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  • The Moment I Knew Twitter Had To Buy Periscope Crunch Network

    The Moment I Knew Twitter Had To Buy Periscope

    I’ve been using Periscope for about five months. I would run into the team almost daily at a coffee shop, and since we were both in pre-launch building mode, watching their team grow as they built their product was inspiring. It was Wednesday, January 28, when I saw exactly what Periscope would mean for Twitter users. I had decided to take an old college friend and his father to dinner… Read More

  • All You Need to Know About Today's Apple Event

    Today’s Apple Event In 90 Seconds

    Apple brought a lot more than expected with today’s event in San Francisco, pushing new products in media, health, computers, and wearables. Read More

  • Apple Introduces A Reinvented MacBook, Starting At $1299

    Apple Introduces A Reinvented MacBook, Starting At $1299

    At its event in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center, Apple today confirmed a long-running rumor that resurfaced back in January: The next major iteration of the MacBook will be a 12-inch Retina laptop that’s thinner and lighter than Apple’s previous trend-setting design. The laptop Apple revealed on-stage today mostly lines up with the rumors reported earlier this year. The… Read More

  • Google Unveils Plans For Flexible, Biodome-Like Headquarters In Mountain View

    Google Unveils Plans For Flexible, Biodome-Like Headquarters In Mountain View

    Google just unveiled plans for a new headquarters in Mountain View that looks like a series of canopies or even almost geodesic-dome like formations. This is the first time the company has designed and built offices from scratch, and it’s partnering with Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio, which will lead to a better way of working. Instead of very… Read More

  • Flow Kana Brings You Pot Straight Off The Farm

    Flow Kana Brings You Pot Straight Off The Farm

    Think of it as the first “farm-to-bowl” concept. Flow Kana just launched an on-demand medical cannabis delivery service that skips the brick-and-mortar dispensary to bring pot from local, organic weed farmers straight to you. “It’s the clean cannabis movement,” founder Michael Steinmetz says. “It’s important for the consumer to know where their… Read More

  • Artemis Is Leasing Spectrum From Dish Network To Test Fiber-Like LTE

    Artemis Is Leasing Spectrum From Dish Network To Test Fiber-Like LTE

    Last summer, Dish Network filed with the FCC to allocate enough spectrum in the Bay Area to roll out some kind of service. Today, Artemis CEO Steve Perlman confirmed the startup is leasing spectrum from Dish for two years in order to “beta test” pCell technology in the real world. Read More

  • Liveblog: Xiaomi Explains Itself To Silicon Valley

    Liveblog: Xiaomi Explains Itself To Silicon Valley

    I’m at the W Hotel in San Francisco to hear Xiaomi President Lin Bin and VP Hugo Barra give their pitch to Silicon Valley. We’ve been told we shouldn’t expect an announcement of the company bringing its products to the US, so the impression we’ve gotten is that this is about explaining what Xiaomi really does. Why does it need to do that, you ask? Well, most people… Read More

  • Anki’s Next-Gen ‘Overdrive’ Set Lets You Make Your Own Tracks

    Anki’s Next-Gen ‘Overdrive’ Set Lets You Make Your Own Tracks

    AI-powered remote control car maker Anki today unveiled Anki Overdrive, the next generation of its play sets that will let kids (and the adults who inevitably have to play with them) create their own tracks from various tiles. Read More

  • Marc Benioff Wins The 2014 Crunchie For CEO Of The Year

    Marc Benioff Wins The 2014 Crunchie For CEO Of The Year

    Marc Benioff had a whirlwind 2014 both professionally and personally. The Salesforce CEO made a $100 million donation to the UCSF Medical Center last year to help it build a new hospital that will bear Benioff’s name. The check was dubbed the “largest gift ever made” to the hospital by its operating organization. Read More