July 2017

Netflix drops the full trailer for ‘Bright,’ its $90M+ potential blockbuster hit

By | July 21st, 2017|Technology|

Netflix may have its first blockbuster movie on its hands. The new, full-length trailer for the upcoming Will Smith movie, “Bright,” from “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer dropped during San Diego’s Comic-Con yesterday. The trailer gives viewers a longer look into the upcoming film, which takes place in a futuristic world where magical creatures like [...]

The Orii smart ring lets you control your smartphone using only your voice

By | July 21st, 2017|Technology|

Orii is a new smart ring that gives you full hands-free control of your smartphone. The device connects to your phone with Bluetooth and it can be used to provide crystal clear audio, which makes it an interesting tool for those with sight or hearing issues. It works using bone conduction technology so that, when [...]

Microsoft is quietly fighting a clever war against Russian hacking group Fancy Bear

By | July 21st, 2017|Technology|

While the White House mulls striking up a joint cyber program with Russia, an unlikely vigilante is taking care of business. As the Daily Beast reports, Microsoft has been waging a quiet war against the hacking entity known as Fancy Bear, which is believed to be associated with the GRU, Russia’s covert military intelligence agency. [...]

Shake Shack’s CEO is joining Square’s board of directors

By | July 20th, 2017|Technology|

Square just announced that Randy Garutti, the CEO of Shake Shack is joining the payment company’s board of directors. Garutti has been with Shack Shack since before they opened their first location in 2004, and led the company public in their 2015 IPO. Garutti has spend his entire career in the hospitality business, and will [...]

PayPal expands partnerships with Citi and Chase to include reward points and more

By | July 20th, 2017|Technology|

PayPal today announced an expanded partnership with two of the largest bank issuers, Chase and Citibank. The agreements include a number of increased integrations between the companies, including easier access to Chase and Citi bank cards in the PayPal wallet; permitting Chase and Citi customers to take advantage of cards’ rewards points anywhere PayPal is [...]

Chinese brands have invaded Indonesia’s fast-growing smartphone market

By | July 20th, 2017|Technology|

If you’re looking for a market with smartphone sales growth potential then India usually comes to mind, but the market is moving forward with much promise in Indonesia, the world’s sixth largest country. A new report from IDC shows that smartphones sales in the country accelerated by 13 percent year-on-year during the first quarter of [...]

Mighty Networks founder Gina Bianchini on building a business in silicon valley

By | July 20th, 2017|Technology|

Shripriya Mahesh Contributor Shripriya Mahesh is a partner at Omidyar Network. More posts by this contributor: In episode two of Founder’s Corner, Gina Bianchini, the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, joins host and Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh to discuss her mission of empowering people to connect around their passions and pulls back the [...]

The final 75 tickets are now available for the TechCrunch Summer Party at August Capital

By | July 19th, 2017|Technology|

The TechCrunch Summer Party is a thing of tradition and we hope you can make it out this year. As in years past we’ll gather on the spacious grounds of August Capital in Menlo Park and enjoy an evening of cocktails and the spirit of entrepreneurship. The deck around August Capital’s office is large but [...]

Jeremy Bloom’s Integrate raises $8 million for marketing software

By | July 19th, 2017|Technology|

You may know Jeremy Bloom from his days as an Olympian on the U.S. ski team or from when he was a professional football player. These days, he's busy running an enterprise software startup for marketers. With clients like Salesforce and Dell, Phoenix-based Integrate has raised $8 million in funding from Iron Gate Capital and [...]

The questions almost no startup founders ask

By | July 19th, 2017|Technology|

The following is a chapter from Ryan Holiday’s new book, The Perennial Seller, a fascinating look at what it takes to help books, tech projects, and art that last. In this chapter he discusses the questions that no startup founders ask before they begin work. For more background on the book I encourage you to [...]