• Instagram's New Hyperlapse App

    Hands-On With Hyperlapse, Instagram’s New Video Creation App

    Instagram has just launched a brand new standalone app called Hyperlapse, which focuses entirely on mobile video creation. The app looks dead simple, but is actually doing a lot in the background. When you first open Hyperlapse, you’ll go through a very quick tutorial and are then sent straight into a full-screen camera. The button on the bottom starts and stops recording. Once you… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: WineQuake

    Gillmor Gang: WineQuake

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor — woke up and fell out of bed in what was the most dramatic quake for most of us since ’89 and in my case LA in the ’70s. For the wine industry, this will have major impact, coming as it does as the Napa Valley goes to harvest what is called 25% of the US market. The major… Read More

  • Storm8's Pimped Out Desks | TC Cribs

    TC Cribs: Storm8, The Land Of Very Colorful Desks And Lots Of Fancy Beer

    In this episode of Cribs we headed to Storm8, the company that makes lots of popular mobile social games. Storm8 is housed in a, well, pretty bland looking corporate building in suburban Redwood City, so we weren’t sure what to expect. But the inside of the office tells a very different story, with lots of very colorful things to catch the eye. That’s largely because Storm8… Read More

  • OhMiBod & Autoblow 2 | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Sex Toys

    This episode of Fly or Die, focused on two different sex toys, may seem straightforward, but John and I actually learned a lot. We realized that not all sex toys are created equal, especially when you’re weighing sex toys for girls against those for boys. Read More

  • Sympler Aims to Make Video Remixing Easier

    Sympler Offers An Easy Way To Create Fun, Music-Centric Videos

    Co-founders Ben Jenkins and Alexander Kane swung by the TechCrunch office recently to show off Sympler, their new video app for iOS. Asked why the world needs yet another app for creating videos on your iPhone, Jenkins argued that “the ones that are out there aren’t really helping people do it.” Specifically, apps like Vine and Instagram don’t tackle video editing… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: What's That Sound

    Gillmor Gang: What’s That Sound

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Dan Farber, and Steve Gillmor — struggle with the news and raw emotions of the death of Robin Williams and the Ferguson upheaval. The intersection of social and mainstream media is no longer the big story it once seemed to be. Instead, the speed with which technology, particularly mobile, has transformed not only the… Read More

  • Amazon Competes with Square, The Ice Water Challenge & BurritoCannon

    CrunchWeek: Amazon Takes On Square, Tech CEOs Get Dunked, BurritoCannon Comes True

    We’re in the mid-August tech news cycle (AKA, it’s pretty slow), which made for some interesting topics for this week’s episode of CrunchWeek. Pour yourself a nice cold spiked lemonade, and join Sarah Buhr, Alex Wilhelm, and I at the big white table to talk about Amazon launching a product that competes with Square, as TechCrunch first reported way back in 2012 (and… Read More

  • Foursquare | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: The New Foursquare

    As you might have noticed, Foursquare made some big changes this summer. The first was the introduction of a new check-in based social app called Swarm, and the second hit last week with the debut of the brand new Foursquare. Read More

  • Ansa Presents Their Messaging App | Road to Disrupt S1:E11

    The Road To Disrupt: A Look At Ansa, The Off-The-Record Messaging App

    On this week’s installment of the Road To Disrupt video series, we meet our final Startup Battlefield company, Ansa. Built for more utility that that other ephemeral messaging service, Ansa enables users to to have more control over their text, voice, photo and video communications. Ansa‘s founder Natalie Bryla designed the product to function the same way people already… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: More of the Same

    Gillmor Gang: More of the Same

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — split down the middle on the latest app trend known as unbundling. Foursquare begat Swarm, Facebook produced Messenger, and Yo popped out a beta with non-disclosed super powers. Tying it altogether was the seamless fabric of notifications, about to crescendo with iOS8’s app-to-app… Read More