• Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

    Microsoft Wants To Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

    Microsoft has been busy snatching up startups to fill out its mobile apps portfolio, and it looks like it could be buying one more. According to multiple sources, Prismatic — an app that recommends news articles to users based on what their connections are reading and liking — is on the block, and Microsoft is the front runner to get it. It’s not clear what stage talks… Read More

  • Bradley Horowitz Is Now Running Google+

    Bradley Horowitz Is Now Running Google+

    More changes afoot at Google+. TechCrunch has learned, and now confirmed with Google, that David Besbris has left his role as the head of the company’s social and identity product. He has been replaced by Bradley Horowitz, a longtime VP of product for Google+. Update: Horowitz has confirmed our reporting in a carefully worded Google+ update that does not mention Hangouts, or even… Read More

  • Improv Is The Best Conditioning For Startup Life

    Improv Is The Best Conditioning For Startup Life

    Four years ago, I participated in my first improv comedy class. In 2013, Mahmoud Arram and I co-founded Bluecore, a marketing technology company whereevery single employee is required to complete an improv 101 class within the first four months on the job. In terms of importance, this ranks right up there with required reading and sales training. But why? Read More

  • Brazil Becomes A New Front In The Battle Between Baidu And Qihoo

    Brazil Becomes A New Front In The Battle Between Baidu And Qihoo

    Chinese search giant Baidu no longer has their antivirus app offered on Google Play in Brazil after using illegal competitive tactics against Brazilian antivirus startup PSafe (backed by Baidu rival QIhoo360), maker of the leading Android security app in Latin America. Read More

  • This Tesla Model S Easter Egg Lets You Be James Bond

    This Tesla Model S Easter Egg Lets You Be James Bond

    The Tesla Model S is one helluva car – but it can’t do everything. It can’t recharge as fast as you could fill a tank of gas. It can’t go over 155 miles per hour. Oh, and it can’t transform into a submarine and cruise around underwater. With this awesome little easter egg, though, that last one becomes a bit less certain… Read More

  • SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier

    SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier

    Venture-backed companies like SpaceX, Skybox, Planet Labs, Rocket Lab and O3B disrupt the aerospace industry with faster, cheaper, better products. Unencumbered by government bureaucracy, this new breed of enterprise can move quickly, attract the best talent with equity ownership, and take calculated design risks that government contractors cannot afford to. Read More

  • Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

    Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

    Apple has never led market share in worldwide phone sales. Ever. And yet, the iPhone has held the (according to flickr) title of world’s most popular camera for years. Today, Apple is capitalizing on that by launching a new ad campaign dedicated to images shot by iPhone users. Apple’s driving point is that it has put a powerful creative tool into the hands of photographers that… Read More

  • The Story Behind Samsung’s Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Design Departure
  • Samsung MWC 2015 Liveblog

    Samsung MWC 2015 Liveblog

    We’re here in Barcelona at Samsung’s 2015 Unpacked event where the company is expected to unveil a new flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone. Join us for live updates of the phone’s makers big reveal…   Read More

  • Samsung To Offer An Oculus-Powered Gear VR For Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

    Samsung To Offer An Oculus-Powered Gear VR For Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge

    Samsung continues investing in the future of mobile virtual reality, with a brand new version of Gear VR designed specifically to work with the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones. The Gear VR still carries the ‘Innovator Edition’ tag that means it’s aimed primarily at bleeding edge tech enthusiasts and developers than the general public, and it continues to use Oculus… Read More

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