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  • Toward Our 3D Future

    Sat 9:00pm By Antonio Rodriguez
     If the past couple of years have been about one theme for me investment-wise, they have been about exploring the bridge between bits and atoms with a series of bets aimed to make a path between the digital world and the physical one we populate. And no, I am…
  • Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

    Sat 7:05pm By Jordan Crook
     Tinder Plus, the dating app’s first step into the wonderful world of freemium monetization, will launch on Monday for $9.99, according to sources familiar with the matter.…
  • TC Makers: We Sample The Goods At The Dogfish Head Brewery

    Sat 3:11pm By John Biggs
     Beer is my favorite food. That means I was especially excited to be able to visit the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE, a palace dedicated to the production of some of the nicest beers around.…
  • The WebRTC Race Begins Today

    Sat 2:00pm By Chip Wilcox
     As recently as 2012, it seemed that Web Real-Time Communication, or WebRTC, was so clandestine that the technology was a skunk works project, hidden in a back office somewhere in Silicon Valley. It is now an emerging standard of web communication which makes…
  • Gillmor Gang: Temporary Filling

    Sat 1:00pm By Steve Gillmor
     The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Microsoft squeezing Facebook and Google messaging out, or did they says John Taschek? Also Google making everything but money on Android; does it all add up to the…
  • Trying To Hire A Diverse Team Of Engineers? It’s Not Just A Pipeline Issue

    Sat 11:00am By Omotayo Olukoya
     Recently, there have been a flurry of articles discussing the lack of diversity in tech. Many reference “pipeline” issues as justification for the low numbers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, blacks and Hispanics collectively…
  • Why Greece Should Not Switch To Bitcoin

    Sat 10:00am By Wences Casares
     In some discussions about Greece exiting the euro, it has been suggested that Greece should swap the euro for bitcoin. At first glance, bitcoin may appear to be the cure. But if the euro is the problem, switching to Bitcoin would be like trying to cure a…
  • Beware The Pretty People

    Sat 9:00am By Jon Evans
     The tech industry used to be home to a disproportionate number of misfits and weirdos. Geeks. Nerds. People who needed to know how machines worked; needed to take them apart, make them better, and put them back together again. People who existed a little…
  • White House Drops ‘Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights Act’ Draft

    Fri 7:48pm By Alex Wilhelm
     In a late-Friday release, the White House published a draft of its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. You can read the full text here. The bill sets out to, in its own words, “establish baseline protections for individual privacy in the commercial…
  • Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation

    Fri 7:29pm By Ingrid Lunden
     Airbnb — the platform that lets travellers book private spare rooms and entire homes as an alternative to traditional hotels — is doing some booking of its own. Airbnb is in the process of raising another round of funding that will value it at $20…
  • Chamath Palihapitiya’s Social+Capital Raising $450M For New Fund, Filing Shows

    Fri 7:04pm By Colleen Taylor
     Social+Capital Partnership, the investment firm founded by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, is raising $450 million for its third fund, dubbed “Social Capital Partnership III, L.P.,” according to regulatory documents filed today. The new…
  • Early YC Alums Rethink The College Summer Internship With New Program For Students

    Fri 7:01pm By Kim-Mai Cutler
     The summer internship isn’t about grabbing coffee anymore. A handful of early Y Combinator alums are testing a new type of summer program where they will give $10,000 to four or five teams this summer to build products. Called the Summer Founders program,…
  • No, Magic Can’t Deliver A Tiger

    Fri 6:57pm By Alexia Tsotsis
     Earlier this week, as Re/Code’s Jason Del Rey was trying to procure a chicken parmesan via text, we were trying to procure a tiger via text. “You want a tiger delivered? Just text the details and Magic’s got you covered,” read the lede of the…
  • NSA Bulk Telephony Metadata Program Reupped Until Parts Of The Patriot Act Potentially Sunset

    Fri 6:29pm By Alex Wilhelm
     In a post on its official Tumblr, the United States’ Office of the Director of National Intelligence noted that it sought and received a reauthorization of its telephony metadata program, authorized under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The reauthorization…
  • Uber Database Breach Exposed Information Of 50,000 Drivers, Company Confirms

    Fri 6:06pm By Colleen Taylor
     Uber announced today that its database was breached by an unauthorized third party last year. The company confirmed the breach in a company blog post published this afternoon, authored by Uber’s managing counsel of data private Katherine Tassi. The breach,…
  • Startup Lessons From My Screenwriter Life, Part 2: Movie Sets

    Fri 6:00pm By Dave McLaughlin
     This is the second post in a two-part series on the lessons I learned as a filmmaker that have value in my life as a startup founder and CEO at Vsnap. In the first post, I covered stuff that comes up before you go into production. In this post, I will…
  • CrunchWeek: Net Neutrality Passes, Pebble Time, Growing Potrepreneurship

    Fri 5:48pm By Sarah Buhr,Alex Wilhelm,Kyle Russell
     It’s the end of another week in tech and what a week it’s been! The FCC passed new net neutrality regulations and then the Internet exploded. First it was about the net neutrality news, then we quickly turned our attention to some llamas, and soon after…
  • With A $60M Revenue Run Rate, ClassPass May Be The Next Uber

    Fri 5:29pm By Jordan Crook
     TechCrunch has secured financial information about ClassPass, the TechStars-backed startup that offers unlimited access to various fitness classes for a flat monthly fee. As it stands now, our sources report that ClassPass is tracking to a $60 million…
  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    Fri 5:00pm By Anna Escher
     This week’s news featured more than just runaway llamas and a Twitter debate over an optical illusion dress. The FCC passed new net neutrality regulations, photos and videos of two new smartphones leaked online, and the new Pebble smart watch flew past its…
  • Last Day To Get Cheap(er) Disrupt NY Tickets #thedress

    Fri 4:55pm By Alexia Tsotsis
     Whether you’re #teamwhiteandgold or #teamblueandblack, you should be on #teamgreenandwhite. TechCrunch Disrupt NY is only a couple of months away. And we’re planning a huge show, with tech stars like Aaron Levie, Payal Kadakia, Tristan Walker and more on…