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 There's no lack of startups trying to rethink the mobile email experience - for example, Mailbox, Boxer, CloudMagic, Triage, or Acompli, to name just a few. Now a new application called Gusto is throwing its hat into the ring, as well, with a smart...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Zola, the new wedding registry startup emerging from Gilt And AlleyCorp founder Kevin Ryan, has launched an iPhone app to allow couples to create and manage their Zola registries from anywhere. Zola, led by former Gilt employees Shan-Lyn Ma and Nobu...
From: TechCrunch | By: Leena Rao | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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 Facebook says it’s not using its new Nearby Friends feature to target ads yet, but after I asked why it’s tracking “Location History” it admitted it will eventually use the data for marketing purposes. This morning, the proximity sharing feature...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia think that the nation's top court will eventually rule on the NSA's surveillance activities. The two, appearing in front of the National Press Club, both touched on the subject, with Justice...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Ready. Set. Go. Our events team just released another batch of tickets to the Disrupt NY Hackathon. You can grab one below. Last year using the Foursquare and Plaid APIs, a credit card transaction tracker took home the top price. Teams are forming...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 In the year since its launch, Tuition.io, the company billing itself as the Mint.com for managing student loans, has grown to manage over $1 billion in loans. The company, which provides a monitoring and management service for student loan payments,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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 There are lots of reasons to love 3D printing. It democratizes manufacturing, putting consumers in granular control of the things they own -- rather than requiring them to choose from a finite pre-made selection. However there's a flip-side to this...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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 What kind of startups get into Accelerators? Well, according to new research, it’s startups with around 2-3 founders, most male, often SaaS platforms and ones who are persistent, applying for at least two programs. And on average, less than 4% of...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research, a technology, media and telecom advisory firm, and founder of Backerjack. He blogs at Techspressive. Each week, Backerjack shares three tech-related products seeking funding.  Talk...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ross Rubin | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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 If you are anything like me, you use multiple messaging apps on a daily or weekly basis – and you use them for more than just texting. My colleagues, friends and family all prefer different apps, and I use each app in a different way. I don't think...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anamitra Banerji | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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 Google recently announced up to 85 percent reduction in pricing for its PaaS and BigQuery services. Soon after, AWS and Microsoft followed suit. Welcome to Cloud 2.0. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Peter Relan | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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 Think about your favorite app. Let me guess. It’s a consumer app -- something like Uber, Instagram or Pinterest. So what do we do to get business apps into that list of favorites? If we put the user experience first and incorporate utility, simplicity,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Todd McKinnon | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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 Nike was said to be shutting down its FuelBand department on the heels of layoffs on Friday, signalling a significant exit of the wearable fitness device market by one of the more prominent companies involved in the space. That’s not quite true,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It's called Lock Screen, and some of us think it's where the early adopters meet...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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 Take 2,500 bunsen burners, and put'em in a grid. Make the flames react to sound waves, thanks to some amazing physics trickery. Then drop the bass. What do you get? The best visualizer ever. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Last summer, Google started allowing developers to use git to get their code onto App Engine to deploy their applications instead of using Google's usual SDK. Starting today, developers who use the popular GitHub service to manage their code repositories...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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 Beats Music, the streaming radio solution spun out from the makers of Beats audio hardware products, has decided to bite the bullet and give Apple its 30 percent cut on subscription sign-ups. The streaming music provider originally side-stepped Apple’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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 "Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet," says Naval Ravikant. "Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle," concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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 Bad news, Fuel fans: Nike is purportedly killing off their wearable hardware efforts, including the FuelBand. Just a few days ago, folks started whispering about shakeup in Fuelband land after the following post popped up on Secret: Now, sure enough,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Rising income inequality is quickly becoming the most prevalent issue of our century, "the defining challenge of our time," according to President Obama. No where is this more acute than in San Francisco, where rents growing at 3 times the national average...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alexia Tsotsis | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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 "What the heck is a smart doorbell?" That's what my friends asked me any time I mentioned that I'd be meeting with Nezare Chafni and Shaun Moore, co-founders of 214 Technologies. They've developed a product called Chui, which they describe as "the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 TechCrunch squinted slightly when the White House petition to deport the Canadian Justin Bieber passed the 100,000-signature mark, the minimum threshold to warrant an official response. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Friday, April 18, 2014
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In this week’s episode of Ask A VC, we hosted Next World Capital’s Ben Fu in the studio to talk about big data, recruiting and more. Fu, who has backed Datameer, Datastax, and Good Data among others, talked about the talent crunch, and the challenges...
From: TechCrunch | By: Leena Rao | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 It’s Friday, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, a holiday weekend is ahead, and we’ve got a brand new episode of CrunchWeek for you to watch. What more could you wish for? In today’s show, Leena Rao, Ryan Lawler and I huddled around...
