kevin rose

  • Backstage With Kevin Rose

    The One That Got Away: Kevin Rose Passed On Pinterest At A $5M Valuation

    We had the chance to catch up with entrepreneur and investor Kevin Rose during TechCrunch Disrupt, asking him about a multitude of startup zeitgeist topics, including the Y Combinator versus Google Ventures kerfuffle and what today’s high seed stage valuations mean for entrepreneurs. Rose held that high valuations sometimes turns off potential investors, and then brought up how he had… Read More

  • Kevin Rose Responds To Reddit AMA: Biggest Digg Regrets, Thoughts On New Digg, More [Video]

    Kevin Rose Responds To Reddit AMA: Biggest Digg Regrets, Thoughts On New Digg, More [Video]

    Last night, I wrote about Kevin Rose not responding to questions on his AMA on Reddit. Rose was at a birthday party last night but has returned to Reddit today and has posted YouTube responses to five Redditers’ questions. After all the coverage on Digg’s sale and Rose personally a few weeks ago and now on the launch of new Digg, it’s very interesting to hear Rose’s… Read More

  • WTF
    Ask Me Anything, Answer Nothing: Kevin Rose’s AMA On Reddit

    Ask Me Anything, Answer Nothing: Kevin Rose’s AMA On Reddit

    Kevin Rose began an AMA on Reddit on Tuesday evening and so far has answered zero questions. To be fair, he said ask me anything. He didn’t promise answers. Users have posted questions like, “What is your biggest regret with Digg?” Read More

  • Forget LeBron and Durant: Bringing In Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Co. For The Olympic Tech Dream Team

    Forget LeBron and Durant: Bringing In Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Co. For The Olympic Tech Dream Team

    In one week, the Olympics kick off. When you think about it, they aren’t so different from our startup world. How many pitches have you heard that include the phrase “dream team?” If you had to compare the startup world to one sports league, what would it be? I’d argue the NBA, where the best players leave school early to start their pro careers and work to join… Read More

  • Ashton Kutcher Or Kevin Rose, Whose Tweets Are Worth More?

    Ashton Kutcher Or Kevin Rose, Whose Tweets Are Worth More?

    Whose tweets lead to more actual sales, Ashton Kutcher’s or Kevin Rose’s? The answer is not immediately obvious. Kutcher boasts 7.3 million Twitter followers to Rose’s 1.3 million, but a recent promotion run by design shopping site Fab.com suggests that raw numbers don’t always translate to more sales. Both Kutcher and Rose recently tweeted out a link that gave… Read More

  • How To Build An Audience On The Internet: The Kevin Rose School Vs. The Fred Wilson School

    How To Build An Audience On The Internet: The Kevin Rose School Vs. The Fred Wilson School

    Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Tom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace. What kind of content creator are you? Kevin Rose or Fred Wilson? Blogging or “self-publishing” in any form was supposed to democratize and revolutionize the media industry. Content creators no longer needed mainstream platforms to get their voices heard. Read More

  • Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names

    Kevin Rose has completed a hefty $1.5 million angel round for his new mobile development lab, which we first reported in March, Milk. Rose went for the more-is-more approach, pulling in a wide-syndicate of Valley elites, including TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington. Other angels include Ron Conway, Tim Ferriss, Dave Morin, Philip Rosedale, Evan Williams, Shervin Pishevar, Joshua… Read More

  • Milk: Kevin Rose's New Company Aims to Solve Big Problems on the Mobile Web

    Milk: Kevin Rose's New Company Aims to Solve Big Problems on the Mobile Web

    Well by Silicon Valley standards, that certainly wasn’t a long “stealth” period. Just weeks after he quit Digg, Kevin Rose is announcing details of his new startup. Knowing Rose, I can tell why he’s so excited to get started. He’s constructed a company that plays perfectly to his strengths in the early days– but will test his weaknesses long… Read More

  • RIP Digg.

    Startups in Silicon Valley are like old generals. They don’t die anymore, buoyed on life-rafts of lingering venture capital and modest revenues. They just fade away, eventually purchased for assets that are a shadow of their former promise. It’s pretty clear that Digg is on that path. The company isn’t dead, but it’s been fading away for a while, and its soul is all… Read More

  • Now Kevin Rose Is Saying The iPad 2 Won't Feature A High-Res Screen

    Will the iPad 2 have a fancy new screen? That’s the question clearly on everyone’s mind. Not US/China relations, not American Idol’s dipping ratings. It’s the damn iPad 2. First the Internet stated with plenty of confidence that the next-gen iPad was going to have either a true retina display or at least one with a higher dramatically resolution. Then John Gruber threw… Read More

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