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Lyft VP Of Ops Stephen Schnell Defects To Uber

techcrunch.com — Uber's putting that $1.2 billion to good use poaching execs from its top competitor. After hiring former Lyft COO Travis VanderZanden earlier this month, Uber has now scored Lyft's VP of Operations Stephen Schnell to work on international supply growth, according to Schnell's LinkedIn. Bloomberg reporer Serena Saitto tweeted about the move earlier.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @JoshConstine: Uber has also hired away head of YouTube dot com @NunduJ...anakiram to head its driver and passenger apps tcrn.ch/1vpNZjY

Oct 31, 2014

Uber has also hired away head of YouTube dot com @NunduJ...anakiram to head its driver and passenger apps tcrn.ch/1vpNZjY

Oct 31, 2014

so what’s the plan here — throw stupid money at lyft execs to defect? or lyft execs picking a winner? both? neither? techcrunch.com/2014/10/31/lyf…

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CrunchWeek: Google Hunts For Cancer, Microsoft’s Fitness Band, And Kim Kardashian Goes To A Tech Conference

techcrunch.com — Alex Wilhelm, Kyle Russell and I discuss Google[x]'s new nanoparticle project to hunt down cancerous cells, Alex shows off his shiny new fitness tracker from Microsoft, and the scary comments we received after Kim Kardashian showed up at a tech conference. Also, Happy Halloween! We all put on cat ears just for you.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: CrunchWeek: Google hunts for Cancer, Microsoft's fitness band, and Kim Kardashian goes to a tech conference tcrn.ch/1xJ3TIC

Oct 31, 2014

RT @ryanlawler: 'IS THIS A TED TALK OR AN ACTUAL MANUFACTURABLE PRODUCT?' - @alex tcrn.ch/1tJh4df

Oct 31, 2014

'IS THIS A TED TALK OR AN ACTUAL MANUFACTURABLE PRODUCT?' - @alex tcrn.ch/1tJh4df

Oct 31, 2014

I should've waited until after filming to play with the Microsoft Band for the first time techcrunch.com/2014/10/31/cru… pic.twitter.com/Lj5Klys1vQ

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This Ambulance Drone Can Fly Into Trouble With First Aid

techcrunch.com — A Dutch engineer has created a flying defibrillator for emergency situations. The drone, called the Ambulance Drone, would be stationed at various points in the city. In an emergency, people on the scene can call it in and it arrives a few seconds later.

Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures And KPCB At $1.12B Valuation

techcrunch.com — Slack, the enterprise collaboration platform co-founded by Stewart Butterfield, today confirmed that it has closed a $120 million round of funding, co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Google Ventures with the participation of past investors including A16Z, Accel Partners and The Social+Capital Partnership. We first reported on this fundraise last week.
Oct 31, 2014

Now can we just get threaded comments? RT @TechCrunch: Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures & KPCB tcrn.ch/1u06Arj

Oct 31, 2014

Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures And KPCB At $1.12B Valuation tcrn.ch/1u06Arj tip @Techmeme (phew)

Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature

techcrunch.com — Evernote has rolled out a new "Work Chat" feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Evernote has rolled out a new "Work Chat" feature to its web and mobile app tcrn.ch/10aAxYA

Oct 31, 2014

Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature: ift.tt/1q9u2w1

App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

techcrunch.com — When Facebook scooped up mobile data analytics powerhouse Onavo last year, it was only a matter of time before someone rebuilt its service. And that seems to be just what the now-leading mobile app analytics firm App Annie has done.
Oct 31, 2014

Why is App Annie now building consumer apps? MORE DATA ift.tt/1G2DVWy

Oct 31, 2014

App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense: ift.tt/1G2DVWy

Oct 31, 2014

App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense tcrn.ch/10ahtcQ tip @Techmeme

Trent Reznor’s Apple Special Project Is In “The World” Of Music Delivery

techcrunch.com — Musical magic man Trent Reznor is working with Apple on something or other, after the Beats Chief Creative Officer came on board following the acquisition. He says that Apple was interested in working with Reznor directly in "designing some products" following the deal in an interview with Billboard, and also say that the partnership would focus on the "world" of music delivery, though he won't go into specific detail.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Beats Chief Creative Officer Trent Reznor is working with Apple on something, following the acquisition tcrn.ch/1pbQXfm

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

techcrunch.com — Between the portal to hell opening in our comments section, Elon Musk's AI demons, and metallic 3D printed guns, it's been a scary Halloween week here at TechCrunch. We give you our best stories of the week (10/25-10/31). 1. During an interview at an MIT symposium, Elon Musk answered a question that took an unexpected turn.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week tcrn.ch/1pchitD by @annaescher

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed

techcrunch.com — This morning, Virgin Galactic tweeted that their SpaceShipTwo spaceplane had experienced an "in-flight anomaly" We have now confirmed that SpaceShipTwo has crashed during a test flight due to currently unknown causes. A press conference is planned with more details at 2 pm pacific. WhiteKnightTwo, the craft that carries SpaceShipTwo to altitude before detaching, landed safely.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed tcrn.ch/10aBz6Q by @grg

