• Location-based mobile social network Centrl integrates web version into its mobile apps

    “Location” has been one of the most frequently used buzzwords in the web industry recently, with i.e. Twitter, Facebook and Google having substantially stepped up efforts in that area in the last few months. TechCrunch has always been particularly bullish about location-based mobile social networks, with Loopt, Brightkite or, most recently, Foursquare among the big names. But there… Read More

  • Location-Based Mobile Social Network Centrl Integrates Web App, Adds First Real-Time Location-Based Messaging System

    “Location” has been one of the most frequently used buzzwords in the web industry recently, with i.e. Twitter, Facebook and Google having substantially stepped up efforts in that area in the last few months. TechCrunch has always been particularly bullish about location-based mobile social networks, with Loopt, Brightkite or, most recently, Foursquare among the big names. But there… Read More

  • AT&T begins rolling out MMS for the iPhone

    A few hours ago, we got a tip from one of our readers that they’d popped into their iPhone messaging app this morning, only to find that they’d suddenly gained the ability to send MMS. We chalked it up as a fluke – AT&T promised it would launch on September 25th, after all, and they haven’t exactly been punctual about this whole thing thus far. Two whole weeks early? Read More

  • Zynga Settles Mob Wars Litigation As It Settles In To Playdom Fight

    Social game startup Zynga sure does get into a lot of legal fights. Just as they settle down to business with the Playdom you-stole-our-playbook fight, we’ve confirmed that they settled a different lawsuit – one where they were playing defense. In February 2009 Mob Wars creator David Maestri sued Zynga for copyright infringement. Maestri himself had only recently cleared up his… Read More

  • Maybe I'm the only one who doesn't ‘get’ iTunes LP

    This is probably a question that the record labels should be asking, but I’ll ask it here anyway: how do you guys listen to music in 2009? On your iPhone (or whatever portable device, it doesn’t matter for the purposes of this here post)? On your computer while you surf your favorite Web sites? At the gym? Now, how many of you will sit in front of your computer, and devote 100… Read More

  • Flip camcorder, iPod nano video quality compared

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AYGfvwgC%5D The folks over at NewTeeVee took the “Flip SD,” as they called it – no real clarification if it was the bigger Flip Ultra or smaller Flip Mino camcorder – and did a side-by-side video quality comparison against the new iPod nano. You’ll recall that during the Apple presentation last Wednesday, Jobs and company took a… Read More

  • Countdown To TechCrunch50, And Some Advice From Veterans

    It’s less than a day before the third annual (and third sold out) TechCrunch50 launch event in San Francisco. Fifty startups are preparing to launch their new products on stage in front of thousands of people. Are they nervous? Yep. But its all part of a rite of passage into the wonderfully chaotic world of being a startup entrepreneur. A bunch of good articles giving advice to… Read More

  • Let's be Blood Elves and Night Elves for Halloween

    Halloween is rapidly approaching, and many of you are no doubt looking for a cool costume to show off at various social gatherings. Me? I’m leaning toward being iTunes— a fat and bloated CD with a blue music note as a hat. But that’s me; maybe you’d actually like people to understand what you are? How about this, then: a Blood Elf or Night Elf? Read More

  • WITTC50?: Want me to ignore the ridiculous conflict of interest and write a glowing review of TC50? There’s an app for that

    Huzzah! It’s that time again! Time for TechCrunch 50: where thousands of struggling entrepreneurs spend three grand they can barely afford to watch fifty of their peers dancing like malnourished bears for the approbation of Jason Calacanis! It’s like Christians and lions meets Satan’s own version of speed dating, with added Scoble! What’s not to love? I’m… Read More

  • Shutterfly Buys Tiny Pictures For A Tiny Price

    After raising a total of $11.2 million since its founding in 2005, Tiny Pictures sold to Shutterfly on Friday for $1.3 million in cash and another $1.3 million in restricted stock to employees, which has some performance triggers. If you back out the earnout, investors only got back about a tenth of what they put in. Those investors include Mohr Davidow, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and angel… Read More

