• ScottEVest Founder Puts In Bid For SkyMall

    ScottEVest Founder Puts In Bid For SkyMall

    It’s back! Venerable SkyMall, that inflight catalog full of stepping stools for dogs and hearing gadgets, may have a second life thanks to the larger-than-life CEO of ScottEVest, Scott Jordan. Jordan, who we interviewed at CES this year, is putting in a bid for the company and hopes to turn it around by bringing it into the 21st century. Read More

  • TechCrunch Is Bringing The Pitch-Off Back To Atlanta And Boston

    TechCrunch Is Bringing The Pitch-Off Back To Atlanta And Boston

    Meetups are coming to Boston and Atlanta, and they’ll be here before you know it. Be a planner. Get out ahead of it and follow through on your New Year’s resolutions! Buy tickets here. We’re headed to Atlanta on February 24 and Boston on February 26 to hit our favorite cities with the world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off. About 10 companies will have the chance to pitch… Read More

  • ShuttleCloud Launches API To Import Address Books And Build “The Email Graph”

    ShuttleCloud Launches API To Import Address Books And Build “The Email Graph”

    You’ve probably heard of the social graph and the interest graph. Now a startup called ShuttleCloud says it’s trying to help developers with “unlocking the email graph.” By email graph, ShuttleCloud means “the contacts and the relationships buried within your email,” according to Bob Greenlees, the company’s director of operations and business development. Read More

  • Snapchat Lets You Add People Via QR Snaptags Thanks To Secret Scan.me Acquisition

    Snapchat Lets You Add People Via QR Snaptags Thanks To Secret Scan.me Acquisition

    Leaked emails from the Sony hack revealed Snapchat quietly acquired a QR code startup called Scan.me late last year, and now we know why. Yesterday alongside Discover, Snapchat launched a new feature called Snaptags that creates a unique QR code for every Snapchat user. When someone points their Snapchat camera at a Snaptag, the app adds the corresponding person as a friend. Read More

  • Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

    Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

    Amazon has a new product called WorkMail debuting today (via Forbes), which is an email and calendaring service that aims to provide those tools for corporate customers. The tech is based on Amazon Web Services, and aims to best the reigning champs (which include Microsoft, and to a lesser extent, Google) in terms of ease of use and security. Read More

  • Nimble HR Picks Up A Quarter Million To Take On The Recruitment Space

    Nimble HR Picks Up A Quarter Million To Take On The Recruitment Space

    Nimble HR, a company that provides subscription software to help firms recruit new talent, has raised a $250,000 round of capital that it would likely call pre-seed. The company told TechCrunch that it is likely going to raise a full seed round, or even a Series A traunch, this summer. It’s taking less capital on now in expectation of raising at a higher valuation — or, implicitly… Read More

  • The Next Front Of Wearables

    The Next Front Of Wearables

    In 2014, Nike abandoned its FuelBand fitness tracker and Sergey Brin “left his Google Glass in his car.” In 2015, Apple will launch its iWatch and Sony will enter the eyewear space. More kinds of wearables were introduced in CES 2015, just to leave us wondering whether what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, physically. Read More

  • The Makers Of Need Launch Foremost, A New Brand Producing Affordable, High-Quality Clothing

    The Makers Of Need Launch Foremost, A New Brand Producing Affordable, High-Quality Clothing

    Foremost is launching next month to provide customers with a monthly collection of small-batch, American-made clothing that is priced within reach. It hopes to entice users not just with affordable pricing, but also an online lifestyle magazine and interview series designed to show off its goods. Read More

  • Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    Hopper’s New Travel App Tells You The Best Time To Fly

    A mobile application called Hopper, out today on iTunes, is using data and analysis from “billions” of flight prices in order to tell travelers when they should fly and buy tickets. The company claims that it’s able to save users as much as 40 percent on flights, and in 95 percent of cases will get you a cheaper flight or one that’s at least the same price as you would… Read More

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