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    Jack Dorsey’s Advertising Agency Couldn’t Make A More Pretentious Website If It Tried

    Jack Dorsey’s Advertising Agency Couldn’t Make A More Pretentious Website If It Tried

    Quid had a good run, but it looks like we have a new champion in the endless battle to have the most pretentious startup website. West, an advertising agency founded by former Apple exec Allison Johnson in 2011 with backing from Jack Dorsey and Ray Chambers, has managed to claim that spot with a site that offers absolutely no information about who works there or what kinds of services they offer. Read More

  • Bending All The Phones: iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8 vs. Moto X

    Bending All The Phones: iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8 vs. Moto X

    Before the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus, the idea of people being concerned about how “bendy” their phone is would’ve seemed laughable. A week later, I’m hearing random people in my just-outside-of-the-echo-chamber coffee spot talk about it like they’d talk about the weather. Strange. Read More

  • Digital Telepathy Is The Future Of The Human Species Crunch Network

    Digital Telepathy Is The Future Of The Human Species

    The story of life on Earth thus far has had an unmistakable direction, and it has moved towards greater complexity. Sure, evolution has seen lots of fits and starts and collapses and mass extinctions. And yes, some replicators (like viruses) seem to have become less complex over time. Read More

  • A Manual iPhone Camera, Finally

    A Manual iPhone Camera, Finally

    Finally is a funny word, especially when it comes to Apple. I try to avoid using it because I’m cognizant of the fact that Apple’s pacing is often a lot different than the hive mind’s idea of what it should be. Just see how long it took to implement third-party keyboards in a way that was satisfactory security-wise for an example. Read More

  • Walmart Now Offering Low-Cost Mobile Checking Accounts Through Exclusive Deal With Green Dot’s GoBank

    Walmart Now Offering Low-Cost Mobile Checking Accounts Through Exclusive Deal With Green Dot’s GoBank

    Apple Pay what again? Walmart is getting into the mobile banking space, the company announced this morning, through a partnership with financial services provider Green Dot Corporation. The company’s low-cost checking account product called GoBank is now being made available exclusively at Walmart, offering customers an overdraft-free bank account with no minimum balance requirements. Read More

  • A Song To Make The iOS 8.0.1 Team Feel Better About Breaking Everyone’s iPhones

    A Song To Make The iOS 8.0.1 Team Feel Better About Breaking Everyone’s iPhones

    The iOS team probably isn’t having the best day today. Within minutes of the iOS 8.0.1 update going live, reports started pouring in that it was causing all sorts of issues. Within hours, it was pulled. Don’t worry, iOS team! There’s already a song meant to cheer you up. Read More

  • Orange Partners Its Startup Accelerator With Visa, Moët, And LG

    Orange Partners Its Startup Accelerator With Visa, Moët, And LG

    This morning, Orange, a large French telecom, announced that it has secured a number of partner companies to support its fourth startup accelerator batch, forming what it un-ironically and patly calls the Fab Force. The name dings with Microsoft overtones due to Orange calling its accelerator, you guessed it, Orange Fab. Read More

  • October’s Disrupt Conference Brings Together Europe And The Valley

    October’s Disrupt Conference Brings Together Europe And The Valley

    Following a massively successful inaugural event last year in Berlin, the second TechCrunch Disrupt Europe will take place from 18-21st October 2014 in London, at the amazing Old Billingsgate venue. The London conference kicks off with the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon from 18th to 19th October, followed by two days of in-depth onstage interviews and panels with some of the biggest names in… Read More

  • To Bridge the Skills Gap, Focus On Improving Computer Science’s Image Crunch Network

    To Bridge the Skills Gap, Focus On Improving Computer Science’s Image

    It’s becoming increasingly clear that computer science education grapples with a stubborn image problem. And it’s one that we simply cannot afford to ignore any longer. As information technology permeates nearly every aspect of our world today – from personal mobile devices to automated HR systems to the smart grid – it fuels a rapidly growing need for computer scientists. Read More

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