  • Let's Not Let Silicon Valley Become Just Like Hollywood

    I came across a post written earlier this week by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson titled I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script. It’s worth a read because it is funny as hell. But I also can’t help thinking about how it all applies to our Silicon Valley community. Are we any different than Hollywood? Should we be? Olson writes: I will not read your fucking… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang rides Tornado

    The Gillmor Gang talked with FriendFeed co-founder Bret Taylor, who’s moved to Facebook as Director of Products. The discussion centers around Tornado, the new open sourcing of key elements of the FriendFeed realtime back end. Full transcript from SimulScribe below: *********************************
    Mr. TAYLOR: Tornado is an open source version of the web server we built at FriendFeed. Read More

  • WITTC50?: Want me to ignore the ridiculous conflict of interest and write a glowing review of TC50? There's an app for that

    Huzzah! It’s that time again! Time for TechCrunch50: where thousands of struggling entrepreneurs spend three grand they can barely afford to watch fifty of their peers dancing like malnourished bears for the approbation of Jason Calacanis! It’s like Christians and lions meets Satan’s own version of speed dating, with added Scoble! What’s not to love? I’m sorry… Read More

  • Viliv S7 spotted on Dynamism with pricing info

    Think that the Viliv X70 is hot? (It is.) The unreleased S7 is shaping up to be even hotter with a 9.5 max battery life, physical keyboard, and convertible design. Our review model is currently somewhere over the Pacific so until we can post some hands-on images and first impressions, head over to Dynamism. The retailer just posted the S7 product page that not only lists all the specs but also… Read More

  • Windows 7 upgrade time tops out at 20+ hours

    If you’re thinking of upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 later this fall, set aside some time – especially if you’ve got a lower-end machine with a bunch of applications already installed and a hard drive full of files. One of Microsoft’s own engineers clocked in a 1220-minute upgrade time on just such a machine. Read More

  • Giganews crosses the 400-day binary retention mark (but won't stop there)

    Six months ago, Giganews announced that it would expand its server capacity to 365 days of retention. It passed that barrier some time ago, and just yesterday reached the magical 400-day mark. In plain English, that means if someone posted Some File to alt.binaries.boneless back in July, 2008, you should be able to find it on Giganews’ servers. And to think, back in my early days of… Read More

  • Interview: Vinod Khosla Is On The Hunt For Great Technologies

    In venture capital, Vinod Khosla likes to go his own way, which is why he’s been so successful. He was the founding CEO of Sun Microsystems, and then moved to venture capital and became a star partner at Kleiner Perkins, where he backed Juniper Networks, Cerent (sold to Cisco for $7 billion) and NexGen (sold to AMD and formed the basis for its challenge to Intel). About five years… Read More

  • District 9 director hasn't totally ruled out returning to Halo movie

    Not too long ago, we gave our thoughts on the movie District 9. We did so because it was a big sci-fi movie, and that’s just close enough to the tech-science nexus on which we operate that it justified a quick post. Seeing as though it’s the weekend, and you really all ought to be watching La Liga or playing 360/PS3, we’ll just take two minutes to highlight this interview… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: New 16GB iPod nano for $170

    Kids! The new iPod nanos are here! Amazon’s knocked ten bucks off of the 16GB model, too. It’s not much but, hey, ten bucks is ten bucks. Maybe you could use that extra ten bucks to buy yourself something nice, like digital content from iTunes to load onto your new iPod nano Read More

  • iPod Touch 3.0 firmware now $4.95

    This doesn’t make a lot of sense. Apple launched all kinds of crazy stuff at their event last week yet they didn’t mention most of them. FM radio? Wasn’t really talked up. The secret slurp folder in iTunes? Ditto. Read More

Recent Funding Data by Crunchbase profile

All recent fundings