Drama

  • Olympic GIF ban flip-flop shows once again that Twitter can’t manage its users

    Olympic GIF ban flip-flop shows once again that Twitter can’t manage its users

    Here’s a fresh example to show that Twitter, a ten-year-old company that has been public for the last three, retains the propensity to act like a newborn when it comes to its users. Read More

  • SEC looks into Hampton Creek’s mayo buy back scheme

    SEC looks into Hampton Creek’s mayo buy back scheme

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a preliminary inquiry into Hampton Creek after it was accused of running a secret project to buy up its own mayonnaise product from stores. Bloomberg, which first reported the news of the buybacks, now says the agency is looking at whether the startup inappropriately counted revenue from these purchases made with company money. The scheme is… Read More

  • Skully officially admits it’s over

    Skully officially admits it’s over

    It took more than a week for remaining Skully execs to admit to themselves it was time to shut down. But late last night the company finally sent customers an email, which was obtained by TechCrunch, telling them it has officially closed its doors. The startup’s troubles have been brewing for several months but came to a head two weeks ago when Skully’s board forced… Read More

  • A hack by any other name

    A hack by any other name

    Early this morning — so early that most of our audience probably didn’t see it — a story was posted on TechCrunch from the ever so friendly OurMine hacking team. The post was up for a handful of minutes and was removed, along with automatically generated social posts. Read More

  • Judge finds Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal violated probation in domestic violence case

    Judge finds Gravity4 CEO Gurbaksh Chahal violated probation in domestic violence case

    A San Francisco judge ruled today that adtech CEO Gurbaksh Chahal violated his probation in a domestic violence case. Judge Tracie Brown ordered Chahal to surrender his passports to the court on Monday and will determine his sentence on August 12. Chahal’s legal woes began when he was accused of attacking a woman inside his penthouse apartment in August 2013. Prosecutors said… Read More

  • Tech reacts to Trump’s RNC speech

    Trump’s RNC speech was long, so we here at TechCrunch cut it down for you with 10 quick reactions from investors, executives, and engineers. Read More

  • After 3 weeks, Worldpay still fumbling millions of Etsy transactions

    After 3 weeks, Worldpay still fumbling millions of Etsy transactions

    Etsy users had another bad week as payment processor Worldpay continues to cause problems. Late last week, some Etsy users began reporting that they had experienced duplicate charges. The forum on Etsy for duplicate charges is approaching one thousand posts. In a statement, Worldpay admitted to causing the duplicate charges for Etsy users in its attempts to rectify the… Read More