• Mobile Exits Drop Below Investments For First Time Since 2013 Crunch Network

    Mobile Exits Drop Below Investments For First Time Since 2013

    It’s been party time for mobile, with massive growth and disruption helping VCs to raise huge funds, entrepreneurs to raise massive rounds, and valuations to skyrocket. With 89 mobile Internet unicorns now worth almost $1 trillion, it’s no surprise that folks from Silicon Valley to Shanghai are asking what’s going on with return on investment. Read More

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    Tim Cook Responds to Wild Tech Stock Drops | Crunch Report

    Ashley Madison offers $500k (Canadian) for info on hackers, Microsoft launches Cortana public beta on Android, BLIP Systems can track airport wait times via cell sensors, Uber is now testing cheaper "Smart Routes".

    Tim Cook Responds to Wild Tech Stock Drops | Crunch Report
  • Frédérique Constant Aims Upscale For Their Refined Horological Smartwatch

    Frédérique Constant Aims Upscale For Their Refined Horological Smartwatch

    “If the roast beef is right, they’ll be back,” said Thornton Mellon and that has been the motto of Swiss watchmakers since the beginning of the burgeoning smartwatch revolution. It’s the expectation (potentially flawed) that old customers will stick with the brands through thick and/or thin and new, fashion-forward customers – customers who might not be enamored… Read More

  • TaskRabbit Co-Founder Launches A Slick New 401(k) Platform

    TaskRabbit Co-Founder Launches A Slick New 401(k) Platform

    In recent years, Kevin Busque began to notice something at TaskRabbit, the outsourced jobs marketplace that he co-founded seven years ago with his wife, and TaskRabbit’s CEO, Leah. The company employs a lot of younger employees, and according to Busque (who was long the company’s VP of Technology but also tackled HR for some time), they weren’t taking advantage of… Read More

  • Russian Wikipedia Editors Weighing Options After Site Is Blacklisted In Russia

    Russian Wikipedia Editors Weighing Options After Site Is Blacklisted In Russia

    The Russian government has instructed all ISPs in the country to block Russian Wikipedia following their denied request to remove a post about preparing narcotics. Read More

  • Microsoft Offers Free Download Of “Start Me Up” To Celebrate 20 Years Of Windows 95

    Microsoft Offers Free Download Of “Start Me Up” To Celebrate 20 Years Of Windows 95

    Remember Windows 95? I mean, how could you not? Oh, you’re under 30? Yeah, then you probably don’t remember Windows 95. Its launch was a glorious day, it stood for the rise of graphical interfaces that we’ve come to known and love. Its launch also featured The Rolling Stones. Specifically, their song “Start Me Up.” You know, like the “Start” button. Read More

  • Facebook Rolls Out Its “Donate Now” Button To Nonprofits

    Facebook Rolls Out Its “Donate Now” Button To Nonprofits

    Facebook just made making your donation to Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption a bit easier more visible. Today, Facebook announced that it’s opening up its donate button as an available call-to-action for all nonprofits’ pages and linked advertisements. A Facebook spokesperson told TechCrunch in a statement: Every day, people use Facebook to raise awareness and support for… Read More

  • Hiring Software Juggernaut Greenhouse Swallows $35M Series C

    Hiring Software Juggernaut Greenhouse Swallows $35M Series C

    “We’re not trying to be the all-singing, all-dancing HR system. I don’t know how to be kickass at payroll” says Greenhouse CEO Daniel Chait. But what his startup is kicking ass at is hiring software. It now has over 800 customers including Slack and Pinterest, almost double the 450 it had when it announced its $13.9 million Series B in March. That progress, plus… Read More

  • Bash For iOS Makes It Easy To Organize Hangouts With Friends

    Bash For iOS Makes It Easy To Organize Hangouts With Friends

    A group of high school friends, now UC Berkeley engineers, have created an app called Bash to make it easier for friends to organize hangouts, meetups and other events. Launching today on the App Store following a small beta test on the UC Berkeley campus, the idea with Bash is to offer a less cumbersome alternative to using text messages or emails to organize these sorts of… Read More

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