technology

  • Anti-Tech Backlash Could Be Coming Soon To A City Near You

    Anti-Tech Backlash Could Be Coming Soon To A City Near You

    While it can be dangerous to take lessons from television shows or science fiction novels, there’s evidence that as technology advances at breakneck speed, there will be those who are afraid of what’s coming and people could choose sides. To some extent, it’s because technology is always a few steps ahead of society, and we have yet to come to grips with much of… Read More

  • Why Are There So Few Black Investors?

    Why Are There So Few Black Investors?

    While the technology sector continues to flourish, and its luminaries are seen as role models, the industry as a whole is suffering from a lack of diversity that has undermined its ability to fully realize its transformative potential. Read More

  • Tech’s Year Of Missed Political Gains

    Tech’s Year Of Missed Political Gains

    The technology sector had a rough year in Washington. In the face of growing political spending, increasing economic might and stumbling government agencies, tech got nearly nothing it wanted in 2014. NSA reform died, as did copyright reform, and patent reform. Immigration reform? Kaput. And the recent election axed important politicians who were allied with the tech industry on certain issues. Read More

  • Graphene Turns Light Into Electricity For Faster Circuits

    Graphene Turns Light Into Electricity For Faster Circuits

    Welcome to another episode of “Cool Science Stuff That Probably Will Have Some Effect On Our Lives Later But We Probably Won’t Realize It.” In this week’s installment we present graphene photosensors. While the vast majority of high speed data is transmitted via fiber optic cables, there is always a “last nanometer” problem where the light signals must… Read More

  • WebDev Video Tutorials Startup Learnable.com Gives Australian High School Students Free Classes To Address Looming Crisis

    WebDev Video Tutorials Startup Learnable.com Gives Australian High School Students Free Classes To Address Looming Crisis

    Hoping to address the software developer skills crisis choking Australia’s startup ecosystem, Learnable.com is giving away $10 million in credits to high school students to access its library of web development resources.  Spanning 10,000 students, the Melbourne startup hopes to reverse the engineering deficit and replicate the success of Aussie successes, Atlassian, 99designs, and… Read More

  • April Fools 2013: The Ultimate Round-Up

    April Fools 2013: The Ultimate Round-Up

    Happy April First, errybody! Yes, that’s right, we’ve reached that special, inimitable time of year. April Fools Day 2013. At TechCrunch, we have a long history of taking April Fools seriously. Deadly, deadly seriously. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a master list (which will be updated throughout the day) with the best tomfoolery, pranks, WTFs and LOLs the… Read More

  • One of the Biggest Mistakes Enterprise Startups Make

    One of the Biggest Mistakes Enterprise Startups Make

    The era of VCs investing in successful consumer Internet startups such as eBay led to a belief system that seemed to permeate many enterprise software startups that hiring sales or implementation people was a bad thing. And many enterprise startups I meet try to convince me they don’t need professional services teams. This is a big mistake. This post explains why … Read More

  • Playnomics Raises $5M In Second Round To Help Mobile Game Makers Monetize

    Playnomics Raises $5M In Second Round To Help Mobile Game Makers Monetize

    Playnomics, a San Francisco-based startup that helps mobile game developers earn more from their existing players, just picked up another $5 million in funding from Vanedge Capital and existing investors including FirstMark Capital and XSeed Capital. Vanedge is a Vancouver-based fund co-created by a couple Electronic Arts veterans including former president of worldwide studios Paul Lee. Read More

  • Every Other Tech Angle You Need For Super Bowl XLVII

    Every Other Tech Angle You Need For Super Bowl XLVII

    Millions of people across the U.S. are preparing their jerseys, face paint and horrific nachos. Yes, football fans rejoice, the big game finally kicks off tomorrow in New Orleans — that is, Super Bowl XLVII, between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Franciso 49ers. The Super Bowl is always one of the biggest media events per year, and our inboxes have been flooded with “OMG this… Read More

  • Google.org Donates A Total Of $3.7M To Spark Civic Innovation Using Technology

    Google.org Donates A Total Of $3.7M To Spark Civic Innovation Using Technology

    Today, Google.org’s VP, Matthew Stepka, announced that the non-profit arm of Google is going to be giving a large sum money to Sunlight Foundation and mySociety to promote civic innovation through technology. Specifically, its Civic Information API will help fuel new applications and services for places worldwide. Big and small. Here’s what Stepka had to say about the… Read More

  • Startup NYC: Citi Lays Off 11K Finance Employees, Thinkful Tries To Get Them Hired In Tech

    Startup NYC: Citi Lays Off 11K Finance Employees, Thinkful Tries To Get Them Hired In Tech

    Citigroup took a big hit yesterday, as its new CEO Michael Corbat announced the company’s intention to lay off 11,000 employees and “pull back in emerging markets” in an effort to cut costs amidst challenging times for big banks. According to Bloomberg, this represents a 4.2 percent reduction of Citi’s total workforce and hits hardest in trading, investment banking… Read More

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