• 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week’s news featured more than just runaway llamas and a Twitter debate over an optical illusion dress. The FCC passed new net neutrality regulations, photos and videos of two new smartphones leaked online, and the new Pebble smart watch flew past its Kickstarter goal. These are our best stories of the week (2/21-2/27). Read More

  • Last Day To Get Cheap(er) Disrupt NY Tickets #thedress

    Last Day To Get Cheap(er) Disrupt NY Tickets #thedress

    Whether you’re #teamwhiteandgold or #teamblueandblack, you should be on #teamgreenandwhite. TechCrunch Disrupt NY is only a couple of months away. And we’re planning a huge show, with tech stars like Aaron Levie, Payal Kadakia, Tristan Walker and more on our stage roster. Read More

  • TC AppleCast 6: Apple Invites Us All To Watch The Watch

    TC AppleCast 6: Apple Invites Us All To Watch The Watch

    This week Apple dropped an invite to a special event on March 9, and everyone forgot Mobile World Congress was even happening. The event will likely focus on the Apple Watch, which is set for an April retail debut, and which Apple has been talking about since it unveiled the wearable wrist computer back at its iPhone event last September. We’re expecting to get firm details on store… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.27.15

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.27.15

    Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today. Live Friendfeed chat during show recording Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show – G3 – on Facebook Archives of sister show on Ustream Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, Pebble Time, Moto E, And Galaxy S6 Leaks!

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Apple Watch, Pebble Time, Moto E, And Galaxy S6 Leaks!

    It’s been a busy week. Apple sent out invitations to its Apple Watch event on March 9, and Pebble released its next-gen watch on Kickstarter and raised more than $6 million in half a day. Meanwhile, Motorola released the Moto E smartphone, and photos of the Samsung Galaxy S6 reportedly leaked this week. Read More

  • How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web

    How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web

    Nearly three hours a day. That’s the average amount of time you and I spent on our phones every day in 2014. Our dependency on mobile devices for information has forced the design of the web to change. Netizens have come to expect mobile content is optimized in a way that brings them exactly what they are looking for front and center. Read More

  • Visa Announces Acquisition Of TrialPay To Expand Its Offers Platform

    Visa Announces Acquisition Of TrialPay To Expand Its Offers Platform

    Visa announced today that it’s planning to acquire Mountain View-based TrialPay, an e-commerce payment platform which sits in between payments and advertising, providing consumers with an alternative way to pay for items by agreeing to take advantage of another merchant’s offer. For example, in mobile applications, TrialPay allows gamers to unlock premium content by agreeing to… Read More

  • Google Unveils Plans For Flexible, Biodome-Like Headquarters In Mountain View

    Google Unveils Plans For Flexible, Biodome-Like Headquarters In Mountain View

    Google just unveiled plans for a new headquarters in Mountain View that looks like a series of canopies or even almost geodesic-dome like formations. This is the first time the company has designed and built offices from scratch, and it’s partnering with Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio, which will lead to a better way of working. Instead of very… Read More

  • Storify Founders Leave For Open Source, Baby

    Storify Founders Leave For Open Source, Baby

    They’ve got new tales to tell. After five years running Storify, which lets you collect social media updates into narrative timelines, co-founders Burt Herman and Xavier Damman are leaving the startup which was acquired by Livefyre in 2013. They’re passing the reins to several original Storify members, who will keep the service running. Herman’s plan is to focus on raising… Read More

  • Shift Messenger Makes It Easy For Workers To Swap Hours

    Shift Messenger Makes It Easy For Workers To Swap Hours

    Anyone who has worked a retail job knows what a pain it is to take time off. You usually have to find someone to cover your shift and, unless you’ve managed to arrange your schedule in advance, that often entails panicked texts and phone calls to co-workers. A new startup called Shift Messenger wants to make the process less painful. Backed by Y Combinator, Shift Messenger was founded… Read More

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