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  • Foursquare, Quora, Path: What Becomes Of The Underachievers?

    Foursquare, Quora, Path: What Becomes Of The Underachievers?

    Foursquare, Quora, Path. Each is (or was) a Valley darling; each has millions of loyal users; each has raised more than $50 million, albeit nontraditionally, and been valued at $400 million or more — and each has recently done something remarkable. Foursquare and Path pivoted, hard. Quora, bizarrely, joined Y Combinator. Are they flailing, or is there method to this madness? Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Pulp Friction

    Gillmor Gang: Pulp Friction

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talk FirePhone and its impact on digital transactions in the material world. For starters, it’s not really a phone as much as an object recognition system that taps directly into the mainline of showteling. Just as mobile has “freed” us from our assigned desks, so too has the… Read More

  • Path Looks To Combine Commerce And Messaging With TalkTo Acquisition, Release Of New ‘Talk’ App

    Path Looks To Combine Commerce And Messaging With TalkTo Acquisition, Release Of New ‘Talk’ App

    It’s been a rough year for private social networking app Path. The company has seen disappointing growth in many major markets, layoffs, and the departure of some key execs over the last 12 months. But while Path has largely remained quiet, the company has been working on a plan behind the scenes to switch up its business. Today, Path is unveiling everything that it has been working… Read More

  • Path Finally Closes That Elusive Series C

    Path Finally Closes That Elusive Series C

    It’s been a bumpy road for Dave Morin’s Path, as manic rumors over the last year have pegged the “private” social network at once as the subject of lagging growth, shrinking staff and potential acquisitions, while at the same time raising a mega $50 million round at a $500 million valuation. Today, the company’s long path to a Series C appears to finally have come… Read More

  • Pinterest And Path To Battle Over Letter “P” Logo Trademark

    Pinterest And Path To Battle Over Letter “P” Logo Trademark

    Are the Path and Pinterest logos too similar? Path apparently thinks so. The mobile messaging startup is currently working to prevent Pinterest from acquiring the trademark to the letter “P” as a stylized design (like the one shown here, and below). The U.S. trademark office allowed Pinterest’s trademark registration on this proposed design mark, but recently Path asked for… Read More

  • Path Monetizes With A $14.99 Per Year Premium Subscription And Introduces Private Sharing

    Path Monetizes With A $14.99 Per Year Premium Subscription And Introduces Private Sharing

    ‘Private’ social network Path is getting a little more intimate, with new features that will allow its users to share moments with specific friends rather than everyone in their network. It’s also ramping up its monetization machine with a premium subscription service that will allow users to access all of its stickers and filters for $14.99 a year. Read More

  • Growth Product Manager Erin Teague Leaves Path For Quora

    Growth Product Manager Erin Teague Leaves Path For Quora

    Erin Teague, a product manager for growth at Path, is leaving for the same position at Quora, as first reported by AllThingsD’s Liz Gannes. At Quora, Teague replaces Andrew Johns, who left in July to become an entrepreneur-in-residence at Greylock Partners. Read More

  • Path Opens Its API To 13 New Partners, Including PicStitch, Strava, WordPress, And Viddy

    Path Opens Its API To 13 New Partners, Including PicStitch, Strava, WordPress, And Viddy

    Path will now allow its users to share photos, videos, and more on its private social network, from a wide range of new API partners. Building on the success of its Nike+ partnership for sharing fitness data, Path is announcing 13 new apps that will hook into its network and get a “Share on Path” button. Read More

  • Record Your Every Waking Moment With Narrato

    Record Your Every Waking Moment With Narrato

    Not everyone can be as obsessive about journaling as, say, a lovesick 14-year-old or Samuel Pepys, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try. That’s why Narrato is so interesting. Created by a London-based team of Wayra graduates, Narrato allows you to enter notes, take photos and describe your feelings and mood in an app that is reminiscent of a version of Path that… Read More

  • Path Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation, Still Looking For A Lead Investor

    Path Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation, Still Looking For A Lead Investor

    Path is raising a $50 million Series C round at a $500 million post-money valuation. Sources tell us the company is still seeking a lead investor, the round is currently oversubscribed, and one of the investors in the round is “a strategic private investment group in Asia.” This contradicts an earlier report from us that said the company was raising at a valuation as high as $1… Read More