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Rap Genius Is Getting Into Breaking News Analysis With News Genius

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The founders of lyric website Rap Genius revealed today that they’re starting to move into annotating news content too, under the name News Genius. They were on-stage at Disrupt NY, where they gave a surreal, joke-y interview without too much detail about what News Genius actually is. Co-founder Mahbod Moghadam...
Rap Genius Is Getting Into Breaking News Analysis With News Genius

Grand Jury Refuses To Indict Teen Arrested For Posting 'Threatening' Rap Lyrics On Facebook

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Cameron D'Ambrosio, the teen charged with "communicating terrorist threats" via some daft rap lyrics posted to his Facebook profile, is apparently no longer a threat to the people of Methuen, MA, and parts beyond. Facing a possible 20-year-sentence for his inclusion of such explosive terms as "White House," "murder...
Grand Jury Refuses To Indict Teen Arrested For Posting 'Threatening' Rap Lyrics On Facebook

Co-Founder Of Hot Startup Rap Genius Gives Profane Interview -- Tells Zuck And NYT They Can Fellate Him (FB)

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Rap Genius' co-founder Mahbod Moghadam isn't afraid to say what's on his mind. In an interview with tech newsletter Wakefield, Mahbod ripped Mark Zuckerberg and the New York Times with pretty vulgar language. Rap Genius is a site that annotates rap lyrics but it has ambitions to become much bigger. It...
Co-Founder Of Hot Startup Rap Genius Gives Profane Interview -- Tells Zuck And NYT They Can Fellate Him (FB)

Ben Horowitz Says $15 Million For Rap Genius Will Create "A Talmud For The Internet"

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"Huh?!"--Kanye West When a venture capitalist who begins each of his blog entries with a rap lyric proposes investing in a company called "Rap Genius," it can seem a little self-indulgent. "That was the thing that got the most resistance at the firm in making the investment," Ben Horowitz tells...
Ben Horowitz Says $15 Million For Rap Genius Will Create "A Talmud For The Internet"
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The 10 most important things I learned launching a startup

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Photo via Bigstock I thought launching a startup would be fun. After all, I was finally executing an idea that I’d dreamed of two years prior, which, until then, had remained nothing more than a note in my iPhone. The idea was Crackerize.com (and that’s literally all the 2-year old...
The 10 most important things I learned launching a startup

Rap Genius Reveals Its Business Model Will Be 'Enterprise Genius' Collaborative Annotation Tool

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How could a site for explaining rap lyrics make good on its $15 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz? Because it’s also a collaborative text-annotation platform that enterprises are asking for. Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, the Rap Genius founders told me they plan to monetize by building installation of their...
Rap Genius Reveals Its Business Model Will Be 'Enterprise Genius' Collaborative Annotation Tool
Ben Horowitz And The Founders Explain Why A16Z Put $15M Into Rap Genius: "Knowledge About Knowledge"

iTunes Terms of Service gets the RapGenius treatment, hilarity ensues

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The rules of the road for iTunes are being savaged over at the online platform intended for explaining rap lyrics. [Read more]...
iTunes Terms of Service gets the RapGenius treatment, hilarity ensues

Today in Tech: A cheaper Nook Tablet coming this week?

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the long weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. Inside a Foxconn factory. Photo: Karson Yiu/ABC News * Apple (AAPL) granted ABC's Nightline unfettered access to a Foxconn factory. Here's a preview of what they found. (The full segment...
Today in Tech: A cheaper Nook Tablet coming this week?
Rap Genius launches 'News Genius' to explain current events

Cash Money Millionaires: RapGenius Raises $15 Million from Andreessen Horowitz

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RapGenius has been a little hesitant to admit it’s a tech startup. First and foremost, the company is a community of rap lovers. Also, Bible lovers. The Brooklyn-based lyrics annotation site had raised a small round of funding last year from from New York investors including Lerer Ventures, but...
Cash Money Millionaires: RapGenius Raises $15 Million from Andreessen Horowitz

Remember CliffNotes? This Startup Could Wipe It Out

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Rap Genius, the lyrics site that breaks down the meaning behind rap songs, has launched a new project called Poetry Brain. Instead of annotating rap songs, Poetry Brain offers crowdsourced annotations of classic literary texts, poetry, academic papers, and even political speeches. "We hope to make it the best annotated...
Remember CliffNotes? This Startup Could Wipe It Out

Skating on Surface, Rapping with Two Short: How Windows execs are blowing off steam

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Steven Sinofsky The debut of Windows 8 next week will represent one of the biggest moments in the careers of Microsoft’s Windows team — a high-stakes and high-profile launch that will put years of their work and decision-making to the test. But the pressure isn’t keeping the executive team from...
Skating on Surface, Rapping with Two Short: How Windows execs are blowing off steam

Andreessen Horowitz invests $15M in hip hop Wikipedia Rap Genius

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$15 million is a lot of cash to invest in a rap lyrics site, but for Andreessen Horowitz its investment in Rap Genius is the start of something much, much bigger. Founded in 2009 by a trio of Yale University graduates, Rap Genius is a community-driven site dedicated to explaining and providing the context behind the...
Andreessen Horowitz invests $15M in hip hop Wikipedia Rap Genius

Former Marine Detained, Held For A Month For Posting Conspiracy Theories, Rap Lyrics To Facebook

