Techcrunch

TechCrunch is a news website focused on information technology companies, ranging in size from startups to established NASDAQ-100 firms. It was founded by Michael Arrington in 2005. On September 28, 2010, at its TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, AOL announced that it would acquire TechCrunch. The transaction was rumored to be between $25m and $40m.In 2011, the site came under fire for possible ethics violations, leading to Arrington's departure. Other writers, including Paul Carr and Sarah Lacy, followed suit.
Posts about Techcrunch
  • Facebook Testing Slideshow Feature in Android App

    … with music and a customized title Phil Oakley of Android Police shared the screenshots below, saying that users in the test group are seeing Slideshow among their “Post to Facebook” options, above “Tag Friends,” and tapping on it brings them to a gallery of photos and videos. And the social network confirmed to Sarah Perez of TechCrunch that it is testing Slideshow with “a small percentage” of Android users. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook launch Slideshow for Android? …

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook- 31 readers -
  • It’s Facebook’s Turn to Test a Stories Feature

    … and videos to their Facebook Stories, which are visible for 24 hours, and that content does not appear in News Feed or on users’ Timelines. Friends can reply to Facebook Stories with direct messages, and selfie filters and geofilters (sound familiar?) are also available. Heath also pointed out that much like Instagram, the new feature is appearing…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Facebook- 36 readers -
  • Twitter Phasing Out Buy Button?

    … Twitter appears to be waving bye-bye to its buy button. E-commerce platform Shopify was one of several sites to launch the feature in October 2015, and Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch reported that merchants using Shopify are being notified that Twitter is “pivoting away” from its e-commerce focus. TechCrunch reader Brody Berson shared…

    David Cohen/ AllTwitterin Social Facebook Twitter- 29 readers -
  • Facebook Sets Up Shop in Paris’ Station F Startup Campus

    … an 80-zone area of the campus. Station F provided more details in its blog post: Some of you already knew Facebook would be involved at Station F. We announced it at the last TechCrunch Disrupt: It is one of our founding partners. Now it’s official: Facebook will be launching its first startup program, known as Startup Garage From Facebook…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 27 readers -
  • Twitter Wants Users to Share Their #NewProfilePic

    … Twitter is encouraging users who updated their profile pictures to share those updates in an effort to boost visual content and engagement. The social network confirmed to Sarah Perez of TechCrunch that users who update their profile pictures are being prompted to tweet about it with the hashtag #NewProfilePic, adding that those tweets…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 12 readers -
  • Snapchat Simplifies Search

    …’ auto-suggest cards or search results launches chats with those friends. Tapping friends’ Story thumbnails launches those Stories in full-screen mode, and tapping and holding users’ cards brings up their mini-profiles. Specific daily editions of Discover channels or specific Our Stories are also searchable by title, according to Constine. Snapchat…

    David Cohen/ Inside Facebook- 35 readers -
  • Vine Out, Vine Camera In Jan. 17

    … Twitter announced in October that it was scrapping stand-alone video application Vine, and it said last month that it would be replaced by pared-down app Vine Camera. Now we know when. The social network announced via a tweet on the Vine account that Vine would transition into Vine Camera Jan. 17. Update – the Vine app will become the Vine…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 24 readers -
  • Facebook Extends Auto-Captioning to Videos From Pages

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:40 AM Facebook introduced auto-captioning for video ads last February, and the social network quietly began extending the feature to videos from pages in October. Josh Constine of TechCrunch shared the screenshots below, and Facebook confirmed to Constine that the feature’s rollout began to U.S. English…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 30 readers -
  • Snap Inc. Acquires Israeli Augmented-Reality Startup Cimagine Media (Report)

    … Snapchat parent Snap Inc. made another acquisition last week: Israeli augmented reality startup Cimagine Media. Cimagine’s augmented reality technology allows potential customers to visualize products “in their own environments” in 3-D, and according to its website, clients include Coca-Cola, Shop Direct and furniture retailer John Lewis…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 32 readers -
  • Santa’s Helper: Snapchat’s Entry Into Native Games?

    … After dabbling with games created by advertisers, Snapchat rang in the Christmas season with a native game of its own. The messaging application confirmed its entry into native games to Josh Constine of TechCrunch after a game called Santa’s Helper was discovered inside one of its lenses. Constine shared the tweet below from U.K. band New Hope…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 31 readers -
  • Facebook Removes Maps From Nearby Friends Feature

    … Constine of TechCrunch that the maps are being removed, and Nearby Friends now only offers information on which neighborhoods friends are in. Constine also shared the image below of a desktop version of the feature, which provides users with a list of friends who are within a few miles, also by neighborhood, and gives them the option of tapping those…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 24 readers -
  • Twitter Testing Mobile App Design With No Retweet Button

    … Twitter without a retweet button? It’s actually being tested. Twitter confirmed to Ingrid Lunden and Jon Russell of TechCrunch that it is testing a tweak to its flagship mobile application in which the retweet button and reply arrow are replaced with a circular icon that brings up sharing options and a speech bubble. The social network told…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Twitter- 20 readers -
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