As Chris Dixon rounds out his interview with Hashable founder, Michael Yavonditte, SXSW serves as a springboard to discuss the power of thinking small, when thinking about launching. Yavonditte relates Hashable’s experience at SXSW and puts it in perspective.
Speaking to the topic, Dixon says, “I have come to kind of believe in the lean startup thing, where you just kind of iterate and you… → Read More
Before there was Hashable, there was Tracked, Michael Yavonditte’s attempt to build a better Yahoo Finance. It was little too complicated, and not social. “I felt like I was on the wrong side of history,” he tells Chris Dixon in this episode of Founder Stories.
So Yavonditte (who had previously sold advertising startup Quigo to AOL for $360 million) started from scratch, recruited a new team… → Read More
In this episode of Founder Stories with host Chris Dixon, Hashable founder and CEO Michael Yavonditte delves into the conventional (lack of) wisdom, power plays and power players that helped shape paid search as we know it today.
When people talk about near-field communications (NFC) chips in phones, they usually bring up mobile payments. But NFC chips, which are already in some Android phones, can be used by other apps besides payments (which won’t take off as quickly as people expect anyway).
At Google I/O this week, NFC apps will be highlighted. Foursquare will allow Android users to check in by swiping their phones… → Read More
Today in SXSW jockeying … Introduction service Hashable, which has the pretty ambitious goal of ridding the world of business cards, is announcing its Android offering and a slew of features just in time for the Interactive party event to end all Interactive party events, SXSW. In case the message wasn’t loud and clear, its also got a fancy SXSW set up on its site, so I guess its hoping to win… → Read More
If you’ve been waiting for an #intro to Hashable—the only way up until now that you could get into the semi-private business networking service that keeps tracks of your connections through Twitter and email—you can now invite yourself by downloading Hashable’s iPhone app (iTunes link). It just went live on iTunes this weekend.
Hashable makes it super-easy to introduce two people via Twitter… → Read More
Michael Yavonditte gets asked to make a lot of introductions between investors and entrepreneurs (especially since he sold Quigo to AOL for $340 million in 2007). Last July, he and his team quietly launched Hashable in private beta to make intros much easier. Hashable lets you introduce any two people via Twitter or email, and then follows up to see whether those intros were successful. … → Read More