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  • What Makes An Industry Cloud Leader?

    3h By Gordon Ritter
     Over the last several years at Emergence Capital we have seen an exciting new set of companies emerge that offer cloud solutions within a specific industry vertical — collectively known as “industry cloud” companies. The opportunity is enormous. In…
  • Breaking Down Billion-Dollar AR/VR Investment In The Last 12 Months

    Fri 9:00pm By Tim Merel
     Augmented and virtual reality are the new hotness, as VCs and corporates get in on the act. While Facebook’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Oculus got everyone’s attention early last year, it’s only in the last 12 months that investments…
  • The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    Fri 7:30pm By Sarah Buhr,Anna Escher
     Last week we brought you the 20 highest paying unicorns, based on median annual salary for all employees. This time around, we centered our search on the unicorns paying best for programmers. Read More
  • Cards Against Humanity Has Made Over $54K Selling Nothing On Black Friday

    Fri 6:14pm By Drew Olanoff
     While chain stores everywhere are trying to get you to buy things in their physical and online marketplaces, one brand decided to sell absolutely nothing. For $5 a pop. That’s right. The group behind the amazing and legendary card game Cards Against…
  • Build An Offshore Development Team That Won’t Suck

    Fri 6:00pm By Mikita Mikado
     The No. 1 problem of almost every Silicon Valley entrepreneur is finding engineers. Developers in San Francisco are similar to apartments in San Francisco — really expensive, hard to get and even harder to keep. On top of a six-digit salary, bonuses and…
  • How Mobile Apps Are Transforming The Job Search

    Fri 4:00pm By Yarden Tadmor
     Searching for a job is just like dating, banking or procrastinating on chores until someone else does them: It’s something we all have to do. So why shouldn’t the job search be the basis for mobile apps, like those other adult obligations? Over the past…
  • Not A Hobby — Disrupt London Lets Loose The Drones Of Awe

    Fri 3:38pm By Mike Butcher
     We don’t just plan to talk about the Cloud at TechCrunch Disrupt London in two weeks time on December 7th-8th (Agenda, Tickets). The conference will also cover the booming world of Drones that are literally in the clouds. Here are our panelists for the…
  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Happy Thanksgiving!

    Fri 3:00pm By Jordan Crook
     Though we’re in the midst of the holiday season, we’ve still made time to talk about the latest in gadgets news. The Samsung Gear VR went on sale last week, which is a relatively big deal in the world of VR. Sony, meanwhile, announced that it sold more…
  • Founders Fund on Its Processes, Deal Flow, and Newest Big Bets

    Fri 2:30pm By Connie Loizos
     Founders Fund, founded 10 years ago, wasted little time in establishing itself as a venture firm that’s willing to make unusual and often outsize bets. Recently, at the their San Francisco offices, we sat down with the firm’s chief scientist, Aaron…
  • ‘Moments’ Are Selling The Promise Of VR Right Now

    Fri 2:23pm By Drew Olanoff
     When explaining some of the nuances of virtual reality to friends and family, they want to hear about the “games” or the “apps.” Yes, full experiences, or “titles” are an exciting part about any platform’s growth. Unfortunately, there aren’t…
  • Interest Rates And Rating Interest

    Fri 2:00pm By Max Wolff
     The tech and venture corners of the universe are large and rising. There are more people in the business and more people interested in the business than usual. Perhaps more than at any other time, there is huge general and insider attention. As much as…
  • Romain Jerome Creates A Watch For True Mario Fans

    Fri 1:28pm By John Biggs
     Do you like Nintendo? Do you have $19,000? I think we found you a watch. The Romain Jerome Super Mario Bros. the watchmaker’s take on good old Mario and his mushroom-induced adventures and is aimed at collectors who aren’t afraid to drop twenty grand on…
  • Cortana For iOS Begins Rolling Out To Testers

    Fri 1:14pm By Sarah Perez
     Microsoft has now made good on its earlier promise that it would soon roll out a beta version of its Cortana personal assistant – a rival to Apple’s Siri and Google Now – to users of iOS devices. This week, a handful of testers who signed up to…
  • Holberton Wants To Be A Different Kind Of Coding School

    Fri 1:00pm By Frederic Lardinois
     By now, there are plenty of coding schools that will happily train you to become a junior programmer within a couple of months. Most of them will teach you the basics, but to become a full-stack engineers, a 12-week boot camp usually just isn’t enough.…
  • Tingbot Wants To Embody Your Pi Projects

    Fri 12:26pm By Natasha Lomas
     Another U.K.-based team is gunning to build a business out of simplifying using the Raspberry Pi single board computer. Tingbot is designed to embody Pi apps in a neat form factor, with a built-in touchscreen and programmable buttons enabling the user to…
  • 4 Great Drones That Won’t Crash Immediately (And One That Will)

    Fri 12:08pm By John Biggs
     Soon even Santa will start delivering presents by drone so it pays to learn how the big man is going to get it done. Here are four good flyers (and one not so good one) that will be great way to get some air after the holidays.…
  • Amazon Is Giving Away Unlimited Cloud Storage For $5.00

    Fri 12:02pm By Sarah Perez
     Amid a slew of deep discounts appearing on the web today as a part of the shopping holiday Black Friday, Amazon has introduced one deal that’s sort of a no brainer. The company is giving away unlimited online storage on its cloud servers for just five…
  • Instagram Now Testing Support For Account Switching, No Log Out Required

    Fri 11:18am By Sarah Perez
     A feature Instagram users have wanted for some time – support for switching between multiple accounts directly in the app – is now being tested, according to a new report out this morning. Select members in Instagram’s official beta testing group for…
  • Software Developers’ Growing Elitism Problem

    Fri 11:00am By Cahlan Sharp
     TechCrunch recently posted a guest post from the CEO of a software company attempting to discredit coding academies. I won’t spend time addressing all the issues in the post (you can read a more in-depth rebuttal or many of the insightful comments) —…
  • Will Vivendi Acquire Ubisoft And Gameloft?

    Fri 10:53am By Romain Dillet
     Slowly but surely, Vivendi is trying to get back into the video game industry. After selling back its stake into Activision Blizzard in 2013, the company is looking at another video game giant — Ubisoft. Here’s a quick recap. Read More