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  • Facebook Ecosystem Crunchup: Video Highlights (TCTV)

    Facebook Ecosystem Crunchup: Video Highlights (TCTV)

    Did you miss any of our Crunchup on Facebook’s ecosystem this past Friday? Perhaps you didn’t hear how Facebook deals with 7,000 different devices accessing its platform every day. Maybe you didn’t find out whether Zynga expects it will make back its money on the OMGPOP purchase. Or, want to learn how many people played games on Facebook.com last month. If you guessed less… Read More

  • Facebook’s Big Challenge: Building A Stable Platform For Developers While Maintaining User Experience

    Facebook’s Big Challenge: Building A Stable Platform For Developers While Maintaining User Experience

    Today at The TC CrunchUp at the Fox Theater in Redwood City, a group of founders and entrepreneurs took the stage to talk about the future of Facebook’s platform, where it’s been and where it’s going as a result. Although the company’s stock has been limping of late, Facebook continues to be impossible to ignore — by the end of June, for example, the platform… Read More

  • 230 Million People Played Games On Facebook.com In The Last 30 Days

    230 Million People Played Games On Facebook.com In The Last 30 Days

    Doug Purdy, Facebook’s Director of Developer Products, just announced that 230 million people played games on Facebook.com in the past 30 days and that 8 of the 10 top grossing iPhone apps are integrated with Facebook. This is an interesting bit of news when thinking about actual user interaction with the service and what third party developers could expect to see when building for… Read More

  • Live Now: Watch TechCrunch’s Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp

    Live Now: Watch TechCrunch’s Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp

    For all its successes Facebook has yet to conquer mobile. With that thought in mind TechCrunch is hosting our 5th annual CrunchUp today at the gorgeous Fox Theater in Redwood City, CA. Throughout the day leading developers, Facebook executives and industry experts will take the CrunchUp stage and speak on the state of Facebook’s platform, products, ads and mobile initiatives. Our live… Read More

  • The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

    The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

    TechCrunch has been throwing an annual summer party at August Capital since 2006, the point at which Michael Arrington realized it had gotten too big for his Atherton back yard. And this year we’re doing it again, on the same big sunny Sand Hill balcony at the venture firm’s headquarters. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes til 9:00 p.m. And, we’ll also be back with… Read More

  • A Look Back On Our Mobile First CrunchUp And 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital

    A Look Back On Our Mobile First CrunchUp And 6th Annual Summer Party At August Capital

    We had a blast yesterday at our Mobile First Crunchup and 6th Annual Summer Party at August Capital. At our CrunchUp, we had some amazing speakers and special guests. Even Chamillionaire managed to make a certain speaker sweat and started a debate on why Android doesn’t have a decent phone. Later in the day, the drinks were flowing at August Capital and even Ron Conway was spotted enjoying… Read More

  • Three Companies Chi-Hua Chien Of Kleiner Perkins Would Love To Invest In

    Three Companies Chi-Hua Chien Of Kleiner Perkins Would Love To Invest In

    Today at Aol West Headquarters, a number of entrepreneurs, VCs, and executives gathered to discuss the state of the mobile industry and mobile technology. After a series of individual panels, the day concluded with the crowd of panelists gathering together for a lively discussion about the future of mobile, current mobile trends gaining legs, as well as what’s missing. Chi-Hua Chien… Read More

  • You Can’t Buy Tickets For Our Mobile First CrunchUp, But You Can Watch

    You Can’t Buy Tickets For Our Mobile First CrunchUp, But You Can Watch

    The next phase of the web will be ruled by mobile. It’s already happening. Just think about how many killer apps and products are mobile-first or mobile-only. This Friday right before our 6th annual summer party at August Capital, we’ll be holding a half-day Mobile First CrunchUp to talk about where are we in terms of creating mobile products and why so many startups are going… Read More

  • Mobile First Speaker LineUp: Joe Hewitt, Omar Hamoui, Kevin Systrom, And More

    At the end of this month, we are putting on a Mobile First CrunchUp, which will focus on the increasingly popular strategy of creating a mobile product first, and a regular Web product second, if ever. Mobile is just a more interesting part of the Web right now for many reasons—iPhone/Android, tablets, location-aware apps, cell phone cameras, GPS. People are so interested in this topic… Read More

  • Don't Miss Our Mobile First CrunchUp And 6th Annual Summer Party On July 29

    Don't Miss Our Mobile First CrunchUp And 6th Annual Summer Party On July 29

    “Mobile first.” It’s a mantra we’ve been hearing increasingly. For many developers and startup founders, they start with a mobile product first, and web second, if at all. We are seeing this across games, social, photo, payment, group messaging, media consumption, local deal apps and more. It’s just the way things are done. On July 29, we’ll explore all of… Read More

