• NASDAQ Hits Record High Ahead Of Big Tech Earnings Reports

    NASDAQ Hits Record High Ahead Of Big Tech Earnings Reports

    It’s a big day for the technology sector: The NASDAQ kissed a new, all-time record high during regular trading, while Google, Microsoft, Pandora, and Amazon are set to report their first quarter financial performance after the bell. The four companies have a combined market cap of $913 billion. Here’s the rundown, starting with Google: Google: Investors expect Google to earn… Read More

  • Facebook Gets Vice, The Onion, And More To Make “Anthology” Viral Videos For Advertisers

    Facebook Gets Vice, The Onion, And More To Make “Anthology” Viral Videos For Advertisers

    Facebook announced a new video ad program today called Anthology, with the stated goal of creating better Facebook video ads by teaming up advertisers and publishers. Here’s how the company described the program in a blog post: Read More

  • House Passes Complementary Cyber Information-Sharing Bill

    House Passes Complementary Cyber Information-Sharing Bill

    Another cybersecurity bill will move on to the Senate. A day after the House of Representatives passed an information sharing bill that raised concerns among privacy advocates, the chamber passed the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act on a vote of 355-63 (a rare feat in Congress these days). The bill, introduced in the House Homeland Security Committee, will allow companies… Read More

  • Twitter Launches Highlights For Android To Summarize The Day’s Tweets

    Twitter Launches Highlights For Android To Summarize The Day’s Tweets

    If keeping up with all those tweets is starting to feel a little overwhelming, Twitter just announced a new feature that could help — at least if you own an Android phone. Earlier this year, it launched “While You Were Away,” which can put older, popular tweets at the top of your feed. The theme here is helping users find relevant content even if it’s not the most… Read More

  • JetMe Launches ‘Name Your Price,’ A Tool To Help You Get That Private Flight

    JetMe Launches ‘Name Your Price,’ A Tool To Help You Get That Private Flight

    JetMe, a startup trying to make booking a private jet simpler and more affordable, released a new tool today called “Name Your Price.” The feature lets users request a private flight, and pick a price that they are willing to pay. JetMe informs you how likely it is that you’ll get that route, at your selected cost. The lower your bid, of course, the lower your chance… Read More

  • Cheddar Up Makes It Easier To Collect Money From Groups

    Cheddar Up Makes It Easier To Collect Money From Groups

    Despite the shift away from paying with cash or check in favor of digital transactions in recent years, many smaller organizations, and even schools, still rely on old-school methods when it comes to collecting money from groups. Though it’s a hassle for both the organizer and the payer in the long run, checks are often easier than pointing users to online tools like PayPal or setting… Read More

  • Disrupt NY Hackathon — All The Prizes Plus Hardware!

    Disrupt NY Hackathon — All The Prizes Plus Hardware!

    Believe it or not, we’re just a week away from the start of the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon! As usual, TechCrunch will award a $5,000 to the winner of the Hackathon. And to whet your competitive appetites, we’ve partnered with some fantastic companies that have agreed to put up some great prizes for best use of their tools and technologies. Atlantic.net  Host your next… Read More

  • Victorious Launches Its First Apps For Online Stars And Their “Superfans”

    Victorious Launches Its First Apps For Online Stars And Their “Superfans”

    Victorious is launching mobile apps today built for Internet video stars Ryan Higa and The Young Turks. I assume this is good news if you’re a fan of Higa or The Young Turks, but even if you’re not, it’s the first public launch of apps from Victorious, making it the first real glimpse of what the company can do. Basically, Victorious works with stars from video platforms… Read More

  • The Basics Of Open Patent Licensing

    The Basics Of Open Patent Licensing

    A new trio of open patent licenses can help encourage innovation, reduce patent trolling, and help attract top engineering talent. These licenses aren’t just for idealistic hippies. They are legal tools that have been put into practice by software companies like Google, Twitter and Dropbox. Last month, I gathered a panel of experts at General Assembly in NYC to talk about open patent… Read More

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