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October 23, 2015
 

TWEET OF THE DAY
“🐥⚡️ I'm giving ~1/3rd of my Twitter stock (exactly 1% of the company) to our employee equity pool to reinvest directly in our people.” ― Jack Dorsey | CEO @ Twitter & Square
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THINGS YOU CAN'T MISS
Indexing Facebook Posts
Facebook fields over 1.5 billion searches a day. That means they have billions of opportunities to sell keyword ads. To increase these opportunities, Facebook needs to increase the number and variety of things searched. Which is why, as of yesterday, Facebook Search will return anything you’re allowed to see from its 2 trillion posts. The search order will highlight content from trusted news sources, followed by people in your network, lists of the most popular links or quotes about a topic, and then strangers.
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TL:DR MORE TECH NEWS
GA + Google
General Assembly, the ed-tech startup that teaches the hard skills actually needed in the real world, is teaming up with Google to offer a 12-week immersive Android developer course. The course will be offered in next year in both NYC (January) and San Fran (February).
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Twitter + Vine
Announced yesterday, if you’ve connected your Twitter and Vine accounts, you can put your Twitter account on your Vine profile and your Vine account on your Twitter profile.
 
Microsoft Layoffs
Microsoft had a pretty solid earnings statement, fueled by strong growth. What you don’t see is that the company is also cutting costs. On Wednesday, Microsoft quietly laid off around 1,000 employees.
 
FUNDING EXITS & ACQUISITIONS
Nasdaq Acquired SecondMarket | Amount Undisclosed
The formidable stock exchange will lend a hand to SecondMarket, which provides liquidity to shareholders of pre-IPO companies like DocuSign, Pinterest, Shazam and Tango.
 
Numerify | $37.5M Series C
Numerify is a provider of IT business analytics applications.
 
Poynt | $28M Series B
A secure payment terminal company.
 
Clutter | $9M Series A
On demand storage for your extra stuff. They pick it up. They bring it back.
 
PRODUCTS, APPS, STARTUPS & MORE
Boomerang | App
Boomerang from Instagram allows you to easily create looping videos. Available on iTunes and Google Play.
 
Hyperlapse | App
Hyperlapse from Instagram allows you to create (you guessed it) time lapse videos. Only available on iOS.
 
Runkeeper | Watch App
Now that the Apple Watch can run apps independently from the phone, this can be your phone free running app. Enjoy!
 
LEAN EVENTS
New York | 3 Events
(Fri) WearHacks NYC
(Sat) Brunchwork w/ Contently
(Sun) ShesABadass Brunch
 
 
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