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Yelp will let users personalize their homepage and search results

Yelp will let users personalize their homepage and search results Yelp announced this morning that it will start allowing users to tailor their search results and homepage based on their personal preferences. In other words, if you’re vegetarian, or if you’re parent who’s usually looking for kid-friendly restaurants, you won’t have to […]

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Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B

Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for .05B Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. Approximately 60 percent of this will be in cash and 40 percent in Splunk common stock. The companies expect the […]

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Canvas Ventures hires former Social Capital GP Mike Ghaffary

Canvas Ventures hires former Social Capital GP Mike Ghaffary Canvas Ventures is expanding its team of three general partners to four with the hiring of Mike Ghaffary, a former general partner at Social Capital. An experienced operator and investor, Ghaffary was previously the chief executive officer of Yelp subsidiary Eat24, as well […]

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Sequoia leads $10M round for home improvement negotiator Setter

Sequoia leads M round for home improvement negotiator Setter You probably don’t know how much it should cost to get your home’s windows washed, yard landscaped, or countertops replaced. But Setter does. The startup pairs you with a home improvement concierge familiar with all the vendors, prices, and common screwups that plague […]

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Yelp partners with event management startup Gather to make planning your next party easier

Yelp partners with event management startup Gather to make planning your next party easier Event management software company Gather today announced the introduction of its Gather Booking Network, and inaugural partners Yelp and EVENTUp. The network is designed to help party go-ers, venues and event planners connect more easily and start celebrating […]

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How Yelp (mostly) shut down its own data centers and moved to AWS

How Yelp (mostly) shut down its own data centers and moved to AWS Back in 2013, Yelp was a 9-year old company built on a set of internal systems. It was coming to the realization that running its own data centers might not be the most efficient way to run a business […]

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Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results

Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results A new coalition of activist groups led by Yelp and TripAdvisor are renewing the fight to get Google to give a fair opportunity to all sites instead of putting its Knowledge Cards atop the results for subjective search queries. The alliance […]

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How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market?

How did Thumbtack win the on-demand services market? {$inline_image} Earlier today, the services marketplace Thumbtack held a small conference for 300 of its best gig economy workers at an event space in San Francisco. For the nearly ten-year-old company the event was designed to introduce some new features and a redesign of its […]

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Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories

Let’s review some of tech’s big second quarter financial stories  Now that the second-quarter “earnings season” — when all of the biggest public tech companies spill their financial guts to the public — is over, and it was filled with a lot of weird stories that seemed a little outside of the […]

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Crunch Report | Coinbase Reverses Stance on Bitcoin Cash

Crunch Report | Coinbase Reverses Stance on Bitcoin Cash Coinbase reverses its stance on Bitcoin cash, Grubhub buys Eat24 for $287.5 million from Yelp and Toyota takes 5 percent stake in Mazda. All this on Crunch Report. Read More Source: techCrunch

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