Salesforce.com is launching Salesforce1, its next-generation CRM platform that it has designed for developers, independent software vendors and customers to connect apps and third-party services such as Dropbox, Evernote and LinkedIn.
The holiday season is nearly upon us, and we're all scrambling to find each other the best possible gifts.
Twitter Alerts - a service that Twitter launched in September for emergency, relief and charity organizations from the U.S., Japan and Korea to send out critical messages to opted-in users - is getting more international.
Political life is more like an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm than The West Wing. The deviously calculating minds of Aaron Sorkin political thrillers belie that sheer absurdity of elected life.
Editor's note: Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and creator of leading game design blog What Games Are.
A just-launched startup called Sponsify is looking to bring native ads to YouTube in a big way. I doubt anyone who visits YouTube is complaining about a shortage of ads, but those ads mostly take the form of pre-roll videos and promoted content off to the side.
Editor's Note: Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a TechCrunch columnist, and an investor. He writes at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.
Back in the days before worldwide Disrupts and 1,300-person meetups, I used to travel to various countries and hold ad hoc meetups.
We are about to embark on amazing adventure and we need your help. In January we are holding our first Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas, Nevada to coincide with CES.
It's been a couple of weeks since the last CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show that brings a few writers together to chat about some of the most buzzed-about tech news stories from the past seven days.
Editor's note: Cyril Ebersweiler is the founder of the pioneering hardware startup accelerator HAXLR8R (which is now looking for applicants) and Partner at SOSVentures. Benjamin Joffe is an expert on startup ecosystems, angel investor and Advisor at HAXLR8R.
Nokia is preparing to become a very different animal. The company whose name is still synonymous with mobile phones in certain parts of the world will - barring a last-minute bout of nerves from the company board - hand off its devices & services unit to Microsoft early next year in exchange for $7.2 billion.
It seems every country needs it's own Square clone there days. iZettle has been busy populating Europe, alongside Payleven, to name just two.
As with many startups, Zendesk's origins began at a table with a few laptops, three co-founders and lots of coffee.
If you listen closely, you can hear it: the eye of the console storm. We are between technologies and the big hardware makers know it.
The Gillmor Gang - John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor - act their age in the style of Steve Ballmer, who thinks he's of an older time where the world's not going.
The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android's market share exceeds 80%.
Editor's note: Sid Venkatesan and Gabriel Ramsey are IP partners specializing in disputes for internet and entertainment companies in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Closing the day at $37.70 a share, Zulily is proving to be a success among flash and daily deals sites.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was not forced out of his role at the company, but its board did hasten his exit, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, whose sources include Ballmer himself, as well as a number of his lieutenants.