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Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Uber's Founding Architect Is Launching On Demand Healthcare for the 1%   —  Sources tell Valleywag that after housing and transportation, the latest slice of public infrastructure to get the VIP, front-of-the-line treatment is healthcare.  We hear Oscar Salazar, the founding architect for Uber …
Jan 14, 2014, 4:15 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Paul Graham Says Women “Haven't Been Hacking For the Past 10 Years”   —  The Information just proved that it's worth the $400 price of admission.  On display in an interview with Y Combinator cofounder Paul Graham is the clearest picture of Silicon Valley's unacknowledged sexism to ever find its way in print.
Dec 27, 2013, 9:30 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Google's Investigating Rap Genius For Using Spammy SEO to Grow Traffic   —  How has Rap Genius distinguished itself from all the other lyrics sites?  With sweet, sweet old school spam techniques, or as Silicon Valley likes to call it “growth hacking.”  The tactic is so shady that Matt Cutts …
Dec 24, 2013, 12:45 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Leaked: Uber's Internal Revenue and Ride Request Numbers   —  Valleywag has obtained detailed internal financial information indicating that Uber, the e-hailing app that has spawned a hundreds of half-baked pitches, is making a lot more money than its investors had anticipated.
Dec 4, 2013, 1:10 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Kanye West Courts Silicon Valley Investors, But VCs Don't Want DONDA   —  Nucleic rapper Kanye West, embodiment of the New Uncanny, appears to have found himself in the same position as many an entrepreneur before him: long on ideas and short on financing.  And what better place to look …
Nov 30, 2013, 7:20 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Jay Z and Ashton Kutcher-Backed “Uber For Planes” Grinds to a Halt   —  Of all the “Uber for __” propositions, the splashiest by far was Blackjet, the app that purports to help wealthy users book seats on private jets (for a $2,500 annual membership fee).  When it launched last October …
Nov 20, 2013, 4:05 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Dave Morin Laid Off 20 Percent of Path Employees Today   —  Dave Morin's social networking app Path laid off 13 employees today, which represents 20 percent of the company's staff.  A spokesperson for the company confirmed the layoffs, saying, “We're working to realign the company to support continued innovation and Path 4.0.”
Oct 15, 2013, 5:00 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
The Boards Are All White: Charting Diversity Among Tech Directors   —  Over the weekend, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was pummeled after his company's public filing exposed the makeup of the board of directors seated atop his $20 billion real-time empire: All white and all male.
Oct 8, 2013, 6:05 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Source: Snapchat Cofounders Unloaded Personal Stock for $20 M.   —  A source familiar with Snapchat's recent round of funding said that the teen sensation's two twenty-something cofounders, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, each received $10 million in secondary funding as individual shareholders.
Jun 25, 2013, 6:40 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
TechStars NY Fires Their Managing Director Right Before Demo Day   —  It sounds like the accelerator bubble is constricting right on schedule.  According to an email obtained by Valleywag, Eugene Chung, who was hired to replace David Tisch as managing director of TechStars New York in January, has been fired.
Jun 12, 2013, 12:25 PMIn context

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