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HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop

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HouseFix launched a year ago at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco with the goal of becoming the Carfax for your home. The Pennsylvania-based startup aimed to bring social recommendations to the home repair industry in an effort to give homeowners a directory of contractors and repair professionals, including reviews and...
HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop

Feds target bogus web businesses

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Three U.S. agencies and a group of state attorneys general have filed more than 70 civil and criminal cases against defendants offering allegedly bogus business opportunities, with some of the defendants offering to help customers set up online businesses. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice,...
Feds target bogus web businesses

Ellen Siminoff Appointed to Zynga's Board

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The entrepreneur and investor, Ellen Siminoff has been appointed to Zynga’s board of directors. Siminoff will also join the audit committee. Siminoff is the current CEO of Shoomp! University, an educational publishing company that aims to “reduce the friction in learning.” Siminoff was also Yahoo’s founding executive and Senior Vice President...
Ellen Siminoff Appointed to Zynga's Board
Asia's Line mobile messaging network crosses 150M users and 100M game downloads

How To Make A Massive Hit Like Facebook Or Pinterest

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Facebook, now a $100 billion company, became hugely popular with normal people first, and then the coastal tech elite. Pinterest is currently following the same pattern, though mostly among women. It is the second fastest growing Web site ever. What trait do Facebook and Pinterest have in common that...
How To Make A Massive Hit Like Facebook Or Pinterest

This is why Google is losing the future

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“Google is like a crack dealer,” one frustrated startup founder told me recently. “They give you something that gets you hooked, but you end up strung out. You’re so dependent on somebody that you can’t do anything about it.” He was talking about a now-familiar bait-and-switch that Google keeps running...
This is why Google is losing the future

The 25 Most Expensive Domain Names Of All Time

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A few weeks ago, Investing.com was sold for a whopping $2.45 million. But that's not even close to the highest price someone's paid for a domain name. We collaborated with DN Journal and put together a list of the 25 most expensive domains in the world. Not surprisingly, sex and...
The 25 Most Expensive Domain Names Of All Time

Watch out, big CDNs: OnApp and its federation are coming for your resellers

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OnApp is quietly amassing extensive cloud resources around the world, and without having to build out its own infrastructure. OnApp’s game involves federating the resources of hosting providers and telcos who want to get into the cloud, and right now it’s making a particular push on the content delivery network...
Watch out, big CDNs: OnApp and its federation are coming for your resellers

RT @pollenizer: The key points of Mary Meekers Internet trends report for startup web businesses http://bit.ly/cZaIaF by Bree

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RT @pollenizer: The key points of Mary Meekers Internet trends report for startup web businesses http://bit.ly/cZaIaF by Bree

Sponsored post: Learn about distributed systems at Basho's RICON East conference

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RICON East 2013 is a technical conference exclusively focused on Riak and distributed systems. RICON East will be held in New York City on May 13-14. More than 25 speakers will discuss applications, use cases and the future of distributed systems, including NoSQL solutions and cloud storage. A RICON East conference pass...
Sponsored post: Learn about distributed systems at Basho's RICON East conference

Old Media, New Tricks: The New Republic's Chris Hughes and USA Today's Larry Kramer Join Dive into Media

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How do you take a print publication with a famous name and a fraught business outlook, and transform it for the digital age? Ask Chris Hughes and Larry Kramer. Hughes, one of the original Facebook friends, used a bit of his newfound wealth to buy the storied New Republic earlier...
Old Media, New Tricks: The New Republic's Chris Hughes and USA Today's Larry Kramer Join Dive into Media

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of 2012 On Techdirt

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As we did last year, I'm going to use today to do a post on the comments that you, the community, voted as the funniest and most insightful comments in the year 2012. Normally the weekly lists include some "editor's choice" comments, but that doesn't make much sense on the...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of 2012 On Techdirt

Sponsored post: Learn about distributed systems at Basho's RICON East conference

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RICON East 2013 is a technical conference exclusively focused on Riak and distributed systems. RICON East will be held in New York City on May 13-14. More than 25 speakers will discuss applications, use cases and the future of distributed systems, including NoSQL solutions and cloud storage. A RICON East conference pass provides...
Sponsored post: Learn about distributed systems at Basho's RICON East conference

Inside The Storenvy Pop-Up Shop, Where E-Commerce Meets Brick And Mortar [TCTV]

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Some people are afraid that online shopping will lead to the death of brick and mortar retail (and a spate of empty storefronts on our streets.) But Storenvy, the online marketplace that lets independent merchants sell their wares in their own digital storefronts, is one of a number of...
Inside The Storenvy Pop-Up Shop, Where E-Commerce Meets Brick And Mortar [TCTV]

With Growth Surging, Torbit Moves Towards Free To Help Web Businesses Turn Speed Into Revenue

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In today’s digital world, website performance and speedy load times are critical. This is now common knowledge. However, until recently, it’s been tough to quantify the extent to which speed and performance actually affect day-to-day operations. The problem is that site performance has generally been viewed as a technical metric...
With Growth Surging, Torbit Moves Towards Free To Help Web Businesses Turn Speed Into Revenue

