TalkTo, a mobile application that consumers can use to communicate directly with businesses, launched today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference in San Francisco.
If you’re enjoying your 15 minutes of fame, maybe it’s time to cash in with some merchandising. MashON lets you create your own customizable, branded products and sell them on your web site.
Despite recent market turmoil and questions about public market stability, the window for new initial public offerings has not closed — and local discovery site Yelp is still on track for its IPO — Yelp chief executive officer Jeremy Stoppelman said today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
If you dream of robots and wake to your smartphone, have we got a treat for you: robotics company OLogic is launching the AMP (that’s Automated Music Personality), a two-wheeled, self-balancing, musical robot powered by your smartphone or MP3 player.
AMP will follow you around and plays your music for you. You can either attach your iPod or other digital music player to its back, or you can stream your tunes via Bluetooth from your phone. AMP also comes with mobile apps for iPhone and Android to control the bot and your music.
ClrTouch, a Brooklyn-based startup with a love for touchscreen interfaces, makes it dead simple to create a webpage for tablets right on the iPad.
[vimeo 29007532 w=640 h=300] The pivot — it’s quickly become one of the most hated, worn-out words in the entrepreneur’s vocabulary.
Kixeye is bringing real-time strategy games to Facebook today with the public beta launch of its War Commander title.
One day before the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo has announced the launch dates of several high-profile games for the 3DS handheld console, as well as a new analog stick add-on.
Lemon.com wants all of your receipts. Instead of having receipts pile up in your inbox, or letting them become an indiscernible wad of paper in your wallet, you can send them to Lemon.com where they’ll be instantly filed and organized.
Twitter has started rolling out “promoted Tweets,” which Twitter users will see regardless of who they follow, the company announced Tuesday afternoon.
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Digg founder Kevin Rose, an investor in Twitter, Zynga, Ngmoco and a later investor in Facebook, has cashed out 20 percent of his shares in Twitter.
At DEMO Fall 2011, student innovators get a chance to show off their companies with AlphaPitch. They each get 90 seconds to “sell” their ideas to the general session crowd. Here are the first three of the ten AlphaPitches that will be presented today.
Nvidia said today that one of its chips is powering the Windows 8 tablet computer that Microsoft showed on stage at its Build conference today.
In large companies, it’s all too easy for employees to duplicate work or fall out of sync with the company’s strategy. Métier‘s workforward product uses natural language processing (NLP) and semantic matching to help managers find the right employee to work on a project, speed up project planning and ensure that company strategy is actually being executed.
Twitter today unveiled a web analytics service that keeps track of how much traffic Twitter is delivering to a site.
Fitting Reality is working to bring new standards and practices to virtual fitting rooms, and today it is launching Virtual Interactive Podium (VIPodium), a new augmented reality fitting room.
Ten million Americans take more than five medications daily, and startup OMyMeds wants to help them use technology, instead of sticky notes or reminders from family, to manage their medication times.
Patisco, a new service by Taipei-based Xinosys, aims to make companies more efficient by letting them form private social networks with their clients, associates, suppliers, and anyone else involved in their business.
Not long ago Intel would have welcomed Microsoft on stage to talk about the Wintel alliance related to PC hardware and software. But today, Intel and Google joined each other on stage at the Intel Developer Forum to talk about an alliance, even as Microsoft was staging its own separate conference.
Conferize aims to help you discover conferences, see who is involved with them and follow the conversations that unfold around them. The company launched an alpha version of its service today at DEMO in Silicon Valley.
Intel chief executive Paul Otellini said he was not interesting in buying Hewlett-Packard’s PC business, which is either up for sale or will be spun off by HP.
Menlo Ventures has started a $20 million fund, called the “Menlo Talent Fund,” led by the firm’s managing director Shervin Pishevar (pictured right).
Editor's Pick LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman might be one of the most successful entrepreneurs to emerge from the post-dot-com era, and today he shared some of the secrets to his success.
Open-source hardware has one big stumbling block: How do you get distributed teams from around the world working together on the same prototype?
Open-source software communities have myriad tools for writing code together and sharing it all over the place. But creating and sharing hardware together has been a bit more problematic.
Enter Upverter, which handily makes hardware design free, open, web-based and collaborative.
Turntable.fm has finally announced details about its recent first-round funding led by Union Square Ventures. The company raised $7 million in the round but kept mum about the deal, including the amount and the names of the investors, until today at the TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference.
It’s easy to see why smaller companies ditched popular office software suite products like Microsoft Office in favor of cloud-based solutions as provided by Google Apps. However, for larger companies, neither option is ideal.
EmmaActive is helping brands make money from images. The technology uses crowd sourcing to tag products in images on participating websites and then get more information on the products from retailers’ websites. The goal is to get consumers buying the things they see on friends’ blogs, social networks, TV and movie websites and other sites you wouldn’t typically associate with shopping.
Intel chief executive Paul Otellini announced today that an Intel-based Android smartphone will be hitting the market in the first half of 2012.
Hookflash, a peer-to-peer communications and file sharing service, wants to improve conversations in the workplace. Today at DEMO Fall 2011, the company is launching its first product, Hookflash for iPad.
“I don’t like being one of the venture capitalists … everything is a deal to them.”
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.