• Visible Measures Launches New Site To Show The “True Reach” Of A Video Campaign

    Visible Measures Launches New Site To Show The “True Reach” Of A Video Campaign

    It’s easy to tell when a video has been successful online, right? Just go to YouTube and look at how many views it has. Except YouTube isn’t the only site around (as I remind myself anytime I look at the view counts on TechCrunch’s YouTube channel). That’s why Visible Measures, a startup focused on video analytics and advertising, has launched a new site called True… Read More

  • VCs Are Ripe For Smart Alternatives To Fund App Growth

    VCs Are Ripe For Smart Alternatives To Fund App Growth

    With 1,600+ apps making their debuts in the app stores daily, the pressure is on app developers to stand out from the crowd and acquire users at scale. However, app developers aren’t the only ones feeling the strain. The tremendous growth of the global app economy — powered by more than 2.5 million apps in the App Store and Google Play combined — is also stretching… Read More

  • Ello Pretends It’s Not Over With Video And Music Launch

    Ello Pretends It’s Not Over With Video And Music Launch

    Already-forgotten, anti-Facebook social network Ello today launched the ability to share music and video clips in its feed, but that won’t matter. Here in September gone in September, Ello hoped to dethrone Facebook by … not having ads. But while hipsters had fun hating on Zuck’s creation for a few days, they all went back to it and promptly ditched Ello. Now it’s left… Read More

  • Health Insurance Startup Oscar Eyes Entry Into California By Next Year

    Health Insurance Startup Oscar Eyes Entry Into California By Next Year

    Oscar, the New York-based startup that’s trying to shake up health insurance, is eyeing a debut on the West Coast by next year. The company is in the process of applying to operate in California for the 2016 individual exchange. “We haven’t been approved yet,” said Josh Kushner, the company’s co-founder. “But we’re hopeful that we will be, because… Read More

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Coinbase Raises $75M

    This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Coinbase Raises $75M

    Welcome back to TCBTC, TechCrunch’s weekly podcast on the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Bitcoin managed to pull out of a price tailspin this week, edging back north of the key $200 price point. Also, Coinbase, a popular bitcoin startup, raised a massive $75 million round of funding. Read More

  • Researchers Create A Teleportation Machine

    Researchers Create A Teleportation Machine

    While you probably don’t want this latest project from the Hasso Plattner Institute to “beam you up” just yet, researchers have created a teleportation machine in that the object you are “sending” is destroyed and then reassembled on a 3D printer. Teleportation, as it’s commonly understood, suggests the movement of one object to another place, perhaps… Read More

  • Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

    Why The Apple Watch Doesn’t Need More Than A Few Hours Of Active Use Time

    Apple’s upcoming wearable still prompts a lot of questions, not least of which is how long it will last on a full charge of its battery. A new report form 9to5Mac suggests that Apple is looking at a smartwatch that will offer 2.5 hours of continuous use for processor-intensive applications like games, 3.5 hours for continuous use of standard apps and 4 hours of active fitness tracking in… Read More

  • Jamstik+ | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: The Jamstik+

    We’re back after a long break and I bet you missed our mugs on TC’s Fly or Die. This week we present the Jamstik+, a surprisingly cool little musical instrument that immediately got Jordan a-humming and a-strumming. You can take a closer look at the Jamstik+ here but, generally, you’re looking at a mini-guitar that is actually a MIDI keyboard. By playing this thing as you… Read More

  • Why Are E-Commerce Startups Bullish On Retail?

    Why Are E-Commerce Startups Bullish On Retail?

    It’s a tough time to be an old-school retail company. This past summer, I was walking around Chicago with a realtor. We were looking for popup spaces in Lincoln Park for Ministry of Supply, and she pointed out an American Apparel. “They’re not doing well,” she whispered. “That space may become available.” Six months later, Warby Parker moved in. Read More

  • Organic Food Delivery Service Good Eggs Lays Off 15% Of Staff

    Organic Food Delivery Service Good Eggs Lays Off 15% Of Staff

    The organic food delivery startup Good Eggs, backed by roughly $30 million from Sequoia Capital and Index Ventures according to CrunchBase, confirms to us that it laid off 15 percent of its workforce yesterday, as a part of its plans to restructure the operations side of its business. The move came shortly after the San Francisco-based startup brought on former Netflix exec Andy Rendich, who… Read More

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