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Pinterest bigger than Tumblr? Depends who you ask, and where you draw the line

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It’s a strange game, comparing the relative size of websites. The pageview, once the key metric that ruled them all, is in decline as technology leaves it slowly in the dust, gripping several ’90s business plans as it fades away. And yet we do it anyway, mostly because it’s fun,...
Pinterest bigger than Tumblr? Depends who you ask, and where you draw the line

Mayor Ed Lee Talks New Gov Tech Projects In San Francisco [Video]

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Following San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s presentation of the city’s new government tech innovation plans last night at the TechFellow Awards, I caught up with him briefly to get a few more details. I asked questions like what his true feelings were towards the awful local taxi companies (negative) and...
Mayor Ed Lee Talks New Gov Tech Projects In San Francisco [Video]

My Completely Overwhelming And Amazing SXSW Adventure

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On Wednesday I returned from my first-ever South by Southwest trip. It was the first time I've ever traveled somewhere and been surrounded by familiar faces. There were tech bloggers like Alexia Tsotsis, Eric Eldon and Erick Schonfeld.  There were startup executives like Foursquare's Dennis Crowley, Airtime's Sean Parker...
My Completely Overwhelming And Amazing SXSW Adventure
Crunch time at TechCrunch: Site has lost 35% of its traffic since September

Omniture, Facebook Expand Social Media Marketing Partnership

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Omniture, acquired by Adobe for $1.8 billion last year, has expanded its partnership with Facebook. Together, the companies aim to provide marketers with solutions to optimize the enormously popular social network as an effective online marketing channel. Initially, Omniture and Facebook will focus on the ability to automate Facebook media...
Omniture, Facebook Expand Social Media Marketing Partnership

Philadelphia Vigilante Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Public Phone Calls

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A man named Eric who (uselessly) refuses to give up his last name (which I swear isn’t Eldon) has taken it upon himself to rid the world of annoying public cell phone conversations. But how, you might ask, is Eric X doing this? Just through the illegal purchase and use...
Philadelphia Vigilante Doesn’t Want To Hear Your Public Phone Calls

A Day In The Life Of Alexia Tsotsis, Startup Scribe Of Silicon Valley

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Just a few years ago, Alexia Tsotsis got her dream job -- a reporter at TechCrunch, one of the top technology sites in Silicon Valley. Now she's running the show with co-editor Eric Eldon, and they've staffed it up with a ton of new writers. The tech reporting scene is...
A Day In The Life Of Alexia Tsotsis, Startup Scribe Of Silicon Valley
Klouchebag, Finally Something More Douchey Than Klout

Apparent Facebook bug shows users ads in different languages

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Many Facebook users are reporting that they’re seeing ads in different languages than the one they’ve set their accounts to. This seems to be a bug that has been around for most of December, if not longer. New Zealand reader Sam Stone was first let us know about the problem, providing...
Apparent Facebook bug shows users ads in different languages

Punk'd: Google denies ICOA acquisition after news outlets circulate fake press release

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Nothing like coming back from Thanksgiving break to report a $400 million Google acquisition and later find out that the original press release was a hoax. That’s what happened Monday morning to several news outlets that relayed a PRweb press release reporting Google’s apparent $400 million acquisition of wireless broadband provider...
Punk'd: Google denies ICOA acquisition after news outlets circulate fake press release

Last Week in Betabeat: The Facebook Mob, NY Techies with Obama and Startups in Deutschland

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. REQUIRED READING: Whither the Facebook Mafia Where are Facebook's early employees now? REQUIRED READING: Sources: Yep, Summit Series Just Raised $40 Million to buy that Mountain Summit bought a summit. REQUIRED READING: Which New...
Last Week in Betabeat: The Facebook Mob, NY Techies with Obama and Startups in Deutschland

YC Demo Day Session 3: Crowdtilt, Flypad, Carsabi, Anyperk, TiKL, Dealupa, Priceonomics

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Crowdfunding, gaming, finding deals, and decorating your office  – these are some of the ideas powering the startups in Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 Demo Day session three. We’re here at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum covering the flurry of launches, and investors are salivating. You can read our coverage of...
YC Demo Day Session 3: Crowdtilt, Flypad, Carsabi, Anyperk, TiKL, Dealupa, Priceonomics

Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley

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Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley: Speaking of HP, Eric Eldon wrote an amazing eulogy for his grandfather, former Hewlett-Packard executive, Charles Alfred Eldon. On the man he called "Kupu" (Hawaiian for "Grandpa"): I'm going to share a little bit about his life below, because my generation in...
Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley
Your Last Chance To Apply For START At Dublin Web Summit

Airbnb May Be Raising A Huge New Round

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Airbnb, a site which lets people rent out rooms in their homes and other forms of lodging to strangers, may be raising a huge new round of funding. That's according to TechCrunch coeditor Eric Eldon, who just let that fact slip during a panel at his news site's Disrupt conference....
Airbnb May Be Raising A Huge New Round
Andreessen Horowitz’s Jeff Jordan: Are Companies Building On Top Of Facebook Really Growing Or Just “Spam?”

