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Saturday, November 28, 2015


Legal Streaming: Build Your Audience Without Getting GG’ed

44 minutes ago
 Tens of thousands of broadcasters, game developers, and fans converged on San Francisco’s Moscone Center during TwitchCon 2015 — Twitch’s inaugural celebration for the videogame streaming community. Since its launch in 2007, Twitch has grown into the world’s most popular streaming platform for video game and electronic sports Internet streaming, ranking fourth overall… Read More by Seth Northrop,Li Zhu

Here’s What Cards Against Humanity Is Doing With The $71,145 They Made On Black Friday

2 hours 28 minutes ago
 While a lot of the US was out and about shopping for themselves or others for the holidays, Cards Against Humanity ran their own Black Friday campaign, asking for $5 and in return the buyer would get nothing. Nada. Zip. And the buyers LIKED it. Today, the team shared that they’d made a grand total of $71,145 in one day and let us in on what they would be buying with their hard-earned cash. Read More by Drew Olanoff

UberChopper Brings Desperately Needed Excess To Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

3 hours 41 minutes ago
 Today, as you nurse your wounds from Black Friday stampedes outside your local mall, or sit in traffic as you make your lengthy travel back home from the holidays, here’s a reminder that life doesn’t have to be so hard. Forget UberBLACK. This weekend, the who’s who of wealthy people chilling in Dubai are grabbing UberCHOPPERs to take them on the 130km journey from Dubai… Read More by Lucas Matney

Dell-EMC Deal Facing Issues On Multiple Fronts

4 hours 26 minutes ago
 When the news broke in early October that Dell was planning on buying EMC for a whopping $67 billion, more than a few jaws dropped (including mine), but in the weeks since, reports have surfaced about multiple problems from tax issues to VMware’s plunging stock price and the post-deal creation of Virtustream. It’s too soon to say the deal is in jeopardy, but there are enough… Read More by Ron Miller

Key Person Insurance Is VCs’ Assurance

4 hours 43 minutes ago
 Founders soliciting venture funds quickly get comfortable revealing details about their operations, vision and finances. They may also need to be willing to step on a scale and get a blood draw. Investors try to ensure that the startups they’re funding are healthy, and, strange as it might seem, they like to know that critical founders are in good shape, too. Read More by John Demeter

12 Gifts To Inspire The Next Generation Of Coders

4 hours 44 minutes ago
 Are you buying a gift for a budding coder or hardware hacker? Kids today are truly spoilt on this front, with a very wide range of specialized kit that offers to teach tech smarts in a fun and engaging way. This gift guide pulls together some of the best children’s gifts in this category right now. Read More by Natasha Lomas

Solving The Persistent Security Threats For The Internet Of Things

5 hours 14 minutes ago
 The security problem — and, just as important, the security risks that consumers perceive in internet-connected devices — represents a real threat to the hundreds of millions of dollars companies are pouring into connected devices of all stripes. Read More by Jonathan Shieber

Gillmor Gang: More Gravy

5 hours 43 minutes ago
 The Gillmor Gang — Matt Mullenweg, Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Tuesday, November 24, 2015. Matt Mullenweg joins the Gang for a deep dive on Calypso’s update of WordPress, complete with social, notifications, and a native Mac client. Plus, the latest G3 with Mary Hodder, Rebecca Woodcock, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor. From Gillmor… Read More by Steve Gillmor

The Platform Paradox

7 hours 43 minutes ago
 I often hear VCs say that they don’t back products, they back platforms. I find that logic backwards and in many ways dangerous for founders. Platforms can provide a durable competitive advantage, and it’s easy to understand why startups would want to create one, but great platforms are nearly always born from companies first creating great products with narrow, but compelling… Read More by Eric Paley

Tell Us Your Favorite Technology Achievement of 2015

8 hours 44 minutes ago
 Wowed by Internet delivered by floating balloons? Or a new way to watch TV? Or a way to charge your phone? We are searching far and wide for the best technology achievements of 2015, and we want to hear what you think. Nominate your pick for the best tech milestone of the year for the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards. The show — held live in San Francisco’s iconic War Memorial… Read More by Chrystine L. Villarreal

My Wrong Turns And Right Thinking In 2015 (One Of Them May Surprise You)

9 hours 43 minutes ago
 Good Lord. I have been a TechCrunch columnist for five years now, filing a piece every week, rain or shine or hail or flu, for 260 consecutive weeks. (Well–I might have missed one week when I was in Myanmar.) Can you believe it? Me neither. And so it is time, once again, for my annual self-flagellation column, wherein I itemize all the mistakes I made over the last year. Read More by Jon Evans

What Makes An Industry Cloud Leader?

18 hours 44 minutes ago
 Over the last several years at Emergence Capital we have seen an exciting new set of companies emerge that offer cloud solutions within a specific industry vertical — collectively known as “industry cloud” companies. The opportunity is enormous. In fact, many people don’t realize that vertical-specific software represented the largest segment of the worldwide… Read More by Gordon Ritter

Breaking Down Billion-Dollar AR/VR Investment In The Last 12 Months

 Augmented and virtual reality are the new hotness, as VCs and corporates get in on the act. While Facebook’s multi-billion dollar acquisition of Oculus got everyone’s attention early last year, it’s only in the last 12 months that investments accelerated. Read More by Tim Merel

The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

 Last week we brought you the 20 highest paying unicorns, based on median annual salary for all employees. This time around, we centered our search on the unicorns paying best for programmers. Read More by Sarah Buhr,Anna Escher

Cards Against Humanity Has Made Over $54K Selling Nothing On Black Friday

2 days ago
 While chain stores everywhere are trying to get you to buy things in their physical and online marketplaces, one brand decided to sell absolutely nothing. For $5 a pop. That’s right. The group behind the amazing and legendary card game Cards Against Humanity put nothing but a black screen and form to accept a credit card on their site this Black Friday: Why would people pay Cards… Read More by Drew Olanoff

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