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 South Korea’s SparkLabs accelerator has named its fourth intake — including its first Internet of Things startup (a company making connected flower pots); it’s first startup from China, a mobile healthcare startup; along with one U.S. business...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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 Storehouse, the 2014 Apple Design Award winning long-form photo-sharing service from former Apple designer Mark Kawano, has launched its app for the iPhone. This comes almost four months after the startup raised $7 million in A-series funding from...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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 LaunchBit, an ad startup focused on helping software-as-a-service businesses find new customers, is announcing that it has been acquired by ad platform BuySellAds.com. The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. LaunchBit co-founder and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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 The payments market in the U.S. couldn’t be be more competitive, and now yet another player is entering the mix. Stockholm-based Klarna is set to announce its U.S. team ahead of expansion plans into North America, which will begin in earnest at the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Shieber | Friday, September 19, 2014
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 That’s the gist of a recent interview that venture capitalist Bill Gurley gave. His words matter because they cut to the simple fact that too many companies are burning too much money. Making money is better than losing money, but losing money —...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Facebook will not be changing its real-name policy for the drag queen community. San Francisco drag queens met with representatives from the company yesterday afternoon to talk through a recent mass deletion of their personal profile pages. Facebook...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 In the first installment of One Lap, Matt Galligan joined me at Thunderhill Raceway to talk about his mobile news application, Circa. I first met Matt in Boulder, Colo., in early 2010 shortly after he started SimpleGeo, an infrastructure provider for...
From: TechCrunch | By: Rob Coneybeer | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of Minecraft, it was the age of Square, it was the epoch of burn, it was the epoch of crash, it was the season of growth and it was the season of collapse. Or so Dickens might have...
From: TechCrunch | By: Danny Crichton | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Those who have to keep track of how they spend their time working during the day can’t do much better on iOS than Hours, Apple Design Award winner Tapity’s latest app. We recommended the app when it launched back in July, and now the Tapity team...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Snapchat could be the new way to experience sporting events from afar. At the very least, sports and athletics brands are jumping up and down trying to reach the young, active demographic Snapchat has captured. That’s why the ephemeral app’s latest...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 In 2001, Arthur Levine, then president of Columbia University Teacher’s College, predicted that one day faculty members would become free agents, increasingly independent of their colleges and universities. “It is only a matter of time before we...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Pittinsky | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Enterprise software company SAP just announced that has agreed to acquire Concur Technologies, maker of expense and travel management tools that are used by 23,000 businesses (including TechCrunch and its parent company AOL). The deal is for $129 per...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 If you’ve ever thought that Twitter’s interface for displaying profiles on phones was a bit wonky: don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even Twitter agrees. Twitter has just rolled out a new profile interface for iOS users that they’ve been quietly...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Today after the bell, Oracle announced that its long-time premier Larry Ellison is no longer its CEO. Former HP CEO Mark Hurd will take over the job in partnership with Safra Catz. Catz will manage finance and manufacturing, while Hurd will handle...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Almost immediately after word broke that Home Depot had been hacked, security experts were noting that the breach was likely even worse than the massive Target hack that had preceded it. Sure enough: Home Depot has just confirmed the scale of the breach....
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Advertising company Sharethrough announced today that it’s moving into Europe with the acquisition of a London-based company called VAN. The financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Sharethrough’s head of communications Thomas Channick...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 MuckerLab was founded three years ago as one of the first incubators to launch in Los Angeles. With a shared workspace for a relatively small cohort of startups that participate, the accelerator takes a hands-on approach to helping companies that go...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Disrupt London is fast approaching and I’d love to see you in our amazing Hardware Alley. This even, which runs during the last day of Disrupt, features all of my favorite startups – the hardware ones – in glorious technicolor. What is Hardware...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 The iOS 8 installation spike is high, but lower than that for iOS 7 last year, according to numbers from a variety of mobile OS usage monitoring platforms. Chitika, Tapjoy, Mixpanel and Appsee all show adoption numbers that, while high, fall short...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 PayPal Here, the company’s dongle-based mobile payments solution, is now available for Android tablets, the company announced this afternoon – a move that will address a large and growing swath of the tablet market. According to Gartner, PayPal...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Facebook wants to steal discussion of real-time events from Twitter and stop being perceived as a slow social network. So today it announced News Feed changes that will surface posts that mention Trending Topics sooner and higher in the feed. It will...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Airbnb CFO Andrew Swain has left the company — or so his email auto-responder states, sources told TechCrunch. We quickly tested the claim for ourselves and, sure enough, it’s true. “Email Not Received,” the subject line of Swain’s auto-responder...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Researchers at SUNY Buffalo have found that habitual Facebook users — those who are on the site more frequently than their peers — were more susceptible to phishing scams. How did they figure this out? By asking them about their habits and then...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 It was bound to happen sooner or later: a smartphone would convince me that I no longer needed to carry around a powerful compact camera, despite a general interest in taking photos that straddles both my professional and personal lives. The iPhone...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Editor’s Note: Yesterday, we ran a story about a new startup called ManServants, which facilitates the rental of “hot men” for $125. As most of the commenters note, the service is incredibly sexist and has no place in a society striving for gender...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 While Tesla is getting everyone excited about the idea of sexy electric cars in every driveway, Toyota has been working on a different technological roadmap: the carmaker that made the hybrid category with the Prius thinks that the next generation...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 As expected, Microsoft hit go on a number of layoffs today, letting 2,100 people go, including 747 people in the Seattle-Redmond area, where the company is headquartered. The firings come as a second wave of the layoffs that were previously announced....
