Back in July when tech investor/hip hop artist Chamillionaire attended the TechCrunch Mobile First event he asked some pressing questions of Android lead designer Matias Duarte. Chamillionaire had expressed frustration over the Android phones that he has already used. He struck a nerve in the Android community who thought he was just another rapper dissing
TechCrunch Disrupt 2011
With so many exhibitors at TechCrunch, each startup company had to do something different to set themselves apart from one another. One company gave free samples of chocolate covered bacon (yum!). Another startup gave away free socks. RingShuffle raffled off a free date. First of all,..what?! Second, what did a date have to do with
Here on thedroidguy.com, we review and recommend some great apps for you to check out. Usually, there are lite or free versions but in order to support the developer, please try out the paid versions. However, with all the great apps out there (and a shallow wallet for some), paying for each app can add
One thing I love about Android is the fact that the customization never ends. Once you think you’ve got your phone/tablet just the way you want it, something comes along and you want more. At TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 in San Francisco, I had the chance to talk to the team from FlyScreen.
TechCrunch Disrupt is going on in San Francisco and of course Thedroidguy has a team on the ground there. By now we’re sure you’ve heard that Mike Arrington did do the opening remarks, his last as any official part of the TechCrunch team. However, as Arrington pointed out, this TCD in San Francisco isn’t about
This week we’ve got a huge week planned for our loyal Twitter followers, TDGN listners and TDG readers. First off, this weekend we’ve got teams in Pennsylvania, New York and DC to cover the 10th anniversary of September 11th with meporter, the 360 app and live share. Then Monday-Wednesday we have a TDG crew at
Here’s another great idea that came from TechCrunch Disrupt this week at Pier 94 in New York City. TDG’s Cameron Wright came running down Start Up Alley on Tuesday to tell me about Snoball saying that it was “Bad Ass”, so of course I had to go find out what Snoball is. Snoball is a
After sifting through all the social media aggregators, photo apps, app discovery sites and other start ups all operating out of the same space we found something truly unique and well really freaking cool at TechCrunch Disrupt. A new company called One Up, that can be found online at https://1up.me, has found a way for
Who will win the $50,000 Grand Prize and the Disrupt Cup?? Startup Battlefield Audience Choice Awards – GetAround Startup Battlefield – 5 finalists [email protected] GetAround BillGuard Sonar InvoiceASAP Final Three – Bill Guard GetAround Sonar 2 runners up – because the companies were of such high caliber. Get Around wins the Disrupt Cup $50,000 Grand Prize.
3:43pm: Arrington is harping on Mayer to reveal what percentage of Google searches are mobile. Arrington asked Mayer would you rather me tweet out your cell phone number or give me the Google Mobile Search numbers 3:42pm Arrington asked Mayer about personal investments and angel funding 3:40pm Mayer says that the crossover between desktop and
We received the email below on Tuesday morning. That was of course fail number one, go ahead and try and get some time to pitch us on the same day at a major event but that’s not what’s wrong with Project Zebra. After reading the email and press release below I decided to check it
Play Pass is a really cool browser plug in that allows you to win “discounts” off products at some of the biggest names on the internet. Right out of the gate we thought the same thing that you’re thinking right now, big banner ads that say “Win Win Win” and want you to try 15
New York, NY Eric Schonfield, Editor at TechCrunch did a quick panel session on Hockey Stick growth with Kevin Systrom Founder of Instagr.am and David Karp the founder of Tumblr. Both companies have seen a lot of success in a short period of time. Tumblr, which has been around longer, is of course a lot
Admit it, like the rest of us, when a new version of Android is announced you keep searching to see if the latest statue has arrived on the front lawn. A tradition began with the first cupcake statue followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and most recently Honeycomb. More after the break