• Come To The TechCrunch Virtual Reality Meetup In LA On Sept 18th

    Come To The TechCrunch Virtual Reality Meetup In LA On Sept 18th

    The night before the Oculus Connect conference, TechCrunch is bringing together the virtual reality community for an evening of cool demos, free drinks, and a chance to meet TechCrunch’s writers and VR startups in the space. Register here for the TechCrunch Virtual Reality Meetup. From 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the The Mondrian Hotel’s beautiful Skybar in West Hollywood, come mingle… Read More

  • iOS 8 Won’t Be Able To Forward Texts To Your Computer For A Few Weeks After Launch

    iOS 8 Won’t Be Able To Forward Texts To Your Computer For A Few Weeks After Launch

    iOS 8 is coming! iOS 8 is coming! As announced during this week’s iPhone 6 event, iOS 8 will ship to everyone with a compatible handset come September 17th. Most of iOS 8 will ship then, anyway. According to a newly discovered footnote on Apple’s site, one of its key features still needs to cook for a few more weeks. Read More

  • Before $100 Million Raise, Square Was In Talks With Apple

    Before $100 Million Raise, Square Was In Talks With Apple

    According to a filing obtained by VCExperts, Square has raised another $100 million in capital. The company authorized 6.4 million Series E shares, according to the document, at a per-share price of $15.46. Square has raised incredible amounts of money. The company has raised hundreds of millions of dollars, has a nine-figure credit line and, now, a fresh $100 million traunch to use. The… Read More

  • California Regulator Sends Warning Letter To Uber, Lyft And Sidecar Over Shared Ride Feature

    California Regulator Sends Warning Letter To Uber, Lyft And Sidecar Over Shared Ride Feature

    Shared rides are the new “it feature” among on-demand transportation services, with Uber, Lyft and Sidecar all releasing their own versions to users over the last few weeks and months. But the California regulator which oversees the industry isn’t so keen on the idea. Read More

  • Apple Watch First Look

    The Apple Watch Is Most Interesting At The High-End

    While we got to see a number of features and a ton of variations of the Apple Watch at this week’s event in Cupertino, there was also quite a bit of info Apple chose not to divulge despite the presence of hundreds of interested techies. The most important was probably pricing: we know that the Apple Watch will start at $349, but we have no idea how high prices will go for the… Read More

  • A Better Look At What’s Next For Windows

    A Better Look At What’s Next For Windows

    Two important things happened this week in Windows: It became more evident that the Windows Phone branding that Microsoft has pressed for years is likely set to fade, and Windows 9 was detailed in greater focus thanks to a large leak. The two events are linked, given that Microsoft is widely expected to better unite Windows, Windows RT, and Windows Phone. There won’t be three… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To The 2014 Future Stack Conference

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Free Tickets To The 2014 Future Stack Conference

    The team at New Relic is excited to send 10 of our TechCrunch readers to the 2014 Future Stack Conference, taking place on October 8th-9th at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Enter our giveaway below, and you could join 1,000+ of your fellow data lovers next month for this 2 day event. FutureStack14 is a conference to share the inspirational and the practical sides to modern software. Read More

  • Leave “Sticky Notes” On Websites With Zurf Mobile Browser

    Leave “Sticky Notes” On Websites With Zurf Mobile Browser

    I’ve seen attempts before to make online shopping “social.” There have been Chrome plugins, Firefox plugins, browser overlays…I’m not sure it ever worked out. A startup called Zurf that presented from the floor at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2014 thinks differently though. I find their concept somewhat interesting and it solves a few problems. Read More

  • Kevin Rose Launches Tiiny To Take The Anxiety And Megapixels Out Of Photo Sharing

    Kevin Rose Launches Tiiny To Take The Anxiety And Megapixels Out Of Photo Sharing

    “If you made photos tiny and kept them tiny so they can’t be enlarged, would it reduce the anxiety around taking a photo and get people to take more photos?” Kevin Rose asks me. He’s not quite sure, but he’s going to find out with Tiiny, the new iOS app from his mobile laboratory North that launches this morning. It lets you take a thumbnail-sized photo or GIF… Read More