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  • With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    With $40M In Recent Funding, Classpass Hires Revenue And Marketing Execs

    Classpass, the NY-based company that gives users unlimited access to local fitness classes, has pulled in some new key hires moving into 2015. Zach Apter and Alex Do are joining the team as Head of Revenue Management and Head of Marketing respectively, as Classpass focuses on growing the already popular brand. Read More

  • Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple Sells 5.5 Million Macs In Q1 2015

    Apple sold 5.5 million Macs over the holiday quarter (ending December 28), according to the company’s Q1 2015 earnings report released today. Analysts estimated that Apple would sell 5.68 million Macs this quarter, putting the electronics maker just under estimates but still showing growth YOY. With this past quarter’s 5.5 million units sold, Apple totally flat in the category from… Read More

  • Hands-On With Snapchat Discover: Fun Content For Short Attention Spans

    Hands-On With Snapchat Discover: Fun Content For Short Attention Spans

    Snapchat today launched its media hub Discover. With bite-sized content blips that mix photos, videos, and text, it could become a millenial entertainment destination. And by mixing in pre-rolls and looping video interstitial advertising, Snapchat may have found how to turn storytelling into a serious business. To access Discover, users swipe left until the see a screen of buttons that open… Read More

  • Snapchat Launches Discover

    Snapchat Launches Discover

    Snapchat now has a Discover feature, which will let you see content from brands like ESPN, CNN, Vice and Warner Music. According to the blog post and video (embedded below), users will be able to watch daily stories compiled by artists, publishers, and even Snapchat’s own editorial staff. These stories will feature “full screen photos and videos, awesome long form layouts, and… Read More

  • It’s Snowing In The Northeast

    It’s Snowing In The Northeast

    You might not know it, because maybe you’re in some wonderful part of the country covered in sunshine warmth and rainbows, but for real people who live in the north east, it’s snowing. It’s been snowing for 24 hours now. It’s blown up with the media. They have given it a name, Winter Storm Juno, and promised snow up to our chins. Here in New York City, we were spared… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102

    Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102

    “The show must go on.” That’s what they’re telling us as a blizzard pummels the northeast. So if we can make sure that TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM Indie 102 carries on, we will. We simply ask that you apply to be a part of the show and be around to call into the show on Tuesday at 6pm ET/3pm PT. TechCrunch Radio is an hour of geeky bliss as John and I go through… Read More

  • Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

    Uber Will Cap Surge Pricing During Northeast Snowstorm

    With a huge blizzard bearing down on the U.S. Northeast, Uber is instituting a cap on its surge pricing during the storm. In an email being sent to New York passengers, the company said prices will not exceed 2.8x its usual fares. Read More

  • Canary Home Security | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Canary Home Monitoring System

    The home security market is quickly heating up. As IoT continues to be a dominating trend, security systems that use smaller, faster technology will become the central hub of the home for a fraction of the cost of traditional home monitoring systems. Canary is one of the most affordable and attractive options on the market, offering a single system that offers monitoring of everything from… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Microsoft HoloLens

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Microsoft HoloLens

    This week, Microsoft announced the HoloLens, which is a super nerdy, AR-based face computer. As is our custom, the fellas got together to discuss the new hardware, and the conversation feels a lot like destiny. Nerds talking about nerd gear. Arguments ensue. Jokes flow. This is definitely one worth listening to. We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets… Read More

  • iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

    iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

    iHeartMedia has today announced that its iHeartRadio streaming music service has surpassed 60 million registered users. Of course, “registered users” is a vague stat. Spotify now has over 60 million monthly active usersĀ and 15 million paying customers. Pandora has over 250 million registered users and had 77 million active users as of mid-2014. These numbers are tough to… Read More

  • Twitter Pleads With Power Users To Stop Using Instagram So Much

    Twitter Pleads With Power Users To Stop Using Instagram So Much

    Twitter appears to be sending out a message to a group of very high-profile users suggesting that these users post photos directly to Twitter instead of sharing through Instagram. Mashable secured a screenshot of the prompt, which shows the aesthetic differences between sharing an Instagram link and posting a photo directly through Twitter. In 2012, Instagram shut off Twitter Cards… Read More

