• One Lap with Circa's Matt Galligan

    One Lap With Circa’s Matt Galligan

    In the first installment of One Lap, Matt Galligan joined me at Thunderhill Raceway to talk about his mobile news application, Circa. I first met Matt in Boulder, Colo., in early 2010 shortly after he started SimpleGeo, an infrastructure provider for location-aware applications. A few years later, he sold SimpleGeo and founded Circa. Along the way, he’s learned a lot of lessons about… Read More

  • Evernote's Notable Office | TC Cribs

    TC Cribs: Evernote’s Expertly Caffeinated California HQ

    In today’s episode of TechCrunch Cribs, we headed over to Evernote, the company behind the beloved notetaking software. Evernote has often said that it intends to be around for at least a century, which may well be why they’ve situated themselves in a very large building that gives them tons of room to grow in the years ahead. In the video embedded above you can see the… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: AppleJacked

    Gillmor Gang: AppleJacked

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. It’s three days later and I’m still going back and forth over which iPhone to buy. The preorders are sold out for 6+, tipping the scale toward the smaller bigger one. What may tip it back is the Watch, which suggests a new paradigm of interlinked devices that, when starting with… Read More

  • One Lap with Rob Coneybeer

    TechCrunch TV’s New Series Interviews Startups in a Race Car

    Meeting with VCs can be stressful and we took that to the extreme with our new show. One Lap with Rob Coneybeer takes willing entrepreneurs onto the racetrack and out of their comfort zones. Read More

  • Sean Rad Backstage Interview

    How Tinder Transformed Dating, According To Its CEO

    Do you really know yourself if you’ve never had your heart broken? Tinder is often labeled a hookup app, but its CEO Sean Rad believes that going on lots of dates can teach you what you need in a soulmate. You can hear his perspective on Tinder’s impact in our backstage video interview at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.  Some believe Tinder and the globalized dating scene overwhelm us… Read More

  • Turn Down for Disrupt | Disrupt SF Hackathon

    Turn Down For What, Hackathon Edition

    Last night around midnight, just before a few hundred beers, and a few dozen pizzas touched down, myself and TechCrunch’s Kyle Russell took a stroll through the Disrupt SF 2014 hackathon. Hackathons are odd things by the light of day, and even more so at night. Hackers were building everything from a rocket launching system — IFTTT for IRL projectiles, or some such —… Read More

  • Time to Code | Disrupt SF Hackathon

    A Walk Through The Disrupt Hackathon

    It’s still early at the Disrupt Hackathon but that doesn’t mean hackers, programmers, and other cool folks aren’t busy working away. We’ll be posting updates from the floor over the next few hours but until then enjoy this random walk featuring Jon Sheiber and I as we wander the Hackathon crowds. Read More

  • Hackathon Kicks Off | TC Disrupt SF 2014

    The Disrupt SF Hackathon Has Begun

    The hackathon at Disrupt SF just kicked off, and the tables at Pier 48 (Disrupt’s new, bigger home) are already full of busy coders. Teams have a little less than 24 hours to build some cool products and prototypes, which they’ll present tomorrow morning, competing for a variety of prizes for judges who will be rating all of the presentations. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Too Soon

    Gillmor Gang: Too Soon

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. This show is dedicated to the memory of Eric Lundquist. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @jtaschek, @dbfarber, @kteare Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor Live chat stream The Gillmor Gang on Facebook Read More

  • Moto 360 Smartwatch

    Hands On With The Moto 360, The First Round Smart Watch

    As we approach Peak Smartwatch at the Apple event next week, manufacturers are racing to offer product to those who might not want to bow down to Cupertino in the coming months. The latest contender is the Moto 360, a steel and leather beauty that launched today alongside the new Motorola X. Although I’ve been duly impressed by the Samsung Gear series, you will immediately notice that… Read More

  • Lending Club's Fast Growing SF Office

    TC Cribs: Lending Club’s Hole-In-One San Francisco HQ

    Welcome to another episode of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV series that gets nosy and tours the inside of tech companies’ offices. This time, we headed over to Lending Club, the startup that’s built an online marketplace for financial lending. Lending Club is a company that straddles the worlds of tech and banking, and that duality is pretty apparent when you go inside their San… Read More

  • Samsung Gear, iCloud Hacks And Sarah Goes To Burning Man

    CrunchWeek: Samsung’s Gadgets, iCloud Hacks, And Sarah Goes To Burning Man

    Happy pre-Disrupt Friday, everyone, I hope you are well rested for next week’s fun. Today on CrunchWeek Sarah Buhr, Jordan Crook, and myself sat around the white table to dig into the biggest stories of the week: Samsung’s raft of new hardware, the issues with cloud security and iCloud itself, and, of course, Sarah’s recent expedition to the desert. Read More

  • The Galaxy Note Edge Is A Phablet With A Curved Edge Display

    The Galaxy Note Edge Is A Phablet With A Curved Edge Display

    Perhaps taking a bit of the spotlight from the new Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Note Edge is essentially a Galaxy Note 4 with a special curved display on the edge of the phone. Thus, the super clever name. The Galaxy Note Edge has almost identical specs to the Galaxy Note 4, save for a slightly smaller battery and, of course, a random display hanging off of the side of it. The Edge display… Read More

  • Samsung Steps Into The World Of Virtual Reality With The Gear VR Headset

    Samsung Steps Into The World Of Virtual Reality With The Gear VR Headset

    Samsung is venturing boldly into the world of virtual reality, but not without one of its trusty smartphones strapped along for the ride. The company today introduced the Samsung Gear VR, a headset that plugs into the Galaxy Note 4 to create a virtual reality experience not unlike that of the Oculus Rift. The Gear VR itself is filled with various sensors, while the processor and the battery… Read More

  • Hands-On With The Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

    Hands-On With The Samsung Gear S Smartwatch

    Samsung announced its new curved-display smart watch last week, but today we were able to get up close and personal with the new wearable. Unlike most smart watches, the Gear S has two very special features. The first is a curved 2-inch, AMOLED display, and the second is 3G connectivity, allowing the smart watch to be used independent of a smartphone. The curved display measures in at a… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Summertime Blues

    Gillmor Gang: Summertime Blues

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. This one seems more like an AA meeting for Apple addiction, as the Gang stumbles around pretending to be interested in Twitter tinkering with the Favorites model while just killing time until September 9. The reason we’re in reasonable humor is that we know we’re in for… Read More

  • Twitch's Sale To Amazon, Snapchat Valuation And Uber Operation SLOG

    CrunchWeek: Twitch’s $1B Sale, Snapchat’s $10B Valuation, Uber’s Operation SLOG

    You can tell when summer is coming to an end: The weather turns cooler, the days run shorter, and tech news starts to pick up the pace. This week was a great example of the news cycle perking up as we head into fall, giving us a few big stories to talk about for our weekly CrunchWeek show. Ryan Lawler, Alex Wilhelm, and I got together to talk about Twitch’s $1 billion sale to Amazon… Read More

  • 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