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Almost Three: A Brief History Of Foursquare Time (And A Look At Its Future)

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Editor’s note: AJ Arora is a former Yahoo! product guy and one-time TechCrunch intern. He currently works on startups in local discovery and e-commerce. In anticipation of Foursquare’s three-year anniversary, AJ examines the success of Foursquare from a Product Manager’s perspective. (He has no affiliation with the company.) Six years...
Almost Three: A Brief History Of Foursquare Time (And A Look At Its Future)

Dropbox signs superstars Bono, The Edge — as investors

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The news that Dropbox now counts a couple of rockstars among its investors brought a few chuckles: the cloud startup’s team posing with U2′s Bono and The Edge certainly made for a little fun viewing. @Dropbox is excited to welcome Bono & The Edge as investors. Thanks for the support...
Dropbox signs superstars Bono, The Edge — as investors

NYPD gang unit to double in size in response to social media threats

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150 police reinforcements will track criminals threatening violence or boasting about crimes on Facebook and TwitterThe New York police department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media.Rather than target established street...
NYPD gang unit to double in size in response to social media threats

Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

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One of the most rational voices in the Valley, David Sacks has hit many of the commonly agreed upon entrepreneurial “milestones,” and he’s only 40. Sacks is part of a mafia (PayPal), he’s had a pivot (MyGeni) and he’s won a TechCrunch startup competition, back when it was TechCrunch 50....
Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

Britney Spears Joins Path, Which Is Raising Up To $30M At A $250M Valuation

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So rumor (and Twitter) has it that singer Britney Spears was at Path yesterday, hanging with founder Dave Morin and rockstars Danny Trinh and Matt Van Horn in their spacious offices — and actually sitting at their boardroom table. The popular popstar has created a Path account, which is sort...
Britney Spears Joins Path, Which Is Raising Up To $30M At A $250M Valuation

As Waiting Period Expires, Rockstar Consortium Is Ready To Roll With Patent Licensing

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After forming a strange alliance to score control of Nortel Networks’ patents, Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Sony, and Ericsson can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Now that a Department of Justice waiting period has finally expired, the members of the so-called Rockstar Consortium can finally finish up their $4.5 billion...
As Waiting Period Expires, Rockstar Consortium Is Ready To Roll With Patent Licensing

Number of Job Listings That Include the Word ‘Ninja’ Are Up 2,505 Percent

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(Image: catspictures.net) Job listings have gotten increasingly hip since 2006, apparently. Six years ago in May, Indeed.com found only 18 job listings requesting a “ninja” of some sort. This month there are 469, according to Indeed, which aggregates job listings. That’s an increase of 2,505 percent. “The term ninja is...
Number of Job Listings That Include the Word ‘Ninja’ Are Up 2,505 Percent

Biz Dev Is Having a Moment

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Mr. Pollack, in a tux. Business development professionals still don't have their own noun. It's either "I do biz dev for ____" or "she's in biz dev" or, our favorite, "they're biz dev folks." Maybe business... developers? Bizzy devvers? Bizzy dev bees? Hustlers-in-chief? Someone should come up with a phrase...
Biz Dev Is Having a Moment

Turntable's Seth Goldstein Raises $1 Million For A New Music Startup, DJZ

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Emerging from a tumultuous year running one of the most-hyped music startups around, Seth Goldstein is reemerging on the startup scene with a new venture, DJZ. Last summer, Goldstein and Billy Chasen had one of the most-hyped startups, Turntable.fm. It quickly gained a lot of users and closed a $7...
Turntable's Seth Goldstein Raises $1 Million For A New Music Startup, DJZ
When it comes to the social web, these two VCs are in a league of their own
Gary Sharma’s Highlights from F.ounders NY 2012, the Michael Jordan of Tech Events

Following Behance buy, Adobe acquires mobile app design firm Thumb Labs

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Brooklyn mobile app design and development shop Thumb Labs has been acquired — or acqui-hired — by Adobe. Thumb Labs is the group behind the mobile apps for Behance, the design community startup that was bought by Adobe late last year, and Thumb Labs says it specializes in stylish and...
Following Behance buy, Adobe acquires mobile app design firm Thumb Labs
Engineers are from Mars, Designers are from Venus

How Twitter can save itself from Doom

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I wrote yesterday's piece about Twitter very quickly, too quickly -- because I came up with a shitty title that didn't reflect how I was thinking about it. We're in the phase of the tech loop where what matters is how impressive your latest press event was. To illustrate the...
How Twitter can save itself from Doom
The 4 Ego Traps That Sink Rockstar Developers

Changing how we learn: 10 disruptive tools for every generation

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As the web rapidly transforms the way we consume knowledge, here’s a quick look at innovative tools, programs, and startups that are rapidly changing how we learn. Code the Next Facebook! “Many public-school children seem to know only two dates — 1492 and 4th of July; and as a rule...
Changing how we learn: 10 disruptive tools for every generation

Rockstars don't win games for Social Media agencies... teams do

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Rockstars don't win games for Social Media agencies... teams do
Tech companies are looking for ninjas, Jedis, and rockstars; what's next?

Read/Write Daily: The Facebook IPO Hangover

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The Facebook IPO was a euphoric moment for tech. For the first time, a social Web company had resisted acquisition, dominated the world and gone public without compromising itself. But now that the frenzy has subsided, where does the tech industry stand? What does the Facebook news say about...
Read/Write Daily: The Facebook IPO Hangover

JoyTunes Lands $1.5M, Releases New App To Help You Learn To Play Instruments Through Interactive Mobile Games

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Founded in 2010, Israeli startup JoyTunes has been on a mission to become the Rosetta Stone of music — to help those looking to learn play an instrument do so by turning practice into a mobile game, activated by playing the instrument of their choice. The startup’s first app, a...
JoyTunes Lands $1.5M, Releases New App To Help You Learn To Play Instruments Through Interactive Mobile Games
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