• Deadline Extended: Only Two Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    Deadline Extended: Only Two Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

    The window was supposed to close last week, but we’ve extended the deadline for early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2015 to this Friday, August 28. That means you have only three days left to save $1,000 on tickets to the show before the prices jump to the full retail price of $2,995. So head on over to our ticketing page now to get your early-bird tickets to Disrupt for just $1,995 apiece. Read More

  • Welcome to Include 2.0, TechCrunch’s Diversity Program

    Welcome to Include 2.0, TechCrunch’s Diversity Program

    In June of 2014, TechCrunch launched Include, a program designed to direct TechCrunch’s resources to improve diversity in the startup community. In year one, our approach was simple. The headliner was a $50k grant to support an organization making strides in line with Include’s mission. The recipient last year was Black Girls Code, a wonderful non-profit run by Kimberly Bryant… Read More

  • Narvar, A Service That Improves Online Post-Purchase Experiences, Raises $10M

    Narvar, A Service That Improves Online Post-Purchase Experiences, Raises $10M

    Narvar, a startup that enables companies to better engage with customers after online purchases, said it has raised $10 million. Narvar provides companies with software that improves the post-purchase experience. That can include a better interface when it comes to shipping, more detailed text updates, and then of course options to return products and buy new ones. Those updates can even also… Read More

  • Direct Messenger Is An Unofficial Twitter DM App

    Direct Messenger Is An Unofficial Twitter DM App

    I can’t wait to see @alex crying tears of joy when Twitter finally releases a standalone Twitter DM app. This day hasn’t come yet, but it doesn’t mean that third-party developers aren’t already working on it. Meet Direct Messenger, an unofficial iOS messaging app for Twitter DM. This app packs a couple of nifty features, but also shows why we seriously need an… Read More

  • Amazon Adds Music And Water Controls To Echo As Part Of Alexa Fund Roll-Out

    Amazon Adds Music And Water Controls To Echo As Part Of Alexa Fund Roll-Out

    Amazon has today announced that two new companies, Musaic and Rachio, are being added to the Amazon Echo platform with investments from the $100 million Alexa Fund. With the Amazon Echo, which is in many ways a first-of-its-kind device, Amazon is taking a different approach to building out the voice-powered home assistant’s feature set. Instead of trying to do it all, Amazon is… Read More

  • Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App

    Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add “Quantified Self” Tracking To Its Family Locator App

    Life360, the maker of mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone that help keep families connected, has acquired Chronos Mobile Technologies, a startup behind a number of mobile apps that passively collect data from users’ smartphones in order to highlight trends and connections between various behaviors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Chronos had closed on a… Read More

  • HandUp, A Startup Focused On The Homeless, Launches Donation Gift Cards For Those Living On SF’s Streets

    HandUp, A Startup Focused On The Homeless, Launches Donation Gift Cards For Those Living On SF’s Streets

    Two-and-a-half years ago, Rose Broome had a moment that most San Franciscans are all too familiar with. She passed a homeless woman on the streets, but didn’t know what the best way to help her would be. Most people might brush that thought aside, but Broome didn’t. “People are frustrated and confused. Then people who are homeless feel invisible or they feel like people… Read More

  • Tesla’s Model S P85D Just Broke Consumer Reports’ Ratings System, Scoring 103 Out Of 100

    Tesla’s Model S P85D Just Broke Consumer Reports’ Ratings System, Scoring 103 Out Of 100

    Well, this is something you don’t see every day. According to a new report out of Consumer Reports, the Tesla Model S P85D,  all-wheel-drive electric sedan, performed “better in our tests than any other car ever has, earning a perfect road-test score.” Actually, it did better than that, scoring 103 points in a scoring system that, “by definition,” doesn’t… Read More

  • Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit

    Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit

    According to a new report out this morning from IDC, Apple is now the number two wearable maker, thanks to its Apple Watch, coming in just behind market leader Fitbit during the second quarter of 2015. And it’s a close race, the analyst firm found. Apple shipped 3.6 million units in Q2 2015, just 0.8 million units shy of Fitbit’s total 4.4 million units, the report states. Read More

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