• Snapchat’s Newest Business Model: Beach Towels?

    Snapchat’s Newest Business Model: Beach Towels?

    The frattiest startup in recent memory just released its latest revenue-building attempt to woo investors, the “Official Snapchat Beach Towel.” The Venice-based ephemeral messaging app has obviously left its Amazon Prime account in the hands of the startup’s weed dealer, given the copious Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Read More

  • Michael Lopp And The Future Of Engineering At Pinterest

    Michael Lopp And The Future Of Engineering At Pinterest

    Michael Lopp’s job at Pinterest is to basically make sure he doesn’t have anything to do all day. As head of the company’s engineering efforts, Lopp, a compulsive counter who has been at Pinterest for a year and 30 days, has to ensure like the rest of the leadership that all of the teams building Pinterest are meshing and that he can effectively delegate certain tasks. Read More

  • Tictail Doubles Down With Thrive Capital, Creandum, Raises $22M To Carve Out Online Marketplace

    Tictail Doubles Down With Thrive Capital, Creandum, Raises $22M To Carve Out Online Marketplace

    With both the Shopify and Etsy IPOs, the last year has been a big one for tech companies catering to independent online retailers. Now Tictail, a Swedish company that has migrated to the United States, is hoping to make its mark with a product that’s somewhere between those two platforms. They’ve just raised $22 million in funding from their existing investors, including… Read More

  • Update: An Open Letter To WeWork Crunch Network

    Update: An Open Letter To WeWork

    Dear WeWork, We moved into WeWork Golden Gate on July 1 and signed a four-month lease on a sunny new office space for our growing startup, Glassbreakers. This is a really exciting time for us. We’re hiring our first batch of full-time employees and embarking on a whole new chapter scaling our company. Since our first day at WeWork, we’ve hired three new teammates (two engineers and… Read More

  • Bullish | 6:12

    The Kids Are Alright | Bullish

    There are 2 billion people in the world today that are under the age of 20. That's just over 25% of global population. This week on Bullish, Alex Wilhelm speaks with Stacey Ferreira, co-author of "2 Billion Under 20", a new book about millennials and their role in the tech industry.

    The Kids Are Alright | Bullish
  • Search Ads Go Live On Google Play, “Universal” Ads That Run Across Google Properties To Soon Follow

    Search Ads Go Live On Google Play, “Universal” Ads That Run Across Google Properties To Soon Follow

    Google is today opening up a program that allows developers who are running Search app install campaigns on AdWords to advertise their apps within Google Play’s search results. In conjunction with this, Google is also launching a new conversion-tracking solution that will track when users install and then launch an app after clicking on a search ad. Read More

  • The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

    The PGA Tour Gets Its First Over-The-Top Subscription Service

    It’s been a good week for cord-cutting sports fans. Word has it that CBS will live stream the Super Bowl commercials for the first time. Disney is considering its options for making ESPN a standalone service (well…maybe five years from now.) And now, golf fans are getting a digital subscription service of their own, with the debut of the PGA TOUR LIVE’s new online and… Read More

  • Windows 10 Gets Its Own Shiny New Twitter App

    Windows 10 Gets Its Own Shiny New Twitter App

    If you’re on a PC, you might be following the Windows 10 news closely. One of the items that popped up last night was that Twitter had a brand new app coming tailored specifically for the platform. Read More

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