Startup Sues A Domain Name Owner To Grab A 16-Year-Old URL

Bully2 Jason Kneen is a programmer and happens to own about a hundred domain names picked up over a sixteen year period. One of those, workbetter.com, he purchased in 1999 and it has been available on his site for years. In late April 2014 a company, OfficeLinks, approached him about buying the domain for use as a URL for their co-working space. @jasonkneen @hjmehta Jason: We’re sorry about… Read More

Get Your Tickets To The TechCrunch 10th Anniversary Party At TOA Berlin

tc10-post3 Berlin, du bist so wunderbar! We’re hosting the Closing Party in honour of our 10th Anniversary at Tech Open Air Berlin! So please grab your tickets and come along. We will release public tickets step by step, starting with the first 500 today. In true Berlin style, we’ll be wrapping up this year’s festival at Chalet, an iconic Berlin venue set in a magic 150-year-old building… Read More

Y Combinator-backed Gemnote Saves Companies From Cheesy Gift Baskets

 This may come as a surprise to anyone who has ever received a rattan basket packed with novelty cheese logs, but corporate gifts are a huge business. According to research from the Advertising Specialty Institute, U.S. companies spend about $19 b…

9 retro-style Photoshop plug-ins impart a vintage film look to your photos

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Do you remember shooting with film? Most people who handled a camera before around 1998 will recall having to choose from a huge variety of black & white or color films. Back then, you had to have a fairly discerning vision about your final pictures because films and slides had distinctive characteristic effects, such as Kodak’s Kodachrome’s vivid colors or TRI-X’s moody, grainy monochrome. Today’s digital cameras offer color palettes, rarely giving a recognizable look or personality. The key differentiator now is software. Installed apps on the desktop, plug-ins to host applications and mobile apps, essentially take the place of film stocks. That should…

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These tear resistant skins for LG G4 are only $13.95 today

More durable than your average skin cover, the Incipio NGP Case keeps your LG G4 safe from impacts and scratches without being easy to wear and tear. The soft, sure grip is a great addition next to its slim design that fits great in your pocket. Choose…

Leaked render shows off the Android powered BlackBerry Venice

A leaked render of BlackBerry’s upcoming Venice slider phone shows the device running Lollipop, instead of BlackBerry’s own BlackBerry 10 OS. There have been rumors that BlackBerry was working on an Android powered device, but until now we had no idea…

Interview: Tim Draper Doubles Down On Europe

draper esprit DFJ, the storied Silicon Valley venture capital firm, has built out a global presence not just through direct investments but through a network of firms that are affiliated with the mothership yet raising and investing from their own funds. Now that network is going through some changes, and with it comes a new role for one of the firm’s founders. The DFJ Network has rebranded to… Read More