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  • Third batch of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

    Third batch of Disrupt SF Hackathon tickets now available

    Disrupt SF 2016 is right around the corner, and soon thousands of the best and brightest entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts will make their way to San Francisco’s Pier 48 for the show. But one of our favorite parts of Disrupt actually happens before the show floor opens up for the week — the Disrupt Hackathon. We’re happy to announce that the third wave of tickets to the… Read More

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  • A Brief History Of Snapchat

    A Brief History Of Snapchat

    Our story begins at Stanford University, where the idea for an ephemeral photo sharing app is brought to life by three founders. Read More

  • A Brief History Of Twitter’s Executive Departures

    A Brief History Of Twitter’s Executive Departures

    On Sunday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced that a slew of top executives had chosen to leave the company. Executive departures aren’t all that surprising at Twitter any more as the company tries to figure out what it essentially wants to be as it continues to grow. As the roadmap changes, so too often does the executive layer of the company. Here are a few high-profile departures… Read More

  • Tickets for Disrupt NY 2016

    Tickets for Disrupt NY 2016

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  • Group Social App Heaps Comes To The US

    Heaps, an app that helps friend groups connect with other groups and find parties, is expanding beyond its home country of Denmark by launching in Los Angeles. The startup is also announcing that it has raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from investors including billionaire Ron Burkle, musician and producer Steve Aoki, Vine star Logan Paul, Gary Vaynerchuk’s Vayner/RSE and… Read More

  • Review: The iPad Pro And The Death Of A Metaphor

    Review: The iPad Pro And The Death Of A Metaphor

    “PCs are going to be like trucks. They are still going to be around, they’re still going to have a lot of value, but they’re only going to be used by one out of x people.” – Steve Jobs, 2010.   The iPad Pro is coming into the world with a lot of weight on its shoulders. The speculation and expectation is running high. Is it a potential laptop replacement? An… Read More

  • Instagram Is Ready To Print Money With New Marketing Partner Program

    Reflected in our glazed-over eyes, pretty images dance with ads in between. If that sounds like television, you’ll understand why marketers are so excited about Instagram’s coming of age. Two years after Instagram first introduced ads, it’s ready to get very serious about earning money off its 400 million users. And that means making it easy for advertisers to move their… Read More

  • Apple TV ‘Tech Talks’ Coming To Major Cities Across The Globe

    Want to develop an app for the newly released Apple TV? Of course you do. Not sure how to get started? Apple is touring the globe for “Apple TV Tech Talks” which promise to get you rocking. You have to register by November 13th, though…so hop to it. Between December and February next year Apple is going to their stores in Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, Seattle, Cupertino… Read More

  • Twitter Sees 6% Increase In “Like” Activity After First Week Of Hearts

    Speaking at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco today, Twitter’s SVP of Product, Kevin Weil, shared with the crowd that the new hearts aren’t stopping activity. In fact, the activity is increased: "With the change from favorites to likes we've seen a 6% increase in like activity in just the first week." –@kevinweil — Robi Ganguly (@rganguly) November… Read More

  • Align Uses Your Star Sign To Match You With Potential Suitors

    “What’s your sign?” The question has found itself on one too many “Horrible Pick-Up Lines” lists, but in reality most people who start dating, whether they consider themselves wildly astrological or not, end up asking about star signs. Align, a dating app launching out of beta, is looking to use astrological compatibility to help online daters find a more… Read More

  • Slew Of New Virtual Reality Titles Available Alongside Samsung Gear VR

    As we reported earlier, you can now pre-order your Samsung Gear VR. It’s a device that’s going to unlock virtual reality for a lot of consumers, even though it requires a Samsung phone to drive it. Along with the announcement of pre-order for a ridiculously low $99, a bunch of games are hitting the scene to support its launch. Land’s End by Ustwo Games, Bandit Six: Salvo… Read More

  • The POTUS Gets A Facebook Page

    Despite the headlines you may see today, President Obama already has a verified Facebook page. It’s this one: facebook.com/barackobama/. Obama launched another Facebook page for himself today, this time the official POTUS Facebook page. “Hello, Facebook! I finally got my very own page,” the President wrote on the page. Confused? So are we, but this is in line with the… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Diversity, Candy, And Books Of Faces

    Welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show where we talk the biggest things in tech. This week we’re chatting about Twitter’s issues with diversity, Activision paying a lot of billions for the maker of the addictive game Candy Crush (hear Megan talk about her recovery), and Facebook’s earnings. They crushed… Read More

  • Google Acquires Fly Labs To Join Its Google Photos Team

    Today, Google acquired Fly Labs to join its Google Photos team. The company aimed to help people edit videos and photos and it sported 3 million downloads over the past 18 months. Their suite of apps (Tempo, Fly and Crop) will be made available for the next three months. You’ll still be able to use them, but there will be no more updates. We're excited to announce that we've… Read More

  • Doodle Partners With Paperless Post To Bring Easy Scheduling To Your Event Invitations

    Doodle makes it easy to schedule things with friends, coworkers, whoever — but scheduling isn’t the only thing that you need to organize an event. So the company has also connected its tools to the invitation process, by rolling out an integration with Paperless Post. Doodle CEO Michael Brecht said this is the Zurich-headquartered company’s first big US partnership, and… Read More

  • Twitter SVP Of Engineering On His Comments About Diversity: “I Did A Poor Job Communicating”

    Twitter SVP of Engineering Alex Roetter had been relatively silent in the hours and days following Leslie Miley’s post about leaving Twitter due to concerns around race, diversity and inclusion. Well, that just changed. In case you haven’t been following, here’s a quick TL;DR about what happened. Miley was the only black engineer in a leadership position at Twitter. A couple… Read More

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