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Video Discovery App Plizy Relaunches To Become Your Media Center In The Cloud

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With billions of videos being created and uploaded to the web every day, I’ve been bullish on the idea of discovery apps for services like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu. One of the startups that’s been focused on this market is Plizy, which just launched a new version of its iPad...
Video Discovery App Plizy Relaunches To Become Your Media Center In The Cloud
Ben Huh of Cheezburger on starting, failing, taking VC, and his favorite meme

Cheezburger's Ben Huh On Why Founders And Companies Should Be More Funny [TCTV]

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A lot of founders and companies will say that their big focus is on being taken seriously — especially at the earlier stages. But Ben Huh, the CEO of the super popular Cheezburger Network of websites, says that people should also focus on being taken not-so-seriously. Humor can help...
Cheezburger's Ben Huh On Why Founders And Companies Should Be More Funny [TCTV]

Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on why we need to invest in education right now

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Cheezburger's Ben Huh at the Hacking EDU event in Seattle. Photos via Dan Thornton Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh may be in the business of cracking people up. But the Seattle Internet entrepreneur also has some strong opinions about filling people’s brains with more than just viral videos and silly Internet memes....
Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on why we need to invest in education right now
SOPA/PIPA opposers create Declaration of Internet Freedom — will it work?

Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

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Call it a noble experiment: only a month to re-imagine institutions with centuries of tradition and, some might say, baggage. But that’s exactly what the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program pursued as it re-thought higher education in April. Hanson Hosein Hacking Edu wrapped up this...
Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

GeekWire Awards: Vote for Perk of the Year

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It’s been a long week, so we’re ready to have a little fun. And today’s category in the GeekWire Awards voting should prove to be one of the more entertaining in the lineup. It’s a new category for us designed to showcase the amazing lengths that some companies will go...
GeekWire Awards: Vote for Perk of the Year

Cheezburger Creator's Startup SimpleHoney Shifts Focus From Travel To 'I Want Wish List' App

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SimpleHoney, the startup co-founded by Joyce Kim (former CEO of Korean pop site Soompi.com and former co-host of the GigaOm show) and Eric Nakagawa (creator of the I Can Has Cheezburger blog), is pursuing a new goal — creating the perfect app for “wish list commerce.” When SimpleHoney launched in...
Cheezburger Creator's Startup SimpleHoney Shifts Focus From Travel To 'I Want Wish List' App

Soft SOPA & How Copyright Disrupts Technological Innovation

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Copyright. Innovation. Free speech. These firestarting issues and the relationship between creation, law and technology were the topics in a Sunday panel that just may have been the sleeper hit of SXSW. Speakers included Andrew Bridges, partner at Fenwick & West LLP, Margot Kaminski, the executive director at the Information...
Soft SOPA & How Copyright Disrupts Technological Innovation
10 mental traits of truly innovative leaders

7 Pearls Of Startup Wisdom From Investors and Innovators Who Matter

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From the art of the pitch to a smooth sale and everything in between, these seven tenets come straight from the annals of successful startups.  Last week, Vancouver's GROW 2012 conference convened some all-stars of the startup scene, stirring together corporate leads from Indiegogo, Eventbrite, Zite, Paypal, Cheezburger Inc. and more with...
7 Pearls Of Startup Wisdom From Investors and Innovators Who Matter

'NASA and We Know It': Seattle team's video goes viral

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You know you’re doing something right when your video about the latest NASA mission gets retweeted by NASA to its more than 2.7 million followers. That’s what happened to a crew from Seattle that debuted a new video today called “We’re NASA and We Know It,” a spoof on the LMFAO...
'NASA and We Know It': Seattle team's video goes viral

Donuts and Cheezburger among WSJ's top 50 VC-backed startups

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Flickr photo via Marc Falardeau Investors are always chasing the “next big thing” in technology. And now The Wall Street Journal has created a list of its picks of those venture-backed companies poised for the big leagues. Will some crash and burn? Undoubtedly. But after considering nearly 6,000 companies, here...
Donuts and Cheezburger among WSJ's top 50 VC-backed startups

Bravo's 'Silicon Valley Start-Ups' reality show will premiere on November 5th

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If there’s been one topic that’s been pervasive within the tech bar talk over the past few months, it’s that of the Bravo television network’s reality show entitled “Silicon Valley Start-Ups”. The show follows teams as they work to take a product from idea to execution, including all the hope...
Bravo's 'Silicon Valley Start-Ups' reality show will premiere on November 5th

RT @digitalkitty He did has cheezburger http://twurl.nl/4v05l4 #fb

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RT @digitalkitty He did has cheezburger http://twurl.nl/4v05l4 #fb

