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  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: iPhone Sales, Tesla ‘Ludicrous Mode’, And GoPro/Meerkat

    This week, Tesla introduced a new mode for the Model S called Ludicrous mode, which will take the car from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds. Which is ludicrous. Meanwhile, Apple reported its Q3 2015 earnings, falling just under expectations for iPhone unit sales, though still growing the category by 35 percent YOY. Plus, GoPro announced a deal with Meerkat that will let users stream live from… Read More

  • Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

    Sony Mobile Gets Into The Drone Business

    Sony is looking to drones to find new business opportunities. Specifically Sony Mobile, the division of Sony responsible for mobile phones, telecommunication and small imaging sensors, founded the company along with Tokyo startup ZMP Inc. But don’t expect to buy a Sony drone anytime soon. These drones are not for the general consumer. Called Aerosense, this new company will open new doors… Read More

  • GoPro Expects To Launch A Mobile Editing Solution By The End Of Summer

    GoPro Expects To Launch A Mobile Editing Solution By The End Of Summer

    GoPro president Tony Bates today revealed the company is on the verge of launching a new mobile app that will allow users to trim and share content right from their phones. According to Bates, the app is in the final phase of testing and the company expects to launch it by the end of the summer. Read More

  • GoPro Beats In Q2 On Strong Demand For The Hero4 Action Camera

    GoPro Beats In Q2 On Strong Demand For The Hero4 Action Camera

    Today for its second-quarter financial results, GoPro reported $420 million in revenue and a net income of $35 million beating Wall Street estimates and swinging to a profit. Despite this the company traded down nearly 8 percent immediately following the release in after hours trading after closing up on the day at 62.04. Since then the company has pared its losses. Read More

  • GoPro Unveils Plan To Allow Users To License Their Videos

    GoPro Unveils Plan To Allow Users To License Their Videos

    GoPro is taking steps to make some cash on the back of the vast troves videos its users are creating. The company just announced a platform that lets content creators license videos to brands and media companies. With this platform, your GoPro videos could make their way into advertisements and get you (and GoPro) paid. Read More

  • Limited Ticket Release Of TechCrunch Summer Party At August Capital

    Limited Ticket Release Of TechCrunch Summer Party At August Capital

    Well, that went fast! Because of high demand, we’re releasing more tickets for the TechCrunch annual summer soirée at August Capital today. But act quickly because they won’t be available long. Read More

  • Betterment Just Made It Even Easier To Invest Money

    Betterment Just Made It Even Easier To Invest Money

    Betterment is billed as a smarter way to invest money. But as a separate investment service, getting cash to Betterment has always been a hurdle. The company today is taking the wraps off a new service that monitors an account holder’s bank account and invests cash just sitting there. Betterment says this service, called SmartDeposit, will give members more control from their money. Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator demo day. Watch the presentations right here starting at 4:00 p.m. PDT. This is the second class from Microsoft Ventures’s Seattle Accelerator where 14 startups received mentorship, technology guidance and a $25,000 check with no strings or equity attached. For this cohort, the… Read More

  • Foundry Group Is Providing Free Housing To Techstars’ Detroit Program

    Foundry Group Is Providing Free Housing To Techstars’ Detroit Program

    Startups participating in Techstars Mobility have a new option for housing: Foundry Group purchased a lovely house in the Cass Corridor neighborhood. Believe it or not, there’s actually a real estate crunch in downtown Detroit. Sure, houses are a dime a dozen in Detroit, but it’s tough finding a nice house in a nice neighborhood with like-minded people. And this house is free for… Read More

  • Pompous Apple Is Pompous

    Pompous Apple Is Pompous

    Apple’s latest iPhone ad is a bit smug. Even for Apple. As you can see above, the ad takes the fight directly to Android phones by reminding that Apple makes both the iPhone hardware and software — something very few phone makers can say. Read More

