Stephanie Yang

Stephanie Yang

Stephanie Yang is a writer for TechCrunch and a student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Her work has previously appeared in USA Today, United Press International, the Medill News Service, the Daily Northwestern and Grid, the Chicago Sun-Times business magazine.

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FuzeBox Raises $26 Million For European Expansion, Names Former Yammer Executive David Obrand As CEO

FuzeBox, which provides online collaboration and communication tools, has raised $26 million in Series B funding. Led by Hermes Growth Partners and joined by existing investors Index Ventures, Khosla

OLSET Matches Business Travelers With The Right Hotel In Less Than 10 Seconds

A new travel platform called OLSET is launching its public beta to streamline the hotel booking process, with an algorithm for matching user preferences to reviews from TripAdvisor. Instead of providi

Mobile News App Circa Launches Its Web Platform For Browsing And Following Stories

Circa, a startup that offers quick and mobile news consumption, is expanding its services to the web by launching its online platform for following and sharing news. While the website doesn’t ha

Appcubator Helps Beginning Developers Easily Create Their Own Web Applications

There are quite a few steps between starting to learn to code and developing a web application, and a new Y Combinator startup is trying to fill in those gaps. Appcubator has launched to allow users t

For The Rhythmically Challenged, Strumbot Will Strum Your Guitar For You

Yu Jiang Tham may not have rhythm, but that didn’t stop him from getting up on the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon stage and singing “Country Roads,” thanks to his self-strumming guitar

Where The Coding Craze Is Going Overboard

This summer, I jumped on the learn-to-code bandwagon, spending a couple of weeks on an online course before becoming completely frustrated and quitting. But there are plenty of people singing its prai

Front Desk Raises $3.2 Million To Help Businesses Manage Payments And Scheduling

Business management startup <a target="_blank" href="">Front Desk</a> has raised $3.2 million in seed funding, led by Second Avenue Partners and joined by Venture One Ventur

Meet Ping, An App That Turns Your Emails Into Real-Time Conversations

Remember that time before smartphones, when people sent messages as individual texts, and had inboxes filled with little envelope icons? Then messaging transformed with iPhones and Androids into a sea

AdYapper Raises $1.2 Million To Analyze Ad Viewability For Digital Campaigns

AdYapper, a real-time ad analytics service, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. The round was led by KGC Capital and joined by angel investors, including David Cohen, Laurel Touby, Paul Sethi, Sa

Online Travel Marketplace Vacatia Raises $5M To Simplify Buying And Selling Timeshares

With Airbnb, HomeAway, Roomorama and plenty of others, there’s no shortage of vacation rental platforms for travelers to browse. Add to the list Vacatia, a secondary marketplace aimed at times Raises $1.2M To Help Artists Make Money By Selling Instant Live Recordings

Anyone who's ever aspired to be a professional musician (my 12-year-old self included) knows that it's a tough lifestyle with little guarantee of financial security. That's why a new startup, <a targ

Studio 9+ Accelerator Raises $2.5 Million To Fund Its First Class of Entrepreneurs

<a target="_blank" href="">YouWeb</a> founder <a target="_blank" href="">Peter Relan</a>'s new accelerator has raised another $2.5 milli

Swayy Launches Into Public Beta To Curate Content For Your Social Media Audience

While managing social media for different organizations and brands, I’ve spent hours scouring the web for relevant content to share on Twitter and Facebook. It takes a long time to find the righ

Travel Marketplace Demeure Raises $4M To Take On Airbnb With A Subscription Service For High-End Travelers

Canada-based travel marketplace Demeure has raised $4 million in its third round of seed funding from about 50 Canadian private investors. This brings the startup’s total funding to about $8 mil

Automattic Adds New Media Explorer Tool For Quick Twitter, YouTube Embeds In

<a target="_blank" href="">Automattic</a>, the parent company of the popular publishing platform <a target="_blank" href=""></a>, has released a n

FeeX Raises $3 Million To Help You Avoid Paying Hidden Retirement Fees

FeeX, which helps users save on hidden retirement fees, has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Blumberg Capital. Co-founded by Uri Levine from Google-acquired Waze, the startup aims to raise a

Taulia Raises $18 Million To Expand In Europe, Grow Sales Teams

<a target="_blank" href="">Taulia</a>, a company that manages invoices and payments for buying organizations, has raised $18 million in Series C funding. Led by German investor <a tar

Coffee Meets Bagel Takes Its Online Dating Service National With Its New iOS App

<a target="_blank" href="">Coffee Meets Bagel</a>, an online dating site that provides a friend-of-a-friend match every day, is now making matches nationwide. <a href="htt

Graft Concepts Wants To Be The Swiss Army Knife Of iPhone Cases

Card slots. <a href="">A bottle opener</a>. <a href="

The Problem With The Lean In-tern

I am a college student in a field that traditionally offers unpaid internships. If you were to ask me two years ago to work for a big-name publication with no pay, I would have jumped at the chance.
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