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 In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo ‘toys-to-life’ mobile figures, and the spot depicts the lengthy journey of one young player looking to upgrade his collectible character in order to win over the favours of one of his older brother’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Spring.me, the new social network that was previously Formspring, has raised a total of $5 million in debt and equity seed funding from investors including Right Click Capital, Tank Stream Ventures, Nextec Strategic Capital, and Rubicon Project Founder...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 GT Advanced Technologies, the company Apple had entered into a deal with worth $578 million last year for the advance purchase of sapphire components, has reached an agreement with the iPhone maker to settle its outstanding debt. As part of the deal,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Earlier this year Google acquired DeepMind in the UK to expand the work that it is doing in artificial intelligence, and today the company announced that it is making some more significant moves to build this out even further. It is acqui-hiring the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Long before Apple Pay, big brick-and-mortar retail chains were conspiring to sidestep the typical 2% to 3% fees they’re charged by credit card companies when consumers pay with credit. A company called MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), spearheaded...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 And in a somewhat happy turn of events, Twitpic has announced that it has reached an agreement with Twitter to keep Twitpic photos and links alive, giving Twitter control over the domain and the full photo archive. However, the agreement also states...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 The holiday season is fast approaching, and for mobile gaming studios it’s make or break time. How can you earn one of the coveted spots in Apple Store’s Top 10 list without exhausting your marketing budget? Below are five steps to help you develop...
From: TechCrunch | By: Xavier Bourlard | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Facebook’s Rooms iOS app, Twitter’s Fabric platform , Google’s InBox, a big Microsoft quarter, and the refactoring of TV. An @borthwick...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 On the heels of acquiring satellite startup Skybox in August, Google and Skybox have announced the Skybox for Good program, which will provide real-time satellite imagery to organizations and programs that save lives, protect the environment, promote...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 U.K. startup Swytch — founded in April this year — is bootstrapping a cloud based mobile network and dialer app that will let you use multiple phone numbers on a single SIM, so doing away with the hassle of juggling multiple physical SIM cards....
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 Strange, interesting, and wildly ambitious things are afoot in the world of Bitcoin and blockchains. I give you Zerocash, a completely anonymous currency; Ethereum, an blockchain platform designed to decentralize much of the Internet; and Sidechains,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 Ridesharing service SideCar invited me today to beta test a new feature called Sidecar Commute. Here’s how it works, as explained on the tester signup page: You pay $35 for a one-week SideCar Commute Pack, then you can request a ride every morning...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Hey, you! Yeah, you! The one with the awesome idea for something that needs to be built in virtual reality! Remember a few weeks back, when Oculus mentioned that their development tools would soon work with the free version of the Unity game engine,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Good news, you don’t have to scour eBay for an invite to Google’s new email application, Inbox. You just have to know someone who got in. Today, Google announced by way of its “Inbox by Gmail” Twitter account that each Inbox user will now receive...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm PT/4pm ET. Live FriendFeed chat during the show broadcast Our Gillmor Gang Facebook page Our sister show G3...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Heads up! In what feels like a throwback to the late 90s/early 2000’s, Microsoft has discovered one helluva bug in Microsoft Office. Executed properly, the bug could be exploited to take over your entire system running just about any version of Windows....
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 About once a week, if not more, I find myself typing these words or something similar on Facebook: “I just PM’d you, check your ‘Other’ inbox.” Or, “sorry, I’m on mobile, I can’t get to the ‘Other’ inbox right now.” Or sometimes,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 The idea behind the Apple SIM that comes in the new iPads is most excellent: one sim, many carriers. Whenever you want to switch carriers, you’d just pop into settings and pick the new one. If you want to bring your own SIM, you can — but otherwise,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 You might have heard that Apple released some new iPads last week. A lot of them. Plus, TechCrunch ventured across the pond for Disrupt London, where a number of incredible hardware startups debuted their wares. It was a long, but awesome, week. We...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Terminal, a San Francisco-based startup founded by some ex-Facebook and Google technical talent, is trying to transform the way we do software development. They’ve built system supporting containers, or ultra-fast virtual machines that will let developers...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kim-Mai Cutler | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Last month I reported that Apple would shut down Beats Music and likely add streaming music to iTunes. Apple denied, specifically, that Beats Music would be shut down. Shortly thereafter, ‘unnamed sources familiar with the matter’ conveniently...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Think about your first tweet. Mine was sent from a desktop, but I’m sure plenty of people sent their first tweet from a smartphone. But before you can ever send a tweet, you have to sign up for an account. And, of course, you have to type out an...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Until recently, if you wanted to install an application from Amazon’s own Appstore onto your Android device, you would have to install the Amazon Appstore app separately. And this is a bit of a hassle, since you can’t exactly just download the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyists have built a transforming robot that can walk or, when in sports car form, drive around autonomously. It’s called the J-deite Quarter and is four feet tall. The goal, apparently, is to make a full-sized...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 The news came out this week that IBM had another bad quarterly report card. Unfortunately for IBM it marked the 10th straight quarter of falling revenue, indicating that maybe something’s not quite right at Big Blue. IBM’s earnings illustrate...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 South Korea is know for advanced technology and hardware companies like Samsung, LG and others. But startups? Certainly the country has produced few fledgling tech companies, though there are increasing signs that things are changing: the latest being...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Questions about cash burn have blazed through Twitter like wild fire. Entrepreneurs are asking us: How do I know if I am burning money too fast? Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer for an entrepreneur on what level of burn is appropriate...
