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  • Samsung Electronic’s Earnings Guidance Points To Another Disappointing Quarter

    Samsung Electronic’s Earnings Guidance Points To Another Disappointing Quarter

    Another quarter, another lackluster earnings guidance from Samsung Electronics. Heralded as Apple’s arch rival in “The Great Smartphone War” just two years ago, Samsung’s performance has declined as competition from a bevy of other Android makers cuts into its market share. Read More

  • Malaysia-based GlassesGlobalGroup Gets $3M To Tackle European Markets

    Malaysia-based GlassesGlobalGroup Gets $3M To Tackle European Markets

    GlassesGlobalGroup, a Kuala Lumpur-based eyeglass retailer founded by a former Rocket Internet executive, is eyeing expansion across Asia and Europe with its recently closed $3 million Series A. The round was led by Caixa Capital and Nova Founders Capital, and angel investors including Toivos Annus, Uwe Kolb, and Siegfried Drueker. Read More

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    Pembient Co-Founder George Bonaci Chats About The Plan To 3D Print Animal Parts

    Pembient, the startup that creates genetically identical animal parts in a lab, blew up after we first wrote about them. The founders have been inundated with requests, tweets and the startup was even a number one topic on several Reddit threads for a hot second since launching last month. The popularity is most likely due to the startup’s noble goal to upend the illegal wildlife… Read More

  • It’s On: Airbnb Regulation Set To Hit San Francisco’s Ballot This November

    It’s On: Airbnb Regulation Set To Hit San Francisco’s Ballot This November

    A coalition of home owners and affordable housing activists submitted more than 15,000 signatures today for a ballot initiative in the November election that will more tightly regulate short-term rentals and Airbnb. In response, an organization financially backed by Airbnb called ‘San Francisco For Everyone’ held a rally on the steps of City Hall today urging voters to give the… Read More

  • Microsoft Axes The Xbox Music Brand, Hits Do-Over On Its Music And Video Push

    Microsoft Axes The Xbox Music Brand, Hits Do-Over On Its Music And Video Push

    Microsoft will retool the branding of its entertainment apps that live inside of Windows 10, its new operating system and platform. In a move that I can only describe as curious, if not downright odd, Microsoft is dropping the Xbox branding on its music and video products, changing them, in order, to ‘Groove’ and ‘Music & TV.’ Microsoft’s rebranding… Read More

  • Reddit’s Community: Can’t Win With ‘Em, Can’t Win Without ‘Em

    Reddit’s Community: Can’t Win With ‘Em, Can’t Win Without ‘Em

    You know the story from beginning to end: A regular old website earns popularity, gains top users who are almost celebrities, and then the site dies more quickly than it rose. A lot happens in between, but those are the basics of it. Digg was a perfect example of this. Flickr is another. All of these sites have something in common: A fanatical reliance, if not focus, on… Read More

  • What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms Crunch Network

    What You Need To Know About Online Video Platforms

    On this 10th anniversary of the first video being uploaded to YouTube, it’s important to look at how the online video industry has changed in the last two years — because the changes have been as significant as those that started 10 years ago. Read More

  • Reddit: “We Screwed Up”

    Reddit: “We Screwed Up”

    Reddit just admitted it royally screwed up. Not just over the firing of Reddit community manager Victoria Taylor on Friday, but also for not listening to the community over the past several years. Volunteer Reddit moderators systematically shut down threads in protest after hearing of Taylor’s dismissal last week. Many said she was the only moderator who got them and communicated with… Read More

  • Priceline Pours $60 Million Into Brazil’s Hotel Urbano

    Priceline Pours $60 Million Into Brazil’s Hotel Urbano

    Hotel Urbano, a hotel search and booking platform and one of Brazil’s fastest growing startups, has raised an additional $60 million in strategic funding from discount travel conglomerate Priceline Group. Launched in 2011, Hotel Urbano previously raised $75 million from Tiger Global and Insight Venture Partners. The company declined to disclose a valuation, but co-founder João… Read More

  • Microsoft Looks To Academia To Usher In Next Wave Of Holographic Computing With Research Proposal Program

    Microsoft Looks To Academia To Usher In Next Wave Of Holographic Computing With Research Proposal Program

