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Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come free -- you'll need patience and one of a specific set of pricey Logitech Harmony universal remote …

New subscription service Circle Go lets parents manage kids’ devices outside the home

The company behind a device that helps parents enforce their home’s internet rules and restrictions, Circle with Disney, launched last winter in partnership with Disney for its included media content, will now allow parents to manage children’s devices outside the home. The company announced this …

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

From Social Networks To Market Networks

Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*.<p>What was unusual about the deal is that nearly all the best-known Silicon Valley VCs competed for it. That’s because HoneyBook is a prime example of an important new …

Construction Industry

SQFT is a Real Estate App to Help Homeowners Slash Broker Commissions

If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know how expensive a six percent real estate commission can be. SQFT is an app that helps reduce these fees by allowing you to buy and sell a home without the need of a real estate agent.<p>After downloading the app and deciding you want to list your home, …

Real Estate

Shuddle’s New Ridesharing App Lets Teens And Tweens Book Their Own Rides With Parents’ Permission

Shuddle, a car service founded one of the co-founders of Sidecar which focuses on providing rides to busy families – including kids and seniors – is today launching a new mobile application called ShuddleMe which allows teens and tweens to schedule rides for themselves. Because of the ages of the …

Apps

Why This Real Estate App Is Making New York Brokers Nervous

Compass, which merges data analytics with its in-house agents, just got a major nod from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.<p>Talk about disruptive. Since launching 18 months ago, Compass–a real estate listing app for iOS and Android formerly known as Urban Compass–has generated quite a bit of …

Real Estate

Facebook Introduces Free Friend-To-Friend Payments Through Messages

When you chat with friends about settling debts or splitting the bill, Facebook doesn’t want you to have to open another app like PayPal or Venmo to send them money. So today it unveiled a new payments feature for Facebook Messenger that lets you connect your Visa or Mastercard debit card and tap a …

FinTech

Winners – TechCrunch

<b>Here are your Winners:</b><p><b>Best Technology Achievement</b> <br>Siri (Winner) <br>Lytro (Runner Up)<p><b>Best Social Application</b> <br>Google+ (Winner) <br>Instagram (Runner Up)<p><b>Best Shopping Application</b> <br>Fab (Winner) <br>Warby Parker (Runner Up)<p><b>Best Mobile Application</b> <br>Evernote (Winner) <br>Flipboard (Runner Up)<p><b>Best Location Application</b> …

Startups

Are electric cars greener? Depends on where you live

Long thought a thing of the future, electric cars are becoming mainstream. Sales in the United States of plug-in, electric vehicles nearly doubled last year. Credible forecasts see the number rising within a decade to half a million vehicles per year, which would easily exceed sales of the Toyota …

PayPal Rolls Out One-Touch Mobile Checkout For Apps

Mobile commerce today is still challenging with complicated checkout flows that see users bouncing between screens, and having to tap out their personal information on tiny screens and keyboards. PayPal today is hoping to change that with the release of a new product called One Touch for merchants …

Collective Health Wants To Replace The Health Insurance Industry With A Software Program

“Did you know you can actually negotiate and get a better deal at the doctor’s office if you offer to pay up front?” co-founder and CEO of Collective Health Ali Diab asks.<p>He’d broken his foot and had to go to the doctor for an MRI that would have cost him $3,700, with a $1,500 deductible. Instead …

Hired Now Helps Tech Companies Find Executives

Hired, a startup working to make recruiting more efficient, has expanded to include a category for VPs of engineering and chief technical officers (CTOs).<p>Engineering Management is now the company’s fifth vertical. Mickiewicz notes that while the new category will naturally be smaller than the …

IBM Builds a Chip That Works Like Your Brain

The potential: A computer that can not only see and hear, but understand what's going on around it.<p>Can a silicon chip act like a human brain? Researchers at IBM say they’ve built one that mimics the brain better than any that has come before it.<p>In a paper published in the journal Science today, IBM …

Orange Harp Brings Socially Conscious Shopping To iPhone

A new e-commerce startup called Orange Harp – a phrase referencing the co-founders’ own nickname for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco – is looking to make it easier for consumers to buy socially conscious products, including fashion, accessories and other beauty care items. Available as of …

