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  • Sports Broadcast Wearable FirstV1sion Gets Sweat-Tested In EuroLeague Basketball

    Sports Broadcast Wearable FirstV1sion Gets Sweat-Tested In EuroLeague Basketball

    Smart garments are one of the fitness wearables Gartner recently pegged as having the “greatest potential for growth”. And lining up in that category is Spanish startup FirstV1sion, whose on-body sports wearable will be used during a broadcast of a Euroleague basketball match on Friday to deliver a first-hand player perspective of one of the teams to watching fans. Read More

  • A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

    A Steady Erosion Of Confidence In Government

    Governments around the world are facing significant political turmoil and enormous economic stress as they struggle with an alarming and unprecedented array of public policy crises today. And – whether it’s the desperate water scarcity in Brazil, the darkness-inducing rural electricity shortfall in India, the precipitous financial meltdown in Russia, or the festering income… Read More

  • Google’s Pichai Talks Up Magic Leap’s AR But Says “It’ll Take Some Time”

    Google’s Pichai Talks Up Magic Leap’s AR But Says “It’ll Take Some Time”

    Google SVP Sundar Pichai has given a few hints about what value Google sees in Magic Leap, the very well financed augmented reality startup that Mountain View led a $542 million investment round in last year, and which Pichai also sits on the board of. Read More

  • Are You Ready For The Barcelona Meetup?

    Are You Ready For The Barcelona Meetup?

    We’re less than a week away from the Pitch-Off in Barcelona and we’re excited to see you. If you’ve purchased tickets already, good for you. They are a rare commodity. If you haven’t then you’re kind of out of luck because the event is sold out. Special dispensations may be made if you contact us but I doubt we can help. If you didn’t make pitch-off the cut… Read More

  • Here Are The Pitch-Off Contestants For Our TC Barcelona Meetup

    Here Are The Pitch-Off Contestants For Our TC Barcelona Meetup

    I’d like to announce the pitch-off entrants for our event in Barcelona next week. They are a group of interesting Euro startups with the chops needed to make it globally. If you didn’t make the cut, do not fear: just find us at the event and tell us a little about your startup. We’re happy to take cards and follow up. Contestants will have two minutes to pitch and four minutes… Read More

  • Join Us In Barcelona On March 3 At The Mini-Meetup And Pitch-Off

    Join Us In Barcelona On March 3 At The Mini-Meetup And Pitch-Off

    You may have noticed a few posts about our Barcelona Mini-Meetup and Pitch-Off over the past week and it looks like we’ve finally nailed down a location and time. Forget everything you heard so far. Here’s the real information. Note: to offset the cost of the space and food, we’re charging €5.50. The previous RSVP list is not valid so please buy a ticket if you intend… Read More

  • The TechCrunch Barcelona Mini Meet-Up And Pitch-Off Is Go

    The TechCrunch Barcelona Mini Meet-Up And Pitch-Off Is Go

    Since I posted about a potential Mini Meet-Up in Barcelona I’ve gotten quite a few emails and requests to attend. To that end, I’ve decided to open Pitch-Off applications and RSVPs for a few days to get a rough number of how many people will attend. I don’t know if we’ll charge at the door or have to charge a nominal fee – 5 Euro or so – via EventBrite but… Read More

  • Join Us In Barcelona For A Mini-Meetup And Pitch-Off During MWC

    Join Us In Barcelona For A Mini-Meetup And Pitch-Off During MWC

    Hello, friendly folks. We are planning on holding a mini-meetup in Barcelona during MWC, offering you guys a chance to pitch TC writers and potentially hold a pitch-off for free tickets to Disrupt New York. We need your help. Since this is an ad hoc thing, we’ll need a little assistance in choosing a venue and potentially a drinks sponsor. I have heard good things about El Nacional but… Read More

  • See You On Monday At The TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup + Pitch-Off

    See You On Monday At The TechCrunch Barcelona Meetup + Pitch-Off

    Tickets are officially sold out for the MWC Bubble Over Barcelona Meetup and we couldn’t be more pleased. If you’ve managed to snag a tick, you’ll be able to join Mike Butcher, Natasha Lomas, Ingrid Lunden, and myself on February 24, 2014 at 10pm-midnight at the official TC MWC meet up held in cooperation with Bubble Over Barcelona. Read More

  • Reminder: Join Us In Spain For Our TechCrunch MWC Meetup + Pitchoff With Bubble Over Barcelona

