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From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

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Regardless of your definition of the category or whether you believe it has staying power, native advertising is as hot a topic as they come in the adtech world. It’s comparable to flash sales in 2009, daily deals in 2010, influencer marketing in 2011 or ambient social networking in 2012....
From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem

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In the last two months, a controversy has broken out between the startup of the moment, Twitter, and its ecosystem. Some of its actions — such as acquiring Tweetie (a mobile client that has since been rebranded as Twitter for the iPhone), coupled with its recent decision to impose limitations...
The New Reality of the Twitter Ecosystem

Developers In Denial: The Seesmic Case Study

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Way back in February the writing was on the wall: Twitter would compete directly with third party developers who were creating Twitter apps. Twitter investor Fred Wilson reiterated that threat just a few days ago when he said most of the apps that third party developers had created were merely...
Developers In Denial: The Seesmic Case Study

The Opinion Graph? Cheerboo Launches An Easy Way To Gauge Public Sentiment On Any Topic

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Just as Pinterest has become increasingly important to marketers, it’s been said that the first company to own sentiment, or the interest graph, in a social context will be a force to be reckoned with. But don’t take it from me, take it from a giant, robot dinosaur: “FIRST PERSON...
The Opinion Graph? Cheerboo Launches An Easy Way To Gauge Public Sentiment On Any Topic
Crunch time at TechCrunch: Site has lost 35% of its traffic since September

Awesome desktop music player Tomahawk relaunches, and there’s a new Web version too

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You may or may not have heard of this music player before, but either way you’ll probably want to read on as we think you’ll like it. Tomahawk is a cross-platform, open source desktop music player. Not only does it let you play tunes stored on your hard-drive, as any...
Awesome desktop music player Tomahawk relaunches, and there’s a new Web version too

Booting Up: Kim Dotcom Still a Boss Edition

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Our new desktop background? (lolfed.com) The New York Tech Meetup is producing a video series called #startupstories. "Failure" is apparently Fred Wilson's fav. [NYTM] Sergey Brin lets California lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom try on Google Glasses. [The Verge] There's a new digital divide in town. [New York Times] A roundup...
Booting Up: Kim Dotcom Still a Boss Edition

What It's Like Using Hailo, The Instant Taxi-Hailing App That Just Raised $30 Million

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This past week I visited London and got to know the startup scene there. One of the most promising new tech companies to come out of Europe is Hailo, an iPhone app that lets you hail a nearby cab in real time. The best part: you can pay with a...
What It's Like Using Hailo, The Instant Taxi-Hailing App That Just Raised $30 Million

iPad: $1 Billion Later, What Do You Think of It Now?

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The iPad has passed $1 billion in sales, according to simple multiplication of the company's 2 million announced sales of the product after a mere 2 months of availability. Earlier this month Yankee Group analyst Carl Howe predicted that the iPad would become the fastest consumer product to hit $1...
iPad: $1 Billion Later, What Do You Think of It Now?

Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

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Twitter investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures may have thought he was just musing aloud about the Twitter ecosystem and whether it has reached an “inflection point” in his recent blog post, but it seems as though some third-party app developers took his comments about Twitter features as...
Yes, Twitter Will Drink Your Milkshake

HBO Go

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Yesterday as I was getting off a plane, I saw this tweet on my phone and replied to it: @jwklemanski yessssss @sai_tools @stevekovach — Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) February 12, 2013   Steve probably tweeted that news at me because of the HBO No Go post from last August in which...
HBO Go

Don't miss Billboard's FutureSound conference

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This Sponsored post is by Anthony Bruno from the Billboard FutureSound Conference. Innovation is a hot-button topic in the digital music business today. There’s no doubt that innovation is important to the music industry’s turnaround, and to the growth of the nascent startups emerging in this space. But innovation...
Don't miss Billboard's FutureSound conference

F.ounders Hits New York To Gather The Next Wave Of Global Tech Stars

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The are almost too many tech events in the calendar these days to mark any particular one out as being worthy of note. I say almost because, on the global stage at least, TechCrunch Disrupt (Ok, Ok, but still…) remains up there because of how much other media attend and,...
F.ounders Hits New York To Gather The Next Wave Of Global Tech Stars

Developers Ponder Twitter’s Plan, But VCs Keep Deals Coming

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Recent moves by Twitter Inc. have members of its developer community worried they could be made obsolete, but a pair of new deals indicates that investors still aren’t shying away from Twitter-based business bets. AFP/Getty Images The new investments, in photo-sharing service TweetPhoto Inc. and Twitter marketplace TweetUp Inc., follow...
Developers Ponder Twitter’s Plan, But VCs Keep Deals Coming
Is Tumblr the new GeoCities? VC Fred Wilson says no, points to ads
Chris Dixon is not only joining Andreessen Horowitz; he's leaving New York

