• Xiaomi Introduces A GoPro-Style Action Camera That Costs Just $64

    Xiaomi Introduces A GoPro-Style Action Camera That Costs Just $64

    Xiaomi is back with another reminder that it doesn’t just make phones. (Despite dethroning Samsung as China’s top smartphone company in 2014.) Xiaomi’s latest device is a GoPro-like camera which, as we’ve come to expect, is selling for a fraction of its U.S. rival’s price. Read More

  • Livestream Revamps Its Hardware Lineup With Smaller, Cheaper Broadcaster Mini

    Livestream Revamps Its Hardware Lineup With Smaller, Cheaper Broadcaster Mini

    Livestream is planning to make it even easier and more affordable to (you guessed it) livestream video with the launch of a new product called the Broadcaster Mini. The Mini is part of a two-pronged refresh of the Broadcaster, which launched about three years ago and allows customers to livestream from any camera. Co-founder and CEO Max Haot told me the Broadcaster is a good entry point… Read More

  • Two Semiconductor Companies You Haven’t Heard Of Are Merging In A $40B Deal

    Two Semiconductor Companies You Haven’t Heard Of Are Merging In A $40B Deal

    What is worth $40 billion, and isn’t Uber? The union of NXP Semiconductors, and Freescale Semiconductor. The two companies announced a “definitive agreement” today that will see Freescale shareholders pick up 0.3521 NXP shares and $6.26 in cash for each of their current shares. Freescale is known for its work in embedded chips, its website noting a focus on the Internet… Read More

  • We Can Talk About Almost Anything Online, Even Things That Matter

    We Can Talk About Almost Anything Online, Even Things That Matter

    This week the Internet lost it over a llama chase, Kanye apologizing, Madonna taking a tumble, and that damned dress – things that arguably do not actually matter that much. But there was one story that bubbled up in the midst of all this, highlighting the triviality of social media chatter: The death of Ajivit Roy, an outspoken Bangladeshi-American blogger. Despite a flood of… Read More

  • Forget The Oscars, Last Weekend’s Biggest Snub Was Comic-Con

    Forget The Oscars, Last Weekend’s Biggest Snub Was Comic-Con

    The most important entertainment industry event so far this year happened over the weekend – but it wasn’t the Oscars. In fact, it’s likely that you had no idea it happened, not unless you’re plugged in to geek culture in a big way. Read More

  • Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

    Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

    Microsoft has been busy snatching up startups to fill out its mobile apps portfolio, and it looks like it could be buying one more. According to multiple sources, Prismatic — an app that recommends news articles to users based on what their connections are reading and liking — is on the block, and Microsoft is the front runner to get it. It’s not clear what stage talks… Read More

  • Bradley Horowitz Is Now Running Google+

    Bradley Horowitz Is Now Running Google+

    More changes afoot at Google+. TechCrunch has learned, and now confirmed with Google, that David Besbris has left his role as the head of the company’s social and identity product. He has been replaced by Bradley Horowitz, a longtime VP of product for Google+. Besbris only took over Google+ less than a year ago, in April 2014, after Vic Gundotra — who had started and… Read More

  • Improv Is The Best Conditioning For Startup Life

    Improv Is The Best Conditioning For Startup Life

    Four years ago, I participated in my first improv comedy class. In 2013, Mahmoud Arram and I co-founded Bluecore, a marketing technology company whereevery single employee is required to complete an improv 101 class within the first four months on the job. In terms of importance, this ranks right up there with required reading and sales training. But why? Read More

  • Brazil Becomes A New Front In The Battle Between Baidu And Qihoo

    Brazil Becomes A New Front In The Battle Between Baidu And Qihoo

    Chinese search giant Baidu no longer has their antivirus app offered on Google Play in Brazil after using illegal competitive tactics against Brazilian antivirus startup PSafe (backed by Baidu rival QIhoo360), maker of the leading Android security app in Latin America. Read More

  • This Tesla Model S Easter Egg Lets You Be James Bond

    This Tesla Model S Easter Egg Lets You Be James Bond

    The Tesla Model S is one helluva car – but it can’t do everything. It can’t recharge as fast as you could fill a tank of gas. It can’t go over 155 miles per hour. Oh, and it can’t transform into a submarine and cruise around underwater. With this awesome little easter egg, though, that last one becomes a bit less certain… Read More

  • SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier

    SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier

    Venture-backed companies like SpaceX, Skybox, Planet Labs, Rocket Lab and O3B disrupt the aerospace industry with faster, cheaper, better products. Unencumbered by government bureaucracy, this new breed of enterprise can move quickly, attract the best talent with equity ownership, and take calculated design risks that government contractors cannot afford to. Read More

  • Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

    Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

    Apple has never led market share in worldwide phone sales. Ever. And yet, the iPhone has held the (according to flickr) title of world’s most popular camera for years. Today, Apple is capitalizing on that by launching a new ad campaign dedicated to images shot by iPhone users. Apple’s driving point is that it has put a powerful creative tool into the hands of photographers that… Read More

  • The Story Behind Samsung’s Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Design Departure
  • Samsung MWC 2015 Liveblog

    Samsung MWC 2015 Liveblog

    We’re here in Barcelona at Samsung’s 2015 Unpacked event where the company is expected to unveil a new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone. Join us for live updates of the phone’s makers big reveal…   Read More

  • Samsung To Offer An Oculus-Powered Gear VR For Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

    Samsung To Offer An Oculus-Powered Gear VR For Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

    Samsung continues investing in the future of mobile virtual reality, with a brand new version of Gear VR designed specifically to work with the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones. The Gear VR still carries the ‘Innovator Edition’ tag that means it’s aimed primarily at bleeding edge tech enthusiasts and developers than the general public, and it continues to use Oculus… Read More

  • Samsung Pay Takes On Apple Pay This Summer With LoopPay’s MST Tech

    Samsung Pay Takes On Apple Pay This Summer With LoopPay’s MST Tech

    Samsung has a new mobile payment solution it announced today, though it will require a few more months before it arrives on the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones this summer. It’s called Samsung Pay, and it uses the magnetic secure transmission (MST) tech that Samsung acquired via its purchase of LoopPay last month, which means the vast majority of U.S. retailers should be able to… Read More

  • Meet The New Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge, Arriving April 10

    Meet The New Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge, Arriving April 10

    Samsung has indeed revealed its new flagship smartphone today, but there are actually two: The Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 edge. The company’s latest premier smartphones are mostly similar on the inside, but with different external body designs, both of which push the envelope in terms of what Samsung has done with its Galaxy lineup in the past. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge combine metal… Read More

  • Hands On With The Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge
  • Mozilla’s CTO On Cars, Facebook And Why It Doesn’t Matter You Can’t Use Uber On Firefox OS

    Mozilla’s CTO On Cars, Facebook And Why It Doesn’t Matter You Can’t Use Uber On Firefox OS

    Mozilla, the open-source Internet software company that makes the Firefox web browser, has been working hard to get more critical mass on mobile with Firefox OS — key to making is platform relevant both for developers and users in the longer term as mobile becomes an ever more important way to go online. Today, it announced another wave of partnerships that will see Firefox OS make… Read More

  • PiJuice Adds Power To Your Pirojects

    PiJuice Adds Power To Your Pirojects

    If you’ve ever used a Raspberry Pi you’ll notice that it’s great until you need to unplug it. While you can add a battery (the PiPhone had one), it’s not quite as easy as all that. Now, however, you can simply plug in the PiJuice and power your Pi on the fly. The PiJuice is a “hat” that fits on top of the Raspberry Pi and includes a 1400 mAh battery… Read More

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