• How To Make An Executive Offer — And Succeed

    How To Make An Executive Offer — And Succeed

    You have been searching for months to find the perfect fit for a much needed senior executive at your company. You’ve interviewed countless candidates, been through hours of meetings, and finally, after all the hard work, you think you have found “the one.” So why did you get turned down after you made the offer? Read More

  • To Get Women Into Computer Science, Sheryl Sandberg Launches Lean In Mentorship Network

    To Get Women Into Computer Science, Sheryl Sandberg Launches Lean In Mentorship Network

    Only 18 percent of computer science majors are women. To help fix this “funnel problem” and balance the genders in tech, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In project is starting a “CS&E Chapter.” Potential and current women in computer science and engineering can join the chapter to connect with each other for advising and support. Read More

  • Google Uses Hangouts As A Virtual Genius Bar To Sell Google Devices

    Google Uses Hangouts As A Virtual Genius Bar To Sell Google Devices

    In 2013, Google expanded its Hangouts video conferencing service into a commerce platform called Helpouts, where people buy and sell services like cooking or technical advice via live video. Now Google has developed another new service based on its Hangouts infrastructure. It is running a live video chat service for would-be buyers of Google smartphones, tablets and Chromebooks (but not… Read More

  • First Ubuntu Phone Landing In Europe Shortly

    First Ubuntu Phone Landing In Europe Shortly

    A year after it revealed another attempt to muscle in on the smartphone market, Canonical’s first Ubuntu-based smartphone is due to go on sale in Europe in the coming weeks, it said today. The device will be sold for €169.90 (~$190) unlocked to any carrier network. Read More

  • VCs Battle For A Spot In The Parking Market

    VCs Battle For A Spot In The Parking Market

    As Uber continues on its quest to corner the global ride-hailing marketplace, venture investors in search of the next billion dollar mobility unicorn have found a new place to park capital — literally. Read More

  • Google Takes On Yelp Elites With Its New “Local Guides” Program

    Google Takes On Yelp Elites With Its New “Local Guides” Program

    Google is rolling out a “Local Guides” program in an update to Google Maps – a move that seemingly sees the company taking on “Yelp’s Elites” – that is, Yelp’s program where local users gain the status of tastemaker and get invited to special events and parties. Google introduced Local Guides last month by way of a Google+ post, which then… Read More

  • Drone Maker DJI Rolls Back Buggy Update That Restricted D.C. Flights Following White House Crash

    Drone Maker DJI Rolls Back Buggy Update That Restricted D.C. Flights Following White House Crash

    DJI, the maker of the drone which crashed on the White House lawn last month, is rolling back the software update that was designed to prevent flights over much of Washington D.C., citing “a small number of reported issues” with the software download. The update was pushed out fairly quickly after the national security incident, and used geo-fencing to prevent drones from taking… Read More

  • Clyp Wants To Be An Imgur For Sound

    Clyp Wants To Be An Imgur For Sound

    Meet Clyp, the app that bills itself as an imgur for sound files. Founded by two University of Texas graduates, Clyp has blown up since its launch in 2013 with 825,000 unique users playing with the app. The two founders William Tyson Ferguson and Jordan Patapoff met at uShip, the online transportation marketplace in Austin. Clyp isn’t the entrepreneurs first stab at creating a business. Read More

  • HelloFresh Raises $126 Million In Series E From Rocket Internet

    HelloFresh Raises $126 Million In Series E From Rocket Internet

    HelloFresh, the European startup that delivers perfectly portioned groceries and recipes for you to cook at home, has just announced the close of a $126 million Series E funding round led by previous investors Rocket Internet and Insight Venture Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to $193.5 million. Read More

  • Chat App Line’s Latest Experiment Is A YouTube-Like Video Service

    Chat App Line’s Latest Experiment Is A YouTube-Like Video Service

    Messaging app company Line continues to build out its business beyond its core chat service after it launched a YouTube-like video service in Thailand. The company, which claims 181 million active users worldwide, is evaluating plans to introduce similar services in other markets. Read More

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