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The Ultimate Vision For Homejoy Is Not Just Cleaning, According To CEO Adora Cheung

techcrunch.com — On-demand home services company Homejoy has been providing cleaning services over the last few years, but it's hoping to expand into several other verticals. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, co-founder and CEO Adora Cheung said the company would continue to test out other services in its different markets.

Fitbit Won’t Work With HealthKit Because It’s Building An Apple Watch Competitor

techcrunch.com — A few weeks ago, Fitbit publicly admitted that it had no plans to follow the growing crowd of fitness trackers and apps that are rushing to integrate with Apple's HealthKit and Health app. In response, it seems, Apple has pulled Fitbit devices from its retail stores.

Lobster Is A Marketplace For Licensing Affordable User-Generated Content

techcrunch.com — For marketers, digital agencies, and web publishers, finding media they can use as part of their digital campaigns or on their websites can be a pain. Today if they want to use imagery from around the web, they need to either find content that is freely available as part of a creative commons license or license it from various professional media clearinghouses.

Resilience Is Key To Success For Most Startups, According To YC’s Justin Kan

techcrunch.com — Lots of startups start with good ideas, but few of them become huge successes. More important than a good idea to their success is just having the resilience required to keep going even if your idea isn't so great, Y Combinator partner Justin Kan said at Disrupt Europe 2014.

It’s Not Fair To Call Ozon An Amazon Clone, CEO Maelle Gavet Says

techcrunch.com — As the largest e-commerce store in its region, Ozon has been called the "Amazon.com of Russia." But this morning on stage at Disrupt EU: London, Ozon CEO Maelle Gavet shot down the notion that her company should be called an Amazon clone.

With $2M In Funding, AirMedia Aims To Be The Syndication Platform For Premium Video

techcrunch.com — With more viewers than ever tuning into digital video services, premium publishers are looking for more ways to get in front of those audiences. With a syndication network built specifically for video, a startup called AirMedia hopes to find new distribution for premium publishers.

Incubated: Highway1 Takes Hardware Startups From Prototype To Production

techcrunch.com — A few years ago, consumer electronics specialist PCH International decided that it wanted to help the burgeoning ecosystem of hardware startups that has emerged. To do that, it created Highway1, an accelerator focused specifically on guiding early-stage hardware companies through the process of building their products and getting them from the prototyping stage to actual production.

Gett Tries To Lure Away Uber Drivers In NYC With Promise Of Higher Pay

techcrunch.com — Can you catch more flies with honey than vinegar?* On-demand ride-hailing service Gett sure hopes so, and it's sweetening the pot for drivers in New York City by offering them increased pay rates in an attempt to lure them away from the competition.

Mimosa Networks Debuts New Products To Make Wireless Broadband A Reality

techcrunch.com — A few months ago we introduced you to Mimosa Networks, a startup building products that could make ultra high-speed wireless Internet a reality. It's getting one step closer to accomplishing that task, with the introduction of a couple of products to help new ISPs emerge and deploy broadband services without ever having to lay any fiber.

Former Motionloft CEO Jon Mills Pleads Guilty To Two Counts Of Wire Fraud

techcrunch.com — Motionloft founder and former CEO Jon Mills has pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California. In doing so, Mills has admitted to spending $765,000 of investor's money while telling them the company was about to be acquired.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @jshieber: Overheard at #TCDisrupt: I don't know how it happened but I woke up in my onesie.

Oct 21, 2014

Wonga Investors Still Won’t Comment On Censured Payday Loans Firm tcrn.ch/1pwDgCr cc: @eileentso

Oct 21, 2014

Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech tcrn.ch/1rpgxb4

Oct 21, 2014

RT @eileentso: @jordanrcrook screengrab for you... I loved that you underscored the point/awkwardness ;) pic.twitter.com/OVhStS36Om

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