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  • Zenefits Fires Back At ADP With A Motion To Dismiss “Frivolous” Lawsuit

    Zenefits Fires Back At ADP With A Motion To Dismiss “Frivolous” Lawsuit

    Here we go again. Zenefits, the cloud-based HR software startup now worth billions filed a motion to strike and dismiss what it calls a “frivolous” defamation lawsuit from ADP. Paycheck services provider ADP recently shut off Zenefits access to client information needed to run payroll, claiming the startup was gleaning this information in an unauthorized manner and posed a… Read More

  • The Tale Of The Talented Mr C. — Who Used TechCrunch To Get Into A 5-Star Hotel

    The Tale Of The Talented Mr C. — Who Used TechCrunch To Get Into A 5-Star Hotel

    “Good Evening,” began the polite email. “I recently transitioned into the role as Foreign Media Specialist for TechCrunch magazine here in San Francisco. As part of my new position I will be traveling first to South East Asia to show potential Tech Executives various locations to take Personal Vacations, Tech Conventions, Weddings, and to host Corporate Vacation Getaways. On… Read More

  • ADP Sues Zenefits For Defamation, Rolls Out A Competing Service

    ADP Sues Zenefits For Defamation, Rolls Out A Competing Service

    Payroll giant ADP has filed suit in federal court against HR startup Zenefits and its founder Parker Conrad for defamation. ADP and Zenefits are locked in an on-going battle over client information used to run payroll. ADP claims Zenefits was gleaning this information from the ADP system in an unauthorized manner and that this posed a security risk. ADP blocked Zenefits from accessing… Read More

  • Payroll Giant ADP Cuts Off Small Business Clients’ Access To Zenefits

    Payroll Giant ADP Cuts Off Small Business Clients’ Access To Zenefits

    HR startup Zenefits and 50-year-old corporate payroll incumbent ADP are pulling no punches in a battle over the use of third-party data. The dispute seems to have started around June 4th when ADP cut off Zenefits small business clients using the ADP RUN payroll system from sharing data with Zenefits. ADP said in a statement that it did this because Zenefits was, “pulling sensitive… Read More

  • Meat This New Tinder User

    Meat This New Tinder User

    Before we get too far into this, I want to be fully transparent and disclose up-front that this is weird and mostly irrelevant. Inexplicably, Vimeo user Marcello Gómez Maureira has created a video that shows a piece of meat power-right-swiping through Tinder. The title of the film? “Tender: It’s how people meat.” So, naturally, I love Marcello and this video. A few fun… Read More

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    Searching For The N-Word On Google Maps Pulls Up The White House And Other Minority Institutions

    Searching For The N-Word On Google Maps Pulls Up The White House And Other Minority Institutions

    Searching for racist keywords brings up things like the White House and other historically black institutions in Google Maps. The Huffington Post and other media outlets reported yesterday that typing in “nigga house” in Google Maps sends users to the White House. However, searching for “n***** king” also leads to the White House and typing in “n*****”… Read More

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    Anti-Robot Protest Held At SXSW

    Anti-Robot Protest Held At SXSW

    A small group of protesters held signs and handed out t-shirts to protest robots today at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. What did they have against robots you might ask? Well, they are (apparently, seriously) concerned that robots could one day surpass human intelligence and they were genuinely anxious about this. A spokesperson for the group told TechCrunch they hoped to raise… Read More

  • The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags Crunch Network

    The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags

    Apple’s focus should be on selling as many watches as possible, not becoming a fashion brand. Read More

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    BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

    BlackBerry CEO Wants Legislators To Make Developing BlackBerry Apps Mandatory

    At this point, BlackBerry and Windows Phone fans are probably used to having a much smaller selection of apps than their counterparts on iOS and Android smartphones. After all, diehard devotees of BlackBerry and Windows Phone, which both lag dramatically behind Android and iOS in terms of market share, still bought their smartphones in spite of their limited app ecosystems. BlackBerry CEO… Read More

  • Get Somewhere with Hovertrax

    The Hovertrax Is Like Two Dumb Little Segways For Your Feet

    If laziness was a sport, the equipment would be the Hovertrax. You step up onto the foot pads, tip your feet forward, and two motorized wheels carry you around while gyroscopes auto-balance the Hovertrax so you don’t fall off. What’s hilarious is just how casual you look riding it. You’re basically standing upright while cruising up to 8 miles at 5 miles per hour on a… Read More

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