Hey Google, Your Nexus 7 Marketing Images Look Like Crap

No one understands why President Obama didn't hammer Governor Romney on his 47% secret video comments during the first presidential debate. In hindsight, a mistake. Like President Obama, Google is thr

With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.instructure.com/">Instructure</a> launched Canvas in 2011 to give educational institutions an alternative to the ubiquitous (but much criticized) software of educat

FastMail Escapes The 1990s With Sleek New Interface

<a target="_blank" href="http://FastMail.fm">FastMail</a> is a popular e-mail provider among power users who want to be customers instead of products. But its interface has been stuck in the 90s -- un

Turntable.fm Founder’s New DJZ Dance Music Site And DJZtxt App Will Make Your Eyes And Ears Bleed

Electronic dance music (EDM) is all the rage with kids born after 1990 (Generation Z), and Turntable.fm founder Seth Goldstein is bringing the scene online. Today he launches <a target="_blank" href="

Watch Nerdery: Up Close With The New Seiko “Orange Monster”

If you know me, you know two things about me: I love watches and I smell, faintly, of ferret. That's why I'd like to share my excitement at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ablogtoread.com/the-seik

Apple’s R&D Spending Climbs $1 Billion To $3.4 Billion During FY 2012

Apple released its 10-K filing with the SEC today, reflecting its financial status and records for the entirety of 2012. Most of the content is what we've seen already from quarterly results, but a co

Another ‘Sexy’ Enterprise Exit: EMC Buys Web Security Firm Silver Tail Systems

The tech press doesn't always give enterprise software startups as much attention as companies on the consumer-focused side. That is slowly changing now, though -- the words "enterprise" and "sexy" ha

Photo Sharing App Batch Finally Closing Its Doors Since Team Is Now At Airbnb

We knew that the Dailybooth team, creators of photo sharing app Batch, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/24/airbnb-brian-pokorny-batch-dailybooth/">moved on to greener pastures at Airbnb</a

Blue Box Raises $3.5 Million For Cloud And Hosting Service With An OpenStack Flavor

<a target="_blank" href="http://bluebox.net">Blue Box</a> has raised $3.5 million for its <a target="_blank" href="http://openstack.org">OpenStack</a>-infused cloud and hosting service designed for co

Get Ready For Some Fireworks: Activist Investor Carl Icahn Sets His Sights On Netflix, Taking A 10% Stake

Carl Icahn has bought a big chunk of Netflix stock — nearly 10 percent altogether. It’s not clear exactly what his intentions are, but according to the filing, the investment was made because Icah

One Year In, Nextdoor, The Social Network For Neighborhoods, Talks Numbers [TCTV]

This time last year <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/26/benchmark-backed-nextdoor-launches-as-a-private-social-network-for-neighborhoods/">marked the debut</a> of <a target="_blank" href="

Zillow Acquires Real Estate Shopping And Collaboration Platform For Brokers And Homebuyers, Buyfolio

Real estate search giant Zillow has acquired <a target="_blank" href="http://buyfolio.com/">Buyfolio</a>, an online and mobile collaborative shopping platform where home shoppers can search, track, or

Outdoor Ad Startup ADstruc Launches A New Ad-Buying Workflow And Partners With Telmar

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.adstruc.com">ADstruc</a> has been working to modernize the buying of outdoor advertising for <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/09/28/adstruc-a-marketplace-f

AT&T And T-Mobile Combine Wireless Coverage In Sandy-Affected Areas

AT&T and T-Mobile have signed an agreement that lets subscribers to either company roam on either network in devastated parts of the country where Hurricane Sandy has left users with poor cellular

Google Settles With Rosetta Stone Over Trademark Infringement Within Search And Ads Lawsuit

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/31/us-usa-court-rosettastone-google-idUSBRE89U1GE20121031">According to Reuters</a>, Google has settled a lawsuit brought by software ma

Google Translate Gets A Better Dictionary With Smarter Rankings, Reverse Translations And Grouped Synonyms

Google just <a target="_blank" href="http://googletranslate.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-smarter-dictionary-for-translation.html">launched</a> an update to <a target="_blank" href="http://translate.google.c

Microsoft & Urban Airship Team Up To Offer Push Messaging On Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8

Following Monday's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/29/live-from-microsofts-windows-phone-8-event-in-san-francisco/">reveal</a> of Windows Phone 8, the most recent update to Microsoft's

Panic-Inducing Rumors Over Twitter During A Hurricane Should Be Illegal

First Amendment protections are a solemn oath designed to preserve a functioning democracy; they in no way logically extend to protecting the capacity to inflict harm on vulnerable citizens for mere a

Google Brings Its 3D Imagery To 5 New Cities And To The Desktop

After launching its new 3D imagery on mobile <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/06/google-maps-for-mobile-gets-offline-maps/">a few months ago</a>, Google today finally brought these 3D buil

The iPad Mini’s Cannibalization Effects: Overpowering Or Overblown?

The iPad mini seems downright hungry, and it has a taste not just for other small tablets, but for its larger brethren, the iPad with Retina Display. Some analysts are saying as much, with expectation
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