You are here


Subscribe to Techcrunch feed Techcrunch
TechCrunch is a group-edited blog that profiles the companies, products and events defining and transforming the new web.
Updated: 9 min 27 sec ago

ClassWallet Is Bringing Classroom Money Management To A School Near You

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 16:03
 When it comes to keeping track of money for classroom expenses, collecting cash for field trips is just the tip of the iceberg. There are several common issues that every teacher faces when it comes to money, or lack of money, in the classroom. And most stem from how it’s managed. Today, ClassWallet is launching out of private beta to offer up a better way for teachers to collect,… Read More

Pogoseat Raises $2.3 Million To Offer Discounted Seat Upgrades At Sporting Events

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 16:00
 Pogoseat has built a mobile app that enables fans who attend sporting events to instantly upgrade their seats or purchase a number of different in-game experiences. Now the company is looking to expand, thanks to $2.3 million in seed funding from a wide range of investors. Read More

NPR One Delivers A Curated Public Radio Stream For The Smartphone Era

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:47
 Radio is an increasingly perplexing mode of content delivery as we gain access to more and better streaming services with on-demand programming. But the serendipity of radio is still appealing, the ability to turn on and tune in without having to monitor, tweak and pester. That’s why it’s great that NPR is looking to deliver its public programming in a way that combines the benefits… Read More

The Beautiful Game Just Got Its Own Meme Generator

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:45
 There are plenty of meme generator apps around. Imgur’s Memegen immediately springs to mind. Or something more quirky, such as Yarrly, the anonymous chain letter-styled meme generator for Android. But what the world really needs is a meme generator for the beautiful game. And now, thanks to Gliff, it finally has one. Read More

The TouchPico Projector Turns Any Surface Into A Giant Android Touchscreen

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:42
 The TouchPico projector is launching today on IndieGogo. Announced at this year’s CES, it’s about as powerful as a mid-range Android phone, and has a camera that sees when you draw on the surface it’s projecting on — it basically turns any surface into a giant tablet-like display. Read More

Case Remote Lets You Wirelessly Control Your DSLR Camera From A Phone

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 15:30
 Here’s a neat idea aiming to bridge the gap between older generation technology and today’s ubiquitous touchscreen smartphones. Case Remote is a wireless remote controller for DSLR cameras which links to an Android or iOS smartphone, allowing the camera kit to be controlled via a mobile app. Read More

Tiempo Wants To Simplify Time Tracking So You Can Focus On Work

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 14:34
 Y Combinator-backed Tiempo is a free time-tracking app for iOS, Android and the web that can be used by individuals or companies to track employee hours to pay them faster. Read More

Instagram’s Forthcoming Photo Messaging App Bolt Could Face Legal Trouble

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 14:21
 The developer behind the mobile voice app Bolt is none too pleased with Instagram’s decision to launch what appears to be a new mobile messaging app by the same name. Bolt, a new app from Instagram, is expected out this week, we’re hearing. Meanwhile, the original Bolt’s founder, Andrew Benton, has published a blog post imploring Instagram to reconsider its name choice to… Read More

It’s Business Time: Airbnb Targets Work Travelers With Concur Partnership

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 14:00
 Airbnb has spent the last six years trying to get consumers comfortable with the idea of staying in someone else’s home when traveling. Now it’s trying to make headway in the enterprise, with a portal specifically designed for business travelers, as well as a partnership with Concur that will make it easier for them to file expenses when booking on its peer-to-peer rental platform. Read More

Powermat Wireless Phone Charging Comes To Cadillac Vehicles

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 13:39
 Wireless inductive charging is coming to Cadillacs. Starting with the 2015 ATS and later hitting the CTS and Escalade, the vehicles can be equipped with a Powermat charging pad. Sadly, most devices with wireless charging use a competing standard and are not compatible with this system. The Powermat charging pad will be located behind the Caddy’s motorized CUE infotainment screen. Hit… Read More

Microsoft Is Back To Bashing Apple In Latest Advertisment

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 13:07
 In Microsoft’s latest TV spot, the company stacks its voice assistant against Apple’s. Spoiler: Microsoft’s wins. Read More

Apple To Buy Swell For $30 Million, Per Report

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:53
 In what appears to be a summer shopping spree, Apple is reported to be buying Swell, a radio app much like Pandora but focused on talk radio. The deal is said to be worth approximately $30 million. Read More

Zillow To Acquire Trulia In $3.5B Stock-For-Stock Deal

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:41
 Zillow is going to acquire Trulia in a deal worth $3.5 billion in stock, according to the company. The combination of these two real estate tech companies should secure Zillow’s position as a market leader in the U.S., with Trulia CEO Pete Flint staying on in his role but reporting to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff. Flint and one other board member from Trulia will join the new combined board… Read More

Apis Partners Launches New Fintech Growth Fund For Africa, Asia

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 12:27
 Apis Partners, a new growth fund to back fintech startups out emerging markets like Asia and Africa, has launched, aiming to raise between $250 million and $300 million. Matteo Stefanel, previously a partner in emerging markets private equity firm Abraaj, created the fund with Udayan Goyal, a founder of fintech investment and advisory firm Anthemis Group. Plenty of innovation in financial… Read More

Apple’s Beats Acquisition Gets Approval From The European Commission

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:59
 Apple has the green light to proceed with its acquisition of Beats Electronics and Beats Music from the European Commission. Both companies do indeed sell headphones in the EU, which is part of the motivation behind the scrutiny, but Apple and Beats don’t hold a sizeable combined market share of the headphone category in Europe, the Commission determined, and the types of hardware they… Read More

Sunstone Capital Backs Beacon Platform To The Tune Of $2 Million

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:46
 “Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacon are the building blocks of the next wave of computing,” says Max Niederhofer of the micro-location technology that lets your smartphone trigger events based on how close you are to a Beacon transmitter. “It’s a cliché, but the possibilities are endless.” Read More

Amazon Launches A 3D Printing Store With Customizable Goods

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:39
 Amazon has launched a new store for 3D-printed goods, which include items that can be customized to change their size, color, material and even aspects of their design. The store covers a range of types of products, including jewelry, electronics, toys and games, home decor and kitchen supplies, and items are supplied by a number of partners including Mixee, Scupteo and 3DLT. Amazon is… Read More

Marinanow Raises Seed Funding To Let Yacht Owners Find A Berth

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:38
 We’ve seen the rise of Airbnb models applied to boats in the form of Incrediblue. So why not berths for the boats themselves? Marinanow, is a new site for people who want to book berths for their boats and also charter. It’s now raised €370,000 of early stage investment from led by European VC United Ventures. The market for this is not your average – it has a yearly value… Read More

A/B Testing Service Leanplum Raises $4.8M Series A Round, Adds Marketing Automation Tools

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:30
 Leanplum, an A/B testing service for iOS and Android apps, today announced that it has raised a $4.8 million Series A round from Shasta Ventures. Previously, the company had raised an $825,000 angel round from TechStars, Kima Ventures, VoiVoda Ventures and a number of undisclosed angel investors. While Leanplum started out as a standard A/B testing solution, the company is now expanding… Read More

London Transport Network Finally Opening Up To Contactless Mobile Payments

Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:18
 London has had a dedicated contactless payment travelcard, called Oyster, for over a decade — offering a smarter alternative to paper ticketing that can hold a balance and cap daily and weekly travel costs. But change is coming. From September, London’s public transport network will be accepting contactless bank cards for payment, after conducting a trial with some 3,000… Read More