• Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

    Shout Offers A New Take On Location-Based Social Networking By Ditching Anonymity

    A new application called Shout is offering a twist on location-based mobile social networking, with a newly launched app that lets you post messages shared with those in your immediate vicinity, or even citywide. The idea is similar in some ways to the popular anonymous social app Yik Yak, which also lets you post things to be shared with those nearby, except for a key difference: On Shout… Read More

  • What Do Uber, Zenefits And Public Health In A Kenyan Slum Have In Common?

    What Do Uber, Zenefits And Public Health In A Kenyan Slum Have In Common?

    The old saw about effective management goes, “You get what you measure.” Today, whether you call it growth hacking or business intelligence, successful large corporations and lean young startups have become fanatical about measuring their customers. The leaders of the pack – like Uber (which collects data on the supply and demand of their riders and drivers) and Zenefits… Read More

  • FilterEasy Raises $1.2 Million To Help You Remember To Change Your Home’s Air Filter

    FilterEasy Raises $1.2 Million To Help You Remember To Change Your Home’s Air Filter

    When was the last time you changed your home’s air filter? If you’re like me and the majority of other homeowners across the U.S., this routine home-maintenance task is easy to forget because filters are only changed every few months or so. But the costs of not changing the filter are high: reduced air quality, higher energy bills and, over time, dirty air filters can even… Read More

  • 13 Questions With Bre Pettis

    13 Questions With Bre Pettis

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Read More

  • Box Skyrockets 50% To More Than $21 Per Share In First Minutes As A Public Company

    Box Skyrockets 50% To More Than $21 Per Share In First Minutes As A Public Company

    Bam. Today Box opened at around $20.50, far above its $14 IPO price, giving the company a valuation of around $2.5 billion. The company was valued at just under $1.7 billion at $14 per share. Box picked up $175 million in the transaction. It is worth noting that the gap between Box’s last private valuation — $2.4 billion — and its IPO valuation will likely be completely… Read More

  • iSwapp Is A Clean, Well-Lighted Place For Swapping Your Unwanted Stuff

    iSwapp Is A Clean, Well-Lighted Place For Swapping Your Unwanted Stuff

    Craigslist, ever extant, still lumbers like some forgotten Jurassic leviathan in the fading light of classified ads. But what’s that rustling in the hedge? Why it’s iSwapp, a clever solution to person-to-person commerce that encourages buyers and sellers to meet at a neutral location as soon as the whim hits. Founded by Christopher Hall, Mohammed Mosayed, Nahid Hassan, and Juan… Read More

  • Voting For The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Closes Next Week

    Voting For The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Closes Next Week

    We need you to vote for the Crunchies. It’s important. Every year TechCrunch and VentureBeat join together to celebrate the best technology and startups of the previous year. But you, our dear readers, decide who wins. Vote below. As last year’s host John Oliver noted so astutely, the Crunchies are “like the Nobel Prizes being given out, if Nobel Prizes were given out in… Read More

  • GoPro Teams Up With The NHL To Bring Action Cams To Live Hockey Broadcasts

    GoPro Teams Up With The NHL To Bring Action Cams To Live Hockey Broadcasts

    I’m Canadian so I get to bring you the following news: GoPro is partnering with the NHL and NHLPA to incorporate GoPro footage into live broadcasts of professional hockey games. The team-up marks the first time GoPro is partnering directly with a major pro sports league, and will use the company’s recently introduced Live Broadcast SolutionĀ built in tandem with Vislink. The… Read More

  • Vice News Offers Immersive Report On The ‘Millions March’ Protest Using VR

    Vice News Offers Immersive Report On The ‘Millions March’ Protest Using VR

    Virtual reality promises a lot of potential changes to the way we experience the world, but the ramifications it has for how we tell stories might be among the most interesting. Vice News is offering a glimpse into what news broadcasting might look like when VR is omnipresent with a report on the New York Millions March from December, where people rallied to protest the killings by police of… Read More

  • iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

    iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

    iHeartMedia has today announced that its iHeartRadio streaming music service has surpassed 60 million registered users. Of course, “registered users” is a vague stat. Spotify now has over 60 million monthly active usersĀ and 15 million paying customers. Pandora has over 250 million registered users and had 77 million active users as of mid-2014. These numbers are tough to… Read More

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