• Snapchat Adds Data-Saving Mode To Win Users On A Budget

    Snapchat Adds Data-Saving Mode To Win Users On A Budget

    Snapchat is courting teenagers around the world who want to save their data plans with a new travel mode. When enabled, Snaps, Stories and Discovery content will only load if users tap them, rather than loading automatically when they open the app. Read More

  • Scoot’s New Cargo Line Of Scooters Can Carry Taller People And More Stuff

    Scoot, the Zipcar for scooters, recently updated its line of vehicles to carry bigger people and more cargo. The new Scoot Cargo vehicle can carry up to 390 pounds, including both rider and whatever else you want to load it with. CEO Michael Keating founded the startup in 2011 to cut down on the many transportation problems in San Francisco. Scoots are all-electric and can go for up to 20 miles… Read More

  • A $30 Dongle Can Unlock Your Car And Garage Remotely

    A $30 Dongle Can Unlock Your Car And Garage Remotely

    Hacker Samy Kamkar has created a clever system for capturing and playing back the radio signals that can open your garage door and car. It costs $30 and could spell the end of the laughably insecure systems now in place that protect our rakes and Land Rovers. Read More

  • NomadCast Is A Powerful Live Streaming App With Embeddable Player

    NomadCast Is A Powerful Live Streaming App With Embeddable Player

    Meet NomadCast, a recent addition to the live streaming app space. While Meerkat, Periscope and YouNow have been focused on the social aspect of live streaming, NomadCast varies in many ways. NomadCast isn’t a social app, it’s an iOS live streaming app first and foremost. Read More

  • HTC Is Now Essentially Worthless (And Insecure)

    HTC Is Now Essentially Worthless (And Insecure)

    Internet hyperbole (and financial analysis) have rendered HTC, a once high-flying mobile brand, essentially valueless. In short, the company is trading below cash on hand. So if you bought all HTC stock, the company would have to pay you, the buyer, to take it over. This means the company’s factories, stock and brand are worth nothing, at least on Wall Street. Read More

  • Five Factors Influencing The Car-As-A-Service Evolution Crunch Network

    Five Factors Influencing The Car-As-A-Service Evolution

    What if I told you that 50 years from now, the car industry’s revenue model will see a significant shift from outright purchase to a subscription-type model? You wouldn’t think it was particularly insightful — unless perhaps I told you this in 1900, and then you were around to watch car rental´╗┐s and leasing proliferate in the mid-1900s. Here are what I call the… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Tuesdays are special. Besides the fact that my favorite bar has $1 oysters that night, TechCrunch Radio also airs every Tuesday evening at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. John Biggs and I discuss the latest in tech news for the first half hour and then we dive right into the TechCrunch Radio Pitch-Off. Five companies have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their products to a special guest judge, John Biggs… Read More

  • Windows RT’s Last Hurrah

    Windows RT’s Last Hurrah

    While the market has known for long seconds that Windows RT is over, it has not been clear where users of operating system would end up in the Windows 10 era. Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul noted about a month ago that RT users would get something, but until recently it wasn’t clear what that something would be. Read More

  • LockedOut: An Uber For Locksmiths

    LockedOut: An Uber For Locksmiths

    By now, it’s clear that we will see “Uber for [x]” companies until there is indeed an Uber for everything. Here is the latest one: LockedOut — an Uber for locksmiths. The locksmith experience is pretty much on-demand already, but LockedOut founder Ray Wang argues that the locksmith market (especially in New York, where the service is now in beta) isn’t exactly great. Read More

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