• WhatsApp Says It’s Not “Permanently” Banning Users From Its Service, Just Blocking Third-Party Clients

    WhatsApp Says It’s Not “Permanently” Banning Users From Its Service, Just Blocking Third-Party Clients

    Quite a few reports circling the web this week appear to indicate a tightening of WhatsApp’s policy toward the usage of third-party WhatsApp client applications. That is, word has it that those using an unofficial app will be banned from WhatsApp for life. However, that’s not exactly the case, WhatsApp explains. In fact, there’s been no larger policy shift since we last… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: MWC And The Future Of VR

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: MWC And The Future Of VR

    This week, John and friends ventured off into the land of Mobile World Congress to check out the latest and greatest that mobile has to offer. The Galaxy S6 was finally unveiled, but it was actually HTC that surprised us with a new VR headset preview. We veer off on various tangents throughout, so as usual, this podcast is a bit like a box of chocolates. We’re also trying out a… Read More

  • Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    Of Course Comcast Subscribers Can’t Stream HBO Go On The PS4

    HBO Go finally hit the PS4 this week bringing the online streaming service to the best selling next-gen console. But of course it doesn’t work with Comcast. Why would it? HBO Go hit the PS3 last year and Comcast subscribers still can’t use the service. Comcast tells TechCrunch that their subscribers have many other ways to access HBO on other devices. A spokesperson points to the… Read More

  • Photobucket Raises $3.6 Million, Plans To Acquire A Mobile Photo-Sharing App

    Photobucket Raises $3.6 Million, Plans To Acquire A Mobile Photo-Sharing App

    Denver-based Photobucket, one of the web’s older brands which offers a photo and video-sharing service online and on mobile, has closed on $3.6 million in new funding, an SEC filing reveals and the company confirms. The additional capital is part of a larger, still-in-progress round, which sees the photo sharing service seeking around $8.1 million in new funding. Listed on the… Read More

  • Publishizer Is A Crowdfunding Solution That Connects Authors With Publishers

    Publishizer Is A Crowdfunding Solution That Connects Authors With Publishers

    As a seasoned self-published author with an excess of one book under my belt, I’ve been looking for new and interesting publishing tools for indie writers. Recently I found something called Publishizer, a crowdfunding system just for books. While I’m not entirely convinced it’s the way to go for new authors, it does seem like a compact and focused solution for getting your… Read More

  • Venture Capital Firm Formation 8 Dropped From Sexual Assault Lawsuit

    Venture capital firm Formation 8 has been removed as a defendant in a lawsuit filed in January against tech entrepreneur and investor Joe Lonsdale from a former girlfriend alleging sexual assault, battery, and other charges. Lonsdale, who co-founded security and defense technology firm Palantir, is also a co-founder of Formation 8. He has vigorously denied all of Clougherty’s claims… Read More

  • The Apple Watch Is Time, Saved
  • With $45 Million In Funding, Augmented Reality Platform Blippar Is Rethinking Search

    With $45 Million In Funding, Augmented Reality Platform Blippar Is Rethinking Search

    Blippar, an augmented reality ad platform that uses real-world tags to deliver extra AR content in offline situations, has raised $45 million in new funding from undisclosed investors. This comes on the heels of a big 2014 for UK-based Blippar, wherein the company made its first acquisition by purchasing Layar in June. Combined, the merged companies boast over 50 million global users. But… Read More

  • Apple Watch Sounding More Independent In Latest Leak

    Apple Watch Sounding More Independent In Latest Leak

    The Apple Watch will offer a lot more independent features than were previously announced, according to a new leak from the generally accurate 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman. The wearable is set for an official unveiling Monday, but Gurman’s report highlights some heretofore unknown features from sources with hands-on experience, including longer continuous and mixed use battery life… Read More

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