Kyle Russell

Kyle Russell

Kyle Russell is a writer at TechCrunch. Previously, he reported on Apple, enterprise, and streaming media at Business Insider.

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Google Takes Another Shot At Mobile Payments With Android Pay

At its I/O developer conference today, Google announced Android Pay, a new payments solution native to its mobile operating system. In addition to making it easier to pay at a merchant's point of sale

Google I/O 2015 Keynote Live Blog

Google’s I/O developer conference for 2015 kicks off today, with a keynote that begins at 9:30 AM PT. Google typically uses this to make big, splashy announcements about its software platforms a

CrunchWeek: Pebble’s Cash Crunch, Stripe Hits $5B, And NSA Reform’s Uncertain Future

Happy holiday Friday, team, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek. This time around, we remain camped out in the CrunchBase offices while TCHQ undergoes reconstructive surgery, Our own Kyle Rus

The Aria Lets You Control Your Smart Watch Without Touching It

The Aria is an add-on band that measures movement in the wrist to control smart watches with finger gestures. Compatible with Android Wear and the Pebble Time, their module slots in to an existing ban

Storehouse Now Lets You Tag Friends In Stories

Storehouse, the iOS-centric app for sharing stories from your photos and videos, now lets you tag friends in stories using the familiar '@-mention.' In a world (read this in the trailer guy's voice) w

Basis Launches A Limited Edition Titanium Peak, Updates Bands And App

Basis, the Intel subsidiary that builds watches for tracking your health and sleep habits, is today dropping a lighter, classier version of its Peak tracker made from titanium. It's also launching a n

Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All

The competitive landscape for app development tool providers continues to become tighter, with Meteor Development Group raising $20 million for its stack of frameworks and tools for developing web and

Automatic Launches Its SDK, Turning The Car Into An App Platform

Automatic, a startup whose sensor-and-software combo has been described as "Fitbit for your car," is today rolling out a software development kit and new hardware that turn your car into a platform fo

OnboardIQ Raises $1.65M To Streamline The Hiring Process

Building a workforce that can scale with demand is no easy task for on-demand startups (or the traditional companies than now compete with them for labor), so OnboardIQ has raised $1.65 million in see

Clutter Raises $2M To Expand Its On-Demand Storage Service

Los Angeles-based, on-demand storage startup Clutter has raised $2 million to acquire more customers in areas it operates in and expand to Orange County and San Diego over the coming months. Clutte

The Narrative Clip 2 Camera Is Up For Pre-Order At $199

Narrative, the startup whose cameras are built to surreptitiously capture moments throughout a person's day, has put its second-generation camera up for pre-order on its website.

Workflow Hints At The Future Of The Watch As A Computing Platform

Workflow, an app originally built to let you automate frequent tasks on your iPhone or iPad, is one of the few apps available on the Apple Watch that seems like it's only a few iterations from the for

CrunchWeek: Reddit Goes Nice, Facebook’s Publishing Push, And Have You Heard Of Verizon?

Happy Friday friends, and welcome back to another episode of CrunchWeek. This week, camped out on the fourth floor of our office with the CrunchBase crew, Kyle Russell, Sarah Buhr, and your humble sup

TC AppleCast 15: Stealing Time And WWDC Predictions

On this week’s AppleCast, we discuss the overblown reaction to the news (gasp!) that people might steal your Apple Watch. There’s also more news coming in about potential Apple TV features

Our Four Favorite Companies At The 500 Startups Batch 12 Demo Day

Thirty companies pitched their products and business to investors in the press today, and they all had impressive stats for revenue, addressable markets, and growth. Still, some startups just hit the

Lily Wants To Be The Personal Drone You Buy For Selfies

Lily is marketing to the family who wants an extra hand for documenting gatherings.

Skip Googling With Facebook’s New “Add A Link” Mobile Status Search Engine

Mobile link sharing is a clumsy rigmarole of app switching and copy & pasting. So to get more people posting links, Facebook is testing an in-app keyword search engine that lets you find websites

TC AppleCast 14: Apple Watch, Bands And Streaming Music Service

This week we’re happy to have survived TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 intact, so we talked a bit about how the Apple Watch seemed to make that process a lot easier to handle. The device lets you foc

500 Startups Accelerator Announces Its Thirteenth Batch Of Companies

With their twelfth batch of companies set to demo to investors and the press next week, 500 Startups is announcing the thirteenth batch of companies to go through its accelerator.

Pangea Delivers Data-Over-Voice Infrastructure In Emerging Markets

One of the most interesting problems facing the technology industry is getting the billions of unconnected people around the world online. Facebook and Google think aerial drones are the answer, wi
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