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Where oh where did the great startup launch go? (Startup events have killed it)

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I keep thinking back on the launch of Bug Labs, which was about the best product launch I’ve seen in recent memory, at least from a startup you’ve never heard of. They ended up going on to win one of CNET’s best of show at the Consumer Electronics Show...
Where oh where did the great startup launch go? (Startup events have killed it)

Have Arrington and Conway screwed up big time with their investment in Highlight?

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Tonight I’m getting message after message that friend after friend has joined Highlight (the photo above is of Paul Davison showing it off to some of its first users back in December on the day it launched into a closed beta). What is Highlight? Well, two weeks ago, in...
Have Arrington and Conway screwed up big time with their investment in Highlight?

Catching Up

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Mike Arrington: With tethering and Fi-Fi hotspot features, Apple and others have some serious catching up to do. Another sign of how bad AT&T makes the iPhone look: the iPhone OS has fully supported tethering since 3.0 shipped 11 months ago. Most carriers around the world have supported it from...
Catching Up

Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

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Don Dodge is well known to longtime TechCrunch readers. Dodge was the guy who Mike Arrington turned into a bit of a martyr after he got unceremoniously fired by Microsoft back in November 2009. Indeed, as Dodge told me last week backstage at Disrupt, it was Mike’s very public...
Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]
And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Is... YourMechanic!

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)
Crunch time at TechCrunch: Site has lost 35% of its traffic since September
MG Siegler will continue to work with Arrington on 'the investing side of things'
PR isn't rocket science. Just ask Keith Rabois
Meet 'Unreasonable At Sea', The Startup Accelerator That Plans To Circle The Globe By Ship

Helping startups land angel funding (San Francisco, March 4th)

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just sent this to my mailing list… ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Jason Calacanis Date: Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 5:32 PM Subject: Helping startups land angel funding (San Francisco, March 4th) PLEASE FORWARD TO: startups looking for funding. Jason’s List Membership: 19,318 Google Buzz profile: www.bit.ly/jasonbuzz More info: www.openangelforum.com Signup: www.bit.ly/jasonslist...
Helping startups land angel funding (San Francisco, March 4th)

Best Tech Events This Week (D3 DUMBO Demo Day, Content NewFronts, UNCUBED, Mobile Dev Camp)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at...
Best Tech Events This Week (D3 DUMBO Demo Day, Content NewFronts, UNCUBED, Mobile Dev Camp)

Twitter's New Communications Chief Has Never Used Twitter (GOOG)

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Good catch by Mike Arrington over on Uncrunched: Twitter's new communications chief, Gabriel Stricker, has actually never used Twitter. The Xoogler made his presence known with his first tweet ever: I’m thrilled to be joining Twitter -- and thankful for my time at Google. Both are more than just...
Twitter's New Communications Chief Has Never Used Twitter (GOOG)

David Sacks On Selling Yammer: We Never Really Shopped The Company

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In June, Microsoft closed its acquisition of Yammer, the hot young enterprise social network that got its start at TC50 back in 2003. It was a big exit for the company, which sold for a whopping $1.2 billion. CEO and founder of Yammer David Sacks took the stage at TechCrunch...
David Sacks On Selling Yammer: We Never Really Shopped The Company

For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

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Politics is considered a dirty word, not just at dinner parties and among mixed company, but also within much of the startup ecosystem. It seems that since the political system can’t be hacked as consistently or predictably as the social graph its importance has has been largely ignored. At a...
For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

Goldman Sachs: other resignation letters and manifestos of note

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Greg Smith was not the first – nor will he be the last – to pull a Jerry Maguire. Here are some other classic resignation lettersIt was the resignation letter read around the world.Greg Smith, a Goldman Sachs director in London, resigned after publishing a devastating open letter in the...
Goldman Sachs: other resignation letters and manifestos of note
Launch founder Jason Calacanis raising $10 million venture fund

Open Garden

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I was on the panel of judges yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt to select the top startup of the conference. The finalists were a very impressive group: gTar, OpenGarden, UberConference, Ark, Babelverse and Sunglass. The winner was UberConference. gTar came in a close second. Both of those companies are impressive and I support the wisdom of the...
Open Garden

Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of newly funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Just.me is a stealth company in the mobile space and as such Keith’s opinions on this issue are likely to reflect his product focus. The controversy that began last week...
Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light

