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Pinterest bigger than Tumblr? Depends who you ask, and where you draw the line

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It’s a strange game, comparing the relative size of websites. The pageview, once the key metric that ruled them all, is in decline as technology leaves it slowly in the dust, gripping several ’90s business plans as it fades away. And yet we do it anyway, mostly because it’s fun,...
Pinterest bigger than Tumblr? Depends who you ask, and where you draw the line
Yelp! Shares slip 14% on second day of trading

ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

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Jim Nutt Fast-growing ClassifiedAds.com has named Jim Nutt — the former director of software engineering at Intellectual Ventures – to the position of vice president of engineering. “Jim’s extensive experience in building and leading engineering teams makes him the ideal person to head up our development efforts and lead our engineering...
ClassifiedAds.com hires a VP of engineering as it pulls in profits

As Facebook Struggles To Figure Out How To Make Money On Mobile, LinkedIn's CEO Explains Why It's Doing Just Fine For Now (LNKD)

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For all the growth and opportunity the mobile Internet holds, it sure is hard for most companies turn a buck on it. LinkedIn is no exception, but it's in a better position with mobile than most. Mobile is its fastest growing service. Last year 10% of unique visitors to LinkedIn...
As Facebook Struggles To Figure Out How To Make Money On Mobile, LinkedIn's CEO Explains Why It's Doing Just Fine For Now (LNKD)

On Ubokia, Buyers Post What They’re Looking For — And Now It’s Embeddable On Partner Sites

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Looking for a cool new bike? Or a dress of a specific color and style? Instead of making you search for it, a startup called Ubokia lets you post what you’re looking for, then wait for the sellers to come to you. The site has been making progress recently, crossing...
On Ubokia, Buyers Post What They’re Looking For — And Now It’s Embeddable On Partner Sites

Trulia Goes After Zillow's Real Estate, Files $75M IPO; Now Has 22M Monthly Users

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Trulia, the online real estate listings giant, has now publicly filed an IPO of up to $75 million — effectively confirming reports from the end of July that the company had already filed for an IPO privately. The company’s S-1 also provides an update on the state of the business, showing...
Trulia Goes After Zillow's Real Estate, Files $75M IPO; Now Has 22M Monthly Users
Twice Sets Up Online Clothing Exchange in the Heart of San Francisco (Video)

The browser wars are back!

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It’s like 1995 all over again. Again. Competition between Firefox, Google, and Microsoft for users’ time online — and especially on mobile devices — is fierce once again. FORTUNE — The long, cold war over the Internet browser is heating up again. Recent statistics from StatCounter indicate that Microsoft’s (MSFT) Internet Explorer...
The browser wars are back!

How Social Media & Social TV Will Change Super Bowl 2012

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This year's Super Bowl will be more social than ever before. With the rise of social TV and the first-ever 2,800-square-foot social media command center, fans who have trekked down to Indianapolis and people at Super Bowl parties across the country can now opt to have a super-connected experience. This...
How Social Media & Social TV Will Change Super Bowl 2012

Should you choose this one or that one? VERSUS IO gets to the heart of the matter

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There are plenty of online options to compare almost anything you care to mention from kittens to cars, but there are very few who get right down to the bones of the matter comparing specs when it comes to choosing something to buy. Berlin-based startup, URGE IO has created VERSUS...
Should you choose this one or that one? VERSUS IO gets to the heart of the matter

Wikipedia looks to expand Arabic content via educational initiative

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Pilot program is Cairo is part of a larger push to gain student editors – and maybe teach them something while they're at itWikipedia is looking to North Africa as its key to unlocking an audience of that would increase the number visitors to the online encyclopedia by millions.While the English...
Wikipedia looks to expand Arabic content via educational initiative
After IPO, Yelp’s first quarter revenue jumps 66 percent
Yahoo: Facebook Bought Patents Just To Countersue, They Should Be Disregarded

MARISSA MAYER: Here's Why I Just Bought Tumblr For $1.1 Billion (YHOO)

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Yahoo just bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer explained her move in a Tumblr blog post. It reads:  Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !! I'm delighted to announce that we've reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!  We promise not to screw it up.  Tumblr is incredibly special and has...
MARISSA MAYER: Here's Why I Just Bought Tumblr For $1.1 Billion (YHOO)

Yelp Mobile Will Tell You Where To Go For Dinner And What To Order (YELP)

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While Mike Ghaffary, director of business at Yelp, can't comment on the future direction of Yelp due to the quiet period following its IPO, he did speak to us about what he's seeing in mobile consumption. We caught up with Ghaffary today at IGNITION West. Business Insider: What's happening in the...
Yelp Mobile Will Tell You Where To Go For Dinner And What To Order (YELP)
Gamer's dream: Valve seeks testers for upcoming games and hardware prototypes

