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MobileIron Spikes 5% After Reporting Better Than Expected FQ3 Revenue, Lower Than Expected Loss

MobileIron is having a strong after-hours session, after it reported its fiscal third quarter financial performance, including non-GAAP revenue of $33.7 million, GAAP losses per share of $0.20, and non-GAAP losses per share of a more modest $0.15. Show More Summary

Joker Lets You Instantly Stream Perfectly Legal And Legitimate Torrent Files

Let’s say there’s a torrent online you would like to view. After all, torrents themselves are perfectly legal. Instead of downloading the torrent, paste the link to the torrent in and watch the content instantly. Watch out, Popcorn Time. Show More Summary

Here’s What Google’s LEGO-Style Phone, Project Ara, Looks Like Right Now

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve heard much about Project Ara, Google’s efforts to build a phone out of components that can be swapped out, piece-by-piece. Google showed off the device a bit back at I/O — alas, things got a bit… crashy during the presentation. In a new video released today, the Phonebloks team shows the Ara prototype in its most recent form… Read More

MCX Says Its Email Provider Was Hacked, It Won’t Fine Retailers Who Break Exclusivity

In a virtual press conference today, MCX said ““it’s simply not true, there are no fines” in response to New York Times’ allegations that it would fine retailers for breaking their exclusivity agreements and using other mobile payment methods. MCX, maker of the unlaunched mobile payment app and Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, also detailed a hack of its email… Read More

An Interview With Alex Blumberg, Public Radio Journalist Turned Entrepreneur

If you’ve listened to public radio at all in the past decade you’ll recognize the voice of Alex Blumberg. Part of the adenoidal-voice-amazing-stories class of broadcasters, Blumberg worked on This American Life and the amazing Planet Money where he explained complex topics in succinct ways. Show More Summary

Comcast Agrees To $50M Settlement In Overcharging Case

Comcast has agreed to a $50 million settlement to a case regarding customers in the Philadelphia area. The lawsuit was filed more than a decade ago. Comcast continues to deny the allegations. The original case failed before the Supreme Court, leading to a reduction in its scale. Show More Summary

Twitter Partners With IBM To Bring Social Data To The Enterprise

Twitter and IBM announced a significant partnership today that will involve Twitter sharing its data with IBM for integration into IBM’s enterprise solutions, including the Watson cloud platform. The deal means IBM will gain access to the Twitter “firehose,” allowing businesses to incorporate insights gained from the social network into their decision-making… Read More

“Google My Business” App Now Lets Business Owners Respond To Customer Reviews From Their Smartphone

Google is rolling out an update to its “Google My Business” mobile application designed to make it easier for business owners to view and respond to customer reviews…and, of course, complaints. Where previously the app served as a way...Show More Summary

MCX Invites Us Into Their Startling Vision Of Future Credit Card Fee Avoidance

Merchants don’t like credit cards. The fees associated are onerous and wildly convoluted. For example, I challenge you to find a single source of information one the Internet regarding these fees that isn’t a spam-laden lead generation engine. Show More Summary

BlackBerry CEO Teases Upcoming QWERTY Handset

BlackBerry is still rolling and today CEO John Chen announced the upcoming BlackBerry Classic, which seems to be, well, a classic BlackBerry. Details like screen size and battery life were not revealed. All you need to know is that the Classic will have a BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. Show More Summary

Coinbase’s Vault Goes Multi-Signature For Added Security

Coinbase, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bitcoin wallet and merchant processing platform with just shy of 2 million wallets, is jumping on a big trend in security for holding the crypto-currency. They’re adding multi-signature technology to their vault product, which is designed with long-term, higher net worth holders of Bitcoin in mind. Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donating $500,000. John and Ann Doerr are also pitching in $500K, and has also informed TechCrunch that serial entrepreneur Rich Barton is making a donation of $25K. Read More

Alert David Hockney — FiftyThree Opens Mix Platform, Updates App For Fine Drawing

FiftyThree, maker of the fine-art drawing app Paper and its accompanying iPad stylus ‘Pencil’ unveiled an online platform accessible within the app called Mix. This third phase of the company saw it entering the real of cloud collaboration, allowing its users to literally drawn, sketch and re-mix each-other’s creatives works. Show More Summary

The HP Sprout Is A Bold But Goofy Experiment In Projected Interfaces

According to HP, what the world needs now is a touch-sensitive mat onto which are projected little 3D interface objects coupled with a touchscreen monitor. In fact, what the world precisely needs is Sprout. This $1,899 computer is the latest in HP’s efforts to remain relevant. Show More Summary App Brings Free Facebook, Wikipedia, BBC, Local Info Access To Tanzania

The cost of data access is one of the top obstacles to the developing world getting on the web, so today gave free data access to basic web services and local resources to Tanzania with the release of its app through carrier Tigo. Show More Summary

Retailer-Backed Apple Pay Rival CurrentC Has Been Hacked, Testers’ Email Addresses Stolen

MCX (Merchant Customer Exchange), the coalition of retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, Gap and others, who are backing a mobile payments solution CurrentC meant to rival newcomer Apple Pay, has been hacked. The data breach involves the theft of email addresses. Show More Summary

Bitstrips Closes $8M Series B As It Launches Custom Emoji App, Bitmoji

What happens when stickers and emoji collide in a bespoke mash-up that uses your own self-image as the canvas? Bitmoji happens that’s what: a new Android and iOS app from personalized comic strips app Bitstrips that lets you create a custom avatar to star in personalized stickers. Read More

Cloth Is Where Instagram And Your Closet Collide

Fashion and social networking belong together, but so far no one has found the perfect balance between user-generated content and a focus on edgy fashion. That’s where Cloth comes in. It’s a new app, launched today, that lets users share...Show More Summary

Salesforce’s Reinvention As A Marketing Behemoth

Windows. Beyond aesthetics, the new layout crystalizes the efforts of the company to communicate that, outside its core CRM and B2B business, it has cemented its growth into customer analytics, digital marketing and social media. Contrasting...Show More Summary

How The Tech Sector Can Help Stop Ebola

In our highly interconnected world, stopping Ebola is on everyone’s mind. The tech community has a significant role to play in the response because it offers solutions that can scale at the same rate as Ebola’s exponential growth. Many are already wondering how they can contribute. Show More Summary

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