Somani’s Offline secures $2M to build community for top Indian startup founders

Utsav Somani, who helped AngelList launch in India and oversaw its local operations for five years, is gearing up to find more ways to help founders. On Wednesday, the entrepreneur said he had raised

Google Drive beta test expands offline support to non-Google files in Chrome

Google Drive’s offline capabilities are getting an upgrade. Currently, you can use Google Chrome to make your Docs, Sheets, and Slides available offline. On Tuesday, the company announced the la

Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ feature on iOS to automate offline viewing

Netflix today is launching a new feature on iOS devices that will help make it easier to watch its shows when you’re offline. The “smart downloads” feature, as it’s called, wil

Showtime makes its entire library available for offline viewing on mobile devices

Showtime will now allow subscribers to download its programming for offline viewing on mobile devices – following similar moves by Netflix and Amazon. The network says its entire library will be

Google for Android gets new feature to deal with inconsistent internet connections

As more of the world's population comes online for the first time, so Google is focusing on making the web and its services more accessible. That means smaller sized apps for budget devices with limit

Crunch Report | GoPro Cuts 15% of Workforce

Hanging out with former TechCrunch writer and current editor in chief at Mattermark, Mr. Alex Wilhelm, GoPro cuts 15% of its workforce, Amazon can move your data by the truckload and now you can downl

FireChat brings private group chat to its off-grid messaging service

FireChat, the messaging service from Disrupt Battlefield finalist Open Garden that allows you to chat with people around you even when there is no regular Internet connection, is getting a major updat

Google Maps Gets Offline Navigation And Search

It’s 8am and you’re in your garage. You have to head into a different direction today, but you can’t fire up Google Maps until you’ve left the garage, because you’re offl

Beauty Product Subscription Service Birchbox Is Opening More Brick-And-Mortar Retail Stores

Subscription-based beauty sample box provider Birchbox, which helps consumers discover new products by shipping them samples by mail, today announced its plans to expand its offline retail footprint

Android Wear Gets Experimental Offline Step Counting

Android Wear is a platform in progress, as evidenced by Google’s continual updates, bringing features like third-party watch face support and more big changes in periodic updates. One that also

Cirqle Debuts A Photo-Sharing App For Groups That Works Offline

A mobile application called Cirqle – no, not that Circle or that one either – launched last year as a way for users to share and collaborate on photo and video collections in groups, both

A New App Called Offtime Helps You Unplug Without Missing Out

Apparently, navel-gazing about how much time you’re spending on your phone is a thing now. We’ve already seen iOS apps like Moment and Check appear to shame you into self-restraint by ale

Offline, A New Kind Of iOS Publication, Blends Text, Audio And Writer Empowerment

Offline is a new publication for Apple’s Newsstand on iOS that comes from a team of developers and designers from The New York Times, Audible, Instagram, BlackBerry and Apple itself. Offline differs

Harry’s Is Opening A Barbershop, Or, A Bridge For Online And Offline Customer Behavior

Months after Warby Parker opened its flagship store in New York, co-founder Jeff Raider is taking his other venture, Harry's, in a brick and mortar direction as well. Tomorrow, the shaving supply star

Rent The Runway Branches Further Offline, With A Permanent Showroom At Henri Bendel

E-commerce startups have been working at the online-offline game for a while now, in the form of pop-up shops and brick-and-mortar investments like Warby Parker's New York <a href="https://techcrunch.

Pew: 15% Of Americans Don’t Have Internet. 5% Think It’s Irrelevant.

Five percent of Americans have resisted the siren song of cat listicles and hashtags. Specifically, they think the Internet is “irrelevant,” to use words of Pew, which just released a repo

Google Translate For Android Gets Offline Mode With Support For 50 Languages

Google Translate is a very useful tool for when you are travelling internationally but sadly, that’s also the time when you are least likely to have an always-on connection to the Internet. Obvi

Google generated more ad revenue growth than top 3 online competitors, all offline media in 2007

[photopress:goog2007ads.jpg,full,center] Google not only generated more ad dollars in 2007 than all other online firms, it generated more ad dollars than all other firms, online or off. AlleyInsider c