• A Farewell To Jobs

    A Farewell To Jobs

    Few subjects elicit more skepticism than the so-called “sharing economy.” Kevin Roose argues: “The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About Desperation.” Catherine Rampell warns: “there’s a dark side to these work arrangements … the shifting of risk off corporate balance sheets and onto the shoulders of individual Americans.” Read More

  • Statements From Two Ellen Pao Jurors

    Two Jurors On Opposite Sides Share Their Pao Vs. Kleiner Perspectives

    It’s been a very suspenseful day for all of those involved in the Pao vs. KPCB trial (well, maybe not “Sleeping Guy”). We had a verdict, and then suddenly we didn’t, because a juror had changed his mind on the walk up from the jury room to room 608. When the final verdict did come in, again, many were stunned and many, especially those on the KPCB side, were relieved. Read More

  • Crunch Report | 5:32

    Verdict Drama in Pao Trial | Crunch Report

    YouTube supports 4k, tech titans slam Indiana law

    Verdict Drama in Pao Trial | Crunch Report
  • TC AppleCast 11: If You Had To Choose Just One – Apple Hardware Or Apple Software?

    TC AppleCast 11: If You Had To Choose Just One – Apple Hardware Or Apple Software?

    On this week’s episode, we discuss both a lengthy profile of Tim Cook, as well as a full biography of Steve Jobs. We also cover some concrete announcements, including the open-sourcing of React, Facebook’s (potentially better than UIKit) UIKit alternative, and the acquisition of database company FoundationDB by Apple, and what that might mean. But wait, that’s not all! We… Read More

  • Ellen Pao’s Statement On Losing The Kleiner Perkins Case: “The Battle Was Worth It”

    Directly after the jury announced its final verdict in Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield, in which it ruled against all four of Pao’s claims of gender discrimination and retaliation, Pao held a very short press conference at San Francisco’s Superior Court. Flanked by her lawyers Alan Exelrod and Therese Lawless, Pao read a short statement. Embedded above is video (amateur… Read More

  • Google Blasts Media Implications That It Runs That Town

    Google Blasts Media Implications That It Runs That Town

    Google, a search company, fired back today at a string of reports published in the Wall Street Journal over the past few weeks that have brought the company and its business practices under scrutiny. The collection of pieces implied that Google has decision-tilting influence in the federal government, and that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) all but went against its own internal views… Read More

  • Genomics Needs A Killer App

    Genomics Needs A Killer App

    Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of health-related industries. But despite the price, right now genomics is a niche product in large part used in and promoted by academia. Read More

  • 15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    15 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week’s tech news included big announcements from Facebook and Y-Combinator, a sighting of the Tesla Model X on the road, a controversial Indiana bill that has tech leaders up in arms, and the launch of Periscope, a Twitter app that has potential to change the way we communicate online. At TechCrunch HQ we launched our new daily show, Crunch Report, a roundup of tech news airing… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Smartphone Stuff And Smart Home Stuff

    It was a big week for phones and homes. John Biggs has been reviewing the new Galaxy S6 Edge from Samsung, while the HTC One M9 recently went on sale in certain markets. And speaking of things that just went on sale, Indiegogo darling Canary recently went live in retail stores like Best Buy and Verizon Wireless, as well as on Amazon. Meanwhile, August Lock raised a huge round of funding to… Read More

  • CrunchWeek | 12:34

    Periscope, F8 Conference And Ellen Pao Trial | Crunchweek

    This Week: the rise of live video, product news from F8, and KPCB vs. Ellen Pao jury is in deliberation.

    Periscope, F8 Conference And Ellen Pao Trial | Crunchweek
  • In Final Verdict, Jury Rules Against Pao On All Four Claims In Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins

    In Final Verdict, Jury Rules Against Pao On All Four Claims In Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins

    Updated: After several days of deliberations, a San Francisco Superior Court jury has come to a conclusion in Ellen Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the gender discrimination trial that began with a lawsuit filed in May 2012 and culminated this past month in a closely watched five-week-long courtroom trial. The jury has ruled “no” on all four claims Pao leveled… Read More

  • Thou Shalt Not Google

    Thou Shalt Not Google

    At every break during the high-profile Pao versus Kleiner Perkins trial these past couple of weeks, judge Harold Khan reminded the jurors, “Do not form or express any opinions about the case. Do not do any research. Do not read any news reports. Do not Google the case.” It’s a pretty difficult ask, as the trial is one of the most mediated Silicon Valley has ever seen… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.27.15

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.27.15

    Gillmor Gang – Steven Levy, John Taschek, Erick Schonfeld, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session 1pmPT/4pmET today. Our FriendFeed chat during the show broadcast Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show, G3 , on Facebook (please “like” the ladies) Our sister show, G3 , archived on Ustream Read More

  • These Brutally Honest Push Notifications Will Make You Rethink Your Life

    This is hilarious, and sad. We didn’t evolve to live with phones in our hands. We’re still getting the hang of managing our instincts and odd behaviors in the face of instant communication. This set of humorous push notifications proves that we have a lot to learn. Big thanks to Distractify for assembling these, which we discovered through DesignTaxi. Read More

  • ElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone

    ElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone

    A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That’s right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself. It’s one of the purest open source hardware plays I’ve seen in a long while and it just goes to show how cool it is to be able to print your… Read More

  • Join Ron Conway And Fred Wilson At Disrupt NY

    Join Ron Conway And Fred Wilson At Disrupt NY

    It’s no secret that the incredible wealth of the technology industry has attracted critics in recent years. In this country’s two capitols of capital, San Francisco and New York, influxes of tech workers are reshaping neighborhoods, and accelerating tech salaries are ramping rent prices in entire area codes. Technology promises change, but not all change is popular. Startup… Read More

  • Vine Courts The Embed With High Res Video

    Vine Courts The Embed With High Res Video

    Vines just got bigger with a higher quality video upgrade today. A new post on the company blog announced a technical change that allows Vine users to upload the higher-resolution 720p HD video to the app. That’s a significant improvement from the 480p resolution. Video is increasingly viewed on mobile devices and across the web. Facebook rolled out the ability to embed video on other… Read More

  • Tumblr’s Mobile App Will Now Add ‘Buy,’ ‘Pledge,’ And ‘Get Involved’ Buttons To Select Posts

    Tumblr’s Mobile App Will Now Add ‘Buy,’ ‘Pledge,’ And ‘Get Involved’ Buttons To Select Posts

    Tumblr today introduced a change to its service that will encourage users to purchase or fund products and campaigns on other websites, including Etsy’s online marketplace and Kickstarter, for example. With an update to its mobile application for iOS, posts that link to those sites as well as DoSomething.org will now automatically be given buttons that let others “Buy,”… Read More

  • Slack Got Hacked

    Slack Got Hacked

    Slack, the super-slick team chat-room service, is getting popular fast. Word around the rumor mill is that they’re currently raising funds at a $2.8 billion valuation. And in the words of the late, great Biggie Smalls: Mo Money, Mo Problems. In the case of startups, success can make your databases a juicy target for hackers. And sure enough: Slack got hacked. Read More

  • Meerkat Strikes Back At Periscope With New Ways To Follow

    Meerkat Strikes Back At Periscope With New Ways To Follow

    With Twitter’s much more polished live-streaming app Periscope now on the market, Meerkat needs to strengthen its own social graph to keep users from straying to its new competitor. So today Meerkat for iOS was updated with recommendations of people to follow, a way to follow people from inside streams, and ways to discover streams your friends like. It’s also trying to neutralize… Read More

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