Medallia stock up 76% following first day trading on the NYSE

Customer experience management platform Medallia (NYSE: MDLA) rose up more than 70% in its New York Stock Exchange debut Friday. The nearly two-decades-old business priced its shares at $21 apiece, the top of its proposed range, Thursday evening and traded as high as $39.54 the following morning. Medallia closed up roughly 76% at about $37 … Continue reading Medallia stock up 76% following first day trading on the NYSE

MLB The Show 19 Introduces the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig

A new free update is available for download (internet connection required) starting today after 1pm PT in MLB The Show 19. For the 5th Inning Program, you get to choose from three new 99 player rewards, including Legend Lou Gehrig. New content has arrived weekly since launch in MLB The Show 19, and this Diamond … Continue reading MLB The Show 19 Introduces the Iron Horse, Lou Gehrig

TikTok tests an Instagram-style grid and other changes

Short-form video app TikTok, the fourth most downloaded app in the world as of last quarter, is working on several new seemingly Instagram-inspired features — including a Discover page, a grid-style layout similar to Instagram Explore, an Account Switcher, and more. The features were uncovered this week by reverse-engineering specialist Jane Manchun Wong, who published … Continue reading TikTok tests an Instagram-style grid and other changes

Deadline extended! Apply to the All Raise female founder program at Disrupt SF 2019

We’ve got great news for all the time-strapped female founders out there. Yeah, we’re looking at you, sister. We’re extending the application deadline to apply for the All Raise “ask me anything” (AMA) sessions at Disrupt SF 2019. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet with a leading female VC and, well, ask her anything. … Continue reading Deadline extended! Apply to the All Raise female founder program at Disrupt SF 2019

Google’s SMILY is reverse image search for cancer diagnosis

Spotting and diagnosing cancer is a complex and difficult process even for the dedicated medical professionals who do it for a living. A new tool from Google researchers could improve the process by providing what amounts to reverse image search for suspicious or known cancerous cells. But it’s more than a simple matching algorithm. Part … Continue reading Google’s SMILY is reverse image search for cancer diagnosis

India’s Oyo valued at $10B after founder purchases $2B in shares

The fast-growing Indian hospitality business Oyo has garnered a valuation of $10 billion after its founder, Ritesh Agarwal, reportedly purchased $2 billion in shares from venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Agarwal, 25, founded Oyo in 2013 at the age of 19. Following immense growth of the now global hotel chain business, … Continue reading India’s Oyo valued at $10B after founder purchases $2B in shares

Self-driving startup AutoX expands beyond deliveries and sets its sights on Europe

AutoX, the Hong Kong and San Jose, Calif.-based autonomous vehicle technology company, is pushing past its grocery delivery roots and into the AV supplier and robotaxi business. And now, it’s taking its business to Europe. AutoX has partnered with NEVS — the Swedish holding company and electric vehicle manufacturer that bought Saab’s assets out of … Continue reading Self-driving startup AutoX expands beyond deliveries and sets its sights on Europe

How to go to market in middle America

Deborah Eisenberg Contributor Share on Twitter Deborah Eisenberg is the founder of TechStarts PR, where she helps technology companies both big and small hone their message and reach their audience. There comes a time for many startup companies where they either realize they need to do a nationwide roll-out, or they need to actively target … Continue reading How to go to market in middle America

Lyft expands its PIN feature for airport pickups to LaGuardia

Lyft has announced an expansion of its new program designed to make airports pickups less confusing for riders and drivers alike, by directing riders to a designated pickup spot where they’ll show the driver a PIN code. The program is launching this weekend at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, the company says, and the plan to … Continue reading Lyft expands its PIN feature for airport pickups to LaGuardia

Powering the brains of tomorrow’s intelligent machines

Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor Four ways to bridge the widening valley of death for startups Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again Sense and compute are the electronic eyes and ears that will be the ultimate power behind automating … Continue reading Powering the brains of tomorrow’s intelligent machines