  • Imgur’s Alan And Sarah Schaaf To Talk Images, Growth And Memes At Disrupt SF

    Imgur’s Alan And Sarah Schaaf To Talk Images, Growth And Memes At Disrupt SF

    Alan and Sarah Schaaf are the brother-sister team behind Imgur, one of the Internet’s most popular places for funny images and animal gifs. We’re thrilled that they’re going to talk in depth about cat gifs and other viral ways the company plans to grow at Disrupt SF 2015. Imgur is one of the first stops where people share images and photo albums on the internet. Alan… Read More

  • Google Glass Is Alive

    Google Glass Is Alive

    Get ready for the rebirth of Google Glass. Details were recently uncovered that indicate Google is working on an upgraded version. However not aimed at the general consumer, but at the enterprise market. According to 9to5google, this upcoming edition will pack a larger display prism, Intel Atom CPU and the ability to connect an external battery pack — all upgrades critical for… Read More

  • Pandora’s Tim Westergren Is Coming To Disrupt SF 2015

    Pandora’s Tim Westergren Is Coming To Disrupt SF 2015

    It’s safe to call Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren a musical genius. He’s an award-winning composer, musician and record producer with over 20 years of experience in the music industry, and he helped put together one of the top music streaming services in the world. We’re grateful that Westergren will be dropping some sick beats at Disrupt SF 2015. Together with Will Glaser… Read More

  • The Micro:bit Is Shaping Up To Be The Perfect Programming Device For Kids

    The Micro:bit Is Shaping Up To Be The Perfect Programming Device For Kids

    The BBC is set to continue its history in educational computing with the Micro:bit. First displayed in March, the broadcaster just revealed the final design and programming environment of the tiny programmable board, which includes new sensors and abilities not previously displayed. The tiny device lacks the processing power of the Raspberry Pi and Arduino’s extensive ecosystem, but… Read More

  • GoPro Reinvents Its Action Camera With The Hero4 Session

    GoPro Reinvents Its Action Camera With The Hero4 Session

    The Hero4 Session is the smallest GoPro yet. It’s a one and a half inch cube and weighs just 2.6 ounces. That’s about half the weight of an iPhone 6. And users will not need to lug around different cases to use the camera. It’s waterproof. This is part of the company’s efforts to reduce the amount of stuff needed to use a GoPro camera. The smaller size comes with… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Central

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Central

    Happy Friday of a long weekend, everyone! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve chosen some extra fun topics for this week’s episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. Lexus teased out a new hoverboard this week, because the world clearly isn’t weird enough yet. Anki is preparing to ship its second-generation robotic track cars very soon. And Bowling Central… Read More

  • Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20

    Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20

    Think of Anki Overdrive as slot cars for the smartphone age. With upgrades, achievements and characters, it’s a perfect marriage of smartphones with physical toys. The system debuted two years ago and the company has steadily upgraded the system since. But today, the company revealed the ship date and price of its next generation product, Anki Overdrive. Anki debuted the Overdrive… Read More

  • Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here

    Watch Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator Demo Day Presentations Right Here

    TechCrunch is pleased to host the live video stream of the Microsoft Ventures Digital Works Accelerator demo day. This is the second class from Microsoft Ventures’s Seattle Accelerator where 14 startups received mentorship, technology guidance and a $25,000 check with no strings or equity attached. For this cohort, the companies are centered around digital work and productivity… Read More

  • Legendary Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla Is Returning To Disrupt SF

    Legendary Venture Capitalist Vinod Khosla Is Returning To Disrupt SF

    We just can’t keep him away from Disrupt, and TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that Vinod Khosla will once again be joining us onstage at Disrupt SF 2015. Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, a venture capital firm with an eye for environmentally friendly technologies in addition to the standard array of Internet, computing, mobile and silicon technology companies. Read More

  • Buy Tickets Now For The Summer Party At August Capital

    Buy Tickets Now For The Summer Party At August Capital

    TechCrunch’s annual summer soirée is almost here. As in years past, August Capital will graciously host TechCrunch and hundreds of local investors, founders and developers at its sunny office on Sand Hill Road. All are welcome to the July 31 event, but space is limited. Tickets, which you can buy here, are $85 each and include drinks and food. Read More

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