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Get Rich or Die Trying

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Editor’s note:  Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo, he hosts a show on business and has published books on success.  Follow him on Twitter @ashkan. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will...
Get Rich or Die Trying
Why Facebook Has Banned Some People From Seeing The 'Want' Button
Fab, A Design Site That Raised $156 Million To Compete With Ikea, Now Has 10 Million Members

Accel-Backed Payments Gateway Provider Braintree Goes International With Expansion Into 30 New Countries

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E-commerce and m-commerce payments platform Braintree has major news today: it’s expanding operations outside of the U.S. and will now become available to thirty additional countries worldwide. The new international offering will operate in a private beta period over the next few months and will then launch publicly in the third quarter of...
Accel-Backed Payments Gateway Provider Braintree Goes International With Expansion Into 30 New Countries
What’s love got to do with it? For startups, everything
What’s Facebook mean for early developers? Huge traffic, apparently.
Wayfair raises $36M to extend its control over home goods sales

Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli

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Visual content marketing service Reachli (formerly Pinerly), has raised a seed round from 500 Startups, PNP Venture Capital, Zelkova Ventures (Early Klout, Fab investors), Philquo Ventures (Fab investor), GVA ventures, and angel investors including William Lohse (invested in Pinterest’s first round), Howard Love (CEO Lovetoknow.com), Saeed Amidi (Plug and Play founder), plus a few others from the...
Going Beyond Pinterest: 500 Startups And Others Back Visual Advertising Platform Reachli

Fab Raising At Least $250 Million

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Online design retailer Fab is in advanced talks to raise $250 million to $300 million in venture capital in a deal that would value the fast-growing but unprofitable company at $1 billion not including the new capital....
Fab Raising At Least $250 Million

Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s

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Facebook hasn’t had a major, announcement-filled developer conference since September 2011′s f8, and won’t for the forseeable future. The Mobile DevCons it just announced won’t have a ton of news, I hear, but will let developers meet Facebook staff and partners in New York, London, and Seoul at one-day gatherings...
Facebook Announces Mobile DevCons In NYC, London, Seoul, But They're More Meetups Than Newsy f8s

Fab CEO Jason Goldberg Takes to Reddit for Awkward AMA

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(Photo: WN) The Reddit AMA (or “ask me anything”) is a free-for-all question and answer session where big names duke it out with anonymous users masked by handles like “testees_testees_123.” It can be delightfully informative, but also delightfully weird. Some even morph into uncomfortable grilling sessions, as was the case with...
Fab CEO Jason Goldberg Takes to Reddit for Awkward AMA

Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]

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The Sawmer brothers are notorious for cloning popular companies overseas and build a userbase, hoping to sell it back to the company that it cloned. Someone thought it would be funny if they were to set up their own version of Y Combinator, called “Z Kombinator” of course. This parody...
Bring in the clones: Z Kombinator rips off Paul Graham’s startup incubator [satire]

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RT @ericlukazewski: These handed out to attendees @ recent event http://twitpic.com/1g1j9b http://twitpic.com/1g1j9o [fab!!!] #Engage365

Fab's Newest Distribution Channel: LivingSocial

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Fab today is beginning to sell "gifts" through LivingSocial's website and marketing channels....
Fab's Newest Distribution Channel: LivingSocial

Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts

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Admit it, you’ve thought about dabbling in affiliate marketing. After all, who wouldn’t want to make an extra buck by sharing a few products on their blog or Twitter? But unless you’re an Internet superstar, chances are you won’t end up making much from traditionally low-commission affiliate programs. Amazon’s...
Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts
Big data for online retailers: Best practices on selling "sized" inventory

Social marketplace Copious courts men, adds art categories

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Copious, a social marketplace based out of San Francisco, is making a play for men. Starting Tuesday, the startup is announcing that in addition to its current categories of women’s fashion and accessories, it will also offer men’s clothing and art. Launched last summer, Copious is an eBay-like marketplace of...
Social marketplace Copious courts men, adds art categories
The Great Pinterestification: How Pinterest's Design Legacy Might Trump the Company Itself

Fab's Best-Selling Item Is...A Vibrator

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Fab turned 1 today with a bang. The young startup has 5 million users and it acquired is 3rd startup, two-month-old Llustre. It also boasted 1.8 million items sold to date, ranging in cost from $1 to $20,000. Of those 1.8 million items, one in particular has produced stand-out sales....
Fab's Best-Selling Item Is...A Vibrator
Fab's eyes are bigger than its wallet. That's nothing $100 million can't fix
Facebook's 'action links' make apps more interactive

Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

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In a curious blog post, Fab founder and CEO Jason Goldberg detailed that his company plans to pivot “towards a new model that [it is] not yet ready to reveal publicly.” Back in early 2011, Fab shuttered Fabulis, its gay social networking service, to pivot into a design flash sale site. That transition...
Now offering more than 15k products, Fab teases that it's pivoting to 'a new model'

Fab.com's CEO Is Getting Married To His Boyfriend

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It's been a great summer for Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg. Last week, he raised $105 million for his company, which sells curated designer goods online at a discount. And Friday morning, he and his boyfriend, Christian Schoenherr, went to New York's City Hall and picked up a marriage license. They...
Fab.com's CEO Is Getting Married To His Boyfriend
Venmo Touch From Braintree Lets You Pay Across Multiple Apps Without Entering Your Credit Card

This week’s best new social media tools

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Brrrrrr! It might be snowing in London (and incredibly cold!) but that hasn’t stopped us from serving up a collection of this week’s hottest new social media tools and platforms. To help warm you up, were giving this week’s post a ‘green theme’ – yep, the green we all want...
This week’s best new social media tools

Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

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For a tech company founder in San Francisco, I’m a terribly late adopter of new technology. My buddy in med school had a smart phone before I did. The iPhone was out for a year before I bought the 3G. The iPad? I’m embarrassed to admit, I got my first...
Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

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Fab, the fast-growing online design sales site, has acquired fellow design store LLUSTRE.COM, which will be henceforth be known as Fab UK. The news was due to be announced by Fab later today, but looks like LLUSTRE.com jumped the gun on its own blog. The UK launches comes as social...
Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

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Even as social media firms get all the hype, email remains big business. The latest proof of this is a major new investment in Sailthru, a start-up that helps media and e-commerce firms offer personalized email to their subscribers. On Monday, New York-based Sailthru announced $19 million in Series B...
Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

Type meets architecture: 14 Blocks of concrete, one awesome typeface

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Much like this gorgeous, giant ice typography project by Nicole Dextras and the well-known “trying to look good limits my life“ series by Stefan Sagmeister, designer David McGillivray has created an incredible, experimental typeface by merging together typography and architecture into what he calls: Pre-Fab Type. The face, inspired by the “Brutalist architecture of London, the Hayward gallery in particular,” was...
Type meets architecture: 14 Blocks of concrete, one awesome typeface

Facebook Gifts expands to all U.S. users

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Facebook today completed the rollout of Facebook Gifts to all U.S. users, enabling people to send physical gifts to their friends. Gifts includes products from hundreds of merchants that have partnered with Facebook. Users can choose an item for a friend, select a virtual card, write a message and send...
Facebook Gifts expands to all U.S. users
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?