• Prioritizing Diversity In 2015

    Prioritizing Diversity In 2015

    At a recent forum on diversity in tech, Google’s Director of Global Diversity Talent & Inclusion, Yolanda Mangolini, explained that it is incredibly hard to move the needle on diversity by even 1% at Google’s size. In a blog post on how to recruit more women into tech companies, Jennifer Dulski, President and COO of Change.org, echoed the same sentiment, advising startup… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: HoloCraft

    Gillmor Gang: HoloCraft

    The Gillmor Gang — Benedict Evans, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the future of sunglasses, why iWatch is the hub of the Notification OS, and the battle for the next 5 years is already over. And then, of course, what the Gang thinks. Plus, David Sifry joins the ladies of G3 to launch the new Handle priority mail/todo/scheduling app. Read More

  • PSA: Amazon Prime Memberships Are 27% Off, Today Only

    PSA: Amazon Prime Memberships Are 27% Off, Today Only

    Don’t have Amazon Prime? Want Amazon Prime? What d’ya know! Amazon Prime is on sale today — a rather rare occurrence. Read More

  • The Portability Angle Of Tech Immigration

    The Portability Angle Of Tech Immigration

    In 2001, I was working for Outride, Inc., an early pioneer in context sensitive search and browser history-based personalization. After the dot-com boom, search became passé. The startup couldn’t raise more money closed and its technology assets were acquired by Google. The founders of Outride were giving glowing recommendations to engineers to get them hired at Google and a few joined. Read More

  • This Industry Is Still Completely Ridiculous

    This Industry Is Still Completely Ridiculous

    Things are getting pretty strange out there. Roughly a year ago I wrote a post entitled “This Industry Is Completely Ridiculous.” Since then, as you probably already know, our world has gotten even more surreal. If anything the ridiculousness is accelerating. It’s like the tech industry is subject to a Moore’s Law of weird. Read More

  • The Valley Girl Show Moves To Television

    Jesse Draper Talks About Growing Up On The Valley Girl Show, Silicon Valley Gender Issues And Moving To TV

    Jesse Draper, the daughter of VC Tim Draper and former Nickelodeon star, grew up right in front of everyone on the Internet. She started The Valley Girl Show as a web series in her parents’ garage in her early 20s. It was full of hula hoops, pink and what some have called “ditzy” antics. Read More

  • The Dawn Of Our Robot Overlords Inches Closer As iRobot Starts VC Shop

    The Dawn Of Our Robot Overlords Inches Closer As iRobot Starts VC Shop

    Robot domination may have just taken another step forward. Just as venture capital investments in robotics are beginning to take off, the granddaddy of consumer robotics companies, iRobot, is launching a venture capital firm. Read More

  • Box IPO, Microsoft Nerd Helmet & Space X Raises 1B from Google

    CrunchWeek: Box’s IPO Pop, Microsoft’s HoloLens Headset, Google’s $1 Billion Bet On SpaceX

    We’re at the end of another big week for the tech industry, so Alex Wilhelm, Kyle Russell and I gathered ’round the big white table for CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show in which we roundup the biggest and most interesting news stories of the past seven days. In this episode, we talk about Box’s spectacularly popular initial public offering, Microsoft’s venture… Read More

  • There’s A Big Difference Between Using Facebook ‘At Work’ And ‘For Work’

    There’s A Big Difference Between Using Facebook ‘At Work’ And ‘For Work’

    If you’re an employer, how do you solve a problem like Facebook? Roughly 61% of office workers use social media during the day and Facebook takes up a huge share of that surfing. Its highest traffic actually occurs mid-week between 1 to 3 pm. All told, this 1.5% drop in productivity adds up to 12 billion hours wasted per year with a cost of $650 billion dollars to the… Read More

  • Millennials’ Favorite Trivia Game Dominates App Store Charts

    Millennials’ Favorite Trivia Game Dominates App Store Charts

    Trivia Crack, a game show style quiz app that launched in Argentina, is swiftly taking over schools and college campuses around the world. For months Trivia Crack has been one of the most popular apps in the American app store, currently topping both the free and paid app charts. Now boasting 85 million users and 800,000 daily downloads, the app yesterday expanded with a UK version. Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Some of this week’s tech news consisted of Microsoft’s Windows 10 event and a $1B funding announcement from SpaceX. We got the chance to interview a few prominent figures in tech. TechCrunch sat down with Chris Poole, aka Moot from 4chan, the folks at TaskRabbit, and Paulina Raguimov, the teen designing games for JumpStart. These are our best stories from this week (1/17-1/23). Read More

