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WD Purple: Die lila Festplatte für Überwachungssysteme

Mit der neuen Serie "WD Purple" hat Western Digital Festplatten für den Einsatz mit Überwachungskameras vorgestellt. Die Laufwerke mit 1 bis 4 TByte …

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Online Banking Startup Simple Finally Makes It Easier To Move Money Into Your Account

Simple has made some serious strides since it opened up to the public last year, but there’s one thing the service has just never been that great at: transferring money from one bank account to another. According to a post on the official Simple blog, those days are finally over — users can link …

Sony Wins The Next-Gen Console War (Or At Least My Heart) In Just 22 Seconds

While Microsoft busies itself trying to explain away a series of really bad decisions, Sony swoops in with a perfectly executed haymaker straight to the chin.<p>Really though, Microsoft: When the competition is getting standing ovations at their press conference by simply <i>not doing</i> what you’re doing, …

Pay With Bits Wants To Be The Square For Bitcoin

Considering the gold rush around peer-to-peer currency Bitcoin, it’s not surprising that one of the hackers at the Disrupt NY hackathon created an application around the currency. Pay With Bits was to be a Square for Bitcoin. The startup essentially allows Bitcoins to be transfered between parties …

Square Updates Its Register iPad App With Kitchen Tickets, Ordering Features To Better Serve Restaurants

Square’s point-of-sale technology and iPad-powered register, Square Register is getting a big update today targeted at better serving restaurants. New features in the release include custom order modifiers and customizable kitchen tickets that allow restaurants to make taking orders and serving …

Chris Dixon Plans On Investing In More Bitcoin Startups, Says More Entrepreneurs Are Getting Involved

Chris Dixon joined our co-editor Eric Eldon this morning at Disrupt NY 2013 to discuss his move out to San Francisco for a job at Andreessen Horowitz. One of the areas that interests him the most is the much-hyped Bitcoin space.<p>The reason why Dixon is so interested is because it solves many …

Tango Card Raises Another $4.1M As Gift Cards Get More Enterprising

Tango Card, the Seattle-based startup that aggregates digital gift card services from dozens of companies like Amazon, Nike, Target, iTunes, charities and more, has raised $4.125 million in a Series B round of financing led by Allegro Venture Partners. Floodgate, Swan and Legend Ventures, and …

Paidpiper Launches At Disrupt NY, Letting You Pay For Others’ Purchases In Stores

Paidpiper launched at Disrupt NY today, aiming to make your physical wallet, and presence, less necessary — in a good way.<p>At the beginning of my freshman fall at Stanford I was wandering around campus with a lanyard around my neck buying books, a bike, a mini fridge and more. Not destined to be an …

Bidzy Launches As An E-Commerce Platform At Disrupt NY For Local Services Firms To Grab New Customers, One Last-Minute Bid At A Time

Bidzy, a new platform for connecting local services businesses with customers who need the service they offer in the next few hours, is launching at Disrupt NY 2013 today. Like the best ideas, Bidzy’s premise is simple: allow the customer to specify exactly what they want and the amount they are …

Koupah Does Tablet-Based Point-Of-Sale, But Also Zaps Credit Card Transaction Fees

TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Startup Alley company Koupah is a fresh take on the tablet-based point-of-sale space, which is growing in popularity among SMBs that want a solution that’s flexible, extensible and less expensive than legacy POS-specific hardware systems. Koupah takes the model a step …

PayPal Adds Mobile Support To Facebook Connect-Like Commerce Identity Login Technology

Back in 2011, PayPal debuted PayPal Access, a payments identity technology that would allow you to carry your payments identity to various retailers on the web. It’s essentially a cross between Amazon’s payments platform and Facebook Connect. Today, the payments giant is announcing a new name for …

In An Effort To Connect Users’ Online And Offline Identities, Airbnb Introduces Verified Identification

People are still getting used to the idea of services like Airbnb, which connect guests who wish to stay in new places with hosts who have accommodations to share. But as a peer-to-peer marketplace for people’s homes, Airbnb’s success still relies on ensuring that its users trust one another. …

Payments Network Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million Series C From Andreessen Horowitz & Others, Expands To San Francisco

Building new infrastructure for digital payments may not sound sexy, but it’s an area that’s ripe for innovation. The legacy payments networks in existence today are bogged down with outdated technology, slowing progress. Des Moines-based Dwolla decided that the way to innovate in payments was to …

Walmart’s Food Subscription Service Goodies.co Now Using Stripe To Process Payments

Today at Disrupt NY, Stripe co-founder John Collison participated on a panel with Hill Ferguson (PayPal) and Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad) about digital money. He shared that Walmart’s Goodies.co is now using Stripe to process payments. Convincing a big company like Walmart to switch to Stripe is a big …

Bitcoin’s Biggest Impact Could Be Changing How Others Build Products, Say Digital Money Firms

What do digital payments companies make of Bitcoin? Here at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, a digital money panel featuring PayPal, Stripe and Gumroad gave its thoughts on the currency that has VCs emptying their bank accounts to invest afresh.<p>Stripe’s John Collison said what stands out most to him about …

