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  • Congratulations, Crunchies Winners! Kickstarter Wins Best Overall Startup

    Congratulations, Crunchies Winners! Kickstarter Wins Best Overall Startup

    It was a night for the ages. At the 7th Annual Crunchies Award show, Kickstarter beat out CloudFlare, Snapchat, Twitter and Uber, and walked away with the Crunchie for Best Overall Startup. Chris Sacca won the Crunchie For Angel Of The Year, Dropbox’s Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi won Founder of the Year, and Tinder took home Best New Startup. At the start of the show, John Oliver… Read More

  • Kickstarter Wins The 2013 Crunchie For “Best Overall Startup” By Leveling The Maker Playing Field

    Kickstarter Wins The 2013 Crunchie For “Best Overall Startup” By Leveling The Maker Playing Field

    It’s not often that a startup changes the way the world works, but Kickstarter has done just that. The crowdfunding site had a banner 2013 and has won the Best Overall Startup award at this year’s Crunchies.  The category was packed with strong contenders. CloudFlare is a silent partner to the modern content delivery system of the Internet. Snapchat is a young but powerful entry… Read More

  • Peter Fenton Named “VC Of The Year” At The Crunchies

    Peter Fenton Named “VC Of The Year” At The Crunchies

    Benchmark’s Peter Fenton just won the award for VC of the Year at the Crunchies. Fenton is probably best-known for backing and continuing to serve on the board of Twitter, which went public last year. He’s also an investor/board member at Yelp, New Relic, Hortonworks, Zuora, and Polyvore, among others. (If that didn’t keep him busy enough, he also serves as a board member for… Read More

  • Edward Snowden’s NSA Revelations Win Crunchie For Biggest Social Impact

    Edward Snowden’s NSA Revelations Win Crunchie For Biggest Social Impact

    Tonight at the Crunchies, Edward Snowden’s massive leak of NSA material won the Biggest Social Impact category. Besting rivals like Code.org and CrowdTilt, Snowden’s successful efforts to demask the mass surveillance undertaken by the National Security Administration on both global and United States citizens has ignited a worldwide discussion surrounding privacy and the proper role… Read More

  • Snapchat Wins ‘Best Mobile Application’ At The 2013 Crunchies, Award Disappears In 10 Seconds

    Snapchat Wins ‘Best Mobile Application’ At The 2013 Crunchies, Award Disappears In 10 Seconds

    This year’s best mobile app is Snapchat, at least according to the 2013 Crunchies Awards. The ephemeral photo and video messaging app beat out a tough crowd this year, including Mailbox, Tinder, VSCO Cam and WhatsApp. This is Snapchat’s second Crunchie, since it won fastest rising startup last year for its speedy early user growth. Snapchat began in 2011 at Stanford, and the… Read More

  • Bitcoin Wins Best Technology Achievement But Satoshi Doesn’t Show

    Bitcoin Wins Best Technology Achievement But Satoshi Doesn’t Show

    Eyewitnesses at the Crunchies tonight reported seeing a shadowy figure hiding in the eaves of the opera hall, watching the proceedings with a gimlet eye. Perhaps, in light of the Best Technology Achievement going to Bitcoin, Satoshi himself was lurking in the gloom? Read More

  • Watch The 7th Annual Crunchies Award Show Right Here

    Watch The 7th Annual Crunchies Award Show Right Here

    The Super Bowl. The Winter Olympics. The Grammys and the Academy Awards. ‘Tis the season for live spectacles, and as such, I’m pleased to welcome you to the 7th Annual Crunchies Awards where TechCrunch, Gigaom and VentureBeat join together and award the best technology of 2013. Tonight’s gonna be a good night. To start, we have John Oliver hosting, who is sure to delight… Read More

  • The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards Are In 4 Days And Tickets Are Almost Sold Out

    The 7th Annual Crunchies Awards Are In 4 Days And Tickets Are Almost Sold Out

    Tickets for this year’s Crunchies are almost gone. The show is next week. A few tickets can still be had, but sections are selling out quickly. This is the biggest night of the year for Silicon Valley. Get dressed up and come celebrate technology with us. Next Monday, starting at 7:30, we’ll take over the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco to recognize the best… Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: 20 Anki DRIVE Starter Kits And Free Ticket to The Crunchies

    The team over at Anki is so thrilled about being a Crunchie Award finalist for “Best New Startup of 2013″ that they’ve decided to show their appreciation to our readers by spreading the Anki love and giving away Anki Drive starter kits (each valued at $199.95) to 20 lucky people. Read More

  • Last Call To Vote For The Crunchies

    Last Call To Vote For The Crunchies

    Voting is about to close for The 7th Annual Crunchies Award. You have until Sunday 26, 2014 at 11:59 pm PST to throw your support behind your favorite startups, technology, apps, founders and venture capitalists. Will Mark Zuckerberg will CEO of the Year again? Is GitHub still the overall startup? Which new technology was the best of 2013? It’s all up to you. Vote here. Read More

  • John Oliver To Host The Crunchies

    John Oliver To Host The Crunchies

    We’re excited to announce the return of John Oliver, former Daily Show correspondent and current bon vivant, at our annual Crunchies event in San Francisco on February 10, 2014. That’s right: Oliver will be back to give the Valley the loving drubbing it deserves. Watch the best bits from last year’s show right here. John Oliver has been a writer and correspondent on… Read More

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