IoT And The Rise Of Subscription Marketing

September 2
IoT And The Rise Of Subscription Marketing
Ray KingmanCrunch Network Contributor Ray Kingman is the founder and CEO of Semcasting. How to join the network The ties that bind consumers to brands are growing stronger. At the same time, however, they are fading into the background, thanks to the

Announcing The Disrupt SF 2015 Agenda

September 2
Announcing The Disrupt SF 2015 Agenda
Advertisement Every year, at the end of summer, a new kind of school opens in San Francisco. The school year is truncated – only three days of intense education – and the students come from all walks of life. There are hungry makers, intent on buildi

Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results

September 2
Google Rolls Out Personalized Storm-Tracking Information In Search Results
With the U.S. hurricane season about to kick off, Google announced today that it's expanding the weather-related information that will appear in Google search results when web users search for information about particular storms or tornadoes. Now the

Apple Pay For Everyone! PayAnywhere Mobile Reader Hits Apple Stores in September

September 2
Apple Pay For Everyone! PayAnywhere Mobile Reader Hits Apple Stores in September
Facebook LinkedIn Apple Pay Comes To Small Businesses It doesn't happen that often, but once in a while I find myself in the wild without my wallet and really need to buy something. Because I absolutely never leave the house without my iPhone, I've g

HotelTonight Offers A 'Silicon Valley' Set Visit And TV-Themed Vacations In Partnership With HBO NOW

September 2
HotelTonight Offers A 'Silicon Valley' Set Visit And TV-Themed Vacations In Partnership With HBO NOW
Last-minute hotel booking app HotelTonight is getting a fun update - from now until September 8, users can enter a contest to visit the Los Angeles set of Silicon Valley while the HBO show shoots its third season. To compete, you'll need to redeem th

Apple Invites Press To iPhone Event On September 9th

September 2
Apple Invites Press To iPhone Event On September 9th
"Hey Siri, give us a hint" is about all the hints we're going to get on what's coming up at the next Apple event. And of course some artwork that four people in a basement will comb over thousands of times for hidden messages. Some say new iPhon

Have You Tried Asking Siri To Give You A Hint?

September 2
Have You Tried Asking Siri To Give You A Hint?
Hey Siri, give me a hint. Apple just invited journalists to its annual September press event. It's happening on September 9th at 10am. But the best part of this invite is the attention to detail and Apple's Easter eggs. The invite starts with a simpl

Instagram Thinks Outside The Square, Now Allows Landscape And Portrait Photos And Videos

September 2
Instagram Thinks Outside The Square, Now Allows Landscape And Portrait Photos And Videos
One in five photos or videos on Instagram show up with annoying whitespace around them because people use other apps to letterbox their landscape or portrait imagery to fit in Instagram's square cropping. So today, Instagram for iOS and Android is dr

Workflow Lets You Put Shortcuts To Frequent Actions Right In iOS' Notification Center

September 2
Workflow Lets You Put Shortcuts To Frequent Actions Right In iOS' Notification Center
Workflow, the clever if somewhat geeky app aimed at iOS power users that helps you automate frequent tasks you perform on your iPhone or tablet, like ordering an Uber to your next event, making a GIF from your photos, creating reminders that alert yo

The Next iPhone May Come With Animated Wallpapers

September 2
The Next iPhone May Come With Animated Wallpapers
It would appear that the next-gen iPhone may come with some added flare. Sources told 9to5mac that the UI for the iPhone 6S may come with animated wallpapers, not unlike the animated watch faces that shipped with the Apple Watch. Those sources said t

HandUp, A Startup Focused On The Homeless, Launches Donation Gift Cards For Those Living On SF's Streets

September 2
HandUp, A Startup Focused On The Homeless, Launches Donation Gift Cards For Those Living On SF's Streets
Two-and-a-half years ago, Rose Broome had a moment that most San Franciscans are all too familiar with. She passed a homeless woman on the streets, but didn't know what the best way to help her would be. Most people might brush that thought aside, bu

Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add "Quantified Self" Tracking To Its Family Locator App

September 2
Life360 Acquires Chronos To Add "Quantified Self" Tracking To Its Family Locator App
Life360, the maker of mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone that help keep families connected, has acquired Chronos Mobile Technologies, a startup behind a number of mobile apps that passively collect data from users' smartphones in

Amazon Adds Music And Water Controls To Echo As Part Of Alexa Fund Roll-Out

September 2
Amazon Adds Music And Water Controls To Echo As Part Of Alexa Fund Roll-Out
Amazon has today announced that two new companies, Musaic and Rachio, are being added to the Amazon Echo platform with investments from the $100 million Alexa Fund. With the Amazon Echo, which is in many ways a first-of-its-kind device, Amazon is tak

Why We Look

September 2
Why We Look
Advertisement We look because it's there. We humans look towards violence in order to define it, to decide where we must run (or if we should stand and fight). We are fascinated by suffering. There is a cognitive bias towards the terrible. Many compl

Direct Messenger Is An Unofficial Twitter DM App

September 2
Direct Messenger Is An Unofficial Twitter DM App
I can't wait to see @alex crying tears of joy when Twitter finally releases a standalone Twitter DM app. This day hasn't come yet, but it doesn't mean that third-party developers aren't already working on it. Meet Direct Messenger, an unofficial iOS

Narvar, A Service That Improves Online Post-Purchase Experiences, Raises $10M

September 2
Narvar, A Service That Improves Online Post-Purchase Experiences, Raises $10M
Narvar, a startup that enables companies to better engage with customers after online purchases, said it has raised $10 million. Narvar provides companies with software that improves the post-purchase experience. That can include a better interface w

Welcome to Include 2.0, TechCrunch's Diversity Program

September 2
Welcome to Include 2.0, TechCrunch's Diversity Program
In June of 2014, TechCrunch launched Include, a program designed to direct TechCrunch's resources to improve diversity in the startup community. In year one, our approach was simple. The headliner was a $50k grant to support an organization making st

Deadline Extended: Only Two Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets

September 2
Deadline Extended: Only Two Days Left To Save $1,000 On Disrupt SF Tickets
The window was supposed to close last week, but we've extended the deadline for early-bird tickets to Disrupt SF 2015 to this Friday, August 28. That means you have only two days left to save $1,000 on tickets to the show before the prices jump to th

Xiaomi working on two different processors for its entry and mid-range phones

September 2
Xiaomi working on two different processors for its entry and mid-range phones
  Xiaomi is preparing to price its entry and mid-range smartphones even lower next year with the use of its own processors. According to GizmoChina, Xiaomi is developing two different variants of its own processors. The low-end chipset is said to be

How The Content Giants Are Tackling Global Markets

September 1
How The Content Giants Are Tackling Global Markets
Eric HandaCrunch Network Contributor Eric Handa is co-founder and CEO of APTelecom. How to join the network It's no surprise that the major content players – Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Yahoo, etc. – continue to capture front page news and headlines ev