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Video Selfie App Dubsmash Proves To Be A Smash Hit

dubsmash When Dubsmash founders, Jonas Drüppel, Roland Grenke and Daniel Taschik, created a new mobile app that lets you record a video of yourself, synced to a preselected sound clip, such as a well-known quote from a movie, they had an inclining they were on to something. But, after failing to conquer the iOS app store twice before, they couldn’t have known for certain that they had a smash hit… Read More

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The PC Market Stabilizes

screen-shot-2014-07-11-at-8-54-02-am Is the PC market growing or shrinking? It depends on who you ask. As TechCrunch wrote yesterday, tracking firm Gartner reports that PC sales were up 1 percent globally in the final quarter of 2014. However, IDC, another company that keeps tabs on the sales of electronics, noted a 2.4 percent decline. I highlight both numbers as they are essentially a wash — Gartner claims 83.75… Read More

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Firefox 35 Launches With Simplified Hello Video Chat Service

2015-01-13_0857 Mozilla today launched the latest version of Firefox — that’s version 35 if you are still keeping track. Besides numerous minor updates, including support for MP4 video on OS X Snow Leopard, Firefox now features a simplified version of the free WebRTC-based Firefox Hello video chat service. Just like before, you can start these plugin-free video chats by sharing an… Read More

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Elon Musk Talks Seattle Satellites For Mars, Teases Model X Autonomy Features

model-x-tesla Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk held a press conference today at SpaceX HQ (via Bloomberg) to discuss a number of his company’s upcoming initiatives, including a new engineering office in Seattle, as well as next-generation autonomous driving features for Tesla, and the progress of SpaceX’s reusable rocket program, in light of a near-successful recapture of the stage 1 rocket… Read More

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Vamo Publicly Launches Its Omniscient Multi-Stop Travel Tool

Vamo Featured Image You want to go to Thailand and Vietnam, then stop in Japan on your way home. What stands in your way is sifting the cheapest, most convenient itinerary out of the near infinite permutations of flights, trains, and hotels. Unless you have Vamo. Built by the former head of Facebook’s Seattle engineering office, Vamo today opens its multi-stop vacation booking tool to everyone. Back in… Read More

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Tune In To TechCrunch Radio Tonight On Sirius XM 102 Indie

techcrunch-radio1 John and I have traversed the desert and the mountains to get back into the Sirius XM NYC studios tonight, and we couldn’t be happier to be in 27 degree weather.
Tonight we’ll be joined by Shasta Ventures partner Rob Coneybeer for the live TC Radio Pitch-off. Five companies will have exactly sixty seconds to win over the hearts and minds us us, Rob, and our wonderful listeners. Read More

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Google Domains Launches To All In U.S. With Support For Blogger Integration, Templates And More Domain Endings

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 12.37.55 PM Google Domains, Google’s own domain name registration service, has now exited private testing. This summer, the company unveiled the new service to fill a long-time void in the company’s product lineup, with a competitor to sites like NameCheap and GoDaddy (the latter which filed for a $100 million IPO just days before Google’s entry into the domain-selling space). Read More

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UK-based Ad Startup Admedo Acquires New York’s Dispop To Expand In US

admedo UK-based Admedo has acquired Dispop, an online display advertising and retargeting specialist in New York. Terms were not disclosed. The move means Admedo can expand its business the US, which enables advertisers and agencies to manage their ‘programmatic advertising’ in-house instead of using third parties. Programmatic advertising is on something of a roll, and is said to be… Read More

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Withings Activité Pop Activity Tracking Watch Review

activite-pop-feature The $150 Pop is simply the best dedicated activity tracker that one can buy right now. For the simple reason that unlike the rest, it won’t just be shoved in a drawer and forgotten months, or even weeks after purchase. Basics Bluetooth 4.0 iPhone (4s or up) or iPod touch (5th gen or up) required, with Android coming soon Eight months of battery via CR2025 button cell 36.3mm face 100ft… Read More

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YouTube Network Whistle Sports Scores $28M To Expand Its Global Focus

goal Whistle Sports, an YouTube company focused on sports-related content, has raised a $28 million Series B round to expand its business and programming outside of the U.S.. Read More

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