• In Praise Of The Holiday Book

    In Praise Of The Holiday Book

    It’s has to be one of those cold half-light afternoons, a radio in the house mumbling something low and steady, Click and Clack or the news, the snow might be fresh, might be coming, might not come for weeks. The heater kicks on in the basement and the warmth balloons up through the rooms, a fog of comfort along the floor. Read More

  • On Mobile, The Location Arrow May Finally Be Pointed In The Right Direction

    On Mobile, The Location Arrow May Finally Be Pointed In The Right Direction

    From time to time on Twitter, I’ll unknowingly dip my toes into contested waters. There are some debates which run deep, like strong ocean currents. Occasionally, I muster up the courage to write about my personal preference for iOS over Android (as well as Apple’s ecosystem advantage vis a vis others), or to write about how native mobile apps will provide the consumer touchpoint… Read More

  • Evntlive Could Help Yahoo Fix Its Broken Video Experience

    Evntlive Could Help Yahoo Fix Its Broken Video Experience

    This week, Yahoo continued with its prolific acquisition strategy with a one-two punch picking up companies working on video — a sign that, while some of its acquisitions have been basic talent grabs, at least a few of them have a very specific focus to them, concentrating on fixing its long-neglected video business. The move taps not just into how Yahoo hopes to build up its audience… Read More

  • Here Are The 38 Startups Pitching At TechCrunch Moscow Today

    Here Are The 38 Startups Pitching At TechCrunch Moscow Today

    TechCrunch Moscow today features a whole 38 startups pitching to enter the final on Day Two, which features the main conference. You can catch the pitches live today on the live video stream but here’s a run-down of al the companies, as they describe themselves. The Startup Alley features over 70 startups that met the requirements of an exhibition participant, being less than 3 years… Read More

  • Tune In For The Live Stream From TechCrunch Moscow, 2 Days Of Startups And Speakers

    Tune In For The Live Stream From TechCrunch Moscow, 2 Days Of Startups And Speakers

    Today we are kicking off the first day of TechCrunch Moscow. Day one is all about 38 startups pitching to enter the final stages. Day Two will feature many speakers from the Russian tech startup ecosystem and some international speakers. Here’s live video stream. Read More

  • Verizon Is Acquiring Content Delivery Network EdgeCast For More Than $350 Million

    Verizon Is Acquiring Content Delivery Network EdgeCast For More Than $350 Million

    Verizon is looking to get deeper into the content delivery business with the acquisition of Los Angeles-based CDN provider EdgeCast Networks, TechCrunch has heard. According to a source, the deal for EdgeCast — which provides CDN services to the likes of Twitter, Pinterest and Hulu — is expected to be announced in the coming days, and will be worth more than $350 million. Read More

  • Amazon Delivery Drones, Uber's Revenue Leaks, and 23andMe's FDA Troubles

    CrunchWeek: Amazon Drones, Uber’s Leaked Revenue, 23andMe’s FDA Trouble

    December is officially here, and it’s a particularly cold weekend for much of the United States. Looking for a way to stay warm? I humbly suggest that you huddle around the cozy glow of your computer screen and watch a new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to chat about the most fascinating stories of the past seven days in tech. In this… Read More

  • A Few Basic Science And Tech Facts Many Americans Don’t Know

    A Few Basic Science And Tech Facts Many Americans Don’t Know

    How does a power cord charge a cellphone? Magic, silly! According to a Pew poll, many of my fellow Americans are completely in the dark about how their world works, including the fact that carbon dioxide is a chemical responsible for some global warming. Readers can take the interactive quiz here before reading more. Pew’s quiz is especially salient this week, after another round of… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Game of Drones

    Gillmor Gang: Game of Drones

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Doc Searls, and Steve Gillmor — imagine a world 30 years in the future and discover it looks pretty much the same. A world where drones drop things off and pick them up, too. Why buy when you can rinse, rent, and repeat. The signs are everywhere, as the cloud makes anything possible at startup scale. The question is… Read More

  • Meet The Nate Silver Of Education. Bruce Baker Will Bring Sanity To Reform Hype

    Meet The Nate Silver Of Education. Bruce Baker Will Bring Sanity To Reform Hype

    Public school children have become lab rats of policymakers who are eager to see change faster than we can study what works. Experimental reforms are often founded on the lackluster research of ideological think tanks, who have filled the expertise vacuum left by academics unwilling to conduct policy-related research. “I’ve reviewed some just God awful stuff,” cringes… Read More