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Mumbai partygoers fear police chief on moral crusade

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Vasant Dhoble, armed with hockey stick, trends on Twitter and alarms women's rights watchdog in wide-ranging crackdownSaturday night in India's most cosmopolitan city and one question is on the lips - or fingertips - of many partygoers. "Anyone know where #Dhoble is going to strike tonight?" tweets one hedonist, referring...
Mumbai partygoers fear police chief on moral crusade
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Exclusive: CrowdCall growing 100% every month, will announce new features and pricing next week

Windows 8 app releases grind to a near-complete halt

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When it comes to mobile platforms, it's all about the apps. Got apps? Then you've got users. If you don't, then you don't--just ask BlackBerry about its failed Playbook, and both Palm and HP about the disaster that was WebOS. Overall app quality means more than numbers alone, of...
Windows 8 app releases grind to a near-complete halt

Kickstarter gets its third $1M project in the span of two weeks with Order of the Stick

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Image via Order of the Stick It was big news when a Kickstarter project broke the $1 million dollar mark for the first time on February 9th. More amazingly, two projects shattered that record in the same day. Now another project, The Order of the Stick Reprint Drive, has passed...
Kickstarter gets its third $1M project in the span of two weeks with Order of the Stick

Nick Denton: Tumblr Has 'A Brutal Year Ahead'

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Tumblr, a blogging platform investors valued at $800 million, has a lot of promise.It turned on its first true monetization efforts earlier this year and generated $13 million in a matter of months. Its two ad placements, Spotlight (promoted accounts) and Radar (editor-promoted content), generate 120 million impressions per day....
Nick Denton: Tumblr Has 'A Brutal Year Ahead'
Facebook Publishes Super Nerdy Big Data Engineering Blog Post To Attract Hardcore Coders
PandoMonthly with Kevin Systrom post-event recap

Startup Founder: I Had A Great Business, Then I Took VC Money, And Now It's Ruined

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An anonymous startup founder has created a Tumblr blog called "My Startup has 30 Days to Live." We found the blog thanks to a tweet from Monty Munford. On the site, the startup founder says : "Through a series of unfortunate events, I took a bootstrapped (and profitable) startup onto the...
Startup Founder: I Had A Great Business, Then I Took VC Money, And Now It's Ruined

Look at that DuckDuckGo! Daily search traffic is ballooning, up 227% in 3 months

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True story: just yesterday I had a meeting with an entrepreneur, looked up something on his computer and noticed that he was using alternative search engine DuckDuckGo rather than Google or Bing. And, as pointed out on Hacker News yesterday, he’s apparently far from the only one using it. As...
Look at that DuckDuckGo! Daily search traffic is ballooning, up 227% in 3 months
Shortform Launches Bookmarklet And Facebook Open Graph For Seamless Video Curation And Sharing

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
Startup Clinic: Pinterest clones and the difficulty of getting timing right

Instagram reaches 27 million registered users, no comment on those funding rumors

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Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken a definitive lead on iOS, said it has surpassed 27 million users. Launched in the fall of 2010, Instagram grew out of some unsuccessful experiments in location sharing. While the company would have been too late to a crowded space that included Foursquare...
Instagram reaches 27 million registered users, no comment on those funding rumors

ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS

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ShowScoop launched its so-called ‘Yelp for live music’ online service last summer, serving up a Web app to help gig-goers assess which bands and artists can really cut it on stage. Well, now it has officially landed on mobile too, in the form of an iOS app called ShowScoop Concerts....
ShowScoop launches its 'Yelp for live music' app on iOS
Data Shows Online Buzz About Snapchat Is Skyrocketing After The Launch Of Facebook Poke
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5 questions venture capitalists should ask e-retailers before investing

Pageonce Now Processes $1M In Mobile Bill Payments Each Day And Expects Payment Volume Run-Rate To Hit $1B By Mid-2013

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The mobile payments space gets a lot of attention, especially as it seems that a new startup or financial institution launches “a new way to pay, issue rewards or power transactions from a mobile phone” every second, to borrow Leena’s words. Yet, while this “fustercluck” draws most of the headlines,...
Pageonce Now Processes $1M In Mobile Bill Payments Each Day And Expects Payment Volume Run-Rate To Hit $1B By Mid-2013

Where ‘Where are you?’ is: The future of location and discovery

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Amber Case of Geoloqi (Photo by Kris Krug) “There’s a graveyard of geo experiments,” says Amber Case. She’s the CEO and co-founder of Geoloqi, a company that helps mobile developers integrate, track and measure their users’ location data, and she was a panelist at the Location & Discovery discussion at...
Where ‘Where are you?’ is: The future of location and discovery

EA chief suggests that Zynga overpaid for OMGPOP/Draw Something

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Electronic Arts chief executive John Riccitiello took a not-so-subtle shot at Zynga today during EA’s conference call with analysts. He said that EA would not pay a large amount of money “just to buy a brand” or to buy a “instant one-hit wonder.” That was a not-so-veiled reference to...
EA chief suggests that Zynga overpaid for OMGPOP/Draw Something

This Chart Should Have Google Worried (GOOG)

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Remember DuckDuckGo? It's a search engine that pulls its results from a bunch of sources, including crowd-sourced sites like Wikipedia and other search engines like Bing, to build a more complete profile for search results. It's also growing like bonkers right now. You can see in a chart on...
This Chart Should Have Google Worried (GOOG)
DrawChat's Creators Are Auctioning Off The App So They Can Focus On Their 'Billion-Dollar Idea'

Coastal Investors Marvel at Pinterest’s Target Market: ‘Regular People’ in Flyover Country

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via LinkedIn Pinterest, the only hockey-stick startup with the distinction of being embraced by women and Mormons, gets the full New York Times treatment today with a profile by Jenna Wortham, well-timed to the clusterfuck hullabaloo currently underway in Austin. While other startups clamor over themselves to preach to the...
Coastal Investors Marvel at Pinterest’s Target Market: ‘Regular People’ in Flyover Country
Airbnb Is Raising A Big Third Round, Aiming For A Valuation North Of $2B

10 Startups, Ranked in Order of Hotness

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Path? That's hot. (flickr.com/pimkie_fotos) The climate for Internet startups is heating up. Startups are closing rounds faster, getting popular more quickly, scoring higher valuations and getting acquired with increasing greediness. As local luminary and angel investor Chris Dixon notes, the preponderance of hockey stick growth among the top tier of...
10 Startups, Ranked in Order of Hotness

Airbnb Could Soon Do $1 Billion A Year In Revenues

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Airbnb, the online marketplace for spare rooms and other unconventional lodging, is poised for rapid growth, according to Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities. In a recent Forbes cover story on Airbnb, Pachter estimated that Airbnb rented 12 million to 15 million room-nights in 2012. Pachter thinks that could increase...
Airbnb Could Soon Do $1 Billion A Year In Revenues
Instagram's Kevin Systrom: "Sudden hockey stick growth doesn't just happen"
Interview: Cyan Banister, founder of the first venture backed porn site, Zivity

getting faster at getting faster

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Two things of note: 1. The update offer to users of Firefox 3 and Firefox 3.5 is the first time we’ve ever done an offer to a .0 release to our user base. We’ve always waited until the .1 release or later. We did this because we were able to...
getting faster at getting faster
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