Dave Feldman

Dave Feldman is a product designer in San Francisco. He joined Google as Product Manager in 2014 after the [acquisition of Emu](http://techcrunch.com/2014/08/06/google-acquires-emu-an-im-client-with-siri-like-intelligence/), which he co-founded. Previously he was entrepreneur in Residence for [CrunchFund](http://www.crunchbase.com/financial-organization/crunchfund), led the 2011 redesign of [TechCrunch](http://techcrunch.com), and led the design team for Yahoo! Messenger.

A native of Ithaca, NY and longtime resident of Cambridge, MA, he moved to the Bay Area in 2007 and refuses to leave. Prior to striking out on his own he was Sr. Director, Special Projects at AOL (2010-2011) and Director, User Experience Design at Yahoo! (2007-2010).

Dave blogs at [Operation Project](http://operationproject.com) and tweets at [@dfeldman](http://twitter.com/dfeldman). He’s also extremely active on whatever social network was announced a few hours before you read this.

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  • Fitview Gives Personal Trainers A Comprehensive Fitness And Coaching Platform

    A new startup is launching today in the fitness tech space that aim to help personal trainers better connect with their clients and the general public. Fitview is launching as a comprehensive SaaS for fitness trainers to upload a fitness curriculum, keep track of client progress and more. With Fitview, which was built by former Apple product architects, personal trainers can create groups for… Read More

  • Personalized Training Platform Gain Fitness Launches iPhone App

    Gain Fitness, a startup that creates personalized workouts based on certified trainers’ expertise, is launching an iPhone app today to allows fitness enthusiasts to access programs on the go. Founded by former Googlers, Gain Fitness launched to give users personal trainer quality exercise without the hassle of researching workouts or booking expensive trainers. Not you gain bring… Read More

  • Kleiner-Backed Katango Organizes Your Facebook Friends Into Groups For You

    Perhaps there’s something to these friend circle/list/groups after all. As you’ve doubtless heard by now, Google recently launched a social network that revolves around one core idea: people want to share different things with different groups of friends. Of course, it’s an idea that isn’t all that novel — Facebook has allowed users to do just that via its… Read More

  • Technicolor LED-TV Dreamcoat Is Fantastic But Somewhat Impractical

    This brave fellow plans on wearing this thing at Burning Man, which you may know is in the desert. I can’t think of anything I’d like to be wearing less than a full-on labcoat loaded down with PCBs, batteries, and so on. Read More

  • Samsung Wave 725 Specs Trickle Out, Bada 2.0 On Board

    Back in April, three Bada-powered phones were leaked onto the web, only one of which had a name: the Samsung Wave 578. At the time, all we knew was that the trio would sport NFC chips, and that they all run Bada 2.0. Now, one of the mysterious unnamed handsets has been discovered in the Bada 2.0 SDK by BadaWorld as the Samsung Wave 725. Read More

  • Red Bull Creation Spawns Wheelie Mobile, Spinning See-Saw, And Other Crazy Contraptions

    Red Bull gives you wings, right? Well, apparently it also gives 16 teams the energy necessary to build brand new and quite random inventions as a part of Red Bull’s annual Red Bull Creation event. In a nutshell, Red Bull throws out a secret theme at the very beginning of the weekend and teams are asked to create gizmos and gadgets that exemplify that theme, all in a matter of 72… Read More

  • HTC Status Goes Up For Pre-Order On AT&T

    The Facebook-centric HTC Status smartphone is now available for pre-order from AT&T, with an official launch date of July 17. We knew the Status (once the ChaCha) was officially headed to AT&T, and we had pegged the launch for July, but we didn’t know pricing or availability details until today. The HTC Status will cost you $50 with a new two-year agreement, an understandably… Read More

  • Redesigning TechCrunch: We Picked This Logo Just to Piss You Off

    It’s been months in the making. It’s taken innumerable twists and turns along the way. It’s survived an acquisition. It’s been a challenge and a privilege to coordinate. It’s my incredible pleasure to present the all-new, completely redesigned TechCrunch. With special thanks to our launch sponsor, Dell. I’ve been acting as product manager for the… Read More

  • The Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones Will Hold Your Ears In Sweet Harmony

    Bowers & Wilkins has a new set of ‘buds that your ears are letrally crying to hear. Seriously, hear that soft hum? It’s your poor ears telling you to ditch those stock Apple earbuds and opt for B&W’s new hotness instead. The high-end audio firm has always been known for its high-end sound but also high prices. The B&W P5 over-the-ear cans carry a $299 price. Read More

