Into the Gloss, An Editorial Beauty Site, Raises $2M To Build Its Team

<a target="_blank" href="http://intothegloss.com/">Into The Gloss</a>, an editorial beauty website based out of New York, has raised $2 million in venture capital funding led by Forerunner and Lerer V

How To Disrupt Petty Inconveniences

Depending on who you ask, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/jack-dorsey-we-need-revolution-not-disruption/">Jack Dorsey started off the latest Disrupt</a> on either a very controversial

All Your Metadata Shall Be In Water Writ

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/bic.jpg" alt="" title="bic" width="640" height="242" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-635187" />The power of the internet lies in

Stranded Vessels

The 20th century was owned and operated by middle men. Industry began as the creation of something for which would be traded other goods, services, or cash. As production centralized, distribution (as


What can be said about the save icon? It is a diskette. It is often blue. And of course, as others have pointed out, many (soon to be <em>most</em>) people using computers today have never touched one


Suppose you dropped your phone -- a real fall, like from the second story -- and it broke. You're picking up the pieces, cursing and trying to think of the last time you backed up your contacts, when

The Way Things Work

Magic, they call it. And indeed we may add an appendix to that old saw: any sufficiently advanced, or sufficiently obscure, technology is indistinguishable from magic. You must know the story of th

Google+: The Charge Of The Like Brigade

A recent post by a defecting Googler (at his new and previous home, Microsoft) suggests that a fundamental reordering of Google's priorities has made it far less than the company it once was. A sudden

Paper Or Plastic?

I have a confession to make: despite having reviewed a few e-readers, and having written dozens of articles about them, I've never really used one. I mean, I've used them enough to know a good one fro

We’ll Handle Google And Apple, Mr. President; You Worry About SOPA, PCFIPA, ACTA, And Big Media

Mr. President, I'm glad your administration has taken the time to craft what looks like a fairly forward-thinking and potentially globally influential <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-offi

The Revolution May Or May Not Be Branded

The Occupy movement, or rallying cry, or whatever you want to call it, is by its nature decentralized. By refusing to come together under one banner other than the word "Occupy," they've both diluted

Dirty Money

The New York Times has <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/ieconomy-apples-ipad-and-the-human-costs-for-workers-in-china.html?pagewanted=all">published a long article o

Is This Activism?

Hundreds of websites (TechCrunch included) have gone dark or visibly changed their appearance as a protest against the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sopa/">Stop Online Privacy Act</a> and i

Is The Internet A Human Right?

No. At least, that is what Vint Cerf, of TCP/IP, IEEE, and Google fame, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/opinion/internet-access-is-not-a-human-right.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all">decides

Tech Comes To The Real World

2011 saw many interesting developments in the virtualization of goods. The growth of app stores continued unabated, aided by huge sales of iOS devices and Android handsets, and media of all kinds cont

Tablet Zero

The global slapfight between Apple and Samsung shows no sign of abating - a victory here, an injunction there, a ruling here, a reversal there - like Aesop's goats, neither will give way and chances a

In Defense Of The Stylus

A little while back, I got an email from Atmel, one of the leading touchscreen makers, asking if I wanted to check out their latest creation: a new active stylus that works with an improved touchscree

The Beautiful Internet

If there is one thing I could say about most websites, it is that they are ugly. I mean really. Just atrocious. There are generally so many things going wrong that we have all had to completely reconf

Federal Bureau Of Sisyphean Labors

-FBI deputy assistant director Steven Chabinsky

Google+: One Hell Of A Trojan Horse

There's no shortage of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/google-plus/">Google+</a> in the air these days. Overeager pundits and soothsayers are hoping to be among the most visible voices on the
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