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Google Commits $100M To Help Finance Residential Solar Installs With SunPower

Fresh off its agreement to purchase up to 407 MW of wind power for its Iowa data center, Google today announced that it has committed $100 million to create a new fund to help finance the purchase of residential solar installations with SunPower Corp

Facebook Receives U.S. Antitrust Approval For Oculus Deal

The U.S. government has approved Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR, following the Federal Trade Commission's examination of the deal. The FTC has determined – not all that surprisingly – that the deal would not violate antitr

Namo Media Upgrades Its Native Ad Platform With Ad Carousels

Native ad startup Namo Media has found a way to pack more ads into the content streams of its publishers. The company is launching version 3.0 of its software development kit, and co-founder and CEO Gabor Cselle said the biggest change is the additio

Microsoft's Ad-Free ?Bing In The Classroom? Program Exits Beta, Opens To All U.S. Schools

A year ago, Microsoft launched a beta of its ad-free "Bing For Schools" program, which promises to give K-12 students access to an ad-free search experience with additional content filters, privacy protections and a couple of specialized learning fea

Here's What To Look For In Apple's Earnings

Later today, Apple will report its fiscal Q2 2014 earnings. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said in the previous earnings call that the company expected more or less a flat quarter in Q2. And analysts agree. Apple should report flat revenue, flat gross m

Duet Takes On Tile With A Small, Square Lost Item Finder That Also Lets Your Replace The Battery

Early backers of the Bluetooth-powered lost item finder called Tile, backed by $2.7 million in crowdfunding, have been patiently waiting for the device to begin shipping (which it finally is, they say). But in the meantime, a number of similar tags h

Quibb, The News Reader For Professionals, Taps Alphaworks To Close A $750k Seed Round

Quibb, a service that helps industry professional share and discuss relevant news items, is looking to finish up its seed round on Alphaworks, the crowdsourced equity exchange platform recently unveiled by betaworks. Quibb represents one of the first

Mobile Devices Can Dramatically Improve Literacy Rates In Developing Countries, Says UNESCO

A new report by UNESCO says that mobile devices can boost literacy rates in developing countries, potentially reaching almost all of the world's population. Furthermore, an expensive tablet or smartphone is not necessary. In fact, many e-book readers

Samsung's Own Apps Don't Get Used Much, But That's No Surprise

Samsung preloads its own apps on its Android devices, including replacements for stock apps like the phone dialer and SMS software, as well as more advanced note-taking and WhatsApp competitor apps. But app away though they may, very few people are a

Misfit Debuts Two New Colors And Bloom, A Sleek New Necklace For Its Shine Activity Tracker

As wearables continue to evolve, we're seeing the blend of wearables and jewelry, and the importance of form factor in adoption. Misfit, the makers of the popular activity tracker, the Shine, are debuting a sleek new necklace as the newest way to wea

Meat Marketplace AgLocal Becomes A Consumer-Facing Subscription Service, Raises Another $1.3 Million

Andreessen Horowitz-backed AgLocal, which began as a marketplace for meat, connecting animal farmers to buyers including top-rated chefs, has now pivoted to become a consumer-facing service. On the new e-commerce site, online shoppers can browse thro

European Tech Blog Tech.eu Raises ?150K, Backers Include Dave McClure's 500 Startups And Adeo Ressi

Last November, Robin Wauters, ex-TechCrunch writer and former European editor for The Next Web, launched new tech blog, Tech.eu, with a stated mission to fill the "gap" left for in-depth coverage of Europe?s technology industry (thanks for that Robin

Rocket Internet Taps Qatar's Ooredoo In New Fund For Emerging Market E-Commerce Startups

Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based incubator founded by the Samwer brothers with a number of notable exits and fundings under its belt, is branching further into Asia, and specifically emerging markets. It's partnering with Ooredoo, the main carrier i

HBO GO To Land On Amazon Fire TV Later This Year

Amazon just announced a multi-year agreement with HBO to offer that cable network's back-catalog of shows on Amazon Instant Video, free for Prime subscribers. That's not all, though; HBO GO, which offers not only archived content but also current pro

HBO Content Is Coming To Amazon Prime Instant Video Including ?Sopranos' And ?The Wire'

Classic HBO programming will soon be available on Amazon Prime Instant Video. The two company's announced the programming deal this morning. The first set of programming will hit the video streaming service starting on May 21. HBO Go Will also finall

Apple Profiles Apps Used To Create Its ?Powerful' New Ad

Apple has a new ad out that you may have seen, featuring a track by The Pixies and a whole lot of iPhone users employing mobile software to cover the song. The ad harkens back to earlier Apple ads where people used a variety of software from the App

