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The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

TechCrunch has been throwing an annual summer party at August Capital since 2006, the point at which Michael Arrington realized it had gotten too big for his Atherton back yard. And this year we’re doing it again, on the same big sunny Sand Hill balcony at the venture firm’s headquarters. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes til 9:00 p.m. And, we’ll also be back with our fourth-ever C...

27 Jun 8:03 PM 0 Read More...

Google’s Chrome For Android Comes Out Of Beta

Google just announced that its Chrome for Android browser is now out of beta and available for download on Google Play. This new version, with the memorable version number of 18.0.1025123, marks the first time Google has released a Stable Channel version of Chrome for Android. Just like before, of course, Google’s advanced mobile browser will only be available on devices running Ice Cream S...

27 Jun 8:00 PM 0 Read More...

Confirmed: NY Times Is Launching A Site In China Tomorrow, With No Paywall

Earlier today we posted a story about what appeared to be a new direction for the New York Times: a Chinese-language news site, and a blogging account with Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter. The New York Times has now confirmed its move into China and the authenticity of both. The Weibo account now has over 10,000 followers, and the site will be kicking off on Thursday morning, Be...

27 Jun 7:11 PM 0 Read More...

Sprint’s Delayed Galaxy S III Will Be Available On July 1: 16GB For $199, 32GB for $249

Sprint’s version of the Galaxy S III has been a bit delayed due to some supply shortages, but the carrier has just confirmed that the Galaxy S III will be available in store on July 1. Pre-orders for the 32GB version started shipping yesterday. According to Sprint’s official word (below), only the 32GB version will be available on the web, while the 16GB version requires a visit to a good...

27 Jun 7:08 PM 0 Read More...

These Are The Top Five Features Of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Today Google announced the latest version of its mobile operating system: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It’s an incremental upgrade — a number of valuable features have been added, but there’s no real revamp to be seen. Still, these features are incredibly competitive, and in many ways threaten Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 6. Google’s voice transcription and search now has ...

27 Jun 7:00 PM 0 Read More...

Barnstorming SBA Chief Makes Obama's Case for Small Business

Since President Barack Obama took office, the White House has pushed a series of policies intended to help small businesses battered by the recession: expanded help getting bank loans, a pledge to cut red tape, and, most recently, looser rules for raising money and going public. Now, with the economy at the center of Obama’s bid for a second term, his chief small business adviser is trying to convince business ow...

27 Jun 6:58 PM 0 Read More...

Google Glass Explorer Edition Available For Pre-Order At Google I/O, $1500 And Shipping Next Year

Google Glass is real and will soon be shipping. Sergey Brin just took the stage at Google I/O, won the Internet with an amazing skydiving demo of the device and then announced that Google Glass is available for pre-ordering. Named Explorer Edition, it’s available to those at Google I/O and it costs a whopping $1500. Plus, the device will not ship until next year. But Google Glass is real. This is b...

27 Jun 6:38 PM 0 Read More...

Google Glass Explorer Edition Available For Pre-Order At Google I/O, $1,500 And Shipping Next Year

Google Glass is real and will soon be shipping. Sergey Brin just took the stage at Google I/O, won the Internet with an amazing skydiving demo of the device and then announced that Google Glass is available for pre-ordering. Named Glass Explorer Edition, it’s available to those at Google I/O and costs a whopping $1,500. Plus, the device will not ship until next year. But Google Glass is rea...

27 Jun 6:38 PM 0 Read More...

Google Wins The Internet With A Live Skydiving Demo Of Google Glass

Well, that was unexpected. Google’s Sergey Brin just stepped on stage at Moscone West to deliver a demo of Google Glass, and it involves a Google+ hangout conducted via their connected eyewear. Oh, and some guys just jumped out of a plane. “Being able to share what you’re seeing is amazing,” Brin said. Four skydivers all equipped with Google Glass hardware are just plummeted toward th...

27 Jun 6:09 PM 0 Read More...

Google Wins The Internet With A Live Skydiving Demo Of Google Glass (Now With Video!)

Well, that was unexpected. Google’s Sergey Brin just stepped on stage at Moscone West to deliver a demo of Google Glass, and it involves a Google+ hangout conducted via their connected eyewear. Oh, and some guys just jumped out of a plane. “Being able to share what you’re seeing is amazing,” Brin said. Four skydivers all equipped with Google Glass hardware just plummeted toward the gr...

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