• CBS Says Super Bowl 50 Broke Streaming Records With 3.96 Million Unique Viewers

    CBS Says Super Bowl 50 Broke Streaming Records With 3.96 Million Unique Viewers

    CBS reported earlier this morning that its live stream of Super Bowl 50 broke all prior streaming records for the big game. Now the network has released numbers to back up that claim: according to an announcement released this afternoon, 3.96 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the Broncos versus the Panthers across laptops, desktops, tablets, connected TV devices and mobile… Read More

  • Opera Postpones Earnings Release As Takeover Rumors Swirl

    Opera Postpones Earnings Release As Takeover Rumors Swirl

    Last Friday, the Oslo stock exchange decided to halt trading in Opera Software’s shares after rumors of a potential takeover by Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 appeared in a Norwegian newspaper. Trading in Opera shares is still suspended today (which is a pretty unusual move) and now Opera itself is adding fire to the takeover rumors by postponing its planned earnings call from… Read More

  • Health And Fitness Data Is Useless Crunch Network

    Health And Fitness Data Is Useless

    Data is hot right now. We generate tons of it, but most of it sits there, latent, unused and useless. This is particularly pronounced when it comes to health and fitness data, where we strap on our fitness trackers and expect the pounds to melt away with each step passively logged. But we haven’t seen a dramatic improvement in our nation’s health with the emergence of the… Read More

  • Apartments.com, Mobile Strike & Amazon Scored The Top Spots Among Tech Companies’ Super Bowl Ads

    Apartments.com, Mobile Strike & Amazon Scored The Top Spots Among Tech Companies’ Super Bowl Ads

    A number of technology companies took to the airwaves during last night’s Super Bowl 50 broadcast to make their names – and brands – better known among a mainstream audience. However, according to new data out today from TiVo, which historically tracks viewer engagement with Super Bowl ads across its network, the only tech company to make into the list of the top 10 Super… Read More

  • Instagram Finally Makes It Easy To Use Multiple Accounts

    Instagram Finally Makes It Easy To Use Multiple Accounts

    …and Social Media Managers everywhere rejoice! Read More

  • Free Basics And Facebook’s Waterloo In India Crunch Network

    Free Basics And Facebook’s Waterloo In India

    The project was ill-conceived and showed a lack of understanding of India’s culture and values. Mark Zuckerberg surely had good intentions in wanting to provide Internet access to hundreds of millions of people who lack access. But he went about it in the wrong way. Read More

  • A Look At The Marketplace Lending Originator Ecosystem Crunch Network

    A Look At The Marketplace Lending Originator Ecosystem

    At the end of 2015, Canaan hosted its first FinTech Central event, which included a panel that had leaders from across the marketplace lending originator ecosystem. A marketplace lending originator is a company that sells loans online using retail, institutional and bank capital. Over the last few years, marketplace lenders (MPLs) have created massive businesses by providing capital to… Read More

  • AngelList Raised $163M For Startups in 2015, Up 56% Year-Over-Year

    AngelList Raised $163M For Startups in 2015, Up 56% Year-Over-Year

    AngelList, the online platform that had made itself indispensable to early-stage startups for fundraising and recruiting, said it closed out last year having raised $163 million online on behalf of 441 companies. That’s about 56 percent higher than the year before in 2014. About 40 percent of the deals were private rounds and institutional funds were in about 40 percent of rounds… Read More

  • Tribe Is A Nifty Walkie-Talkie App

    Tribe Is A Nifty Walkie-Talkie App

    Meet Tribe, a new social app for iOS and Android that is going head-to-head against Taptalk, Snapchat and countless of other social messaging apps. Tribe is an interesting take on messaging thanks to its heavy focus on video and neat design. Read More

  • Benchmark Adds A Sixth General Partner: Scott Belsky

    Benchmark Adds A Sixth General Partner: Scott Belsky

    Early-stage venture firm Benchmark has added a sixth general partner to its roster: 35-year-old Scott Belsky, a former Goldman Sachs associate who went on to cofound the New York company Behance, an online platform for graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, web designers, and art directors to showcase their skills. Adobe acquired Behance in 2012 for more than $150 million in cash… Read More

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