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  • YC-Backed GO1 Wants To Make Compliance Training Suck Less

    YC-Backed GO1 Wants To Make Compliance Training Suck Less

    GO1, an employee training startup out of Y Combinator’s Summer 2015 cohort, is launching in North America to help companies onboard and educate their employees in a more effective fashion. Anyone who has worked for a large company knows the frustration of completing yearly compliance training. Generally this means watching a couple of hour-long web seminars about being a team player… Read More

  • Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Tomorrow!

    Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Tomorrow!

    What up, world? TechCrunch Radio is coming at you this week, just like every week, and we’re looking for the coolest folks in tech to present their products in the patent-pending* TechCrunch Radio Pitch-off. Here’s how it works: At the top of each show, John Biggs and I discuss the latest in tech news. For the last half hour, we bring five of the coolest new startups we can find on… Read More

  • Weathernews Partners With Moji, Maker Of China’s Largest Crowdsourced Weather App

    Weathernews Partners With Moji, Maker Of China’s Largest Crowdsourced Weather App

    Weathernews, one of Japan’s biggest weather forecast providers and the owner of Sunnycomb and Weathermob apps, is taking a big step into the Chinese market. The company announced today it signed an agreement with Moji, the maker of China’s largest social weather app, to share data. Read More

  • The Three Qualities Twitter’s Next CEO Must Have Crunch Network

    The Three Qualities Twitter’s Next CEO Must Have

    Perhaps you’ve heard there’s a job opening over at Twitter. The blue bird is looking for its next CEO after longtime leader and all-around good guy Dick Costolo decided to step down after a successful run taking Twitter from mid-sized startup to public company. Read More

  • How To Win The Day Crunch Network

    How To Win The Day

    Hal Elrod was dead for six minutes. The car he was driving crashed head on into a truck. His girlfriend, sitting next to him, was unscratched. The roof of the car sliced open his head, causing brain damage. Bones in his face, his arm, all over his body were broken and he was in a coma for six days (during which time his girlfriend broke up with him). When he woke from his coma the doctors told… Read More

  • It’s Time For “The Visual Internet” Crunch Network

    It’s Time For “The Visual Internet”

    One of the amazing accomplishments of the smartphone is how it’s inspired us to take photos and share them — tons of them, with everyone. It’s estimated we have already taken more than a trillion photos in 2015. That would be more snapshots than have been taken in all of photographic history till now. We should be proud. But it isn’t enough to take a photo. We need to… Read More

  • Does Ringly Have A Place In An Apple Watch World?

    Does Ringly Have A Place In An Apple Watch World?

    The first thing I thought when I opened my Ringly box was that it smelled. Bad. Like electronics that had caught on fire and were then put out in some sort of chemical bath. But the company told me that the ring I received (an early review unit sent to reporters) was part of a bad “beta batch.” More recently, they replaced it with another. It didn’t smell nearly as bad. Read More

  • Applications For The NYC Pitch-Off Close Tomorrow!

    Applications For The NYC Pitch-Off Close Tomorrow!

    Attention New Yorkers! Applications for the NYC Meetup + Pitch-Off will be closing in 24 hours (ish) so if you’d like to pitch your company to the coolest judges in the land (TBA next week), you really shouldn’t waste another minute. Here’s the plan, Stans: Participants will be afforded exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product to a panel of kick-ass judges, to be followed… Read More

  • YC-Backed GetScale’s Quality Control System Protects Factory Workers And Hardware Companies

    YC-Backed GetScale’s Quality Control System Protects Factory Workers And Hardware Companies

    At first glance, GetScale’s cameras might seem like just another factory surveillance system. The startup, however, wants to make life easier for engineers and assembly-line workers by allowing them to communicate directly and record the entire manufacturing process. Read More

  • Ibotta’s New Shopping List Finds Cash Back And Rebates As You Add Items

    Ibotta’s New Shopping List Finds Cash Back And Rebates As You Add Items

    Mobile savings app Ibotta, which got its start by targeting millennial shoppers who no longer seek out and clip paper coupons, has been working to re-think the role smartphones can play when it comes to shopping in the offline world. To date, that’s largely involved submitting receipts and scanning barcodes in order to save on in-store purchases, including those from grocery stores. Now… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Each week, John Biggs and I make the long trek up to 49th Street to sit on tall chairs, slap on some headphones, and bring weekly tech news to the world of Internet radio (specifically Sirius XM Insight 121 listeners). Why do you care? Well, if you’re reading TechCrunch.com right now (which you are, by the way), then you likely have a mild interest in the goings-on of the tech world. Read More

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