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How 20-Something Mike Rothenberg Went From Sleeping On Couches To A VC With A $5 Million Fund

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Mike Rothenberg has always been interested in entrepreneurship. Now, the 28-year-old is running a one-man venture capital shop, Rothenberg Ventures, with $5 million to invest in startups. It's similar to what Joshua Kushner did a few years ago when he started Thrive Capital. Then, Kushner was 25 and he put...
How 20-Something Mike Rothenberg Went From Sleeping On Couches To A VC With A $5 Million Fund

Foursquare Starts Using Facebook's Data For Recommendations As Rivalry Between The Two Heats Up

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As competition between the two ramps up, Foursquare has announced that it will expand recommendations to include suggestions made by users’ Facebook friends who have also signed up for the location-based discovery service. The move means that if you have connected your Facebook and Foursquare accounts, your Facebook contacts’ public...
Foursquare Starts Using Facebook's Data For Recommendations As Rivalry Between The Two Heats Up
Facebook's Monthly Active Users Up 23% to 1.11B; Daily Users Up 26% To 665M; Mobile MAUs Up 54% To 751M

Your Pokes Are Stored For Two Days

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Your Pokes Are Stored For Two Days: Speaking of the Poke app, TechCrunch's Josh Constine answered the big (and most obvious) question: So essentially, Facebook only stores your Pokes for two days so if anyone reports you for offending them, like by sending unwanted images of what's in your pants,...
Your Pokes Are Stored For Two Days

Why Did Tim Cook Talk At The Goldman Sachs Conference Anyway?

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Editor’s note: Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits, a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. You can read his full bio here and find him on Twitter @howardlindzon. Earlier today Josh Constine wrote that Apple Doesn’t Care, That’s Why They are Winning. Hold the iPhone. Stop the...
Why Did Tim Cook Talk At The Goldman Sachs Conference Anyway?

Facebook Has Posters In Its Hallways Begging Employees To Ditch iPhones For Androids (FB, GOOG, AAPL)

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In August we reported Facebook was pushing its employees to use Android phones because its Android app was really bad. The idea is that if the employees are actually using the app, then they'll see all its flaws and report them to the team that makes the app. Josh Constine...
Facebook Has Posters In Its Hallways Begging Employees To Ditch iPhones For Androids (FB, GOOG, AAPL)

Join Us In Austin At #SXSWi Office Hours On Sunday, March 10

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We love talking with start-ups but sometimes we don’t have time to sit down with everyone. That’s why we started TC Office Hours. It’s a chance to meet a few TC editors and pitch your business, ask questions or advice, or just stand in awe of our majestic presence. We’ll...
Join Us In Austin At #SXSWi Office Hours On Sunday, March 10
Oblong Industries: Myopia Is A Real Problem With Startups

If You're Worried About Likes, Avoid Posting To Facebook From Twitter

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Facebook is showing your content to far less people than they used to, says Nick Bilton at the NY Times, pointing out that while his subscribers have soared, the number of likes per post has declined rapidly. Josh Constine writes his thoughts here. Bilton’s theory is that Facebook wants to...
If You're Worried About Likes, Avoid Posting To Facebook From Twitter

Lack Of Value Proposition Makes Facebook Phone Hard Sell For HTC

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Smartphone manufacturer HTC is no longer "quietly brilliant." HTC now wants to be as in your face as possible to attract consumers from the likes of Apple and Samsung. What better way for HTC to make a major splash than by being the manufacturer of the so-called "Facebook Phone" that...
Lack Of Value Proposition Makes Facebook Phone Hard Sell For HTC

A Facebook app isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? A folder full of Facebook apps

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Now that Facebook has launched its own photography app called Camera, the company now has four standalone apps. Of course it has its main app, then Pages Manager, Messenger, and Camera. Today, TechCrunch’s Josh Constine wrote a piece called “Facebook Camera Could Backfire and Get All Of FB’s Apps Buried...
A Facebook app isn’t cool, you know what’s cool? A folder full of Facebook apps

Study: Yesterday’s Facebook Outage Also Slowed Down Major Media And Retail Sites

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It’s a testament to how important Facebook has become in the web ecosystem that the social network’s performance issues yesterday didn’t just affect the site itself (and its 900 million users) but also a wide variety of other sites as well. Performance monitoring company Compuware APM, which analyses the performance of thousands...
Study: Yesterday’s Facebook Outage Also Slowed Down Major Media And Retail Sites

Memes Of TechCrunch Disrupt New York

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When you’re stuck for three days in a big warehouse with the same group of smart people talking about the future of tech innovation over and over and over again (+beer), you start getting really silly. And some of the unique circumstances of year’s TechCrunch Disrupt New York have given...
Memes Of TechCrunch Disrupt New York
Facebook Isn't Desperate For Cash, It's Just Trying Out Different Price Points
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Liveblogging Inside Social Apps: Social Apps for Marketers and Brands, Maximizing Audience Engagement

