• Today Is The Last Day To Vote For The Crunchies!

    Today Is The Last Day To Vote For The Crunchies!

    There are just a few hours left to cast your vote for the best startups, the best founders, and the best tech achievements and more at our amazing event in SF next week. The Crunchies will be held on February 5, but we are about to close voting and we are also about to raise ticket prices by 15% so please act now. Read on to learn more. The Crunchies is the defining event for startups in SV… Read More

  • Moment Creates An iPhone Case And App To Help Mobile Photographers Take Better Pictures

    Moment Creates An iPhone Case And App To Help Mobile Photographers Take Better Pictures

    Mobile lens startup Moment has spent the last year trying to help smartphone users take beautiful photos. It got started with a couple of interchangeable lenses that could be mounted onto iPhone and Android phones. Now the company is looking to create a more complete system for mobile photographers who capture images with their phones. That includes the release of a new Moment case for… Read More

  • Next-Gen Email Platform Nilas (Previously Inbox) Grabs $8 Million, Preps Its Own Email Client

    Next-Gen Email Platform Nilas (Previously Inbox) Grabs $8 Million, Preps Its Own Email Client

    Nilas, the startup founded by Dropbox and MIT alums, previously known as Inbox and focused on offering developers a better API for building email client applications, has raised $8 million in Series A funding, the company announced this morning. The round was led by Formation 8, and included participation from prior investors Fuel Capital, SV Angel, Data Collective, Great Oaks and… Read More

  • New Loan Refinancing Tool And $17M Round Shows The Importance Of Earnest

    New Loan Refinancing Tool And $17M Round Shows The Importance Of Earnest

    Startup lender Earnest has launched a student loan refinancing service offering loans with annual payment rates as low as 1.9%. The flexible loans, with options to change the rates of repayment at automatically reduced rates can save college students roughly $12,500 on average. The technology has attracted attention from investors, with a new $17 million series A round of funding. Read More

  • HotelTonight Adds New Features For Deeper, Location-Specific Discounts

    HotelTonight Adds New Features For Deeper, Location-Specific Discounts

    HotelTonight’s big selling point is the idea that you can get last-minute hotel rooms at reasonable prices, but now hotels can offer even bigger discounts for customers in certain locations. Specifically, HotelTonight is rolling out two new types of rate options. There’s the Rate Drop, where prices can drop starting at 3 p.m. for same-day reservations. And there’s the Bonus… Read More

  • TC GameCast Episode 5: Oculus Rift And Picking A Game Console

    TC GameCast Episode 5: Oculus Rift And Picking A Game Console

    This week Darrell Etherington, Ed Zitron, and I spent most of the podcast talking about the Oculus Rift, with a slight detour into the world of consoles in the latter half. Read More

  • Facebook Continues To Dominate Social Logins, Expands Lead To 61% Market Share

    Facebook Continues To Dominate Social Logins, Expands Lead To 61% Market Share

    Facebook has long been the dominant player in social logins and it continues to expand its lead, according to the latest data from identity management platform Gigya. For the first time since 2011, Facebook surpassed the 60 percent mark and powered 61 percent of all social logins on Gigya’s network in the last quarter of 2014 (up from 58 percent in the previous quarter and up 10 percent… Read More

  • Atlassian Launches HipChat Server, Doubles Down On Team Collaboration

    Atlassian Launches HipChat Server, Doubles Down On Team Collaboration

    It’s been almost three years since Atlassian acquired HipChat and the product is now at the center of the company’s strategy as it doubles down on team collaboration. Today, it’s launching a new version of HipChat for enterprise users who want (or need) to run the service on their private networks. Enterprises can now install a virtual machine that runs HipChat. This… Read More

  • Snapchat Launches Discover

    Snapchat Launches Discover

    Snapchat now has a Discover feature, which will let you see content from brands like ESPN, CNN, Vice and Warner Music. According to the blog post and video (embedded below), users will be able to watch daily stories compiled by artists, publishers, and even Snapchat’s own editorial staff. These stories will feature “full screen photos and videos, awesome long form layouts, and… Read More

  • Apple Tops Smartphone Shipments In China For The First Time, Says Canalys

    Apple Tops Smartphone Shipments In China For The First Time, Says Canalys

    Apple has topped smartphone shipment numbers in China in Q4 2014, according to analyst firm Canalys. The popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped push the California gadget-maker ahead of its homegrown competitors, seeing it ship more than Xiaomi and Huawei, and putting it out in front of Samsung, which placed third overall. Canalys credits the large screen of the newest smartphone… Read More

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