Employees Wise Up

This week, a Bay Area founder was taken aback when an engineer being recruited by his startup asked for both its cap table and information regarding the liquidation preferences of its venture backers. The candidate presumably “worked somewhere where he discovered that these things matter,

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Employees Wise Up

This week, a Bay Area founder was taken aback when an engineer being recruited by his startup asked for both its cap table and information regarding the liquidation preferences of its venture backers. The candidate presumably “worked somewhere where he discovered that these things matter,

Selling Private Company Shares 2.0

Congratulations, you now own stock in a private company… but can you sell any of it? The considerations that go into answering this question have changed over time as the process for selling private company shares in the secondary market has become more restrictive. Read More

Startups And The Big Lie

A startup is hemorrhaging cash, and the VCs have yet to agree on terms for a capital infusion. The clock is ticking until deadpool, first weeks away then days. The founders, stress levels increasing to stratospheric levels, continue to sell their company to everyone, whether investors, employees,

Sources: Grand Rounds Is Raising At Around A $750M Valuation

Sources are telling TechCrunch that Grand Rounds, which sells companies a service that gives employees access to healthcare advice and treatment from experienced professionals around the United States regardless of where they live, is valued at around $750 million as part of a new financing round.

Dear Unicorn, Exit Please

In the last couple of years, it’s become the conventional wisdom that the hottest, fastest-growing tech companies benefit from steering clear of public market investors as long as possible.

How Venture Capital Incentives Promote Zombie Companies

It feels like every other day: Another company raises a massive round of funding. We tend to assume that a company that’s raising money must be doing well. However, the truth is that venture capital funds’ incentives drive them to fund companies that should have folded long ago.

Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies

It’s been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade’s most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies. In that piece we focused on the many entrepreneurs and investors who seek to build big,

Zuora’s Journey To Managing The Subscription Economy

The idea for subscription billing startup Zuora was born in Marc Benioff’s office. In 2006, K.V. Rao, then a WebEx senior engineer, was meeting with Benioff and Salesforce CMO Tien Tzuo. Tzuo made a comment that subscription billing was a hard problem for Salesforce,

Charting A Path From Seed To A Competitive Series A Round

Over the past five years, there has been roughly $3 billion of capital invested in nearly 3,500 seed-stage companies, with the number of seed investments rising every year. According to CB Insights, 2014 saw the largest year of seed investing since 2009, with a record $1.

Grovo Raises $15M More To Help Businesses Train Their Employees With Bite-Sized Videos

Grovo, which offers a video training platform used by customers like Arizona State University and Chevron, has raised $15 million in Series B funding. When we wrote about the company back in 2011, it was trying to become “the field guide to the Internet,

Alexa skills can now offer one-time-use purchases, like in-game hints or points

Alexa skill developers will now be able to sell “consumables” within their voice apps, known as Alexa skills, Amazon announced this morning. The company says that, starting today, developers in the U.S.

You’ll now need a subscription to get the best of Microsoft Office

Microsoft released Office 2019 for Windows and macOS this week, the latest version of its regular, non-subscription productivity suite. It’s the kind of Office that, ten years ago, you would’ve bought in a shrink-wrapped package at Office Depot.

With Mulesoft in fold, Salesforce gains access to data wherever it lives

When Salesforce bought Mulesoft last spring for the tidy sum of $6.5 billion, it looked like money well spent for the CRM giant. After all, it was providing a bridge between the cloud and the on-prem data center and that was a huge missing link for a company with big ambitions like Salesforce.

Bleximo raises $1.5M for its quantum computing accelerators

Bleximo, a startup that aims to build ‘quantum accelerators’ — basically quantum-based application-specific integrated circuits — today announced that it has raised a $1.5 million seed round led by Eniac Ventures. Other investors in this round include Boost VC, Creative Ventures,

Amazon donates $1M to Wikimedia

Back in March, we asked the question “Are corporations that use Wikipedia giving back?” The answer was kind of, sort of, with one key exception, noting, “Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google all contributed around $50,000 by matching employee gifts. Amazon, on the other hand,

That weird nut Pokémon that showed up in Pokémon Go? It’s official now.