  • Chamillionaire Just Wants Your Business Card

    Chamillionaire Just Wants Your Business Card

    Grammy award winning artist Chamillionaire (a.k.a Hakeem Seriki) has become a regular at tech conferences, perhaps because the hustle and flow culture of the rap business and the hustle and flow culture of the tech business are surprisingly similar. His stories of struggles between artists and music labels are resonant to anyone who’s experienced the relationship intricacies of startups… Read More

  • Come To The Realtime CrunchUp, Win A Free Sailing Trip In San Francisco Bay

    We’re just two days away from our Realtime CrunchUp in San Francisco. The CrunchUp agenda is chock full of goodness. Since our first event back in July, the momentum around realtime has accelerated. We find ourselves awash in realtime streams of data, and these realtime streams are becoming the new center of attention on the Web. During the conference we’ll be drilling down… Read More

  • The Realtime Agenda For The Realtime CrunchUp

    Over the past few weeks, it’s definitely been crunchtime as we’ve been putting together the panels and demos for our Realtime CrunchUp on November 20 in San Francisco. Get your tickets here. After much back and forth, and with the help of our Realtime Board, we finally have an agenda we are very excited to present (see below). Speakers will include Twitter COO Dick Costolo… Read More

  • Benioff, Conway And Costolo Are Speaking At Our Realtime Crunchup. Tickets On Sale Now.

    Ever since our first Realtime Crunchup last July, the momentum behind realtime streams just keeps getting stronger. Which is why TechCrunchIT editor Steve Gillmor and I are putting together another Realtime Crunchup on November 20 in San Francisco. Tickets are on sale now (the price is $395 until the final week when they will go up to $495—there are only 500 available). The one-day… Read More

  • Announcing The Realtime Board And Our Next CrunchUp on November 20

    A lot has happened since our first Realtime Stream CrunchUp in July: Facebook bought FriendFeed, Twitter raised $100 million, Google Wave launched in private beta. So TechCrunchIt editor Steve Gillmor and I thought it would be a good time for another Realtime CrunchUp. The next one will be an all-day event on November 20 in San Francisco. I don’t want to give away too many details… Read More

  • Photos From 2009 Techcrunch Crunchup and August Capital Party

    Thanks again to all of you who came out to our Real Time Stream CrunchUp and August Capital Summer Party. We broke 600 attendees to the Real Time Stream CrunchUp, double our initial expectations, and we hosted lots more of you at the August Capital outing. We had an amazing group of CrunchUp speakers to talk about new trends, boundaries and your passions. And we fit in 22 new product… Read More

  • Win A Ticket To The Real-Time Stream CrunchUp This Friday

    For the past few weeks, TechCrunchIT editor Steve Gillmor and I have been pulling together speakers and demos for our Real-Time Stream CrunchUp this Friday. What started as a roundtable and a few demos, quickly grew into a full-fledged mini-conference with 45 speakers, including nearly 20 startup and product demos. Other than TechCrunch50, I’ve never seen so many CEOs and companies… Read More

  • Agenda For Real Time Stream CrunchUp (And Third Wave of August Capital Party Tickets)

    Our Real Time Stream Crunchup is only a week and half away (get tickets here). We’ve been working hard to pull together the best startups, investors, engineers, and marketers developing products and platforms which take advantage of real-time data and communications in new ways. The real time stream is fast becoming a dominant metaphor for consuming information, increasingly displacing… Read More

  • Catch The Second Wave Of Tickets To August Capital Summer Outing July 10 And Real Time Stream CrunchUp

    The second batch of 150 tickets to attend our 4th annual summer outing on July 10 at August Capital are available now, courtesy of Eventbrite. They’ll go fast so grab them now. Update: This batch is sold out. We are also selling tickets for our Real Time Stream CrunchUp earlier that day (a CrunchUp ticket includes entry to the party as well). The CrunchUp is a mini-conference… Read More

  • The Real-Time Stream And 4th Annual Summer CrunchUp At August Capital

    Save the date and let the frenzy begin. Our 4th annual summer meet-up at August Capital will be Friday, July 10 this year. We can’t thank David Hornik and his partners at August Capital enough for having us back, yet again. Each year the party gets a little more lively, the deck gets a little more crowded, and yet David welcomes us back with unflinching enthusiasm. Thank you. We promise… Read More