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Facebook poaches leaders of Refdash interview prep to work on Jobs – TechCrunch

Facebook poaches leaders of Refdash interview prep to work on Jobs – TechCrunch Facebook just snatched some talent to fuel its invasion of LinkedIn’s turf. A source tells TechCrunch that members of coding interview practice startup Refdash including at least some of its executives have been hired by Facebook. The …

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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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Our 3 favorite startups from Urban-X’s 4th demo day – TechCrunch

Our 3 favorite startups from Urban-X’s 4th demo day – TechCrunch Urban-X, the urban-tech startup accelerator backed by BMW MINI and early-stage urban-tech fund Urban.Us, hosted a demo day today for its fourth cohort of companies at its Brooklyn HQ.  The seven presenting companies offered solutions to issues plaguing modern cities, …

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uBeam wireless power’s CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot – TechCrunch

uBeam wireless power’s CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot – TechCrunch After repeatedly missing self-imposed deadlines for progress on its wireless charging-at-a-distance phone case, uBeam’s CEO Meredith Perry has decided to shift out of the CEO position and into a board member and senior advisor role. She’d founded …

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10 critical points from Zuckerberg’s epic security manifesto – TechCrunch

10 critical points from Zuckerberg’s epic security manifesto – TechCrunch Mark Zuckerberg wants you to know he’s trying his damnedest to fix Facebook before it breaks democracy. Tonight he posted a 3,260-word battle plan for fighting election interference. Amidst drilling through Facebook’s strategy and progress, he slips in several notable …

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Snapchat shares hit all-time low as search acquisition Vurb’s CEO bails – TechCrunch

Snapchat shares hit all-time low as search acquisition Vurb’s CEO bails – TechCrunch Snapchat’s sagging share price is making it tough to retain talent. Bobby Lo, founder and CEO of mobile search app Vurb that Snap Inc acquired for $114.5 million two years ago is leaving day-to-day operations at 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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