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Building a Facebook Game? Try the Facebook Game Idea Generator

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If you’ve ever played a Facebook game, dreamed of making one, or just wanted to name one, you have got to try the “Facebook Game Idea Generator”. It’s a tongue-in-cheek application that presents you with a series of Facebook game ideas one after another, probably by randomizing the most popular...
Building a Facebook Game? Try the Facebook Game Idea Generator

Father Of Raided 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl Settles Case For 300 Euros

torrentfreak.com
After being accused of illicit file-sharing earlier in the year a man from Finland was presented with an unsettling letter. Anti-piracy group CIAPC (known locally as TTVK) said they’d tracked the man’s Internet account to the unlawful sharing of a single music album by local artist Chisu. To stop matters...
Father Of Raided 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl Settles Case For 300 Euros

Say hello to the Skype mafia

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Everybody’s heard of the PayPal mafia — the cohort of entrepreneurs who graduated from the payments service when it was bought by eBay and have since left their mark across dozens of Silicon Valley companies, including Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and many more. But was it entirely unique? Skype has plenty...
Say hello to the Skype mafia

All Aboard The Flying Cars: Buy Your Tickets to See Peter Thiel NOW!

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I’m incredibly excited to announce that Peter Thiel will be our next guest for PandoMonthly. Peter is a renowned contrarian who is usually right (IMHO) and always controversial. He is one of the most central figures in the Web 2.0 revolution. He was a college chum of Reid Hoffman and...
All Aboard The Flying Cars: Buy Your Tickets to See Peter Thiel NOW!

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, HPQ, AAPL)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Facebook has bought Instagram for $1 billion -- here's what you need to know. Meet the 13 employees and 9 investors who took Instagram from fledgling startup to $1 billion acquisition. Mark Zuckerberg says an acquisition of this size is a one-time deal for...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, HPQ, AAPL)

iTunes Composers View: the first step in giving credit where credit is due?

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Songwriters, non-featured artists and producers have become invisible - they deserve the exposure they got on liner notesUsing today's digital music services, one would be forgiven for thinking that making a record is a one-person/band job. While old-fashioned physical records provide music fans with detailed information about who wrote the...
iTunes Composers View: the first step in giving credit where credit is due?
"Estonian Mafia" looking for the next generation of entrepreneurs

Facebook Mafia Baby Quora Raises $50M

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Mr. Cheever (flickr.com/techrunch) Those Facebookers are making it rain and the IPO isn't even scheduled until Friday. The Wall Street Journal reports today that ex-Facebookers Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever have raised a new $50 million round of funding for their Q&A site Quora, led by--surprise!--Facebook board member Peter Thiel. The...
Facebook Mafia Baby Quora Raises $50M

Andy Bechtolsheim on Google Mafia

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“When people are part of a new company that gets very successful very quickly, such as Google (but this effect is by no means limited to Google), they sometimes confuse the root of this success and incorrectly assume that the success was due to their own actions. They then want...
Andy Bechtolsheim on Google Mafia

Kogan Hates IE7 So Much It’s Imposing A Tax On All Shoppers That Use The Browser

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Ruslan Kogan may not be a known entity in the U.S., but the Aussie entrepreneur is a pioneer of online retail in Australia and happens to be the country’s wealthiest self-made person under the age of 30. Oh, and he also founded Kogan.com, a a manufacturer and direct retailer of...
Kogan Hates IE7 So Much It’s Imposing A Tax On All Shoppers That Use The Browser

Last Week in Betabeat: The Facebook Mob, NY Techies with Obama and Startups in Deutschland

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors. REQUIRED READING: Whither the Facebook Mafia Where are Facebook's early employees now? REQUIRED READING: Sources: Yep, Summit Series Just Raised $40 Million to buy that Mountain Summit bought a summit. REQUIRED READING: Which New...
Last Week in Betabeat: The Facebook Mob, NY Techies with Obama and Startups in Deutschland
How a glowing Max Levchin stole the show at D11
The Gilted Age: Ex-Gilt Groupers are running this town

