Language Learning Service Verbling Launches Google Hangouts-Powered Classes, Adds Support For 9 New Languages

Learning a new language can be tedious and frustrating. Thankfully, a new generation of startups are leveraging advances in mobile and web technologies to make that process more enjoyable and rewardin

Why Did Google Buy BufferBox? Because The Entire Mail And Package Delivery System Is Broken

Today, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/30/google-acquires-waterloo-based-e-commerce-startup-amazon-locker-competitor-and-yc-graduate-bufferbox/">Google bought an Ontario-based company cal

Enterprise Apps Are Moving To Single-Page Design

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Alexander Aghassipour is chief product officer and co-founder of Zendesk, and Shajith Chacko is lead software engineer at Zendesk.</em> Our traditional app had been servi

The Weekly Good: Gurbaksh Chahal, BeProud.org And Putting An End To Hate

Sometimes, it's not political powerhouses who have the power to change the world, sometimes it's true-blue entrepreneurs who live to solve problems. One such person is <a href="https://beta.techcrunch

Backops Outsources Your Startup’s Back Office Using The Best Enterprise Apps, Raises $1.5M

Early-stage startups die if they don't nail their core products quickly. But like all companies, they also need to process loads of paperwork required for basic operations, from crunching numbers in Q

Settle Down, Facebook Users, ‘Cause You’re Not Getting $1M For Sharing A Pic Of A Fake Lottery Ticket

In today's edition of Facebook scams comes the story of Nolan Daniels and his $1M lottery ticket picture. "Looks like I won't be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person

Court Rules Yahoo Must Pay $2.7 Billion For Mexican Yellow Pages Breach Of Contract

Yahoo says it "will vigorously pursue all appeals" of a non-final judgement by a Mexico City <a target="_blank" href="http://pressroom.yahoo.net/pr/ycorp/241335.aspx">court ruling Yahoo must pay $2.

Apps Like Rockmelt Ditch Social-Only Signup, Add Email So Privacy Buffs Can “Try Before You Pry”

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.rockmelt.com/">Rockmelt's</a> recently released <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/10/rockmelt-for-ipad-a-browser-built-for-touch-that-turns-the-web-into

Review: Squier By Fender Strat Guitar With USB Connection

The Squier Strat by Fender (or Squier by Fender Strat or however they want to name this thing) is one of the first guitars with a built-in digital signal processor. The guitar plugs right into any com

Cinemagram Raises $8.5M Series A Led By Menlo Ventures To Make Mobile Photo Sharing More Animated

Cinemagram, a startup founded in Montreal that's now moving to San Francisco, today announced an $8.5 million Series A round via AllThingsD. The investment comes from Menlo Ventures, Khosla Ventures,

Paul Maritz To Lead New Group At EMC That Merges Greenplum With VMware’s Cloud Foundry, SpringSource, And Gemstome

Paul Maritz will lead a new platform group that will combine VMware's <a target="_blank" href="http://cloudfoundry.org">Cloud Foundry</a>, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.springsource.org/">Spring

Productivity App Evernote Gets Another $85M, ~$64M In Secondary Financing, Led By London’s AGC Equity

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.evernote.com">Evernote</a>, the personal data and productivity app that now has over 40 million users, is today announcing it has raised another $85 million, with 7

Update: Facebook Website Experienced 20 Minutes Of Downtime, Mobile App And Website Were Still Working

People on Twitter are complaining that Facebook has been down for about 10 minutes at the time of writing this article. Many TechCrunch writers could confirm the issue. The mobile app and website are

With 1B Pageviews Under Its Belt, UGC Giant Wikia Raises $10.8M From IVP, Bessemer & Amazon

User generated content company Wikia is breaking the news of its raise of over $10.8 million in Series C funding today in a press release soon to be sent out to tech media. The financing was led by In

Kngine Aims To Build A Natural Language-Driven App That Can Answer Any Question

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.kngine.com">Kngine</a> (pronounced kin-gin, short for knowledge engine) is one of those startups with a goal that's both straightforward and impressively ambitious

Fab Has Its First Million-Dollar Day; Sold More Than $6.5M Worth Of Products This Past Week

Design-focused e-commerce site Fab <a target="_blank" href="http://betashop.com/post/36887388726/data-fab-black-friday-cyber-monday-full-week-sales">released a number of data</a> this morning, and it'

What Will Happen When The Surface Pro Isn’t The Only Flagship Win8 Tablet In Town?

The Surface Pro launches in January, just after the holiday rush. It's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/29/microsoft-finally-talks-surface-pro-pricing-64gb-for-899-128gb-for-999/">a pricey

Foodspotting Launches A Pilot Rewards-For-Photos Program In San Francisco

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.foodspotting.com">Foodspotting</a> is launching a new feature today that allows restaurants to promote themselves to hungry locals — and also provides one of the

Google Acquires Waterloo-Based E-Commerce Startup, Amazon Locker Competitor And YC Graduate BufferBox

Google today announced their acquisition of YC alumni BufferBox, a Waterloo-based startup that specializes in providing users with temporary lockers to receive delivery of packages from online e-comme

Flash Deals Site NoMoreRack Raises $12M, Hits 5.8M Members

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/05/nomorerack-sneaky-big/">Back in July, we caught up with</a> New York-based startup <a target="_blank" href="http://nomorerack.com/">NoMoreRack</a>, a fl
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