• Apple’s First Original TV Series Could Star Dr. Dre

    Apple’s First Original TV Series Could Star Dr. Dre

    According to both The Hollywood Reporter, Beats co-founder and Apple executive Dr. Dre will be starring in and producing his own six-show original series called Vital Signs. The semi-autobiographical storyline is rumored to be distributed via Apple Music, includes other celebrities like Sam Rockwell and Mo McCrae, and contains “an orgy scene”. Read More

  • Newcomer Rocket Lab Secures Spire As Their Next Customer

    Newcomer Rocket Lab Secures Spire As Their Next Customer

    Rocket Lab, the venture capital-backed space start up, is constructing the first private launch range in the world. The company told TechCrunch that they have secured Spire as their next customer for a launch later this year. While Rocket Lab has yet to fly their first commercial mission, Spire has made an agreement with the launch provider for an impressive 12 launches over the next 18… Read More

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

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

    This week, Twitter rolled out its new algorithmic timeline, Tesla confirmed the price of its next car, Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad exited the company and on the science front, gravitational waves were detected in space. TechCrunch held the 9th Annual Crunchies awards show, which you can watch in full here. Or, you can just read about the winners. These are the top tech stories of the week to… Read More

  • Google Is Finally Killing Picasa

    Google Is Finally Killing Picasa

    It hasn’t made sense for Google to continue to invest in two separate photo storage and sharing applications, as it has been doing with the newer Google Photos and the dated software Picasa. And now the company is finally going to do something about that: Google announced this morning that it will no longer support the Picasa desktop application as of March 16, 2016. In addition, it… Read More

  • AWS Bolsters High Performance Computing Offering With NICE Acquisition

    AWS Bolsters High Performance Computing Offering With NICE Acquisition

    AWS attempted to enhance its high performance computing offering today when it purchased NICE, an Italian software and services company for an undisclosed price. NICE provides a set of tools and technologies that were attractive to AWS, and brings with it an international clientele, which should help AWS expand its market with a set of customers who have high-end compute… Read More

  • Family App Life360 Acquires Couple, A Private Messaging App For Two

    Family App Life360 Acquires Couple, A Private Messaging App For Two

    Life360, the mobile application designed for families, announced today that it has acquired the private messaging application and Y Combinator grad Couple (formerly known as Pair), based in Mountain View. Not a pure talent acquisition, Life360 sees Couple as being a potential initial entry point into its larger platform, which now counts over 55 million families using its location tracker… Read More

  • Sendbird Looks To Help Developers Add Chat Functions To Any App

    Sendbird Looks To Help Developers Add Chat Functions To Any App

    When John Kim and his team were working on a community-based application called Smile Mom — which was designed to connect nearby moms — they ran into a problem: They wanted to integrate messaging, but couldn’t find an off-the-shelf solution they liked. Read More

  • YouTube Acquires BandPage For $8M To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools

    YouTube Acquires BandPage For $8M To Attract Musicians With Money-Making Tools

    YouTube wants to win the love of musicians by solving their biggest problem: how to turn popularity into cash. So today it announced it’s acquired BandPage, a startup that helps artists show off and sell concert tickets, merchandise, and exclusive fan experiences. [Update: According to a source familiar with what BandPage shareholders were sent about the terms of the deal, the… Read More

  • Flipagram Adds Direct Messaging To Share Photo Stories Privately

    Flipagram Adds Direct Messaging To Share Photo Stories Privately

    As the world’s big messaging apps add more features to keep their users locked in for longer, other apps are tapping into messaging features in the hopes of creating more stickiness of their own. In the latest development, Flipagram, the app that lets you sew together pictures and video snippets with one minute of music to create packaged stories, has added a direct messaging feature. Read More

  • SEO Doesn’t Have To Be A Shot In The Dark Crunch Network

    SEO Doesn’t Have To Be A Shot In The Dark

    To many startups, search engine optimization (SEO) is a task that sits on their company’s back burner. With features to launch and customers to support, the idea of spending time fiddling with your title tags can seem like a fool’s errand. That’s especially true when there’s no guarantee that your hard work will result in a single additional visitor from Google. Read More

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