• This May Be The Best Look Yet At The New iPhone

    This May Be The Best Look Yet At The New iPhone

    It’s happening. Apple’s invitation to a September 9 event has officially gone out. At least one next-gen iPhone will be unveiled in a few short days. However, new photos have emerged on Chinese site WeiFeng that appear to show components that match up almost identically to previous leaks for a 4.7-inch iPhone. If these numerous leaks are to be trusted as the real deal, and we are… Read More

  • Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword

    Facebook Search Now Lets Some Mobile Users Look Up Friends’ Old Posts By Keyword

    Facebook is testing an expansion of its search product, introduced last year as “Graph Search,” on mobile devices, according to a report from Bloomberg. The change, which is currently only visible to a smaller subset of Facebook users, allows users to retrieve friends’ old posts via keyword, as well as content from pages they followed. This feature was previously introduced… Read More

  • Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute

    Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute

    Micah Toll’s Barak Electric Bike Conversion Kit turns ordinary bikes into electric ones. Read More

  • Taking Massage-On-Demand Nationwide, Zeel Rolls Out In Miami, LA, and SF Bay

    Taking Massage-On-Demand Nationwide, Zeel Rolls Out In Miami, LA, and SF Bay

    It’s a year later than they had initially planned, but Zeel is finally expanding its massage-on-demand service beyond New York to more cities in the U.S. — rolling out in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Miami. It’s the next step toward creating what Chief Executive Samer Hamadeh says is at least a billion-dollar business. “We believe we’re creating something that… Read More

  • Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

    Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

    Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business. But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting news of its own: it’s tying up with Samsung for two new versions of its Here… Read More

  • Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In

    Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In

    A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year: its CEO Mikael Hed is stepping down, and he is passing on the reigns to Pekka Rantala, who had been chief commercial officer, and before joining Rovio was CEO of Finnish drinks maker Hartwall and also spent many… Read More

  • Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale

    Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale

    Plasticity Labs, a company that uses data analytics to measure workplace morale, announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures. The funds will be used for sales and development. Plasticity was founded in 2012, three years after co-founder and CEO Jim Moss, a former professional lacrosse player for Colorado Mammoth, fell ill with swine flu and was also diagnosed with… Read More

  • Tencent, Baidu And Wanda Form $814M Joint Venture To Take On Alibaba

    Tencent, Baidu And Wanda Form $814M Joint Venture To Take On Alibaba

    Chinese Internet giants Tencent and Baidu are teaming up with conglomerate Wanda to form an RMB 5 billion (about $814 million) e-commerce joint venture in a bid to challenge Alibaba’s dominance. Wanda, a real estate and movie theater chain group, will hold a 70 percent stake, while Tencent and Baidu will each hold 15 percent. Read More

  • The Monsieur Team Tends Bar | Road to Disrupt S1:E8

    Cocktails, Wireless Power And The Giant Disrupt Battlefield Stage

    Presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield is always an adventure, even with months of preparation. From last-minute hardware issues to the occasional tear, you never know what can happen when you combine cocktails, wireless power and a massive audience. Read More

  • Google Challenges Amazon For Drone Supremacy

    Google Challenges Amazon For Drone Supremacy

    Need a tube of toothpaste, but don’t want to wait? Google wants to drone that to you, the Mountain View-based technology giant announced today. Google follows Amazon in announcing that it is building consumer delivery-facing drone technology. Amazon previously disclosed that it is working to build drones that can deliver small parcels to shoppers. The two companies have differing… Read More