This past Saturday, something pretty weird happened in Pokémon Go: immediately after the monthly "Community Day" event came to a close, a strange, new, never-before-seen Pokémon showed up. Weirder yet: no one could actually catch it.

Tinder in India launches ‘My Move,’ a Bumble-like feature where women chat first

Tinder in India is now rolling out a new feature that allows women to make the first move. The setting, called “My Move,” is similar to the core feature in rival dating app Bumble, which is currently enmeshed in multiple lawsuits with Tinder parent Match Group.

UrbanStems Delivers Happiness (Well, Flowers) On Demand

UrbanStems, an on-demand flower delivery startup, is expanding to Brooklyn with the promise to deliver fresh bouquets of flowers, starting at $35, within two hours of ordering.The company launched in D.C. last year, the week of Valentine’s Day, and expanded to Manhattan in December. Read More

Data Privacy Just Makes Good Business Sense

A few years ago in an interview with Forbes, Tim O’Reilly famously said, “The Guy With The Most Data Wins.” It seems his statement was prescient, or perhaps organizations took it a bit too seriously and have been collecting as much data as they can ever since.

ShoCard Raises $1.5 Million For Its Digital Identity Card On The Blockchain

What if you could get rid of your driver’s license? We’re not there yet, but ShoCard just raised $1.5 million from Morado Ventures Partners, AME Cloud Ventures, Enspire Capital and Digital Currency Group to do just that. Read More

墨迹天气发布智能空气检测设备空气果 售价999元

天气APP“墨迹天气”的开发商墨迹风云今日正式发布了首款智能硬件产品“空气果”,该产品是一款智能空气检测设备,支持温度、湿度、二氧化碳、PM2.5等等数据的检测和提醒,售价999元。

ERP与SCM集成 - guyuhua

企业必须从过去的生产为导向即纵向一体化的管理思想,变为市场为导向即横向一体化的管理思想。ERP系统越来越显得力不从心,更具优越性的SCM 系统应运而生。

2299元!荣耀X1 4G高配版不限量开卖

正如之前的预告,今天上午10:08分,华为荣耀X1 4G高配版(32GB机身存储)正式在华为商城、京东商城完全开放购买,售价2299元。虽然比16GB版贵了300元,但存储容量翻了一倍。华为荣耀X1 4G版配备了7寸1920×1200屏幕,搭载1.

萨博怎么会“突然”破产?

这个问题我喜欢。罗马不是一朝建成的,萨博也不是在一夜之间倒闭的。事实上,萨博在历史上倒闭或被收购过多次,通用、世爵之类的大厂或者超跑厂先后都买入过,但都HOLD不住,为什么?

FuturePerfect Ventures Is A Small Fund Launched To Back Applications For Big Data

Looking to harness the flood of data streaming from every networked and sensor-enabled smart device, computer, and machine that circumscribe our modern world, FuturePerfect Ventures has launched a small venture fund to focus on the bedeviling problem of big data. Read More

Java Web中涉及的编解码 - 孙振超

用户从浏览器发起一个HTTP请求,存在编码的地方是URL、Cookie、Paramiter。

惠普因起火隐患召回 600 万条笔记本电源线

注意!注意!如果你手头正在使用购买自 2010 年 9 月至 2012 年 6...

The iPhone 6 Chaos Could Be the Biggest Crowds Since the First iPhone

The thermometer read 54 degrees Fahrenheit on the street outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in New York City, but gusting 21 mph winds made it feel much chiller. Not than anyone cared,

微软面临的最大问题:所服务的普通用户和企业用

微软目前之所以否定了鲍尔默执政时期的“设备与服务”的发展战略,并不像有些分析所言微软就要专注于软件服务类业务而放弃硬件设备业务,而可能是权衡了普通用户和企业用户之间,哪个方面的业务更能够使得微软建立核心竞争力之后,纳德拉所做出的战略性取舍。

把世界变成积木!一组高质量像素化纹理免费打包下载

今天小编@bubble丹 分享一组 pat 格式的 PS 图案。这组图案你可以应用覆盖在一张图片上营造出像素化的效果,并且有不同像素效果可供选择哦~ ...

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