Liveblogging Facebook’s Marketing Keynote

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Facebook is holding its first big event for advertisers today in New York, which it’s calling the fMC (Facebook Marketing Conference). Executives Sheryl Sandberg, Chris Cox, David Fischer, and Mike Hoefflinger are all scheduled to take the stage during the keynote address starting at 1pm Eastern — I’ll be liveblogging...
Liveblogging Facebook’s Marketing Keynote

Facebook Made A Simple, Huge Mistake Building 'Home,' Which Looks Like A Bigger Flop By The Second (FB)

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At the beginning of April, Facebook put a huge show launching 'Facebook Home' - an Android application that changes the entire look and feel of any phone on which it is installed. There was a huge press conference, attended by reporters from around the globe. There were commercials. There was...
Facebook Made A Simple, Huge Mistake Building 'Home,' Which Looks Like A Bigger Flop By The Second (FB)

Evernote Raised $70 Million At A $1 Billion Valuation

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Evernote raised $70 million in a Series D round of financing at a $1 billion valuation, the company confirms to Josh Constine at TechCrunch. This funding, which was led by Maritech Capital and CBC Capital, is in addition to the $96 million that Evernote had already raised in previous rounds....
Evernote Raised $70 Million At A $1 Billion Valuation

By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps

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Earlier this week, Josh Constine wrote an epic piece on Facebook, Google and Apple’s impending messaging war. As Constine explains, we have most likely reached “peak SMS,” that is, text messaging is on the decline and another form of messaging will take its place. But as the major empires wage...
By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps

Venture Capitalist Jim Breyer Is Leaving Dell, Facebook, Walmart

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Legendary Silicon Valley VC Jim Breyer is leaving a whole bunch of big-name boards: He's not standing for re-election at Dell, Walmart and Facebook, according to SEC filings. It's interesting that he's leaving all three at once. These are the boards that he's most famous for. He's leaving to dedicate...
Venture Capitalist Jim Breyer Is Leaving Dell, Facebook, Walmart
Facebook must let users opt out of Sponsored Stories following lawsuit settlement

Microsoft Redesigns Bing And Makes It Look EXACTLY Like Google, Just A Little Less Busy (GOOG, MSFT)

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Microsoft is rolling out a simpler design for Bing search results and now it looks exactly like Google. The idea is to take advantage of alleged user dissatisfaction with Google which is getting more and more cluttered, says Josh Constine at TechCrunch, who first reported on the change. This is...
Microsoft Redesigns Bing And Makes It Look EXACTLY Like Google, Just A Little Less Busy (GOOG, MSFT)
Surprise: Facebook Stock Up 28% In Past Month, Highest Since July
Cisco Meraki Launches "Presence", With Facebook Account Log-In To Wireless Networks

EdReach Teams Up With PBS And Sticher As It Looks To Become The Go-To Online Broadcast Network For Education

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The steady rise of tuition rates, class sizes and student debt combined with the decline in the number of teaching assistants, courses and programs has pushed education into the spotlight over the past year. Many schools have begun to turn to technology for answers, and higher ed institutions are now...
EdReach Teams Up With PBS And Sticher As It Looks To Become The Go-To Online Broadcast Network For Education

Social sign-ins at third-party sites begin to get thumbs down

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It's common for websites requiring registration to offer a social-sign-in option. That allows the consumer to use their credentials from a social networking site, such as Facebook or Twitter, at the new site, thus avoiding the need for creating yet another username and password to remember. On some sites,...
Social sign-ins at third-party sites begin to get thumbs down

"Slow Social Media"

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"Slow Social Media": Josh Constine of TechCrunch shares a bit about NewHive, including their seed investors, which includes CrunchFund. One trend that interests me is the shifting of online tools into the background, to get out of the way of the art they're trying to facilitate. We see this on...
"Slow Social Media"

Facebook Speeds Up Android App By Ditching HTML5, Rebuilding It Natively

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Facebook Speeds Up Android App By Ditching HTML5, Rebuilding It Natively: Josh Constine for TechCrunch: Facebook explains that the update "creates a solid foundation for the Facebook for Android app moving forward. The infrastructure in place will continue to let us make the app even faster, smoother, and feature-rich." The...
Facebook Speeds Up Android App By Ditching HTML5, Rebuilding It Natively

When Should You Buy Facebook Stock?

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The rise and fall of Facebook’s stock has been one of the most-covered topics of the summer, and for good reason. Everyone wants to know what will happen next, so we asked investors, CEOs and media pundits about when they think the best time to buy will be. Because of its...
When Should You Buy Facebook Stock?
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