Social media star Jake Paul raises $1 million to become a social media mogul

Jake Paul grew up online. The 19-year-old current Disney star has turned a millions-strong following among millennials on social media channels like Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, and YouTube into a mini-empire of TV deals and endorsements, and now has his sights set on entrepreneurial domination. Leveraging his legions of followers (and those of famous friends like […]

It’s on like (a) Donkey Kong (watch)

If you’re familiar with the watch company Romain Jerome you’d know that they do the best kind of pandering. The brand, which was once known for its odd watches made of moon rocks and metal from the Titanic, his created a series of nostalgic video game watches that are wildly overpriced but also wildly desirable. […]

The year in analytics | TechCrunch

Sameer Al-Sakran Crunch Network Contributor Sameer Al-Sakran is the founder and CEO of Metabase, an open source business intelligence company. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Well, 2016 is officially in the past. Between the election drama, the stock markets tossing and turning, celebrities moving on and Harambe, it was a […]

Innovation under the hood will rev the engines of a fintech revolution

When the internet was first created in the 1970’s and 1980’s with the introduction of the ARPANET its early years were focused on the development of infrastructure and protocol — beyond the knowledge and far away from the consciousnesses of the general public. The establishment of that foundational protocol allowed for a subsequent wave of […]

Timehop founder Jon Wegener replaced as CEO by design lead Matt Raoul

Some changes at the top of Timehop, the quirky app that shows you reminders of photos and other content that you’ve taken and posted on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and Flickr or from your camera roll. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Jon Wegener, who co-founded the company with Benny Wong, has stepped down as CEO. He has been replaced by […]