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Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet

By |May 31st, 2016|

 You might not have thought of – much less visited – Myspace in years. (Yes, it’s still around. Time, Inc. acquired it and other properties when it bought Viant earlier this year.) But user data never really dies, unfortunately. For Myspace’s new owner, that’s bad news, as the company confirmed just ahead of the Memorial Day --> READ MORE

Simply Hired is shutting down June 26, reportedly as part of an acquisition

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Simply Hired — a job search engine with 30 million monthly users that is active in 24 countries and 12 languages — is shutting down on June 26, with one report claiming that at least some of the company is getting acquired. We heard of the shutdown initially from one of Simply Hired’s partners, who received an email --> READ MORE

Katy Perry’s Twitter account, the platform’s most followed, got hacked

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Many of Katy Perry’s 89 million Twitter followers—the most on the platform—were probably intrigued and confused when the pop star tweeted supposed archnemesis Taylor Swift this morning. As it turns out, that tweet—along with several others that were filled with profanity and slurs—was the work of a hacker and quickly deleted. Read More Source: News

On-demand logistics startup Lalamove raises $10M more in push for profitability

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Lalamove, one of a number of companies offering logistics on-demand in China and across Asia, has closed $10 million in funding as it targets profitability this year. Read More Source: News

How I moved my startup from San Francisco to San Diego

By |May 31st, 2016|

 Companies have long come to the Bay Area to plant their seeds, and for good reason. The stretch of land from San Jose to San Francisco encompasses some of the most revolutionary technology in the world, and the best of the best call it home. But that’s beginning to change. Read More Source: News

VetTechTrek is creating an e-learning platform to help veterans build careers in the tech industry

By |May 30th, 2016|

 VetTechTrek is a nonprofit founded last year with the goal of helping military veterans network with the technology industry. Over the last 12 months they have worked toward this goal by hosting multiple “treks” that brought more than 180 veterans and spouses to meet with veterans who work at more than 60 technology startups in New York, Silicon Valley --> READ MORE

Hate the games, not the players

By |May 30th, 2016|

 Imagine that you are lead strategist for the Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump campaign (take your pick). Your job is to maximize voter turnout in November. You hypothesize that more people would vote if doing so were fun. If your campaign could turn rallies and voting into a game, you’d drive more people to the --> READ MORE

International startups: Sign up for a country pavilion at Disrupt SF

By |May 30th, 2016|

 We’re just a few short months away from Disrupt SF 2016. Soon thousands of entrepreneurs, innovators and investors will flock to the beautiful Pier 48 for the best startup show in the Bay Area. Will you and your budding international startup be joining them? Read More Source: News

Iran forces messaging apps to move data to Iranian servers

By |May 30th, 2016|

 Companies behind popular messaging apps have a year to move all the data they have on Iranian users onto servers in Iran, according to Reuters. This raises concerns about privacy. The Iranian government wants to be able to track private and semi-private conversations on messaging apps. Many social networks are already blocked in Iran, but --> READ MORE

Buy tickets to the Austin and Seattle pitch-offs now

By |May 30th, 2016|

 It’s time for a little friendly competition among startups. TechCrunch is coming to Austin and Seattle in two weeks, and we’re bringing the TC pitch-off with us. Ten companies will have exactly 60 seconds each to pitch their wares to a panel of expert judges, including TC editors and local VCs. After all the presentations, --> READ MORE