• Screw The Rich (Here’s How)

    Screw The Rich (Here’s How)

    Tax the rich. Those bastards. I get why people who aren’t rich hate those that are. No one really cares what they have, they only care what they have relative to others. When there is inequality, and there always is, even the hyper intelligent call for a redistribution of wealth. It’s an enduring longing for us as a species, and no evidence to the contrary will convince people it… Read More

  • “Defending Android”

    “Defending Android”

    Bravo Google, well played. There’s no denying that Google’s maneuver this morning to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion in cash is remarkable. Everyone is talking about every possible angle of the deal, as they should. The summertime is usually the doldrums when it comes to tech news. Not this year. Google is pulling off an acquisition that is larger than any that Microsoft… Read More

  • BART Shuts Down Cell Service To Thwart Rumored Protests, Gets Actual Protests (And Has To Close Stations)

    BART Shuts Down Cell Service To Thwart Rumored Protests, Gets Actual Protests (And Has To Close Stations)

    Since shutting down cell service on Thursday to try to quell rumored protests which never came to fruition, the Bay Area Transit Authority (BART) has had an interesting weekend and Monday. Aside from getting investigated by the FCC as to whether it exceeded its authority in shutting off cellphones, the myBART website has been hacked by collective Anonymous on Sunday, with Anonymous claiming… Read More

  • Supply Line Troubles To Delay iPad 3 Launch?

    Supply Line Troubles To Delay iPad 3 Launch?

    Analysts and pundits have been predicting an iPad 3 with a late 2011 launch for some time now, but if accounts from suppliers in Asia are to be believed, there just is no way that’s going to happen — if the rumors of the high-DPI screen are correct in the first place (and we think they are). A 9.7″ display sporting 2048×1536 pixels, four times more than the current iPad… Read More

  • Photovoltaic Cells In LCDs Could Recycle Wasted And Ambient Light

    Photovoltaic Cells In LCDs Could Recycle Wasted And Ambient Light

    Researchers at UCLA have created a twist on traditional LCDs that would allow displays to reclaim wasted photons from the backlight, or even act as a normal solar cell. Normal LCDs rely on an always-on backlight, but because of the way LCDs work, most of that light never escapes. This inherent inefficiency hasn’t stopped us from getting bright displays, but the power necessary to make… Read More

  • Obama Checks In: You Can Now Follow Our President On Foursquare

    Obama Checks In: You Can Now Follow Our President On Foursquare

    First Facebook, then Twitter and now Foursquare; Obama sure gets around (social platforms). As announced today on the White House blog, Obama will be checking in to the location-based service as he hits stops on his economic bus tour in the Midwest. Of course. Users who want to follow Barack can check out the White House Foursquare page here, where they can now suscribe to White House Tips as… Read More

  • YC-Funded MarketBrief Makes Obtuse SEC Documents Human-Friendly

    YC-Funded MarketBrief Makes Obtuse SEC Documents Human-Friendly

    If you’ve ever tried to trudge through an SEC filing (or most financial filings, for that matter), you know that it can be a tedious and sometimes confusing process hampered by excessive legalize and unnecessarily small font sizes. Now MarketBrief, a Y Combinator-backed company that’s relaunching today, has a solution: it looks through these SEC filings for you, then culls the… Read More

  • WhaleShark Media Buys UK’s Top Coupon Site, VoucherCodes

    WhaleShark Media Buys UK’s Top Coupon Site, VoucherCodes

    WhaleShark Media, which just announced an investment by Google Ventures, continues to acquire coupon sites around the world. Tomorrow they’ll announce the aquisition of eConversions, Ltd., operator of the web sites VoucherCodes.co.uk in the UK and Gutschein-Codes.de in Germany. Vouchercodes is the UK’s largest coupon site, says Whaleshark. The size of the acquisition isn’t… Read More

  • Michael Arrington’s New Executive Assistant Did It All For The Labradors

    Michael Arrington’s New Executive Assistant Did It All For The Labradors

    Michael Arrington decided to test the limits of what his new Executive Assistant, Greg Barto, can actually do by asking the TechCrunch readers to suggest tasks he should complete for one day. Using Zaarly, Greg was sent on a day long adventure fulfilling tasks (risking his life and dignity?) offered up by the community and doing it all for charity. Luckily, it is all captured in the video below. Read More