Editor’s Picks

Apple’s iCloud Is No Dropbox Killer (It’s Much More)

With <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/02/16/mountain-lion-os-x-ios/">today's reveal of the next version of OS X</a> - OS X 10.8, aka Mountain Lion - Apple is more deeply integrating its iCloud s

Surprise! OS X Mountain Lion Roars Into Existence (For Developers Today, Everyone This Summer)

Confirmed: Apple can still surprise. On July 20 of last year, Apple began a journey. With OS X Lion (aka OS X 10.7), the company started taking some of what they had learned from iOS, and the iPad

Facebook Launches Verified Accounts and Pseudonyms

Facebook, a service built on real names and real identities, will tomorrow start allowing prominent public figures to verify their accounts and then opt to display a preferred nickname instead of thei

False Alarm: Why The Apple/Foxconn Debacle Clouds The Real Manufacturing Mess

I was walking home last week and the entire street - and some of the sidewalk - was blocked by large fire trucks and a gaggle of firemen in full regalia. The ladder truck was already planted firmly on

Music Labels’ Joint Venture, VEVO, Shows Pirated NFL Game At Sundance

Over the last decade the major music labels — and their trade organization, the Recording Industry Association of America — have established a repeated pattern of attacking consumers in the name o

Yelp Ads Are Not A Rip-Off, You Pay To Seal The Deal

Yelp built its ad business by attracting users that know what they want, just not who to buy it from -- exactly when ads are most effective. That's why I find today's VentureBeat piece by Rocky Agrawa

Keep It Simple, Stupid: The Enterprise Version

Back in 2009, my colleague MG Siegler wrote a brilliant piece titled <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2009/04/28/keep-it-simple-stupid/">'Keep It Simple, Stupid,</a>' which delved into how having a sim

The Wheel: What Is The Foxconn Debate Really About?

Thirty spokes meet at a nave; Because of the hole we may use the wheel. Clay is moulded into a vessel; Because of the hollow we may use the cup. Walls are built around a hearth; Because of the do

Surprise! Location App Highlight Actually Creates Serendipity

The big promise of location-based mobile apps is that they can help you find something great in real life without you meaning to look for it. But that hasn't usually been my experience. Instead, wheth

The Ecommerce Revolution Is All About You

Personal recommendations have always been a part of ecommerce, but there has been little innovation since Amazon introduced retail and product personalization 10 years ago. But with the increasing mou

FounderSoup: Stanford and Andreessen’s New Startup Generator

A single entrepreneur alone is vulnerable to shortsightedness, to fatigue. But with a team comes diverse perspective, encouragement, and the wherewithal to push through problems. That's why a group of

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

Google, Look Out Behind You!

Google has been fighting the threat of Facebook <a href="https://techcrunch.com/search/google+and+facebook">for some time</a>. It is now fighting for its life on two fronts! Facebook and now Apple loo

A Foothold For HealthTech: Ultra-Cheap Pacemakers

I read with great interest <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/01/10/doctors-or-algorithms/">Vinod Khosla's column</a> two weeks ago that discussed the role of tech in healthcare. But as much as tech

BeachMint Raises Another Big Round: $35 Million For Celebrity-Backed Shopping Experiences

<a href="http://www.beachmint.com">BeachMint</a> — an ecommerce startup that lets customers subscribe to receive products hand-picked by celebrities each month  — has quickly become one of the h

Google Stockpiles Data Ammo Through Privacy Merge, Guns To Win Relevancy War

Data is ammunition in the war for information relevancy. And Larry Page, the <a href="http://bhorowitz.com/2011/04/15/peacetime-ceowartime-ceo/">prototypical war-time CEO</a>, has just told everyone

Apple’s Massive Numbers And Some Context

Simply looking over <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/01/24/apples-q1-2012-46-3b-in-revenue-37m-iphones-and-15-4m-ipads-sold/">the numbers</a>, it might be hard to wrap your head around what Apple

Was Megaupload Targeted Because Of Its Upcoming Megabox Digital Jukebox Service?

Last Thursday the US Justice Department <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/01/19/megaupload-taken-down-on-piracy-allegations/">came down hard on Megaupload</a> and its mega founder, Kim Dotcom. In t

The Uphill Battle Of Social Event Sharing: A Post-Mortem for Plancast

Nearly three years ago, <a href="//techcrunch.com/2009/03/10/hendrickson-were-gonna-miss-you/">I left my position at TechCrunch</a> to start my own Internet business, with the idea of creating a web a

What Happened To Kodak’s Moment?

<div style="margin-left:30px;margin-right:30px;padding-left:15px;border-left:3px solid #ccc;font-style:italic;">A Kodak Moment: <em>a rare, one-time moment that is captured by a picture, or should hav
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