• TubeMogul Surges 48% In Its Debut After Cutting Its IPO Price

    TubeMogul Surges 48% In Its Debut After Cutting Its IPO Price

    TubeMogul is having a strong first day of trading as a public company, rising nearly 50 percent in midday trading. The company went public for $7 per share, and is currently trading in the $10.30 range. The IPO, however, came with caveats. The $7 per share price was dramatically under its initially proposed pricing range of $11 to $13. And, to help get the thing out the door, prior investors… Read More

  • The Brandery Accelerator Launches Its Latest Class

    The Brandery Accelerator Launches Its Latest Class

    The Brandery, one of the top ten accelerator programs in the U.S., has accepted its latest clutch of startups, and they’re pretty interesting. The class included companies developing products ranging from a location-based iPhone app that’s looking to make Yelp hyperlocal on mobile devices, a company making a wearable device programming toolkit, to a water use sensor and mobile app… Read More

  • If You Are Lazy Or Incompetent, Unofficial Cardboard Offers A Perfect Google Cardboard Clone

    If You Are Lazy Or Incompetent, Unofficial Cardboard Offers A Perfect Google Cardboard Clone

    There’s nothing that rankles me like a chance to try out some cool new tech squandered – and that’s what happened at Google I/O this year. I managed to snag some face-on time with Google Cardboard, the surprise gift for attendees that consists of a simple folding cardboard harness for your Android device and some concave plastic, but my own unit went missing in the hazy fugue… Read More

  • Premium Not Freemium: iPad Game Monument Valley Passes 1M Downloads

    Premium Not Freemium: iPad Game Monument Valley Passes 1M Downloads

    Going against the freemium gaming grain, Monument Valley, the sumptuously designed, premium priced iPad game which launched back in April and snagged its makers an Apple Design Award at this year’s WWDC, has now passed one million downloads, TechCrunch can reveal. Read More

  • The Super-M Is A Pocket-Sized Speaker Begging For A Beach Trip

    The Super-M Is A Pocket-Sized Speaker Begging For A Beach Trip

    With an abundance of music constantly in the palm of our hand, so too comes an abundance of portable Bluetooth speakers. The NudeAudio Super-M is the latest to join the herd, and the most recent product out of the portable speaker company. Originally, Nude sold a basic Bluetooth speaker in three sizes: small, medium, and large. The M, the medium-sized version, was the best seller by far and so… Read More

  • Google To Stop Labelling Games With In-App Purchases Free In The EU, Apple Touts Its Controls

    Google To Stop Labelling Games With In-App Purchases Free In The EU, Apple Touts Its Controls

    In response to concerns held by the European Commission, and a request from the EU regulatory body to offer changes around how apps that offer in-app purchases are sold, Google will cease calling apps that feature in-app transactions free by the end of September (via Engadget). The EU has also said that Apple has not provided any timeline for how it will address the same complaints, but… Read More

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  • Unbabel Raises $1.5M To Expand Translation Service, Grow Customer Base

    Unbabel Raises $1.5M To Expand Translation Service, Grow Customer Base

    In the interconnected world, machines are too rigid in understanding the nuances in translating languages and humans are too slow for on-the-fly translation. That’s why Unbabel brings robots and humans together to deliver a faster and affordable translation service. Read More

  • UserTesting Launches Peek, A Free Service For Basic User Testing

    UserTesting Launches Peek, A Free Service For Basic User Testing

    UserTesting, a provider of user testing services for web and mobile apps, has launched a free version of basic user testing services called Peek. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company, which is backed by investors including Kern Whelan Capital, has brought the Peek service out of beta to give developers, designers and marketers a way to see real people using their website, mobile app, or… Read More

  • Conan O’Brien Tries Out Tinder

    Conan O’Brien Tries Out Tinder

    For many of us in the tech world, the word “Tinder” has been a part of our vocabulary for years now. (And no, I don’t mean kindling for a fire.) Still, some folks are just now jumping on the bandwagon, not least of which is Mr. Conan O’Brien himself. Our beloved late-night host joined in the Tinder fun last night, and made quite a connection with a 74-year-old lady… Read More