  • Purism Aims To Build A Philosophically Pure Laptop

    Purism Aims To Build A Philosophically Pure Laptop

    Purism Librem 15 is a laptop that is not free as in beer but it is instead free as in “absolutely free and open and uncontrolled by outside forces ensures complete control of every aspect of the hardware at all times.” And that’s a good thing. Created by Todd Weaver, the laptop is being funded on CrowdSupply and has already hit $270,000, surpassing its $250,000 goal. An… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 01.23.15

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 01.23.15

    Gillmor Gang – Benedict Evans, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Read More

  • TC AppleCast 2: Apple Watch Battery Bingo And iPad Stylus

    TC AppleCast 2: Apple Watch Battery Bingo And iPad Stylus

    On the second ever TechCrunch AppleCast, Darrell Etherington and Kyle Russell discuss the Apple Watch and its battery life, as potentially revealed by leaks this week. We also touch on analyst reports claiming that a 12.9-inch iPad will also include an Apple-made stylus accessory option, and dive into a closer look at Copyfeed, a handy iOS utility. Finally, we preview the week to come… Read More

  • As Box IPO Surges, Startup Community Reacts

    As Box IPO Surges, Startup Community Reacts

    Box’s IPO was never a normal deal. When Wall Street cooled to tech IPOs last year, especially involving firms that are subscription-based with high customer acquisition costs, the Box offering became the canary in the Wall Street coal mine. The general consensus was that if Box succeeded, other firms could follow, allowing Silicon Valley and its attached investor class to breathe… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Microsoft HoloLens

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Microsoft HoloLens

    This week, Microsoft announced the HoloLens, which is a super nerdy, AR-based face computer. As is our custom, the fellas got together to discuss the new hardware, and the conversation feels a lot like destiny. Nerds talking about nerd gear. Arguments ensue. Jokes flow. This is definitely one worth listening to. We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of the TC Gadgets… Read More

  • YC-Backed Bluesmart Raises $2 Million For Its Self-Tracking Suitcase

    YC-Backed Bluesmart Raises $2 Million For Its Self-Tracking Suitcase

    “Imagine a world where you never lose your luggage,” says CEO of Bluesmart, Diego Saez-Gil. He motions to a compact carry-on suitcase sitting beside us and tells me he can track this piece of luggage anywhere. Saez-Gil’s Y Combinator-backed startup makes these hardshell suitcases. It can locate, lock and weigh your belongings from an app on your smartphone. Read More

  • What We Didn’t See From Wearables At CES

    What We Didn’t See From Wearables At CES

    At CES this year, we saw everything from stickers that tracked heart rates on babies to virtual reality headsets that didn’t make you throw up. Talk of the Apple Watch took a backseat, but wearables were a hot topic in sunny Las Vegas. Back in the drizzly reality of winter in Cincinnati, we’re contemplating how wearables will seriously make the leap in 2015. Read More

  • Pinterest Goes After The Male Demographic With Debut Of New Search Filters

    Pinterest Goes After The Male Demographic With Debut Of New Search Filters

    Pinterest this afternoon announced a change to its site’s search settings, which will now introduce search results that are personalized to your interests, based on whether you’re interested in products for men or for women. This setting is based on the gender you previously selected for your account when signing up for the service, the company tells us. Read More

  • New Windows 10 Build With Cortana And Xbox App Now Available For Insiders

    New Windows 10 Build With Cortana And Xbox App Now Available For Insiders

    The newest pre-launch build of Windows 10 is now available for Windows Insider program members to download and install, and this edition brings a lot of features Microsoft showed off at its special Windows 10 preview event earlier this week. The most notable addition may be Cortana coming to the desktop, giving Windows PCs some of the virtual assistant smarts that Microsoft originally debuted… Read More

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