Google Street View Now Lets You Go Back In Time

Every day, Google's Street View cars capture massive amounts of data and the company then publishes them on Google Maps at regular intervals. Until now, the only images you could see on Google Maps were the latest images. Starting today, however, you

AOL Will Offer Free Streaming Miramax Movies To U.S. Viewers

AOL is getting into the full-length movie business with a new ‘Movies' section for the AOL On Network (dislosure: AOL owns TechCrunch). The company's movie portal is adding titles from Miramax starting April 30, including what the comnpany says

The Next Samsung Galaxy Cameraphone Leaks

This is allegedly the Samsung Galaxy K, the successor to the odd Galaxy S4 Zoom. The device in question sports the same faux leather casing as the Galaxy S5 and Samsung has a product launch on the books in the coming days. Chances are good this is th

These HBO Go Ads Are Hilarious

My colleagues wrote about Apple ads yesterday. So when I stumbled across these HBO Go ads, I thought that, you, dear TechCrunch readers, also deserve to see these videos. In these seven videos, you see teenagers sitting on a couch and watching HBO sh

The OnePlus One Offers Top-Tier Specs Android Phone Specs At $299

Not all smartphones are created equal, but the new OnePlus One (not to be confused with that other One, the HTC One) is roughly equivalent on paper with some of the most expensive smartphones in the world, albeit with a price that puts it much more w

Spindle Founder Pat Kinsel Joins Polaris Partners

The co-founder and former CEO of Spindle, a social discovery app that was acquired by Twitter last year, has joined Polaris Partners as venture partner on its technology investment team. Pat Kinsel started at the Boston-based firm as an entrepreneur-

Unnamed Russian Banks Are Using AlterGeo's Location Data For Credit Ratings

To some extent, AlterGeo bills itself as the ‘Foursquare of Russia'. You can check-in to a location via their apps, get discounts, the usual sort of thing. But on the back end of the consumer facing apps it has a hybrid positioning technology w

Another Taxi Company App, Estonia's Taxify, Takes In $100K To Grow In Eastern Europe

Another funding round for another taxi app company — albeit this one, Estonian startup Taxify, is focusing on helping existing taxi companies fight the encroaching threat on their business from independent drivers making like cabbies with help

Marketing Suite For Visual Web Piqora Raises $7.7 Million Series A

Piqora, a marketing platform and analytics provider for “visual” social networks like Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by DFJ, and saw partici

Chinese Android Phone Maker Xiaomi Preps Big Global Push For This Year

Chinese Android device startup, Xiaomi, is stepping up its international expansion plans -- with founder Lei Jun today naming 10 markets it plans to enter this year, speaking at a Beijing press event. Read More

LoyaltyLion Raises $370K Led By EC1 Capital To Let Smaller E-Commerce Sites Run Loyalty Programs

LoyaltyLion, a graduate of accelerator Startupbootcamp, is another startup attempting to level the playing field for smaller e-retailers. Read More

Delivery Hero Gobbles Another $85M To Fuel A Price War With Just-Eat

On the heels of online food delivery company Just-Eat's successful IPO in London earlier this month, its big, still-private rival Delivery Hero has raised another mammoth round of funding: a Series F of $85 million, led by a “6 billion dollar g

Viber Finally Goes Flat With New iOS Design

Showing up a bit late to the iOS 7 party, Viber has released an update to the iPhone version of the application that incorporates the same flat design we've seen throughout the new operating system. Viber had been in pretty desperate need of a redesi

Meet Flappy48, The Clone Game To End Clone Games

Take the rules of 2048. Add the gameplay and physics of Flappy Bird. What do you get? Flappy48 ? a weird (yet surprisingly... fun?) bizarro-world mashup of everything stupidly addictive from 2014. Read More

Codasip Secures $2.8M Funding Led By Credo Ventures

Codasip is an ‘application specific processor design tool' and IP provider. Today it's closed its first round of public funding totalling $2.8 million to push its technology product forward. The funding is being led by Credo Ventures, a VC base

Kittyo Keeps Your Cats Entertained While You Spy On Them

Do you feel blue when separated from your cat for any length of time? (I hope so, because then I'd feel a lot less alone). Despite their rugged individuality, indoor cats need to satisfy their stalking instinct, keep stimulated, and get enough exerci

Apple Sells iPhones To Reanimate The Pixies

One day in the fall of 1990, or maybe it was ?91, I discovered a box my cousin had left at our house. In the box was a black cassette tape with a grubby label. On one side, recorded in long play mode to fit it all, was the Beastie Boys ?License To Il

What Is The Opposite Of A Buzzfeed Quiz?

