[Update] Allscripts Ex-CEO Glen Tullman Launches Livongo Health At Disrupt, Backed By General Catalyst

glen-tullman [Editor's Note: This post has been updated to indicate that Glenn Tullman was the former chief executive of Allscripts, not its founder as was previously indicated.] Diabetes impacts 29.1 million individuals within the U.S. — together with the son of Allscripts former chief govt Glen Tullman. When Tullman used to be taking a look to launch his subsequent startup, he wished to create a know-how that might… Read More

Microsoft Makes Scaling WordPress On Azure Easier

2536017020_a4fbe5b8c1_o Nearly 1 / 4 of all websites on the internet lately run WordPress (together with TechCrunch), however it’s now not the perfect content material administration machine to scale up for top-site visitors websites. A little of general caching goes a ways, however to run an awfully huge website — or to control an enormous customer spike from Reddit and identical services and products — you want a little bit greater than an affordable digital non-public server. With… Read More

A Sneak Peek at the ‘Simpsons’-‘Family Guy’ Crossover We Can’t Wait For


One of the greatest events in animated TV history is upon us — and now, we have new pictures of the one-hour Simpsons crossover with Family Guy.

In the episode, which airs Sept. 28, The Griffins find themselves in Springfield, befriending the Simpsons family. For a while, at least — as Yeardly Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson, teases

"Lisa befriends Meg and they try to find something that Meg is good at, which as we know isn't much," Smith told Mashable. "And it turns out it's the saxophone and Lisa's like, 'Oh, really? I'm out. You can't bogart my one thing!' So that's pretty funny." Read more...

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Disrupt Alum Edyn, Maker of a Smart Garden Sensor, Scores Distribution Through Home Depot

edyn-app Edyn, which debuted on-stage at TechCrunch Disrupt a yr in the past with a rather jankier cubical prototype of a Web-related backyard sensor, is again with sleeker edition and a partnership to promote them in Dwelling Depot subsequent spring. The startup’s device, which comes with a soil sensor that may inform you pH, humidity, temperature, soil diet and moisture and an automatic water valve,… Read More

5 Reasons Why Apple Pay is the Sleeper Hit of the Apple Event


It was, without question, one of Apple’s biggest days: The company unveiled on Tuesday in Cupertino two brand new, larger iPhones, and, with Apple Watch, a bold entry into a new category: wearables

But it was the third introduction that could ultimately change the most lives: Apple Pay.

Apple Pay is Apple’s mobile payment solution. It uses Apple’s Passbook app, NFC (in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus), a special authentication chip and Touch ID, the built-in finger print reader found in the iPhone 5s and now iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. During the unveiling, Tim Cook showed a short video where a customer fumbled with her credit card and ID, and another short instance where she used a new iPhone 6 to pay with a tap on an NFC reader. Read more...

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Canviz Lets You Put Animated GIFs On Your Wall

a4d4cc46e5e864d33f618fcd2461373c_large Boring previous photos are, definitely, boring. That’s why there’s Canviz. Designed through artists to permit them to share animated pictures and images, Canviz is a “museum grade” reveal in your wall. Writes the creator, MM Waters: This challenge started out with an concept my spouse had. She needed to create dwelling snap shots of ourselves, locations we go, issues we do,… Read More

What Is Hope? Alex Trebek Is Bringing Back His Mustache


If you heard children singing in the streets, noticed that the sky was a bit brighter or just got a gut feeling that maybe, just maybe things were finally starting to turn around for all of us, we've found the reason: Alex Trebek is bringing back his mustache.

This is not a drill. You aren't dreaming. This is very, very real. The national nightmare is over.

The Jeopardy! host removed his beloved mustache in 2001 for reasons nobody will ever fully understand. Perhaps the pressure had become too great, perhaps the mustache was hurting him in some way. What's important is that it is back. Read more...

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How Tinder Transformed Dating, According To Its CEO

Do you actually recognize your self when you’ve by no means had your coronary heart damaged? Tinder is incessantly labeled a hookup app, however its CEO Sean Rad believes that occurring quite a lot of dates can educate you what you want in a soulmate. That you could hear his point of view on Tinder’s affect in our behind the curtain video interview at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.  Some imagine Tinder and the globalized courting scene weigh down us… Read More

Twitter To Raise Up To $1.5B In Debt Offering

Wall Street Twitter needs extra cash. The corporate introduced two $650 million debt choices in a submitting lately, every with a possible $a hundred elevate supplied that the gross sales are oversubscribed. Assuming full tip, together with the $one hundred million boosters, Twitter will carry as much as $1.5 billion with the 2 choices. Half of the debt shall be due in 2019, and the opposite 1/2 in 2021. The corporate famously raised… Read More

Apple Watch Battery Life May Be Its Achilles Heel


When Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch on Tuesday, audience members roared with approval, making audible "oohs" and "ahhs," as the device's feature list was rolled out. But there was one feature — or rather, lack thereof — that Cook failed to highlight: battery life.

During the event, the company's CEO said, "[Apple Watch] can be worn all day, for any occasion." But as more details emerge, it's becoming clear that the device's battery won't last much longer than that one day.

The first clue that battery life posed a challenge for the Apple Watch: While on stage, Cook emphasized the efficiency of the device's inductive charging mechanism, but did not mention how long that charge would last when its battery is fully charged. Read more...

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