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Savings on Samsung Galaxy S9 and more – Mashable

Mashable Savings on Samsung Galaxy S9 and more Mashable Amazon's Choice, ASUS VS278H VGA Full HD LED Backlit Monitor. Was £301.92, now £169.79. LUVFUN® iPhone Charging Cable,1M+2M+3M for iPhone, iPad , iPad Pro Air, iPod & more (Rose Gold+Silver+Gold). Was £36.49, now £10.99. KELODO Bluetooth Wireless ...

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Wonolo picks up $13M to create a way to connect temp workers with companies

AJ Brustein was out spending time with a member of his merchandising team when a nearby store ran out of stock of some goods — but there was no one on staff responsible for that location. Fortunately, the employee he was with had already showed him how to restock the shelves, and he offered to peel off and do it himself. But that gap in the workforce may have just continued, leading directly to potential lost revenue for companies that sell products in those stores. That’s why Brustein and Yong Kim started Wonolo , a tool to connect companies with temporary workers in order to fill the unexpected demand those companies might face in those same out-of-stock situations. Wonolo employees sign up for the platform, and the companies that partner with the startup have an opportunity to grab the necessary workers they need on a more flexible basis. Wonolo today said it has raised $13 million in a new financing round led by Sequoia Capital, including existing investors  PivotNorth and Crunchfund, and new investor Base10. Sequoia Capital’s Jess Lee is joining the company’s board of directors as part of the financing. “There’s a big opportunity  helping people fill in their schedule with shifts,” Brustein said. “We really found there’s this huge untapped market of people who are looking for work who are underemployed. Let’s say Mary is a great worker and has a great job at the Home Depot, but no matter how good she, is she can only get 29 hours of work. It’s hard to manage schedules between different employers that want you to work the same hours. That’s the market we’ve really focused on, the underemployed market, which is a growing unfortunate trend in the U.S.

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Twitter is down worldwide – Mashable

Mashable Twitter is down worldwide Mashable Update 10:55 a.m. ET: Twitter.com appears to be back online, at least in the U.S. Its mobile apps are now updating as well. Original story follows below. It's not just you. From the U.S. to Europe and Asia, Twitter has left us. "Something is ... and more »

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Utah’s Pluralsight unveils IPO filing

Pluralsight, the Utah-based education technology company, has revealed its IPO filing.  Given the timing of the unveiling, the company is likely targeting a May public debut. Its core business is online software development courses, helping people improve their skills in categories like IT, data and security. Businesses small and large pay Pluralsight to help train their employees. It also has offerings for individual subscribers. In the filing, the company acknowledges that it is a competitive landscape, and names Cornerstone OnDemand, Udacity, Udemy, LinkedIn Learning as others in a comparable market. It also mentions General Assembly, which was recently acquired by Adecco for $413 million.  This is the first glimpse we get at Pluralsight’s financials. For 2017, the company brought in $166.8 million in revenue, up from $131.8 million in 2016 and $108.4 million in 2015. Losses are growing, however. This is partly due to a sizeable increase in sales and marketing expenditures. For 2017, the company lost $96.5 million. This is up from losses of $20.6 million in 2016 and $26.4 million in 2015. Pluralsight has been around since 2004. Like many startups outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, the company bootstrapped its business and didn’t raise significant outside funding until 2013. Pluralsight previously raised nearly $200 million in financing. The largest shareholder is Insight Venture Partners, which owned 46.1 percent of the shares prior to the IPO, an unusually high percentage. Co-founder and CEO Aaron Skonnard owned 13.4 percent and investment group ICONIQ owned 8.1 percent

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Instead of stealing instruments, musicians turn to Splice

“The percentage of Top 40 music made with our platform blows my mind” says Splice co-founder Steve Martocci. He tells me about some bedroom music producers who were “working at Olive Garden until they put sounds on Splice.” Soon they quit their jobs since they were earning enough from artists downloading those sounds to use in their songs. That led them to collaborate with famous DJ Zedd, resulting in the Billboard #12 hit “Starving”. Splice has attracted $47 million in funding to power this all-new music economy. That might be a shock considering Martocci estimates that 95% of digital instruments and sample packs are pirated since they’re often expensive with no try-before-you-buy option. Even Kanye West got caught stealing the trendy Serum digital synthesizer. But Splice lets artists pay $7.99 per month to download up to 100 samples they can use royalty-free to create music. That’s cheaper than it costs to listen to music on Spotify. Splice then compensates artists based on how frequently their sounds are downloaded, and has already paid out over $7 million. Splice Sounds is like an iTunes Store for samples “We try to make more seats at the table in the music business” says Martocci, who previously founded messaging app GroupMe which sold to Skype for between $50 million and $80 million in 2011. “GroupMe was made to go to concerts with our friends. Music has always been my motivator, but code is my canvas. Artists come up to me and hug me because I’m changing the creative process.” Splice co-founder Steve Martocci But now he’s getting some big name assistance, attracted by Splice’s success in the stubborn musician community and its $35 million Series B from December.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium has a 4K screen, dual cameras – Mashable

Mashable Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium has a 4K screen, dual cameras Mashable Like most mobile flagships today, the phone can also capture footage in 4K. But here again Sony gets to show off its imaging chops — the Xperia XZ2 Premium is the first phone to be able to capture 4K footage in HDR (high dynamic range), according to ... and more »

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Leaked Apple Memo Warns Employees To Stop Leaking Information – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Leaked Apple Memo Warns Employees To Stop Leaking Information Ubergizmo Apple has in the past been known to be very tight-lipped and secretive about upcoming products, but in recent times it seems that there are more leaks than ever. In fact in what seems to be irony, a report from Bloomberg has revealed a leaked memo that ... In a Leaked Memo, Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information Bloomberg FCC Filing Confirms Apple Planned on Launching Gold iPhone X Mac Rumors E3161A Smartphone External Photos A1865_A1902_A1903_A1901_External_Photos_v1.1 Apple Inc. - FCC ID FCC ID all 403 news articles »

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