• To Clean Up Your Startup’s B.S., Bring Sales Into The Leadership Team

    To Clean Up Your Startup’s B.S., Bring Sales Into The Leadership Team

    “Coin-operated idiots”. Even if no one says it out loud about sales people anymore, they might still think it. It’s the perception some startup CEOs have when it comes to their sales force (unless the founders have come from sales themselves). Just load ‘em up and watch them do their mindless best … like at a laundromat. Read More

  • The Agenda For The Europas Conference: AI, Drones, Health, FinTech, Fashion & More

    The Agenda For The Europas Conference: AI, Drones, Health, FinTech, Fashion & More

    The Europas Conference & Awards for European Tech Startups is on on June 16 in London, and TechCrunch is the exclusive Media Partner. Think ‘a summertime Crunchies, with a daytime unconference attached, by a sunny River Thames’. The agenda for the event has just been released. You can find it here and the roster of international speakers is here. Attendees will… Read More

  • Glose Brings Its Social Ebook Reader To Android, Adds Free Excerpts

    Glose Brings Its Social Ebook Reader To Android, Adds Free Excerpts

    Glose is a brand new take on ebook reading for phones and tablets. Yet, until today, one thing was crucially missing — Android support. Today, the company is launching its app on Android phones and tablets. It is also adding free book excerpts for its entire catalog. “Things are going well,” co-founder and CEO Nicolas Princen told me. “We basically doubled our catalog… Read More

  • Ampion Opens Applications For Its Road Trip Showcasing African Tech

    Ampion Opens Applications For Its Road Trip Showcasing African Tech

    Ampion, the Berlin-based accelerator and advisory firm promoting technology entrepreneurship in Africa, is opening up the latest round of its pan-African bus tours for corporate executives, startup founders, and investors. Now in its third year the buses will hit the road between September and December with trips across East Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, and Tunisia. Last year… Read More

  • These Videos Would Totally Kill It On Facebook

    By putting videos on mute autoplay in News Feeds, Facebook is redefining the way they are used by marketers. This presents new challenges for social media managers. Fortunately, they can turn to a group of content makers who were ahead of the curve by almost a century. Read More

  • Path’s ‘Places’ Feature Shuttered Following Sale To Daum Kakao

    Path’s ‘Places’ Feature Shuttered Following Sale To Daum Kakao

    Path announced that it has sold its flagship messaging apps to Korea’s Daum Kakao today, but the company has retained one interesting part of its business: its Places business-to-consumer messaging service. That’s according to Daum Kakao, which confirmed to TechCrunch that it didn’t acquire that asset. Read More

  • Open Source Platform Emojidex Offers “Emojis-As-A-Service”

    Open Source Platform Emojidex Offers “Emojis-As-A-Service”

    Like them or not, emojis are turning into the mobile era’s lingua franca. Now a project called emojidex is offering “emojis-as-a-service,” with a platform that lets developers share new emojis with each other and add them to their websites and apps. Read More

  • Path Sells Its Social Networking App To Daum Kakao

    Path Sells Its Social Networking App To Daum Kakao

    The company behind the Path social networking app might be looking for a new name. That’s because Dave Morin and crew have sold their social networking app of the same name to Korean messaging heavyweight Daum Kakao. Read More

  • Inventors, Entrepreneurs And The Space In Between

    Inventors, Entrepreneurs And The Space In Between

    Got a hot idea for a new product? You’re not alone. However, hard data on exactly how many products are introduced each year is surprisingly sparse. Go ahead, give it a search. So far, the best source I’ve found is Mintel’s Global New Product Database. Read More

  • Here’s A First Look At Android M

    Android M is still in its very early days; Google just released the first developer preview for use on test devices today. We flashed it onto a Nexus 5, and took a look around to see what was new. The OS is far from feature-complete at this stage, but you can still get a first look at some key features in the video above. The changes to the app drawer, and to volume controls, are small but… Read More

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