Category: Technology

Apple releases first beta of iOS 13.1, indicating iOS 13 is nearly done

Surprise, Apple didn’t release yet another beta version of iOS 13. The company released the first developer beta of iOS and iPadOS 13.1 instead. This is a curious move, as Apple doesn’t usually share beta versions of .1 updates before the release of major updates. What’s even more surprising is that Apple released new beta […]

Y Combinator graduate PredictLeads helps VCs hunt for unicorns

The Slovenian founders behind PredictLeads, another recent Y Combinator graduate, applied to the prestigious accelerator five times before they were admitted. Their business, which helps venture capital firms and sales teams identify high-growth companies, i.e. potential investments and potential customers, had come a long way since it was founded in 2016. And earlier this year […]

Apple patches previously fixed security bug that allowed iPhone jailbreak

Apple has fixed a security flaw for a second time after it accidentally reintroduced an old bug in a recent software update. Released Monday, iOS 12.4.1 contains a security fix that was first patched months earlier in iOS 12.3. Apple rolled out a fix in May, but accidentally undid the security patch in its latest […]

Daily Crunch: A big funding round for Boll & Branch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Bedding startup Boll & Branch raises $100M The company sells sustainably sourced sheets, pillows, mattresses and towels. Until now, it had […]

How to use Amazon and advertising to build a D2C startup

Matt Altman & Tyler Elliston Contributor Matt Altman runs the Amazon practice area for VMG Ignite, an eCommerce consultancy that helps early to mid stage CPG companies achieve growth. Tyler Elliston is the founder of VMG Ignite. Clients include Sun Bum, Perfect Snacks, Aloha, Pill Club, Solid Gold, and many more. Entrepreneurship in consumer packaged […]

Google will shut down Google Hire in 2020

  Add another one to the Google Cemetery. Google has disclosed that it will shut down Google Hire, the job application tracking system it launched just two years ago. Google built Hire in an effort to simplify the hiring process, with a workflow that integrated things like searching for applicants, scheduling interviews, and providing feedback […]

Hone Your Hiring Process

Whether you’re an employer or a job seeker, the hiring process is often not as easy as we’d like it to be. Many of us have been on both sides of the table and, if we’re being honest, have had some not so great experiences. Did you ever go on what seemed like a successful […]