Stephanie Yang

Stephanie Yang

Stephanie Yang is a writer for TechCrunch and a student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Her work has previously appeared in USA Today, United Press International, the Medill News Service, the Daily Northwestern and Grid, the Chicago Sun-Times business magazine.

The Latest from Stephanie Yang

Live From The 500 Startups Accelerator’s Sixth Demo Day

The sixth group of startups from the 500 Startup Accelerator program will be making their debut today in Mountain View, Calif. -- and then going on to do demo days in San Francisco and New York City a

Latino Startup Accelerator Partners with Google For Entrepreneurs To Launch In Fall

Manos Accelerator, a program to support Latinos involved in the startup community, has announced a partnership with Google For Entrepreneurs and will launch its first session for five to six startups

Enterprise Social Network Platform Hall Raises $5.5M In Series A Funding

Enterprise social networking service <a target="_blank" href="http://www.hall.com">Hall</a> has raised $5.5 million in Series A funding, bringing the AngelPad startup's funds to about <a href="https

Restaurant Payments Platform Creator Viableware Raises $6.5M

Viableware, the creator of restaurant payment platform RAIL, has raised $6.5 million in Series B funding. Led by a group of angel investors and joined by Swiftsure Capital LLC, this round brings Viabl

Never Forget A Face With NumberSnap

Have you ever been in, let’s say a discotheque, and gotten caught in a whirl of names, numbers and faces that you just can’t keep straight? Happens all the time. Luckily, NumberSnap jus

Flight Search Startup And Disrupt Contender Superfly Adds Personalized Hotel Booking Service

Superfly, which helps travelers take advantage of frequent flier miles and airline rewards programs, is expanding its services to include a mobile app for finding and booking hotels. Superfly first la

Data Analysis Startup Context Relevant Raises $7M Series A Round

Context Relevant has raised $7 million to add to its existing $2.8 million in seed funding. In the Series A round, existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Geoff Entress were joined by Vulcan Capi

Mobile App Testing Startup Sauce Labs Raises $5M

Cloud-based app-testing service <a target="_blank" href="https://saucelabs.com">Sauce Labs</a> closed $5 million in Series C funding today, led by Toba Capital, with angel investor Scott Banister an

Pew: Teachers Believe Digital Tools Encourage Sharing and Collaboration In Classrooms

Pew Internet released a study today that determined specific pros and cons of using digital technology in classrooms. According to its survey, the majority of middle and high school teachers believe d

Personalized Shopping Startup The Hunt Adds Tyra Banks As Investor

The Hunt, a website designed to help shoppers find specific items to buy online, has added Tyra Banks to its list of high-profile backers. This is not the first time Banks has expressed interest in th

Epicurator Launches A Restaurant Review App To Create A Network For Dish Reviews And Pictures

Looking for the perfect foodgasm? Epicurator, a new iPhone app, thinks it has what it takes to satisfy your needs. In the sea of online customer reviews, ratings and what people now know as “foo

Vine For Android Gets Homescreen Shortcut For Instant Video Recording Plus iOS Features

Vine has brought its Android app up to speed with the iOS counterpart, adding revining, camera tools, channels and more, along with one more update that the iOS doesn’t have– a capture wid

Trulia Now Allows You To Find And Promote Real Estate Agents

Trulia, the online marketplace for buying and selling homes, has added a service that allows users to search specifically for real estate agents by location, name and company. The search engine return

Occipital Releases One Of The First High Quality 3D Scanners For OS X

While Windows 3D scanning software has until now outperformed any Apple counterpart, Occipital Inc. plans to remedy that today with the launch of Skanect for OS X. Originally developed by France-based

Tom’s Planner Acquires Gantt Chart Service Competitor Gantto

Tom’s Planner, a web-based project management service, has acquired a competitor in providing Gantt charts to track projects: Y-Combinator-backed Gantto. The company plans to merge Gantto&#82