• GoDaddy’s CFO Talks About Taking The Company Public

    Web hosting company GoDaddy just finished its first day of trading as a public company, with the stock both opening and closing at $26.15 (31 percent over its IPO price). GoDaddy was founded all the way back in 1997, but in the past few years, we’ve seen some new names leading the company — Scott Wagner joined from investor KKR and became interim CEO in 2012, then he shifted to… Read More

  • Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock Says AOL’s Connected Delivers On The Promise Of Reality TV

    “Reality TV” is one of those phrases that inevitably begs for scare quotes — with its staged scenes and melodramatic confessions, a reality TV show’s relationship with reality can be … complicated. But Morgan Spurlock, director of documentaries like Super Size Me, suggested that the new online video series Connected might live up to “the promise of… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Happy Medium

    Gillmor Gang: Happy Medium

    The Gillmor Gang — Steven Levy, Erick Schonfeld, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Steve Jobs lives on in a new light, Periscope and Meerkat duel for attention, and Marc Benioff v. the state of Indiana. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley, Mary, Francine, and Tina.
    @stevegillmor, @stevenlevy, @erickschonfeld, @kteare, @jtaschek
    Produced & directed by Tina Chase… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.27.15

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 03.27.15

    Gillmor Gang – Steven Levy, John Taschek, Erick Schonfeld, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session 1pmPT/4pmET today. Our FriendFeed chat during the show broadcast Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our sister show, G3 , on Facebook (please “like” the ladies) Our sister show, G3 , archived on Ustream Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Messenger Adds Payments, Lyft’s Financials, And TechCrunch Does SXSW

    Welcome back to our temporary CrunchWeek set as we rebuild Video Land here at TCHQ. This week Sarah Lane, Ryan Lawler and myself dug into the week’s most important topics: Facebook’s work to bring user-to-user payments to Messenger, the inside scoop on how fast Lyft is growing, and what was the big new thing at this year’s SXSW festival. Read More

  • Instagram Star @Tunameltsmyheart | SXSW 2015

    I Tried To Interview This Celebrity Dog At SXSW

    Well, okay, I didn’t actually try to interview a dog, because that would be silly. But while attending a pet adoption event at South by Southwest event, I did talk to Courtney Dasher, owner of Instagram star Tuna Melts My Heart. And yes, he’s a dog with an intense overbite. What I wanted to know was: What’s like to own a social media celebrity? (Seriously, Tuna’s got… Read More

  • Hitting The Gym With Smart Apparel Startup Athos

    If you’re looking for exercises and workout routines, there are plenty of apps that can help (in fact, FitBit just acquired one of them). But what about making sure that you’re exercising properly? How do you know you’re not working the wrong part of the body, favoring one side over the other, or doing anything else that might lead to an ineffective workout or even injury? Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Majority Report

    Gillmor Gang: Majority Report

    The Gillmor Gang — Peter Schwartz, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Salesforce SVP of Strategic Planning Peter Schwartz joins the Gang to contrast the world he helped create for Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report with the soon-to-ship world of Apple Watches. Plus, the latest G3 with freelance reporter Shalene Gupta on Ellen Pao’s defense in the… Read More

  • Box Earnings, Apple's All Gold Everything And Meerkat

    CrunchWeek: Box’s Earnings, Apple’s Watch, And What The Hell Is Meerkat

    CrunchWeek is back with a new face running the ship: Recent TechCrunch hire Sarah Lane was our captain this time around, joined by myself and Kyle Russell. We kicked over the most important stories of the week, including the announcement of pricing data and release dates for Apple’s Watch, Box’s earnings which caused the company’s stock to move dramatically, and Meerkat… Read More

  • Fly Into Space Thanks to the Hackaday Prize | TechCrunch Makers

    TC Makers: Your World-Changing Project Could Send You To Space

    Usually on TC Makers we visit a team or factory building something incredible. Now, however, we’re showcasing an incredible opportunity for you guys. The venerable Hackaday has announced what they are calling the Hackaday Prize. The goal is to get individuals or teams to work on projects that will change the world and the best one wins amazing trip: a space flight on the carrier of… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Hold the Phone

