Alibaba made a smart screen to help blind people shop and it costs next to nothing

Just a few years ago, Li Mengqi could not have imagined shopping on her own. Someone needed to always keep her company to say aloud what was in front of her, who’s been blind since birth. When s

Qualcomm Makes $2.5B Bid For U.K. Chip Designer CSR To Tool Up For The Internet Of Everything

Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm has agreed to acquire Cambridge, U.K.-based CSR for £1.56 billion. The latter rejected an earlier offer from Microchip Technology, back in August, but the FT notes that Micr

Samsung Lays Out $310M For CSR’s Mobile Business, And Crucially, Its IP

Samsung has <a target="_blank" href="http://ww1.global3digital.com/csr/regulatorynews_item.jsp?ric=CSR.L.TK&ref=62016">acquired</a> the mobile business of British chipmaker CSR for $310 million. C

Endangered Languages Project: Google Wants To Save 3,000 Languages Under Threat (Thanks Partly To Google)

Google, along with other major forces of our dot-com times, has played a huge part in making English the <em>lingua franca</em> of the Internet, but today brings news of an effort it's making to count

To Help Companies Curb Their Environmental Impact, Enablon Raises $15 Million

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0014/0227/140227v3-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> A French software company, Enablon, has raised a series A round of $15 million from t

GoodGuide Ranks Mobile Phone Sustainability: RIM Worst, Nokia Best

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/goodguide-logo.png" class="shot2"></img> Today, GoodGuide (a <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/09/10/tc50-goodguide-shines-light-on-the-goo

Sizing Up Symantec's Corporate Social Responsibility

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/symantec.jpg" />Symantec, the software and security company best known for its Norton internet security and antivirus software, released its <