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  • Sources: Grand Rounds Is Raising At Around A $750M Valuation

    Sources: Grand Rounds Is Raising At Around A $750M Valuation

    Sources are telling TechCrunch that Grand Rounds, which sells companies a service that gives employees access to healthcare advice and treatment from experienced professionals around the United States regardless of where they live, is valued at around $750 million as part of a new financing round. Grand Rounds works with companies to add an extra layer to their health benefits that… Read More

  • Twitter Board Says It Will Only Consider CEO Candidates “Willing To Make A Full-Time Commitment To Twitter”

    Twitter Board Says It Will Only Consider CEO Candidates “Willing To Make A Full-Time Commitment To Twitter”

    Twitter’s board of directors gave a brief update to its search for a new CEO, saying it would only consider candidates “who are in a position to make a full-time commitment to Twitter.” This seems like a relatively obvious statement for a CEO candidate running a company like Twitter but, at the same time, seems a little bit like a nod at the current — and potential… Read More

  • Alibaba Rethinks Its US E-Commerce Strategy, Folds 11 Main, Other U.S. Holdings Into OpenSky

    Alibaba Rethinks Its US E-Commerce Strategy, Folds 11 Main, Other U.S. Holdings Into OpenSky

    China’s e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba has been clear about its ambitions to grow its presence in the U.S. — in part as a facilitator between Western companies and Chinese consumers by way of services like Alipay, and in part as a way to expand its own marketplace footprint. But it is also going through some growing pains as it figures out how to carve out a place for itself in… Read More

  • Snoop Dogg For CEO Of Twitter Crunch Network

    Snoop Dogg For CEO Of Twitter

    Snoop Dogg should become CEO of Twitter and I’m about to tell you why. But first, leave Dick Costolo, the outgoing CEO, alone. When Dick became CEO, Twitter was valued at about $3 billion (now it’s $26 billion). The site was constantly overloaded with traffic and would crash. Now it doesn’t crash. Twitter had 30 million active users a month and now has over 250 million… Read More

  • Twitter Gets More Shoppable With Product Pages And Collections

    Twitter Gets More Shoppable With Product Pages And Collections

    Twitter just announced new capabilities that it says “make it easier to discover products and places.” The company has been moving into e-commerce and rolled out a Buy button last fall. However, a single tweet may not be the best way to sell a product, especially if you don’t know much about it, so Twitter says it’s starting to create pages around some products to… Read More

  • Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization Crunch Network

    Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization

    The concept of deep learning or deep structured learning has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent months because of the commitment and advancements of some of the world’s largest and most prolific search companies. With organizations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Baidu (a Chinese search engine) buying into this technology, we are starting to see a huge acceleration of… Read More

  • GoFundMe Confirms Its Funding Round, Which Valued It At $500M

    GoFundMe Confirms Its Funding Round, Which Valued It At $500M

    GoFundMe confirmed that it has raised venture capital financing in a blog post today, infusing the previously bootstrapped company with cash that will give it room to grow. TechCrunch previously reported that the round valued GoFundMe at around $500 million, though one of our sources said the valuation could have ended up higher than that. Our sources also told us the reason why it attracted… Read More

  • Ello, The Ad-Free Social Network, Wants You To Know It Will Have An iPhone App Tomorrow

    Ello, The Ad-Free Social Network, Wants You To Know It Will Have An iPhone App Tomorrow

    Remember Ello? The social network that promises to be ad-free will drop an iPhone app starting tomorrow, June 18. The announcement about the app is already on the homepage of the Ello website in big flashing words that read “Coming June 18th.” The company also sent me a very cryptic box of thingamajigs today. Something that looks like a piece of bread made out of wood, some… Read More

  • Fitbay Doubles Down On Fashion Selfies

    Fitbay Doubles Down On Fashion Selfies

    Danish fashion-focused social network Fitbay, which last year raised a $2 million seed round, is preparing for a partial pivot, that will put photo-sharing front and centre — because fashion selfies are by far and away where it has achieved the most engagement among its users. Read More