All Of Samsung’s New Smart TVs Will Run Its Tizen Operating System

In its latest attempt to make the operating system happen, Samsung announced today that all of its smart televisions will include a Tizen-based platform in 2015.

Twitter’s ‘While You Were Away’ Recap Feature Is Rolling Out To Many Users

Back in November, Twitter announced plans to implement some major new initiatives to boost user engagement, and one of those features -- a 'While you were away' recap of tweets you may have missed --

Snapchat Has Raised $485 Million More From 23 Investors, At Valuation Of Up To $20B

Back in the day, we reported that messaging app Snapchat* was raising over $100 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins. And then the WSJ reported that it was $20 million, which left us wondering w

A Look Back At 2014

2014 was an amazing year in startup news. In fact, we wrote more than 13,000 articles here on TechCrunch. That’s why we are giving you a handy TL;DR guide to remind you of all the big news from

7 Venture Capitalists Predict What Will Happen In 2015

From cloud wars to the certainty that there will be hacks, venture capitalists believe that 2015 will be a year of tumult and (in public markets anyway) triumph for the startup world. Here are the vis

Comcast Customer Spends Four Hours Canceling His Account

A Comcast user named Mike posted a portion of a four-hour call with the company to cancel his account. The resulting back and forth — full of long, pregnant pauses and corporate rigamarole &#821

Ten Ways The World Changed In 2014

David Hirsch Contributor More posts by this contributor Ten Ways The World Changed In 2014 American Re-Urbanization Drives More On-Demand Innovation Editor’s Note: David Hirsch is a founder of

This Cybersecurity Medicine Might Be Tough To Swallow

Imagine you're the CEO of a thriving company and you've been horrified by the news of the Sony hack, the Target breach and the litany of security issues that have plagued big companies in recent years

How We Celebrate New Year’s Eve On Social Media Around The World

From Smartphone selfie sticks to pyrotechnics, this is how we digitally ring in 2015 around the world...

Netflix Helps You Trick Kids Into Thinking Midnight Came Early With An On-Demand Countdown

Netflix, with a nod and wink to weary parents everywhere, has introduced a clever way to trick the kids into thinking New Year’s Eve came early. The service is offering a three-minute long coun

YC-Backed Omniref Is Rap Genius For Code

While the open source movement has made getting up and running with a software project incredibly easy for those who know what to look for, the reality is that not every project can be updated to supp

2015 Is Shaping Up To Be The Key Year For Venture Capital

Eye-popping is the only word that comes close to describing the numbers we saw this year from venture finance. The valuations accelerated rapidly, with companies like Slack jumping past the billion do

How To Find The Right YouTube Influencers For Your Brand

Earned media is stealing the show. According to Nielsen, 84% of consumers say they trust peer recommendations above all other sources of advertising. According to McKinsey and Deloitte, marketing-insp

On Comcast? Buy Your Own Modem.

Comcast just raised their <a target="_blank" href="http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/12/comcast-just-upped-its-cable-modem-rental-fee-from-8-to-10-per-month/">modem rental fees from $8 to $10</a>,

CrunchWeek’s 2014 In Review: Hacks Aplenty, Mega Money, Tech’s Stars Under Scrutiny

This week’s episode of CrunchWeek is coming a couple of days early, since it’s really a CrunchYear — we took some time to look back at some of the biggest trends and stories from 201

Microsoft’s Windows Store Sees 110% Download Growth From A Year Ago

According to the company, Microsoft has seen a 110 percent rise in the number of app downloads on the Windows Store in the last year. The increase, as relayed by the firm's own Todd Brix, is built on

Snapchat’s New Year’s Eve “Our Story” Will Be Its Biggest Yet

Snapchat is preparing to launch its biggest “Our Story” feature yet this New Year’s Eve, documenting worldwide celebrations using curated user photos and videos from cities like Ne

Now With 12 Million Users, Timehop Adds Twitter Vet Jason Goldman To Its Board

It’s been a very busy few months for Timehop. The app, which provides users with a personal “today in history” memo by surfacing their photos and social networking posts from this da

Tech To Save You From Your Drunk Self On New Year’s Eve

The safest thing you could possibly do on New Year’s Eve is not drink, not go out, not do anything. You’re probably going to go out, anyway. You’re probably going to go to some par

Fighting Distractions Should Be Top Resolution For 2015

BING the head of Sony Pictures is talking about CLICK my friend just uploaded a photo to Face BING the wreckage of the AirAsia flight PLOP Danny, are you around for dinner? We are thinking DING Try ou
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