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Howard Lerman Takes A Huge Gamble On Yext, Sells Its Profitable 'Felix' For $30 Million To IAC

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Yext, a startup that maintains listings for businesses across the web, sold the profitable arm of its business, Felix, to IAC. Yext sold Felix, a pay-per-call advertising business, so it could put 100% of its focus on its business listings. All Felix employees will be moving over to IAC. Yext...
Howard Lerman Takes A Huge Gamble On Yext, Sells Its Profitable 'Felix' For $30 Million To IAC
Cloud CAD platform Sunglass exits beta with a slew of new collaboration tools

How To Be Happy At Work…And To Deal With That Jerk Boss

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In my last post, I wrote about how education can boost workforce productivity and lead to greater corporate success. But there is actually an even more potent ingredient for boosting productivity: happiness. According to author and business coach Alexander Kjerulf, the Danes have a word for happiness at work: arbejdsglæde...
How To Be Happy At Work…And To Deal With That Jerk Boss

Google Updates Chrome For Android, iPhone And iPad With Focus On Speed, Search And Sharing

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Ever since Google launched its Chrome browser on multiple mobile devices, more people have been getting used to syncing their desktop browsing experiences for on the go usage. Being able to have one browsing experience wherever you go is handy, but when a browser doesn’t move as fast as say,...
Google Updates Chrome For Android, iPhone And iPad With Focus On Speed, Search And Sharing

Twitter snags another Googler in Asia, as Commerce MD Aliza Knox becomes its first pan-Asia exec

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Twitter has appointed its first pan-Asia executive (excluding those in Japan) after it nabbed Aliza Knox, formerly Managing Director of Commerce for Google in Asia Pacific, its second high-ranked Google Asia executive in six months. The appointment comes some five months after the the poaching of influential advertising exec Shailesh Rao. Knox,...
Twitter snags another Googler in Asia, as Commerce MD Aliza Knox becomes its first pan-Asia exec
Spammers make a combined $200 million a year while costing society $20 billion

Personalized eCommerce Is Already Here, You Just Don’t Recognize It

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal (@nireyal), a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area incubators. Nir blogs about technology and behavior design at nirandfar.com. Reading Leena Rao’s recent article on Techcrunch about the personalization revolution, you get the sense that the...
Personalized eCommerce Is Already Here, You Just Don’t Recognize It

CrunchWeek: Elon Musk Dominates Tech, Waze Sale Talks Falter (Again), Jury's Out On Arrested Development

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[tc_5min code="517800174"] Thanks to the Memorial Day holiday, it was a shorter week than normal for many of us (at least those of us in the United States) — so here’s to the weekend, and to a new episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us...
CrunchWeek: Elon Musk Dominates Tech, Waze Sale Talks Falter (Again), Jury's Out On Arrested Development

How The New Base CRM Mobile Apps Expose Market Leader Weaknesses

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Ubiquity and intelligence are the two maxims of the post-PC world that Base places most importance in its mobile CRM service. It makes sense. I have talked to several companies that see an opportunity in disrupting traditional CRM tools built for the desktop and the web. Salesforce.com for instance, came...
How The New Base CRM Mobile Apps Expose Market Leader Weaknesses

GoodData Raises $25 Million To Extend Cloud Based Business Intelligence Platform

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GoodData has raised $25 million to continue developing its cloud-based business intelligence technology. The funding brings GoodData’s total funding to $55 million. Founder and CEO Roman Stanek said the investment came from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners and Fidelity Growth Partners. Windcrest Partners is also contributing to the round....
GoodData Raises $25 Million To Extend Cloud Based Business Intelligence Platform

Zynga Marketing Master Padma Rao Joins Foundation Capital As An Entrepreneur In Residence

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Padma Rao’s analytical marketing skills have made a big impact at more than one company in the Bay Area, and now she’s bringing a decade of experiences to her new role as an entrepreneur in residence at Foundation Capital. Her most recent efforts helped turn a gaming startup into a...
Zynga Marketing Master Padma Rao Joins Foundation Capital As An Entrepreneur In Residence

CrunchWeek: Apple Earnings Land With A Thud, Twitter Launches Videos With Vine, Quora As A Blog Platform

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Another busy week in tech has come and gone, so you know what that means: It’s time for CrunchWeek, the time when a few of us writers talk about the most interesting stories of the past seven days. In this edition, Leena Rao, Anthony Ha and I (beaming into...
CrunchWeek: Apple Earnings Land With A Thud, Twitter Launches Videos With Vine, Quora As A Blog Platform

Twitter prepares to launch Promoted Products in the Middle East, with the help of a local ad agency

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Twitter is looking to ramp up its revenue efforts in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region, and it has chosen Connect Ads as its sales rep for the MENA area. The deal will help Twitter localize and target its Promoted Products from later this year, and follows the...
Twitter prepares to launch Promoted Products in the Middle East, with the help of a local ad agency
Sunglass Launches With New API, Dropbox Integration To Democratize 3D Design

CrunchWeek: Google Kills Reader, Samsung's Galaxy S4, Dropbox's $100M Mailbox Buy

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The tech industry brought a lot of drama this week, so there was lots to dig into in this episode of CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show where a few of us writers give our personal takes on the stories that dominated our headlines for the past seven days. Watch...
CrunchWeek: Google Kills Reader, Samsung's Galaxy S4, Dropbox's $100M Mailbox Buy

