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Robinhood hires CapitalG partner to lead operations – TechCrunch

Robinhood hires CapitalG partner to lead operations – TechCrunch Robinhood’s human resources department is keeping busy this month, announcing this morning that the zero-fee stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange has tapped CapitalG partner Gretchen Howard (pictured) to lead operations. The news comes two days after the well-funded startup hired …

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Amazon exec Dave Stephenson tapped to lead Airbnb to the public markets – TechCrunch

Amazon exec Dave Stephenson tapped to lead Airbnb to the public markets – TechCrunch Airbnb has completed a much-needed hire ahead of its rumored 2019 initial public offering. The hospitality giant has tapped Dave Stephenson, a long-time Amazon vice president and former president of Big Fish Games, as its chief financial …

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Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads – TechCrunch

Airbnb is using what3words to list stays with Mongolian nomads – TechCrunch Putting a new spin on the term ‘digital nomad’, UK addressing platform what3words has partnered with Airbnb to list stays with Mongolian nomads. The startup’s simplified addressing system is being applied to help adventurous travellers ‘home share’ with Dukha reindeer herders …

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Sweet Escape connects travelers to photographers for truly Insta-worthy holiday pics – TechCrunch

Sweet Escape connects travelers to photographers for truly Insta-worthy holiday pics – TechCrunch The rise of smartphone cameras and social media in recent years has fuelled a new level of marking and sharing memories using photos, but one startup is betting that people are prepared to go the next level …

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Travel startups are taking off – TechCrunch

Travel startups are taking off – TechCrunch The second wave of Internet-era travel companies has captured the attention of venture capitalists. In the last five years, travel companies have raised more than $1 billion in venture capital funding. That includes short-term rental startups, travel and tourism apps, marketplaces for “experiences” …

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Facebook’s GraphQL gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch

Facebook’s GraphQL gets its own open source foundation – TechCrunch GraphQL, the Facebook -incubated data query language, is moving into its own open source foundation. Like so many other similar open source foundation, the aptly named GraphQL Foundation will be hosted by the Linux Foundation. Facebook announced GraphQL back in …

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