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  • Why Did Apple Buy Cue? Because Google Now Eats Siri’s Lunch

    Why Did Apple Buy Cue? Because Google Now Eats Siri’s Lunch

    Apple has acquired the ‘smart assistant’ company Cue, for over $40M. Why? Because Google is absolutely murdering Apple when it comes to the utility of Google Now. Apple is likely to use the acquisition, or its talent, to bolster the offerings of its Today section with additional signals curated from email, social networks and more. This would improve the utility of the section… Read More

  • How Stripe, Weebly And Cue Make Programming Challenges That Are Good For Recruiting

    How Stripe, Weebly And Cue Make Programming Challenges That Are Good For Recruiting

    Editor’s note: Robby Walker is co-founder and CTO of Cue. His previous company, Zenter, sold to Google in 2007. Programming challenges are a fantastic way to connect great people with great jobs, particularly great jobs at startups. Startups like Weebly and Cue have spent weeks of valuable engineering time building programming challenges. And tens of thousands of engineers spend… Read More

  • My Calendar Has Gotten Smarter In Really Dumb Ways

    My Calendar Has Gotten Smarter In Really Dumb Ways

    When I travel to the East Coast, I sometimes feel like I’m living in a time warp, as my iPhone and Google Calendar keep notifying me about meetings that had happened three hours earlier. I’ve already mentioned this problem on TechCrunch, in a post about the launch of smart calendar app Tempo, where I blamed the issue on “my apparently idiosyncratic way of dealing with… Read More

  • Clean Urban Energy Raises $7 Million To "Turn Buildings Into Batteries"

    A Chicago startup Clean Urban Energy (CUE) raised $7 million in a series A round from Battery Ventures and Rho Ventures, the company announced today. CUE’s software-as-a-service “exploits the thermal mass of commercial office buildings to make [them] more efficient,” according to a company press statement. The software was developed at the University of Colorado, which struck… Read More