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  • Play Chef With Forage’s Twist On Restaurant Delivery

    Play Chef With Forage’s Twist On Restaurant Delivery

    San Francisco is a great town for foodies and Forage, the brainchild of Foodzie founders Rob and Emily LaFave has emerged as an option for those who want to cook their favorite restaurant dishes at home. The service, which launches today, gathers all the ingredients used in selected restaurant recipes and hand-delivers them right to your door. The promise is that amateur chefs will be able to… Read More

  • Snapchat VP Of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs Startup After Just 6 Months

    Snapchat VP Of Engineering Peter Magnusson Departs Startup After Just 6 Months

    Snapchat’s VP of Engineering, Peter Magnusson, has left the company only six months after the L.A.-based startup was able to poach him away from Google. Magnusson was a particularly high-profile win for the ephemeral messaging app maker, as he had previously headed up Google’s App Engine, a cloud-based platform that counts Snapchat as one of its largest customers. Read More

  • Timely Turns Your Calendar Into A Time Tracker

    Timely Turns Your Calendar Into A Time Tracker

    One of the most important things a small business manager can do is make sure that everyone is taking on a fair share of the workload. If some are taking on a bigger share of the work than others, it can lead to hurt feelings and inefficiency. Timely is an app that hopes to make that task easier to manage by thinking about how much time everyone is spent on work in total. Read More

  • Pure Storage’s Scott Dietzen And Sutter Hill’s Mike Speiser To Talk About Building For The Long Term At Disrupt SF

    Pure Storage’s Scott Dietzen And Sutter Hill’s Mike Speiser To Talk About Building For The Long Term At Disrupt SF

    Pure Storage is upending the enterprise storage industry by fully utilizing flash memory technology into their product. Scott Dietzen, the current CEO of Pure Storage, and Mike Speiser, managing director at Sutter Hill Ventures, are working together to grow Pure Storage into an industry leader in flash-based enterprise data storage and they’ll be joining us onstage at Disrupt SF 2014. Read More

  • Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product

    Twitter Acquires Password Security Startup Mitro, Open Sources Its Product

    Twitter is acquiring a small password security startup called Mitro for its New York office. Mitro built a way that multiple people can share or control passwords to a single account. The most obvious use case would have been in the enterprise where team members need to share a single password for an account. Twitter isn’t keeping the product and we hear that the team will likely be… Read More

  • Fotopedia Will Shut Down Its Apps And Website On August 10

    Fotopedia Will Shut Down Its Apps And Website On August 10

    About six years ago, former Apple Application Division CTO Jean-Marie Hullot founded Fotopedia, a startup that in its early days tried to bring the coffee table book experience to the iPad (and later iPhone). It focused on travel-related apps and quickly gained traction with users and advertisers. By late 2012, the company had already served up over 3 billion image views, but since then, it… Read More

  • Mobile Ad Startup AppLovin Says It Has Reached A $100M Revenue Run Rate

    Mobile Ad Startup AppLovin Says It Has Reached A $100M Revenue Run Rate

    Mobile marketing company AppLovin only came out of stealth mode a couple months ago, but CEO Adam Foroughi says it has already reached a $100 million run rate for annual revenue. To be clear, that’s gross revenue (i.e., revenue before paying publishers). And AppLovin actually has been in business for a little more than two years — it was “stealth” in the sense that… Read More

  • Hatchery Launches A Marketplace For Artisanal Food Makers

    Hatchery Launches A Marketplace For Artisanal Food Makers

    Hatchery launched in October 2013 to bring artisanal ingredients to customers from all over the world. Like many subscription box companies that have come before it, the startup packaged together a bunch of fun ingredients each month and sent it to users as a “Tasting Box.” Today, however, the company is shifting its model to use the Tasting Box as an added marketing tool with… Read More

  • Wedding Startup Loverly Hires Peggy Fry As President, Joanne Wilson Joins The Board

    Wedding Startup Loverly Hires Peggy Fry As President, Joanne Wilson Joins The Board

    Loverly, the online platform for planning your wedding, has today announced that Peggy Fry will be joining the team as Chief Operating Officer. Fry comes from Add This, an advertising business focused on building a brand through viral online sharing, where she was president. Before her time there, Fry was Vice President at Netflix from 2005 to 2007, and a Vice President at Aol from 1997 to… Read More

  • Palantir Acquires App-Making Startup Propeller

    Palantir Acquires App-Making Startup Propeller

    In its second announced deal this week, Palantir has acquired Propeller, a startup offering tools for building native mobile apps. Two acquisitions in one week seems pretty ambitious for any company, but as noted in Fortune, it’s particularly unusual for Palantir, a data analysis company that has only made one other acquisition, email startup VoiceGem (or at least, that’s the… Read More