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  • Berlin: We Will See You At Our First German Meet-Up And Pitch-Off Tonight

    Berlin: We Will See You At Our First German Meet-Up And Pitch-Off Tonight

    TechCrunch has been expanding its European presence – and my beer belly – by hitting country after country this summer with some exciting meetups + pitch-offs. The result? A plethora of great companies that are doing some amazing stuff and loads of great groups that have won tickets and exhibition space at TechCrunch Disrupt. Now we want more companies doing more amazing stuff… Read More

  • Sign Up For The Berlin Pitch-Off Now

    Sign Up For The Berlin Pitch-Off Now

    TechCrunch has been expanding its European presence – and my beer belly – by hitting country after country this summer with some exciting meetups + pitch-offs. The result? A plethora of great companies that are doing some amazing stuff and loads of great groups that have won tickets and exhibition space at TechCrunch Disrupt. Now we want more companies doing more amazing stuff… Read More

  • European Startups, Apply For Disrupt Europe Startup Battlefield Now!

    European Startups, Apply For Disrupt Europe Startup Battlefield Now!

    Calling startups from London to Lyon, from Tel Aviv to Trondheim, from Amsterdam to Athens: We want you. For the very first time, TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to Europe and we’re looking for the very best startups to launch on our Berlin stage. Startup Battlefield is the heart and soul of our conferences. Such companies as Yammer, Dropbox, FitBit, Swype and hundreds more have… Read More

  • Dave McClure Backs Comparison Engine VERSUS IO — More Silicon Valley Love For Berlin

    Dave McClure Backs Comparison Engine VERSUS IO — More Silicon Valley Love For Berlin

    Berlin as a startup hub continues to heat up, with some commentators placing it alongside or overtaking London (heresy!), so it should be no surprise to see the German city’s best and brightest tech companies attract investment from Silicon Valley. And so it is that news comes today that Dave McClure has made what is thought to be his first German investment: $100k in VERSUS IO, the… Read More

  • Plista gets more funding and launches its B2B operations

    Plista gets more funding and launches its B2B operations

    High-Tech Gründerfonds and DuMont Venture has joined existing investors Draper Investment Company and the Business Angel Peter Schüpbach in a new round of financing for Plista. The deal is rumored to be in the low seven figures. Today Plista also rolled out OnSite Recommendations, its B2B operations providing businesses with the ability to target their content, products and… Read More

  • Berlin metro claims copyright over iPhone timetable application

    Berlin metro claims copyright over iPhone timetable application

    What’s more convenient than having an unfamiliar subway system’s map and timetable information right there on your iPhone? Oh, what’s that, Berlin? Such a convenience violates copyright? Excellent! There’s an application for the iPhone called Fahr-Info Berlin. It’s just as I described—a free app that contains the city’s subway (“metro”)… Read More

  • HP unveils Voodoo Envy 133 notebook, Omen desktop [Updated with video]

    HP unveils Voodoo Envy 133 notebook, Omen desktop [Updated with video]

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F985637%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Today in Berlin HP announced the Voodoo Envy 133 notebook that was hinted at last week in the video teaser… Read More

  • Hands-on with the HP iPAQ 910c or 914

    Hands-on with the HP iPAQ 910c or 914

    Why anyone would hold an event during the same week as WWDC is beyond me, but I find myself in Berlin, Germany at HP’s Connecting Your World media summit. I just arrived a few hours ago after a 15-hour ordeal that started with a 3-hour delay, a missed connection in Dusseldorf and my bag is missing because the dipshit from LTU (Air Berlin) at JFK gave me the wrong baggage claim ticket… Read More

  • HP set to launch something big on June 10

    HP set to launch something big on June 10


    A buddy of mine who shall remain nameless tipped me off the other week that a big computer company was going to announce something really big, like, their biggest announcement of the year big. I immediately said, “it’s Apple, moron.” He said, “no, I’m not that stupid, moron.” We squawked back and forth for another few minutes and I let it be because I… Read More

  • CrunchGear/TechCrunch Berlin Meet-up

    CrunchGear/TechCrunch Berlin Meet-up

    How’s this for some fun. We’re planning a CG/TC meet-up in Berlin to match the one we’re having in Prague and I’d like to get some tentative numbers for attendance. Head over to to Facebook or email john@crunchgear.com with the subject line “BERLIN ME” if you’re interested. We’d hold the event on Monday, June 9 at about 7pm at a location to… Read More