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Quora gets $50 million. Q: Why? A: Because it can…

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Quora co-founders Charlie Cheever & Adam D’Angelo @ Crunchies 2010 Quora, a Palo Alto-based knowledge (read Q&A) community has raised a whopping $50 million in Series B funding from co-founder Adam D’Angelo along with Facebook early funder Peter Thiel, Northbridge Ventures and Matrix Ventures. D’Angelo, who was chief technology officer...
Quora gets $50 million. Q: Why? A: Because it can…

Fly Or Die: The Nokia Lumia 800 “Flagship” Windows Phone

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Two weeks ago at the Crunchies, Dan’l Lewin, Microsoft’s top executive in Silicon Valley, came up to me and handed me a Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone. It was out of the box, fully charged, and ready to go—alive in my hand. It’s a beautiful phone. Thin, solid, bevelled,...
Fly Or Die: The Nokia Lumia 800 “Flagship” Windows Phone
Now With More Genius: GZA Will Join Us Onstage At The Crunchies
P2P Dropbox Competitor Space Monkey Wins Launch, Has Already Raised $750K

AT&T "Hacker" Andrew Auernheimer's Sentencing Scheduled For March 18

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Internet activist (and Crunchies winner) Andrew Auernheimer’s sentencing trial will take place on March 18, 2013 at 10:30am. Auernheimer aka Weev revealed a security flaw in AT&T’s iPad user database, allowing him to scrape the data from 114,000 iPad users. He later gave the data to a journalist. The...
AT&T "Hacker" Andrew Auernheimer's Sentencing Scheduled For March 18

Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques)

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Imgur has a little piece of my heart. On long days (or really any day), as news picks up and I’m writing like a work horse or when news screeches to a halt and I’m bored out of my mind, Imgur is there for me. Paired with the imaginations and...
Imgur Now Sees 2 Billion Page Views A Month (And 3 Million Daily Uniques)

The Talented Ms. Hornstein: How @Shirls Fooled The Valley

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Silicon Valley is full of hustlers, and that’s often a good thing. But there’s a difference between hustling and flat-out lying, and when people deceive company after company, it’s time to call them out. So: If you look up Shirley Hornstein online, you might get the idea that she’s one...
The Talented Ms. Hornstein: How @Shirls Fooled The Valley

Meet The VetsInTech Hackathon Participants And Its Winner, Bugl.co [TCTV]

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This weekend, TechCrunch attended a very cool event in San Francisco called the VetsInTech Hackathon. The teams at the event weren’t normal hackers, the majority of them consisted of Military Veterans, which as a nation, we are very appreciative of. Being Veterans Day, this event was perfectly timed. I sat...
Meet The VetsInTech Hackathon Participants And Its Winner, Bugl.co [TCTV]
The Europas Awards Adds A Public Vote Category To Find Europe's Hottest Startups

According to Mark Pincus, Zynga Is Already Winning Mobile

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Speaking at Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored conference in San Francisco last week, Zynga CEO Mark Pincus talked about mobile in the context of shifting resources, Wall Street and what his team has already achieved. As Zynga's income from its Facebook games decreases, shifting content to mobile platforms has become...
According to Mark Pincus, Zynga Is Already Winning Mobile
Redpoint eVentures launches to help budding Brazilian tech industry

Finally, There Is A Conference To Talk About Information Overload To Add To Your Already Overloaded Schedule

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As someone who just wants to run away to the desert with a tent and a paperback book and live on a mesa somewhere, solving the problem of information overload is near to my heart. If you’re like me, then the non-profit Information Overload Research Group’s Overloaded Conference should be...
Finally, There Is A Conference To Talk About Information Overload To Add To Your Already Overloaded Schedule

Imgur Expands Its Revenue Streams With Latest API Update, Now Ready For Commercial Use

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Imgur, the popular photo-sharing site among users of Reddit, Digg and Facebook, is today announcing an overhaul of its API in an effort to make it easier for developers to build applications using Imgur’s infrastructure. The company had already issued over 10,000 API keys prior to today’s API update, reaching...
Imgur Expands Its Revenue Streams With Latest API Update, Now Ready For Commercial Use
Gojee's Beautiful Recipe Website Comes To iPhone, iPad And Android

Gojee Raises $2.8M From InterWest For Beautiful Recipe Aggregation

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Gojee, an aesthetically pleasing recipe-sharing site, has raised a first venture round of $2.8 million from InterWest Partners. The New York startup has pivoted its way into a growing site with more than 500,000 registered users — and it’s also been getting attention for its simple and beautiful design. It was nominated for...
Gojee Raises $2.8M From InterWest For Beautiful Recipe Aggregation
Catch Up With Some Of Last Year's Big Crunchies Winners, More Tickets Available NOW

Announcing Disrupt New York City 2013 And The Crunchies!

