first five years

first five years

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Kingfish Labs Raises $500,000 To Turn Facebook Profiles Into Dating Profiles And Mutual Friends Into Matchmakers

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There are a lot of dating sites and many of them pull in Facebook data. Few of them actually sit on top of Facebook and reorder profiles based on your dating preferences. Yoke is Kingfish Lab's first Facebook app. Kingfish Labs is a new company that raised $500,000 from...
Kingfish Labs Raises $500,000 To Turn Facebook Profiles Into Dating Profiles And Mutual Friends Into Matchmakers
Xero: A billion-dollar software company that had five years in stealth at the bottom of the planet

Matt Taibbi Shreds Obama Over JOBS Act That Will 'Nearly Legalize Fraud'

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Matt Taibbi thinks the JOBS Act signed by President Obama last week is just about the worst thing ever. To backup, the JOBS act has been called the "crowdfunding act" because it lifts various regulations on startups raising money, and how many shareholders it can have. The JOBS Act...
Matt Taibbi Shreds Obama Over JOBS Act That Will 'Nearly Legalize Fraud'

Apple Has Shipped 250 Million iPhones In The Past Five Years (AAPL)

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The fifth anniversary of the iPhone is coming up this week and what a five years it has been. Apple has shipped 250 million iPhones worldwide since the product launched back in 2007 and generated $150 billion in revenues, according to new data from Strategy Analytics, a global research firm....
Apple Has Shipped 250 Million iPhones In The Past Five Years (AAPL)

TechNexus Cracks Forbes Top 10 Incubators List by Focusing on Collaboration

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TechNexus became one of the country’s leading incubators almost by accident. Forbes listed the Chicago-based company as one of its top ten incubators – no small compliment, as a fast-growing number of incubators, accelerators, coworking spaces, whatevers take root across the US. Co-Founder Terry Howerton wasn’t immediately comfortable with being...
TechNexus Cracks Forbes Top 10 Incubators List by Focusing on Collaboration

Woah, Behance Sold For A Whopping $150 Million!

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Earlier today, news circulated that another New York startup had been acquired. Behance, a community for designers and artists that hosts portfolios, was bought by Adobe. The sale price wasn't listed, but Om Malik's sources say Adobe spent more than $100 million on Behance. One source pegged the price "closer...
Woah, Behance Sold For A Whopping $150 Million!
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Bootstrapping

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With all the talk of massive amounts of cash sloshing around the web/mobile startup ecosystem (including things I've said recently), you would think that nobody bootstraps anymore. But that is not true at all. Last week my partner Albert blogged about our most recent investment in Behance. Behance was bootstrapped...
Bootstrapping

B&N and Microsoft finalize partnership, creating Nook Media

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have finalized the strategic partnership that they first announced in April. The new subsidiary, called Nook Media, comprises Barnes & Noble’s Nook and college businesses. As previously announced, Microsoft is investing $300 million in Nook Media and will hold a 17.6 percent stake in the...
B&N and Microsoft finalize partnership, creating Nook Media

5 years after launch, Apple has sold 250 million iPhones accounting for $150B in revenue

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According to a report from research firm Strategy Analytics covering its Global Handset Shipments Forecast by Quarter for Q2 2012, the company provided some insight into the number of iPhones Apple has sold in total since the device’s launch five years ago. Since the iPhone’s original launch on June 29,...
5 years after launch, Apple has sold 250 million iPhones accounting for $150B in revenue

Facebook has nothing to fear, except itself

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Every startup wants to be the next Facebook, every founder, the next Zuckerberg and every angel investor, the next Peter Thiel. It’s easy to see why. Facebook has more than 800 million users, nearly a decade of amazing growth and it just filed the biggest Valley IPO in a decade....
Facebook has nothing to fear, except itself
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IT'S OFFICIAL: Apple Has Lost Its Edge

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Apple's stock is down 25% from its peak. Many factors have contributed to that drop. But none is more important than this: Apple has lost its edge. What does that mean? It means that Apple is no longer the clear product leader in several categories in which it has...
IT'S OFFICIAL: Apple Has Lost Its Edge

iPhone Turning Five Years Old with 250 Million Units Sold, $150 Billion in Revenue

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While Apple first showed off the original iPhone at Macworld San Francisco in January 2007, the device did not launch until six months later, officially arriving on June 29, 2007. With the iPhone's fifth birthday coming later this week, research firm Strategy Analytics published a brief press release noting that...
iPhone Turning Five Years Old with 250 Million Units Sold, $150 Billion in Revenue

Strategy Analytics: Apple Has Shipped 250M iPhones, Made $150B In Revenues In The Past 5 Years

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We know that Apple has been making a killing from the iPhone, with the device reigning as the single-most popular smartphone in a number of markets — despite Android-based handsets collectively having a bigger lead. Now, with the fifth anniversary of the iPhone fast approaching — it’s June 29 —...
Strategy Analytics: Apple Has Shipped 250M iPhones, Made $150B In Revenues In The Past 5 Years

Remember Ning? Once-buzzy social network has relaunched again as a publishing platform

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Back before Facebook really took off, people were all abuzz about Ning, a social network co-founded by Marc Andreessen and Gina Bianchini in 2004 that raised more than $100 million in its first five years. But the site hit the social market perhaps a little too soon, and has largely faded from prominence,...
Remember Ning? Once-buzzy social network has relaunched again as a publishing platform
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Remembering my first iPhone

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I've had every iPhone, but I'll always remember my first. Five years later, a look back. [Read more]...
Remembering my first iPhone

Are You a Sheryl or a Marissa?

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There are some women who like to situate themselves on the Charlotte to Samantha personality spectrum. Ladybeat prefers our role models a little GOOGlier, as in Marissa "Employee no. 20" Mayer and former Google VP and current Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Thus, we were intrigued to discover their divergent...
Are You a Sheryl or a Marissa?

U.S. and E.U. Approve Microsoft/Yahoo Search Deal: What it Means for Consumers and Developers

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The European Union and the U.S. Department of Justice just cleared the proposed search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo. Under the terms of this deal, Microsoft's Bing will soon replace Yahoo's own search engine on Yahoo's sites, while Microsoft will get an exclusive 10-year license to Yahoo's search technology. Yahoo...
U.S. and E.U. Approve Microsoft/Yahoo Search Deal: What it Means for Consumers and Developers

CHART OF THE DAY: One Of The Most Amazing Things About The iPhone's First Five Years (AAPL)

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The iPhone turns five this week. One of the most impressive things about the iPhone's five year run is that the average selling price of the phone has remained just about the same around $600, notes Horace Dediu of Asymco. Meanwhile, Apple's rivals pull in less than $400 per device. Think...
CHART OF THE DAY: One Of The Most Amazing Things About The iPhone's First Five Years (AAPL)
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Five years later: Apple iPhone has generated $150 billion in sales, 250 million units shipped

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Friday marks five years since Apple unveiled the iPhone on June 29th, 2007, and the five smartphones Apple has launched since that date have helped shape the industry. They have also made Apple the biggest technology company in the world by a staggering margin. Market research firm Strategy Analytics...
Five years later: Apple iPhone has generated $150 billion in sales, 250 million units shipped
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