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Uber appoints former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford as chief operating officer

By |December 20th, 2017|

 The long search is over for Uber’s chief operating officer. Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford has formally accepted the position today. 1/ Thrilled to be joining @Uber as COO. Looking fwd to working w @dkhos again to help @Uber achieve its full potential https://t.co/gdnXJfFrjS — Barney Harford (@barneyh) December 20, 2017 In early March, former --> READ MORE

Firefox lands on Amazon’s Fire TV

By |December 20th, 2017|

 If you own an Amazon Fire TV, you can now use Firefox to browse the web on your TV. As Mozilla and Amazon announced today, Firefox, which joins Amazon’s own Silk browser on the device, is now available for all your browsing needs. “Bringing Firefox to Fire TV is an exciting new way to reach our --> READ MORE

TechCrunch to host Startup Battlefield in Dubai with Area 2071

By |December 20th, 2017|

 TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is headed to Dubai on its continuing quest to find and feature the best early-stage startups around the world. Slated for April 2018, Startup Battlefield Dubai will feature global startups with a focus on three categories: governance, logistics and distribution. Startups from all over the world are invited to apply to compete. --> READ MORE

Dating app Hinge rolls out a new feature to reduce ‘ghosting’

By |December 20th, 2017|

 Most dating apps match users then leave it up to them to initiate their chat. When Bumble launched, however, it broke new ground by having women make the first move. Today, Hinge is introducing its own take on how conversations on dating apps should be handled with a new feature it’s calling “Your Turn.” The --> READ MORE

Revoice.me offers a simple way to let your blog and newsletter readers subscribe via Facebook Messenger

By |December 20th, 2017|

 Revoice.me is a new service that makes it easy to give readers, listeners and viewers the option to subscribe to your content — newsletter, blog, podcast or YouTube channel — via Facebook Messenger. Because, as we end 2017, messaging apps is where a significant proportion of your audience is at. Or so the thinking goes. --> READ MORE

The rich can breathe a sigh of relief

By |December 20th, 2017|

 After weeks of back-and-forth negotiations between Republicans who represent rich people and Republicans who represent other rich people, Congress is in the final process of voting on a tax bill that will help all rich people at the same time, while benefitting working families that depend on rich people for their jobs and income. But --> READ MORE

Digital ad spend grew 23 percent in the first six months of 2017, according to IAB

By |December 20th, 2017|

 Digital ad spending continued to grow during the first six months of 2017, according to the latest Internet Advertising Revenue Report. The report was prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the Interactive Advertising Bureau, a trade group of online advertisers and publishers. It shows that digital ad revenue in the United States reached $40.1 billion in the --> READ MORE

Google Ventures invests in Ripcord’s paper digitizing robotics service

By |December 20th, 2017|

 The $40 million Ripcord Series B we reported back in August has just been bumped up to $65 million, courtesy of additional funding led by Google Ventures. The added funding comes as the record keeping company continues to grow at a healthy clip. The Bay Area based service added 100 jobs this year, and is --> READ MORE

Magic Leap shows off its Magic Leap One ‘Creator Edition’ AR headset, shipping in 2018

By |December 20th, 2017|

 At long last, the day has come. Magic Leap has shared a first look at what they’ve been building with the cash they’ve raised from Google, Alibaba and others. Today, the highly-valued augmented reality startup shared early details on the Magic Leap One “Creator Edition,” an AR headset for developers (“Built for Creators”) that the --> READ MORE

WeWork’s Powered By We product is central to 2018 growth strategy

By |December 20th, 2017|

 WeWork had a big year in 2017. The seven-year-old company opened 90 new locations, doubling its global membership, and expanded into new cities in Latin America, Asia and Australia, and Europe and Israel. It is reportedly valued at $20 billion. While 2018 holds more of the same — WeWork plans to launch 1 million square --> READ MORE