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Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs

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This is what we talk about when we talk about Disrupt. uBeam, a small startup founded by Meredith Perry, a 22-year-old new graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, has taken on $750,000 in seed funding to build out its technology for wirelessly charging electronic devices. uBeam’s investors include Founders Fund’s...
Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs

Just In Time For SXSW, Getaround Car Rental Marketplace Launches In Austin

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Getaround, a car rental community that only launched in May 2011 and subsequently won TC Disrupt NY, is ready to get you where you need to be in time for SXSW. The app that lets you rent a car by the hour, day or week, and comes fully loaded with...
Just In Time For SXSW, Getaround Car Rental Marketplace Launches In Austin

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Why We’re Definitely in a Bubble

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Mr. Webb Bubbles bubbles bubbles! The talk continues. Last week the anti-bubble camp was in the ascendency. First we had a massive bubble debate on Branch.com (disclosure: I am an investor in Branch), featuring some of the best minds on the internet: Anil Dash, Dave McClure, Paul Kedrosky, Chris Sacca,...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Why We’re Definitely in a Bubble

Marissa Mayer Proves 'Superhuman' Millionaires Really Can Have It All

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Ms. Mayer (Photo: Google+) When the news broke yesterday afternoon that Marissa Mayer would be taking over as Yahoo’s CEO, one detail was left out until long after market hours: Close to midnight last night, Fortune reported that Ms. Mayer will be starting her new job today six-months pregnant. As...
Marissa Mayer Proves 'Superhuman' Millionaires Really Can Have It All

New Beginnings

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Mary Dedinsky, my newswriting professor at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, taught me early on to not bury the lead. So here I go: Kass and I have agreed to sell Buddy Media to salesforce.com. Now that that’s over, let me tell you a story – a story about...
New Beginnings

Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users

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We’ve been covering Gogobot since it first launched in early 2010. It took the social travel discovery and advice site a little while to find its niche, but since about the middle of 2011, it’s been adding new members rapidly. Today, Gogobot is announcing that it has now surpassed the...
Social Travel Service Gogobot Passes 1 Million Registered Users

The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

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TechCrunch has been throwing an annual summer party at August Capital since 2006, the point at which Michael Arrington realized it had gotten too big for his Atherton back yard. And this year we’re doing it again, on the same big sunny Sand Hill balcony at the venture firm’s headquarters....
The Facebook Ecosystem CrunchUp + Our 7th Annual August Capital Party: Aug 3rd In Silicon Valley

Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York

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Last week we announced some pretty impressive TechCrunch Disrupt New York veterans who will be back on the stage this year. Today we’re revealing more of our stellar lineup for May’s big event. Joining our all star cast will be co-founder of Founder Collective and CEO of recently acquired Hunch,...
Chris Dixon, Jason Goldberg, Jeff Jordan and David Lawee Will Mix It Up At Disrupt New York

Please Welcome Our Newest Columnists, MG Siegler And Michael Arrington

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We’ve already talked extensively about how we handle guest posts these days — we publish one-off articles from people in the community who have something new and meaningful to say on tech topics. But we’ve also been building up a roster of regular columnists, like Steve Gillmor, Jon Evans and Devin...
Please Welcome Our Newest Columnists, MG Siegler And Michael Arrington

Why Silicon Valley needs the Unvarnished truth

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Unvarnished is no "burn book." After 15 years of covering Web startups, it’s not often that one strikes a chord in this jaded journalist’s heart. But one new Silicon Valley company strikes me as not just timely, but necessary. It’s called Unvarnished, and it aims to collect reviews about people....
Why Silicon Valley needs the Unvarnished truth

A Startup's Nightmare First Experience With The Press

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When Brad Hargreaves was in college, he cofounded a company called GoCrossCampus. His startup got press most founders only dream of: an above-the-fold feature in The New York Times.  Titled, Storming the Campuses, it was a shining profile of Hargreaves' company. It was published in March 2008, just before Hargreaves...
A Startup's Nightmare First Experience With The Press

