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BabyBjorn, Fatherly Feature Trans Dad In Video

| July 21, 2017

BabyBjörn is launching a parenting video starring a trans dad.

As part of BabyBjörn’s #Dadstories campaign, the video highlights its limited-edition collection, which is inspired by and designed for modern dads.

The series, co-sponsored by parenting resource Fatherly, features real dads and their children. This installment follows S. Leigh Thompson-Shealy and his son as they prepare for a day out utilizing the Baby Carrier One. Read the rest here.

Announcing our Investment in FairClaims

| July 19, 2017

Technology is transforming business-to-customer interactions almost everywhere you look. The process of submitting and managing dispute claims has been largely unchanged over the last half century. It’s painful, time consuming, and very manual for all parties involved. FairClaims aims to modernize how businesses manage and resolve customer disputes.

As TechCrunch covered earlier this week, we co-led the seed round in FairClaims with our friends at Fika Ventures. FairClaims provides simple, but effective dispute resolution to the ever increasing number of online transacting platforms, starting with marketplaces. Read the rest here.

AppDynamics and NodeSource Team Up For Enterprise Node.js Monitoring

| July 18, 2017

Node.js is a popular choice with application development teams due to its event-driven, non-blocking, flexible, lightweight and extensible framework which enables faster innovation and adoption of microservices. AppDynamics has supported monitoring of Node.js since 2014. It has been a cornerstone of our Unified Monitoring strategy providing visibility into end-to-end transactions, across disparate tiers and programming languages, to provide a full view of a user’s journey through an application.

That is why we are excited to announce our collaboration with NodeSource to provide the best monitoring support for the NodeSource N|Solid runtime. Read the rest here.



FairClaims raises $1.8 million to be a virtual “Judge Judy”

| July 12, 2017

Two years ago, Stephen Kane was looking for his next big idea. A lawyer who previously worked for the mega-firm O’Melveny & Myers and then spent time at Lex Machina, a software company that analyzed case law for lawyers, Kane was looking for the next new thing.

That was when he hit on his latest idea, FairCaims — an online service to resolve small claims cases. Kane calls it a virtual “Judge Judy” and he’s not wrong. Read the rest here.


Daddy’s home: Millennial fathers amp up parenting

| June 19, 2017

Tony Dokoupil takes a Father’s Day look at a new generation of devoted Dads:

Don’t let the sport coat fool you — Simon Isaacs is ready for the playground. He’s with his two-year-old daughter Kaia, selling imaginary tacos.

And while Simon’s afternoon with her may not look like much, certainly no more than what many moms do every day, the 36-year-old entrepreneur sees it as a small act of revolution. Read the rest here.

Casper, Mattress Maker, Raises $170 Million and Plans I.P.O.

| June 19, 2017

Several months ago, Casper, the most prominent of a new generation of mattress makers that rose to prominence through e-commerce, held talks to sell itself to Target.

Those talks fizzled as the two sides failed to agree on terms. Instead, Target is now leading a new investment in Casper — as the mattress maker aims for an initial public offering down the road.

Casper plans to announce as soon as Monday that it has raised $170 million. The investment is being led by Target, which on Sunday began selling Casper mattresses, pillows, sheets and more in its stores and on its website. Read the rest of the article here.

Here’s What Happens When Mary Meeker Puts You In Her Report

| June 16, 2017

Mary Meeker is known for making bold predictions that sometimes come true. That seems to be the case for Vungle, a 6-year-old private ad tech company that’s mulling over an IPO after being featured on Slide No. 27 of 355 in Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends report, according to insiders with direct knowledge of the matter.

If you’re wondering what Vungle does, but aren’t sure, that’s O.K. — the company says it prefers to keep a low profile. That is, until the report. Read the rest here.

The 25 Most Disruptive Companies of the Year

| June 13, 2017

‘Disruptive’ may be a trendy word in startup pitches, but Inc. doesn’t throw around the term lightly. To qualify for Inc.’s list, founders needed groundbreaking ideas–and ambitious plans for bringing them to market. Check out the finalists: They’re working on ingenious ways to grow food indoors, develop diamonds in a lab, get you from Chicago to Detroit in just 25 minutes, and much more. Read the rest here.

Fatherly Installs Michael Wertheim as Company’s First COO

| June 2, 2017

We wrote in March about the arrival of Andrew Burmon as editor in chief of parenting website Fatherly. Since that time, the company has continued to grow, by leaps and toddler bounds. This week, Michael Wertheim (pictured) joined as Fatherly’s first-ever COO. Wertheim has enjoyed a solid media career, starting out with Time magazine, serving subsequently as general manager of and moving on eventually to high-profile consulting. He has been tasked with accelerating the growth of Fatherly’s audience, technology and product offerings. Read the rest here.



Google for Jobs is Secretly Out to Kill Job Sites

| May 22, 2017

There’s been a lot of buzz recently about Google for Jobs, a tool launching in a couple of weeks that will allow people to explore jobs from sites like LinkedIn, Monster, and CareerBuilder within a single Google search. The feature will be a great benefit for job seekers, but companies in the jobs business should beware. While this may seem like another logical and incremental upgrade to Google Search, it’s actually a power play of epic proportions that could fundamentally change the job search business over time. Read the rest of the article here.


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