Ah, the 1990s: The grunge music, the overabundance of flannel, the anonymous chat rooms you explored on your 28.8 dial-up modem. Facebook is reviving at least one of those blasts from the past with its new standalone chat app, Rooms.
The app, released Thursday and currently only available for iPhones, lets users create private chat r ...
The market is gyrating and IPOs are screeching to a halt — and now venture capitalists, who have been throwing buckets of money at tech startups all year, are now starting to lose confidence.
That’s according to a quarterly survey by the University of San Francisco, which asked VCs to estimate their confidence in the entre ...
Virtual reality is getting more unreal all the time. Take the latest offering from Looksery, a company who took to Kickstarter recently to raise funds for a mobile video app that helps all of us look even more handsome and gorgeous than we already are.
Remove those unsightly skin blemishes? Check.
Slim down that face fat? Got you cove ...
Worried about people spying on you? Well take off that silly tinfoil hat and consider checking out the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s latest “surveillance self-defense” report.
The San Francisco-based civil liberties group, which first issued the report in 2009, said it consulted with tech experts and privacy acti ...
“I think that the potential for a loss in the fourth quarter is what is freaking people out. . . . It is inconceivable that Amazon would lose money during the holidays.”
– Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities analyst, talking to the New York Times about his concerns after Amazon posted its worst quarterly loss since 2003 an ...
“I know how to do it. They just need to give me a call. If they’re looking for talent, give me a call. If they are looking for companies to partner with, give me a call.”
— Magic Johnson, businessman and former NBA player, referring to Apple, Google and other tech companies. In an interview with USA Today, Johnson sa ...
It's the third and final day of Silicon Valley's biggest event of the year ... well, of the week, anyway. Marissa Mayer and Mark Zuckerberg are the headliners this afternoon, but the morning sessions haven't been too slouchy either, with Read More →
Apple's failure to blow the world away during Tuesday's event has taken a pretty big bite out of its shares today. They were down about 5 percent to $469.65 as of this post, continuing the drop that started yesterday after Read More →
The NSA's spying programs are supposed to be checked by a special court, but newly released documents show its collection of phone records from 2006 to 2009 violated court-approved privacy protections. It's just the latest proof that the agency takes Read More →
Intel's announcement Tuesday that it is developing a new family of chips, dubbed Quark, for the vast array of gadgets getting connected to the Internet seems to have intrigued analysts, but not overwhelmed them.
Intel gets the vast majority of its Read More →
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg was in China this week, promoting her book “Lean In” by speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing.
But she wasn’t just there to talk about women and workplace equity Read More →
"They bore the hell out of me. They’re one-dimensional and can only talk about one thing. I'm used to brilliant men in my life who leave their work, and they have many other interests."
— Denise Hale, longtime San Read More →
I remember once talking to a door-to-door solicitor for Comcast, asking him what he thought about his company's dismal record on net neutrality. He had no idea what I was talking about. As I explained to him that the term Read More →
Michael Arrington is about to go off, and it could be a good thing.
In a blog post on his uncrunched.com, Arrington, the TechCrunch founder who's known to speak his mind, has promised to use his TechCrunch Disrupt appearances this Read More →
Netflix shares are at an all-time high after the announcement it will be carried by major cable TV provider Virgin Media in the U.K. in a first-of-its-kind deal — not bad for a company some figured for deadRead More →