• Pigeon.ly, A Startup Focused On Serving The U.S. Prison Population, Joins Y Combinator

    Pigeon.ly, A Startup Focused On Serving The U.S. Prison Population, Joins Y Combinator

    Ever since he was a teenager, Frederick Hutson has had a knack for business. When he was 19, he built a window-tinting business that he then turned around and sold for $50,000. At 21, he saw his friends struggling with an illegal marijuana business and figured out how to efficiently traffic the drug across borders. They used shipping containers and vacuum-sealed everything. Read More

  • New Ransomware Encrypts Your Game Files

    New Ransomware Encrypts Your Game Files

    If you’re in love with your Diamond Armor and Sword combo, you might want to back up your computer. A new form of ransomware called TeslaCrypt has been found that primarily targets game files. This means when it attacks it will encrypt all of your saved game files and ask you for about $1,000 to access them again. Usually your only TeslaCrypt is targeting files associated with games… Read More

  • Meerkat’s Ben Rubin To Join Us On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Tonight

    Meerkat’s Ben Rubin To Join Us On TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM Tonight

    Tonight is a very special edition of our weekly TechCrunch Radio show, as we’ll be having Ben Rubin, CEO and cofounder of Meerkat, join us on the show to discuss what’s going on with his virally sensational live broadcasting service. And just like clockwork, we’ll be hosting the TC Radio Pitch-off where five companies will have sixty seconds each to impress a panel of… Read More

  • Inklet App For Force Touch Trackpads Review

    Inklet Adds Pressure Sensitive Drawing To Macs With Force Touch Trackpads

    A new app update from Ten One Design available today brings pressure sensitive input via the new Force Touch trackpad to any drawing app on your Mac. Inklet 1.6, the latest version of adds support for the pressure sensitivity features of the new Mac input hardware, which ships on the most recent 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, as well as the upcoming all-new 12-inch MacBook. Inklet has been… Read More

  • Lessons From The New Threat Environment From Sony, Anthem And ISIS

    Lessons From The New Threat Environment From Sony, Anthem And ISIS

    The cyberattack on Sony Pictures entertainment left plenty of roiled waters in its aftermath. Lawsuits from employees whose personal information was leaked … apologies to President Obama and other subjects of hasty emails … U.S. sanctions against North Korea and a war of words back and forth … and the irony of Sony turning to the entity most identified in those emails as a threat to… Read More

  • The Karmic Koben Is An Electric Bike Built For Commuters

    Over the past few years, we have seen a ton of new electric bikes hit the market. They range from the high-end to the low-end, but most tend to be priced around $2,500. Not long ago, I got a chance to try out the Karmic Koben, a new electronic bike that will be in production soon and priced at a good deal less than that. Read More

  • Joyent Launches Triton, Its New Container Infrastructure For Easier Docker Deployments

    Joyent Launches Triton, Its New Container Infrastructure For Easier Docker Deployments

    Joyent today announced the launch of Triton, its new container infrastructure for making Docker deployments in on-premise clouds and on its own cloud architecture easier. This announcement comes about half a year after the company raised $15 million with the stated goal of releasing exactly this kind of service (after previously raising $120 million). Joyent argues that while Docker brings lots… Read More

  • Tandem Lane’s App Makes It Easy To Share Photos Offline

    Tandem Lane’s App Makes It Easy To Share Photos Offline

    Because grandma and grandpa may not be using Facebook, a new startup called Tandem Lane is launching a mobile application today that allows families to stay better connected with members of the older generation by turning photos into beautiful and fun postcards you can mail to anyone for a small fee. The idea is to help people share their favorite moments with others offline just as quickly… Read More

  • Deeplink.Me Moves Into Google Territory With AppWords, A Deep Link Mobile Search And Ad Platform

    Deeplink.Me Moves Into Google Territory With AppWords, A Deep Link Mobile Search And Ad Platform

    Here comes one more use case for deep linking — the technology that lets mobile apps reach outside of their respective walled gardens so that users can search and navigate between specific places within them. Israel’s Deeplink.me, one of the startups developing services based on the technology, is today launching AppWords, a mobile search and ad platform that uses keywords… Read More

  • The Jivr E-Bike Zips, Zooms, And Folds

    The Jivr E-Bike Zips, Zooms, And Folds

    The electric bike, like the electric car and, for some, electric underwear, has long been the dream of futurists. Many have tried to make a solid, portable, and foldable bike and many have failed. Perhaps Jivr hasn’t? This chainless bike was created by a Polish inventor Marcin Piatkowski. It can go about 20 miles per hour with a 20-mile range and it is light enough to pedal if your… Read More

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