Google To Close Bump And Flock, Its Recently Acquired File Sharing Apps

Bump and Flock, the file sharing apps Google acquired last fall, will be shut down by the end of this month. Both apps will stop working and be removed from Google Play and the App Store on January 31

Confirmed: Snapchat Hack Not A Hoax, 4.6M Usernames And Numbers Published

A site called has saved usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts and made the information available for download. SnapchatDB says that it got the information through a rece

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team! <p> </p><p> </p> It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridic

Dell Looks To Set A New Tone For Its Private Life

The story of Dell is business legend: How a kid starting in his dorm room, hiding computer parts in the bathroom when his parents visited, managed to build a computing giant that employs over 100,000

I, Spammer

As I approach the half-way mark of my crowdfunding project, I wanted to address the thing that makes me feel the worst about this whole process: the spam. As I intimated in <a href="https://techcrunch

How the Internet’s Founders Feel About The NSA Scandal

As the co-fathers of the Internet, Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn tend to be pretty protective of their digital masterpiece. Both were early Defense Department engineers of the communications architectur

The Best And Worst Gadgets Of 2013

2013 was a heady year: a <a target="_blank" href="">time of hope</a>; a <a href="https://techcrun

Sony Rumored To Be Considering A Windows Phone Handset In 2014

According to The Information, Sony could release a Windows Phone device, diversifying its mobile device lineup, bolstering Microsoft, and perhaps demonstrating a growing wish among hardware firms to h

LG May Be Taking Another Stab At The Wearable Activity Tracking Formula

CES 2014 is — amazingly enough — just around the corner, along with enough new gadgetry to fill several lifetimes. Last year we saw a glut of activity trackers pop up in the wake of notable hits l

Why 2014 Is The Year You Change

I stopped going to classes. I had a scholarship that paid all my living expenses ($1,200/month) so I didn't want to quit (ugh, and get a job?). So I stayed a student but I failed every class I took fo

Apple Says It Has Never Worked With NSA To Create iPhone Backdoors, Is Unaware Of Alleged DROPOUTJEEP Snooping Program

Apple has contacted TechCrunch with a statement about the DROPOUTJEEP NSA program that detailed a system by which the organization claimed it could snoop on iPhone users. Apple says that it has never

Makers Of Oscar-Shortlisted Documentary “The Act Of Killing” Turn To BitTorrent For Promotion

<a target="_blank" href="">BitTorrent</a> has been pitching itself as a legitimate way for content creators to promote their works,  and now the company is <a target="_blank"

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ Salary To Get 50% Bump To $3M In 2014

Remember <a href="">Qwikster</a>? Wall Street doesn't. The <a target="_blank" href="

Samsung Got A Bigger Tablet Boost For Christmas Than Apple, According To Onswipe

Touchscreen publishing company <a target="_blank" href="">Onswipe</a> has good news for Samsung. As Onswipe's Chief Marketing Officer Jason Baptiste put it in an email, "Samsung

Sprint Wants To Revive Nextel As A Business Brand, Merge Boost + Virgin Mobile Into ‘Sprint Freedom’

It was only <a target="_blank" href="">six months ago</a> that Sprint decommissioned and shut

MaternityCompare Helps Expectant Parents Find Healthcare Providers

Choosing an obstetrician can be extremely stressful for expectant parents. Additive Analytics, a new startup, hopes to help patients find trustworthy providers with MaternityCompare, its first product

These Apps Will Help You Make 2014 Less Filthy

This year, several notable apps that connect users with house cleaners have launched or gained traction. These include Homejoy, Exec and laundry service Prim. There are a lot of benefits to hiring a p

Silicon Valley Hustle: Former Motionloft CEO Accused Of Defrauding Investors

Thanks to a series of high-profile exits and a generally frothy financing environment, it's not unusual to see successful entrepreneurs spending money at will. But the story of <a target="_blank" href

Nokia Closes Out 2013 With 92% Of The Windows Phone Market

The fine folks at AdDuplex have provided Paul Thurrott with an early look at their final Windows Phone market data for 2013, giving us in the public a final look at the key statistics of Microsoft&#82

Revenue-Sharing “Knowledge Community” Teckler Launches Its First Mobile App

<a target="_blank" href="">Teckler</a> is a site where users get a share of the revenue for the articles, photos, and other media that they post. And with the recent launch of <a
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