Jason Calacanis Joins PandoDaily As A Regular Columnist

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Well, here’s a fun announcement. PandoDaily is very pleased to welcome a new special contributor: Jason Calacanis. Jason will be writing a regular (every couple of weeks) column, offering advice to a company that’s at a crossroads. Anyone who has attended Jason’s Launch conference, or read his blog or watched...
Jason Calacanis Joins PandoDaily As A Regular Columnist

Welcome To Our New Europe Channel, Covering European Tech, VC And Startups

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Well, here we are. Excuse us while we unpack a few boxes, but as you can see we’re just about moved out of the old EU.TechCrunch.com sub-domain, into this palatial place called TechCrunch.com/Europe. Yes, folks, after five years or so out there in the wilds of the EU, tapping away...
Welcome To Our New Europe Channel, Covering European Tech, VC And Startups

So Which is More Offensive A Painting From The Art Institute of Chicago or Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Telling Mike Arrington to “Fuck Off” At a Public Tech Conference in New York City?

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See that photo above? It’s by a famous artist Jules-Joseph Lefebvre and hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago. It was painted in 1874. I took it last year when I visited the museum. It’s also a photo of mine that is presently being censored by Flickr. Apparently showing...
So Which is More Offensive A Painting From The Art Institute of Chicago or Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Telling Mike Arrington to “Fuck Off” At a Public Tech Conference in New York City?

Best Tech Events This Week (ER 50 Party, NJ Tech Meetup, Bubbleproof, Goodnik Hackathon, Brooklyn Tech Meetup, TechHub NY)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. You know...
Best Tech Events This Week (ER 50 Party, NJ Tech Meetup, Bubbleproof, Goodnik Hackathon, Brooklyn Tech Meetup, TechHub NY)

PandoDaily Splits With TechCrunch Founder Mike Arrington

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When Sarah Lacy founded PandoDaily, it looked a lot like the second coming of TechCrunch: TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington's CrunchFund invested, and Arrington and his venture partner (and former TechCrunch reporter) MG Siegler were going to be regular contributors. So much for that. Today, Lacy posted a terse note...
PandoDaily Splits With TechCrunch Founder Mike Arrington

Facebook to reveal 'new home on Android' next week

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Facebook will be holding a product announcement at its headquarters next Thursday. Members of the press were given an invitation saying, “Come see our new home on Android.” We haven’t heard what the product will be, but it could be an overhauled Android app or a modified version of the...
Facebook to reveal 'new home on Android' next week

Today in Tech: The Yahoo board exodus

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Four board members are leaving Yahoo, including chairman Roy Bostock and HP exec Vyomesh Joshi. As All Things D reports, the Internet company will add three new board...
Today in Tech: The Yahoo board exodus

Last Day To Purchase Extra Early Bird Tickets For Disrupt SF

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DISRUPT Extra Early Bird ticket sales end tonight at 11:59 PM PST, so buy your tickets now! If you miss the Extra Early Bird tickets, you’ll be able to buy Early Bird tickets until August 11th. Our confirmed speaker line up includes industry luminaries like Mike Arrington, Marissa Mayer, Marc Benioff,...
Last Day To Purchase Extra Early Bird Tickets For Disrupt SF

What Is the Point of: Klout?

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Whenever a new Web trend comes along, there are people who ask, "What is the point of this?" If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we'll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is the point of Klout?...
What Is the Point of: Klout?

And The Winner Of The Third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is UberConference

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It’s been a whirlwind couple of days here in New York, as our expert judges watched earnest startups pitch their hearts out onstage at the third annual TechCrunch Disrupt NY. Thirty startups presented in the first two days, to be whittled down to six after much judge deliberation and founder...
And The Winner Of The Third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Is UberConference

MIKE ARRINGTON: "Arianna Huffington Is A Touchy Psychopath"

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With Erick Schonfeld's unexpected departure from TechCrunch, former Editor in Chief Michael Arrington felt compelled to write. In a post titled "Helpful Tips For Keeping Your Job As Editor Of TechCrunch," Arrington puts Arianna Huffington on blast. Again. "Arianna Huffington seems to enjoy fucking with TechCrunch in her leisure...
MIKE ARRINGTON: "Arianna Huffington Is A Touchy Psychopath"
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