Matt Burns

The Best Panels, Talks And Startup Pitches From The First Day Of Disrupt London

disrupt-0088 Our interview with Tim Armstrong answered some interesting questions about the future of AOL our fireside chat with Google Ventures showed us what’s on the horizon for Europe. Then there are some amazing pitches by some great stealth startups including CosmEthics and Sign2Pay. In short, it’s business up front and party in the the back. Here are a few highlights from… Read More

Levebee Can Be Your Child’s Personal Reading Coach

levebee-2 Levebee’s tagline says it all: “Reading Matters.” Levebee is launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe to improve reading comprehension through games and exercises to help with reading disorders including dyslexia in children.
The founders have extensive experience in this area and built Levebee after launching reading productivity app Legentas for college students and adults. Read More

Watch The Disrupt: London Hackathon Judging Live Stream Right Here!

2014-10-19 04.51.41 I’m tired and I didn’t do anything. After coding for 24 hours, the participants of the first TechCrunch Disrupt: London hackathon will now present their creations on the massive Disrupt stage. From developer geek to investor chic, these judges are ready for anything and will assess hackathon participants on a scale of technical difficulty, usability, usefulness and creativity. In… Read More

Apple Announces Apple Watch SDK, Launches In November

ipad-mac-event0043 Apple just announced its SDK for the upcoming Apple Watch. Called WatchKit, the kit launches next month. The word comes from Tim Cook speaking today at an event held at the Apple Campus. WatchKit will give developers the tools needed to build app for the Apple Watch. As Tim Cook noted on statge, so far Apple has only worked with select partners to build Apple Watch like BMW, American Express… Read More

Netflix Stock Opens Down 25% After Missing New Subscriber Target

netflix-earnings Yesterday, as part of its third quarter earnings news, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) reported lower new subscriber numbers than previously forecasted. The stock price crashed in after-hours trading, tumbling 25% (more than $100) as Wall Street reacted to the news. Today, the stock price has yet to recover, opening at $332.73, down from yesterday’s closing price of $448.59. The company reported… Read More

Netflix Stock Price Crashes In After-Hours Trading

reed-hastings Netflix today reported a third-quarter profit of $59 million, up from $32 million a year ago. But the company failed to attract as many new subscribers as it had predicted, calling it “over-forecasted” on membership growth.
In after-hours trading the stock (NASDAQ:NFLX) plunged more than one hundred dollars (over 23%) to 339 on the news.
“We over-forecasted membership… Read More

Apple Leaks The iPad Air 2 And iPad Mini 3

screenshot-2014-10-15-13-03-31 After months of speculation and rumors, Apple just released details about the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Unintentionally. A day early. Someone is getting fired over this.
The devices were supposed to be announced at an Apple event tomorrow, but Apple scoops mcgee Mark Gurman noticed the two devices listed in the iPad User Guide for iOS 8 within iBooks. Whoops.
According the iBook, which is… Read More

The $99 Nexus Player Is Google’s Answer To The Apple TV

946149668284320547 Remember Google TV? It’s gone. Now there is Android TV and it promises to do everything Google TV couldn’t including play games for just $99. Google partnered with Asus for the first device. Called, Nexus Player, the set top box is reminiscent of the Fire TV and runs Android TV with the help of a quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor with PowerVR Series 6 graphics, 1GB of RAM and… Read More

GoToMeeting Comes To Android Smartwatches Because You Cannot Escape Work

gotomeeting1 Just in case you were worried about missing that conference call, Citrix just announced GoToMeeting for Android Smartwatches. Why? Productivity, my friends! Read More

Popcorn Time Finds A New Home After The EURid Pulled Its Domain

popcorntime (1 of 1) When your product streams pirated content, it’s safe to expect some complications along the way. The Time4Popcorn fork of the popular Popcorn Time project recently had to find a new domain following the sudden removal of time4popcorn.eu. But the developers tell me this latest kerfuffle won’t stop the development of the program and they have already found a new domain. Read More