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Stanford Law Review: SOPA Unconstitutional, Would Break The Internet

The Stanford Law Review has posted <a href="http://www.stanfordlawreview.org/online/dont-break-internet">a concise and informed takedown of SOPA and PROTECT-IP</a>, the bills currently creeping their

Quora Expands Beyond Q&A, Launches ‘Boards’ — A Way To Personally Curate Information

<a href="http://www.quora.com">Quora</a> is taking a step beyond Q&A this morning with its latest product launch, boards. Users can now set up their own personal-themed bookmarking boards, sort of


There are over <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/04/more-than-1-billion-ios-apps-are-downloaded-per-month/">500,000 applications</a> for the iPhone and iPad, <a href="http://www.research2gu

Zynga COO John Schappert On Going Public, And What’s Coming Next

Zynga is still in its quiet period for another 24 days after going public yesterday, so chief operating officer <a href="http://company.zynga.com/about/leadership-team/zynga-management">John Schappert

A New Path: Path Grows Daily Users 30x Since Relaunch

There is something about waking up day after day to write about people who take risks; You end up rooting for some of them. This is the case with photo-sharing underdog <a href="http://www.path.com">

Why Salesforce Wants In On The $6 Billion Talent Management Software Market

Yesterday, Salesforce <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/15/salesforce-acquires-social-performance-platform-rypple-will-launch-human-capital-management-unit-successforce/">announced the acqu

2011 In Tech: A Year Of Great Losses

I don't know much about A. Sachs, save for this one, memorable quotation attributed to the man: "Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives". Indeed, the percentage of

Come On, Microsoft: Siri Is Making You Look Terrible

Last week, Microsoft overhauled the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/04/the-xbox-metro-update-nudges-microsofts-console-closer-to-set-top-hedgemony/">Xbox 360</a>. The update brought dozen

Microsoft And Nokia Team Up To Take Back The Low End

Say a prayer for Android. Nokia's new Lumia 710 Windows Phone, a $49 smartphone aimed at the feature-phone set, is about to change the way carriers sell - and customers see - cellphones. Forget LTE, d

A Look At The Radical HP Rebranding That Never Was

HP is currently a company without a strong identity. This comes after a decade of products and CEOs that each fumbled in one way or another. The company needs to make a sharp statement and emerge from

Pinned Posts, The Twitter Brand Page Feature Facebook and Google+ Should Steal

Overall, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/08/new-twitter-brand-pages/">new Twitter brand Pages</a> are pretty underwhelming. But one great feature they offer is pinned posts -- the abi

The Real Reason Twitter Employees Are Leaving—So They Can Sell Their Stock

People are <a href="http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/11/14/leaving-twitter/">leaving Twitter</a>—executives, engineers—this happens at large companies with more than 700 employees. <a href="https:

Amazon’s Trojan Horse: Don’t Underestimate The Kindle Fire

A number of prominent <a HREF="http://www.useit.com/alertbox/kindle-fire-usability.html">folks have</a> been <a HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/technology/personaltech/amazons-fire-some-say-ma

Apple Made A Deal With The Devil (No, Worse: A Patent Troll)

Over the last two years, Apple has been engaged in vicious legal battles over smartphone patents, many of which are aimed at squelching (or squeezing money out of) manufacturers of devices running A

In An Internal HP Email, Meg Whitman Assures webOS’ Best Days Are Still Ahead

HP just took to the wire and announced to the tech world that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/09/hp-to-keep-webos-alive-by-making-it-open-source/">webOS will live on</a> as an open source

HP To Keep webOS Alive By Making It Open Source

Well, there we have it. After weeks of deliberation, HP CEO Meg Whitman has just announced to all of the company's employees that HP will make webOS's underlying code <a href="http://www.hp.com/hpinfo

Groupon In Talks To Acquire Clever Sense, The Startup Behind ‘Alfred’

Groupon is in late-stage negotiations to acquire Silicon Valley-based startup <a href="http://www.thecleversense.com/">Clever Sense</a>, we're hearing from a source. Clever Sense is the company behind

Mark It Down: June 6, 2012

"Six months from now you'll say the opposite. Because ultimately applications vendors are driven by volume. And the volume is favored by the open approach that Google is taking." That was Google Ch

Don’t Blame The IQ, Blame The Carrier

You couldn't swing a cat this week without hitting a story about <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/carrier-iq/">Carrier IQ</a>, which (if you have somehow avoided this information) is a bit of

Kill Switch

The so-called PROTECT IP act is under fire again as it enters the process of becoming law. We've talked about it on this blog before and no doubt the discussion will continue after it passes or is rej
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