• Following Pressure From U.S. Senate, Uber Hires Data Privacy Expert And Legal Aid To Review Company’s Policies

    Following Pressure From U.S. Senate, Uber Hires Data Privacy Expert And Legal Aid To Review Company’s Policies

    In light of growing concerns around Uber’s ethics and the way it manages customers’ personal data, the company announced this morning that it has brought on data privacy expert Harriet Pearson and her team at Hogan Lovells to help it conduct an in-depth review of the company’s existing policies, and make recommendations. The move comes a day after Senator Al Franken… Read More

  • Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Savings.com’s New App Called PriceJump Finds You The Lowest Price, Online, On Amazon Or In-Store

    Amazon has a reputation for having low prices, but that’s not always the case. Savings.com recently revealed via its price comparison tool that, half the time, Amazon had higher prices than its online competitors. Today, the company is furthering its price comparison efforts with the launch of an app that helps shoppers figure out where to buy for the lowest price across three… Read More

  • The Basis Peak Will Get Notifications From Your Phone In Mid-December

    The Basis Peak Will Get Notifications From Your Phone In Mid-December

    While a fantastic device for those looking to track their workouts and sleep habits, the Basis Peak launched without the smart notifications you see on Android Wear gadgets or the Microsoft Band. Starting mid-December, the Intel subsidiary will roll out the first in a series of firmware updates bringing notifications from your iPhone or Android device to your Peak. These will alert you to… Read More

  • Apple Is Coming To The Aid Of Small Retailers

    Apple Is Coming To The Aid Of Small Retailers

    When Apple Pay launched on 20th October, Cupertino announced partnerships with big brands such as Whole Food, Macy’s and McDonalds. But what about all the mom and pop stores around the country – how are they going to benefit from it? Read More

  • Yes, Ashton, There Are Journalists

    Yes, Ashton, There Are Journalists

    Ashton Kutcher, actor and occasional Disrupt participant, has something to say about journalism. Yesterday he Tweeted, apropos of Uber: What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist? @pando @TechCrunch @Uber — ashton kutcher (@aplusk) November 19, 2014 This created a hand-wringing media storm that caused journalists to chuckle and shrug. He was schooled in multiple venues… Read More

  • LinkedIn Sharpens Education Focus: Self-Serve Widget Lets Users Add Certifications While On Other Sites

    LinkedIn Sharpens Education Focus: Self-Serve Widget Lets Users Add Certifications While On Other Sites

    LinkedIn — the social network for the working world — has been working on launching various tools to increase the usefulness and engagement of its platform to its 300m+ users. Today sees the launch of the latest of these. LinkedIn is unveiling a self-service certification feature, aimed both at helping education businesses and institutions spread their name in a more legit way… Read More

  • With Vyte.in, Schedule Meetings Without Long Email Threads

    With Vyte.in, Schedule Meetings Without Long Email Threads

    Scheduling a meeting usually takes a few emails. Add a third person, and you are now stuck in an email nightmare. French startup Vyte.in knows this too well, and will let you schedule meetings in a few clicks right in your browser. “I’ve worked for 4 years in big companies and small startups — from the smallest to the biggest company, you always have this problem when it comes… Read More

  • YouTube Revamps Its Music Awards For Second Year Show

    YouTube Revamps Its Music Awards For Second Year Show

    YouTube is bringing back its annual Music Awards for a second festival, with a new format that is designed to better emphasize the role of fans and creators on the service. The YouTube Music Awards last year were directed by Spike Jonze, and hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts. VICE Media is onboard as a production partner for the event, but it sounds like in addition to the… Read More

  • Flywheel Gets $12 Million In Series C Funding, Slams Uber And Finds A New CEO

    Flywheel Gets $12 Million In Series C Funding, Slams Uber And Finds A New CEO

    Flywheel, the app that hooks up taxi drivers with riders, announced Rakesh Mathur as the new CEO today. Mathur served as an Amazon VP in the early days, after the “The Everything Store” purchased his e-commerce startup Junglee. Mathur has brought in a new executive team and $12 million in a series C round of funding from TCW/Craton, Rockport Capital and Shasta Ventures. All… Read More

  • Tyba Pulls In Another $3.1M To Scale Up Its Graduate Recruitment Platform

    Tyba Pulls In Another $3.1M To Scale Up Its Graduate Recruitment Platform

    Tyba – a “junior recruitment market” aimed at allowing companies like tech startups to more efficiently hire university and college graduates – last year raised $1.3 million in an investment round led by Sunstone Capital. It’s now raised another $3.1 million, once again from Sunstone Capital and a new investor, the VC fund Impulse, which is part of the Kuwaiti… Read More

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