Matthew Lynley

I’ve covered various segments of the tech industry, ranging from enterprise technology to social networking companies like Facebook and Twitter. I’m also dabbling in a little bit of Web (Python) and Android development. I studied mathematics at UNC-Chapel Hill, with an applied mathematics skew toward fluid mechanics, modeling and behavior of special functions.

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  • Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

    Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

    Stitch Fix revised where it would price its IPO lower last night ahead of trading, and it looks like it helped approach the right sweet spot as a result when it made its debut today. The company saw around a 15% pop in its stock when it began trading this morning — the benchmark companies tend to look to hit when they go public is around 20% — and fell around the lower bounds of… Read More

  • Physera raises $2.8M to streamline physical therapy

    Physera raises $2.8M to streamline physical therapy

    If you’ve ever ended up with an injury, you’ve probably gone through an overly long process to eventually end up in a physical therapist’s office: you go to a doctor’s office, they take a look, hand you a slip of paper, and refer you off to a PT office (that might not even still exist). And that’s just to get to the point of actually starting the workouts and… Read More

  • Adeptmind raises $4.5M from Fidelity to bring smarter search to retailers

    Adeptmind raises $4.5M from Fidelity to bring smarter search to retailers

    If you’ve ever searched for a product on any website that’s not Amazon or Google, you’ve probably had a bad time trying to find something — and then go straight back to Google or Amazon. That’s a significant problem for retailers, which need to ensure that potential customers that are already signaling a lot of interest in buying something will actually be able… Read More

  • Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet

    Pinterest Lens now gives users a way to figure out their outfits with the clothes in their closet

    Looking for what to wear is one of the bigger use cases on Pinterest, but as the company looks to make the process of getting the right content to users more seamless, it’s been increasingly focusing on its interface with the real world with the camera. Now the company is going a step further by letting users tap the camera’s visual search technology with clothes that are already… Read More

  • Pinterest rolls out its own version of QR codes

    Pinterest rolls out its own version of QR codes

    If you are walking around a retailer, you might have seen a sign or something along those lines posted to check out its Pinterest account for additional content or products — but there was not really a seamless way to get to that account. Taking a cue from the prevalence of QR codes around the world, Pinterest is rolling out its own variation of QR codes for retailers and brands. Read More

  • iUNU aims to build cameras on rails for growers to keep track of their crop health

    iUNU aims to build cameras on rails for growers to keep track of their crop health

    You’ve probably spent a lot of time keeping track of your plants and all the minor details, like the coloration of the leaves, in order to make sure they’re healthy — but for professional growers in greenhouses, this means keeping track of thousands of plants all at once. That can get out of hand really quickly as it could involve just walking through a greenhouse with an… Read More

  • Stitch Fix gets a close look from consumer VC firm Goodwater Capital ahead of IPO

    Stitch Fix gets a close look from consumer VC firm Goodwater Capital ahead of IPO

    With Stitch Fix’s IPO on the horizon, Wall Street — and the rest of the tech industry — is going to be keeping a close eye on this next big consumer IPO as both a signal for the future of e-commerce startups like Stitch Fix and the consumer IPO market as a whole heading into the back half of the year. So one of the big metrics Wall Street and others will be focusing on is… Read More

  • Graphcore raises $50M amid a flurry of AI chip activity

    Graphcore raises $50M amid a flurry of AI chip activity

    While some of the largest chip manufacturers are looking to shift their focus onto the GPU for their biggest machine learnings, there’s a blooming ecosystem of new chip startups looking to rethink the way processing for AI works That includes a European-based startup called Graphcore, which said today that it has raised $50 million in new financing led by Sequoia Capital — following… Read More

  • Nvidia’s huge run continues as its data center business surges

    Nvidia’s huge run continues as its data center business surges

    Nvidia continues to ride the wave of a myriad of huge success stories for the company, like the rapid adoption of the Nintendo Switch and demand for technology to power AI computation within data centers, as it saw yet another quarter where its business continued to expand significantly. It’s a wave that’s tripled Nvidia’s stock in the last year. Nvidia’s… Read More

  • Pinterest now lets you create sections within your boards to further tidy up ideas

