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Trion Grabs $85 Million To Bring New Life To The “Deep End” Of Online Gaming

<a href="http://www.trionworlds.com/en/">Trion Worlds</a>, a lesser known game development company headquartered in Silicon Valley, yesterday gave even further evidence that the "deep end" of online

Microsoft Girds Itself For Windows 8 Battle And Beyond

Microsoft's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/19/microsoft-revenue-up-5-to-20-9b-earnings-at-0-78-per-share/">quarterly earnings statement</a> didn't have any big surprises. It was generall

Does Google Have An Interest In Pinterest?

I've spent about a week trying to track down the rumors that Google had expressed interest in a Pinterest acquisition and here's what I know thus far (<a href="mailto:alexia@beta.techcrunch.com">here'

Apple Announces iBooks 2, A New Textbook Experience For The iPad

"Education is deep in our DNA, and it has been since the very beginning," said Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing. On that thought Apple just announced iBooks 2. This move is centere

Accel Leads $52.5M Round In Cloud-Based Data Storage And Backup Company Code 42

<a href="http://code42.com/">Code 42 Software</a>, a Minnesota-based online backup company for consumers, businesses and the enterprise, has raised $52.5 million in funding led by Accel Partners with

Do We Need A “GarageBand For Books?”

My Dad used to take me to Long's Bookstore on the Ohio State University campus when I was young - I'd say this was during the 1980s and very early 1990s although in my mind these afternoons spent on c

Mobile Technology Is Transforming The Health Industry, But To What Extent?

Technology is in the process of bringing change to every piece of the health industry -- wellness, fitness, healthcare, medicine -- you name it. And as it always seems with introduction of new technol

iCloud’s App Search Engine: A First Step To A Cloud-Enabled Phone

Apple has built a search engine for apps. It's called iCloud - or more technically, it's one aspect of the overall iCloud service. Using it, you can search through every app you have installed on your

Science Sets Up Shop

The LA-based <a href="http://science-inc.com/">Science</a> moved into its cozy permanent space above a yoga studio in Santa Monica this week, finally giving its variety of LA-based tech talents a plac

Why Samsung Is The Next Apple

For most of the ten years I've been coming to CES, every presentation, every booth, has had one goal: to create an ecosystem in order to encourage consumer lock in. Year after year, presentation after

Why Apple Bought Anobit

Apple finally <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-11/apple-acquires-israel-based-flash-memory-part-maker-anobit.html">confirmed</a> earlier <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/2

Do We Need Doctors Or Algorithms?

I was asked about a year ago at a talk about energy what I was doing about the other large social problems, namely health care and education. Surprised, I flippantly responded that the best solution w

Google Fuses Google+ Into Search — And There Are Bigger Changes Afoot

Since the launch of Google+, Google has been putting a lot of muscle behind promoting and integrating the service into its core products. Fire up a new Android 4.0 device, and you'll be prompted to cr

Scheming Intentions

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Nobody Wins At CES

Rather than do a <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/ces2012">CES</a> pre-round-up of exciting products I'd like to address <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/01/05/best-ces-ever/">this intere

For The 5th Year In A Row, Apple Wins CES. Before It Starts. Without Showing Up.

Are you ready for CES? I know I am. The PR emails are flowing in and I'm going to respond to every single one of them. I can't wait to hear about Samsung's social media stuff. And Vizio's new thingy.

After A Breakout 2011, Yammer Works On A Big New Funding Round

Yammer, the Facebook/Twitter for companies, has been coming into its own, even as big competitors like Salesforce try to compete with rival enterprise social networking products. Having generated some

Do Blogs Need Comment Reels? Yes, and Here’s How

Commenting on blogs is broken. But what we need is a solution, not an abandonment of the concept. The question comes up every few months, but new social commenting technology means there are better an

Why Don’t Smartphones Have A “Guest Mode”?

<em>"Hey, can I see your phone real quick?"</em> Oh, <em>crap.</em> What tabs did you leave open in Safari? Did you delete those photos (you know, <em>those photos</em>. The ones you promised her y

CrunchBase Reveals: The Average Successful Startup Raises $25.3 Million, Sells For $196.8 Million

Most investments fail but the few successful ones more than make all the money back -- or so startup investors hope. But what sort of returns do these profitable exits bring in? According to a new ana
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