Wednesday Aug 27
Facebook buys WaveGroup to create its own in-house design team
Facebook snapped up WaveGroup Sound, track developer for games like "Guitar Hero," bringing the company on board as its full-time, in-house sound design team.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Silicon Alley Insider
Why The Google And Twitch $1 Billion Acquisition Talks Blew up
Google and Yahoo both offered to buy Twitch before Amazon made the winning $970 million all-cash offer.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Aloft's Botlr explained in techcrunch.com Interview
The merry TechCrunch band took a trip to Cupertino last week to kick it with a small robot called Botlr made by robotics startup Savioke.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
TuneWiki Disappears As Bills Go Unpaid
A little over a year ago TuneWiki, which dispayed the lyrics to the music you were playing, announced it was shutting down.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Elon Musk's SpaceX Is Raising Money At A Valuation Approaching $10B
Space Exploration Technologies , the commercial space transportation startup founded by Elon Musk with ambitions to land people on Mars, is raising investment that values the company somewhere south of $10 billion, TechCrunch has learned.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Samsung's 'Smart Home' dreams get bigger with $200 million SmartThings buy
Count Samsung in -- it's officially purchasing home automation startup SmartThings , a move that should help it keep up with the Joneses, aka Apple and Google .
With Prayas Analytics, Retailers Can Use In-Store Footage To Become More Efficient
Startup Prayas Analytics says it's giving brick-and-mortar retailers a new way to reduce customer wait times and otherwise make their stores more efficient.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Google picks up mobile messaging app Emu
Google Inc. has acquired Emu, a mobile messaging app that incorporates smart features like a virtual assistant that helps users automate tasks like scheduling appointments, TechCrunch reported .
AOL Beats On Revenue, But Profit Falls
TechCrunch parent company AOL released its Q2 earnings before the market opened this morning, reporting profit down by 1%, but revenue that beat expectations thanks to a 60% jump in advertising revenue from the company's third-party advertising platform, which reached $194.3 million in the quarter.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Former Google, Facebook scientists launch Big Data startup
Palo Alto startup Metanautix Inc. has launched from stealth after two years of development backed by Sequoia Capital and Shiva Shivakumar, a former VP of engineering with Google Inc., TechCrunch reported Tuesday .
What the enterprise startup surge really means
The billions are flowing again -- by some estimates, at twice the investment rate in enterprise startups we saw last year.