• The Blackberry Classic Is A Noble Throwback To The QWERTY Era
  • What Basketball Would Be Like If We All Had Portal Guns

    What Basketball Would Be Like If We All Had Portal Guns

    You know those basketball trick shot videos that were all the rage not long ago? The ones where a flock o’ fauxhawks make 47,000 attempts at some ridiculously complex basketball shot, then upload the one where it actually works and everyone goes nuts? This is like that, but with science. And by science, I mean 100% fictional Portal guns. Read More

  • Farmigo | Built in Brooklyn

    Built In Brooklyn: Farmigo Brings Local Produce To Schools, Offices, And Homes

    Food startup Farmigo is a San Francisco transplant — like me. The company was initially based on the West Coast, and it still has team members there (as well as in Tel Aviv, Israel). But two years ago, Farmigo’s headquarters, as well as its founder and CEO Benzi Ronen, moved across the country to Brooklyn, giving us an unusual perspective for the latest episode of Built in Brooklyn. Read More

  • Everplans Raises New Cash To Expand Its End-Of-Life Planning Services

    Everplans Raises New Cash To Expand Its End-Of-Life Planning Services

    Everplans, the online service that helps people plan for the only certainty in life besides taxes, has raised new cash to bring to market a product for financial advisers and service providers in the new year. “We launched the product to consumers and we started to get calls from financial advisers, and insurers,” says Everplans co-founder and chief executive Abby Schneiderman. Read More

  • TechCrunch Holiday Party

    Who Do You Want To Give A Crunchies Award To Next Year?

    It’s the holiday season, and in the spirit of giving, the Crunchies Monkey made a visit to the TechCrunch office during our annual holiday party. He celebrated the year by exchanging gifts with a few of our TechCrunch staffers, handing out invitations to the 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Ceremony in the process. Read More

  • Twitter Users Can Now Track Tweet Impressions, Engagement Numbers Right In The iOS App

    Twitter Users Can Now Track Tweet Impressions, Engagement Numbers Right In The iOS App

    Twitter has once again expanded access to its analytics data, today introducing the ability to view your “tweet activity” on mobile. In the latest version of Twitter’s iOS application, a new feature allows users to tap on a “View Analytics Details” option from any tweet’s detail page in order to see data related to that post, including total impressions… Read More

  • Twitter Rallies On CEO Rumors, Positive Analyst Attention

    Twitter Rallies On CEO Rumors, Positive Analyst Attention

    Twitter had a strong day in the market, spiking more than 4 percent in midday trading before ending the day up a slightly more modest 3.67 percent. The company’s shares benefited from a positive ‘buy’ rating from Argus that included a $44 per-share price target. The company’s shares closed the day at $38.44 per share. More dramatically, SunTrust’s Bob Peck… Read More

  • Datanyze Acquires LeadLedger, A Sales Tool That Tracks Tech Product Market Share

    Datanyze Acquires LeadLedger, A Sales Tool That Tracks Tech Product Market Share

    Sales startup Datanyze is announcing its first acquisition — it’s buying a similar service, LeadLedger. On a broad level, Datanyze and LeadLedger basically promise customers the same thing — they’re trying to help salespeople find new leads, particularly by tracking which websites are using competitors’ products, as well as overall market share. Read More

  • Influencer Marketing Is Killing Santa

    Influencer Marketing Is Killing Santa

    It’s the final week of the Christmas season, and the holiday shopping advertisements are flowing through my inbox faster than startup pitches. While endorsements from celebrities occasionally show up, there is one uber-influencer that seems to appear more than any other. Jolly St. Nick, the rotund and red-clothed Santa character partially popularized by Coca-Cola, has traditionally been… Read More

  • Yahoo Aviate Can Now Search For Apps, Contacts And The Web – Without Launching A Browser

    Yahoo Aviate Can Now Search For Apps, Contacts And The Web – Without Launching A Browser

    Aviate, the mobile homescreen application Yahoo acquired at the beginning of the year, has today received a notable update that will allow Android smartphone owners to search for contacts or apps installed on their device, or search across the web, all from a single interface. The web search is powered by Yahoo, the company notes – which means that Aviate users will be connected to… Read More

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