• Group Nine Media hires Stacy Green as its first chief people officer

    Group Nine Media hires Stacy Green as its first chief people officer

    Group Nine Media has hired Stacy Green to lead its human resources team. The company was created at the end of 2016 by the merger of Thrillist, The Dodo, NowThis and Seeker. CEO Ben Lerer said that at the time, he assumed there would be a “Lego-like” process of combining the best teams from each organization — and since Thrillist had the largest HR staff, it seemed natural… Read More

  • Adidas joins Carbon’s board as its 3D printed shoes finally drop

    Adidas joins Carbon’s board as its 3D printed shoes finally drop

    In its three and a half years of existence, Carbon has become a leading light in the industry-wide push to bring 3D printing to manufacturing. The company’s proprietary CLIP tech has sped up the process of additive manufacturing by leaps and bounds. It’s also found the perfect partner in Adidas, whose Futurecraft 4D shoes are about as good a poster child for the tech as one… Read More

  • Education quiz app Kahoot says it’s now used by 50% of all US K-12 students, 70M users overall

    Education quiz app Kahoot says it’s now used by 50% of all US K-12 students, 70M users overall

    With HQ Trivia continuing its viral and popular run, and education remaining a perennially strong category in app stores, it was only a matter of time before someone came along that combined elements of both to hitmaking effect. Kahoot, an app based out of Oslo, Norway that aims to teach its users across a wide variety of subjects and ideas by way of quizzes that they take in competition… Read More

  • Drone comes to the rescue of two swimmers in Australia

    Drone comes to the rescue of two swimmers in Australia

    One day, they may yet turn against us, but for now, they’re still our allies: A drone rescued two teenage swimmers in distress off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, according to a new report. The drone spotted two teenagers in trouble around a half-a-mile out from shore, and then dropped a flotation device it carries for the purpose to give them something to hang on to (via… Read More

  • Amazon reveals top 20 city candidates for its second HQ

    Amazon reveals top 20 city candidates for its second HQ

    Amazon has reviewed the proposals from potential candidate cities for its second North American headquarters location, and it found 20 of those the most promising. The mayors of these top 20 cities will now fight to the death in a Battle Royale-style island arena… er wait, no actually they’ll just move on the next portion of Amazon’s submission phase, which includes… Read More

  • Facebook appoints American Express CEO to board of directors

    Facebook appoints American Express CEO to board of directors

    Facebook announced today the addition of Kenneth I. Chenault, CEO of American Express, to its board of directors. His appointment becomes effective Feb. 5, 2018. “I’ve been trying to recruit Ken for years,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a press release. “He has unique expertise in areas I believe Facebook needs to learn and improve — customer service… Read More

  • Birch raises $1 million to help you reap the best credit card rewards

    Birch raises $1 million to help you reap the best credit card rewards

    Birch Finance, a TechCrunch Disrupt 2016 Battlefield alum, has raised a $1 million seed round from AGP Miami, Kevin Johnson, the former CEO of Ebates and Frank Azor, founder of Alienware. The plan is to grow Birch Finance’s user base and increase its opportunities for monetization. Birch Finance aims to help people make the most of the credit cards in their wallets by telling them… Read More

  • Audience data provider Eyeota raises $12.5M

    Audience data provider Eyeota raises $12.5M

    Eyeota is looking to sell audience data to advertisers around the world, and it’s announcing that it’s raised $12.5 million in Series B funding for further growth. The company was actually founded back in 2010, but it didn’t raise its Series A until two years ago. CEO Kevin Tan admitted that the company had been “difficult for early-stage investors to wrap their… Read More

  • Peugeot plans 100 percent electrified vehicle lineup by 2025

    Peugeot plans 100 percent electrified vehicle lineup by 2025

    European automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to offer electric and hybrid electric powertrain options for all of its vehicles by 2025, according to CEO Carlos Tavares. The chief executive also said that PSA will seek to re-enter the U.S. market, according to Reuters, and revealed that they company aims to offer partial autonomous driving features on 80 percent of its car lineup by 2030, with… Read More

  • Okta teams up with ServiceNow to bring identity layer to breach containment

    Okta teams up with ServiceNow to bring identity layer to breach containment

    Okta and fellow cloud company ServiceNow got together to build an app that helps ServiceNow customers using their security operations tools find security issues related to identity and take action immediately. The company launched the Okta Identity Cloud for Security Operations app today. It’s available in the ServiceNow app store and has been designed for customers who are using… Read More

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