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Diversity in tech takes center stage at ‘Superwomen Summit’

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For all its cutting edge innovation and talk of egalitarianism, Silicon Valley remains an industry rife with issues.

Just ask Cathryn Posey, a senior manager at software management maker Electric Cloud. On Thursday, Posey held the first annual Tech Superwomen Summit in San Francisco, California, a conference highlighting issues faced by women in STEM (science, mathematics, engineering and math)

She cites a Harvard Business Review study last May reporting that 56% of all women in STEM leave their jobs mid-career for something entirely different. One likely culprit: issues caused by a lack of gender diversity in their workplace. Read more…

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Vine Introduces Vine Kids

vinekids Vine is today introducing a new layer of the app called Vine Kids. It’s meant to be a safe, kid-friendly space for a younger audience to play around with the app and watch vines. The feature pulls from the millions of Vines being created on the platform and chooses ones that are appropriate for children. The interface of the Kids section of the app has also been tailored to be more fun… Read More

Rothenberg Ventures’ First Virtual Reality Accelerator Emphasizes Health And Education

Deepstream VR could enlighten and heal, not just entertain. Its immersiveness could distract us from pain, help us face our phobias, or give us first-hand training. “We have a belief that VR will disrupt every industry. And it’s global. So we made efforts to find companies in every different industry and that are global” Rothenberg Ventures’ founder Mike Rothenberg about the… Read More

Daily Mail Acquires Millennial-Focused Website Elite Daily

elite daily team DMG Media, publisher of UK newspaper The Daily Mail, announced this morning that it has acquired Elite Daily. Describing itself as “The Voice Of Generation Y,” Elite Daily mixes general news and culture coverage with stories like, um, “You Can Literally Make Over $13,000 A Year Just By Pooping.” (Which, to be fair, is good to know.) In a blog post about the acquisition,… Read More

Minibar Offers On-Demand Booze Delivery In 13 Cities

Screenshot 2015-01-29 13.31.18 The snow is piled high and frozen on the New York City streets. Joshua and Amanda sit on their couch for the fifth night in a row, bored out of their minds but unwilling to bundle up, venture into the winter night and try to find warmth elsewhere. “Christie and Caleb want to go out,” Amanda says unenthusiastically, without looking at Joshua. “You care?” “Tell them… Read More

Uber Sued In California For Fraud, Negligence Following New Delhi Rape

uber-like black car Nearly two months ago, a young woman was allegedly raped by her Uber driver in New Delhi, India. The incident led to the banning of the service in India and a full-scale investigation there, but the victim has brought her case over to the U.S. now filing a complaint with the Northern District Court of California. The charges raised in the complaint include negligence and fraud, and the victim… Read More

Boom time: Everyone is launching grocery shopping websites in Australia

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The online grocery shopping market appears to be the new darling of tech entrepreneurs in Australia

On Friday, serial Australian entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan announced his company Kogan is launching a home delivery grocery service called Kogan Pantry. It follows an announcement on Jan. 26, by the Berlin startup company, Rocket Internet, that it is also branching into non-perishable goods Down Under, with a service called ShopWings

It makes sense startups are looking to the online grocery market, which remains relatively untapped, and is forecast to grow globally from US$36 billion in 2013 to US$100 billion in 2018, according to predictions by consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Read more…

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Boom time: Everyone is launching grocery shopping websites in Australia

Groceries

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The online grocery shopping market appears to be the new darling of tech entrepreneurs in Australia

On Friday, serial Australian entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan announced his company Kogan is launching a home delivery grocery service called Kogan Pantry. It follows an announcement on Jan. 26, by the Berlin startup company, Rocket Internet, that it is also branching into non-perishable goods Down Under, with a service called ShopWings

It makes sense startups are looking to the online grocery market, which remains relatively untapped, and is forecast to grow globally from US$36 billion in 2013 to US$100 billion in 2018, according to predictions by consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Read more…

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The Startup Advice You Don’t Hear Inside The Echo Chamber

echochamber When today’s most successful founders are asked why they started their companies, they often give some version of the answer that they were “scratching their own itch.” Airbnb founders Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky were renting out their floor space to help cover their rent. Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook to help Harvard students find one another. Nest co-founder Matt Rogers… Read More

Snapchat Outgrows The Friend Zone

snapchat-ghost Discover is Snapchat’s big new play in the world of media. It’s a special tab in the app powered by content publishers like ESPN, Yahoo, etc., offering daily long-form content with videos, articles and, of course, advertisements.
Brands can buy advertisements against these Discover “Editions,” which play every three or four swipes. It’s really not all that bad. Read More