The IPO market is heating up again, but it won’t change how fast companies go public – TechCrunch

It’s been an exciting couple of months for startup employees and public market shareholders alike, as a growing number of brands that have talked about going public for some time are finally marching out the door and, on the whole, receiving enthusiastic receptions. Lyft, Zoom, PagerDuty, and Pinterest all priced above their marketed ranges in … Read moreThe IPO market is heating up again, but it won’t change how fast companies go public – TechCrunch

Before Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing

Joseph Martyak, a safety commission spokesman, said alerts were useful. “It’s better to give people a heads-up in these situations,” he said. Deciding on whether a recall is needed “takes time,” he said. “The agency has to get the company to agree to the voluntary recall for it to happen,” he added. Soon after the … Read moreBefore Fisher-Price’s Rock ’n Play Recall, Safety Fears and Dubious Marketing

How do startups actually get their content marketing to work? – TechCrunch

[Editor’s note: this is a free example of a series of articles we’re publishing by top experts who have cutting-edge startup advice to offer, over on Extra Crunch. Get in touch at ec_columns@techcrunch.com if you have ideas to share.]  Even the best growth marketers fail to get content marketing to work. Many are unwittingly using … Read moreHow do startups actually get their content marketing to work? – TechCrunch

The free market created Uber and Lyft, and the same free market will kill them

ANALYSIS/OPINION: In the old days — say, all the way back in 2009 — the way a person got from point A to point B without using public transportation, or a personal car or bike, was by taxi. In large cities taxis were everywhere, and in small towns they were … somewhere. The industry thrived … Read moreThe free market created Uber and Lyft, and the same free market will kill them

Deadly blast hits market in Pakistan’s Quetta | News

Pakistani police say a powerful bomb has exploded at an open-air market in the western city of Quetta, killing at least 16 people and wounding 30 others. Police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said Friday’s bombing took place near a residential area where members of the persecuted minority Hazara community live. He said authorities transported the … Read moreDeadly blast hits market in Pakistan’s Quetta | News