• Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102

    Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102

    “The show must go on.” That’s what they’re telling us as a blizzard pummels the northeast. So if we can make sure that TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM Indie 102 carries on, we will. We simply ask that you apply to be a part of the show and be around to call into the show on Tuesday at 6pm ET/3pm PT. TechCrunch Radio is an hour of geeky bliss as John and I go through… Read More

  • Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. I’m disappointed if I don’t save at least 50% of my grocery bill using coupons, if not more. But working the system to your advantage in this… Read More

  • OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps

    OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps

    Tired of retyping stuff like your name, email and physical address when using iOS devices? A new keyboard app for iOS, called OftenType, has a quick fix for this type of personal data-related typing fatigue: it’s added custom shortcut keys to the standard iOS keyboard to save you some taps. Read More

  • Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns

    Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns

    First we went online to learn. Then we naturally started buying stuff. Smart retailers learned to target us based on our behavior. We searched and they reacted through PPC and display. Then folks like Amazon used purchase history data to get smart about predicting what else we’d buy (based primarily on other’s purchase data, not our own). Read More

  • What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

    What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

    Microsoft is scheduled to report its earnings from the fourth calendar quarter today after the bell. The company is expected to earn $0.71 per share on revenue of $26.33 billion. Keep in mind that the period reported is the second quarter of Microsoft’s fiscal 2015. Read More

  • Google Lunar Xprize Awards $5.25 Million In Competitive Race To The Moon

    Google Lunar Xprize Awards $5.25 Million In Competitive Race To The Moon

    The Google Lunar Xprize wants to do something that has never been done before in the history of mankind: land a private spacecraft on the moon that can travel at least 500 meters and transmit both high-definition video and imagery back to Earth, once there. Today, Xprize handed 5 of the competing teams a combined $5.25 million of the $30 million total in prize money for overcoming… Read More

  • Content Discovery Platform Curiyo Raises A Million To Help Online Publishers Increase Visitors’ Time On Site

    Content Discovery Platform Curiyo Raises A Million To Help Online Publishers Increase Visitors’ Time On Site

    Curiyo, a company that makes software which consumers, bloggers and publishers use to enhance an online article with subtle links that direct you to useful facts and other information, has raised an additional round of just under $1 million in funding. Included in the round were both new and existing investors, crowdfunding platform OurCrowd, Morton H. Meyerson, Tom Glocer (former Reuters CEO)… Read More

  • Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

    Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

    With a huge blizzard bearing down on the U.S. Northeast, Uber is instituting a cap on its surge pricing during the storm. In an email being sent to New York passengers, the company said prices will not exceed 2.8x its usual fares. Read More

  • Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

    Adobe Touch Workspaces Show What The Microsoft Surface Can Be With A True Creative Focus

    Adobe’s Touch Workspaces are new UI tools for Illustrator and Photoshop that were introduced in the CC 2014 update of those applications, providing a friendly interface for touch devices with high resolution screens, like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. While the potential audience for these software tweaks may be small, in practice they provide a lot of benefit for any digital artists… Read More

  • Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

    Stripe Partners With Intuit To Help On-Demand Workers Keep Track Of Their Finances

    Startup Stripe helps to power payments for a large number of new services offering up ways to make cash as part of the growing “on-demand economy.” Meanwhile Intuit, which makes accounting and tax software for small businesses and the self-employed, wants to help those workers keep better track of their finances. Read More

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