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Coinbase Offers $5k Egg-Freezing Benefit in Bid to Retain Talent

Coinbase Offers $5k Egg-Freezing Benefit in Bid to Retain Talent Silicon Valley cryptocurrency unicorn Coinbase has taken an unusual and expensive step to recruit and retain diverse employees. Since the summer, Coinbase has quietly offered to cover up to $5,000 a year for treatments like egg-freezing through the fertility benefits startup …

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Ex-Windows EVP Terry Myerson joins Madrona Venture and The Carlyle Group – TechCrunch

Ex-Windows EVP Terry Myerson joins Madrona Venture and The Carlyle Group – TechCrunch More than half a year after splitting from a long time role at Microsoft, former Windows and Device EVP Terry Myerson is finally ready to talk about his future. In a blog post this morning, the executive …

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Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI – TechCrunch

Applied gets $2M to make hiring fairer — using algorithms, not AI – TechCrunch London-based startup Applied has bagged £1.5M (~$2M) in seed funding for a fresh, diversity-sensitive approach to recruitment that deconstructs and reworks the traditional CV-bound process, drawing on behavioural science to level the playing field and help …

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Upwork pops more than 50 percent in Nasdaq debut – TechCrunch

Upwork pops more than 50 percent in Nasdaq debut – TechCrunch Upwork, the rebranded merger of oDesk and Elance, debuted on Nasdaq this morning, after dropping its S-1 about four weeks ago. Shares opened at $23.00, which represents a 53% jump — shares were priced at $15 before the opening …

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Mike Curtis, Airbnb’s VP of engineering, is leaving – TechCrunch

Mike Curtis, Airbnb’s VP of engineering, is leaving – TechCrunch Airbnb’s head of engineering will leave the company before the end of 2018 to pursue other projects and focus on his family. The news was first reported by The Information and later confirmed to TechCrunch by Airbnb. Curtis joined the …

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Tokens can better incentivize startup employees than equity – TechCrunch

Tokens can better incentivize startup employees than equity – TechCrunch Token structuring and tokeneconomics are among of the most important considerations when designing a blockchain. When thinking about how best to distribute these tokens, founders often think about how the tokens will impact external stakeholders such as their investors, the …

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How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day – TechCrunch

How Silicon Valley should celebrate Labor Day – TechCrunch Ask any 25-year old engineer what Labor Day means to him or her, and you might get an answer like: it’s the surprise three-day weekend after a summer of vacationing. Or it’s the day everyone barbecues at Dolores Park. Or it’s …

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Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics – TechCrunch

Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics – TechCrunch When we think about designing our dream home, we don’t think of having a thousand roommates in the same room with no doors or walls. Yet in today’s workplace where we spend most of our day, the purveyors of …

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