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Gay meetup app Grindr is hot, now attracting 1M users a day
Tim Cook tops Out power list for third consecutive time, more than anyone who has come out

Citibank Red-faced After Censoring Fabulis

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Social networking startup Fabulis last week suddenly found its bank account locked and scheduled for termination, based on what several Citibank employees told founder and CEO Jason Goldberg was an issue of “objectionable content” on the company’s blog. Although no one from the bank ever mentioned it specifically, Goldberg suspected...
Citibank Red-faced After Censoring Fabulis

Is Your Dating Site Selling Your Profile? To Keep Membership High, Niche Sites Get Sly

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Pictures included in the 2,000 online dating profiles Betabeat purchased for $70. Angela is a 34-year-old single woman from Alabama. She’s a Leo. According to her online dating profile, she is 5’8” with blue eyes and dark brown hair. “I am a creative, witty, intelligent girl looking for someone to...
Is Your Dating Site Selling Your Profile? To Keep Membership High, Niche Sites Get Sly

Want To Have An Exit Like Instagram? Here's Something Every Founder Needs to Know

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The Instagram team just scored a huge $1 billion exit, selling the company to Facebook. Here's one of the most important lessons that entrepreneurs can learn from CEO Kevin Systrom, to get to an exit like this: Adapt and and pivot when your initial idea doesn't work out (because...
Want To Have An Exit Like Instagram? Here's Something Every Founder Needs to Know

Keen On... Grindr: Should Gays Vote For Obama Or Romney in November?

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Given the ubiquity and power of today’s online networks, it’s become a cliche to describe the race between Obama and Romney as a social media election. But few social networks have become as explicitly engaged as the 4 million person strong gay network Grindr in pursuing the human rights...
Keen On... Grindr: Should Gays Vote For Obama Or Romney in November?

Gay Mobile Social Network Hornet Is Fabulous: Rakes In 150K Users With 150% MOM Growth

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While location-based social dating apps haven’t gotten the best rap of late — Skout being a particularly egregious example — a certain segment of the population seems to just love them: the gay folks. Grindr has seen incredible success since its launch, and now a new gay dating app is...
Gay Mobile Social Network Hornet Is Fabulous: Rakes In 150K Users With 150% MOM Growth

In Wake Of Fabulis Debacle, Citibank Makes Changes To Internet Business Policy

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Last week, Citibank found itself in the eye of an Internet storm after it was revealed that the bank had blocked the business account of Web startup fabulis over (non-existing) ‘objectionable content’ on the company’s blog. The topic was all the more sensitive because fabulis operates a social network /...
In Wake Of Fabulis Debacle, Citibank Makes Changes To Internet Business Policy

Tumb’Lin: Jeremy Lin Officially Hot Enough for ‘Hey Girl’ Meme on Blogging Platform

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Remember when someone made a Ryan Gosling "Hey Girl" Tumblr dedicated to showing you how sultry working in a food coop could be? That was so yesterday. Today's best fan Tumblr that has all the girls (and gay men) swooning is called "Hey Girl, It's Jeremy Lin," devoted to the...
Tumb’Lin: Jeremy Lin Officially Hot Enough for ‘Hey Girl’ Meme on Blogging Platform

A Fabulis Launch: Social Network Aims to Find the "Gay Take"

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After raising $652k in seed funding this January to pave the way for a unique social network targeting gay men and their friends, Jason Goldberg, formerly of Socialmedian and Jobster, opened the doors to his new site, Fabulis, today, appropriately, on his birthday. Looking to go beyond the skin-deep hookup-obsessed...
A Fabulis Launch: Social Network Aims to Find the "Gay Take"

Tim Cook tops Out magazine's Power 50 list for third straight year

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Newcomers to influential list include drag queen RuPaul and statistician Nate Silver but no public figure outed for the first timeAs US senators race to announce their support for gay marriage, and public support for gay couples to wed increases, perhaps it's not surprising that Out magazine couldn't find a...
Tim Cook tops Out magazine's Power 50 list for third straight year

Fab’s decision to focus on design a year ago was perhaps the best “pivot” of all time

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One year ago, the incredibly popular daily deals site Fab.com was a social network for gay men with over 150,000 members. At that moment, its founders decided to pull what is known in Silicon Valley buzz-speak as a “pivot”, basically shifting gears and dropping everything you’ve worked on to focus...
Fab’s decision to focus on design a year ago was perhaps the best “pivot” of all time
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg explains why Facebook is pro-gay

The 404 1,019: Where we're moving right along (podcast)

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Leaked from today's 404 show: why gay men are worth more on Facebook, Marshall amplifier beer chiller, Android phones and condoms, F-bombs, and HBO Go on Xbox Live! [Read more]...
The 404 1,019: Where we're moving right along (podcast)

NASA Scientist and Internet Crush Bobak Ferdowsi Hosting a Radio Show Called 'Getting Curious with the Mohawk Guy'

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(Photo: NewNowNext) It’s been a few weeks since we last checked in with super-studly NASA scientist Bobak Ferdowsi, who became an Internet sensation overnight for helping land the Mars Curiosity rover while lookin’ fly in a specially-styled mohawk. The Internet was up in arms when they discovered that genius young...
NASA Scientist and Internet Crush Bobak Ferdowsi Hosting a Radio Show Called 'Getting Curious with the Mohawk Guy'

