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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
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Meet the 28-Year-Old CEO of Bang With Friends   —  The last time I met up with “C”, the CEO of Bang with Friends, it was for a boozy night of bar-hopping that ended up on a Brooklyn rooftop.  He refused to tell me his last name.  That changed last week when the Webutante Ball inadvertently outed Colin Hodge …
May 26, 2013, 11:20 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Here Is How Foursquare Plans On Turning Your Life Into Ads   —  On stage at TechCrunch Disrupt earlier today (RIP, Sam Biddle's press credentials!)  Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley acknowledged the haters, before offering a confident dismissal: “I think there are a lot of people …
Apr 29, 2013, 2:55 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
String of Executive Departures Leaves a Leadership Vacuum at the Top of Tumblr   —  Late Tuesday night, while most of New York City was “afk” enjoying the balmy weather, Tumblr CEO David Karp snuck a post onto the staff blog paying tribute to Storyboard—a team of journalists and editors assigned to …
Apr 11, 2013, 4:45 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Uber Limo Driver Allegedly Raped a 20-Year-Old Customer In D.C., But Won't Be Prosecuted   —  The Washington Post reports that a 35-year-old limousine driver named Anouar Habib Trabelsi allegedly raped a 20-year-old passenger.  The woman used Uber's smartphone app to e-hail a black car …
Mar 15, 2013, 2:00 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
IAC Has Shut Down Hatch Labs, Its Incubator for Mobile Apps   —  Multiple sources have told Betabeat that IAC shuttered Hatch Labs—its incubator for building mobile tools, apps, and platforms—on December 31st.  Hatch Labs closed both its fifth floor offices in the IAC building on 18th street and in Los Angeles.
Feb 2, 2013, 10:50 PMIn context

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