• Snapchat’s 10 second video glasses are real and cost $130

    Snapchat’s 10 second video glasses are real and cost $130

    Snapchat’s long-rumored camera glasses are actually real. The startup’s first foray into hardware will be a pair of glasses called “Spectacles” and will go on sale this fall for $129.99, as first reported by The WSJ and confirmed to TechCrunch by the newly rebranded Snap Inc.. The glasses will only come in one size, but will be available in three colors –… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Twitter’s four possible buyers

    Four companies are rumored to be wanting to acquire Twitter, UPS is testing a drone delivery service, a helium leak could have caused the Falcon 9 explosion, Airbnb files a $555 million round with the SEC and Uber rolls out a new security measure so you get the correct driver. All this on Crunch Report Read More

  • Oh Snap! Looks like Snapchat could be rebranding

    Oh Snap! Looks like Snapchat could be rebranding

    Ephemeral media app Snapchat appears to be doing a little disappearing itself. A leaked video and domain records suggest that the company (though probably not the app) is preparing to rebrand as Snap, Inc. alongside its first piece of hardware, a pair of camera-equipped sunglasses called Spectacles. Read More

  • Twitter scores with NFL deal Crunch Network

    Twitter scores with NFL deal

    With the start of the new NFL season, fans across the U.S. — indeed, the world — are turning their attention to who the winners and losers will be, and who’ll be making their way to Super Bowl LI. With plenty of interactive and innovative ways for fans to get involved, perhaps the most exciting news for sports fans is the NFL’s deal with Twitter to live stream 10 games… Read More

  • Police are increasingly using social media surveillance tools

    Police are increasingly using social media surveillance tools

    We’re approaching a level of social unrest that we haven’t seen since the days of the Civil Rights movement. That means law enforcement agencies are trying to figure out how to manage and circumvent the unrest — a lot of which has resulted from the police killings of unarmed black people — through surveillance. You may remember that, back in August, Bloomberg found… Read More

  • $129 Google WiFi router that can team up with others tipped for Oct 4

    $129 Google WiFi router that can team up with others tipped for Oct 4

    Google will build upon its OnHub strategy with a new simple Wi-Fi router for the home, according to a new report from Android Police. Dubbed simply Google WiFi, It will cost $129, the site reports, and will debut at an event Google has announced for October 4, where many suspect the search giant will reveal its latest own-brand Android phones, a 4K-capable Chromecast device and the… Read More

  • Jonah Peretti on staying innovative with BuzzFeed Open Lab

    Jonah Peretti on staying innovative with BuzzFeed Open Lab

    What’s a media company doing making stuffed animals that can read your emotions? Figuring out the future, apparently. Received wisdom in business is that young companies innovate so naturally they don’t need help or special programs to foster innovation. So when a young media business like BuzzFeed starts an innovation “lab,” it feels something like a college… Read More

  • Apple’s iTunes soon to serve up “Spoken Editions” of publishers’ content

    Apple’s iTunes soon to serve up “Spoken Editions” of publishers’ content

    If you prefer listening to the news over reading the news, you’ll soon have a new way to do so, via iTunes. In the near future, you’ll be able to browse through a variety of podcasts focused on turning media publishers’ articles and news into audio content, dubbed “Spoken Editions.” On iTunes, podcasts branded “Spoken Edition” will be short-form… Read More

  • Hands-on with HP’s fun little photo printer

    Hands-on with HP’s fun little photo printer

    HP, it seems, will always be a printer company. It’s an inescapable part of the company’s DNA. Precisely what shape that takes moving ahead, however, is another question entirely. After all, printers and ink cartridges aren’t flying off the shelf like they once were, which means the company has to get creative. Sometimes that manifests itself in interesting ways, as is the… Read More

  • Apptio rises 41% in cloud IPO

    Apptio rises 41% in cloud IPO

    Seattle-based Apptio went public on the Nasdaq today, seeing its shares rise nearly 41 percent on its first day of trading. The cloud software company, which targets CIOs, went public during a slow year for tech IPOs. Only a handful have braved the market following the dismal performance of last year’s tech stocks. But the few that went public this year have mostly done very well. Read More

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