• Kickstarter Says Today’s 2-Hour Long Outage Wasn’t Pebble’s Fault

    Kickstarter Says Today’s 2-Hour Long Outage Wasn’t Pebble’s Fault

    Kickstarter says that the roughly two-hour-long outage that took place today was unrelated to the massive traffic sent to its service by those backing the Pebble smartwatch’s latest, and now record-breaking, campaign. According to a company spokesperson, it was only a coincidence that the Kickstarter website went down today, even though yesterday was one of the company’s… Read More

  • My View From Outside The Anti-Echo Chamber

    My View From Outside The Anti-Echo Chamber

    Amazon’s stumble into mobile with the Fire Phone was widely and savagely derided by the tech press, and when it comes to its latest gadget, the Echo, the only way to describe the reaction is “meh-spicious.” My fellow TechCruncher Greg Kumparak wagged a finger at Amazon for providing us with yet another unnecessary way to give them our money, and others in the tech media… Read More

  • Twitter Finally Launches An Official WordPress Plug-In

    Twitter Finally Launches An Official WordPress Plug-In

    There are hundreds upon hundreds of Twitter-related plug-ins for WordPress. Seriously, go look. And yet, in its nine years since launch, Twitter has never released an official plug-in to make WordPress and Twitter play friendly. Until today. Read More

  • Coaxing US Banking And Payments Into The 21st Century

    Coaxing US Banking And Payments Into The 21st Century

    In the last decade, financial institutions and industry regulators, driven by consumer demand and fintech innovators, have slowly changed the way transactions are being processed in the United States. The national standard for electronic transfers continues to be the ACH system – a legacy system with origins dating back to the 1960s. NACHA, the national rule setting body for the network… Read More

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  • High Fidelity Raises $11M To Build Deployable Virtual Worlds

    High Fidelity Raises $11M To Build Deployable Virtual Worlds

    High Fidelity, the San Francisco-based startup from Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, has raised another $11 million in funding in a round led by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital. The funding was noted in a SEC filing that went through today and confirmed by Rosedale. Read More

  • Google Makes A Push For The Mobile Enterprise Market With Launch Of Android For Work

    Google Makes A Push For The Mobile Enterprise Market With Launch Of Android For Work

    At a small press event in San Francisco today, Google officially launched Android for Work, a set of technologies that makes it easier for companies to adopt Android and allows their users to bring their own devices to work. The company first unveiled a preview of this technology during its I/O developer conference last summer, but as Google’s director for product management for… Read More

  • YC-Backed Answerbook Helps Retailers Automate Personalized Email Campaigns

    YC-Backed Answerbook Helps Retailers Automate Personalized Email Campaigns

    A team of e-commerce vets is today launching a new service aimed at online retailers called Answerbook which allows companies to better target shoppers with highly personalized emails based on those customers’ website and email interactions as well as their purchase history. The solution today is largely aimed at smaller retailers, like those hosting their sites on e-commerce… Read More

  • Google Play Music Increases Cloud Storage Limit To 50,000 Songs

    Google Play Music Increases Cloud Storage Limit To 50,000 Songs

    Google has bumped the storage limit for its locker service for Google Play Music from 20,000 to 50,000 songs, giving users more than double the capacity to store their own collection in the cloud, over and above the extensive streaming library that makes up Google Play Music’s own category. The extended library allowance is a free upgrade for users, meaning people get the additional… Read More

  • Netflix Expands Its Kids’ Lineup With Five New Shows, Including An “Inspector Gadget” Reboot

    Netflix Expands Its Kids’ Lineup With Five New Shows, Including An “Inspector Gadget” Reboot

    Netflix this morning announced it’s preparing to expand its lineup of original and exclusive programs aimed at children with an order of five new kids’ shows, including remakes of well-loved classics like Inspector Gadget and Danger Mouse. While children today may not be familiar with these titles themselves, their Gen X and millennials parents likely are – and… Read More

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