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Katie Benner / New York Times:
Experimental 2-year Holberton School aims to train diverse group of software engineers, takes 17% of graduates' salaries for 3 years instead of up front tuition   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Like many computer science students, Max Johnson spends his days learning new programming languages …
Jun 12, 2017, 8:50 AMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Snap's disappointing earnings report and stock tumble send a warning to other unprofitable IPO-bound tech companies   —  SAN FRANCISCO — A day after Snap posted a $2.2 billion loss and decelerating user growth in its first earnings report as a public company, the repercussions started spreading through …
May 14, 2017, 2:00 AMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Leaked documents reveal the hotel industry's plan to combat Airbnb with lobbying, pushing for bills at state level, and funds for anti-Airbnb research   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, Airbnb underwent a rough regulatory patch.  —  The short-term rental company became a Federal Trade Commission target …
Apr 17, 2017, 2:40 AMIn context
New York Times:
Profile of Kirsten Green, who never worked at a VC firm before founding Forerunner Ventures in 2012, and has backed Dollar Shave Club and Jet.com   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kirsten Green had only dabbled in investing in start-ups before she began a venture capital fund in 2012.
Mar 27, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Sources: Snap has worked on a drone, but it is unclear if or when the product would be available to consumers   —  Snap has long been known as the maker of Snapchat, an app that sends disappearing messages, photographs and videos.  But over the past few years, the company has repositioned itself as a modern-day camera company.
Mar 1, 2017, 10:10 AMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Sources: early Snap investor Lightspeed added terms effectively giving it veto power over later investments; Snap founders tightened grip on company in response   —  When Snap goes public next month, one of the biggest winners will be Lightspeed Venture Partners.
Feb 24, 2017, 12:50 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Snap explains how it's unique in these five clips from its 35-minute IPO roadshow video   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Snap, the parent company of the ephemeral-message application Snapchat, on Friday revealed its own story: the video presentation it will use to pitch investors as it prepares to go public in a few weeks.
Feb 19, 2017, 6:55 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Josh Miller, Obama's Digital Product Director, Joins Thrive Capital   —  Josh Miller, who was a member of the White House Office of Digital Strategy under President Barack Obama, has joined Thrive Capital, a venture capital firm run by the investor Joshua Kushner.
Feb 3, 2017, 4:15 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Snapchat updates rules to restrict publishers from posting explicit or misleading images, and links to potentially fake news, says all content must be accurate   —  SAN FRANCISCO — On Snapchat last week, MTV published an article with the headline “Is this the thirstiest person on earth?”
Jan 23, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Profile of 31-year-old Joshua Kushner, founder of Thrive Capital and brother of Jared Kushner; he has told his investors he will strive to stay out of politics   —  Just days after the 2016 presidential election, a young venture capitalist called an emergency staff meeting.
Jan 15, 2017, 3:55 PMIn context

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