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Ed tech company Grockit sells test prep assets to Kaplan, rebrands as Learnist

Over the past year, social test prep startup Grockit has been slowly transitioning away from its initial focus on helping students succeed on …

Learn to code on your iPad with new Treehouse app

Learn-to-code company Treehouse has just launched a new app for you iPad fans out there.<p>Now, you’ll be able to soak in the lessons on coding, startup-building, design, and business basics from just about anywhere. The lessons include everything from professionally produced instructional videos to …

31 Beautiful Photos Of Life In San Francisco's Chinatown In The '50s

Get ready to be transported.

11 Best Video Editing Software Platforms

1. Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate<p>2. AVS Video Editor<p>3. Adobe Premiere Elements 11<p>4. Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3<p>5. iMovie 11<p>6. Corel VideoStudio Pro X6<p>7. …

Amid Controversy, Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun Is Relearning How to Teach

“I don’t know why people react so extremely to what we do,” said Sebastian Thrun, the co-founder and CEO of Udacity, a company that’s trying to …

MOOCs

Venturocket Grabs $700K To Kill Resume Spam, Build A Better “Pay-Per-Connection” Jobs Marketplace

With the war for talent alive and well and jobs sites continuing to leave more than a little to be desired, San Francisco-based Venturocket is announcing today that it has raised $700K in Series A financing for its unique spin on matching job seekers with the most relevant opportunities. The round …

Bench's Beautiful Bookkeeping Service Lets You Snap Daily Expenses

For small businesses and self-employed professionals, keeping an accurate financial record of day-to-day expenses can feel laborious, confusing or downright tedious. Bench wants to make the entire bookkeeping process simple with a new service that blends expert human advisors, a simple mobile …

500 Startups Accepting Applications For Fall 2013 Accelerator Class

500 Startups announced today that it is now accepting applications for its fall 2013 accelerator class. Startups interested in being considered for the seventh batch can submit their application through AngelList today until August 16, with the program to kick off on October 7.<p>Affectionately known …

YouTube's massive Los Angeles studio helps creators make better videos, for free

There's no doubt that Google has been focused on making YouTube more than just a source for home-made, user-generated videos. Over the last few years, YouTube launched original channels aimed at distributing professional-caliber video across a wide variety of subjects, and the company added paid …

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From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

New York Times working on digital-only magazine, cheaper 'Need to Know' subscription

<i>The New York Times</i> is hard at work on a number of new digital-only products that it hopes will complement its main daily offering and help it remain relevant and profitable in the post-PC era. The first is currently going by the name "Need to Know," and it will offer some of the most significant …

HomeDine, The Airbnb For Home-Cooked Meals, Has Launched An iPhone App

HomeDine is all about getting more people cooking — and eating — home-cooked meals, with a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects people who like throwing dinner parties with those who like to attend them. To make those events even easier to find and create, HomeDine has rolled out a new iPhone app …

MOOC Madness Continues: Coursera Raises $43M

Coursera, which launched just over a year ago to provide massive open online courses, is riding the wave of online education excitement to a …

Family app Life360 raises $10 million Series B round for international expansion

Life360, an app that uses location-based technology to let family members communicate with each other, is announcing Wednesday that it’s raised a $10 …

Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

Best US Coastal Hikes: Escape The City Hiking 10 Of America's Best Seaside Trails (PHOTOS)

Looking to escape the city this summer? Get away from the urban grind and enjoy some of the stress-relieving benefits of nature with a relaxing weekend trip exploring some of the country's most scenic coastal destinations by foot.<p>Ranging in length and difficulty level from one-mile walks around the …

Afghanistan in the 1950s and 60s

Fractured by internal conflict and foreign intervention for centuries, Afghanistan made several tentative steps toward modernization in the mid-20th century. In the 1950s and 1960s, some of the biggest strides were made toward a more liberal and westernized lifestyle, while trying to maintain a …

Massive data collector Acxiom plans to reveal the dirt it has on you

One of the biggest personal data collectors around is getting ready to open its vaults to the public. According to <i>Forbes</i>, you'll soon be able to request your personal files from Acxiom, a marketing company that holds a database on the interests and details of over 700 million people. That database …

Dropbox’s Drew Houston And Sequoia’s Bryan Schreier On How To Recruit (And Retain) Top Talent

Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston and Sequoia Capital partner Bryan Schreier joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for a special three-part series on how Houston and Schreier work together on recruiting, growing as a CEO, and building the company. The first part of this series is focused on …

Entelo, The Big Data Recruitment Platform Used By Box, Yelp And Square, Lands $3.5M From Battery And Menlo

In today’s tech industry, if you ask a startup founder to describe the biggest hurdles that stand between them and total world domination (or at least market penetration), it won’t be long before they begin grumbling about recruiting and the challenging process of hiring top-tier technical …

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In recent years, we have seen sweeping changes in the employer-candidate dynamic as the relationship has moved from walk-in job shop, to print, to …

CEOs Must Own Recruiting: 10 Rules For Building A Top-Notch Function

(Photo credit: IntelFreePress)<b>“At most companies, people spend 2% of their time recruiting and 75% managing their recruiting mistakes.”</b> Richard Fairbank, CEO at Capital One<p>Most CEOs spend very little time on recruiting, tacitly relegating it to a tactical fire drill instead of a core component of …

The art of recruiting a software developer

Recruiting top technical talent—especially software developers—can be difficult. In 16 years as a software developer, I’ve seen the same mistakes being made time and time again by companies, by recruiters, and by hiring managers. These dos and don’ts are aimed at the hiring manager in the trenches, …

Employment

Marketo says, "80 Candidates: 8 Interviews: 1 Hire"

When it comes to making recruitment a science, Carl Sweet, Marketo‘s Director of Talent Acquisition, does everything but break out the beakers. His …

What Makes a Great Recruiter?

Occasionally, the difference between good and great can be small. But often times, “Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons …