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 Snapchat took its first shot at monetizing its Our Stories collaborative livestream feature tonight with a Samsung-branded look at The American Music Awards. We were tipped off to the AMA Our Story, and Snapchat confirms to me that it was paid by Samsung...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 Sephora has announced the adoption of Apple Pay for all Bay Area and Manhattan stores, starting today. Over 70 percent of Sephora’s in-store customers are also iPhone owners, according to internal company research. But Sephora had to hold off on...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 This morning, Aereo filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, marking the end of the road for the cloud-based TV startup. The company launched in 2012 using micro-antennas and cloud DVR technology to provide near-live TV access to 30 channels to subscribers...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Hot or Not founder James Hong has come a long way since building a site that helped people rank the attractiveness of others, ultimately paving the path for speed dating apps like Tinder. Today a father of three, Hong now has a different set of priorities....
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Scrollback, a free open-source chat platform for online communities, has raised $500,000 Singaporean dollars (about $400,000) led by Jungle Ventures, with participation from Singapore’s National Research Foundation, Crystal Horse Investments, Singapore...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 Despite a very promising market opportunity, Indonesian startups still have to deal with many drawbacks, including lack of venture capital funding and mentorship. Convergence Accel, a Jarkarta-based VC firm, wants to change that. It just announced...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 A Taipei-based hardware startup called JoyRay wants to create a smartwatch for kids that won’t end up abandoned like the Velveteen Rabbit. Founder and CEO Jerry Chang, who was division head of Foxconn’s smartphone business before leaving last December,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Catherine Shu | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 We in the games trade like the crowdfunding avenue in so far as the money that it brings, but we still struggle to not hold our communities at one remove as we might investors. As a result we are often mistreating fans even when we don’t mean to....
From: TechCrunch | By: Tadhg Kelly | Monday, November 24, 2014
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 Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued the company for sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, has joined up with two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and his parter Sarah Mick, to launch a direct competitor to Tinder...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 The impact of mass, digitally-enabled state surveillance upon individuals’ privacy has been described as “the new frontier of human rights” by Member of the European Parliament, Claude Moraes, who was giving an annual lecture on behalf of the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 Unless you unplugged your Internet and shut off your phone this week, you’ve probably heard the tale of Computer Engineer Barbie. I won’t spend too much time recapping it, but we cover it in more depth here. The short version: Mattel publishes...
From: TechCrunch | By: Greg Kumparak | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 Editor’s Note: Micah Rosenbloom is a Venture Partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund. Marc Andreessen has said that there are 15 companies per year that generate 90% of the returns for VCs. Startups jockey for position in...
From: TechCrunch | By: Micah Rosenbloom | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts are predicting (again) that ebooks could soon edge out print as publishers’ most lucrative products. What does this mean? Essentially that a ebook popularity and pricing stabilizes, users will spend more on bits than...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 Fitness marketplace Fitmob is growing fast and looking to grow even faster, and to do so it’s raised new strategic funding from Recruit Strategic Partners. The funding will be used as Fitmob adds more options to its fitness marketplace through partnerships...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Lawler | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 Roughly 5,000 gallons of blood has been spilled in Eastern Ukraine, if the United Nation’s estimates that at least 4,000 have perished are any indication. Much of this bloodbath was avoidable; in fact, in 90 percent of potentially survivable battlefield...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jillian Kay Melchior | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 Oh, Uber. Such a great service…run by such short-sighted, thin-skinned executives. Clue: when people criticize you and/or your company, suck it up, take the criticism on board and apologize/adjust if warranted, then shut up and move on. Do not muse...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 It’s a Friday night, and I am on the prowl. I’m with my friend Edgar, and we are looking for evidence of the increasing S&M problem among the denizens of America’s startup capital. We all know the story the past few months: it’s really...
From: TechCrunch | By: Danny Crichton | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 ISPs and mobile operators will be forced to retain information linking IP addresses to individuals for 12 months under U.K. government counter-terrorism plans expected to be detailed next week. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 Late last week Finnish mobile startup Jolla launched a crowdfunding campaign for a tablet running its open source Sailfish OS, smashing past its initial funding goal of $380,000 in a couple of hours. It has since pushed past the $1 million mark, with...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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If software is eating the world, then marketplaces are one of the agents of destruction. Marketplaces are eating every type of firm on the planet. Let’s look at where the feasting is happening. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Breinlinger | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 Raising venture funding may have just gotten a little tougher. A major investor recently announced that venture capitalists are “taking on an excessive amount of risk right now – unprecedented since ’99.” Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Brian Brown | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would indeed...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 In mid-October of this year, HBO dropped a bombshell — albeit a long-rumored one — with the news that it would launch a standalone streaming service sometime in 2015. The media and Game of Thrones fans everywhere immediately went into overdrive,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Braxton Jarratt | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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 Ten years ago, the idea that Colombia would become a burgeoning hub for any dynamic industry beyond its notorious drug trade would have struck most observers as far-fetched. As recently as the turn of the century, conventional wisdom had it that the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Conrad Egusa | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 Let’s face it: Elon Musk is probably a time traveller sent back to help us leave earth behind and achieve the next phase of human evolution. The inventor and entrepreneur issued a minor tweet storm today, in which he detailed a new SpaceX program...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 Over the last few months enterprise giants Oracle and Salesforce have put on shows featuring the likes of Hillary Clinton and Bruno Mars reminding all of us in the enterprise world that marketing matters. While most enterprise startups will never reach...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mamoon Hamid | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 Patrons is an app makes it easy to hook your place of business up with a band that has a little bit of free time before a performance. The idea is that the artist can pick up an extra gig while in town for another performance. It’s an offshoot from...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Hard not to talk about Uber, given the clash between hubris and transformational momentum. The Gang swims in a sea of messaging apps, Facebook passport control,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting to your...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 In an increasingly digital world, where everything from marketing to R&D and customer service is becoming digital, the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is more important than ever in helping drive company growth and a better connection with customers....