    Pinterest now lets you create sections within your boards to further tidy up ideas

    Pinterest serves as a pretty good place for users who are looking to plan large-scale projects, like outfits for big events, home design or even life moments like a wedding or a 50th birthday party — and now the company is looking to make that even easier by introducing a more powerful way to keep those batches of ideas, well, tidy. Read More

  • Square’s dominant year hits a snag

    Square’s dominant year hits a snag

    Square is continuing to make its bid to capture the payments of small businesses around the world, as well as tap into the momentum of peer-to-peer payments products with Square Cash, as its payments volume continues a steady and methodical rise — though, Wall Street still seems a little skeptical today as the stock is down slightly. Read More

  • Snap is having a bad day

    Snap is having a bad day

    Ho boy — there are bad days and there are bad days in an earnings season, and this is definitely the latter for Snap. The company released its quarterly report for its financial performance in the third quarter this year, and as a result, the company’s stock is absolutely cratering. Read More

  • Sourceress raises $3.5M to find candidates that managers want without realizing it

    Sourceress raises $3.5M to find candidates that managers want without realizing it

    When a company is looking for a candidate for an open role, the hiring manager is probably going to rattle off a bunch of qualifications that they’re looking for to a recruiter — and Kanjun Qiu says recruiters will probably just run with that when the manager’s requirements might not actually be so rigid. It’s that intent from the manager — the idea that the… Read More

  • A tale of two chip stocks

    A tale of two chip stocks

    Broadcom confirmed this morning that it would offer to acquire Qualcomm in one of the largest tech deals of all time, and one that would consolidate two storied semiconductor companies into a single unit as the chip world has begun a course shift in the past year. But it’s as much a story of a potential consolidation as it is one of the performances of two companies. Read More

  • Apple taps $900B after a blowout fourth quarter

    Apple taps $900B after a blowout fourth quarter

    Apple is continuing its run toward $1 trillion today, as a huge fiscal fourth quarter sent the stock to new highs and helped its market cap briefly hit $900 billion — though it’s since leveled off just a bit and is now resting just a hair below that. Read More

  • Apple delivers on its much-hyped promise to Wall Street in spades

    Apple delivers on its much-hyped promise to Wall Street in spades

    As Apple looks to set itself up to Wall Street as the de facto standard of what a smartphone can — and should — look like as consumer demand evolves over time, it was able for the large part to deliver on that claim as it showed up with a big beat in the fourth quarter. Read More

  • Tesla’s Wall Street hype train hits a speed bump

    Tesla’s Wall Street hype train hits a speed bump

    Tesla’s march toward its goal of being able to produce 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week is a very expensive prospect — but the company says it basically has enough money to hit that target. Despite that, Tesla wasn’t able to completely sate Wall Street’s concerns about the company’s ability to hit those production targets. Read More

  • CTrip Group snaps up travel search startup Trip.com

    CTrip Group snaps up travel search startup Trip.com

    Trip.com, a travel discovery app formerly known as Gogobot, is getting acquired amid a flurry of activity surrounding trip discovery tools and companies — and the emerging presence of Airbnb’s foray into finding experiences. The acquisition comes amid the specter of Airbnb, which has been explicit about looking to become an “experience” engine. If you go to Airbnb… Read More

  • Credit Karma rolls out a hub to check out the details of your car

    Credit Karma rolls out a hub to check out the details of your car

    While you can open up your bank app and probably find all the relevant information for your credit cards and bank accounts, there isn’t really a very neat spot for the same information on your drivers’ license or insurance. That’s a demand that Credit Karma, normally known for free credit reports with some financial advice layered on top of it, hopes exists and is looking to… Read More

  • Expense report analysis startup AppZen raises $13M to build a smarter back office

    Expense report analysis startup AppZen raises $13M to build a smarter back office

    Expense reports aren’t the most exciting thing in the universe. But when you reach the scale of say, Amazon, and have tens of thousands of employees, making sure everything comes through smoothly and the right things are being billed to the company could mean the difference in millions of dollars to your bottom line. And when Anant Kale walks into the office of a big company and asks for… Read More

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