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  • Spring Moves Scores $1M Seed To Pair Your Music With Your Pace

    Spring Moves Scores $1M Seed To Pair Your Music With Your Pace

    When you’re out on a run, on the last leg of an exhausting day, the right song can make all the difference. But figuring out what music you need, and when, isn’t something anybody has the mental capacity for in the middle of an energy-draining workout. This is where Spring Moves comes into play. Read More

  • Seriously Launches Its First Game, Best Fiends

    Seriously Launches Its First Game, Best Fiends

    About a year ago, a small portion of the Rovio executive team broke away to start their own company. Seriously. No, that’s what it’s called: Seriously. So Seriously launches and decides it wants to run the same general play as Rovio did with Angry Birds, creating an addictive game that can then turn into its own media and merchandise brand. Today, that journey begins with the… Read More

  • Micro-Investment Platform Acorns Lands On Android

    Micro-Investment Platform Acorns Lands On Android

    Acorns, the micro-investment platform that lets users save for their future, has today launched on Android. Acorns simply connects into your credit and debit cards and invests the change from each purchase (rounding up to the next dollar) into an investment portfolio. You can choose between five different risk options, from aggressive to conservative, and watch how your investments are… Read More

  • Confirmed: Truecaller Scores $60 Million In Series C From KPCB, Atomico, And Sequoia

    Confirmed: Truecaller Scores $60 Million In Series C From KPCB, Atomico, And Sequoia

    Truecaller has just announced the raise of a $60 million in Series C led by Atomico, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Sequoia Capital. As you might have noticed, TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden tracked down the story a bit early, reporting that Truecaller was aiming to raise up to $80 million on a $300 million valuation. Turns out they pulled in slightly less than their intended goal. Read More

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

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Tonight

    TechCrunch Radio Tuesday begins now. We’ll be back yet again tonight to discuss the goings on of the tech world on TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM 102 Indie. HP is splitting the H from the P (not really, but they are definitely splitting into two separate companies), and Bitcoin had a weird week, so we’ll probably talk about that. We’re also slightly fascinated by the uptick… Read More

  • This Is The New Squarespace

    This Is The New Squarespace

    Squarespace has just announced a brand new version of its product called Squarespace 7. Obviously, the interface of the service (which gives users a full suite of site publishing/e-commerce tools) looks quite a bit different, but it’s the new features that really add a lot of value. For instance, Squarespace 7 now offers a side-by-side view for the interface and the content, letting… Read More

  • iPhone 6 Plus | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Apple iPhone 6 Plus

    There is quite a bit of controversy surrounding the new iPhone 6 Plus. It’s the new golden child of Apple’s product line, bigger, thinner and more beautiful than ever. However, the size may just be detrimental to people who have smaller hands and can’t easily handle the large, slippery iPhone. And then there was all the #bendgate stuff. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Gapgate, Garmin, And Jamstik

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Gapgate, Garmin, And Jamstik

    We’re off and running this week with the latest TC Gadgets podcast. Garmin announced a new smart watch called the Forerunner 920XT. We take a look at that, as well as Garmin’s earlier smart watch offering, the VivoFit. We’re also curious about what’s going on with #gapgate, on the Galaxy Note 4 smartphones. Meanwhile, the Jamstik MIDI device is finally shipping. Read More

  • Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes To Real Name Policy

    Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes To Real Name Policy

    After weeks of backlash over Facebook’s real name policy, namely from members of the LGBT community who have had their Facebook pages suspended due to drag names, Facebook has met with members of the community and apologized for any hardship they might have caused. Facebook’s VP of Product Chris Cox made a statement today on Facebook apologizing (on behalf of the company, it seems)… Read More

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

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Tonight

    It’s Tuesday again, which means that TechCrunch is jumping off of the internet (kind of) and into your ears tonight at 6pm ET/3pm PT. TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM 102 Indie is this whole new thing we’re doing, and today’s show is set to be our best yet. We’ll be joined by musician, film maker and entrepreneur Jack Conte, and then we’ll head into our… Read More

  • Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise

    Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise

    Reddit, the so-called front page of the internet, has raised $50 million in Series B on a $500 million valuation with intentions to give back 10 percent of the round’s equity to the community. The monster round is led by Sam Altman, CEO of Y Combintaor, with participation from Andreesen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, as well as individual investors like Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Jared… Read More

  • WunWun, The Service For On-Demand Anything, Revamps Logo In Time For San Francisco Launch

    WunWun, The Service For On-Demand Anything, Revamps Logo In Time For San Francisco Launch

    While automatic may be better than on-demand, there’s something truly special about being able to type in exactly what you want, press a button, and have it delivered to your door for the exact same price as going to the store yourself. That’s what WunWun has been doing for New Yorkers for the past year, and the on-demand service is now making its way to San Francisco. Read More

  • The Ostrich Pillow Mellows Out With Mini Version

    The Ostrich Pillow Mellows Out With Mini Version

    Once upon a time, in a world that wasn’t already made more bizarre by the existence of things like Yo or Cuddlr, a few guys decided to launch the Ostrich Pillow on Kickstarter. Back then, in 2013, it was one of the weirder things to come through the TechCrunch inboxes. Read More

  • Hipcamp Cooks Up $2M Seed To Get People Camping

    Hipcamp Cooks Up $2M Seed To Get People Camping

    In today’s connected world, with phones ringing and buzzing and emails constantly flowing in, unplugging and getting back into nature for a few days each year should be a required activity. Turns out, however, that finding a campsite based on any specific search criteria is a horrible process. That’s where Hipcamp comes in. The company has just raised a $2 million seed round led… Read More

  • iPhone 6 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Apple iPhone 6

    We’re back with a new episode of Fly or Die and armed with the latest iPhone. Will John and I, longtime Apple users, give the iPhone 6 the green light? Read More

  • Snapchat Spam Might Make You Feel Fat, But At Least It’s Not Snapchat’s Fault

    Snapchat Spam Might Make You Feel Fat, But At Least It’s Not Snapchat’s Fault

    If you’re receiving messages from your friends on Snapchat that tell you how to lose weight, don’t freak out. It appears that many accounts have been hacked, though Snapchat denies that the hackers accessed users accounts through its own system. According to Twitter, users accounts have been hi-jacked and used to send weight loss spam to other accounts. There’s no word yet… Read More

  • This Is TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    This Is TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie

    Each week, John Biggs and I head over to the Sirius XM studios for a live radio show on Sirius XM 102 Indie: TechCrunch Radio. Last week, we discussed our first weeks with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. While I’m more partial to the iPhone 6 (or even the 5s, in terms of size), John is truly excited about the new screen real estate on the iPhone 6 Plus, entirely comfortable with… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Bendgate, iOS 8.0.1 Bugs, And BlackBerry Passport

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Bendgate, iOS 8.0.1 Bugs, And BlackBerry Passport

    As sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the iPhone’s launch has brought with it a series of backlashes. It was discovered that Apple’s larger iPhone, the 6 Plus, may bend under direct, persistent pressure over a prolonged period of time. Turns out, it wasn’t a huge deal. However, a bug in iOS 8.0.1 that killed wireless connectivity and TouchID kind of was a… Read More

  • Buck Mason, The American-Made Basics Brand, Sews Up $300K Seed Round

    Buck Mason, The American-Made Basics Brand, Sews Up $300K Seed Round

    Remember the “startup guy” uniform promoted by Banana Republic earlier this year? Well the guys at Buck Mason are looking to build an actual uniform, not necessarily just for startups, but for the guy who doesn’t want to waste mental energy on figuring out what to wear. Buck Mason, which just raised $300k in seed funding, is a men’s clothing brand that focuses… Read More

  • HotelTonight Pivots Beyond Same-Day Booking As Competition Heats Up

    HotelTonight Pivots Beyond Same-Day Booking As Competition Heats Up

    HotelTonight is planning a major shift to its business model, moving from its same-day booking model to a more flexible offering of seven-day advance booking. TechCrunch has obtained an email sent from HotelTonight to one of its hotel partners, showing that the startup is planning to let users book hotel rooms up to seven days in advance, although it will continue to offer same-day bookings… Read More