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  • Slack Wins A Crunchie For Fastest Rising Startup

    Slack is growing up and to the right and as such a rapid climber won a Crunchie last night for Fastest Rising Startup at TechCrunch’s 9th annual awards show. Slack also claims to have a more diverse workforce than any other startup and smartly chose to send four of its engineers – all of them black and female – to accept the award on stage. One of the women Slack sent to… Read More

  • The Ultimate Ad Crunch Network

    The Ultimate Ad

    If Mad Men is to be believed, the difference between a successful brand and a failure is the perfect ad: one witty line, the perfect image; an overall feeling that captures and captivates the target audience and converts them into customers. The world hasn’t changed that much since the Mad Men days (though we’re thankful for somewhat more egalitarian work environments). Read More

  • Anchor Launches To Take Radio To The Next Level

    Anchor Launches To Take Radio To The Next Level

    Welcome to the next generation of broadcasting. New York-based Anchor, which launched today for iOS, is offering a new, easier way to record and transmit interactive audio content. Read More

  • Study: Music Is The Food Of Love

    Study: Music Is The Food Of Love

    In what is probably one of the most unique studies involving iBeacons, music, and sex anyone has ever done, a researcher (in connection with Apple Music and Sonos) has found that music in the home increases togetherness, closer “proximity,” and leads to 67% more sex worldwide. Now before you say “Hey, this is just Apple and Sonos trying to sell us product” understand… Read More

  • A Recap Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards

    The 9th Annual Crunchies took place at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco last night. Host Chelsea Peretti had us laughing before our presenters came on stage to announce the winners of this year’s Crunchies. Follow along for some of the highlights of the show, including an operatic musical number, our favorite speeches and some of your social media posts. Read More

  • SolarCity Beats Q4 Estimates, But Stock Plunges 30 Percent On Soft Outlook

    SolarCity Beats Q4 Estimates, But Stock Plunges 30 Percent On Soft Outlook

    SolarCity, which is down more than 50 percent over the past year, just released its Q4 2015 earnings. The market has reacted negatively, with the stock trading down about 30 percent after-hours at a price of around $17.50 per-share. While Q4 revenue of $115M and loss of $2.37 per share beat estimates of $111M in revenue and a loss of $2.59 per share, the company’s Q1 2016 forecast… Read More

  • U.S. Version Of Politwoops Comes Back Online To Track Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

    U.S. Version Of Politwoops Comes Back Online To Track Politicians’ Deleted Tweets

    Politwoops, a service that tracks politicians’ deleted tweets in an effort to hold elected officials accountable for the statements they make on social media, is now back online in the U.S. The restoration of the service, announced today by the Sunlight Foundation, follows Twitter’s earlier decision to restore Politwoops’ access to its API after previously having… Read More

  • Fox Marks Down Its DraftKings Investment By 60 Percent

    Fox Marks Down Its DraftKings Investment By 60 Percent

    Twenty-First Century Fox, which invested $160M in DraftKings over the summer, has written down the investment by about 60 percent, according to its 10-Q filed today. Specifically, Fox noted that “based on information concerning DraftKings’ current valuation in a recent financing transaction, the Company determined that a portion of its investment in DraftKings was impaired and… Read More

  • The Money In Open-Source Software Crunch Network

    The Money In Open-Source Software

    It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that give away their software raised roughly $3.2 billion in financing from 2011 to 2014. Despite the growing popularity of open-source software, though, many open-source companies are… Read More

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