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  • Carissa Romero to talk diversity and inclusion inside Silicon Valley at Disrupt NY

    Carissa Romero to talk diversity and inclusion inside Silicon Valley at Disrupt NY

    We’re excited to announce that Carissa Romero, a partner at diversity consulting startup Paradigm, will be speaking on the TC Disrupt New York stage in May. She’s going to share what it’s been like working with top tech companies like Airbnb, Slack, Pinterest and Dropbox around improving diversity and inclusion in their respective workplaces. Before joining Paradigm… Read More

  • How real businesses are using machine learning Crunch Network

    How real businesses are using machine learning

    There is no question that machine learning is at the top of the hype curve. And, of course, the backlash is already in full force: I’ve heard that old joke “Machine learning is like teenage sex; everyone is talking about it, no one is actually doing it” about 20 times in the past week alone. But from where I sit, running a company that enables a huge number of real-world… Read More

  • Pinterest opens up its ads manager tools to smaller and medium-sized businesses

    Pinterest opens up its ads manager tools to smaller and medium-sized businesses

    Pinterest today is releasing a set of new advertising management tools that were previously unavailable for smaller businesses as its portfolio of advertising products — and revenue potential — continues to grow. All these tools continue to give smaller and medium-sized businesses new opportunities to manage advertisements on Pinterest. Around three-fourths of the content on… Read More

  • Pinterest Is Looking To Tackle “Belonging Uncertainty”

    Pinterest Is Looking To Tackle “Belonging Uncertainty”

    Through Pinterest’s partnership with diversity consulting startup Paradigm, the company is gearing up to test an intervention process aimed at addressing “belonging uncertainty,” which can potentially inhibit the performance of those who experience it. Paradigm is designing an intervention process that Pinterest, as well as other tech companies, can implement in order… Read More

  • Female Founders: The State Of The Union Crunch Network

    Female Founders: The State Of The Union

    Building a tech company from the ground up and having it succeed is an ambitious goal. Doing that as a female founder and CEO is another beast, entirely. When you stop and look at what it takes to be a successful female founder in tech — the numbers I mean — it’s enough to ward off women from even trying: 555 tech companies raised a Series B in 2015; however, only 5 percent… Read More

  • Pinterest Hires Its First-Ever Head Of Diversity

    Pinterest Hires Its First-Ever Head Of Diversity

    Pinterest has hired Candice Morgan, formerly of Catalyst, to work as the unicorn startup’s first-ever head of diversity. In her role, Morgan will “help build the programs and teams” Pinterest needs to reach its “creative potential as a company,” Pinterest co-founder Evan Sharp said in a statement. Candice Morgan, Pinterest Head of DiversityThis announcement… Read More

  • The Middleman Strikes Back Crunch Network

    The Middleman Strikes Back

    One of the great promises of the Internet — a democratic, transparent, open network that would disintermediate entrenched industries, remove fee-taking middlemen and thereby lower the costs of goods — has seemingly been realized. And yet, just as surely as we thought they were gone for good, middlemen have come surging back to life — rebranded as our best friends: the… Read More

  • Pinterest Launches A New Way To Track Price Drops On Buyable Pins

    Pinterest Launches A New Way To Track Price Drops On Buyable Pins

    Pinterest has a new way to entice users to come back and buy things: keeping tabs on the price. That comes in the form today of a new tool that helps Pinterest users monitor price drops on products they’ve pinned. When users save pins, they’ll get a heads up when a price drops in the form of an in-app notification and an email. They can then jump straight to that pin and make… Read More

  • The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social Crunch Network

    The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

    The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”? eMarketer predicts a happy holiday season for retailers this year, with US retail sales in the months of November and December increasing 5.7 percent… Read More

  • The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns for software engineering jobs. In our previous report, we revealed cloud-based big data company Cloudera paid the best overall. Dropbox now takes the top spot when narrowing it down to… Read More

  • Meet The Team Helping Bring Pinterest’s Code To The Rest Of The World

    Meet The Team Helping Bring Pinterest’s Code To The Rest Of The World

    Pinterest has built plenty of its technology on open source projects, so of course it wants to open its projects up to the developer community, as well. So the company has built a committee at Pinterest dedicated to making its tools available to the open source community when it thinks they are ready. Enter Pinterest’s open source committee, a team of engineers that got together two… Read More