• BlackBerry In Talks With Drake For BlackBerry Classic Launch Promotion

    BlackBerry In Talks With Drake For BlackBerry Classic Launch Promotion

    BlackBerry pre-announced (the announce before the real announce) a new phone today called the BlackBerry Passport that looks crazy. But they’re apparently enlisting some serious talent to help push their upcoming BlackBerry Classic, the other new smartphone the company is bringing to market later this year, with a November projected launch date: Drake is in talks with the company to… Read More

  • Apple’s Maps’ New “City Tours” Feature Uncovered In iOS 8 Betas

    Apple’s Maps’ New “City Tours” Feature Uncovered In iOS 8 Betas

    An officially announced but yet-to-seen feature in Apple’s new operating system iOS called “City Tours,” has been unlocked by an enterprising developer who managed to capture a video of what this 3D “Flyover” technology will look like, when it goes live. The feature, which lets you view a city from above, zooming in and panning around famous landmarks, was noted on… Read More

  • Box Said To Move Forward With Its Debut As The Tech IPO Market Perks Up

    Box Said To Move Forward With Its Debut As The Tech IPO Market Perks Up

    Box, a cloud storage and file management company, could be moving its IPO forward once again. Box famously filed, and then didn’t hit go on, its offering in the time frame that the market initially expected. A deterioration in market sentiment and the share price decline of a number of growth technology stocks led to a general slowdown in the IPO pipeline. Read More

  • Google Acquires mDialog To Improve DoubleClick’s Video Advertising

    Google Acquires mDialog To Improve DoubleClick’s Video Advertising

    Google today announced that it has acquired video advertising company mDialog. In a post on Google+, the company said that it will “work with the mDialog team to incorporate their technology and expertise into our DoubleClick product suite,” helping publishers on DoubleClick (which was a Google acquisition itself) monetize their video content. Read More

  • Apple’s Smartwatch Said To Debut In October With A 2.5-Inch Screen And Wireless Charging

    Apple’s Smartwatch Said To Debut In October With A 2.5-Inch Screen And Wireless Charging

    Apple will reportedly launch its smartwatch as early as October, after kicking off production in July, according to a new report from Reuters. The smartwatch will have a 2.5-inch screen, according to the news organization’s sources, which will arch up from the band and be “slightly rectangular,” and it’ll feature touchscreen controls and wireless charging. Read More

  • Yo, Virginia, There Is A Cult Of Disruption

    Yo, Virginia, There Is A Cult Of Disruption

    Disruption. From frenzied investment pitches on Sand Hill Road to the name of the top conference for startups in Silicon Valley (i.e. the people who pay my bills), that word has become synonymous with everything and everyone creating innovation today. Read More

  • Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

    Google’s New Web Starter Kit Is A Boilerplate For Multi-Screen Web Development

    For a long time now, Google has offered developers a set of what it believes are best practices for modern web development. Today it is going beyond just providing this information by launching the Web Starter Kit, a boilerplate kit similar to HTML5 Boilerplate that includes templates and tooling for getting multi-screen web apps up and running quickly. Read More

  • Skout Launches Fuse, An Ephemeral Messaging App That Makes Group Chats Explode

    Skout Launches Fuse, An Ephemeral Messaging App That Makes Group Chats Explode

    Call it engagement hacking. But mobile developer teams from the one that built Facebook Slingshot to that guy behind the app ‘Yo’ app are tinkering with unconventional ways of making people interact. With ephemerality and anonymity, it’s getting weirder. Maybe a little more conceptual. Maybe a little nonsensical. It’s hard to predict what will make people stick, or… Read More

  • Meh

    Meh

    It seemed so simple. So mindless. And yet, creating this has, for me, been a journey. A journey from the Poke to the Like, as I was saying only the other day to my co-founder, Roi. But today, I can reveal to you the new app I’m working on and am poised to leave TechCrunch for: Meh. Yes, Meh may leave you scratching your head. Or scratching something. But Meh is about sending other users… Read More