• Trinity Backs Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof With $9M For Butter Coffee, Nootropics

    Trinity Backs Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof With $9M For Butter Coffee, Nootropics

    Dave Asprey, a self-proclaimed and self-taught biohacker who has amassed a huge following online, has just raised $9 million from Trinity to take his butter coffee and FATwater™ to a broader public audience. Trinity’s Gus Tai and others are betting that Asprey’s line Bulletproof could be an emerging alternative to mainstream coffee lines like Starbucks (which, by the way, the… Read More

  • YouTube’s New App Plays To Creators

    YouTube’s New App Plays To Creators

    Yes, we love videos of cats falling, but YouTube’s content creator network has blown up over the past few years. There’s some really great content being created by budding superstars. coughPewDiePiecough. Today, the company released a new version of its app (Android first, and iOS soon) that helps feed content from those superstars to their fans. The app now has a new subscription… Read More

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    Amazon Wows Wall Street with Q2 Earnings | Crunch Report

    Google launches program to give patents to startups, Flickr brings back Flickr Pro, Slack now integrates with Google Calendar, JetSmarter is a new startup for commuting by private jet.

    Amazon Wows Wall Street with Q2 Earnings | Crunch Report
  • The Rise Of Silicon Savannah And Africa’s Tech Movement Crunch Network

    The Rise Of Silicon Savannah And Africa’s Tech Movement

    Tech will be on President Obama’s agenda as he hosts the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, taking along internet pioneer Steve Case and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Nascent as it may be, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) does have a promising tech sector — a growing patchwork of entrepreneurs, startups, and innovation centers coalescing country to country. Read More

  • Flipboard Confirms New $50M Funding Round From JP Morgan

    Flipboard Confirms New $50M Funding Round From JP Morgan

    Flipboard has confirmed to us that it has raised $50 million, two days after we first reported that the company had authorized the shares earlier this year. JP Morgan was the sole investor, the company says. “We raised this round with JP Morgan, one of the best institutional investors in the world. They are a fantastic team to have on board,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch. Read More

  • Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

    Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

    Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” email service called Dmail aims to eliminate these concerns with the… Read More

  • Creating The Open-Source Community Of Your Dreams Crunch Network

    Creating The Open-Source Community Of Your Dreams

    When a company decides to embrace open-source software development, releasing the code under a suitable license is only the tip of the iceberg. The real challenge that companies face is learning how to attract and collaborate with contributors. It’s not easy, but fostering the growth of a healthy community is a necessary step that will help your open-source software project fulfill… Read More

  • SoftBank President And COO Nikesh Arora Will Speak At Disrupt SF 2015

    SoftBank President And COO Nikesh Arora Will Speak At Disrupt SF 2015

    With significant stakes in U.S. operator Sprint and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba — not to mention its own domestic empire in Japan — SoftBank is already one of the world’s most influential companies. On top of that, however, SoftBank is also making some of the largest investments in tech companies on the planet — making it a key player in the global tech space. Read More

  • Selfie App Frontback To Shut Down On August 15th After Two Years

    Selfie App Frontback To Shut Down On August 15th After Two Years

    It was a simple premise during the height of the selfie hype: take a photo of yourself as well as what’s in front of you. It was called a “frontback.” We launched Frontback two years ago, it’s been the highlight of our lives! Sadly, we're winding down on August 15th http://t.co/7Vb7IZuoyo — F. della Faille (@fredd) July 23, 2015 Now it’s called… Read More

  • Google Promises Improved Voicemail Transcriptions, Cuts Error Rate By 49%

    Google Promises Improved Voicemail Transcriptions, Cuts Error Rate By 49%

    “Hi, My name is Melissa and also i’m calling on behalf of terribly a meeting a technology company at the forefront of, and both the city of entertainment. I wanted to follow up with you to make sure you saw love to hear announcement about their new H T M R html 5.” That gibberish is what Google Voice showed me as the written transcript of a recent voicemail. Given how… Read More

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