Tech recruitment marketplace TalentPad to shut down operations

Helion Venture Partners- backed TalentPad.com (formerly known as Talent Auction), a Bangalore-based curated marketplace for technology recruitment, is closing down its operations. In a blog post, the company attributed the move to its inability to figure out a scalable business model. “With a very heavy heart, we wish to inform you that we at TalentPad [...] [...]

The DistroKid Music Distribution Service Has Launched An Indie Artist To The Top Of The Charts

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 11.04.10 AM Philip Kaplan’s startup, the DistroKid, has had it’s first major success story. The hip hop group Jack & Jack have hit #12 on the Billboard Top 200, a first for an indie group. I asked Kaplan about how to make a band successful in the Internet age and what it means for indie musicians. TechCrunch: So what happened exactly? What does this mean? Kaplan: For the first time in… Read More
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HBO NOW Adds Support For Google’s Chromecast

hbo-now-logo HBO’s over-the-top streaming service may not be making money just yet, but it is rapidly expanding its footprint. Starting today, the service will support Google’s Chromecast for streaming from your mobile device to your TV, according to the update text in the iOS version that just arrived on the iTunes App Store. The Android app has not yet been updated, as of the time of writing,… Read More
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HBO NOW Adds Support For Google’s Chromecast

hbo-now-logo HBO’s over-the-top streaming service may not be making money just yet, but it is rapidly expanding its footprint. Starting today, the service will support Google’s Chromecast for streaming from your mobile device to your TV, according to the update text in the iOS version that just arrived on the iTunes App Store. The Android app has not yet been updated, as of the time of writing,… Read More
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Mobile security startup Wegilant raises $500K in pre-series A funding

Mobile security app Wegilant has raises $500,000 in pre-series A funding from NASSCOM’s Ravi Gururaj, former Gupshup CTO Viswanath Ramachandran and other investors. Gaurav Sharma, Director  of Yahoo Inc; ,SINE-IIT Bombay Business Incubator; RippleWave and an unnamed IT security firm have also put money in the company, as per a press statement. The funds from [...] [...]