• Have An Old Dropcam? It’ll Stop Working Soon, But They’ll Give You A New One For Free

    Have An Old Dropcam? It’ll Stop Working Soon, But They’ll Give You A New One For Free

    Do you have an old Dropcam? As in, one of the boxy-lookin’ ones from when they first launched the company back in 2009? Bad news: it’s about to stop working. Good news: Dropcam will give you a newer one for free to make up for it. Read More

  • Winter Is Coming For Wearables

    Winter Is Coming For Wearables

    Remember wearables? Those wristbands and glasses that were going to take over our lives? This time last year, many of us had high hopes that 2014 was (finally) going to be the year of the wearable. Whoops. The wearables revolution didn’t come to pass in 2014, and it’s not going to happen in 2015, either. Why? Read More

  • Microsoft Faces Stiff Mobile Challenge

    Microsoft Faces Stiff Mobile Challenge

    Microsoft had a heck of week last week, didn’t it? It actually felt like it got its groove back with HoloLens, its holographic virtual reality glasses, which I have to say looked way cool. It also got our attention with the Windows 10 mobile strategy, and it showed off the desktop version of Cortana, something Siri can’t do. In spite of its good, dare I say, great week, I have… Read More

  • Microsoft Slips 2% After Reporting $26.5B In FQ2 Revenue, $1.1B In Surface Revenue

    Microsoft Slips 2% After Reporting $26.5B In FQ2 Revenue, $1.1B In Surface Revenue

    Today after the bell, Microsoft reported the financial performance of the second quarter of its fiscal 2015, including revenue of $26.47 billion and earnings per share of $0.71. The financial markets had expected the company to earn $0.71 per share on revenue of $26.33 billion. Down less 1 percent in regular trading, Microsoft is down 2 percent after hours. The company’s… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102

    Pitch Your Startup On TC Radio On Sirius XM Indie 102

    “The show must go on.” That’s what they’re telling us as a blizzard pummels the northeast. So if we can make sure that TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM Indie 102 carries on, we will. We simply ask that you apply to be a part of the show and be around to call into the show on Tuesday at 6pm ET/3pm PT. TechCrunch Radio is an hour of geeky bliss as John and I go through… Read More

  • Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    Favado’s New App Helps You Find The Best Grocery Deals

    In my house, I have a small stockpile of shampoo and other health and beauty products that I’ve acquired for almost nothing, thanks to coupon stacking techniques that let you go into stores and walk out with vastly discounted products. I’m disappointed if I don’t save at least 50% of my grocery bill using coupons, if not more. But working the system to your advantage in this… Read More

  • OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps

    OftenType’s iOS 8 Keyboard App Wants To Save You Some Taps

    Tired of retyping stuff like your name, email and physical address when using iOS devices? A new keyboard app for iOS, called OftenType, has a quick fix for this type of personal data-related typing fatigue: it’s added custom shortcut keys to the standard iOS keyboard to save you some taps. Read More

  • Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns

    Data And Commerce Elope, Birth Unicorns

    First we went online to learn. Then we naturally started buying stuff. Smart retailers learned to target us based on our behavior. We searched and they reacted through PPC and display. Then folks like Amazon used purchase history data to get smart about predicting what else we’d buy (based primarily on other’s purchase data, not our own). Read More

  • What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

    What To Look For In Microsoft’s Earnings Today

    Microsoft is scheduled to report its earnings from the fourth calendar quarter today after the bell. The company is expected to earn $0.71 per share on revenue of $26.33 billion. Keep in mind that the period reported is the second quarter of Microsoft’s fiscal 2015. Read More

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