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Lyft CEO Logan Green To Join Us At Disrupt NY

techcrunch.com — The last time Lyft CEO Logan Green graced the Disrupt stage, in September 2013, the mobile ride-hailing service was a little more than a year old. Back then Lyft was available in just 10 markets, but was growing quickly thanks to an aggressive expansion roadmap that would take it into 25 U.S.

Airbnb Hires Former Dropbox Exec Sara Adler As Its Head Of Corporate Development

techcrunch.com — There's a battle going on for tech talent in the Bay Area, and private companies increasingly are turning to M&A as a way to bring new members onto their teams. Following along on that trend, Airbnb has hired Sara Adler, who had previously worked at Dropbox and Facebook, as its head of corporate development.

With $2M In Funding From Upfront, Ferris Helps Users Edit And Share Videos Trapped On Their Phones

techcrunch.com — Nowadays pretty much everyone has a video recording device in his or her pocket, and that's led to an explosion in the amount of mobile video that is recorded. However, very few of those videos are ever edited or shared with friends, family, or random strangers following you on social networks.

Valet Startup ZIRX Raises $30M Led By Bessemer, Expands To Offer More Value-Added Services

techcrunch.com — It's been about six months since we last checked in with ZIRX, an on-demand valet startup that launched in San Francisco last year but has been quietly expanding into multiple markets across the U.S. At the same time, it's been testing out add-on services beyond just parking and making them available to customers.

Cloud HR Startup Zenefits Is Looking To Raise A Giant New Round Of Funding

techcrunch.com — Fast-moving HR and benefits startup Zenefits is looking to accelerate adoption even further. According to sources the company, which was founded just two years ago, is about to join the club of companies worth more than a billion dollars. Zenefits allows small- and medium-sized businesses to manage human resources services in a much simpler fashion.

Vaporization Startup Pax Labs Introduces Juul, Its Next-Gen E-Cigarette

techcrunch.com — Pax Labs is best know for its development of the Pax Vaporizer, which changed how a lot of people thought about consuming leafy, botanical materials. Now the company wants to change the way they think about smoking cigarettes with Juul, an e-cig designed to emulate the smoking experience in a nifty little modern package.

Q&A With The Creators Of ‘High Maintenance’

techcrunch.com — Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair are the creators of High Maintenance, which has become a pretty big hit for online video platform Vimeo. The series, which follows a Brooklyn-based weed delivery man around the city, peers into the lives of his customers as they deal with all the stress, anxiety and health issues his product is there to alleviate.

YC-Backed Rickshaw Provides An API For Local Deliveries

techcrunch.com — Ever since Uber launched to enable users to hail a ride with a mobile app, any number of on-demand and same-day delivery services have emerged. In most cases, those companies end up building out their own logistics infrastructure and hiring their own delivery drivers.

Three Weeks After Launch, Vessel Gets Another $57.5 Million In Funding Led By IVP

techcrunch.com — Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has an ambitious plan for transforming the way we think about online video. His new startup Vessel is taking some of the same basic concepts that were successful in getting people to pay to watch streaming versions of their favorite TV shows on Hulu, and applying it to YouTube videos.

a16z Hires Former Facebooker Ted Ullyot To Help Portfolio Companies Deal With Regulatory Issues

techcrunch.com — As companies like Lyft and Airbnb have grown, they've run up against local governments and regulatory agencies in multiple markets in the U.S. and abroad. To help those portfolio companies and others like them, Andreessen Horowitz has hired former Facebook general counsel Ted Ullyot to lead a new policy and regulatory affairs function within the firm.
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Apr 26, 2015

RT @fraying: This is the proper amount of self-depreciation for any new tech review. medium.com/@mathowie/my-r…

Apr 26, 2015

Downstairs neighbors are having a party and I hate all people

Apr 26, 2015

I just got to ask Guillermo Del Toro a question. Answer: Nope, he’ll probably just keep making movies about monsters.

Apr 25, 2015

A real boss makes money, and takes care of the business that is presented to them. Like a boss. genius.com/4890994

Apr 25, 2015

I don't even care about basketball and this is an amazing piece about Stephen Curry grantland.com/the-triangle/t…

Apr 25, 2015

Catching up on Bruce Jenner interview via Twitter. Impressed, surprised the response has been so universally positive. That’s a good thing.

Apr 25, 2015

RT @bonatsos: The "X for the Apple Watch" apps are probably among the least likely to be uber-successful. Brand new ideas anyone? lnkd.in/bjhkvfF

Apr 25, 2015

RT @roybahat: Ned Stark and Jon Snow in next Star Wars movie kthxbye

Apr 25, 2015

RT @waltwhitmanpoem: Sympathies, heart-valves, palate-valves, sexuality, maternity,

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