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Automattic’s bargain-bin Tumblr deal plugs right into the WordPress business model

Tumblr has been a millstone around the neck of its owners, first Yahoo and later Oath and Verizon Media, pretty much since it was acquired in 2013. They never found an answer to the question that new

What happened to the sharing economy?

A few years ago, Silicon Valley couldn’t stop using a trendy buzzword — the sharing economy. The good old top-down economic model with a clear separation between service providers and clients was

USV closes on $450M for new funds, adds two partners

USV is expanding its partnership to manage the new funds.

Caterina Fake is known for her trend-spotting; here’s some of what she’s chasing now

Roughly a year ago, entrepreneurs Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström decided to form a traditional venture outfit called Yes VC. Fast forward, and the duo has nearly closed on $50 million for their deb

Etsy error resulted in large amounts being withdrawn from some sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards

An Etsy bill payment error resulted in large amounts of money being withdrawn from several sellers’ bank accounts and credit cards on Friday morning. While the company says the issue has been resol

Union Square Ventures secures $429M across two new funds

USV co-founder Fred Wilson expect U.S. venture capitalists will "take a more cautious stance in 2019."

VCs back wholesale marketplace Faire with $100M at a $535M valuation

Kirsten Green of Forerunner Ventures, Keith Rabois of Khosla, Alfred Lin of Sequoia and Alex Taussig of Lightspeed are backers of Faire.

Easyship, a Stripe for global e-commerce shipping, raises $4M

Easyship, a Hong Kong-based startup that aims to make international shipping for e-commerce as easy as payments, has closed a $4 million Series A round. The company was founded in 2015 by former Lazad

Meet the woman leading Accel’s consumer growth investments

Accel has hired Maya Noeth to lead its consumer growth investing efforts. The firm typically promotes from within; Noeth is its first outside hire in over two years.

States will be able to charge sales tax on online purchases thanks to the Supreme Court

In a five-to-four decision issued today, the Supreme Court ruled that states can make online businesses collect sales taxes — even if they don’t have a physical presence in that state. Tod

Making mastodon gummies, Geltor is recreating a truly paleo diet

Paul Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Paul Shapiro s the author of "Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World". Most paleo dieters try to stick to some t

Caterina Fake on turning down VC roles a decade ago: ‘I just kind of didn’t fit in’

Ten years ago, not long after Yahoo had acquired Flickr, its co-founder, Caterina Fake, bounded up and down Sand Hill Road taking meetings with venture firms that were interested in hiring her. She kn

Etsy lives to fight another day as new leadership shaves costs and delivers an earnings beat

Etsy went ahead and DIYed its Q2 2017 earnings report this afternoon and fortunately things turned out fairly well for the company. Etsy announced revenue of $101.69 million with earnings per share of

Etsy will cut 15 percent of its workforce in a new round of layoffs

Etsy has announced its second round of layoffs in as many months. In a statement today, it said it will cut 140 positions, or about 15 percent of its current workforce. When combined with an earlier d

Amazon, Kickstarter, Reddit, YC join ‘save net neutrality’ protest planned for July 12

A day of protest over the FCC's controversial proposal to eliminate net neutrality rules has been planned for July 12, with supporters of the online action including the likes of Amazon, Etsy, Github,

Amazon takes on Etsy with a new shop featuring handcrafted items for weddings

Amazon this morning staked another claim in the billion-dollar wedding industry with the launch of a new Wedding Shop dedicated to sales of handcrafted items, including décor, invitations, gifts, je

Crunch Report | Facebook Hires 3,000 People After Getting Disturbed

Facebook hires 3,000 people to combat the disturbing videos and live videos that have been popping up on the site, Hulu launches its live TV service, yesterday was not too good of a day for tech stock

Etsy names Josh Silverman as its new CEO

There's been a shakeup in Etsy's leadership, with CEO Chad Dickerson and CTO John Allspaw departing. Josh Silverman, the former Skype and Evite CEO who joined Etsy's board last fall, is taking over as

Etsy Studio is a new marketplace for craft supplies

Etsy just announced what it’s calling its first marketplace in 11 years — Etsy Studio, where businesses can sell supplies to other Etsy users. CEO Chad Dickerson told me that while craft suppl

How tech companies are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! In celebration of Dr. King’s birthday and his major contributions to the civil rights movement, Twitter, Asana, Etsy, Google, Box, Slack, GitHub and sever
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