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Come hang out at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Brooklyn tonight!

New Yorkers, what are you doing tonight? Whatever it is, drop it and buy tickets to the New York TC Meetup. We’ve got an amazing lineup for tonight, and we’ll be at Output Williamsburg, which is where the cool kids hang out. Trust me. To start out the show, we’ll be having a little fireside chat with Susan Lyne of ... Read More »

Announcing TechCrunch Include Hub, A Home For Our Diversity And Inclusion Program

TechCrunch has been running a program called Include for a while now. In its first phase, it offered diverse entrepreneurs, founders, organizations focused on inclusion and technologists a variety of benefits like monetary support and free or discounted tickets to our Disrupt events. Last year, we announced  Include 2.0, the next phase of our diversity program, which brought office hours, events like our Women in ... Read More »

Meet The Competitors Vying For The Crunchie For VC Of The Year

We’re getting ready for the 9th Annual Crunchies here at TechCrunch, where some of the brightest startups, companies and leaders hope to win the coveted Crunchie award in one of the 12 categories up for grabs. Among that mix are those who write the checks to get these startups off to a good beginning – venture capitalists. Below are the VCs who ... Read More »

AOL Acquires AlephD To Be Part Of Its Newly Unified Publisher Platform

Last year, AOL launched One, a broader platform for its various programmatic ad technologies. Today it’s doing the same thing for its publisher tools, with the announcement of One by AOL: Publishers. The company (which owns TechCrunch and is in turn owned by Verizon) is also making a last-minute addition to the lineup with the acquisition of AlephD, a Paris-based startup that helps ... Read More »

Announcing the Judges for The NFL And TechCrunch 1ST and Future pitch-off

In case you missed it, the NFL, TechCrunch and Stanford GSB have  teamed up to create 1ST and Future, a pitch-off competition featuring startups in three categories, Stadium of the Future, Bringing Home the Game and Tomorrow’s Athlete. Today we’re announcing the judges the contestants in each category will face in their bids to take a $50,000 from the NFL’s Strategic Investment Fund, ... Read More »

This Week On Bullish: The Rise Of American Ecommerce

Hello and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This episode matters a bit more to me than usual, as it is the last week that I will host. After an amazing few years at TechCrunch, I’m changing jobs, which will make it ever so slightly harder to come in every week and put on the show. All that aside, this week we dug into ... Read More »

Alto Mail Is AOL’s Modern Take On Email On Your Phone

Meet Alto Mail, a new mobile app to manage your emails on iOS and Android. The app was created by AOL (TechCrunch’s parent company) but supports Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud and AOL Mail. While it shares many features with Google’s Inbox app, it doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. At its core, Alto Mail remains an email app, and a ... Read More »

AOL Lays Off Another 100, Two-Thirds In Its Dial-Up/Membership Division

Six months into its acquisition by Verizon for $4.4 billion, AOL is doing some trimming of its workforce. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that AOL has laid off around 100 employees, as it looks to eliminate overlap with its new owner and decentralize some functions. “The market changes and we at AOL change ahead of the market,” Caroline Campbell, AOL’s ... Read More »

Ad Exec Bob Lord To Leave AOL

Bob Lord will soon leave his role as president of AOL. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said he’d seen Lord as his eventual successor, but that plan was sidetracked by Verizon’s acquisition of the company (which owns TechCrunch) — as part of the deal, Armstrong committed to remain on-board for several more years. Lord joined ... Read More »

Top Five Verizon Commercials

In honor of our recent joyous union, I present the top five Verizon commercials that I was able to find in about 10 minutes. It should be noted that I have never had Verizon service — mostly because they had awful international coverage for most of the decade. I also think I pissed off their PR person once a long time ... Read More »

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