TCTV Wrap-Up: The Rundown On Apple's iPad Mini Launch Event

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Apple made some pretty big announcements at an event held in Silicon Valley this morning: The debut of the long-rumored iPad Mini, a brand new iMac, more relatively affordable Retina-enabled MacBooks, and much more. While TechCrunch has had great coverage of all this, it’s been such a big day...
TCTV Wrap-Up: The Rundown On Apple's iPad Mini Launch Event

Zuckerberg: Facebook Stock Drop is Disappointing; Mobile Strategy is Misunderstood

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says it is “disappointing” that the stock has dropped as much as it has but said that the company’s mobile strategy that will guide its growth is “misunderstood.” “The performance of the stock has obviously been disappointing,” Zuckerberg said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on Tuesday....
Zuckerberg: Facebook Stock Drop is Disappointing; Mobile Strategy is Misunderstood

What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)

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MG Siegler, the TechCrunch columnist and venture capitalist known best for his unabashed pro-Apple bias, spurred a lot of discussion (and mockery) today when he announced he was departing Michael Arrington's VC firm CrunchFund for Google Ventures. The irony wasn't lost on us: the idea of a part-time Apple blogger...
What The World's Biggest Apple Fanboy Has To Say About His New Job At Google (GOOG)
Greylock Partners Opens Up Applications For Its Second Hackfest

Zaarly Temporarily Shuts Down Its New York City Office

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Mark Ecko's office circa 2009 via Gawker Back in December, Bo Fishback, CEO of the peer-to-peer marketplace Zaarly, which lets you buy and sell products and services from the people around you, told Betabeat that Zaarly planned to grow its presence in New York City from two full-time employees up...
Zaarly Temporarily Shuts Down Its New York City Office

Carol Bartz To Michael Arrington: “F*ck Off!”

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Carol Bartz To Michael Arrington: “F*ck Off!”
Mark Zuckerberg To Speak Tomorrow At Y Combinator Startup School
Gogobot Opens For Business In Europe (Smart Move: 44% Of Its Customers Are Here Already, Says CEO Travis Katz)

Fab's Best-Selling Item Is...A Vibrator

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Fab turned 1 today with a bang. The young startup has 5 million users and it acquired is 3rd startup, two-month-old Llustre. It also boasted 1.8 million items sold to date, ranging in cost from $1 to $20,000. Of those 1.8 million items, one in particular has produced stand-out sales....
Fab's Best-Selling Item Is...A Vibrator

SV Legend Bill Campbell Will Join Us Disrupt SF

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New entrepreneurs dream about making an impact that spans decades. Bill Campbell has done it. Some readers may know him as a key early Apple executive featured in the Steve Jobs biography, and as an Apple board member today. Others will recognize him for his work as CEO turned now...
SV Legend Bill Campbell Will Join Us Disrupt SF
'House' Director and Twitter Angel Investor Greg Yaitanes To Disrupt SF
Reid Hoffman Invested $37,500 Into Facebook At A $5M Valuation

14 Incredible Women To Watch In Silicon Valley

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Hear from Kevin Systrom, Michael Arrington, and other Silicon Valley 100 honorees at IGNITION West!Yesterday we revealed our annual Silicon Valley 100 list of people doing the coolest things in tech. A few women stood out as movers and shakers last year. Sheryl Sandberg became a self made billionaire...
14 Incredible Women To Watch In Silicon Valley
Why Silicon Valley innovation has stalled

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

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

Investor Update

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PandoDaily has always had a pact with readers that we’ll be open and honest– particularly on the subject of our investors. Typically, this means we’re telling you about new investors. Today, however, we find ourselves in the unexpected position of having to disclose a change in our relationship with an...
Investor Update

Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator

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Yahoo has announced a series of changes set to roll out this week that integrate Facebook's social networking service into various Yahoo properties, including Yahoo Mail and its homepage. Also included in the announcement is news of a refresh for Yahoo Profiles. Originally launched in 2008, the new profiles will...
Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator
uBeam Raises 750k from FF Angel, Andreessen Horowitz and CrunchFund and Angels
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