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HoverChat For Android Lets You Message Your Friends Without Switching Screens

HoverChat, the first Egyptian Y Combinator startup and makers of an SMS replacement application currently available for Android smartphones, is focused on making messaging more of a multi-tasking experience. The app also has a familiar look: its avatars, called “hoverheads,” are a lot like …

Flipboard Acquires Zite

Inside Flipboard / March 5, 2014<p>Today we’re thrilled to welcome the Zite team to Flipboard and to announce our partnership with CNN. As a news-loving …

LinkedIn CEO: We're aiming for 3B profiles and a map of the world's economy

SAN FRANCISCO — Today, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner spoke about his company’s future, and his vision is absolutely huge in the scope of its ambition.<p>“Our longer-term vision is … to build the world’s first economic graph … to visualize every economic opportunity in the world, every skill required to …

Sony Goes After Casual Gamers With PS Vita 2000, Japan-Only for Now

Last night at the Tokyo Game Show conference, Sony introduced a new version of its handheld game console aimed at drawing in more casual gamers.<p>While …

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Meet Titstare, The Low Point For This Year's TechCrunch Hackathon

In news that’s not at all surprising, yet another tech event was disrupted by a sexist joke.<p>“Titstare” was the first presentation of the TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 hackathon. Created by Australians Jethro Batts and David Boulton, the joke app is based on the “science” of how sneaking a peek at …

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Stunning architecture, sleek furniture, and bold recycled art fill the pages of “YourPages,” a new quarterly print and digital magazine released by …

Microsoft reportedly trying to buy Nook ebook ecosystem for $1 billion

<i>TechCrunch</i> is reporting that Microsoft is trying to buy the Nook ebook and device ecosystem — for $1 billion. According to documents <i>TechCrunch</i> has obtained, Redmond hopes to buy the digital assets of Nook Media LLC; that's the Barnes & Noble subsidiary behind the ebook business, as well as the Nook …