Online travel agency Exoticca bags $4.1M for market expansion

Barcelona-based online travel agency Exoticca — which sells “affordable luxury” holidays to popular destinations such as India, Kenya, Brazil, Thailand and South Africa — has

HQ Trivia Is Coming to Android | Crunch Report

HQ Trivia is coming to Android, Amazon Echo is the No. 1 best seller on the site and the founder of LeEco is ordered to return to China. All this on Crunch Report.

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

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

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

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

“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 "<a target="_blank" href="">Hello Santa</a>" offers you and your child a one-on-one with the joll

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.

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

<a target="_blank" href="">Sincerely</a>, the mobile gifting startup behind <a target="_blank" href="">postcard</a> and <a target="_blank" href="https://si

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 ou

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 b

Google Would Like You To Schedule Holiday Time With Your Family Using Google+ Hangouts

I've always described Google's social spine, Google+, as being <a href="

Google Launches “Surprise Calendar” In Google Play To Give Away Free And Discounted Apps, Music, Movies & More

Google today launched the first deal in what will be a series of freebies and discounts on mobile apps, books, TV, music and movies, now being made available to Android users via Google Play. <a targe

Apple Supply Checks Indicate In-Store Availability For iPhone 5 Improving In Time For Holiday Sales

Apple is aggressively ramping up its iPhone 5 supply chain in order to make sure that customers looking for the smartphone can get their hands on it easily and quickly come the holidays, according to

Amazon Gets Into The Gif-ing Spirit, Launches Customizable Video Gift Cards In Partnership With JibJab

The rise of networks like Tumblr -- a magnet for for ironic, self-created, animated Gifs -- has given the short-form, quirky video a new place in our hearts. Amazon is now capitalizing on that with th

Price Check by Amazon: Free iPhone App Compares Price Of In-Store Items With Amazon's Prices

<img src="" /><a HREF="">Amazon</a> has released Price Check, an iPhone App that could make sh

Happy Valentine's Day

<img src="" />Happy Valentine's Day, gentle reader. I hope you did something nice today and, barring that, I hope you enjoyed your

LED color lighting kit FINALLY available for your Festivus pole

<img src="" />Today is an exciting day, my friends. Yes, today's the day I can say with 100% certainty that I have

Happy Cheese Weasel Day!

Unknown to most, April 3rd is Cheese Weasel Day, the holiday where the Cheese Weasel brings dairy goodness to all the good boys and girls in the tech industry. While the origins are murky, it seems to

More numbers show that Apple sold a whole bunch of iPod touches during the holidays

<img src="" /> Numbers from two online firms show that iPod touch usage “<a HREF="
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