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 Last month I attended the Collision conference in Las Vegas; it served up a hipster/music festival feel with a decidedly tech twist. The event welcomed old-school headliners like PayPal, Dropbox and Facebook, but also brought in hundreds of tech startups,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Bush | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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 The recent flurry of ad-tech acquisition deals clearly demonstrates that the industry is shifting its focus to developing solutions that support premium inventory. While all the attention has traditionally been around solving for RTB and the programmatic...
From: TechCrunch | By: Roger Williams | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 Technology has transformed entire industries over the past decade, from travel and transportation to media and real estate. While commerce has enjoyed some innovation, its transformation is far from over. The next frontier is “Commerce Everywhere,”...
From: TechCrunch | By: Atlee Clark | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 This may come as a surprise to anyone who has ever received a rattan basket packed with novelty cheese logs, but corporate gifts are a huge business. According to research from the Advertising Specialty Institute, U.S. companies spend about $19 billion...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Facebook really wants you to use GIFs inside Messenger. The company recently unleashed a series of GIF apps from third-parties which work inside Messenger — as part of its Messenger platform initiative — but it is now going beyond that with a series...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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 Silicon Valley breeds the kind of people that dare to dream of technology that puts computers in the palm of our hands, make the world’s music library accessible wherever we go and plans to launch tiny satellites all over the world to bring global...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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 Early in my career, I had an encounter with a senior leader that left such a vivid impression on me that I can still remember it like it was yesterday. It was our first meeting as manager-employee. We were less than five minutes into our conversation...
From: TechCrunch | By: Chad Perry | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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 It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future. Behind London and Berlin, the Dutch startup scene is...
From: TechCrunch | By: Conrad Egusa,Steven Cohen | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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 Will Gerry might look the part of a fourth-generation farmer — dirty denim jeans, shirt sleeves rolled up and a gray beard that wraps from brim to brim on his leather hat. But once Gerry whips the smartphone out of his pocket, he starts rattling...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Milne | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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The temptation will be great. The urge will be strong. Watching sky-based explosions, geared toward entertainment and celebration, can be a powerful experience. And in the Instagram Age, the powerful experiences are the ones we want to share. But the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 Summer always makes me think of the 7-11 at the end of East Lakeview in Columbus, Ohio. I was about eight. My grandmother took us there every week to get comic books, which were near the front window, by the counter. In the back corner, in darkness,...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 The credit score has become a ubiquitous way to assess someone’s credit-worthiness. It is used in a host of underwriting decisions and background checks, from mortgages to auto to business loans, apartment rentals and even employment candidacy. But...
From: TechCrunch | By: Rachel Schneider,Elizabeth Vivirito | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables. An innovative...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fitz Tepper | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 I could lie and tell you that we recorded a special July 4th edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast, but it wouldn’t be accurate. In reality, we recorded this podcast over a week ago and I accidentally forgot to push the publish button. But the content...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 Chris McNamara stood at the overhang of what would be his final wingsuit BASE jump (parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure: building, antenna, span and Earth). A 1,500-foot drop was a conservative risk in a community that saw around...
From: TechCrunch | By: Cameron Yarbrough | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 The argument seems compelling, the logic inescapable. As hardware doubles its density every 18-24 months, courtesy of Moore’s Law, and as software eats the world, technology will replace a broad swathe of jobs outright–from burger-flippers to physicians–and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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 Y Combinator has helped over 800 startups come to market that are today worth a collective $30 billion (and possibly even more very soon). Now it looks like a new VC is emerging out of it that will be dedicated to help the most promising of these...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden,Matthew Lynley | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Since about 10 seconds after Google launched its do-it-yourself Cardboard virtual reality headset, other companies have been selling pre-made clones — and Google is totally fine with that. The catch: many of the clones cost upwards of $20-30 bucks,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Happy Friday, everyone. We’re glad that you are with us today before we take off and drink beer celebrate America. Our own Sarah Buhr took over the hosting slot this week, while Matthew Lynley and myself helped out. We dug into the release of Apple...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Here’s a wonderfully neat project to perhaps spark some creativity as we head into this holiday weekend: the 3D printed Zoetrope. Take the concept of a flipbook — a series of frames displayed quickly to trick your brain into seeing an animation...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 PicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell and Avi Geiger. The machine at the heart of their operation is The Zymatic—an apparatus that simplifies beer-making by reducing the need to monitor the cooking...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jay Donovan | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 For the past month or so, the general thinking around the rumor mill has been that BlackBerry is working on an Android phone. If you can’t beat’em, join’em, right? Now we’ve got a rough idea of what their first Android handset might look like....
