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12 Questions With The CEO Of Thumbtack, Google Capital’s New $100 Million Bet

In terms of Silicon Valley hype, Thumbtack has flown a bit under the radar since it was founded five years ago in 2009. But with the announcement today that it’s landed a whopping $100 million investment led by Google Capital, Thumbtack’s days of relative tech press anonymity are almost certainly …

Silicon Valley darling Product Hunt gets $1M, launches app for its tech-fanatic community

Two days ago, Product Hunt, one of the buzziest communities in recent times, graduated from the most highly-regarded accelerated program around, Y Combinator.<p>And if that’s not enough for this week, the company is announcing today that it has raised $1 million in funding and that its long-awaited …

Smartwatches Can Deliver on The Hype

It’s been a month since Google announced Android Wear at it’s annual I/O developer conference and I’ve been wearing the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live ever since it was unveiled there. It is perhaps surprising, given to me that I haven’t ditched it — instead it has become an important part of my daily …

Foursquare closes $41M debt financing, ups the ante on a high-risk gamble to own local recommendations

Foursquare announced on Thursday that it has raised $41 million in financing from a group of venture funds, but in an interesting twist the funding …