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Carpooling, The Long-Distance Ride-Sharing Platform From Europe, Comes To The US

techcrunch.com — Ride-sharing platform Carpooling has been helping connect drivers and passenger together for more than a decade in Europe. Now the company is ready to bring its service to the U.S., providing a platform for sharing long-distance rides together.

DCM Is Raising Another $100 Million To Make Investments In Android-Based Startups

techcrunch.com — It looks like global venture firm DCM plans to make more bets on Android apps, with another fund that seems to be devoted to investing in startups that develop for the mobile OS. According to an SEC filing, it's seeking to raise $100 million for A-Fund II, the second strategic fund aiming to take advantage of innovation in the Android ecosystem.

Lyft Is Bringing Its Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Line To New York City

techcrunch.com — On-demand ride startup Lyft has been pushing its shared-ride feature Lyft Line pretty hard since announcing it earlier this summer. After introducing Lyft Line to Los Angeles in September, the service is entering its third market by expanding into New York City.

Early Uber Team Member Joins Uber Investor-Backed Company Ride To Create A B2B Carpooling Service

techcrunch.com — Thanks to the massive success of Uber, it seems there's a new ride-sharing, carpooling, or other transportation service popping up just about every day. The latest is Ride, a platform designed to help commuters find carpools with other employees heading to work around the same time.

Infer Gets Another $25 Million From Redpoint To Provide Predictive Analytics To Sales Professionals

techcrunch.com — Predictive analytics startup Infer has spent the last few years helping companies to improve their sales efforts using data. It's been pretty successful so far, which is why Series A investor Redpoint Ventures is pouring in another $25 million to help it expand.

Media Marketplace Pond5 Acquires Stock Photo Startup Pixmac To Expand Its International Presence

techcrunch.com — Over the years, photo and video licensing company Pond5 has tried to differentiate itself with an artist-friendly licensing model, allowing its contributors to set their own terms and splitting sales with them 50-50. That's a much more favorable revenue split than the competition, and as a result, the marketplace has done pretty well for itself.

Yammer Founder David Sacks Joins Cloud HR Startup Zenefits As COO

techcrunch.com — David Sacks is back up in the startup game. The founder of Yammer, who sold his company to Microsoft for $1.2 billion about two-and-a-half years ago, has decided he's had enough time off and is joining fast-growing cloud HR startup Zenefits as its new COO.

With $16M In Funding, Helium Wants To Provide The Connective Tissue For The Internet Of Things

techcrunch.com — Over the next few years, we'll see a torrent of new devices emerge that are connected to the Internet and each other through a wide range of different wireless networking protocols. As a result, there's a race on, not just to get those devices connected, but also to provide the network infrastructure necessary to managing all of them at scale.

SF And LA District Attorneys File Civil Suit Against Uber For Making ‘False Or Misleading Statements’

techcrunch.com — The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles counties have filed suit against Uber for claims that the company made "false and misleading statements" to consumers, while also engaging in business practices that violate California Law. At the same time, those authorities announced a settlement with Uber competitor Lyft on similar charges.

Postmates Is Launching An API To Let Third-Party Sellers Offer Local Delivery

techcrunch.com — On-demand delivery startup Postmates is expected to announce the release of an API tomorrow that will enable third-party sellers and apps to offer local delivery via its couriers. Once adopted, the API could drive a lot more volume for the company, as it potentially introduces Postmates to a large group of new customers through its partners.
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Dec 20, 2014

Hanging with @tracyctran who is in the holiday spirit with spotify

Dec 20, 2014

RT @adamludwin: “We can afford to lose money–even a lot of money. But we can’t afford to lose reputation–even a shred of reputation.” - @WarrenBuffett

Dec 20, 2014

I don’t have a lot of faith in the eagles right now. But I do trust in a cowboys collapse.

Dec 20, 2014

I hope this means the Eagles draft a cornerback

Dec 20, 2014

RT @FakeWIPCaller: They talk about roughing the passer like its a bad thing

Dec 20, 2014

@travisbernard dude just come to thieves and be with Ravens fans.

Dec 20, 2014

@anthonyha I know it’s different for you but this is why I’m driving from SF instead of flying.

Dec 20, 2014

@aripap when it’s not surging, but it’s surging ALL THE TIME.

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