At SXSW, Meerkat Beats McDonald’s At Cutting Through The Noise

16617251877_2cdacd1f50_k If there’s any one thing that stands out at SXSW this year, it’s that it’s getting harder for even mainstream corporations to rise above the marketing din. What was once called “spring break for geeks” has slowly been taken over in the last couple of years by mainstream corporate sponsors. But are those corporate sponsors getting what they’re paying for? If… Read More

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

TC-weekly-roundup This week was Mobile World Congress, so some of our staff was in Barcelona reporting on the latest from the mobile world. Meanwhile, we wrote about Tinder, pretty people, and a pricey new drone. These are our best stories from the week (2/28-3/6). Read More

Apple Grabbed Record 25% Share Of Smartphone Sales In China: Kantar

apple-1-infinite-loop Apple’s continued progress in China saw the company claim one-quarter of smartphone sales in urban areas in the country for the first time, according to a new report from Kantar. Read More

The Story Behind Samsung’s Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Design Departure

galaxy-s6-edge-components  And for those who wondered what a Samsung smartphone using premium materials might feel like, the Galaxy S6 edge in particular is a very promising result. But how did Samsung, of all companies, ever launch a device where design was the primary tentpole feature? Zero To get to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Samsung says it had to start from zero – meaning tossing out the design book that… Read More

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

TC-weekly-roundup This week’s news featured more than just runaway llamas and a Twitter debate over an optical illusion dress. The FCC passed new net neutrality regulations, photos and videos of two new smartphones leaked online, and the new Pebble smart watch flew past its Kickstarter goal. These are our best stories of the week (2/21-2/27). Read More

Samsung Filed The Most Patents In Europe In 2014, U.S. Led The Field By Country

4661050938_1f40e33d08_b While IBM is number-one when it comes to the number of patents filed in the U.S., in Europe, Samsung is leading the pack. Today, the European Patent Office released 2014 figures for patents filed in the region, which showed that the Korean company, and currently the world’s largest smartphone maker, filed 2,541 for the full year. In terms of countries, the U.S. dominated the list,… Read More

Google Makes A Push For The Mobile Enterprise Market With Launch Of Android For Work

android-work At a small press event in San Francisco today, Google officially launched Android for Work, a set of technologies that makes it easier for companies to adopt Android and allows their users to bring their own devices to work. The company first unveiled a preview of this technology during its I/O developer conference last summer, but as Google’s director for product management for… Read More

Latest Teaser Suggests Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Will Sport A Metal Back

Screenshot 2015-02-23 10.22.29 It looks like Samsung is finally dispensing with its tradition of faux leather, plastic backs for its Galaxy S range. Read More