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I know, I know, how can I be talking about Disrupt NYC 2013 when Disrupt SF is right around the corner. Well, we want to make sure that all y’all put us on your calendar for the spring and we wanted to notify you of our change of address.  That’s...
Announcing Disrupt New York City 2013 And The Crunchies!

Flipboard Goes Big, Launches Support For 10-Inch Android Tablets

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Flipboard has just launched its social magazine app to support Android tablets, including the Nexus 10, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab line. Flipboard is an app that aggregates your RSS info, social networks, etc. to create a beautiful, flippable magazine. In fact, the app won Best Touch Interface...
Flipboard Goes Big, Launches Support For 10-Inch Android Tablets

Behind The Scenes At The Crunchies, HyperCard And AppleTalk Play A Role In Putting On The Show

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When you take your seat at the 2012 Crunchies Awards next month, (tickets on sale now!) look above the stage. You will see an acoustical canopy system made of 59 Plexiglas reflector panels controlled by cutting-edge technology — for 1991. As the Crunchies celebrate the latest technology advances and startups onstage,...
Behind The Scenes At The Crunchies, HyperCard And AppleTalk Play A Role In Putting On The Show
More tickets released for the 2013 Crunchies -- and don't forget to vote

Be Part Of The Coolest Awards Show In The Start-Ups Ecosystem By Sponsoring The Crunchies

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Every year TechCrunch and our partners get together to celebrate innovation at the Crunchies. This year it’s in San Francisco on January 31, 2013. The event is a star-studded bacchanal featuring (occasionally) well-dressed founders, funny onstage banter by Britain’s answer to Dudley Moore, John Oliver, and some special musical guests....
Be Part Of The Coolest Awards Show In The Start-Ups Ecosystem By Sponsoring The Crunchies

Revealed: the finalists for the 2012 Crunchies

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The finalists for the 2012 Crunchies have been released, and now it’s time to decide who should rewarded for their technology innovation and leadership over the course of 2012. The list of honorees follows below, and it’s a list packed with newcomers as well as Silicon Valley veterans. Thanks to...
Revealed: the finalists for the 2012 Crunchies

Chris Dixon To Speak At Disrupt NY, As A VC

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Chris Dixon is back in New York quite a bit, he tells me, even though he recently got a place in San Francisco as part of his new job as a partner at Andreessen Horowitz. He’ll be at Disrupt NY the week after next, for example, to talk about his...
Chris Dixon To Speak At Disrupt NY, As A VC
It's Crunchies time again! Get your nominations in

Which Service Has The Best Welcome Message? (Hint: Pin Carefully!)

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Two days ago, I received an invite to Pinterest. (I know, I’m late.) After signing up, I pretty much ignored the welcome message, just as I do with most services. But last night I decided to get myself caught up after the Crunchies, and started reading through all my unread...
Which Service Has The Best Welcome Message? (Hint: Pin Carefully!)

Check Out Photos Of Silicon Valley's Biggest Annual Party

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Even Silicon Valley has its own version of the red carpet. It's called the Crunchies — an award show hosted every year by tech news blogs VentureBeat, TechCrunch and GigaOm. It's an award show like the Academy Awards, but for startupsThis year's top startup was Dropbox, while the best...
Check Out Photos Of Silicon Valley's Biggest Annual Party

A Farewell Ahoy — Thanks For Everything, TechCrunch

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It isn’t easy to feel sad when you’re standing in front of a 14-foot ape who’s wearing a polo shirt, a backwards baseball cap, and, for reasons only its designer could explain — no pants. And yet, there I was. Actually, “sad” would be an understatement. I was downright...
A Farewell Ahoy — Thanks For Everything, TechCrunch
The Snapchat Lawsuit, Or How To Lose Your Best Friend Over $70 Million

Microsoft's Search Head: Google 'Realized We Were Ahead And They Overextended' With Social Search (MSFT, GOOG)

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Microsoft thinks it's done a pretty good job with social search so far, according to Bing Search director Stefan Weitz — so much so that it prompted Google to start its own social search program called Search Plus Your World. But there's been a little bit of controversy surrounding Search...
Microsoft's Search Head: Google 'Realized We Were Ahead And They Overextended' With Social Search (MSFT, GOOG)
The Daily Show's John Oliver To Host The Crunchies
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