• St. Vincent’s ‘Mixtape Delivery Service’ Is The First Artist-Led Beats 1 Show

    St. Vincent’s ‘Mixtape Delivery Service’ Is The First Artist-Led Beats 1 Show

    Apple is planning an eclectic bag of tricks for its Beats 1 radio station, and artist-curated shows are part of that. The first such program debuts tonight at 7 PM PT / 10 AM ET, and it’s St. Vincent’s Mixtape Delivery Service, in which St. Vincent solicits and listens to requests for specific mixtapes from fans and then creates them from her own section of tracks. The idea behind… Read More

  • Smartspot, Which Brings Computer Vision To Gyms And Trainers, Raises $1.85M From Khosla, Signalfire

    Smartspot, Which Brings Computer Vision To Gyms And Trainers, Raises $1.85M From Khosla, Signalfire

    Moawia Eldeeb has one of the more unfathomable and inspiring stories I’ve ever come across while working in Silicon Valley. He was born to a farming family in Egypt and then made his way to Queens as a child where he earned $20 a day working in a pizza shop. He was in and out of school for years, then caught up on Khan Academy and later made it into Columbia University’s… Read More

  • Vivendi Buys 80% Of France’s Dailymotion, Valuing The YouTube Rival At $295M

    Vivendi Buys 80% Of France’s Dailymotion, Valuing The YouTube Rival At $295M

    The long-running saga of who would become the new owner of online video site Dailymotion has finally come to an end. Vivendi has announced that it’s acquired an 80% stake in the company from French carrier Orange for €217 million ($241 million). In a short statement, the media company outlined its ambitions to continue growing in OTT services and finding new audiences that go… Read More

  • Tune In To The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM Tonight!

    Tune In To The TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM Tonight!

    TechCrunch Radio is going down tonight (just like it does every Tuesday) and… well, we need you. If you’re a startup looking to get publicity or build awareness, the TC Radio Pitch-Off is just the ticket. We offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to apply to be in the pitch-off and those selected are given 60 seconds exactly to pitch their product to the world (and a panel of… Read More

  • Uber’s API Affiliate Program Pays Devs $5 For Each User They Refer

    Uber’s API Affiliate Program Pays Devs $5 For Each User They Refer

    Uber wants its “Request A Ride” button in as many apps as possible, and it’s willing to pay to get there. Now developers will get $5 for every U.S.-based user they sign up for Uber through API integrations in their own apps. Map, restaurant, travel, and nightlife app developers might jump at the chance to add an extra revenue stream. Developers can sign up for the Uber… Read More

  • Hurry! You Have Just 24 Hours To Apply To The Startup Battlefield

    Hurry! You Have Just 24 Hours To Apply To The Startup Battlefield

    Sorry, procrastinators, but the application window for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt SF 2015 is now closed. As always, we’ve been blown away by all of the startups vying for a spot at the coveted competition, and we’ve got a lot of work cut out for us as we sift through the impressive batch of applications. Read More

  • Rooomy Lets You Decorate Your Room in 3D

    Rooomy Lets You Decorate Your Room in 3D

    Launching today, Rooomy is an iPad app which lets you turn 2D images of a room into a 3D space. You can also decorate these 3D rooms with over 500 pieces of virtual 3D furniture from popular brands like Design Within Reach and All Modern. Built by Loft-NedSense, a European company listed on the NYSE Euronext, the app is mainly designed to be as a virtual staging solution for the real… Read More

  • Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins

    Blogging Site Medium Rolls Out Password-Free Email Logins

    Online blogging platform Medium announced this week a new way to log into its website, without having to use a password. Instead, users will be able to enter in an email address, then click a link sent to them in order to sign in to the site. Previously, the company allowed its users to sign in using their Twitter or Facebook credentials, but it received feedback from many who said they wanted… Read More

  • Eaze Is Giving Out Medical Marijuana Cards Over The Phone

    Eaze Is Giving Out Medical Marijuana Cards Over The Phone

    Marijuana delivery startup Eaze will now let you get a medical marijuana card via smartphone. Rival service Meadow claims to Uber over a doctor (mine actually came on a skateboard), but Eaze seems to be the first dooby delivery startup able to *hand out a legal cannabis card through EazeMD, its new video phone conference service. “You need to actually send a driver to deliver… Read More

  • Evaluating The Risks And Rewards Of Unicorn Capital Crunch Network

    Evaluating The Risks And Rewards Of Unicorn Capital

    This is the best time to raise money for your startup. At least since 1999. But raising money can be a double-edged sword for entrepreneurs — and receiving a high valuation can cut two ways. First, some context. According to the April 2015 MoneyTree report from PwC, investments in later-stage companies rose by 50 percent, to $4.2 billion, in the first quarter of 2015, the largest… Read More

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