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Aerohive Networks Files For $7...

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 5.03.27 PMAerohive, a company that sells Wi-Fi products to enterprise customers, filed today to go public. The company’s proposed $75 million public offering is not unexpected. It spoke directly about a future flotation when it raised its Series E round of capital ($22.5 million) in 2012.

Twitter’s Dick Costolo On What...

dick costolo2013 was a very good year for Twitter, so it’s only fitting that Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo took home the award for CEO of the year at the 7th annual Crunchies Awards held this week in San Francisco.

Backstage at the show, TechCrunch co-editor Matthew Panzarino pulled Costolo aside for a quick interview to talk about Twitter’s success over the past year and what it means to be a good CEO. When Panzarino asked Costolo to share his “playbook” for leading Twitter, he had a really thoughtful response.

TC Cribs: Zoosk, Where A Tunne...

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 4.44.24 PMIt’s just about Valentine’s Day, which means love is in the air, even here among the workaholics in the tech industry. So for this episode of Cribs we headed over to the San Francisco headquarters of Zoosk, the startup that started out as a dating-focused Facebook app and has grown into a full on matchmaking service.

Meet the X1, the biggest phone...

The HiSense X1 is a handful with its 6.8 inch display

HiSense, a Chinese-based and state-owned manufacturer best known for its range of white goods and other household electrical appliances, is planning to bring its X1 mobile device to the US later this year. With its 6.8-inch display, the device straddles the blurry phablet line between tablet and smartphone…
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Yahoo Acquires Technical Recru...

distillYahoo just acquired a San Francisco-based startup called Distill, which was working on a way to make technical recruiting easier by pairing video interviews and programming challenges. They had raised $1.3 million in funding from investors including Felicis Ventures, China’s Innovation Works and DN Capital. The startup’s two founders, Deng-Kai Chen and Ken MacInnis, came from Tapjoy, StumbleUpon and Google. They created Distill because they had built up engineering teams before and were familiar with the frustrations that come with managing and scheduling technical interviews. Distill’s product paired the basic features of a video chat service like Skype, and put them alongside a text editor and file upload space so that an interviewer could walk a candidate through a collaborative coding session. We hear they’ll be working on mobile ads products for Yahoo. Here’s the memo the company just posted to its website: We are excited to share the news that the Distill team is off to start a new adventure! We are joining Yahoo. Prior to creating Distill, we were part of the original team behind the creation of Tapjoy, a mobile performance-based advertising platform that drove deep engagement and monetization opportunities for mobile app publishers. We’ll be drawing upon our expertise from the Tapjoy days to help build out Yahoo’s mobile advertising solutions. As of today, we have stopped development of Distill Schedule and Distill Interview. You will still be able to schedule interviews through the end of February, and the Distill platform will remain available through March 30, 2014. If you have any questions, concerns, or data requests, please contact us at support@distill.cc, or reach out to your account manager directly. We want to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone at the awesome companies we have been working with, as well as the candidates who have met their future employers through Distill. It’s been a fun ride for us, and we couldn’t have gotten this far without your help. Thank you!!

Betaworks Takes Another $10M I...

disrupt-borthwickNYC’s betaworks has taken $10 million in additional investment from Japanese digital media incubator and Twitter investor Digital Garage, which is tagged on to the $20 million round the company received in December.

High-tech cross-country skis t...

The waxing of cross-country skis can be a tricky business. Not only do you have to determine the proper hardness for the snow conditions, but you also need to make sure that the grippy kick wax and the more slippery glide wax each end up being applied …

The Dash smart earbuds play ba...

The Dash is a pair of earphones that come equipped with all the fitness trackers of dedica...

Today, companies the world over are looking to crack the wearable technology market, especially in terms of fitness tracking. Bragi is another among the lot, but instead of trying to get users to adopt some sort of bracelet or other device to do the tracking, its product, called The Dash, takes the form of something that people already wear – earphones.
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TechCrunch Giveaway: A Bouquet...

What is everyone doing tomorrow? You do know that tomorrow is one of the most romantic days of the year, right? Do you have plans? Dinner? A trip? Is dessert made? Well, thanks to BloomNation, you don’t have to add flowers to your checklist! BloomNation has agreed to give a romantic bouquet of flowers to five lucky people. They will have the flowers hand crafted by one of their local artisan florists and hand delivered to your valentine. That means you have more time to do things for the night — maybe clean the house or scatter those rose petals on the ground. Whatever you’re into. Sadly, this giveaway is for the U.S. only. It starts now and ends tonight at 9pm EST. All you have to do to enter is comment below about what love means to you. We will go through the comments and pick five winners tonight, so be on the lookout if you enter.

Silk Road 2 Hacked, Over 4,000...

Silk RoadSilk Road 2 moderator Defcon reported in a forum post that hackers have used a transaction malleability exploit to hack the marketplace. The hackers stole over 88,000 4474.26 bitcoins worth $2,747,000, emptying the site’s escrow account.

npower’s Wayne Mitchell ...

As we move to a low-carbon economy, generating sufficient carbon-free energy to make the use of fossil fuels a true thing of the past is a huge …

Apartment Listing Startup Rent...

map_screenshotRentHop, which launched in 2009 and has spent the last several years refining its marketplace for apartment rentals, is now moving beyond just that market and has opened up nationwide. In doing so, it will (hopefully) make apartment hunting more bearable to people outside of New York City.

recent from 50 Aerohive Networks Files For $75 Million IPO

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 5.03.27 PMAerohive, a company that sells Wi-Fi products to enterprise customers, filed today to go public. The company’s proposed $75 million public offering is not unexpected. It spoke directly about a future flotation when it raised its Series E round of capital ($22.5 million) in 2012.

recent from 51 Twitter’s Dick Costolo On What It Takes To Be A Good CEO

dick costolo2013 was a very good year for Twitter, so it’s only fitting that Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo took home the award for CEO of the year at the 7th annual Crunchies Awards held this week in San Francisco.

Backstage at the show, TechCrunch co-editor Matthew Panzarino pulled Costolo aside for a quick interview to talk about Twitter’s success over the past year and what it means to be a good CEO. When Panzarino asked Costolo to share his “playbook” for leading Twitter, he had a really thoughtful response.

recent from 3 Aerohive Networks Files For $75 Million IPO

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 5.03.27 PMAerohive, a company that sells Wi-Fi products to enterprise customers, filed today to go public. The company’s proposed $75 million public offering is not unexpected. It spoke directly about a future flotation when it raised its Series E round of capital ($22.5 million) in 2012.

recent from 53 Do Scientists Fear the Paranormal?
Do Scientists Fear the Paranormal? BY BENJAMIN RADFORD The question has been asked for decades: why haven’t psychic powers been proven yet? Psychics have been studied for decades, both in and out of the laboratory, yet the scientific community (and the public at large) remains unconvinced. In a recent book, “Science & Psychic Phenomena:...