OKCupid’s rating sinks as users rebel over new ‘real name’ policy

OKCupid’s users are mad — very, very angry. Just before this new year, the business created a radical change to its policies, and needs individuals to use actual names rather than an OKCupid username, as before. The change eliminates one of the greatest differentiators between the relationship program and competitions like Tinder and Bumble, that […]

TrendKite raises another $11M for its PR analytics platform

TrendKite is shutting out 2017 together with the statement that it has raised an extra $11 million in financing. The Austin-based startup claims it is currently examining 4.2 million posts daily, and using this analysis to aid both agencies and brands to assess the effects of their own PR attempts. So it could determine the […]

Pinterest adds former CBS Corp. CFO Fred Reynolds to its board

Pinterest announced today it is adding former CBS and PepsiCo exec Fred Reynolds to its board of supervisors. Reynolds’ history consists of global strategic and financial planning in addition to business analysis, the organization notes. He may also function as Pinterest’s Audit Committee Chair. Prior to linking Pinterest’s board, Reynolds invested 15 years in CBS […]

A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath

Mitch Goldstone enjoys photo scanning. His company, ScanMyPhotos, does exactly what it says on the tin: you send photographs to the business and, with high speed scanners and particular applications, his staff digitizes your photographs, sticks them on a USB key or on the internet, and sends them back. He is pleased with his enterprise. […]

Consumers dropped $200 million on apps on Christmas, up 12 percent from last year

Consumers spent196 million on apps, in-app buys and subscriptions on Christmas Day 2017 throughout the App Store and Google Play, based on new information from Sensor Tower. The report, while excluding Android earnings in China, represents a 12.3 percent growth over last year’s spending of roughly $174 million. That speaks into some still-growing marketplace for […]

Historian Leslie Berlin talks about the rise of Silicon Valley

In this week’s event of Technotopia I talked to writer and historian Leslie Berlin, author of Troublemakers: Silicon Valleys’ Coming Of Age. Berlin is the Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives in Stanford University and a single of the couple men and women who may view the whole rise of SV tech civilization from […]

Uber’s Frankenboard arrives | TechCrunch

Today was a momentous day in Uber history. After much disagreement, rumors, and strife within the previous couple of weeks, it seems like the company and its shareholders have arrived at an arrangement over a tender offer which can see SoftBank own almost 15 percent of the business, while also lugging roughly $1 billion in […]

AWS showed no signs of slowing down in 2017

AWS had a a success 12 months through any measure. The corporate endured to act like a startup with the sort of power and momentum to speculate in new spaces now not most often noticed in an incumbent with a vital marketshare lead. How just right a 12 months was once it? According to numbers […]

Snapchat adds a 2017 year in review feature for saved memories

Snapchat users that snap and rescue may shoot a wander down memory lane with the program’s brand new feature, “A Look Back at 2017.” If you are the kind that would rather ruminate than stay committed to Snapchat’s formerly purely ephemeral doctrine, you’ll find your 2017 year in review in that the memories tab. The […]

Attending CES 2018?) TechCrunch wants to see your company

CES is a dreadful, god-awful experience which will shave off years your life. The casinos, the food, the people, the germs. Horrible. All of this. But we adore it! And we are sending a massive contingent to the series again this season and desire to see your gadgets, toys and goods. TechCrunch cares more for […]