When it comes to customer service, waiting on hold to speak with a real person can be a source of great frustration. Hold-Free Networks, a company that aims to eliminate this annoyance, is launching at the public today at DEMO Fall 2011.
At Intel, the idea of the Ultrabook and mobile computing is becoming the drumbeat. Intel chief executive Paul Otellini hammered that home as he spoke today about upcoming products from the world’s biggest chip maker that will enable super-thin laptop computers as well as tablets.
Angelsoft has been around for quite some time, and today at DEMO, the company is relaunching its global platform for deal flow management. The product is now known as Gust.
Froomerce, a startup that lets you take full advantage of marketing products through a Facebook storefront, launched at the DEMO conference today.
Just in time for the Fall television lineup, today Fav.Tv launched an interactive television guide that lets people discuss, follow and get notified about their favorite shows.
Smaller businesses often can’t afford a traditional enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) tool, nor do they have the in-house IT staff to administer and query it. We are Cloud is launching Bime 3.0, a cloud-based business intelligence tool specifically for these small to medium sized businesses, at DEMO today.
1calendar says that all you need is one calendar, not multiple ones, to keep track of your busy schedule. That makes sense, but it’s not always easy to accomplish.
Online media editing suite Aviary is taking its first step onto mobile devices today with the launch of its mobile SDK, which lets developers embed photo editing capabilities into any iPhone or Android app.
Daily deals startup LivingSocial is partnering with high-end grocery store Whole Foods today. The companies are offering a $10 voucher for a $20 Whole Foods gift card.
[vimeo 28992158 w=640 h=360] Popular Q&A site Formspring launched an iPhone app this morning so users can read and respond to questions on the go.
So long, VCast. Verizon Wireless is relaunching its Android app store as simply “Verizon Apps,” and it’s tapping into Chomp’s powerful app search engine to help power it.
Needle, a crowdsourced sales chat service, announced it has partnered with retailers SkullCandy and Under Armour.
Korean electronics powerhouse Samsung on Monday confirmed it has filed a complaint against Apple in French courts on the grounds that the iPhone and iPad maker is violating three of its patents.
Facebook is testing new email notifications that summarize all profile activity, reports Inside Facebook.
Hot social music startup Turntable.fm has finally made its way to mobile devices with the launch of its iPhone app today.
Gamers are expected to spend billions of dollars in emerging markets this year such as Brazil, Mexico and Russia, according to market researcher Newzoo, based in Amsterdam.
Advanced Micro Devices announced today that it has broken the world record for the fastest clock speed for a PC microprocessor.
Xignite is out to democratize access to financial data, which has exploded in the past decade with the onset of real-time, 24-hour trading. It is doing so by making that data more accessible via cloud computing and has just raised $10 million in a second round of funding, it announced today.
Groupon is extending its group deals service in the UK by offering discounts of more than 80 percent on products sold online, reports Bloomberg.
TechCrunch writers Alexia Tsotsis and MG Siegler look on as Michael Arrington announces he is stepping down on stage.
The global market for ads in video games is expected to grow from $3.1 billion in 2010 to $7.2 billion in 2016.
A little over a month after launching, music curation social network Rolling.fm has more than 85,000 registered members who have collectively made over a million friend connections through the service, the company announced today.
Here’s the list of presenting companies at the Demo Fall 2011. This year’s class of scores of companies will present on stage on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. The company names are listed, followed by the name of the product or service if it is different.
A lot of companies are trying to use a combination of cloud computing and virtualization to bring down the cost of corporate computers. But Zirtu believes it has the right solution.
Voyurl, a New York City-based startup that tracks your browsing history and shares it with your friends, will face an uphill battle with privacy advocates. But for those who are comfortable with the creepier aspects of the company’s technology, there’s a wealth of content to be discovered and insightful information to be gleamed.
Fluxx, which collects data from a number of enterprise services like Salesforce.com and displays it on a unified user interface, launched today at VentureBeat’s DEMO Fall 2011 conference.
Social gaming company Idle Games launched its first social game, Idle Worship, today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
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YouNow, an online video streaming application where you vote on broadcasters to keep them on the air or boot them off, launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Shaker, a Facebook application that drops you into a virtual environment where you can interact with other Facebook users, is not a dating app. Never mind you can strike up a conversation with that cute guy or girl your friend knows. Never mind that you can dance on a bar. Never mind that you can buy other users drinks.
Everpix, a cloud-based photo storage service that automatically synchronizes with most photo-sharing applications, launched a private alpha today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Bitcasa, an online storage service that turns your hard drive into a cloud server with “infinite” space, launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Pressly, an online service for converting online publications to more readable tablet versions, launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Verious, an online marketplace for pre-made mobile application components, launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
Spool is a new mobile bookmarking service for devices like the iPad and iPhone that allows you to save interesting online content to enjoy later. The company launched a private beta today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
Farmigo wants you to eat more vegetables. The new group-buying site for locally grown farm produce, meat, fish, and other edible goods launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.