CoFoundersLab Acquires Entrepreneur-Focused Networking Service Bizpora

coufounderslab CoFoundersLab, a sort of “ for entrepreneurs” who are seeking their soon-to-be better halves, has made another smallish acquisition to help expand its service’s offerings. The company has bought Bizpora, a startup that was helping travelers better network with others in their field ahead of upcoming trips, as well as keep an eye on interesting people who were planning… Read More

Marissa Mayer And Michael Arrington To Talk Yahoo And Chickens At Disrupt NY

9728359410_e262406a9f_b (1) Disrupt NY 2014 is mere days away, and we’re thrilled to announce that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will be joining Michael Arrington for a fireside chat, where she’ll talk about how she’s been rebuilding Yahoo into a mobile and content-focused company via strategic startup acquisitions.

Michael has chickens now and the Internet is obviously curious about his ambitions. Read More

Microsoft Is Technology’s Comeback Kid

shutterstock_140495338-msft Microsoft. For a generation of technology executives, the name strikes fear into even the most iron-willed business leaders. A lion among gazelles, its very gaze into a market could cause investors and analysts to flee in terror. Yet, its name has become a punchline among today’s technorati, a joke about formerly dominant companies evolving into large, plodding kludges. Missed deadlines, delayed… Read More

Heroku Bets Big On PHP And Launches Native Support For Facebook’s HipHop VM

4372405053_b56aa8caac_o Cloud platform Heroku today announced a set of new tools for PHP developers that aim to give PHP the kind of enterprise-grade support the company already offers for Rails, Python, node.js and other languages. It’s no secret that PHP doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. While the language has developed quite a bit over the last few years — in large part thanks to capable… Read More

Discoverly’s Nifty Tool For Seeing Social Connections Now Has Crunchbase, AngelList Data

discoverly crunchbase Discoverly, the San Francisco startup that launched last year with the aim of putting people’s social connections “to work” in the enterprise space, has added some useful updates to its flagship social search tool. Discoverly’s Chrome browser extension, which debuted in January to let you see mutual Facebook connections while looking at someone’s LinkedIn profile and… Read More

Here’s The Latest From ERA DemoDay

era-logo Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) held its Winter 2014 demo day today with another ten new startups on stage dancing for a group of would-be new investors. Companies ranged from a juicing kit delivery service to a language training service for foreign employees at multinational companies. Here’s a full list of all of the presenting companies from today’s DemoDay: Bookalokal… Read More

Social Travel Planner Trippy Relaunches As Q&A Service, Raises $3.5 Million More

5976264120_68e6352107_o Trippy, the social travel planner which first debuted back at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2011, is shifting away from the friends-only model with the official launch of a new Q&A-focused traveling planning service today. The new service lets locals and others familiar with an area discover and respond to questions from other travelers and potential visitors. The company is also announcing an… Read More

Android Silver Program Reportedly Designed To Give Google More Control Over Its Mobile Destiny

Android KitKat Google does indeed have a so-called “Silver” program in the works, as reported originally in early April by Android Police, says The Information. But the intent isn’t just to improve customer support around Android devices, as it seemed at first. Instead, The Information reports that it’s about Google gaining more control over the Android ecosystem, and building a… Read More