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  • Quirky Files For Bankruptcy While Flextronics Puts Up A $15M Bid For Wink

    Quirky Files For Bankruptcy While Flextronics Puts Up A $15M Bid For Wink

    Quirky, the long-suffering startup that was once held up as a model for bridging the maker movement and corporate world, has filed for bankruptcy. Read More

  • Sampler Is Like Those People Who Give You Free Warm Cheeseballs At Costco But Only On The Internet

    Sampler Is Like Those People Who Give You Free Warm Cheeseballs At Costco But Only On The Internet

    Giving out samples on the street is kind of silly. Taking a little cup of urine-colored sports drink or a nasty bag of chips offers little in the way of customer generation and it usually ends up in a messy sidewalk and tired sample givers. But what if you could give away urine-colored sports drinks over the Internet? Now you’re cooking with gas! Marie Chevrier at Sampler wants to make… Read More

  • Convicted Silk Road Owner Ross Ulbricht Sends His First Note From Prison

    Convicted Silk Road Owner Ross Ulbricht Sends His First Note From Prison

    The alleged mastermind of the Silk Road, Ross Ulbricht, has sent his first note from prison, a handwritten missive posted on FreeRoss.org, a site dedicated to news about the Ulbricht’s case and fundraising for his legal costs. The letter was sent to the attendees of PorcFest or Porcupine Fest, a “free state” festival focused on cryptocurrencies, alternative viewpoints… Read More

  • Inspired By Bauhaus Design, ShapeKit Lets Kids Create Gorgeous Animations

    Inspired By Bauhaus Design, ShapeKit Lets Kids Create Gorgeous Animations

    Being a child is awesome because every little thing is an adventure. Rolling over, sitting up, eating solids, making letters, telling time–life is one milestone after another. As a jaded adult, it’s hard for me to remember the overwhelming wonders of growing up. ShapeKit, however, recaptures a little bit of that feeling. Made by design team c+y, the iPad app draws inspiration… Read More

  • An NYC Entrepreneur’s Guide To Scaling A Company Crunch Network

    An NYC Entrepreneur’s Guide To Scaling A Company

    The latest class of early-stage startups is busy preparing to crush it at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. I’m not going out on a limb by saying that the goal of every company there is to scale fast, and most have committed to or are thinking of doing so in New York. I was born and raised in New York City and my dream was always to build a company here. I can’t imagine a better place to be. Read More

  • Introducing TechCrunch TV Live From Disrupt NY

    Introducing TechCrunch TV Live From Disrupt NY

    Disrupt NY 2015 is days away and we’re thrilled to announce the TechCrunch video team will be broadcasting interviews, updates, and great startup action live from the Exhibit Hall floor. In the past, our video team has been hidden backstage, occasionally sneaking out from inside a secret lair with cameras and microphones. This year TechCrunch TV Live will quite literally be in… Read More

  • Casper CEO Phillip Krim Is Dreaming Of Disrupt NY

    Casper CEO Phillip Krim Is Dreaming Of Disrupt NY

    Though Casper prides itself on making sure you catch some Zzz’s, Casper CEO Phillip Krim won’t be inducing any snoring come Disrupt NY in May. His company is company is targeting an industry that most consumers consider a night terror. Maybe we’ll even get him to do the interview lying in a Casper mattress. Anything could happen. It’s Disrupt! Casper is flipping over… Read More

  • DJI Engineered The Phantom 3 Drone To Be More Plug-And-Play

    DJI Engineered The Phantom 3 Drone To Be More Plug-And-Play

    With a bit of fanfare today, DJI announced the Phantom 3 Drone at a launch event in New York City. But it was a worldwide affair at one point when they showcased its live stream capabilities with flights above the Hollywood Hills, Santorini in Greece, and a launch party in Singapore that ended in a beautiful nighttime vista of the city. Unfortunately the Hollywood remote had a bit of lag and… Read More

  • Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups Crunch Network

    Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups

    “I’ve probably revised this investor pitch deck 200 times,” a founder told me recently. She’d met with more than 50 potential investors before closing a seed round last month. This might sound excessive to some, but her experience is not unusual. Entrepreneurs often spend hundreds of hours raising funds from angel and venture capital investors. While these activities… Read More

  • Join Us At Hardware Alley At Disrupt NY

    Join Us At Hardware Alley At Disrupt NY

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4-6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing event… Read More

  • Join Us For Hardware Alley In New York, Won’t You?

