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  • HTC Forges More VR Relationships As Co-Founder Peter Chou Joins Visual Effects Firm
    HTC Vive HTC’s much-anticipated VR headset, created in partnership with games firm Valve, just had its launch delayed until the first quarter of next year, but that isn’t stopping the Taiwanese firm from forging relationship with content companies in the virtual reality space. Read More

  • Graduated From An Engineering Bootcamp? Now What?
    graduates While hip hop may have ‘too many mc’s and not enough mics’, in tech, there are too many startups and not enough seasoned technologists. Over the last seven years, hopeful entrepreneurs have flooded the market, looking to cut their teeth in the hopes of building the next billion-dollar business. Read More

  • Email Is The Last, And Ultimate, Social Graph
    email-forgotten One of the magical innovations of the Web 2.0 era was when the bigger social platforms opened their doors to third-party app developers. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter widely touted ,and profited from, the concept of allowing consumers to plug their social graph into other applications. We saw the meteoric rise of games, apps and business tools that leverage the ability to quickly insert… Read More

  • Elon Musk Can?t Be That Afraid Of Robots, Check Out This Tesla Production Line
    Elon Musk Elon Musk has warned us about robots taking over with the help of AI. He’s even donated money to make sure that it doesn’t happen. However, it sure does seem like Tesla relies on robots quite a bit, even if they’re not being primed to turn the company into Skynet. At one point this year Musk referred to AI as “summoning the demons.” He says it’s still… Read More

  • The SaaS Success Database
    unicorn-money What does it take to build a billion-dollar SaaS enterprise-software company? We gave a 30,000-foot answer to this complex — and fascinating — question in a recent TechCrunch post, The SaaS Adventure. To recap: We’ve observed seven key phases in most SaaS companies’ go-to-market success. We dubbed this journey the “SaaS Adventure,” which is broadly how we… Read More

  • Baby, We Won?t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation
    2782304329_aee16082bb_b “Transportation tech is not only changing how we get from A to B, it’s fundamentally altering the underlying infrastructure of our cities.” Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Dog Days
    Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 28, 2015. A surprise guest in the chat center, benevolent Zuckership, and the psychosocial benefits of dogs. Alternate title: Save the Robots. Plus, the latest G3 with Halley Suitt Tucker, Mary Hodder, Rebecca Woodcock, Gené Teare, and Tina Chase Gillmor. Read More

  • The Tactico Geomaster Is A Crowdfunded Watch I Could Get Behind
    633bfc86baafa5eff269d1e0c408a542_original There are more Kickstarter watches out there these days than grains of sand on the beach. Everyone with a quartz movement and a NATO strap figures they can make and sell some kind of fashion watch to the masses, a concept that is as silly as it is flawed. That’s why the Tactico Geomaster GMT is actually interesting. First, it uses a mechanical ETA movement – an rare movement these… Read More

  • Opening Pandora?s Dox: The Unintended Consequences of an Internet That Never Forgets
    Opening Pandora's Dox There’s some leaks that can’t ever be taken back or patched over or fixed–and they’re generally things that, as things stand, aren’t even illegal. Read More

  • The Surreal Emotional Cadence Of Tech Notifications, Illustrated
    BuzzFeed News notification Notifications have a dirty job to do to grab the flittish eyeballs of tech users. But some of these digital chat-up-lines go about this unlovely task by attempting to pull the kind of weird moves that would get a human swiftly ejected from the conversation… Read More

  • The Honeywell Bubble Count Revisited
    count-zero I am a tall straight white cisgendered Canadian man in excellent health, i.e. I won pretty much every available lottery on the day I was born. People expect me to excel at things, or at least they don’t expect me not to. Concierges at five-star hotels are eager to help me, and rarely even ask me whether or not I am a guest. Read More

  • Designing New Mobile Experiences For The Music-Loving Generation
    Apple-music As music fans go mobile, music festivals are following suit. The kids in America are rocking out to T-Swift with a Natty Lite in one hand and a mobile phone open to native festival apps in the other. Schedules, venue maps, artists and vendors are all in the palm of partygoers hands. And festivals are even designing other features specifically to engage the throngs of eager event-goers,… Read More

  • GOAT Lets You Cop Kicks Without Getting Jacked
    Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 4.15.49 PM Buying used collector-level sneakers, which can run from a couple hundred bucks to $8,000 easy, is fraught with danger. This, says Sugano, is what they wanted to fix with GOAT. To make things safer for sneakerheads. Read More

  • The Math Behind SaaS Startup Valuation
    mathematics One of the most critical metrics for software companies — but also one of the most difficult to measure — is the lifetime value of their customers (LTV). The lifetime value dictates how a company should spend its marketing and sales dollars. Unfortunately, many early stage startups struggle to measure LTV, because they haven’t been around very long and, consequently… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Tech Stocks Fumble, Facebook Announces ?M,? And YouTube Takes On Twitch
    crunchweek-4-3 Welcome back to another episode of CrunchWeek. We’re very glad that you are here. This time ’round, our fearless Matthew Lynley headed the ship, while our own Josh Constine and your humble servant were on hand to help out along the way. We dug into the very turbulent global markets, and what that means for technology shares, along with a dive into the latest from Facebook, and,… Read More

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