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 On-demand delivery startup Postmates is growing fast, expanding from serving five markets around the beginning of the year to being in 16 by next week. To help out with a rapidly expanding operations team, the company has hired former Yodlee and Google...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 If you’re lucky enough to live in a place where your drone can fly free among the trees and bushes and, more important, you’ve lost your drone in those selfsame trees and bushes, Screamy is for you. It’s a tiny box that connects to your drone...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Information is more available and accessible than ever before, and we are witnessing the power of the crowd to respond to news events with greater impact. As technology continues to play a larger role in our everyday lives, we must ask ourselves what...
From: TechCrunch | By: Dennis Hu | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Meta — which recently presented at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 — today began to ship the final version of its Meta 1 Augmented Reality glasses. The 1,500 members of the company’s Pioneer Developer Program will be the lucky (and patient) recipients...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jay Donovan | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Mind Candy, the company behind the Moshi Monsters web game for kids, has in the past been considered one of the breakout successes of the UK startup and gaming world. But while it continues to extend its life as a licensing gangbuster — with every...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Enterprise social network Convo has finally brought chat from its desktop and web apps to mobile. Today, the company is rolling out a new version of its app for iOS and Android that significantly changes its look while bringing real-time chat to its...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kyle Russell | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Chat Center, a universal chat application, is taking a page from the social media playbook and now selling premium names on its service. This allows users to create names like “taxi,” “iPhone,” and “folgerscrystalsdontcausecancer…” for...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 A startup called Shippo wants to provide those online retailers with a lower-cost alternative to their existing shipping practices. It does this by hooking into existing e-commerce solutions like Shopify, as well as by providing an API that can be...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Osmo, the gaming device from former Googlers that combines real world play and the iPad, is now shipping after receiving $2 million in pre-orders, including those from over 2,000 schools. The company is also announcing this morning a new platform...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Offering a different spin on anonymous mobile chatting, Seattle-based Reveal Chat is debuting an app today that lets its users share more with the other party as they become more comfortable with the person they’ve connected with on the other end...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Twilio, the San Francisco-based company that currently works with around half a million developers to integrate text messaging, voice and VoIP services into their apps by way of a set of simple APIs, is today adding a new feature into its artillery...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 College students are constantly battling between two goals: getting good grades and proving they’re ready for the real world. Combining those two goals, however, can be really difficult for the student with a demanding schedule. That’s where Campus...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 The App Store has often been criticized for limiting discoverability, but Apple has armed developers with new promotional tools with the release of iOS 8 that should help them get their stuff in front of more potential customers. App Previews are short...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 UK music ticketing startup Dice, launching today in London on iOS and Android, is looking to tear up the traditional ticket buying process by ripping out booking fees and sending the middleman up in virtual smoke. The KLF would surely be proud. Read...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Ping Identity, a company that works in the enterprise identity space as you might imagine, has raised $35 million, led by KKR, with participation by new investor Ten Eleven, along with a number of prior investors. The funding, as the company was somewhat...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Financial institutions crave cloud scalability, but have been reluctant to jump on the cloud bandwagon because of security concerns. In particular, they have been hesitant to expose their precious SSL keys to the open internet. The key identifies...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Apple has a new patent application (via AppleInsider) that describes incorporating bone conduction tech into its EarPods, as well as packing them with sensors for better noise cancellation. The sensors include accelerometers to detect vibration in...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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European ‘venture accelerator’ Seedcamp has announced it has made 11 new investments, out of the 21 drawn from around Europe that pitched at their annual event in London last week. It made 11 investments, 7 directly from Seedcamp Week applicants,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Some big news today for Red Hat, the open source company that provides a platform for application development and other platform as a service solutions: It is buying FeedHenry, an Ireland-based provider of a platform for mobile app developers, specifically...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Not to be outdone by the new iPhones or Galaxy Notes, BlackBerry is shouting “me too!” with the introduction of a new smartphone. Meet the Porsche Design P’9983, a slightly re-skined and re-worked BlackBerry Q10 with a 3.1-inch touchscreen. Don’t...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Founded in 2012 by Guy Michlin and Shemer Schwarz, EatWith provides a marketplace that connects diners and hosts, creating a unique social experience where guests get to know one another while also eating an authentic, home-cooked meal. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Anki Drive, the slot-car racing game for the mobile era, is finally launching on Android and dropping in price just in time for the holiday shopping season. Sometime in October, Anki Drive shed its iOS exclusivity and will launch on Android and work...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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 Today, Apple’s Tim Cook posted a letter announcing a new security page on the company’s website, publishing some fairly plain-language security talk. There’s some solid language here that is clearly designed to allay fears about the way that...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Panzarino | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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