The New Wave Of Selling On Mobile And Social

mobile-ecommerce-shopping The holiday season is here, and shoppers and merchants alike are gearing up for the busiest shopping season of the year. How will technology impact retail this season, and what’s new in 2015 about the ancient “art of the sale”? eMarketer predicts a happy holiday season for retailers this year, with US retail sales in the months of November and December increasing 5.7 percent… Read More

The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

software-engineer-unicorns We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns for software engineering jobs.
In our previous report, we revealed cloud-based big data company Cloudera paid the best overall. Dropbox now takes the top spot when narrowing it down to… Read More

Blinkset Shows You All Of The Coolest Stuff As Quickly As Possible

animation_pause In the land of the tiny attention spans the app that shows images as quickly as possible is king. That’s what Blinkset does: it flashes “what’s trending” past your face at “hyperspeed,” a prospect that should make even the most plugged among us wonder just where humanity is headed. Luckily Blinkset kind of makes sense. Because we can all process information… Read More

Meet The Team Helping Bring Pinterest’s Code To The Rest Of The World

Dannie Chu and Pawel Garbacki, part of Pinterest's open source committee. Pinterest has built plenty of its technology on open source projects, so of course it wants to open its projects up to the developer community, as well. So the company has built a committee at Pinterest dedicated to making its tools available to the open source community when it thinks they are ready. Enter Pinterest’s open source committee, a team of engineers that got together two… Read More

The 20 Highest Paying Startup Unicorns

high-paying-unicorns We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you, our readers, the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns.
Uber would be a good guess for top dollar salaries. But, you might be surprised to find Cloudera, a software company providing Apache Hadoop-based software and support to… Read More

How “Failing Forward” Can End In A Lawsuit

gavel Can you imagine a world where an entrepreneur could be sued for refusing to give up? A world where starting over could attract a lawsuit? We live in that world. It has happened before, and it will happen again. Startups die, but the entrepreneurial spirit dies hard. After a failure, some founders may want to work on an entirely new project, but others refuse to let go, and give the same… Read More

Pinterest Starts Rolling Out Buyable Pins On Android Phones

The Pinterest Shop Pinterest is starting to roll out Buyable Pins on Android phones today, the company said. Buyable Pins let some retailers who are partners with Pinterest and retailers use Shopify and Demandware. The company unveiled Buyable Pins earlier in June earlier this year, with the iPhone getting access to them later that month. The tool lets retailers add a buy button to pins that let users… Read More

Leaked Pinterest Documents Show Revenue, Growth Forecasts

Pinterest Dollar TechCrunch has obtained documents that show Pinterest has been forecasting $169 million in revenue this year and $2.8 billion in annual revenue by 2018. Pinterest was also expecting to grow its monthly active users to 151 million by the end of 2015 and 329 million by 2018. Andreessen Horowitz used this information to solicit limited partners to invest in its special investment fund for… Read More

Pinterest Will Automatically Add Venue Information, Like Phone Numbers, To Place Pins

Pinterest_PlacePins Pinterest is adding new features to its Place Pins that not only make it easier for people to plan trips, but may also open new revenue streams for the company. In a blog post today, Pinterest said that location information—including a map preview, address, phone number, and opening hours—will be automatically added to every Place Pin. This means that “pinners” can call… Read More