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Prizm Automatically Plays Music You Like To Transform Your Living Room Into Your Favorite Coffee Shop

Remember the last time you went to the same coffee shop or bar because the staff tends to play music you like and you don’t have to pick the next song? Prizm is a neat little pyramid add-on for your sound system to transform your living room into this coffee shop you like. Show More Summary

MovieGlu Brings TV Guide-Style Listings To Movie Showtimes

There’s no shortage of places to go online to search for local movie showtimes to get your cinema fix. But, arguably, when it comes to the way search results are displayed, the majority of sites and apps appear to take their UI inspiration from newspaper movie listings of yesteryear, employing a simple list view. Or so says U.K. startup MovieGlu. Read More

Assembly Raises $2.9M From USV For Its Community-Led Software Development Platform

Assembly has created a platform upon which developers, designers, and engineers can come together to work on projects in an open, collaborative setting. As it seeks to grow, the company has raised $2.9 million in funding led by Union Square Ventures with participation from Thrive Capital, Box Group, Collaborative Fund, and a number of angels. Read More

Amazon Plans A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service, Says New Report

Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix in the streaming market in the U.S., and now it is planning a video service that could see it overtake its rival. According to a report in the New York Post, the e-commerce giant is planning a free video service that will be supported by advertising. Show More Summary

Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Show More Summary

The Guys Behind Maniac Mansion And Monkey Island Are Making A Brand New LucasArts-Style Game

Did you ever play Maniac Mansion? Of course you did. Because if you hadn’t, the geek police (a real thing) would have already taken away your geek card (also real.) Like pretty much anything Lucasfilm Games (RIP) released throughout the 80s and 90s, Maniac Mansion is just one of those games you have to play. Show More Summary

Surprise! Bananas Do Not Make A Great 3D Printing Material

THIS PRINT IS BANANAS. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. THIS PRINT IS BA — okay fine I’m done. But for real, the kind of horrifying, fleshy-lookin’ 3D printed shape you see below is quite literally bananas. Pureed bananas, mixed with a bit o’ potato starch for the sake of holding things together. Show More Summary

Indian Music Startup Saavn Is Giving Away Its Pro Service To Snapdeal Shoppers On Android Devices

Music streaming service Saavn today announced a partnership with Snapdeal that will give any customer who shops at the e-commerce site using an Android device two months of free access to its premium, ad-free service. Read More

This Is What A 24K Gold iPad Air 2 Looks Like

Quick! If you had to guess what an iPad Air 2 decked out in 24K gold looked like, what would you say? If your answer was “ridiculously kitschy” — congratulations! You’re correct. (We’d also accept “kind of like grandpa’s wristwatch”) Read More

Singapore Will Introduce New Regulations For Taxi Booking Apps In 2015

Singapore will next year introduce a set of new regulations designed to better manage the grow of taxi-booking apps in the country. Read More

China Tried To Get World Internet Conference Attendees To Ratify This Ridiculous Draft Declaration

This week, China hosted its first World Internet Conference in Wuzhen. Late yesterday night, the events’ organizers made a pro-forma attempt to get attendees to approve a draft declaration by slipping it under their hotel room doors. TechCrunch has obtained a copy of the document, which is supposed to represent the consensus views of conference participants. Read More

Nintendo 3DS Finally Hacked After 3 Years On The Shelves

It’s been well over 3 years since the Nintendo 3DS hit the shelves — and in that time, the device has proven itself remarkably resistant to hacking and modification. Until now. This evening, a hacker going by Smealum released an exploit that seems to allow 3DS owners to run unauthorized code — or “homebrew”, as it’s known — on their devices. Read More

Dyson Invests $2.35B In R&D, Aims To Launch 100 New Products Over The Next Four Years

Dyson is spending big on new products and product categories, the company announced today. The maker of vacuums, fans, heaters, hand dryers, robots and more announced today that it would be spending a total of $2.35 billion across aShow More Summary

VideoBlocks Launches New Stock Video Marketplace Where All The Money Goes TO

Stock video company VideoBlocks is expanding beyond its subscription business model with the launch of a new marketplace for contributed content. The company has already built a library of 115,000 video clips, backgrounds, and effects, which it either created itself or licensed from others. Show More Summary

Social Betting App Youbetme Raises $2.7M

Youbetme, the startup behind the social betting app of the same name, announced today that it has raised $2.7 million in Series A funding. Youbetme says it launched the app in January. The company bills itself as a way to “bet on anything, at any time,” either through its iOS app or it’s website. Show More Summary

How Limited Edition Scarves Fit Into Ryan Leslie’s Plans To Take His Music Straight To Fans

In the recent debates about how the business model for musicians and other creative artists is changing, one of the commonly repeated ideas is that you no longer to reach a mass audience in order to make money — instead, you just need a small group of devoted fans. Show More Summary

About Those Uber Revenue Numbers

Uber generates lots of revenue. Everyone knows it. The company’s roughly 20 percent cut of ride spend on its platform adds up to big numbers. How big, of course, is the real question. Read More

This Week Some Japanese Startups Battled It Out At TechCrunch Tokyo

TechCrunch Tokyo also has its own take on Disrupt’s Startup Battlefield, pitting a dozen different early-stage companies to compete against each other for a series of prizes. This year, the competition boasted a wide range of startups across a number of different product categories. Read More

PCH International In Talks To Buy Fab For $15 Million

Multiple sources have confirmed that Fab is in talks to sell to PCH International for $15 million in a half cash and half stock deal. Contractual agreements are in the very early stages between the two companies (and these things could always fall apart). Show More Summary

KinectKannon Is A Robotic T-Shirt Cannon That Can Track Your Movements And See In The Dark

You can run. You can hide. Hell, you can even turn off the lights. Do what you want, but this thing will get you… a complimentary t-shirt. Meet the KinectKannon, a semi-autonomous t-shirt cannon that can track your movements, go into night vision mode, and fire t-shirts into a crowd. Show More Summary

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