Apple Introduces iPhone SE – The Most Powerful Phone with a Four-inch Display

Apple iPhone SEFeaturing A9 Chip, Advanced 12-Megapixel iSight Camera & Apple Pay

CUPERTINO, California — March 21, 2016 — Apple today introduced iPhone SE, the most powerful phone with a four-inch display, in a beloved compact aluminum design that has been updated with matte-chamfered edges, a color-matched stainless steel Apple logo, and four gorgeous metallic finishes, including rose gold. iPhone SE offers exceptional performance with the same 64-bit A9 chip offered in iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus for blazing fast speeds, longer battery life, faster wireless, a 12-megapixel iSight camera featuring Live Photos and 4K video, and Touch ID with Apple Pay. Continue reading “Apple Introduces iPhone SE – The Most Powerful Phone with a Four-inch Display”

Water Innovation Accelerator Showcases Promising Data Startups

Imagine H2O’s 7th annual program highlights growth opportunities for water data businesses

SAN FRANCISCO, March 17, 2016 – Imagine H2O (IH2O), the water innovation accelerator, announced the winners of its 2016Water Data Challenge. Ten promising data-driven water businesses were selected from a global field of 90 startups in 20 countries to participate in IH2O’s 7th annual innovation program. Winning teams will participate in IH2O’s rigorous business accelerator, benefitting from cash awards, mentorship, industry exposure, as well as introductions to customers and investors.

“Data is a fundamental tool to improve how we monitor and manage water,” said Andy Wheeler of GV (formerly Google Ventures) who served on the judging panel. “Imagine H2O’s Data Challenge attracted some of the most promising data solutions to tackle pressing water challenges globally.” Continue reading “Water Innovation Accelerator Showcases Promising Data Startups”

Culture Amp New Tech Benchmark Links Culture To Commercial Success

Culture Amp has released its annual Culture Amp logobenchmark report that highlights important workplace trends for tech workers. The 2016 New Tech Benchmark Report is the industry standard for analysis and insights into what is keeping people engaged at the companies they work for.

Employee engagement is an expensive issue with the cost of companies losing valuable people as high as $188 billion per year. Continue reading “Culture Amp New Tech Benchmark Links Culture To Commercial Success”

Culture Amp Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding, Led by Index Ventures

Culture Amp logo. (PRNewsFoto/Culture Amp)Fast growing industry leader will use funding to expand product offering for clients looking to foster great places to work

Culture Amp, the people analytics platform for data-driven insights on employee engagement and company culture, announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series B round. The round was led by Index Ventures with participation by Felicis Ventures and Blackbird Ventures. The funding will be used to launch advanced analytics features on the Culture Amp platform, and finance the company’s expansion into the U.K. and Europe, with an office opening in London this month. Ilya Fushman, General Partner at Index Ventures will join Culture Amp’s board of directors.

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A Better, Bolder ChefsFeed

ChefsFeed is Supposed to Be Better, Still Needs Bellevue and Seattle to Be Included

Still entrusting your dining choices to some online troll who eats nothing but hot wings, but sees fit to pass outlandish judgment on every restaurant in a five-mile radius? Unless you get your kicks gambling with your palate, please, let us throw you a rope. ChefsFeed, the insider’s connection to the best dishes and food culture as recommended by the world’s top chefs, shows you where the actual cooks point. Er, swipe. 

We’ll get straight to it: we’ve got a new, fresh-as-hell look. We’ve spent the last several months working closely with fellow chefs, restaurateurs, and all-around good eaters to better align the face we show to the world with who we really are—ferociously passionate, unapologetically bold creators. We’re pretty jazzed about it.
If reviews and recommendations from the best chefs working today is child’s play for a food buff like you, there’s an endless stream of original content to splash around in. Get your blood pumping with the behind-the-scenes rush of a restaurant opening, hear chefs read their own scathing reviews, and plug into an editorial universe that pulls back the curtain. 
The New Look: You know that feeling when you get a slick new knife and you can’t stop drooling over it? It’s like that. Our new look is brighter, more visceral, and more intuitive.
The New Website & App:  Both platforms have improved functionality with streamlined, real time content. 
  • The iOS App includes specific updates to: 
  • Scene: Gives you a live pulse of the community (news features, videos, trending dishes, chef posts)
  • Feed Me: Geo-located feature plots the best dishes and venues within walking distance. 
The New Cities: Killer food is no longer limited to the heavy-hitting cities like New York or San Francisco. It’s broader than that —you just need to know where to look. We’ve expanded our coverage to hook you up with thousands of chefs in over 50 cities to help you jet past the surface fluff and find the mother lode. 
The New Content: How do you tap into the genuine voice of the chef community? You give it a place to speak, and then you listen, that’s how. Our new stable of content spans everything from grab-you-by-the-collar videos, to industry columnists, to stories on the stuff chefs actually think about when they’re knocking down tickets all night. 
For the Chef: Because you have 25 lbs. of chicken to prep or an entire line to scrub down, we’ve done you a solid and made it way easier to post whenever you want. Your shout-outs and recommendations will be posted in real-time, and can be now done directly from your home screen. That new kid who can’t even make mirepoix right could do it. And because we care about your karma, we’re rolling out Dish for a Dish, where we’ll match every dish you post with a donation to No Kid Hungry. Seriously. It’s that simple. 

ChefsFeed gives chefs their voice back in the racket of clueless reviewers descending on kitchens everywhere, and churns out content that’s worthy of the true hustlers. Go ahead, eat with abandon—the industry’s got your back.