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And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Is... YourMechanic!

Investors Say “Count Me In” To Plancast

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When Plancast launched last November, it immediately put other sites like Upcoming, Dopplr, and every single e-vite service on notice. The “Foursquare for the future” has a simplicity that leads to a lot of social activity as we’ve seen over the past few months. And now that vision will get...
Investors Say “Count Me In” To Plancast

Caterina Fake: Fast Growth for a New Social App Is a Very Bad Thing

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Social Web entrepreneurs with successful careers just can’t seem to find their way to a happy and boring retirement. Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake just announced Pinwheel, joining Ev Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter and now Obvious, Joshua Schachter of Delicious and now Jig, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of...
Caterina Fake: Fast Growth for a New Social App Is a Very Bad Thing

E La Carte Releases More Powerful Version Of Customized Tablet For Restaurants

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E la Carte, a company that develops a tableside tablet for the restaurant and related hospitality industries, is debuting a brand new version of its hardware for restaurants. As we’ve written in the past, E la Carte launched ‘Presto,’ earlier this year to bring user-friendly tablets to restaurants to bring...
E La Carte Releases More Powerful Version Of Customized Tablet For Restaurants

BlockChalk Draws $1 Million In Seed Financing From Schachter, Battery, And Founder Collective

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Geo-messaging startup BlockChalk raised $1 million in seed financing from an impressive group of investors, including Delicious founder Joshua Schachter, Lotus founder Mitch Kapor, the Founder Collective, Battery Ventures, Harrison Metal, Josh Stylman, Tom McInerney, and David Liu. Schachter, in particular, has been investing heavily in geo startups (he...
BlockChalk Draws $1 Million In Seed Financing From Schachter, Battery, And Founder Collective

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

Delicious Founder Creates New People Search Engine, Skills.to

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Joshua Schachter and his team of star developers at TastyLabs have begun work on a second project, an endorsement and people search engine called Skills.to. The site lets you endorse people for their skills in various fields, see what the people you know have been endorsed for and search for...
Delicious Founder Creates New People Search Engine, Skills.to

Delicious Founder Joshua Schachter Leaves Google

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Shared by mangini Esse título do post ficou gay, hein? :-) Over a year after joining Google, Joshua Schachter, the founder of Delicious and a Yahoo exec until June 2008, is leaving the search giant, according to a Tweet he just sent out. Schachter sent out another Tweet shortly after...
Delicious Founder Joshua Schachter Leaves Google
Delicious founder wants you to build micro-apps with this new framework

YC-Backed Private Photo-Sharing App Everyme Raises $2.15M From Tencent And Others

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So you’ve got your photos on Facebook, and you’ve got them on Instagram, and on Path. But what about that stuff that you don’t want everyone to see? Just some people? That’s what group photo-sharing app Everyme is for. And it’s just raised an additional $2.15 million to get more...
YC-Backed Private Photo-Sharing App Everyme Raises $2.15M From Tencent And Others

Y Combinator alum Heyzap raises $4.3m more to grow its social network for mobile games

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Heyzap, the San Francisco-based company behind the social discovery platform and network for mobile games with the same name, has secured another $4.3 million in equity funding. The Series B round brings its total raised to approximately $8 million. Heyzap, started in 2009 by entrepreneurs Jude Gomila and Immad Akhund,...
Y Combinator alum Heyzap raises $4.3m more to grow its social network for mobile games

@WalmartLabs Goes Shopping, Comes Back With Two Startups

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@Walmart Labs, the tech arm of the retail giant’s e-commerce unit, announced a pair of acquisitions today. Now on board are OneOps, which brings its platform-as-a-service technology, and social-software outfit Tasty Labs, along with its founders, Mozilla vet Nick Nguyen, del.icio.us creator Joshua Schachter and HousingMaps creator Paul Rademacher....
@WalmartLabs Goes Shopping, Comes Back With Two Startups

Wal-Mart gets PaaS and social software chops through OneOps, Tasty Labs buys

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It’s clear that Wal-Mart Stores wants to stay on top as a major online retailer in the United States and abroad, as it takes steps to turn stores into fulfillment centers and bolster its virtual capabilities. What hasn’t been clear is how that transition will look, or how long it...
Wal-Mart gets PaaS and social software chops through OneOps, Tasty Labs buys

YourMechanic, The "Uber Of Car Maintenance," Offers On-Demand, Certified Mechanics At 30-50% Savings

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YourMechanic, a peer-to-peer car repair marketplace that enables mechanics to fix users’ cars at their home or office, launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today. It claims it will lower costs 30-50% from shops and dealers, offering an “Uber-like experience” where the mechanic visits you to service your car. YourMechanic offers...
YourMechanic, The "Uber Of Car Maintenance," Offers On-Demand, Certified Mechanics At 30-50% Savings

After Making Millions In His 20s, This Guy Got Venture Funding For A Google-Killer

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Google has an incredibly strong hold on the search market, owning nearly 70 percent of it worldwide. But that's not stopping Gabriel Weinberg from going full-force ahead with his search engine DuckDuckGo, Neowin's Max Slater-Robins reports. In 2006, while Weinberg was in his 20s, he sold social networking company The...
After Making Millions In His 20s, This Guy Got Venture Funding For A Google-Killer
The path to Pinterest: Visual bookmarks and grid sites

