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2010-09-28 02:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Inveni LLC, developers of a discovery engine that will change how consumers both make and receive recommendations on the Web, announced today that its free service is now publicly available after more than a year in development and several months of private beta testing. The company is making its debut at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco (http://disrupt.techcrunch.com/2010-sf/), and also demonstrating its technology later...

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2010-09-23 10:15:00

Responding to rumors that the company was planning to build a Facebook-branded mobile phone, company CEO Mark Zuckerberg has denied that his company was planning to compete with the Apple iPhone or devices powered by Google's Android operating system. However, as Zuckerberg told the TechCrunch blog staff, that doesn't mean that they aren't looking to enhance their presence in the smart phone market--just that they intend to do so in a different way. "At the end of the day, when people say...

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2010-09-20 09:15:00

Is Facebook, the world's largest social network, planning to launch a branded smartphone or not? Despite a statement issued by the company on Sunday that denies work on such a device is underway, experts in the tech industry assert that the project is very much real. The rumor mill started churning this weekend, when Michael Arrington of the blog TechCrunch reported that the company was working with a third party, which would create the hardware for a mobile phone that would run using...

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2010-08-30 14:31:12

TechCrunch, a technology blog, said on Monday that U.S. networking giant Cisco has made an offer to acquire Internet communications firm Skype. The blog site said the San Jose, California-based Cisco is looking into acquiring Skype before the Internet telephony company makes an initial public offering or IPO. "Skype insiders are hoping for an out of the gate valuation of five billion dollars or so, we've heard," TechCrunch reported. "Presumably Cisco would have to be bidding in that range...

2010-05-25 11:00:00

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Tripping, a social site for travelers, announced their launch today at leading industry event TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City. Based in San Francisco, Tripping is a hospitality network where travelers can connect with locals for tips, shared cups of coffee and even home stays. TechCrunch invited Tripping to participate in Start-Up Alley at Disrupt 2010, the conference that gathers young web companies recognized for disrupting media and technology. By...

2010-05-25 06:35:00

WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GOSO, LLC, the automotive social media management system on the forefront of disruptive technologies for the automotive industry, is proud to unveil the "AutoNation Nissan LEAF Plant-A-Tree" Facebook promotion for AutoNation, Inc. The environmental awareness campaign built on the GOSO platform will allow each person who "Likes" AutoNation's Nissan LEAF Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/autonation?v=app_118253374876582) to have a tree planted on...

2010-05-24 15:19:00

NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Of the 1,500 leading technology innovators and investors and 150 new startups attending the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this week, only one startup is fundraising for the Gulf Oil Spill to demonstrate their business model. Today, May 24, StayClassy, a free, innovative social fundraising service for nonprofits, will be providing Disrupt attendees with the opportunity to donate to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Project setup by Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge....

2010-05-24 14:28:00

SEATTLE, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Off & Away, a new website where travelers bid to win unbelievable experiences at incredible values, officially launched to the public today at TechCrunch Disrupt. Through its unique auction platform, Off & Away helps the everyday consumer gain access to exceptional travel experiences typically reserved for celebrities and heads of state. Today's first auctions feature hotel suite experiences at The Pierre New York and The Wynn Las Vegas. In the...

2010-05-24 10:42:00

NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- St. John's Center Studios, the largest and most unique film and events production facility in Manhattan, announced today that it will host the TechCrunch Disrupt event (http://disrupt.techcrunch.com) on May 24-26, 2010. Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan on West Houston and Washington Streets, St. John's Center Studios spans three New York City blocks, boasts ceiling heights reaching 27 feet, and offers 250,000 square foot floor plates, the...

2010-05-24 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- PhoneTell, "the call experience company," today launched a new mobile application for Android smartphones that helps you easily manage inbound phone calls quickly, and allows you to search and discover any number you want, instantly. Demonstrations of PhoneTell can be seen at Disrupt 2010 in New York City from May 24-26. With PhoneTell, you can screen inbound calls and accept, decline or respond with just one click. You can see who's calling, even when...