Gmail's Mobile Web And Offline Apps Get The iOS Treatment techcrunch
Google just announced that it is rolling out a new design for its Gmail mobile web app for Android, iOS, Blackberry and Kindle Fire. The new design looks very similar to Gmail’s recently relaunched iOS apps, with a generous amount of whitespace and larger fonts and icons.
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Watch SpaceX's Reusable Grasshopper Rocket Blast Off And Safely Land On Its Feet techcrunch
Spoiler: The video above shows SpaceX’s 100-foot-tall Grasshopper rocket blasting off, hovering in the air for about 30 seconds and then descending back to terra firma. And it’s set to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. That’s it. There’s no drama, fireworks...
Sheryl Sandberg's “Lean In” Book Tops Amazon's Best Sellers List On Its First Day Of Sales techcrunch
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg‘s highly anticipated book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, is already a success – and not just because it has sparked a national conversation about women in the workplace and the current state of feminism. It’s also now No....
Payments Company Stripe Makes First Acquisition, Buys Team Task Management And Collaboration... techcrunch
Hot payments startup Stripe has made its first acquisition today – Kickoff, a chat and task-management app for teams. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In 2011, Stripe launched its developer-friendly online payments system that allows developers to avoid setting...
Netflix Launches Speed Index To Highlight The Best ISPs For Streaming techcrunch
For the last few months, Netflix has regularly published a list of the fastest ISPs for streaming video. Today, the company launched a dedicated site for this data, the Netflix ISP Speed Index. The Speed Index includes data from many of the countries the service is currently available...
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Bitly CEO Peter Stern Steps Down From The URL Shortening And Analytics Company techcrunch
In a statement on its blog today, Bitly has announced that CEO Peter Stern has stepped down as CEO. The reason is that Stern is to “pursue other interests”; further details aren’t known at this time.
The NYC-based company has raised $28.5 million to date, with the...
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Dennis Crowley On Using Foursquare To Build The ‘Marauder's Map' techcrunch
A lot of people might think of Foursquare as that checkin app with badges and leader boards and finding out where your friends are. But it’s a lot more than that now, thanks to all the map data and information that they know about places people are going to.
In a conversation...
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Brazilian Tech Blog Startupi Raises $300K From Redpoint eVentures, Initial Capital, And Others techcrunch
Startupi, a site covering the Brazilian startup scene, has raised a $300,000 seed round of its own.
The team was pitched to me as the “TechCrunch of Brazil,” and in fact it has attracted the backing of Roi Carthy, who covers Israeli startups for TechCrunch. (Carthy invested...
Shaq Is Actually A Big Tech Geek - And He Might Want To Invest In Your Startup [TCTV] techcrunch
TechCrunch TV sat down with Shaquille O’Neal yesterday afternoon here at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas to talk about his current focus on all things tech, and it was pretty amazing.
People who are successful in the worlds of sports and entertainment aren’t usually...
The Top End Of The ‘Steam Box' Line Goes On Sale For Just Under $1000 techcrunch
Valve’s Steam Box initiative will probably not end up being a single device, but a platform approach which includes a variety of hardware from different OEMs. The first such device is available now for pre-order from Xi3, for the hefty price of $999.99 (or $899.99 right now...