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  • How Tech Can Shut Down Patent Trolls Crunch Network

    How Tech Can Shut Down Patent Trolls

    Patent trolls, more formally known as Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), pose a major threat to American businesses. A study published by the Boston University School of Law revealed that more than six times as many patent lawsuits are filed today as in 1980. More than 10,000 companies have been sued at least once by a PAE, and litigation by PAEs using acquired patents is increasing at an… Read More

  • Soylent, The Easiest Thing To Tear Open Since CDs

    Soylent, The Easiest Thing To Tear Open Since CDs

    I’m a Soylent believer. If you know me personally, this may be hard for you to understand, given that my favorite foods are bread and cheese and that I feel Seamless should always win Best Overall Startup at the Crunchies every year until eternity. My love for Soylent — credited to both the taste and to the overall affect it has on my mental and physical energy — should be… Read More

  • Survios’ First-Person Shooter Shows How Addictive VR Will Be

    I want to play again. My arms are sore from shooting a virtual bow-and-arrow and slashing robots with a lightsaber. My heart is racing from dodging drone missiles and defending my teammate. And my mind is spinning from the possibilities. I want to play again. And I won’t be the only one. The game is called Raw Data by virtual reality startup Survios. It’s perhaps the most… Read More

  • Family App Life360 Acquires Couple, A Private Messaging App For Two

    Family App Life360 Acquires Couple, A Private Messaging App For Two

    Life360, the mobile application designed for families, announced today that it has acquired the private messaging application and Y Combinator grad Couple (formerly known as Pair), based in Mountain View. Not a pure talent acquisition, Life360 sees Couple as being a potential initial entry point into its larger platform, which now counts over 55 million families using its location tracker… Read More

  • Sendbird Looks To Help Developers Add Chat Functions To Any App

    Sendbird Looks To Help Developers Add Chat Functions To Any App

    When John Kim and his team were working on a community-based application called Smile Mom — which was designed to connect nearby moms — they ran into a problem: They wanted to integrate messaging, but couldn’t find an off-the-shelf solution they liked. Read More

  • YouTube Acquires BandPage For $8M To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools

    YouTube Acquires BandPage For $8M To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools

    YouTube wants to win the love of musicians by solving their biggest problem: how to turn popularity into cash. So today it announced it’s acquired BandPage, a startup that helps artists show off and sell concert tickets, merchandise, and exclusive fan experiences. [Update: According to a source familiar with what BandPage shareholders were sent about the terms of the deal, the… Read More

  • SEO Doesn’t Have To Be A Shot In The Dark Crunch Network

    SEO Doesn’t Have To Be A Shot In The Dark

    To many startups, search engine optimization (SEO) is a task that sits on their company’s back burner. With features to launch and customers to support, the idea of spending time fiddling with your title tags can seem like a fool’s errand. That’s especially true when there’s no guarantee that your hard work will result in a single additional visitor from Google. Read More

  • Fitness App Runkeeper To Be Acquired By Running Shoe Maker ASICS

    Fitness App Runkeeper To Be Acquired By Running Shoe Maker ASICS

    Runkeeper is set to become the latest fitness startup to be acquired by a workout gear company. Jason Jacobs, the startup’s co-founder and chief executive officer, announced today that his company has entered into a definitive agreement to be purchased by ASICS Corporation. Read More

  • Zenefits Under Investigation In California

    Zenefits Under Investigation In California

    The hits just keep on coming at the embattled cloud human resources software provider Zenefits, as the California Department of Insurance has begun an investigation into its licensing practic Read More

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