From: TechCrunch | By: Joe Floyd | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Want to look more attractive on video? Or just different? Earlier this year, a company called Looksery popped up on Kickstarter to raise crowdfunding for a new kind of mobile video chat application that allows users to look more attractive on video...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 DormChat aims to give people a new way to message each other that’s location-based and anonymity-optional — and it’s starting with college students. The iOS app was released earlier this year and is already available on more than 200 college...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Berlin-based startup Blloon has launched an app that aims to get more young people reading ebooks by applying a freemium model to the medium — gifting a certain number of pages (1,000) when a user signs up, so they can get started reading straight...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio, is switching up its game in the battle for more differentiation, more users and a higher profile in the U.S. It has acquired Stitcher, the San Francisco-based...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Amazon said it would be making its Rewards Visa from Chase compatible with the new Apple Pay system earlier this week, and the integration is already out the door. Amazon had said it would support it sometime, though they didn’t specify an exact...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Yelp has boosted its presence in Europe after announcing the acquisition of Restaurant-Kritik, a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 Bitcasa, a cloud storage service that initially made waves with a low cost unlimited storage offer is scrapping this option entirely — claiming it’s not being used enough to justify the high costs of dealing with a small group of what it dubs Terms...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Friday, October 24, 2014
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 MotionSavvy, the San Francisco startup working on tech to help the deaf communicate, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to commercialize its first product, UNI. The UNI app works with Leap Motion technology to translate each hand sign from American...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Given that Amazon was tanking the price of the Fire Phone down to 99 cents two months after launch (leading to many a “Fire sale!” joke), this probably won’t come as much of a surprise: the Fire Phone isn’t a success. On the Amazon earnings...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Amazon reported lower than expected revenue in its third quarter, and a larger than expected loss. Analysts expected the company to lose $0.74 on revenue of $20.84 billion. Instead, Amazon lost $0.95 per share on revenue of $20.58 billion. That per-share...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 After gaining more than 1 percent in regular trading, Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter 2015 earnings: Revenue totaled $23.20 billion in the period, leading to profits of $0.54 per share. The revenue figure represents a 25 percent year-over-year...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Oneflare, a local services marketplace based in Sydney, Australia, has raised an additional $1 million AUD (about $876,000), bringing its total funding so far to $1.5 million AUD (about $1.3 million). Investors include Les Szekely of Equity Venture...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Back in August, Sony started teasing a new feature they call “Share Play”. Though we’re still waiting to see just how well it works, the idea itself is wonderful: once enabled, you can let your friends play your games with you (or by themselves,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 A researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, Daniel Shafir, and his team want to do something incredible: they want to send a rover to the moon and then let us, the Earthlings, control it and look out of its 360-degree cameras as it tumbles around that...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 I’ll be speaking at an event held by Geek Girls Carrots Crakow, a group of amazing programmers who are working to bring everyone onto the STEM wagon. The event will be held at Przemysłowa 12 in Krakow, Poland at 7pm. You can sign up here. I’ll...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Apple has pushed its TestFlight Beta testing service live for everyone, the company revealed on its developer news portal today. Registered developers can now invite up to 1,000 beta testers to try out their iOS apps, using emailed invitations sent...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 In about an hour, Microsoft will release the results of its most recent quarter, the first quarter of its fiscal 2015. The company is expected to report revenue of $22 billion, and earnings per share between $0.49 and $0.55, depending on which set...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Dots, the betaworks-backed gaming studio led by Paul Murphy and Patrick Moberg, has today announced a rebranding for the company. The new logo takes inspiration from Charles Eames, according to a Medium post, and uses colors from the first iteration...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Today marks the launch of yet another ecommerce brand focused on mens apparel, as Jonny IV joins ranks with Buck Mason, Frank & Oak, and many others. Founded by Eugene Kang, the former head of ecommerce at Forever 21, Jonny IV is different from...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Slack, the enterprise collaboration platform co-founded by Stewart Butterfield of Flickr fame, continues to defy its namesake: we have heard from sources that the company is raising a new round of funding at a valuation of between $800 million and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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 Is Rooms the anonymous Facebook app people were expecting? “No. Unequivocally No…because you cannot be anonymous in our app,” Josh Miller tells me. The Branch founder turned Facebook product manager’s new forums app Rooms launches today, and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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