• Twitter Improves Ads By Acquiring TellApart, Selling Them Through Google’s DoubleClick

    Twitter announced some big moves to boost its commerce ads and sell more of them. It’s acquired commerce ads tech firm TellApart, which was formerly a big Facebook ad partner. Twitter will also now allow its ads to be bought through DoubleClick’s bid manager to help advertisers centralize their buying. We’ll have more details soon. Read More

  • Falling TWTR Halted After Results Published Early — On Twitter

    Falling TWTR Halted After Results Published Early — On Twitter

    Twitter was supposed to be releasing its earning results after market close this afternoon — but financial intelligence firm Selerity published the numbers early. Where oh where could they have gotten that information? It appeared at first to be a leak, but as Selerity points out the earnings release was already live on Twitter’s investor relations site. (We’re not totally… Read More

  • Watch A Drone Fall In Love In Pomplamoose’s New Video

    Watch A Drone Fall In Love In Pomplamoose’s New Video

    Friends of TC, Pomplamoose, just posted a new video that features a lady, a drone, and a single rose. The song, Madonna’s Like A Prayer redone in a decidedly jaunty style, is great but the video storyline is greater. You see, in the year 2022 a drone becomes sentient and falls in love with a woman who lives in what looks like a fashionable SF bunker. The drone knows that his/her love… Read More

  • Fetch Lets You Buy, Book Or Schedule Anything From Your Apple Watch

    Fetch Lets You Buy, Book Or Schedule Anything From Your Apple Watch

    A number of startups, including Magic, Operator and GoButler, are focusing on fulfilling customers’ commerce-related requests which are sent in via mobile app or SMS requests, but today rival mobile shopping assistant Fetch is tackling a new platform with the release of its Apple Watch app. Now more of a mobile “concierge,” Fetch will allow Watch owners to order any… Read More

  • Contextly Builds A Button For Following Breaking News

    Contextly Builds A Button For Following Breaking News

    Contextly, the startup founded by former Wired editor Ryan Singel, is giving readers an easy way to stay up-to-date on the news that interests them. Specifically, the company has launched a new Follow This Story button that publishers can add to their stories. If a reader hits the button and enters their email address, Contextly will send them follow-up stories. It will also present them with… Read More

  • Facebook Is Shutting Down Its API For Giving Your Friends’ Data To Apps

    Facebook Is Shutting Down Its API For Giving Your Friends’ Data To Apps

    It was always kind of shady that Facebook let you volunteer your friends’ status updates, checkins, location, interests and more to third-party apps. While this let developers build powerful, personalized products, the privacy concerns led Facebook to announce at F8 2014 that it would shut down the Friends data API in a year. Now that time has come, with the forced migration to Graph… Read More

  • Google Turns On Google Now Cards For 70 New Apps

    Google Turns On Google Now Cards For 70 New Apps

    Google Now has been expanding the range and variety of its Google Now cards, with 40 third-party partners unveiled in January. 70 more are being added to the Google app on Android today, bringing the total pool of Now partners up to 110. Some marquee partners from the new group include Zipcar, which will now display upcoming end times for reservations so that you can remember to get it back… Read More

  • Mode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

    Mode Media Combines Its Websites Under A New Social News App

    The digital media company formerly known as Glam is launching a new product today for finding curated stories in topics like entertainment, food and fashion. The website (namely, Mode.com) and the mobile app (called Mode Stories) will allow users to follow more than 10,000 “editors, critics journalists, video producers and experts” — based on the topics and users you follow… Read More

  • Announcing The Finals Judges For Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield

    Announcing The Finals Judges For Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield

    We are just six days away from TechCrunch Disrupt NY, and we’re mobilizing to give you guys an amazing show. The line up this year is fantastic: We’ve got Carly Fiorina possibly running for president, we’ve got Dennis Crowley giving us the real talk on Foursquare and we’ve got a Manrepeller in the mix, as well. If you’re a startup nerd, this will be the place to be. Read More

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