A First Look At Younity, The App That Lets You Access All Your Files All The Time

I went on a vacation to Iceland earlier this year, and took a ton of photos – it’s a beautiful country, and the light there is really unique. But to date, I haven’t showed them off to anyone. That’s because my Iceland photos are on my home computer’s hard drive, and I’ve been too busy … Continue reading

CrunchWeek: Google Chromecast, Apple’s No-Growth Q3, And Earnings Madness

Welcome to a brand new episode of CrunchWeek, the show that brings a few of us writers together in front of the TechCrunch TV cameras to dish on some of the more interesting stories from the past seven days. In this week’s episode, Greg Kumparak, Ryan Lawler and I talked about Apple’s no-growth Q3 (and … Continue reading

Surf Air, The Air Travel Startup That’s Bridging The Tech Hubs Of L.A. And S.F.

There are a lot of factors that come into play when working to build a successful tech startup, and historically, a big one has been location – hence the continued focus on Silicon Valley as a major industry hub. Now, location will probably always be important when it comes to building a tech business, but … Continue reading

Keen On… Amazon: What Startup Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Ever Innovative Jeff Bezos

While Jeff Bezos’ wife, McKenzie, only gave Brad Stone’s new book about Amazon one star, most critics have been much more generous about the “engrossing” The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. In the vein of Walter Isaacson’s study of Steve Jobs and Steven Levy’s history of Google, Stone may well have … Continue reading

Makerbot’s Bre Pettis And OK Go’s Damian Kulash On The Addictive ‘Rush’ Of Making Stuff That Works [Video]

One of the reasons that coming to South By Southwest Interactive continues to be worthwhile despite all its flaws is that it still attracts some of the most intelligent and fascinating people to the same place at the same time. Getting to bump into brilliant people leads to some wonderful conversations, and often gives just … Continue reading

CrunchWeek: Groupon Fires Andrew Mason, Yahoo Nixes Work-From-Home, SXSW’s SideCar Problem

The National Day of Unplugging is finally over, so go on and gather ’round your screen: It’s CrunchWeek time again! It was another action-packed week in the tech industry, so Leena Rao, Ryan Lawler and I had lots to talk about when we sat down together in the TechCrunch TV studio. Watch the video embedded … Continue reading

PC-to-TV Streaming Will Soon Be Standard Says Valve’s Gabe Newell (video)

Talking at Dice 2013 Awards last week Gabe Newell creator of Half-Life 2 and GM and Co-founder of Valve, has stated that PC-to-TV Streaming will soon be a standard feature as the PC entered the living room in the near future. Watch the 35 minute video after the jump to learn more about the Gabe … Continue reading