    Gillmor Gang: Hold the Phone

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the growing anticipation and detailed leaks about Apple’s March 9 Watch event. Battery life, a locked notification hub, how the Watch will deliver Apple Pay to the wrist, and social signals of wristwear. Plus, G3 on disappearing voicemail, Hillary’s Gmail, and taking… Read More

  • Garmin Fenix 3 Review: For When You Need To Look Good Tracking Your Activity

    Garmin Fenix 3 Review: For When You Need To Look Good Tracking Your Activity

    This is common and one of the chief concerns Garmin is addressing with the Fenix 3. It looks and works like a normal watch. Just don’t call it a smartwatch. It sports some basic smartwatch functionality, but it’s mainly a glorified activity tracker. And I like it. After two weeks, I’m still wearing it, which is one of the biggest endorsements I can give a… Read More

  • HTC One M9 | Hands On

    Hands On Video With HTC’s New Android Flagship, The One M9

    It’s evolution not revolution for HTC’s new top-of-the-line smartphone, the One M9. But the predecessors in the range set a high quality bar so HTC evidently feels its flagship handset isn’t in need of radical revisions in the design department. Read More

  • Dogfish Head Brewery | TechCrunch Makers

    TC Makers: We Sample The Goods At The Dogfish Head Brewery

    Beer is my favorite food. That means I was especially excited to be able to visit the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE, a palace dedicated to the production of some of the nicest beers around. Sam Calagione, founder of the company, wanted to make weird beers at his restaurant on the beach. As he got better – and bolder – he began experimenting with all sorts of amazing… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Temporary Filling

    Gillmor Gang: Temporary Filling

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Microsoft squeezing Facebook and Google messaging out, or did they says John Taschek? Also Google making everything but money on Android; does it all add up to the new Search? And the chat room fears House of Cards will Eat your Weekend. Plus, the latest G3. @stevegillmor, @jtaschek, @kteare… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Notification Trust

    Gillmor Gang: Notification Trust

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include notifications hitting mainstream, notification startups (Slack), notification creep, and notification envy (Microsoft). For some reason, I’m thinking Telly Savalas with a lollipop. Notifications — who loves ya baby? Plus, the latest G3 below on media crunch and social fatigue. Read More

  • Yik Yak, VC Investments Outside Tech And Scanadu's Scientific Breakthroughs

    CrunchWeek: YikYak Vs. Spam, VCs Funding Coffee, Big Steps For Science Tech

    Another week in tech has come and gone, bringing a fresh crop of stories for us to talk about on CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few TechCrunch writers together to talk about some of the most interesting news of the past seven days. This time, Sarah Buhr, Josh Constine and I gathered around the big white table to talk about Josh’s big story on YikYak’s controversial methods… Read More

  • Amazon's Summer Products Preview

    Celebrate This Terrible Winter With The Highlights Of Amazon’s Summer Preview hosted a summer preview event in New York City today, and I’ll be real honest: I thought there was going to be more tech stuff. Nonetheless, we soldiered on with a whirlwind tour of the cruelly summer-themed exhibits, highlighting new and popular products on sale on Amazon. Unfortunately, we couldn’t demo the chainsaw or the “Roomba for your lawn,” but I was… Read More

  • Which Mobile Carriers Make It Hard To Unlock Your Phone?

    Despite What The FCC Says, Some Carriers Still Make It Hard To Unlock Your Phone

    Over the past week, a number of headlines have trumpeted a big victory over the notoriously bad practices of big U.S. mobile carriers when it comes to unlocking phones. But one digital rights activist and researcher says that things aren’t quite as rosy as they might seem. The backstory is this: It’s been completely legal for people to unlock their phones for months now, but… Read More

  • Jamie Oliver on the Future of Food | Foundation

    Foundation: Jamie Oliver On Food Truth And The Future

    In this episode of Foundation, I sit down with well-known celebrity chef and entrepreneur Jamie Oliver. Jamie and I discuss his lifelong passion for cooking and how technology can positively impact our food system. Jamie on his vision for the future: “Work hard, invest in people and invest in businesses. Right now is a moment to take stock. There is nothing worse than a busy fool. I want… Read More

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