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Twitter Opens ‘Verified User’ Feature to Everyone

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Beginning today, Twitter will allow anyone to request the blue check mark beside their name that determines if they are a “verified user.” Previously, only public figures and brands were able to get the mark. To sign up for the chance at a mark,…

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BREAKING: Pokémon Go Launches in US for iOS and Android

By | Jul 6, 2016 at 9:18 pm

After hours of anticipation and endless speculation, the wait is over: Pokémon Go has launched in the United States for iOS and Android. It can be found in the App Store and the Play Store for free. This announcement comes after a long day of…

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Hyperloop One Co-Founder and CTO Leaves Company

By | Jul 1, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Hyperloop technology has been the crown jewel of transportation innovation in recent years. With lofty goals to propel passengers and cargo through a steel tube at over 700 miles per hour, there is no doubt companies vying for this market will have to endure…

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President Obama Announces ‘Computer Science for All’ Initiative, Seeks New Funding

By | Jan 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

Today President Obama is announcing a new initiative that focuses on bringing computer science to K-12 schools, resulting in a prepared workforce after high school. The Computer Science for All Initiative would include $4 billion in spending for states and an additional $100 million for…

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Google Launches Person Finder to Locate Missing People in South Asia Earthquake

By | Oct 26, 2015 at 11:10 am

South Asia was hit with a 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Monday – striking the Hindu Kush area of Northern Afghanistan, with tremors being felt in an area spanning Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and New Delhi, India. According to Al Jazeera, the death tool currently stands at 169…

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Shana Glenzer Moves on from SocialRadar, Joins Aquicore as CMO

By | Aug 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

It was announced this morning that Shana Glenzer – who most recently held the role of vice president of social marketing at SocialRadar – has been named the new chief marketing officer at Aquicore, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that offers an analytics platform for…

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Las Vegas

Zirtual Abruptly Pauses Service

By | Aug 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm

This morning, Zirtual sent out two emails stating that they will immediately pause service. Without warning, this leaves their clients with many questions and very few answers, and employees wondering if they will still have a job. At this time their site is redirecting…

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DC

Is EdTech Giant Blackboard Up for Sale?

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

According to a report from Reuters, the DC based, edtech company could be yours for a cool $3 billion. Blackboard’s stakeholders are looking to sell. Their majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has recently hired Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp to…

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SocialRadar Cofounder Kevin Alansky Leaves to Join CircleBack

By | Jul 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

CircleBack, a Vienna, VA-based company aimed at keeping user contacts up-to-date using artificial intelligence and machine learning, announced this morning that it has brought on Kevin Alansky as its Chief Marketing Officer. The news comes as a surprise, as Alansky is also the cofounder…

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San Francisco

Homejoy Will Shut Down Operations This Month

By | Jul 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The San Francisco, CA-based on-demand home cleaning services company, Homejoy, will be shutting down operations at the end of July. The announcement was made on Homejoy’s own blog last night by Homejoy cofounder Adora Cheung, who confirmed that the company will shut down operations…

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Pao Out as Reddit CEO, Co-Founder Huffman Takes Over

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Today in a joint announcement, reddit and Interim CEO Ellen Pao announced that she was officially stepping down from her role. Reddit’s co-founder and original CEO, Steve Huffman, will return to his original position. Alexis Ohanian will remain on the board and retain his…

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Miami

Ride Sharing Giants to Shut Down Operations in Broward County on July 31

By | Jul 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Tech startup giant, Uber, announced that operation in Broward County would be ceased as of July 31st. This announcement came in response to new regulation put in place by the Broward County Commission that would classify ride sharing companies like Uber the same as traditional taxi…

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Ben Huh Will Step Down from his CEO Role at Cheezburger

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Ben Huh has lived his life with a formative philosophy tucked neatly in his breast pocket, close to his heart: make the world happy for a few moments every day. There’s not one person out there who hasn’t died laughing on FAIL Blog, fallen in…

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Circa News is Shutting Down Operations

By | Jun 24, 2015 at 2:06 pm

In a Medium post written earlier today, Circa News cofounder and CEO Matt Galligan announced that it the company would be winding down operations for the mobile-first news app. The news comes just a week after the company had reportedly been in talks with…