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 Asset prices are more sensitive to very low interest rates than most suspect. Global interest rates are now at historic lows. Conversely we are seeing record prices for asset prices be they share prices of listed companies, privately held Internet...
From: TechCrunch | By: Fabrice Grinda | Monday, May 25, 2015
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 I know this sounds crazy, but what if authors and artists didn’t just pump their work into Facebook for free? Yeah, it built the pipes, but that doesn’t mean the water’s not worth money. The content keeps people coming back to Facebook’s News...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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 Funding events over the last five quarters have shown investors to be bullish on companies engaged in email. From analytics to infrastructure, advertising to services, and everything in between, the email ecosphere has been infused with $364.5 million...
From: TechCrunch | By: Len Shneyder | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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 Since its inception in 2009, bitcoin has been disrupting the money exchange market and the currency industry. As the remittance market is moving from brick and mortar retail network to digital, bitcoin might be the next technology to keep reducing...
From: TechCrunch | By: Florian Graillot | Monday, May 25, 2015
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 In late March, when a group of A-list musicians gathered in Manhattan to show support for Jay Z’s new music streaming service, Tidal, expectations were sky-high. The music stars, many of the brightest in today’s pop constellation, were selling...
From: TechCrunch | By: Kelli Richards | Monday, May 25, 2015
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 Chinese e-commerce site and Alibaba rival JD.com is putting its money into fresh fruit and vegetables after it led a $70 million Series C round in FruitDay, a company that sells fresh produce. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, May 25, 2015
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 The next stage in the console business seems to be one of updating the business model toward one that provides much more value to players. Which of the major platforms will take that step? Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Tadhg Kelly | Monday, May 25, 2015
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 It’s been a pretty busy and expensive 2015 so far for Expedia — which forked out $280 million to buy Travelcity in February, before shelling out $1.6 billion for Orbitz a week later — but the travel giant is divesting one major asset after it...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, May 25, 2015
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 On the heels of its acquisition by Twitter, TellApart chief executive Josh McFarland tells Greylock Partners how he grew the company from $7M to $100M in revenue. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh McFarland,Stacey Ngo | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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 With the closing of the Mad Men era, what is old is popular once again. Silicon Valley may be known for its colorful workplaces and free catered lunches, but its true innovation in compensation was exchanging the rigid tenure-based salary systems of...
From: TechCrunch | By: Danny Crichton | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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 Four and a half years is a lot of pretty pictures. Instagram isn’t as young as it used to be, and it doesn’t want long-time users to slip away from its app. Luckily, it can still email them. Email isn’t dead, no matter how much we wish it was....
From: TechCrunch | By: Josh Constine | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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 We already knew that GoCardless co-founder Tom Blomfield was working on a new U.K. banking startup, but now, thanks in part to a noisy series of Tweets from investors, developers and the company’s own Twitter account, more details have emerged. Read...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve O'Hear | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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 Do we have a ticking time bomb on hand? The debate over whether Silicon Valley is sitting on another tech bubble rages on. It is being fueled by many celebrated “unicorns” that have attracted billions of investor dollars at sky-high valuations...
From: TechCrunch | By: Manish Goyal,Bharat Ramnani | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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 Over the past few months there’s been a lot of discussion about whether women are positioned for success in Silicon Valley. The debate on empowering women in tech ranges from pay equality to increasing the number of women in the boardroom. Still,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Leyla Seka | Sunday, May 24, 2015
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 The late April merger of, Lema21, an innovative private label startup, and eÓtica, an ecommerce site for prescription eyewear and contacts, is proof that Brazil’s investors are taking a long view toward startup development and not just interested...
From: TechCrunch | By: Julie Ruvolo | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 Is there a “Food Bubble”? Robyn Metcalfe believes so. In her recent TechCrunch editorial she pointed to recent fundraises by Instacart and Delivroo—reportedly demanding valuations of $2 billion and $100 million on revenues of ~$100 million and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ryan Caldbeck | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they actually...
From: TechCrunch | By: Natasha Lomas | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 It’s shaping up to be one amazing summer, and the week we’re most excited about here at TechCrunch is the week we hit up the wonderful cities of Austin and Seattle, on June 23 and June 25 respectively. We’ll be hosting the world-renowned TC Pitch-Off...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 The problem is it’s not an easy undertaking to change the way a large organization operates. Real initiative gets bogged down in politics, hierarchical thinking and institutional inertia. Change requires more than inspiration. It takes hard work...
From: TechCrunch | By: Ron Miller | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 Every day throughout the United States, there are thousands of patients waiting for a compatible organ. Supply never meets demand, a function of our voluntary system of organ donation as well as the consistent ban on paid organs. Some patients may...
From: TechCrunch | By: Danny Crichton | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 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...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 22, 2015. Medium restructures, or does it. Details in Liner Notes and Chat.Center. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley Suit Tucker, Mary...
From: TechCrunch | By: Steve Gillmor | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 Just in time for the hustle-and-bustle of Memorial Day Weekend, Google has added traffic alerts to Google Maps. Google has shown traffic conditions for a while now, but this update actually brings with it explanations as to why various routes will...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jordan Crook | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 The Watch marks an interesting time in the wearable fitness space, in particular. Health and fitness trackers like Jawbone Up and Fitbit have dominated much of that space in the last few years. Read More...
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Buhr,Anna Escher | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 Financial inclusion — expanding access to financial services to those on the margins — is often advocated as a priority for the developing world. And rightly so: It can increase economic security for the people who need it most and promote economic...
From: TechCrunch | By: Matt Homer | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 Bitcoin: it’s at a crucially important crossroads; it’s approaching a crisis that threatens its very existence; it has never been more likely to erupt into enormous global importance. Which? Don’t be ridiculous. It is all those things at once,...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Evans | Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 So you’ve made it past all the VC grilling and received a term sheet. Congratulations! But don’t celebrate just yet. Term sheets are non-binding, and even though they should signify a VC has conviction in investing in you and is ready to move towards...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jonathan Friedman | Friday, May 22, 2015
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 Happy holiday Friday, team, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek. This time around, we remain camped out in the CrunchBase offices while TCHQ undergoes reconstructive surgery, Our own Kyle Russell, Colleen Taylor, and your modest supplicant...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm,Kyle Russell,Colleen Taylor | Friday, May 22, 2015
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 This week we cover one noteworthy review of the new MacBook by Marco Arment, as well as iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 details. Apple is supposedly tidying up with both OS updates this year, and also making things more pleasant for older device owners, and that’s...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington,Greg Kumparak | Friday, May 22, 2015
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