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SoundCloud Raises $50 Million Round Led By Kleiner Perkins

<a href="http://SoundCloud.com">SoundCloud</a> has <a href="http://soundcloud.com/press/releases/2012/01/02/kleiner-perkins">raised</a> a new fundraising round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & By

6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012

"In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps." Singularity University's executive director of FutureMed Daniel Kraft M.D. sat down with me to discuss the biggest e

GymPact Launches To Help You Keep Your Fitness Resolutions (By Paying If You Don’t)

If you're anything like me, one of your New Years Resolutions may have been to get in better shape. There's no doubt that many of us could stand to live healthier lives, and it's no mistake that devic

Uber’s New Year’s Eve Surcharges Demonstrate The Harsh Reality Of Dynamic Pricing

I woke up this morning to tweets from Uber customers nationwide who felt taken for a ride, literally and figuratively, after requesting an Uber on one of the busiest nights of the year. Despite the fa

The Internet Is People

There's always been a tension on the Internet between humans and algorithms. In the early days, Yahoo was a human-curated index, remember? But humans couldn't keep up, and the algorithms took over. To

Freight Train Kept A-Rollin’

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rezendi/262073557/"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/freight.jpg?w=201" alt="" title="freight" width="201" height="300" class="ali

Keeping Up With The Normals

The holidays for most people who read this site involve answering a cornucopia of tech support questions for their relatives. Honestly, I've watched friends field the most frustrating 45 minute IT dep

A Web Of Apps

It is remarkable to think that we're in the early days of the app era, when there are already close to 600,000 iOS applications and nearly 400,000 on Android. The growth of these app ecosystems has be

Facebook Started Saturating The US Market In 2011

Most third party web measurement firms have provided a steady drumbeat of positive growth news for Facebook over the years, as the company has gained tens of millions of users in the US and around the

How to Survive Your First Year As An Entrepreneur

I loved talking to the skankiest prostitutes at three in the morning with a camera crew around me, fires burning in the street, sad, abused people clinging to scraps of life for their pleasures, baile

The Most Important Gadgets Of 2012

Rather than looking back (which I'm sure we will), I thought it would be nice to look forward to 2012 and beyond and note some of the gadgets that will change the world in the next few years. I've inc

Exclusive: Groupon Acquires Stealth Silicon Valley Startup Campfire Labs

<a href="http://crunchbase.com/company/groupon">Groupon</a> has continued its (talent) <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/07/groupon-debuts-scheduler-to-streamline-online-bookings-for-mercha

Does Microsoft Really Need A Windows Superphone?

A <a href="http://wmpoweruser.com/leaked-windows-phone-roadmap-gives-us-a-peak-into-the-future/">leaked Windows Phone roadmap</a> made the rounds earlier today, and if its contents hold true, then Mic

IFTTT Triggers Loyal, Nerdy Following

One of my favorite services to pop in the second half of 2011 is “If This, Then That,” or if you’re really dorky, <a href="http://www.ifttt.com/">IFTTT</a>. Among a small group of faithful nerds

For Google+, User Count Is A Journey Not A Race

That's a good thing because Google+ missed the starting gun. And its "invite only" launch strategy saw all its disconnect users flailing independently. But in the long run that might not matter much,

Giving Windows Phone A Chance

If you take a look at <a href="http://www.techmeme.com/111226/p18#a111226p18">Techmeme</a> right now, you'll notice that the top conversation in the tech blogosphere is about Windows Phone, and more s

The Threat And Opportunity Of Mobile: How Physical Retailers Can Fight Back Against Amazon

As online retail sales continue to soar, brick and mortar stores are seeing margins dissipate. Online holiday sales are expected to grow <a href="http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/20

Apps Are Media

Apps have taken over the world. If you doubt that just take a look at this app map by Horace Dediu at <a href="http://www.asymco.com/2011/12/23/the-tv-store/">Asymco</a> which shows the 123 countries

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (Revisited)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not an <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/18/30-40-ultrabooks-are-expected-to-launch-at-ces-2012-but-can-they-break-the-ces-curs

The Other Side Of Open

Open. Open. Open. Open. Open. Open. Open. Open. Open. Every chance they get, someone from Google brings this up as a huge advantage of Android over rivals like iOS. Never mind the fact that a good
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