• Get Ready For A Smaller iPhone 6s Mini

    Get Ready For A Smaller iPhone 6s Mini

    Are you reading this post on an iPhone 5s? Chances are the iPhone 6s is too big for your taste and you’re now holding onto your trustworthy iPhone 5s. But it’s time to rejoice! Many leaks indicate that a smaller 4-inch iPhone is in the works — and there’s a brand new one from M.I.C Gadget. It’s unclear when it’s going to be released, but there are many… Read More

  • Announcing The 2016 Crunch Network Editorial Calendar Crunch Network

    Announcing The 2016 Crunch Network Editorial Calendar

    We’re looking for pieces that explore the intersection of technology and aspects of society. Everything from the latest laboratory research, to surveys of the startup landscape, to the newest innovation in the arts and latest thinking from philosophers on the ramifications of it all — we want to read about all of it — and, apparently, so do you. Read More

  • Andreessen Horowitz GP Scott Weiss Won’t Be Investing Next Fund

    Andreessen Horowitz GP Scott Weiss Won’t Be Investing Next Fund

    This morning, former IronPort Systems cofounder and CEO Scott Weiss announced that he’s no longer going to be investing in new companies on behalf of Andreessen Horowitz, the Sand Hill Road venture firm. Weiss had joined AH in March 2011 as its fourth general partner. Weiss isn’t the first partner to step back at the now 6.5-year-old firm. Its third general partner after… Read More

  • Netflix Makes Good On Promises To Crack Down On VPNs, But Blocks Are Short-Lived

    Netflix Makes Good On Promises To Crack Down On VPNs, But Blocks Are Short-Lived

    Netflix has begun blocking some users of VPN services, following the company’s global expansion earlier this month, and subsequent promises that it would begin to crack down on those customers using VPN software to access content not licensed in their region. According to a Melbourne-based VPN provider, uFlix, some users started to see an error message when they tried to stream… Read More

  • These Are The Most-Watched Vines Of The Year

    These Are The Most-Watched Vines Of The Year

    Vine, Twitter’s social platform for six-second looping video, just turned three. The company says that over 200 million people watch Vine videos (either on mobile or on the web) each month. But what are all those people actually watching? In celebration of time’s eternal trench forward, Vine has curated the most-watched (looped) Vines throughout the third year of the company: Some… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, Elon Musk’s Hyperloop got one step closer to becoming a reality, Amazon’s Dash-powered devices went live, Snoop Dogg announced an investment in a gaming conversation app and astronomers found evidence of a ninth planet in our solar system. Some of our TechCrunch team is reporting from the World Economic Forum in Davos, where we’ve hosted Kevin Spacey, the COO… Read More

  • ZestFinance Expands Parental Leave To Six Months Paid Time Off For Primary Caregivers

    ZestFinance Expands Parental Leave To Six Months Paid Time Off For Primary Caregivers

    ZestFinance, a data-driven underwriting and credit analysis platform, is implementing an expanded parental leave policy. Now, ZestFinance is offering employees six months of paid time off for primary caregivers, three months of paid time off for secondary caregivers, and the option for primary caregivers to work part-time for an additional six months without losing any benefits… Read More

  • Tilt CEO James Beshara On Crowdfunding For A Mobile World Crunch Network

    Tilt CEO James Beshara On Crowdfunding For A Mobile World

    In what turned out to be a pretty strategic and hilarious interview James Beshara discusses a range of topics including the onboarding process for users on mobile, the importance of customer retention, his experience raising $37m from the likes of a16z, SV Angel, Sean Parker and Naval Ravikant and what investors really want when investing in Silicon Valley startups. Read More

  • FiveStars Gets $50M To Help Small Retailers Run Loyalty Programs Like Their Bigger Rivals

    FiveStars Gets $50M To Help Small Retailers Run Loyalty Programs Like Their Bigger Rivals

    FiveStars, a five year-old startup that has built a platform and app to run loyalty programs and shopping analytics for small brick-and-mortar retailers, has received a reward of its own: the company has raised a round of $50 million, funding that it plans to use to continue its focus on “mom and pop shops” and building its brand and business across the U.S., CEO and… Read More

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