• Zhiguoguo, Which Lets Chinese Companies Register Trademarks For Free, Raises $3.7M Series A

    Zhiguoguo, Which Lets Chinese Companies Register Trademarks For Free, Raises $3.7M Series A

    Protecting intellectual property in China is notoriously difficult, even though the country is trying to set up legal safeguards to aid emerging industries. Zhiguoguo wants to help businesses preserve their IP by providing free trademark registration and affordable legal services. Based in Beijing, the startup announced that it has raised a $3.7 million series A led by Matrix Partners China… Read More

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    Early Twitter Vets Launch Color Genomics To Make Genetic Screenings For Breast Cancer Affordable

    Early Twitter Vets Launch Color Genomics To Make Genetic Screenings For Breast Cancer Affordable

    I’m always excited when an experienced team from the consumer mobile world crosses over into a complex and formidable area like healthcare or biotech. With Color Genomics, we’re getting just that. Elad Gil and Othman Laraki, who sold Mixer Labs to Twitter six years ago and went on to oversee search, geo and growth for the company, have joined forces again to do affordable… Read More

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    Android Wear Update Supports Wi-Fi | Crunch Report

    Oscar gets $145M to rethink health insurance, Twitter now supports DMs from non-follows, Sen. Al Franken speaks out against Comcast/Time Warner merger

    Android Wear Update Supports Wi-Fi | Crunch Report
  • It’s Too Soon To Judge Satya Nadella

    It’s Too Soon To Judge Satya Nadella

    It’s very early days for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and for the company’s overhaul from a 1990s PC company to a service and cloud company. And it’s too soon to say he’s successfully helped his company make that transition. Perhaps the key test is yet to come with the release of Windows 10 and whether Microsoft can finally make some headway in mobile. Read More

  • Got A Team Distributed All Over The World? Teleport’s Tool, Flock, Finds You A Meeting Hub

    Got A Team Distributed All Over The World? Teleport’s Tool, Flock, Finds You A Meeting Hub

    The thesis behind Teleport, a new Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup from a group of early Skype alums, is that workers should be free to migrate to whichever city and country suits them best. They’ve been slowly building out a suite of tools that help digital workers figure out where they can maximize their take-home pay after accounting for costs like housing and… Read More

  • Clear Deletes Dumb Tweets Before You Regret Them

    Clear Deletes Dumb Tweets Before You Regret Them

    Most of us have embarrassing stories about things we’ve shared on social media, but it’s hard to top Ethan Czahor’s. He was hired as Jeb Bush’s chief technology officer, but shortly after he got the job, journalists uncovered some old offensive tweets and he had to resign. Now Czahor is back in the tech world with an iOS app called Clear that could help people in… Read More

  • IBM Reports Higher-Than-Expected Q1 Profit, But Revenue Of $19.6B Disappoints

    IBM Reports Higher-Than-Expected Q1 Profit, But Revenue Of $19.6B Disappoints

    Following the cessation of regular trading this afternoon, IBM reported its first-quarter financial performance. The company reported higher-than-expected adjusted profit on a per-share basis of $2.91, but the company’s $19.59 billion in period-revenue was under street expectations of $19.64 billion. The company now has a run of 12 straight quarters of declining revenue. IBM’s… Read More

  • Q&A With The Creators Of ‘High Maintenance’

    Q&A With The Creators Of ‘High Maintenance’

    While they never expected to get famous from High Maintenance, the show has found a devoted following. That in turn led Vimeo to invest in more episodes to appear as part of its paid Vimeo On Demand service. Read More

  • YC-Backed Rickshaw Provides An API For Local Deliveries

    YC-Backed Rickshaw Provides An API For Local Deliveries

    Ever since Uber launched to enable users to hail a ride with a mobile app, any number of on-demand and same-day delivery services have emerged. In most cases, those companies end up building out their own logistics infrastructure and hiring their own delivery drivers. But why keep reinventing the wheel if the delivery and routing part of the service isn’t a part of your core competency? Read More

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