• Facebook’s M Is Not The Droid You’ve Been Looking For

    Facebook’s M Is Not The Droid You’ve Been Looking For

    Facebook unveiled its M personal assistant yesterday, shelled out a few details and revealed that it was currently being beta-tested by a couple hundred random users in the Bay Area. The service is unique in that it is partially human-powered, and these “M trainers” can complete real tasks like buying items and making reservations. Whatever M eventually turns out to be, it is… Read More

  • Brands Without Wax Crunch Network

    Brands Without Wax

    The ancient Romans had a word to describe the most precious artistic works of the time: sincere. A technique made popular at the time involved inserting wax into a sculpture’s cracks as it aged to preserve its life. From a distance, a work treated in this regard was remarkably indistinguishable from its original. Read More

  • Say Hello To Windows 10 Build 10532

    Say Hello To Windows 10 Build 10532

    If you are part of the Windows Insider program, Microsoft’s tool to get new code into the hands of its hardcore users ahead of the general public, you get a treat today: Windows 10 build 10532. Yes, another Windows 10 build. So, what’s new? Core to the new build are improved menus, which should provide a bit more harmonic fit. Also up is the ability to share notes from the… Read More

  • Remember That Time That Company Changed That Thing?

    People don’t like change. We just don’t. Especially when it comes to our favorite sites or apps. When you move our cheese we get confused and angry. In fact, Facebook can’t do anything without a group of people raging about it. Sure, change isn’t always bad, but in the case of these 10 situations, it was pretty bad. Read More

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    Apple Invites Arrive! Event Set For September 9th | Crunch Report

    Consumer Reports gives the Tesla Model S P85D a 103/100 score, Instagram is now allowing portrait and landscape aspect ratios, Adobe releases a study about email usage and habits, Apple is now the second biggest wearable maker after Fitbit.

    Apple Invites Arrive! Event Set For September 9th | Crunch Report
  • Female Funders Launches, Challenging 1,000 Women To Become Angel Investors

    Female Funders Launches, Challenging 1,000 Women To Become Angel Investors

    Looking to build a bridge over the technology industry’s (and the technology investment industry more specifically) chasm-sized gender gap, a group of successful women entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate executives have launched Female Funders — a site dedicated to providing women with the tools they need to begin angel investing. Read More

  • Former Facebook And Instagram Marketer Eric Edge Joins Photo Startup PicsArt

    Former Facebook And Instagram Marketer Eric Edge Joins Photo Startup PicsArt

    PicsArt is announcing that it has hired Eric Edge as its vice president of marketing. Edge spent the last four-plus years at Facebook (where he led the company’s marketing efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa), then at Facebook-owned Instagram (where he worked on brand strategy). He told me he hadn’t been planning to leave, but when he learned about PicsArt, he thought it… Read More

  • Facebook Hits New Peak Of 1 Billion Users On A Single Day

    Facebook Hits New Peak Of 1 Billion Users On A Single Day

    Facebook just achieved a major milestone, on Monday nearly 1 in 7 humans logged on to its site. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heralded the accomplishment in a post from his profile: On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this… Read More

  • OpenFeint Founder Jason Citron Returns To A Familiar Place With Discord App For Gamers

    OpenFeint Founder Jason Citron Returns To A Familiar Place With Discord App For Gamers

    Some founders keep returning to the same ideas over and over in new form. Jason Citron, a lifelong gamer, was the creator of OpenFeint, an early mobile social gaming network that he sold to Japan’s GREE for $104 million. After leaving GREE, he went back to game development and tried to create a next generation MOBA or multiplayer online battle arena game for the iPad called Fates… Read More

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