• Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack Pushes Drug Delivery To California

    Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack Pushes Drug Delivery To California

    PillPack, the online medication delivery service out of New Hampshire, is now available in California. This is the 47th state in the U.S. to receive the green light to allow consumers to order prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins from the startup. There are other prescription medication delivery services out there that already deliver prescription medication to the state. Read More

  • Why Marketing Clouds Make No Sense

    Why Marketing Clouds Make No Sense

    Words matter. The way you describe something is not only a reflection of reality, but it also tells you a lot about who is doing the describing and what they value. Poets know this. Copywriters know this. And great marketers know this. But this is a strange time for marketers. The industry is in the midst of a shift in the balance of power from companies to consumers, yet the language and… Read More

  • Intel Up 2% After Reporting Flat Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

    Intel Up 2% After Reporting Flat Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth

    Intel reported its first-quarter financial performance today following the bell, including revenue of $12.8 billion, and per-share profit of $0.41. The street had expected $12.9 billion in revenue, and $0.41 in per-share profit. Intel is up around 3 percent in after-hours trading. The company expects to generate $13.2 billion in the second quarter leading to a gross margin of 62 percent and a… Read More

  • Nokia Acquisition Talks With Alcatel-Lucent Could Be About 5G

    Nokia Acquisition Talks With Alcatel-Lucent Could Be About 5G

    Nokia confirmed today it was in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent and the underlying reason just might be the latter’s 5G patent stash. When I was at Mobile World Congress last month, there were several hot topics, but near the top of the list was 5G, that slippery notion of super fast mobile networks. Looking For 5G Nobody has actually built a 5G network yet, but there is a lot of… Read More

  • Apple Buys LinX, A Camera Module Maker Promising DSLR-Like Mobile Performance

    Apple Buys LinX, A Camera Module Maker Promising DSLR-Like Mobile Performance

    Apple has acquired LinX, an Israeli camera tech company whose most recent offerings include multi-aperture camera models which can enable effects like background focus blur, parallax images and 3D picture capture. TechCrunch received the following from Apple, which is a statement the company provides in lieu of confirmation when it has, in fact, acquired a smaller company: Apple buys… Read More

  • Watch SpaceX Launch The Falcon 9 Rocket For CRS-6 Mission, Take Two

    Watch SpaceX Launch The Falcon 9 Rocket For CRS-6 Mission, Take Two

    SpaceX is going to try to launch its CRS-6 International Space Station resupply mission again today at 4:10 PM ET, after having to scrub the launch yesterday due to adverse weather conditions. Weather today looks mostly favorable, with NASA reporting a “60 percent chance of acceptable conditions” for the target window at the Cape Canaveral launch site in Florida. The launch today… Read More

  • Privateer’s Brendan Kennedy And Founders Fund’s Geoff Lewis To Light Up The Stage At Disrupt NY

    Privateer’s Brendan Kennedy And Founders Fund’s Geoff Lewis To Light Up The Stage At Disrupt NY

    It’s becoming increasingly clear that the cannabis industry will soon become a huge market opportunity for startup entrepreneurs who have the brains and the gumption to navigate a still-murky legal and regulatory environment. And what happens when huge market opportunities open up? Well, venture money is sure to follow. Read More

  • Vine Experiments With Expanded Storytelling At Coachella

    Vine Experiments With Expanded Storytelling At Coachella

    This weekend, Vine debuted a channel dedicated entirely to Coachella, but did so in a very different way. Instead of opening it up to the masses of content about Coachella, they focused on a narrative created by two highly popular Vine users, Devon and Cody. With this playlist, which isn’t the first temporary “channel” the company has created but is the first dedicated to… Read More

  • TechHire Shows Strong Potential For Small Businesses, Startups And Local Communities

    TechHire Shows Strong Potential For Small Businesses, Startups And Local Communities

    Earlier this month, President Barack Obama announced the $100 million TechHire initiative, a new campaign to work with communities to get more Americans rapidly trained for well-paying technology jobs – not just in Silicon Valley but across the country. The plan’s goals to help fill the 500K open tech jobs through non-traditional methods shows promise with long-term benefits… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Better Late

    Gillmor Gang: Better Late

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 10, 2015. Scoble returns to The Gang, on the road to Coachella after two months off. Meanwhile, we visit Borthwick’s Betaworks Studio for updates on Instapaper and live streamer UpClose. A good thing too; a Bay Area Comcast outage shuts things down as UpClose… Read More

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