• How Limited Edition Scarves Fit Into Ryan Leslie’s Plans To Take His Music Straight To Fans

    How Limited Edition Scarves Fit Into Ryan Leslie’s Plans To Take His Music Straight To Fans

    In the recent debates about how the business model for musicians and other creative artists is changing, one of the commonly repeated ideas is that you no longer have to reach a mass audience in order to make money — instead, you just need a small group of devoted fans. Musician Ryan Leslie told me he’s been pursuing that idea since he left his label Universal in 2010 —… Read More

  • About Those Uber Revenue Numbers

    About Those Uber Revenue Numbers

    Uber generates lots of revenue. Everyone knows it. The company’s roughly 20 percent cut of ride spend on its platform adds up to big numbers. How big, of course, is the real question. Read More

  • This Week Some Japanese Startups Battled It Out At TechCrunch Tokyo

    This Week Some Japanese Startups Battled It Out At TechCrunch Tokyo

    TechCrunch Tokyo also has its own take on Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield, pitting a dozen different early-stage companies to compete against each other for a series of prizes. This year, the competition boasted a wide range of startups across a number of different product categories. Read More

  • PCH International In Talks To Buy Fab For $15 Million

    PCH International In Talks To Buy Fab For $15 Million

    Multiple sources have confirmed that Fab is in talks to sell to PCH International for $15 million, and possibly as much as $50 million, in a half cash and half stock deal. Contractual agreements are in the very early stages between the two companies (and these things could always fall apart). However, if it does happen, we’ve been told that some assets will be rolled into Fab… Read More

  • KinectKannon Is A Robotic T-Shirt Cannon That Can Track Your Movements And See In The Dark

    KinectKannon Is A Robotic T-Shirt Cannon That Can Track Your Movements And See In The Dark

    You can run. You can hide. Hell, you can even turn off the lights. Do what you want, but this thing will get you… a complimentary t-shirt. Meet the KinectKannon, a semi-autonomous t-shirt cannon that can track your movements, go into night vision mode, and fire t-shirts into a crowd. It’s like T-1000‘s dopey little brother. Built by Microsoft developer evangelist Steven… Read More

  • Healthcare’s Big Data Opportunity

    Healthcare’s Big Data Opportunity

    The hospitals where my grandchildren are born will be unrecognizable to what we know today – safer, cleaner and more efficient. And what is considered world class in 2014 will tomorrow be viewed with the same disdain we reserve for medical practice in the Dark Ages. Read More

  • GoPro Craters 9.3% After Pricing Its Secondary Offering At A Discount

    GoPro Craters 9.3% After Pricing Its Secondary Offering At A Discount

    GoPro fell more than 9 percent today, after it priced its secondary offering at $75 per share, a discount to its market price. The company ended regular trading today at $71.74 per share, or a several dollar negative delta to the proposed price. The company will sell 1,287,533 itself, while prior shareholders will sell 9,072,967. Underwriters of the sale may purchase 1,554,075 shares as… Read More

  • Heirloom App Preserves Print Photos With A Single Snap

    Heirloom App Preserves Print Photos With A Single Snap

    My mom, ever the scrapbook aficionado, has documented every birthday, Halloween, dance performance, first bike ride and baby eats dirt moment me and my brothers have endured since I can remember. She hand-scanned every last one of those hundreds of pictures a few years back and then organized them into neat little labeled folders on her own PC. It took me eons to convince her to put it all… Read More

  • Don’t Expect Urban Drone Delivery Soon

    Don’t Expect Urban Drone Delivery Soon

    Amazon and Google might be chest-thumping about their respective drone delivery programs but the technology is still years out from being feasible in dense urban environments. Dr Mirko Kovac, director of Imperial College London’s current aerial robotics lab, suggests it could be as far out as a decade. Read More

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