• What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms Crunch Network

    What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms

    On this 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube, it’s important to look at how the online video industry has changed in the last two years — because the changes have been as significant as those that started 10 years ago. Read More

  • Reddit: “We Screwed Up”

    Reddit: “We Screwed Up”

    Reddit just admitted it royally screwed up. Not just over the firing of Reddit community manager Victoria Taylor on Friday, but also for not listening to the community over the past several years. Volunteer Reddit moderators systematically shut down threads in protest after hearing of Taylor’s dismissal last week. Many said she was the only moderator who got them and communicated with… Read More

  • Priceline Pours $60 Million Into Brazil’s Hotel Urbano

    Priceline Pours $60 Million Into Brazil’s Hotel Urbano

    Hotel Urbano, a hotel search and booking platform and one of Brazil’s fastest growing startups, has raised an additional $60 million in strategic funding from discount travel conglomerate Priceline Group. Launched in 2011, Hotel Urbano previously raised $75 million from Tiger Global and Insight Venture Partners. The company declined to disclose a valuation, but co-founder João… Read More

  • Microsoft Looks To Academia To Usher In Next Wave Of Holographic Computing With Research Proposal Program

    Microsoft Looks To Academia To Usher In Next Wave Of Holographic Computing With Research Proposal Program

    Microsoft announced an academic research program Monday aiming to gather proposals for HoloLens technologies that further “the role and possible applications for holographic computing in society.” Microsoft will be awarding $100,000 and two HoloLens development kits to the best five research proposals from academic institutions. “This emerging technology teems with… Read More

  • Desperate For Ad Data, Twitter Offers Animated Balloons For Your Birthdate

    Desperate For Ad Data, Twitter Offers Animated Balloons For Your Birthdate

    Twitter’s ads would work a lot better if it knew how old you are. So in an obvious data grab, Twitter will show animated balloons on your profile when it’s your birthday if you’re willing to give it your birthdate. You can see what the balloons looks like on comedian Kevin Hart’s profile. Twitter’s minimalist sign-up flow seems to be coming back to bite it. All… Read More

  • Microsoft Rolls Out The Latest Windows 10 Build To Its 5 Million Testers

    Microsoft Rolls Out The Latest Windows 10 Build To Its 5 Million Testers

    Late last week, Microsoft kicked out another Windows 10 build, numbered 10162, to the ‘fast ring’ of its testing community. The larger Windows Insider program has two groups, fast and slow, allowing people to select how raw they want their code. The build was rolled out to the larger group of testers today, those in the slow ring. Given that Windows 10 is now just 23 days out… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    The best part of every TechCrunch Radio show (and trust me, there are tons of good parts) is the TC Radio Pitch-Off. For the last half-hour of each show, John Biggs and I bring on five of the coolest new startups we can find to pitch their product live on the radio. They each have exactly sixty seconds to share their story, at which point they’ll answer a few questions from a panel… Read More

  • Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning

    Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning

    Microsoft may have sold off some of its mapping assets to Uber last week, but almost as if to show that it’s still taking Bing Maps seriously, the company today announced a new preview release of Bing Maps for the web. Read More

  • Roomblocker (YC S15) Is Modernizing Group Hotel Reservations

    Roomblocker (YC S15) Is Modernizing Group Hotel Reservations

    If you’ve ever had to reserve a block of hotel rooms for a conference or wedding, you know how complicated the process can be. YC-Backed Roomblocker is a service that handles the entire group booking process, from gathering bids to accepting reservations for people in the group. Here’s how Roomblocker works: First, the company assigns each group organizer to a dedicated… Read More

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