Ezra’s Craft Liquor Marketplace Helps You Understand All The Subtle Notes Of Your Drink

Screenshot 2014-10-30 11.02.33 At some point in most everyone’s life, alcohol consumption goes from a sport wherein players try to get pounded in the most efficient way possible to an activity all in itself, where people actually enjoy the taste, the flavors, and the experience of drinking a fine liqueur. But going from ordering a “Jack and Coke” or tequila shots to buying top-shelf spirits can be a… Read More

Estonia’s Jobbatical, A Job Site For Work Sabbaticals And Career Breaks, Raises Seed Round

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 14.28.41 Unbeknown to me, ‘work sabbaticals’ are increasingly becoming a thing, whereby skilled employees are given sanctioned leave to travel and work for somebody else. Or so says Karoli Hindriks, co-foundr and CEO of Jobbatical. The Estonian startup operates what it calls a marketplace for ‘short-term jobs with life-changing experiences’, matching those who wish to take… Read More

Productivity Startup Any.do Rolls Out A Business-Focused Upgrade, Subscription Pricing

all-devices Any.do, a productivity startup with apps for calendaring and task management which claims a reach of over 11 million users, is today expanding beyond its earlier consumer focus with a new set of features – and pricing plans – aimed at businesses. In the Any.do 2.0 release out today, colleagues and teams can now use Any.do’s task list application to collaborate on tasks,… Read More

An Interview With Alex Blumberg, Public Radio Journalist Turned Entrepreneur

alexb If you’ve listened to public radio at all in the past decade you’ll recognize the voice of Alex Blumberg. Part of the adenoidal-voice-amazing-stories class of broadcasters, Blumberg worked on This American Life and the amazing Planet Money where he explained complex topics in succinct ways. Now he’s an entrepreneur trying to build his own podcasting empire by changing the… Read More

Coinbase’s Vault Goes Multi-Signature For Added Security

keys Coinbase, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bitcoin wallet and merchant processing platform with just shy of 2 million wallets, is jumping on a big trend in security for holding the crypto-currency. They’re adding multi-signature technology to their vault product, which is designed with long-term, higher net worth holders of Bitcoin in mind. Multi-signature usually means that in order… Read More

Discount Ticket Seller ScoreBig Scores $18M Series D

ScoreBig ScoreBig, the online ticketing company, has raised a total of $18 million in Series D funding.
In a blog post, the company said that Heart Ventures was the lead investor and that George Kliavkoff, the co-president of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, is the latest addition to ScoreBig’s board of directors. Read More

Code School Brings Its Instructional Videos For Developers To iOS

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 5.12.28 PM Code School, the online learning destination that grew out of founder Gregg Pollack’s longtime efforts in creating and sharing technical content with a developer audience, has now made the leap to mobile. With the new iOS application, developers can watch Code School’s over 300 instructional videos covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby, iOS and Git as well as other popular… Read More