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HTML5 lovers rejoice: Famo.us to make its platform free for developers

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Remember Famo.us, the San Francisco-based start-up that wowed us with its ultra-brisk HTML5 and javascript demo at the Disrupt conference last year? Yeah, the same one that was co-founded by Steve Newcomb, one of the technology guys behind Powerset (now part of Microsoft’s Bing) and the same person who got...
HTML5 lovers rejoice: Famo.us to make its platform free for developers

Today in Tech: Has Facebook stopped innovating?

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Also: Tim Cook's 2012 compensation; how eyeglasses-startup Warby Parker changed retail. The real reason Facebook should worry this week. (Hint: It's not privacy, Wall Street, or terms of service) [PANDO DAILY] The catalyst of late was the release of Poke-- a rip off of surging Snapchat. When it launched a...
Today in Tech: Has Facebook stopped innovating?

Warby Parker raises $37 million

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Eyeglass maker can now see its future a bit clearer. FORTUNE -- Trendy eyeglass maker Warby Parker has raised $36.8 million in new venture capital funding, according to a regulatory filing that indicates the total round could top out at $40 million. It's a large score by most any VC standard,...
Warby Parker raises $37 million

Look, See: Warby Parker Launches $150 Prescription Shades

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There are plenty of places to turn if one is looking to buy prescription glasses, but the problem is that most of those options are expensive. So David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal started Warby Parker last year to breathe some new life into the eyewear industry by selling designer, prescription...
Look, See: Warby Parker Launches $150 Prescription Shades
High-End Fashion Startup Material Wrld Makes Its Official Debut
App Ideas from High-Schoolers: a Pitch Presentation with NYC Generation Tech
OkStupid: There's a New Site Dating Site for All Your Trolling Needs
Retail: E-Commerce Darling Fab Has Its Sights on Bricks and Mortar
GlassesDirect Owner Prescription Eyewear Raises $19.3M, Uses The Bulk To Buy LensOn
CEO Supper Club: Ecommerce 1.0 ended with Zappos, ecommerce 2.0 began with Gilt

Records Point to Credit Card Fraud By Silicon Swindler Shirley Hornstein

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Ms. Hornstein (via About.me) This week, the world was introduced to Shirley Hornstein: an ersatz entrepreneur who Photoshopped and name-dropped her way through Silicon Valley. For at least a year and a half, Ms. Hornstein has been trading on flimsily-fabricated connections to powerful tech investors, startups, and celebrities–always depending, as TechCrunch...
Records Point to Credit Card Fraud By Silicon Swindler Shirley Hornstein

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar
Joor Banks $3.25M to Modernize Fashion Wholesale
Google Glass could get a dose of style from Warby Parker

New Yorkers Will Not Be Shown Up In Their Own Town

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(techcrunch.com) TechCrunch has released the latest batch of speakers for Disrupt NY, and the locals are making a pretty good showing. The lineup includes some stars: betaworks CEO John Borthwick Birchbox cofounder Katia Beauchamp Warby Parker CEO Neil Blumenthal Rent The Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman Gilt Groupe Founder and CSO...
New Yorkers Will Not Be Shown Up In Their Own Town
Software Is Eating The Mall
At Warby Parker, the power of branding is easy to see

Warby Parker's Future So Bright It Raises $37 Million to Sell More Shades

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Warby Parker, which aims to build a trendy brand selling eyeglasses, has raised $36.8 million in venture capital, according to a regulatory filing. The filing was first noticed by Fortune, which reports that General Catalyst Partners appears to have led the round. Warby Parker previously raised about $12 million from...
Warby Parker's Future So Bright It Raises $37 Million to Sell More Shades

On the Heels of Three Exits, NYC's Thrive Capital Raises $150 Million Fund

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(Photo: Crunchbase) Thrive Capital, the New York-based venture capital firm helmed by 26-year-old Josh Kushner*, announced today that it has successfully raised a $150 million fund for early and later stage startups. The news comes almost a year to the day after Thrive announced a $40 million raise from investors...
On the Heels of Three Exits, NYC's Thrive Capital Raises $150 Million Fund

Amazon Cloud Player launches on iPhone and iPod touch, remains US only

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It’s been a long time coming but today Amazon has finally rolled out its Cloud Player app for iPhone and iPod touch devices, allowing US users to stream and download their music stored with Amazon on their iOS device. Amazon Cloud Player is a digital vault for digital music that...
Amazon Cloud Player launches on iPhone and iPod touch, remains US only

Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit

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Spark Capital, a Boston-based venture capital firm, has raised $450 million for its its fourth and largest fund to date. The fund is about $100 million larger than Spark's last. General Partner Todd Dagres says that's because Spark has "figured out its sweet spot." It wants to ramp up its...
Spark Capital Raises $450 Million For Its 4th Fund To See Its Startups All The Way Through To Exit

What Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman Now Knows About Customer Service

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Customer service has been changing rapidly in the past few years. Companies have moved online, and immediacy is everything. At the recent Behance 99% conference on creativity in New York City, Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman shared what she's learned about dealing with people since launching her ecommerce site...
What Rent The Runway CEO Jenn Hyman Now Knows About Customer Service
I Just Bought My First Pair Of Warby Parker Glasses -- It Was Super Easy And Cheap

A Look at the 472 Private Tech Companies Currently Worth $100M or More (Slides)

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An investment research outfit called CB Insights has a report out tonight that identifies 472 venture capital- and private equity-backed technology companies that are valued at $100 million or more. They include Palantir, SurveyMonkey, GitHub, Square, ZocDoc, Zulily, LegalZoom, Twitter, Warby Parker and others. CB Insights calls the report “The...
A Look at the 472 Private Tech Companies Currently Worth $100M or More (Slides)
Try-before-you-buy YBuy subscription services raises $1M from Eric Schmidt

Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]

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For some of us, hanging out with our parents is something best relegated to off-work hours and holidays. But Kenneth Lerer and Ben Lerer have had some big successes working together at Lerer Ventures, the New York City venture capital firm whose portfolio includes BuzzFeed, Warby Parker, Everlane, FancyHands,...
Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]

Can Harry's Do For Shaving What Warby Parker Did For Eyeglasses?

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With handcrafted shaving accoutrements, Warby Parker Cofounder Jeffrey Raider looks to dominate another big piece of the face space. For his second startup, a shaving company called Harry's, Warby Parker co-founder Jeffrey Raider has, you might say, put a lot more skin in the game "Literally, I'd come out...
Can Harry's Do For Shaving What Warby Parker Did For Eyeglasses?
Social Commerce, Pinterest And The Future Of Fashion Retail
It's around the corner: RoadMap is this Monday!

Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap

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When a company can craft an annual report that looks like a work of art, you know it has design in its DNA.  And when a startup spawns a crop of clones that barely bother to change their names, you know it’s making a mark. Eyewear maker Warby Parker and...
Birchbox, Warby Parker co-founders to speak at RoadMap
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