• FCC Passes Strict Net Neutrality Regulations On 3-2 Vote

    FCC Passes Strict Net Neutrality Regulations On 3-2 Vote

    As expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new net neutrality regulations today on a vote of 3-2, with the Commission’s two Democratic appointees joining Chairman Tom Wheeler in voting yes. The Commission’s two Republican-appointed members both voted no. Notably, the FCC’s plan is now known to have undergone a last-minute revision to remove a… Read More

  • PR Analytics Startup TrendKite Raises Another $5M

    PR Analytics Startup TrendKite Raises Another $5M

    Erik Huddleston joined PR analytics startup TrendKite as its new CEO back in the middle of 2014, and he told me the company’s been growing quickly since. There’s been triple-digit revenue growth “not just quarter-over-quarter, but almost month-over-month,” and headcount has gone from six employees to 35. Read More

  • Boston Meetup. Tonight. Be There.

    Boston Meetup. Tonight. Be There.

    Dear Boston, TechCrunch has arrived. And even through all the snow, I can honestly say that you folks are looking wicked smaht this year. Read More

  • Jawbone Blames Manufacturing Woes For UP3 Delay

    Jawbone Blames Manufacturing Woes For UP3 Delay

    Jawbone announced the third generation of its fitness tracker last November but it has yet to ship. Appropriately called the UP3, the device builds upon its two predecessors, adding heart rate monitoring to the mix. The tracker was already delayed once. Now Jawbone tells me that it is having trouble manufacturing the device. Read More

  • Join Us For Hardware Alley In New York, Won’t You?

    Join Us For Hardware Alley In New York, Won’t You?

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great funders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4 to May 6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing… Read More

  • Apple Sends Out Invites For March 9 Event, Likely For Apple Watch

    Apple Sends Out Invites For March 9 Event, Likely For Apple Watch

    Apple has issued invites for a new media event on March 9, with the tagline “Spring Forward,” which likely refers to time, hence the Apple Watch is a good guess for the star of the show. The event kicks off at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 9, and we should get more details regarding the April launch window for… Read More

  • Twenty20 Raises $8M, Launches Crowdsourced Photo-Licensing Service

    Twenty20 Raises $8M, Launches Crowdsourced Photo-Licensing Service

    Twenty20, the startup formerly known as Instacanvas, today announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Canaan Partners. With this funding round, Twenty20 has also finalized its transformation from printing service for Instagram pictures to photo-licensing service. Indeed, with over 45 million photos from 250,000 photographers in its library, Twenty20 is now larger than… Read More

  • Flow Kana Brings You Pot Straight Off The Farm

    Flow Kana Brings You Pot Straight Off The Farm

    Think of it as the first “farm-to-bowl” concept. Flow Kana just launched an on-demand medical cannabis delivery service that skips the brick-and-mortar dispensary to bring pot from local, organic weed farmers straight to you. “It’s the clean cannabis movement,” founder Michael Steinmetz says. “It’s important for the consumer to know where their… Read More

  • Branch Metrics Raises $15 Million For Its Smarter Mobile Deep Linking Technology

    Branch Metrics Raises $15 Million For Its Smarter Mobile Deep Linking Technology

    Palo Alto-based Branch Metrics, one of the many companies focused on developing better mobile deep linking technology – that is, links that point users to specific pages within mobile applications themselves – is announcing today the close of its $15 million Series A round of funding, led by existing investor New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and TriplePoint Capital President Ben… Read More

  • Startup Building Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Plans To Launch A Working One In 2016

    Startup Building Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Plans To Launch A Working One In 2016

    You know when you have a good idea for a game or blog and you tell a friend who might actually make it, since you don’t have time? That’s kind of like what Elon Musk did with his ambitious Hyperloop, a next-level transportation system that uses near friction-free tubes to zip capsules containing humans long distances with incredible speed for shorter commutes. And now… Read More

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