Appature, Zipline Games and others nominated for WTIA awards

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The Washington Technology Industry Association is gearing up for its big Industry Achievement Awards on March 15th, marking the best-of-the-best in the state’s tech industry. As in year’s past, I’ll be trying my best to pick the winners. (Hopefully, with a little better luck). But, before we get ahead of...
Appature, Zipline Games and others nominated for WTIA awards

Digits Live: How Ben Huh Spun LOLCats into a Media Empire

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Cheezburger Inc. founder Ben Huh joins Digits to discuss how he turned LOLCats into a multi-million dollar media empire of viral videos and books featuring pets doing funny things....
Digits Live: How Ben Huh Spun LOLCats into a Media Empire

Microsoft aims to win hearts of mobile developers with cash

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One of the big challenges Microsoft faces in mobile is that developers just don’t have the time — or resources–  to make new applications for the emerging Windows Phone platform. But the software giant is using some of its might — primarily its check book — to help jumstart that...
Microsoft aims to win hearts of mobile developers with cash

Review: Is Bravo's new 'LOLWork' reality TV show a Fail for Cheezburger?

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As Bravo continues its march across tech land, it looks north to our own lovely Seattle and Cheezburger, the creators of the Daily What, FAIL blog, Memebase and more, for the lolcat creators have landed on the network known for housewives, love gurus and house flippers. “LOLWork” debuts Wednesday, but...
Review: Is Bravo's new 'LOLWork' reality TV show a Fail for Cheezburger?
GeekWire Awards: Nominations now open, tickets on sale

A mayor, CEO and bachelor forming teams to raise health awareness with EveryMove

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EveryMove wants to help people get healthy and is hoping that three well-known Seattleites will help drive interest to its fitness-focused platform. EveryMove, a Seattle-area startup that lets users track their healthy habits and rewards them with gift cards and reduced health-care premiums, is putting on a 2013 Resolution Team Challenge...
A mayor, CEO and bachelor forming teams to raise health awareness with EveryMove

Media Firm Specializes in Humor Web Sites

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Cheezburger has more than 60 sites, including FAIL Blog, which features random acts of stupidity....
Media Firm Specializes in Humor Web Sites

Entrepreneurs & VCs Tell The White House To Focus On Innovation, Rather Than IP Enforcement

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As promised, below is what I filed today with the White House in their request for comment on the upcoming "Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement." After talking it over with a number of top entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, we decided to file the comment jointly, as a group....
Entrepreneurs & VCs Tell The White House To Focus On Innovation, Rather Than IP Enforcement

Seattle’s Gaming Industry: An Introduction

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I came to Seattle for a two-week reporting assignment with little idea of what exactly I should cover. Sure, there are the obvious players: Microsoft, Amazon, Cheezburger, and Valve. But rather than focus solely on the history of Microsoft and Amazon, there’s also a pressing need to define the startup...
Seattle’s Gaming Industry: An Introduction
Q&A: KIRO-TV’s Jenni Hogan will blend broadcast, social media in special tonight
No More Breasts, Elephants, or SOPA: How Warren Adelman Is Saving Go Daddy’s Soul

Cheezburger's new tool lets you unleash memes on your facebook pics. Ermahgerd!

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Cheezburger has just released a new tool which lets you create memes from your Facebook photos. Why? Because reasons. As you’d expect from a company named “Cheezburger, Inc,” this tool is about as serious as Pee-wee on Twitter. That in mind, there’s still an interesting social aspect involved, as memes...
Cheezburger's new tool lets you unleash memes on your facebook pics. Ermahgerd!

SEOMoz buys Twitter analytics upstart Followerwonk for less than $5M

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Ever want to know how your Twitter ranking stack up against friends, business rivals or celebrities? That’s the idea behind Followerwonk, a Twitter analytics upstart that was acquired today by fast-growing SEOMoz in the range of $1 million to $4 million. Followerwonk allows users to visually track, sort and analyze...
SEOMoz buys Twitter analytics upstart Followerwonk for less than $5M

Cheezburger's tech whiz Scott Porad to depart the company

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Scott Porad Cheezburger Chief Technology Officer Scott Porad is stepping down from the online comedy network after five years on the job, GeekWire has learned. “It’s sad to see an original member of our team move on, but we respect Scott’s desire to take a step back and spend some...
Cheezburger's tech whiz Scott Porad to depart the company

Cheezburger Network's new book and other tales from Ben Huh

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Cheezburger Network is known for its oddball network of 45 comedy Web sites, a growing and profitable online empire which is now attracting more than 340 million page views a month. And while more than 70 percent of the Seattle company's revenue still comes through online advertising dollars, Cheezburger also...
Cheezburger Network's new book and other tales from Ben Huh
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