Bitcoin Hits Highest Levels Since Late 2014

bitcoinvsdollar After a mostly boring 2015, bitcoin is making waves as the year ends by reaching new price heights. Bitcoin is north of the $400 mark, once again, for the second time since 2014. This time, it has surpassed a prior boomlet, reaching price points not seen since late summer last year. Read More

Silicon Valley VCs Talk Europe’s Startup Scene And Big Money In London

David Hornik (August Capital), Thomas Korte (AngelPad) and Andy McLoughlin (SoftTech VC)  (2 of 6) Today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, our own Connie Loizos sat down with a cadre of Silicon Valley investors to dig into what is going down on the American side of the pond, and how the group viewed the European startup scene. The group agreed that things in the States might be just a bit too warm. Andy McLoughlin of SoftTech noted that many companies are having a difficult time raising at… Read More

Microsoft Surprises With New Windows 10 Mobile Build

A Windows 10 sign on Microsoft's campus. Microsoft recently released an updated Windows 10 Mobile build, numbered 10586.29. Microsoft’s Gabe Aul calls the new edition of the company’s smartphone operating system a “Cumulative Update” for the preceding build, 10586.
The build was a slight surprise to your humble servant, dropping in the early evening on a Friday Read More

Driving The Wrong Way Down The Highway At 160 MPH

A short while ago, TechCrunch piled into a car, and drove at moderate pace to San Jose, just so that we could drive much more quickly. Recently opened on the other end of the Bay is the Driver Simulation and Vehicle Systems Lab, or SimLab for short. The contraption is a complex driving simulation that puts the user inside an actual car that is wrapped, externally, by a 220-degree screen.… Read More

Box Beats Estimates With $78.7M In FQ3 Revenue, Boosts Full-Year Guidance, Shares Fall 4% — Update: Shares Now Up!

box-earnings Update: Shares in Box are now up a fraction in after-hours trading. Investors are such fickle things.  Box, an enterprise collaboration and file management shop, reported its fiscal third quarter financial results today. The company lost $0.31 per share, using adjusted metrics, on revenue of $78.7 million. Analysts had expected a $0.31 per-share loss, again using adjusted metrics, off… Read More

Taking Stock Of Tech’s Third Quarter

tech-ipo I trust that you are sated, smiley, and generally recharged by the recent Thanksgiving cycle. Earnings time. You may have thought that you were out of the non-GAAP woods. Not in the least. Certainly, Box still has yet report, but the majority of tech shops have dropped their digits, leaving it up to you and I to parse the mix. Read More

Jet.com Snags A Fresh $350M, Anticipates $150M More

jet.com Jet.com, an e-commerce company with its sights on Amazon, has raised a fresh $350 million, and according to a report on Re/code has “verbal agreements” for another $150 million.
TechCrunch confirmed the details of the story with the firm.
Jet has managed several feats in its short life, including generating a tectonic quantity of buzz by raising capital aggressively before its launch. Read More

Buffer Rejiggers Its Open Salary Formula

cash register Buffer, a company known for its radical transparency, has reformed its salary algorithm that it uses to calculate the pay of its staff.
It’s been several years since Buffer first published its salary list. The company also has an equity chart that anyone can read, and a revenue dashboard that you can use to track its performance. Read More