Chinese Telecom Giant Huawei Accused Of Offering Embargoed HP Equipment To Iranian Companies

Chinese telecommunications manufacturing giant Huawei is once again in hot water over allegedly playing loose with trade sanctions. One of Huawei Technologies key Iranian partners reportedly offered t

With A Flick Of The Wrist, Facebook Could Destroy Current Advertising Models

Advertising is something that we’ve all grown accustomed to in today’s society. For companies that provide free services, it’s an important part of keeping those services free for ev

Don’t Be Alarmed By The Bankruptcy Sign Outside I/O Ventures

We had a bit of a false alarm today, when TechCrunch's Kim-Mai Cutler spotted a bankruptcy sign on the door of the <a target="_blank" href="">i/o Ventures</a> building in San F

Will Google+ Ever Get A Full Read/Write API?

Depending on who you ask, Google+ is either a <a target="_blank" href="">thriving social network</a

Game Over: Zynga Shuts Down PetVille And 10 Other Titles To Cut Costs

Executing the <a target="_blank" href="">cost-reduction plan</a> CEO Mark Pincus announced in November, Zynga has shut down, pulled from the app stores,

2012: TechCrunch Year In Review

January: We <a href="">started the year at CES</a> where it was clear that <a href="

The Games Industry Is Driven By Marketing Stories

Discoverability, collapsing social game models, failing gamification and weak levels of excitement for new gaming platforms have all conspired to make 2012 a complicated year for games. For some this

Road Tripping In The Digital Age

I'm just wrapping up a week-long road trip, in which a travel companion and I visited some friends in Southern California. We only booked one night's stay ahead of time, and decisions around where to

How Hackers/Founders Grew From Beer-Filled Bar Meetups To Full-On Startup Incubator [TCTV]

Back in 2008, <a target="_blank" href="">Jonathan Nelson</a> was working as an ER nurse and tinkering on code at home in his spare time. As someone

CrunchWeek: The Year-End Wrap Up

It’s CrunchWeek time, wherein a few of us writers turn on the TechCrunch TV cameras and shoot the breeze about some of the past week’s most interesting stories. This week, we decided to reflect on

Hackulous Shuts Down, Taking Its iOS Piracy App Installous With It

<a target="_blank" href="">Hackulous</a>, the company behind the popular (and controversial) app Installous which let people easily download pirated apps on jailbroken iOS devices, h

How The Huang Brothers Bootstrapped Guitar Hero To A Billion Dollar Business

Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 35-city event series hosted in 15-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. He also founded Commonred (acqu

Amazon Is Not A Commerce Company

Same-day shipping became the big retailer craze this holiday season. Why? As the New York Times points out, retailers are living in fear of and trying to match what the online retailer offe

Iterations: It’s Early Innings For Digital Pictures

In the few years I've been in Silicon Valley, if someone asked me to sum up -- in one word -- what defined and dominated consumer technology applications during that time, I'd have no choice but to an

Backed Or Whacked: Ignoring The Little People

<b>Editor’s note: </b><em>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at <a target="_blank" href="">Reticle Research</a> and blogs at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.techspr

Extreme Diet Hacking With Tech: How Cheesecake Made Me Leaner And Stronger With Carb Backloading

Never before have I binged on so many delicious desserts, yet been stronger or more ripped. For 3 weeks, I experimented with a cult bodybuilding diet, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mensfitness.c

Foursquare To Start Using Full Names, Sharing More Of Your Data With Venues From January 28, According To New Privacy Policy

Foursquare -- which this year passed its three-billionth check-in, added 15 million more users to its network, and <a href="

While There Are Some Glimpses Of Progress, Mexico Faces A Long Road To Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager at Innku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico.</em> A few weeks ago, Vivek Wadhwa visited Mexic

In Case Anyone Cares, Here Are Leaked Shots Of The BlackBerry X10, RIM’s Upcoming BB10 QWERTY Handset

Research In Motion is set to launch BlackBerry 10 and two handsets at the end of January. But at this point, there shouldn't be many surprises. Nearly <a href="

The 10 Best iOS And Android Games Of 2012

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Stephen Danos is the associate editor for the mobile app discovery site Appolicious.</em> This year’s most captivating games either pushed the envelope with state-of-th
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