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On-Demand Helper Startup Wunwun Launches Branded Delivery Services For Businesses

techcrunch.com — On-demand helper startup WunWun has for the past few months offered consumers the ability to get pretty much anything delivered for a flat rate. Now, the company is offering its service to businesses who want to make local, same-day delivery a perk for their customers.

Breaking: TechCrunch Writer Becomes An Investor

medium.com — Let's not bury the lede: I'm leaving TechCrunch next week and, after taking a bit of a vacation, I will be joining 500 Startups as its newest Venture Partner come August. Goodbye TC I've been pretty lucky in my career.
Jun 04, 2015

Another great TechCrunch writer goes VC. So long and thanks for all the Uber lols @ryanlawler medium.com/@ryanlawler/i-…

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Vimeo Now Lets Creators Launch Their Own Subscription Video-On-Demand Channels

techcrunch.com — Video distribution platform Vimeo wants to provide new ways for creators to make more money from their content. A few years after launching a video on demand offering so creators could rent out or sell access to their videos, the company will now let them charge for monthly subscriptions to their libraries of content.
Jun 02, 2015

RT @ryanlawler: Video creators on Vimeo can now launch their own subscription VOD channels on.tcrn.ch/l/kVJD

Jun 02, 2015

Video creators on Vimeo can now launch their own subscription VOD channels on.tcrn.ch/l/kVJD

Jun 02, 2015

Good or bad 4 doc filmmakers? | Vimeo Now Lets Creators Launch Their Own Subscription Video-On-Demand Channels » techcrunch.com/2015/06/02/vim…

Steve Case’s Venture Firm Revolution Growth Is Raising $450 Million For Third Fund

techcrunch.com — AOL founder and former chairman and CEO Steve Case has moved on to investing, and is doing so in a big way. Revolution Growth, the firm he founded in 2005 along with former AOL execs Donn David and Ted Leonsis, is raising another $450 million for its third fund to invest in growth-stage startups, according to an SEC filing.
Jun 01, 2015

Revolution Growth is raising another $450 Million fund on.tcrn.ch/l/Rix9

Netflix Tests Teasers For Original Programming, But Has No Plans To Run Third-Party Ads

techcrunch.com — Streaming TV provider Netflix has always shied away from advertising, preferring instead to make money from a monthly subscription it charges users to gain access to its content. The company has no plans to change that, despite a recent test of teaser ads for some of its own original programming both before and after selected TV shows.
Jun 01, 2015

No, Netflix is not testing 'ads'... it's just teasing new original programming on.tcrn.ch/l/Dm5V

Jun 01, 2015

Yeah, so Reed Hastings pretty much shot down the whole 'ads' thing as well techcrunch.com/2015/06/01/net… pic.twitter.com/iA4QUXtUK1

Path Sells Its Social Networking App To DaumKakao

techcrunch.com — The company behind the Path social networking app might be looking for a new name. That's because Dave Morin and crew have sold their social networking app of the same name to Korean messaging heavyweight Daum Kakao. In a blog post this evening, Path Inc.
May 28, 2015

Officially official >> Daum Kakao has bought Path in an undisclosed deal tcrn.ch/1J6BJka

May 28, 2015

Rare but of foreign Korean M&A - Path Sells Its Social Networking App To Daum Kakao | TechCrunch techcrunch.com/2015/05/28/pat…

Uber Unveils Design Concept For Its New, 420,000 Square-Foot Headquarters In SF

techcrunch.com — Images detailing the design of Uber's giant new San Francisco corporate headquarters have emerged, showing what the new, two-building corporate campus should look like when it opens up in a few years. Occupying San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, the new buildings should offer up more than 420,000 square feet of new office and retail space to the company.
May 28, 2015

RT @ffajula: Uber Unveils Design Concept For Its New, 420,000 Square-Foot Headquarters In SF on.tcrn.ch/l/pSN7

May 28, 2015

Uber's new SF HQ looks like it will be amaaazing on.tcrn.ch/l/Wi9I

May 29, 2015

Uber Unveils Design Concept For Its New, 420,000 Square-Foot Headquarters In SF | TechCrunch ow.ly/NAHl3 Fancy.

Instacart Adds To Its Exec Ranks With New General Counsel And VP of Marketing

techcrunch.com — On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart has been rounding out its management team, as the company seeks to expand into new markets and find new customers. To support that mission, it's brought on a new general counsel and VP of marketing. Instacart's new head lawyer is Nikhil Shanbhag, who joined the company in recent months from Google.

Gracenote Spent $54 Million Buying Two Companies To Launch A New Sports Data Product

techcrunch.com — Music and video metadata company Gracenote is launching a new product for a new vertical, getting into sports data for the first time. To power the new sports product the company has acquired a couple of companies - Infostrada and SportsDirect - for a combined $54 million.
May 28, 2015

Gracenote is getting into sports data, spending $54M to acquire 2 companies. techcrunch.com/2015/05/28/gra…

May 28, 2015

"Being able to overlay sports data on top of traditional broadcasts could create new customer viewership" on.tcrn.ch/l/mWVK

May 28, 2015

Gracenote is getting into sports data, with a couple of acquisitions worth $54 million together tcrn.ch/1ckSgT1

Online Auto Sales Startup Carvana Is Raising $300 Million To Expand Nationwide

techcrunch.com — Used car sales are heating up online, with huge amounts of cash pouring into an industry that has yet to be disrupted by technology. A company called Carvana is in the process of raising a huge round of growth funding as it seeks to improve the process and reduce the price of buying a used car online.
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Aug 02, 2015

RT @mlevchin: Is there a startup offering lowest-priced benefits and “employee-like“ services for independent contractors of the ”gig economy“ yet?

Aug 02, 2015

RT @FakeWIPCaller: Everyone's so upset about this lion, when the Eagles traded Brandon Boykin

Aug 01, 2015

RT @semil: Louis CK clip about founders raising their seed round & simultaneously getting pre-emptive Series A term sheets: https://t.co/VU…

Jul 31, 2015

Insecure, Frustrated Bully With Something To Prove Considering Career In Law Enforcement theonion.com/r/33427

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