmed African-American people at the hands of police officers has created a lot of reasonable doubt in our criminal justice system. OpenJustice, an interactive web platform led ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Get Your Extra-Early-Bird Tickets To Disrupt NY Before Prices Increase
 While May like seem like it’s very far away, the truth is that Disrupt New York 2016 will be upon us before you know it, and now is your last chance to get extra-early-bird tickets to the ...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch White House Plays With Words, Says Department Of Justice Isnt Asking Apple To Create A Backdoor
 Following Tim Cook’s letter, the White House has reacted to Apple’s strong stance against backdoors. According to Reuters, the White House has said that the Department of Justice isn...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch This Insane Rack Made Out Of 53 GoPros Captures 3D Movies
 Sketchfab is an online platform to view and share 3D files. The company has been adding a bunch of new features over the past few months, including computer-generated animations and a VR button ...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Outlook.com Exits Preview With Office 365 Integration, Giphy Support, @Mentions & More
 Microsoft announced today it’s beginning to roll out its new Office 365-powered version of Outlook.com to all users, following its launch into preview mode last year. Thanks toits deep int...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch NextVR Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Fox Sports
 No matter whichtype of sportsball they’vebeen streaming, NextVR has managed to make theirlive sporting event VR broadcasts some of the most engaging virtual reality experiencesavailable on...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Brings Red Hat Enterprise Linux To Azure
 Microsoft is now selling Red Hat Enterprise Linux licenses. Starting today, you will be able to deploy Red Hat Linux Enterprise (RHLE) from the Azure Marketplaceand get support for your deployme...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Will Open Instant Articles To All Publishers On April 12th
 Facebook is taking another bite of the outside Internet by turning its Instant Articles format into an open platform any publisher can use starting April 12th. Until now, Facebook had worked dir...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Instant Articles Will Give All Publishers Faster Loading, Fewer Monetization Options
 Facebook is taking another bite of the outside Internet by turning its Instant Articles format into an open platform any publisher can use starting April 12th. Yet the question remains whether I...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Europe Launches Sentinel-3A And The International Nature of Earth Observation
 Yesterday at 12:57 pm EST, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched the Sentinel-3A satellite into orbit. The Earth-observing satellitewas launched by the Russian-made Rockot launch...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch New Akamai Tool Aims To Bring Bots Under Control
 Akamai released a new Bot Manager tool today designed to give companies finely tuned control over Bot traffic on their websites. The numbers vary, but research has shown that about half all of t...
05:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Google Launches Gmailify A Way To Use Gmails Best Features With Non-Gmail Accounts
 Since early 2015, Google’s Gmail Android app has allowed users to manage their mail from non-Gmail accounts, like Yahoo and Outlook. Now the company is taking things a step further. ItR...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Join Us For A Micro-Meetup In New York Tonight
 The inimitable Jon Shieber will be interviewing Pr-Jrgen Prson of Northzone VC at a mini-meetup to be held in New York tonight and you’re invited. You can RSVP here. The event will be held...
05:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Google Launches Fresh-Grocery Delivery Service In San Francisco And Los Angeles
 Watch out Instacart and Amazon Fresh, Google is going head-to-head against fresh-grocery delivery startups and services with a service expansion. Google Express, which has been around for a whil...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch LA Hospital Servers Shut Down By Ransomware
 In what should be the best recommendation for backups ever in the history of computing a Los Angeles hospital has been struck by ransomware and cannot access patient records, x-rays, and other i...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.17.16
 Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Zack Seward, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Show in its entirety will be posted on TechCrunc...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Custom Machine Types Come Out Of Beta, Now Support Red Hat And Windows
 Custom Machine Typeson Google’s Cloud Platform allow you to choose exactly how many CPU cores and how much memory you want in a virtual machine to run your applications. Google first intro...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Launches GIF Search Feature On iOS, Android And The Web
 Here come the GIFs. We noticed Twitter testing an in-app GIF button on Android a few weeks, and now the company has formally announced that it is turning the pilot into a feature for all users. ...
04:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch You Can Now Play Pong On Your Apple Watch
 The Apple Watch is good for many things – quickly answering texts and incoming calls, receiving important notifications, navigating your way through city streets, and more. But it hasnR...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Delivery Costs Are Devouring Food Startups
 Food tech is big these days — Grubhub, Blue Apron, Instacart — but pretty web design and polished communication strategies aren’t enough to build a sustainable food business. N...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch OpenHouse Wants To Help You Buy A House That Fits Your Lifestyle
 When it comes to searching for a new house or apartment to buy, the typical search experience usually focuses solely on geography, number of rooms and square footage. Over time, Zillow, Redfin a...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify Is Giving Free Chromecasts To New Subscribers Today
 Don’t have Spotify yet? Want a Chromecast? (You should — Chromecasts are great. They were one of TechCrunch’s favorite things of 2015).Great!Spotify introduced a pretty solid d...
03:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch CBS All Access Broke Streaming Records During The Grammys, But Service Crashed Under The Load
 CBS claims to have broken several records with regard to its online streaming service CBS All Access, during Sunday night’s broadcast of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Specifically, the ne...
03:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch The Online Pharmacy Race Gets A New Entrant: RobinHealth
 You’ve probably noticed; on-demand pharmacy services are springing up like daisies. New York-based ZipDrug, for example, is an online app that customers’ payments and dispatches mess...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Bloglovin Embraces Influencer Marketing With Sverve Acquisition
 Bloglovin’ is announcing the acquisition of marketing startup Sverve, a move that should the expand monetization options for writersusingthe Bloglovin’ platform.The New York-headquar...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch The Future Of News And Publishing
 As the lines start to blur in the news and publishing industry what should the most innovative publishers do to grow their business? Read More ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Hands On: Leap Motions Minority Report-style Gesture Controller Gets Smarter, Faster, And More Accurate
Back in 2012, Leap Motion seemingly came out of nowhere with a crazy hand-sensing gesture controller that looked like something straight out of Minority Report. Alas, the product landed with a bit of ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Databricks Launches Free Community Edition As Companion To Free Online Spark Courses
 Databricks, the commercial company created from the open source Apache Spark project, announced the release of a free Community Edition today aimed at teaching peoplehow to use Spark — and...
01:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch London Calls Us Again TechCrunch Disrupt Is Back, December 3-6
 Last year TechCrunch Disrupt London really blew the doors of with an incredible conference as good as any you would see globally. London continues to be a fantastic bridge between Europe and Sil...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Uber, Uber Alles? Not In Europe
 The greatest imperative for Uber and its rivals is not market reform, but return on investment. And in that context, the urgency to gain market share has led Uber to make unforced errors as it e...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch MindMaze, Maker Of A Neural Virtual Reality Platform, Raises $100M At A $1B Valuation
 As consumers and businesses begin tofocus on what form thenext generation of computing may take beyond our current era of the smartphone, startups developing at thecutting edge of these concepts...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch YouAppi Closes $13.1M Series B To Grow Its Mobile User Acquisition Service In Asia
 YouAppi, a US-Israeli startup that helps companies acquire users through mobile ads and analytics, has closed a $13.1 million Series B round to develop its technology and expand its business Asi...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Sprout Social Raises $42M For Its Marketing Tools
 Sprout Social is announcing a big Series C round of funding — the company says it has raised $42 million from Goldman Sachs’ Merchant Banking Division and New Enterprise Associates. ...
09:42 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Singapore-based Cloud Communication Startup Wavecell Scores $1.6M Series A
 Wavecell, a Singaporean startup that creates APIs for communication tools, has raised a $1.6 million Series A. The round was led by Qualgro Asean Fund with participation from Wavemaker Pacific, ...
08:38 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Cook: Apple Wont Create Backdoor To Unlock San Bernardino Attackers iPhone
 Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the company will appeal a California judge’s order to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino shooting. Fol...
08:38 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Tim Cook Says Apple Wont Create Universal iPhone Back Door For FBI
 Apple CEO Tim Cook has confirmed that the company will appeal a California judge’s order to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the terrorists involved in the San Bernardino shooting. Fol...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch The Arab Cyberfeminists Digital Toolkit
 Technologies have reached a turning point, enabling Arab women to participate in the formal economy in a way that is global, collaborative, knowledge-based, and conducive to part-time and occasi...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch London-Based Curve De-Cloaks With All Your Bank Cards In One, And Broader Fintech Convergence Play
 Curve, the stealthy London-based startup backed by notable fintech investors, finally de-cloaks today with the soft launch of its iOS app and accompanying MasterCard-powered Curve card. Similar ...
08:01 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Casual Trading App Bux Pulls In Another $6.9M In Funding
 More VC being thrown at casual trading app Bux. The app, which turns stocks and derivatives trading (via CFDs) into a game-like and social experience, thus potentially broadening the market to i...
04:32 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Googles Think Tank Changes Its Name To Jigsaw And Becomes A Tech Incubator
 Google Ideas, the company’s think tank, is relaunching as an incubator named Jigsaw (warning: autoplayed audio) to invest in and develop tech solutions to geopolitical problems and digital...
03:39 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Acquires Emvantage To Build Its Online Payment Platform In India
 Amazon will acquire startup Emvantage to develop its Indian e-commerce site’s payment platform. In a press announcement, Amazon said the Noida-based company’s employees will start wo...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch The Internet Of Medicine Is Just What The Doctor Ordered
 Healthcare reform has eluded Congress for more than two decades. It seems technology, driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), could well make the biggest transformation of all. In many respects,...
12:55 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Yello Mobile Raises $30M More At A $4B Valuation From Japans SBI Holdings
 Yello Mobile— the Seoul, Korea-based mobile apps business that has grownby raising nearly $150 million andacquiring over 80 other app startups— has pickedanother $30 million in fundi...
12:40 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2016
Techcrunch Our 7 Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Batch 15 Demo Day
 Despitean investment environment that’s future seems to be growing increasingly cloudy, the 35accelerator founders whopitched at Tuesday’s 500 Startups Batch 15 Demo Day brought the ...
11:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch How Standalone Apps Can Grow Twitters Stagnant User Base
 Twitter has a growth problem. Well, Twitter actually has a number of problems, but user growth seems to be its most critical area. This is a look at how the company could develop standalone pack...
11:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch A New, No-Strings Funding Opportunity for Ed Tech Startups Focused on Middle and High Schools
 Last summer,17-year-old, Oakland, Ca.-based NewSchools Venture Fund decided to launch a virtual accelerator program that provides grants to founders whose technologies are addressing languishing...
11:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch American Airlines Sues Gogo Over Slow Inflight Wi-Fi
 Remember the first time you connected to WiFi on a commercial flight? It was awesome!But now, almost 10 years later, data-obsessed passengers are getting sick of the slow Gogo-enabled WiFi found...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram Finally Adds Two-Factor Authentication To Fight Hackers
 Instagram accounts are worth stealing. Now at 400 million users including celebrities, brands, and artists making a living, it’s time to add another lock to its doors. In November I wrote ...
09:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google Makes It Easier To Take Machine Learning Models Into Production
 Google launched TensorFlow Serving today, a new open source project that aims to help developers take their machine learning models into production.Unsurprisingly, TensorFlow Serving is optimize...
09:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch 500 Startups Batch 15 Diversity Stats: 33% Female, 15% Black, 10% Latino
 A new 500 Startups batchmeans new diversity stats. In the startup accelerator’s 15thbatch, 44% of the founders are international, 33% are female, 15% are black and 10% are Latino, 500 Star...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch On Chatbots
 Chatbots, historically maligned as “weak AI,” are finally transforming from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. According to recent predictions, chatbots (#ConvComm!) will be big. Like,...
08:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram Spotlights vs Snapchat Stories vs Twitter Moments
 There is a battle raging for curated social media supremacy. When big things happen, each of these apps wants to be where you see the best of and behind the scenes. They’ve all created the...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch These Are The Startups Pitching At The Boston And Atlanta Meetups Next Week
 The Boston and Atlanta Meetups are but a week away, and we have finally confirmed the companies pitching in the Pitch-Offs. These startups will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product ...
07:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Google Quietly Shutters Play For Education
 Back in 2013, Google launched Play for Education, a program that made it easier for educators to purchase apps and books and distribute them to their students’ Android tablets. Now, this p...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Kontakt.io, The Beacon Startup And Platform, Locates Further $5M Funding
 One startup that’s been busy building out a full beacon platform to take advantage of these opportunities is Kontakt.io, which, along with competitor Estimote, is headquartered in Krakow, ...
07:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Shopify Debuts Shopkey, An App That Puts A Product Catalog In Your iOS Keyboard
 Agrowing number of e-commerce businesses todayareassisting their customers over SMS and mobile messaging. There are even SMS-basedservices, like Magic, Operator, GoButler, and others targeting t...
06:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch GameStop CEO Says PlayStation VR Will Start Shipping This Fall
 With launches already loomingfor both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, virtual reality fans have been earnestly awaiting details forthe last major HMDto join the party, the Playstation VR. Yest...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch ODately Is A Concierge Service Taking Aim At Cash Rich, Time Poor Online Daters
 Who has time to swipe Tinder these days? Or wade through the seven circles of weird messaging hell on OKCupid? Too many people, evidently, which is why the whole online dating thang can feel mor...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch HomeKit-Enabled Eve Energy Can Help You Cut Your Power Bill
 Elgato, a company that makes a number of smart home devices under its “Eve” brand, including those that track weather and air quality, is today rolling a new productforthose more con...
05:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Reedsy Launches Book Editor To Seamlessly Turn Your Draft Into A Book
 Reedsy has been unbundling traditional publishing houses one step at a time. At heart, Reedsy remains a marketplace to find an editor, copy editor, cover illustrator and more. And now, Reedsy al...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch First Round Capital Brings Aboard Birchbox Cofounder As Venture Partner
 Early-stage venture firm First Round Capital has brought aboard Birchbox cofounder and former co-CEO Hayley Barna as a venture partner. Barna, who is expected to spend a couple of years at the f...
04:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Fast-Growing Photo App Everalbum, A Chart-Topper On iOS, Comes To Android
 There are apps that promise to help you free up space on your smartphone by backing up then deleting your photos. There are apps that help you organize your photos into albums, and share them wi...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Russias Titanium Investments Raises $50M Fund For Saas, IOT and Virtual Reality Startups
 We’ve been hearing a lot about cooling valuationsfor once-hot startups and a general tightening of the VC purse strings. But ifsums arebecoming more modest, there are still investments to ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Vive, The Classpass For Hair Blowouts, Raises $2.3 Million In Funding
 Vive, the Classpass for hair blowouts, has announced the close of a $2.3 million seed round, led by Deep Fork Capital with participation by Y Combinator, Crunchfund, Ludlow Ventures, Vayner RSE,...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Giphy Closes $55 Million Series C At A $300 Million Post-Money Valuation
 Giphy, the Google of GIFs, has closed a $55 million Series C funding round at a valuation of $300 million post-money. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Gen...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch The Fourth Stakeholder In Tech
 The tech industry has a responsibility to do something about how Silicon Valley and San Francisco are evolving, and the displacement we’ve created. Each and every company has an impact on ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Ex-Mozilla Team Unveils Sense, An Intelligent, Secure Hub For The Smart Home
 With the emerging ecosystem of connected devices – often dubbed the “Internet of Things” – consumers are rightly worried about the security and privacy implications assoc...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Infinits File Storage Platform Lets You Unify Cloud Storage, Servers And Local Computers
 File transfer startup Infinit has a new product that could potentially change the way DevOps engineers think about storage. With Infinit’s new file storage platform, you can unify all sort...
02:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Reddit Hires Twitters Former News Manager As Head Of Journalism And Media
 Reddit has hired Mark S. Luckie, the former news manager at Twitter and the person behindToday in Black Twitter,as its first-ever head of journalism and media.Journalists and media organizations...
02:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Pay Is Launching In China In Two Days
 Apple Pay is about to launch in China. An ICBC representative said that it was launching on February 18 on WeChat. But you don’t have to look that far as Apple itself details Apple PayR...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Naritiv, The Ad Network For Snapchat, Raises $3 Million Series A
 Naritiv, the platform that connects brands and advertisers with influencers on Snapchat, has today announced the close of a $3 million Series A. Investors in the round include FreeForm, Third Wa...
01:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Watch 500 Startups Demo Days Right Here
 TechCrunch is excited to stream 500 Startups’ demo day live from the Computer History Museum. The demos start at 1:00 PM Pacific and are expected to last four hours. You can watch it live ...
01:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Lytics Launches Content Affinity Engine To Enable One-To-One Marketing
 Lytics, the two-and-a-half-year-old Portland, OR personalization technology startup announces today the public launch of their new Content Affinity Engine. This Content Affinity Engine, can reve...
01:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Zoomdata Snares $25 Million Series C Led By Goldman Sachs
 Zoomdata, a company that’s trying to transform business intelligence by connecting to both modern and traditional data sources at scale, announced a $25 million Series C round today. The i...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Zillow Adds Video Walkthroughs To Its For-Sale Listings
 Online real estate listings have undoubtedly changed how people search for houses. Never before, after all, did buyers have this much information available. But while most real estate agents are...
12:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Touts Fitness, Privacy Smarts For Incoming Galaxy S7 Flagships
 Not to be outdone on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge leaks that were all over the Internets yesterday, Samsung has published an official launch website for its forthcoming pair of flagships — wh...
10:30 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch LG Outs Its Next Phablet, The Slender LG Stylus 2
 There’s less than a week to go until LG’s pre-MWC press conference, where the company is expected to lift the veil on a new flagship smartphone, the LG G5. But the South Korean mobil...
06:31 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch IBM Launches Quarks Open Source Development Tool To Build Efficient IoT Apps
 IBM introduced a new open source development tooltoday called Quarks, which is supposed to helpmanufacturers and programmers developefficient applications based on Internet of Things (IoT)sensor...
05:53 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Well-Funded Fundrise Fires CFO, Citing Extortion Attempt
 It’s strange days for Fundrise, a3.5-year-old, Washington, D.C.-based real estate crowdfunding platform that allows a range of investors to fund commercial real estate projects. Earlier to...
05:34 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Line Is Closing MixRadio, The Streaming Service It Bought From Microsoft
 Messaging app firm Line bought MixRadio from Microsoft in December 2014 and now, just over a year later, it is closing the music streaming service down after deeming that its business isn’...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch IBM Launches New Mainframe With Focus On Security And Hybrid Cloud
 Mainframes aren’t dead yet. IBM is launching a new version of its z13 mainframe for mid-sized enterprises today that introduces a number of new security features. With up to 4 TB of RAM, t...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Synology Brings Its First Router To The U.S.
 Synology isn’t exactly a household name in the U.S. yet, but the Taiwanese company is definitely trying to make more of a name for itself here. The company has long offered its various Dis...
04:33 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Chat App Company Tango, Valued At Over $1 Billion, Makes More Layoffs
 Messaging app Tango has made further layoffs as new CEO Eric Setton continues to orchestrate changes in a bid to transform the struggling company’s fortunes. Read More ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Astonishment, Expectations And Reality In User Experience
 After my recent article about empty states, I was lucky enough to get an interview request from Holly Jade, a user experience (UX) designer with serious credentials including TEDx, Apple and Goo...
01:18 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch The Savioke Robot Is Headed To A Hotel Near You
 When I’m in a hotel room I like absolute privacy. After all, calling upon Baphomet and/or playing Firewatch takes absolute concentration and I don’t want humans intruding on my rever...
12:07 am GMT - Tue, February 16, 2016
Techcrunch Combatant Gentlemen, A Runaway Startup Hit For Mens Clothing, Launches App
 Combatant Gentlemen, one of the breakout stars of a new generation of startup consumer clothing brands, has launched an app for iOS. The men’s clothing e-tailer and content creator has bee...
11:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Palantir Acquires Kimono Labs For Its Web-Scraping Service
 Kimono Labs, a Y Combinator-backed web-scraping tool that helps developers grab information from sites without having to write their own scrapers, has been acquired by Palantir. The companymade ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Multicast, Big Phones And The Appification Of The Web And TV
 Last year was another groundbreaking period of the mobile revolution. Overall app usage grew by 58 percent, driven largely by personalization, media and productivity apps. What’s interesti...
09:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch For $499, You Can Buy Your Kids A Little Tesla Model S From Radio Flyer
 Tesla and Radio Flyer — yep, the company best known for the little red wagon thatparents all over the U.S. use to drag their kids around their neighborhoods —are about to launch a li...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch These Are Almost Certainly Samsungs Next Galaxy Phones: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Leak All Over
 We’re about a week out from Mobile World Congress, the big trade show where just about everyone-but-Apple traditionally shows off their new flagship phones for the next year. More often th...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Eight Lessons From The Hoverboard Craze
 Are those the hoverboards we are looking for? Read More ...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Arielle Zuckerberg On Her First Six Months In VC At KPCB
 Following TC’s article last November reporting on Arielle Zuckerberg’s entrance into the world of venture with Kleiner Perkins, we thought it would be fascinating to check in with he...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch The Serious Business Of Play
 “The next big thing will start out looking like a toy.” At least according to A16Z partner Chris Dixon. He used the phrase to explain why incumbents often confuse new, disruptive thr...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Thousands Bought Kanye Wests New Album, But Never Received Their Download
 Digital music service TIDAL climbed to the top of the App Store, thanks to scoring the exclusive rights to Kanye West’s new album, “The Life of Pablo” – but that release ...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch IBM Launches Quarks Open Source Development Tool To Build Efficient IoT Apps
 IBM introduced a new open source development tooltoday called Quarks, which is supposed to helpmanufacturers and programmers developefficient applications based on Internet of Things (IoT)sensor...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Infinite Sunset Is A Beautiful Instagram Hack For Sunsetholics
 It’s true, I’m addicted to sunsets. At this point, my entire Instagram account is just a collection of sunsets. But it looks like I’m not the only one. Infinite Sunset is a nea...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Extra Early-Bird Prices For Disrupt NY 2016 Are Ending Soon
 Are you planning on attending Disrupt NY 2016, and want to get your hands on tickets at the cheapest possible price? Extra early-bird tickets to the show are available now through Friday, Februa...
04:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Slaask Creates A Customer Contact Widget That Connects To Slaack
 You like customers. You like Slack. You like talking on Slack. You like to talk to customers on Slack. You like sandwiches. How do you connect all of these things (except the sandwiches.) Slaask...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Dutch Startup Leakserv Takes Aim At Revenge Porn
 Dutch startup Leakserv is playing in the online identity management space, with a special focus on helping victims of revenge porn who want specific content taken offline. Read More ...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys
 At New York’s Toy Fair trade show over the weekend, Mattel unveiledits new, $300 3D Printer, the “ThingMaker,” which will allow children to print their own toys at home. The de...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch TechCrunch Meetup @ Mobile World Congress Last Call For Sponsors
 TechCrunch is holding a Mini-Meetup During Mobile World Congress, Feb. 24. PLEASE ADD YOUR EMAIL HERE to get news about the TechCrunch Meetup or to apply to pitch. There’ll be a chance to ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Hulu Comes To Windows 10
 Hulu’s streaming service was already available on nearly all major platforms, including desktop, mobile, tablet, gaming consoles and other TV-connected devices. However, it was lacking sup...
01:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts New Lumia 650 Is A $199 Windows 10 Phone
 Microsoft unveiled its first Lumia phones running Windows 10 back in October, and today it offered up a third and much cheaper variant. Read More ...
12:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Recalls Some Macbook USB-C Cables Because Of Intermittent Charging Flaw
 Apple is recalling certain Macbook USB-C charge cables because of a design flaw. The new USB-C port was only introduced by Apple to its Macbook line last year. Affected cables were sold worldwid...
11:42 am GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Movebubble, The App That Aims To Make Renting In London Suck Less, Scores $1.6M Investment
 Movebubble, the startup that wants to make renting in London suck a little less, has picked up $1.6 million in further funding, bringing total investment to just over $3.4 million. Investors inc...
08:57 am GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Snapdeal Raises $200M More To Fuel Up For Indias Ongoing E-Commerce Battle
 Snapdeal, India’s second largest e-commerce site, has pulled in $200 million in new funding via an investment led by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Read More ...
06:52 am GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Baidu-Owned Qiyi Could Go Private In Deal Valuing Chinese Video Site At $2.8B
 China’s online video wars are heating up again. Last year, Alibaba snapped up Youku Tudou, the country’s largest YouTube-like video portal, in a major $3.5 billion deal, and now ther...
05:16 am GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Tidal Tops U.S. App Store After Landing Exclusive Rights To Kanyes New Album
 After scoring exclusive streaming rights to Kanye’s new album, The Life of Pablo, Tidal has taken over the number one spot on the U.S. App Store. Read More ...
05:16 am GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch Tidal Tops U.S. App Store After Landing Exclusive Rights To Kanye Wests New Album
 After scoring exclusive streaming rights to Kanye’s new album, The Life of Pablo, Tidal has taken over the number one spot on the U.S. App Store. Read More ...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, February 15, 2016
Techcrunch The Health Sector Needs Tech Giants
 Big companies around the world have made – with varying degrees of success – plays at breaking into the health sector. Google and Apple are prime examples. Today, there are several t...
09:29 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch Gravitational Helps Deliver Software On-Prem And In Cloud From Single Code Base
 Gravitational, a graduate of the Y Combinator 2015 class set out solve a very difficultproblem for companies — how to deliver software in the cloud andon-premises from a single code base.W...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch The New Face Of Behavior Change
 In 1994, I eagerly accepted my first full-time position in research at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Part of my job was to find patients willing to participate in a prostate cancer s...
08:19 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch View-Master Shows Off Updated Version Of Its Iconic Virtual Reality Viewer
 Mattel’s View-Master Virtual Reality headsetis getting some new upgrades thatwill likely cement it as one of the best Cardboard viewers on the market when it launches this fall. It was jus...
08:05 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch Apple May Ditch Samsung For Next iPhone Chip
 Apple and Samsung have been asymmetric competitors for years, fighting to grab smartphone market share and partnering when it comes to chips. According to a recent report from The Electronic Tim...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch Black Future Month And The Tech Community Redrawing Silicon Valleys Racial Lines
 this color barrier in tech — the product of implicit and explicit bias and a valley phenomenon known as ‘pattern matching’ coupled with long time systemic issues of educational...
06:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch Worse Than A Cold Call? Polar Bear Pitching In The Arctic Circle
 Strong in tech, but lacking in either sunlight or warmth, the third annual Polar Bear Pitching competition, which took place on February 10–11, has found a perfect home in the city of Oulu...
05:29 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch The Apple Watch Is On Sale Again, But It Doesnt Mean A Watch 2 Is Coming Just Yet
 The Apple Watch is now available with a $100 discount at Best Buy, B&H and possibly other stores. For instance, the 38mm Sport model now costs $249 and the 42mm version costs $299. You might...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch The Land Of Milk, Honey And Fraud Prevention
 Israel has become a hotbed for startups in the fields of identity verification and fraud prevention. The IDF Unit 8200 develops systems for gathering intelligence, automatically sifting through ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch Making Sense Of The Valuation Disequilibrium
 To bring the market back into equilibrium more quickly, VCs, particularly growth-stage VCs, owe it to entrepreneurs to offer candor and transparency about how we think about valuing companies. R...
09:30 am GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch Listen To The Apprentices Vana Koutsomitis Talk Online Dating, And Doing Reality TV
 It’s Valentine’s Day, so what better time to interview Vana Koutsomitis, the self-proclaimed dating expert and finalist of this year’s U.K. version of The Apprentice. Koutsomit...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch Imagining Snapchats Future
 Snapchat could be used by over 1 billion daily active users in time and substantially accelerate how many videos and photos people share and consume. But there’s more to be done and questi...
12:07 am GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch The Great Tech Freakout: An Overview
 Wellifyou were looking for lousy news this week, you didn’t need to search long to find it.Days after some hair-raising price falls for publicly traded LinkedIn and Tableau Software (they ...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, February 14, 2016
Techcrunch How DHL Pioneered The Sharing Economy
 DHL, the international express delivery company, started its business by offering free plane tickets to people on the street. For the trouble of giving up their baggage allowances, passengers we...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2016
Techcrunch The Probable, The Possible, The Delusional
 In 1961, President John F. Kennedy committed before a joint session of Congress that before the end of the decade America would put a man on the moon. This was not an empty political promise to ...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2016
Techcrunch Seeing Beyond The Hubris Of Facebooks Free Basics Fiasco
 What Zuckerberg and his U.S. team didn’t understand was that in India you can buy computer tablets and smartphones for as little as $50, and that 100MB of data—which is more than a F...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2016
Techcrunch What New Mobile Hardware To Expect At MWC 2016
 Mobile World Congress, the biggest tradeshow specifically focused on mobile, kicks off in just over a week’s time in Barcelona so here’s a quick rundown of some of the big hardware-f...
05:16 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2016
Techcrunch Its True, Black Female Founders Receive Basically Zero Venture Capital
 In “The Real Unicorns of Tech: Black Founders Women,” a recent report by #ProjectDiane, you’ll come across several startling statistics like, for example, of all venture deals ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2016
Techcrunch How To Expand Your Marketplace To LA
 “The theme of LA is diversity.” That is what DoorDash’s Kevin Huang told me in our conversation about how expanding on-demand marketplaces into LA differs from other markets.As...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2016
Techcrunch When Data Goes Bad
 So I know this guy Sulemaan from my Toronto days. Really good guy, despite being a Spurs fan. Sulemaan has a son, Syed, who is flagged as a security risk, a suspected terrorist, every time he fl...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2016
Techcrunch Unscaling Energy
 Solving climate change is the biggest opportunity for entrepreneurs in our generation. In fact, the planet’s best hope lies in unleashing startups to unbundle and “unscale” the...
11:00 am GMT - Sat, February 13, 2016
Techcrunch 10 Amazing Facts You Probably Dont Know About Mobile Phones
 Over the past few years, mobile phones have become a kind of addiction.Indeed, it’s almost impossible to imagine life without them. But how well do you really know that best friend (fiend?...
11:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Earnings Review: Groupon Spikes, Pandora Mixed and Twitters Flat User Growth
 It’s over! (Nearly.) This week was the last set of big earnings reports, barring a few happening early March — Square and Box, to be exact. It was a wild week, to be sure. Groupon (s...
11:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch How Tech Can Shut Down Patent Trolls
 Patent trolls, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), pose a major threat to American businesses. A study published by the Boston University School of Law revealed that more th...
10:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Music Tops 11 Million Subscribers; iCloud Reaches 782 Million
 At the beginning of this year, Apple Music had surpassed 10 million subscribers, according to a report from the Financial Times. Now, Apple SVP Eddy Cue has confirmed this figure. In fact, he ga...
10:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Soylent, The Easiest Thing To Tear Open Since CDs
 I’m a Soylent believer. If you know me personally, this may be hard for you to understand, given that my favorite foods are bread and cheese and that I feel Seamless should always win Best...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Survios First-Person Shooter Shows How Addictive VR Will Be
 I want to play again. My arms are sore from shooting a virtual bow-and-arrow and slashing robots with a lightsaber. My heart is racing from dodging drone missiles and defending my teammate. And ...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Will Update The iPhones Remote App To Do Everything Apple TVs Own Remote Can
 Back in October of 2015, Apple released a long awaited hardware update to the Apple TV — and with it, a shiny new Apple TV remote. You could speak to the remote to issue voice commands (&#...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Apples First Original TV Series Could Star Dr. Dre
 According to both The Hollywood Reporter, Beats co-founder and Apple executive Dr. Dre will be starring in and producing his own six-show original series called Vital Signs. The semi-autobiogra...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Newcomer Rocket Lab Secures Spire As Their Next Customer
 Rocket Lab, the venture capital-backedspace start up, is constructing the first private launch range in the world. The company told TechCrunch that they have secured Spire as their next customer...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch 11 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
 This week, Twitter rolled out its new algorithmic timeline, Tesla confirmed the price of its next car, Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad exited the company and on the science front, gravitational waves...
06:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Google Is Finally Killing Picasa
 It hasn’t made sense for Google to continue to invest in two separate photo storage and sharing applications, as it has been doing with the newer Google Photos and the dated softwarePicasa...
06:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch AWS Bolsters High Performance Computing Offering With NICE Acquisition
 AWS attempted to enhanceits high performance computing offering today when it purchased NICE, an Italian software and services company for an undisclosed price.NICE provides a set of tools and t...
06:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Family App Life360 Acquires Couple, A Private Messaging App For Two
 Life360,the mobile application designed for families, announced today that it has acquired the private messaging application and Y Combinator grad Couple (formerly known asPair), based in Mounta...
05:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Sendbird Looks To Help Developers Add Chat Functions To Any App
 When John Kim and his team were working on a community-based application called Smile Mom — which was designed to connect nearby moms — they ran into a problem: they wanted to integr...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube Acquires BandPage To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools
 YouTube wants to win the love of musicians by solving their biggest problem: how to turn popularity into cash. So today it announced it’s acquired BandPage, a startup that helps artists sh...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube Acquires BandPage For $8M To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools
 YouTube wants to win the love of musicians by solving their biggest problem: how to turn popularity into cash. So today it announced it’s acquired BandPage, a startup that helps artists sh...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Flipagram Adds Direct Messaging To Share Photo Stories Privately
 As the world’s big messaging apps add more features to keep their users locked in for longer, other apps are tapping into messaging features in the hopes of creating more stickiness of the...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch SEO Doesnt Have To Be A Shot In The Dark
To many startups, search engine optimization (SEO) is a task that sits on their company’s back burner. With features to launch and customers to support, the idea of spending time fiddling with y...
03:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Microsofts New App Fetch! Tells You What Kind Of Dog You Are (And It Can ID Your Dog, Too)
 Even Microsoft’snew image recognition app has no idea what kind of dog I have. Oh well! If you don’t own a mixed-breed mutt saved from the kill shelter, however, you might have fun w...
02:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch UK High Court Rules In Googles Favor In Anticompetitive Maps Case
 While Google continues facing multiple antitrust probes at the European level, the company will be cheered today by a U.K. High Court decision that has ruled in its favor on a specific anticompe...
01:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Picks Up Another $200M From LetterOne To Push Into Emerging Markets
 Along with its new logos, it looks like Uber has picked up somenewfunding, too. LetterOne (L1), a fund based out of Luxembourg and headed by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman, is putting $200 ...
01:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Rakuten Writes Down $340M In Assets, Shutters Marketplaces In Southeast Asia And Brazil
 Japan-headquartered e-commerce firm Rakuten has written down $340 million from a range of businesses, including its Kobo e-reader division and France-based e-commerce site PriceMinister, and ann...
01:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Rakuten Writes Down $340M In Assets, Shutters Marketplaces In Southeast Asia
 Japan-headquartered e-commerce firm Rakuten has written down $340 million from a range of businesses, including its Kobo e-reader division and France-based e-commerce site PriceMinister, and ann...
10:14 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Fitness App Runkeeper To Be Acquired By Running Shoe Maker ASICS
 Runkeeper is set to become the latest fitness startup to be acquired by a workout gear company. Jason Jacobs, the startup’s co-founder and chief executive officer, announced today that his...
09:05 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Finally, Theres An App For Noodle Soup Lovers And Its Great
 If you’re a noodle soup enthusiast — and if you’re not, you really should be — here’s an app that’ll get you salivating. Read More ...
06:07 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Hands On With The 3Doodler Start, A $39 Kid-Friendly 3D-Printing Pen
It’s hard to believe, but 3Doodler launched thepopularKickstarter for itsfirst plastic-extruding pen almost three years ago.Now, the company is back with the 3Doodler Start,a kid-friendly versio...
04:07 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Diffbot Aims To Build The Intel Of Data For Artificial Intelligence
 With a new $10 million commitment led by Tencent, one of China’s largest Internet companies, Diffbot chief executive Mike Tung has come a long way from his days of eating beans and rice in...
12:27 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch GGV Capital Is Raising A Giant New Fund
 GGV Capital, a 15-year-old, cross-border venture fund that invests in both U.S. and China-based companies, is raising a giant new fund, shows anewSEC filing that lists a target of $880 million d...
12:12 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2016
Techcrunch Google For Entrepreneurs Backs Diversity Organization Tech Inclusion
 Google for Entrepreneurs has partnered with Tech Inclusion, an organization and conference organized by Change Catalyst, which is geared toward helping people of color and women in tech gain equ...
11:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Google Is Reportedly Building A Standalone VR Headset Not Powered By A PC Or Smartphone
 Google may be preparing a consumer virtual reality headsetfor a release as early as this year that defies existing categorizations anddoesn’t relyon a PC or mobile phone as the central bra...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Zenefits Under Investigation In California
 The hits just keep on coming at the embattled cloud human resources software provider Zenefits, as the California Department of Insurance has begun an investigation into its licensing practic Re...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Proposes $28.5 Million Settlement Over Safe Ride Fee Class Action Lawsuit
 Uber is asking the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to settle two cases:Philliben v. Uber Technologies, Inc. andMena v. Uber Technologies, Inc., which have since been ...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Groupon Soars 23% On Favorable Earnings
 Not dead yet, deal site Groupon soared 23% in initial after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings release. The company beat revenue forecasts, bringing in $917 ...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Pandora Has Mixed Q4 Earnings With $336M Revenue And 3.8% Growth To 81.1M Listeners
 Amidst rumors that it’s trying to sell itself, Pandora missed on its Q4 2015 earnings report where it said it had 81.1 million listeners, up from 78.1 million in Q3 but down from 81.5 mill...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Startups Selling To Other Startups: A House Of Cards?
 “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” the saying goes. Well, if you’re running a startup that sells to other startups, you might be putting all your eggs in one blende...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Sleep 2.0 Proves That Theres Still A Market For Apple Watch Apps
 The Apple Watch was supposed to become the new thriving platform and App Store for third-party apps. 10 months later, it’s hard to name popular Watch apps. And there are reasons why the Ap...
08:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch NBA Bolsters Partnership With SAP To Bring Natural Language Queries To Stats Site
 The NBA announced today that it was bringing natural language queries to its online stats pages on NBA.com. The featureenables fans to type a question in a natural way and the site should come b...
08:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch In Race to Build Kid-Activity Subscription Services, Pearachute Raises $1.2 Million
 They’re starting to crop up here and there, new startups that have appropriated the monthly class-pass model and are focused onchildren’s activities. Last month, a New York-based sta...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Watch OK Go Fly Weightless In Their New Music Video
 The band OK Goreleased their latest creative music video and this one was taken on a parabolicairplane tens of thousands of feet in the sky. The video, which features OK Go floating in weightles...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: Have French Reforms Created A New Tech Hub In Europe?
 France, that European country with a legacy for strict government controls and regulatory oversight, seems to be reinventing itself. Read More ...
08:28 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Tests SMS Integration In Messenger, Launches Support For Multiple Accounts
 Facebook says it’s testing a way for users to receive, read and respond to their SMS-based conversations in its Messenger application for mobile devices. The feature, which would be option...
08:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Yeezy Season Approaches As Tidal Scores Stream Of Kanyes Fashion Show Concert
 Yesterday, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce the launch of both his new album and season three of his ultra-popular fashion brand, Yeezy. The brand will debut its latest duds and kicks at a...
08:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Drive Motors Lets You Actually Buy A Car Online. How Did This Not Exist?
 No one wants to go to a car dealership. We’re in the era where everything can be done online, so it’s crazy you can’t buy a new car straight from the web. Every site and startu...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Chrome Will Drop SPDY Support On May 15
 With SPDY, Google laid much of the groundwork for what later become HTTP/2, the next-gen version of the HTTP protocol that is responsible for sending websites to your browser. Now that HTTP/2 is...
07:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch PayPal Commerce Matches Stripe With PayPals Own Native Shopping Toolkit For Apps
 PayPal’s first acquisition after it separated from eBay in 2015was of a young startup called Modest, which had built a platform forsmall businesses tointegrate buy buttonsacross third-part...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Foursquare Expands On-Demand Food And Alcohol Delivery Options
 Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app.The integration is made possi...
06:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Twitchs Users Watch More Video In A Month, On Average, Than Typical YouTube Users Do
 Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming site, has been growing in popularity as more of today’s younger users look to onlinevideo instead of traditional television for entertainment....
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram Reveals Video View Counts To Score Creators And Ad Dollars
 Video is booming on Instagram with watch time up 40% in 6 months, so now it’s trying to lure the best video makers and marketers from competitors like Vine and YouTube. Over the next few w...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Google Partners With National Park Service To Bring Imagery From 40 Parks To Street View
 The National Park Service is celebrating its one-hundredth birthdaylater this year and as a part of its celebration, the agency has teamed up with Google to bring more of its parks into Google S...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Einsteins Gravitational Waves Have Been Detected For The First Time
 “We have detected gravitational waves.” David Reitze, LIGO Laboratory Executive Director Today, scientists announced that, for the first time in history, gravitational waves have bee...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Coffee Meets Bagel Will Help You Pick Your Best Dating Photos
 If you’ve ever had trouble determining which photos to upload to your dating profile, Coffee Meets Bagel says it has found a solution. From now on, users can A/B test photos, by uploading ...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Quartzs Fun News App Is Quite Unlike Any News App Youve Seen Before
 If you’re tired of news apps that all look the same, you’ll want to take a look at the iPhone app that Quartz just put out. Read More ...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Cinemax Is Now Available To Cord Cutters, But Only On Sling TV
 HBO’s move to offer a version of its service aimed cord cutters has inspired other premium cable TV networks to do the same, including, most recently Showtime which debuted its standalone ...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Who Will Own The Virtual Reality Interface?
 The mainstream is starting to consume virtual and augmented reality experiences, but we’re only at the start of what will be a long and iterative transition to a new interface. Read More ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Tunisia Is Becoming The Middle Easts Next Startup Hub
 Since the Arab Spring in 2011, Tunisia’s new democracy has struggled to enact prudent economic policy to provide employment and opportunity for its young, growing population. Unemployment ...
03:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Vevos New, More Personalized Music App Comes To Android & Apple TV
 In recent months, Vevo has been working to extend its brand from being best-known as the provider of original music videos on YouTube to being a service for music discovery in its own right. The...
03:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Sky-Futures, The Drone Startup Targeting Oil And Gas Industry, Picks Up Another $5.7M
 Sky-Futures, the drone startup that flies drones around oil rigs and gas pipelines and analyses the captured data to spot problems before they become a problem, has raised an additional $5.7 mil...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Eyefluences Eye-Tracking Interface Lets You Navigate Virtual Reality Hands-Free
 Earlier this month, I joined the team atEyefluence, an eye-tracking startup, for a demo in San Francisco. Over the course of the meetingI was walked through the process ofnavigating menu screens...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Online Dating Use Jumps Among Youngest US Adults And The Middle Aged, Finds Pew
 Call it the Tinder effect: in the past two years use of online dating has surged among the youngest U.S. adults, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Rates of online dating have ...
02:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Time Inc Acquires Viant, Owner Of Myspace And A Vast Ad Tech Network
 It looks like Myspace is becoming abig-media property once again. Today during its quarterly earnings report, Time Inc announced that it has acquired Viant, a profitable company that has built a...
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Gorgias Uses Machine Learning To Suggest Customer Support Answers
 Meet Gorgias, an artifial intelligence-powered help desk to make you much more efficient when it comes to answering customer support requests. The company just raised $1.5 million from Charles R...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch BBVA Shuts In-House Venture Arm, Pours $250M Into New Fintech VC Propel Venture Partners
 BBVA — the Spanish banking giant that acquired Simple in the U.S. and last year made a $128 million investment in still-stealthmobile-only bank Atom in the UK — is changing up how it...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Facing An Array Of Challenges, Autodesk Shifts To Subscription Pricing
 Autodesk has been around the block a few times, having debuted way back in 1982 in the earliest days of the desktop PC. These days, the company is in the midstof a major transition from a licens...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Google Finally Expands Europes Search Delisting To Google.com Domain
 It’s taken well over a year for Google to shift its position but the search giant is finally buckling to European data protection regulators’ demands to apply granted search delistin...
12:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Google Chrome For Android Will Soon Support Interactions With Bluetooth Beacons
 Google announced today that it has begun to support physical beacons in its Chrome browser for Android. Read More ...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Mobile Payments Startup Payleven Raises Another $10M
 The days of Square clones popping up,everywhere you lookedandcapitalizing on Square’s conservative approach to global expansion, are long gone. But those startups are not. And today, one o...
11:55 am GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Third Committee Report Critical Of UKs Sloppy Draft Surveillance Bill
 A third UK parliamentary committee has now published a report on the government’s draft surveillance legislation. The report of the joint select committee, which is made up of a majority o...
11:04 am GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch IMJ Launches $52M Fund Dedicated To Japanese Startups
 IMJ, a venture capital firm based in Japan, is looking homeward with a new fund especially for Japanese startups. Called the IMJ Investment Partners Japan Fund, it has already raised 2 billion y...
10:48 am GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch JANDI, An Enterprise Communication Platform For Asian Businesses, Raises $2.5M
 Toss Lab has raised $2.5 million in fresh funding for JANDI, an enterprise communication tool that is tailored for companies in Asia. Along with a previous seed round, this brings Toss Lab’...
08:58 am GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Neumob Wants To Increase Mobile App Speeds In Southeast Asia
 Millions of people in Southeast Asia are going online for the first time through their smartphones. The region’s “mobile-first” approach makes it especially attractive for e-co...
07:49 am GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Meta Hypes The Reveal Of Its Futuristic Next-Gen Augmented Reality Glasses
 Meta, an augmented reality glasses company born around the same time as Google Glass,is getting ready to show off the next-genversionof their AR headset. The companypublished a video to YouTube ...
03:37 am GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch A Rant About Why Twitters Past Failures Make It Nearly Unfixable
 Twitter had a terrible, horrible, no good very bad earnings day, and unfortunately, the only thing that might save it is a time machine. The company announced that it saw zero growth in its tota...
12:01 am GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Student.com Bags $60M To Grow The Reach Of Its Student Digs Marketplace
 Student.com, an accommodation marketplace founded back in 2011 (as ‘Overseas Student Living’ before rebranding last year) to focus specifically on the needs of international students...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, February 11, 2016
Techcrunch Who Is A VC?
 Last year, I dug into why there are so few black people in venture capital. More recently, the folks over at Social Capital and The Information took a crack at providing the data around diversit...
10:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Plans Changes To @Replies And Other Confusing Rules
 Twitter can be an incredibly confusing service for new and existing users, and Twitter says it’s now planning to address some rules that might make it unwieldy. In the company’s lett...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Bullish: A New Era
After a short hiatus, Bullish has returned. The talk show is exactly how you remember it, exceptwith a new host (that’s me, MRD!) andway better music. Sorry I’m not sorry, Alex!Anyway, thi...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch The Mobile Health Paradox: Why Data Isnt Nearly Enough
 Across most developed economies, healthcare costs are rising faster than inflation. A key cause of the rise in healthcare spending lies in the spiraling costs of treating preventable chronic dis...
09:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Distances Itself From Marc Andreessens Statements On Free Basics
 Marc Andreessen, noted Venture Capitalist and General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz is having quite a contrite Wednesday. Andreessen, who currently sits on Facebook, Inc.’s board, caused ...
09:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters Monthly User Count Actually Shrunk If You Exclude SMS
 It was bad enough that Twitter’s total user count is stuck at 320 million with zero growth this quarter. But if you don’t count “SMS Fast Followers”, or people that only ...
09:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Tesla Will Unveil Its $35,000 Model 3 On March 31st
 We’re just about an hour away from Tesla’s quarterly earnings calls, but the news is already starting to trickle out. The biggest detail so far: you know the Model 3? Tesla’s m...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Twitters User Growth Goes Nowhere As It Meets Revenue Expectations Of $710M
 Twitter today reported its fourth-quarter earnings — one of the most important quarters of the company’s history— and basically fell flat on its face. Twitter’s monthly a...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch You Should Be Using 1 Second Everyday
 As a writer at a site that covers a lot of startups, I hear the same line a few times a week: “We just wanted to make something that makes peoples lives better.”1 Second Everyday act...
07:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch You Have One Day Left To Apply To TC Pitch-Offs In Boston And Atlanta
 You have exactly one day left to apply for the TC Pitch-offs in Boston and Atlanta, which will be held on February 23 and February 25 respectively. Why have you put it off until now? Who knows? ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Google Forms Gets Templates, Add-On Support And More
 Google Forms, the company’s tool for creating and analyzing surveys, is getting a major update today. Google is adding a slew of new features to the service that range from support for tem...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2016 Cruises To The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
 TechCrunch Disrupt is headed back to the Big Apple, and we’re thrilled to announce that Disrupt New York 2016 will take place at the incredible Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on May 9-11. Opened...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch HBO NOW, The Networks Streaming Service For Cord Cutters, Has Just 800,000 Subscribers
 HBO NOW may have scored as one of last year’s top streaming apps in terms of revenue, but its subscriber count is falling short of analystprojections. Industry observers had expected the s...
06:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Acre Designs Wants To Change The Way We Buy And Build Houses
 Most new homes that are being built in the U.S. today really aren’t all that different from those that were built 30 years ago. Some materials may be different, but most builders havenR...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Unity Announces Native Support For SteamVR
 Two major powerhouses in the gamingindustry announced that they would be working together to churn out killer VR content. Unity Technologies and Valve announced today that the Unity platform wou...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Mental Health Startup Lantern Raises $17 Million Series A Round
 Lantern, a mental health startup that offers tools to deal with stress, anxiety and body image has raised a $17 million Series A round led by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Immersit Turns Your Couch Into A Vibration-Powered Immersive TV Experience
 Meet Immersit, a new kind of connected device for your couch launching today on Kickstarter. Immersit generates vibrations to immerse you in your movies or video games. And it works with your ex...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch CrunchBase Raises $2M Series A2, Launches Paid Plans For Data Access
CrunchBase, a service that surfaces information about startup funding, venture capital investments and people in the startup ecosystem, was spun out of TechCrunch and its parent company AOL/Verizon la...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Doomed-i-corns: Unicorns Seemingly Reach a Tipping Point
 This morning, the law firm Fenwick & West publishing new findings about all the U.S.-based unicorn financings that took place during the last nine months of 2015. It’s rife with intere...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch IBM Watson Teams With Toronto Raptors On Data-Driven Talent Analysis
 IBM announced today that is has teamed with the Toronto Raptors to bring cognitive analysis in the form of IBM Watson to the NBA team’s talent evaluation process.The new tool called IBM Sp...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch 23andMe and Womens Health Startup Celmatix Combine Forces To Research Genes Affecting Infertility
 Humans have been having humans for hundreds of thousands of years as part of our genetic drive so it seems counter-Darwinian that some genes might work against our ability to make a baby. But th...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Search Startup Gjirafa Scores $2M To Bring Albania Online
 Not only has Gjirafa developed an albanian search engine, which overcomes some of the complexities and uniqueness of the albanian language, but it is also tackling the region’s search engi...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Feeling Loved Without Followers
 Here’s why Twitter’s new algorithmically sorted timeline announced today could solve its growth problem: For many people, especially new users, Twitter feels like yelling into a blac...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch HaLow Is The Natural Next Step In The Evolution Of IoT
 At the start of this year, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced the long-awaited Wi-Fi HaLow standard for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah wireless networking technology. HaLow extends a flavor of W...
03:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Indias Paytm Is Raising Another $400M To Build Out Its New Payment Bank
 Alibaba-backed Paytm, one of the biggere-commerce startupscompeting against Amazon in India, is raising money again, just months after a reported $680 million round. Sources close to the company...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Skype Partners With Sir Paul McCartney To Launch 10 Valentines Day Mojis
 If you’re a Skype user, chances are somebody will send you an emoticon of a flirting banana in the next couple of days (accompanied by a short snippet of music). This banana, together with...
02:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Y Combinator Absorbs Edtech Accelerator Imagine K12, Creating Specialized Vertical
 Y Combinator, the popular accelerator program, has made its first acquisition of a kind. The 11-year-old outfit is today announcing that it has formed a specialized vertical within Y Combinator ...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch SoftBank Confirms OYO Rooms Is Buying Rival Budget Hotel Network ZO Rooms
 It’s official — kinda — OYO Rooms, the India-based budget hotel network that has raised $125 million from investors, is buying rival ZO Rooms. Read More ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch BuildDirect Wants To Become The Amazon Of The Home Improvement Industry, Launches Marketplace
 BuildDirect is an online marketplace for buying home improvement products. Today, the company isopening its platform to third-party sellers with the launch of its Home Marketplace. Unsurprisingl...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Recent) Tweets At the Top Of Your Timeline
 If Twitter is going to fix its growth problem, it’s going to have to make some drastic moves — and, with an update today, that means even changingthe timeline. Twitter today is unvei...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Newest) Tweets At the Top Of Your Timeline
 If Twitter is going to fix its growth problem, it’s going to have to make some drastic moves — and, with an update today, that means even changingthe timeline. Twitter today is unvei...
01:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Woo Wants To Take The Hassle And Fear Out Of Job Hunting
 Woo, an Israeli-U.S. company, has eschewed the LinkedIn model of scale and instead taken the approach of luring highly-sought talent who can explore potential new job opportunities without commi...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Cizoo Drops The Beat So That You Can Send Music Messages To Your Friends
 Meet Cizoo, a new iOS app that is all about making it easier to create music. Learning to play an instrument can be hard, but anyone can sing and rap. Cizoo lets you record tidbits of songs on t...
12:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch IoT Could Be Used To Spy, Admits James Clapper
 The latest high profile individual to debunk the notion that surveillance is at risk of ‘going dark’ in an age of increasingly robust encryption is none other than James Clapper, U.S...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch After Two Years In Stealth, Smart Lock Maker Latch Talks Funding, Features
 On the surface, the smart lock space can seem pretty crowded already, with names like Lockitron and August and Kisi apparently in play for several years. But New York based Latch contends itR...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Backed By YCombinator, YardBook Is An Online Marketplace For The $30.9 Billion Lawncare Business
 Each year, Americans spend roughly $30.1 billion dollars paying for yard work. It’s a huge amount of money that’s typically handled by a variety of local vendors who are mostly findi...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Hexadite Secures $8 Million Series A To Grow Cyber Security Company
 Hexadite, a company thatanalyzes cyber threats and helps determine whether they require action or are false alarms, announced an $8 million Series A round today. The investmentwas funded byHewle...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Hexadite Secures $8 Million Series A To Grow Cybersecurity Company
 Hexadite, a company thatanalyzes cyber threats and helps determine whether they require action or are false alarms, announced an $8 million Series A round today. The investmentwas funded byHewle...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Schoolmint Raises $5.6 Million For Its Online Student Enrollment Platform
 Digital enrollment, where parents can go online on their desktops or mobile phones, to register their children for school, seems like an obvious way to harness the power of the internet to simpl...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch From Nokias Snake Game To Supercell, Finlands Gaming Industry Is Serious Business
 In September last year, Finland’s finance minister Alexander Stubb dubbed the country as the new sick man of Europe and while the country’s economy is fledgling and signs point to co...
08:30 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Karma Ventures, Advised By Ex-Skype Engineers, Is A New 40M European Series A Fund
 The so-called ‘Series A gap’ — that is the lack of Series A funding compared to seed — is still a much discussed topic here in Europe, and in the last few years we’...
05:35 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Chinese Tech Group Led By Qihoo 360 Bids $1.2B For Browser Maker Opera
 There’s been plenty of speculation around the future of browser maker Opera, and now that looks like it will soon be resolved. Today the Norway-headquartered company confirmed that it has ...
05:00 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch WorldRemit Gets $45M At A $500M Valuation To Grow Its Mobile Money Transfer Business
 A yearafter raising $100 million, London-based startup WorldRemit has pickedupmore funding. To compete against the likes of Western Union in the world of money transfers — andtapa remittan...
01:34 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Slack Wins A Crunchie For Fastest Rising Startup
 Slack is growing up and to the right and as such a rapid climber won a Crunchie last night for Fastest Rising Startup at TechCrunch’s 9th annual awards show. Slack also claims to have a mo...
01:00 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch The Ultimate Ad
 If Mad Men is to be believed, the difference between a successful brand and a failure is the perfect ad: one witty line, the perfect image; an overall feeling that captures and captivates the ta...
12:33 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Anchor Launches To Take Radio To The Next Level
 Welcome to the next generation of broadcasting. New York-based Anchor, which launched today for iOS, is offering a new, easier way to record and transmit interactive audio content. Read More ...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2016
Techcrunch Study: Music Is The Food Of Love
 In what is probably one of the most unique studies involving iBeacons, music, and sex anyone has ever done, a researcher (in connection with Apple Music and Sonos) has found that music in the ho...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch A Recap Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards
 The 9th Annual Crunchies took place at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco last night. Host Chelsea Peretti had us laughing before our presenters came on stage to announce the winners ...
10:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch SolarCity Beats Q4 Estimates, But Stock Plunges 30 Percent On Soft Outlook
 SolarCity, which is down more than 50 percent over the past year, just releasedits Q4 2015 earnings. The markethas reacted negatively, with the stock trading down about 30 percent after-hours at...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch U.S. Version Of Politwoops Comes Back Online To Track Politicians Deleted Tweets
 Politwoops, aservice thattracks politicians’ deleted tweets in an effort to hold elected officials accountable for the statements they make on social media, is nowback online in the U.S. T...
09:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Fox Marks Down Its DraftKings Investment By 60 Percent
 Twenty-First Century Fox, which invested $160M in DraftKings over the summer, has written down the investment by about 60 percent, according to its 10-Q filed today. Specifically, Fox noted that...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch The Money In Open-Source Software
 It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 you...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Fintech Savings Service Qapital Launches Android App
 Qapital, the financial management serviceintegrated with most banks, is launching its Android app today. First available only in iOS, the new service offers the same breadth of functionality to ...
07:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch The Trashbot Will Eat And Sort Your Garbage
 Robots need excitement. If their lives don’t provide instead they’ll incite violence. Common sense. Simple common sense. But robots also need trash. That’s why the Trashbot is ...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000 But Dont Expect To Pay That Price
 Tesla has yet to unveil the Model 3, but the company just confirmed that it will be available starting at $35,000. The Model 3 has long been rumored to cost about this price, and today, Bloomber...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch The Next Tesla Will Start At $35,000, But Dont Expect To Pay That Price
 Tesla has yet to unveil the Model 3, but the company just confirmed that it will be available starting at $35,000. The Model 3 has long been rumored to cost about this price, and today, Bloomber...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch GitHub Updates Its Enterprise Product With Clustering Support, Updated Design
 GitHub Enterprise, the company’s on-premises solution for managing code, is getting a major update today. Itcomes at a time when there seems to be some upheaval in the company around the i...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Oculus-Ready PC Bundles From ASUS, Alienware, Dell Pre-Sell For $1499 Next Week
 Oculus wants to make it easy to get everything you need to dive into virtual reality. Thanks to team-ups with ASUS, Alienware, and Dell, Oculus will open pre-sales of Oculus-ready PC bundles sta...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch LendEDU Is Making Student Loan Refinancing Easier
 When 21-year-old college students Nate Matherson and Matt Lenhard started their first business for tutors, they didn’t really know what they would soon embark on a journey to help solve th...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Gmail Now Warns Users When They Send And Receive Email Over Unsecured Connections
 Google is marking Safer Internet Day, which falls today, but introducing new authentication features to Gmail to help better identify emails that could be harmful or unsecured. Read More ...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Social Video Streaming App TiZR Picks Up Backing From Spinnin Records
 With Twitter-owned Periscope, Facebook’s latest video efforts, and, of course, Meerkat, is there any space left for a new social video streaming app? Read More ...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch DFJ Raises $350 Million For Its 12th Early-Stage Fund
 Sand Hill Road venture firm DFJ is announcing a new, $350 million fund this morning — the firm’s 12th early-stage vehicle. We chatted with managing director Josh Stein yesterday abou...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Lully Launches The Sleep Guardian Plus To Reduce Night Terrors
 When we last covered Lully, the YC-Backed startup had just announced the close of a $2.1 million seed round for operations surrounding their flagship product called The Sleep Guardian. That prod...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Google Reverses Its Decision To Ban Ad Blocking Apps From The Google Play Store
 Google appears to have reversed its earlier decision to ban ad blockers from the Google Play store – a move which had seen the company pulling apps like Adblock Fast and stalling the updat...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch UK IP Bill Slammed For Privacy, Clarity And Targeting Failures
 One of the UK parliamentary committees that is scrutinizing proposed new surveillance legislation has published its report on the draft Investigatory Powers bill — and it makes for uncomfo...
03:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch UK Surveillance Powers Bill Slammed For Privacy, Clarity And Targeting Failures
 One of the UK parliamentary committees that is scrutinizing proposed new surveillance legislation has published its report on the draft Investigatory Powers bill — and it makes for uncomfo...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch At-Home Full Genome-Sequencing Is Now Just A Spit Tube Away
 DNA sequencing startup Sure Genomics wants to help you learn about your entire genome at the click of a button. Today, the startup opened up an at-home service to the public, enabling consumers ...
01:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Forms A Trust & Safety Council To Balance Abuse Vs Free Speech
 Twitter’s latest step in the tricky balancing act of championing free speech without also handinga free pass toorchestrated harassment via its platform is the announcement today that it...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Timing Is Everything: Twitter Unveils First View Ads, Videos At The Top Of Your Timeline
 Twitter has been in the spotlightfor the past severaldays over allegedly imminent (longstanding) plansto change the order ofTweets in your timeline. Butwhile its CEO has confirmed there are no s...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Lulu, The App That Lets Women Rate Men, Acquired By Badoo
 Lulu, the once controversial mobile app that lets women anonymously review and rate men (something the startup calls ‘dating intelligence’), has been acquired by London-based dating ...
01:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch AWS Announces New Set Of Integrated Services Aimed At Game Developers
 AWS made severalannouncements today aimed squarely at moving thegamedeveloper community to its cloud platform. First of all, there’s Amazon Lumberyard, a 3D gaming development engine the c...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch ThinkingPhones Becomes Fuze And Grabs $112 Million Investment Led By Summit Partners
 ThinkingPhones, a Cambridge, Massachusetts, cloud service that offers messaging, phone service and video streaming, announced $112 million investment round today. While it was at it, the10-year ...
11:49 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch 1Password For Android Gets Fingerprint Unlock And Material Design Makeover
 There’s good news if you’re a 1Password users and own an Android device. Today AgileBits, the company behind the password management service, announced a significant upgrade to the 1...
11:18 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch CognitiveLogic Raises $3M To Help Enterprises Pool Big Data While Keeping Privacy Intact
 DataSift made a name for itself as a company that took large unstructured datasets — such as anonymised firehosesfrom social media services likeFacebook (and previously, Twitter) and order...
10:45 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Ordered To Stop Tracking Non-Users In France
 Yet more privacy problems for Facebook in Europe. Now the French data protection authority, the CNIL, has issued the company with a formal notice to get its house in order and comply with Europe...
09:44 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Fearing Current Investment Climate, Indias PepperTap Scales Back Its E-Grocer Service
 Tighten your belts, folks. It’s look like 2016 will be a challenging year for India’s venture capital-backed startups after a second of the country’s fastest growing startups a...
08:19 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch PayPals Chief Technology Officer Resigns
 James Barrese, the chief technology officer of PayPal, will resign on April 1 and his position will be taken over by two people. The online payments giant disclosed the news in an SEC filing, wh...
08:00 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Digital Shadows Gets $14M To Keep Growing Its Digital Risk Scanning Service
 UK cyber security startup Digital Shadows, which sells a SaaS service to businesses wanting to monitor and manage potential risks by keeping tabs on activity related to their digital footprint &...
06:40 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Begins To See The Payout From Accepting Cash Payments
 What does it take for a company to move away from a core feature with which it identifies? Read More ...
05:24 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Comedian Chelsea Peretti Skewers Techs Lack Of Diversity, On-Demand Economy At Crunchies Awards
The tech industry came under fire at the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards on Monday night – an eventwhich aims to celebrate the best and brightest companies, founders and investors from the startup w...
05:01 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Adobe Launches Animate CC, Previously Known As Flash Professional
 Adobe today officially launched Animate CC, the latest version of its animation tool for the web. Animate CC was previously knownas Flash Professional, but the importance of Flash has (thankfull...
04:25 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch And The Winners Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Are
 Silicon Valley is getting dressed up tonight to celebrate startups, their founders and CEOs, VCs and angels, and the products they make during our 9th Annual Crunchies awards show at the San Fra...
03:45 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Watch The 9th Annual Crunchies, Hosted By Chelsea Peretti, Right Here
It’s a big week for San Francisco. Yesterday, the city played host to the Super Bowl and tonight, we are celebrating the startup ecosystem with our 9th Annual Crunchies award show in the swanky ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch The Holy Grail of Web Scale
 With customers demanding access to goods and services where and when they want, and servers deluged with requests, concurrency and expectations of responsiveness, organizations of all types are ...
01:31 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2016
Techcrunch Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad Out Amid Compliance Concerns
 There’s a big shuffle happening atZenefits today — with Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad exiting the company and COO David Sacks taking over. Conrad is also stepping down as a director of ...
10:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Martian Surface
 Today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a new 360-degree video, giving you a virtual tour of the Martian surface. The video was created by stitching together images taken by the M...
10:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch CBS Says Super Bowl 50 Broke Streaming Records With 3.96 Million Unique Viewers
 CBS reported earlier this morning that its live stream of Super Bowl 50 broke all prior streaming records for the big game. Now the network has released numbers to back up that claim: according ...
10:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Opera Postpones Earnings Release As Takeover Rumors Swirl
 Last Friday,the Oslo stock exchange decided to halt trading in Opera Software’s shares after rumors of a potential takeover by Chinese security firm Qihoo 360appeared in a Norwegian newspa...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Health And Fitness Data Is Useless
 Data is hot right now. We generate tons of it, but most of it sits there, latent, unused and useless. This is particularly pronounced when it comes to health and fitness data, where we strap on ...
09:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Apartments.com, Mobile Strike & Amazon Scored The Top Spots Among Tech Companies Super Bowl Ads
 A number of technology companies took to the airwaves during last night’s Super Bowl 50 broadcast to make their names – and brands – better known amonga mainstream audience. Ho...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram Finally Makes It Easy To Use Multiple Accounts
 …and Social Media Managers everywhere rejoice! Read More ...
08:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Free Basics And Facebooks Waterloo In India
 The project was ill-conceived and showed a lack of understanding of India’s culture and values. Mark Zuckerberg surely had good intentions in wanting to provide Internet access to hundreds...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch A Look At The Marketplace Lending Originator Ecosystem
 At the end of 2015, Canaan hosted its first FinTech Central event, which included a panel that had leaders from across the marketplace lending originator ecosystem. A marketplace lending origina...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch AngelList Raised $163M For Startups in 2015, Up 56% Year-Over-Year
 AngelList, the online platform that had made itself indispensable toearly-stage startupsfor fundraising and recruiting, said it closed out last year having raised $163 million online on behalf o...
06:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Tribe Is A Nifty Walkie-Talkie App
 Meet Tribe, a new social app for iOS and Android that is going head-to-head against Taptalk, Snapchat and countless of other social messaging apps. Tribe is an interesting take on messaging than...
06:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Benchmark Adds A Sixth General Partner: Scott Belsky
 Early-stage venture firm Benchmark has added a sixth general partner to its roster: 35-year-old Scott Belsky, a former Goldman Sachs associate who went on to cofound the New York companyBehance,...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Health-Centric Food Delivery Service Power Supply Raises $5M Seed Round
 Power Supply, one of the growing number of food delivery services, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed round led by Upfront Ventures. Other investors include Hanson Li (Saison, ...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Jessica Livingston Talks Female Founders, Business Cycles, and Her Favorite Event of the Year
 On April 4th, Y Combinator cofounder Jessica Livingston will host the third annual Female Founders Conferenceat the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, an event meant to empower female founders ...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Gil Penchina On What It Takes To Build The Worlds Largest AngelList Syndicate
 For Penchina, the next decade will see the creation of a more democratic venture capital and early stage investment industry, and Flight is at the forefront. Read More ...
02:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch IfOnly Lands $10.25 Million Series B For Its Growing Experiences Marketplace
 It used to be hard to take IfOnly very seriously. The 3.5-year-old, San Francisco-based company servicehas always servicedcustomers looking for unusual experiences, but they seemed out of reach ...
02:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Partnering With 76ers, StubHub Moves Into Direct Ticketing Sales
 StubHub, long considered to be the leader in secondary ticket sales for events, is getting into direct sales of primary tickets through a new partnership with the Philadelphia 76’ers. They...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Cora Delivers Organic Cotton Tampons On Demand And In Style
 You can’t swing a bag of cats without hitting a new tampon startup. Whether it’s about scheduling deliveries or getting something sweet with the deal, startups are looking to disrupt...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Dan Gilbert And Campless Founder Launch A Marketplace For Sneakers
 The goal is to create a marketplace that sells items at the real market price. Sounds great. As the buyer of a lot things through the Internet, I’m all for fair prices. But will sellers bu...
01:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch This Psycho-Pass Dominator Replica Switches Battle Modes Like Wow
 While I am not a huge fan of anime – I stopped at Akira and never picked it back up – I can appreciate attention to detail and true proplica badassery when I see it. And so we presen...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Was Black Friday A DiSaaSter Or Simply Reversion To The Mean?
 Last Friday, LinkedIn, Salesforce and Workday lost $18B in market capitalization. To put that in perspective, these three SaaS companies lost more in market cap on Friday than 15 current SaaS le...
11:59 am GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch As Its Market Grows Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million
 Some of Africa’s best funded ecommerce startups just secured more capital. Read More ...
11:59 am GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million
 Some of Africa’s best funded ecommerce startups just secured more capital. Read More ...
11:41 am GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Citing Net Neutrality, India Blocks Facebooks FreeBasics, Other Zero-Rated Mobile Services
 Facebook’sFreeBasics has been under fire in India over net neutrality violations for months, and now the country’s regulator has weighed in hard on the issue: FreeBasics and services...
11:41 am GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch India Blocks Facebooks Free Basics, Other Zero-Rated Mobile Services Over Net Neutrality
 Facebook’sFree Basics — the company’s zero-rated mobile service — has been under fire in India over net neutrality violations for months, and now the country’s regu...
09:54 am GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch Traditional Red Envelopes Are Going Digital Thanks To Chinas Largest Internet Companies
 Getting a fat hongbao, or red envelope, stuffed with crisp new notes is one of the hallmarks of Chinese New Year, which starts today and runs for two weeks. As China’s tech companies build...
02:00 am GMT - Mon, February 8, 2016
Techcrunch How Apple Can Improve Its Watch And Boost Sales
 Apple isn’t releasing exact sales numbers, but some expert digging has led many to believe that sales of the Apple Watch haven’t reached expectations since its launch in spring 2015....
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch Why You Should Be Concerned About The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
 I really do wish I understood why lawmakers seem so gung-ho on tearing apart technologies they don’t understand, and freedoms they hardly think about. Frankly, it’s starting to get e...
08:31 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch Super Bowl Technology Mishaps And Real Time Rescues
 The Super Bowl is the crowning glory of sports in the United States, but it hasn’t been without it’s mishaps. They aren’tthelast minute fumbles, missed field goals, or obvious ...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch Meet The Voting Board Of The 9th Annual Crunchies
 TechCrunch is excited to announce the 100-person Crunchies Board who collectively picked the winners of the 9th Annual Crunchies award. Early last month the law firm Perkins Coie delivered balle...
05:16 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch Graphene Shows Promise For Brain Implants
 Graphene, the super thin carbon material that’s been exciting scientists in the decade+ since single-atom thick graphene crystallites were successfully extracted from the bulk material, co...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch The Evolving Technology Of The Super Bowl
 To really appreciate how sophisticated this sport has become, here’s a look at some of the ways Super Bowl technology has evolved in the last fifty years. Read More ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch Impact, Investment And Demand: Three Pillars For Civic Tech Success
 Last year was one of great momentum for civic tech. We saw more people and resources than ever enter the space, garnering interest from startups, corporations, government agencies and investment...
03:33 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch Verizon Accused Of Net Neutrality Foul By Zero-Rating Its Go90 Mobile Video Service
 Verizon, the parent of TechCrunch’s parent AOL, is being accused of violating net neutrality principles by excluding its own mobile video streaming service, go90, from data charges —...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch Robin And Saul Kleins Localglobe Backs Online Mortgage Advisor Trussle
 Localglobe, the new VC fund from father and son duo Robin and Saul Klein, has led a 1.1 million investment in online mortgage advisor Trussle. Others joining the round include notable U.K.-based...
05:00 am GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch How To Start Fresh And Stay Safe With A New Device
 The New Year signals the kickoff of the great gadget migration, when our once-beloved devices become hand-me-downs. Reusing perfectly good electronics is always better than trashing them, but it...
02:31 am GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch A Look Inside How ESPN Gets Ready For Super Bowl 50
 Before it’s made apparent by my remarks, I don’t know jack shit about football. I can watch a game with a Bud Light in hand and unassumingly make my way through a plate of snacks and...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, February 7, 2016
Techcrunch 3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market
 Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology — including international art dealing, p...
11:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Managing Your Startup In 2016: New Rules For A New Environment
 It’s a new environment for startups in 2016. Financing will get harder. Valuation inflation will dissipate. Profitability will be in vogue again. And old-fashioned business fundamentals wi...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Apocalypse, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love AI
 The force has been strong for AI (artificial intelligence) over the last few weeks, what with Slack announcing a fund for bots, Elon Musk announcing OpenAI and, of course, the release of Star Wa...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Appocalypse, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love AI
 The force has been strong for AI (artificial intelligence) over the last few weeks, what with Slack announcing a fund for bots, Elon Musk announcing OpenAI and, of course, the release of Star Wa...
07:59 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Kenzen Wins For Best Startup In The Future Athlete Category At The NFLs 1st And Future
 Twelve startups campaigned for their chance to win the prize at 1st and Future, the startup pitch hosted jointly by the NFL, Stanford and TechCrunch, but only one could take home the prize in ea...
07:49 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch HYP3Rs Location-Based Engagement CRM Wins The Future Stadium Category At 1st and Future
 We’ve reached the end of 1st And Future — a sports-centric startup competition thrown as a joint effort between the NFL, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, and TechCrunch....
07:33 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch LiveLikes VR Spectator App Wins The 1st And Future Sports Startup Contest Home Category
 Virtual reality, body cameras, and the Internet Of Things are poised to change the way we watch sports. Today we saw how at TechCrunch’s 1st And Future startup competition held at the Stan...
07:33 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch LiveLikes VR Spectator App Wins The 1st And Future Bringing Home The Game Category
 Virtual reality, body cameras, and the Internet Of Things are poised to change the way we watch sports. Today we saw how at TechCrunch’s 1st And Future startup competition held at the Stan...
07:29 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter May Introduce An Algorithmic Timeline And People Are Losing Their Minds
 Remember Twitter? Or, at least, that would seem to be the sentiment from parts of Twitterthat are now shocked that the company is considering switching to an algorithmic timeline, according to a...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang: Passion Plate
 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, February 5, 2016. The Gang’s ears are burning as expletives fly aro...
04:34 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Live Now: Watch 12 Startups Pitch The NFL At 1st And Future Here
 Tomorrow, the Broncos and Panthers will battle it out for the right to call themselves the champions of Super Bowl 50.Today, just miles away from the stadium, twelve startups are battling it out...
04:34 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Watch 12 Startups Pitch The NFL At 1st And Future Here
 Tomorrow, the Broncos and Panthers will battle it out for the right to call themselves the champions of Super Bowl 50.Today, just miles away from the stadium, twelve startups are battling it out...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch How Mobile Technology Will Increase Stadium Security
 In the months and years following September 11, one of the most noticeable changes was the experience of going through an airport—longer lines, no liquids, taking off your shoes. What used...
03:10 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Repairing Your iPhone Home Button From An Unofficial Repair Shop Can Brick Your Phone
 Going to an unauthorized Apple technician to repair your home button can cost you a lot of money. On Friday, The Guardian reported that thousands of iPhone users encountered a mysterious “...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch How To Fix Techs H-1B Problem
 I’m a Canadian who has spent a sizable fraction of his adult life working in the USA, so immigration, especially as it relates to the tech industry, is a pretty personal subject. I was at ...
04:00 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch The Italian (Startup) Renaissance
 2016 couldn’t have started better for Italy’s economy and tech sector. In January, Cisco signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to provide...
02:14 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch New Air Force Satellites Launched To Improve GPS
 This morning, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS).This $131 million s...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Drivers Plan Strike During Super Bowl Weekend
 Uber has slashed driver wages in the last month, with some reportedly earning less than minimum wage.Now drivers are planning a protest in San Francisco right when they could be significantly in...
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft And GoPro Sign Patent Licensing Deal For File Storage Technology
 Microsoft, though its Microsoft Licensing LLC, and GoPro today announced that they have signed a collaborative patent licensing deal for “certain file storage and other system technologies...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Meet The People Vying For The First-Ever Diversity Crunchie Award
 In case you haven’t noticed, diversity and inclusion are really important in tech, which is why we’ve stepped up our diversity coverage and have decided to present the first-ever awa...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Revolut Gets More Funding For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service
 British startup Revolut just closed its seed round. After announcing having raised $2.3 million this Summer, the company has added a couple of new investors. In total, the company has raised $4....
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.05.16
 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today 1-2:30pPT.Join our LIVE chat during the live show broadcast here throu...
09:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.05.16
 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today.Join our LIVE chat during the live show broadcast he...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Dont Sleep On New Data Privacy Regulations
 Chalk it up to the Snowden Effect. Although it has been nearly three years since Edward Snowden turned the world on its head by releasing a trove of highly sensitive documents, the ripples of hi...
08:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network
 It’s a question on a lot of entrepreneurs’ minds: will the virtual reality space need replica networks for everything? Will the unique input and interface needs of VR lead to there b...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch 11 TechCrunch Stories You Dont Want To Miss This Week
 This week, Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable public company in the world, China released HD true-color photos of the moon, and IBM made three acquisitions. Here are the stories to ca...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Bay Area Airbnb Hosts Get Less Than They Bargained For During The Big Game
 As Super Bowl 50 draws near, some Airbnb hosts are hoping for a substantial payout. Crazy listings are popping up – this home is going for $6000 a night. If that’s out of your price ...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The Enterprise
 ZIRX,an on-demand valet startup, is shutting down its consumer serviceat the end of the month, according to an email that the company sent out to ZIRXmembers today. The company confirmed the mov...
08:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch CODE2040 CEO Calls For More Transparency, Accountability And Cultural Changes In Tech
 Tech companies have gotten better about disclosing their diversity data, but there are still a ton of companies that haven’t done so. In the reports thatdoexist, what’s often missing...
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch What To Expect At The 9th Annual Crunchies
 Is this your first time attending the Crunchies? Well you’re in for a real treat. Even if you’ve been before, we’ve put together a guide detailing exactly what you can expect a...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch One Medical Acquires Rise, A Nutrition Coaching App
 Muchof Rise CEO Suneel Gupta and One Medical CEO Tom Lee’s first interactions happened in front of a whiteboard at the One Medical offices after the pair were introduced by mutual investor...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Augmented Reality Helmet Startup Daqri Nabs Former SpaceX, Qualcomm And Virgin Group Execs
 The augmented reality space is hot and getting hotter, especially among enterprise companies looking to redesign the experience of the onsite employee of the future. Daqri, an AR smart helmet st...
06:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Glu Mobile Pins Its Hopes On New Taylor Swift Game
 Glu Mobile, the mobile gaming company behind recent app store hits like the once-viral “Kim Kardashian” Hollywood,” and who recently took a stake in top trivia game QuizUp, is ...
06:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility
 It looks like John Chen is swinging the axe at BlackBerry. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it let go “a small number of employees… in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL”.This co...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch NextGenVest CEO On What Fintech Startups Can Learn From Uber
 Kelly Peeler of NextGenVest on fintech startups and the millennial consumer. Read More ...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Meet The Finalists For The NFLs 1st And Future
 It’s here! 1st and Future, the startup pitch hosted jointly by the NFL, Stanford and your favorite tech blog, TechCrunch, is tomorrow!We’ve scoured fields, courts, arenas and stadium...
04:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch How To Stream Super Bowl 50 This Sunday
 So you decided to finally ditch your cable package this year. Great! Butnow the Super Bowl is rolling around and you’re wondering how you’re going to watchCam Newton dab all afternoo...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Alexa Can Now Order An Uber From Your Echo Speaker Or Fire TV
 It’s been a big week for Amazon’s connected speaker Echo. First the company rolled out a way to order pizza just by asking Echo’s virtual assistant to place an order for you. I...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Bings New Apps For iOS And Android Focus Finding Deals, Local Offers
 Microsoft’s Bing is trying to carve out a niche for itself on mobile by focusing on the types of common searches and information requests people need to access while on the go. To that end...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Bings New Apps For iOS And Android Focus On Finding Deals, Local Offers
 Microsoft’s Bing is trying to carve out a niche for itself on mobile by focusing on the types of common searches and information requests people need to access while on the go. To that end...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch When Will The Machines Wake Up?
 Machines matter to people. But, they “matter” only because they affect people. It’s widely supposed that today’s machines themselves cannot be “affected” R...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram Confirms Test Of Multiple Account Switching On iOS
 Instagram confirmed it’s running a test involving multiple account switching on iOS,following reports on Thursdayfrom users who said they saw the feature go live in their app. The company ...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Watch Took Two-Thirds Of Smart Watch Market In 2015, Says Analyst
 Apple does not break out sales of its debut wearable, the Apple Watch, so it’s up to analysts to stump up the sales estimates — and the latest to do so, Canalys, reckons the Apple Wa...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Watch Took Two-Thirds Of Smartwatch Market In 2015, Says Analyst
 Apple does not break out sales of its debut wearable, the Apple Watch, so it’s up to analysts to stump up the sales estimates — and the latest to do so, Canalys, reckons the Apple Wa...
01:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Hamster Pad Helps You Find Cool Slack Communities
 Are you a Slovenian web dev? A French iOS programmer? A sad person in need of friends? Get thee to the Hamster Pad. This new site Matt Schlicht and his buddy Adam McKenna aggregates hundreds of ...
12:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Airbnb Handed Over $1.3M In Tourist Taxes To The City Of Paris In Q4 2015
 The city of Paris has disclosed that Airbnb handed over nearly 1.2 million in tourist taxes in the last quarter of 2015. The actual figure was 1.169 million euros ($1.310M), generated by 1.4 mil...
12:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Keybase Introduces End-To-End Encrypted File Sharing Service
 There’s promising news for individuals and organizations that deal in confidential data. Keybase, the service for sending encrypted messages, has begun to offer a file-sharing feature that...
11:57 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Techcrunch Mini-Meetup During Mobile World Congress, Feb 24
 We are planning on holding a mini-meetup in Barcelona during MWC, offering you a chance to pitch TC writers and hold a pitch-off, with pinners getting free tickets to Disrupt New York. We need y...
11:57 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Dont Miss The TechCrunch Mini-Meetup During Mobile World Congress, Feb. 24
 We are planning on holding a mini-meetup in Barcelona during MWC, offering you a chance to pitch TC writers and hold a pitch-off, with pinners getting free tickets to Disrupt New York. We need y...
11:57 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Dont Miss The TechCrunch Mini-Meetup During Mobile World Congress, Feb. 24!
 We are planning on holding a mini-meetup in Barcelona during MWC, offering you a chance to pitch TC writers as part of apitch-off. Winners getfree tickets to Disrupt New York. But we need your h...
