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  • Musikki Secures Seed Cash To Aim At Being The IMDB Of Music

    2 October 2014, 5:36 am by: Mike Butcher

    A new music-tech startup, Musikki, which calls itself the ‘IMDB of music’ has secured €330,000 in funding from Smart Equity, a business angel investment vehicle in London. On the consumer side, London-based Musikki competes with Allmusic, Discovr,…
  • Apple Now Lets You Check If An iPhone Is Stolen Before You Buy It

    2 October 2014, 3:34 am by: Greg Kumparak

     Want to check if that iPhone you’re considering nabbing off of Craigslist is stolen before you hand over your cold, hard cash? Apple has just released a tool that exists solely to verify whether or not a used iPhone has been locked down remotely by its…
  • This Is CG

    2 October 2014, 2:37 am by: Greg Kumparak

     This is your semi-regular reminder that CGI is at or beyond the point of absurdity, that everything on the Internet is fake, that there is no spoon, etc. Because seriously. Look at that. Look at it. I think this is the first time I’ve watched a video like…
  • Tesla Will Announce Something Called “The D” On October 9th

    2 October 2014, 2:09 am by: Greg Kumparak

     Elon Musk has just tweeted about his plans to announce two things next week: one thing called “the D”, and “something else” that is left shrouded in mystery for now.…
  • Why Your Geography Does Not Control Your Destiny

    1 October 2014, 10:00 pm by: Harley Finkelstein

     Editor’s note: Harley Finkelstein is the Chief Platform Officer at Shopify, the Canadian-based company behind the commerce platform that lets anyone sell online and in-store. Follow Harley on Twitter @harleyf Now more than ever, geography no longer…
  • YesVideo’s Legacy Republic Is Building A Freelance Workforce To Digitize Family Photos and Videos

    1 October 2014, 9:20 pm by: Anthony Ha

     YesVideo announced a new initiative today that aims to recruit an army of “Legacy Makers” to help digitize family photos and videos.…
  • Box Said To Further Delay Its IPO

    1 October 2014, 9:03 pm by: Alex Wilhelm

     Box, an enterprise-facing cloud storage and productivity company, is said to be further delaying its initial public offering (IPO). The delay could last until its fiscal fourth quarter, which ends after the first month of the new year. This is viscerally…
  • With A New “Experience Studio”, Echo Aims To Bring Its Social Media Curation To A Broader…

    1 October 2014, 8:33 pm by: Anthony Ha

     Echo is a startup that’s been helping big companies and their agencies create widgets that highlight social media conversations. Now, with the launch of a new product called the Echo Experience Studio, co-founder and Chief Product Officer Chris Saad said…
  • Night At The Roculus Makes Bobbing Your Head To “What Is Love” Funny Again For A Minute

    1 October 2014, 7:31 pm by: Greg Kumparak

     The 90s may be over… the pogs stuffed in a box in the garage, the bowl cuts shaved, the grungy hemp necklaces thrown away……
  • An Immigrant Experience

    1 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: Gilles Raymond

     Editor’s note: Gilles Raymond is the Founder and CEO of News Republic, which offers news from 1,000 licensed content partners worldwide. He previously founded, successfully grew and sold two mobile app companies – IN-FUSIO and Mobilescope. Four times in…
  • Incubated: How StartX Helps Stanford-Affiliated Founders Get Their Companies Off The Ground

    1 October 2014, 6:30 pm by: Ryan Lawler

     StartX has emerged to help founders from Stanford build their companies. The accelerator seeks to take advantage of all the resources at the university, as well as the wide range of tech companies nearby, to improve the ecosystem of Stanford-affiliated…
  • Microsoft Woos Enterprise With Start Button In Windows 10

    1 October 2014, 6:21 pm by: Ron Miller

     Microsoft announced Windows 10 the other day. Putting aside the fact they skipped version 9, and all of the jokes that could evoke, the announcement appeared to be one long apology to the enterprise. We’re sorry we dissed you in version 8 and we want to…
  • Science Inc.’s Refame Connects Influencers With Advertisers On Vine And Instagram

    1 October 2014, 5:41 pm by: Anthony Ha

     Startup studio Science Inc. is announcing its latest project — Refame, a marketing platform for social apps Vine and Instagram.…
  • Just Say No To This Sexual Consent App

    1 October 2014, 5:02 pm by: Natasha Lomas

     It’s an oft-trotted-out tech truism that there’s an app for everything. But when a pitch for a smartphone application for sexual consent lands in the inbox, well yes, it can certainly feel like there is indeed an app for everything. Read More
  • Kickstarter Chairman Perry Chen’s Next Act Is The Non-Profit Website Dollar A Day

    1 October 2014, 3:39 pm by: Jonathan Shieber

     After handing over the reins at Kickstarter and assuming the role of chairman at the wildly successful crowdfunding company, Perry Chen’s next online act is launching Dollar A Day, a site aimed at educating the public on the wide world of non-profit giving…
  • Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community And Promises Changes To Real Name Policy

    1 October 2014, 3:29 pm by: Jordan Crook

     After weeks of backlash over Facebook’s real name policy, namely from members of the LGBT community who have had their Facebook pages suspended due to drag names, Facebook has met with members of the community and apologized for any hardship they might…
  • A New App Called Offtime Helps You Unplug Without Missing Out

    1 October 2014, 3:26 pm by: Sarah Perez

     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 alerting you to how many minutes you spend staring at your little…
  • Fab’s Jason Goldberg Talks Design And The Art Of The Pivot At Disrupt Europe

    1 October 2014, 3:20 pm by: Ingrid Lunden

     TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is taking place from 18-21st October 2014 in London. You can grab your ticket right here. A free Hackathon kicks off the event, which you can apply for here. Then, on the following Monday and Tuesday, we’ll have Startup…
  • The Windows 10 Technical Preview Expires In 196 Days

    1 October 2014, 2:48 pm by: Alex Wilhelm

     Downloading the Windows 10 technical preview? You won’t be able to use it past two weeks after April Fool’s day next year. That’s jolly, because the consumer-facing preview that will follow the current build will be out long before then. But it’s…
  • #GapGate Widens As Samsung Responds Saying Some Space Is To Be Expected

    1 October 2014, 2:31 pm by: John Biggs

     Korean owners of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 have noticed that their brand new devices sport an unusual feature – a gap between the bezel and the screen that can fit a business card. The Gal Note 4, which hasn’t reached our shores, sold out on launch…

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