• Come To The TechCrunch 10-Year Birthday Meetup

    Come To The TechCrunch 10-Year Birthday Meetup

    On Saturday June 6 we are celebrating the ten year birthday of TechCrunch. 1,500 people will gather from 12-3 p.m. at the Presidio in San Francisco. Like the meetups ten years ago at my house in Atherton, it will be a party, a bbq and a celebration of startups. I can’t wait to spend the days with new friends and old. Get one of the few remaining tickets here. Read More

  • A Requiem For Pakistani Activist And Entrepreneurial Advocate Sabeen Mahmud

    A Requiem For Pakistani Activist And Entrepreneurial Advocate Sabeen Mahmud

    Housed in a dusty street in Karachi, Pakistan, the community space for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs, The Second Floor (T2F), doesn’t look like much from the outside. Inside the space beams with light, color, art, and most importantly space. It was space that motivated Sabeen Mahmud to open up T2F in 2007. It was also the reason she was murdered last month as she left an event… Read More

  • Google I/O 2015 Keynote Live Blog

    Google I/O 2015 Keynote Live Blog

    Google’s I/O developer conference for 2015 kicks off today, with a keynote that begins at 9:30 AM PT. Google typically uses this to make big, splashy announcements about its software platforms and products, and to go into additional detail about what the changes mean to developers especially. We have a special team of highly talented TechCrunch individuals at the event, providing… Read More

  • What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

    What To Expect From Google I/O 2015

    Google I/O begins Thursday, kicking off with the usual keynote from the search giant during which it generally drops a lot of news. We’ll be there to cover it live as it happens, but a lot of info, rumor and speculation has already been making the rounds about just what we’ll see announced. Here’s a round-up of what to expect, what isn’t all that likely, and what might… Read More

  • Airbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer

    Airbnb Hopes To Have Almost A Million Stays A Night By Summer

    Over 500k people are staying in an Airbnb tonight. And the company hopes to have nearly 800k staying in one by this summer. CEO Brian Chesky gave these numbers at Code today, revealing his wide-eyed plan for the housing yield-management startup. In addition to wanting there to be a million stays by summer, Chesky expressed his desire for Airbnb to own all experiences around a vacation. Read More

  • How To Practice Good Design

    How To Practice Good Design

    I love design and startup and I firmly believe magical companies emerge when these two meet, e.g. Braun, Apple, Airbnb, Medium, YouTube, Square, and Nest. The critical mass of combined business, design and technical skills have made these companies incredibly successful. But I always feel people overcomplicate design with their multiple principles and frameworks. Read More

  • These Glorious DIY Wolverine Claws Automatically Extend When You Flex

    These Glorious DIY Wolverine Claws Automatically Extend When You Flex

    Remember those absolutely insane Wolverine claws from last year? The ones that were preeeetty much guaranteed to take someone’s eye out? The latest take on the ever-evolving DIY Wolverine Claw concept (sadly?) makes the whole thing a bit less absurdly dangerous, but brings an awesome twist into the mix: flex your arms, and the claws auto extend. So, how do the claws know when… Read More

  • Twitter Is Giving Advertisers More User Data In The Hope That They Spend More

    Twitter Is Giving Advertisers More User Data In The Hope That They Spend More

    Twitter is hoping to help marketers better understand their Twitter audience by adding a tool that will give them deeper user behavior around organic tweets. The audience insights dashboard tool adds some similar insights as the Facebook advertising platform with aggregate information on user demographics, interests, and purchasing behavior as well as what television shows users watch and… Read More

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