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Path Confirms Series B Funding From Redpoint, Richard Branson and Others

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We reported last night that Path closed Series B funding of $40 million led by Redpoint Ventures and planned to announce it today. And indeed, a spokeswoman for the company just emailed out the official acknowledgment. Path described the Series B funding as “more than $30M,” and said it also...
Path Confirms Series B Funding From Redpoint, Richard Branson and Others

Paris Lemon and the No Good, Very Bad Day

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Sometimes we have bad days. It's a part of being human, part of working in a stressful time and place. Among the problems of being a blogger are that it exposes one's weaknesses, magnifies the limits of one's personal perspective, and often amplifies our feelings beyond what we might have...
Paris Lemon and the No Good, Very Bad Day

Twitter Is Working on a Google Glass Experience

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With its ability to act as a real-time firehose, Twitter is one of the most obvious uses for the upcoming Google Glass eyewear. Thankfully, according to Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ John Doerr, the company already working on bringing its social networking service to the platform. As part of the...
Twitter Is Working on a Google Glass Experience

Following Path Address Book Uproar, Many Apps Clean Up Their Acts

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At first, before apologizing and changing his app’s handling of users’ personal phone contacts, Path CEO Dave Morin claimed that Path’s process was “currently the industry best practice.” That was an overreach, but it’s certainly true that other social and local apps access user contact data, and not always transparently....
Following Path Address Book Uproar, Many Apps Clean Up Their Acts

Path CEO Dave Morin Joins Eventbrite Board

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Path co-founder and CEO Dave Morin is joining the board of the event ticketing startup Eventbrite, the company is announcing today. The news of the appointment follows what has been, so far, quite a busy year for the startup, which has now sold 60 million tickets, and is expanding globally...
Path CEO Dave Morin Joins Eventbrite Board

First Peek at Path.io: Stealth Startup From Facebook's Dave Morin & Sean Fanning of Napster http://bit.ly/duQB87

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First Peek at Path.io: Stealth Startup From Facebook's Dave Morin & Sean Fanning of Napster http://bit.ly/duQB87

Silvercar Lands $11.5M From CrunchFund, Dave Morin & Others To Reinvent Airport Car Rental

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There’s been a lot of excitement in Silicon Valley lately over the automobile business. As if we’ve magically been transported back to 1908, we’re now seeing a new generation of companies breathing new life into everything from taxi services to auto repair. In particular, startups like RelayRides, GetAround, Wheelz, Zipcar,...
Silvercar Lands $11.5M From CrunchFund, Dave Morin & Others To Reinvent Airport Car Rental
Betable allows social games to add real money gambling

Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

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This past weekend at SXSWi, BBH Labs, an experimental arm of the international marketing agency, came under heat for its Homeless Hotspots project. In a nutshell, members of the Austin, Texas’ homeless community were given a 4G hotspot, a shirt announcing the available service and a wage of $20 per day. The idea...
Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

A Facebook Executive's Wedding Was The Tech Networking Event Of The Year

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Paperless Post cofounder Alexa Hirschfeld told Cosmo she got some helpful hints on using Facebook to boost her startup's online invite service after running into CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a wedding. We're not positive, since Hirschfeld didn't give details and hasn't responded to an inquiry, but we think we've pieced...
A Facebook Executive's Wedding Was The Tech Networking Event Of The Year

Tracks.by Scores Likes For Lil Wayne, Now The Music Promo Platform Is Giving Out Invites

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100 top hip-hoppers and indie rockers use Tracks.by to release their music and videos on Facebook. Now after a year of private work with a handpicked roster, Tracks.by is publicly offering invites to its music promotion platform. Artists and their managers can use Tracks.by to send out content that requires...
Tracks.by Scores Likes For Lil Wayne, Now The Music Promo Platform Is Giving Out Invites
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Meet The Brilliant Rainmaker Who Almost Saved Silicon Valley's Most Disastrous Startup

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If Path, the private, mobile-focused social network, starts minting money, it's not going to be because of the colorful stickers it introduced in a new version of its app last week. It's because of Tamara Steffens, a former executive who left now-defunct photo-sharing startup Color last fall to run business...
Meet The Brilliant Rainmaker Who Almost Saved Silicon Valley's Most Disastrous Startup

Path launches version 2.1 with music match, camera enhancements

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At an event in San Francisco today, Path’s CEO Dave Morin discussed a new release of its moment-sharing app Path. Some new features in the new version of Path 2.1, now available on the App store is: - Music match to find songs that you’re listening to - Camera enhancements...
Path launches version 2.1 with music match, camera enhancements

Social travel site Tripbirds debuts, backed by $560k in seed funding from top investors

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“Nobody has nailed ‘social travel’ yet, but someone will eventually,” Tripbirds co-founder Ted Valentin tells me, evidently hoping that they will. Today, the fledgling Swedish company is launching its travel planning web app in public beta, hoping to entice travelers worldwide to sign up and receive travel recommendations from their...
Social travel site Tripbirds debuts, backed by $560k in seed funding from top investors