Ask Mark Zuckerberg Anything During His First Public “Community Q&A” Nov 6

techcrunch.com — Most people have a burning question to ask about Facebook, whether they're one of its 1.35 billion users or not. So taking a cue from Reddit's Ask Me Anything sessions, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is upping the transparency and will play customer support himself on November 6th when he does Facebook's first "Community Q&A".
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Anything you want to ask Mark Zuckerberg? He's upping the transparency on Nov 6 with Facebook's first "Community Q&A" http:…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Anything you want to ask Mark Zuckerberg? He's upping the transparency on Nov 6 with Facebook's first "Community Q&A" http:…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @MeaganNRhodes: Mark Zuckerberg to Hold 1st Public “Community Q&A” on #Facebook Nov 6. Accepting questions now techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/mar… ht…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Mark Zuckerberg to host first public "Community Q&A" on Facebook Nov 6, taking questions now techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/mar… http://t.…

Oct 30, 2014

Zuck is doing a public Q&A techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/mar… My Q: Has there been a reduction in young US teen engagement with Fb over the last year?

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Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator

techcrunch.com — Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company.. According to the Wall Street Journal, Rubin will build an incubator for what it describes as companies working with "technology-hardware" products. Google confirmed the departure to the WSJ: "I want to wish Andy all the best with what's next," Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Andy Rubin, best known for his work on Android at Google, is leaving the company tcrn.ch/1xGsWMo

Oct 31, 2014

RT @monkbent: As I assumed, Andy Rubin's "moonshot" was more of a time-delayed rocket out of Google. techcrunch.com/2014/10/30/and…

Oct 31, 2014

Woah, Andy Rubin -- the man who founded Android -- is leaving Google tcrn.ch/105E0Ia

Oct 30, 2014

Andy Rubin Is Leaving Google To Start A Hardware Incubator tcrn.ch/105E0Ia via @techcrunch

Mad Genius Radio Feels Like A Smarter Version Of Old-School Radio

techcrunch.com — Mad Genius Radio is taking a somewhat old-school approach to streaming music. In a world where most radio services use correlation algorithms to figure out what you want to hear, based on beats per minute and cadence and genre, without really thinking about the right rotation of new and old music.
Oct 31, 2014

Mad Genius Radio Feels Like A Smarter Version Of Old-School Radio tcrn.ch/1yMD3jT via @techcrunch

Evernote Rolls Out Its New “Work Chat” Feature To Web And Mobile

techcrunch.com — Evernote has rolled out a new "Work Chat" feature to its web and mobile applications which allows users of its online note-taking and collaboration software to discuss ideas and projects directly in the Evernote interface itself, instead of having to shift those conversations over to email.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @pkedrosky: Zawinski 2014: All apps expand until they can do group messaging techcrunch.com/2014/10/31/eve…

Joyent Raises $15M To Bring Enterprise-Grade Docker Support To Its Cloud Platform

techcrunch.com — Until today, cloud infrastructure company Joyent had raised a total of $120 million in a number of funding rounds, with its 2012 $85 million Series D round being the latest and largest.
Oct 31, 2014

Joyent Raises $15M To Bring Enterprise-Grade Docker Support To Its Cloud Platform tcrn.ch/1wNDhac

Why Online Retailers Continue To Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores

techcrunch.com — Editor's note: Mike Kercheval is president and CEO of International Council of Shopping Centers. In an age when new technology and the growth of pure online-only retailers have industry analysts questioning the future of brick-and-mortar stores, what are online retailers doing to grow their businesses and gain market share?

Your Next Passport Could Be On The Blockchain

techcrunch.com — A blockchain tinkerer named Chris Ellis has created a system to build an actual digital passport that, through use of the Bitcoin blockchain and some encryption, will allow you to identify yourself online and off. Called World Citizenship, the project just launched on Github and shows some definite promise.

New Outlook For Mac Now Available, Rest Of Office For Mac Updates Coming In 2015

techcrunch.com — We've seen leaks of a new Office for Mac 2015 suite circulate, but the new version of Outlook for Mac is already here, at least for Office 365 subscribers. The overhauled email client includes a new look and feel, as well as search that extends to archived mail (whether stored online or on corporate servers), better all around performance, push email support and more.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: New Outlook For Mac Now Available, Rest Of Office For Mac Updates Coming In 2015 tcrn.ch/1wNzwBJ by @drizzled

Jony Ive Is So Focused On Design He Doesn’t Know Apple’s Key Financial Numbers

techcrunch.com — Apple design lead Jony Ive spoke to an audience at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art last night, the Wall Street Journal reports, addressing the difficulties in designing an Apple smartwatch.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Jony Ive Is So Focused On Design He Doesn't Know Apple's Key Financial Numbers tcrn.ch/1wQeJzN by @drizzled

Car Rental Startup Zoomcar Raises $7 Million To Democratize Transportation In India

techcrunch.com — Following on from Socar, Korea's answer to Zipcar, which raised $18 million earlier this month, another car rental startup in Asia is in the money today. India-based Zoomcar has added $8 million to its coffers with a funding round led by Sequoia Capital. The 18-month-old Bangalore-based company isn't your average Indian startup.
Oct 31, 2014

Good advert for US entrepreneurs to go overseas >> Zoomcar Raises $7 Million To Democratize Transportation In India tcrn.ch/1tZUONG