• Are Bots Hijacking Your Marketing Budget?

    Are Bots Hijacking Your Marketing Budget?

    Ad fraud is a well-known “secret” in the online marketing world, and it’s been around ever since ads have existed on the Internet. Experts estimate that for every $1 a company spends on online advertising, almost half is lost to digital ad fraud. Read More

  • Dash Launches Chassis, An API To Build The “Internet Of Cars”

    Dash Launches Chassis, An API To Build The “Internet Of Cars”

    Dash was one of the earliest and most design-focused apps to offer direct connectivity to your car via their OBD-II port, which is designed to provide mechanics with detailed stats and information. Now, the app is expanding beyond its own software with the Chassis API, a connected car platform that gives other developers access to fuel consumption and efficiency data, driving stats like… Read More

  • Here’s The 3 Reasons Europe Green-Lighted Facebook’s $19B WhatsApp Deal

    Here’s The 3 Reasons Europe Green-Lighted Facebook’s $19B WhatsApp Deal

    The EU has approved Facebook’s landmark $19 billion acquisition of messaging startup WhatsApp — determining that the two are “not close competitors”. In a statement confirming the clearance, it highlights three key areas where it believes the two do not create an anticompetitive environment for other players in this space: consumer communications services… Read More

  • EU OKs Facebook’s $19B WhatsApp Acquisition, Clearing The Last Antitrust Hurdle

    EU OKs Facebook’s $19B WhatsApp Acquisition, Clearing The Last Antitrust Hurdle

    This just coming in: the EU has approved Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp — deciding that the two are “not close competitors”. WhatsApp today has 600 million users, while Facebook has 1.3 billion, with 300 million using its Facebook Messenger product. This marks closure for the last big regulatory hurdle that the social network needed to pass before… Read More

  • Neelie Kroes To Give A Final Interview At Disrupt Europe In London

    Neelie Kroes To Give A Final Interview At Disrupt Europe In London

    Neelie Kroes will give one of her last ever on-stage interviews at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in London before leaving her role as Vice-President of the European Commission. TechCrunch Disrupt Europe will take place from 18-21st October 2014 in London. You can grab an early bird ticket right here. Over the weekend we’ll have a free hackathon, which you can apply for here. When Kroes… Read More

  • Tesla Motors Just Invited Press To Come Look At Its New D

    Tesla Motors Just Invited Press To Come Look At Its New D

    Tesla Motors just sent out invites to a press event on October 9th in Los Angeles, presumably to unveil the new ‘D’ car that founder Elon Musk tweeted about yesterday evening. Now, we officially have an event, to be held at Hawthorne Airport. The D is rumored to be a new vehicle in Tesla’s lineup, with the Jalopnik folks speculating on a (D)ual motor all wheel drive version… Read More

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  • Nobody Can Win The Cloud Pricing Wars

    Nobody Can Win The Cloud Pricing Wars

    Earlier this week, Google lowered prices 10 percent across the board on their Google Compute Engine cloud platform . The cost is getting so low, it’s almost trivial for anyone to absorb the costs of running infrastructure in the cloud, but you have to wonder as the cloud pricing wars continue, how low can they go and if it’s a war anyone can win. The end game is obviously zero… Read More

  • GoPro Drops Following News That Its Founders Will Move 5.8M Shares To Charitable Group

    GoPro Drops Following News That Its Founders Will Move 5.8M Shares To Charitable Group

    GoPro’s stock is down dramatically today, off more than 6 percent, after it was announced that its founding team will move more than 5.8 million shares to a charitable group. Immediate punditry called the action a way around the normal lock-up period that prevents insiders from selling shares in newly public companies for a set period of time. The rules are in place to prevent… Read More

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