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Another Facebook Cofounder Is Off the Marriage Market as Chris Hughes Weds

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Did all the Facebook cofounders promise their partners to make honest women and men out of them, just as soon as the company went public? Because guess who graced the New York Times‘ Vows section today: Chris Hughes and his partner Sean Eldridge. The Times tells us that the pair were wedded yesterday, at...
Another Facebook Cofounder Is Off the Marriage Market as Chris Hughes Weds

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes buys The New Republic, aims to combine old media and tech

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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes has added a new project to his increasing varied career after it was revealed that the entrepreneur has bought The New Republic and become its Publisher & Editor-in-Chief. In a letter to readers that was published on the TNR website, Hughes pledged to support long-form reporting during his tenure....
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes buys The New Republic, aims to combine old media and tech
After Traffic Boom, Chris Hughes-Backed Upworthy Raises $4 M. to Find Actually Important Viral Videos

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has cashed out the majority of his stake in the company. Thiel sold off 20.6 million shares at an average price of about $20, and is holding on to 5.6 million shares. Aswath Damodaran, the valuation guru, says he will...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

How the fastest-growing media site could help Democrats win the next election

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Upworthy, a viral media site, is less than a year old but already has more than 9 million monthly viewers. That outpaces the early days of other viral sites like BuzzFeed and Business Insider, and makes Upworthy the fastest-growing media company on the internet. It’s also one of the most...
How the fastest-growing media site could help Democrats win the next election

Daily Report: A Facebook Founder's Next Venture

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In Monday's New York Times, Quentin Hardy tells the story of Dustin Moskovitz, who helped found Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin and Chris Hughes while at Harvard in 2004. His job was to make sure the computers straining to run Facebook's expanding network never went down....
Daily Report: A Facebook Founder's Next Venture

The New King Of Web Optimization? Optimizely Has Run 100K A/B Tests On More Than 1B Visitors

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Optimizely co-founder and CEO Dan Siroker shared some big numbers today about the A/B testing service’s growth. Let’s go with the biggest one first. Siroker says Optimizely, which makes it easy for websites to conduct tests to optimize their design and content, has now delivered those tests to 1,303,364,329 visitors...
The New King Of Web Optimization? Optimizely Has Run 100K A/B Tests On More Than 1B Visitors
U Mad, Pinterest? Mark Zuckerberg Is Now On The Fancy

Whither the Facebook Mafia?

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Around the time of the demise of Jumo, the social network for nonprofits and activists started by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, Betabeat got an email from a source intimately familiar with the social media startup sector. “I'm intrigued by the fact that Facebook doesn't seem to be proving to have...
Whither the Facebook Mafia?

Twitter Partners with Reshma Saujani’s NYC High School Program, Girls Who Code

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(Photo: twitter/reshmasaujani) On its blog today, Twitter announced a new partnership aimed at changing that ratio. The company will be investing “time, energy and money,” to partner with Girls Who Code, a intensive program designed to get New York City high schoolers comfortable with software development. Girls Who Code was...
Twitter Partners with Reshma Saujani’s NYC High School Program, Girls Who Code

Community Organizing Platform NationBuilder Raises $6.3M From Andreessen Horowitz; Causes Founder Joins As President

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NationBuilder, a SaaS platform that allows political candidates and organizations to build a sleek website in minutes that supports fundraising efforts, a blog, volunteer outreach, payment processing, calendars and more; has raised $6.25 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, with Sean Parker, Chris Hughes, Dave Morin, Dustin Moskovitz, Scott...
Community Organizing Platform NationBuilder Raises $6.3M From Andreessen Horowitz; Causes Founder Joins As President
Rich Block Poor Block Shows New York City's Income Disparity Street By Street

The Facebook IPO Players Club: Li Ka-shing

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They were doing just fine before, but Facebook's biggest minority owners are about to be catapulted into a far more elite bracket. As we ponder what Li Ka-shing will do with his extra millions, here's a look at what got him where he is today.Who he is: Sir Li Ka-shing...
The Facebook IPO Players Club: Li Ka-shing

Facebook Founder Chris Hughes' Husband, Sean Eldridge, Running For Congress

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A new Power Couple emerges. Chris Hughes helped launch Facebook (making him a rich man at IPO), worked on President Obama's original campaign for the White House, and he's dabbled in charity and publishing...but it's his husband who's in the news today: Sean Eldridge has filed paperwork (PDF) saying...
Facebook Founder Chris Hughes' Husband, Sean Eldridge, Running For Congress

A 28 Year-Old Facebook Cofounder Just Bought A 100 Year-Old Company

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Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has purchased The New Republic, a magazine that's almost 100 years old and has been struggling to be relevant. It's not exactly the sort of purchase you'd expect from a 28-year-old tech mogul, but he says he's hoping to produce a high quality magazine with...
A 28 Year-Old Facebook Cofounder Just Bought A 100 Year-Old Company

Why Did Mark Zuckerberg Just Join High-End Pinterest Competitor The Fancy?

