Domino’s backs out of free pizza promotion with T-Mobile due to higher-than-expected demand

T-Mobile announces Un-carrier 11, called T-Mobile Tuesdays, during a live simulcast from the T-Mobile Times Square store in New York, Monday, June 6, 2016. The latest Un-carrier move gives customers free gifts every week and shares of company stock. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for T-Mobile) T-Mobile’s latest “un-carrier” move — an attempt to reward its customers with freebies offered via an app called T-Mobile Tuesdays — has been just a bit too popular. Demand for the app and its various promotions was so high that the app crashed under the influx of customers right out of the gate. And now, one of the best deals it offered — free… Read More

T-Mobile announces Un-carrier 11, called T-Mobile Tuesdays, during a live simulcast from the T-Mobile Times Square store in New York, Monday, June 6, 2016. The latest Un-carrier move gives customers free gifts every week and shares of company stock. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images for T-Mobile) T-Mobile’s latest “un-carrier” move — an attempt to reward its customers with freebies offered via an app called T-Mobile Tuesdays — has been just a bit too popular. Demand for the app and its various promotions was so high that the app crashed under the influx of customers right out of the gate. And now, one of the best deals it offered — free… Read More

Talking Kleiner 3.0 with Eric Feng, its new head of consumer investing

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 5.01.01 PM Kleiner Perkins has been through the wringer since the go-go dot-com days of the late 1990s. After making a bundle on Google, the storied venture firm raised too much money from investors and grew too ambitious in scope before dramatically retrenching a few years ago — but not before being hit with one of the highest-profile lawsuits in venture industry. (It won the case… Read More

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 5.01.01 PM Kleiner Perkins has been through the wringer since the go-go dot-com days of the late 1990s. After making a bundle on Google, the storied venture firm raised too much money from investors and grew too ambitious in scope before dramatically retrenching a few years ago — but not before being hit with one of the highest-profile lawsuits in venture industry. (It won the case… Read More

The evolution of the mobile payment

mobilepay It’s anticipated that there will be more than 4.8 billion individuals using a mobile phone by the end of 2016. Because of this enormous growth, we can expect to see the mobile payments industry and startups in the space evolve to meet the growing demands of users. To understand how big this industry is going to be, you need to understand the history of mobile payments and their… Read More

mobilepay It’s anticipated that there will be more than 4.8 billion individuals using a mobile phone by the end of 2016. Because of this enormous growth, we can expect to see the mobile payments industry and startups in the space evolve to meet the growing demands of users. To understand how big this industry is going to be, you need to understand the history of mobile payments and their… Read More

PinMeTo lets national brands automate updates to local Facebook pages

PinMeTo Malmö, Sweden-based PinMeTo is a location marketing platform launching a nifty new feature today that aims to make it infinitely easier for major brands to maintain a local presence on Facebook by somewhat automating the creation and updating of multiple local Facebook pages. Read More

PinMeTo Malmö, Sweden-based PinMeTo is a location marketing platform launching a nifty new feature today that aims to make it infinitely easier for major brands to maintain a local presence on Facebook by somewhat automating the creation and updating of multiple local Facebook pages. Read More

Crunch Report | Magic Leap Brings Star Wars to Life

Zeiss releases a premium Google cardboard product, Magic leap partners with Lucas Film to bring the star wars universe to life, Bitcoin Spikes pretty big this week and overall for the year, Microsoft buys wand labs, IBM Watson becomes the brains of a car called Olli. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Zeiss releases a premium Google cardboard product, Magic leap partners with Lucas Film to bring the star wars universe to life, Bitcoin Spikes pretty big this week and overall for the year, Microsoft buys wand labs, IBM Watson becomes the brains of a car called Olli. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

Why most of London’s tech sector believes Brexit will prove a disaster

brexit A decision over the U.K.’s future membership in the European Union is now just days away, with latest polls indicating a race to the wire. In London’s tech and startup sector, however, few divisions apparently exist. Many in the industry were quick to coalesce around vocal opposition to “Brexit.” Read More

brexit A decision over the U.K.’s future membership in the European Union is now just days away, with latest polls indicating a race to the wire. In London’s tech and startup sector, however, few divisions apparently exist. Many in the industry were quick to coalesce around vocal opposition to “Brexit.” Read More

Gravitational waves have been detected for the second time in history

gravitational wave big For the second time in history, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves. And just like that, a new era of astronomy is underway. Like the first gravitational wave detected, scientists believe that the signal was created by the collision of two black holes, albeit a completely different binary black hole system than the first. Both signals were detected at the Laser… Read More

gravitational wave big For the second time in history, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves. And just like that, a new era of astronomy is underway. Like the first gravitational wave detected, scientists believe that the signal was created by the collision of two black holes, albeit a completely different binary black hole system than the first. Both signals were detected at the Laser… Read More

Heads up Twitch, Facebook just hired gamer Snoopeh for its eSports division

Snoopeh 459,000 years. That’s how long Twitch users spent watching other people play video games last year, and Facebook wants a piece of the pie. It might sound weird, but eSports are wildly popular, and Facebook is getting serious about owning those video views. A source tipped us off that Facebook has hired eSports super-connector and former professional gamer Stephen “Snoopeh”… Read More

Snoopeh 459,000 years. That’s how long Twitch users spent watching other people play video games last year, and Facebook wants a piece of the pie. It might sound weird, but eSports are wildly popular, and Facebook is getting serious about owning those video views. A source tipped us off that Facebook has hired eSports super-connector and former professional gamer Stephen “Snoopeh”… Read More

Airbnb launches campaign to ease registration requirements for SF hosts

Airbnb Logo (2014) Airbnb is fighting back against new legislation in San Francisco that aims to hold the short-term rental company accountable for ensuring its hosts register with the city. The law, finalized on Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, requires Airbnb to verify that its San Francisco hosts have registered with the city and will penalize the company with $1,000-per-day fines and misdemeanor charges… Read More

Airbnb Logo (2014) Airbnb is fighting back against new legislation in San Francisco that aims to hold the short-term rental company accountable for ensuring its hosts register with the city. The law, finalized on Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, requires Airbnb to verify that its San Francisco hosts have registered with the city and will penalize the company with $1,000-per-day fines and misdemeanor charges… Read More

Peer-to-peer dress rental startup Curtsy lets you rent out your wardrobe

c6a25518-57c2-45a4-84a1-15ca32d819ce Consider yourself stylish? Those with good taste and a wardrobe to match could find themselves getting richer for it with a new peer-to-peer clothing rental platform from Y Combinator’s latest batch. Called Curtsy, the startup began when one University of Mississippi sorority sister realized she could earn a living by renting out her closet full of dresses to the rest of Greek row. Curtsy… Read More

c6a25518-57c2-45a4-84a1-15ca32d819ce Consider yourself stylish? Those with good taste and a wardrobe to match could find themselves getting richer for it with a new peer-to-peer clothing rental platform from Y Combinator’s latest batch. Called Curtsy, the startup began when one University of Mississippi sorority sister realized she could earn a living by renting out her closet full of dresses to the rest of Greek row. Curtsy… Read More