• Google Wallet’s Founding Engineer, Product Lead Already at Work on Next Startup, Tappmo

    Google Wallet’s Founding Engineer, Product Lead Already at Work on Next Startup, Tappmo

    More people leaving Google Wallet means more founders for mobile payments startups! Jonathan Wall, a founding engineer on Google Wallet, and Marc Freed-Finnegan, its product lead, are already heads down on their next venture Tappmo after having their last day at Google on March 5. They’re not saying too much about what it is aside from saying it’s about revolutionizing offline… Read More

  • Tim “The Freak” Lincecum Co-founds Stealth Startup 12Society, More Celebs To Come

    Tim “The Freak” Lincecum Co-founds Stealth Startup 12Society, More Celebs To Come

    Back in October 2010, billionaire tech investor Mark Cuban jumped into the daily deals game with a $1.5 million seed investment in gift online shopping deals startup JungleCents. Because the startup took a somewhat alternative approach to daily deals, using a lead generation model to give publishers supplemental revenue streams, today, JungleCents has seen some pretty good traction. Its deals… Read More

  • The Agony And Ecstasy Of Mike Daisey

    The Agony And Ecstasy Of Mike Daisey

    It seems that noted firebrand Mike Daisey’s story – the one about the crippled, underaged factory workers who unspooled tales of woe and torture at the hands of their evil Foxconn masters at Apple’s behest – was at least partially fabricated. He was outed as, at best, a bad journalist and at worst a fraud. To be clear, he’s a monologist and playwright and had… Read More

  • Jonathan Klein Talks About Getty Images

    Getty Images CEO On Building A Company That Lasts [TCTV]

    Some people are surprised when they find out that Getty Images is just 17 years old — its brand name has become such an institution in the image licensing and stock photography space that many people assume it’s been around for decades longer. But starting in 1995 just at the dawn of the Internet age does make it a veteran in many ways, compared to its much younger peers in the… Read More

  • Developers: Quick! Get “Retina-Ready” Or Risk Abandonment

    Developers: Quick! Get “Retina-Ready” Or Risk Abandonment

    I just got the new iPad in the mail, and naturally the first thing I did was load up a few of my old apps and throw some content on there. Oh god! Oh no! One of my favorite apps, GoodReader, which opens a great variety of files and which I use to consume the enormous PDFs from Google Books, is a patchwork of pixels. My go-to Mahjong game, aliased to hell! Muji notebook – my pencil leaves… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: A New iPad! #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: A New iPad! #TechCrunch

    Happy new iPad Friday! All of the new iPads are shipping already and for those of you who ordered a new one online, you should be getting them soon (if you haven’t already). So in light of that, and also because it’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend and what better way to send you off than this — we have a brand new iPad to give away. Thanks to our friends over at Kabam, we… Read More

  • New iPad Launch at NYC

    iPad Launch Brings Back Familiar Faces, “Changes Lives”

    If you’re reading this right now, you already know what day it is: iPad day. We headed down to the 5th Ave. flagship store in Manhattan this morning to see just how crazy things would get, but truth be told, the mood was quiet. In fact, the media seemed to be the most raucous, while soon-to-be iPad owners simply tried to keep warm in the freezing mist. Read More

  • Explore 13.7 Billion Years Of Cosmic History In Your Browser With ChronoZoom

    Explore 13.7 Billion Years Of Cosmic History In Your Browser With ChronoZoom

    Sometimes I feel like we of the tech community tend to get bogged down in the little stuff. Hardware specs, OS choices, rumor after endless rumor — it can be nice to just take a step back and stop sweating the small stuff. For a bit of perspective, why not take a few minutes this fine Friday afternoon and explore the nearly 14 billion year history of the cosmos as we know it? There… Read More

  • Flipboard Gets Retina-Ready, But Will Users Spend More Time In-App?

    Flipboard Gets Retina-Ready, But Will Users Spend More Time In-App?

    Good news, new iPad users: everyone’s favorite iPad news magazine Flipboard (OK, my favorite, but I hear the Flipboard / Zite battles get fierce) is now Retina-ready. I know, we all thought the enhanced app would be approved by tonight, but, as it turns out, the update was shipped a bit earlier. Consider this your PSA. However, in the brief note Flipboard sent me about the update… Read More