  • PayPal VP: Supporting Payments In The Physical World Is Critical For PayPal

    eBay owned PayPal has been making some interesting acquisitions over the past few months that clearly show the direction of the company in capturing payments flow from digital goods, and physical products at a local level. The company bought local payments and advertising company Where for over $100 million in April, snapped up mobile payments company Fig Card and most recently shelled out… Read More

  • Formspring's Marketing Moment Comes With Its First Promoted Question Of The Day

    Social Q&A site Formspring, where more than 3 billion questions have been answered so far, had a marketing moment today. For the first time, the Question of the Day was a promoted question: “What do you think would happen if apes took over? #apeswillrise” The question promotes the upcoming movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, which is the prequel to the classic Planet Of… Read More

  • Zipments: The Zaarly Of Courier Services Arrives In NYC And Chicago

    Back in March we wrote about Zaarly, a startup that lets you post an odd job and find someone to complete it for a modest fee. It, and similar services like TaskRabbit, have honed in on a key idea: there are a lot of intelligent, hardworking people who have some spare time and would love to make a few bucks during their off hours. And there are also plenty of people who would love to skip… Read More

  • NCR To Buy Hospitality And Retail POS Software Company Radiant Systems For $1.2 Billion

    NCR is buying Radiant Systems, a company that develops point-of-sale systems and software to the hospitality and specialty retail industries, for $1.2 billion in cash, or $28.00 per share. The deal is expected to close during the third quarter of 2011. NCR says it will raise approximately $1.1 billion of new funded debt to finance the transaction. NCR is using Radiant Systems to expand… Read More

  • Mobile Ad Network Mojiva Raises $25 Million

    Mobile ad network Mojiva has raised $25 million in new funding, we’ve confirmed. New investor Shamrock Capital Advisors led the round with participation from existing investors Pelion Venture Partners and Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. To date Mojiva has raised $35.3 million. Mojiva develops a self service ad platform that allows advertisers and publishers to manage mobile… Read More

  • Quora Adds Video To Its Q&A Pages

    Quora, which is fresh of being one of the three chosen startups at Allen & Co conference, is adding the option to embed YouTube video in its answer pages, posts and question details this morning. The Q & A site recently redesigned in order to offer users a better way to search for content and this latest step is yet another in its effort to provide a better user experience. Read More

  • One-Million Apps Strong, Twitter Unveils New Developer Portal

    Twitter has just published a blog post reporting that the platform is currently supporting one million registered third-party apps, built by more than 750,000 developers around the world. And a new app is registered every 1.5 seconds. Furthermore, since December 2010, more than $500 million has been invested in companies in the Twitter ecosystem companies, and more than a billion dollars has… Read More

  • Google Tries To Improve Product Search With New Merchant Rules

    We know Google is investing heavily in product search, most recently adding local availability, discovery tools and more to the comparison shopping portal. Today, Google is updating its requirements for merchants in a number of countries. In the U.S., Google is adjusting its Google Product Search Feed to help make the search portal more useful for online shoppers. For background, online… Read More

  • MomentFeed Gets $1.2 Million Seed Round To Help Enterprises Manage Specials By Location

    Geo-based marketing is just getting started, and local businesses are feeling their way around how best to use service like Foursquare, Facebook Places, Gowalla, and even Twitter. It’s hard enough if you have only one store. For chains and national retailers, managing Foursquare Specials across 400 stores is a nightmare. MomentFeed is trying to bring some order and analytics to this… Read More

  • Google Confirms That It Has Acquired Digital Loyalty Startup Punchd

    Last Friday our own Alexia Tsotsis broke the news that digital loyalty card startup Punchd was being acquired by Google. The company is still very young but it’s a move that makes sense —  Punchd’s service, which lets customers accrue digital versions of those buy-10-get-1-free cards, could tie in well with Google’s payment products, like Google Wallet. Punchd… Read More

  • Apple Files Second Complaint Against HTC, Asks To Ban Imports

    It’s been a good year or so since Apple and HTC were originally duking it out in the court room over Android patent infringements. The case has gone rather quiet since its original filing, until today when the ITC posted a new complaint filed by Apple against HTC. This time, the Cupertino-based company hopes to block imports of “personal electronic devices” made by HTC. Read More

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