Google Cloud Launcher Lets Developers Quickly Deploy Over 120 Popular Open-Source Packages

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 6.01.40 PM Google is launching a new feature for its Cloud Platform today that makes it easier for developers to deploy over 120 popular open-source applications to its Cloud Platform. In total, Google and Bitnami have packed up over 120 applications, including the likes of WordPress, Drupal, Redis, MongoDB, Gitlab and Django, as well as infrastructure stacks for Ruby, LAMP apps, Puppet and others. Read More

TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is Coming To Seoul Next Month

tc meetups TechCrunch is thrilled to be heading to South Korea in a few short weeks, and we want to see all you Seoul techies there! On April 16, several TechCrunch writers and editors will head to Seoul for the latest TechCrunch Meetup and Pitch-Off, presented in collaboration with Google’s Campus Seoul. Read More

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Android Wear, Nintendo, And Microsoft Windows 10

gadgets150320 Weeks keep happening with no end in sight, and so we press on with our weekly gadgets podcast. This week, TAG Heuer, Intel, and Google announced a partnership that would bring Android Wear to a TAG Heuer-designed smart watch. Meanwhile, Nintendo finally gave in to pressure and announced it would enter the world of mobile gaming, and Microsoft is making a land grab with Windows 10. We discuss… Read More

The Rush To Find A Dance Partner Is Causing A Wearables Misstep

gucci_01_HR This morning at Baselworld, the world’s premiere luxury watch show, there was ample news about wearables. That’s a sign that wearable tech is coming of age in some ways, but this represents the awkward teen years, not the arrival of adulthood and maturity. The announcements at this event felt like when the music stops in a game of musical chairs, not like the culmination of a… Read More

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

TC-weekly-roundup1 It’s been a controversial week in tech, to say the least. With Apple’s reveal of a new one-port MacBook to the Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial, the tech world has been up in arms. These are our best stories of the week (3/7-3/13). Read More

Meet Google’s New Chromebook Pixel

google-pixel  If you were hoping for a complete redesign, you’ll be disappointed, but just like the old Pixel, the new Pixel is the best Chromebook money can buy. And at the new starting point of $999, it’s a better value, too.
Google has kept the best from the original Pixel and improved all of the issues we found with the first one — battery life being the most important of… Read More

Google, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Donate $1.75M To Tech Training Non-Profit Coalition For Queens

coalition-queens The truism about tech’s lack of diversity is that it’s a “pipeline” problem. At least that’s what tech leaders and companies often say when questioned about why their ranks aren’t inclusive enough. Is it an honest answer? Kind of. Does it also shove responsibility for fixing the problem onto everyone else? Yes. How do you fix it? It’s not easy,… Read More

Google Launches Cloud Storage Nearline, A Low-Cost Storage Service For Cold Data

16607469222_a7c1a2e8fb_o Google is launching a new cloud storage service today that has the potential to change how many companies, ranging from startups to enterprise, view online storage.
With Google Cloud Storage Nearline, businesses can store the data they or their customers don’t frequently need to access (think backups, log files or older photos), for $0.01 per gigabyte. Cold storage isn’t a new concept. Read More