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Hollywood Comes Back To Silicon Valley With A New SyFy Reality TV Show

techcrunch.com — Hollywood just can't get enough of geeks coding in hoodies. Following the successful first season of Mike Judge's HBO brilliant farce Silicon Valley, NBC Universal techie network SyFy will try to show what being inside the tech bubble is really like.

Lyft Appeals To More Casual Drivers By Matching Them With Passengers Along Their Commute

techcrunch.com — For years, the founders of Lyft had imagined a world in which carpooling would become mainstream, a world in which people wouldn't necessarily ride alone to work if they didn't have to. Today they move another step closer to that world with the release of a new feature allowing its drivers to get matched up with passengers heading in the same direction they are going.

Lumoid Launches A Peer-To-Peer Marketplace For Short-Term Gadget Rentals

techcrunch.com — Since launching earlier this year, gadget rental market Lumoid has provided a place where camera nerds, amateur photographers, and even drone enthusiasts can try out a bunch of different devices without having to purchase them. Today it's announcing that it's also giving users the ability to make a little bit of money by renting out devices they aren't using at the moment.

Flipboard Adds The Wall Street Journal To Its News Discovery Apps

techcrunch.com — Flipboard has spent the last several years tying to convince publishers the value of having their content show up in its apps. Today the Wall Street Journal, one of the last major holdouts in the U.S., will allow Flipboard users to view its news stories there.

Eight Months After Merger, Elance-oDesk Raises Another $30 Million Led By Benchmark

techcrunch.com — Nearly a year ago, online job marketplaces Elance and oDesk decided that they were better off working together rather than competing against one another. As a result, they merged to create a company called Elance-oDesk to dominate the market for connecting users with short-term and freelance jobs online.

With $13M In Funding, Everything But The House Wants To Change The Way Estate Sales Are Run

techcrunch.com — Estate sales are a huge business, but they are also not nearly as efficient as they could be. In an effort to quickly liquidate a home's possessions, many estate sales end up selling objects below their true value or fail to find a new home for them.

Fluc Raises $2.3 Million To Improve The Logistics Of Food Delivery In More Markets

techcrunch.com — When it comes to food delivery, people want things fast and fresh and most of all, and increasingly they want to know when that food will get to them. Thanks to the Uber-ification of everything, being able to place an order and see when it will arrive (and even see a delivery in process) is becoming table stakes in the on-demand economy.

Fitmob Gets More Funding As It Partners With Gyms And Looks To New Markets

techcrunch.com — Fitness marketplace Fitmob is growing fast and looking to grow even faster, and to do so it's raised new strategic funding from Recruit Strategic Partners. The funding will be used as Fitmob adds more options to its fitness marketplace through partnerships with gyms, and as it seeks to expand into new markets.

Assembly Raises $2.9M From USV For Its Community-Led Software Development Platform

techcrunch.com — For years, software development has been driven mostly as a for-profit enterprise in which coders are hired to create applications for the organizations that employ them. That structure is usually a top-down exercise with a small number of people calling the shots and deciding what should get built and then assigning employees to build it.

This Week Some Japanese Startups Battled It Out At TechCrunch Tokyo

techcrunch.com — Every year, our sister publication TechCrunch Japan has its own tech conference called TechCrunch Tokyo to bring together local investors and entrepreneurs and to introduce that crowd to some of the more successful startups from the U.S. and Europe. This year, speakers visiting Japan for the event included Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky and Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover, among others.
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Nov 27, 2014

@MikeIsaac dude be an adult and learn not to travel on holidays. Holidays with family sux anyway.

Nov 27, 2014

RT @StartupLJackson: Wall Street creates systemic econ risk & energy industry destroys planet. Meanwhile, tech has serious ethics issues. …

Nov 27, 2014

I can’t wait to see how the Dallas Cowboys defense responds to being chewed out by DeMarco Murray.

Nov 27, 2014

Apps I’ve installed so far: Chrome, Mailbox, Convo, Skype, Tweetdeck, Evernote. Others coming: Sunrise, Todoist, Spotify, Pocket, Scrivener.

Nov 27, 2014

@jonrussell I mean you didn’t expect me to tweet something from the Twitter web page? What a piece of shit.

Nov 27, 2014

What a joy it is to have a computer with no stuff on it yet. Whee.

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