Simple Is Now Available To The Public, Cofounder Alex Payne Moves On

There is nothing more broken than the payments/banking system, which makes me and everybody else root for payments (and more!) startup Simple (formerly BankSimple). We all hate our banks and, especial

Roku Becomes Pay TV’s Streaming Box Of Choice, Raises $45 Million From News Corp, BSkyB, And Others

When Roku first entered the streaming video market, it was seen as a boon for cord cutters, who could watch streaming content from online distributors like Netflix and Hulu Plus on TV. But lately, it'

Stay Focused And Keep Shipping: What Is Facebook Thinking With Its Phone Folly?

Earlier today, I <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/25/facebook-designers-ask-what-would-you-do-if-you-werent-afraid/">wrote</a> about Facebook designers asking, “What would you do if yo

AppFog Wants To Do For Developer Platforms What Google Did For EMail

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.appfog.com/">AppFog</a> is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider that wants to do for developer platforms what Google did for GMail. GMail launched in 2004 by

With 50M Videos Indexed, Showyou Relaunches Its iPhone App With A New Back End And Easier Sharing

When the <a target="_blank" href="http://showyou.com/">Showyou</a> app <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/04/13/vodpod-founders-launch-showyou-a-social-video-app-for-ios/">first launched last s

Ellen! Bieber! Seacrest! Stamped Revamps, Raises New Round From Celebs, Brian Lee, Tom Conrad, Eric Schmidt & Others

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.stamped.com/">Stamped</a>, the ex-Googler backed startup for sharing your favorite things, is rolling out a major revamp of its product today, and is adding a buzz

FundersClub Wants To Bypass VC And Let YOU Invest In Startups

<a target="_blank" href="https://thefundersclub.com/">FundersClub</a> is going to change how companies get funded. Today it launches a website designed to let anyone with as little as $1000 make equit

Path Debuts Version 2.5: Bigger Photos And Videos, Book And Movie Sharing, New ‘Nudge’ Feature

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.path.com">Path</a>, the mobile-based social networking app aimed at helping people connect with their close circle of friends and family, is rolling out the latest

With $1M+ From Guitar Hero Co-founder & Others, Zipongo Is Building The Mint.com For Healthy Living

Jason Langheier founded <a target="_blank" href="http://www.zipongo.com/">Zipongo</a> in June 2011 to give families and parents an easier way to make healthier dietary choices by reducing the costs th

Greek Athlete Kicked Off Olympic Team For Tweet

Voula Papachristou, Greece's triple-jump champion, was barred from competing in the London Olympic Games by the Hellenic Olympic Committee after an offensive tweet on Monday. She <a target="_blank

Flurry Acquires Startup Trestle To Power AppCloud, Its New Mobile Backend Service

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.flurry.com">Flurry</a> just announced that it's getting into the mobile app infrastructure business with a new service called Flurry AppCloud. To make that happe

Oracle Pulls Ads After National Advertising Group Says It Made False Claims Against IBM

Oracle is stopping a marketing campaign attacking IBM in wake of a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.asrcreviews.org/2012/07/nad-finds-oracle-took-necessary-action-in-discontinuing-comparative-perfo

Students Show Off Their Solutions To World Problems At Google Science Fair

What were you doing when you were 14? I'm willing to be it's a little different that what the students at the Google Science Fair are working on. Google brought 15 of the smartest 13 - 18 year old stu

Causes and “Not For Sale” Crowdfund REBBL Beverage Startup That Fights Slavery

30 million slaves in the world need help, but startups are more sustainable than charities. So rather than raise donations, Causes.com is crowdfunding anti-slavery group <a target="_blank" href="http

Court Grants Injunction Against Caterina Fake’s Use Of The Name ‘Pinwheel’

It looks like Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake may have to find a new name for her new product <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pinwheel.com">Pinwheel</a>. A New York court has granted a preliminary

Facebook Designers Ask “What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid”

What would you do if you weren't afraid? That's the question Facebook designers <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/benbarry">Ben Barry </a>and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.fa

Path’s Dave Morin And Benchmark Capital’s Matt Cohler Will Join Us At Disrupt SF!

Well, the agenda for <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2012/event-info/">TechCrunch Disrupt SF</a> is shaping up nicely, <em>really</em> nicely. And today we've got another two

Cool: Google Glasses-Inspired Eyewear Translates Foreign Language Into Real-Life Subtitles

Here's an innovative, simple, and exciting application to <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/27/google-glass-future/">Google Glasses</a>: foreign language augmented reality that <a target="_

Zynga Explains “Challenging” Q2: Facebook Platform Changes, Late Launches, Draw Something Drops

Why <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/25/zynga-earnings-q2/">did Zynga generate revenue of $332 million</a> versus the analyst-projected $344 million, earning 3 cents per share instead of

Welcome Glass Explorers: Google Will Host Special Events & Hangouts For Those With Project Glass Pre-Orders

Google's Project Glass made quite a splash at I/O last month. Besides <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/27/sergey-brin-demos-google-glass-at-io/">stunning the audience</a> with a skydiving
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