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We were just discussing how some in law enforcement are overreacting to "threats" on Facebook, and someone in the comments pointed us to the case of Brandon Raub, which we had been unfamiliar with. Raub, a former Marine, posted some of his concerns about the government to his Facebook page,...
Former Marine Detained, Held For A Month For Posting Conspiracy Theories, Rap Lyrics To Facebook
RapGenius may not have found the future of news, but it has about as much chance as anyone else

Rap Genius gets $15M from Andreessen Horowitz to annotate the entire web

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If you think of Rap Genius as just a site for trading notes about song lyrics, a $15 million investment from top-tier VC Andreessen Horowitz may sound a little odd (Ben Horowitz’s love of rap notwithstanding). But if you think about it as a social network organized around all kinds...
Rap Genius gets $15M from Andreessen Horowitz to annotate the entire web

Office Crashers with RapGenius: the Lyrics, the Lifestyle, the Beefs

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To work at RapGenius, one must believe that rap is the most important thing. One also needs to drink a lot of water, go on group gym outings, and share one’s feelings. A solid pair of house slippers helps too. RapGenius co-founders Ilan Zechory, Tom Lehman (featured above) and Mahbod...
Office Crashers with RapGenius: the Lyrics, the Lifestyle, the Beefs

Marc Andreessen And Ben Horowitz 'Decode' Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's Farewell Memo -- On RapGenius

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When Andreessen Horowitz invested a whopping $15 million into RapGenius this past fall, they were keen to point out that the platform can be used for things well beyond decoding the meaning of rap lyrics and extend to other forms of wordplay — literature, historical texts, political speeches, and the...
Marc Andreessen And Ben Horowitz 'Decode' Groupon CEO Andrew Mason's Farewell Memo -- On RapGenius

37 Of The 511 Companies Launched By Startup School Y Combinator Are Worth More Than $40 Million

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Y Combinator is one of the most prestigious startup accelerators in Silicon Valley.  It has an acceptance rate similar to that of an Ivy League school, and a track a record for producing billion-dollar-valuation startups, like Dropbox and Airbnb. Over the weekend, YC founder Paul Graham tweeted that 37 companies...
37 Of The 511 Companies Launched By Startup School Y Combinator Are Worth More Than $40 Million
More than just lyrics, Rap Genius sets out to 'explain everything'

Rap Genius Cofounders Dismiss Concerns Over Racist Content in Editor Chat Rooms

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(Photo: ByronCrawford.com) Earlier this afternoon, Byron Crawford, founder of the hip hop blog The Mindset of a Champion, posted what he claims are screenshots of a private chatroom for editors of Rap Genius, a website that crowd-sources explanations for rap lyrics. The images show two Rap Genius editors posting incredibly offensive...
Rap Genius Cofounders Dismiss Concerns Over Racist Content in Editor Chat Rooms

Christopher Dorner's Manifesto Goes Viral--On Rap Genius

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The Andreessen Horowitz-backed site that grew out of annotating rap lyrics just got its resident Bible and Mayflower Compact expert to parse the manifesto of the ex-LAPD, murderous fugitive. You know Rap Genius is bigger than hip-hop. But proof arrived this week in the form a Rap Genius parsing...
Christopher Dorner's Manifesto Goes Viral--On Rap Genius

Meet Rapt.fm, The Startup That Lets Rappers Show Their Skills With Freestyle Battles On The Web

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Rap music has certainly evolved over the decades to become a pretty mainstream thing, but the act of rapping itself is not exactly seen as a commonplace hobby. But Detroit-based entrepreneur Erik Torenberg thinks that’s something that should change. According to him, everybody has it inside of them to...
Meet Rapt.fm, The Startup That Lets Rappers Show Their Skills With Freestyle Battles On The Web

Today's Scuttlebot: Ellison's Art Museums, and Foursquare From Mars

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Wednesday's selection includes an iPhone dissection and analysis that you probably won't want to try at home, Steve Jobs seemingly looking into the future from 1983 and Andreessen Horowitz's investment in a...
Today's Scuttlebot: Ellison's Art Museums, and Foursquare From Mars
Startups: These Guys Might Actually Be Rap's Geniuses

NYPD Sergeant Says 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' Is Just The Price We Pay For A 'Free Society'

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We've been dealing with the New York police department lately, thanks to the mayor and the police chief using the recent Boston bombing as an excuse to increase surveillance efforts and enact other policies to further encroach on New Yorkers' civil liberties. Whenever something terrorist-related occurs, it seems as...
NYPD Sergeant Says 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' Is Just The Price We Pay For A 'Free Society'

Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15 million In Rap Genius

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Here’s an investment out of left field, but not really. Andreesen Horowitz is dropping $15M into startup Rap Genius. Here’s what the firm had to say by way of Rap Genius’ blog: I’m delighted to announce that Andreessen Horowitz is investing $15 million in Rap Genius. Given that Rap Genius...
Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15 million In Rap Genius

Troy Carter interview: Lady Gaga's manager on the future of social media

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Knowing user behaviour spells success - and how a teenager's news-crunching website could be the next big thingTroy Carter, the force behind Lady Gaga, isn't just a talent manager. He epitomises an emerging group of creatives who are finding that partnering with Silicon Valley types is the way out of...
Troy Carter interview: Lady Gaga's manager on the future of social media
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