• Everything Is BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed Is Everything

    A guide to the BuzzFeed-ification of the web. Read More

  • Canopy Labs Relaunches To Help Businesses Understand Their “Fuzzy” Customer Funnels

    Canopy Labs Relaunches To Help Businesses Understand Their “Fuzzy” Customer Funnels

    Y Combinator-backed Canopy Labs has relaunched with the aim of giving businesses a detailed understanding of customer journey, i.e., where a customer is in the buying process. I last wrote about the startup back in 2012, when it raised $1.5 million in venture funding. For someone who doesn’t spend a lot of time looking at customer data (like me!), the vision from back then may not sound… Read More

  • Lady Gaga’s Backplane Crashes, Burns Money, Tries To Rise Again
  • In A World Where Email No Longer Exists

    In A World Where Email No Longer Exists

    Imagine the death of email. It’s hard to picture not having an inbox inundated with messages from friends, family and co-workers, constantly demanding your attention. But let’s leave that aside and focus our attention on the workforce. More and more people are bringing collaboration technology tools with them to work. With this in mind, is it really that hard to imagine a world… Read More

  • Mobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding

    Mobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding

    Mobile app search company Quixey, which has been focused on solving the challenges with app discovery, and counts among its customer base names like Ask.com and Sprint, confirmed today it has raised $60 million in a strategic Series C1 funding round led by Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba. Other investors in the round included SoftBank, GGV, Goldman Sachs. To date, this additional… Read More

  • YC-Backed Atomwise Discovers Drugs For Diseases That Don’t Even Exist Yet

    YC-Backed Atomwise Discovers Drugs For Diseases That Don’t Even Exist Yet

    “Here I am just sitting in this house and I’m able to predict a cure to measles,” co-founder of Atomwise Alex Levy tells me over the phone from his apartment in Mountain View, Calif. Atomwise, a health tech startup in the current Y Combinator batch, has launched more than a dozen projects in the last year to find cures for both common and orphan diseases – diseases… Read More

  • Crate & Barrel President Marta Calle Joins Interior Define As Executive Chair

    Crate & Barrel President Marta Calle Joins Interior Define As Executive Chair

    Interior Define, a company that is looking to turn the furniture retail model on its head, has just hired Crate & Barrel president Marta Calle as Executive Chair. This is a big hire for the Chicago-based furniture company, which sells high-quality customizable furniture created in partnership with local designers. The company has a showroom in Chicago that uses a much smaller retail space… Read More

  • HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank Will Join Us At Disrupt NY

    HotelTonight CEO Sam Shank Will Join Us At Disrupt NY

    For those of you who haven’t used it yet, HotelTonight allows users to book same-day hotel rooms from their smartphones, at discounted rates. Or, if you’re not quite as comfortable with waiting until the last minute, the company launched a seven-day reservation system last fall. Read More

  • Tutoring Marketplace Studypool Snags $1.2 Million

    Tutoring Marketplace Studypool Snags $1.2 Million

    Studypool, a 500 Startups-backed startup offering an online marketplace that connects students with tutors on a per question basis, has just closed on $1.2 million in seed funding, after growing its site to include some 22,000 tutors and nearly double that in terms of student users. The new round, which makes co-founder Richard Werbe the youngest founder ever to raise over a million at… Read More

  • Apple To Join The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T

    Apple To Join The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T

    Apple’s stock will be listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) beginning this month, bumping U.S. carrier AT&T from the list, reports the WSJ. The move has been discussed and anticipated for a while now, and results from a trend begun with the addition of other tech giants including Microsoft and Intel back at the turn of the millennium. Apple will join the DJIA, also known… Read More

  • A Closer Look At Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones

    A Closer Look At Canonical’s Ubuntu Phones

    Canonical has finally got skin in the mobile game, putting its first Ubuntu phone on sale in Europe last month. It’s been showing off that mid-tier device, made by BQ, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, along with a more premium smartphone made by Meizu, which will be released later this year — targeting the Chinese market. Read More

  • Uber Suspends Its UberX Service In South Korea

    Uber Suspends Its UberX Service In South Korea

    Uber has suspended its ride-sharing service UberX in South Korea following discussions with the government. The news is the latest in a series of setbacks that the ride-hailing service has encountered there, where it has regularly clashed with authorities. Read More

  • Signal App Review

    Signal Keeps Your iPhone Calls And Texts Safe From Government Spies

    Don’t want someone else handing your text messages, pictures, video or phone conversations over to the government? There’s an app for that. An app called Signal is a project out of Open Whisper Systems, a not-for-profit collective of hackers dedicated to making it harder for prying government eyes to get a hold of your information. It gets high marks from both the American… Read More

  • If You Run A Facebook Page, Expect The Like Count To Drop Soon

    If You Run A Facebook Page, Expect The Like Count To Drop Soon

    Do you run a Facebook Page? Heads up: your page’s “Like” count is probably going to drop a bit soon, and it’s totally not your fault. The short version: Facebook is changing the way it’s counting likes, subtracting any accounts that have been either manually deactivated or “memorialized” after its owner passed. It’s something that probably… Read More

  • The Hidden Co-Founder

    The Hidden Co-Founder

    It was Valentine’s Day recently and that reminded me of a story I often share with the founders we work with, here at Balderton. One Friday in Cambridge, a few years ago: a tech guy and his fiancée are planning their wedding, which is due to take place in the city a few months later. Scheduled that day were: checking out the wedding venue, meeting people involved with the service… Read More

  • Springleap Aims To Rethink Marketing Research With New Backing From Cross Border Angels

    Springleap Aims To Rethink Marketing Research With New Backing From Cross Border Angels

    Startup Springleap says it can help marketers improve their ad campaigns by tapping into a community of 180,000 creative professionals. To pursue that vision, the company is announcing that it has raised an additional $650,000 in seed funding, bringing its total backing to around $1.1 million. I got on the phone with founder Eran Eyal partly to discuss the funding, but more to discuss the… Read More

  • This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest?

    This Week On The TechCrunch Bitcoin Podcast: Do You Even Invest?

    Hello and welcome back to another episode of TCBTC, TechCrunch’s bitcoin podcast. This time around, myself and John Biggs kick over the news that a new bitcoin-facing investment vehicle is getting itself put together and public. Can it help bitcoin achieve greater price stability over time? Also joining us is Jameson Lopp of BitGo, who broke down the finer technical points of paper… Read More

  • Join Us At Hardware Alley At Disrupt NY

    Join Us At Hardware Alley At Disrupt NY

    We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2015, our annual celebration of all things startup. It’s a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs and I’d love to meet you. Hardware is my favorite thing in the world and you’re some of my favorite people. Disrupt runs from May 4-6 and will be held at the Manhattan Center in New York City. It’s an amazing event… Read More

  • How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks

    How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks

    In a session at GDC this morning, Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Technologies Lead Bei Yang gave a talk about the work the entertainment giant has done with virtual reality. Read More

  • Zombie Ridesharing Bill Comes Back To Life In California

    Zombie Ridesharing Bill Comes Back To Life In California

    A bill designed to regulate ridesharing companies is back. California Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian has submitted a bill aimed at placing new rules on companies like Uber and Lyft. Assembly Bill 24, however, is incredibly similar to Assembly Bill 612, which failed in committee in 2014. Nazarian notes in a release on the bill that 24 is “similar” to 612, which is understatement. Read More

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