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

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

    Today is Tuesday, which means that we’ll be making our usual trek up to the Sirius XM studios to go live with TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM Insight 121. That also means that the weekly TC Radio Pitch-Off is going down tonight at 630pm, with five companies taking 60 seconds each to pitch their product to a panel of judges, including myself, Anthony Ha, and a special guest VC judge. But… Read More

  • Force Touch And Haptics Said To Be Coming To iOS 9 And iPhone 6S

    Force Touch And Haptics Said To Be Coming To iOS 9 And iPhone 6S

    A new report from 9to5Mac claims iOS 9 will have support for Force Touch features, as well as haptic feedback, and that both of those will be included in the iPhone 6 hardware successor coming this fall. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the iPhone 6s (or whatever it ends up being called officially by Apple) getting Force Touch, the feature introduced with the Apple… Read More

  • Bundle’s New App Automatically Organizes Photos For You

    Bundle’s New App Automatically Organizes Photos For You

    Organizing our massive photo libraries is a task that a number of startups and big companies alike are still trying to solve. While Google is poised to introduce a new, standalone Photos app at Google I/O this week to address this challenge, a new Amsterdam-based startup called Bundle has also now launched an app focused on helping users automatically group photos together into albums and… Read More

  • Goldman Sachs Is Our Best Bet Against Climate Change

    Goldman Sachs Is Our Best Bet Against Climate Change

    Although it may not be the obvious hero, usually more Vampire Squid than White Knight, Goldman and its cohorts could be responsible for transitioning the renewables sector from a fragmented and esoteric industry to one of mainstream dominance. They’ve facilitated the development of world-encompassing industries before and they will do it again. Read More

  • EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase

    EMC Continues Shift To Cloud With $1.2B Virtustream Purchase

    EMC announced this morning that it had purchased Virtustream, a cloud management firm, for $1.2 billion. The company has indicated it will incorporate Virtustream as the company’s newly formed cloud managed services business. Virtustream, which launched in 2008 has raised of $129 million since its inception. A billion dollar exit on that kind of raise is not too shabby, and it gives… Read More

  • Periscope Surfaces On Android

    Periscope Surfaces On Android

    Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming video app, has arrived on Android. After a debut on iOS early this year, the company’s Android app development under former Twitter for Android developer Sara Haider went full-steam on bringing Periscope to Google’s mobile OS. The Android version has all the functionality of the iOS version, but with some new perks, including a “return… Read More

  • Rubrik Raises $40M As Enterprise Backup Is Suddenly Hot

    Rubrik Raises $40M As Enterprise Backup Is Suddenly Hot

    Investors are throwing some serious money at enterprise backup these days. If you want proof, look at Rubrik, a startup that has developed a hybrid cloud and on-premises backup solution. It landed $40 million in Series B today. The round was led by Greylock Partners with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and existing angel investors it chose not to name. Today’s… Read More

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