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CrunchWeek: Box’s IPO Pop, Microsoft’s HoloLens Headset, Google’s $1 Billion Bet On SpaceX — We're at the end of another big week for the tech industry, so Alex Wilhelm, Kyle Russell and I gathered 'round the big white table for CrunchWeek, the TechCrunch TV show in which we roundup the biggest and most interesting news stories of the past seven days.

Pachyderm Launches Out Of YC To Be The Data Processing Tool For The Docker Generation — If you've collected a large amount of data that you want to analyze, the go-to method for years has been to follow a programming paradigm called MapReduce, typically using Apache's Hadoop framework. It's a tried-and-true process, but it isn't simple: Hadoop, which is mostly written in Java, has a reputation for being difficult.

Through The Fire: What TaskRabbit Learned From Its Big Backlash — "Right after we launched the new TaskRabbit, not everyone was happy." After years of being a CEO, Leah Busque knows to choose her words carefully, especially when she knows they'll appear in print. But speaking with her in person at a conference room in TaskRabbit's San Francisco headquarters, it's apparent in her voice and demeanor that she knows she's making an understatement.

TC Cribs: Sliding Into Ticketmaster’s Hip London Outpost — In this special episode of Cribs we headed across the pond to London, England to check out ticketing and events behemoth Ticketmaster's U.K. outpost. To do this Cribs in true English fashion, we sent our UK-born and bred editor at large Mike Butcher to conduct the tour.

CrunchWeek: Facebook Goes Corporate, Box Prices, And Glass Skids To A Halt — It's Friday and that means Crunchweek. This week Colleen Taylor, Kyle Russell and myself sat around the Small White Table to discuss Facebook's new corporate communication product, Box's IPO price and Google's big changes to its Glass hardware program. You can still buy Glass for another few days and Box might re-price its offering, but this is where the week ended.

Author Nicholas Carlson Tells Us What Startups Can Learn From Marissa Mayer — There are few figures in the tech industry today who are more compelling than Marissa Mayer. So it's not surprising that she makes for a very compelling subject in Marissa Mayer And The Fight To Save Yahoo , the new book written by Business Insider's Chief Correspondent Nicholas Carlson.

Kevin Rose Leaves Google Ventures To Work Full-Time On His Startup North — Kevin Rose has stepped away from his role as an investor at Google Ventures to work full-time on his mobile app development startup North Technologies, which just raised $5 million in funding led by True Ventures.

Kixeye Lays Off As Much As 25 Percent Of Staff — Kixeye, the San Francisco-based online gaming company, held layoffs yesterday as part of a larger reorganization of the company, sources tell TechCrunch. According to two sources, more than 100 people representing as much as 25 percent of Kixeye's staff have been let go.

Lyrics Annotation Site Genius Poaches Longtime New Yorker Music Critic Sasha Frere-Jones — Genius, the startup formerly known as RapGenius that began as a place for crowdsourced rap lyrics and now provides a platform for people to annotate everything from songs to historical texts, has scored a high-profile new hire: Renowned New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones.

MongoDB Is Raising Another $100 Million, Regulatory Filing Shows — MongoDB, the company known for its next-generation open source database technology, is looking to raise up to $100 million in new funding, according to a regulatory document filed with the SEC this week. The filing, which was signed by MongoDB CEO Dev Ittycheria, says that MongoDB has closed on $79.9 million so far in an equity offering worth a total of $100 million.
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Jan 21, 2015

"Just when you thought you’ve communicated enough, do it ten times more."…

Jan 20, 2015

An eye-opening post from @jmeistrich, who found it's cheaper to build his startup traveling the world than live in SF

Jan 19, 2015

@eventstaffapp I've gotten into examining for research. Sadly there aren't many more like it I've found

Jan 14, 2015

More from Kai, the voice of reason in that video: SF Native Who Fought For Soccer Field Takes Us On Tour Of Mission…

Jan 12, 2015

@Bensign @thatswattsup He'll only be a teen for 4 more months so if so we gotta crack that whip

Jan 12, 2015

@alex love you but never a smart idea to bet against the Rust Belt in football #hangonsloopy ;)

Jan 12, 2015

That post about teens and apps has 500K+ views & counting, its author @thatswattsup told me today. For context: That's a lot.

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