The Latest from Eliza Brooke
Israel Mirsky likes to give the following analogy about the role of journalism in a democracy: a free society can only function if it has a strong immune system. Investigative journalists serve as the
After closing its Series A in early November, gifting startup Loop Commerce has added an investment from PayPal to the round. While Loop Commerce co-founder and CEO Roy Erez would not disclose the exa
Today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.codecademy.com/">Codecademy</a> released its first foray into the mobile space, an app-based intro course to coding designed to take less than an hour to comp
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is about so much more than lingerie. Over the years the annual event, which took place in Manhattan in mid-November and airs December 10, has grown into a mega-be
As we head into the last leg of 2013, you may find yourself misty-eyed, staring out the window and listening a mashup of this year's biggest musical hits. It was a good year, and not just because One
In the world of eBay sellers, some people photograph their wares on models and take the time to write up comprehensive product descriptions. Others... are kind of indecipherable. Or just unhelpful.
Compulsive shoppers, meet your worst enemy. It's not Cyber Monday.
Last we heard from the founders of <a target="_blank" href="http://bonaverde.com/">Bonaverde</a>, they had <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/11/12/help-make-a-tabletop-coffee-brewer-grinder-an
The fashion swap site <a target="_blank" href="https://www.bibandtuck.com/">Bib + Tuck</a> launched in November 2012 as a private, invite-only community and opened up to the public late this summer. T
The offline navigation system Sygic is rounding out its offerings by integrating with Groupon, Foursquare, and ParkMe on a slew of new features for their U.S. and Canada user base. Although the Slovak
The holidays truly are the most magical time of the year. The twinkly lights, the spiked eggnog... the designer collaborations on your favorite tech products. It warms the heart.
With a good enough premise, a fashion startup can build a community of thousands, all obsessing over the pieces that they want or need in their closets (it's basically the same). That in turns means t
To better serve a smartphone-happy user base that skews young and female, the fashion site <a target="_blank" href="https://www.thehunt.com/">The Hunt</a> has released its first iPhone app. The startu
In August, a startup called KeyMe launched an app that allows users to scan and store digital copies of their house keys, which a locksmith can use to cut a new copy in case of a lock-out. KeyMe is no
One month after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/16/apartment-list-acquires-rentadvisor-bolstering-their-listings-with-reviews/">acquiring</a> the apartment reviews site RentAdvisor, <a ta
Last week we headed up to Boston to see what the local startup scene had to offer, and the founders, VCs, and technophiles we met did not disappoint. The city best known for its universities, hospital
Closing the day at $37.70 a share, Zulily is proving to be a success among flash and daily deals sites. Its first-day performance could give other companies confidence in the possibility of going publ
A week after Twitter's IPO and two days after education company Chegg debuted on the NYSE, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.zulily.com/">Zulily</a>, the daily deals targeted at mothers, opened on t
Not to freak everyone out, but there are six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. For shoppers, that means a tighter timeframe in which to negotiate parking lots and mall lines; ac
When Photobucket redesigned its site and user experience with better uploading and new social features last fall, it did so in the hope of reestablishing itself as the go-to site for photo sharing and