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  • This Week On Bullish: Meeting Your Match Online

    Hello and welcome to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show. This week we took a look at online dating, which was once a curiosity. It’s now just a bit more than that. In the wake of the recent Match Group public offering (the company owns Tinder, a popular dating app), eyes are back on the space. How much room is there in online dating? Is it better to go niche or big and enjoy… Read More

  • This Week On Bullish: Rentpocalypse

    Hello my dear morning cohorts, and welcome back to Bullish, TechCrunch’s first talk show and running experiment concerning how long you are willing to look at my face. This week we looked into a topic that is for people in the thick of it, painful, and for those not, likely a bit confusing: Rental markets in technology-heavy cities. Of course, as TechCrunch is based in San Francisco… Read More

  • Theranos Disputes WSJ’s Accuracy In Report Claiming Secret $350 Million Safeway Deal

    Theranos Disputes WSJ’s Accuracy In Report Claiming Secret $350 Million Safeway Deal

    Safeway grocery stores dropped a $350 million deal with Theranos, according to the Wall Street Journal. Theranos put out a statement today disputing the Journal’s report but failed once again to dispel the claim. “We were disappointed to see yet another inaccurate WSJ article, entirely relying on anonymous sources,” said the Theranos statement. “As we relayed to the… Read More

  • Eminem Partners With Genius, Alex And Drew Rap Battle The News

    Eminem Partners With Genius, Alex And Drew Rap Battle The News

    Today, Eminem announced that he’d be investing in and partnering with lyric-annotation site Genius. It’s kind of a match made in heaven, seeing as Eminem’s lyrics are constantly scrutinized. Here’s what Eminem had to say about the tie-up: Coming up we would always obsess over the lyrics from our favorite MCs. Picking everything apart, trying to get into their heads. I… Read More

  • Housing Activists Swarm Airbnb On Day Before The Vote On Prop F

    Housing Activists Swarm Airbnb On Day Before The Vote On Prop F

    A group of activists from the Coalition on Homelessness took over Airbnb headquarters in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco this afternoon to protest what they believe is a company at the root cause of evictions and homelessness in the city. Airbnb has added the lion’s share (more than $8 million) into defeating Proposition F, a proposal some believe is hiking up the rent in SF… Read More

  • Home Services Startup Porch Sheds 90 Employees, Key Executives Bolt

    Home Services Startup Porch Sheds 90 Employees, Key Executives Bolt

    Porch, one of the many companies positioning themselves to be the go-to place for “home services,” has laid off 90 members of its staff according to Geekwire. We’ve reached out to Porch for a statement (See the update below). The company has raised $98.85M to date in 3 rounds. Their competitors include Amazon, Angie’s List, Pro.com and HomeAdvisor, just to name a… Read More

  • Sacca To Shark Tank: “I Will Not And Cannot Do It If I Have To Wear A Suit”

    Sacca To Shark Tank: “I Will Not And Cannot Do It If I Have To Wear A Suit”

    If you’re not familiar with Shark Tank, it’s ABC’s show that drops companies in front of investors from all walks of life, including the very loud Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks. It’s oddly become a family favorite for a lot of people I know, mostly because they get to shout at the TV and make predictions on whether someone will invest or not, or talk about… Read More

  • Walgreens Halts Theranos Testing Center Expansion

    Walgreens Halts Theranos Testing Center Expansion

    Walgreens won’t be going forward with any plans to open up more Theranos Wellness Centers until it can “understand the truth,” behind recent questioning of the blood work startup’s technology, according to the Wall Street Journal. Walgreens and Theranos announced a partnership in September 2013, allowing Theranos to offer its lab testing services at Walgreens… Read More

  • Theranos Takes Yet Another Swipe At WSJ Allegations In A Lengthy Statement

    Theranos Takes Yet Another Swipe At WSJ Allegations In A Lengthy Statement

    Theranos continued playing defense this morning with a much more in-depth post on what the company claims the news organization got wrong in two damning articles published last week. One WSJ article alleged Theranos was outsourcing most of its technology to test blood samples on its 240 blood tests and that the company was in fact only using its proprietary ‘Edison’ machine for… Read More

  • Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Attempts To Clear Up The Bad Blood With WSJ

    Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Attempts To Clear Up The Bad Blood With WSJ

    The energy in the room was palpable as audience members waited to see if Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes would really show up this morning for her onstage interview at the Wall Street Journal Live conference. But show up, she did. Holmes took the hot seat in the midst of a very public brawl with the Journal, which published a couple of articles alleging Theranos wasn’t using its own… Read More

  • Theranos Continues Damage Control Messaging

    Theranos Continues Damage Control Messaging

    Silicon Valley blood-test technology startup Theranos has once again responded to allegations made by the Wall Street Journal over questionable test results. Unfortunately, little of that response has to do with the allegations. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been on a selective media tour to do damage control over a WSJ report alleging the company wasn’t using its own tech for… Read More

  • Theranos Refutes Claims Its Blood-Test Tech Is Unreliable

    Theranos Refutes Claims Its Blood-Test Tech Is Unreliable

    Theranos has refuted claims made in a scathing Wall Street Journal report that the company was struggling with results of its blood-test technology; that some results of tests were way off; and that Theranos was only using its tech for 15 tests and instead outsourcing most of the 240 total it offers to other machines from outside manufacturers. Read More

  • Bazillion Dollar Club Is Looking For New Home After SyFy Cancellation

    Bazillion Dollar Club Is Looking For New Home After SyFy Cancellation

    There is hope for those saddened to hear Dave McClure’s new reality show Bazillion Dollar Club was yanked just one week after airing its first episode on SyFy. We hear Zero Point Zero, the production company behind the show, is looking for a new home. SyFy made the decision to pull the new Silicon Valley reality show last week after airing the pilot episode. “It just didn’t… Read More

  • Twitter Stock Up 4% On Report That Jack Dorsey Will Become Permanent CEO

    Twitter Stock Up 4% On Report That Jack Dorsey Will Become Permanent CEO

    Today, Re/code reported that Jack Dorsey would be installed as permanent CEO after many months of speculation. Investors and those close to the company have been calling for Dorsey to take the post, but the board has been going through a process. One that may end as early as tomorrow, Recode’s sources told them. This means that Dorsey will simultaneously run Twitter and Square. The board… Read More

  • Lyft Moves Customer Support Team To Nashville To Combat High-Priced SF Market

    Lyft Moves Customer Support Team To Nashville To Combat High-Priced SF Market

    Peer-to-peer ride-sharing startup Lyft informed 20 members of its San Francisco-based customer support team this week it will be relocating them to Nashville, Tennessee. Lyft is building out its new customer service headquarters in Nashville, where overhead such as rent and salaries are cheaper. It will also help Lyft’s east coast support. The ride-sharing startup is asking customer… Read More

  • Write As Many Words As You Need To

    Write As Many Words As You Need To

    Heya, this is the web, welcome. There is a lot of room here for activities. So much room, in fact, that you could write as many words as you want and it would literally never fill up all of the space inside.* You could write a 50,000 word review of an operating system. You could write a zero-word commentary piece on an acquisition or a currency. And you could even write something about… Read More

  • A Few Thoughts On Tech Stocks

    A Few Thoughts On Tech Stocks

    Shares in technology companies have recently come under intense pressure, similar to other equities, markets, commodities and more. How far tech shops have declined, however, is worth digging into. After all, if the value of public tech companies has declined sharply, it could impact the value of private startups like Uber or Dropbox. Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Amazon’s Soul, Ashley Madison, And Uber’s IPO

    Welcome back friends, we are here to cap off the week, taking a look at the biggest stories in the process. This time ’round, our coterie was helmed by none other than TechCrunch’s own Sarah Lane. Megan Rose Dickey and myself rounded out the quorum. On the docket today is Amazon’s controversial corporate culture, the massive Ashley Madison hacks, and news that Uber will… Read More

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