• This Is Why #Brands Should Not Make April Fools’ Jokes

    This Is Why #Brands Should Not Make April Fools’ Jokes

    Welcome to the stupidest week in technology’s religious calendar: April Fools’ week. This isn’t the worst week. That slot remains filled by the Vegas confab that shall not be named. But be prepared for the next bit to be bored by trivial jokes, written by committee, and then signed off on by PR teams to ensure that any soul that might have been present in the words has… Read More

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    Why Jay-Z’s Music App Tidal Sounds Doomed

    Josh Constine talks about Tidal's new music streaming service.

    Why Jay-Z’s Music App Tidal Sounds Doomed
  • Don’t Read The Comments — Let Diffbot Analyze Them Instead

    Don’t Read The Comments — Let Diffbot Analyze Them Instead

    Diffbot’s mission, according to CEO Mike Tung, involves “teaching a robot how to read and understand web pages.” Today it expanded that understanding to include forums, comments, reviews, and other online discussions. When Tung talks about understanding web pages, he means turning the content into structured data — say, looking at an article and identifying the… Read More

  • See You This Week In Montreal And Toronto

    Here we go! TechCrunch is winging its way to Montreal and Toronto this week for some amazing meetups. We want to see you there so I hope you’ve purchased your ticket, eh. All the pitch-off companies are picked and the judges are in line to offer pithy commentary. The pitch-offs will follow our tried and true formula. We’ll pick 6 to 8 startups per city and they will have 60 seconds… Read More

  • When April Fools’ Day Gets More Love Than Good Policy

    When April Fools’ Day Gets More Love Than Good Policy

    Here is something to ponder: Silicon Valley will have gotten more work done on its April Fools’ Day jokes tomorrow than Washington has gotten done in the past several years. And that’s scary, for as much as playing PacMan on Google Maps is funny and maybe even endearing, driving on bridges ready to collapse is not. Read More

  • Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Says AOL’s Connected Delivers On The Promise Of Reality TV

    “Reality TV” is one of those phrases that inevitably begs for scare quotes — with its staged scenes and melodramatic confessions, a reality TV show’s relationship with reality can be … complicated. But Morgan Spurlock, director of documentaries like Super Size Me, suggested that the new online video series Connected might live up to “the promise of… Read More

  • YC-Backed Neverfrost Wants To Kill Windshield Frost And Keep Rocks From Ruining Your Day

    YC-Backed Neverfrost Wants To Kill Windshield Frost And Keep Rocks From Ruining Your Day

    I’m a fan of all different sorts of rocks. Rock music. Rock gardens. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. But there’s one type of rock that I — and most other drivers, I imagine — hate with a deep, fiery passion: rocks that hit my car’s windshield at 70 mph. Few things so small can wreck your day so suddenly. Everything is going great. The sun is shining. Hell… Read More

  • An Action Plan For Getting More Women In Tech

    An Action Plan For Getting More Women In Tech

    How can more women be encouraged into technology careers? It’s a question that is often put to delegates at tech conferences, but one which continues to be far harder to answer than it is to ask. The problem of gender imbalance in tech is systemic and societal in Western nations. It’s about expectations and aspirations. Read More

  • Sinch Blasts To $60M Run Rate In 10 Months

    Sinch Blasts To $60M Run Rate In 10 Months

    The race to provide telecom services to developers of every stripe has a number of large, well-capitalized participants. New and quickly growing among the better-known names is Sinch, a company that was spun out of Rebtel just over 10 months ago. According to the firm, Sinch is now generating revenue at a $60 million run rate. Sinch started with certain advantages that are worth noting. It… Read More

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