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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Startups look to compete with incumbents like Uber by focusing on niches like car-pooling and mass transit   —  New Ride Services Forge Own Specialized Paths  —  When Trae Vassallo's children hop in the car to head to their after-school sports practice in the San Francisco Bay Area several times a week …
Jun 14, 2015, 8:35 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Kevin Rose's Watchville merging with wristwatch enthusiast site HODINKEE; combined company raising $3.6M from True Ventures as Rose becomes NYC-based CEO   —  Kevin Rose Moves On From Silicon Valley to Watches  —  For some start-up founders, once you get the bug to create your own companies, it is hard to stop.
Jun 11, 2015, 11:30 AMIn context
New York Times:
In China, Uber pays drivers bonuses of up to 3X the fare, to establish itself in the country   —  Uber Spends Heavily to Establish Itself in China  —  HONG KONG — Uber is spending money at a breakneck rate to crack the China market — even paying its drivers more than the fares they collect.
Jun 9, 2015, 8:00 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Pinterest doesn't plan on taking a cut of retailers transactions with Buyable Pins, will instead make money promoting the pins   —  Pinterest Brings E-Commerce to Social Scrapbooking With ‘Buy It’ Button  —  Pinterest, the online social scrapbooking service, has long claimed to help people discover new things in the real world.
Jun 2, 2015, 6:00 PMIn context
New York Times:
Google to announce Android Pay for in-store and in-app payments at I/O, to re-launch Google Wallet as P2P payments app; Apple to add rewards to Apple Pay   —  Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments  —  The battle for mobile software dominance revolves around two companies: Apple and Google.
May 27, 2015, 8:10 PMIn context
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

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