• In the Future, Employees Won’t Exist Crunch Network

    In the Future, Employees Won’t Exist

    Contract work is becoming the new normal. Consider Uber: The ride-sharing startup has 160,000 contractors, but just 2,000 employees. That’s an astonishing ratio of 80 to 1. And when it comes to a focus on contract labor, Uber isn’t alone. Handy, Eaze and Luxe are just a few of the latest entrants into the “1099 Economy.” Read More

  • Entrepreneurs And Investors In Turkey Emboldened By Election Results Crunch Network

    Entrepreneurs And Investors In Turkey Emboldened By Election Results

    Last Sunday, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, known by its Turkish initials AKP, took a hit. But it’s a hit that’s stirring the hopes of the nation’s entrepreneurs and investors. For the first time in 13 years, the AKP failed to secure a majority of seats in Turkey’s 550-seat parliament. Garnering 40 percent of the popular vote, it won 258… Read More

  • The Real Silicon Valley Crunch Network

    The Real Silicon Valley

    Every time I hear people talking about Unicorns, I think “all hat, no cattle” or “another person living in the land of style over substance.” In spite of the fact that I’ve never been diagnosed with Aspergers, I’ve found myself blurting out, “F$&@ Unicorns!”* twice recently, including when I was on a panel at Stanford School of Engineering… Read More

  • Standards Bring Order To Enterprise Software

    Standards Bring Order To Enterprise Software

    One thing was clear to me this week as I wandered the halls of the Hilton at Torrey Pines for the Cloud Identity Summit, and it had nothing to do with the famous golf course or the trees for which it’s named. Whatever the subject, enterprise scale brings with it complexity, and one of the ways to counteract that complexity is developing standards. In fact, a persistent theme across… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Taking Stock

    Gillmor Gang: Taking Stock

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, June 12, 2015. Jack is back to do it again as Team Twitter shuffles the cards. Apple goes after Spotify, Flipboard, and the Google Web. Is Track on the way back? Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley Suitt Tucker, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Gillmor. Read More

  • GIFs Is A Mac App For Finding The Best Animated Encapsulation Of Your Current Emotion

    GIFs Is A Mac App For Finding The Best Animated Encapsulation Of Your Current Emotion

    In work and personal online communication, I find myself using animated GIFs almost more than words these days. Between Slack and iMessage, there’s little that needs to be said that isn’t best said by an animal clumsily and cutely falling over. But discovery can be a bit tricky, and so can finding your favorites for repeat use. That’s where GIFs, a new application for OS X… Read More

  • What The U.K. Surveillance Powers Review Says On Encryption And Hacking

    What The U.K. Surveillance Powers Review Says On Encryption And Hacking

    A U.K. review of state surveillance capabilities takes the view that more widespread use of strong encryption within the technology industry ultimately sanctions government agencies conducting mass surveillance — and even hacking activities — as “ingenious or intrusive” workarounds to get at information that’s otherwise locked out of reach. Read More

  • Mobile App Enablers: Who Will Be The Winners? Crunch Network

    Mobile App Enablers: Who Will Be The Winners?

    Over the past three years, the Emergence Capital team has closely monitored the growing ecosystem of mobile enterprise applications. We have been fortunate to learn from our investments in a few of the early leaders across this landscape, including Box (collaboration), Doximity (digital health), ServiceMax (field service) and Cotap (enterprise mobile messaging). Read More

  • Chrome Should Soon Be Easier On Your Mac’s Battery

    Chrome Should Soon Be Easier On Your Mac’s Battery

    Whatever the relative merits of the various browser options, there’s one big advantage that Apple’s homegrown Safari has over most of the competition – using it as your browser can have a significant positive impact in terms of battery life on portable Macs. Now, Google is hoping to close that gap with upcoming changes to Chrome. Chrome already got a new feature that can… Read More

  • Sidechains And Lightning, The New New Bitcoin Crunch Network

    Sidechains And Lightning, The New New Bitcoin

    The great thing about Bitcoin, for a tech columnist like me, is that it’s simultaneously over-the-top cinematic and technically dense. Richard Branson recently hosted a “Blockchain Summit” at his private Caribbean island. There’s a Bitcoin Jet. At the same time, 2015 has seen the release of a whole slew of technically gnarly–and technically… Read More

  • When Will European Fintech Startups Grow Up? Crunch Network

    When Will European Fintech Startups Grow Up?

