• Doxie Go: Wireless Scanner (mostly) Cuts the Cord

    Doxie Go: Wireless Scanner (mostly) Cuts the Cord

    Doxie, the cute but functional document scanner, last made waves with its ability to send scanned items to Evernote, Dropbox, or your iPhone. That functionality was handy, but you still needed to dig out your Doxie scanner, attach it your PC or Mac, and then perform the scan. Doxie’s cutting the cord today with Doxie Go: a cordless self-contained scanner that saves scans to its… Read More

  • Oracle Buys Enterprise Search And Data Management Company Endeca

    Oracle Buys Enterprise Search And Data Management Company Endeca

    Oracle has acquired Endeca, a company that powers enterprise search for large companies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Endeca has raised a total of $65 million from Bessemer, Venrock, Intel, SAP, Ampersand Capital Partners, DN Capital and Lehman Brothers. Endeca’s core technology enables companies to correlate and analyze unstructured data and provides enterprise search… Read More

  • Dropbox Said No To A “Nine-Digit” Acquisition Offer From Apple, Steve Jobs

    Dropbox Said No To A “Nine-Digit” Acquisition Offer From Apple, Steve Jobs

    As we were reporting the news about Dropbox’s $250 million funding round, Forbes went live with a fascinating story, detailing how co-founders Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston turned down a “nine-digit” acquisition offer from Apple back in late 2009 when the company was only two years old. The late Steve Jobs, Apple’s iconic co-founder and former CEO, reportedly led… Read More

  • Ordr.in Raises Seed Funding From Google Ventures For Its Food API

    Ordr.in Raises Seed Funding From Google Ventures For Its Food API

    I’m at the TechStars Demo Day in New York City, where a class of twelve startups are showcasing their products to a room full of hundreds of investors (we’ll have a recap on TechCrunch later today). Among the companies is a service called Ordr.in — which brings the power of food to any app, service, or website that wants to integrate it. Or, more specifically, it’ll… Read More

  • Adlibrium Launches Daily Deals Service Where Offers Appear As Mobile Ads

    Adlibrium Launches Daily Deals Service Where Offers Appear As Mobile Ads

    Advertising and social media startup Camber Tech is launching its freemium service called Adlibrium Dailies, a daily deal service for mobile that distributes deals through mobile applications. The service displays the offers as standard banner ads within apps through remnant mobile ad inventory via ad exchanges, as well as via email to its own subscriber base. When tapped, the banner ads open… Read More

  • Vudu And Dolby Team Up For 7.1 Audio On Streaming Movies

    Vudu And Dolby Team Up For 7.1 Audio On Streaming Movies

    Streaming movies just got a little more tempting for the home theater enthusiast. Starting with Vudu’s release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, select movies will stream with Dolby’s bandwidth-friendly Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 audio. It’s almost time to throw-out your Blu-ray player, kids. High quality audio on streaming movies is convergence at its finest. Vudu… Read More

  • Gogobot Takes Social Travel Discovery Platform Mobile With iOS App

    Gogobot Takes Social Travel Discovery Platform Mobile With iOS App

    Travel discovery startup Gogobot is making its first entry into the mobile space today with a new, free iOS app. In case you aren’t familiar, Gogobot is sort of like a Yelp for travel. The site leverages social data from Facebook, Foursquare and other services. You can navigate Gogobot by searching for places or things and see where a particular user has gone by navigating his or her… Read More

  • Dropbox Raises $250M In Funding, Boasts 45 Million Users

    Dropbox Raises $250M In Funding, Boasts 45 Million Users

    We knew it was in the works, and now Dropbox has confirmed that it has raised a massive round of funding. The company has landed $250 million in Series B financing (bringing its total of capital raised to $257.2 million). Last we heard the round values Dropbox at $4 billion. Index Ventures led the round, with participation from a stellar list of new investors (Benchmark Capital, Goldman… Read More

  • Here Comes The Modern Warfare 3 Gear: Logitech Outs MW3 G105 Keyboard And G9X Gaming Mouse

    Here Comes The Modern Warfare 3 Gear: Logitech Outs MW3 G105 Keyboard And G9X Gaming Mouse

    Collect all the things! Logitech’s latest venture involves slapping Modern Warfare 3 logos on their wares and selling them at the same price. Yep, you can show your FPS allegiance without paying a silly premium. The upcoming MW3 G105 gaming keyboard and G9X gaming mouse will cost the same as their standard counterparts. A move that is consumer-friendly and, at the same time, rather scary. Read More

  • Social Navigation And Traffic App Waze Raises $30M From Kleiner Perkins And Li Ka-shing

    Social Navigation And Traffic App Waze Raises $30M From Kleiner Perkins And Li Ka-shing

    Social mapping and navigation company Waze has raised $30 million in new funding from Horizons Ventures Hong Kong (the fund that manages the private venture investments of Facebook investor Li Ka-shing), and the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Digital Growth Fund and iFund. This brings Waze’s total funding to over $55 million. John Malloy, Managing Partner of Blue Run Ventures and… Read More

