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Tactus Raises Series B To Help Bring Its Disappearing Touchscreen Keyboard To Market

There were plenty of media darlings at last year’s CES, but few tickled people’s fancies the way that Tactus and its amazing disappearing tablet keyboard did. The company has spent the past few months crafting reference devices for would-be partners and gearing up to help OEMs bring that impressive …

Andreessen Horowitz funds S.F. bitcoin startup

Coinbase, a provider of online bitcoin accounts and transaction services, raised $25 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.<p>Existing investors Union Square Ventures and Ribbit Capital are also participating in the second round, which brings the total funding to $31 million, the San Francisco …

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Snapchat for everything: Younity rolls out ephemeral file-sharing

With Snapchat, you can send self-deleting photos and videos to your friends.<p>Younity can send anything.<p>Using Younity’s share feature, which Younity app maker Entangled Media introduced today, you share music, videos, photos, and other kinds of files with other Younity users. But they can’t ever …

Stanford Researcher Proves NSA Can Probably Identify Individuals From Phone Records

The National Security Agency likes to claim that intelligence officers are only collecting the phone records of millions of Americans, safely omitting their actual names from analysis. But a Stanford researcher, Jonathan Mayer, found that he and his co-author could easily match so-called …

Open Thread: What Will You Give The World This Year?

Maybe it’s the ham and biscuit brunch talking, but here’s something we’ve never done: an open thread. To celebrate our new Facebook commenting system, I’d like you all to start sharing what you’d like to give the world this Christmas. Is it your start-up? Is it a new hardware project? Is it a great …

Google Wants To Build The Ultimate Personal Assistant

Google Search is changing rapidly. Given the company’s love of small, rapid-fire updates, its sometimes hard to keep track of where the company is going, but earlier this month, at the LeWeb conference in Paris, Google Engineering Director Scott Huffman presented a pretty compelling overview of the …

The 2013 Year In Review In Review

It’s a holiday, which means it’s time to fill a post with meaningless reflections on things you thought were interesting about 2013. Try to be comprehensive, but don’t rack your brain.<p>After all, it’s extremely unlikely anyone is near a computer today, let alone scanning the tech blog sites for fake …

Keen On… Innovation: Is Silicon Valley Losing Its Mojo?

Perhaps best known for his definitive book about Facebook, David Kirkpatrick is one of tech’s smartest and best informed writers. He now runs a media startup called Techonomy, which — through a series of annual conferences in Detroit and Tucson — focuses on the impact of technological innovation on …

A Look Back At How The Content Industry Almost Killed Blockbuster And Netflix (And The VCR)

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Derek Khanna is a technology policy consultant and columnist. He previously worked for the House Republican Study Committee where he authored their report on copyright reform. He</i> <i>spearheaded the national campaign on cellphone unlocking that resulted in proposed legislation to legalize</i> …

New Leaks Detail How The NSA’s ‘TAO’ And ‘ANT’ Units Spy On Devices, Global Networks

New leaks emerged today in Germany’s <i>Der Spiegel</i> newspaper about the scope of electronic surveillance conducted by the United States’ National Security Agency.<p>In short, it looks like the agency has even more access to personal data than we already thought.<p><i>Der Spiegel</i> says it has obtained documents …

Mophie’s Powerstation XL Packs In The Power For Extended Time Away From Outlets

Our devices have a never-ending hunger for power – it’s their single greatest failing, in a time when they can do incredible things but still only last around a day of solid use in the best-case scenario. But Mophie has made a name for itself providing extra juice for your devices, and now they’ve …

Web App Searchlet Lets You Perform Multiple Searches Without Opening A Gazillion Tabs

At any given moment during my working day, I have browser tabs open for my email account, Feedly, TechCrunch, WordPress, Convo, Twitter, Google Calendar, Reddit, Pinterest and Facebook. That’s in addition to all the sites I am using for research (or to procrastinate) and desktop apps like Skype and …

TC Cribs: TellApart Turned An Old Auto Shop Into A Golden Land Of Tech (And Champagne)

There are a few extra special Christmas gifts that can’t be wrapped and don’t quite fit under the tree — love, family, happiness… and new episodes of Cribs, the TechCrunch TV show that takes you inside the doors of the tech industry’s hottest companies to see what day-to-day life is like for the …