• TwoDots Tops 30 Million Downloads, 5 Billion Games Played

    TwoDots Tops 30 Million Downloads, 5 Billion Games Played

    Crossing 4.8 billion TwoDots games played, the creators of both Dots and its successor have admitted they are working on new games. CEO Paul Murphy told TechCrunch that the company has shelved around six different games while continuing to build out new worlds on TwoDots, but that the company does intend to release at least one new game in 2015. For those of you who are not yet familiar with… Read More

  • Urban Transportation Will Go All-Electric Sooner Than You Think

    Urban Transportation Will Go All-Electric Sooner Than You Think

    Think of the vehicle that will change urban transportation. If the image in your mind is not an electric bus, you’re thinking of the wrong vehicle. The electrification of the passenger vehicle has made headlines for good reason. Vehicles like the Tesla Model S and BMW i8 are beautiful and fast, and cars like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf offer compelling value to commuters. But… Read More

  • Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

    Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps

    Google has debuted a new product called “App Invites” aimed at helping mobile app developers grow their application’s user base. Now in beta for both iOS and Android, App Invites includes a set of standardized tools for sending out app invites over SMS and email, highlighting recommended contacts, creating personalized onboarding experiences for new users, and measuring… Read More

  • Apple Posts A Workaround For The iOS Messages Bug, Promises A Fix Is Coming

    Apple Posts A Workaround For The iOS Messages Bug, Promises A Fix Is Coming

    Apple has published a support document detailing a workaround to temporarily resolve the situation with the nasty Messages bug that was capable of crashing iPhones. The document offers a simple series of steps that will allow users to re-open the Messages app after being hit by the bug, and notes that a fix will be made available in a future software update, as previously promised. In case… Read More

  • To Clean Up Your Startup’s B.S., Bring Sales Into The Leadership Team

    To Clean Up Your Startup’s B.S., Bring Sales Into The Leadership Team

    “Coin-operated idiots”. Even if no one says it out loud about sales people anymore, they might still think it. It’s the perception some startup CEOs have when it comes to their sales force (unless the founders have come from sales themselves). Just load ‘em up and watch them do their mindless best … like at a laundromat. Read More

  • The Agenda For The Europas Conference: AI, Drones, Health, FinTech, Fashion & More

    The Agenda For The Europas Conference: AI, Drones, Health, FinTech, Fashion & More

    The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups is on on June 16 in London, and TechCrunch is the exclusive Media Partner. Think ‘a summertime Crunchies, with a daytime unconference attached, by a sunny River Thames’. The agenda for the event has just been released. You can find it here and the roster of international speakers is here. Attendees will… Read More

  • Glose Brings Its Social Ebook Reader To Android, Adds Free Excerpts

    Glose Brings Its Social Ebook Reader To Android, Adds Free Excerpts

    Glose is a brand new take on ebook reading for phones and tablets. Yet, until today, one thing was crucially missing — Android support. Today, the company is launching its app on Android phones and tablets. It is also adding free book excerpts for its entire catalog. “Things are going well,” co-founder and CEO Nicolas Princen told me. “We basically doubled our catalog… Read More

  • Ampion Opens Applications For Its Road Trip Showcasing African Tech

    Ampion Opens Applications For Its Road Trip Showcasing African Tech

    Ampion, the Berlin-based accelerator and advisory firm promoting technology entrepreneurship in Africa, is opening up the latest round of its pan-African bus tours for corporate executives, startup founders, and investors. Now in its third year the buses will hit the road between September and December with trips across East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, and Tunisia. Last year… Read More

  • These Videos Would Totally Kill It On Facebook

    By putting videos on mute autoplay in News Feeds, Facebook is redefining the way they are used by marketers. This presents new challenges for social media managers. Fortunately, they can turn to a group of content makers who were ahead of the curve by almost a century. Read More

  • Path’s ‘Places’ Feature Shuttered Following Sale To Daum Kakao

    Path’s ‘Places’ Feature Shuttered Following Sale To Daum Kakao

    Path announced that it has sold its flagship messaging apps to Korea’s Daum Kakao today, but the company has retained one interesting part of its business: its Places business-to-consumer messaging service. That’s according to Daum Kakao, which confirmed to TechCrunch that it didn’t acquire that asset. Read More

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