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  • Playbuzz unveils a new editor for writing articles chock full of interactive content

    Playbuzz unveils a new editor for writing articles chock full of interactive content

    Playbuzz helps online publishers make their content more interactive by adding elements like polls and galleries. Until recently, those elements have taken the form of widgets that publishers can embed into their stories, but that’s changing with the launch of Playbuzz’s new Storytelling platform, where writers are creating entire articles, not just one-off widgets. Read More

  • SF city attorney seeks court order to force Lyft and Uber to hand over driver data

    SF city attorney seeks court order to force Lyft and Uber to hand over driver data

    San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking a court order to force both Uber and Lyft to share records on driver safety, disability access and other operations, in compliance with the city attorney’s subpoenas from last month. Read More

  • Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion

    Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion

    Playkey, a game streaming service we saw earlier this year at Disrupt NY, has just closed an additional $2.8 million round of funding from Russia’s Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF). Created at the suggestion of Vladimir Putin in 2013, the IIDF has invested in 293 companies to-date with the objective to strengthen infrastructure for Russian businesses. However, the investment… Read More

  • Silent Echo lets you chat with Alexa over Slack

    Silent Echo lets you chat with Alexa over Slack

    Want to chat with Alexa via Slack? A new bot called Silent Echo now makes that possible. The idea is that there are times when you want to interact with Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, but you don’t want to do it by voice. For example, if things are too noisy in the room for Alexa to properly hear you, or, alternately, if you need things to be very quiet. The service… Read More

  • Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving

    Dropbox CTO Aditya Agarwal is leaving

    Aditya Agarwal, who came to Dropbox via its acquisition of Cove way back in 2012 and was given the CTO role last year, will be leaving the company. Agarwal held the CTO role for about 9 months and was previously the VP of engineering. Agarwal is leaving the company as it begins to aggressively tout its success as a business. Read More

  • AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi out ‘for my own reasons’

    AngelList co-founder Babak Nivi out ‘for my own reasons’

    “Mr. Nivi has no role at the company” AngelList COO Graham Jenkin told TechCrunch in response to questions regarding the curious absence of the investment platform’s co-founder. It’s atypical for the creator of such a high-profile company to seemingly disappear without any form of announcement. Read More

  • The very first question to answer when taking on new investors Crunch Network

    The very first question to answer when taking on new investors

    Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company look as attractive as possible. But before you decide the amount of money you raise and the type of investor you want on board, you must decide the kind of relationship you intend to have with your new partner. Read More

  • Uber’s SVP of leadership and strategy says she hasn’t seen any toxicity

    Uber’s SVP of leadership and strategy says she hasn’t seen any toxicity

    Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an executive accessing a rider’s medical records. In fact, Frei wears an Uber t-shirt every day and plans to wear one every day until every single one of Uber’s 15,000 employees feels proud about wearing one. Read More

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