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Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

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Keith Rabois, former Square COO, prolific angel investor and new partner at venture firm Khosla Ventures, has been bashing his former company, Square on Twitter this weekend. This prompted Square cofounder Dennis Crowley to take to Twitter, defend Square, and bash Rabois back. And now many of the Valley's biggest...
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

It’s Time For An Open Database Of Places

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With last week’s declaration by Twitter that it intends to start identifying places based on the coordinates of geo-coded Tweets, the location land rush is in full swing. A long list of companies including Twitter, Google, Foursquare, Gowalla, SimpleGeo, Loopt, and Citysearch are far along in creating separate databases...
It’s Time For An Open Database Of Places

This Is What You Get When You Mix Open Bars, Celebrities, Tech Executives And Astrophysicists

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Gizmodo, io9 and Brew PR threw a big tech bash last night at New York's American Museum of Natural History. It was cohosted by Foursquare's Dennis Crowley, Gawker founder Nick Denton and Ellen Futter with a fireside chat featuring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. All guests were asked to wear cocktail...
This Is What You Get When You Mix Open Bars, Celebrities, Tech Executives And Astrophysicists

Just Checking...How Many of Foursquare's Reported 20 Million Users Are Active?

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On the face of it, the statistics are impressive: 20 million registered users and 2 billion check-ins. But as location check-in app Foursquare celebrates 4sqDay (16 April = 4 squared, geddit?), how many people still regularly use the service? After all, manually checking in to places is going out...
Just Checking...How Many of Foursquare's Reported 20 Million Users Are Active?

What Dennis Crowley Was Thinking When He Walked Away From A ~ $125 Million Foursquare Acquisition Offer

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Two years ago, Dennis Crowley had a tough choice to make. The entrepreneur who cofounded Foursquare was being offered $125 million for his company -- or so several reports say. Crowley wasn't wealthy.  His first startup, Dodgeball, had been acquired by Google, but not for a hefty amount.  Prior...
What Dennis Crowley Was Thinking When He Walked Away From A ~ $125 Million Foursquare Acquisition Offer

Maybe It's Not Such A Great Idea To Give Founders Like Kevin Rose Millions Before They Do Anything

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Over the past couple years, a trend emerged in startups: startup investors began agreeing to buy stock from founders and CEOs - providing them with a rich pay day before their companies actually sold or IPO'd. Maybe this has been a mistake. Three examples: In the fall of 2008,  when...
Maybe It's Not Such A Great Idea To Give Founders Like Kevin Rose Millions Before They Do Anything
SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock. Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO

Foursquare on why recycling data is good for consumers

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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley on the benefits--to consumers and Foursquare--that come from taking user data and creating recommendations....
Foursquare on why recycling data is good for consumers

Foursquare Nears 20 Million Users And Crowley Talks About His Co-founder's Recent Departure

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Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley is on stage at SXSW talking with CrunchFund's MG Siegler. Siegler asked Crowley about Foursquare's launch three years ago, and about the current state of Foursquare. Foursquare launched at SXSW but Crowley says it was more of a deadline than a make-or-break platform for his...
Foursquare Nears 20 Million Users And Crowley Talks About His Co-founder's Recent Departure

Here's What Dennis Crowley's Next Startup Will Look Like

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Dennis Crowley has cofounded two successful startups. The first, Dodgeball, was acquired by Google.  The second, Foursquare, is growing quickly with 15 million downloads, 100 employees, and about $80 million raised. Both of his startups have been named after sports. That isn't a coincidence. As an undergraduate at Syracuse...
Here's What Dennis Crowley's Next Startup Will Look Like
How Foursquare plans to monetize: no dumb banners, all specific targeting

Big Data Tracker Metamarkets Gets New Money to Back Its Newish CEO

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Last year analytics startup Metamarkets mulled a purchase offer from Twitter, and ended up raising money instead. Now investors are pouring more money in, via a $15 million round led by Khosla Ventures. The three-year-old “Big Data” company has now raised some $23 million, and is using the new money...
Big Data Tracker Metamarkets Gets New Money to Back Its Newish CEO

Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)

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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. So we...
Best Tech Events This Week (Happy Holidays!)

DENS & NAVEEN SPLIT!