    Fintech is hot. It is the home of the fabled unicorn. There are now 36 fintech unicorns in the wild. This is up 25 from 11 over the last year. This staggering growth is a reflection of the hype around fintech, where a plethora of startups are using technology to compete against or collaborate with established financial players. The result is a dramatic increase in company valuations as… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Apple Makes Music, Oculus Aims For Mainstream, Twitter CEO Shakeup

    It’s Friday afternoon, and that means it’s time for CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to talk about the biggest stories from the past seven days in tech news. This time around I was joined by Matthew Lynley and Darrell Etherington to talk about the big takeaways from Apple’s WWDC conference (one of which was the launch of Apple Music,) the… Read More

  • Crunch Report | 6:12

    YouTube Gaming Will Compete With Twitch | Crunch Report

    The FTC makes historic ruling on failed crowdfunding project, Uber raising $1B for China expansion, France's NCIL orders Google to broaden how it delists "right to be forgotten" requests, Twitter now allows more than 140 characters in direct messages.

    YouTube Gaming Will Compete With Twitch | Crunch Report
  • Facebook Now Cares About How Long You Look At Stuff In Your News Feed

    Facebook Now Cares About How Long You Look At Stuff In Your News Feed

    You probably don’t always like/share/comment on the stuff that pops up in your Facebook feed, even if it’s something you care to see. Take, for example, a breaking news items about an earthquake on the other side of the world — you’d probably feel weird hitting a button labeled “Like” on that one, and you might not have anything to say… but that… Read More

  • Foundry Group Backs Fashion Inspiration Startup Looklist

    Foundry Group Backs Fashion Inspiration Startup Looklist

    Looklist has raised a small seed round to build out its “inspiration engine” for fashion and hair. I know, I know, this sounds a bit like a bunch of other fashion startups, not to mention one of the main reasons people use Pinterest. But founder and CEO Shaz Sedighzadeh said there’s really no good place to find curated images and search through through them based on factors… Read More

  • Oculus App Store Will Require Pre-Approvals, Comfort Ratings, Tax

    Oculus App Store Will Require Pre-Approvals, Comfort Ratings, Tax

    Oculus doesn’t want to make you puke or scare you to death. So when its revamped app store launches for its consumer Rift headset shipping Q1 2016, it will review games and experiences for safety, CEO Brendan Iribe tells me. Yesterday Oculus held a press event where it unveiled the consumer Rift headset that will come with an Xbox controller and optical sensor, showed off some… Read More

  • The FTC Goes After Its First Failed Crowdfunding Campaign

    The FTC Goes After Its First Failed Crowdfunding Campaign

    The Federal Trade Commission just posted some fascinating details regarding a settlement related to a failed crowdfunded project. The project, a board game called The Doom That Came to Atlantic City, raised $122,874 and failed to deliver. The creators, Lee Moyer and Keith Baker, had planned to manufacture and ship the Cthulhu-themed board game in 2013 but their manufacturer, Erik Chevalier… Read More

  • An Interview With Shaquille O’Neal: Businessman, Investor And Video Game Star

    Shaquille O’Neal — former champion NBA center and businessman — was on a plane one day when someone was playing a slots game next to him. He liked the game so much he downloaded it, played it for four hours on a flight, and now has games made by them where he’s the star. Read More

  • Welcome Connie Loizos To TechCrunch

    Welcome Connie Loizos To TechCrunch

    TechCrunch thrives on change. And it’s a good thing that it does because we’ve seen plenty of it in recent weeks. Today, we’re happy to announce more changes — with some familiar folks in new roles and new faces joining our pirate crew. First, we’d like to welcome Connie Loizos to TechCrunch as our Silicon Valley Editor. Connie comes to us from StrictlyVC, a… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Ridiculous Recap Of WWDC

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: A Ridiculous Recap Of WWDC

    Apple just announced brand new operating systems across all of its devices, from Macs to smartphones and tablets to the Apple Watch. Oh, and let’s not forget Apple Music. Darrell, unfortunately, was busy actually attending the rest of WWDC at the time we recorded this podcast. And I’m going to be honest with you guys, this is a rough podcast. But have fun with us as we groggily… Read More

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