Apps

  • Introducing TechCrunch’s Brand-New Apple TV App!

    Introducing TechCrunch’s Brand-New Apple TV App!

    I’m excited to announce that TechCrunch Video has arrived on Apple TV, and now available to download in the App Store! The app features our entire VOD library as well as our growing list of live streaming events, just in time for 1st and Future this Saturday February 6th, and the 9th Annual Crunchies on Monday February 8th. TechCrunch Video is helpfully featured in… Read More

  • 3 Nearly Free Growth Hacks Crunch Network

    3 Nearly Free Growth Hacks

    “Growth hacking” is a term that people seem to think means “magically market any product or company for free.” I wrote a post called What is growth hacking? to clarify the difference between efficient, effective marketing and mythical marketing pixie dust, yet still people don’t seem to understand. Before I give you three tips for powerful, nearly free marketing… Read More

  • Tango’s New CEO Takes Its Struggling Messaging App Back To Basics

    Tango’s New CEO Takes Its Struggling Messaging App Back To Basics

    Tango’s new CEO isn’t wasting any time making changes to reverse the declining fortunes of the messaging app company. Co-founder Eric Setton, who made the jump from Tango CTO to CEO one month ago, announced this week that the company is splitting its service into two to rediscover the core chat experience that made it successful. Read More

  • You Misunderstand Foursquare. It’s comScore, Not Instagram

    You Misunderstand Foursquare. It’s comScore, Not Instagram

    Foursquare is not a consumer social app business, it’s a data company. And only when it admitted that to itself and revalued as such was it able to pull in more capital and keep chugging. Today at LA’s Upfront Summit, Foursquare’s lead investor from Union Square Ventures Fred Wilson stuck up for the startup while trying to make people understand how it’s… Read More

  • The 4 Reasons You’re Addicted To Technology Crunch Network

    The 4 Reasons You’re Addicted To Technology

    “Nearly everyone I know is addicted in some measure to the Internet,” wrote Tony Schwartz in a recent essay in The New York Times. It’s a common complaint these days. A steady stream of similar headlines accuse the ‘Net and its offspring apps, social media sites and online games of addicting us to distraction. There’s little doubt that nearly everyone who comes… Read More

  • Spotify Now Integrates With Amazon Echo… If You’re A Premium User

    Spotify Now Integrates With Amazon Echo… If You’re A Premium User

    To the unassuming eye, the Amazon Echo looks like a newfangled stereo speaker, and so it’s no surprise that music is one of the more popular applications for Amazon’s connected, voice-activated, AI device. From today, music on Echo is getting a boost, with a new direct integration between Spotify and Amazon Echo. “Now playing your favorite music from Spotify is as easy as… Read More

  • Western Union Brings Money Transfer And Its Tricky Fees To Chat Apps

    Western Union Brings Money Transfer And Its Tricky Fees To Chat Apps

    Remittance has always been a shady business. Migrant workers need to send money they earn home to their families, but get hit with fine print fees so less cash comes out the other side than they might assume. Remittance companies earn extra by keeping the margin between their own made up exchange rate and the real one. Western Union is the best known remittance company, with 500,000… Read More

  • Line Integrates Bike Taxi Service Go-Jek Into Its Chat App In Indonesia

    Line Integrates Bike Taxi Service Go-Jek Into Its Chat App In Indonesia

    Messaging app Line’s ongoing efforts to be more than just a messaging app took an interesting turn in Indonesia, the world’s fifth largest country with over 250 million people, after it teamed up with popular motorbike taxi on-demand service Go-Jek. Now users in the country can summon a Go-Jek driver from inside the Line app. Read More

  • Twitter Is Testing A Dedicated GIF Button On Mobile

    Twitter Is Testing A Dedicated GIF Button On Mobile

    Twitter wants you to share more GIFs, that’s why the company is testing a new GIF button inside its mobile app. Read More

  • Facebook Celebrates Turning 12 With “Friends Day” Videos

    Facebook Celebrates Turning 12 With “Friends Day” Videos

    Now Facebook has its own holiday it calls “Friends Day.” On February 4th, the social network turns 12 years old. But in typical self-less Zuckerberg fashion, Mark said “rather than having this birthday that focuses on us, we should make sure that the world focuses on what’s important.” Namely, its users. So today Facebook is sending everyone a Friends Day video… Read More