Bye-Bye Browsers: Why Facebook's New App Links Are a Big Deal

Facebook announced a slew of new programs and initiatives for developers at its F8 Conference, but the most exciting might just be App Links.<p>App …

Mailtracker For iOS Brings Read Receipt Functionality To Apple’s Default Mail Application

Want to stalk people via email, so you’ll know the moment they read your message? Or maybe you want to know if they gave your message a <i>good</i> look, instead of only a glance? Mailtracker, a newly launched app for iPhone, allows you to do just that, and more.<p>Email stalking? Oh god, why am I telling you …

Aereo Says A Win For Broadcasters Would Have “Chilling” Consequences To Cloud Computing

Aereo has today filed its response brief with the Supreme Court in a case that will make or break the streaming TV startup. So far, we’re in the preliminary stages of this particular case, with the broadcasters filing their initial briefing in March, arguing that Aereo violates copyrights by …

Facebook Buys A Virtual World

Today, in a somewhat surprising move, Facebook purchased virtual reality company Oculus VR. The buy elicited visceral reactions from people dismayed that Oculus sold out so early to snarky comments about what Facebook might do with it.<p>First of all, any talk about the Facebook news feed appearing in …

Giftri Mines Friends’ Facebook Data To Provide Gift Recommendations On Amazon

Technology has the potential to throw the old adage “it’s the thought that counts” into disarray, if an algorithm does the thinking for you. Enter Spanish startup Giftri, another attempt to tap Facebook’s data hive to provide personalized gift recommendations for friends.<p>Specifically, it analyses …

Responsive Website Builder Webflow Raises $1.5 Million From Khosla, Tim Draper & Others

Webflow, the Y Combinator-backed startup aimed at making it easier for creative professionals to visually design and host their own responsive websites, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The round, which comes at a time when the company has grown its user base from 10,000 last summer to now …

Money Transfer Startup WorldRemit Collects Its First Investment, $40M From Accel

WorldRemit, a London-based startup that is tackling the antiquated consumer money wiring/remittance market with an easy and traceable online solution, has collected some money of its own: a $40 million investment from Accel Partners, the storied VC that has backed big consumer plays like Supercell …

Moven Takes Its Mobile Banking App Out Of Beta

Moven, a mobile banking service similar in some respects to recently acquired Simple, exited from beta this week, meaning users no longer have to request an invite to sign up for an account. Now publicly available, the company is allowing users to open a bank account directly from their smartphone, …

Daylight Reinvents The Experience Of Art Photography On The iPad

Daylight, an immersive iPad app dedicated to art photography, has been a decade in the making. The company’s founder Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff first built a bi-annual magazine about 10 years ago dedicated to documentary photography.<p>“It was meant to bridge the gap between the more conceptual …

Now At PayPal, Braintree Again Courts Startups By Waiving The First $50K In Processing Fees

In October 2012, payments company Braintree set aside $2 million from its Series B to court startups to its platform by waiving the processing fees for the first $50,000 in transactions. At the time, the promotion was limited to 1,000 sign-ups. Now a part of PayPal following its acquisition, …

Magneto Launches Web And Mobile Apps To Fix Your Calendar

If you’re like me, you hate having to deal with your schedule. You’re really bad at making sure that you’ve entered all the information you need in your calendar to show up to meetings in the right place and on time. And you’ve probably tried all the various calendar apps, with little …

The sheer size of Tesla’s massive battery factory could be a game-changer in many ways

Electric car maker Tesla Motors (s TSLA) hasn’t just blazed its own trail when it comes to designing and building a hot electric car. It’s also made …

Acompli Raises $7.3M Series A From Redpoint & Others To Fix Mobile Email

Acompli, a company building a mobile email application which functions as an all-in-one productivity app for iPhone, has raised $7.3 million in Series A funding – a sizable investment that points to the scale of the problem the startup is aiming to solve. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, and …

TestFlight Owner Burstly Acquired By Apple

Burstly, the makers of an in-app ad management platform called SkyRocket and the parent company of popular mobile app testing platform TestFlight, has been acquired, we’re hearing. Though we’re working to get more information on this now, including deal terms, our understanding is that Apple is the …