• Former AOL exec Seth Demsey joins Revcontent as an advisor

    Former AOL exec Seth Demsey joins Revcontent as an advisor

    As content recommendation company Revcontent plans to unveil new tools for online publishers, it’s also working with former AOL Platforms CTO Seth Demsey to develop its broader strategy. Demsey left his role running adtech at AOL (which owns TechCrunch) over the summer, right before AOL-owner Verizon closed its acquisition of Yahoo. He told me that when he was introduced to Revcontent… Read More

  • You can now launch the Instagram app directly from Facebook

    You can now launch the Instagram app directly from Facebook

    Facebook is making it easier for users to access their Instagram profile directly from within the Facebook app. The company confirms it’s rolling out a new addition its main navigation menu on mobile that includes a link to your Instagram account. This option appears just below the link to your personal profile in Facebook’s app, and above the links to any Facebook Pages you… Read More

  • Nest launches a new $349 smart outdoor security camera

    Nest launches a new $349 smart outdoor security camera

    Nest today announced its newest camera today: the Nest Cam IQ outdoor. This new outdoor camera brings the features of the company’s smart indoor camera to a more rugged outdoor version. As Nest GM of security products Michele Turner noted during an event in San Francisco today, the number one way that burglars break into a house is simply through an unlocked door. But the most… Read More

  • Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

    Google brings the $399 Android One Moto X4 to Project Fi (and the U.S.)

    Google today announced that the Android One Moto X4 is now available for pre-order on its Project Fi page. Like other Android One phones, the mid-range Moto X4, comes with a pure version of Android without any bloatware. This marks the first time an Android One phone is available on Project Fi, Google’s own virtual cell network, and it also marks the Moto X4’s arrival in the… Read More

  • Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads

    Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads

    Snap wants its ads to open to something interesting rather than a boring mobile website. Today Snap announced 14 new ad Creative Partners that will help build custom games, interactive videos, gyroscope-powered epxeriences, lead generation campaigns, and pre-loaded Instant Apps as destinations for Snapchat ads. They’ll also help connect advertisers to influencers, despite Snapchat… Read More

  • Wall Street dings Apple after some reported LTE connectivity issues on the new Watch

    Wall Street dings Apple after some reported LTE connectivity issues on the new Watch

    There are a lot of reports hitting the ‘net this morning in reviews of the Apple Watch Series 3, which indicate that there are some LTE connectivity issues — causing Apple to take a small dip this morning and a speed bump in its march to $1 trillion. Shares of Apple fell around 2.5% this morning, which for Apple is a pretty substantial ding for the company despite the deceptively… Read More

  • Target rolls out Bluetooth beacon technology in stores to power new indoor maps in its app

    Target rolls out Bluetooth beacon technology in stores to power new indoor maps in its app

    Target is adding an improved indoor mapping component to its mobile app, designed to help shoppers find their way through stores and locate the products they need, the retailer announced this morning, referring to the feature as a “GPS for your shopping cart.” Instead of simply showing a static map, or noting the aisle number where a product can be found, the new Target… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2017 - Day 3

    Watch the final day of TC Disrupt SF live right here!

    All good things must come to an end, but we have one more full day of Disrupt for you to enjoy from home. The lineup today is jam-packed with all-stars of the tech world. Kirsten Green from Forerunner Ventures, Justin Kan, Coursera’s Andrew Ng, and Uber’s new Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John will all be joining us on the Disrupt stage. Plus, Laurene Powell Jobs and Ron Conway… Read More

  • Pluralsight IQ allows engineers to compare skills and proficiencies

    Pluralsight IQ allows engineers to compare skills and proficiencies

    Pluralsight is announcing a new tool this morning to help satiate our innate desire to compare ourselves against one another. Pluralsight IQ is designed to assist developers in assessing their competencies and determining their proficiencies relative to their peers. Engineers taking the test are assigned scores between zero and 300 along with an indicator of attainment — novice… Read More

  • Watch Nest unveil its next big thing right here

    Watch Nest unveil its next big thing right here

    Starting at 12:00 pm Eastern, Nest is set to unveil… something. There have been rumors and whispers and murmurs about what Nest could unveil but all will be revealed shortly. And then shortly after, Nest Co-founder and VP of Engineering Matt Rogers will speak at Disrupt SF about the new products. The company needs a hit and the product announced earlier today is not a hit in the same… Read More

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