• Israeli Startup Scene Thriving Despite Conflict

    Israeli Startup Scene Thriving Despite Conflict

    Investments in Israeli startups climbed to near record highs in the third quarter, even as the country was in the throes of the worst violence it has seen in years. Venture investments in Israel-based companies have not only increased in number of deals – with a near 40% rise this quarter over last- but more than tripled the total amount invested in Q1 of 2014. And this doesn’t… Read More

  • Division Furtive Introduces A Line Of Super-Secret High Tech Watches

    Division Furtive Introduces A Line Of Super-Secret High Tech Watches

    As an International Man of Mystery I’m often parachuted into dangerous places where I only have my wits, my iPhone, my iPad Mini, my protein bars, my suitcase full of clothes, my special travel socks, my hair gel, my toothpaste, some magazines, and my Advil to protect me. Now I hope to have a Division Furtive Type 50 watch. Originally announced in 2012, these odd watches are a mix of low… Read More

  • Warren Buffett Says Hillary Is Going To Run — And Win

    Warren Buffett Says Hillary Is Going To Run — And Win

    Warren Buffett told 400 of some of the world’s top women in leadership at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in California today that Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. The Oracle from Omaha speculated in an on stage interview with his long-time friend and senior editor-at-large for Fortune, Carol Loomis, that Clinton will wait to announce her run as late as possible. Read More

  • Hardware Battlefield Participants To Receive Exhibition Space At CES As They Compete For $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield Participants To Receive Exhibition Space At CES As They Compete For $50,000

    I’m very excited to announce that TechCrunch is now an official media partner at CES 2015, which means big things for our startup competition, Hardware Battlefield. Startups chosen to participate in Hardware Battlefield will now receive exhibition space free of charge in CES’ startup venue, Eureka Park. They will also receive four free exhibitor passes to CES. The winning… Read More

  • Scripps Acquires WeatherSphere, Publisher Of 3 Top 10 Weather Apps On iTunes

    Scripps Acquires WeatherSphere, Publisher Of 3 Top 10 Weather Apps On iTunes

    WeatherSphere, the company behind the #1 Paid weather application on iOS, and maker of three of the Top 10 Paid weather apps as well as three of the Top 20 Grossing weather apps, has been acquired by the E.W. Scripps Co. The portfolio of apps will live on following the deal’s closure, and will complement Scripps’ existing StormShield paid weather application. Term of the deal are… Read More

  • It’s Decision Day For Airbnb in San Francisco

    It’s Decision Day For Airbnb in San Francisco

    Today, San Francisco’s board of supervisors is voting on how to legalize and regulate short-term rentals on platforms like Airbnb. It’s a critical moment for Airbnb because some of its most attractive and lucrative markets are in the world’s top-tier cities, many of which suffer from chronic housing shortages. San Francisco, which is currently embroiled in anti-eviction… Read More

  • This Is The New Squarespace

    This Is The New Squarespace

    Squarespace has just announced a brand new version of its product called Squarespace 7. Obviously, the interface of the service (which gives users a full suite of site publishing/e-commerce tools) looks quite a bit different, but it’s the new features that really add a lot of value. For instance, Squarespace 7 now offers a side-by-side view for the interface and the content, letting… Read More

  • IBM’s Ginni Rometty Reveals Watson’s Future

    IBM’s Ginni Rometty Reveals Watson’s Future

    IBM CEO Ginni Rometty took to the stage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit to showcase updated Watson technology. You may know Watson as the bot that beat humans on Jeopardy!. However, since that time, Big Blue has been improving the program in ways that could help the computer not just learn, but also reason, according to Rometty. Part of her reveal on stage was a new program… Read More

  • Microsoft To Hold Cloud Event In SF On October 20 With CEO Satya Nadella

    Microsoft To Hold Cloud Event In SF On October 20 With CEO Satya Nadella

    Mark your calendars: Microsoft is coming to town. Again. On October 20, Microsoft’s cloud crew, including CEO Satya Nadella and its Azure boss, Scott Guthrie, will be in San Francisco to talk about the “cloud” and “Azure.” We don’t have much more than that at the moment, frustratingly. Microsoft is continuing its recent history of coming to the Bay Area, and… Read More

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