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To Mark Its First Birthday Yo Unveils Photo Messaging and Group Chats
Apps

To Mark Its First Birthday Yo Unveils Photo Messaging and Group Chats

The overhaul is basically Yo with frills.
Laura Entis
Dear Twitter, Change or Die
Pivots

Dear Twitter, Change or Die

As Twitter searches for a new full-time CEO, the company better make change and innovation a real priority. Here's a look at Twitter's big issues and some potential fixes.
Scott Levy
Your Business Has Two Options: Adapt or Die
Change

Your Business Has Two Options: Adapt or Die

Sometimes, even the most trusted brands may find themselves in need of an extreme makeover.
Quirky Ditches Device Manufacturing, Preps for New Investment
Pivots

Quirky Ditches Device Manufacturing, Preps for New Investment

Its home automation spinoff, Wink, may also see additional investment in a separate round, CEO Ben Kaufman says.
The 4 Secrets to a Successful Pivot
Pivots

The 4 Secrets to a Successful Pivot

A company that stays the course without looking for new opportunities risks failure.
Matt Mayberry
A Healthy Fear of Failure Makes Entrepreneurs More Likely to Succeed
Failure

A Healthy Fear of Failure Makes Entrepreneurs More Likely to Succeed

Think of failure the way you think of cars when crossing a busy street. Believe you can be run over so you'll avoid it by watching out.
Brian Honigman
Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Shutting Out the Noise
Growth Strategies

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Shutting Out the Noise

In a conversation at TechCrunch NY, the co-founder and CEO spoke about not letting chatter about his company affect his point of view.
Nina Zipkin
The 4 Things You Need to Know About McDonald's Turnaround Plan
McDonalds

The 4 Things You Need to Know About McDonald's Turnaround Plan

Delivery, refranchising and a new organizational structure – here are the hard facts on how McDonald's wants to fix a broken system.
Kate Taylor
TomTom Says Its Maps Are Destined for Self-Driving Cars
Navigation

TomTom Says Its Maps Are Destined for Self-Driving Cars

The Dutch navigation company's automotive division has won big contracts in recent months, prompting analyst upgrades and a 40 percent surge in its shares.
ClassPass Acquires Competitor Fitmob
Acquisitions

ClassPass Acquires Competitor Fitmob

The nascent monthly subscription service fitness market just consolidated.
Laura Entis
The Trait Entrepreneurs Share With a 100-Million-Year-Old Species
Entrepreneurs

The Trait Entrepreneurs Share With a 100-Million-Year-Old Species

I gained some valuable insights about business owners while scrolling through my Instagram feed.
Andrew Medal
Meerkat Was Just a Side Project. Here's How it Became a Viral Sensation.
Pivots

Meerkat Was Just a Side Project. Here's How it Became a Viral Sensation.

Meerkat, which enables users to stream live videos over Twitter, is one of the most buzzed-about apps on the market today.
Geoff Weiss
Fab Sells to PCH for a Tiny Fraction of Its Former $1 Billion Valuation
Fab

Fab Sells to PCH for a Tiny Fraction of Its Former $1 Billion Valuation

Fab CEO and co-founder Jason Goldberg will no longer be involved with the company.
Laura Entis
Israeli Startup SodaStream Looks to Flavored Waters as Consumers Shun Sugary Drinks
Sodastream

Israeli Startup SodaStream Looks to Flavored Waters as Consumers Shun Sugary Drinks

'U.S. consumers don't want better Coke, they want more interesting water.'