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What to look for when hiring a growth marketing agency

The rapid expansion of the growth marketing industry has created a significant problem for startups looking to hire.

How to implement an effective chatbot program

Today’s chatbots are compelling. They use AI and ML algorithms to learn, speak like people, offer solutions and basic customer support, route customers and much more.

Duolingo back in China app stores after 1 year, with a local twist

Duolingo, the Nasdaq-listed language learning app, is back in China’s Apple App Store and Android stores nearly a year after it disappeared from the country’s app stores. Users in China fo

How the myth of the ‘girlboss’ harms emerging women in tech

On Lafayette Street in SoHo, young, fashionable women lined up around the block to enter a minimalist, millennial oasis, the most perfect Instagram feed brought to life. Staff members glided around th

DDG has a tracker blocking carve-out linked to Microsoft contract

DuckDuckGo, the self-styled “internet privacy company” — which, for years, has built a brand around a claim of non-tracking web search and, more recently, launched its own ‘pri

Three senior Twitter employees leave amid potential Musk takeover

  As Elon Musk tweets poop emojis at Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, it appears that some of the platform’s executives are ready to move on. According to a Bloomberg report, three senior employe

Amid crypto’s talent war, Encode Club mints new web3 developers

Crypto-savvy developers are in short supply these days. Blockchain startups and protocols are fighting to onboard and train more engineers — an even tougher undertaking in a world where developi

How to see who viewed your TikTok profile

What do LinkedIn and TikTok have in common? In some cases, now you can see who viewed your profile in the last 30 days (also, LinkedIn is working on a TikTok-like video feed, but … we don’t ne

Mavrck raises $135M, buys Linkin.bio maker Later in creator and influencer marketing consolidation

Some believe that online marketing and advertising, as we largely think of them today, are dying a slow death and is getting replaced by something else: the rise of the influencer/creator. Today, one

Russia says nyet, sanctions Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn’s Roslansky, VP Harris and other US leaders

From the department of Tit for Tat, on the heels of a cascade of sanctions against Russia, Russian organizations and Russian individuals over Russia’s aggressive war in Ukraine, the Russian Fore

Salesforce and Twitter are both lucky their purported $20B deal failed in 2016

What if history gone a bit differently and Salesforce had bought Twitter in 2016? We spoke to some analysts who cover the CRM industry to get their thoughts.

Web scraping is legal, US appeals court reaffirms

Good news for archivists, academics, researchers and journalists: Scraping publicly accessible data is legal, according to a U.S. appeals court ruling. The landmark ruling by the U.S. Ninth Circuit of

Warp raises $23M to build a better terminal

The terminal often feels like an afterthought, and there hasn’t been a lot of innovation in this space for a very long time. Warp, which is launching its public beta today and announcing $23 mil

The 26 crypto startups that Y Combinator is backing in its W22 batch

Crypto was big at YC this batch. Y Combinator Demo Days returned yet again with another ballooning heap of startups. In the old days, a gaggle of TechCrunch reporters would go to the Demo Day in perso

How to hire great engineers when you don’t have any technical expertise

Recruiting a winning engineering team can be intimidating, especially for first-time and non-technical founders.

Twitter’s spin on the close friends story might be on its way soon

Sometimes you just want to tweet your reactions to the “Love is Blind” reunion without bothering your 4,333 closest friends, who probably follow you because they work in tech, and not beca

Talent.com raises $120M to take on Indeed and ZipRecruiter in mass-market job search

Online recruitment was one of the early and big hits of the first dot-com boom. But with more and more business processes moving online, online job search is the gift that keeps on giving, and so toda

Circular.io is putting a referral spin on tech recruitment

Demand for talent continues to make tech recruitment a hotbed of startup activity. To wit: Madrid-based startup Circular.io, which is now expanding its “talent sharing platform” — in

Daily Crunch: Asian and Hispanic e-grocer Weee! bags $425 million Series E

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

LinkedIn acquires Israeli web analytics startup Oribi for $80M-90M to expand its marketing technology

LinkedIn — the social network for people looking to connect with others in their professional fields and find work with upwards of 810 million users — has a long-standing business in marke
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