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  • Still Full From Thanksgiving? Our Fastest Rising Startup Is Already On Its Next Course

    Still Full From Thanksgiving? Our Fastest Rising Startup Is Already On Its Next Course

    Sit back, take a big deep breath and make some more room for us because the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards is coming up quick, and nominations are in full swing. The deadline is coming up next week on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 5PM, and we want your input on which company you think has been the Fastest Rising Startup of 2015. The Fastest Rising Startup award goes to a company that… Read More

  • U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

    U.K. Kids Increasingly Credulous Online, Finds Ofcom

    While there has been high profile U.K. government backing for furnishing the nation’s youth with digital skills in recent years, including a requirement in the English national curriculum to start teaching coding to primary age children, new research from comms industry regulator Ofcom suggests a parallel push to teach kids to be much better critical thinkers in our… Read More

  • Facebook Sees 23% Spike In Law Enforcement Requests For Data In The United States

    Facebook Sees 23% Spike In Law Enforcement Requests For Data In The United States

    Facebook revealed it received 23 percent more requests from law enforcement between January and June 2015 than in the second half of 2014. From January to June 2015, Facebook received a total of 17,577 law enforcement requests, targeting 26,579 users and accounts. From July to December 2014, the company received 14,274 requests affecting 21,731 accounts and users. Read More

  • On My Hearts And Stars

    On My Hearts And Stars

    We often forget that Twitter, more Web 2.0 media company than startup, is almost ten years old. We also forget that it has a global user base of just over 300 million people. But we can’t forget that Twitter is in trouble. Audience growth is at a crawl, which poses a threat to the publicly traded company as it tries to capture mindshare and advertising dollars in competition with… Read More

  • Is Personalized Discovery A Feature, Category Or New Paradigm Crunch Network

    Is Personalized Discovery A Feature, Category Or New Paradigm

    What do you do when you don’t know what you want to read, watch, listen to or do next? What do you do if you don’t know what to search for? Or can’t describe clearly what you’d be interested in next? There are so many great choices available in the digital realm. Nevertheless, a universal personalized Discovery solution doesn’t exist yet. Why? Read More

  • Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Twitter Of ‘Listening In’ On Your Direct Messages

    Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Twitter Of ‘Listening In’ On Your Direct Messages

    The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Twitter is the target of a class action lawsuit having to do with how private direct messages are treated on the service. While it’s quite obvious that there aren’t humans that work at Twitter reading your direct messages, an algorithm is sweeping over them, to swap out links with shortened T.co (the shortening service owned by Twitter) ones… Read More

  • Spindle Is A Social App That Encourages You To Be Selfish With Your Content

    Spindle Is A Social App That Encourages You To Be Selfish With Your Content

    While social media platforms theoretically can be a great place to document life’s special moments, the reality is that social pressure often forces us to curate and filter our content for others, instead of focusing on ourselves. Launched last week, Spindle is a social journaling app that solves this issue by putting the emphasis on letting a user create content for themselves, and… Read More

  • Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us Crunch Network

    Getting Banned From The App Store Was The Best Thing That Happened To Us

    “Brace yourself, Marco…we’ve just been removed from the App Store.” With those words, I visualized everything we’d slaved over for months crumple itself into a ball of trash and — ironically — flinging itself into the bin beside me. But it hardly came as a surprise. Despite stellar traction at over 4 million users and 15 million flings opened per day… 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

  • Hail Creates Content For Multiple Online Publishing Platforms With One Click

    Hail Creates Content For Multiple Online Publishing Platforms With One Click

    If you work on any kind of online content, you know it’s not enough to hit publish and then sit back waiting for traffic. Links have to be shared to Facebook and Twitter, excerpts posted to Tumblr, and newsletters formatted and emailed. For organizations with limited resources, this is a huge drain on time. Hail wants to simplify the process. Read More

  • Your Edgy Startup Idea Is Stupid

    Your Edgy Startup Idea Is Stupid

    First it was glitter and dicks. Then it was on-demand everything. Then it was breasts. Startups, please: stop. 2015 has been the year of the awful idea. It began early on this year with a number of services that wanted to send your enemies glitter and cardboard penises. They had all the trappings of a traditional startup – media blitzes, wild founders, and wacky ideas about social… Read More

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