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WyzAnt Lands $21.5M From Accel To Take Its Tutoring Marketplace Global And Mobile

December 26, 2013 No Comments

Building an online marketplace for local services is a tricky proposition, especially at scale. It takes time to recruit a stable of service providers, to offer deep coverage within local markets and maintain the quality of service (and the trust of customers) as the marketplace expands into new cities. For local service providers, though, moving online can be a boon for business, reducing costs and providing access to a new pool of customers.

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LinkedIn Hits 38% Of Unique Visits From Mobile, Up From 8% In Q1 2011

November 15, 2013 No Comments
LinkedIn is making the shift to mobile. It now sees 38 percent of unique visits from mobile, which is up from 8 percent in the first quarter of 2011, and users who access via mobile are 2.5x as active as desktop-only users. At an event in San Francisco this morning, CEO Jeff Weiner said LinkedIn will release a slew of new mobile apps.
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Box Gets A Little More Palatable With Some Added Encryption From CipherCloud

September 26, 2013 No Comments

Box appears on the verge of becoming a publicly traded company. It may not happen until next year but the file storage and collaboration company has as much momentum as any enterprise startup looking to trade on the public exchanges. But the company still needs to prove to the markets that its technology is secure. That’s why the integration with companies like CipherCloud will get a lot of attention this week from Box at its annual conference, BoxWorks.

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Ad-Free Social Platform App.net Raises Another $2.5M From Andreessen Horowitz

August 31, 2013 No Comments

App.net, the social platform created in response to the ad-driven consumer social networks (specifically Twitter), just announced that it has raised $ 2.5 million in new funding.

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Facebook (Finally) Acquires Atlas Advertising Suite From Microsoft

March 3, 2013 No Comments

As long expected, Facebook today said that it has agreed to acquire Seattle-based Atlas Advertising from Microsoft for an undisclosed amount, in a move that demonstrates how serious the social media giant is getting about digital advertising.

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Hacker Posts Hilarious, Offensive Messages From Seven MLB Teams’ Facebook Pages

February 6, 2013 No Comments

Billy Gallagher is a writer for TechCrunch. He is also the president and editor in chief of The Stanford Daily. Billy previously worked at The Stanford Daily for two volumes as a managing editor of news. He has also worked in sports and staff development at The Daily. In March of 2012 the Friends of The Stanford Daily awarded him… → Learn More

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Google Display Network Exclusion Tactics: Don’t Drink from the Fire Hose

January 21, 2013 No Comments

One of the reasons advertisers shy away from the Google Display Network (GDN) is a perceived lack of ad distribution control.

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GoalHawk Helps You Get Fit And Learn To Code, With A Little Help From Your Friends

January 7, 2013 No Comments

If you’re having trouble achieving your goals, what you need might be a little social pressure. That’s the idea behind GoalHawk, a new startup in the current Teens in Tech incubator.

Right now, GoalHawk is focused on fitness and programming. Granted, there are already plenty of social tools in these areas — that’s particularly true with fitness, but even on the programming side, Codecademy has social features. However, GoalHawk isn’t focused on any particular subject or industry, and is instead trying to build a broader platform for tracking your goals. The social dynamic is also more active — instead of just passively sharing their achievements, users actually get nagged by their friends if they don’t meet their goals.

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