Billy Gallagher

Billy Gallagher is a former TechCrunch staffer whose first book “HOW TO TURN DOWN A BILLION DOLLARS: The Snapchat Story by Billy Gallagher” is on sale now. Gallagher previously worked as an analyst at Khosla Ventures.

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As The Series A Crunch Tightens, Teams of Coders Are Looking To Find New Jobs On DeveloperAuction

DeveloperAuction, an online marketplace that lets startups submit salary bids to talented engineers, has expanded to allow teams of coders and designers to put themselves up for auction as a group.

Uber Takes The Rocky Road To Deliver You S’more Ice Cream

Coffee, Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz! Today, for the second year in a row, Uber will be delivering ice cream -- vanilla, chocolate, and everything in between -- in 33 cities in 10 countries. You might think

Freedom Of Information Act Machine Fights Government Secrecy By Automating Transparency Requests

The Freedom of Information Act Machine, an open online platform that automates Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, <a target="_blank" href="

Another Day, Another Yahoo Acquisition: Chinese Social Network-Data Startup Ztelic

Yahoo has acquired <a target="_blank" href="">Ztelic</a>, a Beijing startup focused on social-network data, as first reported by the <a target="_blank" href="

Tumblr Lets Users Make Gifs From Their Webcams, But Not Yet From The App

Tumblr users can now make four-frame GIFs using their webcams; the feature is not available yet for Tumblr apps. Users can press “Take a Photo” in photo posts and select “GIF," then record thems

Yahoo Acquires Neophyte Startup AdMovate To Improve Mobile Ads

Yahoo announced today that it has acquired AdMovate, a mobile advertising startup. A letter from AdMovate seems to indicate that the company was bought for their talent, rather than product.

Path Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation, Still Looking For A Lead Investor

Path is raising a $50 million Series C round at a $500 million post-money valuation. Sources tell us the company is still seeking a lead investor, the round is currently oversubscribed, and one of the

Instagram Designer Tim Van Damme Is Leaving Facebook For Dropbox

Instagram designer Tim Van Damme is leaving Facebook to take a new role at Dropbox. Yesterday, we learned that Gowalla co-founder Josh Williams and Van Damme were leaving Facebook in unrelated departu

Clinkle Opens Waitlists To U.S. College Students, Teases A Bit More About What The $25M App Will Look Like

<a target="_blank" href="">Clinkle</a>, the much-hyped mobile payments startup that recently <a target="_blank" href="">announced a

Gowalla Co-Founder Josh Williams And Instagram Designer Tim Van Damme Will Leave Facebook In Unrelated Departures

Gowalla co-founder Josh Williams will leave Facebook, a year and a half after Gowalla was acquired by the social network. In an unrelated exit, Instagram designer Tim Van Damme will also leave Faceboo

TrustRadius Closes $5M Series A Round From Mayfield Fund To Be The Yelp For Enterprise Software

TrustRadius, an online platform for user-generated reviews of business software, has raised a $5 million Series A round from Mayfield Fund. The Austin-based startup, which had previously been boots

Pac-12 Revamps Network Websites Around Unique Sports Events To Connect More Fans

The Pac-12 network released a beta version of its new website that is centered around unique event pages for 3,600 events across all Pac-12 schools and sports. Unfortunately for fans, though, the n

Buffer Partners With Echofon To Make Tweeting More Convenient

Buffer, a social network scheduling startup, announced today that it is partnering with Echofon, a Twitter client with over 10 million users, to provide a smarter and more efficient Twitter experience

Bootstrapped Startup Ampush Joins Facebook’s Elite Ranks Of Marketing Developers

Ampush, a bootstrapped social media marketing platform, was named a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer (sPMD) today. Facebook says being an sPMD is the “highest distinction of excel

Path Doubles Down On Stickers In Version 3.1, Alongside New iPad Design And Real World Friending

Path added stickers to comments, released a new iPad design, and introduced a new way to add friends in person today. Path introduced stickers in version 3.0 in March to extremely positive feedback

U.S. Venture Capital Investment Amounts Doubled In Q2, As Bay Area Companies Raised More Than NYC, LA, Boston Combined

Total new capital invested in the United States tech industry rose from $1.9 billion in April to $3.8 billion in June, a 100 percent increase in two months, according to quarterly data from <a target=

American Intern

I live in the Milano building in Crescent Village in North San Jose. Since I moved in last month, I have had loud parties, late-night hot-tubbing sessions, and generally involved myself in other, n

This Tiny, Portable Laptop Stand Will Finally Fix Your Posture

“The Roost--stop hunching over your laptop,” I read, back and neck aching as usual. I had been working at my laptop like a gargoyle since early in the morning. But in the Roost, a laptop stand tha

Independence Day Was The Most Superlative Of All Days For Instagram And Vine

The Fourth of July was another record-shattering day for Instagram and Vine, as users shared millions of hours of video. As Americans fired up their barbeques and enjoyed the holiday, millions were

Doug Engelbart, “Father Of The Mouse” And American Inventor, Passes Away At 88

Doug Engelbart, an American inventor best known for creating the early computer mouse, passed away last night due to kidney failure. He was 88 years old. Engelbart pioneered many early Silicon Vall
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