• Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now

    Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now

    Since the Oculus Rift first made waves with its successful Kickstarter, there’s been a consistent line of criticism based in the notion, “why would it work this time?” Read More

  • Regin Spying Software Has Been Attacking Governments And Corporations Since 2008

    Regin Spying Software Has Been Attacking Governments And Corporations Since 2008

    Symantec has found an unusual new threat called Regin aka Backdoor.Regin. The software, which is essentially a very powerful Trojan Horse, appears to have been circulating in the wild since 2008 and has been hitting governmental, industrial, and individual systems with impunity, using sophisticated encryption and targeting systems to spy on targets. The anti-virus company has released a… Read More

  • FlyCleaners | Built in Brooklyn

    Built In Brooklyn: FlyCleaners Saves You A Trip To The Laundromat

    For this episode of Built in Brooklyn, producer Steve Long and I visited the Bushwick garage of FlyCleaners, an on-demand laundry service — and Steve even went for a ride in one of those blue FlyCleaners vans (they’ve become a common sight in Williamsburg, my neighborhood of Brooklyn). With FlyCleaners, instead of having to bring your laundry to the laundromat or dry cleaner, you… Read More

  • TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Is Back

    TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Is Back

    TechCrunch Radio is back in full force and that means we need YOU! What is TechCrunch Radio, you ask? Well, it’s an hour of weekly bliss brought to you by myself, John Biggs, and the kind folks at Sirius XM each Tuesday at 6pm ET/3pm PT. We discuss this week’s news, chat with interesting guests, and then get into our weekly startup pitch-off. If you want to listen in, just head over… Read More

  • Fluc Raises $2.3 Million To Improve The Logistics Of Food Delivery In More Markets

    Fluc Raises $2.3 Million To Improve The Logistics Of Food Delivery In More Markets

    Fluc raised $2.3 million in seed funding to expand its business and keep moving into new markets. The new financing came from investors that include Sherpa Ventures, WI Harper, Charlie Cheever, Blake Ross, Zhou Hongyi, and other angels. Read More

  • Pathgather Raises Looks To Bring Social Networking To Learning Management

    Pathgather Raises Looks To Bring Social Networking To Learning Management

    Companies feeling they aren’t getting enough out of their learning management systems now have a new tool that may help with the recent financing and launch of Pathgather. In the learning management space roughly 61% of companies that use services are looking to change them, according to Eric Duffy, Pathgather’s chief executive officer. “I got started on this on the… Read More

  • Black Friday Starts Early This Year, With Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Up 19% Over 2013

    Black Friday Starts Early This Year, With Pre-Thanksgiving Sales Up 19% Over 2013

    Holiday shopping got an earlier start this year with a number of retailers including Walmart, Target, Amazon, Staples, Lowe’s, Sears and several others launching “pre-Black Friday” deals, or kicking off a week of Black Friday-like sales where select items are deeply discounted. The overall effect has been an early lift in online sales ahead of Thanksgiving. This… Read More

  • Let’s Pivot Again — Handmake Me Is An Ethical Marketplace For Handmade Gifts

    Let’s Pivot Again — Handmake Me Is An Ethical Marketplace For Handmade Gifts

    Call it a pivot. Or failing and starting over. But, either way, some of the most successful startups and tech companies have done it. After all, the entrepreneurial road can be a long and winding one. The latest example to cross my in-box is Handmake Me, an “ethical marketplace” born out of multiple pivots by the team behind Hobzy. Specifically, the U.K. startup has re-launched… Read More

  • Vainglory

    Vainglory Review: A Solid MOBA On Your iPhone

    Now we’ve had a chance to actually try out Vainglory in real-world settings: on my apartment’s decent Wi-Fi setup and on an actual iPhone 6 Plus. As it turns out, the game is almost entirely successful at transferring to the the smaller form factor, with only a few minor gripes that can be addressed in future updates. Read More

  • Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Can Stop Scamming You

    Comcast, Stop Scamming Me So I Can Stop Scamming You

    Have you ever heard anyone excited to get Comcast service? Of course not. That’s like being excited for a hernia operation. Here’s my hernia operation: every year or so I have to do a dance with Comcast. You know, feigning the intention to quit their service. The so-called trial period on my TV and Internet package ended, causing my bill to nearly double from $90 a month to $160… Read More

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