  • Tumblr Announces Creatrs Network, An Agency- Style Platform Matching Brands With User Content

    Tumblr Announces Creatrs Network, An Agency- Style Platform Matching Brands With User Content

    Tumblr, at 420 million monthly uniques, has announced a new program today called Creatrs. Tumblr describes it as a art-meets-content collective but it feels a lot like an ad agency. There are two different pieces to the Creatrs program. The first, and most important, is the Creatrs Network. It’s an advertising platform from Tumblr that curates user artwork and artists to offer brands… Read More

  • TechCrunch Pitch-Offs Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston, Apply Now!

    TechCrunch Pitch-Offs Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston, Apply Now!

    And so the countdown begins. We’re nearly a month away from the TechCrunch Pitch-Offs in Atlanta (February 24) and Boston (February 26), and we can hardly wait to head back to two of our favorite cities! If you have yet to check out one of the regional TechCrunch Pitch-offs, the first thing that you should know is that they’re legendary. Read More

  • Campus Job Adds Internships, Switches Up Revenue Model Heading Into Summer

    Campus Job Adds Internships, Switches Up Revenue Model Heading Into Summer

    Campus Job, the online marketplace for employers looking to find highly skilled part-time employees and brand ambassadors from college, is heading into a busy summer. The company, which previously only offered part-time jobs during the school year, has expanded the platform to include summer internships. But beyond that, Campus Job is also restructuring the business model. Read More

  • Piper Announces New Piper NV Home Monitoring System With Night Vision For $269

    Piper Announces New Piper NV Home Monitoring System With Night Vision For $269

    The home security industry once dominated by complicated, expensive systems is in for a rude awakening. Piper, Canary and Scout are all offering affordable options to keep an eye on your home’s safety, and Piper just announced a new system equipped with night-vision called the Piper NV. The Piper NV comes with all the standard features you’d find on the original Piper, which is… Read More

  • Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102 Tonight!

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102 Tonight!

    We’re hitting your radios once again with TechCrunch Radio Live tonight at 6pm ET/3pm PT on Sirius XM Indie 102. John Biggs and I will be discussing the latest in tech news, and then we’ll be joined by a surprise guest for an interview. Read More

  • Marriott Considers Offering Netflix, Hulu And Pandora In Hotel Rooms

    Marriott Considers Offering Netflix, Hulu And Pandora In Hotel Rooms

    Marriott, recently in the news for attempting to block private hotspots, is working to offer familiar entertainment via their in-room video systems. Marriott International is testing out new in-room entertainment in eight hotels across its chain (which is, admittedly, a relatively small test considering the chain operates more than 4,000 properties in over eighty countries) that includes… Read More

  • This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

    This List Of 2014’s Worst Passwords, Including ‘123456,’ Is Embarrassing

    The year 2014, in many respects, was all about digital security. It wasn’t just tech pundits or early adopters who were victimized – Snapchat, Target, and Sony Entertainment all showed us that no one is immune. And don’t get me started on the NSA. It’s our responsibility as internet explorers to protect ourselves. But according to SplashData’s yearly list of the… Read More

  • U.S. Hacked North Korea Before North Korea Hacked U.S.

    U.S. Hacked North Korea Before North Korea Hacked U.S.

    Ever wonder why President Obama so quickly and sure-footedly accused North Korea of hacking into Sony servers? Turns out, the United States had actually hacked into North Korean computer networks back in 2010, giving the government more confidence in their determination of the situation. The NYT reports that the NSA used Chinese networks to route themselves into North Korean computer… Read More

  • All That Glitters Is Not Gold

    All That Glitters Is Not Gold

    The latest viral sensation on the world wide web has lost some of its sparkle. ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com (yes, this is what we’ve come to) is up for auction on Flippa with a current bidding price of $61,000. When I first heard about a “Glitter thing” on the internet, I tried to ignore it as best I could. At best, it was the name of a new Sean Parker startup. At… Read More

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