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just found his next social network: The Fancy.The high-end Pinterest competitor has been generating a lot of buzz lately. The New York-based startup recently launched its own commerce platform, which is already seeing an average of roughly $50,000 in spending per week, and boasts nearly 1...
Why Did Mark Zuckerberg Just Join High-End Pinterest Competitor The Fancy?

Booting Up: The Internet Is One Giant Out-Of-Office Message Edition

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Morning, sunshine! (Photo: tommypom.tumblr.com) Apparently not content to let Google and Apple have all the fun doling out directions, Amazon has acquired UpNext, its very own mapping startup. [GigaOm] The makers in Silicon Valley are getting their very own patent office. Just remember: Don’t feed the trolls. [Bloomberg] Google decided...
Booting Up: The Internet Is One Giant Out-Of-Office Message Edition

Viral With a Purpose? Upworthy Finds Serious Web Content Worth Sharing

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Upworthy launched today, a viral aggregator that promises to find interesting and shareable content on important topics. That is, topics more important than your average cat video or nip slip slideshow. Upworthy’s output is a stream of curated daily picks via email newsletter, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. The first two...
Viral With a Purpose? Upworthy Finds Serious Web Content Worth Sharing

Umbel Gets Strategic Investment From Knight Foundation To Change The Way Online Audiences Are Measured

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Reporting and analytics firm Umbel wants to provide new metrics for measuring content online, to help publishers better monetize their content. And it’s getting some validation from the Knight Foundation, which was just announced as a strategic investor in the startup. Umbel uses big data analysis of publisher data to...
Umbel Gets Strategic Investment From Knight Foundation To Change The Way Online Audiences Are Measured

The Fancy Just Raised $26.4 Million, With American Express On Board (AXP)

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The Fancy, a Pinterest-like website based in New York where users collect interesting-looking objects, has just raised $26.4 million, according to a disclosure form filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission. There aren't many details on the fundraising, which was made under The Fancy's corporate name, Thing Daemon, but there...
The Fancy Just Raised $26.4 Million, With American Express On Board (AXP)
Facebook’s new cake topper icons recognize same-sex marriage

Facebook Founder Chris Hughes's Husband, Sean Eldridge, Running For Congress

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A new Power Couple emerges. Chris Hughes helped launch Facebook (making him a rich man at IPO), worked on President Obama's original campaign for the White House, and he's dabbled in charity and publishing...but it's his husband who's in the news today: Sean Eldridge has filed paperwork (PDF) saying...
Facebook Founder Chris Hughes's Husband, Sean Eldridge, Running For Congress

28-Year-Old Chris Hughes Buys 98-Year-Old 'New Republic'

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Chris Hughes, the 28-year-old Facebook co-founder and the founder of social action site Jumo, is moving from social networking to media with his acquisition of The New Republic. The magazine will “aggressively adapt to the newest technologies,” Hughes says in a letter to readers. Hughes has purchased a majority...
28-Year-Old Chris Hughes Buys 98-Year-Old 'New Republic'
Online Political Power Is Back: Obama Out-Raises Romney With 300K New Donors

High-End Pinterest Competitor The Fancy Launches Commerce Platform With Help From Jack Dorsey

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With just 250,000 users, high-end Pinterest competitor The Fancy may not seem like much competition at all to Pinterest, which boasts more than 10 million users. But the New York-based startup, which features gorgeous products and allows users to "Fancy" them, has a few serious competitive advantages: The backing...
High-End Pinterest Competitor The Fancy Launches Commerce Platform With Help From Jack Dorsey

Karl Rove Will Find That Republicans Can't Buy Talent In Silicon Valley

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One of the Republican Party’s top campaign masterminds, Karl Rove, is reportedly looking to build the epicenter of conservative digital campaign tools right in the heart of Silicon Valley. “We are working within the party to create a big toolbox that can compete in the midterms and be used by...
Karl Rove Will Find That Republicans Can't Buy Talent In Silicon Valley

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, YHOO, FB, AAPL)

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Good morning. Here's the news. After, come back to SAI all day for live news and analysis. Google will sell some ads on Yahoo. If you count iPads, Apple is now the world's number one PC-maker. Sean Eldridge, husband to Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, is running for congress. Silicon Valley...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, YHOO, FB, AAPL)

Meet The 'Obama Startup' That's Taking On Microsoft And Salesforce.com

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It turns out, some political campaigns are good for more than negative TV ads. Obama's last campaign gave rise to a hot startup, NationalField, with a little help from Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes. Today, enterprises and politicos alike are using it. NationalField is a tool for the social enterprise that...
Meet The 'Obama Startup' That's Taking On Microsoft And Salesforce.com
Booting Up: Sometimes a VC Needs to Dress Like Psy to Build His Brand

New Republic has 45,000 subscribers, Twitter better than Facebook for news -- Chris Hughes

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When multi-millionaire and former Facebook executive Chris Hughes bought the struggling New Republic last year, critics were quick to dismiss the purchase as a rich man’s folly. Speaking at the Dive into Media conference on Tuesday, the 29-year-old Hughes spoke about the state of the magazine but offered no clear answers...
New Republic has 45,000 subscribers, Twitter better than Facebook for news -- Chris Hughes
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