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Google Express shopping service grows: new cities, partners and Prime-style subscriptions

Google started experimenting with same-day deliveries early last year, but now it's getting serious. Google Express (shortened from Google Shopping Express) is expanding its service areas from just the Bay Area, parts of NYC and Los Angeles -- now it's shipping goods from local merchants to their …

Target Hack A Tipping Point In Moving Away From Magnetic Stripes

The credit and debit card data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus compromised more than 70 million American consumers, and analysts say even more of us are at risk. That's because the technology we use to swipe for our purchases — magnetic stripes on the backs of cards — isn't hard for a skilled …

Gametime Aims To Provide The Best Mobile Experience For Last-Minute Sports Ticketing

Online ticketing services are moving onto mobile, but Brad Griffith, CEO of a startup called Gametime, says the experience still isn’t good enough.<p>For example, Griffith (whose previous startup Zappedy was acquired by Groupon) recalled using the mobile app from “a current leader in the space” to …

This Tech-Infused Bed Is So Much Better Than Your Bed You’ll Wonder Why You Even Bother Sleeping

If you’re going to spend a cool eight grand on a bed, said bed might as well come with all the bells and whistles. And believe me, this bed comes …

Robinhood’s pitch to millennials: free stock trading

Robinhood.io isn’t your parents’ stock broker.<p>The startup has raised $3 million in seed funding for its mobile stock brokerage app that will offer stock, options, and corporate bonds trading to its members, and will do so without a commission.<p>This is a pivot for Robinhood, which initially launched …

Twitter's IPO Is More Proof That Tech Is In A Massive Bubble

After years of anticipation, Twitter finally went public today on the New York Stock Exchange, and nearly doubled from its $26 IPO price after being 30 times oversubscribed. While many investors and commentators view Twitter’s heady market debut as a reason for optimism about our economy and …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

FBI seizes online black market Silk Road, arrests owner

<b>The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized Deep Web Bitcoin-based black market Silk Road, an anonymous online marketplace, and arrested</b> …

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Stock Market Game TradeHero Stands Out By Offering Information

In the crowded world of apps right now, standing out among picky consumers is extremely difficult — and it gets even harder when you have a game that is similar to those already on the market.<p>Singapore-based mobile virtual stock market game TradeHero, however, has managed to catch the eye of …

The country where an iPhone costs up to $3,500

The world’s most expensive 16-gigabyte iPads sell for more than $1,000 on average in Argentina, over $200 more than anywhere else in the world, and double the price of the Apple-made tablet in the US. And yet, compared to the price people are paying for the latest iPhones in Argentina, that’s …

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Startup paradox: with few users, Urban Compass is nearly profitable and expanding fast

After taking on New York, an apartment rental startup eyes San Francisco<p>When Urban Compass debuted to the public in May of this year, it had its fair share of doubters. The company was trying to reinvent the process of searching for an apartment in New York, a notoriously expensive, difficult, and …

10 Tweets That Gripped the World

Twitter is synonymous with many things. It’s where people go to catch up on the gossip of their favorite TV shows, see what their favorite sports teams are up to, share pictures of disastrous attempts at homemade pizza, and yes, it’s also known for its trolls.<p>But Twitter has emerged as more than a …

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average people learn how to …

Intel's updated NUC squeezes in Haswell Core-i5, HD 5000 4K graphics

Intel has cranked up its NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-computer to near gaming levels of power with the release of its 4th-gen Core-i5 D54250WYK kit. The new model comes with the latest HD Graphics 5000, for one, and also uses Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to kick the CPU into overdrive …

This Google Glass baseball app brings real-time game info directly to your face

Google Glass might be the best thing to happen to baseball since Mariano Rivera.<p>Via an app called Blue, Glass can now give baseball fans real-time info as they watch games. The app, which has already been tested on an actual Glass unit during a Giants game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, offers …

Chicken And Waffle Wings -- Your Chicken And Waffles Just Got A Little More Portable!

Sure, chicken and waffles are amazing together but let's be honest, they're a pain to eat. What if there was a way to make them just a little more portable? Well, now there is thanks to Chicken and Waffle Wings!<p>What you see here are chicken wings with waffles cooked right around them, and do you …

10 Coolest Football Stadium Technologies

Whether it's gigantic scoreboards and moving roofs or picking up turf and taking it outside to grow, football stadia go techy to facilitate passion.<p>Whether it's gigantic scoreboards and moving roofs or picking up turf and taking it outside to grow, football stadia go techy to facilitate passion.

Mophie Juice Pack battery case now available for the Samsung Galaxy S4

If you’re struggling to get a full day of use out of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Mophie may be able to help you solve the problem with the recently released Mophie Juice Pack for the Galaxy S4.<p>Mophie has released similar Juice Packs for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One as well and is well known for its …

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Zumper Goes National And Releases An iPhone App To Help You Find Your Next Apartment

About one year after launching and becoming a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist, apartment rental startup Zumper is expanding beyond New York City, San Francisco and Chicago and is going national. Along with all the new places where users will be able to find listings, it’s also launching an iPhone app …

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

LumoBack’s latest anti-slouching sensor takes on activity trackers with new metrics

LumoBack launched last year on Kickstarter as a “smart” posture sensor that buzzes whenever it senses its wearer is slouching. But, with its newest …