Phone Calls

Crunch Report | Apple Spending $1 Billion on Original Content

Apple is spending $1 billion to acquire original content, Workday acquires Pattern, Google Home now lets you make free phone calls and Andrew Ng is starting an AI fund. All this on Crunch Report!

Listen makes phone numbers smarter with auto-responders, muting, reminders and more

A new mobile application called Listen wants to make phone numbers smarter by giving you more control over who’s texting and calling, thanks to a variety of features like whitelists, reminders,

SpareMin helps you fill your extra time with spontaneous phone calls

Even though TechCrunch readers can get really busy with their jobs, their side hustles and everything else in their lives, you’ll probably still have a few moments of downtime today — maybe w

Whitepages Acquires NumberCop To Improve Its Scam-Detecting Caller ID App

Whitepages will today announce the acquisition of San Francisco-based NumberCop, in order to bolster its own abilities in detecting spam and scam calls within its Caller ID smartphone application. Pr

Google Makes It Easier For Advertisers To Track Which Ads Generate Phone Calls

Over the course of the last year, Google's AdWords advertising platform started launching a number of new products that allow advertisers to link ads and phone calls. Those include click-to-call ads,

Zip Phone Lets You Make Free Calls Over The Internet…Without Launching Its App

A company known as <a target="_blank" href="http://www.zipphone.com/">Zip Phone</a> is making it easier to place secure, Wi-Fi enabled phone calls, in order to save consumers from using up the lim

Disposable Phone Number App Burner Grabs $2 Million In Seed Funding

Before the world was informed of the massive and invasive government spying programs run by the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/nsa/">NSA</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/07/

SendHub Secures $3 Million Series A To Be The Mobile Alternative To Business Phone Systems

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.sendhub.com/">SendHub</a>, a business-focused call and messaging solution with a long-term goal of replacing PBX systems with mobile apps and online dashboards, ha

UberConference Adds File Sharing To Conference Calls With New Box And Evernote Integrations

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.firespotter.com/">Firespotter Labs</a>' visual conference calling solution <a target="_blank" href="http://www.uberconference.com/">UberConference</a> is rolling

Free Phone Calls: Why Pay For Something If You Can Get It For Free?

Cheapskates that we are, people are always trying to find deals, like, say, being able to make phone calls for free. Yes, that works. Over at the Times, David Pogue bravely looked at several services