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North Korea fires 7 missiles into sea again amid U.S.-South Korea military drills

North Korea has test fired seven short-range missiles into the sea, South Korean officials said Friday, in the latest such tests launched during ongoing South Korea-U.S. military drills.<p>The surface-to-air missiles launched late Thursday flew into waters off the country's eastern coast, said a South …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple CEO Tim Cook called into CNBC's Mad Money last night.</b> He told Jim Cramer that 11,000 people have signed up to a heart disease study using ResearchKit.<p><b>2. We got hold of some numbers from Microsoft's cloud business Azure.</b> It has generated $1 billion in revenue since 2011.<p><b>3. Intel has cut its</b> …

New-Age Bootstrapping Is Not A Money Problem, It’s A Product Opportunity

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ben Schippers is the co-founder of HappyFunCorp where he spends his days building software for startups and fortune companies.</i><p>The tendency for entrepreneurs is to build big products. But the problem with big, feature-rich products is that they take substantial time and money.<p>People …

Product Management

Amazon drone delivery plan given hope as NASA progresses with air traffic control system

When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in February rolled out its proposed list of regulations for the commercial use of drones, many companies, Amazon among them, were left feeling disappointed.<p>The reason? The flying machines have to stay in view of the operator at all times, the FAA said. …

Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy

Amazon is taking another step into the Internet of Things. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that the e-commerce and cloud services giant has acquired 2lemetry, a startup based out of Denver that has developed an enterprise-focused platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other …

Internet of Things

Anonymously tracking phones through airport security cuts waiting time by a third

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport says that anonymously tracking smartphones through airport security has enabled it to cut the average waiting time by a third.<p>The system, developed by Danish company Blip Systems, scans both WiFi and Bluetooth connections to look for MAC addresses …

Understanding Alibaba’s Snapchat Obsession

Raising funding isn’t just about “how much?” but rather “from whom?” Beyond just providing the capital necessary to keep a startup growing — or even, simply, to keep it alive — taking “smart money” can unlock relationships, open doors and more.<p>Snapchat is back in the news alongside Alibaba, which …

eCommerce