From: TechCrunch | By: Neha Sampat | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 Here’s a positive story about tech companies and their awareness of the outside world, just in case this week had you disillusioned. Evernote today issued a fix for its Penultimate digital handwriting app for the iPad that it hopes will end more...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably help. Created as a place for makers to come together and discuss 3D printed robotics, the service is now...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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 Photo app-maker Cooliris just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006 and was initially known for creating a “3D wall” for navigating photos and other media content. More recently, its focus shifted to an app...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 This week’s tech news saw a new payments deal between Snapchat and Square Cash, the death of the Netflix API, the failure of the USA FREEDOM Act and a sexist Barbie book. Here are our best stories from this week (11/15-11/21). Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anna Escher | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Here’s a protip: Don’t do what Uber did this week. That’s the main topic of CrunchWeek this time around. Bad behavior, however, wasn’t just Uber’s purview: The corporate entity behind Barbie was exposed for publishing a wantonly sexist tract...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 The Fire TV Stick works. That’s about all there is to it. It streams videos from Amazon, Netflix and more. It plays simple games and streams from local network shares. But it’s not for everyone. There are better products on the market for some...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Burns | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 If you got your first real six string at the Five and Dime and you and you and some guys from school got together to record some songs primarily during and around the summer of 1969, you probably could have used the Mikme. The Mikme is a box-shaped...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 DataFox, the online research platform that allows anyone to track information about private tech companies, has now brought its service to mobile in the form of a new iOS application. The free app provides DataFox subscribers with access to over...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session today at 1pm PT. Gillmor Gang on Facebook Friendfeed chat during live broadcast Our sister show, G3 Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 News is picking up in time for the holiday season, with Nokia announcing the Android-powered N1 tablet. Meanwhile, Intel got into the fashion game with the new MICA data-connected bracelet, complete with a Sapphire OLED touchscreen. Plus, Parrot just...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Digital technologies — from social media to mobile computing to big data to the internet of everything — are transforming businesses in every industry. Do you want to have conversations with your customers in ways that surveys and focus groups...
From: TechCrunch | By: George Westerman | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Uber now lets you play backseat DJ for your car’s sound system via Spotify in 10 cities. On my demo ride-along, I was impressed by how easy and seamless it works, as long as the driver is equipped. Music selections made on your phone quickly start...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 The FCC anticipates that large cable companies will sue the agency after it votes into place net neutrality regulations. This would be a mere repeat of history. It will have the clarifying impact of forcing hands: Companies that tried to split the...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 3D printer company Makerbot experienced almost exponential growth. After a few years in a cramped Brooklyn warehouse, the team grew from 20 to 600 in a few short years and the company was bought by Stratasys, a major player in the professional printing...
From: TechCrunch | By: John Biggs | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Ever since, Taylor Swift decided to give Spotify the boot, under the auspices of helping songwriters, there has been a conversation suggesting that there was somehow a golden age for songwriters when they controlled their own destiny –and the Internet...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Photo-sharing application Memoir, a Timehop competitor that allows you to rediscover old photo “memories,” has raised an additional $5.5 million in a round led by Redpoint Ventures’ Ryan Sarver. Others participating included prior investors...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 Kitchen gadgets are always a good option if there’s someone on your list that likes to cook, craft, bake and do whatever else in the culinary way. There’s a lot out there that can help simplify the cooking process, enable the creation of new types...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 The creators of coupon-code finder Honey, which helps online shoppers save at checkout, have now launched a new app called Milk (mmm…milk and honey…) that lets you save at the grocery store. The app is now one of many aimed at helping consumers...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Friday, November 21, 2014
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 At this point, I should probably stop calling Livefyre a commenting platform. Actually, the company has been expanding beyond comments for a while. It launched its StreamHub product, which included more social media widgets, back in 2012. And it acquired...
From: TechCrunch | By: Anthony Ha | Friday, November 21, 2014
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IncuBusLDN is literally an incubator and co-working space on wheels, based on a renovated, red ‘double decker’ London bus, parked close to the ‘Tech City’ tech startup cluster in East London. The bus features a ‘Confession Booth’ – a two...
From: TechCrunch | By: Mike Butcher | Friday, November 21, 2014
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