• Google Revises Glass With More RAM The Day Before I/O

    Google Revises Glass With More RAM The Day Before I/O

    [Photo by Ted Eytan, used under Creative Commons] Well, the timing is nothing if not interesting: one day before its I/O keynote, Google has just given the Glass hardware a small hardware upgrade. Without much fanfare, Google has quietly bumped the memory in newly shipped Glass units up from 682MB to a full 2GB. That gives Google (and Glass developers, for that matter) roughly 3x as much… Read More

  • Snapchat Snags Facebook’s Mike Randall As Monetization VP

    Snapchat Snags Facebook’s Mike Randall As Monetization VP

    Facebook may be stealing Snapchat’s features, but Snapchat is stealing Facebook’s employees, including a new one who could help it begin to make money. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has just signed Mike Randall, the Global Director of Facebook’s Preferred Marketing Developer program, as its new VP Of Business And Marketing Partnerships. Read More

  • Jenn Allen Retracts Michael Arrington Rape Accusations

    TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington has reached a settlement agreement with Jenn Allen. He’s posted a copy of the agreement on his site Uncrunched, and it says that “Allen retracts, and expresses her regret for making, the Statements.” Apparently that covers a number of statements Allen made accusing Arrington of abusing and raping her. Arrington, meanwhile, has dropped… Read More

  • The House Of Yo

    The House Of Yo

    Yo. This is not another “Yo” post…at least not an ordinary one. You see, the team of Yo just set up shop at its official headquarters in San Francisco. Is it elaborately decorated with snow tigers, nap rooms and a giant buffalo greeting visitors in the lobby? Does it come complete with a replica of the Oval Office inside? What have the founders done with the cool million… Read More

  • OUYA One Year Later: 840 Games, 36K Developers, And A New Console In The Works

    OUYA One Year Later: 840 Games, 36K Developers, And A New Console In The Works

    Since launch, OUYA has continued to grow its user base, thanks to sales and distribution both in-store and online. The startup has expanded the number of locations in which the console is available. At launch, OUYA was sold in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., while today it’s also now available in Western Europe and Brazil. Read More

  • Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box

    Twilio Partners With Google And LiveOps To Launch A Chrome OS-Based Call Center In A Box

    Setting up a call center is a major undertaking, and by the time it is up and running, the hardware that powers most of the phone connections is already out of date. Twilio, which has long offered the kind of APIs and services that allow companies to recreate their physical communications hardware in software, today launched a new service for call centers in partnership with Google and LiveOps. Read More

  • Oculus Acquires Carbon Design, The Team That Designed The Xbox 360 Controller

    Oculus Acquires Carbon Design, The Team That Designed The Xbox 360 Controller

    Since the Facebook acquisition, Oculus has already snatched up just about all of the biggest names in virtual reality. Their next move? Grabbing amazing hardware designers. Oculus has just announced that they will acquire the Seattle-based Carbon Design studio. Even if you don’t recognize the name, you’ve almost certainly seen (or, more likely, used) one of their products. The Xbox… Read More

  • Study Finds Teens Using Facebook More

    Study Finds Teens Using Facebook More

    In quite the turnaround, it seems Facebook is gaining popularity with young users again. Forrester Research surveyed 4,517 teens, between the ages of 12 and 17, about social media usage and nearly half said that they were using Facebook more than a year ago. Read More

  • Microsoft’s Top Lawyer Calls On Congress To End The NSA’s “Unfettered Bulk Collection Of Data”

    Microsoft’s Top Lawyer Calls On Congress To End The NSA’s “Unfettered Bulk Collection Of Data”

    Earlier this morning, Microsoft executive vice president and general counsel Brad Smith made the case against pervasive government surveillance, arguing that reform is needed of this nation’s security apparatus. At a talk this morning, the general counsel couched his larger remarks in the historical context of general warrants, the use of which led to the political climate the out of… Read More