Klout Acquires Local And Mobile Neighborhood App Blockboard

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Flush with new capital, Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, is making its first acquisition. Klout is purchasing mobile and local neighborhood app Blockboard. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Blockboard develops a neighborhood app through which...
Klout Acquires Local And Mobile Neighborhood App Blockboard

The 11 Most Disruptive Startups

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There are tons of startups, but few are industry changers. Some entrepreneurs are working to change the way we travel, pay for things, listen to music, and share news. Here are eleven innovative startups that will change the way we do things forever -- or they'll go broke trying. Note:...
The 11 Most Disruptive Startups

On The Eve Of SXSW’s Location War, Plancast Gets An iPhone App

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It’s getting tough to keep up with all of the location-related developments leading up to this year’s SXSW, and they just keep coming. Tonight, on the eve of the event, Plancast has just had its iPhone application approved. The service, which we’ve previously described as a ‘Foursquare for the future’,...
On The Eve Of SXSW’s Location War, Plancast Gets An iPhone App

The New Museum Brings Together Seven Artists With Seven Engineers (50 Discount Tickets)

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What happens when you pair seven visual artists with seven engineers and technologists? The New Museum in New York City is about to find out. An upcoming exhibit called Seven On Seven will put together artists and programmers for one day and tell them to come up with something...
The New Museum Brings Together Seven Artists With Seven Engineers (50 Discount Tickets)

Anonymous Mobile Social Network Gets Venture Backing

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BlockChalk, the anonymous location-based social networking service, just announcedthat it is now a venture-backed startup. BlockChalk's investors include Battery Ventures, Mitch Kapor, Harrison Metal, Founder Collective, Joshua Schachter, Josh Stylman, Tom McInerney, and David Liu. The company, which focuses on giving neighborhoods a a forum to share information, plans to...
Anonymous Mobile Social Network Gets Venture Backing

Box Acquires Crocodoc To Add HTML5 Document Converter And Sleek Content Experience To Cloud Storage Platform

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Cloud storage company Box has acquired HTML5 document embedding service and Y Combinator alum Crocodoc, both companies announced in a press briefing today. Financial terms of the deal, which was a cash and stock transaction, were not disclosed; however, Box CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie said that it was a...
Box Acquires Crocodoc To Add HTML5 Document Converter And Sleek Content Experience To Cloud Storage Platform

Social Ridesharing Startup RideJoy Raises $1.3M From Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures And Others

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Ridejoy, a YC-backed startup that brings people together via ridesharing on long-distance trips, has raised $1.3 million in seed funding led by Freestyle Capital with Lerer Ventures, Start Fund, SV Angel, Founder Collective, Y Combinator, Ben Ling, Owen Van Natta and Joshua Schachter participating. The service allows drivers who are...
Social Ridesharing Startup RideJoy Raises $1.3M From Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures And Others

Score One For "Mobile Big Data:" Location Analytics Startup Locately Acquired By Research Firm SMG

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Boston-based Locately, a location analytics firm which combines GPS signals with mobile surveys to understand how people shop and make decisions about where to dine, has been acquired by the customer research firm Service Management Group (SMG). Locately had previously raised just over a million via grants and angel funding,...
Score One For "Mobile Big Data:" Location Analytics Startup Locately Acquired By Research Firm SMG
Joshua Schachter Launches Newest Tasty Labs Project, Skills.to

The Top 50 Early-Stage Investors In Silicon Valley: The Complete A-Z List

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Marc Andreessen Mike Arrington Marc Benioff Michael Birch Jim Breyer Paul Buchheit Steven Chen Jeff Clavier Ron Conway Adam D'Angelo Jack Dorsey Tim Draper Josh Elman Paul Graham Seth Goldstein Georges Harik Kevin Hartz Rob Hayes Reid Hoffman James Hong Ben Horowitz Charles Hudson Mitch Kapor Jawed Karim Manu...
The Top 50 Early-Stage Investors In Silicon Valley: The Complete A-Z List

HotOrNot Founder Launches Mobile, Social App Perceptual Networks, Raises $1M From First Round, Steve Chen, Max Levchin And Others

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Philadelphia-based Perceptual Networks has raised $1 million in funding from an impressive group of VCs and angels, including First Round Capital, Bullpen Capital, Max Levchin, Steve Chen, Michael Birch Rackspace founder Richard Yoo, Demand Media founder Shawn Colo Joshua Schachter (founder of Tasty Labs and Delicious), Alexis Ohanian (founder of...
HotOrNot Founder Launches Mobile, Social App Perceptual Networks, Raises $1M From First Round, Steve Chen, Max Levchin And Others

Jeff Atwood Bids Adieu To Stack Exchange, For The Best Reason Ever

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Jeff Atwood, the co-founder and CTO of Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites mostly about programming and gaming, and Stack Overflow, is stepping down from day-to-day operations at the beginning of next month. Atwood writes on his Coding Horror blog that startup life was having too...
Jeff Atwood Bids Adieu To Stack Exchange, For The Best Reason Ever

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

Airbnb Acqui-Hires Brian Pokorny And The Batch/DailyBooth Team To Boost Mobile Adoption

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Airbnb has grown dramatically over the last year, announcing last month that it topped 10 million total nights booked, with more than 200,000 active properties listed on its site. But one area where it expects huge growth is on mobile, which is fast becoming a key focus for the company....
Airbnb Acqui-Hires Brian Pokorny And The Batch/DailyBooth Team To Boost Mobile Adoption
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