Google Calendar’s Enforced Birthdays Show The Ugly Side Of Algorithms

You may recall that Google's mission is to "organize the world's information". So if you've been seeing the Birthdays of people you hardly know appearing UFO-like in your Google Calendar lately, never

Sincerely’s New “Thoughtfulness Engine” Will Help You Remember Birthdays & Special Occasions, Won’t Spam You With Alerts

<a target="_blank" href="">Sincerely</a>, the mobile gifting startup behind <a target="_blank" href="">postcard</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://si

Join Us In Celebrating A Very Special Birthday

In the years I've been writing for TechCrunch, commenters have come and gone. BrooklynSurfer, SteveJabs, and some other dudes I forgot all graced our pages and made our lives special in one way or the

Happy Birthday, SMS!

On December 3rd, 1992 in the little town of Newbury, Berkshire, a UK programmer sent his best mate a few lines of greeting using a unique new technique called Short Messaging Service. The programmer,

Born today in 1887: Harry Soref, locksmith

<img src=""> <a href="">The Master Lock</a> is an undying invention. Made out of laminated steel,

The MP3 player turns 10

The MP3 player, bane of the RIAA and friend to commuters everywhere, was first unveiled in 1998. The first device with built-in MP3 decoding and dedicated storage was the SaeHan Information Systems&#8

Video: iMac turns 10 today

Happy tenth birthday, iMac. It’s been a great ride, and, like me, you’re getting better with age. I remember when the iMac was released, I was working at a retail big box store that sold M

Happy Birthday, Matt

There are only a few people in this world who can pull off leather armbands, and one of those people is our own Matt Hickey. From his humble origins as “some guy who knows stuff about Palm&#8221

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Our cruel but fair overlord, Michael Arrington, is 46 today! Let’s all wish him a happy birthday and hope he doesn’t fire us all! Seriously, Mike: You’re one of the best — if l

Leap Year Babies, we salute you

After reading this article from The Register, it’s become blatantly apparent to me that leap year babies are A) mad as hell and B) not going to take it any more. I was born on the first day of F

CrunchBirthdays: Nicholas

It is with great pleasure that I inform all of you that today is Nicholas’ birthday. We’re all very proud of him. He’s finally hit that pubescent stage in life and, boy, is it a glor

CrunchBirthdays: Doug

Today is Nordic Doug’s birthday, everybody. Wish him a happy day and an even happier evening of drinking, lutefisk, and hot Greenlandic action.

Happy 25th Birthday, Compact Disc

I’m getting ready to move from Minneapolis to Boston and, upon cleaning out my house, found a treasure trove of old CDs that I’d shoved under the stairs along with my 3DO and Sega Saturn s

Blogging Turns Ten This Year

Happy birthday to you, you escaped from a zoo, you look like a monkey, and you smell like one too — HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BLOGGING! Although difficult to pinpoint the exact moment in time that bloggin

Happy Birthday, TechCrunch

Our godfather site, TechCrunch, is two years old and we here at CG want to thank Don Arringtono for making this one of the best ALMOST years — we’re one in August — of our lives. We

Happy Birthday, Michael

Our benefactor, Michael Arrington III, Esq., officially turns 73 today and we at CG all wish him a happy, healthy, and joyous birthday. Seriously, Mike, thanks for letting us all run wild over here an

The Hard Drive Is 50 Today

It was 50 years ago today, that IBM launched their RAMAC (Random Access Memory for Accounting and Control) 305 and RAMAC 350. The RAMAC systems were IBM’s first attempt to store information on a