Slack is the Best Startup of the year at the Crunchies

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Slack‘s team communications platform — put in other words, a really fancy and well done chat room — is an integral part of many (most?) teams in tech. Even if you don’t use it, chances are good that the people who make your favorite apps and services do. Of course, this is hardly Slack’s first ..

Target will launch its own mobile payments system this year

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Target’s CartWheel application has grown to some 27 million shoppers who have used it over the past three years following its debut to save over $600 million at checkout. Now, the retailer hints it may be adding mobile payments to the app, and potentially its main Target application, as well. The company ..

RankScience wants to replace your SEO staff

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The dark art of search engine optimization could be next in line for software-powered automation — potentially putting hundreds of thousands of ‘SEO consultants’ out of a job. At least that’s the scenario sketched by RankScience, a YC-backed startup just graduating from accelerator’s winter ..

Keymetrics is a Node.js monitoring tool for your server infrastructure

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French startup Keymetrics just raised $2 million from Alven Capital and Runa Capital to build the best monitoring tool for your Node.js infrastructure. The startup’s founder and CEO Alexandre Strzelewicz also created the popular open source Node.js process manager PM2. How do you turn a popular open ..

Apple will finally let developers respond to App Store reviews

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Apple is finally going to give its developers a way to respond to customer reviews on its App Store and Mac App Store – a feature that’s long been available to Android developers on Google Play, much to the chagrin of the Apple developer community. According to developer documentation for the iOS ..

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The inside story of the rise and rise of Uber

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Brad Stone’s new book, The Upstarts, recounts the surprising rise – and possible fall – of the sharing economy. By looking at Uber and AirBnB, Stone brings life and drama to the origin stories of how a few lucky guys made the right decisions at exactly the right time. What follows is an excerpt ..

Apple Watch will soon let you talk to Siri to use your apps

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The next version of Apple Watch’s software will let you talk to Siri via your smartwatch in order to interact with third-party applications, according to new developer documentation from Apple released on Tuesday. This will let you do things like order an Uber, send a message through a chat application, ..

Revue Discover helps you find and subscribe to more awesome personal newsletters

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Dutch startup Revue, which offers a tool to create and send your own personal newsletter, is launching a new product today to make it easier to discover other newsletters to subscribe to. Described as a “highly curated” directory, Revue Discover sees the young company index over 200 of the best non-marketing ..

Match’s new feature shows you who you crossed paths with in the real world

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Match is rolling out a new feature that will help its dating app customers see who they’ve crossed paths with in the real world, and say “hi” if they’re interested in chatting. The opt-in feature called “Missed Connections” takes advantage of location-based services on the users’ phones, ..

Ona could help you get better at dating with an online dating coach, therapist or matchmaker

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Here’s the thing about online dating: Not all of us are good at it. But if you, like me, suspect that you could benefit from a helping hand, a startup called Ona is offering professional support. After all, I’m guessing that many of you have already asked friends for advice on how to improve ..