Braintree Poaches Google Wallet Co-Creator Rob von Behren From Square

Braintree, the Chicago-based payments gateway that’s processing about $2 billion in mobile transactions per year, just poached one of Google Wallet’s creators Rob von Behren from Square.<p>Von Behren was one of the co-founders of Google Wallet, the NFC-centric mobile payment system that was designed …

Trustev Tackles E-Commerce Identity Fraud With An Online Fingerprint Made From Social Signals And More

Trustev, a Startup Battlefield company presenting today at TC Disrupt NY 2013, has developed a product to tackle online fraud using an algorithmic system of social signals, behavioural data and transaction history to create a “digital fingerprint” that lets companies verify that you are who you say …

On-Demand Taxi Service Hailo Cleared To Operate In New York City

During a panel discussion at Disrupt called “Urban Transportation,” the CEO and co-founder of Hailo, Jay Bregman, announced that the on-demand taxi service has gotten the go-ahead to operate in the New York City area within the next couple of hours.<p>The London-based company has raised $50.6M to …

Simple Task-Management Asana Debuts Organizations To Help Enterprises Streamline Productivity

Asana, the high-profile productivity startup that’s trying to redesign the workplace around tasks (instead of email), is tackling the scale of its productivity app with a new announcement today.<p>Last year, Asana announced premium plans, which allowed larger teams larger than 30 members to use the …

TabbedOut Scores Deal With Point-Of-Sale Maker, Will Allow Customers To Pay Their Restaurant Or Bar Tab Via Their Phone At 10,000 Locations

Because waiting for the check stinks. Tabbedout, a startup backed by $5.75 million from NEA and others, has been developing a platform that allows bar and restaurant customers to pay for their tab using their smartphone. Today, the company is announcing a partnership with Point-of-Sale (POS) system …

Square Hires An Exec From PayPal To Form Payments Partnerships With Retailers

After bringing on a new global business lead from Google, Square is making another key executive hire today. The payments company is announcing that Alex Petrov, a former PayPal exec, will be Square’s Vice President of Partnerships.<p>Petrov was most recently the vice president of retail marketing at …

Angel Investor, Spotify Fixer Shakil Khan Launches Coindesk, A Bitcoin Resource

Shakil Khan, an angel investor and advisor to Spotify, just launched Coindesk, a Bitcoin resource and news site, amid a boatload of hype and VC interest in the crypto-currency.<p>Khan says Coindesk was a project he conceived of about four weeks ago, around when Bitcoin was surging to an all-time high. …

Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock Is The Best Damn Thing In The World

Thunderbolt, you were a tech with near unlimited promise when first introduced, but what have you done with all that power? Since my first Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, I’ve essentially been using the ports as straight up Mini DisplayPort replacements, and using them exclusively for powering external …

How Mobile Personal Assistant Donna Simplifies Your Life By Combining Design And Data

I’ve already told you about Donna, the new mobile personal assistant app from Incredible Labs. But if you haven’t actually had a chance to play with the app yourself, it’s difficult to explain how it’s different from the growing list of smart calendar and assistant apps now on the market.<p>The good …

Malicious DDoS Attack On Reddit Continues Into Afternoon

Reddit’s involvement – whether good or bad – in the hunt for leads in the Boston bombings case does not appear to be the reason for ongoing site outages. For those who can access the service today, a banner is informing visitors that “site availability continues to be impacted by a malicious DDoS …

Simplee Combines Mint.com And PayPal To Bring Medical Bill Payment, Management To Your Smartphone

The mobile health market is growing like a weed these days. According to mHealthWatch and eHealth Initiative, there are 31,000 health and medical-related apps on the market today. In fact, over the last year, the number of health apps jumped 120 percent, and hundreds of apps now hit stores every …

Bitcoin’s Last Mile Problem

Joey DeVilla was (and still is) one of my favorite bloggers. Calling himself the Accordion Guy, Joey has been writing cool stuff for most of this decade, and he recently hopped on the bitcoin train by posting a long how-to in the vein of my own guide to mining. His is quite thorough in his process, …

Review: The Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Airplay Speaker Is Bowm-Chicka-Wow-Wow

Short Version:<p>The Z2 wireless Airplay speaker from Bowers & Wilkins is a perfectly suitable option for those of us looking for a sightly, powerful, and compact speaker system. Anyone who’s already invested in Bowers & Wilkins systems before, like the Zeppelin Air or the A line should be especially …

Google Now Could Arrive On The Web, Making The Timely Assistant Truly Cross-Platform

Google Now is one of the best things to happen to Android in a while, and now new code discovered in a sample page taken from Google itself suggests it could arrive on the desktop, not just via Chrome but through the Google homepage itself. Code snippets include provisions for letting a user set …

Credit Scorer Kreditech Raises ‘Around $3.5M’ From Samwers And Others

Last month Oliver and Marc Samwer — founders of the Rocket Internet startup incubator — launched Global Founders Capital, a new €150 million ($194 million) fund aimed at any and all startups worldwide. This month one of the first startups to benefit from that will be credit scoring startup …