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Our New Show “Built in Brooklyn” Takes You Inside Brooklyn Startups — We're announcing a new TechCrunch TV show called Built in Brooklyn, and its main goal is simple - to showcase a bunch of cool Brooklyn startups. This has been in the works for months, but I'm glad we're announcing it today - exactly one year after I moved from San Francisco to New York City.

Homejoy Officially Moves Beyond Cleaning With Launch Of Handyman Services In The Bay Area — In its first big move beyond home cleaning, Homejoy is adding carpet cleaning and general handyman services to its offerings in the Bay Area. Co-founder and CEO Adora Cheung (pictured above with her brother and co-founder Aaron) has been hinting at this for the past year, including last week at Disrupt Europe.

Twitter Sees Two More Exec Departures, Including VP Of Engineering Jeremy Gordon — Two more executives have left Twitter: Jeremy Gordon, the vice president of engineering, and Adam Kinney, a senior manager who led the company's analytics team. The news was first reported in CNBC. That report also cited an unnamed source who claimed that some of the company's engineers are concerned about a lack of clarity in the Twitter's product vision.

Brickstream Acquires Nomi For An In-Store Analytics Team Up — Brickstream has acquired Nomi, a deal that brings together two companies in the in-store analytics market. Nomi co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer Wesley Barrow told me that even though this is technically an acquisition, "Everyone on both sides of the business sees it as a merger."

BuzzFeed Acquires Startup Torando Labs To Create A New Data Engineering Team — BuzzFeed is announcing its first acquisition since it raised a $50 million round from Andreessen Horowitz over the summer - it's buying Torando Labs, and the Torando team will form the online publisher's first data engineering unit.

Reserve, From Startup Studio Expa, Makes Restaurant Reservations Easier Than Ever — A startup called Reserve is launching a beta version of its "digital concierge" app today, promising to help users snag reservations at top-tier restaurants and improve the dining experience overall. This is the first launch out of Expa, the "startup studio" created by StumbleUpon and Uber co-founder Garrett Camp.

Fab And Mind Candy Founders Talk About Their Companies’ Struggles And New Directions — I'm finally getting over my post-Disrupt Europe jet lag, and I guess that means the conference is old news. But before we leave it completely in the rearview, I wanted to highlight a couple of backstage interviews that you might have missed if you weren't watching the livestream - specifically, my conversations with Fab's Jason Goldberg and Mind Candy's Michael Acton Smith, two founders whose companies have had some pretty visible stumbles.

Sidecar Tests A New “Commute” Service, With Discounts When You Pay For A Week Of Morning Rides — Ridesharing service Sidecar just invited me to beta test a new feature called Sidecar Commute. Here's how it works, as explained on the tester signup page: You pay $35 for a one-week Sidecar Commute Pack, then you can request a ride every morning that week, and you'll get a $15 credit for that ride.

College Messaging App DormChat Takes On Yik Yak With Backing From ff Venture Capital — DormChat aims to give people a new way to message each other that's location-based and anonymity-optional - and it's starting with college students. The iOS app was released earlier this year and is already available on more than 200 college campuses, including founder Adam Michalski's alma mater Penn State.

Pandora Now Offers Audience Data To Musicians — Pandora just announced something called the Artist Marketing Platform, offering a variety of listener data to everyone whose music is played on the Internet radio service.
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Oct 30, 2014

@elain Oh yeah I’m out of there, thankfully! When are you gonna come visit?

Oct 30, 2014

A year ago today I moved to New York City. And then I kind of made a TechCrunch TV show about it…

Oct 30, 2014

@JComparel thanks! sorry we weren’t able to meet in person yesterday.

Oct 30, 2014

@kmahaj I think you’ve forgotten how amazing Sunshine was

Oct 30, 2014

Alex Garland’s directorial debut + Domhnall Gleeson + Oscar Isaac + robots = WANT THIS MOVIE NOW…

Oct 29, 2014

@caleweissman @TaylorLorenz Yes. On the south side. (There’s a much more mediocre one on the north side.)

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