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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Secret's 16-month life: from the next big thing, to a $6M cash-out by the founders, to yesterday's news   —  A Founder of Secret, the Anonymous Social App, Shuts It Down as Use Declines  —  Last summer, employees at the start-up Secret gathered in their new offices in downtown San Francisco …
Apr 29, 2015, 8:40 PMIn context
New York Times:
Chipotle partners with Postmates to offer delivery in 67 US cities for $4.99 to $7.99   —  Chipotle Signs Deal With Food Delivery Start-Up Postmates  —  In the age of the on-demand economy, sooner or later everything is just a few taps of a smartphone app away.  Even burritos.
Apr 24, 2015, 12:40 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
eBay beats Q1 estimates with revenue of $4.45B largely boosted by PayPal, Marketplaces down 4%   —  PayPal Unit Helps Lifts EBay Revenue  —  EBay is speeding toward a split of its online marketplace and payments businesses into two companies.  For some analysts and investors, that day cannot come soon enough.
Apr 22, 2015, 5:45 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Shyp, an on-demand mailing service, raises $50M Series B round led by KPCB, valuing the company at more than $250M   —  Shyp, an On-Demand Mailing Service, Raises $50 Million  —  From private rides to hamburgers to marijuana, there is perhaps no better time in history to get anything delivered …
Apr 21, 2015, 11:45 AMIn context
New York Times:
Zynga founder and chairman Mark Pincus returns as CEO, replacing Don Mattrick   —  Mark Pincus, Zynga's Founder, Returns as C.E.O.  —  When Mark Pincus hired a new executive to run Zynga, the online games company he founded, he tweeted a message calling the executive, Don Mattrick, an “Internet treasure.”
Apr 8, 2015, 4:17 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber hires Joe Sullivan to be its first chief security officer, luring him away from Facebook   —  Uber Hires a Security Chief From Facebook  —  Silicon Valley is home to some of the world's brightest technical minds.  And from Apple to Google, every big company covets the talent of its competitors.
Apr 2, 2015, 1:30 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Lyft adds optional user profiles for drivers and passengers to its app   —  Lyft Adds Profiles to Make Ride Sharing More Personalized  —  In 1971, Herb Kelleher, a founder of Southwest Airlines, had an idea: As competition in the burgeoning airline industry intensified, he wanted to make his small …
Mar 26, 2015, 11:40 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Square, now shifting its focus to small businesses, plans to introduce instant deposits and disputed purchase protection on Monday   —  The Payment Start-Up Square Expands Its Reach Into Small Businesses  —  What is Square?  —  The six-year-old payments start-up began by offering small …
Mar 8, 2015, 11:40 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Nextdoor raises $110M, at a valuation of $1.1B; begins planning how to extract data to monetize with recommendations, on-demand services   —  Nextdoor Social Network Digs Really Deep Into Neighborhoods  —  Internet companies have been trying desperately for years to court people like Isaac Gonzales to use their services.
Mar 3, 2015, 9:35 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit now prohibits posting nude photos or videos of sex acts without prior consent from the people depicted in them   —  In Privacy Update, Reddit Tightens Restrictions on Nude Photos  —  For nearly a decade, Reddit, the huge online message board, has been known for its freewheeling stance on letting its users govern themselves.
Feb 24, 2015, 1:40 PMIn context

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