Dropbox's Drew Houston And Sequoia's Bryan Schreier On How To Recruit (And Retain) Top Talentview story

http://techcrunch.com – Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston and Sequoia Capital partner Bryan Schreier joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for a special three-part series on how Houston and Schreier work together on recruiting, growing as a CEO, and building the company. (IT news)

Trulia Adds New Maps To Visualize U.S. Rental Prices, Earthquake And Flood Risksview story

http://techcrunch.com – For a while, it looked like Trulia, the online marketplace for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, was going to cede much of its ground to Zillow, Redfin and other newcomers. Lately, however, the company has been making a bit of a comeback, with a successful IPO, back-to-back product launches and acquisitions. (IT news)

Fits.me Closes $7.2M Series A To “Aggressively Expand” Its Virtual Fitting Room Tech In Europe, Start Prepping For U.S. Pushview story

http://techcrunch.com – Try-for-size-before-you buy virtual fitting room startup Fits.me has closed a €5.5 million ($7.2 million) Series A round. It’s not all new money — we covered the first €1.5 million tranche, back in January 2012 — but the startup has now added €4 million to complete the round. (IT news)

Brandcast Banks $1.8M From Benioff To Take The BS Out Of Cross-Web Business Presencesview story

http://techcrunch.com – Whether you’re an Etsy seller or a multi-national conglomerate, maintaining a sync’d and stylish web and mobile is presence is harder than it should be. You either use a cheap toy website creator or an agonizing enterprise content management system. But now there’s Brandcast. (IT news)

Curious Pictures, Producers Of Popular Disney, Nick & PBS Children's Television, Invests In Kids' App Maker PlaySquare, A Startup Building “Touchable TV”view story

http://techcrunch.com – PlaySquare, a startup founded by a team of Emmy-winning children’s television producers interested in bringing “touchable TV” to the iPad, has found a new home and partner in its efforts thanks to an investment from Curious Pictures. (IT news)

Confirmed: Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley For $69M-$100M To Expand Its Open, Social Education Data Effortsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Educational publisher Elsevier is diving deeper into the world of open and social educational data: it has bought Mendeley, the London/New York-based provider of a platform for academics and organizations to share research and collaborate with others via a social network. The terms of the deal have not been publicly disclosed but we understand it is for a sum between $69 million and $100 million. (IT news)

Mining The Series A Crunch With CrunchBaseview story

http://techcrunch.com – Back in November, rumblings of a Series A Crunch took hold and speculation began about the number of seed-funded companies destined to close. Fast forward a few months and we are now seeing lists of companies that may be imminent victims of the crunch. (IT news)

Percona Server 5.5.30-30.1 Implements Several Fixesview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Percona Server, an enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL that will allow queries to run faster and more consistently and to consolidate servers on powerful hardware, is now at version 5.5.30-30.1. Highlights of Percona Server 5.5.30-30.1: • Minor optimization cleanup has been done by removing unnecessary current_thd calls; • The regression introduced by a previous fix, which caused un (IT news)

Kids App Maker Toca Boca Expands With Zinc Roe Acquisition, Sets Up Studio In Torontoview story

http://techcrunch.com – Kids app maker Toca Boca, which operates like a startup out of the 200-year-old Swedish publishing company Bonnier, is making good on its earlier promise that it will soon begin to expand its product portfolio through acquisitions. (IT news)

Exitround Launches An Anonymous Marketplace Where Startups Can Get Acquiredview story

http://techcrunch.com – AngelList has changed the investment landscape by creating an online space where entrepreneurs can connect with the investors. (IT news)