• Springleap Aims To Rethink Marketing Research With New Backing From Cross Border Angels

    Springleap Aims To Rethink Marketing Research With New Backing From Cross Border Angels

    Startup Springleap says it can help marketers improve their ad campaigns by tapping into a community of 180,000 creative professionals. To pursue that vision, the company is announcing that it has raised an additional $650,000 in seed funding, bringing its total backing to around $1.1 million. I got on the phone with founder Eran Eyal partly to discuss the funding, but more to discuss the… Read More

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest?

    This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest?

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast. This time around, myself and John Biggs kick over the news that a new bitcoin-facing investment vehicle is getting itself put together and public. Can it help bitcoin achieve greater price stability over time? Also joining us is Jameson Lopp of BitGo, who broke down the finer technical points of paper… Read More

  • Join Us At Hardware Alley At Disrupt NY

    Join Us At Hardware Alley At Disrupt NY

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4-6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing event… Read More

  • How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks

    How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks

    In a session at GDC this morning, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Technologies Lead Bei Yang gave a talk about the work the entertainment giant has done with virtual reality. Read More

  • Zombie Ridesharing Bill Comes Back To Life In California

    Zombie Ridesharing Bill Comes Back To Life In California

    A bill designed to regulate ridesharing companies is back. California Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian has submitted a bill aimed at placing new rules on companies like Uber and Lyft. Assembly Bill 24, however, is incredibly similar to Assembly Bill 612, which failed in committee in 2014. Nazarian notes in a release on the bill that 24 is “similar” to 612, which is understatement. Read More

  • Would You Buy A ‘Smart Band’ For An Apple Watch?

    Would You Buy A ‘Smart Band’ For An Apple Watch?

    Would you shell out money for a ‘smart’ accessory band for an Apple Watch that added additional capabilities? More battery life, perhaps? The reason I ask is that the Apple Watch has a port that the company has yet to show off. It’s being used for diagnostics and direct access to the Watch operating system, but it’s feasible that could be used to connect accessories in… Read More

  • Apple’s Streaming Music Service Will Debut In June

    Apple’s Streaming Music Service Will Debut In June

    Apple’s streaming music service, which will be a totally overhauled version of Beats but with iTunes branding and tighter integration with Apple’s own devices and software, will make its official debut in June, likely at WWDC. A source with knowledge of the company’s current plans tells TechCrunch June 8 is the target launch date, at least for an official… Read More

  • Microsoft And Google Collaborate On Angular 2 Framework, TypeScript Language

    Microsoft And Google Collaborate On Angular 2 Framework, TypeScript Language

    Here’s a partnership that may come as a surprise to many: Microsoft and Google are working together to help make Angular 2 — the next (and somewhat controversial) version of Google’s JavaScript web app framework — better. shield-largeAngular has been using its own AtScript superset of Microsoft’s TypeScript for a while now. TypeScript is Microsoft’s attempt… Read More

  • Are Drones A Fad Or Here For Good?

    Are Drones A Fad Or Here For Good?

    Drones are no longer just seen as a tool of the military or a toy that people use to fly around. They’re becoming accepted as a tool that businesses can deploy, and every day more and more companies are being created to build drone prototypes and software to help them fly, detect obstacles and make sense of terabytes of data they collect. This is the golden age of drones, and it is… Read More

  • Let’s Face It: The Apple Watch Will Sell More Than A Million Units In Its First Month
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