Syrian Opposition Coalition Meets in Turkey
Members of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces met in Istanbul to elect a new leader and prepare for an expected international conference in Geneva.
LinuxTag: LiMux firmly established in Munich
At the LinuxTag conference, the leader of Munich's Linux migration project, Peter Hofmann, emphasised that the City of Munich has no intentions to switch its Linux desktops to Windows
Runscope Lands $1.1M From True Ventures And Andreessen Horowitz For Tools That Address The Broken API Plague
Runscope launched at the Glue conference today with $1.1 million in seed funding from True Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz for its tools that monitor API traffic and address the problems with broken APIs. Also participating were Lerer Ventures, and a group of prominent angel investors.
We Want YOU To Be The New TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Editor
One of the most rewarding aspects of TechCrunch's Disrupt events is the Startup Battlefield -- like a mini-startup school, the dozens of chosen startups that go through the Battlefield training process end up with solid presentation skills, hard-earned pitching prowess and newfound courage. We're looking for a bright, talented person to help manage this process, to take our Startup Battlefield companies from 1,000 hopeful applicants to 30 contenders to five sparkling finalists. As Battlefield Editor, you'll head up one of TechCrunch's most remarkable and valuable franchises and run point for it at our TechCrunch Disrupt conferences, held yearly in SF and NYC (and this year in Berlin).
Made For The World. Built And Designed In China.
For years, the iPhone has carried a small etching on the back that says ‘Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.’ It’s fueled the stereotype that China is the world’s factory, but hasn’t had a flexible enough education system to produce R&D talent that can also design world-class products for a global audience. But that’s a stereotype that isn’t exactly true anymore. A small group of companies — both small, bootstrapped app startups and multi-billion dollar giants like Tencent — are showing that they can design apps or higher-end hardware with international appeal. Tencent, one of the country’s gargantuan Internet powers with a market cap of $72 billion dollars, often likes to point out the international reach of its messaging app Weixin or WeChat. That app has blossomed to more than 190 million monthly active users over the past year and with about 40 million of registered users outside of China. “I’m very glad to see the internationalization of Tencent,” ...