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Criteo Beats Estimates With €194M In Revenue

Techcrunch - mer, 05.11.2014 - 00:05

 Ad tech company Criteo posted a strong earnings report today, with revenue of €194.4 million (excluding traffic acquisition costs it was €77.6 million) and earnings per share of €0.18. That comes in well ahead of analyst estimates of €72.7 million in revenue (excluding traffic costs) and €0.08 EPS. It also shows revenue growth of 70.9 percent year-over-year, or 65.8 ex-TAC. Read More

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New Technology And Big Data Help You Breathe Fresh Air

Techcrunch - mer, 05.11.2014 - 00:00

 Breezometer was conceived because CEO Ran Korber wanted to buy a house. He knew that air pollution caused health problems and he knew that in his native Israel — as with most developed countries — pollution is measured in real time, often at a street-by-street level. Yet, while local school and tax information was available in exhaustive detail for property buyers, there was no… Read More

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TC Droidcast Episode 25: The Sweet Song Of Android Lollipop Lures Us Back

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 23:58

 The Droidcast is back, after a lengthy hiatus. It was summoned to life by the fact that there’s a lot to discuss this week, thanks to the release of the Nexus 9 and Android Lollipop, as well as the Nexus Player. We’ve got TC alum and current Engadget Associate Editor Chris Velazco back on board to help out, as both he and myself reviewed the Nexus 9 hardware from HTC. Though it… Read More

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How Much Would You Pay For An “Undo” Button On Tinder?

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 22:59

 Tinder is moving forward with a testing plan for Tinder Plus, a new paid version of the app that brings premium features to users and finally starts a revenue stream for the growing IAC-owned dating company. With the paid version, users will have access to two new central features of the app, Undo and Passport. Undo lets people go back on the person they just swiped left on, a highly common… Read More

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SoundCloud Confirms Licensing Deal With Warner Music Group

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 22:54

 SoundCloud, the user-created audio streaming platform currently used by 175 million unique listeners each month, confirmed today that it has inked its first licensing deal with one of the major record labels. The Warner Music Group — whose roster includes David Guetta, The Flaming Lips and Sheryl Crow — will partner with the streaming company around its ad-supported, creator… Read More

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Nearly 40 Years Later, Steve Wozniak Still Brainstorms Ways The Apple II Could Have Been Better

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 22:51

 The Apple II may be one of the most important systems in the history of personal computing — but that doesn’t mean it was perfect. Nearly 40 years later, Steve Wozniak is still coming up with ways he could have done it better. Read More

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Ex-Beats Music CEO’s New App “Chosen” Is A Mobile-First American Idol

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 22:50

 Sing, yodel, or shred guitar into your phone, and get famous. That’s the idea behind performance competition platform Chosen, founded by former Gracenote, MOG, and Beats Music CEO David Hyman. The startup’s been in stealth since its formation late last year, but Hyman agreed to give me the first details about what Chosen’s actually up to. First off, Chosen’s just raised… Read More

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Facebook Asks People To Vote And Tell Friends, Shows Nearest Polling Place

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 22:15

 Facebook reaches around 150 million users per day in the United States, and today it’s using that immense power to get people to vote in the mid-term elections. As it’s been doing since 2008, Facebook is showing a “megaphone” announcement atop the News Feed telling people to vote, with a list of friends who said they’re voters and a heat map of voter activity… Read More

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Limdesk Is A Customer Support Center In A Box

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 22:03

 Okay, not really in a box because that would be cruel to the support personnel but still putting customer support people in boxes would probably be more efficient if you put some holes in the box and fed them. But that’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking about Limdesk.com. Based in Poland, the software allows you to create a simple client-management system,… Read More

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Nvidia Promises Android 5.0 Update For Shield Tablet This Month

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 21:10

 Android rollouts always have fans vying to see who gets a taste first; generally speaking, the Nexus faithful are rewarded for sticking to devices Google has committed to updating swiftly. Nvidia, which has begun making a fair number of Android devices beyond the scope of the smartphone category, has also been quick to offer its users a path to the next generation, and with Android 5.0… Read More

