What’s Your Favorite New Startup of 2015?

Best New Startup Crunches 2015 We have now entered the final stretches of one of the most exciting times of the year…and I am not referring to the holidays. The nominations for the 9th Annual Crunchies Award Show are open and we are in the final days of the nomination period that ends on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 5PM. 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

Get social to start planning your next adventure right now



When you’re at that point where you can’t stand to be in the office for one more second, you need a vacation. But sometimes the idea of planning a trip can feel overwhelming.

The good news is that planning a trip has never been easier, and the social networks you use everyday can help.

Websites like Pinterest and Instagram are a go-to for boring meetings, long commutes or that awkward time spent waiting for a friend to arrive at a restaurant — why not use them to start planning a trip?

Before you go


Creating a vision board is a great way to visualize what you want from a trip. Read more…

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Thorn To Set Up An Innovation Lab In Silicon Valley To Fight Child Sexual Exploitation

abstract closeup thorn of durian fruit Putting children, let alone anyone who can’t fend for themselves, into harm’s way is a monstrosity. Every single day, media of all types, photos and videos being the most prominent, depicting children in sexual scenarios are being uploaded to sites and services all over the world. It must stop. But how? Read More

Pinterest update lets you search within images for similar items



Pinterest just got what may be the killer feature to catapult the service into an entirely new level of popularity and profit: visual search

Revealed on Sunday, the new feature allows you to select a specific item in a pinned photo and search for visually similar items on the site

The feature won’t go live until Monday but, if it works as described, this could turn the site into an even richer resource for consumers who use the site for shopping ideas

Getting the feature to work is as simple as clicking the search button and then using an adjustable box over the photo to zoom in on a particular item. The visual searches can be focused even more by adding key words to your search Read more…

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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