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Reporter @TechCrunch. Voice of a generation. Socializing since 1988.

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Pebble, Stratos, And New Apple iMacs — One important note about this podcast: Matt can't seem to get his microphones to work. Ever. So if you're wondering why we all sound like professional radio hosts (two of us are, actually) and Matt sounds like hot garbage, it's because he is incompetent with microphones. Moving on!

Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs — Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM, SG VC, and Marcel Legrand. Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder.

Tinder Partners With Zedd To Offer His New Album For $3.99 — Tinder is launching a new partnership with musical artist Zedd to offer his upcoming album, True Colors, for an exclusive price of $3.99. Not unlike past partnerships with artists like Jason Derulo, Tinder and Zedd are working together to create a special profile for Zedd that is pushed across Tinder's global network of users.

GameIt Only Makes You Watch Ads About Products You Actually Want To Buy — What if you could avoid pre-roll advertisements for irrelevant products? That's the dream that is trying to turn into a reality. The app is an ecommerce platform that only shows you an advertisement on a product that you're interested in buying.

QuizUp Just Turned Into A Social Network — QuizUp is now a social network, by every stretch of the imagination. Following a massive update today, the trivia game that trail-blazed through the App Store in 2013, is now introducing true social functionality on a core level. QuizUp originally hit the scene after forging a deal with Lionsgate to offer Twilight-based trivia to users.

Spotify Introduces Video Clips, Podcasts, And Activity-Based Playlists — Spotify has just unveiled the newest version of the product at a media event here in New York City. Alongside the introduction of new media types, such as podcasts and videos, the service will also serve up playlists that are more personalized and relevant to what you're doing at the time.

Betaworks-Backed Scale Model Launches To Help Advertisers Target Twitter Communities — Scale Model, the first company to launch out of betawork's newest batch of hacker-in-residence projects, is trying to offer advertisers on Twitter a much more targeted experience than they've ever had. The service identifies communities on Twitter (based on interests) and listens to those communities to understand what kind of content they're sharing and ultimately target them for advertising partners.

Interior Define, Maker Of Ultra-Customizable Couches, Launches 3D Visualizer — Interior Define, the company that offers totally customizable sofas at a relatively affordable price, is today announcing new tools to help online shoppers. The company is introducing a new 3D interface for shoppers so that they can see the products from every angle, in every different customization, so that they truly know what they're getting into.

Drizly Lands $13 Million In Series A Funding — Drizly, the mobile shopping app that connects users with delivery-friendly liquor stores, is today announcing the close of a $13 million Series A funding round, led by Polaris Partners. Existing investors Suffolk Equity Partners also participated alongside First Beverage Group and others.

HelloFresh Is Delivering 4 Million Meals Per Month — HelloFresh has just shared that it is now selling 4 million meals per month. The company says that this is more than the company sold in the entire first half of 2014 combined. HelloFresh is a food delivery service that competes directly with Blue Apron and Plated, delivering pre-portioned and planned meals at your door each week for you to cook.
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