• Fly Or Die: HTC One M9

    The HTC One M9 isn’t all that different from its predecessor the M8 — it still has a premium though relatively thick design, but it upgrades in the camera department as well as in general processing speed. But does it stand out? Biggs feels that the One M9 isn’t suited for the current competitive landscape, given the recent release of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge &mdash… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Money for Nothing

    Gillmor Gang: Money for Nothing

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 17, 2015. A trip through the Valley and venture money, 3D goes 360, Microsoft forks Android, and The Gang compares Watch delivery dates. More on Liner Notes on Medium. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @kevinmarks, @kteare Produced and directed by Tina Chase Gillmor @tinagillmor Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Yahoo+Foursquare, Etsy’s IPO Goes Boom, And Slack Raises Another Chunk Of Capital

    We hope you accomplished enough this week. If not, you won’t be saving your productivity this Friday afternoon, so we’re here to CrunchWeek with you. This time around Sarah Buhr, Colleen Taylor and Alex Wilhelm riff through the latest Yahoo and Foursquare rumors, Etsy’s mind-bending initial public offering, and Slack’s massive new capital raise. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Better Late

    Gillmor Gang: Better Late

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 10, 2015. Scoble returns to The Gang, on the road to Coachella after two months off. Meanwhile, we visit Borthwick’s Betaworks Studio for updates on Instapaper and live streamer UpClose. A good thing too; a Bay Area Comcast outage shuts things down as UpClose… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Apple Built A Watch, Zynga Recycles CEOs, And HBO Cuts The Cord

    Welcome to another Friday and another episode of CrunchWeek. This week we had a treat in that two-thirds of our staff’s Sarahs sat down to dig in and rake over the news. We presume that you are bleary eyed due to staying up all night trying to fend off both nerds and tech press — redundant though the juxtaposition may be — to order an Apple watch. Also popping this week… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 04.10.15

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 04.10.15

    Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Robert Scoble, and Steve Gillmor. Live recording session has concluded for today. Gillmor Gang on Facebook Our live show chat on ChatCenter Have you Facebook “liked” our sister show G3 yet? Click here …and find G3’s vidoe archives on Ustream HERE Read More

  • Ex Machina’s Stars Talk About Cinematic Robots And “Bro Billionaires”

    A new science fiction movie called Ex Machina opens today — it’s a tense, thought-provoking story, and one that may be particularly interesting to TechCrunch readers for its depiction of artificial intelligence and the way the characters struggle to understand the consciousness of the movie’s robot, Ava. Earlier this week I interviewed Alicia Vikander, the actress who plays… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy Phones | Fly or Die

    Fly Or Die: Samsung Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge

    The Samsung Galaxy S6, and its much prettier twin the Galaxy S6 Edge, are due on the market shortly as two of the most hotly anticipated Android phones out there. But do they live up to all the hype? John Biggs reviewed both devices and came away significantly impressed with the upgraded design, especially that of the Galaxy S6 Edge. The specs on the devices are nearly identical: 5.1-inch… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Watch Your Step

    Gillmor Gang: Watch Your Step

    The Gillmor Gang — Kevin Marks, Frank Radice, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 3, 2015. The one where we talk TV or Not TV: the intersection of live streaming, the Apple Watch, and the InfoRouter. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Francine Hardaway, Rebecca Woodcock, guest Lisa Padilla, and Tina Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @kevinmarks, @fradice, @kteare Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 04.03.15

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 04.03.15

    Gillmor Gang – Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session today, 04.03.15, at 1pmPT/4pmET.
    Gillmor Gang on Facebook
    LIVE FriendFeed chat during the live broadcast only (and for the very last time on FriendFeed)
    Our sister show, G3 on Ustream
    Our sister show, G3, on Facebook Read More

  • 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

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