Archive | October 22nd, 2011

Up-And-Coming Accelerator First Growth Venture Networks Introduces Sixteen Cool New Startups

Posted on 22 October 2011

We here at TechCrunch love startups, and we love the programs, networks, accelerators, and funds that help these startups grow and take over the world. There are a lot of them out there, and for entrepreneurs, it’s all about finding the right fit.

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Facebook CTO Bret Taylor On “Trying To Find The Balance Between Self-Expression And Sharing”

Posted on 22 October 2011

When Facebook CTO Bret Taylor was in high school, he had a backpack covered in patches that helped him express who he was and what things he was interested in. He thinks that your Facebook page is becoming more and more like that backpack. It is a reflection of your identity: where you’ve been, what you are thinking, what music you listen to, and photos of yourself and your friends

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Keen On… Why The Internet Has Been Bad For Both Musical Artists and Fans (TCTV)

Posted on 22 October 2011

The author of several classic histories of pop music including Rip It Up And Start Again, Generation Ecstasy and Retromania, Simon Reynolds is as well placed as anyone to understand how the Internet has changed the music industry. But while Reynolds might not go as far as critics like Jaron Lanier, he is nonetheless far from optimistic about the impact of the Internet on the music industry. As Reynolds told me when he came into our San Francisco TechCrunchTV studio, the Internet is bad for artists because it’s much harder now to make a living recording music.

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New This Week on the Inside Network Job Board: Storm8, TinyCo, Lolapps and More

Posted on 22 October 2011

The  Inside Network Job Board  is dedicated to providing you with the best job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the  Inside Network Job Board , including positions at Acquinity Interactive , King.com ,  Storm8 ,  TinyCo ,  Natural Motion Games ,  CrowdStar , Sociable Labs ,  Lolapps  and  Games Cafe . Director of Operations – Online Marketing Account Executive – Online Marketing Marketing Coordinator – Online Marketing Sales Director – Online Marketing Senior Affiliate Manager – Online Marketing Senior Account Executive – Online Marketing PR Executive – King.com Consumer Research Executive – King.com Marketing Communications Executive – King.com Recruiter User Relations Associate iPhone Developer C++ Game Engineer Design Lead / Manager Lead Programmer Customer Acquisition Manager Mobile UI Artist Senior Game Developer – Flash Principal Software Engineer Social Commerce Support Engineer- Browser and Social Games Product Manager for Popular Social Gaming Company Sr

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I Believe In Google Plus

Posted on 22 October 2011

Is this a contrarian view?

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Gillmor Gang 10.22.11 (TCTV)

Posted on 22 October 2011

The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — rebounded from a seven and a half minute gap to explore the mysteries of the Siri platform. As machines give up being trained by us and reciprocate by rewarding us for compliant behavior, our gestures are being finetuned to a social pitch. While no one was looking, Apple has provided a fresh and easy way of decorating content with social energy, and in the process setting the stage for a renaissance in media influence and strategic thinking.

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TechCrunch Gadgets Weekend Giveaway: Name PocketCloud’s Mascot, Win An iPhone 4S

Posted on 22 October 2011

See Mr. Fauxcredible over there? He needs a name and Wyse wants to give an iPhone 4S to the reader who comes up with the best one for him.

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Hands On With Everpix, The Service That Centralizes All Your Photos From Desktop & Web

Posted on 22 October 2011

For the past week, I’ve been testing the alpha version of the Everpix service, which aims to automatically centralize and organize all your digital photos, both online and off. I’m happy to report that, so far, it works as advertised.

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OnLive Feels The Facebook Love, Offers Any Game For $1

Posted on 22 October 2011

OnLive offered a challenge to their community: Get 62,791 likes on its Facebook page and all users would get one game for $1. Well, OnLive’s fans came through, and as of this post’s writing, the Facebook page in question has 67,938 Likes. OnLive made good on its promise.

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High-End Car-Sharing Service HiGear Expanding To L.A.

Posted on 22 October 2011

San Francisco-based HiGear , a peer-to-peer car-sharing service focused on luxury vehicles, is expanding to L.A. starting November 1st.

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