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Smarking Drives Big Data To Parking Industry

Y Combinator-backed Smarking found a technology gap in parking industry, and the three founders decided to fill it with a smart parking solution.

Designed for parking garages, the Smarking service, making use of big data, analytics and the cloud, to help parking managers maximize pricing and availability based on usage patterns and other factors that could affect demand like weather, flight schedules and special events. 488 more words


Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform

Slack, the enterprise collaboration service that has raised $180 million and proven to be a runaway success with 365,000 daily active users, has made another acquisition to add more functionality to its platform and position itself as a sharper competitor against the likes of Microsoft. 640 more words


Eventjoy’s New App For Event Goers Adds Real-Time Chat, Live Announcements And More

Eventjoy, the event management platform and Y Combinator graduate that was quickly snatched up by Ticketmaster last fall, is today releasing a new version of… 587 more words


Yahoo Was the GE of the Internet

Much has been made of the PayPal mafia. Without a doubt, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, Jeremy Stoppelman, Reid Hoffman, Keith Rabois, Chad Hurley, Roelof Botha, et al, are the most impressive group of company creators and investors to exist. 3,076 more words


Y Combinator's demographics are representative of its applicant pool, but not of America

Y Combinator, one of the most sought-after startup accelerators, recently released demographic figures that point to Silicon Valley’s diversity problem. Though the incubator aimed to increase diversity among its winter 2015 class, women, blacks, and Hispanics remain largely underrepresented compared with US population figures. 190 more words

Recursive anonymous functions?

Those of us who has done programming are probably familiar with recursive procedures. Right? It’s such a useful pattern for processing self-similar structures, or to divide a more complex problem to sub-problems, which are more easy to solve separately. 204 more words

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Hike Acquires Y Combinator Company Zip Phone; Gears up to Launch Free Voice Calling

India, January 8, 2015: hike messenger, India’s only homegrown chat application, today announces its first acquisition of a US-based voice-calling company – Zip Phone. This is the first acquisition by Hike and is aimed at expanding its product range in the internet-based communication space. 254 more words

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