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Google Launches Native Ads In Gmail To All Advertisers

google logo Google is rolling out a new ad format in Gmail to all advertisers today. A few years ago, Google launched a new kind of native ad in Gmail that sat at the top of the inbox and mostly looked like a regular email. For the most part, that was a pretty unobtrusive way of displaying ads (though some people were rather annoyed by them). Starting today, Google is making it easier for all advertisers… Read More

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Lessons From A TechCrunch Disrupt Launch

disrupt sf 2014 startup alley May 26, 2010, was the most stressful and exciting day of my life to date. I’ve called it the most horrible and most wonderful, too. I didn’t sleep the night before. I woke up to pages of notes in my BlackBerry (it was 2010, and I was an ex-consultant), timestamped in 15-minute intervals over several hours, proof that I had woken up, typed an idea rapidly into my phone, laid back… Read More

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Google Introduces Uncomplicated Pay-As-You-Go Model For Its Maps API

TechCrunch Google Maps The Google Maps API has been a mess when it comes to pricing. The company is making moves to clean that up with a newly announced pay-as-you-go model. Here’s what the team said today about it: In this new purchasing structure, the Google Maps Geocoding, Directions, Distance Matrix, Roads, Geolocation, Elevation, and Time Zone APIs remain free of charge for the first 2,500 requests per… Read More

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Reserved Tesla’s Top-Line Model X SUV? You Can Start Customizing It Now

model-x If you reserved a “Signature Series” Model X,  the $132,000 version of Tesla’s new crossover SUV, you can start modifying it to your heart’s delight. Earlier today, the company began opening up the ordering process, enabling early adopters to pick out their interior and exterior colors, and to throw all kinds of add-ons into their respective shopping carts, including… Read More

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TransTech Helps Transgender People Get Jobs In Tech And, Soon, The White House

131126_Sladek_0206 Transgender and gender non-conforming people are at risk of facing injustice and discrimination wherever they are: in their childhood homes, schools, the workplace and even in line at the grocery store. This discrimination can lead to missed education and professional development opportunities, which is where TransTech comes in. Read More

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E-Commerce Feed Management Company Lengow Secures €10M Series B

lengow Lengow, which claims to be the European leader in “e-commerce feed management,” has closed a Series B round.
The French company, originally backed by Kima Ventures, the personal fund of French billionaire Xavier Niel, has raised €10 million in new funding from Serena Capital, BPI and Series A backer Alven Capital. It brings the total raised to €11.4 million since Lengow was… Read More

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Why Startups Should Leverage Compliance

woven Business Insider recently reported that “The Clearing House, an advocacy group owned by the world’s largest commercial banks, is gunning for payment startups.” Not surprisingly, the banks don’t enjoy being the only ones told to play by the rules. More to the point, though, forcing Wall Street regulations onto Silicon Valley is their approach to dealing with the threat… Read More

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Shaken Markets Bring Down Public Tech Shares As Some Recent IPOs Set New Record Lows

stock market If you work for a tech company, you are probably poorer today than you were yesterday. In the midst of a broader selloff, technology as an industry managed a roughly flat performance, as measured by Google Finance’s tech category. However, among the firms that we discuss and cover the most here at TechCrunch, things were a bit more rough. We recently published a short piece of… Read More

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Google’s New Logo Is Far More Than Just A Digital Doodle

google-logo The more you see something, the more normal it becomes.Today, Google unveiled a new logo and branding. So far the public reaction is a mixed bag.
I’m sure that most of the people who spend time in Mountain View working for Google barely noticed its logo anymore. It was on T-shirts, buildings, computers, stickers and everything in between.
Of course, people don’t like change. Read More

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U.S. District Judge Grants Uber Drivers In California Class Action Status, Uber Will “Likely Appeal”

uber taxi A U.S. District Judge just granted the former Uber drivers who filed a lawsuit against Uber class action status. That means the lawsuit, which argues that Uber should reimburse drivers for gas and other expenses, and effectively reclassify Uber drivers from contractors to employees, now represents most of the people who have driven for Uber at any time in California since August 16, 2009. Read More

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