Kevin Rose Explains Oink: “A Platform To Rank Things”

Kevin Rose took the stage today at the Web 2.0 Summit to give a demo of <a href="http://oink.com/">Oink</a>, the first product from his his mobile lab, Milk. He's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com

Dmitry Shapiro Shows Off AnyBeat (1,000 Private Beta Invites)

If there is a theme emerging among new social startups, it is layering an interest graph on top of people's social connections (aka, the social graph). Bill Gross's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.c

Kobo Pits Its Vox Against The Fire And Nook As First “Social” E-Reader

The increasing socialification (as opposed to socialization) of our everyday activities is food for thought. What is it that makes people want to share everything about every activity? Reading especia

Netflix For Android Finally Gains Honeycomb Tablet Support

If you're running out of things to do with your Honeycomb-powered Android tablet, why not load up the <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/netflix-expands-support-for-android-powered-smart

MC Hammer Announces WireDoo, His “Deep” Relational Search Engine

Somehow on stage at Web 2.0 Summit, MC Hammer has just announced WireDoo, an attempt at a relational search engine that he is somehow involved in. Why do another search engine? Hammer asked the con

Enflick Raises $1M From Freestyle Capital, Menlo Talent Fund, Lady Gaga And Bieber’s Managers

<a href="http://enflick.com/">Enflick,</a> the developer who created free text messaging app TextNow and IM application PingChat has raised over $1 million in seed funding led by <a href="http://www.c

DODOcase Adds Monogramming, Auto Wake/Sleep Magnet To Their iPad 2 Cases

Dodocase makes fantastic iPad and Kindle cases using traditional book binding techniques and equipment. They're just great. The San Francisco-based company recently upgraded their offering with severa

Google Promises Android 4.0 For The Nexus S, “Theoretically” For Gingerbread Devices, Too

With a few hours of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/19/in-depth-hands-on-video-galaxy-nexus-and-ice-cream-sandwich-android-4-0/">Ice Cream Sandwich familiarity</a> under our belts, the lo

Google Debuts Search Ads For Mobile Apps; Distance Will Now Factor Into Mobile Search Ad Rankings

As the holiday shopping season approaches, more and more consumers are going to be using the smartphones to search for products, stores and more. Google is <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011

The Mega-Video: What’s New In Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)?

Sure, other sites might have footage of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.) They grabbed a Galaxy Nexus, fumbled with it for a second or two, and then shot 2-3 minutes of video with a device/interface t

Striiv Gamifies The Pedometer Craze

The pedometer - those little things you wear to measure your steps - has always been a weight loss gimmick. Only recently, however, have pedometers gotten smart enough to do more than just vaguely sha

YouTube Gets Free, Cloud-Based Video Editing Thanks To New WeVideo Integration

<a href="http://www.wevideo.com/">WeVideo</a>, a newly launched cloud-based collaborative video editing platform, is today announcing integration with YouTube. Starting this afternoon, YouTube users w

Google Wallet Picks Up Steam With NJ Transit Partnership

The days of scrounging in your pockets for bus fare are over, if Google and NJ Transit have anything to say about it. NJ Governor Chris Christie announced earlier today that the third largest transit

TechCrunch Roundup: 12 Startups, 500 Investors At TechStars NYC Demo Day

Yesterday morning over five hundred investors, mentors, reporters, and entrepreneurs packed the halls of New York City's Cedar Lake Theatre for <a href="http://www.techstars.com/">TechStars</a> Demo D

Teach Siri To Interact With RememberTheMilk

This isn't a new trick - and you could probably use the same technique to push reminders to any CalDAV-compliant system, but the folks at to-do list makers <a HREF="http://blog.rememberthemilk.com

Watch Day Three Of The 2011 Web 2.0 Summit

We're at the Palace Hotel for day three of 2011 <a href="http://www.web2summit.com/web2010/public/schedule/grid/2010-11-15">Web 2.0 Summit</a> where we've spent three days exploring the weird wonderfu

LinkedIn Debuts Classmates To Help You Stay Connected With Your Fellow Alumni

You could previously connect with contacts from college and grad school on LinkedIn by searching by name or by the educational institution, but LinkedIn is now making this process a much easier, featu

New Screen Technology, TapSense, Can Distinguish Between Different Parts Of Your Hand

And you thought multitouch gestures were annoying - how about mashing your whole hand on your screen to close an app or rapping on it with your knuckle to summon Siri (or <a HREF="https://beta.techcru

How DropBox Started As A Minimal Viable Product

<em>Drew Houston is featured on the cover of </em><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/victoriabarret/2011/10/18/dropbox-the-inside-story-of-techs-hottest-startup/"><em>Forbes magazine as the entrepre

A Restaurant, Dive Shop, And Bakery Share Their Groupon Experience (TCTV)

With <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/groupon">Groupon</a> <a href="http://allthingsd.com/20111018/exclusive-groupons-ipo-road-show-set-for-next-week/">reportedly</a> set to begin its IPO ro
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