• Having Success With Code Bootcamps: A Guide For Employers And Bootcamp Grads Crunch Network

    Having Success With Code Bootcamps: A Guide For Employers And Bootcamp Grads

    Anyone hiring engineers in tech knows how much competition there is for talent; there just aren’t enough good engineers to go around. As a result of the incredibly high demand for talent, the supply side has responded by launching coding bootcamps all over the country and, indeed, the world. Thousands of post-college adults are dropping their careers and spending months and many thousands… Read More

  • Money For Nothing For Everyone Crunch Network

    Money For Nothing For Everyone

    “There is something more powerful than the brute force of bayonets: it is the idea whose time has come.” And so last weekend I visited the Basic Income Createathon–held, appropriately enough, at Brigade in San Francisco–to witness the early stirrings of a movement whose central goal may seem strange and radical … but which I expect to eventually transform the life… Read More

  • Gestures Are Defining Apple Watch Crunch Network

    Gestures Are Defining Apple Watch

    Instead of the touches and swipes that power most of our screen-based computing devices, many of the core Apple Watch capabilities — like checking the time — are powered by gestures. The use of gestures as a user interface may seem like a novelty to many, but, from the research we did over the last six months, it’s a game changer — a lot of the data and insights we… Read More

  • Mark Zuckerberg Will Take Two Months Off From Facebook For Paternity Leave

    Mark Zuckerberg Will Take Two Months Off From Facebook For Paternity Leave

    Mark Zuckerberg, the face of Facebook since the company’s founding back in 2004, will be taking a few months off for paternity leave. News of his time off comes by way of — no surprises here — his Facebook. Read More

  • Voter Is Tinder For Politics

    Voter Is Tinder For Politics

    As we approach election season the average person is probably confused by the plethora of candidates. Should you vote Trump? Hillary? Dr. Fantasmus the Libertarian Cyborg? Voter can probably tell you. This app is basically a swipe left/swipe right interface for political leanings. It asks you questions about policy and then recommends a candidate based on who you should vote for. Do you… Read More

  • Ex-TechCruncher Launches Y Combinator’s “Not News” Publication The Macro

    Ex-TechCruncher Launches Y Combinator’s “Not News” Publication The Macro

    There are plenty of tech blogs. But The Macro can go where no blogs are allowed — deep inside the Hogwarts of startups, Y Combinator. Mixed in with unmentionably candid advice and embarrassing tales of failure meant only for the ears of YC’s founders and mentors are stories worth spreading beyond the accelerator. Read More

  • 10 Carpooling Apps To Take This Weekend In San Francisco That Aren’t Uber

    Let’s all agree that public transportation in San Francisco is not the greatest, but there’s plenty more ways to get about town and not all of them include clicking on UberPOOL. Here we present a handful of startups in San Francisco hoping to make your commute easier than MUNI and cleaner and cheaper than Uber and Lyft. *H/T to 7×7 for first compiling a number of the… Read More

  • When And How To Pick Your Next Launch Country Crunch Network

    When And How To Pick Your Next Launch Country

    International expansion is a challenge any globally ambitious company will face — some sooner than others. As a long-time investor in both the U.S. and Europe, I often get asked by the venture community about the difference between the two. In my opinion, one of the key elements is the market fragmentation, which is something that European companies tend to come up against sooner than… Read More

  • Square Investor Says IPO Hoopla Overblown

    Several years ago, the venture firm GGV Capital invested in the Series C round of payment technology company Square, whose shares soared more than 40 percent on their first day of public trading yesterday (and are trading down a few percent today, at $12.78 apiece as of this writing). It’s perhaps unsurprising then that GGV managing director Glenn Solomon thinks the company has… Read More

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