• YC’s Altman Thinks Reddit’s Community Ownership Experiment Could Be A Model

    YC’s Altman Thinks Reddit’s Community Ownership Experiment Could Be A Model

    The thought of using crypto-currencies to back shares of a company first crossed Y Combinator head Sam Altman’s mind about two years ago. “It was an idle thought that popped into my head,” he said. “It was not until Reddit reached out to me about fundraising that I thought about it again.” So when he decided to lead Reddit’s $50 million Series B… Read More

  • Here’s How Windows 10 Will Make Your Mouse And Fingers Get Along

    Earlier today during its event in San Francisco, Microsoft played a video detailing how its coming Windows 10 operating system will handle a fusion of touch, and more traditional mouse-based input. I filmed a bootleg copy, but Microsoft just published a more polished version, so you are in luck. Handling both touch and mouse input is a rough line to walk, given that computing form… Read More

  • A Messaging Giant Goes Public In Korea And DCM Reaps The Rewards

    A Messaging Giant Goes Public In Korea And DCM Reaps The Rewards

    As the mobile messaging company Kakao Corp. gets ready to celebrate the culmination of its long-awaited initial public offering on the Korean stock exchange, a world away, on Sand Hill Road, the partners at venture capital firm DCM are probably getting ready to do some celebrating of their own. Three years after its initial investment in Kakao, the venture firm will be able to harvest the… Read More

  • ERA Demo Day Has Something For Everyone From Truckers To Teens

    ERA Demo Day Has Something For Everyone From Truckers To Teens

    The Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator unveiled their latest cohort today in New York, with companies launching services for everyone from chief executives on the go to college kids looking for the meaning behind their messages to a subscription based perfume service to give women and men new scents to make great memories. Behind the glass and steel walls of the Frank Gehry-designed… Read More

  • Go To TechCrunch Disrupt Europe: London For Free #TCDisrupt

    Go To TechCrunch Disrupt Europe: London For Free #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to London this October, and to celebrate we’re giving away a free pair of tickets to the main event. All you have to do is fill out the entry form and come up with the best caption for this photo of Kyle wearing Google Glass. We’ll select the winning entry, and the winner will be notified by email. About TechCrunch Disrupt: Disrupt is one of the… Read More

  • Tony Hsieh Steps Down From Vegas Downtown Project

    Tony Hsieh Steps Down From Vegas Downtown Project

    Tony Hsieh, the CEO and founder of Zappos has stepped down from his leadership role at the Las Vegas Downtown Project, according to Re/code. Hsieh created the massive $350 million project to revitalize several city acres east of Las Vegas Boulevard and convert the area into a tech hub. Hsieh’s announcement comes right on the heels of a massive 30 person layoff at the project. Hsieh… Read More

  • TicketFly's Rocking Office Space

    TC Cribs: Ticketfly, Where Meetings Morph Into Impromptu Jam Sessions

    In this episode of Cribs, we headed over to Ticketfly, the startup that runs a ticketing platform for all kinds of live events. As you can see in the video embedded above, going to visit Ticketfly HQ is kind of an event in itself. The place is decorated with nods to all sorts of famous venues, from the Louvre to the erstwhile NYC club CBGB, and musical instruments are never more than an… Read More

  • Make Bold Statements With Biz Stone’s Goofy New App “Super”

    Make Bold Statements With Biz Stone’s Goofy New App “Super”

    After trying to breed empathy with his Q&A app Jelly, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is back with a more light-hearted product called Super. I just stumbled into the unannounced beta of Super, which lets you share statements starting with “The Best”, “The Worst”, “I Wish”, “Check Out”, “Don’t Ever”, or a few other prompts. You… Read More

  • The Future Of Gaming On The iPhone 6 Plus

    The iPhone 6 Plus Is Great For Gamers

    With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has stepped into the “phablet” category by scaling the hardware of the six up while (in some ways) scaling the software from the iPad down. The result is a device that you can use all day to do some of the quick tasks we always do on our phones while also consuming media as you would on a tablet. Read More