• RIP Summer

    RIP Summer

     After a multi-year bull cycle that raised the prices of domestic equities to levels that made value-focused investors squirm, the U.S. markets are suffering from a stiff correction, dropping in partial step with international shares and other assets. It’s a global cold, and everyone is sneezing. Apple opened dramatically lower this morning, mirroring broad index declines. Twitter… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Amazon’s Soul, Ashley Madison, And Uber’s IPO

    Welcome back friends, we are here to cap off the week, taking a look at the biggest stories in the process. This time ’round, our coterie was helmed by none other than TechCrunch’s own Sarah Lane. Megan Rose Dickey and myself rounded out the quorum. On the docket today is Amazon’s controversial corporate culture, the massive Ashley Madison hacks, and news that Uber will… Read More

  • Tinder Cofounder Sean Rad Back In As CEO

    Tinder Cofounder Sean Rad Back In As CEO

    Last night it was revealed that Sean Rad, cofounder and President of Tinder, would return to the CEO position he once held and, in March, handed over to Ebay exec Chris Payne. In a press release, one of Tinder’s board directors and Benchmark partner Matt Cohler explained that “there was a mutual agreement here that it was not the right long-term fit,” speaking about… Read More

  • “How Not To PR” By Tinder

    “How Not To PR” By Tinder

    Have you heard about the Tinder Meltdown (TM)? Some even called it a “stunt.” In case you haven’t, here’s the quick and dirty: a piece appeared on Vanity Fair that Tinder didn’t like. And it reacted. On Twitter. A lot. Read More

  • A Sneak Peek At ABC Family’s New Silicon Valley Reality Show Starring Tim Draper

    The latest Silicon Valley reality series Startup U begins tomorrow night on ABC Family and we got a sneak peek at what the show is about. Startup U features 10 student entrepreneurs as they compete in a seven-week program at Draper University. Each of the show’s subjects must go through the fundamentals of launching a startup the Draper U way – including wilderness survival… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Earnings Beatdown, Twitter’s Palace Intrigue And VR Goes Full Weird

    Hello friends and welcome back to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s recurring roundup of the biggest tech stories of the week. This week our humble band delved into recent earnings by Etsy and Fitbit, Twitter’s share price declines, hints about the social company’s next CEO, and, of course, that VR thing you might have heard of. Read More

  • How To Speak Startup, Part Deux

    How To Speak Startup, Part Deux

    Given the massive influx of capital that we are currently enduring in Silicon Valley, TechCrunch has decided to take another crack at the lexicon of the moment to help everyone understand just what people mean when they say things that make you want to snag them by the hair and give them a noogie. Following our previous entry, this list is an expansion — we are here to help, after all. Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: Stacey Ferreira’s Call For Optimism

    Welcome back to Bullish, TechCrunch’s newest show that may or may not be a ruse to force me into a tie every week. This time ’round we invited Stacey Ferreira to drop by HQ to dish on her new book, 2 Billion Under 20, which argues against the idea that the kids these days are useless layabouts. A compendium of stories about younglings in action, Ferreira’s tome is essentially… Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: Let’s Go Unicorn Hunting

    Hello friends, and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s newest show. We’re going to ship a new episode directly to your monitor each and every Wednesday morning, so make sure to set your DVR browser to TechCrunch.com. This week, our very first, we focused on the concept of unicorns, a term that was born on these pages, and recently re-examined by Aileen Lee in an epic post that is… Read More