Google for Entrepreneurs has partnered with Tech Inclusion, an organization and conference organized by Change Catalyst, which is geared toward helping people..
GGV Capital, a 15-year-old, cross-border venture fund that invests in both U.S. and China-based companies, is raising a giant new fund, shows a new SEC..
Millions of people in Southeast Asia are going online for the first time through their smartphones. The region’s “mobile-first” approach makes it..
Not dead yet, deal site Groupon soared 23% in initial after-hours trading, following a better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings release. The company beat analyst forecasts, bringing in $917 million, instead of the anticipated $846 million, and a 9% year-over-year increase. Adjusted earnings per share was a four cents, whereas Wall Street was expecting zero. This is quite the bright spot for the company -- until today, the stock had been down 71% in the past year. Shares closed Thursday at $2.24, a far cry from the $20 per share the company saw when it went public in November 2011.Rich Williams was promoted to Groupon CEO in November, and has helped the company streamline its efforts, by closing up shop in underperforming markets. Williams told TechCrunch that “we need to win where winning is material.” Groupon “made the hard call to allow the team to focus on what really matters.”In fact, Chicago-based ...
With SPDY, Google laid much of the groundwork for what later become HTTP/2, the next-gen version of the HTTP protocol that is responsible for sending websites..
PayPal's first acquisition after it separated from eBay in 2015 was of a young startup called Modest, which had built a platform for small businesses..
The National Park Service is celebrating its one-hundredth birthday later this year and as a part of its celebration, the agency has teamed up with Google to..
Last year, I dug into why there are so few black people in venture capital. More recently, the folks over at Social Capital and The Information took a crack..
Google may be preparing a consumer virtual reality headset for a release as early as this year that defies existing categorizations and doesn't rely on a..
The days of Square clones popping up, everywhere you looked and capitalizing on Square's conservative approach to global expansion, are long gone. But..
Amidst rumors that it's trying to sell itself, Pandora missed on its Q4 2015 earnings report where it said it had 81.1 listeners, up from 78.1 million in Q3..
The Apple Watch was supposed to become the new thriving platform and App Store for third-party apps. 10 months later, it's hard to name popular Watch apps. And there are reasons why the Apple Watch App Store isn't as vibrant as the iOS App Store. But some developers, such as David Smith, have found ways to make your Watch more useful. Sleep++ isn't a new Watch app. But today's major update adds many important features making it a useful free app for anyone who wants to track their sleep. Sleep++ turns your Watch into a sleep tracking device and gives you insights about your sleep. As long as you keep your Watch in airplane mode and charge it when you take a shower, you can keep it on your wrist 24/7. Sleep++ leverages the accelerometer in your Watch to register deep sleep, light sleep, restlessness and wakefulness. I've been using ...
Yesterday, Kanye West took to Twitter to announce the launch of both his new album and season three of his ultra-popular fashion brand, Yeezy. The brand will..
Taken overall, a full 15 per cent of American adults have used online dating sites and/or mobile dating apps, up from 11 per cent who reported doing so in early 2013. The research is based on a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults conducted in June and July last year.
“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” the saying goes. Well, if you're running a startup that sells to other startups, you might be putting all your..
Pandora's mixed Q4 fuels rumors it may sell itself, Zenefits under investigation by the California Dept of Insurance, gravitational waves have been officially detected in the universe and more on Crunch Report http://tcrn.ch/1XCTEDE
Earlier this month, I joined the team at Eyefluence, an eye-tracking startup, for a demo in San Francisco. Over the course of the meeting I was walked..
Facebook says it's testing a way for users to receive, read and respond to their SMS-based conversations in its Messenger application for mobile devices. The..
A third UK parliamentary committee has now published a report on the government's draft surveillance legislation. The report of the joint select committee,..
The band OK Go released their latest creative music video and this one was taken on a parabolic airplane tens of thousands of feet in the sky. The video,..
Twitch, the Amazon-owned video game streaming site, has been growing in popularity as more of today's younger users look to online video instead of..
After a short hiatus, Bullish has returned. The talk show is exactly how you remember it, except with a new host (that's me, MRD!) and way better music. Sorry..
They're starting to crop up here and there, new startups that have appropriated the monthly class-pass model and are focused on children's activities. Last..
Uber is asking the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to settle two cases: Philliben v. Uber Technologies, Inc. and Mena v. Uber..
No one wants to go to a car dealership. We're in the era where everything can be done online, so it's crazy you can't buy a new car straight from the web...
The NBA announced today that it was bringing natural language queries to its online stats pages on NBA.com. The feature enables fans to type a question in..
HBO's move to offer a version of its service aimed cord cutters has inspired other premium cable TV networks to do the same, including, most recently Showtime..
Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the..
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