CrunchWeek: Google Makes A Deal With The FTC, The Hot/Cold Apple And Waze Deal, 2013′s M&A Surge

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2013 certainly started off with a bang in terms of tech business news, so we had a lot to talk about for CrunchWeek, that very special 10 minutes or so wherein a few of us writers gather ’round the TechCrunch TV studio and dish on the most compelling stories...
CrunchWeek: Google Makes A Deal With The FTC, The Hot/Cold Apple And Waze Deal, 2013′s M&A Surge

Twitter Is Going On An International Hiring Spree, Poaching Lots Of Googlers

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Here's why we don't think Google is about to buy Twitter. Twitter is going on a massive international hiring spree—including a lot of ex-Googlers who likely aren't planning on a quick roundtrip back to Mountain View.  Top among them, as TechCrunch noted, is Richard Alfonsi, who previously was a VP...
Twitter Is Going On An International Hiring Spree, Poaching Lots Of Googlers

A Yelp Review Of Yelp Stock

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H/t Hunter Walk and articles from Leena Rao, Colleen Taylor, Henry Blodget, and Om Malik...
A Yelp Review Of Yelp Stock

Fab, 'The World's Alternative To Amazon And Walmart,' Is Now A Billion-Dollar Company

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Fab is reportedly raising a massive round at a $1 billion valuation, just as it's gearing up to announce its next pivot. The round is expected to be more than $100 million, TechCrunch's Leena Rao and Alexia Tsotsis report. Fab has already raised $171 million in funding, but the highest...
Fab, 'The World's Alternative To Amazon And Walmart,' Is Now A Billion-Dollar Company

Facebook Acqhires Part Of Team From HTML5 Game Platform Spaceport.io, But Co-Founder Will Keep Running It

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Spaceport.io has just announced that part of its team is join Facebook, and the social network has confirmed the talent deal to me. But instead of shutting down, Spaceport.io co-founder Peter Relan will continue operating the game platform with his team from YouWeb. The Spaceport team including Ben Savage could...
Facebook Acqhires Part Of Team From HTML5 Game Platform Spaceport.io, But Co-Founder Will Keep Running It

No, Android Did NOT Just Pass iPhone In Mobile Web Traffic (GOOG, AAPL)

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Google's Android platform is gaining ground on its rivals in the U.S., such as Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry. But Android did just NOT pass the iPhone in Web traffic in the U.S. last month, despite a story on TechCrunch with that assertion as the headline. Based on recent comScore...
No, Android Did NOT Just Pass iPhone In Mobile Web Traffic (GOOG, AAPL)

CrunchWeek: Groupon Fires Andrew Mason, Yahoo Nixes Work-From-Home, SXSW's SideCar Problem

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The National Day of Unplugging is finally over, so go on and gather ’round your screen: It’s CrunchWeek time again! It was another action-packed week in the tech industry, so Leena Rao, Ryan Lawler and I had lots to talk about when we sat down together in the TechCrunch...
CrunchWeek: Groupon Fires Andrew Mason, Yahoo Nixes Work-From-Home, SXSW's SideCar Problem
Stop using proper grammar, its making your passwords weak

Amazon already does mobile payments. Launching a Square challenger is simple logic

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The report from TechCrunch today says that Amazon is rumored to enter the mobile payments game, offering a competitor to Square and PayPal. While the move would surprise absolutely no one (even Amazon knows that mobile is the future of commerce) it seems a bit disingenuous to me to ignore...
Amazon already does mobile payments. Launching a Square challenger is simple logic

CrunchWeek From A Pedicab -- Because Why Not, It's SXSW [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517695644"] Howdy! Welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, the weekly show where a few of us writers get together and chew the fat on a few of the biggest and most interesting stories from the past week. As you are probably aware (and possibly annoyed about), the South By...
CrunchWeek From A Pedicab -- Because Why Not, It's SXSW [TCTV]

Twitter Grabs Two Googlers for International Advertising Expansion

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Twitter has hired two high-profile Google execs — Shailesh Rao and Stephen McIntrye — to lead what an aggressive international expansion in sales. Rao will be joining the online communications network as VP of international revenue and will be starting in April. In that job, he’ll be in charge of...
Twitter Grabs Two Googlers for International Advertising Expansion

CrunchWeek: Zynga's Big Layoffs, OMGPOP Gets The Axe, NSA Spying Comes To Light With Verizon

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[tc_5min code="517808067"] Are you feeling like you’re ready to kick off the weekend, but could just use three more opinions on the biggest tech news stories of the week before you really get the party started? Well you came to the right place, because it’s time for a new episode...
CrunchWeek: Zynga's Big Layoffs, OMGPOP Gets The Axe, NSA Spying Comes To Light With Verizon
Cloud CAD upstart Sunglass announces API integration with CAD tools, cloud storage

Exclusive: Gilt Groupe to Shutter Park & Bond, Cut Back on Groceries

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Gilt Groupe, the luxury e-commerce and flash sales site, is announcing a restructuring today that will cut back on some of its unprofitable businesses as it prepares to file for a public offering sometime next year. As part of the restructuring, Gilt’s President Andy Page said, it is eliminating the company’s...
Exclusive: Gilt Groupe to Shutter Park & Bond, Cut Back on Groceries
Sunglass Uses Open-Web Standards to Bring Architectural Drafting into the Modern Age
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