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GoDaddy Isn’t the Company You Think It Is

When GoDaddy named Blake Irving as its new CEO, Elissa Murphy was one of the first people he called. Irving had worked with Murphy at Microsoft and …

GoDaddy

Secret’s collapse shows the traditional VC funding model is broken

The monumental failure of anonymous social app Secret and the closing of the company’s doors after a mere 16 months in business has fueled serious discussion among entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.<p>Concerned parties on both sides of the funding table are asking hard questions about what this …

Venture Capital

How a 17-year-old high school dropout got two Silicon Valley bigshots to invest $500,000 in his app

When he was 17, he dropped out of high-school (with his parents' blessing) after he co-founded a New York startup called HomeSwipe with two other co-founders. His business partners are Michael Lisovetsky, now 22 (whose tech career started in middle school) and Dean Soukeras, 43, an experienced …

High School

Going Mainstream: Native Advertising's Shift Towards Mobile

Fred Wilson is one of the leaders of the New York tech scene, which has grown exponentially over the last five years. Over three years ago, Wilson, a …

Used Daily By 750K Workers, Slack Raises $160M, Valuing Collaboration Startup At $2.8B

Slack, the popular workplace communication and collaboration startup from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield — is today confirming that it has raised its latest round of funding: a Series E of $160 million at a post-money valuation of $2.8 billion. This follows on from reports from us and others …

The Apple Watch Battery Is Replaceable

The Apple Watch got its grand unveiling yesterday. You can read our round-up of details from Apple’s event here. But as tech watchers chewed over the price-tag for the latest luxury gizmo to be born in Cupertino talk turned to obsolescence.<p>The Apple Watch starts at $349 for the sports watch and …

Smartwatches

Mobile App Search Service Quixey Confirms $60 Million In New Funding

Mobile app search company Quixey, which has been focused on solving the challenges with app discovery, and counts among its customer base names like Ask.com and Sprint, confirmed today it has raised $60 million in a strategic Series C1 funding round led by Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba. Other …

Investing

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

LinkedIn's billionaire founder shares his best networking advice

It's safe to call him an expert in the career-advancing power of networking.<p>In his latest book "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age," cowritten with entrepreneurs Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, Hoffman explains the benefits of having employees who are active networkers both internally …

Networking

Facebook ads get smarter

Like it or not, Facebook advertisements just got even smarter.<p>On Tuesday, the social network announced Product Ads, a set of tools that lets …

Rocked by the rails: Canada’s amazing train trips

Canada’s railway links the east and west coasts of this massive country, so it’s not surprising that its national rail treasure – the <i>Canadian</i> – is featured, along with the Rockies, on Canada’s $10 bill. The <i>Canadian</i>’s route, from Vancouver to Toronto, is considered by many as one of the world’s best …