3 Years in With 4 Million Users, Grindr is at a Crossroads

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You could say that Grindr pioneered the location-based mobile networking trend. In the last year, Highlight, Sonar, Glancee, Intro, and many others have all tried their hands at connecting people based on proximity with mixed results. But Grindr, the dating app for gay men, has been doing it since...
3 Years in With 4 Million Users, Grindr is at a Crossroads

3 things you don’t know about Fab.com

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The design-oriented flash sale site has made lots of headlines. Here are three things you probably don’t know about this hot New York startup. FORTUNE — Launched 13 months ago, Fab.com is a flash sale site that sells design-y wares ranging from vintage graphic posters to high-end dinning chairs and...
3 things you don’t know about Fab.com

Fab Announces It's Pivoting Again, Will Eventually Get This Thing Right

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Yep. (Photo: Fab.com) Fab.com has made more costume changes than a drag queen. Launched in 2011 as a social network for gay men (name: Fabulis), the company then transformed itself into a flash-sale site selling arty farty tchotchkes. Now, Business Insider suggests, Fab might be gearing up to design its own products.  According to a blog...
Fab Announces It's Pivoting Again, Will Eventually Get This Thing Right

Technology: how to land a job riding the silicon roundabout

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The fast-moving technology sector may not be as far removed from your CV as you think. We talk to people who have gained the skills to make a successful leap to ITRobyn Exton was slouched over an east London bar, doing her best to console her newly heartbroken friend. "Have...
Technology: how to land a job riding the silicon roundabout

An Honest Discussion About Being Gay, Working In Tech, And Living In The South

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We didn’t get the most amazing reaction when we announced that our Southeast Mini Meetup Tour would also have a partial focus on gay rights and homophobic legislation in the south. We’re a tech blog, and we really shouldn’t be dabbling in politics or human rights. And yet, even...
An Honest Discussion About Being Gay, Working In Tech, And Living In The South

Talking with Jason Goldberg, CEO of @fabulis - new site for gay men launching today! /cc @betashop #Cinch: http://bit.ly/d9rsC1

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Talking with Jason Goldberg, CEO of @fabulis - new site for gay men launching today! /cc @betashop #Cinch: http://bit.ly/d9rsC1
How An App That Helps Gay Men Hook Up Changed How You Use Your Phone

Happy Birthday, Grindr: Millennials are Addickted to You

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Meet David. (Photo: Grindr.com) To celebrate its fourth birthday, gay mafia invention Grindr released some important findings regarding its cultural impact on the gay community. Turns out, gay guys love it! In a press release calling itself “groundbreaking” and a “global sensation,” Grindr revealed Monday that it has amassed more...
Happy Birthday, Grindr: Millennials are Addickted to You

Thrillist’s JackThreads Introduces ‘The Jills,’ a Customer Service Team to Stand In for Your Girlfriend

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Mr. Lerer (Photo: Lerer Ventures) JackThreads, the members-only shopping site for sartorially savvy fellows, launched a new feature last week that may appeal to those whose shopping habits are calibrated to 1960s-era PanAm flight. The new customer service tool is called “Jill Says,” and it allows members to live chat with an all-female team...
Thrillist’s JackThreads Introduces ‘The Jills,’ a Customer Service Team to Stand In for Your Girlfriend

Citibank Blocks Bank Account of Startup Fabulis, Citing ‘Objectionable Content’ on Company Weblog

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Very odd, since (a) there doesn’t seem to be anything even vaguely “objectionable” anywhere on the company’s weblog, and (b) even if there were, what business is it of Citibank’s? Fabulis describes itself as a “network that connects gay men with amazing experiences down the block and around the world”....
Citibank Blocks Bank Account of Startup Fabulis, Citing ‘Objectionable Content’ on Company Weblog

Women juggle work and family — and now their online identities too

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It’s hard not to note the irony of a discussion about authentic identity at a festival where most people are posting the same overexposed iPhone pic of their morning latte to Instagram. But inside the Austin Convention Center at SXSW Interactive this year, identity and privacy took center stage. In...
Women juggle work and family — and now their online identities too

Dating Apps: They're A Sausage-Fest, Flurry Finds

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Like a terrible San Francisco tech party in a poorly lit SOMA bar filled with awkward khaki- or T-shirt clad guys, men outnumber women by almost 2:1 in dating apps, mobile analytics startup Flurry found. They ran an analysis on the 20 top dating apps, which had about 17...
Dating Apps: They're A Sausage-Fest, Flurry Finds

Government revisiting restrictions on blood donations by gay men http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-fda-blood13-2010mar13,0,2676682.story

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Government revisiting restrictions on blood donations by gay men http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-fda-blood13-2010mar13,0,2676682.story

One Year Post-Pivot, Fab.com Is On Track To $100M In Revenue In 2012

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One year after the infamous Fab.com “reset” from a social network for gay men to a powerhouse design shopping site, CEO Jason Goldberg is taking a look back on the company’s progress. Staying true to the startup’s “one thing” as he calls it (design, obviously), the company has grown to...
One Year Post-Pivot, Fab.com Is On Track To $100M In Revenue In 2012

Males dominate the gender distribution in dating apps, Flurry says

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, mobile app monetization company Flurry released data regarding dating app usage, finding nearly twice as many active male users as active female users. More specifically, males accounted for 64 percent of dating app usage and females for 36 percent. For this report, Flurry analyzed 20 top...
Males dominate the gender distribution in dating apps, Flurry says
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