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  • TC Cribs: A Trip To BarkBox HQ, Where Dogs Rule

    22 July 2014, 4:50 pm by: Colleen Taylor

     We definitely dig dog-friendly companies here at TechCrunch Cribs, so when we were in New York City recently, we swung by for a tour of an office where pooches are definitely welcome: Bark & Co., the startup known for its BarkBox monthly subscription service…
  • Yik Yak Gets A Much-Needed Makeover

    22 July 2014, 4:42 pm by: Jordan Crook

     It’s been about three months since anonymous messaging app Yik Yak raised their first major round of funding ($1.5 million led by Vaizra Investments, DCM, and Azure Capital Partners), and already the app has released a major update.…
  • LinkedIn Will Acquire Business Marketing Company Bizo For $175M

    22 July 2014, 4:41 pm by: Anthony Ha

     LinkedIn just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Bizo, a company that helps advertisers reach a businesses and professionals. The company says the deal is worth around $175 million — 90 percent cash and 10 percent stock. Read More
  • Apple Sold 35.2M iPhones, 13.3M iPads And 4.4M Macs In Q3 2014

    22 July 2014, 4:32 pm by: Darrell Etherington

     Apple has released its latest quarterly earnings report, and the hardware story is one that you might have heard before: For the most part, the company sold more devices year-over-year, with the notable exception of the iPad, which continues to see slight…
  • Apple’s Mixed Q3 2014 With $37.4B Revenue, $7.7B Profit And $1.28 EPS

    22 July 2014, 4:32 pm by: Romain Dillet

     Apple has just released its fiscal Q3 2014 earnings, reporting $37.4 billion in revenue, $7.7 billion in net profit representing $1.28 per share. Compared to the year-ago quarter, it corresponds to a growth of 5.9 percent in revenue, and 19.6 percent in EPS…
  • Microsoft Reports $23.38B FQ4 Revenue Including $2B In Phone Top Line, Misses With EPS Of $0.55

    22 July 2014, 4:13 pm by: Alex Wilhelm

     Today after the bell Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth quarter performance, including revenue for the period of $23.38 billion and earnings per share of $0.55. Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.60 on revenue of $23.00 billion. In the quarter,…
  • The Defender Is What You Get When You Combine A Camera, Automated 9-1-1, And Pepper Spray

    22 July 2014, 3:51 pm by: Jordan Crook

     Safety first! That’s what my mom always says. Which is why it’s somewhat shocking that technology hasn’t already been leveraged to provide additional personal protection to people on the go. But the Defender looks to change all that. It’s a new…
  • Anniversary For iPhone Offers A Moment Of Nostalgia In The Age Of Disposable Photos

    22 July 2014, 3:33 pm by: Sarah Perez

     An app called Anniversary offers a new twist on remembering the past via your photo and video memories. Instead of posting to a social network like Facebook, Anniversary lets you share your content with a friend on some future date of your choosing. The…
  • Some Brief Thoughts About Apple’s MacBook Air ‘Stickers’ Ad

    22 July 2014, 2:21 pm by: Matthew Panzarino

     Yesterday Apple released a new ‘Stickers’ ad for the MacBook Air. I found it interesting for a few reasons. Read More
  • BoardRounds Helps Hospitals Follow Up With Patients After They Leave The Emergency Room

    22 July 2014, 2:04 pm by: Anthony Ha

     BoardRounds is a startup helping hospitals stay connected with patients after they leave the emergency room — co-founder and CEO Benjamin Jack said the approach is “much like Google Now, but for healthcare.”…
  • Timehop, The App That Works As A Digital Time Capsule, Raises $10M Led By Shasta Ventures

    22 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Colleen Taylor

     Timehop, the app that serves as a personal “today in history” memo by surfacing your social networking photos and posts from a year ago or more, has raised $10 million in new funding. The funding, which is Timehop’s Series B, was led by Shasta Ventures…
  • Nootrobox Launches Its “Smart Drugs” Subscription Service

    22 July 2014, 2:00 pm by: Sarah Perez

     Subscription-based “box of the month” services have been fairly hit-or-miss so far. While some like Birchbox are still going strong, elsewhere, smaller startups – and even experiments from the world’s largest retailer, Walmart – have faded away.…
  • Apple’s Cash Machine Is Back

    22 July 2014, 1:52 pm by: Romain Dillet

     Later today, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings for Q3 2014. For the past couple of years, the April-to-June quarter has been the slowest quarter of the year for the company. Before that, Apple used to refresh its iPad lineup in the spring. Now, it…
  • Google Opens $1M Contest To Shrink A Power Inverter

    22 July 2014, 1:49 pm by: Julian Chokkattu

     Google opened up applications today for the Little Box Challenge, announced in May, with plans to give away $1,000,000 to the group that can create a smaller and cheaper power inverter.…
  • For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App

    22 July 2014, 1:37 pm by: Ingrid Lunden

     Back in March 2013, eBay said it would start to work on applications for Google Glass — the idea being that the Android-powered, head-mounted computer could help consumers shop for things online and in the real world more seamlessly than pulling out your…
  • The Crowdfunded Hardware Ecosystem

    22 July 2014, 1:00 pm by: Matt Witheiler

     In the past six years crowdfunding has become a popular, if not the most popular, form of financing for hardware startups, potato salad distractions notwithstanding. Over the years we’ve seen a variety of successful crowdfunding campaigns translate early…
  • Wacom Launches Bamboo Paper On Android, Windows 8 And Kindle Fire

    22 July 2014, 12:40 pm by: Darrell Etherington

     Drawing tablet and digitizer hardware maker Wacom is expanding the availability of its homegrown note-taking app today, with a launch that brings the previously iPad-only app to devices powered by Android and Windows 8, and to Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. The…
  • Emberlight Turns Any Dimmable Bulb Into A “Smart” Light You Control With Your Phone

    22 July 2014, 11:57 am by: Sarah Perez

     Smart light bulbs – like the Philips’ Hue connected bulbs or those from LG, GE or Samsung - are an easy jumping off point for those wanted to experiment in the “connected home” arena without the complexity or costs involved with the installation of…
  • Ahead Of Earnings, A Mixed Developer Landscape For Microsoft

    22 July 2014, 11:55 am by: Alex Wilhelm

     A recent report by Developer Economics details a mixed picture for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms. Microsoft reports its earnings today after the bell, making the results of the survey more interesting. How will Microsoft frame its…
  • Mozilla’s Asm.js Technology Makes Its Commercial Debut With Dungeon Defenders For The Web

    22 July 2014, 11:44 am by: Frederic Lardinois

     For the longest time, web-based gaming meant that you had to install (often dubious) plugins to make games run smoothly in your browser. WebGL and other technologies changed that a bit in recent years, but because JavaScript isn’t exactly a speed freak,…

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