• Why Can’t You Search Google+ On Google+?

    Why Can’t You Search Google+ On Google+?

    One of the most counter-intuitive details about Google’s new social network is that you can’t actually search for public posts from it. Instead you have to use the clunky workaround “Yoursearch site:plus.google.com” or use one of the new search engines that have cropped up since its launch like Gplussearch or Google Plus Search Engine. The latter also has the added boon… Read More

  • Is Social In Google’s DNA?

    Is Social In Google’s DNA?

    Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Tom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace. You can now find Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ Google is an algorithm driven-company. “PageRank” (named after Larry Page himself) was the “founding algorithm” of Google—the one that gave it superior search results, and eventually… Read More

  • Women’s World Cup Soccer Final Scores New Twitter Record With 7,196 Tweets Per Second

    Women’s World Cup Soccer Final Scores New Twitter Record With 7,196 Tweets Per Second

    After an epic run, the U.S. women’s soccer team succumbed to Japan today in the final of the Women’s World Cup tournament. And if you were paying attention to your Twitter stream today, you may have seen an influx of Tweets about the game, which ended in a penalty shootout. Twitter just Tweeted that the Women’s World Cup final scored a new record with 7,196 Tweets per second. Read More

  • Hadoop & Startups: Where Open Source Meets Business Data

    Hadoop & Startups: Where Open Source Meets Business Data

    This guest post was written by Kovas Boguta, Head of Analytics at Weebly. In 2009, Kovas wrote a guest post about visualizing real-time social structures. A decade ago, the open-source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python) stack began to transform web startup economics. As new open-source webservers, databases, and web-friendly programming languages liberated developers from proprietary… Read More

  • Redpoint Ventures: Making Money the Old Fashioned Way

    Last week we broke the news of the impressive-but-not-jawdropping $200 million acquisition of Cloud.com by Citrix and the stellar year of returns that Redpoint Ventures is having. What makes Redpoint’s record so unique is that the firm is having a good year despite the fact that they’re not in one of the big five: Zynga, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, 0r Groupon. Hell, let’s… Read More

  • Why TV Companies Couldn’t Care Less About Original Online Video

    Why TV Companies Couldn’t Care Less About Original Online Video

    Editor’s note: The following guest post was written by Ashkan Karbasfrooshan, founder and CEO of WatchMojo. The rise and proliferation of cable grew the total pie for television, leaving networks with bigger businesses even if their share of the pie shrunk. While the network-to-cable shift was evolutionary, the television-to-web transition is revolutionary. Nonetheless, TV’s… Read More

  • Zappedy Acquired By Groupon. What’s Zappedy?

    Zappedy Acquired By Groupon. What’s Zappedy?

    An anonymous tipster tells us Zappedy, a company that offered various technology products for local businesses, has been acquired by Groupon, information that turns out to be correct according to a message posted on the former’s website (which, sadly, hasn’t been archived by the Wayback Machine). Read More