Flower Subscription Startup H.Bloom Raises $10 Million Series B

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Subscription ecommerce doesn't work well across all categories. Makeup, toothpaste and socks last a lot longer than 30 days. Items that do need to be replenished monthly are flowers. Because they die. H.Bloom is a subscription flower service that delivers monthly bouquets to subscribers, like hotels and businesses. It's...
Flower Subscription Startup H.Bloom Raises $10 Million Series B

PayPal Picked This Design Guru To Make A Square Killer (EBAY)

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PayPal is working on a new card-swiping device that will charge a 2.7 percent fee per transaction compared to Square's 2.75 percent fee, Bloomberg reports. Not only that, but they're hiring Yves Behar's design firm Fuseproject to create a triangle-shaped card reader that will match the design savvy of...
PayPal Picked This Design Guru To Make A Square Killer (EBAY)

Father of 9-year-old girl accused of piracy compares copyright holders to the mafia

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Thankfully, police in Finland have agreed to end their criminal investigation of a nine-year-old girl over piracy allegations. But that doesn’t mean her family will get away scot-free because TorrentFreak is reporting that her father Aki Nylund has had to fork over €300 to get the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) to...
Father of 9-year-old girl accused of piracy compares copyright holders to the mafia
The Nexus 4 is a warning: If you're going Android, you're following the carriers' rules
DJs, meet royalties from TheFuture.fm

Mob Justice: Mafia II Hands On

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Mob Justice: Mafia II Hands On
Reid Hoffman: Three Disciplines that Product-Focused Founders Need

The IMF is a Financial Mafia

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The IMF is a Financial Mafia

Here's How You Can Make Money On Facebook's Next Monster Acquisition

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If you saw Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram and were upset you didn't make any money, we have some good news for you. It looks like you can actually place a bet on which company it's going after next on Paddy Power, an online gambling site. Foursquare is...
Here's How You Can Make Money On Facebook's Next Monster Acquisition

aangirfan: STEVEN PURCELL; THE MAFIA

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aangirfan: STEVEN PURCELL; THE MAFIA

Police raid home of 9-year-old Pirate Bay user, confiscate her 'Winnie the Pooh' laptop

bgr.com
Copyright enforcement might be getting out of hand in Scandinavia. As anti-piracy groups and copyright owners continue to work with authorities to curtail piracy in the region, police this week raided the home of a 9-year-old suspect and confiscated her “Winnie the Pooh” laptop. TorrentFreak reports that the girl’s home...
Police raid home of 9-year-old Pirate Bay user, confiscate her 'Winnie the Pooh' laptop

A Zuckerberg fades into the background

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Part of the so-called Facebook Mafia, Randi Zuckerberg was an early and influential member of her brother's team. She left the company amid a buzz of media coverage. But almost a year late, it isn't quite clear what she's planning next. By Alex Konrad, reporter FORTUNE -- On May 18,...
A Zuckerberg fades into the background
PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat with Reid Hoffman

Report: Facebook Alumni Have Raised $271 M. in Venture Capital

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A new report from CB Insights attempts to gather up all the ventures of the roving Facebook Mafia and put a number on how much money these Silicon Valley chosen ones have raised. "For those unfamiliar with the term, the Facebook Mafia refers to alumni of Facebook who’ve gone on to found...
Report: Facebook Alumni Have Raised $271 M. in Venture Capital

Want More Jobs? Get Rid Of The Patent Trolls

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Last fall, after years and years of bickering and fighting, Congress and the President finally got together to pass what they called a "patent reform" bill. While the bill made a few changes to how the patent system works, it almost completely ignored the issue of patent trolling or just...
Want More Jobs? Get Rid Of The Patent Trolls
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DO YOU NEED $1,000,000? 7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Fundraise

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Jason Baptiste, co-founder of iPad ad network and content platform OnSwipe, has raised $6 million for his startup. There's a lot he wishes he knew before founding a company -- so he wrote a book about it. Baptiste's book, The Ultralight Startup: Launching a Business Without any Clout or...
DO YOU NEED $1,000,000? 7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Fundraise
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