Editor’s Pick FreedomPop has built up quite a bit of hype over the past few months for its proposed freemium 4G service — starting today, we’ll finally get to see if it can live up to its many promises.
Guest Post If you are a founder that has realized the time is right for you to sell, here’s how to estimate what a realistic price might be.
Editor’s Pick Two online game companies may be putting a price on Valve.
Editor’s Pick Why settle for one review when you can have three, from different aspects of the games industry?
Editor’s Pick This isn’t just a revamped iPhone, it’s the ideal iPhone.
Editor’s Pick A new media company that focuses on Japanese Otaku culture is leaving its Facebook home to spread its wings on the open Internet.
Editor’s Pick When you walk into a bar, it’s a given that the regulars are scoping you out. But you might feel differently if you knew that automated cameras were recording your apparent age, gender, ethnicity, and even level of attractiveness.
Guest Post With all of the grumbling these days about Apple’s new maps in iOS, one would think Apple just made the biggest mistake in its history. Yes, Apple’s maps aren’t as good as Google’s. But Google’s maps weren’t as good as the maps they replaced when Google switched away from its data providers a few years ago.
Editor’s Pick Since the original web boom of the 1990s, Jon Marcus has been meeting and interviewing tech startup team members. Now, he knows what makes a team sink or swim — and it’s not the one percent of Wozniak-like coding geniuses.
Editor’s Pick Data harvester 3taps is countersuing Craigslist to save the internet. Believe it or not, that just might not be an overstatement.
“Craiglist was an innovator at one time,” says 3taps chief executive Greg Kidd. “But time has moved on, and the concept of what the open web is today has evolved.”
Guest Post Square is one of too many companies that don’t put enough effort into their messaging.
Editor’s Pick Apple Maps lacks data, and fixing it will require a significant crowdsourcing effort that will take Apple quite a long time, says mapping expert Mike Dobson
Editor’s Pick The internet has fundamentally changed the experience of Fashion Week and made it accessible to all.
Editor’s Pick The handy utility If This Then That (IFTTT) recently announced the end of its Twitter integration. Fortunately, there are workaround.
Editor’s Pick Instead of spending my time interviewing the extremely long line of people waiting to purchase an iPhone 5 today, I decided to check out what was going on over at the Microsoft Store, which is conveniently located on the same block as the Apple Store in Austin, Texas.
Editor’s Pick Dan Gilbert is a billionaire entrepreneur, pro sports team owner, and massive real estate investor. He also personally runs employee orientation for new employees of his more than 50 businesses.
Editor’s Pick At today’s big iPhone 5 launch at the flagship 5th Avenue Apple Store in New York, the number of marketers and hired hands rivaled the scores of people actually waiting in line for the hyped smartphone.
Editor’s Pick The BioWare doctors knew that it wasn’t about winning or losing the game. It was about how you behaved along the way.
Editor’s Pick When Salesforce.com acquired Buddy Media for $689 million, it made a major step toward cashing in on those untapped marketing dollars.
Editor’s Pick Developers are already releasing their own gift and loyalty card apps for Passbook — an app that puts your loyalty cards, coupons, boarding passes, event tickets, and more on the iPhone. The app launched today, alongside iOS 6, Apple’s latest mobile operating system.
Editor’s Pick Today, devs are getting the same level of access the Library of Congress got when it started archiving and storing all Twitter data. Only this time, it’s commercially available.
Editor’s Pick Money can’t buy you love, the Beatles told us. Neither can $33 million in venture capital and massive celebrity endorsements from stars like Jimmy Fallon, Snoop Dogg, Julia-Louis Drefus, Alicia Keys, and Jim Carrey.
Editor’s Pick MyBreastCancerTeam is the Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Reddit, and Pinterest for women with breast cancer
Editor’s Pick How much longer will Silicon Valley stand by and watch the “silicon” part of its name get washed away like so much sand?
Editor’s Pick Twitter CEO Dick Costolo made a fluffy and flustered appearance on The Today Show Tuesday morning to introduce the masses to the all-new, more personal, more consistent Twitter.
Guest Post Pretty much every piece of electronics we use today is sourced and manufactured within 100 miles of Shenzhen, and Hua Qiang is the city’s electronics shopping district.
Editor’s Pick Any time anyone can make something suck less, there’s a good chance of finding a valid business model. Even when you’re competing with Google.
Editor’s Pick Zynga alleges EA tried to get it to collude on not hiring each others’ employees.
Editor’s Pick Debate raged at TechCrunch Disrupt over whether technology startups can unseat the powers-that-be.
Editor’s Pick Jack Dorsey confessed something on stage here at Techonomy Detroit today: He hacked into the world’s largest dispatch company’s email system in order to get a job.
Editor’s Pick If you’re considering launching your startup at a tech conference like Disrupt or DEMO, here’s how to do it right.
Editor’s Pick Legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper is worried about America running out of heroes. And he’s not talking about Superman or the Hulk.
Editor’s Pick Three startups’ apps cover the entire scope of a relationship, from finding one another (I-UM) to dating and sharing sweet nothings (Between) all the way to when you’re ready to get married (MerryMarry).
Editor’s Pick An all-star panel, with Electronic Arts’ CEO John Riccitiello and entrepreneurship professor William Sahlman, said the U.S. is falling behind in economic competitiveness.
Editor’s Pick The startups presenting at TechCrunch Disrupt have yet to outshine min- cupcakes.
Guest Post Everyone knows of the mythical elevator pitch. You find yourself in an elevator, rocketing towards the penthouse suite of a downtown office edifice, when you realize that the person standing next to you is a powerful and influential investor.
Editor’s Pick The New Hive is a WYSIWYG page creator. Its creators are new San Franciscans, and the next couple weeks will decide whether they make it or break it.
Editor’s Pick Jon Crawford is an entrepreneur with the dubious distinction of having been kicked out of Y Combinator. But rolling with the punches and continuing to fight for what he believed was right for his startup, he took a $1.5 million investment from VCs including Kleiner Perkins six months later. But how?
Guest Post I own a startup. It’s called Twythm. It’s cool. It lets you share what you’re listening to on social networks — and we use Twitter as our main social network for sharing. But as you may have heard, Twitter is rolling out many new changes to its API access and Twitter services.
Editor’s Pick In a leaked memo, Graham cautioned Y Combinator companies not to accept deals from Google Ventures, calling that firm’s funding term sheets lowball offers.