Las Vegas

  • Robocoin Opens The First Bitcoin ATM In Vegas, Baby

    Robocoin Opens The First Bitcoin ATM In Vegas, Baby

    Luck be a protected cryptocurrency-based transaction via a highly secure, distributed network tonight! Robocoin, a bitcoin ATM company, has announced that they’ve placed the first bitcoin ATM on the Las Vegas strip where the high-rollers and low- can go to turn their winnings into crypto cash. Read More

  • Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

    Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

    Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project just announced a new venture called Project 100, a complete transportation system for Las Vegas. For a monthly subscription fee, users will be able to borrow a car, get a driver thanks to an app or take a bike for a ride. But the key feature is that you’ll ride in a Tesla Model S — the Downtown Project just bought 100 Teslas. Read More

  • A Look At The ‘Downtown Project’ That Wants To Bring A Tech Renaissance To Old Las Vegas [TCTV]

    A Look At The ‘Downtown Project’ That Wants To Bring A Tech Renaissance To Old Las Vegas [TCTV]

    You’ve probably heard something about the Downtown Project, the $350 million initiative spearheaded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh that’s aiming to bring a renaissance of sorts to Downtown Las Vegas, the old city center several miles away from the touristy Strip. But unless you’ve been there and seen it with your own eyes, it’s hard to really grok what’s happening… Read More

  • BlackJet, Your Own Private Airline, Adds San Francisco And Las Vegas As Destinations

    BlackJet, Your Own Private Airline, Adds San Francisco And Las Vegas As Destinations

    BlackJet, which we’ve described as the “Uber for private jets,”¬†has announced San Francisco and Las Vegas as two new destinations. The company was founded by Garrett Camp, the co-founder of Uber, so it’s no surprise that the young company is already ramping up its coverage areas. What makes BlackJet so interesting is that the company has come up with a model to… Read More

  • Downtown Las Vegas Is a 'Work in Progress' With Zach Ware

    A Walk Through Downtown Las Vegas, Where A New Generation Of Startups Is Taking Root [TCTV]

    TechCrunch TV recently made the trek to Las Vegas, where we had the chance to check out the burgeoning startup community that’s taking shape there thanks in large part to a $350 million initiative called the “Downtown Project.” When many people think of Vegas, they think of nothing but the casino-, tourist-, and hotel-packed area known as the Strip — but the… Read More

  • Cisco and Living PlanIT Go Green With Sustainable City


    Networking equipment maker Cisco intends to build a sustainable city in Portugal. The company will work with Living PlanIT, a startup focused on developing large-scale sustainable technologies. What will this city look like? For one thing, it’ll be wired with tens of millions of sensors providing real-time data to help manage common urban issues like traffic and crime. The… Read More

  • Sony opens 3D Experience in Vegas

    Well, TV manufacturers are definitely embracing 3D for the home. Obviously it’s going to require the networks to jump in too, as evidenced by Sony and CBS building the “Sony 3D Experience” in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Read More

  • Is CES even necessary anymore?

    This is dedicated to my friends (and enemies!) who’ll be spending this week, know colloquially as Hell Week, in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show, or CES. While I feel for y’all—I was scheduled to attend until three weeks ago, when an angel descended from Heaven and told me, sweetly, I didn’t have to go—I can’t help but feel that the show is largely… Read More

  • CES 2009 will be a dull borefest because of the recession: LA Times

    If you’re going to CES in two weeks, or are visiting sites like us here at CrunchGear to get up-to-the-minute news, know this: the show will absolutely suck. That’s what the Los Angeles Times says, at least. Read More

  • T-Mobile 3G now LIVE in Vegas


    T-Mobile announced availability of its ‘next-generation’ network in Las Vegas today, and confirmed plans to expand the service to at least 20 additional markets by the end of 2008. Vegas joins NYC as T-Mobile’s only two 3G cities so far. For more on this exciting news, check out MobileCrunch photo credit, CNET. Read More

  • T-Mobile's 3G now live in Vegas


    I can’t believe its really here! Yeah 3G! Well for T-Mobile at least, 3G is still news, the carrier announced availability of the ‘next-generation’ network in Las Vegas today, and confirmed plans to expand the service to at least 20 additional markets by the end of 2008. Even as the last carrier to roll out 3G, faster speeds are always a welcome addition to any market. Read More