community

Facebook launches new tools for Group admins, including free customer service

Facebook’s Groups are one of the social network’s most popular products, with more than 1.4 billion monthly users across tens of millions of active groups. Today, the company is rolling ou

WeWork reportedly plans to buy Meetup [updated]

Update: WeWork's chief executive officer Adam Neumann confirmed in a blog post that it will buy Meetup. Co-working space giant WeWork will acquire Meetup, according to Crunchbase News. The report says

Facebook rolls out new tools for group admins, plus badges and profiles for members

Facebook today introduced a good handful of new features for groups on Facebook, with a focus on helping admins better manage and grow their online communities, and helping members better connect with

Nextdoor, now in 160,000 neighborhoods globally, expands to Germany

Nextdoor, the social network that connects you with people in your neighborhood, is taking another step up in its global growth, after launching in the Netherlands and the UK last year. Today, the com

Crunch Report | The World Is Melting

Waymo is exploring self-driving trucks, Bumble's meetup space, the Hive and reaction from VCs after pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. All this on Crunch Report.

Tandem is a messaging app where language learners chat

Shortly after downloading the Tandem app I'm trying to explain the finer points of using the English auxiliary verb 'will' in a messaging chat with Juan, 35, from the Dominican Republic...

YouTube upgrades its comments system to give creators more control

YouTube today is rolling out an upgrade to its comments system, with the goal of putting creators more in control of which comments get featured in the feed, as well as the ability to better interact

TradingView, a community for chart-obsessed investors, moves into new markets

Data-driven investor community TradingView has hit one million monthly active users and is expanding globally to under-served markets. TechCrunch last covered TradingView in 2012 when the site was se

You don’t always have to be a coder to build something

We live in a world where, because of technology and access to information, people can cultivate expertise and contribute on projects or in industries where previously they would have needed formal sch

Kickstarter buys Drip, a community for independent musicians

Kickstarter has made its first acquisition after the crowdfunding site snapped up Drip, a service that lets music artists engage with fans with new work and previews while drawing revenue from the pla

Are Newly Formed Roles In VC Firms Differentiators, Table Stakes Or Total BS?

In the venture capital world, we're about to experience an explosion of hiring around one very specific function. These people won’t invest in startups, nor will they analyze companies. They won’t

Vingle Lets You Mingle With People Who Share Your Interests

Vingle is a fun, community-oriented site from two of the three founders of Viki, the crowdsourced subtitling platform that was acquired by Rakuten for a reported $200 million last year. Changseong

SnapEDA Wants To Help Fuel Hardware Startups With A Github-Like Community For CAD

There's a growing number of startups out there that are focusing on building new hardware, and that's an immensely different problem compared to building a software business, in terms of sourcing reso

Open Source Blogging Platform WordPress Turns Ten, And Its Community Gets To Blow The Candles Out

Ten years ago today, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wordpress.org">WordPress</a>, the open source blogging software, was born. It's amazing to think that it's been that long, but considering it h

Urturn Raises $13.4M Series A, Led By Balderton, For Its Social Expressions Platform That Lets Teens Create Memes & Movements

Urturn, the social expressions platform that soft-launched as stealthily as possible last year by intentionally hiding under a really boring name, is getting ready to turn the volume up to 11 to start

Google+ Introduces “Communities” To Replace Old School Groups, Forums And Message Boards

Whether you use Google+ knowingly or not, meaning whether or not you actually engage on the <em>destination site</em>, you have to realize that the project has been a complete shift for the entire com

Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Profile Badges To The Most Helpful Community Members

One of the really interesting things about Google Maps is that there's a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/heres-what-goes-into-making-google-maps-will-apple-be-able-to-recalculate/">hug

Twitter Ditches “Casual Friday”, Lets Employees Do #FridayForGood Community Service

Clearly, I'm interested in how companies interact with their surroundings, as I feel like it's an important part of pushing our industry forward. Nobody likes to think about five developers locked in

Part Incubator, Workspace & Code School, Galvanize Wants To Turn Denver Into A Startup Hub; Uber, Forkly & More Already On Board

It's not quite as cool as working next to other startups <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/10/the-real-pirates-of-silicon-valley/">on a boat in international waters</a>, but when it comes t

Google+ Rolls Out New Features To Keep Its Community Safe, Including A More Granular Reporting Functionality

As I've noted before, <a target="_blank" href="http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2012/02/15/how-google-is-using-its-own-social-network-to-transform-itself-right-before-our-eyes/">Google's shift to soc
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