• Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City

    Niall Is Making Luxury Watches In Kansas City

    When you think of Kansas City a few things come to mind: barbecue, blues, and Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, the first Frenchman to settle the area and his excellent treatise “Exact Description of Louisiana, of Its Harbors, Lands and Rivers, and Names of the Indian Tribes That Occupy It, and the Commerce and Advantages to Be Derived Therefrom for the Establishment of a… Read More

  • White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

    White House Reboots Its Tech Staff

    A number of moves this week: The White House announced its intention for Danny Marti to be its new piracy guru, departing national CTO Todd Park will return to Silicon Valley, but keep working for the government, Google X’s Megan Smith is said to be a top contender for the nation’s CTO role, and former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will sit on the Intelligence Advisory… Read More

  • Our Favorite Phones For Back To School

    It’s back to school time and we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite smartphones to help you out during the new school year. Check it out. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 08.29.14

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 08.29.14

    Gillmor Gang – Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today. Facebook page here LIVE FriendFeed chat during show here Read More

  • Predictive First: How A New Era Of Apps Will Change The Game

    Predictive First: How A New Era Of Apps Will Change The Game

    Over the past several decades, enterprise technology has consistently followed a trail blazed by top consumer tech brands. This has certainly been true of delivery models – first there were software CDs, then the cloud, and now all kinds of mobile apps. In tandem with this shift, the way we build applications has changed and we’re increasingly learning the benefits of taking a… Read More

  • An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC

    An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC

    Max Gurvits is an investor. Based in Bulgaria, the peripatetic VC is almost everywhere, showing up at events around the world and scouting out some amazing ideas. I talked to him about how he became a VC at a comparatively young age and what it takes to make it in investing for our back to school series. Read More

  • Nintendo Announces The “New Nintendo 3DS”

    Nintendo Announces The “New Nintendo 3DS”

    First released in 2011, the Nintendo 3DS has been re-released both as the bigger 3DS XL and as the the cheaper, kid-friendly 2DS. In today’s “Nintendo Direct” video update, Nintendo announced the “New Nintendo 3DS,” an update to the platform that’s somewhere between a minor update and a full-fledged follow-up. 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

  • YC’s BillForward Wants To Change The Way You’re Charged For Subscriptions

    YC’s BillForward Wants To Change The Way You’re Charged For Subscriptions

    Amazon Prime, Netflix, utilities, the New York Times, HBO Go, the gym… When you stop and think about all the subscriptions you have, the list probably is a bit longer than you thought. But even as more subscription services become available, from ride shares to make up kits, it seems companies still offer customers limited subscription options due to constraints with their billing systems. Read More