Congrats, US Government: You're Scaring Web Businesses Into Moving Out Of The US

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The federal government has been paying lip service to the idea that it wants to encourage new businesses and startups in the US. And this is truly important to the economy, as studies have shown that almost all of the net job growth in this country is coming from internet...
Congrats, US Government: You're Scaring Web Businesses Into Moving Out Of The US

Google Not So Good at One Part of Search: Results

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A lot of Web businesses struggle to boost their results in Google’s search rankings. Turns out that Google apparently does too. Google shows up below Yahoo in a search of “search.” Google gave itself a report card this week that shows the company “needs improvement” in several areas when it...
Google Not So Good at One Part of Search: Results

I'm running a focus workshop in Sydney March 16th for startups and web businesses http://bit.ly/btk4X0

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I'm running a focus workshop in Sydney March 16th for startups and web businesses http://bit.ly/btk4X0

Habits Are The New Viral: Why Startups Must Be Behavior Experts

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal, a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area incubators. Nir blogs about technology and behavior design at nirandfar.com. Face it; you’re hooked. It’s your uncontrollable urge to check for email notifications on your phone. It’s your...
Habits Are The New Viral: Why Startups Must Be Behavior Experts

The 10 Most Expensive Domain Names Of 2012

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Domain names can cost as little as $2. But if they're highly desirable, they can be sold for millions. DN Journal keeps tabs on all domain name sales and updates its year to date sales list weekly. In 2010, Sex.com became the most expensive domain name in the world when...
The 10 Most Expensive Domain Names Of 2012

With Airbnb expanding in Europe, Wimdu cranks it up

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A year ago, the peer to peer travel site Wimdu — a European version of Airbnb — didn’t even exist. Now the company’s CEO, Arne Bleckwenn, is presiding over a business that’s expanding rapidly and getting serious traction: one of the first things he proudly points out to me is...
With Airbnb expanding in Europe, Wimdu cranks it up

Wine: the Web's Final Frontier

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Online sales are expected to grab an increasing share of holiday shopping this season. But one product category remains stubbornly resistant to the trend: wine. While bigger online audiences and efficient shipping operations have enabled categories like pet food and diapers to become viable Web businesses, selling wine over the...
Wine: the Web's Final Frontier

Dog Patch Labs Says It’s Kicking It From Dublin. Can Incubators Solve Europe’s issues?

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Dogpatch Labs, the incubator backed by Polaris Ventures, is perhaps most famous for helping out startups like Instagram, TurntableFM, Mixel, FancyHands and Formspring in their early days, out of offices in the Bay Area, NYC or Cambridge. It’s definitely had a higher profile in the US than in Europe where...
Dog Patch Labs Says It’s Kicking It From Dublin. Can Incubators Solve Europe’s issues?

The Web vs. the Cloud: Which Metaphor Survives?

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Ask yourself this: Would you install ReadWriteWeb as an app? You might, if you were convinced that it did something useful for you, and if you didn't have to pay much (or anything) for it. You may already have installed Dropbox, and services like Pinterest and LinkedIn are now...
The Web vs. the Cloud: Which Metaphor Survives?

Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning

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Over the last few years, the travel industry has begun to undergo significant change, as startups and incumbents have fought to bring the disparate parts of a highly regulated industry online. Much of the attention from consumer web businesses has focused on making travel more “social,” improving discovery and helping...
Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning
Meet Facebook's former fix-it man

ReTargeter Can Now Target Ads Based On The Email Addresses In Your CRM

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ReTargeter, an ad startup focused on, yes, retargeting, has launched a new way for advertisers to reach their customers. Founder and CEO Arjun Dev Arora said the startup’s new CRM Retargeting service has aims similar to the Custom Audience Ads that Facebook introduced a few months ago, except that ReTargeter’s...
ReTargeter Can Now Target Ads Based On The Email Addresses In Your CRM

Does Rest Of World Matter More Than The US?

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I spent some time on Comscore this morning looking at US vs Rest Of World traffic for some of the largest web properties. Here are the stats for Feb 2010:Google: 890mm worldwide visitors, 745mm non US - 84% non USFacebook: 471mm worldwide visitors, 370mm non US - 78% non USTwitter:...
Does Rest Of World Matter More Than The US?

How can the European Commission make life better for startups? It wants your ideas.

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The European Commission is looking to strengthen conditions for EU startups, and it has launched a consultation to collect views from the continent’s tech entrepreneurs about what its priorities should be. When it comes to embracing startups, the European Commission has come a long way in a short time. In...
How can the European Commission make life better for startups? It wants your ideas.

Mentors let entrepreneurs learn from their experience

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Good mentors bring know-how, recruitment tips and confidence - all vital if London is to continue rise as global hub of innovationStarting your first business, as anyone who has done so before will testify, is a unique experience. Every assumption you had when you started and everything you thought you...
Mentors let entrepreneurs learn from their experience
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