NationBuilder raises $6.25M to help campaigns take flight

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As the election season goes into full swing, candidates around the country are hoping to build some of the grassroots infrastructure that helped bring Barack Obama into office four years ago. They can either build their own platform — like Obama’s campaign did — or they can turn to tools...
NationBuilder raises $6.25M to help campaigns take flight

Path Apologizes for and Removes Automatic User Address Book Uploads

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Personal social network Path got called out yesterday for automatically uploading users’ address books to its servers. Now the company has formally apologized and introduced a fix. CEO Dave Morin wrote in a blog post, “We now understand that the way we had designed our ‘Add Friends’ feature was wrong....
Path Apologizes for and Removes Automatic User Address Book Uploads

Pair, The Mobile App For Two, Buys UK's Cupple And Rebrands As Couple

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Tenthbit, the Y-Combinator-backed mobile app studio behind the couples app Pair, is doubling down (literally) on its business ambitions: the company today is announcing that it has bought Cupple, a UK-based rival mobile app for two people only, and, to mark the change, has rebranded itself as Couple. Financial terms of...
Pair, The Mobile App For Two, Buys UK's Cupple And Rebrands As Couple
Wanderfly re-launches with a Pinterest-inspired travel recommendation site
Path's new iPad app gets bigger, prettier, and easier
Path targets its family audience with new iPad app and landscape mode

Best Tech Events This Week (ER 50 Party, NJ Tech Meetup, Bubbleproof, Goodnik Hackathon, Brooklyn Tech Meetup, TechHub NY)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. You know...
Best Tech Events This Week (ER 50 Party, NJ Tech Meetup, Bubbleproof, Goodnik Hackathon, Brooklyn Tech Meetup, TechHub NY)

Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English

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In response to Facebook’s ever-expanding social universe and the success of mobile-focused networks like Instagram, Dave Morin and company have turned Path into a more personal, mobile-centric social network. Most of the life-sharing that happens on Path takes place at home — among friends and close friends. And while some...
Polyglot Path: Mobile Sharing App Adds 7 New Languages Including Traditional Chinese, UK English

Is This The Perfect Sexting App?

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Yesterday, nearly 40 startups presented at Y Combinator's biggest Demo Day ever. Y Combinator is a highly competitive startup accelerator program that has helped launch companies like Airbnb and Dropbox.A few companies generated some good buzz, but we noticed a significant amount of chatter about one company in particular....
Is This The Perfect Sexting App?

YC-Backed Hipset Launches YouTube Network to Help Clients Like Tyga, Soulja Boy, and Rob Zombie Make Money Off YouTube

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(Photo: Instagram/Mazy) At this point, it seems fair to say that celebrity-associated tech startups occupy their own stratum of Startupland. There’s the celebrity-backed startup, benefitting from the digital ambitions of investors like Scooter Braun, Ashton Kutcher, and Lady Gaga. The celebrity “cofounded” company (see: half the startups in Los Angeles)....
YC-Backed Hipset Launches YouTube Network to Help Clients Like Tyga, Soulja Boy, and Rob Zombie Make Money Off YouTube

Dave Morin, Post-Pathgate: Dealing With Unprecedented Scale, Hopeful About The Future

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In case you live under a rock (I hate that played out phrase, someone please come up with something better) Path founder Dave Morin has been through a hellish past two weeks — About a week before Valentine’s Day, his app came under major fire for uploading user iOS Address Books....
Dave Morin, Post-Pathgate: Dealing With Unprecedented Scale, Hopeful About The Future
With Updated App, Path Hints at a Mature Business Model

More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $560k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta

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On the heels of last week’s announcement of “social” hostel booking site InBed.me picking up a $1.2m seed round, another social travel site is launching today: Tripbirds, which lets users pick up travel recommendations from friends via other social networks, is now open for business after a private beta period...
More Social Travel: Tripbirds Picks Up $560k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta

Apple CEO Tim Cook May Be On The Fancy, A Rival To Pinterest (AAPL)

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The Fancy is the New York-based Pinterest competitor that is killing it in social commerce. It may now have the most powerful business figure in the world--Apple CEO Tim Cook--signed up as a user. There's an account with the username "timcook" on the service. That's easy to fake. But The...
Apple CEO Tim Cook May Be On The Fancy, A Rival To Pinterest (AAPL)

No Love For Google At The Crunchies This Year (GOOG)

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Tonight was the sixth annual Crunchies awards, where the Silicon Valley tech community gathers in San Francisco to honor itself. Except for Google, which seems to have become the whipping boy of the valley. Host Harris Whittels started the night off by poking fun at Google's big advances in...
No Love For Google At The Crunchies This Year (GOOG)
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