• Izberg Marketplace Turns Any Website Into An E-Commerce Marketplace

    Izberg Marketplace Turns Any Website Into An E-Commerce Marketplace

    Meet Izberg Marketplace, an interesting French startup that has been flying under the radar for a while. The company recently grabbed $1.7 million from Alven Capital (€1.5 million) — and it’s already profitable. Izberg provides one of the most flexible e-commerce solutions available, and it finds the right balance between customizability and complexity. “We can add an… Read More

  • AOL’s MapQuest Inks UI Deal With Mapbox As It Prepares To Overhaul The Product

    AOL’s MapQuest Inks UI Deal With Mapbox As It Prepares To Overhaul The Product

    AOL, which is in the process of getting acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion, says it has no plans to divest itself of its content operations (which include TechCrunch) as part of that deal. But it’s not leaving them on autopilot, either. We’ve confirmed there are plans to overhaul MapQuest, its mapping business, later this year. Part of that includes a deal with developer… Read More

  • Apple’s iOS 9 Could Herald A New Future For Older iPhones And iPads

    Apple’s iOS 9 Could Herald A New Future For Older iPhones And iPads

    Apple’s next-generation operating systems, for both mobile devices and PCs, are reportedly going to have a strong focus on zapping bugs and improving stability, reports 9to5Mac. We’d heard this about iOS before, but it appears this will be a smoothing year (but with new features, too). The more interesting news, however, is that Apple is also said to be working on improving iOS… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    TechCrunch had some big internal news this week, as we said goodbye to co-editor Alexia Tsotsis and Conference Program Chair Susan Hobbs. Read More

  • Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM, SG VC, and Marcel Legrand. Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder. This lets users swipe right of left on potential… Read More

  • Someone Build A Startup To Make Things Less On-Demand

    Someone Build A Startup To Make Things Less On-Demand

    Tech companies old and new are powering an on-demand revolution, letting us get everything from house cleaning, to lunch, to product, to almost literally everything where we want it, when we want it. Of course, there’s a cost – a monetary one for users of these services, and, arguably, a long-term economic one on the supply-side. But there’s also a hidden cost, in that… Read More

  • Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

    Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

    Project Fi, Google’s recently announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service, appears to have a lot of demand – or at least, that’s what an email sent out to potential customers seems to imply. The email informs those who previously registered their interest in trying out the new service that, due to the number of requests Google has received, it will likely… Read More

  • Watch This High School Computer Club Channel Tay Tay

    Watch This High School Computer Club Channel Tay Tay

    In my high school years I learned programming from a robust man with a large mustache who practiced his golf swing while we coded in Pascal. Not once did we ever sing and I doubt he would have been able to make us had he tried. The teachers at the Whittell High School Computer Club in Zephyr Cove, Nevada have clearly figured out that secret formula. The Whittell High Computer Club and AP… Read More

  • Finding Your Tribe Is An Ongoing Quest

    Finding Your Tribe Is An Ongoing Quest

    As the father of an 11th grade student, I am watching my oldest child explore where she will want to attend university when she completes her senior and final year of high school. This past month my wife and daughter drove through six different states and looked at over a dozen universities and colleges, with the hope that my 17 year-old child will find a place where “she fits in”… Read More

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