• Predictive First: How A New Era Of Apps Will Change The Game

    Predictive First: How A New Era Of Apps Will Change The Game

    Over the past several decades, enterprise technology has consistently followed a trail blazed by top consumer tech brands. This has certainly been true of delivery models – first there were software CDs, then the cloud, and now all kinds of mobile apps. In tandem with this shift, the way we build applications has changed and we’re increasingly learning the benefits of taking a… Read More

  • An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC

    An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC

    Max Gurvits is an investor. Based in Bulgaria, the peripatetic VC is almost everywhere, showing up at events around the world and scouting out some amazing ideas. I talked to him about how he became a VC at a comparatively young age and what it takes to make it in investing for our back to school series. TC: You’re pretty young (comparatively). How did you start?

    Gurvits: I co-founded… Read More

  • Nintendo Announces The “New Nintendo 3DS”

    Nintendo Announces The “New Nintendo 3DS”

    First released in 2011, the Nintendo 3DS has been re-released both as the bigger 3DS XL and as the the cheaper, kid-friendly 2DS. In today’s “Nintendo Direct” video update, Nintendo announced the “New Nintendo 3DS,” an update to the platform that’s somewhere between a minor update and a full-fledged follow-up. Read More

  • Twitch's Sale To Amazon, Snapchat Valuation And Uber Operation SLOG

    CrunchWeek: Twitch’s $1B Sale, Snapchat’s $10B Valuation, Uber’s Operation SLOG

    You can tell when summer is coming to an end: The weather turns cooler, the days run shorter, and tech news starts to pick up the pace. This week was a great example of the news cycle perking up as we head into fall, giving us a few big stories to talk about for our weekly CrunchWeek show. Ryan Lawler, Alex Wilhelm, and I got together to talk about Twitch’s $1 billion sale to Amazon… Read More

  • YC’s BillForward Wants To Change The Way You’re Charged For Subscriptions

    YC’s BillForward Wants To Change The Way You’re Charged For Subscriptions

    Amazon Prime, Netflix, utilities, the New York Times, HBO Go, the gym… When you stop and think about all the subscriptions you have, the list probably is a bit longer than you thought. But even as more subscription services become available, from ride shares to make up kits, it seems companies still offer customers limited subscription options due to constraints with their billing systems. Read More

  • Snapchat Steps On Twitter’s Toes, Lets You Follow Remote Events Live

    Snapchat Steps On Twitter’s Toes, Lets You Follow Remote Events Live

    Snapchat has just updated its app with a brand new Live section that will incorporate Our Story into everyone’s feed, regardless of location. Our Story is a Snapchat product that lets users contribute snaps to a single Story (or, thread of snaps) from a single event. The product first launched back at Electronic Daisy Carnival, and then went on to Rio, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza. Read More

  • Lyft-Off: Zimride’s Long Road To Overnight Success
  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s Event, Smart Watches, And Drones

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple’s Event, Smart Watches, And Drones

    As August comes to a close, the world speeds back up again and things actually start… you know, happening. Apple has an event in just a few short days, where we expect to learn about the iPhone. After that, a bunch of other companies are releasing smart watches, including Motorola, LG, and Google and Disney entering the Game of Drones. Read More

  • Tablet Growth Now Expected To Be Flat In North America And Europe This Year

    Tablet Growth Now Expected To Be Flat In North America And Europe This Year

    Tablet growth in the North American and European markets will be flat this year, according to IDC. The group revised its estimates after what it called a “second quarter of softer than expected demand.” The tablet market, which IDC counts as tablets and 2-in-1 devices, will grow by a slim 6.5 percent globally. In 2014, around 233 million tablets and 2-in-1 devices will be sold… Read More