Next Jump Shoppers Have Burned More Than 1.6 Billion WOWPoints, Each Worth A Penny

<a href="http://www.nextjump.com/">Next Jump</a> CEO Charlie Kim wants you to earn and burn his company's WOWPoints, a loyalty reward currency that can be used to pay for real merchandise. WOWPoints

Google May Be On The Verge Of Resurrecting “GDrive”

In 2006, Google was internally testing a project codenamed "Platypus", an online storage service. When it was <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2006/03/06/google-drive-what-we-know-so-far/">acciden

Hulu Now Live In Japan With Subscription-Only Service

In what marks its first expansion abroad, Hulu is now available <a href="http://www.hulu.jp/">in Japan</a>. As <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/10/hulu-to-start-streaming-in-the-land-of-t

Impressive List Of U.S. Investors Drops $180 Million Into Chinese Startup Incubator

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/kai-fu-lee">Kai-Fu Lee</a> has a fairly unique perspective on the tech industry, having spent years in high roles at Apple, Microsoft, and Goo

Hands-On: At The U.S. Open With The Olympus E-PM1

Olympus is trying to do with their new E-PMT1 PEN Mini camera what other manufacturers already have: bring DSLR power to the masses. It's their smallest Micro Four Thirds camera to date, and it's defi

Assistly For Salesforce Launches On AppExchange

<a href="http://www.assistly.com/">Assistly</a>, the cloud-based customer support platform that's backed by Bullpen Capital, Index Ventures, Salesforce, as well as several other angels and VCs, <a hre

Google Quietly Rolls Out The Chrome Extension To Bring +1 To The Entire Web

You may recall that back in May, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/05/04/google-plus-1-extension/">we spotted something</a> in Google's "Dear Sophie" commercial: an unreleased +1 Chrome extens

Show Your Old-School Gaming Love With These Sega Console iPhone Cases

I don't always post about iPhone cases... but when I do, I prefer retro gaming ones. Sure, you could have a cool metallic case, or go all-leather, or make your phone look like R2-D2 — but when y

Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 7 To Developers

Hey, what do you know! It's been just shy of two weeks since Apple's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/19/apple-ios-5-beta-6/">last Beta release of iOS 5</a>, and just like clockwork, they'

Today In Also-Ran Tablets: The HTC Jetstream And Sony S And P

Today won't be remembered tomorrow. Nothing of consequence happened today. Steve Ballmer didn't resign, Dell didn't get out of the PC business and I didn't stop procrastinating and actually go to the

Environmental Watchdog Report Calls Apple To Task For Violations

The ever-volatile issue of the costs surrounding globalized manufacturing looks to be looming again as a harshly critical report on Apple's Chinese suppliers gains visibility. The report, by environme

Microsoft’s Interpretation Of “No Compromise” Is The Definition Of “Compromise”

On one hand, you have to give Windows chief Steven Sinofsky some credit, he's being very open, proactive, and engaged leading up to Microsoft's unveiling of Windows 8. And that's great. But on the ot

Mobile TV And Video Platform MobiTV Files For $75 Million IPO

Mobile TV and video platform <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/mobitv">MobiTV </a> has filed its <a href="http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1380124/000119312511237924/ds1.htm">S-1</a> wi

Game Closure Quietly Raises Seed Round From SV Angel, Yuri Milner, Greylock, And More

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/02/17/game-closure-makes-it-a-breeze-to-build-multiplayer-cross-platform-games/">We first covered Game Closure this spring</a> when it opened its private beta

Give Your Lady The Gift Of Glowing Power With The iNecklace

It's iconic. That soft, pulsating light emanating from the button that controls life and death. Press it when it's glowing and creativity flows. Turn it off and a little bit of your inner child dies.

Impermium Launches Social Spam Index; Finds That Up To 40 Percent Of Online IDs Are Fake

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/27/former-yahoo-spam-ninjas-unveil-impermium/">In June, we covered the launch</a> of <a href="http://impermium.com/">Impermium</a>, a young startup aimed a

YC’s Patent Pledge Asks Tech Companies To Grant Startups Patent Immunity

<a href="http://www.ycombinator.com">Y Combinator</a> is about to wield its rapidly-growing influence in the tech community to help startups everywhere. And it's taking on one of the hottest (and most

HTC Sensation Redux To Sport Beats By Dre Audio?

Since HTC's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/10/htc-announcement/">purchase of a majority stake</a> in Beats Electronics, the big question was which of their snazzy new handsets would be t

Gillmor Gang: Live from Dreamforce 1:30pm PT

Update: The Gang is scheduled to start around 1:30pm. From the inside out, salesforce.com is a rapidly growing cloud computing company at the head of the enterprise social wave. From the outside i

HTC: The Thunderbolt And Droid Incredible Will Be Updated to Gingerbread In September

Good news, HTC Thunderbolt/Droid Incredible owners! You're gettin' some Gingerbread! It's a bit late in the game (Gingerbread <em>has</em> been around for nearly 10 months, after all) but HTC has j
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