    Reminder: Join Us In Spain For Our TechCrunch MWC Meetup + Pitchoff With Bubble Over Barcelona

    Headed to Barcelona for MWC? Love you some startup talk, presentations, and global mobile meet up chitter chatter? Join Mike Butcher, Natasha Lomas, Ingrid Lunden, and myself on February 24, 2014 at 10pm-midnight at the official TC MWC meet up held in cooperation with Bubble Over Barcelona. This is a global mobile meet up designed to mix innovators and influencers in town for Mobile World… Read More

  • No Cute Android Pins, No Schmidt, No Slide: Google Tones Down Its Presence At MWC This Year

    No Cute Android Pins, No Schmidt, No Slide: Google Tones Down Its Presence At MWC This Year

    We’re now about a week away from the start of the Mobile World Congress, the large, annual European mobile event put on by the GSM Association that has served as a barometer of the progress of the wireless industry. In planning out what TechCrunch will be doing and seeing during the week in Barcelona, we’ve noticed a gap: Google, and specifically its mobile OS Android, is… Read More

  • GSMA Says It Has ‘Contingency Plans’ In Place For MWC Strike. I’m Getting A Bike

    GSMA Says It Has ‘Contingency Plans’ In Place For MWC Strike. I’m Getting A Bike

    This is definitely one way for unions to get some attention for their cause: as of this time of writing, public transport employees in Barcelona will be striking during the Mobile World Congress trade show, due to take place between February 27 and March 1. That means no buses and no metros (subways) for an event that last year attracted more than 60,000 people to the city — many of whom… Read More

  • Xavi Hernandez: To Be As Good As Barcelona You Have To Think 'Like PlayStation'

    What’s the secret to FC Barcelona and Spain’s Xavi Hernández’s success? Simple: think “like PlayStation.” If only it were that easy, Xavi. (El Mundo Deportivo’d) Read More

  • How To Watch Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Clasico Online Today

    The single biggest game in European soccer takes place in a few hours (3pm ET). It’s Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, and I can think of no better way to ease into the work week than to follow the game online. (Or, if you’re playing hooky today, watching it on GolTV or ESPN Deportes.) Thankfully it’s the year 2010 (nearly 2011!) so it’s pretty easy to keep up with the likes… Read More

  • The Champions League final will be in HD on ESPNHD today

    Good news, sports fans in the U.S.! It looks like ESPN will broadcast today’s Champions League final in HD on ESPNHD. Well, at least according to the schedule on its Web site. Why the network didn’t bother showing the whole tournament in HD when UEFA provides an HD feed, I don’t know. Read More

  • Chelsea-Barça shows the need for video replay in UEFA competitions

    I’ve purposely held this story for a few days in order to let inflamed passions simmer down. As many of you (I hope) are aware, FC Barcelona beat Chelsea FC last week in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals; Barça now goes on to face Manchester United FC in the final in Rome. What concerns us here at CrunchGear is the use of technology in the game of European football… Read More

  • MC is Barcelona bound

    Mobile World Congress in Barcelona kicks off in just 3 days, and we’re headed out the door for the first leg of our trip. We’re still a car, train, and plane ride away – but Barcelona, here we come! So what can we expect? Too much to list. Samsung is bringing all kinds of stuff (but no Android, and no 12MP camera phone, according to SamsungCentral). All sorts of Android… Read More

  • ZOMG: Condoms for bikes

    Looks like germophobes everywhere will appreciate this one. They’re condoms made for bicycle handlebars. Or maybe you could just wash your hands every once in a while, or at least stop licking handlebars all the time. Read More

  • FC Barcelona striker Eto'o loves Nikon SLRs

    [photopress:etoopic1.jpg,full,center] FC Barcelona, més que un club, tore apart Levante UD at the weekend, with Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o scoring a hat-trick (that’s three goals for the uninitiated) in the process. After he scored his third goal, Eto’o raced toward the touchline and grabbed a digital camera. What brand of digital camera, you ask? Thanks to… Read More

  • NVIDIA going mobile with APX 2500 cell phone chip

    What say you to the idea of cramming an NVIDIA GeForce chip into your cell phone? It’s coming, and in high definition too. The NVIDIA APX 2500 is an ultra-low power mobile applications processing platform that’s recently been announced at the MWC in Barcelona. The new chipset will basically allow you to (among other things) capture and/or play back 720p movies and take photos at… Read More