• Crunch Report | Try Amazon Alexa In A Web Browser

    Amazon Alexa can now be used in a web browser to test it out. Facebook starts selling offsite ads. Apple pay wants to expand into more countries in both Asia and Europe. Nick Denton from Gawker challenges Peter Thiel to a public debate and Twilio is looking to IPO soon. All this fun stuff on todays Crunch Report! Read More

  • The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all Crunch Network

    The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all

    Who could imagine being wowed by a garbage can? Not much floors us anymore in our age of technological whiz-bang, but I couldn’t stop thinking about the lowly garbage can. Embedded with smart sensors, it alerts city workers when it’s ready to be emptied, which slashes fuel costs and avoids unnecessary pickups. That may not sound so impressive, but when the dumbest of items… Read More

  • Musical.ly launches live.ly for live streaming

    Musical.ly is expanding beyond music videos with the launch of live.ly, its live stream platform. Users will be able to broadcast through the live.ly app, and the streams will be viewable on musical.ly. Launched last year, musical.ly is growing fast, with about 80 million young teens using it around the globe. The app makes it easy to create music videos by allowing users to dub over their… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

    13 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

    This week, Google successfully defended itself against the $9 billion fair use court case against Oracle, Snapchat’s financials were leaked, Twilio revealed its IPO filing and more. These are the top stories of the week to catch you up on all things tech. 1. Closing out a $9 billion case that has stretched across many years, a jury found that Google’s implementation of 37… Read More

  • Comixology CEO shows off new Unlimited subscription service

    Comixology recently launched Comixology Unlimited, a subscription plan that offers unlimited access to thousands of digital comics for just $5.99 per month. Given the “all you can read” model, it’s natural to compare the new service to Netflix, but CEO David Steinberger told me that Amazon Prime’s video offerings are a closer match — and no, not because of the… Read More

  • The UE Roll 2 speakers bring rugged Bluetooth audio poolside

    The UE Roll 2 speakers bring rugged Bluetooth audio poolside

    The UE Roll 2 is fun. How do I know it’s fun? Look at all the press images on the side of the box. It’s gone skiing, bike riding, mountain climbing and rolling around in the mud with a bunch of attractive product models. Even more telling, the product ships with its very own miniature inner tube, which is a pretty fun thing to do. Also inside the box is a bright yellow USB cable and… Read More

  • Maison de Mode takes its online ethical luxury fashion brand to an offline pop-up in San Francisco

    Maison de Mode takes its online ethical luxury fashion brand to an offline pop-up in San Francisco

    San Francisco’s fashion staple seems to be ripped jeans and a hoodie. But just between the edgy All Saints and Paris designer St. Laurent on San Francisco’s Maiden Lane is a rare, high-end fashion pop-up called Maison de Mode. The shop boasts ethical fashion for the luxury buyer with hard to find artisanal items from globally sourced brands you’d normally only find at its… Read More

  • HP sheds some more light on the Omen X VR PC backpack

    HP sheds some more light on the Omen X VR PC backpack

    The Omen X by HP VR PC is nothing if not compelling. The company showed off a picture of the concept earlier today and let slip a smattering of details around the backpack PC, but not much else. No press release, no product page. It was a fairly usual announcement for HP. The hardware company’s VP of Consumer PC & Solutions Mike Nash agreed to shed a bit more light on the… Read More

  • SpaceX launches a communications satellite and sticks another landing

    SpaceX launches a communications satellite and sticks another landing

    It’s been a good week for SpaceX. Earlier this week we learned that the company won a lucrative contract with the National Reconnaissance Office, the tight-lipped government organization that runs America’s reconnaissance satellites. Today, with the launch of Orbital ATK-built communications satellite THAICOM 8 from Kennedy Space Center’s Space Launch Complex 40, SpaceX has… Read More

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