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Camellia Labs debuts single-cup chai brewer, Chime

Camellia Labs' Chime, a single-cup brewer for traditional, Indian chai. In the world of kitchen appliances, everyone wants to be the next Keurig, it seems. First, there were single-cup coffee brewers that followed and claimed to be better than Keurig, from Nespresso, Mr. Coffee and Lavazza to name a few. Later came cold drink machines like the Bartesian for cocktails, or PicoBrew for craft beer. And most recently, the Juicero cold press juice machine promised to… Read More

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Lora Kolodny

May 21st

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The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

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Meet Oasis, Amazon’s smaller, lighter, grippier Kindle

kindle1 True to earlier reports, Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the smallest and lightest Kindle yet and comes with a handle for gripping. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos teased an “all-new, top of the line” Kindle last week and Chinese site Tmall.com sent the e-reader world in a tizzy when it accidentally unveiled details of Kindle’s newest addition to the family on Monday. The site… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

April 13th

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The 5 top startups from Y Combinator Fellowship’s Virtual Demo Day

ycf (1) Pre-natal genetic testing, VR drones, and fracking nanoparticles were a few of the products featured in Y Combinator’s first Virtual Demo Day. They come from the YC Fellowship, a program designed to let the startup school help idea- or prototype-stage companies, beyond the full-fledged businesses in its main accelerator. The 8-week full-time fellowship mostly offers remote guidance,… Read More

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Josh Constine

April 1st

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Flex is an alternative to tampons you can have sex while wearing

Flex Feminine Product Things can get messy if you have sex on your period, so many couples avoid it. But The Flex Company wants to replace outdated pads and tampons with a sleek, disc-shaped blood blocker. Flex can be worn during sex to prevent making a mess. The Flex discs are disposable, can be worn for up to 12 hours and even come in a stylish little packet. They’re doctor-approved to be… Read More

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Josh Constine

March 31st

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The top 8 startups from Y Combinator Winter ’16 Demo Day 2

ycombinator-bestof2 Supersonic planes, food harvesting robots and instant HIV diagnosis were some of the ideas that wowed us on Demo Day 2 for Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch. We queried investors and TechCrunch’s writers to come up with our top 8 picks from all 59 startups that presented. Check out our coverage of the 60 YC startups from Tuesday, plus our 7 favorites. Additional reporting by Megan… Read More

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Josh Constine

March 24th

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The top 8 startups from Y Combinator Winter ’16 Demo Day 2

ycombinator-bestof2 Supersonic planes, food harvesting robots and instant HIV diagnosis were some of the ideas that wowed us on Demo Day 2 for Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch. We queried investors and TechCrunch’s writers to come up with our top 8 picks from all 59 startups that presented. Check out our coverage of the 60 YC startups from Tuesday, plus our 7 favorites. Additional reporting by Megan… Read More

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Josh Constine

March 24th

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Mobile

Face-plant into this airplane tray table pillow

Woollip You don’t have to be a circus freak contortionist to sleep on a plane thanks to Woollip. Now you can dive face-first into an inflatable travel pillow that’s made to sit atop your tray table. Woollip just hit Kickstarter for $30 and plans to ship in July. Most travel pillows sit behind your head or around your neck. But when you’re sitting upright, that makes you more likely… Read More

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Josh Constine

March 22nd

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Mobile

Apple Must Pay $450 Million for ‘Supreme Evil of Antitrust’ Ebook Scheme

This summer, the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Apple violated federal antitrust law by conspiring to fix the price of ebooks. The court called Apple’s price fixing the “supreme evil of antitrust.” Today, the Supreme Court has rejected Apple’s appeal.

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Kate Knibbs

March 7th

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Amazon adds the $130 Tap and the $90 Dot to the Echo family

Amazon Tap_Bedroom Amazon’s voice-operated command center Echo produces something close to modern-day magic within our homes: Get the latest news, order a pizza, turn off the lights or find out who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents in fewer than 1,200 milliseconds. Read More

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Sarah Buhr

March 3rd

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