NEWS

30
Sep

Reddit CEO Yishan Wong On Giving Stock To Users: “We Have A Crazy Plan.”

yishan One of the defining ironies of the social networking IPOs over the last decade is that the financial returns have been concentrated among so few when the value has been created by so many.
But current Reddit CEO Yishan Wong wants to change that.
When Wong served as an early director at Facebook for five years, crypto-currencies were around, but they weren’t as widely accepted or… Read More

30
Sep

Doublie Spices Up Your Selifes With Homemade Stickers And Celebrities

Doublie Feature Crop Your photos are boring. Doublie can fix that. The app lets you add any of 10,000 stickers and celebrity cut-outs to your pics so you can fake a selfie with Beyonce, get a kiss from Obama, or have Miley twerking in the background. You can even make your own stickers of your face or anything else, paste them to a photo, and share them to SMS, Facebook, or anywhere. Doublie isn’t trying… Read More

30
Sep

Tune In To TechCrunch Radio On Sirius XM 102 Indie Tonight

techcrunch-radio1 It’s Tuesday again, which means that TechCrunch is jumping off of the internet (kind of) and into your ears tonight at 6pm ET/3pm PT.
TechCrunch Radio on Sirius XM 102 Indie is this whole new thing we’re doing, and today’s show is set to be our best yet. We’ll be joined by musician, film maker and entrepreneur Jack Conte, and then we’ll head into our rapid-fire… Read More

30
Sep

Reddit Plans Its Own Cryptocurrency To Give Back To Its Users After $50 Million Raise

reddit Reddit, the so-called front page of the internet, has raised $50 million in Series B on a $500 million valuation with intentions to give back 10 percent of the round’s equity to the community. The monster round is led by Sam Altman, CEO of Y Combintaor, with participation from Andreesen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, as well as individual investors like Peter Thiel, Ron Conway, Jared… Read More

30
Sep

WunWun, The Service For On-Demand Anything, Revamps Logo In Time For San Francisco Launch

2014.09.26_logo-background While automatic may be better than on-demand, there’s something truly special about being able to type in exactly what you want, press a button, and have it delivered to your door for the exact same price as going to the store yourself.
That’s what WunWun has been doing for New Yorkers for the past year, and the on-demand service is now making its way to San Francisco. Read More

30
Sep

Gumroad Launches An iPhone App With Which Users Can Access Their Digital Content

Gumroad Library Gumroad, the Kleiner Perkins-backed startup that allows creators to sell digital goods, is launching its first iPhone app today.
However, the app doesn’t actually do what Gumroad is known for — you can’t open it and buy a book, or an album, or what have you. Instead, it allows Gumroad buyers to view the content that they’ve already purchased. Read More

30
Sep

Pebble Gets A Permanent Price Cut, Plus Background Sleep And Activity Tracking

pebble-steel Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is hoping to make its platform accessible to more people with a permanent price drop of $50 and $30 for both the original Pebble and the Pebble Steel, putting them at $99 and $199 respectively. Pebble is also further iterating on its platform, with new added activity and sleep tracking features, both of which can run in the background, albeit at a slight cost to… Read More

30
Sep

Bellabeat Debuts A Trio Of Health-Tracking Products For Moms-To-Be And Beyond, Including Jewelry, A Monitor And A Smart Scale

Shell_3 Fitness-minded individuals have devices like the Fitbit to track their steps and activities. Expectant mothers have Bellabeat. The startup has been selling a low-cost “connected system” that allows moms-to-be to track their pregnancies, including being able to hear, record and share their baby’s heartbeat via a pocket-sized ultrasound tool. Today, the company is releasing a… Read More

30
Sep

This Political Video About Tech And SF’s Schools Is Too Depressingly Real

one-city I’m normally loathe to talk about political ads, but this is actually a good idea. Sf.citi, which is a Ron Conway-backed non-profit intended to represent tech companies at a civic level within San Francisco, is trying to get startups to “adopt” city public schools. They make a one-year minimum commitment to volunteer resources and time to match whatever a principal says… Read More

29
Sep

Kahuna Plans To Avoid “Wrist Fatigue” With New Algorithm For Smartwatch App Notifications

apple watch It sounds like the upcoming Apple Watch and other wearable gadgets are going to create a whole new avenue for apps to communicate with you — and that could get pretty annoying.
At least, that’s the assumption at Kahuna, a Sequoia Capital-backed startup that helps mobile marketers test and automate their push notifications. Read More