religion

Interfaith social network Pray.com raises $14M Series A to add new features to its mobile app

Pray.com, an interfaith social networking app for members of religious communities, has raised a $14 million Series A led by TPG Growth. Previous investors Science Inc. and Greylock Partners also retu

GoPro cuts 200-300 jobs, largely impacting its drone division

GoPro is in the process of laying off around 200-300 employees this week, TechCrunch has learned from sources close to the company. The hits to the company were largely concentrated in its aerial divi

Pray.com, a community-building app for faith organizations, raises $2M in seed funding

Pray.com, an interfaith mobile app that helps religious leaders keep in touch with their congregants, will grow its team after receiving $2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Science Inc.,

Halal investment tool for Muslims lands a $5 million seed round

For religious Muslims looking to get started with investing, the options are limited. Average Muslim investors can’t afford the kind of nuanced advice that a high end financial advisor can provi

GoodLands partners with ESRI to launch the Catholic Geographic System

Religion and technology are not two phrases that often go hand in hand. Molly Burhans is looking to change that. Growing up Catholic in upstate New York, Burhans had the intention of becoming a nun.

When Robots Come To Pray

A developer colleague of mine recently went on and on about Google Photos. He knew my background in computational neuroscience and thought I would be interested in what Google was doing with deep lear

A first? Muslim woman refuses to submit to airport body scan, not allowed to board flight

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ukbodyscan.jpg" />It finally happened. A Muslim woman in Manchester refused to submit to a <a HREF="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/body-sc

Is God too busy to read your Tweets? Apparently not.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/tgod.jpg" />Yup, you can now tweet God, as it were. There's a Twitter account,@thekotel, that takes your tweets, prints them out, then ta

Would you give up Facebook (or the iPhone) for Lent?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/facebooklent.jpg" />We're right in the middle of Lent, a time for certain followers of certain religious beliefs to give something up for

Did you see that crazy Pope video on YouTube?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/popeyoutube.jpg" />Any Papists in the house? Hooray for everything, then, as the Vatican has just launched its own <a HREF="http://www.yo

Vatican *blesses* new iPhone prayer app

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/prayer.jpg" /> Well look at that, the Vatican has blessed (lol get it?!) an iPhone application that contains the Breviary prayer book. T

Tales of a teenage Christian robot

John Brownlee at BBG has written one of the most compelling posts of the past forty five minutes to an hour. His essay, essentially recounting his starring role as a Christian robot in a school play a

Singer defends ‘offensive’ LittleBigPlanet song, says it was meant to attract people to Islam

Let me save you the trouble of reading more than 1,000 words regarding the removal of that offensive-to-Muslims song in LittleBigPlanet. It’s a thorough report, sure, but my goodness, this isn&#

Release of LittleBigPlanet delayed over fear of offending Muslims

LittleBigPlanet has been delayed by about a week over concerns that it may offend Muslims. The game, which was supposed to ship today, was found to have a song that contains phrases from the Koran. As

Anti-Spore Web site calls the game an attack on Christianity for teaching evolution

I’m starting to think this anti-Spore site is merely a prank. It’s worded too perfectly to be On The Real™. Right, so even though Spore has been favorably reviewed (despite the DRM upro

UK nerds developing "real" Jedi Academy; By comparison, my odds of getting lucky just went up

[photopress:tags_bestwick01_i.jpg,full,center] I’m a huge Star Wars fan. Very big. But I realize it’s the results of the imagination of a guy from Modest, CA. See, George Lucas is a creato

Today's religious teens forgo social networking for Lent

[photopress:god.jpg,full,center] Do you know what I gave up for Lent? Nothing, I’m not religious. But kids these days, I tell you! Do you know what they’re giving up for Lent? MySpace . An

Hackers declare war on Scientology in YouTube video: Kids have too much time on their hands

Why are people so infatuated with Scientology? Really, who cares? Laughably, this video that surfaced at the weekend “declares war” on the religion. TorrentFreak interviewed the group resp

Churches turn to Halo 3 for new recruits

Shooting video game guns for Jesus (SVGGFJ) I remember when churches used to encourage young men to take up arms for the cross, telling them to raze faraway towns because their people prayed to a diff

For God So Loved The World He Created Building B?

I’m not a religious man, per se, but let’s just assume that I believe in some sort of cosmic energy force that connects everyone and everything in space and time and that, for the sake of
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