Crunch Report | Sprig Is Shutting Down

Sprig is shutting down, Sergey Brin is building a giant airship, Nielsen's latest data show a ton of people still watch content on TV and bitcoin experiences an outage from all the bitcoin ups and dow

TruRating pulls in $12.6M to grow its point-of-sale customer feedback platform

UK startup truRating, which is aiming to offer restaurants and retailers an alternative feedback platform to the likes of Tripadvisor and Yelp by offering bricks-and-mortar outlets the ability to obta

You Don’t Want A 5-Star Review

Brands know that customer reviews play an integral role in consumers’ purchasing decisions, especially online. As such, they work hard to drive the highest ratings they can. And yet, it’s the pres

Google Launches City Experts Program To Encourage Higher Quality Google+ Local Reviews

Google has quietly launched a new program called <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/local/contest/cityexpert">Google City Experts</a> to encourage more high-quality local business ratings

Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures

Looking for the perfect foodgasm? Epicurator, a new iPhone app, thinks it has what it takes to satisfy your needs. In the sea of online customer reviews, ratings and what people now know as “foo

Foursquare Adds Some “Magic” To Its Explore Functionality In iOS, And It’s A Completely Fresh Approach

When Foursquare <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/15/meet-the-new-foursquare-the-one-that-youve-helped-build-and-continue-to-power/">introduced the new web version of its "Explore" function

Google Updates The Business Rating Scale On Google+ Local, Numbers Be Gone

Google rolled out its own integrated, social review system for businesses with <a target="_blank" href="http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/05/30/google-overhauls-its-local-search-experience-with-google

StarCraft II given Adults Only rating in South Korea, teens freak out in response

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/sc2sk.jpg" /><a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/starcraft-ii/"><i>StarCraft II</i></a> has tentatively been given an Adults Only (18+

TNA Wrestling can trend on Twitter just fine, but can it draw actual TV ratings? (No.)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tnatrending.png" />We're all well aware that <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/twitter/">Twitter</a> represents man's best chance of

Do video game publishers misrepresent their games in order to get lower ratings?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/ratings.png" />There's some sort of video game developer conference going on in Motreal this week (titled, to use its full name, the Mont

Left 4 Dead 2 may be sold in Australia after all

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/left_4_dead_2_survivors12.jpg" />Good news everyone! Turns out that Left 4 Dead 2 will most likely be sold in Australia after all. If you

Media companies freaking out because they don't know how measure TV ratings anymore

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/homer.jpg" />So I read late last night that pretty much every TV show this summer has crashed and burned. You can attribute that any numb

I did my part to help out radio today

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/nielsen.jpg" />It's no secret that I think the radio business is doomed, and that “kids today” are more likely to listen to music via

New device should provide far more accurate radio ratings

Old habits die not very easily, which is what makes the introduction of Arbitron’s new Portable People Meter so fascinating. The device is what Arbitron will use to measure radio ratings in the

UK to apply ratings to downloadable videos, games

Don’t be alarmed, but video game and movie downloads will soon carry age ratings in the UK. The Cousins, worried that such downloads are completely unregulated and unlabeled, will apply the new

J.D. Power rates this years flat panel TVs

Click And the winner is…Sony! I’m going to get myself a Vizio. JD Power

Game Content Under the Microscope: ESRB Ratings

This week we’re examining the issues of video game violence and content in a multi-part series of interviews with industry insiders. And this is a tricky subject, because what might offend one indiv

Sell An M-Rated Game To A Minor, Get Fired

Back in the day when I was but a wee teenager, I was always the 15-year old with the beard who bought everyone tickets to R-rated movies. I never really had much of a problem buying M-rated video game

Your Mom, ESA Is Very Upset

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/kill for the world's children. Kotaku's response, to their credit, was go to hell. The letter is reproduced below, ju