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  • Amazon Fire Phone Goes On Sale Today At AT&T

    25 July 2014, 10:18 am by: Jordan Crook

     Amazon revealed yesterday during earnings that while revenues are growing, so are losses. That’s thanks at least in part to the development and production of the Amazon Fire Phone, which goes on sale exclusively at AT&T starting today.…
  • The Pirate Bay Launches A Mobile Website For Torrenting From Your Smartphone

    25 July 2014, 9:46 am by: Sarah Perez

     Everyone’s favorite torrent site has just rolled out a mobile version: The Pirate Bay has now launched a new, mobile-optimized website it’s calling The Mobile Bay. Designed to work better on smartphones and tablets, like those running the iOS or Android…
  • Elon Musk’s Answer To Stephen Colbert’s Vision Of Ambient Wireless Charging: “We’ll Do It”

    25 July 2014, 9:44 am by: Darrell Etherington

     Last night Tesla’s Elon Musk appeared on The Colbert Report, and he discussed some of SpaceX‘s recent successes, the upcoming update for Tesla vehicles that let you name your car, as well as his general path towards supervillainy. Aside from the usual…
  • TechCrunch Helsinki Meetup Sees Finland’s New Startup Generation

    25 July 2014, 9:30 am by: Mike Butcher

     Finland has a rich heritage in technology. Whatever crisis of confidence the masters of Nokia had, eventually leading to its gutting by Microsoft, that long heritage has served it well, giving rise to a several generations of engineers and, increasingly,…
  • Zenefits Adds Stock Options To Its Cloud HR Platform

    25 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Ryan Lawler

     Zenefits was founded to help companies manage all their human resources needs on its cloud-based HR portal. Today, its platform will make it even more attractive for startups to entice employees with stock options, by offering a feature that makes it easier…
  • FRAMED Immerses Viewers In Digital Artwork

    25 July 2014, 7:33 am by: Catherine Shu

     FRAMED seeks to stretch the boundaries of digital art and take it beyond the confines of computer screen. The full-HD IPS display itself is gorgeous, with a walnut frame, but it’s more than just an attractive monitor. It also allows viewers to interact…
  • Conan O’Brien Has An Office Full Of Robots

    25 July 2014, 7:12 am by: Jordan Crook

     If you haven’t yet noticed, robots are kind of taking over the world. They’re writing quarterly earnings reports for the AP. They’re reportedly building the next iPhone. And, of course, they help run Conan O’Brien’s office. The late-night comedian…
  • Google Granting Around Half Europe’s Search De-Index Requests — But Won’t Show Its Workings

    25 July 2014, 7:05 am by: Natasha Lomas

     Following a meeting between European regulators and search engines yesterday, to discuss the latter group’s implementation of a recent European Court of Justice privacy ruling, it has emerged that Google has received around 91,000 requests from Europeans…
  • Women Use Pinterest, But They Don’t Run It

    24 July 2014, 9:16 pm by: Cat Zakrzewski

     Only 40 percent of Pinterest employees are women, even though the majority of the company’s users are female, according to a report released by Pinterest Thursday. Pinterest’s ratio appears better than other tech companies that have released similar…
  • Baidu Shoots Up Google Play Download Rankings With Apps That Boost Android Performance

    24 July 2014, 8:30 pm by: Kyle Russell

     Chinese search engine giant Baidu had a good month on the Google Play Store in June, shooting up seven ranks to crack the top 10 publishers by downloads, according to App Annie’s latest global app index. Baidu’s growth wasn’t on the back of its search…
  • YC-Backed Kamcord Launches An App For Watching Mobile Game Replays

    24 July 2014, 6:38 pm by: Kim-Mai Cutler

     As reports of Google’s interest in buying Twitch continue unabated, it’s clear there’s an enormous market for video of gameplay. A few players stepped up a couple years ago to tackle the same concept for mobile gaming. Y Combinator-backed Kamcord was…
  • Cities Petition FCC In Fight For Municipal Broadband

    24 July 2014, 6:26 pm by: Julian Chokkattu

     Cities like Chattanooga, Tenn., have led the charge of providing public broadband services to local communities.…
  • Yammer’s David Sacks Departs Microsoft After Two-Year Tenure

    24 July 2014, 5:54 pm by: Alex Wilhelm

     Today Yammer’s founder and former CEO David Sacks announced that he will depart Microsoft, the software company that purchased his social enterprise startup for $1.2 billion.…
  • TechCrunch TV’s New Show Incubated Is All About What It’s Like To Be In A Tech Accelerator

    24 July 2014, 5:05 pm by: Ryan Lawler

     With our latest TechCrunch TV series, Incubated, we’re hoping to provide startup founders with all the info they might need before they make the decision to apply to an accelerator. Every Wednesday afternoon over the next 10 weeks, we’ll be releasing a…
  • Samsung’s VR Software Leak Shows Initial Apps, Ability To Switch Between Virtual And Real Reality

    24 July 2014, 4:59 pm by: Darrell Etherington

     Samsung‘s VR efforts are one leaky ship lately, with a report today echoing earlier rumors that the company would be partnering with Oculus VR for its own headset. Now, a leaked pre-release version of the Samsung VR software has made its way into the hands…
  • Amazon Remains Great For Customers, Not For Shareholders – Stock Drops 6% As Losses Widen

    24 July 2014, 4:52 pm by: Sarah Perez

     Amazon‘s Q2 2014 earnings announced today made it more apparent than ever that Amazon remains a great business for its customers, but not so much for its shareholders. The stock, after the earnings were reported, was already down by 6% and falling in…
  • Please Join Us For The 9th Annual August Capital Party In Silicon Valley

    24 July 2014, 4:46 pm by: Matt Burns

     TechCrunch’s annual summer soirée is almost here. As in years past, August Capital will host TechCrunch and hundreds of local investors, founders and developers at its sunny office on Sand Hill Road. All are welcome to the August 1 event, but space is…
  • Yeti Is Like Tinder For Places

    24 July 2014, 4:28 pm by: Cat Zakrzewski

     Sometimes searching for the perfect bar or a challenging hiking trail can be like searching for a mythological creature. Unless you’ve already found Yeti. Read More
  • Amazon Misses In Q2 With In-Line Sales Of $19.34B, Larger Than Expected Per-Share Loss Of $0.27

    24 July 2014, 4:24 pm by: Alex Wilhelm

     Following the bell today, Amazon reported its second quarter financial performance including a $0.27 per share loss on revenue of $19.34 billion. Analysts had expected Amazon to lose $0.15 on revenue of $19.34 billion. For the quarter, Amazon’s revenue…
  • Pandora Q2 Tops Estimates Slightly With $218.9M In Revenue, But Its Stock Is Falling

    24 July 2014, 4:15 pm by: Anthony Ha

     Pandora came in just slightly ahead of analyst estimates in its just-released second quarter earnings report.…

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