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Proposed Changes To Emoji Standard Would Allow For More Diversity, Increased Selection Of Skin Tones

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 21:07

 Last summer, an article on Fast Company asked an important question related to the increasingly popular picture-based character set called emoji, now found on the majority of modern smartphones: Are emoji racist? The problem, the post pointed out, is that the people characters in the emoji set based on the Unicode standard tended to be overwhelmingly white. Where was the diversity? Where… Read More

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Spying And Police Requests For Facebook Data Up 24% Since 2013

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 20:33

 Facebook continues to fight dragnets for private data by governments, but the combined number of requests from local law enforcement and federal spy agencies like the NSA went up 24 percent from the last half of 2013 to the first half of 2014, according to Facebook’s new government requests report. In the U.S., Facebook received 15,433 data requests about 23,667 accounts, and was forced… Read More

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London Startup CheckoutSmart, A Grocery Cashback App Similar To Groupon’s Snap, Scores £1.5M Funding

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 19:55

 London-based CheckoutSmart, a cashback app for UK supermarket shoppers — and similar to Groupon’s Canada and U.S.-only Snap — has raised a £1.5 million round of funding. Not only is the startup founded by Chris Howarth (who previously founded and exited retail analytics company Retail Insight) but the list of backers is also noteworthy, given their experience in the… Read More

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Amazon’s Prime Members Start To Get Benefits From Other Digital Stores

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 19:26

 Amazon is truly committed to pushing Prime membership to stratospheric heights, and a new expansion that sees it bringing benefits to Prime customers from e-commerce websites beyond its own walls should prove its commitment to the program. Prime members can now get free, next-day shipping on purchases made at British retailer AllSaints’ online store (via Re/code). The arrangement also… Read More

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Thanx Gets $4.7 Million From Sequoia, Partners With Visa And MasterCard

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 19:16

 Customer loyalty program startup Thanx launched today with both a Visa and MasterCard partnership and $4.7 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital. An earlier seed round from SoftTech VC of $1.3 million brings the total funding raised to $6 million. Read More

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Google Drops Some Of Its Cloud Computing Prices — Again

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 19:15

 Google today announced a number of new features for its Cloud Platform at its Cloud Platform Live event in San Francisco. True to form, the company also announced yet another round of price drops (and an unusual price increase) for many of its cloud computing services. Read More

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Google Now Lets Enterprises Connect Directly To Its Data Centers

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 19:15

 At its Cloud Platform Live event today, Google announced Google Cloud Interconnect, an interesting new service for businesses that want to make sure that they get the fastest possible connection to their customers. With Cloud Interconnect, Google Cloud Platform users can now choose among three new connectivity options: direct peering; carrier interconnect; and VPN connectivity. Google says… Read More

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Google Launches Managed Service For Running Docker-Based Applications On Its Cloud Platform

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 19:15

 Google today announced the alpha launch of Google Container Engine, a new managed service for building and running Docker container-based applications on its cloud platform. Docker is probably the hottest technology in developer circles these days — it’s almost impossible to have a discussion with a developer without it coming up — and Google’s Cloud Platform team… Read More

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Fuel3D Bags Another $6.4M For Its 3D Scanner Tech As It Eyes New Verticals

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 19:13

 What’s a 3D scanner for? More than just providing source material for 3D printers, reckons Fuel3D, an Oxford University spin-out that last year Kickstarted a consumer-grade, high-resolution handheld 3D scanner. Today it’s announcing a $6.4 million expansion round of funding, led by Chimera Partners, which it dubs a “pre-IPO round” — having previously penciled in… Read More

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Tumblr Users Protest New Image Size Change, Claiming It Broke GIFs And Photosets

Techcrunch - mar, 04.11.2014 - 19:07

 Another change to a social networking site, another user-driven backlash: nearly 50,000 Tumblr users have now signed a petition asking the Yahoo-owned blogging platform to reverse its decision to increase the image size requirements, claiming the changes have affected older images hosted on Tumblr, which are now stretched and blurred. Some portion of these angry users also went on a… Read More

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