  • Instagram Extends Video Ads To 60 Seconds To Score TV Dollars

    Instagram Extends Video Ads To 60 Seconds To Score TV Dollars

    Instagram today announced that it began running its first 60-second video ads, starting with T-Mobile and Warner Brothers. Until now, the maximum length for video ads was 30 seconds, already longer than the 15-second videos users are allowed to post. Instagram tells me that “We recognize that advertisers have a variety of creative resources and want to bring more choice to help them… Read More

  • SwiftKey’s Timely Exit

    SwiftKey’s Timely Exit

    Another European startup exits to an American tech giant. Predictive keyboard app maker SwiftKey, based in London, confirmed today it has sold to Microsoft. Sources put a price-tag of $250 million on the deal, although neither SwiftKey nor Microsoft are confirming a figure. Read More

  • Fast Dining Startup Allset Comes To New York City

    Fast Dining Startup Allset Comes To New York City

    Lunch breaks! They’re great, right? But they can also turn into a huge time sink — I’ve definitely had moments where I’m frantically flagging down a waiter because everything’s taken longer than expected, leaving me to try to pay the check and get to my next meeting in just a few minutes. One (sad) solution is to eat at your desk, but Allset is taking a… Read More

  • App Fatigue Crunch Network

    App Fatigue

    In the 1980s and 1990s it was all about shrink-wrapped software … ah, those were the days. Software was sold on big and small pieces of plastic and shiny CDs. The 1990s brought in the wave of early Internet to the consumer. The Internet provided a new means for accessing software. You could finally download bits and pieces. But it wasn’t until early 2000 that the average… Read More

  • Microsoft Confirms SwiftKey Acquisition (For $250M In Cash)

    Microsoft Confirms SwiftKey Acquisition (For $250M In Cash)

    Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired SwiftKey — a startup based out of London that makes keyboard apps for Android and iOS devices and is already installed and used on some 300 million devices. The terms of the deal are not being disclosed but sources close to the deal tell us it’s $250 million in cash after Microsoft beat out other interested buyers, which we’ve… Read More

  • Yahoo Signals Its Core Business Could Be For Sale By Exploring “Strategic Alternatives”

    Yahoo Signals Its Core Business Could Be For Sale By Exploring “Strategic Alternatives”

    Well, we sort of expected this one to happen. After its core Internet business has continued to flounder, Yahoo says it is now exploring “strategic alternatives,” which could imply a number of things — including selling off its core business to another company, as was previously reported. “The Board also believes that exploring additional strategic alternatives, in… Read More

  • Messaging App Kik Begins Offering Branded GIFs

    Messaging App Kik Begins Offering Branded GIFs

    Brands, start your GIF engines. Kik, the chat app with 300 million registered users, is giving companies the chance to boost their marketing via their own GIFs on its service. Read More

  • Siftery, A Database Of What Services Companies Are Using, Raises $4M

    Siftery, A Database Of What Services Companies Are Using, Raises $4M

    When companies have to pick what kinds of services they want for their operation — like marketing or human resources — they can easily be paralyzed by choice. That’s why Vamshi Mokshagundam and Ayan Barua decided to start Siftery, a database of sorts where companies list their software stacks. The company just raised $4 million from Felicis Ventures, Founders Fund, and… Read More

  • Facebook Learns To Make Money Where There Isn’t Much

    Facebook Learns To Make Money Where There Isn’t Much

    $0.32. That’s the tiny amount Facebook used to earn off each user in the developing world at the beginning of 2012. It was understandable. Many of the citizens of India, Brazil, and Mexico don’t have a lot… Read More

  • SoundCloud Gets Its Own Radio Feature With Launch Of “Stations” On iOS And Android

    SoundCloud Gets Its Own Radio Feature With Launch Of “Stations” On iOS And Android

    With opportune timing, given Apple’s decision to put its curated iTunes Radio stations behind a paywall, music streaming service SoundCloud today launched its own take on continuous, lean-back listening with the debut of “Stations.” Similar to other radio services, like Pandora, Stations allow users to listen to an endless stream of music based on a track, search terms… Read More

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