Watch Livestream’s Commercial-Free Broadcast Of NYE In Times Square

At home and want to watch the classic New Years Eve celebration in Time Square commercial free? Well, <a href="http://livestre.am/awgG">here you go</a>. <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/live

Facebook’s Mobile App Has A Big Holiday Week On iPhones, Bigger On Android

Millions of new iPhones and Androids got activated during and after Christmas this year -- and what have people done with their new devices? They've downloaded Facebook's mobile apps, of course. I'

Nearly 20 Million People Read Google’s Blog In 2011; @Google Now Has 4 Million Twitter Followers

In terms of regularly posting news, Google has been one of the more frequent bloggers out of most of the major technology giants, often forgoing releasing press releases in favor of posting on the com

Want To Know How (Not) To Pitch Your Startup? Look No Further.

In order to get startups and entrepreneurs thinking about the most effective ways to pitch their businesses, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/adeo-ressi">Adeo Ressi</a> of Founder Institute h

Making Jony Ive a Knight sends UK Gov signal: 2012 is the year of tech

<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/60/Jonathan_Ive_2009.jpg/160px-Jonathan_Ive_2009.jpg" class="shot2" />Honours and medals from Queens and Kings may be an alien concept i

Why Salespeople Make Bad Fundraisers

Company founders are the quintessential <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/24/lies-entrepreneurs-tell/">cheerleaders</a>, promoting their vision and company every chance they get.  But that

Late-Stage Web Companies Took In The Largest Tech Investments Of 2011

One of the defining trends of modern web companies is that the top ones have been choosing to raise giant, private late-stage funding rounds instead of going public. Look at the ten companies that rai

Gillmor Gang 12.31.11 (TCTV)

The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — wound up the Old Year and previewed the next one. In fact, we are already well into Social Spring,

My Last Death Threat In 2011

I got this email the other day: “Just saw you on CNBC. Shocked! I thought for sure I read you had hung yourself. Well, now I have a new wish for Christmas!” It was signed <a href="mailto:ko

Freight Train Kept A-Rollin’

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rezendi/262073557/"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/freight.jpg?w=201" alt="" title="freight" width="201" height="300" class="ali

Knight Of The Round Tablet? UK Gov Honour for Ive Heralds New Year Of Tech

Honours and medals from Queens and Kings may be an alien concept in Silicon Valley, but they are a delightfully steam-punk tradition, still continued in a Britain which long ago said goodbye to its Em

Keeping Up With The Normals

The holidays for most people who read this site involve answering a cornucopia of tech support questions for their relatives. Honestly, I've watched friends field the most frustrating 45 minute IT dep

Apple’s Terrific And Tumultuous 2011

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Those words seem to encapsulate Apple's 2011 perfectly. The year saw the company both became the most valuable company in the world and lose i

RED Sues Arri Over Email Hacking, False Advertising In HD Camera Dust-Up

Upstart digital cinema company RED, which has been the bane of many established camera companies for several years now, has filed suit against Arri, a leading camera manufacturer. They allege that Arr

Aol Employees Make Zombie Video About Talent Exodus

In case you <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/30/idol/">haven't noticed</a> ;), it's an especially slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow time for the tech industry. So

A Web Of Apps

It is remarkable to think that we're in the early days of the app era, when there are already close to 600,000 iOS applications and nearly 400,000 on Android. The growth of these app ecosystems has be

A New Era For Social Interest Sites: Twitter, Tumblr And Pinterest Go Big In 2011

One of the most interesting trends in <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/21/comscoresocial2011/">comScore's 2011 social networking report</a> is the new growth of social sites that cater to

Damn It Google, Where Are My Magic Android Lightbulbs?

Back at Google I/O in May, members of Google's Android team <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/05/20/live-blogging-the-second-google-io-keynote-the-day-of-android-and-google-tv/">unveiled</a> a

Verizon Wireless Cancels Plans To Charge $2 “Convenience” Fee

Well, that didn't take long. Less than 24 hours after word got out that Verizon Wireless planned to introduce a painfully ironic "convenience" fee of $2 for anyone paying their bill online, the carrie

HTML5 idiots are confusing meatballs with spaghetti

<img src="https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/1574154932/me-pic-small-sq.png" class="shot2" />This is a guest post by <a href="http://twitter.com/richholdsworth">Richard Holdsworth</a>, <a hr
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