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Peer-to-peer travel agency TRVL raises $2.7m to crowd-ify travel planning

By |May 31st, 2017|

 Through Lyft and Uber, the sharing economy has taken a charge at cabs. Airbnb is making hotels palpitate in their pants. If TRVL has its way, it’s the travel agencies’ turn to tremble. Armed with 2.7 million freshly minted dollars from a conglomerate of angel investors, the company is hoping to augment services like Booking.com, --> READ MORE

Ballmer explains why he invested in Twitter

By |May 31st, 2017|

 Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage at Code Conference on Tuesday and talked about why he owns a large position in Twitter. At one point Ballmer owned 4 percent of the company, but he declined to say how much he still owns, just referring to it as a “large percentage.” Read More Source: --> READ MORE

Twitter tests rounded buttons and thumbnails…because that’s the problem?

By |May 30th, 2017|

 Twitter is testing a new interface for its mobile applications on iOS and Android, which involves rounded profile images, buttons and other features. It’s unclear what advantage going “round” would bring. Read More Source: News

How to price your IPO

By |May 30th, 2017|

 If pops are hard to vet, and IPO pricing remains an art-science hybrid, what measuring stick can we use to decide when an IPO did well, versus gains so steep that it probably could have raised a bit more in its flotation? Read More Source: News

Flat is the new up

By |May 30th, 2017|

 Nearly half of Series C fundraising rounds were down or flat in 2016. Series B startups are next in line to feel the pain. [A] flat [round] is the new up [round]. The market correction will not stop at Series B. If you’ve raised a Series A and need more capital in 2017, what I’m --> READ MORE

Apple Music’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ will premiere on August 8

By |May 30th, 2017|

 Apple Music’s karaoke series has a release date: August 8. Following the premiere, Apple says new episodes of Carpool Karaoke: The Series will be released every Tuesday. The show was first announced last year, spinning out of the carpool karaoke segments on James Corden’s Late Late Show. Corden will also be part of the new show as a creator --> READ MORE

Apple went full dad joke with the names of this year’s secret WWDC panels

By |May 30th, 2017|

 [somewhere in Cupertino, probably] “Hey Rick?” “Yeah, Bill?” “We need a bunch of placeholder names for sessions at WWDC. The ones about… you know. That stuff we’re not really allowed to talk about yet. People tear these names apart looking for clues on what’s coming, so can you name them all ‘SESSION NAME TBD’ and --> READ MORE

Commission Impossible: How and why the FCC created net neutrality

By |May 30th, 2017|

 The conflict over net neutrality we see playing out today is just the latest part of a complex dance of dispute that has been going on for quite a long time — longer than you might think. In order to understand what’s happening to the internet today and how we can keep it free and --> READ MORE

Will Essential Home be more than another dumb smart home hub?

By |May 30th, 2017|

 The next great smartphone battle isn’t about screens or batteries or cameras. In fact, it’s not really about hardware at all. It’s a knock-down, drag-out fight for the heart of the connected home. Apple, Google, Amazon and Samsung have each planted flags with different approaches, but none have really had the opportunity to build a --> READ MORE

Seattle Meetup + Pitch-off applications extended to June 7th!

By |May 30th, 2017|

 Seattle is heating up for TechCrunch. We are coming back to the Emerald City to drink some coffee, meet some startups and host a pitch-off and meetup event. We’ve extended applications to June 7th so all you busy startup founders have the chance to apply to the pitch-off. Read More Source: News