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With $10M and a long list of big-name investors, Opendoor is almost open for business

It’s official: Keith Rabois’s new startup, Opendoor, has closed its first round of funding with $9.95 million.<p>The news follows a couple months of pre-launch hype. In April, Rabois announced that he would be starting a new venture in the real estate realm to help people sell their houses faster. The …

The most valuable keywords to have on a tech resume

Silicon Valley CEOs (and many from farther afield) are constantly complaining that good technical talent is expensive and in short supply. There’s something to their concerns. At every education level, jobs requiring STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) skills in the US take far more …

Employment

This Artificial Intelligence Company Could 'Eradicate The Spreadsheet' And Do The Work Of A $250,000 Consultant

The software can write stories with no bias, confusion, or cherry picking, accurately representing the truth based on the data you give it.<p>Hammond calls it "the most powerful AI system [he's] ever built."<p>"We looked at the world of media and data as it's growing today," he told us over the phone. …

Artificial Intelligence

India's 243 Million Internet Users And The Mobile E-Commerce Revolution

<i>This is a guest post written by Tarun Balram, head of Capital Financing for HSBC India.</i><p>Broadband internet connectivity, considered a luxury some 10 years ago across India, is spreading fast, this time through mobile phones, and is set to overhaul the country’s digital economy.<p>Cheaper smartphones …

$8,800 for potato salad? Kickstarter campaign goes off the rails

Zack Brown scrambles to plan slew of 'potato salad activities' after campaign to raise $10 pulls in donations from 1,300 people<p>The pitch was simple: give Zack Brown $10 and he will make potato salad. Thanks to internet donations, Brown now has more than $8,800 to achieve that dream.<p>Although Brown …

Marketo Files For $75M IPO To Grow SaaS Marketing Platform

Marketo, a marketing software platform, has announced its plans to file a $75 million IPO to further expand and build out its marketing software platform.<p>Marketo will trade under “MKTO” on the Nasdaq exchange. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse are listed as leading the offering.<p>Marketo has …

Facebook exec Emily White heads to Instagram to grow partnerships, make money

Facebook’s Director of Mobile Partnerships, Emily White, is heading over to Instagram, fostering partnerships and growing the hugely-popular photo sharing service’s revenues as director of business operations, reports <i>All Things D</i>. A lot of White’s previous experience revolves around monetization, …

Simple.TV Raises $5.7 Million From New World Ventures To Move Beyond Its DVR Box

There is no shortage of hardware devices looking to change the way people watch TV. But most of those devices serve to stream services like Netflix or Hulu into people’s living rooms. In that respect, Simple.TV is a bit of an outlier, as it performs all the usual functions as a DVR, but it can then …