• This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Blockchain Or Bitcoin?

    This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Blockchain Or Bitcoin?

    Hello and welcome back to another edition of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s very own bitcoin podcast hosted by your humble servant and John Biggs. This week week we chewed over the importance of both bitcoin and the blockchain, and how they are more linked than some people seem to wish. You can’t mine for free after all. Read More

  • Google Makes “Mobile-Friendliness” A Ranking Signal Worldwide, Boosts Indexed Apps In Search Results

    Google Makes “Mobile-Friendliness” A Ranking Signal Worldwide, Boosts Indexed Apps In Search Results

    Google today announced two notable changes that will affect the rankings of search results for users accessing Google search on mobile devices. It will now take into consideration a site’s mobile-friendliness as one of its ranking signals, and information from indexed mobile applications will also begin to influence ranking for signed-in users who have the app installed on their smartphone. Read More

  • YC-Backed Booktrope Rethinks Book Publishing

    YC-Backed Booktrope Rethinks Book Publishing

    If you’re a writer, you’ve probably heard horror stories about the publishing industry — books that are rejected by publisher after publisher, books that sit in submission piles for years, books that are published but basically disappear without publisher support. At the same time, self-publishing has its risks for authors, too. You might spend a lot of your own money for… Read More

  • How To Watch The Apple Watch Event Live On March 9

    How To Watch The Apple Watch Event Live On March 9

    It’s almost certain Apple’s March 9 event will provide specifics about the upcoming April launch of the Apple Watch, but you can find out for yourself by tuning in to a live video feed Apple will provide for the event that starts at 10 AM PT. All you’ll need is Apple’s dedicated live events site, and a recent version of Safari running on OS X, or on iOS. You can… Read More

  • FCC Passes Strict Net Neutrality Regulations On 3-2 Vote

    FCC Passes Strict Net Neutrality Regulations On 3-2 Vote

    As expected, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed new net neutrality regulations today on a vote of 3-2, with the Commission’s two Democratic appointees joining Chairman Tom Wheeler in voting yes. The Commission’s two Republican-appointed members both voted no. Notably, the FCC’s plan is now known to have undergone a last-minute revision to remove a… Read More

  • PR Analytics Startup TrendKite Raises Another $5M

    PR Analytics Startup TrendKite Raises Another $5M

    Erik Huddleston joined PR analytics startup TrendKite as its new CEO back in the middle of 2014, and he told me the company’s been growing quickly since. There’s been triple-digit revenue growth “not just quarter-over-quarter, but almost month-over-month,” and headcount has gone from six employees to 35. Read More

  • Boston Meetup. Tonight. Be There.

    Boston Meetup. Tonight. Be There.

    Dear Boston, TechCrunch has arrived. And even through all the snow, I can honestly say that you folks are looking wicked smaht this year. Read More

  • Jawbone Blames Manufacturing Woes For UP3 Delay

    Jawbone Blames Manufacturing Woes For UP3 Delay

    Jawbone announced the third generation of its fitness tracker last November but it has yet to ship. Appropriately called the UP3, the device builds upon its two predecessors, adding heart rate monitoring to the mix. The tracker was already delayed once. Now Jawbone tells me that it is having trouble manufacturing the device. Read More

  • Join Us For Hardware Alley In New York, Won’t You?

    Join Us For Hardware Alley In New York, Won’t You?

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great funders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4 to May 6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing… Read More

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