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Happy Friday of a long weekend, everyone! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve chosen some extra fun topics for this week’s episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. Lexus teased out a new hoverboard this week, because the world clearly...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook,Greg Kumparak,Matt Burns | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 There was a ton of fallout as the Greek economic crisis worsened this week week and the country struggled to come up with answers to its growing predicament. As Alexia Tsotsis explained  in an article on TechCrunch earlier this week: This week, the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Data scientist, according to a 2012 Harvard Business Review article, is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Given its authors, Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil, the declaration is hardly surprising. Nonetheless, the IT industry is besotted with...
From: TechCrunch | By: Barry Devlin | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 We had a chance to sit down with the founders of Zeta Interactive — John Sculley and David Steinberg — last week to talk a bit about their online marketing service. But Sculley isn’t just known for that company, or the ones that came just before...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Berlin, du bist so wunderbar! We’re hosting the Closing Party in honour of our 10th Anniversary at Tech Open Air Berlin! So please grab your tickets and come along. We will release public tickets step by step, starting with the first 500 today. In...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Jason Kneen is a programmer and happens to own about a hundred domain names picked up over a sixteen year period. One of those, workbetter.com, he purchased in 1999 and it has been available on his site for years. In late April 2014 a company, OfficeLinks,...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothership yet raising and investing from their own funds. Now that...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ingrid Lunden | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Alibaba affiliate company Ant Financial confirmed today that it closed a Series A funding round which includes investment from China’s largest pension fund, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 It was easy to see it coming. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange formally asked for asylum in France in a letter sent to Le Monde. Over the past couple of weeks, WikiLeaks dropped multiple documents related to France and Germany. We learned that the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Transportation company Uber just announced in an interview with Le Monde that it will be suspending UberPOP in France tonight at 8pm. The news follows a difficult week for the company. Last Thursday, anti-Uber protests turned to guerrilla warfare as...
From: TechCrunch | By: Romain Dillet | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 One of the main issues with current 360-degree VR technology is that a successful experience typically requires a user to have both creation and consumption devices. While companies like Oculus and Samsung have begun to bring VR consumption devices...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fitz Tepper | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 There’s good news for startup founders and entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia after 500 Startups increased its $10 million fund for the region by a further $5 million. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 The moderators behind a number of the most popular subreddits on the site — which is known as the front page of internet — have made their communities private, thus shutting them off from the internet, in protest of the departure of a key Reddit...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 BankBazaar, a startup that lets Indian consumers compare financial products online, has scored a $60 million Series C led by Amazon, with participation from Fidelity Growth Partners, Mousse Partners, and returning investors Sequoia Capital and Walden...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 It was apparent from the first time I took a computer programming class in high school that it was one of the few subjects that really excited me. Initially, it was just an option I was trying out, but I soon knew that engineering was what I wanted...
From: TechCrunch | By: Priyanka Shetty | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Greece went to the brink this week. And the country’s entrepreneurs wasted no time in stepping into action. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Elmira Bayrasli | Friday, July 3, 2015
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 Last week we had a chance to sit down with the founders of Zeta Interactive, an online marketing service — which isn’t the first company that brought CEO David Steinberg and former Apple CEO John Sculley together. Zeta Interactive focuses on using...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matthew Lynley | Thursday, July 2, 2015
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