• FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Will Talk Net Neutrality With Congress On May 20

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Will Talk Net Neutrality With Congress On May 20

    Mark your calendars: May 20 should provide fireworks. On that date, Tom Wheeler, current chairman of the Federal Communications Commission FCC will sit down in front of the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and testify. And yes, net neutrality will come up. Read More

  • Julie Horvath “Satisfied” With GitHub Transparency

    Julie Horvath “Satisfied” With GitHub Transparency

    GitHub has published a blog post detailing the results of an investigation into the allegations of Julie Horvath. New GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath explains that the more transparent post is a follow up to last week’s update, which he deemed “the least open and least transparent blog post GitHub has ever written.” Read More

  • Curated Food-Delivery Startup Caviar Raises $15 Million Led By Tiger Global

    Curated Food-Delivery Startup Caviar Raises $15 Million Led By Tiger Global

    Caviar, one of many startups that have sprouted up over the past year or so to offer lazy customers an easier way to order meals online, has raised $15 million in seed and Series A funding. The big difference between Caviar and other food-delivery startups is that it partners exclusively with high-quality restaurants, working with them to enable customers to place orders and ensure that food… Read More

  • LendUp Raises $50 Million To Disrupt Payday Lending

    LendUp Raises $50 Million To Disrupt Payday Lending

    Y Combinator-incubated payday loan disruptor LendUp has raised a $50 million credit debt facility from Victory Park Capital. This adds to the $18 million in equity funding LendUp has raised from investors including Google Ventures, Data Collective, QED and others. Read More

  • Fitbit's VP of Interactive & Design | Inside Jobs

    Inside Jobs: Why Fitbit’s Tim Roberts Looks For Rock Bands, Not Just Rock Stars

    As a kid growing up, Tim Roberts wanted to be an artist. Today as an adult, he’s the vice president of interactive and design at personal health tracking startup Fitbit. On the surface, it might seem that his current job is a big departure from his childhood aspirations. But as Roberts told me in this latest episode of TechCrunch TV’s Inside Jobs series, he tries to bring some… Read More

  • Zero-Day IE Flaw Highlights The Danger Of Lingering Windows XP Market Share

    Zero-Day IE Flaw Highlights The Danger Of Lingering Windows XP Market Share

    If you are reading this in Internet Explorer, you should probably close it and fire up Chrome — and come back after a newly reported zero-day flaw is patched. Even the U.S. and U.K. governments are warning against use of Internet Explorer for now. The zero-day flaw has been uncovered in Internet Explorer versions 6,7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, according to Microsoft. Those browser versions… Read More

  • Straw-Based Filament Could Drive Down The Cost Of 3D Printing

    Straw-Based Filament Could Drive Down The Cost Of 3D Printing

    Like a high-tech Rumpelstiltskin, you may soon be able to spin straw into plastic. A new filament, made by Chinese manufacturer Jiangsu Jinghe Hi-Tech Co., is made primarily of straw and a plastic base. The resulting filament melts at about 170 degrees Celsius and costs far less than standard ABS or PLA. Read More

  • WTF
    When $324 Million Isn’t Nearly Enough

    When $324 Million Isn’t Nearly Enough

    Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe have agreed to a $324 million settlement in response to a suit brought by employees of the firms who were financially impacted by their agreements to not hire from each other. That action suppressed the wages of their staff. The $324 million figure is paltry and an embarrassment. Read More

  • The PiPhone Is A DIY Cellphone Powered By Raspberry Pi

    The PiPhone Is A DIY Cellphone Powered By Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi is a mini computer, just like most smartphones, so it stands to reason that you can create what amounts to a home-brew cellphone out of a few store-bought electronics parts. That’s just what David Hunt did. By connecting a RaspPi to a GSM module, a small TFT screen, and a battery, he’s essentially created a the DIY-est of DIY cellphones. Read More

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