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MediaBrix’s New Prez, Stash’s $9.25M, & Tapad Mentors Norwegian Startups

These final weeks of summer have not slowed the activity across New York’s innovation scene—from a pair of funding rounds to the introduction of a mentorship program that will bring startups from Norway to the city. On Monday, New York-based MediaBrix, a mobile ad firm, expanded its management team with the hiring of its first president, […]

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As Monster Gets Eaten by Dutch Firm Randstad, a Dot-Com Pillar Falls

Another dot-com era relic has been acquired for a pittance compared with what it was worth in its heyday. Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW), the parent company of job search website Monster.com, has agreed to be snapped up for $429 million by Randstad Holding, an Amsterdam-based firm that provides staffing and other human resources services. Under […]

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Verizon Gobbles Up Yahoo, Will Group It With AOL—But What About Tumblr?

A huge question has finally been answered about Yahoo’s future. Verizon sealed a deal over the weekend to acquire the company’s core business for more than $4.8 billion in cash, and will put Yahoo on the same shelf it keeps AOL. That is but a sliver of the valuation Yahoo tasted in its heyday, including […]

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The Xconversation: Software CEO Meets University Innovation Leader, Part II

Startups, technology giants, and mainstream companies of all shapes and sizes are clamoring for software expertise, but top-tier computer science programs are struggling to expand capacity to meet that demand. Barry Crist, CEO of Seattle software company Chef, wants to see a dramatic increase in the number of well-trained programmers coming from places like the […]

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Flatiron School Helps Refugees; Cornell Tech Hires Ex-Yahoo Scientist

The technology education scene in the city has seen interesting moves of late—particularly at the Flatiron School and Cornell Tech. Today, New York-based Flatiron School announced it is working with Re:Coded, a humanitarian nonprofit, to provide a curriculum to Syrian refugees in Iraq to help them find work as software developers. And last week, Cornell […]

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As He Bids to Buy Company, What Are Dan Gilbert’s Plans for Yahoo?

According to a report published in the Detroit News today, Quicken Loans chairman Dan Gilbert is serious enough about buying Yahoo that he’s lined up financing from investor Warren Buffett, the second-richest man in America. Buffett told CNBC Monday that his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, has offered to be a potential finance partner while Gilbert leads […]

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Seattle Week in Review: To Asia via Puyallup, Space via Kent

We’ve reached the end of a very long week. Let’s review. There was wind, rain, power outages, and an earthshaking natural gas explosion (we felt it) that leveled three buildings but mercifully caused only minor injuries to responding firefighters. There were tours of a new international crossroads of information, the Transpacific Hub, and the formerly secretive […]

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Yahoo Draws Fire From Activist Investor, Plans Workforce Cuts

As hopeful tech innovators strut their stuff at the annual CES show in Las Vegas this week, Yahoo’s continuing troubles illustrate what can happen to a former tech star that doesn’t stay ahead of the curve. The talk surrounding Sunnyvale, CA-based Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) no longer focuses on how CEO Marissa Mayer can revive the […]

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Clammr Aims to Be an Instagram for Audio, Draw Listeners to Podcasts

Social media has made it incredibly easy to share short pieces of content in nearly every form. There’s Twitter and Facebook for text. Images have Instagram and Pinterest. Video has Vine. But what about audio? That’s what newcomer Clammr aspires to be—the go-to way to share bite-sized audio clips from your favorite podcasts and streaming […]

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How Foreign-Born Workers Spark Employment and Innovation

The way critics tell it—including presidential hopefuls as varied as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump—high-skilled foreign workers are job stealers. If these candidates have their way, living and working in the U.S. will become harder, not easier, for foreign talent. This protectionism, the theory goes, will positively impact the quantity and quality of American jobs: […]

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