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  • A Rant On Why Jay-Z’s Music App Tidal Sounds Doomed

    Giving away music is how you get people to pay for it. That might seem crazy, but its true, though Jay-Z doesn’t want to listen. He just launched a music streaming service called Tidal with Beyoncé, Daft Punk, Kanye, Arcade Fire, and Rihanna as co-owners contributing exclusive content. The goal is to get artists properly paid. The problem is Tidal subscriptions costs $20 for… Read More

  • Postmates Will Deliver Bastian Lehmann Via Bike To The Disrupt New York Stage

    Postmates Will Deliver Bastian Lehmann Via Bike To The Disrupt New York Stage

    OK, the bike thing probably isn’t true but Postmates co-founder and CEO Bastian Lehmann will join us on stage at TC Disrupt New York in May. Almost four years ago, Lehmann stepped onto the TechCrunch Disrupt stage and launched a company called Postmates, with a plan to totally disrupt the courier industry. Then, the company’s original focus was on delivering packages from one person… Read More

  • Frame.io Is Cloud-Based Collaboration For Everything

    Frame.io Is Cloud-Based Collaboration For Everything

    Given the world’s shift toward video, both in terms of consumption and creation, it’s almost surprising how tedious and painstaking the process of post-production collaboration can be. Lots of services focus on pieces of the problem, like accelerated file sharing or review in-progress collaboration, but there isn’t really a service that covers everything, end-to-end. Read More

  • Service Marketplace StarOfService Takes On Thumbtack

    Service Marketplace StarOfService Takes On Thumbtack

    French startup StarOfService plans to provide a solid Thumbtack alternative for the rest of the world. To achieve this goal, StarOfService is opening its marketplace in 80 countries and just raised $1.2 million (€1.1 million) from Point Nine Capital, Kima Ventures, Oleg Tscheltzoff and other business angels. When I talked with co-founder and CEO Lucas Lambertini, he doesn’t even hide… Read More

  • Social Media Management Company Sprinklr Raises $46M, Now Valued At More Than $1B

    Social Media Management Company Sprinklr Raises $46M, Now Valued At More Than $1B

    Sprinklr just announced that it has raised $46 million in new funding, at what it says is a valuation of more than $1 billion. The round was led by existing investors Battery Ventures, Intel Capital, and Iconiq Capital and brings the company’s total funding to $123.5 million. (Sprinklr’s last funding of $40 million was announced just under a year ago.) Read More

  • Former Quidsi Execs Launch Primary, A New Site For Kids’ Clothing Essentials

    Former Quidsi Execs Launch Primary, A New Site For Kids’ Clothing Essentials

    A pair of former Quidsi execs, Galyn Bernard and Christina Carbonell, longtime employees who stayed with the company through its acquisition by Amazon.com, are today launching a new e-commerce site today called Primary which focuses on the kids’ clothing market. The two, who are both parents themselves as well as savvy marketers, believe there’s still an untapped opportunity… Read More

  • Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

    Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

    Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp app manages all the numbers, voicemail, text messages, and notifications. The app is live in the iOS store… Read More

  • MoPub Founder Jim Payne Joins Board Of Ad Analytics Company Metamarkets

    MoPub Founder Jim Payne Joins Board Of Ad Analytics Company Metamarkets

    Following last month’s announcement of $15 million in new funding, analytics company Metamarkets is bringing someone new onto its board of directors — Jim Payne, founder and former CEO of MoPub, the mobile ad company acquired by Twitter. Payne left his full-time role at Twitter last fall, and since then, it sounds like he’s been focused on making angel investments and… Read More

  • Infinit’s New Mobile Apps Might Be The Best Way To Transfer Those Pesky HD Videos

    Infinit’s New Mobile Apps Might Be The Best Way To Transfer Those Pesky HD Videos

    French startup Infinit just released its mobile app for both iOS and Android. In addition to providing a simple way to send files to your friends and colleagues, it is now a full-fledged AirDrop replacement as well. As a reminder, Infinit is a file-sharing service that differs from WeTransfer or CloudApp as it uses peer-to-peer technology to boost file sharing between two users. And there… Read More

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