    Join Us For Hardware Alley In New York, Won’t You?

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great funders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4 to May 6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing… Read More

  • Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

    The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere. “Christie and Caleb want to go out,” Amanda says unenthusiastically, without looking at Joshua. “You care?” “Tell them… Read More

  • Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

    Google In The Running To Turn NYC Pay Phones Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

    A New York meeting providing information to companies interested in offering free Wi-Fi access counted Google among its attendees, according to a new Bloomberg report. Others at the event included IBM, Samsung and Cisco, but Google’s ambitions regarding blanketing the U.S. with free or affordable Internet connectivity could be a good reason so suspect it’ll submit a compelling… Read More

  • Food Ordering Site Delivery.com Expands To Hong Kong

    Food Ordering Site Delivery.com Expands To Hong Kong

    Delivery.com is launching outside the U.S. for the first time with a new site in Hong Kong that provides online food ordering and delivery to corporate consumers. The company is backed with an undisclosed amount of venture capital from its lead investor Cantor Ventures, the VC arm of Cantor Fitzgerald. Read More

  • Dropbox Opens First NYC Office To Strengthen Sales And Engineering

    Dropbox Opens First NYC Office To Strengthen Sales And Engineering

    Dropbox’s business software is ready for a big sales push a it bounds towards an anticipated IPO, so today it announced the opening of a sales and engineering office in New York City. In its first place on the east coast, the cloud storage startup developed at MIT will house ten sales people and two to three engineers in a temporary space near NYU before before growing into a permanent spot. Read More

  • Airbnb Victory In NYC: Environmental Control Board Reverses $2,400 Fine On Renting Out A Room In An Apartment

    Airbnb Victory In NYC: Environmental Control Board Reverses $2,400 Fine On Renting Out A Room In An Apartment

    A big regulatory victory for Airbnb today: the company has managed to win an appeal in New York City over a fine against a host called Nigel Warren, whose landlord was fined $2,400 in June after Warren rented out a room in his apartment. If the fine had stuck, it would have set a business-threatening precedent for Airbnb in the city. Read More

  • Deliv Raises $6.85 Million To Bring Same-Day Delivery To A Store Near You

    Deliv Raises $6.85 Million To Bring Same-Day Delivery To A Store Near You

    Investors have recently piled millions into same-day delivery startups such as New York’s Zipments and San Francisco’s PostMates, and now Palo Alto firm Deliv has become the latest beneficiary, with plans to use a $6.85 million series A investment to hire new staff and roll out services to hundreds of retailers located in shopping malls across America. Read More

  • Zipments Closes $2.25 Million Seed Round To Speed Up Same-Day Deliveries

    Zipments Closes $2.25 Million Seed Round To Speed Up Same-Day Deliveries

    New York based Zipments, a same-day delivery marketplace that connects retailers with couriers, has closed a $2.25 million seed round to further build out its product and expand to new cities. It’s facing increasing competition from consumer-focused San Francisco delivery heavyweights such as TaskRabbit and Postmates, the latter of which recently raised $5 million to muscle into New York. Read More

  • Taxi E-Hail Apps Get The Green Light In New York City Officially, Finally, Once Again

    Taxi E-Hail Apps Get The Green Light In New York City Officially, Finally, Once Again

    Good news for New Yorkers who don’t want to walk outside and raise their hands in an effort to attract the attention of a yellow cab passing by: The New York State Supreme Court has issued a ruling blocking a temporary restraining order, which had put into question the legality of taxi e-hail providers like Uber and Hailo operating in New York City. Read More

  • Yahoo Sets Up Shop In Times Square For Its 500 New York Employees (But Not The Tumblr Team)

    Yahoo Sets Up Shop In Times Square For Its 500 New York Employees (But Not The Tumblr Team)

    Today has been quite a roller coaster ride for Yahoo — the company put days of reports and rumors to rest this morning when it confirmed that it would acquire the social blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion, and now CEO Marissa Mayer has confirmed that Yahoo’s New York employees will now be moving. They’ll all soon be working right around the corner from Times Square in… Read More

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