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  • Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    Startups, join TechCrunch at CES in Hardware Battlefield

    CES is loud, obnoxious and just too big. It will shave years off your life. I love it. And if you’re a hardware startup, you probably love it too. We’re looking for startups to compete in Hardware Battlefield, where 24 companies will battle for a $50,000 check, a robot trophy and the chance to rise above the noise as the champion of Hardware Battlefield. Apply here. Hardware… Read More

  • Luke Beatty departs AOL

    Luke Beatty departs AOL

    AOL’s president of media brands Luke Beatty is stepping down from his position today to spend more time with family. Beatty ran AOL’s tech blogs — including TechCrunch and Engadget — as well as several other online media properties for the company. He came to AOL from TechStars after serving as Yahoo’s vice president and general manager. Beatty also founded… Read More

  • The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

    The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

    The big night is tonight! At 6pm, the TC Meetup + Pitch-off is going down in Seoul, South Korea. We’ll be joined by some of the brightest minds in the local tech scene to discuss going global and diversity, and then we’ll dive straight into the Pitch-off itself. Each of these 10 companies will have exactly 60 seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, including local… Read More

  • AOL’s new Alto mail client lets you take action from your inbox

    AOL’s new Alto mail client lets you take action from your inbox

    The AOL Alto team is today delivering a new version of the product that may make some of your biggest email woes disappear. Enter the Alto Dashboard. With the latest version of AOL Alto, users can choose between a regular inbox view and a dashboard view of their communications. Dashboard view surfaces contextually relevant information right to the top of the page and offers the ability to… Read More

  • Tim and Marni talk AOL, Yahoo and Verizon, but don’t go to White Castle

    Tim and Marni talk AOL, Yahoo and Verizon, but don’t go to White Castle

    Hi Tim and Marni. As the bosses of my boss’ boss, I just want to say that y’all did a really really great job on stage today. Glad to know that things are going well with our new family members at Yahoo. It sounds like you’ve bitten off a pretty big bite of company with the deal and I’m glad to hear that y’all are taking your time digesting that Yahoo… Read More

  • Sonali De Rycker and Niklas Zennström join TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

    Sonali De Rycker and Niklas Zennström join TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

    TechCrunch Disrupt London is happening once again this December and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak. The two-day conference runs December 5 to 6 in the Olympic Village’s Copper Box Arena and features Startup Alley and Startup Battlefield where one startup will take home £30,000. You can buy early-bird tickets… Read More

  • AOL’s Tim Armstrong and Verizon’s Marni Walden are coming to Disrupt SF

    AOL’s Tim Armstrong and Verizon’s Marni Walden are coming to Disrupt SF

    AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is no stranger to the stage at Disrupt, but his job’s gotten a lot bigger in recent months with the acquisition of Yahoo. So Armstrong will be with us again at Disrupt SF. He’ll be joined by his boss Marni Walden, Verizon’s executive vice president and president of product innovation and new business. The two of them led Verizon’s effort to buy… Read More

  • Arianna Huffington leaves Huffington Post for new wellness startup

    Arianna Huffington leaves Huffington Post for new wellness startup

    Arianna Huffington, the cofounder and Editor-in-Chief at the Huffington Post, is today stepping down from her role at the HuffPost to focus on a new startup called Thrive Global. Huffington announced the news in a tweet this morning. I thought HuffPost would be my last act. But I’ve decided to step down as HuffPost’s editor-in-chief to run my new venture, Thrive Global. —… Read More

  • AOL’s Tim Armstrong explains the Yahoo acquisition and what’s next

    AOL’s Tim Armstrong explains the Yahoo acquisition and what’s next

    Following a months-long bidding process, Verizon announced this morning that it’s acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion. The goal, it seems, is to merge Yahoo with AOL (which Verizon acquired last year) to form a single organization that can compete with digital media giants like Google and Facebook. (AOL, by the way, owns TechCrunch.) The deal is expected to close in… Read More

  • The giant’s fall

    The giant’s fall

    One of the saddest scenes in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy is watching the slow-moving Ents – the massive tree shepherds that took days to decide whether or not to react Sauron’s onslaught – are cut down by the wily Orcs. Only a few fall in the battle but when they do the giants of the forests that at first seemed so powerful are exposed to be easily vanquished. They won… Read More

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