Sotheby’s acquires Thread Genius to build its image recognition and recommendation tech

Every company today is a tech company, a maxim that was proven out today when one of the world’s oldest and biggest art auction houses acquired an AI startup. Sotheby’s has bought Thread G

Here are some more details of how Snap’s Spectacles work

Snap's spectacles are starting to hit the streets, and eBay. I've been able to glean some details about the way they work from early users. The images above and below come from the auction listing, wh

Naspers sells Polish eBay rival Allegro to Permira consortium for $3.3B

Earlier this year, it was reported that Naspers, the media and internet holding company, was planning to sell off Allegro, its online auction business based in Poland, and today the deal finally came

Jony Ive designs one-off iPad Pro and accessories for charity auction

Want some serious bragging rights in the tech community? Why? Inquire within yourself whether this craving for attention is healthy, and if you still want those rights, consider bidding on this one-of

Fast-Growing Online Auction Site Catawiki On How It’s Spending Its $82 Million

Catawiki may not yet be a household name outside of Europe, but the Accel-backed online auction house is one of the region’s fastest growing startups. In fact, according to founder and CTO Mar

Amazon To Let Shoppers Bargain For Lower Prices With New “Make An Offer” Option

Amazon, pushing hard to pick up more business during the holiday season, wants you to make a deal. Taking a page from the likes of eBay and Priceline, it is introducing a new dutch auction-style featu

FCC Passes 2015 Spectrum Auction Framework On Party-Line 3-2 Vote

Following its historic vote to proceed with new, and contentious net neutrality regulatory proposals, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to approve a framework for its coming spectrum auc

With Big-Name Backing And Some eBay Flavor, These Startups Are Looking To Shake Up The Art Market

Ebay is generally credited with being the first company to bring auctions -- a system that, for nearly 2,500 years, had exclusively taken place live in noisy, public (and offline) forums -- into the D

Meet Rhett, The Reason You Should Donate Money To Charity To Hang Out With A VC [TCTV]

How much is a dinner with SV Angel's co-founder and managing partner, David Lee, worth? When you put it into the context of where the money will be going, the answer should be "it's almost priceless."

If You Can’t Afford $605K For Coffee With Tim Cook, Jack Dorsey’s Charity Auction Is At $5K With Four Days Left

It's nice to see people in a power position in the valley give up their time for charitable causes. Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, recently offered up his time for probably <a target="_blank" href="https://ww

Another FCC Bandwidth Auction To Happen In July

<img src="" />For people who care, there's another FCC bandwidth auction coming this July. They're selling off more of the 700MHz range, whi

Got A Spare $100k? Buy Your Own Stargate For The Backyard

<img src="" />Heads up Stargate fans, the prop auction starts on the 25th. They've got pretty much everything from uniforms to animatro

How much to tour Bill Gates' house? About $35k

<img src="">Microsoft (and particularly Bill Gates) is well known for it's philanthropic work, including a charity auction conduct

CrunchDeals: Help out Child's Play, check out the eBay auctions

<img src="" alt="" /><a href="">Wiimbledon</a> is days away and we've got a ton of grea

Wendy's is giving out free stuff like Xboxes, cars, laptops and HDTVs

<img src="" />Wendy's, yeah the fast food chain that claims to be "waaaay better than fast food," is having a promotion. They're run

Google accused of 'gaming' last month's spectrum auction

So a Michigan congressman is accusing Google of “gaming” last month’s spectrum auction. The congressman, Michigan’s Fred Upton, who is a Republican, says Google bid just enough

How does AT&T feel about the FCC auction results?

Earlier today the FCC announced the winners of the 700MHz auction and AT&T swooped up the B-block in case you were wondering about the image. Instead of AT&T’s logo I decided to give you

700MHz spectrum auction is now over

Well, the largest and most lucrative airwaves auction in the history of the US is now over with bids totaling up to $19.6 billion, but the FCC has its lips sealed (for once) on the 1,099 license winne

FCC Spectrum Block 4.6Billion reserve met L@@K

The big auction is in full swing, and the anonymous bids are flowing in. After two weeks of bidding, the FCC is set to receive more than $12 billion for the various blocks of spectrum, with the valuab

Get out your piggy banks; the FCC spectrum auction starts thursday

The big day is almost here! All the heavy tele-hitters will be making offers on the chunk of wireless spectrum being made available by the FCC. There are 5 blocks, A through E. A and B are regional an
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