Holidays

  • Microsoft Tries To Declare A Christmas Truce With Apple

    Microsoft Tries To Declare A Christmas Truce With Apple

    Microsoft has put out a TV commercial for the holidays. In it, some things happen…mostly singing. There are employees, kids and other things going on in a New York City setting. Apple’s back yard on 5th Ave, to be specific. My colleague Alex and I hopped into Slack, watched it together and shared our thoughts. We think that Microsoft is trying to say that they’re friends, or… Read More

  • Happy Holidays From All Of Us At TechCrunch

    Happy Holidays From All Of Us At TechCrunch

    As we approach Christmas, it’s time for good startup boys and girls to slack off and, most importantly, record bad lip dubs of Mariah Carey songs. Lip dubs, it seems, is the reason for the season. To that end I called upon the startup community to send me some Holiday videos and they complied. Read More

  • Shyp Partners With Banana Republic To Help Procrastinating Shoppers

    Shyp Partners With Banana Republic To Help Procrastinating Shoppers

    On-demand shipping startup Shyp is partnering with Banana Republic to help last-minute shoppers get presents to family and friends without needing to attach one of those awkward semi-apology notes to the package. Read More

  • Happy Cheese Weasel Day!

    Happy Cheese Weasel Day!

    Today is April 3rd, Cheese Weasel Day, and it’s time to celebrate those in your life who fix your computer on the daily. That’s right: it’s time to hide a piece of cheese under your favorite sysadmin’s mousepad or, barring that, bring in a nice cheese plate for everyone to share. While the origins are murky, the holiday seems to have started around 1992 when two… Read More

  • “Hello Santa” Offers A Memorable, But Pricey, Video Call With A Real-Life Santa

    “Hello Santa” Offers A Memorable, But Pricey, Video Call With A Real-Life Santa

    Want to FaceTime Santa? There’s an app for that. A new video chat app called “Hello Santa” offers you and your child a one-on-one with the jolly ol’ elf himself, and for once, it’s not a pre-recorded video. For those who are sick of standing in half-hour or longer lines only to have their kid freeze up, balk or cry when it’s finally their turn to sit on… Read More

  • Gift Guide: For The Tech-Happy Fashionista

    Gift Guide: For The Tech-Happy Fashionista

    The holidays truly are the most magical time of the year. The twinkly lights, the spiked eggnog… the designer collaborations on your favorite tech products. It warms the heart. Read More

  • Sincerely’s New “Thoughtfulness Engine” Will Help You Remember Birthdays & Special Occasions, Won’t Spam You With Alerts

    Sincerely’s New “Thoughtfulness Engine” Will Help You Remember Birthdays & Special Occasions, Won’t Spam You With Alerts

    Sincerely, the mobile gifting startup behind postcard and greeting card apps as well as newer arrival Sesame for themed gift sets, is on a mission to make the world more thoughtful. To date, it has accomplished that by making gifting easier and quicker through its suite of iPhone and Android applications, and today it’s taking the next logical step with the debut of the Sincerely… Read More

  • The Crunchies Monkey Goes Shopping For Holiday Gifts (Also, Tickets Make Great Stocking Stuffers)

    The Crunchies Monkey Goes Shopping For Holiday Gifts (Also, Tickets Make Great Stocking Stuffers)

    As we all gear up for the holidays, everyone is scrambling to buy those last-minute gifts for friends and family. Even The Crunchies monkey. Where do monkeys shop, you ask? Well, we left that up to our own Josh Constine, and I think you’ll agree that it was a good idea on paper, but at the end of the day, maybe just a good old hug will do. Last month, we broke the huge fun story that… Read More

  • A Switched-Off Christmas

    A Switched-Off Christmas

    Martins Ferry, Ohio is a little town nestled close to the Ohio River. For decades it was a steel town, built up and brought low by the rise and fall of Wheeling Steel. When the smoke cleared and the barges left, my grandmother and grandfather built a little house on North 8th Street and settled in, raising my dad, and, later, making our holidays there just about the most magical times of my life. Read More

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