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Startups Weekly: Tech layoffs spread (a bit)

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Startups Weekly: Tech layoffs spread (a bit)

TechCrunch has found itself writing about layoffs at a few notable tech companies this week and not just Softbank-backed ones. The focus is very much profits, as Alex Wilhelm summed up on Thursday, especially after the failed WeWork IPO and subsequent valuati…

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Samasource CEO Leila Janah passes away at 37

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Samasource CEO Leila Janah passes away at 37

The startup community has lost another moral leader today. Leila Janah, a serial entrepreneur who was the CEO and founder of machine learning training data company Samasource, passed away at the age of 37 due to complications from Epithelioid Sarcoma, a form…

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A brief history of UX design and its evolution

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A brief history of UX design and its evolution

When you think about user experience design its a term we instantly associate with apps and websites. And especially when considering a typical job description of a UX designer, it can trick you into thinking that its a modern concept. The term was first coi…

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Vine reboot Byte officially launches

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Vine reboot Byte officially launches

Two years after Vine’s co-founder Dom Hofmann announced he was building a successor to the short-form video app, today Byte makes its debut on iOS and Android. Byte lets you shoot or upload and then share six-second videos. It comes equipped with standard soc…