Feature Friday: Listen To This Blog

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A few days ago, I stared getting emails asking about avc.fm. Was this done with my approval? Did I know who was behind it? The answer was no and no so I tweeted this out and gave my approval.   AVC.fm, the unofficial blogcast of @AVC created by @VoiceBunny avc.fm...
Feature Friday: Listen To This Blog

LadyGaga as a Service: Bringing Apple and Google to Commerce 2.0

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Lady Gaga, along with her record company, is evolving the album in the form of software as a service. Considering the content of her hit new video, Telephone, it is fitting that she would use software to tackle the hard problem of getting paid by amazing fans. On her path...
LadyGaga as a Service: Bringing Apple and Google to Commerce 2.0

Mayor Bloomberg, Eric Schmidt Dish on Upgrades to New York's Tech Scene

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Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Dorsey. (Photo: nycgov.tumblr.com) Earlier today, Betabeat ventured downtown for a tech-world double whammy: Not just Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but also Google chairman Eric Schmidt were scheduled to speak. The pair were stopping by the joint headquarters of Boxee and Sidetour for a quick check-up on the state...
Mayor Bloomberg, Eric Schmidt Dish on Upgrades to New York's Tech Scene
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (HP, AAPL, MSFT, SSNLF)

Here are the 10 patents Yahoo is using to sue Facebook (and what they really mean)

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With Facebook getting ready for its IPO, Yahoo has decided to sue over patent infringement. Yahoo used the same tactic against Google in the run up to their IPO, pocketing a helping of the search engine’s pre-IPO shares. Yahoo’s new CEO, Scott Thompson, is reportedly the one driving this aggressive strategy,...
Here are the 10 patents Yahoo is using to sue Facebook (and what they really mean)

4 smokin' hot startups: The next tech boom

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Flickr: dierken The swell of early- and midstage venture capital continues to swamp the enterprise space. It's where the money is, with worldwide enterprise spending accelerating to pass $2.6 trillion in 2013, according to Gartner. The smartest VCs like Philly's First Round Capital (backers of Bazaarvoice, Gigya) are making...
4 smokin' hot startups: The next tech boom

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Should It Really Be Mobile First, Web Second?

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Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up here for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. In The Rush To Mobile, Don't Ignore The Power Of The Web (Fast Company)Fred...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Should It Really Be Mobile First, Web Second?

Shelby.tv gears up for SXSW with its “PROJECT G.O.A.T.S.” celebrity interview series

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We’re now just one month away from SXSW, specifically the Interactive portion of the event that draws geeks, entrepreneurs and wannabes from all over the world for a five-day event to celebrate all that’s holy and good about emerging tech. While the San Francisco-based startup LaunchRock plans its epic campground party, New...
Shelby.tv gears up for SXSW with its “PROJECT G.O.A.T.S.” celebrity interview series

From A Hackathon Win To A 650K Round And 10,000 Users, Docracy Tells All

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The tale of Docracy’s year-long journey is a fun one. When Matt Hall and his partner John Watkinson first went into the Hackathon last year, the only goal was to get a prototype working for an idea they had, a GitHub for legal documents. Sure, a win would’ve been...
From A Hackathon Win To A 650K Round And 10,000 Users, Docracy Tells All

Why Tumblr Won't Tumble Like MySpace

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Tumblr just hit a big milestone: 20 billion monthly pageviews. That's impressive for the blogging site, run by youthful CEO David Karp. But if you're familiar with older Web communities like GeoCities or Myspace, you know how traffic-driven success can be fleeting. GeoCities scored a $3.5 billion buyout from Yahoo,...
Why Tumblr Won't Tumble Like MySpace

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

Etacts Raises $650K for Managing Contacts

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Etacts, which makes useful tools for managing email and phone contacts, has raised $650,000 in angel funding. The company recently completed the Y Combinator program, and was a hit with investors at its Demo Day exhibition in March. Angels in the Etacts round include Ron Conway of SV Angels, email...
Etacts Raises $650K for Managing Contacts

HERE SECRET @FAKEGRIMLOCK VIDEO ABOUT MINIMUM VIABLE PERSONALITY

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So there I was, minding my own business, when a giant metal dinosaur foot smashed through the ceiling of my house. "Oh, hi, FAKEGRIMLOCK," I said, quite used to these visits by now. "YOU WANT SCOOP ON SECRET FAKEGRIMLOCK ANIMATION HITTING WEB ON FRIDAY?" the robosaurus rex asked me. "Yes," I...
HERE SECRET @FAKEGRIMLOCK VIDEO ABOUT MINIMUM VIABLE PERSONALITY

Twitter Walking a Tightrope With Developers

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The past week has seen a lot of drama around Twitter’s relationship with third-party app developers. Fred Wilson’s post about the company’s evolution seemed to touch off a powder keg of emotion about what the company’s approach to new services might be, and that was still bubbling when Twitter...
Twitter Walking a Tightrope With Developers
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