• Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M

    Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M

    We’ve heard from sources that Mobcrush, a live-streaming service centered around mobile games much in the same way Twitch is known for streaming popular eSports desktop games, has raised around $10 million in new financing, though the number could have gone beyond that. Mobcrush’s bet is that mobile game streaming will be as big — if not bigger — than some of the… Read More

  • Gadgets Podcast | Minecraft Edition 2

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: CarPlay, Booze, And Keyboards

    Welcome to the second edition of the TC Gadgets Podcast on Minecraft. This week, we’re discussing Apple CarPlay, the MixStik (which helps you to be an awesome bartender), the new full-size keyboard for mobile devices from LG, and the Sensel Morph (a totally different kind of keyboard). This week’s episode of the TC Gadgets Podcast features John Biggs, Matt Burns, Natasha Lomas… Read More

  • Everything You Need To Know About iOS 9’s New Content Blockers

    One of the lesser-known, but potentially groundbreaking, features arriving in the new version of Apple’s next mobile operating system, iOS 9, is support for “content blocking” extensions in Safari. While that label doesn’t sound too dazzling in and of itself, users who install content blocking apps will see dramatic speed improvements when surfing the mobile web… Read More

  • IBM’s Dr. John Kelly Is Bringing Watson To Disrupt SF

    IBM’s Dr. John Kelly Is Bringing Watson To Disrupt SF

    IBM’s Dr. John Kelly is joining the TechCrunch crew onstage at this year’s Disrupt SF. But he won’t be alone. Instead, Kelly is bringing Watson along with him. Watson is an IBM project that answers questions using artificial intelligence to accept and process natural language queries. It became known to the public for its exploits in the Jeopardy game show, if you recall. Read More

  • Our Marketplace Obsession And Bubble Crunch Network

    Our Marketplace Obsession And Bubble

    Service marketplaces have recently become Silicon Valley darlings. The marketplace model has been a popular way for VCs to efficiently tap into the local economies at scale, specifically the $800 billion home services space. It’s a model that dates back to the initial concept of Yellow Pages in 1883. And it makes sense — giving homeowners a convenient way to find local… Read More

  • 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 headlines saw the stock market plunge, Facebook’s new digital personal assistant, the launch of YouTube Gaming, and more. These are the stories to catch you up on tech news. Read More

  • NYC Taxis Are Testing An Uber-Like App Called Arro

    NYC Taxis Are Testing An Uber-Like App Called Arro

    The battle between yellow cabs and Uber cars is about heat up. According to Crains New York, a new app called Arro is being beta tested among 7,000 yellow and green taxis in the NYC area, allowing potential passengers to e-hail a regular cab instead of an Uber. The app should roll out fully in a couple of weeks and spread to all 20,000 green and yellow taxis in the city. The Arro app is… Read More

  • DJI Phantom 3 Pro | Review

    DJI didn’t start out as the best entry-level drone maker on the market but, at this point, it’s safe to say that they’ve taken the crown from Parrot and are truly creating flying machines worth flying. The new Phantom 3 Professional is the gold standard for quadcopter. John Biggs takes the newest Phantom 3 Professional drone out for a flight and talks about advance features like auto-landing GPS tracking, and the stability of its proprietary high-end camera.

  • Twitter: We’re Upping Our Female Employees to 35 Percent in 2016 (Along With Other Changes)

    Twitter: We’re Upping Our Female Employees to 35 Percent in 2016 (Along With Other Changes)

    Like a lot of tech companies in Silicon Valley, Twitter last year published numbers about the different backgrounds and cultures of its employees, and its numbers were revealed to be rather white and very male. Specifically, as of last July, 70 percent of its employees were men, and 72 percent of its managers were white. Mother Jones called the numbers “embarrassing.” Twitter… Read More

  • The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp Contains Secret Soviet Technology

    The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp Contains Secret Soviet Technology

    There’s a lot about this Kickstarter project to dissuade me from writing about it. First, this is a bass preamp, a little box that sits between the bass player and the amplifier. It is a device that is interesting only to a certain subset of musician and it is expensive – $1,495 for the early bird models. Heck, it doesn’t even look like it will hit its goal. But the… Read More

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