Airbnb Raising ~ $100 Million At A $2 Billion+ Valuation

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For weeks people we've been hearing murmurs of a new big round Airbnb, a peer-to-peer apartment rental site, is raising. It all started when Paul Graham wrote a post indicating that Airbnb and Dropbox combined were worth about $7.5 billion. It seemed more likely that Airbnb's valuation was the one...
Airbnb Raising ~ $100 Million At A $2 Billion+ Valuation

RT @alexia: Intelligent and thorough analysis of the current Facebook privacy debacle by @eldon http://bit.ly/d3gG0l

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RT @alexia: Intelligent and thorough analysis of the current Facebook privacy debacle by @eldon http://bit.ly/d3gG0l

And It’s Not A Huge Deal Anyway.

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And It’s Not A Huge Deal Anyway.: Eric Eldon of TechCrunch takes down a weak column by Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times. Sorkin’s post seems to want to say: “Facebook is lying about their traffic and screwing their advertisers and would-be public investors!!!!” But instead it says...
And It’s Not A Huge Deal Anyway.

Talk Is Cheap: What Does The Facebook Backlash Really Mean?

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There's a website working to organize a coordinated dumping of Facebook and there's a search suggestion on Google prompting users to find out how to delete their Facebook account. There are even droves of the technorati leaving the social network. But what does all of this hubbub over Facebook and...
Talk Is Cheap: What Does The Facebook Backlash Really Mean?

Open Garden

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I was on the panel of judges yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt to select the top startup of the conference. The finalists were a very impressive group: gTar, OpenGarden, UberConference, Ark, Babelverse and Sunglass. The winner was UberConference. gTar came in a close second. Both of those companies are impressive and I support the wisdom of the...
Open Garden

Today in Tech: Dell says it's 'no longer a PC company'

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Dell (DELL) enterprise group president, Brad Anderson, says Dell is no longer a PC company.  "Dell's changing very quickly," he said at an event. "It's no longer about shiny boxes....
Today in Tech: Dell says it's 'no longer a PC company'

Pencil Us In: Details On TC’s NYC Mini Meet-Up And A Thanks To Our Sponsors

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That was quick. Sponsorship positions for the TechCrunch Mini Meet-Up in NYC are officially filled, and boy is this thing going to be awesome! If you aren’t already aware (and shame on you, if you aren’t), we’re having a little get-together for the tech/startup industry here in the Big Apple...
Pencil Us In: Details On TC’s NYC Mini Meet-Up And A Thanks To Our Sponsors

TechCrunch Redesign Mockup [Do Not Publish]

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Alexia’s Notes AOL Palo Alto HQ — Redesign Meeting — Wednesday, January 16th, 2013: There are a bunch of people in this meeting who I don’t know. I think they might work for TechCrunch. They don’t know who I am either. Half of the people in this room are...
TechCrunch Redesign Mockup [Do Not Publish]

Study: Startups Led By Stanford, Harvard Grads Lead The Way In Scoring Venture Capital Funding

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An interesting new study released today by venture capital and angel investment-focused research firm CB Insights tracked the amount of venture capital funding and deals that flowed to alumni of different universities, and in a shocking twist, graduates of Stanford University do not actually dominate the space. LOL, just kidding....
Study: Startups Led By Stanford, Harvard Grads Lead The Way In Scoring Venture Capital Funding

Dropbox Sharing Gets Ridiculously Easy With Links

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In the words of Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, sharing documents and other files online is “bafflingly, still really difficult.” You could argue that Dropbox has already done its part in making that process a little easier, but with a new feature launching today, Houston and his team have tried to...
Dropbox Sharing Gets Ridiculously Easy With Links
Dispatch: ‘Ambient awareness’ apps light up SXSW, but what about the wider world?

FriendFeed ‘majorly down’, only bloggers seem to care

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FriendFeed, the website for social network aggregation and real-time communication, has been down for at least three hours now (I’m writing this shortly after 1am Pacific time). A FriendFeed team member tweeted that the site is “majorly down due to major power outage for multiple racks.” Both the outage and...
FriendFeed ‘majorly down’, only bloggers seem to care

And The Winner Of The Third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is UberConference

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It’s been a whirlwind couple of days here in New York, as our expert judges watched earnest startups pitch their hearts out onstage at the third annual TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Thirty startups presented in the first two days, to be whittled down to six after much judge deliberation and founder...
And The Winner Of The Third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is UberConference

MIKE ARRINGTON: "Arianna Huffington Is A Touchy Psychopath"

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With Erick Schonfeld's unexpected departure from TechCrunch, former Editor in Chief Michael Arrington felt compelled to write. In a post titled "Helpful Tips For Keeping Your Job As Editor Of TechCrunch," Arrington puts Arianna Huffington on blast. Again. "Arianna Huffington seems to enjoy fucking with TechCrunch in her leisure...
MIKE ARRINGTON: "Arianna Huffington Is A Touchy Psychopath"
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