Pocket Points Rewards Students For Staying Off Their Phones

There’s a new addiction sweeping college campuses, and it’s not a drug. A Baylor University study last year noted that “approximately 60 percent of college students admit they may be addicted to their cell phone, and some indicated they get agitated when its not in sight.” Pocket Points is aiming to rehab students with its app that rewards users for not using their… Read More
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This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: A Reprise

bitcoin Hey friends, and welcome back to a partially new episode of the TechCrunch bitcoin podcast, better known as TCBTC. A few weeks back, this little show hosted Jason Rowley on the program, shooting video in the mix. However, due to production overlaps, we didn’t get the full audio version up. So, without further ado, here is our show with Mr. Rowley, in proper sonic format. If you… Read More
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Tracy Young, Co-founder Of PlanGrid, To Speak At Disrupt SF

unnamed (1) Tracy Young is anything but a typical startup founder and we’re excited to announce she will speak at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in late September. Young was working as construction engineer in 2011 when she saw a problem, an industry operating on paper. In her case, she was dealing with paper architectural drawings and after spending a couple of hundred dollars out of her own pocket to… Read More
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Big Data Doesn’t Exist

smalldata My customers always lie to me. They don’t lie about what they can afford. They don’t lie about how much (or how little) customer service they’ll need. They don’t lie about how quickly they can pay us. They lie about how much data they have. Read More
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