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    Microsoft Bringing Cortana to iOS & Android | Crunch Report

    Global smartphone growth slows, Jony Ive gets a promotion, Periscope launches its Android app, Oculus VR acquires Surreal Vision

    Microsoft Bringing Cortana to iOS & Android | Crunch Report
  • The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Austin And Seattle In June

    The TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Coming To Austin And Seattle In June

    TechCrunch is headed to Austin and Seattle on June 23 and June 25 respectively, and we’re stoked to see what some of our favorite cities have to show us. We’ll be holding the world famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off, where about ten companies will have exactly sixty seconds to pitch their product live on stage. Alongside the input of the audience, local VCs and TechCrunch editors will hold… Read More

  • The Bank Of Facebook

    The Bank Of Facebook

    Technology is changing one of the most fundamental mediums that touch every person on the planet: money. Bitcoin’s rise showed us how much demand there is for a globally accepted digital currency. However, all the things holding bitcoin back  —  merchant acceptance, instant transactions (bitcoin takes about an hour), and security  — are actively being created by the… Read More

  • TC Cribs: Lumosity’s Brilliant SOMA Office

    Today’s episode of Cribs takes us to the San Francisco headquarters of Lumosity, the company that makes online games aimed at keeping your brain alert and healthy. Lumosity’s games are rooted in academia, through neuroscience and biology research, and that influence is also reflected in the design of its office: Lumosity HQ feels like a mix between a state of the art science lab… Read More

  • Workday Falls 5% Despite Beating Market Expectations In Its FQ1

    Workday Falls 5% Despite Beating Market Expectations In Its FQ1

    Following the bell, Workday reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2016. The company lost $0.02 per share during the period, using adjusted metrics, on revenue of $251.0 million. Investors had expected the company to lose an adjusted $0.08 per share on revenue of $245.0 million. In its sequentially preceding quarter, Workday had top line of $226.3 million. The company, up… Read More

  • Oculus Acquires Surreal Vision To Bring The Real World To VR

    Oculus Acquires Surreal Vision To Bring The Real World To VR

    Oculus VR announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision today, bringing the company’s expertise on recreating real-time 3D representations of the outside world into virtualized environments. This means making things like virtual telepresence possible, letting you “be there” without actually being there. Based on info shared by Surreal Vision regarding the acquisition, it… Read More

  • Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

    Salesforce Isn’t Going Anywhere

    For the past several weeks we’ve been hearing persistent rumors that somebody is going to buy Salesforce.com. The company delivered its quarterly report last week, performing decently, seeing its share price and market capitalization grow as a result. Yet in spite of ongoing industry gossip, it remains unlikely anyone will buy the crown jewel of SaaS. Read More

  • Leaked Site Reveals More Info On “ShippingPass,” Walmart’s Answer To Amazon Prime

    Leaked Site Reveals More Info On “ShippingPass,” Walmart’s Answer To Amazon Prime

    A leaked internal link on Walmart.com accidentally unveiled more details regarding the retailer’s forthcoming three-day shipping service which aims to challenge Amazon Prime. For starters, we now have a name: it’s called ShippingPass. During the brief time the link was live, shoppers were able to sign up and even place orders using ShippingPass, and were able to see which types… Read More

  • Microsoft Doubles Down On Office For Android Tablets

    Microsoft Doubles Down On Office For Android Tablets

    Call it the robot bear hug. Microsoft announced today that its Android hardware manufacturer (OEM) program that sees Office apps pre-installed on new hardware has been expanded to 20 new companies. According to the software company, there are now 31 “partners” in the program. Read More

  • Taxi-Hailing App Flywheel Adds A Group Of New Investors

    Taxi-Hailing App Flywheel Adds A Group Of New Investors

    Flywheel has been gradually expanding its availability in new markets, and also offering new ways for customers to pay. To do so, the company has extended its Series C financing to make room for a group of investors with experience building huge businesses and ties to its new CEO. Read More

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