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  • The TechCrunch 2008 Year in Review

    The TechCrunch 2008 Year in Review

    One of the best decisions we ever made at TechCrunch was when we launched CrunchBase, our open startup directory, at the end of 2007. We aspired to make it the best current source of information about technology startups, people and investors. Data is added by TechCrunch editors, our amazing team of interns, and the community at large (it is a moderated wiki, so anyone can contribute data). … Read More

  • AskMarkets Launches Prediction Market For Crunchbase. Who's Going To The DeadPool?

    AskMarkets Launches Prediction Market For Crunchbase. Who's Going To The DeadPool?

    Greek startup AskMarkets, which lets users create and participate in non-cash prediction markets of any kind, has created a prediction market for startups in CrunchBase. The application lets users bet on the chances any particular startup will be acquired, get additional funding or head to the deadpool in the next year. An example: users say Animoto has a 51.5% chance of being acquired, a 25%… Read More

  • CrunchBase: Are You In It?

    CrunchBase: Are You In It?

    CrunchBase, our free database of startup and people information, continues to grow thanks to countless additions and corrections by the community. The site now has entries on 20,000 people, 10,000 companies and over 1,000 venture funds. The majority of content is added by the community (CrunchBase has wiki features to allow unlimited versioning control to step back if bad entries are made). When… Read More

  • Some CrunchBase API Stats and Apps

    Some CrunchBase API Stats and Apps

    Six weeks ago we launched an API for our technology database, CrunchBase. The idea was to give away lots of clean, structured data about the companies we cover, data that could be used to build new services and improve upon existing ones. Since then we've seen a number of impressive things built on top of the API. And the traffic has started to add up: between July 15th and August 15th we… Read More

  • No, Tim.  We're Not As Bad As The New York Times

    No, Tim. We're Not As Bad As The New York Times

    Tim O’Reilly is tearing his hair out because he thinks that we link too much to CrunchBase, our startup database. He levels the unforgivable charge of self-linking at us, and puts us in the same company as the New York Times (which in this case is not a good thing). In his post (which I link to above), he makes the following connection between how we link to Crunchbase and how the New York… Read More

  • Great Apps Using The CrunchBase API

    Great Apps Using The CrunchBase API

    Since launching the CrunchBase API less than two weeks ago we’ve seen a great response from developers, who have already developed a number of impressive plugins and applications. The CrunchBase API offers access to information from thousands of tech companies, VCs and startup entrepreneurs. It’s free to use, there are no accounts to sign up for and no request throttling. The API… Read More

  • CrunchBase Now Has An API, So Grab Our Data

    CrunchBase Now Has An API, So Grab Our Data

    Today we’re excited to announce a free, open, and easily-accessible API for all data included in CrunchBase, our tech company database. It is available immediately to all developers. Since we relaunched the property five months ago, we’ve focused on accumulating and structuring the world’s most useful data about technology. And we’ve worked to make this data available in a… Read More

  • CrunchBase: Now With Maps, Advanced Search, Jobs, And Milestones

    CrunchBase: Now With Maps, Advanced Search, Jobs, And Milestones

    We’re proud to announce today a slew of new improvements to CrunchBase, our directory for information about the tech startup ecosystem. Maps Company and financial organization headquarters are now geocoded and locatable on an interactive map using the Google Maps API. Say you’re checking out Yelp and want to see just where the company is located and what other startups are nearby. You… Read More

  • CrunchBase Now Integrated With LinkedIn API

    We will shortly be releasing a new version of CrunchBase, the company and people database wiki that you often see linked to here on TechCrunch. In the meantime, though, we’ve added a few new features to the product, including integration with LinkedIn via their API. You can now click a button and see if you are linked to any of the employees at any particular startup. The image to the left… Read More

  • TechCrunch Labs: Our Experience Building And Launching An App On Google App Engine

    TechCrunch Labs: Our Experience Building And Launching An App On Google App Engine

    Last night, Google announced App Engine, a hosted web application platform. We’ve now tested the service directly by writing and deploying a test application called appengine.crunchbase.com—a HotorNot popularity contest for startups. Our experience with building and launching an app is below. Google promises developers two things with App Engine: to reduce the time from writing code to… Read More