Chrome for iOS gets full screen, support for Google CloudPrint and AirPrint
Chrome for iOS is undoubtedly one of the best alternatives to Safari on iPhone and iPads. For folks who love to use Chrome—given the rate at which new features are added to the browser—there’s good news. Chrome for iOS has     ...
Samsung launches 20 new Smart TVs in India, expects increased growth
  Samsung has launched 20 new televisions in India under its Smart TV and LED TV range. The televisions have been launched for prices that span from Rs. 37,900 to Rs. 3.68 lakh and will comprise of a host of smart features including app support and Internet connectivity. Samsung revealed that it hopes to see increased growth in market presence and revenue on the back of its Smart TV lineup, that now makes up 20% of Samsung’s total LCD panel TV sales. Included in the lineup of th...
Google revamps Play Store; new UI is cleaner, more accessible
After weeks of leaks, Google has begun rolling out a new design for the Play Store. The Store now sports a cleaner user interface, all the categories are now neatly grouped together, and the payment process has undergone some improvements. In a     ...
Microsoft's new Scroogled campaign focuses on Google Play privacy issues
  After focussing its venom on Gmail for a considerable period of time, Microsoft’s Scroogled campaign has now turned its attention to the Google Play store. More to the point of warning users against downloading applications from Google’s application market. Scroogled claims that when you download an application from the Play store, Google shares your personal information with the app developer – your full name, your email address and even the location of your reside...
Foursquare's Upcoming iOS Release Is A Pivotal Moment For The Company, As In It's “Now Or Never”
We all know the Foursquare story quite well, the app launched at SXSW five years ago and a fair amount of people have been using it to check-in ever since. The company is releasing a new version of its flagship iOS app, which will put those 3.5B check-ins in the forefront with search and explore functionality. It’s a move that we saw coming, ever since they did practically the same thing on their website back in October. Having just made it easier to check-in on the app, Foursquare now wan...
DirecTV wants to keep your dog entertained with the DogTV channel
Potentially ideal for DirecTV subscribers that have to leave their pooch at home all day, the premium satellite service provider will offer access to DogTV later this year for a premium monthly fee.
California court rules motorists can't use hand-held map
Steven Spriggs was stopped in a traffic jam near downtown Fresno and thought nothing of whipping out his iPhone 4 and clicking on the map feature to see if there was an alternate route around the construction mess.   He was startled when he l    ...
Google Adds Non-Profit Information To Knowledge Graph, Gives Them A Boost With Google+ Follow Buttons
Some people believe that Google’s practices when it come to search are mystical and unfair, or sometimes evil, but what the company wants to do is surface the most important information for you when you perform a task on its most important product. With the introduction of Knowledge Graph last year, Google started showing information on the right-hand side of search results to help you figure out if you’re searching for the right thing, be it a person, place or thing. Today, Google a...
Lava launches Etab Connect tablet for Rs 9,499
Lava International has launched its Etab Connect tablet, which it claims offers users the dual benefit of calling and entertainment. The Etab Connect runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablet offers 3G data connectivity for voice and video...    ...
Did HTC’s CEO just sign his own resignation with the new One?
HTC has built an incredible smartphone to reboot the One line, but it's still essentially doubling down on its failed strategy from last year. The One isn't going to help HTC defeat Samsung, and it could cost CEO Peter Chou his job.
An iPhone Lover's Take On The Facebook Phone
“This is not a Facebook Phone.” Yeah, whatever. The HTC First is the first phone that has Facebook partnering up with an OEM to bake an Android pie with Facebook Home filling, so I’m calling it the Facebook Phone. There will be more. This is just the first. And guess what? It’s really good. Sitting through the Facebook Home announcement last week, before I got a chance to play with a device, I thought it was a smart maneuver by Facebook to use Android’s openness to their advantage — to put their...
How to Control Internet Access and More With Windows 8’s Parental Controls
Any parent will know that giving their children access to the internet is a double-edged sword. Access to the world’s biggest free library is invaluable, but there are plenty of unpleasant corners of the web that young eyes are best shielded from.  If you’re using Windows 8, Family Safety can be used to lock down your kids’ accounts. We have looked at how parental controls can be used in Windows 7 as well as how to monitor and control computer usage , but Family Safety can be used to not only m...
Badgeville Names Former Cast Iron Exec Ken Comée As Its New CEO
Gamification startup Badgeville just announced that it has appointed Ken Comée as its new CEO. Co-founder and outgoing CEO Kris Duggan will become the company’s chief strategy officer, and he will also remain on the Badgeville board. Comée was formerly the CEO of Cast Iron Systems, a cloud company that was acquired by IBM, and of PowerReviews, which was acquired by Bazaarvoice. He might not seem like the obvious choice to run a gamification company, but Badgeville says it’s actually ...
Google's Bufferbox Move To The Bay Area Didn't Surprise Swapbox, Which Remains Focused On Scaling
Who knew that package delivery would become a hot space, especially when it involves installation of physical lockers? Last week, we uncovered that the Google’s recent acquisition, Bufferbox, was planning to invade the San Francisco Bay Area with its shipping service. Of course, after being acquired, nobody knew what would become of Bufferbox, so another Y Combinator company, Swapbox, stepped in to fill the potential void. I spoke with Swapbox’s founders today and learned that their ...
Facebook’s new emotion-based status updates are a win for sarcasm
Facebook has rolled out a new feature that is just begging for us to mess with the social network. Now, instead of boring old status updates, you can get as specific - and graphic and sarcastic and horrible - as you want. Sky's the limit, folks.
General Motors To Resume Paid Advertising Campaign On Facebook: Report
The car company pulled its ads right before the social network's IPO in 2012. Apparently Facebook paid advertising may have some value--at least to a company that quit it right before the social network's IPO. The New York Times reports that General Motors is returning to Facebook for a test drive of a mobile-only ad campaign. The two went through an ugly breakup in 2012 when G.M. announced it was pulling its $10 million of annual Facebook paid advertising (they still have a large presence...
Let's Get Ready To Rumble: TechCrunch Is Coming To Austin, Seattle, San Diego, And Boston
TechCrunch is rolling into Texas, Washington, California and Massachusetts this year for our patented Meetup+Pitch Off events, parties dedicated to exposing the coolest startups in your home town. We want you to attend. Here’s what’s up: Austin is happening on May 30 at Stage on Sixth, 508 East 6th St.. Seattle is happening on July 18 at a location that will be announced shortly. The San Diego location is also TBD but the event will be held on August 22. Up next we will have Boston i...
Nucleus modular wine rack connects like puzzle pieces
Wine lovers live in spaces big and small - that's why we're loving this Nucleus modular wine rack that's made for every kind of drinker - no matter how much space is available in their home.
Google, Palantir, Salesforce Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Database
Quicklink URL:  http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/fighting-human-trafficking.html Attribution:  Googleblog.Blogspot.com Google is teaming up with two other tech giants to create a giant database of human trafficking information. Palantir and Salesforce are offering analytics and data integration tools to three non-profits which operate anonymous call centers which track human trafficking and contemporary slavery. The resulting project will be one of the world's larg...
Microsoft's Latest “Scroogled” Ads Attack Sharing Of Information That Google Developers Need To Process Transactions
Today, Microsoft has leveled more accusations about Google’s practices by way of its “Scroogled” campaigns. This time, the complaints are about how Google handles users’ data when they purchase an application from Google Play. Previous “Scroogled” campaigns have targeted both Gmail and search over ads and privacy. In the two videos below, Microsoft uses animations and words to walk you through “what might happen” if your data were to end up in the ...