It's been almost four weeks since Sean Parker's Big Sur 'fantasy' wedding, which journalists have accused of destroying a Redwood grove and endangering fragile flora and fauna. Parker -- fed up with people calling him "douche canoe" and "jackwagon" -[...]
Paul Carr is a former TechCrunch writer who is best known for his self-revealing books about quitting drinking and living in hotels. His podium-thumping PandoDaily op-eds on the changing media landscape are funny, but have a tendency towards dusty n[...]
When the The Guardian revealed that the National Security Agency routinely gathers private emails, photos, videos, credit card transactions and phone records from top tech companies, the knee-jerk response from Valley moguls was denial. Mark Zuckerbe[...]
YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have just released a very blatant clone of Vine -- for China! According to TechCrunch, the app, Wan-Pai, has the same recording method as Vine, and yes, the app site is entirely in Chinese.
According to TechCrunch, a new app called Stilly is gettin' all up in Vine's grill for GIF-making supremacy. The $2.00 app -- which you can buy here at the iTunes Store -- has only one button to create a GIF, and another button to turn on the 'Colors[...]
Celebrities are heavy in the startup-game, folks! The latest fame-centric business to receive funding: Adly, which has raised $2 million in funding from GRP Partners and Siemer Ventures, and connects advertisers with celebrity promoters.
500 Startups announced their latest Accelerator class of 28 companies today, as well as releasing a painfully-late-to-the-party "Thrift Shop" parody music video featuring such lines as, "Rolling in, with my team, creating products that will be the fu[...]
In the rare instance where some actually interesting and funny startup founders break through the Silicon Valley echo chamber of "innovation" and "crazy ideas," it's amusing to see the confused, sometimes scared reactions of technology bloggers and i[...]
Business Insider has had quite a year so far -- founder Henry Blodget was recently profiled in the New Yorker (behind paywall...damn you, Old Media!), where he claimed he was aiming for a Wall Street comeback. A quick Blodget primer: the dude was ess[...]
Brad Garlinghouse – current CEO of YouSendIt and former AOL/Yahoo executive – has beef with VentureBeat’s ‘Top 15 Venture Capital Deals of 2012’ from back in December. He notes that the list’s number-one deal, Fisk Automotive, had raised more than $1[...]
Google Glass released a widely-viewed video yesterday of the product’s user interface, as well as announcing the #ifihadglass campaign – allowing consumers to explain in 50 words or less, via Twitter or Google+, what they would do if they, ya know, [...]
Doo.net – based in Europe -- closed a $6.8 million round of funding back in 2011, and has spent nearly two years perfecting their document-management product, according to TechCrunch. Today, the company released its app for small businesses on the M[...]