• Microsoft More Than Doubles OneDrive’s Free Cloud Storage To 15 Gigabytes

    Microsoft More Than Doubles OneDrive’s Free Cloud Storage To 15 Gigabytes

    Continuing the trend towards free, unlimited cloud storage, Microsoft this morning increased the amount of capacity that it offers free to regular users of its OneDrive service to 15 gigabytes, more than double its previous offering of 7 gigabytes. The company will also now offer a full terabyte of storage to all Office 365 customers. If you want more storage capacity, but don’t want to… Read More

  • Mozilla Launches Built-In HTML5 App Development Environment For Firefox

    Mozilla Launches Built-In HTML5 App Development Environment For Firefox

    Starting today, Firefox users on the Nightly release channel can begin testing WebIDE, a development environment for HTML5 apps that is now built right into the browser. If you have been following Firefox long enough, chances are you remember a somewhat similar project called Bespin. That, too, was an effort to build a code editor right into the browser. Those efforts didn’t quite pan… Read More

  • Amazillions Are Streaming Music Via Amazon Prime

    Amazillions Are Streaming Music Via Amazon Prime

    Amazon today released its first numbers offering some insight into how many people are streaming music over its new Amazon Prime Music service a little over a week after its launch. Before you ask, I’ll say straight out that par for the course with Amazon, there are no specific sales numbers: “Prime members streamed tens of millions of songs—that’s millions of hours… Read More

  • ProtonMail Is A Swiss Secure Mail Provider That Won’t Give You Up To The NSA

    ProtonMail Is A Swiss Secure Mail Provider That Won’t Give You Up To The NSA

    In the wake of the Lavabit’s demise and increased interest in secure mail services, Switzerland-based ProtonMail is looking to zap a little life into the old PGP mail server market. Currently crowdfunded far past its goal of $100,000, the service wants to make it cheap and easy to get a secure email account with just enough paranoia built-in to keep you safe. Read More

  • Amazon Brings Free, Ad-Supported TV Episodes To iOS, Plus HBO Content

    Amazon Brings Free, Ad-Supported TV Episodes To iOS, Plus HBO Content

    Amazon may have denied earlier reports that it would launch a free, advertising-supported TV and music video service, as a departure from Prime Instant Video, but it has at least begun dipping its toe in to the waters of ad-supported TV, it seems. In the most recent example, today’s update of the Amazon Instant Video application on iOS now includes free episodes for selected TV… Read More

  • BrewDrop Brings Sweet Booze Right To Your Home

    BrewDrop Brings Sweet Booze Right To Your Home

    It’s 11pm: do you know where your microbrews are? Matt and Andrew Bell know. As the creators of BrewDrop, they want to make it easy to order booze using a simple app. Read More

  • Rakuten’s Video Service Wuaki Confirms UltraViolet And European Rollouts

    Rakuten’s Video Service Wuaki Confirms UltraViolet And European Rollouts

    One year after launching video streaming services in the UK, Wuaki, the streaming video service owned by e-commerce giant Rakuten, has confirmed  to TechCrunch that it has picked up 250,000 users in the UK, as well as a couple of key moves to compete better against streaming services from Amazon, Netflix and local players. Wuaki is planning a wider European rollout, and it will start to… Read More

  • Pluggy Lock Finds (Yet) Another Use For Your Phone’s Headphone Jack

    Pluggy Lock Finds (Yet) Another Use For Your Phone’s Headphone Jack

    The 3.5mm headphone jack has a thriving double life supporting hardware extensions for the bog standard slab smartphone these days. More complex additions extend the capabilities of the phone by adding new sensors into the mix (like, for example, the Thermodo thermometer). But here’s a maker aiming to add a really simple feature to your phone via the 3.5mm jack’s back door… Read More

  • YouTube’s Marketing And Content Platform Nets Startups Millions

    YouTube’s Marketing And Content Platform Nets Startups Millions

    The rise of YouTube and its attendant online celebrity millionaires has created opportunities for venture investors to launch new marketing and advertising platforms, like the new startup FameBit, catering to brands wishing for these virtual stars to hawk their wares. YouTube ad revenue for 2013 totaled $5.6 billion for 2013, according to eMarketer, or roughly 13% of the $42.8 billion spent… Read More