Chris Wilson

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Ellen DeGeneres Crashes Twitter with Star-Studded Oscar Selfie Sponsored by Samsung

Sunday night, Ellen DeGeneres officially broke Twitter, for a little while at least. And it was all thanks to the help of Samsung and<p>While hosting …

iPhone 6C Concept Video Proves Plastic can be Beautiful Too

Apple tried something new in 2013, it released two models of the iPhone, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. The iPhone 5C was designed to be a more …

Samsung Officially Announces the Faux Leather Clad Chromebook 2

It’s official, Samsung’s new Chromebook will be clad in faux leather just like its cousin the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung’s Chromebook 2 Series not only …

T-Mobile LG G2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Now Rolling Out

If you’re rocking the T-Mobile LG G2, then we have some good news for you! Starting today, Android 4.4.2 is rolling out to the hot LG handset, …

Startups to Watch at SXSWi 2014

Another year, another crop of upstart startups looking to use South by Southwest as a springboard to success. So what's different this year?<p>Once …

The Best Moments from the Oscars 2014

Apple’s on a hiring spree in Asia & stealing HTC’s engineers

Looks like manufacturing is no longer the only thing Apple is doing in China.<p>According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, it’s been on a hiring spree for engineers, often poaching from competitor HTC and other local tech firms.<p>Apparently, due to the string of issues surrounding manufacturing conditions and …

Mobile marketing automation is the new, new, new thing

Mobile’s not really the new thing anymore. And marketing automation, in spite of the fact that it is tripling annually and still unused by more than 90 percent of non-tech companies, isn’t all that new anymore either.<p>Mobile marketing automation, however, is certainly heating up. And yeah, it’s …

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Fresh Off Merger With Conduit, Perion In Talks To Acquire Mobile Ad Platform AirPush

Mobile ad platform Airpush, which recently bought Hubbl for $15 million to move into native mobile ads, is now in the process of being acquired by Tel Aviv-based Perion. We haven’t confirmed the terms of the deal specifically, but the number we’re hearing is $170 million.*<p>Perion, the makers of …

With $96.7M In Funding, PowaTag Launches Its Mobile And Audio-Triggered Commerce App

Powa Technologies, a UK-based e-commerce startup that has raised nearly $100 million in outside funding in the last seven months, is today finally taking the wraps off its flagship product: PowaTag, an e-commerce app that combines elements of mobile payments, QR Codes and audio recognition to …

Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Facebook, one of the primary backers of the Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda. TechCrunch is hearing that Facebook is buying Titan …

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Ben Horowitz’s Honest And Real Take On Entrepreneurship

Imagine your business is down to its last stretch of runway and your investors refuse to put more cash into it. Your friends and your most trusted advisers tell you that it’s probably time to throw in the towel, but as a last-ditch effort to find some capital, you decide to take the company …

Democracy at a standstill

The interactive map below is based on data from Freedom House, an American think-tank, which since 1972 has assessed the state of freedom in all the …

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Top Apple Analyst Horace Dediu Calls ‘Jony Ive’ The Best Apple Book Yet

Jony Ive takes extra pains to keep his personal life private, but Leander’s book Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products shines a light in corners of Jony’s life and at Apple HQ that few have ever seen, especially when it comes to Apple’s design processes.<p>The book garnered praise from …

Apple Campus 2 Designer Gives Insight Into Planning Process, Talks Scale

Apple's Campus 2 project, which includes the giant "spaceship"-esque building envisioned by Steve Jobs, has been thoroughly outlined in city plans and models that depict the company's vision for the space, but in an interview with <i>Architectural Record</i>, Norman Foster, who designed the campus, gives …

Facebook's Paper Gains New Sharing Options And Other Improvements

A month after its launch, Paper - stories from Facebook has just received its first notable update.<p>Commonly called Facebook Paper, or simply Paper, …

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Badvertising: Doctors Horrified by Coca-Cola’s New Ads Mocking Cocaine Addiction

Coca-cola is pretty much a drug already, but the soda’s new ads are hitting a little bit too close to home.<p>New Yorkers have been noticing a new …

Ukraine on the Brink

The continued political subjugation of Ukraine by Russia must stop<p>Ukraine is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic country of 47 million people whose …

A Billion Dollars of Beer on the Wall: Brooklyn’s Beloved PBR Brewery Hits the Market

It's only $6 for a six-pack.<p>If over-priced vegan bake sales start cropping up in Williamsburg, this is why.<p>C. Dean Metropoulos, owner of the Pabst …