Lightspeed’s Jeremy Liew is on the hunt for always-on media startups

Perhaps best known for a career-making seed investment in Snapchat, Lightspeed partner Jeremy Liew is a leading investor across media and entertainment, making bets on startups like Cheddar, Giphy, HQ

Why do media companies struggle to produce anything of value?

It’s the absolute best economy the United States has seen in decades, and yet, you wouldn’t know it from looking at the employee rolls at major news and media outlets. Thousands of journalists hav

Mic adds $6.5M from WPP to build out its news brand for millennials

Millennials remain a hot target for digital marketing and advertising, and so perhaps unsurprisingly, a startup building news and other publishing services targeted specifically at that demographic ha

Millennial-focused publisher Mic raises $21M, with Time Warner Investments joining the board

Mic has raised $21 million in new funding, which co-founder and CEO Chris Altchek said will accelerate the digital publisher’s investment in video news. The company says it currently reaches 6

Hyper News’ offline video app lets you catch up on the headlines during your commute

A new video app from Hyper wants to help you catch up on the latest news during your commute. What’s interesting about Hyper News, compared with apps from traditional news publishers, is that

Mic launches a news app that you might never need to open

With its latest app, millennial-focused publisher Mic said it’s hoping to give you a full newsreading experience from your iPhone lockscreen. The app is an updated version of the MicCheck app,

Hyper, the Mic-owned app for curated videos, comes to iPhones

Hyper founder and CEO Markus Gilles said he has a simple goal — to create “the single best video app.” We covered the company last August when it launched its first app on the iPad. Sin

Millennial-Focused Media Startup Mic Raises $17M, Hires Executive Editor From NPR

It was a big morning for <a target="_blank" href="http://mic.com">Mic</a> — the company announced that it has raised $17 million in new funding, and that it's hired Madhulika Sikka, previously execu

The iHub Is Pulled To Prevent iLawsuit

I was wrong. Hopefully you heeded my advice and jumped on the iHub when you had a chance. Apple’s all-star lawyers just issued a warning to M.I.C. Gadgets concerning the blatant trademark infrin

Review: GoBiz i-Microphone

Short version: The GoBiz i-Microphone is not a complete cure for your smartphone’s mic, but it’s a pretty cheap way to get better recordings.

Japanese government believes in future full of mind-reading devices

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/honda_robot_thought.jpg" /> Mind-reading devices are <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/04/17/japans-first-on-brain-interface-being

The Go Mic goes with you

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/go-mic.jpg" alt="go-mic" title="go-mic" />The cleverly named <a href="http://www.samsontech.com/products/productpage.cfm?prodID=2010">Go

Wireless Xbox 360 mic coming this Fall

Coming this Fall from Microsoft is a wireless mic that’s compatible with Lips, Guitar Hero Metallica, Rock Band 2, Disney Sing it: HSM 3, and the upcoming Lips: Number One Hits and The Beatles: Rock

Microsoft Tells Its Rude IE8 Campaign To "Get Lost"

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/picture-171-215x175.png" width="215" height="175" />For the past few days, we've been <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2009/06/17/if-only-the-h

Yet another microphone for your podcast that no one listens to

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/podcaster_008.jpg" />There you are, sitting in your basement with your headset on, getting ready to record the latest episode of your kic

Logitech Introduces ClearChat USB Headsets

The ClearChat Pro has volume control built-in to the earpiece Whether you use Ventrilo for talking to guild members in World of Warcraft or Skype for calling family overseas, one thing is certain: you

Boogie Gets Down With USB Mic and Looks To Go Multiplatform

Break out that white disco suit and warm up those pipes because Boogie is gettin’ down for the Wii and the included USB microphone let’s you belt it out like the Bee Gees. In a recent vide