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Fitmob Gets More Funding As It Partners With Gyms And Looks To New Markets

techcrunch.com — Fitness marketplace Fitmob is growing fast and looking to grow even faster, and to do so it's raised new strategic funding from Recruit Strategic Partners. The funding will be used as Fitmob adds more options to its fitness marketplace through partnerships with gyms, and as it seeks to expand into new markets.

Assembly Raises $2.9M From USV For Its Community-Led Software Development Platform

techcrunch.com — For years, software development has been driven mostly as a for-profit enterprise in which coders are hired to create applications for the organizations that employ them. That structure is usually a top-down exercise with a small number of people calling the shots and deciding what should get built and then assigning employees to build it.

This Week Some Japanese Startups Battled It Out At TechCrunch Tokyo

techcrunch.com — Every year, our sister publication TechCrunch Japan has its own tech conference called TechCrunch Tokyo to bring together local investors and entrepreneurs and to introduce that crowd to some of the more successful startups from the U.S. and Europe. This year, speakers visiting Japan for the event included Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky and Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover, among others.

Getaround Gets $24M In Strategic Funding To Bring Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals To New Markets

techcrunch.com — After several years of building its business in San Francisco, peer-to-peer car rental startup Getaround is ready to make its marketplace available in more cities around the U.S. In preparation for that expansion, the company has raised $24 million in new funding led by strategic investor Cox Enterprises.

Relationship Management Startup Accompani Gets Another $15M While Still In Alpha

techcrunch.com — If you're like me, you have thousands of contacts scattered across your email, your phone, and various social networks but no good way to keep track of them all. You also aren't very good at keeping in touch with all of those contacts, and you probably miss important details that they share on social channels because there are so damn many of them.

500 Startups Launches $10M Mobile Collective Fund, Hires Ex-Dolphin Browser Exec Edith Yeung To Run It

techcrunch.com — "In the past we were 500 Startups. In the future we might be 500 VCs." That's Dave McClure, founding partner and Sith Lord behind global seed fund 500 Startups and his growing roster of investment partners.

Just In Time For The Holidays, Square Offers Physical Gift Cards To Sellers

techcrunch.com — Payments startups Square wants to provide more ways for sellers to make more money, by diversifying its products and making it easier to add value to customers. With the holidays right around the corner, it's enabling Square Register users to sell physical gift cards for the first time.

Cabs Cause Gridlock At SFO To Protest Uber, Lyft And Sidecar

techcrunch.com — It's a great day for transportation in the Bay Area. At San Francisco International Airport this evening, a large group of Bay Area taxi drivers has decided to make picking passengers up nearly impossible in an effort to protest the airport's recent decision to allow ride-sharing companies to operate on its premises.

Uber Won’t Investigate Journalists, Company Says After Exec Suggests It Investigate Journalists

techcrunch.com — On-demand transportation company Uber today said that it hasn't and won't investigate journalists in an effort to dig up dirt that could be used against them. That's great I guess, except that the company's stand against vicious, unethical, and dubious smear tactics comes just a few days after one of its top execs was heard suggesting it take part in that behavior.

Uber Integrates With Spotify To Let Passengers Become Backseat DJs

techcrunch.com — Uber is adding a new feature to its mobile app that could allow passengers to play DJ while they take a ride with one of its drivers. Thanks to an integration with Spotify, Uber will soon make music a central part of its ride-sharing service.
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Nov 23, 2014

RT @fraying: Humility in corporate communications is vastly underrated.

Nov 23, 2014

These are actually pretty great: The 85 Funniest Tweets Of All Time buzzfeed.com/awesomer/tweet…

Nov 23, 2014

I love how CBS has these #1 program commercials. Like, we’re tops with octogenarians who don’t know how to change the channel.

Nov 23, 2014

@strngwys @NAScum They didn’t want to go as Robbie and the Baldwins did they?

Nov 23, 2014

RT @40goingon28: The SFGate comments on the Hapa Ramen opening story DO NOT DISAPPOINT pic.twitter.com/HjUiHcRmqU

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