• Dropbox Drags Its Expensive, Forgotten Photo App Carousel To Web And Tablets

    Dropbox Drags Its Expensive, Forgotten Photo App Carousel To Web And Tablets

    Early this year, Dropbox threw a glitzy launch event for its new photo storage and viewing app Carousel, and people went right on using the dozen other ways to keep and comb through memories. Despite Dropbox’s 300 million users, it saw less than a half million downloads on Android, and has hovered around #350 on the iOS photo app chart, falling out of the top 1500 apps overall less than… Read More

  • Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller To Host The Crunchies

    Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller To Host The Crunchies

    The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards is right around the corner, and we’re thrilled to announce that the hilarious T.J. Miller, better known as Silicon Valley’s egotistical entrepreneur and tech incubator Erlich Bachman, will be our host for the evening. Miller got his start touring with Second City in Chicago, and doing improv at places like The Annoyance Theater and iO Chicago. Since… Read More

  • Airbnb Rolls Out Million-Dollar Liability Insurance Program For Hosts

    Airbnb Rolls Out Million-Dollar Liability Insurance Program For Hosts

    Airbnb today announced an additional liability insurance program that will provide U.S. hosts with up to $1 million worth of protection in the case a guest is accidentally injured anywhere in a host’s building or on their property during their stay. The Insurance extends to both hosts and landlords, where applicable, and represents the expansion of Airbnb’s protection programs… Read More

  • Moleskine Smart Notebook Turns Your Sketches Into Adobe-Friendly Vector Files

    Moleskine Smart Notebook Turns Your Sketches Into Adobe-Friendly Vector Files

    Digital tools may one day replace traditional creative media altogether, but we’re definitely not there yet, and Moleskine is doing a good job of straddling the old and the new with its software tie-ins. A new partnership today brings its sketchbooks support for Adobe creative software, letting you turn your sketches into fully manipulable vectors via the Moleskine Smart Notebook app… Read More

  • Following Pressure From U.S. Senate, Uber Hires Data Privacy Expert And Legal Aid To Review Company’s Policies

    Following Pressure From U.S. Senate, Uber Hires Data Privacy Expert And Legal Aid To Review Company’s Policies

    In light of growing concerns around Uber’s ethics and the way it manages customers’ personal data, the company announced this morning that it has brought on data privacy expert Harriet Pearson and her team at Hogan Lovells to help it conduct an in-depth review of the company’s existing policies, and make recommendations. The move comes a day after Senator Al Franken… Read More

  • Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Amazon has a reputation for having low prices, but that’s not always the case. Savings.com recently revealed via its price comparison tool that, half the time, Amazon had higher prices than its online competitors. Today, the company is furthering its price comparison efforts with the launch of an app that helps shoppers figure out where to buy for the lowest price across three… Read More

  • The Basis Peak Will Get Notifications From Your Phone In Mid-December

    The Basis Peak Will Get Notifications From Your Phone In Mid-December

    While a fantastic device for those looking to track their workouts and sleep habits, the Basis Peak launched without the smart notifications you see on Android Wear gadgets or the Microsoft Band. Starting mid-December, the Intel subsidiary will roll out the first in a series of firmware updates bringing notifications from your iPhone or Android device to your Peak. These will alert you to… Read More

  • Apple Is Coming To The Aid Of Small Retailers

    Apple Is Coming To The Aid Of Small Retailers

    When Apple Pay launched on 20th October, Cupertino announced partnerships with big brands such as Whole Food, Macy’s and McDonalds. But what about all the mom and pop stores around the country – how are they going to benefit from it? Read More

  • Yes, Ashton, There Are Journalists

    Yes, Ashton, There Are Journalists

    Ashton Kutcher, actor and occasional Disrupt participant, has something to say about journalism. Yesterday he Tweeted, apropos of Uber: What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist? @pando @TechCrunch @Uber — ashton kutcher (@aplusk) November 19, 2014 This created a hand-wringing media storm that caused journalists to chuckle and shrug. He was schooled in multiple venues… Read More

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