• This Is WebRTC’s Year…Or Is It?

    This Is WebRTC’s Year…Or Is It?

    WebRTC is an open-source standard (spearheaded by Google in 2012 through the World Wide Web Consortium) enabling browsers to make voice or video calls without needing any plug-ins. Using WebRTC, a user can establish a voice or video call by clicking on a button in a browser representing the other endpoint. Read More

  • Tumblr Takes On Medium With Upgrades To Its Writing Interface And More

    Tumblr Takes On Medium With Upgrades To Its Writing Interface And More

    Starting today, Tumblr is rolling out a series of updates to its online blogging platform designed to make the service more attractive and useful for content creators, and specifically for those writing long-form content. The move comes at a time when publishing platform Medium, co-founded by former Twitter CEO Evan Williams, is growing in popularity thanks to its simple and clean user… Read More

  • Facebook Beats Estimates In Q4 With $3.85B Revenue, User Growth Up To 3.2% QOQ To Hit 1.39B

    Facebook Beats Estimates In Q4 With $3.85B Revenue, User Growth Up To 3.2% QOQ To Hit 1.39B

    Facebook beat the street’s estimates for the 10th straight quarter in Q4 2014. It now has 1.393 billion users, up 3.18% quarter over quarter, which was a little faster than Q3’s 2.2% but slower than Q2’s 3.125%. The company brought in $0.54 EPS on $3.85 billion in revenue. Mobile made up 69% of ad revenue compared to 66% last quarter, showing its business is now firmly… Read More

  • ScottEVest Founder Puts In Bid For SkyMall

    ScottEVest Founder Puts In Bid For SkyMall

    It’s back! Venerable SkyMall, that inflight catalog full of stepping stools for dogs and hearing gadgets, may have a second life thanks to the larger-than-life CEO of ScottEVest, Scott Jordan. Jordan, who we interviewed at CES this year, is putting in a bid for the company and hopes to turn it around by bringing it into the 21st century. Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Bringing The Pitch-Off Back To Atlanta And Boston

    TechCrunch Is Bringing The Pitch-Off Back To Atlanta And Boston

    Meetups are coming to Boston and Atlanta, and they’ll be here before you know it. Be a planner. Get out ahead of it and follow through on your New Year’s resolutions! Buy tickets here. We’re headed to Atlanta on February 24 and Boston on February 26 to hit our favorite cities with the world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off. About 10 companies will have the chance to pitch… Read More

  • ShuttleCloud Launches API To Import Address Books And Build “The Email Graph”

    ShuttleCloud Launches API To Import Address Books And Build “The Email Graph”

    You’ve probably heard of the social graph and the interest graph. Now a startup called ShuttleCloud says it’s trying to help developers with “unlocking the email graph.” By email graph, ShuttleCloud means “the contacts and the relationships buried within your email,” according to Bob Greenlees, the company’s director of operations and business development. Read More

  • Snapchat Lets You Add People Via QR Snaptags Thanks To Secret Scan.me Acquisition

    Snapchat Lets You Add People Via QR Snaptags Thanks To Secret Scan.me Acquisition

    Leaked emails from the Sony hack revealed Snapchat quietly acquired a QR code startup called Scan.me late last year, and now we know why. Yesterday alongside Discover, Snapchat launched a new feature called Snaptags that creates a unique QR code for every Snapchat user. When someone points their Snapchat camera at a Snaptag, the app adds the corresponding person as a friend. Read More

  • Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

    Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

    Amazon has a new product called WorkMail debuting today (via Forbes), which is an email and calendaring service that aims to provide those tools for corporate customers. The tech is based on Amazon Web Services, and aims to best the reigning champs (which include Microsoft, and to a lesser extent, Google) in terms of ease of use and security. Read More

  • Nimble HR Picks Up A Quarter Million To Take On The Recruitment Space

    Nimble HR Picks Up A Quarter Million To Take On The Recruitment Space

    Nimble HR, a company that provides subscription software to help firms recruit new talent, has raised a $250,000 round of capital that it would likely call pre-seed. The company told TechCrunch that it is likely going to raise a full seed round, or even a Series A traunch, this summer. It’s taking less capital on now in expectation of raising at a higher valuation — or, implicitly… Read More

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