Q&A social network Formspring launches Android app

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After the iOS app, Formspring is going for the Android users. Their new, free to download application, allows you to keep up with your buddies on the Q&A social network, see what other people are asking and respond promptly — all while on the go. Some of the Formspring stats...
Q&A social network Formspring launches Android app

Fisher-Price App Aims for Moms on Facebook

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Shared by sarahintampa I'm totally trying this. Targeting the many moms online, Mattel’s Fisher-Price is launching a Facebook app Thursday that allows mothers to be more selective in choosing which of their friends can see photos of their children. Fisher-Price’s new Facebook app Mothers who go online, particularly the influential...
Fisher-Price App Aims for Moms on Facebook

Google Maps coming to iPad this summer, updated with new design, improved rating system, in-app offers, much more

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We showed you significant updates to Google Maps which leaked early this morning, and Google just announced updates to Maps at Google I/O. Google also announced that its Maps API is used by over 1 million active sites and accessed by 1 billion unique visitors weekly. Maps will now...
Google Maps coming to iPad this summer, updated with new design, improved rating system, in-app offers, much more

This Is Not a Pivot: Exfm Relaunches Mobile Apps

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A shot of the new Exfm Android app. Exfm, the streaming music startup that began as a wee Chrome extension, hasn't pivoted. But maybe it's changed course by a few degrees. "It's not a pivot, it's—I don't want to say an extension, but it's an extension of the vision," cofounder...
This Is Not a Pivot: Exfm Relaunches Mobile Apps

January was a Great Month for Tax and Travel Sites

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We already knew that Facebook had usurped Yahoo's spot as the web's second-most visited website in the U.S. in January, but today, web analytics firm Compete also released its data for the rest of the top 50 sites in in the United States. Unsurprisingly, most shopping sites registered a large...
January was a Great Month for Tax and Travel Sites

YouTube users now watch 6 billion hours of videos a month

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People are now watching more than 6 billion hours of video a month on YouTube, the Google-owned video service announced on its blog Wednesday afternoon. That’s  twice as much as just a year ago: In May 2012, YouTube announced that its viewers were watching three billion hours of videos a...
YouTube users now watch 6 billion hours of videos a month

Yahoo Buys Tumblr and Promises "Not to Screw It Up"

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You already know all the details, but here’s the official word from Yahoo on its $1.1 billion Tumblr deal. Note the touches of Tumblr-like whimsy in the release, and Yahoo’s tacit acknowledgment that this sort of thing is easy for a big company to botch. Yahoo! to Acquire Tumblr Promises...
Yahoo Buys Tumblr and Promises "Not to Screw It Up"
Pinterest Is Now A $2.5 Billion Company

ChaCha nabs $14m from VantagePoint Capital and Rho Ventures for its online and mobile expansion

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Question and answer site ChaCha has announced a $14 million round of funding led by investors VantagePoint Capital Partners and Rho Ventures. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Indiana, US-based ChaCha, which competes with services like Yahoo Answers, claims to be among the top fifty websites and top five mobile...
ChaCha nabs $14m from VantagePoint Capital and Rho Ventures for its online and mobile expansion

Curtains for MOG: Townsquare buys MOG's blog & ad business

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Townsquare Media of Greenwich, CT, that runs live events and owns radio properties has bought the MOG Music Network business. The terms of the deal weren’t announced. These are blogs, reviews sites, concert & event information sites, artist sites and lyrics sites that were part of music subscription service MOG, that...
Curtains for MOG: Townsquare buys MOG's blog & ad business

Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

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In its first ever earnings report as a publicly-traded company, Yelp said it earned $27.6 million in revenue up 59 percent from the $16.5 million it made in the same time a year ago. It lost $9.8 million, more than triple the $2.7 million it lost in the same time...
Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

Valve for sale? Asian firms reportedly in talks to purchase video game studio

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Even though Valve CEO Gabe Newell said it’s more likely that his company will “disintegrate,” rather than being bought out, reports are out that two major Asian online game companies are discussing a possible purchase of the Bellevue-based video game company. Nexon and NCsoft reportedly met in Hawaii on Wednesday to...
Valve for sale? Asian firms reportedly in talks to purchase video game studio

Facebook U.S. unique users decline 4.8 percent in 6 months

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A ComScore report found that Facebook unique visitors were down slightly from April to May, but the bigger picture is worse [Read more]...
Facebook U.S. unique users decline 4.8 percent in 6 months

Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirated Pirate Bay

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Last month, Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC, known internationally for tracking down a 9 year-old girl and having her Winnie The Pooh laptop confiscated, launched a new publicity campaign. Their efforts caused immediate controversy when it was discovered that the campaign site, which depicted a Pirate Bay-style ship sinking into the...
Anti-Piracy Group Shuts Down Pirated Pirate Bay
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