HomeAway co-founder Brian Sharples takes the helm of Twyla (for now)

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 Twyla, a nearly three-year-old, venture-backed startup that collaborates with artists to create exclusive prints for sale at its site, has a new CEO. In June, Brian Sharples — who founded the 10-year-old, vacation rental marketplace HomeAway, acquired in 2015 for a whopping $3.9 billion by Expedia — quietly took the helm of the young company. Read More … Continue reading HomeAway co-founder Brian Sharples takes the helm of Twyla (for now)

Bitcoin price drops following report that China is going to shut down local exchanges

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 Another day, another crash and another Chinese ban. This time, as Reuters spotted, a single report from financial news site Caixin is saying that the Chinese government is considering banning cryptocurrency exchanges in China. In particular, the report is saying that Chinese citizens won’t be able to use exchanges to buy bitcoins, ethers and more … Continue reading Bitcoin price drops following report that China is going to shut down local exchanges

Twitter enables account sharing in its mobile app, powered by TweetDeck Teams

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 TweetDeck Teams – a feature that lets users share access to Twitter accounts, without having to share a password – will now work in the Twitter app for iOS and Android. This change will make it easier for those who run social media accounts for businesses and brands to post updates, check replies, send direct … Continue reading Twitter enables account sharing in its mobile app, powered by TweetDeck Teams

Taxify’s London launch halted after transport regulator mounts investigation

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 So much for a smooth launch. Ride-hailing startup Taxify launched this week in London to a big PR-push and fanfare. Most of the coverage was about how this plucky startup was going to take on the Uber giant. But Taxify has now had to pause its operations in London after a transport union questioned if … Continue reading Taxify’s London launch halted after transport regulator mounts investigation

Silicon Valley mockumentary ‘Bubbleproof’ will premiere at Disrupt SF

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 Bubbleproof | Series Trailer from BORRACHO on Vimeo. Reputation.com founder Michael Fertik is ready to give up on startup life. To lure him back, venture capitalist David Cowan raises a $200 million early-stage fund, with Cowan serving as both partner and mentor. Naturally, things go off the rails pretty quickly. That’s the setup for Bubbleproof, a … Continue reading Silicon Valley mockumentary ‘Bubbleproof’ will premiere at Disrupt SF

Zelle, the U.S. banks’ Venmo rival, will launch its mobile app on Monday

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 Zelle, the PayPal rival backed by over 30 U.S. banks, is preparing to launch its standalone mobile app on Monday, September 12th. The move is meant to give the U.S. banking industry a foothold in the person-to-person payments business, where they’re losing ground to services like PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash, and very soon, Apple’s iMessage, … Continue reading Zelle, the U.S. banks’ Venmo rival, will launch its mobile app on Monday

Equifax’s stock is plummeting after it reported a massive security breach

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 Shares of credit reporting service Equifax are collapsing — down more than 13% — in the morning trading hours after the company reported a security breach yesterday that could involve 143 million customers. That breach included sensitive data like social security numbers, date of birth, addresses, and potentially drivers license numbers. All in all, this is … Continue reading Equifax’s stock is plummeting after it reported a massive security breach

Here comes the class action lawsuit after Equifax’s massive hack

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 Yesterday, Equifax announced that a hacker obtained information about 143 million consumers. This data included social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. Equifax customers are obviously really, really mad. So it’s not surprising that Bloomberg discovered that a class action lawsuit was filed against Equifax. Hacks have become… Read … Continue reading Here comes the class action lawsuit after Equifax’s massive hack