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Until recently, Foursquare cofounders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai—let’s call them Denveen—were social media’s celebrity couple. The cofounder couple had class. They had stage presence; they had starpower. They had... a ton of pictures taken of them together. But recently, the dynamic duo sustained a divorce. What happened to the good...
DENS & NAVEEN SPLIT!
Dennis Crowley's favorite thing about NYC tech? The Muggles are here

Foursquare's Next Move: A Big Funding Round

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Startup of the moment Foursquare has lots of buzz, a rapidly growing user base, and a triumphant tour of South by Southwest under its belt. Next task: Raising a pile of money. Sources tell me that the mobile social network, which lets you tell your friends where you are, is...
Foursquare's Next Move: A Big Funding Round

Privacy Reboot Needed

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I’m sitting in a talk listening to Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare (that’s a photo of Dennis during the talk above). I’m sure you’ve heard of Foursquare, but with it we check in. In the building there are 101 other people checked in. Keep in mind this is NOT...
Privacy Reboot Needed

Towards an Open Geolocation Database

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theodp writes "With the location land rush in full swing, TechCrunch's Erick Schonfeld declares it's time for an open database of places and calls on the Big Dogs of location — Twitter, Google, Foursquare, Gowalla, SimpleGeo, Loopt, Citysearch, et al. — to make it so. An open database that maps...
Towards an Open Geolocation Database
The Day After: Surveying the Damage to New York's Tech Community

Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare

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By far, the biggest complaint I've heard about the new iPhone iOS6 operating system is the decision to replace Google Maps with a proprietary Apple map system. The complaints were loudly trumpeted on the front page of "The Wall Street Journal." They mostly revolve around the lack of detail on...
Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare
What Lies Beyond The Check-In: Foursquare To Launch Big New Redesign Next Week

The king and queen of location-based services

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Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare, and Alexa Andrzejewski, founder of Foodspotting, are the hottest people in location-based services. Foursquare has a million users. Foodspotting has 100,000. Both are growing very quickly and getting lots of attention. I sit down with them at the Big Omaha conference and talk with...
The king and queen of location-based services
The Rise and Fall of New York Founders on Vanity Fair's 'New Establishment' List

VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

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Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, prominent Silicon Alley investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures spoke about the worst things people do when pitching a VC. "Going through a really long backstory is a bad idea," Wilson said on stage to TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.  Wilson and other VCs don't want...
VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

How Foursquare Crushed My Startup In The 'Check-In Wars' (FB)

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As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to admit defeat.  When Facebook Product Manager Josh Williams started working on Gowalla, a location-based social network, his ultimate vision was for "people to see the world through the eyes of their friends," Williams recently wrote on Medium. Convinced that the idea was crazy,...
How Foursquare Crushed My Startup In The 'Check-In Wars' (FB)

Some Thoughts on Location Based Services Like Gowalla and FourSquare

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I was recently on a panel at the South by South West interactive conference (SXSW) where we discussed multiple applications of the real-time Web and the things that might prevent us from seeing its true potential. I’ve found it interesting that the key take away from the panel is...
Some Thoughts on Location Based Services Like Gowalla and FourSquare

Foursquare Moves Beyond Check-Ins

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Foursquare, the company known for its location-based social app, is exploring a move that will put those roots in the background as it seeks to instead highlight the trove of data it has collected about its users’ habits. “We’re in the process now of disassembling the app,” said CEO Dennis...
Foursquare Moves Beyond Check-Ins

After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

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This week we met with Foursquare's Head of Product, Alex Rainert.  We mostly asked questions about the company's incredibly social founder, Dennis Crowley, with whom Rainert founded Dodgeball in 2005.  But we couldn't help ourselves from asking a few questions about the company."Where the heck is the auto-checkin?" we...
After 3 Years Of A Crummy Checkin Experience, Foursquare Is Working On A Speedier Solution

Watch: Common myths about software development - busted

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Vooza, “the world’s most unbelievable tech startup.” There are many myths about software development: Writing code and developing software are the same thing. WRONG! Programming is typing, not thinking. WRONG! It matters how many years you’ve been programming. WRONG! In this video,...
Watch: Common myths about software development - busted

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

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Good morning! Here's the news: CNN will reportedly buy Mashable for $200 million. Instagram has 27 million users and an Android app is right around the corner. Apple's iPhone is getting crushed in China. Someone robbed the Stamped founders during SXSW. Here's how people are promoting their startups during...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG)
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