• Watch The 9th Annual Crunchies, Hosted By Chelsea Peretti, Right Here

    It’s a big week for San Francisco. Yesterday, the city played host to the Super Bowl and tonight, we are celebrating the startup ecosystem with our 9th Annual Crunchies award show in the swanky WSF War Memorial Opera House. You can guess which one of those I’m more excited about. Tonight’s show will be hosted by comedian Chelsea Peretti, and the awards will be presented by… Read More

  • The Holy Grail of Web Scale Crunch Network

    The Holy Grail of Web Scale

    With customers demanding access to goods and services where and when they want, and servers deluged with requests, concurrency and expectations of responsiveness, organizations of all types are focused on building “web-scale” systems. Initially built by companies such as Facebook and Google because their sheer size demanded it, web-scale technology has become the mantra for… Read More

  • Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad Out Amid Compliance Concerns

    Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad Out Amid Compliance Concerns

    There’s a big shuffle happening at Zenefits today — with Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad exiting the company and COO David Sacks taking over. Conrad is also stepping down as a director of the company. In an email to employees, Sacks noted that compliance issues that have plagued the company contributed to Conrad’s exit. Zenefits has hit significant turbulence, including… Read More

  • NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Martian Surface

    NASA Releases 360-Degree Video Of Martian Surface

    Today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a new 360-degree video, giving you a virtual tour of the Martian surface. The video was created by stitching together images taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover on December 18th, 2015. The scene takes place at Namib Dune with a view of Mount Sharp on the horizon. Curiosity’s Mast Camera took the images on the 1,197th sol (a Martian… Read More

  • CBS Says Super Bowl 50 Broke Streaming Records With 3.96 Million Unique Viewers

    CBS Says Super Bowl 50 Broke Streaming Records With 3.96 Million Unique Viewers

    CBS reported earlier this morning that its live stream of Super Bowl 50 broke all prior streaming records for the big game. Now the network has released numbers to back up that claim: according to an announcement released this afternoon, 3.96 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the Broncos versus the Panthers across laptops, desktops, tablets, connected TV devices and mobile… Read More

  • Opera Postpones Earnings Release As Takeover Rumors Swirl

    Opera Postpones Earnings Release As Takeover Rumors Swirl

    Last Friday, the Oslo stock exchange decided to halt trading in Opera Software’s shares after rumors of a potential takeover by Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 appeared in a Norwegian newspaper. Trading in Opera shares is still suspended today (which is a pretty unusual move) and now Opera itself is adding fire to the takeover rumors by postponing its planned earnings call from… Read More

  • Health And Fitness Data Is Useless Crunch Network

    Health And Fitness Data Is Useless

    Data is hot right now. We generate tons of it, but most of it sits there, latent, unused and useless. This is particularly pronounced when it comes to health and fitness data, where we strap on our fitness trackers and expect the pounds to melt away with each step passively logged. But we haven’t seen a dramatic improvement in our nation’s health with the emergence of the… Read More

  • Apartments.com, Mobile Strike & Amazon Scored The Top Spots Among Tech Companies’ Super Bowl Ads

    Apartments.com, Mobile Strike & Amazon Scored The Top Spots Among Tech Companies’ Super Bowl Ads

    A number of technology companies took to the airwaves during last night’s Super Bowl 50 broadcast to make their names – and brands – better known among a mainstream audience. However, according to new data out today from TiVo, which historically tracks viewer engagement with Super Bowl ads across its network, the only tech company to make into the list of the top 10 Super… Read More

  • Instagram Finally Makes It Easy To Use Multiple Accounts

    Instagram Finally Makes It Easy To Use Multiple Accounts

    …and Social Media Managers everywhere rejoice! Read More

  • Free Basics And Facebook’s Waterloo In India Crunch Network

    Free Basics And Facebook’s Waterloo In India

    The project was ill-conceived and showed a lack of understanding of India’s culture and values. Mark Zuckerberg surely had good intentions in wanting to provide Internet access to hundreds of millions of people who lack access. But he went about it in the wrong way. Read More

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