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Wavii Founder Leaves Googleview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Lots of Google executives are at the Re/Code Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes this week. But at least one of them won’t be a Google executive for very much longer. Wavii founder Adrian Aoun is leaving the search company, a little more than a year after the $30 million acquisition of his content aggregation startup, in order to start a second company. (IT news)

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Contract Live Raises $1.4 Million, Because Signing Contracts Sucksview story

http://techcrunch.com –  French startup Contract Live raised $1.4 million from Poutrel’s family who founded Ingenico, Jean-Marc Tassetto, Arnaud Vaissié, Bruno Deschamps and more. Contract Live lets you manage and sign your contracts in a webmail interface. Instead of having to fight with paperwork, it feels like using Gmail and sending emails. “We launched our platform in May of last year. (IT news)

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ANTVR Is An Open-Source, Cross-Platform Virtual Reality Gaming Kitview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A hardware startup called ANTVR Technology has created an open-source, cross-platform virtual reality gaming set that works with games made for Oculus Rift, Xbox, Playstation, iOS, Android, and other platforms. Read More (IT news)

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Circle Emerges From Stealth To Bring Bitcoin To The Massesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Circle, the bitcoin-based financial services company, is emerging from stealth with a suite of products and services aimed to take bitcoin’s blockchain to mainstream consumers. Since its launch in 2013, Boston-based Circle has been very quiet about its planned offerings based on bitcoin’s exchange technology. (IT news)

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SV Angel Leads Pinterest’s $5 Billion Roundview story

http://techcrunch.com –  News broke this afternoon that Pinterest has raised a $200 million Series F valuing it at $5 billion. We've just confirmed that SV Angel led the massive round that could fund Pinterest until its monetization makes it self-sustaining. We had been tipped earlier that the deal was won by Andreessen Horowitz and others, with significant participation from SV Angel. (IT news)

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9 Tech Firms Receive Perfect Scores In EFF Ranking Concerning Data Protection From The Governmentview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Dropbox were each awarded perfect scores in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) yearly scoring of major tech companies’ practices when it comes to protecting user data from government eyes. The six companies posted various improvements in the year interval regarding their work to defend user privacy. (IT news)

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Marketing Exec Ivy Ross Is The New Head Of Google Glassview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Some significant HR changes at Google Glass we're hearing. First off is the departure of lead electrical engineer Adrian Wong, to competing facecomputer Oculus. Second off is the bringing on of Art.com's Chief Marketing Officer Ivy Ross to head the division. (IT news)

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Grand Theft Auto III Series Lands On The Fire TV, Kindle Fireview story

http://techcrunch.com –  There are finally quality games available for the Amazon Fire TV. The entire GTA III series just launched today on Amazon's Fire platform, finally giving owners a legitimate reason to buy Amazon's $40 gaming controller and use the box as a casual gaming machine. Read More (IT news)

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Apple Is Testing Promo Codes For In-App Purchasesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple’s app store has let developers create promo codes for ages. It’s also supported In-App purchases for ages. But promo codes for in-app purchases? That’s crazy talk. You want to give a user a promo code for a free bag of virtual cat food to feed their virtual cat? Get the heck out of here. But that might be changing! (IT news)

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Here’s The FCC’s Language Asking For Comment On Banning “Pay-For-Priority Service”view story

http://techcrunch.com –  After much sturm und drang, the Federal Communications Commission this morning voted to proceed on a set of controversial net neutrality rules. The proposed regulations now enter a four month comment period. Expect there to be shouting. This morning the FCC voted to move forward with a set of proposed rules to collect public response. (IT news)

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Google Glass’ Lead Electrical Engineer Adrian Wong Defects To Oculusview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Adrian Wong still lists himself as a “professional daydreamer” on LinkedIn, but he’s just left Google[x] where he was a lead electrical engineer on Glass to start “Building the Metaverse” at Oculus VR. (IT news)

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Crazy Dude Builds Fully Automatic Wolverine Claws In His Garageview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Hello! Welcome to this week's edition of "Things You Really Probably Shouldn't Do At Home! Seriously." Armed with a pinch of ingenuity and a heaping fistful of insanity, garage inventor Colin Furze has recreated Wolverine's signature claws. They extend! They retract! They... look incredibly dangerous! Read More (IT news)