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Grabr gets $8M to connect travelers with luggage space with those longing for products abroad

You might get to actually save money while you’re traveling if you just leave some free space in your bag — or not pay for that travel at all — if Daria Rebenok’s plan plays out. As avid travelers, and ones longing for products from home they can’t get abroad, she and Artem Fedyaev decided to start Grabr to work on exactly this problem. While you might not be… Read More

Degreed gets $42M to help build a tool to help employees learn the right skills

When an employee is looking to advance in their career, where they work might have a kind of strict hierarchical path for the role they’re in and what titles come next — but there’s a good chance that employee might want to try something new without leaving their company. Show More Summary

Justworks raises $40M to build a simpler business operations suite

Isaac Oates runs a startup that’s looking to be a complete suite of operational tools like human resources and payroll for businesses — but he and his team initially didn’t get why users kept asking better reporting tools over and over again. Show More Summary

Snyk snares $7 million Series A to help developers deliver open source components securely

Open source libraries provide a tremendously valuable resource for developers, but in today’s rapid fire application development environment, it’s not always a simple matter to make sure you’re using secure code. Snyk, a software service...Show More Summary

Qualcomm is pushing back its pivotal shareholder meeting this week amid a regulatory review

Massive chipmaker Qualcomm, currently targeted by aggressive acquisition attempts by Broadcom, is now delaying a pivotal meeting with shareholders this week that would determine its fate going forward by at least a month to comply with regulators regarding the deal. Show More Summary

RedDoorz raises $11M to grow its budget hotel network in Southeast Asia

RedDoorz, a budget hotel startup focused on Southeast Asia, has closed $11 million in new funding to expand its presence. The three-year-old startup is a number offers a network of hotels that are grouped together under a single brand. Show More Summary

Taking on the Big 4 accounting giants, Paro receives $5m for its labor marketplace for financial professionals

Accounting and financial controls are some of the most important functions of a modern company, but they are also serious cost centers. Hiring a full-time bookkeeper can be prohibitively expensive, and it can be difficult to find financial analysts and part-time CFOs that a company’s leaders can trust. Show More Summary

BetterWorks lost employees and customers to a sexual harassment scandal — here's how its new CEO plans to win them back

Doug Dennerline, a veteran of Cisco and Salesforce and an experienced CEO, recently took the chief executive role at BetterWorks. BetterWorks, a human resources software company, replaced founding CEO Kris Duggan after a lawsuit from...Show More Summary

After over 10 years using Facebook and Twitter, I quit both — here's why (FB, TWTR)

After over a decade using Facebook and Twitter, I'm done. I've deactivated my accounts. Forget about "curating a social media presence"; I'm just wasting time. My sentiment is far from unique — there's an ongoing backlash to social media...Show More Summary

A top Microsoft exec confirms that it's killing the newest version of Windows 10 — but that's not the whole story (MSFT)

Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Joe Belfiore confirms that Windows 10 S, the latest version of the operating system, will be discontinued sooner rather than later. Instead, all versions of Windows 10 will get "S Mode," which enables...Show More Summary

Uber founder and ex-CEO Travis Kalanick is launching a venture fund focused on India and China

Uber's embattled cofounder and ex-CEO Travis Kalanick has found his next gig. Kalanick, who sat at the helm of the ride-hailing app until getting pushed on in June, announced a new venture capital fund on Wednesday called "10100." The...Show More Summary

A former Googler who started a job site says you should assume employers will find your social media — but you don't need to panic

• Google alum and WayUp CEO Liz Wessel has some advice on getting your social media presence up to snuff during a job search. • She said drastic actions — like removing your name from all your accounts — aren't necessary. • You've just...Show More Summary

Genetic experts have a message for anyone thinking of taking 23andMe's new breast cancer test

Genetics testing company 23andMe can now tell you about your breast cancer risk — at least based on three mutations found on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Genetic counselors who help people navigate tests like those that determine yourShow More Summary

We got up-close with the US Army's M109 Paladin — armed with a machine gun, a grenade launcher, and a massive cannon

FORT BLISS, Texas — Two self-propelled M109 Paladin howitzers sat idly by on the 1st Armored Division's desert training grounds, waiting to hurl 155mm shells about 10 miles away.  Partaking in a large exercise called Bulldog Focus, the...Show More Summary

Tesla is about to make its first delivery with its all-electric Semi (TSLA)

Elon Musk posted a picture showing Tesla's electric semi-truck before it set out on its first cargo delivery on Wednesday. The Semi was unveiled in November and wowed observers with its specs, like a range of 500 miles per charge. Since...Show More Summary

6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you email to send after a job interview

The interview thank you email is a crucial part of getting the job you want. When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you often eliminate yourself from the competition. The interview thank you email doesn't...Show More Summary

Here's how you can buy a discounted car through Costco (COST)

The Costco Auto Program allows members to buy discounted cars from participating dealerships. A wide variety of vehicle types and models are available. Members can buy or lease new or pre-owned vehicles. Costco sells just about everything,...Show More Summary

Gartner Magic Quadrant: Who’s Winning In The Data And Machine Learning Space

When Gartner publishes market research, people pay attention. Take for example the last pieces the firm released over the last two weeks: Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms and the Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms.

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