• Meet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister

    Meet Samantha, Ethan App’s Sister

    First there was Ethan, an app some kid in New York made up that let anyone message him. Then came Ethanifier, an app that let anyone make an app that was just like Ethan. Now there’s Samantha, an app for Ethan’s sister. All you can do with any of these is just message this one person. Samantha is a girl, living in New York City. She’s old enough to drink and experienced… Read More

  • Equity Crowdfunding Service Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments, Plots US Expansion

    Equity Crowdfunding Service Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments, Plots US Expansion

    Seedrs, a company based in London that deals with equity crowdfunding, has an eye on the U.S. market. Today, it announced that it has acquired Junction Investments, which is based in California, and operates in a similar market space. As a company, Seedrs is most interesting for its ability, with certain caveats, to accept small dollar amounts from regular folks that can be converted via a… Read More

  • Myths And Misconceptions Of Our Wearable Future

    Myths And Misconceptions Of Our Wearable Future

    Wearables as a second brain. The Internet of Self and Things. One trillion sensors…. There’s no doubt that a sensor-laden world is the buzz of the town. The next Big Thing. In fact, there is so much buzz that many consumers probably dismiss it as hype. Yet, in spite of all this hype, as a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley’s semiconductor and sensor industry, this is about as… Read More

  • Trialfire Begins Selling Code-Free Analytics Service For Apps And Websites

    Trialfire Begins Selling Code-Free Analytics Service For Apps And Websites

    Toronto-based startup Trialfire is launching a service so companies can track customers as they interact with applications and websites without the need for data analysts and technical support. The company’s new software allows companies to collect every user click, navigation and entered field, without the need for fancy coding. “This way you don’t have to add any custom code… Read More

  • GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates

    GoPro Shares Spike As It Handily Beats Street Estimates

    GoPro’s earnings for the third quarter were pretty as a picture for the company’s investors, with earnings coming in above analysts’ expectations For the quarter, GoPro racked up sales of $280 million, up 45.7 percent from the $192.1 million reported in the third quarter of 2013. Adjusting for generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), profits were $14.6 million, or… Read More

  • Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” On Facebook Nov 6

    Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” On Facebook Nov 6

    Most people have a burning question to ask about Facebook, whether they’re one of its 1.35 billion users or not. So taking a cue from Reddit’s Ask Me Anything sessions, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg is upping the transparency and will play customer support himself on November 6th when he does Facebook’s first “Community Q&A”. The hour-long… Read More

  • Built in Brooklyn Series Trailer

    Our New Show “Built In Brooklyn” Takes You Inside Brooklyn Startups

    We’re announcing a new TechCrunch TV show called Built in Brooklyn, and its main goal is simple — to showcase a bunch of cool Brooklyn startups. This has been in the works for months, but I’m glad we’re announcing it today — exactly one year after I moved from San Francisco to New York City. I ended up in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, and boy, it… Read More

  • LinkedIn Q3 Beats The Street, Sales Of $568M, EPS $0.52

    LinkedIn Q3 Beats The Street, Sales Of $568M, EPS $0.52

    In a quarter that has seen a mixed set of results for social networks Twitter and Facebook, LinkedIn today reported its quarterly results, handily beating analyst estimates on sales of $568 million, up 45% compared to a year ago and sales of $393 million and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.52. But it also posted a wider net loss of $4.3 million, versus to net loss of $3.4 in Q3 2013. Read More

  • Groupon Q3 Beats The Street On Sales Of $757.1M, EPS Of $0.03

    Groupon Q3 Beats The Street On Sales Of $757.1M, EPS Of $0.03

    Still pushing hard on its strategy to be more than just a site for daily deals, e-commerce powerhouse Groupon reported its quarterly earnings today, reporting revenues of $757.1 million on non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.03, but a negative EPS of $0.03 on a GAAP basis. Analysts were expecting an EPS of $0.01 on revenues of $748.76 million. Groupon managed to best expectations, but not by… Read More

  • Autodesk Invests $100 Million Toward The First 3D Printing Fund

    Autodesk Invests $100 Million Toward The First 3D Printing Fund

    Autodesk is opening a $100 million 3D printing fund, called Spark Investment Fund, to give money to startups and designers in the 3D printing space. The company is now encouraging those interested in developing hardware, software, materials, marketplaces and maker spaces to apply to participate in the Spark Investment Fund’s investment portfolio. Read More

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