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Workout App Fitstar Gets An Overhaul As It Shows Promising Paid Sign-Up Metrics
The app may be killing the workout video star. Fitstar, a Google Ventures-backed company that’s trying to make personalized fitness a reality on tablets, just released an overhauled tablet app and is bringing their work to a much larger audience through a new iPhone version. Earlier this year,
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
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#Followateen is not just a hashtag, it's a business model. Kik, one of the apps competing to be your backchannel of choice, has ridden "teen interest" to 100 million users. According to CNET, "Youth in the Western world are gravitating" to the app because you don't have to give a phone number.Read m
Insiders are not wrong when they insist this tech bubble is nothing like the last one. For one, the corporate war chests of Google, Yahoo, and Facebook—and the need to compete against them—have financed soft landings and acqui-hires for stalled out companies as far as the eye can see. Bu
After an investigation by the inspector general, NASA says what we already knew: Google's top brassuse tax-subsidized gas to go on pleasure trips around the world, saving millions of dollars it could easily afford.Read more...
Enterprise Drives: Fact or Fiction?
Last month I dug into drive failure rates based on the 25,000+ consumer drives we have and found that consumer drives actually performed quite well. Over 100,000 people read that blog post and one of the most common questions asked was: “Ok, so the consumer drives don’t fail that often.
Comcast, the largest high-speed Internet provider in the U.S. with over 20 million subscribers, launched an online backup service called Secure Backup & Share in 2010 through a partnership with Mozy. This Thanksgiving weekend, Dec 1, 2013, Comcast Secure Backup & Share is shutting down and d
We are two years removed from the horrific flooding that caused the Thailand Drive Crisis that created a worldwide shortage of hard disk drives. Prices for hard drives spiked and have remained stubbornly high, only returning to pre-crisis levels in the last couple of months. The market and competiti
It All Started With A Meme I’m an avid redditor, though my karma doesn’t show it, and around the time the NSA PRISM story broke, I started seeing this image appear in my feeds: I’m also the social guy at Backblaze, so I felt it was my duty to post it. After receiving many tweets [.