• 13 Questions With Bre Pettis

    13 Questions With Bre Pettis

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Read More

  • Box Skyrockets 50% To More Than $21 Per Share In First Minutes As A Public Company

    Box Skyrockets 50% To More Than $21 Per Share In First Minutes As A Public Company

    Bam. Today Box opened at around $20.50, far above its $14 IPO price, giving the company a valuation of around $2.5 billion. The company was valued at just under $1.7 billion at $14 per share. Box picked up $175 million in the transaction. It is worth noting that the gap between Box’s last private valuation — $2.4 billion — and its IPO valuation will likely be completely… Read More

  • iSwapp Is A Clean, Well-Lighted Place For Swapping Your Unwanted Stuff

    iSwapp Is A Clean, Well-Lighted Place For Swapping Your Unwanted Stuff

    Craigslist, ever extant, still lumbers like some forgotten Jurassic leviathan in the fading light of classified ads. But what’s that rustling in the hedge? Why it’s iSwapp, a clever solution to person-to-person commerce that encourages buyers and sellers to meet at a neutral location as soon as the whim hits. Founded by Christopher Hall, Mohammed Mosayed, Nahid Hassan, and Juan… Read More

  • Voting For The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Closes Next Week

    Voting For The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards Closes Next Week

    We need you to vote for the Crunchies. It’s important. Every year TechCrunch and VentureBeat join together to celebrate the best technology and startups of the previous year. But you, our dear readers, decide who wins. Vote below. As last year’s host John Oliver noted so astutely, the Crunchies are “like the Nobel Prizes being given out, if Nobel Prizes were given out in… Read More

  • GoPro Teams Up With The NHL To Bring Action Cams To Live Hockey Broadcasts

    GoPro Teams Up With The NHL To Bring Action Cams To Live Hockey Broadcasts

    I’m Canadian so I get to bring you the following news: GoPro is partnering with the NHL and NHLPA to incorporate GoPro footage into live broadcasts of professional hockey games. The team-up marks the first time GoPro is partnering directly with a major pro sports league, and will use the company’s recently introduced Live Broadcast Solution built in tandem with Vislink. The… Read More

  • Vice News Offers Immersive Report On The ‘Millions March’ Protest Using VR

    Vice News Offers Immersive Report On The ‘Millions March’ Protest Using VR

    Virtual reality promises a lot of potential changes to the way we experience the world, but the ramifications it has for how we tell stories might be among the most interesting. Vice News is offering a glimpse into what news broadcasting might look like when VR is omnipresent with a report on the New York Millions March from December, where people rallied to protest the killings by police of… Read More

  • iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

    iHeartRadio Hits 60 Million Registered Users

    iHeartMedia has today announced that its iHeartRadio streaming music service has surpassed 60 million registered users. Of course, “registered users” is a vague stat. Spotify now has over 60 million monthly active users and 15 million paying customers. Pandora has over 250 million registered users and had 77 million active users as of mid-2014. These numbers are tough to… Read More

  • UN Launches Powerful Samsung Gear VR Film Following Syrian Refugee Girl

    UN Launches Powerful Samsung Gear VR Film Following Syrian Refugee Girl

    A young girl, a Syrian refugee, suddenly appears before you, sitting on the floor of a cramped room. She describes her family, and takes you on a journey through the refugee camp in which she lives. You sit beside her in her makeshift school classroom and watch children tramp through the muddy streets in the encampment. You feel as if you can smell the bread being baked in front of you at… Read More

  • Google Joins Apple, Others Cutting Off Crimea, Blocks AdWords, AdSense, Google Play

    Google Joins Apple, Others Cutting Off Crimea, Blocks AdWords, AdSense, Google Play

    Yet more developments around how U.S. sanctions on Crimea, in retaliation against Russia’s annexation by Russia, are being adopted by tech companies: Google is the latest to start complying with the orders to block import and export of tech products and services, among other things. According to multiple reports out of Russia, Google has now started to block AdSense and AdWords… Read More

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