Kapil Verma

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The Sad State of Job Titles

I love the job title Growth Hacker. It’s an indictment of the entire field of marketing.<p>How many marketers had to forget to do their job before we …

Editor's Note

Too Much Profit Can Doom Your Company

What defines success for a business? For most of the last century, it was profits. The leading enterprises of the world were ones that fashioned a profitable business model and leveraged it over time. Profitability as the key measure of business success was akin to a law of physics – like gravity – …

Windows Phone

Composition vs. Inheritance: How to Choose?

Inheritance

Intel Buying Altera for $16.7 Billion in Cash

Intel is paying $16.7 billion in an all-cash deal to buy smaller peer Altera, the second major acquisition in the semiconductor sector in less than a …

Finance

Microsoft is reportedly buying another great app: Wunderlist

Microsoft keeps buying some of the best third-party apps on iOS and Android. After scooping up Acompli (quickly rebranded to Outlook) and then calendar app Sunrise, the company has now apparently set its sights on Wunderlist. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Microsoft has agreed to acquire …

Apps

5 Things You Need to Know About Coffee the Wonder-Beverage

• In terms of what we desire throughout the average day we wish for coffee slightly less than sex and a bit more than alcohol. Regular drinkers don’t …

Coffee

Snapchat is so popular investors are giving up on certain privileges in its latest $650 million round

And according to an SEC filing on Friday, Snapchat has already raised $537 million of the $650 million it plans to raise.<p>But what makes this round different from previous rounds is that the investors are taking common stock, instead of preferred stock, foregoing certain privileges they typically …

Venture Capital

Designer Conceptualizes the "Apple Macintosh Phone," May Be What the iPhone Would've Looked Like in 1984

With news of the upcoming Apple iPhone already swamping newsfeeds, a designer decided to take a<p>With news of the upcoming Apple iPhone already swamping newsfeeds, a designer decided to take a look back and reimagine what an iPhone would have looked like had it been created in 1984. Pierre Cerveau …

Google Jump is an entire ecosystem for virtual reality filmmaking

It's much more than a quirky camera<p>Near the end of the opening keynote at Google's I/O developer conference, the company announced something called "Jump." And while it may have sounded like Jump was just a camera rig the company built in conjunction with GoPro, it's much more than that. Jump is an …

Virtual Reality

At Google I/O, Spotlight Will Be on Spruced-Up Android, Virtual Reality

The company is expected to introduce updates that fine-tune its connected platforms while attempting to make the case that they’ve had a solid inaugural year.<p>At I/O last year, Google showed off the next frontiers of Android, announcing versions of the software for cars, wearables, TV and cheap …

Android News

Mobile Banking Startup Monese Picks Up Backing From Seedcamp, SmartCap, And Spotify’s Shakil Khan

Fintech in London and Europe as a whole remains fertile, including a number of startups attempting to innovate around the humble bank account. Best known is perhaps Germany’s Number26, the mobile banking app backed by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures. And just this week we covered the pending battle …

FinTech

Shift Messenger, Designed To Help Co-Workers Share Schedules, Raises $1.5M Seed Round

Managing and trading shifts is one of the most onerous tasks faced by retail employees, especially since many don’t have set hours. Shift Messenger, a Y Combinator alum, launched earlier this year to give workers a communication tool specifically designed to help them manage their schedules. Now …

Venture Capital