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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Apple confirms that it has acquired GPS startup Coherent Navigation   —  Apple Acquires Coherent Navigation, a GPS Start-Up  —  For many of the largest Silicon Valley technology companies, location software undergirds numerous applications and features in their products.  —  For Apple, it has been a game of catch-up.
May 17, 2015, 2:40 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit staff to field user complaints in new anti-harassment policy emphasizing safety   —  Reddit Introduces Anti-Harassment Policy  —  Reddit, the popular online message forum, has long been a free-for-all for the collective id of the Internet.  A few sacred commandments kept users in check …
May 14, 2015, 1:35 PMIn context
New York Times:
SherpaShare helps workers optimize pay from multiple services like Uber, Lyft, and Postmates   —  An App That Helps Drivers Earn the Most From Their Trips  —  When Steve Smith began driving for Uber and Lyft several months ago, he concentrated on picking up passengers near his Walnut Creek neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area.
May 10, 2015, 12:05 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: Uber has submitted a bid for Nokia's HERE mapping service, for as much as $3B   —  Uber Joins the Bidding for Here, Nokia's Digital Mapping Service  —  Uber is best known for allowing people to book a taxi through its smartphone application.  But the fast-growing company has far broader ambitions.
May 7, 2015, 5:51 PMIn context
New York Times:
Google Ventures' Bill Maris likens the $6M cash-out by founders of portfolio company Secret to a “bank heist” in interview   —  The Lessons Google Ventures Learned From Secret  —  For many in Silicon Valley, the rapid rise and precipitous fall of Secret, the prominent start …
May 5, 2015, 9:17 PMIn context
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

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