With 40 Million Downloads, betaworks-Backed Dots Gets A Refreshed Logoview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Dots, the betaworks-backed gaming studio led by Paul Murphy and Patrick Moberg, has today announced a rebranding for the company. The new logo takes inspiration from Charles Eames, according to a Medium post, and uses colors from the first iteration of Dots while incorporating the newer, and more popular, TwoDots game into the company logo. Read More (IT news)

Twilio Project Turns 2048 Into A Multiplayer Game That You Play By Textview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Remember all of the wonderfully-entertaining frustration that was Twitch Plays Pokemon? Take that concept and turn it on its head. Wrap it around a puzzle game instead of a side-scroller, and have players text in commands rather than input them via chat. The end result: TwilioPlays2048. Read More (IT news)

Jonny IV Wants To Be Nasty Gal For Menview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Today marks the launch of yet another ecommerce brand focused on mens apparel, as Jonny IV joins ranks with Buck Mason, Frank & Oak, and many others. (IT news)

Slack Is Raising Another Round At Up To A $1B Valuationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Slack, the enterprise collaboration platform co-founded by Stewart Butterfield of Flickr fame, continues to defy its namesake: we have heard from sources that the company is raising a new round of funding at a valuation of between $800 million and $1 billion, just six months after raising nearly $43 million. (IT news)

TestFlight Beta Testing Goes Live For All iOS Developersview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple has pushed its TestFlight Beta testing service live for everyone, the company revealed on its developer news portal today. Registered developers can now invite up to 1,000 beta testers to try out their iOS apps, using emailed invitations sent via the iTunes Connect portal. (IT news)

Charlie Briefs You On Your Upcoming Meetings By Emailing You One-Pagers On Attendeesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A new web application called Charlie has raised a seed round of $1.75 million led by Lightbank Capital. The product emails you short, automatically generated one-pagers detailing what you need to know about the people you’re about to meet with, based on your Google Calendar entries. Read More (IT news)

Join Me Tomorrow In Krakowview story

http://techcrunch.com –  I’ll be speaking at an event held by Geek Girls Carrots Crakow, a group of amazing programmers who are working to bring everyone onto the STEM wagon. The event will be held at Przemysłowa 12 in Krakow, Poland at 7pm. You can sign up here. I’ll also be attending and judging AGHacks, the biggest student Hackathon in Poland. (IT news)

PlayStation 4 Update Coming On 10/28 Lets You Play Games With Friends Who Don’t Own A Copyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Back in August, Sony started teasing a new feature they call “Share Play”. Though we’re still waiting to see just how well it works, the idea itself is wonderful: once enabled, you can let your friends play your games with you (or by themselves, even) without them actually owning a copy of the game. (IT news)

Researchers Want To Send Us To The Moon Using Robots And Oculus Riftview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, Daniel Shafir, and his team want to do something incredible: they want to send a rover to the moon and then let us, the Earthlings, control it and look out of its 360-degree cameras as it tumbles around that barren alien rock. The researchers are working to win a $30 million prize from Google to beam video back from the moon. (IT news)

Surface Revenue, Reduxview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In about an hour, Microsoft will release the results of its most recent quarter, the first quarter of its fiscal 2015. The company is expected to report revenue of $22 billion, and earnings per share between $0.49 and $0.55, depending on which set of averaged estimates you trust. That will all come shortly. For now, let’s talk about Surface. Read More (IT news)