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I want to see you at Hardware Alley in New York

We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2017, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs and I’d love to meet you personally when I run through the alley with our video team. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of ... Read More »

Steve Case to talk Aol, startups and ‘the rise of the rest’ at Disrupt NY

Aol founder and noted venture capitalist Steve Case is coming to Disrupt NY this May, and there’s plenty to talk about. Since leaving Aol in 2005, Case has invested in startups in smaller markets, and the last few years he’s traveled the country, exploring and highlighting budding startup scenes outside of Silicon Valley. There are challenges and barriers to overcome ... Read More »

Pros and cons of “Oath: A Verizon Company”

Corporate identities! We love ’em. But boy is it hard to come up with good ones. Sounds like we decided to go with “Oath: A Verizon Company.” We already have a post, but I just did a focus group with myself and this is what I discovered. Pros: It’s an actual word, unlike some corporate identities. Good brand if we ... Read More »

Crunch Report | Tesla Acquisition of SolarCity Approved

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Verizon fourth quarter earnings fall short of analyst expectations

Verizon this morning reported adjusted fourth quarter earnings of 86 cents per share, on revenue of $32.3 billion. On the earnings side, that falls short of what Wall Street analysts had expected — EPS of 89 cents per share and $32.1 billion in revenue. That also marks a 5.6 percent revenue decline from the fourth quarter of 2015. Verizon said it ... Read More »

Verizon reportedly closes in on a Yahoo acquisition with a $250M discount

Verizon and Yahoo are close to reaching a new acquisition deal, with a price tag that’s $250 million less than the $4.8 billion agreed upon last year, according to a Bloomberg report. A Verizon spokesperson declined to comment on the report. Even without confirmation, the story has been good for Yahoo stock — as of 11:51am Eastern, the price is up 1.4 percent ... Read More »

Disrupt NY Startup Battlefield applications are due in two weeks

Applications for Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY are now open and due on February 18. That’s just over two weeks away. We’re searching for new, up-and-coming startups to launch and compete on the TechCrunch Disrupt NY stage. Why Apply? Your team will get to pitch for six minutes and then face QA from an all-star list of judges. Past Battlefield judges ... Read More »

Yahoo shares tumble as investors fear Verizon acquisition trouble

Yahoo shares tumbled 6% on Thursday as investors feared that the latest Yahoo hack could spell bad news for its sale to Verizon. This is the second major hack revelation in recent months and there’s speculation that Verizon could be spooked. Some are wondering if Verizon will ask for a discount on the $4.8 billion deal or scrap it altogether. ... Read More »

AOL’s Kanvas launches an SDK: now any app can use its photo and video effects

The rise of apps like Instagram and Snapchat has put photo effects front and center in the world of picture messaging, giving users not only the ability to send images to each other, but to personalise them with little doodles, lurid colors, bunny ears. Now, an app maker that has built a bunch of these is launching an SDK that will let any app add ... Read More »

Fear, Loathing And Opportunity On Display As Ad Industry Eyeballs Spectre Of Mobile Ad Blocking

A fractious MWC16 panel on mobile ads brought several executives from the ad industry side plus ad behemoth Google face-to-face with what might be their worst nightmare: network-level mobile ad blocking. The drama played out in front of a packed auditorium of conference delegates, with the ad industry’s nemesis represented on stage by Roi Carthy, the tough talking CMO of mobile ad blocker ... Read More »

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