• IBM: Thanksgiving Online Sales Up 14%, One-Third Of Sales On Mobile Led By iOS

    IBM: Thanksgiving Online Sales Up 14%, One-Third Of Sales On Mobile Led By iOS

    Black Friday is traditionally thought of as the first day of holiday shopping in the U.S., but with more buying options (and promotions) becoming available online, many are now starting their shopping a day earlier, on Thanksgiving. As a bellwether for how e-commerce companies will fare in the busiest buying period of the year, yesterday was a mixed (shopping) bag. Overall sales were up… Read More

  • ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Guidelines Published By European Regulators

    ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Guidelines Published By European Regulators

    Europe’s Article 29 Working Party, the body comprised of data protection representatives from individual Member States of the European Union, has now published guidelines on the implementation of the so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling, which was handed down by Europe’s top court back in May. Read More

  • Gimmie Raises $700,000 For A New Messaging-Based, Lead-Conversion Service

    Gimmie Raises $700,000 For A New Messaging-Based, Lead-Conversion Service

    Gimmie, the mobile rewards startup that relocated to Singapore from the U.S. two years ago, has raised $700,000 in new funding and launched a new service aimed at turning first-time website visitors into customers using real-time messaging. Read More

  • Yandex Gives Its Browser A Minimalist Makeover

    Yandex Gives Its Browser A Minimalist Makeover

    Russian tech giant Yandex has launched a refreshed version of its Chromium-based browser that’s been designed to make the browser itself feel less visible to web users. Read More

  • Restaurant Guide Zomato Launches Mobile Ads And Prepares To Move Into Payments

    Restaurant Guide Zomato Launches Mobile Ads And Prepares To Move Into Payments

    Global restaurant discovery service Zomato pulled in $60 million in fresh funding just ten days ago, and now it’s time to ramp up its monetization efforts after the India-headquartered company introduced advertising within its mobile apps. Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: BlackFriday!

    We’re bringing this podcast to you a little early so you can arm yourself before going into Black Friday! Join Greg Kumparak, Matt Burns, and Darrell Etherington as we skewer Zelda and talk about the best laptops for your money! We invite you to enjoy our weekly podcasts every Friday at 3 p.m. Eastern and noon Pacific. And feel free to check out the TechCrunch Gadgets Flipboard… Read More

  • MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy

    MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy

    MOCAheart wants to make keeping track of your cardiovascular health as easy as pressing a button. The device, which is currently on Kickstarter, was developed by a team led by Naama Stauber and Dr. Daniel Hong, who was a physician at National Taiwan University Hospital, one of the country’s top teaching hospitals, before becoming an entrepreneur. Read More

  • The Uber Supper

    The Uber Supper

    As we in the US sit down to holiday dinner tonight, we are reminded that we have oodles to be thankful for. For one, I am grateful that the news cycle is now slow enough that I can post Bryce Durbin’s stunning image of the infamous Uber “influentials” dinner, depicted as Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper.” In addition to Emil Michael, Ben Smith, Michael… Read More

  • Startup Weekend On The Turkish Border Unites Two Countries’ Entrepreneurs

    Startup Weekend On The Turkish Border Unites Two Countries’ Entrepreneurs

    It’s not unusual to encounter a Startup Weekend somewhere in the world. The trademarked event that brings together individuals eager to build and present it before a panel of entrepreneurship experts and investors is well known and widely replicated. Read More

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  • A Gift Guide For Watch-Loving Ladies

    A Gift Guide For Watch-Loving Ladies

    While almost anyone can wear any watch – some watch companies aim traditionally female watches at men with small wrists – a dedicated woman’s watch is beautiful, well-made, and timeless. Here are some of my favorites for the past year. Read More

  • These Aren’t The Drones You’re Looking For

    These Aren’t The Drones You’re Looking For

    As we approach the holiday season, San Francisco startup Doorman has been getting a lot of attention from the press — after all, by delivering packages when you’re actually home, rather than when it’s convenient for the delivery service, Doorman should reduce the risk that your gifts will get stolen while they’re sitting on your doorstep. I was actually quoted in an… Read More

  • Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Breaks The 50% Market Share Threshold

    Windows Phone 8.1 Finally Breaks The 50% Market Share Threshold

    Windows Phone 8.1 accounted for more than 50 percent of all Windows Phone usage in November. It closed October with 46.7 percent of the market. Windows Phone 8, its predecessor, still controls 33.5 percent of the Windows Phone base. That amount will decline as more carriers update phones that were initially sold with an earlier version of the Windows Phone platform. Here’s the chart… Read More

  • 14 Tech Trends To Be Thankful For In 2014

    With Black Friday creeping up tomorrow, and Christmas lingering around the corner, it’s easy to forget the true spirit of Thanksgiving. Being obsessed with tech, the latest gadgets, and all the wonders that the modern startup can provide definitely doesn’t help. Knowing this, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the developments of the last year and pick out a… Read More

  • Spend Your Black Friday Funds Helping Crowdfund A Mission To The Moon

    Spend Your Black Friday Funds Helping Crowdfund A Mission To The Moon

    You have enough towels already. And owning more gadgets just means more under-utilized stuff gathering accusatory dust. So why not spend the Black Friday funds you’d set aside to spend on sales tomorrow helping to crowdfund a mission to The Moon instead? Read More

  • Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

    Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

    Want to know just how many people actually care about what you’re tweeting? A new Twitter experiment spotted by ex-Twitter platform head Ryan Sarver will show many you how users are clicking on the links in the updates you post, with a handy link directly in the expanded Tweet view in the iOS application. As usual with Twitter’s features, this is limited to a small sample pool of… Read More

  • Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

    Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

    With their array of shiny new features, bigger screens, and better hardware, there’s been no shortage of attention paid to the launch of the new iPhones. Early reviews seem to indicate that the company has, yet again, come through with another massive success. Read More

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  • We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

    We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

    Windows 10 is already a known quantity to some degree thanks to the developer preview, but Microsoft is holding an event late in January to present its consumer features properly, according to a new report from The Verge. The January event will include discussion of new features for end-users, including an all-new touch input interface called “Continuum.” Also on the agenda for… Read More

  • Bio-Fuel Powered Electric Triplane Launches On Kickstarter

    Bio-Fuel Powered Electric Triplane Launches On Kickstarter

    We thought Triplanes disappeared after World War One. But a new startup aims to bring them back in a new hybrid electric aircraft, powered by biofuel. FaradAir is now raising money on Kickstarter to achieve its initial funding goals for its plane. The Bio-Electric-Hybrid-Aircraft or BEHA for short, aims to be the world’s first ‘Hybrid’ eco-friendly aircraft, but won’t… Read More

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