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Twitter introduces 360-degree video live streaming

Twitter is taking another step into getting into live video by introducing 360-degree live streams through Periscope. Anyone on Twitter and Periscope can watch 360-degree live video, though currently only select partners can go live in 360 via Periscope, the company announced in a blog post. While it’s only available ...

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How startups outside the Bay Area can fundraise in a big way

Todd Olson Crunch Network Contributor Todd Olson is the CEO of Pendo, a platform that helps companies deliver great software product experiences. How to join the network Raising venture capital is tough for any startup. But it can be a little more difficult when you’re located outside of Silicon Valley. ...

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2016’s top programming trends

Martin Puryear Crunch Network Contributor Martin Puryear is head of curriculum and technology at Coding Dojo, a 14-week coding bootcamp that teaches full-stack development. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Last January I wrote a TechCrunch post predicting the major programming trends of 2016. But in ...

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The reality of VR/AR trial

If you haven’t heard about VR/AR by now, your desert island must not have Wi-Fi. But there are millions of folks who know about VR/AR who haven’t seen it yet. User trial is on the critical path for VR/AR to go mass market. So what are the lessons from previous ...

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One barrier to diversity in tech is a culture of genius

Joelle Emerson Crunch Network Contributor Joelle Emerson is the founder and CEO of Paradigm, a strategy firm that partners with innovative companies to build stronger, more inclusive organizations. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Carissa Romero Crunch Network Contributor Carissa Romero, a partner at Paradigm, has ...

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Growth as a false signal in Y Combinator startups

One has to appreciate how Paul Graham built Y Combinator into the world’s flagship accelerator and handed it off to others to continue its impressive run at the top of the heap. In fact, I have yet to meet a founder who regrets joining the program. But after stepping away ...

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The last frontier of consumerizing travel lives in the workplace

According to a 2014 study by Google, 74 percent of leisure travelers relied on the internet for travel planning. That’s not surprising; it’s generally understood that most consumers make travel plans online. But that same study found that 77 percent of business travelers also started their journey online. Similarly, 78 ...

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