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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.

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.

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.

Metal 3D Printing Startup MatterFab Raises $5.75 Million From GE Ventures

techcrunch.com — MatterFab wants to change the way metal 3D printing is done, by making the process more scalable and affordable. It's raised $5.75 million in funding to continue to refine its 3D printing technology and get its printers onto the production lines of industrial manufacturers.

With $2.5M In Funding, Mapsense Launches Developer Tools For Analyzing And Visualizing Location Data

techcrunch.com — Apps today are producing an enormous amount of location data, but today don't have a good way to understand what that data is telling them about their users. A new company called Mapsense is trying to help developers make sense of location data they're collecting with a set of tools they can use to overlay information gleaned from users on top of various different demographic maps available on its platform.

Taxi-Hailing App Flywheel Adds A Group Of New Investors

techcrunch.com — Cab-hailing startup Flywheel has been gradually expanding its availability in new markets, and also offering new ways for customers to pay. To do so, the company has extended its Series C financing to make room for a group of investors with experience building huge businesses and ties to its new CEO.

Stripe In Talks For Up To $500 Million In New Funding

techcrunch.com — API-for-payments startup Stripe is raising a new round of funding, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. One source with direct knowledge of the talks tells us that one of the leading investors in the deal is Yuri Milner's DST Global.

Topher Conway Becomes Co-Managing Partner Of SV Angel, As David Lee Steps Down

techcrunch.com — Big changes are afoot at one of the premier angel investing firms, as David Lee is stepping down from SV Angel after multiple years as managing partner at the firm. With his departure, Topher Conway will be moving up to the co-managing role alongside his father, according to an email sent to SV Angel limited partners, founders and partners.

Switch Raises $35 Million In Strategic Funding To Expand Its Cloud-Based Phone System

techcrunch.com — Just four months after Switch Communications made its cloud-based communications suite generally available, the company has raised another $35 million in funding to get customers signed up. The funding was led by cross-border VC firm Amasia Associates, with includes investment from Felicis Ventures, SoftBank, and Work-Bench Ventures, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.
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May 28, 2015

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

May 28, 2015

RT @travisbernard: Best news of the day: we’re getting a keg of Lagunitas at TechCrunch HQ tomorrow.

May 28, 2015

'Nothing is safe to say, ever.’ - Chip Kelly being Chip Kelly philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1…

May 28, 2015

The mystery surounding what happened to Metaio has been solved. Acquisition by Apple, it appears. on.tcrn.ch/l/NihO

May 28, 2015

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

May 28, 2015

Slack Has Received 8-10 Acquisition Offers So Far, according to @stewart at CODE Conference on.tcrn.ch/l/uS6v

May 28, 2015

RT @alexrkonrad: Took me way too long to realize "do you want a pass for our conference?" really means "can we blast your email out to all our attendees?"

May 28, 2015

RT @stevekovach: Baby boomers: Gen X is lazy and apathetic Gen X today: Millennials are lazy and apathetic

May 27, 2015

RT @alexia: "I can’t talk about it," she insisted, as Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr watched the interview from the sixth row techcrunch.com/2015/05/27/jus…

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