How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market?

Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small conference for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the event was

Spotify wants you to fix its bad music data

Spotify announced today the launch of a new tool called Line-In that will allow its 160 million users to offer input about the music data it has on file, like genre, mood, explicitness and more. The g

Wall Street will probe Apple’s favorite new metric while we wait for new phones

This year could arguably have been one of Apple's most difficult heading into September. As we approach the company's earnings report this afternoon, Apple has had to reconcile a deluge of rumors arou

Fleksy keyboard to get major reboot under ThingThing’s dev team

Third party keyboards might seem like an app fad blast from the recent past. But the smartphone keyboard space could be set for a shake up as long time player Fleksy gets a new team working full time

Apple’s services business grows 18% as iPhone sales stall

Apple just announced their earnings for Q1 2017. The company reported $52.9 billion in revenue with EPS of $2.10, which slightly beat consensus estimates of $2.02. But perhaps more importantly, this q

GuestReady provides Airbnb hosts with the services to professionalize their rental

London-based GuestReady officially opened its doors this week, launching its service in six cities: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. The idea is simple, provide all ma

Europe agrees cyber threat strategy, plans to help fund more startups

The European Parliament has voted to adopt a set of measures aimed at bolstering resilience to digital threats and improving cybersecurity cooperation and info sharing across its 28 Member States.

Chat app Line begins offering delivery on-demand services

The future of mobile messaging is pointing towards services, but don't assume that only applies to digital offerings like money transfers and shopping. Japan's Line, one of the world's most used chat

UrbanClap, India’s Largest Services Marketplace, Fetches $25 Million Series B

UrbanClap, which uses a matchmaking algorithm to help consumers find the best service providers in major Indian cities, plans to scale rapidly after landing a $25 million Series B. The round was led b

Amazon’s On-Demand Services Marketplace Launches Monday

Amazon's Angie's List competitor, called "Amazon Local Services," has been rebranded as "Amazon Home Services" ahead of a larger launch happening Monday, sources familiar with the plans tell TechCrunc

DollarPhotoClub Expands Into More Markets, Hits 11,000 Users

Stock photo provider <a target="_blank" href="">DollarPhotoClub</a> is a shot across the bow of the Big Stock Photo Cartels™. Created by a repeat entrepreneur and owner

Amazon Introduces Mayday, A Unique And Amazingly Useful Live Tech Support System For Kindle

Live support has always been a dream for major retailers. While chat solutions already exist, today Amazon announced a new support service available on Kindle HD products called Mayday. It is a single

Fiverr Updates Its Task-Based Marketplace With Slicker Look & More Buyer/Seller Tools

Fiverr, an online services marketplace that gives its community of skilled sellers a platform to market and sell whatever it is they can do from as little as $5, is relaunching its website with an ove

Review: SugarSync for the iPad

<img src="">I've been wondering how, exactly, I'll be able to do work on my iPad. With the assistance of programs like Dropbox and Suga

Who needs the Droid? T-Mobile G1 hacked to run Google Nav

I like to imagine that a special place exists somewhere on the Web where a bunch of unassuming “ordinary” folks get together to solve world technology issues. A brotherhood (that allows wo

Vimeo begins to play nice with iPhone, Android devices

The lack of Flash support on the iThings (i.e. phone, touch) and all but one Android device has made it rather difficult for Flash-based video sites to penetrate the ever-expanding smartphone video-co

Clearwire raises an additional $1.5B to continue building its nationwide WiMAX network

Sprint, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks (to name a few) continue to bet big on Clearwire’s WiMAX nationwide wireless network. The foursome have just pumped an additional $1

This is the end, my only friend (for MSN Direct wireless data service)

<img src="" />It's the end of an era. MSN Direct has announced that their wireless data service will be shut off on January 1st,

Google Analytics adds mobile reporting, iPhone/Android app tracking

The ability to keep tabs on mobile visitors is becoming increasingly important as more and more users surf the web via mobile browsers. With that said, there are a variety of website tracking / analyt Blogs: Now more mobile friendly

I’m a big fan of WordPress, be it their free blogging service ( or their free blogging platform ( Heck, the entire TechCrunch Network and my personal blog run on the
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