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Intuit Founder Scott Cook: Mint Is Roughly 4X Bigger Than It Was Pre-Acquisition

Scott Cook started Intuit in 1983, and since then he and the company have overcome quite a few obstacles. He watched as mobile became a dominant channel in people’s lives, found ways to penetrate emerging markets, and leveraged Intuit’s excellent reputation to pick up the hot new kid on the block, Mint.com. The acquisition went down in 2009, two years after Mint launched on the TechCrunc...

28 Jun 1:50 PM 0 Read More...

AOL Starts $400M Stock Buyback At $27-$30 Per Share

AOL (also known as the company that signs TechCrunch’s paychecks) has announced this morning it has started a “Dutch auction” tender offer to buy back shares of its common stock, up to $400 million. The Dutch auction format means that shareholders will say how many shares they want to sell at what price. AOL will then determine the lowest price per share in that range and buy the amou...

28 Jun 1:48 PM 0 Read More...

Facebook Adds BBC As Latest Partner For Summer Sports Push With A New Streaming App

Last week, Facebook staked out its claim as a prime destination for people looking for this summer’s Olympics coverage online. Today, the BBC threw its hat into the social media ring, too — it’s putting its sports coverage into a new Timeline app. The app, which is only usable by UK users, is currently in beta form (pictured here) and live already: people can currently access streams of...

28 Jun 1:41 PM 0 Read More...

L.A.-Based Accelerator MuckerLab Teams Up With Mozilla’s WebFWD

MuckerLab, the up and coming L.A.-based startup accelerator program, today announced that it is partnering with Mozilla’s WebFWD accelerator to create a joint acceleration program for open source entrepreneurs. The new six-month program will include three months at MuckerLab and access to Mozilla’s global network, infrastructure and other resources. The program is especially looking for L...

28 Jun 1:30 PM 0 Read More...

Galaxy Nexus Owners Can Taste Jelly Bean Early With Leaked (And Tweaked) ROMs

In a move that shocked absolutely no one, Google’s Hugo Barra announced at the end of the first I/O keynote that attendees would receive a little prize pack as thanks for their support. Goodies included both of the company’s new Nexus gadgets, along with a Galaxy Nexus that would receive its Jelly Bean update that same day. In another move that should shock absolutely no one, that OTA upd...

28 Jun 1:26 PM 0 Read More...

Atari Is 40 Years Old And I Still Can’t Beat The Dragon In Adventure

It was 40 years ago yesterday that Atari’s Nolan Bushnell taught the world to play. Bushnell, an engineer and game programmer, built and sold Atari in the late 1970s, ushering in the era of the video game and changing the way kids spent nice summer days. Atari is 40 years old this month and there have been a number of interviews and encomiums with Bushnell. Bushnell installed his first game...

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You’re Funded! Zao Raises $1.3M For Its Social Recruitment Platform

Finding potential job candidates through existing employees and their networks is probably as old as the labor market itself, but in the age of social networking, the process can be made much more efficient. Add in a little gamification and other incentives, and things get really interesting. To that end, social recruiting startup, Zao, has raised its first funding round: $1.3 million led by ...

28 Jun 1:16 PM 0 Read More...

ShareMyPlaylists Gets A Much Needed Android Reboot

“To be honest, it was awful”, says ShareMyPlaylists founder Kieron Donoghue on the company’s previous Android effort, which today gets a much needed reboot. The new app brings many of the Spotify community site’s best features to Google’s platform, such as its editorally-picked ‘Featured Playlists’ as well as the ‘Top 50 Playlist Charts’. Although be warned: Android users ne...

28 Jun 12:45 PM 0 Read More...

Practice Fusion Pulls In $34M Series C Led By Artis To Crush The Other Electronic Medical Record Startups

Practice Fusion is the frontrunner in the fevered race to become the electronic medical record platform, and today it finished raising a $34 million Series C led by hedge fund Artis Ventures to make sure it wins and lead it towards an IPO. Startups trying to compete? “We’re squashing them” founder and CEO Ryan Howard tells me. It now hosts 40 million patient records of its 150,000 doc...

28 Jun 12:01 PM 0 Read More...

CEO Of London’s Tech City Project Departs, As Global Tech Race Heats Up

Eric van der Kleij is to depart his post as CEO of the UK’s Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO) after his two year contract comes to an end this Summer. The TCIO was set up by the UK government to promote East London’s pre-existing cluster of technology startups and is just one of hundreds of similar initiatives around the world where a city is promoted as a ‘tech city’. It’s a...

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