• Snap takes aim at Facebook in roadshow video

    Snap takes aim at Facebook in roadshow video

    Snap is about to embark on its investor roadshow as it prepares to go public at the beginning of March. And a new video gives a glimpse at how they will be trying to persuade Wall Street to buy shares. The video starts off with CEO Evan Spiegel emphasizing their mission as a “camera company.” He compares Snap’s video experience to Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of… Read More

  • Trump is causing a political app boom, data shows

    Trump is causing a political app boom, data shows

    The growth of politically focused mobile apps has been booming since November, with the top five political apps receiving a combined 300,000 downloads across iOS and Android over the past three months, according to new data from App Annie. Anyone surprised by this? Read More

  • How to build a brand in 2017: Tips from Glossier CEO Emily Weiss

    How to build a brand in 2017: Tips from Glossier CEO Emily Weiss

    There’s no shortage of women’s beauty brands, yet for many millennial women in particular, the cosmetics company Glossier seems to stand out. Having products that customers like is undoubtedly one large reason. But Glossier has also found a way to establish a kind of cult following because of the numerous ways it keeps communication channels to its consumers wide open. Read More

  • Blin.gy puts you inside your favorite music video

    Blin.gy puts you inside your favorite music video

    A green-screen effect, or chroma keying, is nothing new. But it’s not really consumer technology — mainly because of the need for an actual green screen, a static camera and studio-quality lighting. But being able to have a live video background behind you is cool. Meet Blin.gy, a new app that’s figured out how to achieve a “mobile green-screen effect.” Read More

  • Mobileye outfits 4,500 for-hire cars in NYC with collision avoidance tech

    Mobileye outfits 4,500 for-hire cars in NYC with collision avoidance tech

    Mobileye’s long-game is focused on autonomous driving, but some of the tech that feeds into that can have an impact now, including advanced collision avoidance systems. The company announced on Friday that it has completed the installation of accident prevention tech across 4,500 for-hire vehicles used by drivers for services including Uber and Lyft in New York City. Read More

  • Announcing the judges for the D.C. and Miami Pitch-offs

    Announcing the judges for the D.C. and Miami Pitch-offs

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is headed to D.C. and Miami next week, and it’s finally time to introduce you to our esteemed judges. The pitch-off will consist of 60-second presentations from 10 startups in each locale. These pitches will aim to win over the audience and the judges, which include local VCs and TechCrunch editors. Read More

  • TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

    TesLab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

    Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it’s not always easy to find and make use of that info. Enter TesLab, a new app that tracks data and links it to your profile, while also letting you share it out to a community of other Tesla owners in a way that, during the beta spotted by Teslarati, users have really enjoyed. Read More

  • EasilyDo brings its powerful Email app to Android

    EasilyDo brings its powerful Email app to Android

    EasilyDo’s simply named “Email” application is one of the most popular productivity apps on iOS, because it closely resembles the look-and-feel of Apple’s default Mail app, but comes with more powerful features. Now EasilyDo’s Email has made its way over to Android. Read More

  • Student job finder WayUp acquires competitor Looksharp

    Student job finder WayUp acquires competitor Looksharp

    WayUp is making its first acquisition — it’s buying the similarly focused Looksharp. Both companies have created job listing sites for college students and recent graduates, but WayUp co-founder and CEO Liz Wessel told me they’re complementary in a rather specific way: search engine optimization — after all, that’s where job seekers usually start looking for… Read More

  • Apple assembling devices in India won’t mean cheaper iPhones yet

    Apple assembling devices in India won’t mean cheaper iPhones yet

    Apple appears to be moving forward with plans to begin assembling its phones in India, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that its prices will drop in the country. India’s Economic Times reported that Apple will begin assembling the iPhone SE in the coming months in Karnataka, adding more detail to comments from the state’s minister of IT that seemingly confirmed an arrangement. Read More

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