• Unseen, An Anonymous Photo Sharing App For Colleges, Raises $2.1 Million

    Unseen, An Anonymous Photo Sharing App For Colleges, Raises $2.1 Million

    An Austin-based company called Bearch has raised $2.1 million in seed funding for its anonymous photo-sharing app Unseen, which has been trending on college campuses. Investors in the round include Rackspace co-founder Dirk Elmendorf, Indeed.com CEO Rony Kahan, CEO of Woodbolt International Doss Cunningham, and several other angel investors. Read More

  • FCC Extends Net Neutrality Comment Period

    FCC Extends Net Neutrality Comment Period

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Friday it would extend the net neutrality reply comment period from September 10 to September 15. The commission has already received more than 1.1 million comments, which it released to the public last week. That is the largest number of comments the FCC has ever received, with the exception of Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe… Read More

  • Tesla Extends All 85kWh Model S Drivetrain Warranties To 8 Years And Infinite Miles

    Tesla Extends All 85kWh Model S Drivetrain Warranties To 8 Years And Infinite Miles

    Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk just announced via Twitter and the company blog that the drivetrain warranty for the 85 kWh Model S has been extended, giving it an eight-year, infinite-mile warranty to match that of the battery pack. This new warranty arrangement applies retroactively to every Model S ever produced, too, meaning it benefits both existing and new owners. Read More

  • The Guy Who Kickstarted Potato Salad Wasn’t Just Trolling Us All

    The Guy Who Kickstarted Potato Salad Wasn’t Just Trolling Us All

    It’s come to our attention that PotatoStock is a go. Zack “Danger” Brown, a Columbus, Ohio native, previously confirmed that he will put the proceeds raised from his potato salad Kickstarter to good use, namely founding PotatoStock, a philanthropic music festival featuring “gallons” of potato salad. The festival, which will be held on September 27 in… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Live 08.15.14

    Gillmor Gang Live 08.15.14

    Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today Read More

  • What Studying Students Teaches Us About Great Apps

    What Studying Students Teaches Us About Great Apps

    With over a million apps in each the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, there’s an app—or 10—for practically everything a consumer needs. So why is it in an ever-growing sea of competing apps, some take off like rocket ships while most fade into obscurity? The answer is magic. Read More

  • Kevin Rose Steps Into Part-Time Role At Google Ventures To Build A New Startup Called North

    Kevin Rose Steps Into Part-Time Role At Google Ventures To Build A New Startup Called North

    Serial entrepreneur, investor, and overall Internet good guy Kevin Rose is stepping down from his role of general partner at Google Ventures. The Digg and Revision3 founder will be moving into a part-time role at the firm, and will be using all his spare time to embark on a whole new adventure building a mobile startup called North. Read More

  • Which Apps Are Eating Your Battery? Normal Will Tell You.

    Which Apps Are Eating Your Battery? Normal Will Tell You.

    Somewhere, somehow, maybe less than a year after I got the latest version of my iPhone, its battery would mysteriously deplete in about half a day. I wasn’t really sure why. But now I can find out. There’s a new app called ‘Normal’ out from a pair of Stanford Ph.Ds in computer science named Adam Oliner and Jacob Leverich, who are turning some postdoctoral research into… Read More

  • A Q&A With SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson After Selling To Samsung For $200M

    A Q&A With SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson After Selling To Samsung For $200M

    As you might have heard, Samsung loosened up the purse strings yesterday with a ~$200 million acquisition of SmartThings, a platform that sells starter kits for entirely personalized smart home customization. For a few hundred dollars, SmartThings can help pretty much anyone get started building out a smart, connected home, with more than 100,000 different devices (from light switches to… Read More

  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Register, Skully, And Summer Time-Sinks

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Amazon Register, Skully, And Summer Time-Sinks

    This week, Amazon announced a Square competitor in the form of the Amazon Local Register, undercutting Square’s transaction fee. Meanwhile, the makers of the Skully smart motorcycle helmet finally opened up the pre-order, setting the Indiegogo record for the fastest funded company to hit $1 million in pre-orders. But as August permits us a bit too much time for introspection, we also take… Read More