“i really feel like we need a buzzfeed-type writer,” our community manager Skypes me, because we're hiring and dealing with all the fun stuff that that entails, “everyones going in that direction it seems.” “What is that

Lifeline, The Early-Stage Finnish VC Firm That Backed Supercell, Closes Another Fund

Lifeline Ventures has never ceased to surprise me. There's their annual benchpress and dead-lifting contest every November to find the world's strongest investor and founder. Or, I mean, just look at their portfolio: Trash-sorting robotic systems. Ea

David Einhorn Just Cried Bubble And Let Slip The Shorts Of War

David Einhorn, a hedge fund manager worth north of a billion dollars, isn't bullish on technology stocks. In a letter to his investors sent today, Einhorn called the current market environment regarding technology companies the "second tech bubble in

Hipster's Ludlow And eBay's Mengerink Are Working On A Startup Called The Happy Home Company

Doug Ludlow, formerly CEO of startup Hipster, is working on something new called The Happy Home Company, and he has convinced former eBay executive Matthew Mengerink to co-found it with him. Hipster, for those of you who don't remember, was a photo-

New Details On Tactus' Funding

On the heels of its announcement with Wistron last week, Tactus chief executive Craig Ciesla stopped by TechCrunch to talk about its future plans. Ciesla said that the company raised $13.5 million in its Series B round, with ThomVest as the lead inve

Meet The New CrunchBase

Since it was first launched in 2007, CrunchBase has been an invaluable source of information about major companies, startups, investors, and executives in the tech ecosystem. Today we're proud to introduce CrunchBase 2.0 -- a more beautiful, easier-t

Star Trek And The Politics Of Silicon Valley

Let?s get outside of the San Francisco bubble for a little while (trust me, there is oxygen here). I realize in a world saturated with protesters who have all the sophistication and menace of a shipful of Pakleds, it may seem like a protest in front

New Policy All But Bans The Intelligence Community From Speaking To The Press

A new policy put in place this March effectively bans members of the U.S. intelligence community from speaking to the media, even when discussing unclassified matters. The new rules have sparked outcry from many outside the government, given that th

Xappmedia Raises $3M For Interactive Audio Ads

Xappmedia is announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding for its recently launched audio advertising platform. The first part of a Xappmedia spot can sound like a regular ad, but then it offers a call to action. For example, an ad for a

Roku FINALLY Releases A YouTube Channel For Most Of Its Streaming Boxes

After what has been seriously way too long, Roku has just launched an official YouTube channel for most of its lil' streaming boxes. The catch: Roku says the channel is only compatible with “current generation” devices, which they define

Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $1.85 Million

Owlet, a smart baby bootie that measures your child's heart rate, launched on our Hardware Battlefield last January and has just raised $1.85 million from multiple firms including FF Venture Capital and Eniac Ventures. The company also completed the

You're More Than Your Last Few Tweets

Our lives are not defined reverse chronologically, yet until now, that's strictly how our social network profiles portrayed us -- as a snapshot of our latest activity. Today, Twitter gave everyone the option to pin a tweet to the top of their profile

Aol Moves To Prevent Spoofed Emails Following Mail Hack

A few days ago Aol Mail was hacked, and user's address books were scraped. Today, Aol has announced moves that will help other mail providers reject email messages sent from email accounts spoofed from this security breach. Read More

Dorian Nakamoto Thanks The Bitcoin Community, Reminds Us He's Not The Real Satoshi

The alleged "face of Bitcoin," Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, has taken to Youtube with noted Bitcoin activist, Andreas Antonopoulos, to thank the Bitcoin community for sending him over $20,000 in BTC donations. Read More

The UBR-1, A Hackable Robotics Platform, Is Now For Sale

One of the most interesting robotics platforms I've seen in a while, the UBR-1, is now available for sale, something that should cause robotics wonks to rejoice. The platform runs the Robot Operating System and includes a single hand with seven degre

Apple Opens OS X Beta Testing To All Users With New Seed Program

Before today, you needed a developer account to help test Apple's upcoming software releases before they hit the general user population. You didn't need to actually develop anything, but it would still cost you $99 per year to partake, and technical

Evernote CEO Details His Company's Plans For A Wearable Future

There's a conundrum facing software developers these days: Wearable tech is clearly an area of keen interest among consumers and industry watchers, but how to prepare for mass market adoption in this nascent space? There are still so many variables,
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