There are about a dozen sites that I read every day. They’re not my 5-day per week reads. I check them out 365-days a year. Techcrunch is one of those sites. The latest redesign is visually appropriate to the times. It’s the way that blogs declare that they’ve “grown up”, showing highlights in a prominent… Continue reading The @TechCrunch redesign looks great while selling out
After shares of Facebook stock hit an all time high, founder Mark Zuckerberg is ready to tell his competitors that it’s not as bad as they think might. No fear, Mark. No fear. From AllThingsD: Going public ain’t easy. And no tech company CEO of late knows that better than Mark Zuckerberg. Perhaps Twitter, which… Continue reading Zuckerberg thinks Twitter should go public
Anyone who loves the Vine app for Twitter knows two things – it can be a lot of fun and it’s a shame it shows up as a link on Facebook rather than a video. This could change if Techcrunch is correct about their report that Facebook is adding a Vine-like video feature to Instagram… Continue reading Vinstagram? How a Vine-like feature on Instagram could change Facebook
Picture this: you’re in the office and want to tell your coworker in the next room that your boss has toilet paper hanging out of his ass. But you can’t get up to leave, and you don’t want to risk using your Facebook or Gmail chats because your boss can monitor your computer. What to… Continue reading OTR: the online office water cooler
If you avoided Gmail and stuck with Yahoo mail for the sake of privacy concerns, it’s time to find a new provider. Starting Monday, June 3, classic email will be discontinued and users will have to accept the new terms of service that require that content of all emails are scanned. According to the new… Continue reading All Yahoo email accounts will be scanned starting Monday
Never has a internet company had so much information about its users. Facebook knows your friends. They know where you go in real life and online. They know who you hang out with, who you talk to, what interests you, and they have a database of pictures of you that the FBI would die to… Continue reading Is Facebook creating its own demise by building a moat around the castle?
Do you remember who won CNET‘s “Best of CES” award last year? Probably not. What you likely will remember is who should have but didn’t win it this year, thanks to a boneheaded PR move by CBS. The parent company of CNET is in heated litigation with Hopper, the Dish Network service that allows users… Continue reading By covering it up, CBS and CNET shine bright spotlight on Hopper
Rumors are rumors and Techcrunch has been known to push them forward without base or backing. With that said, the latest Reddit rumor that they are raising money would make sense. But we’re hearing now from a source that, a little over a year later, Reddit is raising money. And the company’s valuation has jumped… Continue reading 400 million reasons Reddit may be headed to the dark side
When a company so new and so fresh off of a cash infusion from going public starts to make cost-cutting decisions surrounding their primary product, it doesn’t bode well for the future of the company. That seems to be the direction that Zynga may be heading after shutting down 11 of their titles. According to… Continue reading Is this the beginning of the end for Zynga?
We reported earlier that the NY Times is finding success with its paywall model for generating revenues and increasing profits. On the other side of the fence is News Corp, which has walked along similar paths over the past couple of years but can’t seem to find the right mix and is now showing a… Continue reading On the other hand, News Corp is proving everyone else right