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AT&T's Cricket Brand Is Going After T-Mobile's Unlimited Data Customers

When it comes to its core brand,<b>AT&T</b> has taken the tactic of ignoring<b>T-Mobile</b> as a competitor.<p>T-Mobile's low-priced brand has been surging in popularity. It is now thenations third-largest carrier. This is partly due to its prices, and partly because of its maverick efforts to drop overage fees and …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

Why Apple’s dream for television keeps falling apart

Three years after Steve Jobs said he had “finally cracked” it, Apple’s vision for the future of television isn’t much closer to reality.<p>Apple’s pursuit of TV has included talks with seemingly every major player in the industry. Sources confirm at least preliminary discussions with Comcast, Verizon, …

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

How To Survive Mega Tech Conference, South By Southwest

It can be overwhelming if you're not prepared or are unsure what to expect.<p>This will be my third year attending and I've made a lot of rookie mistakes. Here's what I wish I had known my first couple times around.

Top Bitcoin exchange explains virtual currency in simple web tutorial

Leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has released a new website that provides a simple explanation of what Bitcoin actually is. The site, Bitcoins.com, is essentially a tutorial on the virtual currency, a single unit of which last week reached the price of $1,000 for the first time ever last week. Mt. …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …

Now With 2M Users, CreativeLive Lands $21.5M Led By Social+Capital To Bring Free, Live Courses To The World’s Entrepreneurs

Beginning with the likes of Khan Academy and Coursera, over the last two years, a new kind of learning has begun to emerge on the Web, bringing with it the promise of affordable, quality education at scale. Looking to capitalize on this fast-growing opportunity in online learning, Chase Jarvis and …

Forget LED bulbs—the future of interior lighting is lasers

Steven DenBaars, a research scientist at UC Santa Barbara, has been working on LED lights for 20 years. He has been instrumental in pushing them to the point that they are the true heir to Edison’s electric bulb. But in his own head, and in his lab, DenBaars is already onto the next big thing: …

Viral strategy title Pathogen launches for iOS Nov. 7

<i>Pathogen</i>, a board game-inspired strategy title from Birnam Wood Games, will launch for iOS Nov. 7, the developer announced.<p>According to the announcement, the game was inspired by "the way in which a virus spreads through the human body." In <i>Pathogen</i>, players compete against AI or human opponents to …

Rapt.fm Launches In Beta To Enable Live Rap Battles To Happen Anytime, Anywhere

We first met Detroit-based startup Rapt.fm back in November 2012, when we were swinging through town for the TechCrunch Northern Meetups. It’s safe to say that Erik Torenberg was the first startup CEO I’d ever met whose demo included a freestyle rap. And the product, though then still in an early …

Webflow Lets You Design Responsive Websites Visually, Publish Instantly When You’re Done

Webflow, a Y Combinator-backed startup offering creative professionals an easier, more visual way to design and host responsive websites, is launching out of its closed beta, with already some 10,000 users signed up. It’s an idea whose time has come, as more of the world now interacts with the web …

Meet Vaclav Smil, the Canadian polymath whose books Bill Gates is racing to read

A few weeks ago, Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates published his personal summer reading list on his blog Gates Notes. Of the eight titles, two are by the same author, a Canadian professor emeritus you’ve probably never heard of: Vaclav Smil.<p>“I’m trying to read everything he writes, …