One Year Into Title II Of The JOBS Actview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Editor’s note: Rob Leclerc is the CEO of AgFunder, an online investment marketplace for agriculture and agtech opportunities. The first rule of raising capital is: you do not talk about raising capital. That was the de facto credo of nascent startup companies looking to secure investors before the fall 2013. (IT news)

Fab Was Burning Through $14M/Month Before Its Layoffs And Pivotview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Jason Goldberg, the co-founder of Fab.com, says that the design marketplace was burning through $14 million per month at its peak before it went through a drastic round of layoffs and decision to pivot the business. (IT news)

OnePlus’ Impressive $299 Smartphone Will Finally Go On Sale To All — But Only For An Hourview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If you’ve been in the market for OnePlus One, the hugely impressive $299 Android smartphone that is available by invite only — thus far — then your luck is in. (IT news)

Glamsquad Raises $7 Million For On-Demand Hair Styling And Beauty Servicesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  New York-based Glamsquad, an on-demand beauty business now headed by Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson who joined earlier this year as co-founder and CEO, has now raised $7 million in Series A funding in a round led by SoftBank Capital. (IT news)

It’s Not Fair To Call Ozon An Amazon Clone, CEO Maelle Gavet Saysview story

http://techcrunch.com –  As the largest e-commerce store in its region, Ozon has been called the “Amazon.com of Russia.” But this morning on stage at Disrupt EU: London, Ozon CEO Maelle Gavet shot down the notion that her company should be called an Amazon clone. Read More (IT news)

College Messaging App DormChat Takes On Yik Yak With Backing From ff Venture Capitalview story

http://techcrunch.com –  DormChat aims to give people a new way to message each other that’s location-based and anonymity-optional — and it’s starting with college students. The iOS app was released earlier this year and is already available on more than 200 college campuses, including founder Adam Michalski’s alma mater Penn State. (IT news)

Morten Lund Looks Back At His Past Failuresview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Serial entrepreneur and investor Morten Lund joined us on stage with Mike Butcher to look back at his past ventures. Most of them turned out to be failures. Lund is now even famous for declaring personal bankruptcy even though he was one of the first angel investors in Skype. “I lost everything, I had to give up my art collection and my cars,” Lund said. (IT news)

CloudCannon Raises $500K To Make Designing Static Websites Simplerview story

http://techcrunch.com –  CloudCannon, a simple CMS for web designers and their clients aimed at offering simple visual editing without the need for an advanced technical skillset, is today launching globally from TechCrunch Disrupt: London’s Startup Alley. The company is also announcing $500,000 in new funding, and a partnership with domain name registry Rightside. (IT news)

Looksery Launches A Video Chatting App That Makes You Look More Attractiveview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Want to look more attractive on video? Or just different? Earlier this year, a company called Looksery popped up on Kickstarter to raise crowdfunding for a new kind of mobile video chat application that allows users to look more attractive on video using special effects that can remove blemishes, let you change your eye color, slim your face, and more. (IT news)

Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Goodview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo ‘toys-to-life’ mobile figures, and the spot depicts the lengthy journey of one young player looking to upgrade his collectible character in order to win over the favours of one of his older brother’s friends. (IT news)

Spotify Introduces Family Plan, Starting At $14.99 Per Month For Two Membersview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A much requested feature — and playing catch-up with competitors, such as Rdio — Spotify is introducing a family plan to reduce the cost of several family members subscribing to the music streaming service. The ‘Spotify Family’ plan lets users buy premium subscriptions for up to four additional family members at 50 per cent off, or $4.99 for each additional account. (IT news)

Microsoft Up 3% After Reporting Better Than Expected FQ1 Revenue Of $23.20B, EPS Of $0.54view story

http://techcrunch.com –  After gaining more than 1 percent in regular trading, Microsoft reported its fiscal first quarter 2015 earnings: Revenue totaled $23.20 billion in the period, leading to profits of $0.54 per share. The revenue figure represents a 25 percent year-over-year increase, a large piece of which is due to the Nokia hardware acquisition. Read More (IT news)