• Uber Database Breach Exposed Information Of 50,000 Drivers, Company Confirms

    Uber Database Breach Exposed Information Of 50,000 Drivers, Company Confirms

    Uber announced today that its database was breached by an unauthorized third party last year. The company confirmed the breach in a company blog post published this afternoon, authored by Uber’s managing counsel of data private Katherine Tassi. The breach, which occurred on May 13 2014, revealed the names and license plate numbers of approximately 50,000 drivers across various states. Read More

  • Startup Lessons From My Screenwriter Life, Part 2: Movie Sets

    Startup Lessons From My Screenwriter Life, Part 2: Movie Sets

    This is the second post in a two-part series on the lessons I learned as a filmmaker that have value in my life as a startup founder and CEO at Vsnap. In the first post, I covered stuff that comes up before you go into production. In this post, I will discuss how a few of my lessons learned on sets apply to startup life. Read More

  • Net Neutrality, Pebble Time & Potpreneurs

    CrunchWeek: Net Neutrality Passes, Pebble Time, Growing Potrepreneurship

    It’s the end of another week in tech and what a week it’s been! The FCC passed new net neutrality regulations and then the Internet exploded. First it was about the net neutrality news, then we quickly turned our attention to some llamas, and soon after that everyone divided over the color of a dress (do we even deserve net neutrality?). In any case, this week, Sarah Buhr, Alex… Read More

  • With A $60M Revenue Run Rate, ClassPass May Be The Next Uber

    With A $60M Revenue Run Rate, ClassPass May Be The Next Uber

    TechCrunch has secured financial information about ClassPass, the TechStars-backed startup that offers unlimited access to various fitness classes for a flat monthly fee. As it stands now, our sources report that ClassPass is tracking to a $60 million revenue run rate for 2015, a run rate that has doubled in the past three months. Last week alone, the company brought in $1.5 million and this… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week’s news featured more than just runaway llamas and a Twitter debate over an optical illusion dress. The FCC passed new net neutrality regulations, photos and videos of two new smartphones leaked online, and the new Pebble smart watch flew past its Kickstarter goal. These are our best stories of the week (2/21-2/27). Read More

  • Last Day To Get Cheap(er) Disrupt NY Tickets #thedress

    Last Day To Get Cheap(er) Disrupt NY Tickets #thedress

    Whether you’re #teamwhiteandgold or #teamblueandblack, you should be on #teamgreenandwhite. TechCrunch Disrupt NY is only a couple of months away. And we’re planning a huge show, with tech stars like Aaron Levie, Payal Kadakia, Tristan Walker and more on our stage roster. Read More

  • TC AppleCast 6: Apple Invites Us All To Watch The Watch

    TC AppleCast 6: Apple Invites Us All To Watch The Watch

    This week Apple dropped an invite to a special event on March 9, and everyone forgot Mobile World Congress was even happening. The event will likely focus on the Apple Watch, which is set for an April retail debut, and which Apple has been talking about since it unveiled the wearable wrist computer back at its iPhone event last September. We’re expecting to get firm details on store… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.27.15

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.27.15

    Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today. Live Friendfeed chat during show recording Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show – G3 – on Facebook Archives of sister show on Ustream Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, Pebble Time, Moto E, And Galaxy S6 Leaks!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, Pebble Time, Moto E, And Galaxy S6 Leaks!

    It’s been a busy week. Apple sent out invitations to its Apple Watch event on March 9, and Pebble released its next-gen watch on Kickstarter and raised more than $6 million in half a day. Meanwhile, Motorola released the Moto E smartphone, and photos of the Samsung Galaxy S6 reportedly leaked this week. Read More

  • How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web

    How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web

    Nearly three hours a day. That’s the average amount of time you and I spent on our phones every day in 2014. Our dependency on mobile devices for information has forced the design of the web to change. Netizens have come to expect mobile content is optimized in a way that brings them exactly what they are looking for front and center. Read More

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