From: TechCrunch | By: Colleen Taylor | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Gillmor Gang - Danny Sullivan, Dan Farber, Semil Shah, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm PST. Click here for the live chat on Friendfeed. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 There is a reason it feels like everyone and anyone is raising money at the moment to build a company: They are. According to two studies, capital raised from venture capitalists by growing, private companies is at its highest point since 2001. Read...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Quick! Tune in! SpaceX is about to attempt something pretty historic: launching a rocket in such a way that much of it can be reused in later launches. If successful, this launch will head up to the International Space Station, drop off a bunch of supplies,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Siri was hacked! But don't panic — it's apparently a really fun hack that gives Siri access to your other apps. Meanwhile, rumors are swirling over Amazon's forthcoming smartphone with 3D-gesture features. Plus, we're taking a good hard look at the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Canary has had a big year. After smashing through its Indiegogo campaign goal and picking up an extra $10 million in VC funding, the company is nearly ready to ship its home security product. Due to a couple of hurdles, Canary units won't arrive until...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Facebook just released Paper 1.1, an update that adds features and notifications to make it a more comprehensive subsititute for Facebook for iOS. It alsp gave the first momentum update on Paper, saying "people have explored an average of 80 stories...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 TechCrunch has learned that Airbnb, the fast-growing site that lets people become hoteliers by renting out sofas, rooms or entire private homes, has now closed its latest round of funding: $500 million, led by private equity firm TPG, at a $10 billion...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Telerik, the company behind the popular Kendo UI library, this week announced that it is open sourcing the vast majority of Kendo UI's tools and JavaScript framework features. This new Kendo UI Core package is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Frederic Lardinois | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Target has significantly expanded its subscription-based e-commerce service, first launched last fall as a response to Amazon’s popular “Subscribe and Save” program, by increasing the number of online items available for subscription purchase...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 French startup La Belle Assiette just opened shop in Belgium. La Belle Assiette is a sort of on-demand chef service. You can browse the site, find your chef and book a meal directly from the service — a chef will then come to your home or office....
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Friday, April 18, 2014
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About.com has never been the coolest website on the internet. With a grayish background and an ugly logo, it was the place you landed when you searched for help with something, but you rarely went there on your own. This is the product that Neil Vogel...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Google Trends, the informative resource that shows you what’s currently popular around the web right now in and in the recent past, now offers email subscriptions, Google announced this morning. The new feature will allow you to subscribe to any...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Startup Preact is officially launching today with a product that it says can help companies increase customer spending and reduce churn. It's also announcing that it has raised a $4.6 million Series A led by Trinity Ventures. CEO Michael Geller said...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Mobile app search engine Quixey, backed by $75 million from Alibaba, Innovation Endeavors, Translink Capital and others, has put some of those dollars to use by acquiring a smaller, competing app search startup, San Francisco-based Kite.io. The deal...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 LinkedIn announced this morning that the company now has 300 million registered users worldwide, over half of which come from outside the U.S. Stateside, the site has 100 million members, its says. LinkedIn revealed these and other figures via a company...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 When Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion, the startup quickly stated that it wouldn’t ever share its user data with other Google services and outside companies. Yet, according to a recent report by Forbes, the company is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 Titanfall was supposed to change it all, but it didn’t work. So far, Microsoft announced that it has shipped 5 million Xbox One units to retailers. In comparison, Sony has sold 7 million PS4 units to customers. It doesn’t look good for Microsoft...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 With its three-inch screen, the Rufus Cuff thumbs its nose at smartwatches with their tiny faces and dainty wristbands. The wearable device, which bills itself as a “wrist communicator” and runs on Android, has access to the full Google Play store;...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 There are plenty of how-to sites on the Internet, but sometimes, in the words of Guides.co CEO Scott Annen, you need to look up something "more complicated than tying a tie or stuffing a turkey." When you do, Annen is hoping you'll visit the Guides.co...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Friday, April 18, 2014
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 If Bo knows football and every other sport, Karl Jacob knows startups. Depending on how you count it, Jacob, a former Apple intern and Benchmark EIR, is on his sixth (or seventh?) startup: Hangtime, which aggregates future events in a single app and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Michael Abbott | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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 SpoonRocket is about to have some competition in the lunch on demand market. Sprig, currently dinner-only, will soon start serving lunch, according to a source who said Sprig now delivers 1000 meals per day. Sprig just raised a $10 million Series A...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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 The tech/startup industry is about as incestuous as it gets, and that's without any clear tools to help people switch from one moonshot to the next. So imagine a world in which there are two! Allow me to proudly introduce PoachBox, the anonymous employee...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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 Attention, startups! This is a code red situation. I have infiltrated the Disrupt Startup Alley application system and left registrations open. (Cue evil laugh.) Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This morning Weibo went public, offering fewer shares than previously expected, though the bloc was priced at $17, in line with yesterday's reporting. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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 AngelPad, the San Francisco-based startup accelerator founded by early Googler and tech investor Thomas Korte, is holding demo day for its Spring 2014 class in San Francisco today. Since its inception back in 2010, AngelPad has established itself as...
From: TechCrunch | By: Colleen Taylor | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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 Passwords, geez those things suck. You may not need them to login to your computer in the future, and Chromebooks might be the first PC device to offer that feature natively, according to some hints found in the developer preview channel of Chrome...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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