Consumers dealt a disappointing blow to videogame companies as the holiday shopping season began in November, pushing game sales down and prompting questions about the industry's trajectory.
Sales of new games at U.S. retail shops fell 24%, compared with a year earlier, to $1.1 billion, according
Despite headlines that tie bitcoin to online black markets and speculative investments, many in Silicon Valley see bitcoin as a technological breakthrough akin to email or the Internet itself. The latest example: Coinbase, one of the better-known "bitcoin wallets."
Dell Ventures launched a new $300 million fund, broadening the types of companies it invests in and boosting Dell's financial commitment by five times.
Now With 25M Monthly Users, Social Photo Startup We Heart It Partners With Teen Vogue & Others
Lots of companies spend large amounts of money and time trying to attract the lucrative but elusive young demographic. So when something organically emerges as a trend-setting app for young people, it can be a pretty special thing. Take We Heart It, the photo-oriented social network seems to have hi
It’s no secret that many viewers were getting tired of the blue bubble background in TechCrunch TV videos (it had a good run, but after nearly three years, we were too.) So over the Thanksgiving holiday, the TechCrunch TV team picked up some hammers, saws, and glue guns and gave our humble stu
Treadmills. They’re just so monotonous, no? It’s a challenge to keep your mind off exhaustion or muscle fatigue, so many gym users turn to TV shows or books to distract themselves. But even that may not be enough to make exercise less of a chore for regular folk. So Charles and Kai Huang
Dell Ventures has announced a $300 million"Strategic Innovation" venture fund to invest in startups that have a focus on areas such as storage, next-generation data center technology and mobile. The deal follows the company's news today of a global sales relationship with Dropbox. The two pieces of
Amiga 500 emulator with Portable Native Client
This website runs an emulator of the Amiga 500 inside of Chrome by using Portable Native Client, a way to run existing C/C++ in the browser in a safe way across operating systems and across machine architectures. On the main page you can boot the Amiga, insert floppy disks, play the games, and gener
SteamOS will be made available when the prototype hardware ships. It will be downloadable by individual users and commercial OEMs. (But unless you're an intrepid Linux hacker already, we're going to recommend that you wait until later in 2014 to try it out.) We'll post info soon about that. Oh, and
The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is considering making Windows RT and Windows Phone free for OEMs, to combat Android.
We understand that any decision to axe the license fees for Windows Phone and Windows RT would be backed by a push for revenue from Microsoftâs apps and servi
Ina Fried has just confirmed the Nokia Android phone - and even argues that Microsoft might go ahead with actually releasing it.
According to a Nokia source, the software has a look more similar to Windows Phone than to the "squircle" icons used on the Asha. Normandy would also serve as a way to de
Aereo Welcomes Supreme Court Intervention in Fight With TV Broadcasters
Online television startup Aereo Inc. said it would welcome the Supreme Court's intervention to resolve a legal fight with broadcasters, who argue its service violates their copyrights.
DirecTV is exploring the idea of an online video service that would appeal to "price-sensitive" young people or other customers who have dropped their pay-TV service, the satellite TV firm said on Thursday.