    Microsoft announced an academic research program Monday aiming to gather proposals for HoloLens technologies that further “the role and possible applications for holographic computing in society.” Microsoft will be awarding $100,000 and two HoloLens development kits to the best five research proposals from academic institutions. “This emerging technology teems with… Read More

  • Desperate For Ad Data, Twitter Offers Animated Balloons For Your Birthdate

    Desperate For Ad Data, Twitter Offers Animated Balloons For Your Birthdate

    Twitter’s ads would work a lot better if it knew how old you are. So in an obvious data grab, Twitter will show animated balloons on your profile when it’s your birthday if you’re willing to give it your birthdate. You can see what the balloons looks like on comedian Kevin Hart’s profile. Twitter’s minimalist sign-up flow seems to be coming back to bite it. All… Read More

  • Twitter Officially Launches Its Mobile Ads Manager

    Twitter Officially Launches Its Mobile Ads Manager

    Twitter today officially announced the launch of its new mobile Ads Manager, which allows users of Twitter’s smartphone applications to track their ad campaigns’ performance – including their impressions, engagements, spend, cost per engagement, and engagement rate – while on the go. The button was recently spotted in the wild, ahead of a formal announcement from… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    The best part of every TechCrunch Radio show (and trust me, there are tons of good parts) is the TC Radio Pitch-Off. For the last half-hour of each show, John Biggs and I bring on five of the coolest new startups we can find to pitch their product live on the radio. They each have exactly sixty seconds to share their story, at which point they’ll answer a few questions from a panel… Read More

  • Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning

    Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning

    Microsoft may have sold off some of its mapping assets to Uber last week, but almost as if to show that it’s still taking Bing Maps seriously, the company today announced a new preview release of Bing Maps for the web. Read More

  • Roomblocker (YC S15) Is Modernizing Group Hotel Reservations

    Roomblocker (YC S15) Is Modernizing Group Hotel Reservations

    If you’ve ever had to reserve a block of hotel rooms for a conference or wedding, you know how complicated the process can be. YC-Backed Roomblocker is a service that handles the entire group booking process, from gathering bids to accepting reservations for people in the group. Here’s how Roomblocker works: First, the company assigns each group organizer to a dedicated… Read More

  • Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    Hulu’s Living Room Viewing On The Rise As PC Viewing Declines

    While the rise of standalone streaming services has been fueled, in part, by increased connection speeds combined with the ubiquity of smart mobile devices, video consumption is still often taking place in the living room. And in the case of Hulu’s over-the-top streaming video service, living room viewing is actually on the rise. Today, living room viewing accounts for over 58 percent… Read More

  • Talent.io Grabs $2.2 Million To Find Your Next Top Engineer

    Talent.io Grabs $2.2 Million To Find Your Next Top Engineer

    Meet Talent.io, a new take on engineer recruitment companies. Talent.io isn’t your average headhunting agency and has opted for a more scalable model that should work for both engineers and recruiting companies. Three months after its beta launch in France, the company just raised $2.2 million (€2 million) from Alven Capital, Elaia Partners, Ventech and a few business angels. Read More

  • Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

    Microsoft’s New Tossup App Lets You Poll Your Friends, Plan Events

    A number of apps over the years have attempted to make it easier for friends to get together offline by helping them to plan everything from casual get-togethers to more formal events. Now Microsoft is taking a shot at this space with a new social polling app called Tossup. The app lets a group of friends vote on things like where and when to meet, what restaurant to choose, as well as RSVP. Read More

  • Instagram Preps To Save Your Photos In 1080×1080 Resolution

    Instagram Preps To Save Your Photos In 1080×1080 Resolution

    Instagram seems to be planning to upgrade photos to 1080 px, according to source code from the Instagram website, first uncovered by the Verge. As it stands now, Instagram photos live in 640×640 resolution, but on the heels of the revamped Instagram.com website, it appears that the photo-sharing service is now uploading pictures in full HD resolution. That said, Instagram isn’t… Read More

  • The Martial Arts Of Customer Relationship Management Crunch Network

    The Martial Arts Of Customer Relationship Management

    After spending six years with startups in the Salesforce.com ecosystem, I’ve spent the last six months as an EIR at Foundation Capital. One of the things I hear repeatedly from entrepreneurs as they illustrate their startup’s potential is their plan to “disrupt Salesforce.” Read More

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