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  • Apple TV Gets CNBC And FOX NOW Channels

    29 July 2014, 10:34 am by: Darrell Etherington

     Apple continues to fill out its Apple TV content library, with two new additions to the device today including a CNBC channel with live broadcasts and FOX NOW, the on-demand app for the network that includes episodes of Glee, Family Guy and more. Both…
  • London’s Mayor Misses Window To Spend £50M On Startup Building

    29 July 2014, 10:09 am by: Mike Butcher

     London’s Mayor has missed an opportunity to spend a £50 million fund set aside by the UK government to create a public building dedicated to both technology startups, events and public education around technology. The Prime Minister’s office has…
  • Flickr Rolls Out A New Commercial Licensing Program To Compete With 500px And Others

    29 July 2014, 10:09 am by: Sarah Perez

     Yahoo-owned photo-sharing and storage site Flickr announced this morning the rollout of a new licensing program aimed at the service’s members who are looking to have their work discovered, featured on prominent news sites, including Yahoo’s own…
  • Prepare For Emergencies Through Crowdsourcing

    29 July 2014, 9:34 am by: Julian Chokkattu

     If flooding in your town is imminent, do you know where to go to stay safe? If a heat warning has been put in place, can you find the nearest cooling center to cool down? Using the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s OpenFEMA Initiative, Appallicious…
  • Concur Is Partnering With Airbnb And Uber To Capture A New Breed Of Business Traveler

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

     Business expense and travel management company Concur has announced some new partnerships that should enable users to better manage expenses across a wider range of businesses. That includes a couple of startups whose users will now be able to expense…
  • New Drobo Mini Networked Hard Drive Now Comes With SSDs, Ruggedized Flash Array

    29 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Julian Chokkattu

     Connected Data announced the latest addition to its extensive family of external storage devices: the portable, rugged and expandable Drobo Mini with Solid-State Drives (SSD). Read More
  • UK Police Replacing Ads On Piracy Sites With Warnings

    29 July 2014, 8:59 am by: Natasha Lomas

     UK police have started replacing ads on websites that provide access to pirated or copyright infringing material with warnings to web users that the site is on a watch list — and a call for them to close the browser page in question. Read More
  • BaubleBar Raises $10 Million For Its “Fast Fashion” Jewelry Business

    29 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Sarah Perez

     E-commerce jewelry business BaubleBar has raised $10 million in Series B funding, in a round led by Burch Creative Capital, the investment firm headed by billionaire retail and fashion veteran Chris Burch, known for co-founding his ex-wife’s fashion…
  • Fly Or Die: Tinder Moments

    29 July 2014, 7:49 am by: Jordan Crook

    Last month, Tinder launched Moments. It’s a new feature that lets users send photo blasts to all of their matches. The photos don’t last forever, but they’re a much better ice breaker than “hey.”…
  • Kurbo Health Raises $5.8 Million To Fight Childhood Obesity Via An App, Live Now On iOS

    29 July 2014, 7:30 am by: Sarah Perez

     Kurbo Health, a mobile subscription service focused on fighting childhood obesity through the use of simple food diaries and live coaching, is today opening its doors to all families who want to sign up and try its weight loss program, initially available…
  • Voyat Launches With $1.8M In Seed Funding For Social CRM Tool Aimed At Hotels

    29 July 2014, 7:30 am by: Ron Miller

     Voyat, a social CRM tool aimed at the hotel industry, came out of stealth today and announced $1.8M in seed funding from Metamorphic Ventures, Eniac Ventures, BoxGroup and several angel investors, including Brett Crosby, who was co-founder of Google…
  • Video Re-Mix Startup Coub Raises $2.5 Million From VC Fund Headed Up By VK.com Founders

    29 July 2014, 7:30 am by: Steve O'Hear

     There’s money in them loops — apparently. Coub, the Russian startup that lets you create and embed looped, 10-second video clips, has raised a new round of funding. Now seeing 50 million unique viewers per month (up from 8 million a year ago), the…
  • Mota $99 3D Printer: Too Good To Be True

    29 July 2014, 7:11 am by: Natasha Lomas

     An affordable yet high quality consumer 3D printer has turned out too good to be true, surprising no one. The 3D printer market is generally sitting in a quasi-limbo state that’s progressed beyond proving itself on early adopters willing to shell out…
  • Indian E-Commerce Giant Flipkart Raises Massive $1B Round

    29 July 2014, 6:45 am by: Catherine Shu

     Flipkart, the largest e-commerce company in India, announced on Twitter that it has raised a massive $1 billion round. The round was led by Tiger Global Management and Naspers, with participation by GIC and existing investors Accel Partners, DST Global,…
  • Apple Updates Retina MacBook Pros With Better Specs

    29 July 2014, 5:19 am by: Darrell Etherington

     Apple has updated its Retina MacBook Pro line, with new Haswell processors that edge their predecessors (also Haswell) by small amounts (200MHz), and with new base RAM for the low-end 15-inch model that doubles the amount of memory it carries within from 8GB…
  • Indian Inventor Makes A Decidedly Unsexy (But Cool) Open Source Glass Clone

    29 July 2014, 5:15 am by: John Biggs

     Now don’t laugh. I see what you’re about to say: this project looks like a mess. But trust me when I tell you this thing could be slapped to your face sooner than later, provided you prefer not to trust Google with your location, photo, and activity data…
  • Migraine Buddy Helps Patients And Doctors Work Together For Better Treatment

    29 July 2014, 5:15 am by: Catherine Shu

     Migraines aren’t just awful headaches. They are a neurological condition that often come with cluster of syndromes before and after pain starts. These are called prodromes, which can warn some sufferers when a headache is coming, and postdromes, or…
  • Napster Owner Rhapsody Passes 2M Paying Users As It Extends unRadio To Europe

    29 July 2014, 12:21 am by: Ingrid Lunden

     In 2012, Rhapsody nabbed the European assets of streaming service Napster, covering the UK and Germany, to fill out its 2011 acquisition of Napster in the U.S., as part of its strategy to square up globally to Spotify and other online music rivals. Today,…
  • Uber Gets Down To Business With New Travel Expense Tools And Concur Integration

    29 July 2014, 12:01 am by: Ryan Lawler

     Uber has spent four years building a perfect transportation alternative to taxis and black car services in cities around the world. But until today it’s just been focused on consumer travel. Now the company is going after a huge new opportunity by changing…
  • Dive Into Fates Forever, Startup Battlefield’s First MOBA Game

    28 July 2014, 7:22 pm by: Sam O'Keefe

     When Jason Citron launched Fates Forever in the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield, it was impressive but many would say they weren’t surprised. Gamers have undoubtably heard of Jason’s previous success, OpenFeint, one of the first and most…

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