This Week In Tech: Hand-Crafted Edition

Etsy’s big IPO, a CEO takes a swing at income inequality, and more, in our weekly tech news round-up.

By the Dave Partners Team


Welcome back! We’re getting you ready for the new work week with our favorite stories of the past seven days.

1) Big news for the NYC tech world this week! Brooklyn-based craft Etsy had its IPO, and is now worth an amazing $3.5 billion. Experts have been saying that a big IPO for Etsy could bring a whole new surge of interest to the New York tech scene; we can’t wait to see what happens next!

2) Here’s some daring leadership in action: Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments, raised the minimum wage at his company to $70,000 — by cutting his own salary to that same amount. Price cited studies that say happiness increases with salary up to about $75K, but money loses its power to make people any happier after that point. We don’t know about that, but we’re sure there are a whole lot of happy employees at Gravity right now.

3) TIME released its TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world. There are a lot of great names on it, but we loved seeing the presence of tech: Elon Musk on Kanye West, and Jony Ive on Brian Chesky of AirBNB.

4) Dave Carvajal is taking a break from the blogs this week, but here’s a post we loved: Marc Lore of Jet on why he regretted hiring the “perfect employee.”

5) And, finally, Snapchat is using some… unusual tactics to attract Uber and AirBNB employees. Hey, guys, if you need a little recruiting help, let us know!


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This post originally appeared on the Dave Partners blog.

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