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People Search Engine Ark Raises Biggest Y Combinator Seed Round Ever

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People search start-up Ark.com has led a bit of a charmed existence. Part of Y Combinator’s winter class, it debuted to the public shortly after YC leader Paul Graham posted an essay about “frighteningly ambitious ideas” — with No. 1 on the list “a new search engine.” At Y Combinator’s...
People Search Engine Ark Raises Biggest Y Combinator Seed Round Ever
Find Everyone You Can’t Google Or Facebook With YC’s Ark People Search

Ark People Search Raised $4.2 Million Seed Round Instead of a Series A to “Keep Complete Control”

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“The series A is essentially dying. If I can get an amazing valuation at a seed round, not give up a board seat, and keep complete control of the company, why not?” This is Ark co-founder Patrick Riley’s reasoning for why instead of raising a Series A round, his people...
Ark People Search Raised $4.2 Million Seed Round Instead of a Series A to “Keep Complete Control”
The Weather Channel integrates Facebook to alert website visitors about severe weather that may affect friends

Rethinking Smaller, Smarter Social — Then Rethinking It Again

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Back in October of last year, I wrote about one of our early CrunchFund portfolio companies, Everyme. At the time, they were rethinking social networking through the lens of the original digital social network: your mobile phone address book. They put an app out there and a lot of people...
Rethinking Smaller, Smarter Social — Then Rethinking It Again

Facebook Starts Mandatory Profile Linkage to Public Pages

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Shared by Jesse Stay These Pages also get thrown into the criteria for ads you see, so, ideally, by approving them you will have much more relevant advertising on your profile. I've actually started to notice this. With the company's new "Like" feature launched and controversial Open Graph API introduced...
Facebook Starts Mandatory Profile Linkage to Public Pages

How To Avoid Linking Your Facebook Profile To Pages And KEEP Your Profile Information

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I ran into a problem with Facebook  left a nasty taste in mouth: Facebook forcing users to linking their profiles to pages. What’s the big deal? Facebook’s privacy concerns is the big deal. What’s at stake is reputation, trust, and private networks that people are building for themselves. Elements...
How To Avoid Linking Your Facebook Profile To Pages And KEEP Your Profile Information

Facebook Launches New Privacy Section That May Make Your Head Hurt

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Today, alongside Community Pages and a revamped Interests section, Facebook is also making some changes to its privacy controls. Facebook and confusing privacy settings have long gone hand in hand, which really isn’t a surprise given the huge amount of connections and data sharing that the site keeps track...
Facebook Launches New Privacy Section That May Make Your Head Hurt

If You Link Your Profile Data to Pages, then You Make that Information Public by Default

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Facebook’s new user profile Pages transition tool includes an obvious and yet not obvious way that users might make personal information more publicly available. The company is launching a set of new Pages designed for non-commercial purposes today, and as part of that it is asking users to convert elements...
If You Link Your Profile Data to Pages, then You Make that Information Public by Default

New FTC Complaint Filed Against Facebook

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The past couple weeks have been difficult for Facebook who has come under increasing pressure for various privacy related settings. On Wednesday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a formal FTC complaint against Facebook. The complaint requests that the FTC “investigate Facebook, enjoin its unfair and deceptive business practices,...
New FTC Complaint Filed Against Facebook

Facebook Addresses Feature and Privacy Setting Overload With More Features and Privacy Settings

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Facebook today is rolling out the first set of launches around its f8 developer conference this week, making user profiles more dynamic by transforming static interests (like cooking or hiking, or a certain band) into “community pages.” And it’s taking the opportunity to realign its privacy controls yet again, into...
Facebook Addresses Feature and Privacy Setting Overload With More Features and Privacy Settings

Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information

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Once upon a time, Facebook could be used simply to share your interests and information with a select small community of your own choosing. As Facebook's privacy policy once promised, "No personal information that you submit to Facebook will be available to any user of the Web Site who does...
Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information

Facebook Kills More Of Your Privacy For Cash

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Yesterday, Facebook announced an awesome new feature that lets anyone see your current city, hometown, education, work, likes, and interests, even if you've set your profile to private. Will this benefit individual users and their friends? Not unless the only thing you remember about your dear friend is that...
Facebook Kills More Of Your Privacy For Cash
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