• Examining the NYC footprints of global tech titans Crunch Network

    Examining the NYC footprints of global tech titans

    Tech titans like IBM and Google have emerged major players in New York’s startup ecosystem. Here’s a look at how their New York offices stack up to their west coast counterparts. Read More

  • MakeLoveNotPorn’s Cindy Gallop talks about the future of love

    MakeLoveNotPorn’s Cindy Gallop talks about the future of love

    On this week’s Technotopia I interviewed Cindy Gallop, the outspoken TED speaker and found of MakeLoveNotPorn. Cindy worked tirelessly to bring SexTech and FemTech out of the shadows and she’s bringing all her attention to bear on the creation of technology that will bring us closer together and make us happier – something few founders think about. Gallop believes that… Read More

  • Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

    Check out the Destiny 2 gameplay trailer

    As we inch closer to E3, games are top of mind. The Destiny 2 gameplay trailer was finally released earlier this week, which you can check out below. But as Forbes pointed out, there is still a hint of mystery and a dash of disappointment when it comes to the Destiny 2 PC port. For one, Destiny 2 for PC is not officially slated for the same September 8 release date as its PS4 and Xbox One… Read More

  • Google in, Google out

    Google in, Google out

    Call it the Triumph of the Stacks. I attended Google I/O this week, and saw a lot of cool things: but what really hit home for me, at the keynote and the demos and the developer sessions, was just how dominant Google has become, in so many different domains … and, especially, how its only real competition comes from the four other tech behemoths who dominate our industry’s… Read More

  • Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

    Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

    The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion. Bitcoin has been on a tear this year, as this chart from Coindesk shows. Bitcoin first broke… Read More

  • SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

    SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

    SoftBank’s huge $100 billion investment fund — the largest tech fund in history — announced its first close today… and it’s huge. The Japanese telecom giant revealed that its VisionFund has closed an initial commitment of $93 billion from a bevy of high profile backers. They include Apple, Qualcomm, UAE-based Mubadala Investment Company, Saudi Arabia’s… Read More

  • The bizarre naming trends that modern startups follow Crunch Network

    The bizarre naming trends that modern startups follow

    Startups put great effort into finding the perfect name. Ideally, it should be short, memorable, descriptive, and easy to pronounce. Names that meet all the criteria are commonly taken, however, so most founders find a compromise. They settle on a creative misspelling, add a word or just string together sounds they like. In the end, the hope is that a well-named startup will have an easier… Read More

  • Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

    Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

    People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map every street and building — wait, did I say theoretically? I meant in practice, as the VarCity project has demonstrated with Zurich, Switzerland. Read More

  • Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code

    Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code

    Deep Algo was one of the more fascinating companies on display in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt this week. The French team aims to make coding languages more accessible for the masses with SaaS (software as a service) offering that promises to do for languages like C++, C Sharp and Javascript what WYSIWYG does for HTML. It’s a pretty bold claim, but the company is confident that… Read More

  • Doug drinks the world's strongest coffee (twice)

    Gadget reviewer Doug Aamoth realizes that he's hopelessly addicted to caffeine after a single cup of Black Insomnia Coffee doesn't cause his heart to beat out of his chest. After his second cup, he can see the past and the future at the same time before ultimately leveling out into a mellow buzz.

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