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JAN 29, 2015 - ReadWriteWeb

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How Big Data Could Limit Super Bowl Sticker Shock

Guest author Alex Salkever is the head of product marketing and business development at Silk.co.Andrew Kitchell is from Seattle and is the co-founder of PriceMethod, a startup that helps AirBnB and HomeAway hosts price their properties. His co-founder Joe Fraiman is from Boston. They both follow football and pondered going to the Super Bowl, but were floored by the high prices ...

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JAN 29, 2015 - Fast Company

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Getting the Band Back Together: Why The Justin.TV Mafia Returned to Y Combinator

Y Combinator helped make the guys behind the ne plus ultra of silly startup ideas rich. Now they're helping to remake the startup factory.This past October, Justin Kan and Michael Seibel spent a week reading Y Combinator applications. Kan did his part while hunkered down at London's Ace Hotel; Seibel read the applications from the Philippines while on a round-the-world ...

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JAN 28, 2015 - GigaOM

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Slack acquires Screenhero for voice, video, and screen sharing

Slack has announced the acquisition of Y combinator alum Screenhero, and will be integrating that company's voice, video, and screen sharing capabilities into Slack over time. Screenhero will continue to operate…

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JAN 28, 2015 - Wired

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Slack’s New Acquisition Adds Voice Chat to Its Collaboration Tools

Soon, it will be a lot easier to do voice and video calls within the Slack online collaboration service, aka the “Trojan horse for bigger ideas.” That’s because Slack, with just under 100 employees, is acquiring Screenhero—a much smaller desktop collaboration company that graduated from the Y Combinator startup incubator just two years ago. Screenhero’s […] The post Slack’s New ...

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JAN 28, 2015 - VentureBeat

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Slack buys YC-backed Screenhero to launch new screen sharing feature

Today fast-growing corporate messaging service Slack announced it has acquired Screenhero, a Y Combinator and Andreessen Horowitz-backed startup which aimed to help teams collaborate better via screen sharing. Following the deal (the price of which was not disclosed), Slack plans to directly integrate Screenhero’s features into Slack. Until that integration is complete, Slack says “current Screenhero users will […]

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