  • Lookout Finally Brings Intelligent Smartphone Security And Tracking Application To iOS

    Lookout Finally Brings Intelligent Smartphone Security And Tracking Application To iOS

    Lookout, a company that offers security services for a number of smartphone platforms has long catered to the mobile security need of Android, Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry users but has not offered an iOS app. After two years of development, Lookout is finally releasing a dedicated security application for iPhones and iPads via a new, free iOS app launching today. For background… Read More

  • Clustrix Lands Former Hewlett-Packard VP Robin Purohit As Its New CEO

    Clustrix Lands Former Hewlett-Packard VP Robin Purohit As Its New CEO

    Big news for ‘Big Data’ company Clustrix today. Clustrix, which was initially financed by Y Combinator back in 2006 and went on to raise $12 million in funding from Sequoia Capital, USVP and ATA Ventures, has gotten to a point where it apparently has enough klout to convince a former top Hewlett-packard (HP) executive to join the venture as its new leader. Clustrix this morning… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus Leaked: Image, Specs And Launch Date

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Leaked: Image, Specs And Launch Date

    Well it would seem that NTT DoCoMo, one of the largest wireless carriers in Japan, has let slip the Samsung Galaxy Nexus announcement just a couple hours early. According to a tweet, “the latest Android OS smartphone with Google and Samsung Electronics [will be] announced on October 19 in Hong Kong tomorrow. DoCoMo is almost equivalent to the fastest in the world, scheduled for release… Read More

  • Zipcar Members Can Now Reserve A Car On Facebook

    Zipcar Members Can Now Reserve A Car On Facebook

    Car sharing network company Zipcar this morning announced the release of a Facebook application that allows its members to ‘reserve their wheels’ on the popular social networking site without having to leave it. The Nasdaq-listed car-sharing company warns that the app is being tested in public beta for now. Aside from booking a vehicle, members can also use the app to check car… Read More

  • BillGuard Startup Battlefield Finalist Presentation

    Khosla, Founders Fund, and Eric Schmidt Put $10 Million Into BillGuard

    The other day, I mentioned in passing that Khosla Ventures invested in BillGuard, a TC Disrupt finalist from last May. Here are more details. It turns out that Khosla led the round, a $10 million series B. Other investors include Founders Fund, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Bessemer, IA Ventures, Saul Klein, and Joe Lonsdale. The startup raised a $3 million series A in… Read More

  • Secret Escapes Attracts New Funding And A Battle-Hardened CEO

    Secret Escapes Attracts New Funding And A Battle-Hardened CEO

    Secret Escapes, the exclusive flash sales for luxury hotel rooms along the lines of and Voyage Privé in France and Gilt Group in the US, is announcing a second funding round, although they are being coy about the level. Suffice to say this is a site which is pretty much ‘coining it’ amongst users, having attracted 750,000 active users since January this year and claims to be… Read More

  • Gilt Groupe Debuts New Home Focused Retail And Curated Content Site To Take On One Kings Lane

    Gilt Groupe Debuts New Home Focused Retail And Curated Content Site To Take On One Kings Lane

    Flash sales giant Gilt Groupe has been steadily expanding its flash sales platform into a full-fledged e-commerce and curated content platform that reaches all major retail verticals including fashion, food, men’s clothing, and now the home. Today, Gilt is launching a brand new destination for home accessories and furniture, called Gilt Home. While Gilt has been offering home goods via… Read More

  • The “Live Shell” Lets You Broadcast Live Video Via Ustream Without A PC

    The “Live Shell” Lets You Broadcast Live Video Via Ustream Without A PC

    Japan-based startup Cerevo took the wraps off the so-called “Live Shell” [JP] yesterday, a small device that makes it possible to stream live video to the web (via Ustream) without using a PC. It’s a significant improvement over the similar “Livebox” the company introduced last year. The Live Shell is sized at just 68×120×26mm, weighs 106g and is officially… Read More

  • Mark Pincus Used To Be Sean Parker’s Boss

    Napster co-founder, former Facebook president and current Airtime CEO Sean Parker subbed in for Zynga CEO Mark Pincus today onstage at Web 2.0 Summit, when Pincus couldn’t speak because of Zynga’s quiet period (sidenote: expect an IPO within the next month, yo). You know what’s cool? That the 15-year-old Parker, oddly enough, used to intern for Mark Pincus’… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Surface

    Daily Crunch: Surface

    Here are some of yesterday’s posts on TechCrunch Gadgets: Read More

  • Tim O’Reilly Vs. Christopher Poole On The Future Of Web Identity

    “Facebook and Google do identity wrong, Twitter does it better,” is the most oft repeated soundbite from 4Chan founder’s Christopher Poole’s Web 2.0 Summit talk today. Actually the truth is a bit more complex than that, when talking about something as intangible and as in flux as the concept of identity online. Read More