09:14 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Just Eat Pays Rocket Internet $140M For Takeout Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico
 The great takeout shakeout continues apace. Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying tosimplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startupsfunded and grown by the Berlin-...
09:14 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat
 The takeout shakeout continues apace. Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying tosimplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startupsfunded and grown by the Berlin-based ...
08:30 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch TechHub Expands Its Partnership With Google Into India, Latvia and Romania
 UK-based startup community and workspace TechHub has been an international organization for some time, but now it is expanding its partnership with Google — and the Google for Entrepreneur...
05:46 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo Hits Snooze On Plan To Introduce A Sleep Tracking Device
 Back in October 2014, went off on a health tangent Nintendo announced plans to develop a sleep and fatigue tacking app that would customer improve their slumber time. Nothing much had been heard...
05:00 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch The Sharing Age
 Imagine the possibilities of a world in which we are able to make trusted connections between a near-infinite number of people. A world in which transaction costs, time and distance are reduced ...
12:36 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2016
Techcrunch Introducing TechCrunchs Brand-New Apple TV App!
 I’m excited to announce that TechCrunch Video has arrivedon Apple TV, and now available to download in the App Store! The app featuresour entire VOD library as well asour growing list of l...
11:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch SETI Scientist Explains Why We Havent Found Aliens Yet
 The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) is a field of science that’s been around for over 60 years. While SETI tools and strategies have improved immensely overthat time,we hav...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing The TechCrunch Include Hub, A Home For Our Diversity And Inclusion Program
 TechCrunch has been running a program called Include for a while now. In its first phase, it offered diverse entrepreneurs, founders, organizations focused on inclusion and technologists a varie...
11:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Announcing TechCrunch Include Hub, A Home For Our Diversity And Inclusion Program
 TechCrunch has been running a program called Include for a while now. In its first phase, itoffered diverse entrepreneurs, founders, organizations focused on inclusionand technologists a variety...
11:21 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch CustomInk Acquires Represent, A Custom Merchandise Marketplace for Influencers
 CustomInk, a leading player in the online custom appeal space, has announced it is acquiring Represent, a Los Angeles-based social commerce startup. Sources close to the acquisitiontell us the p...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn Tumbles 27% On Earnings Guidance
 LinkedIn reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. While the company beat analyst estimates on both income and revenue, the stock quickly tumbled 27% in after-hours trading, due ...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch LinkedIn Tumbles 30% On Earnings Guidance
 LinkedIn reported fourth quarter earnings after the bell Thursday. While the company beat analyst estimates on both income and revenue, the stock quickly tumbled 27 percent in after-hours tradin...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Curioos Opens Up Marketplace For Its Digital Art Platform
 Curioos has been selling art prints from digital artists for a few years now. But it’s been a cumbersome work to add new artists to the website. That’s why the company is automatizin...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch 3 Nearly Free Growth Hacks
 “Growth hacking” is a term that people seem to think means “magically market any product or company for free.” I wrote a post called What is growth hacking? to clarify th...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch With Soundsgood, Create And Publish Playlists On All Streaming Services
 Meet Soundsgood, a French startup that wants to make it easier to publish playlists on the web. While it’s never been a better time to create a playlist on a streaming service and share it...
08:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Applications For The TC Pitch-Offs In Boston And Atlanta Close In One Week
 The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-off is headed to Boston and Atlanta, and time is running out to apply to participate. Ten companies from each glorious city will have exactly sixty seconds each to ...
08:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch INNOVATE2016: Darrell Issa On What Washington DC Can Learn From Silicon Valley?
 According to nine-term San Diego Congressman,Darrell Issa, the21st century has started everywhere. except Washington DC. Read More ...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Tangos New CEO Takes Its Struggling Messaging App Back To Basics
 Tango’s new CEO isn’t wasting any time making changes to reverse the declining fortunes of the messaging app company. Co-founder Eric Setton, who made the jump from Tango CTO to CEO ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Box KeySafe Aims To Simplify Encryption Key Management For SMBs
 Box announced a new product today called Box KeySafe that should help simplify encryption key management, putting it in reach of small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) who require encryption, b...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch La Belle Assiette Grabs Another $1.5 Million For Its On-Demand Chef Service
 French startup La Belle Assiette just raised another $1.5 million (1.3 million) to expand its services. The company has become a leading on-demand chef service in Europe, and is now looking at o...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Paradigm CEO Joelle Emerson On Why Talk Of Lowering The Bar Is Inherently Racist
Implementing unconscious bias trainings at tech companies has become a thing over the last year or so. Part of that is thanks to Paradigm, a consulting startup that work with tech companies like Slack...
06:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch CoreOSs rkt Container Engine Hits 1.0
 CoreOS‘s container runtime competitor rkt hit version 1.0 today and according to the company, it’s now ready for production use. Version 1.0 introduces a number of new security featu...
06:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Think Of Foursquare More Like comScore Than Instagram -Fred Wilson
 Foursquare is not a consumer social app business, it’s a data company. And only when it admitted that to itself and revalued as such was it able to pull in more capital and keep chugging. ...
06:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch You Misunderstand Foursquare. Its comScore, Not Instagram
 Foursquare is not a consumer social app business, it’s a data company. And only when it admitted that to itself and revalued as such was it able to pull in more capital and keep chugging. ...
06:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Bringing Silicon Valley To Congress
 It’s imperative to find and develop systems that enable higher levels of participation. Read More ...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Justin Kan Is Hiring Someone To Revive Justin.tv On Snapchat
 Justin Kan, the founder of Justin.tv — the online video portal that eventually became video game streaming giant Twitch — is restarting the service on Snapchat 18 months after it was...
05:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Android Wear Gets Speaker Support And New Gestures, Voice Input Options
 Google launched an update to Android Wear today that brings a couple of new features to the smartwatch platform. Maybe the most interesting of these is Android Wear’s ability to use the sp...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch AltspaceVR Social Platform Launches On Samsung Gear VR
 Virtual reality can sometimes appear like it’s a prettyisolating platform. Visually, people experiencing VR certainly aren’t in the most approachable position and right now the tech ...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch iRobot Has Sold Its Defense And Security Business
 In an effort to divest itself of the defense and security market, iRobot has sold its D&S assets to form another company dedicated to all things military. The new company is led by CEO Sean ...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Meet The 9th Annual Crunchies Presenters
 We’re gearing up for the 9th Annual Crunchies, which will take place at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, February 8th. Think of the show as an “Oscars for sta...
05:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Meet The Presenters For The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards
 We’re gearing up for the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards, which will take place at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco on Monday, February 8th. Think of the show as an “Oscars ...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch General Catalyst Raises A Whopping $845 Million For Its New Fund
 Now firmly entrenched as a bi-coastal player in the U.S. venture market, General Catalyst has raised a whopping $845 million in fresh capital to deploy around the country. Read More ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Slack Releases Diversity Report With Stats On Intersection Of Race And Gender
 Slack, which released its first diversity report in September 2015, has provided an update on its data because it “got a lot bigger very quickly,” changed its survey methodology to b...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Marc Dillon Takes CEO Role At Smarter Mobile Charger Startup, Asmo
 Former Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon has a new job in hardware: Finnish startup Asmo, which has been crowdfunding a mobile charger that switches off automatically when the device is fully charged...
04:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Mast Mobile, The Mullet Of Carriers, Offers Business Up Front And A Party In The Back
 Once, long ago, my personal phone number became my business phone number. The result? I now get business calls all day long and no one I know calls me just to chat. This could be an issue betwee...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch The 4 Reasons Youre Addicted To Technology
 “Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the Internet,” wrote Tony Schwartz in a recent essay in The New York Times. It’s a common complaint these days. A steady ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Driving Analytics Startup Zendrive Circles $13.5 Million Series A
 Zendrive, a startup that uses smartphone sensors to measure drivers’ behavior, has raised $13.5 million in Series A funding led by Sherpa Capital, with participation from Nyca Partners, Th...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Spotify Now Integrates With Amazon Echo If Youre A Premium User
 To the unassuming eye, the Amazon Echo looks like a newfangled stereo speaker, and so it’s no surprise that music is one of the more popular applications for Amazon’s connected, voic...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator Right Here
 TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 4:00 PM GMT. The event is private so t...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Watch Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator Demo Days Right Here
 TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Tel Aviv Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 8:00 AM PST. The event is private so t...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Will Chinas Woes Threaten The Tech Economies In Singapore And Hong Kong?
 While China’s economy is slowing, it is not a monolith that booms and crashes in a cycle where all boats rise or fall together. Read More ...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Sonatype Snares $30 Million Investment Led By Goldman Sachs
 Sonatype, a company that helps customers createautomated, policy-driven softwarecomponent security, announced a $30 million round today led by Goldman Sachs. Theinvestment was a mix of debt and ...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Western Union Brings Money Transfer And Its Tricky Fees To Chat Apps
 Remittance has always been a shady business. Migrant workers need to send money they earn home to their families, but get hit with fine print fees so less cash comes out the other side than they...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Now You Can Swipe For An On-Demand Notary, Too
 On-demand services have taken off, much to the delight of pretty much everyone who uses them.Now we can add notary services to the list of convenienceswe can call up with a tapon our iPhones tha...
11:30 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch The Italian Tech Sector Is Getting A Boost From Big U.S. Partners
 With a little help from some big American companies, the Italian technology sector is taking off in the early part of 2016. Read More ...
09:25 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Ordered To Pay $625M To Patent Troll In FaceTime Lawsuit
 Apple has been ordered to pay $625 million to VirnetX after a U.S. court judged that the iPhone-maker had infringed on patents used in its iMessage and FaceTime services. Read More ...
07:11 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Line Integrates Bike Taxi Service Go-Jek Into Its Chat App In Indonesia
 Messaging app Line’s ongoing efforts to be more than just a messaging app took an interesting turn in Indonesia, the world’s fifth largest country with over 250 million people, after...
05:44 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Is Testing A Dedicated GIF Button On Mobile
 Twitter wants you to share more GIFs, that’s why the company is testing a new GIF button inside its mobile app. Read More ...
05:00 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Celebrates Turning 12 With Friends Day Videos
 Now Facebook has its own holiday it calls “Friends Day”. On February 4th, the social network turns 12 years old. But in typical self-less Zuckerberg fashion, Mark said “rather ...
02:56 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Meet The Organizations Vying For The Crunchie Award For Biggest Social Impact In 2015
 It’s that time of year again. With the passing of January into February the 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us.Next week, on February 8, some of the best minds of our generation will ...
02:29 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch The Race To Mine Asteroids Gains International Support
 Today, the Luxembourg Government announced that they are taking steps to becomeEurope’s hub for mining space resources. The small European country plans to establish the necessary legal an...
01:23 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Delivered Puppies On Demand To TechCrunch Ahead Of Super Bowl Weekend
 Uber has big plans for Super Bowl 50 this weekend. The rideshare platform will pick up passengers at designated areas throughout San Francisco and route them in a way that will hopefully help av...
01:16 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Confirmed: Practice Fusion Lays Off 25% Of Workers To Create Positive Cash Flow
 Practice Fusion, a startup digitizing electronic health records (EHR) for hospitals and healthcare facilities confirmed to TechCrunch that it has trimmed a quarter of its workforce today in an e...
01:00 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2016
Techcrunch Building A Framework For Sustainability
 Platforms are what make the technology world go ’round. Great platforms create value for technologists everywhere — be it a technology-specific platform like what Google has newly op...
10:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch No, Amazon Is Not Planning A Network Of 300-400 Bookstores
 Yesterday, a report surfacedin the Wall Street Journal claimingthat online retail giant Amazon was planning to launch as many as 400 brick-and-mortar bookstores. The report set off a stream of s...
10:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Applause Connects Brands With Livestream Stars
 We’ve seen startups helping brands tap influencers to promote themselves on social media platforms like Vine and Instagram, so it might be time for a new influencer marketing startup, Appl...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Cisco Buys Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion
 Cisco announced today it was buying Jasper Technologies, a company that sells an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. With Jasper, Cisco gets a company that understands the burge...
09:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Cisco To Buy Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion
 Cisco announced today it was buying Jasper Technologies, developersofan Internet of Things cloud platform for $1.4 billion. With Jasper, Cisco gets a company that understands the burgeoning Inte...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Struggling GoPro Falls Short On Earnings; Announces New CFO
 Sales of action camera maker GoPro fell short of Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, with the company reporting a loss of 8 cents per share, whereas analysts were predicting an average of 0 c...
09:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Struggling GoPro Falls 10% On Earnings Miss; Announces New CFO
 Sales of action camera maker GoPro fell short of Wall Street expectations on Wednesday, with the company reporting a loss of 8 cents per share, whereas analysts were predicting an average of 0 c...
09:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Watching Technology Trends Emerge In Africa
 With so much happening in the African tech market these days, it’s hard to keep track. Here’s a handy guide we’ll try to put out every month on the biggest news in one of tech&...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Lets Be Honest About The Problems With Blockchain And Finance
 Strange times we live in. The world’s biggest financial players and analysts are buzzing about an invention that became famous partly by promising to destroy them. In just a few months, bl...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch iPhone 7 Could Have A Flush Rear Camera
 Chances are you hate this protruding camera module pictured above on your current iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. According to a new rumor on the iPhone 7 design (via Mac Rumors), the next iPhone could h...
08:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google Expands Its Self-Driving Car Pilot To Kirkland, Wash.
 Google today announced that it is expanding its self-driving car testing program to Kirkland, Washington. So far, Google’s cars have driven 1.4 million milesaround the company’s home...
08:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch New Apple Patent Covers Hovering Gestures For iPhone Displays
 3D Touch was just a first step. AppleInsider has spotted a new patent that would add a proximity sensor layer into your iPhone display. It would open up a brand new field of interactions for you...
08:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch FAA Reauthorization Bill Still Leaves Much To Be Desired For Commercial Drone Operators
 The U.S. FederalAviation Administration is due for reauthorization and the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee introduced the first draft of the FAA bill today. While theefforts to ref...
08:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Instagram Extends Video Ads To 60 Seconds To Score TV Dollars
 Instagram today announced that it began running its first 60-second video ads, starting with T-Mobile and Warner Brothers. Until now, the maximum length for video ads was 30 seconds, already lon...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google Boots Ad Blockers From Google Play
 Earlier this week, Samsung rolled out support for ad blockingin the new version of its web browser for mobile devices, the Samsung Internet Browser. Third party developers quickly responded by l...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Apple Beefs Up Its Security Team By Hiring Zero-Day Exploit Team
 Remember Thunderstrike 2? Last summer, Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson unveiled a serious zero-day vulnerability in OS X letting malware creators completely brick your Mac without any way to rese...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Trans*H4CK Founder On Equity In Tech And The Need For Queer Inclusivity
Trans*H4CK, a series of hackathons for transgender and gender non-conforming people, recently launched a Q&A web series featuring trans people in tech. I recently sat down with Trans*H4CK founder ...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Students, Time To Get Your Tickets To Disrupt NY 2016
 Are you an undergraduate or graduate student looking to attend the hottest conference in startups and technology? We have set aside a number of tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt NY exclusively for s...
06:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Zillow Gets Naked
 Online real estate site Zillow today announced that it has acquired Naked Apartments for $13 million in cash. While the name makes it sound like some kind of kinky cleaning service, it’s a...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Genentech Offers $50K For Startups Working On New Cervical Cancer Tests And Treatments
 Genentech is looking to reach out to the startup community with a new competition called the Quest Award offering $50,000 in prize money for technologies that are fighting cervical cancer. Read ...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Genentech Offers $50K For Startups Working On New Cervical Cancer Prevention
 Genentech is looking to reach out to the startup community with a new competition called the Quest Award offering $50,000 in prize money for technologies that are fighting cervical cancer. Read ...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch SwiftKeys Timely Exit
 Another European startup exits to an American tech giant. Predictive keyboard app maker SwiftKey, based in London, confirmed today it has sold to Microsoft. Sources put a price-tag of $250 milli...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch YouTube Will Premiere Its First Original Series And Movies Next Week, Including A New PewDiePie Show
 YouTube willpremiere its first original movies and series for YouTube Red on February 10. The main draws behind YouTube Red — the site’s recently launched subscription service —...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch This Semi-Automatic Machine Gun Is 95 Percent 3D Printed
 Another day, another 3D-printed gun. This one comes to us from a carpenter from West Virginia who calls himself Derwood. His gun is “95 percent” 3D printed which means the important ...
05:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch This Semi-Automatic Gun Is 95 Percent 3D Printed
 Another day, another 3D-printed gun. This one comes to us from a carpenter from West Virginia who calls himself Derwood. His gun is “95 percent” 3D printed which means the important ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Networks Need To Take Note Of The New Netflix Series With YouTubes Miranda Sings
 Many traditional Hollywood execs may have missed news that Netflix, arguably their biggest bte noir, is creating a series with YouTube star Miranda Sings. Those execs should take a closer look a...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch The Bouqs Gains A $12 Million Bushel in Series B Financing To Grow The Business
 We’re a week and a halfaway from Valentine’s Day, one of the biggest days for flower purchases everywhere and probably the best time for The Bouqs, an on-demand-ish flower startup to...
04:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Brings Its Virtual Assistant Alexa To Older Fire TV Devices
 When Amazon rolled out the next generation of its set-top box, the Fire TV, last year, one of the standout features wasthe addition of Amazon Alexa to the platform. Today, thevoice assistant is ...
04:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Fast Dining Startup Allset Comes To New York City
 Lunch breaks! They’re great, right? But they can also turn into a huge time sink — I’ve definitely had moments where I’m frantically flagging down a waiter because everyt...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Amazon Echo Can Now Order Your Pizza
 In case you needed another reason to buy Amazon’s Internet-connected speaker, the Amazon Echo: the device can now order pizza for you, following your verbal command. Have all my dreams com...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch App Fatigue
 In the 1980s and 1990s it was all about shrink-wrapped software … ah, those were the days. Software was sold on big and small pieces of plastic and shiny CDs. The 1990s brought in the wave...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Squares Latest Reader Available At Apple
 Square’s latest payments reader is coming to an Apple store near you, the company tells TechCrunch. The devices will retail for $49 and be available online and in-store throughout the U.S....
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Google Plays Podcast Platform Launch Appears Imminent
 Google announced its plans to support podcasts inGoogle Play last October, and now it appears that the feature is ready to launch. A handfulof users are reportingthey’re seeing the new Pod...
02:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Crypter Encrypts Your Facebook Chats For Maximum Security
 Imagine you’re Edward Snowden with a Facebook profile. You text an ace reporter at the Guardian and have a new bit of information to share: you totally found a great new coffee place in th...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch EU-US Data Transfers Wont Be Blocked While Privacy Shield Details Are Hammered Out, Says WP29
 The Article 29 Working Party, the body made up of representatives of individual European Member States’ data protection authorities (DPAs), has said today that it will not be taking enforc...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Stop Throwing Tech At Flint. It Wont Help.
 I advise a lot of water tech entrepreneurs because I’m a masochist and because water tech is my first love. Recently, a lot of them are coming back to me with the Flint Water Crisis front ...
02:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Index Ventures Has A New, $550 Million Fund, And A New Partner
 Whenyesterday, thekeyboard developer Swiftkey was reported to beacquired by Microsoft for $250 million — about 10 times what it raised from investors — it seemed just another success...
02:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Short-Term Real Estate Marketplace Storefront Expands To Four New U.S. Cities
 Storefront, the startup that provides a marketplace for short term real-estate rentals, is expanding into four new U.S. metropolitan areas. Read More ...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Fitbit Announces The Alta, A $130 Customizable Fitness Band
 Meet the new face of Fitbit. Called Alta, this new $130 fitness tracker is set to invigorate the company’s aging product line — if it’s not too late. The Alta is packed with th...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Review: Doppler Labs AR Listening System Signals The Future Is Here
For years now, we’ve though of Augmented Reality in the context of our vision — Google Glass started the trend, and the Microsoft HoloLens enforced it. But the folks at Doppler Labs believ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch IBM Buys Germanys Ecx.io, Its Third Creative Services Acquisition In A Week
 IBMhas made its third acquisition in the space of a week — and its second in Europe — to expand its front-end design and creative services business: the company hasacquired Ecx.io, a...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch BloomThat Now Delivers Flowers Nationwide
 BloomThat has launched itsflower delivery service nationwide, but it won’t be quite as on-demand as the services it currently offers in San Francisco and New York. Instead of offering deli...
01:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Geofeedia Raises $17M To Help Businesses Tap Into Social Location Data
 Geofeedia, a startup that pulls real-time, location-based data from social media, has raised $17 million in Series B funding. Co-founder and CEO Phil Harris said the company “invented a ne...
01:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Ohlala, An Uber For Escorts, Launches Its Paid Dating Service In NYC
 New Yorkers sickof the tired uncertainties of the urban dating scene can now turn to a new dating app that’s aiming to reduce itscomplexities to dollars and cents.Ohlala, a controversialon...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Petcube Scoops Up $2.6 Million So You Can Entertain Your Pet From Anywhere
 Petcube, which is part of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class, is a young startup that wants to bring together pet care and the connected home to improve the lives of our pets. To do this, th...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Founders Fund Backs Smart Lab Tech Startup Elemental Machines For $2.5 Million
 Cambridge-based Elemental Machines is a software simulator startup made for the wet lab that hopes to reduce time and costs associated with drug research through data. It uses data gleaned in th...
12:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Lamudi, Rocket Internets Property Portal For Emerging Markets, Raises $31.4M
 Lamudi, a real estate listings site backed by Rocket Internet, is in the money today after closing a fresh investment worth 29 million ($31.4 million) to grow its business in Asia and Latin Amer...
10:36 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Thumzap Scores $3M To Let You Pick Up Your Kids Online Shopping Bill
 Thumzap — presuming it can get decent traction with online sellers and app developers — is a pretty neat idea. The U.S.-registered startup, with R&D out of Tel Aviv, has develope...
10:04 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch HTC Cards $101M Loss In Q4 2015, Its Third Successive Quarter In The Red
 HTC’s (financial) struggle is real. The Taiwanese tech firm endured another tough quarter of business after it posted a NT$3.4 billion ($101 million) net loss for the period. Total revenue...
09:00 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Mifold Raises $1.5 Million For Its Grab-And-Go Booster Seat
 If you have young children, or your children aren’t so old that you can still remember what a complete and utter pain clunky car seats can be, you might want to acquaint yourself withthree...
08:32 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Confirms SwiftKey Acquisition (For $250M In Cash)
 Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired SwiftKey — a startup based out of London that makes keyboard apps for Android and iOS devices and is already installed and used on some 300 m...
07:01 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Indias Housejoy Makes First Acquisition Following $23M Round Led By Amazon
 Housejoy, the India-based home services on-demand company backed by Amazon, has made its first acquisition after it snapped up on-demand laundry and cleaning company MyWash. Read More ...
12:45 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Mens Personal Shopper Modomoto Acquires The Cloakroom In Roll-Up
 Eventually the whole Shoedazzle / Birchbox etc business model (get outfits, try them out, keep what you like, return the rest) would make it to the men’s market and we’ve seen many ...
12:09 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch Marc Benioff Offers Some Insight Into Thinking Behind SteelBrick Purchase
 When Salesforce announced it was buying quote-to-cash vendor SteelBrickfor $360 million at the end of last year, it came as a surprise. CEO Marc Benioff offered someinsight into why he made the ...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2016
Techcrunch GVs Approach To Healthcare Investing: An Interview With Dr. Krishna Yeshwant
 Healthcare investments are booming, and don’t seem to be slowing down. According to CB Insights, digital health funding hit nearly $5.8 billion in venture funding last year, surpassing the...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Is Acquiring Londons AI-Driven Swiftkey For $250M
 Microsoft is understood to be acquiring London-based Swiftkey, the startup which employed artificial intelligence to create a ground-breaking predictive smartphone keyboard, according to sources...
11:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Legacy Republic Unveils Studio, A Portable Scanner For Family Photo Albums
 Legacy Republic is removing a big hurdle in its photo digitizing process — putting albums in the mail. YesVideo launched its Legacy Republic initiative back in 2014. The idea is to recruit...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Heres What Watching The Super Bowl With Microsofts HoloLens Could Look Like
 Watching sports could soon be a very different experience — at least if it’s up to Microsoft and the NFL. Before you know it, a holographic player could be charging through your wall...
10:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Treat Takes On DryBar With Unlimited Blowouts At Partner Salons
 “No cuts. No color. Just blowouts.” It’s the DryBar promise and has made the beauty chain one of the largest blowout bars in the U.S. But an L.A.-based startup called Treat hop...
10:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Zagg Acquires Mophie For $100M
 Here’s a bit of breaking news for your Tuesday afternoon: ZAGG, best known for its line of Invisible Shield screen protectors, is acquiring Mophie, makers of the popular JuicePack line of ...
10:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Image Recognition Invades Shopping As Curalate Raises $27.5M
 Pinterest. Instagram. Tumblr. The future of the web is visual, but how does anyone make money on that? By understanding what’s in the images people post and connecting them to where you ca...
10:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo Signals Its Core Business Could Be For Sale By Exploring Strategic Alternatives
 Well, we sort of expected this one to happen.After its core Internet business has continued to flounder, Yahoosays it is now exploring “strategic alternatives,” which could imply a n...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Tinder Owner Match Group Reports First Earnings Since Separating From IAC
 Match Group reported its first quarterly earnings since separating from IAC last fall. The company, whose properties include dating sites Match.com, Tinder and OkCupid, saw its revenue rise 12% ...
09:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce Announces Latest Lightning CRM Release With SteelBrick Integration
 This afternoon at a big presentation in San Francisco, Salesforce announced a new version of the Lightning CRM platform that includes built-in Wave analytics, intelligent email from its RelateIQ...
09:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Yahoo Plans To Cut 15 Percent Of Workforce, Reports $4.5B Writedown On Tumblr, Americas And Europe
 Yahoo confirmed plans today to lay off approximately 15 percent of its workforce.The company made the announcement in conjunction with its its fourth quarter earnings, where it reportedrevenue o...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch IAC Misses Expectations With Q4 Revenue Of $848.7 Million
 IAC just reported its Q4 2015 earnings, missing analysts expectations with revenue of $848.7 millionand earnings of $0.75 per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $0.93 cents per share on ...
08:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Opens Up Registration For Its F8 Developer Conference
 Each year, Facebook holds a big ol’ developer conference where it announces a few new products, host a bunch of sessions for developers to learn how to work with the various products under...
08:31 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Dribbbles Up A New App Icon
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08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch 3D Is The New 2D
 User interfaces traditionally have been 2D for desktops and the web. Mobile phone apps, while supporting 3D for specific cases like games, also have been 2D. The Flat UI design movement, althoug...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Wharton Professor Adam Grant On Creativity, And The First Mover Myth
 Adam Grant, a best-selling author and the youngest tenured professor at Wharton, is back with a new book that hits both real and virtual bookshelves today: “Originals: How Non-Conformists ...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Wharton Professor Adam Grant On Creativity And The First Mover Myth
 Adam Grant, a best-selling author and the youngest tenured professor at Wharton, is back with a new book that hits both real and virtual bookshelves today: “Originals: How Non-Conformists ...
07:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Twitter Starts Taking Its Logged-Out Users Seriously
 Twitter announced two updatestoday that should make it easier to use for logged-out users — a group of people the company has generally not taken as seriously as it should. First of all, T...
07:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Batch Now Integrates With Firebase To Create A Parse Alternative
 Following Facebook’s shutdown of Parse many mobile app developers are looking for alternatives. Google’s Firebase is among the most popular ones. It’s a solid back-end-as-a-ser...
07:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Microsoft Turns On Yammer For Office 365 Business Customers
 Get ready for Yammer, Microsoft announced today – and it’s not kidding. Microsoft said this afternoon itwillbegin toactivate Yammer for all its eligible Office 365 business customers...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Revisit The Crunchies Of Yesteryear Ahead Of The 9th Annual Crunchies
 The 9th Annual Crunchies are fast approaching, and as we look ahead to what’s shaping up to be our best Crunchies yet, we thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and revi...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Slacks Erica Baker On Hiring A Head Of Diversity And The Need For Inclusion In Tech
Over the last year, Slack engineer Erica Baker has become a well-known advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Although she started at Slack as a build and release engineer, her rol...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch March 15th Apple Event For iPad, Small iPhone, Some Apple Watch Stuff Is A Go
 Back when I reported on whether we would see a full new ‘Apple Watch 2.0’ in March (still no), I mentioned that a March event from Apple could still happen — and that likely re...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Europe And US Seal Privacy Shield Data Transfer Deal To Replace Safe Harbor
 A new transatlantic data transfer deal has been announced today between the EU and the US. The new EU-US Privacy Shield replaces the old Safe Harbor agreement, which was invalidated by the Europ...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Messaging App Kik Begins Offering Branded GIFs
 Brands, start your GIF engines. Kik, the chat app with 300 million registered users, is giving companies the chance to boost their marketing via their own GIFs on its service. Read More ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Siftery, A Database Of What Services Companies Are Using, Raises $4M
 When companies have to pick what kinds of services they want for their operation — like marketing or human resources — they can easily be paralyzed by choice.That’s why Vamshi ...
05:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch TrueBill Wants To Help You Manage Your Online Subscriptions
 When Yahya Mokhtarzada got a $40 bill from Gogo, he started taking a closer look at the subscriptions on his bank statement. It turned out that he had been subscribed to the service for more tha...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Netflix Couldnt Look More Like A Global HBO
 It’s been years in the making, but Netflix has finally pivoted to a premium channel for the web. It started as a DVD subscription service and evolved into a Spotify for movies. But now tha...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch NYC Saw $291M In Seed Deals In 2015 (According To NextView Ventures)
 If you’re wondering about the seed-stage investment landscape in New York City, a new report from NextView Venturescould be a good place to start.Pulling data from a number of sources (inc...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Das Keyboard Releases New Gaming Hardware For AWSD Jockeys
 Das Keyboard, makers of super-clicky, super-heavy keyboards for hacker ninja warriors has announced a new line of keyboards and mice for the gaming set. Called Division Zero, the new X40 keyboar...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Facebook Learns To Make Money Where There Isnt Much
 That was hard on Facebook’s bottom line. These people’s homes didn’t have high-speed mobile networks or them couldn’t afford them, which meant loading the ad-filled News ...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch SoundCloud Gets Its Own Radio Feature With Launch Of Stations On iOS And Android
 With opportune timing, given Apple’s decision to put its curated iTunes Radiostations behind a paywall,music streaming serviceSoundCloud today launched its own take on continuous, lean-bac...
04:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Instabug, The YC Startup Out Of Cairo, Is Out Of Beta To Squash Mobile Bugs
 Launching out of Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 class today is a company I interviewed way back in 2013 in Startup Alley. Incredibly, Instabug startup started building the app during the turmo...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch This Teddy Bear Could Have Exposed Your Childs Identity
 Are smart toys worth the risk? That’s a question parents are asking themselves these days as they weigh the usefulness and delight that comes from cloud-connected toys, with the potential ...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Playlist A Day Sends You A Different Spotify Playlist Each Day
 I like single-use apps, with their inherently low cognitive load. I’m also a huge fan of having other people do work for me. A new app from Playlists.net, the Spotify community and playlis...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Branded Mobile Ad Platform Widespace Secures $17.2M In Growth Capital
 The focus of brand mobile advertising has tended to be either on the desktop or on performance. But most commentators agree that mobile is huge, and a viable ad channel.Investors must agree beca...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Zula Pivotes Into ZCast, A Podcasting Platform For The Masses
 Mobile collaboration app Zula, co-founded by noted investor Jeff Pulver in 2013, won the Audience award at TC Disrupt a few years ago, and a seed round From Microsoft Ventures. From there things...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Education As A Tool For Disrupting Terrorism
 Last year will be remembered as one of the biggest years of extremist violence around the world. The west has experienced several brutal tragedies, while those in the Middle East and central Afr...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Concert Subscription Startup Jukely Is Now On Android
 Jukely, amonthly concert subscription service,says it’s breaking records and not the vinyl kind. Though it didn’t want to say how many members are currently on the platform, founder ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch TheFamily Grabs $6.6 Million To Become A Key Startup Accelerator All Over Europe
 Back in October 2013, I had dinner with a dozen people in a good-looking Parisian loft. Part of them were working for TheFamily, part of them were entrepreneurs. It was a nice, small dinner talk...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Grapeshot Raises $8.5M C Round For Its Hyper-Speed Keyword Targetting
 AdTech has been lumbering along in the last few years, with a number of M&A moves to consolidate the market – not least the purchase by Verizon of AOL, allegedly (in the main) for it&#...
03:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Grapeshot Raises $8.5M C Round For Its Hyper-Speed Keyword Targeting
 AdTech has been lumbering along in the last few years, with a number of M&A moves to consolidate the market – not least the purchase by Verizon of AOL, allegedly (in the main) for its ...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch ThirdLove Raises $8M To Take On The Lingerie World With A Phone-Based Fitting App
 Of the many categories of products that are hard to buy online, one of the most challenging is underwear — and specifically bras.Even at the best of times — when you are physically i...
03:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Blocks List Of Executive Titles
 Salesforce announced today that vice chairman and president Keith Block was also taking the role of Chief Operating Office at the cloud CRM giant. That gives him three major executive roles and ...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch The Mutually Beneficial Relationship Between Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley
 No longer having to commit 20 years to service, interested technologists can put in a year of their time working in the public sector rather than spending a year traveling the world. Anyone who ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Tattoodo Raises $2.5M For Content And Commerce Tattoo Lifestyle Hub
 Tattoo culture is by now very well established and of course with it has come ways of expressing that culture online. Thus, Tattoodo has styled itself as a “digital lifestyle hub for all t...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Google Turns Its iOS App Into A Game With A New 3D Touch-Enabled Trivia Button
 Google has added a playfulfeature to its iOS application that lets you kick off a random trivia search – aka, the “I’m Feeling Curious” search feature – just by har...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Poncho Launches An Alarm App So You Can Wake Up To Weather Forecasts
 Poncho, the text/email-based weather service with personality, has today launched an iOS app that acts as an alarm clock to wake you up. Poncho launched out of betaworks in 2013 with a very simp...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Automate Your Sprinklers Intelligently With The Rachio Gen 2 Controller
 The IoT market can seem a bit stale at times. As a consumer, it really isdifficult to keep gettingexcited about mysmartphone gaining the ability to controlevery physical switch on mytoaster andv...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Investment In Architizer Shows That If Youre Building It, Venture Capital Will Come
 Heavy equipment rentals (IronPlanet’s purview) and construction management tools are one thing, but with their $7 million investment in Architizer, new investor August Capital — and ...
01:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch AR Startup Magic Leap Raises $793.5M Series C At $4.5B Valuation Led By Alibaba
 Magic Leap has been successful in keeping a lot of its technology under wraps — the augmented and virtual reality technology company has yet to release a product — but its fundraisin...
01:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch AHALife Acquires Bradford Shellhammers Design Marketplace Bezar
 Bezar, the design ecommerce platform led by Fab cofounder Bradford Shellhammer, has today announced that it will be acquired by Australian ecommerce site AHALife. The terms of the deal were not ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Stellar Partners With Oradian To Bring Instant Money Transfer To Nigeria
 Stellar, theStripe-backedopen-source payment network, has launched its first major integration in the form of a partnership with Oradian, a company that sellscloud-based software tomicro finance...
12:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch IBM Buys Germanys Aperto To Build Out Its Digital Agency Business
 Another day, and another acquisition from IBM: today Big Blue has announced that it will buy Aperto, a digital agency based in Berlin, Germany. Aperto will become a part of IBM Interactive Exper...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Opportunities In The Risk Business Abound As Insurance Is Ready For Disruption
 Whether medical, automotive, life, residential, or commercial, the value proposition of smoothing out potential cash flow outlays often makes sense. Pretty cool. But on any chart highlighting re...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch OutSystems Raises $55M For Its Rapid Application Delivery Platform
 OutSystems, an Atlanta-based service that helps enterprises quickly build line-of-business apps, today announced that it has raised a $55 million funding round led by North Bridge Growth Equity....
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Modsy Raises $8M Series A As It Gears For Public Launch
 Pencil + Pixel wants to use bleeding edge technology to upgrade your digs. Eventually. Called Modsy, the service still isn’t publicly available but the company is today announcing it raise...
11:45 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Nintendo Posts $241M Profit But Misses Estimates As Revenue Drops 18%
 Nintendo has big plans for 2016, but the company missed its earning target for its third quarter 2015 which was announced today. The Japanese firm posted a 29 billion JPY ($241 million) profit f...
10:00 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Rocket Internets Spotcap Raises Further 31.5M To Lend To Small Businesses
 Spotcap, the Rocket Internet-founded fintech startup that operates an online lending platform for small businesses, has beefed up its coffers with 31.5 million in new funding. Read More ...
07:35 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Magic Leap Adds Alibabas Jack Ma To Board As New Funding Pushes Valuation To $5B
 Magic Leap, the much-hyped augmented reality company, doesn’t officially have a product yet, but that isn’t stopping the company from focusing on the potential of the Chinese movie m...
03:00 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Lets Fix Startup Board Meetings
 I spend a lot of time in board meetings. Specifically, private company startup board meetings. Rooms filled with some of the most talented, bold, daring and dedicated people on the planet, devis...
02:50 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Dont Mess With Musk
 Earlier today, longtime Bay Area venture capitalist Stewart Alsop posted something fairly unexpectedto Medium.In a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk titled“Banned by Tesla,” Alsop wrote ...
01:27 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Bloomberg Beta On Investing In The Future Of Work
 The future of work is increasingly top of mind for tech investors, who have a range of opinions about whether and how to address the growing income inequality that appears driven, in some part, ...
12:56 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Watch This Trained Eagle Take Down A Flying Drone
 As more and more civilians start flying drones, there will probably be an exponential rise in situations where authoritiesneed toquickly take down apoorly-navigated drone hoveringabove a stadium...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch NASAs Super Guppy Gives Mars-Bound Spacecraft A Lift
 Today the Orion capsule, NASA’s spacecraft designed to bring humans to Mars, starts its next phase of development at Kennedy Space Center. The remarkable part is that just this morning, th...
12:36 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2016
Techcrunch Meet The Competitors Vying For The Crunchie For VC Of The Year
 We’re getting ready for the 9th Annual Crunchies here at TechCrunch, where some of the brightest startups, companies and leaders hope to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 cat...
11:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Evernote Will Shut Down Market, Its E-Commerce Effort, On Wednesday
 Some more news fromEvernote — the note-taking app and startup of the same name — that speaks to the company’s currentrough patch: today it announced that as of Wednesday at 6pm...
11:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Pager Expands Its On-Demand Doctor Service By Letting Users Chat With Nurses
 Pager isn’t just a doctor-on-demand service anymore. We’ve mentioned the New York City-based companyas part of a broader group of startups aiming to bring doctors to patients’ ...
11:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch WhatsApp Hits One Billion Users, Remains In Search Of Revenue
 You know what’s cooler than a (several hundred)million users? A billion users.Just over a week after announcing the scrapping of the Facebook-owned messaging service’s $0.99 annual f...
10:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Gmail Now Has More Than 1B Monthly Active Users
 During its earnings call, Google today announced that Gmail now has more than 1 billion monthly active users. That’s up from 900 million the company announced during its I/O developer conf...
09:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Alphabets Other Bets Cost It Almost $3.6B Last Year
 Alphabet — the company formerly known as Google — reported some pretty good earnings today. For the first time, the company also broke out its revenue and loss from its “other ...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Safe Harbor Deadline Passes Without A New Deal On Transatlantic Data Flows Yet
 A deadline to agree a new deal to govern transatlantic data transfers has passed without agreement on a new, safer ‘Safe Harbor’. But talks are continuing — and Vra Jourov, the...
09:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Verizons New Free View Lets Consumers Turn On Free Trials Of Premium Channels At Any Time
 Traditional cable TV providers are having to up their game as more of their customers cut the cord in favor of over-the-top options. Verizon, in a move meant to better serve and retain those cus...
09:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Alphabet Becomes The Most Valuable Public Company In The World
 Today was a huge day for Alphabet— the first day it finally broke out its “other bets” in its earnings report — and boy did the company not disappoint.The company smashed...
09:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Post-Morin, Path Gets Chatty
 Korea’s Kakao is making a big change to Path eight months after acquiring the social app. Path people can now message each other inside the app, rather than having to open the separate Pat...
08:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Yep, Sesame Street Now Has A Venture Fund
 Collaborative Fund is bringing on a pretty big partner for a new seed-stage fund focused on improving children’s lives — and it’s not someone you’d expect to get into the...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch 3D Touch Opens A New Dimension Of User Interaction
 We spend so much time touching our devices — but what if they could touch us back? Apple’s recent leaps with 3D Touch technology show that this could soon be a reality. Feel a surfac...
07:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch OpenTrons Aims To Be The PC Of Biotech Labs
 Robotics startup OpenTrons has come up with a way it believes will make wet lab experiments faster and cheaper – automation. Most life science research is still done by hand. This can be a...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Black Girls Code Founder Kimberly Bryant On Racism And Implicit Bias
Founded in 2011, Black Girls Code is on a mission to change the face of technology by introducing girls from underrepresented communities to coding. Black Girls Code does this through a series of work...
06:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch To Fight Clickbait, Facebooks Feed Prioritizes What Surveys Say
 Until now, Facebook ranked stories in News Feed with an emphasis on what you click, Like, comment, and share. But thanks to insights from new qualitative surveys where users gave each feed story...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Google Search Will Highlight Info About Primary Election Results And Candidates
 The good people of Iowa are heading to their caucuses tonight to declare who they think should get a chance to become the next president of the United States. With primary season officially star...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Boon Gable Hopes To Bring Personal Shoppers To The Masses
 Online shopping continues to rise in popularity, butit’s still tough to know if the items you pick out on a website will work as an outfit in real life. New startup Boon+Gable hopes to cha...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Refinery29 Debuts Its First App, A Morning News Round-Up Called Refinery29 AM
 Refinery29, a media site catering to a younger, female demographic, has today launched its first-ever mobile application, called Refinery29 AM. The idea with the new application is to deliver a ...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Refinery29 Debuts Its First App, A Morning News Round-Up Called Refinery29 This AM
 Refinery29, a media site catering to a younger, female demographic, has today launched its first-ever mobile application, called Refinery29 This AM. The idea with the new application is to deliv...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Overall Tablet Market Declined By As Much As 10 Percent In 2015
 The numbers are in, and it’s not good news – for tablet sales that is. A pair of new market share reports show declining numbers of tablets shipped in 2015. According to one report f...
05:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch As Primary Season Opens, OpenText Releases Election News Tracking Tool
 After months of debates, social media chatter, outrage and craziness, the presidential primary season finally opens today with the Iowa caucuses. In response to that milestone, OpenText announce...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Fintech Is Just Getting Started
 In just the first week of trading in 2016, the S&P 500 lost 6 percentage points and more than one trillion dollars in market capitalization. With the worst start in more than a century, the ...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch This Roving Robot Makes Its Own Martian Landing Pad
Robots will soon be heading into space before us in order to feel things out, prepare living spaces, and set up booze delivery services. But first we have to land on the planet in question which is wh...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Motorolas 360 Sport Lets You Swipe While You Sweat
 In the slow march towards smarter everything, one specific space has been tough to take on: sports watches. No matter what anyone tells you, a very basic, very usable Garmin or Fitbit still beat...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Lexumo Lands $4.89 Million Seed Round To Help Ensure Open Source Code Security
 Lexumo, a Cambridge, Massachusetts cloud servicethat continuously checks open source code to be sure it has the latest security updates, announced a solid $4.89 million seed round today. The rou...
02:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Following Apples Move, Samsung Rolls Out Ad Blocking To Android Devices
 With the release of iOS 9 last year,Apple introduced support for ad blocking within its Safari web browser. On Sunday, smartphone maker Samsung debutedits own support for content and ad blocking...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Norwegian P2P Car Rental Marketplace Nabobil.no Pulls In $600K Seed
 Europe seems to be creating peer-to-peer car rental marketplaces at a rate of knots. There’s heavily-funded Drivy in France, Snappcar in the Netherlands, GoMore in Denmark, and Rentacarlo ...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch UK Govt Must Clarify Its Position On End-To-End Encryption, Says Parliamentary Committee
 It’s not just TechCrunch saying it, now a UK parliamentary science and technology committee has warned the government needs to clarify the legal position around end-to-end encryption in it...
01:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Jolla Confirms The Sailfish Tablet Is Dead
 Hardware is always hard. But if you’re playing at the margins of a mobile ecosystem dominated by Android and iOS, well, it’s best described as a bloodbath. To wit: Finland’s Jo...
12:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Audience Measurement Consolidates As ComScore Closes $732M Rentrak Acquisition
 Some more consolidation in the online measurement and analytics space: today comScore has announcedthat it has closed its $732 million deal to acquire Rentrak in an all-stock deal that brings to...
12:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Audience Measurement Consolidates As ComScore Closes $768M Rentrak Acquisition
 Some more consolidation in the online measurement and analytics space: today comScore has announcedthat it has closed its $767.7 million deal to acquire Rentrak in an all-stock deal that brings ...
11:46 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Website UI Design Marketplace And Optimization Platform Kaizen Raises $8M
 Kaizen, a Tokyo- and San Francisco-based user interface marketplace and testing platform, plans to increase its presence in the United States after raising an $8 million Series B. Read More ...
11:27 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Harvard Report Debunks Claim Surveillance Is Going Dark
 Since the 2013 Snowden disclosures revealed the extent of government surveillance programs it’s been a standard claim by intelligence agencies, seeking to justify their push for more power...
09:28 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Telenor Jumps Into Ad Tech, Acquires Tapad For $360M
 Verizon isn’t the only carrier that wants to ramp up in ad tech to complement (and offset) its legacy business. Today, Norway-based Telenor announced that it has acquired Tapad, a New York...
09:06 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Asian Messaging App Firm Line Is Developing A Digital Butler Service
 Line, the Asian messaging app company known for its cute animated stickers, is developing a digital butler services as it bids to boost its revenue with standalone apps and services. Read More ...
07:59 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Announces Galaxy Unpacked Event, Teases Major Emphasis On Mobile VR
 Samsung is ready to show off some new phones again and it’sbecoming overwhelmingly clear thatthe company believes VR is a key to the company’s future strategy for mobile. Samsung jus...
07:59 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Samsung Announces Feb. 21 Galaxy Unpacked Event, Teaser Suggests Focus On Gear VR And New S7 Line
 Samsung is ready to show off some new Galaxy phones again, and it’s also becoming overwhelmingly clear thatthe company believes virtual realityis a key to itsfuture mobile strategy. Samsun...
07:30 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch European VC Creandum Closes New 180M Early-Stage Fund
 I can barely keep up with the amount of new venture capital sloshing around Europe, as new funds are closed. And, if my sources are correct, we aren’t done yet. The latest to close a new f...
07:25 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Online Censorship Rears Its Ugly Head In Southeast Asia
 With a growing middle class rising up across its population of more than 600 million people, Southeast Asia is truly a growth market. Added to that, the influx of mobile devices bringing Interne...
05:32 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Uber Takes Its Alipay Partnership Global To Tap Into Chinese Travelers
 Uber is hoping to squeeze more money from users in China after it announced a tie-in with Alibaba’s Alipay that will enable Uber China customers to pay their bill using the payments servic...
04:53 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Asia-Focused KFit Lands $12 Million To Expand Beyond Fitness Services
 KFit, a nine-month-old service offering gym and healthcare services in the style of $400 million-valued ClassPass in the U.S., has announced that it closed a $12 million Series A funding round t...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Marketing In The Fast Lane With Self-Driving Cars
 From George Orwell predicting the overwhelming reach of television in 1984 to the video phone calls in Back to the Future, it seems that technology often imitates pop culture. Nowhere could that...
02:33 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch SpaceX And Russia Change The Rules Of The Military Launch Market
 It’s been a tough week for United Launch Alliance (ULA). A hearing last Wednesday brought news of a potential ban on Russian made RD-180 engines which ULA requires for their Atlas V rocket...
01:00 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Africas Tech Gold Rush
 Africa is on the verge of something big. This seems to be a quiet, cautious consensus in some investment communities. The past year has been peppered with stories of tech startup hubs emerging a...
12:05 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2016
Techcrunch Gett Adds 6 Couriers To Its On-Demand Cab Service In London
 As Uber continues to raiseever more funding to driveits on-demand transportation app into more categories and countries, one of its smaller, regional cab-hailing rivals is quietly expanding into...
11:18 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2016
Techcrunch The Leagues Amanda Bradford Is Not Impressed By Stanford Students Criticism
 Well, that’s one way to respond whensomeone doesn’t like your startup. After a Stanford studentspotted an internship openingatThe League, they declared that they were “totally ...
11:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2016
Techcrunch Dont Mortgage Your Startup
 The last 5-10 years have been an extraordinary time for early stage tech founders to raise money. But easy access to capital has ingrained some bad habits among founders. There has always been t...
10:55 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2016
Techcrunch UberPUPPY Is Exactly What You Think It Is
 Oh my god. Uber has finally done it. They’ve made my dreams come true.Uber wants you to “paws whatever you’re doing,” because in honor of this week’s Puppy Bowl, th...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2016
Techcrunch Tech Valuations In 2016: The End Of The Line For Sloppy Growth
 What’s going on in technology investing right now? Is this another 2001, when tech imploded? Another 2008, when the wider world crashed but tech powered through? Or is it like Facebook in ...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2016
Techcrunch Transcending Borders Through Technology
 As is clear from the front pages of newspapers recently, we are living in a world where open democratic values are under attack. Paris, Bamako, San Bernardino, Jakarta and Ouagadougou have all b...
03:22 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2016
Techcrunch Startup Step-By-Step: Raising
 I’m taking a last look around the room. It’s five in the morning and the black car is idling outside. The driver has already called me and I quietly whispered that I was coming down....
02:20 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2016
Techcrunch Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment
 Wherever you turn, businessesare facing tremendous disruptive pressure. What’s interesting is that the theory about how firmsshould be dealing with this massive change is itself in flux, t...
02:00 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2016
Techcrunch Will the Bubble Burst? Ask Your Cabbie
 There are too many headlines and articles about bubbles, market crashes, negative interest rates and venture-backed unicorns. Why write one more? Because I believe there is a much more pragmatic...