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Friday, July 25, 2014


Bose Picks A Patent Fight With Apple’s Beats Over Noise-Cancelling Headphones

15 minutes ago
 Bose has sued Apple-owned Beats over patents it holds related to noise-cancelling headphones, according to a new report from CNBC. The new suit means that Apple has a brand new patent battleground, in addition to its ongoing litigation with Samsung and others. The full complaint is listed on Priorsmart, and lists Beat Electronics and Beats Electronics International as defendants.… Read More by Darrell Etherington

Greats Brand Sneakers Are Off To The Races Following $1.5M Funding Round

20 minutes ago
Greats Brand, aspiring to be the Warby Parker of mens’ footwear, has revealed that the company broke $100,000 in sales in June, with a projected $1.6 million run rate for the year. Following a $1.5 million financing round, the shoe brand will, for the first time, have three different models of their shoes available at once. Historically, the brand has sold only one or two versions of a… Read More by Jordan Crook

How Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 Stacks Up A Month Later

32 minutes ago
 Microsoft has a new Surface tablet/PC hybrid, and it’s a departure from their first- and second-generation versions of the Surface line, with an all-new design and a bigger, better display. The device is basically the perfect partner for Windows 8 and the Modern Windows UI, but your appreciation of this device (or lack thereof) will depend heavily on what you want to do with your computer. Read More by Darrell Etherington

JustReachOut Helps Startups Write Better Email Pitches

38 minutes ago
 JustReachOut, a new startup out of growth hacking consultancy firm Criminally Prolific, recently launched a service that makes PR easier and more affordable for startups by combining its web services with some basic consultancy services. Read More by Frederic Lardinois

Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video

1 hour 2 minutes ago
 Amazon’s Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company’s Amazon Prime membership program. But you might want to add YouTube to that list of would-be competitors, as Amazon has now introduced a new section to Instant Video focused on… Read More by Sarah Perez

Lyft Strikes A Deal To Launch Service In New York City, But Pauses Operations In Buffalo And Rochester

2 hours 11 minutes ago
 Lyft has come to a bit of a resolution in the city and state of New York that will allow it to begin offering service in the city after two weeks of discussions with regulators there. But in striking a deal that will make it available in all five boroughs of the Big Apple, Lyft has agreed to pause its operations in two other cities in New York State. Read More by Ryan Lawler

Tapulous Founder Bart Decrem Has Raised About $1M For His New ‘Hobby’

2 hours 22 minutes ago
 It looks like Tapulous founder Bart Decrem is ready for his next act, as the gaming exec has raised some money for a new venture, one which is simply called “Hobby.” Read More by Ryan Lawler

Kuli Kuli Sprouts Its Own Seed Round Pitching A New Superfood

2 hours 28 minutes ago
 Watch out, kale, quinoa, and collards, there’s a new green coming to the market that’s looking to take the superfood crown, thanks to the efforts of Kuli Kuli, a new startup that’s making a play in the $38 billion U.S. health and organic food market. Selling a West African crop known as moringa as both a powder supplement and as a health food bar, the company is already… Read More by Jonathan Shieber

Overswipe’s Photo App Makes It Safe To Hand Over Your Phone

3 hours 5 minutes ago
 There are a number of third-party applications that offer up a “secret folder” on your iPhone for hiding certain, ahem, private photos from prying eyes. But most of these require a bit of photo management to take place first – you have to import your photos into the app, then delete the original from the Photo Stream. A new app called Overswipe takes a different approach. Read More by Sarah Perez

Twitch CEO Emmett Shear And COO Kevin Lin To Speak At Disrupt SF

3 hours 30 minutes ago
 Twitch is coming to Disrupt SF in early September. The event, like everything Twitch does, will, of course, be streamed live. Twitch is a media monster. It’s at the forefront of the exploding eSports industry. Just three years old, the video streaming service is changing the way gamers interact while providing multibillion avenues for advertisers. Google is reportedly looking into… Read More by Matt Burns

Amazon Fire Phone Goes On Sale Today At AT&T

4 hours 2 minutes ago
 Amazon revealed yesterday during earnings that while revenues are growing, so are losses. That’s thanks at least in part to the development and production of the Amazon Fire Phone, which goes on sale exclusively at AT&T starting today. The phone has been up for pre-order for a while, but today is the first time general consumers will get hands-on with the device. Read More by Jordan Crook

The Pirate Bay Launches A Mobile Website For Torrenting From Your Smartphone

4 hours 34 minutes ago
 Everyone’s favorite torrent site has just rolled out a mobile version: The Pirate Bay has now launched a new, mobile-optimized website it’s calling The Mobile Bay. Designed to work better on smartphones and tablets, like those running the iOS or Android operating system, the new site has an updated layout that’s easier to read and navigate. News of the site’s debut… Read More by Sarah Perez

Elon Musk’s Answer To Stephen Colbert’s Vision Of Ambient Wireless Charging: “We’ll Do It”

4 hours 36 minutes ago
 Last night Tesla’s Elon Musk appeared on The Colbert Report, and he discussed some of SpaceX‘s recent successes, the upcoming update for Tesla vehicles that let you name your car, as well as his general path towards supervillainy. Aside from the usual comedic hijinks, the segment also touched on some of Musk’s concepts for the future, and also on what Colbert himself wants to… Read More by Darrell Etherington

TechCrunch Helsinki Meetup Sees Finland’s New Startup Generation

4 hours 50 minutes ago
 Finland has a rich heritage in technology. Whatever crisis of confidence the masters of Nokia had, eventually leading to its gutting by Microsoft, that long heritage has served it well, giving rise to a several generations of engineers and, increasingly, entrepreneurs. Now a new generation is emerging in Finland, emboldened by local heroes and successes. This new generation started appearing a… Read More by Mike Butcher

Zenefits Adds Stock Options To Its Cloud HR Platform

5 hours 20 minutes ago
 Zenefits was founded to help companies manage all their human resources needs on its cloud-based HR portal. Today, its platform will make it even more attractive for startups to entice employees with stock options, by offering a feature that makes it easier to keep track of those options it gives out. Read More by Ryan Lawler

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