“I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed.”
I’m reminded of Daniel Plainview’s admission in There Will Be Blood when thinking about Google.
While the company is still largely beloved by the public, sentiment seems to have turned against them amongst their peers, and even amongst many of the startups around Silicon Valley. While these tensions have been building for months… → Read More
Well, well, well. It looks like everybody’s favorite limited social networking and photo-sharing app has finally come to Android. That’s right, Path announced via its blog that Path for Android will be available in the Android Market beginning today. And sure it enough, it is. Check it out. But this is by no means a finished product. Path considers Version 1.0 of its Android app to be a public… → Read More
Well who isn’t building a photo sharing app these days? At this point I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Google came out with its elaborately named attempt like tomorrow.
But seriously, with such a glut in the mobile photo sharing market, it’s pretty hard to choose a vehicle with which to share your precious terrible photos. Never fear dear readers! Internet humormonger Sean Percival and I have… → Read More
Despite the conventional wisdom these days that the broader sharing options you have, the better, Path set out to take the opposite road. 50 friend limits. No outside sharing features. No Facebook. No Twitter. That changed a few months later when selective Facebook sharing was added to the mix. But still, the massive public sharing tool was nowhere to be found: Twitter. And it’s still not — in… → Read More
It’s something that Dave Morin isn’t too quick to talk about, but it’s impossible to ignore: his new startup, Path, is becoming quite the gathering ground for ex-Facebook employees. Of course, Morin’s reluctance to establish the connection probably has to do with the fact that he used to be the head of Platform there, and still has close ties to the company. But the small startup just hired its… → Read More
Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, Path founder and CEO Dave Morin unveiled the latest version of the privacy-focused photo sharing app. And it brings with it one key, new feature that could change how you use the service: Stacks.
The feature is probably best described as a combination of Path’s core photo sharing experience and Facebook Places. Up until now it’s always been possible to tag your shared… → Read More
So this is interesting. At TechCrunch Disrupt, Path’s co-founder Dave Morin sat down with our own Jason Kincaid to discuss Path’s strategy and growth. During the conversation, Kincaid asked Morin about that $100 million acquisition offer from Google that we reported previously.
Prior to Facebook and Foursquare, Folkman was an engineer at bit.ly, AOL and Betaworks. He also holds the honor of being the only employee to have ever left Foursquare (for Facebook last November), Foursquare has verified with… → Read More
Don’t sleep on the mini mobile photo sharing battle that is going to take place at SXSW this year — the companies involved aren’t. Following updates to PicPlz and Instagram, Path has just rolled out a significant update to their iPhone app. It brings four key things: Facebook sharing, lenses, an activity stream, and a new friend suggestion tool.
Of these, the connection with Facebook is clearly… → Read More
A lot of things about Facebook have been impressive, even by the Silicon Valley standards. Almost no other Valley company has reached so many people around the world so quickly. Few Valley companies have been considered important forces in causes as disparate as planning a party or a political uprising. Rarely has a kid in his early 20s held onto the CEO reins this long. And of course, no other… → Read More
In announcing their funding last week, Path co-founder Dave Morin noted that they were listening to all the feedback on the product and would be rolling out features that users have made clear they wanted. The biggest of those has to be comments. And today, Path has added them.
Dubbed “Path Chat”, this new feature is a comment section that will reside below each Path moment (pictures and videos). → Read More
Two years ago, when Dustin Moskovitz announced he was leaving Facebook to start a new company with fellow-Facebooker Justin Rosenstein most people thought one of two things: He’d had a falling out with Mark Zuckerberg or he was just crazy. What could be more exciting than Facebook?
Moskovitz, of course, was Zuckerberg’s college roommate and co-founder of Facebook. If you get your Facebook history… → Read More
Yesterday we reported on Path’s new $8.5 million venture round, led by Kleiner Perkins and Index Ventures. I was curious about the valuation and pulled on a couple of threads. What unraveled was a stunning story about a startup that almost ran out of cash, a rebuffed $100+ million buyout offer from Google, and, finally, a new round of financing.
Path is still very small, with just “hundreds of… → Read More
San Francisco-based Path, a mobile social network, has raised a Series A Round of funding. The $8.5 million round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Index Ventures. New investor Digital Garage Japan also joined the round, as did previous investor First Round Capital.
One thing that intrigues me about Path is that they’re attempting to do things by thinking outside the box. There are too many services, especially in the mobile photo-sharing space right now, that are basically doing the exact same things. Path isn’t. And this opens them up to some ridicule. And today’s latest feature could very well continue that trend.
Path has just added emoticons to the… → Read More
Since their launch, Path has maintained that they aim to be a very personal moment sharing service. The idea there is that it wouldn’t just be limited to photo sharing. And as of tonight, they’re not. Path has just added video support to their iPhone app. And in what is sure to be another controversial idea, the clips are limited to only 10 seconds.
The latest version of Path, 1.2, which should… → Read More
When former Facebook Senior Platform Manager Dave Morin left to begin a new startup, it was a solid bet that it would play nicely with the world’s largest social network. But when Path launched in November, just about everyone on the web was surprised at just how… antisocial it was. Well, maybe “antisocial” is the wrong word. It’s more like “antiviral” — something which most apps feel they… → Read More
Path launched two weeks ago with a swell of buzz. Then came the backlash. It was swift and merciless. “It’s a social app that discourages large-scale social sharing — WTF?,” seemed to be the main complaint. Well, love it or hate it, Path is sticking to its, yes, path. But an update tonight brings a few nice updates.
First and foremost, you can finally use pictures taken outside of the app. → Read More
To me, one of the most interesting thing about Foursquare is the History tab. It transforms the service from a “where you are” app, into a “where you were” log. In a way, it’s sort of like a diary. I wish Twitter was better at this idea as well. Because what I tweeted a year ago says something about how I was feeling, or what I was doing back then. In fact, a lot of the web services we use on a… → Read More
Today during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, DailyBooth CEO Brian Pokorny took the stage to talk a bit about “picture talking” — that is, social communication through photos. Obviously, Pokorny believes this is a key form of communication amongst the younger generation. But he’s not the only one. Mobile photo sharing apps are getting a lot of buzz and gaining a lot of users now.
But Pokorny… → Read More
We grabbed Dave Morin, Path co-founder and CEO, amid his many press interviews and on very little sleep, to ask some of the harder questions that some are raising about the much-hyped new photo sharing application, Path.
In particular we were wondering why this site took so long, so much staff and so much money to build compared to other apps, and if it’s really solving a big problem. We also ask… → Read More
Buzzy stealthy startup Path, which was founded by ex-Facebooker Dave Morin and Shawn Fanning, finally launched its mobile app tonight. It is a private photo sharing iPhone app similar to Instagram or PicPlz, except that it makes sharing photos more difficult than it needs to be.
Path is designed to share photos with only your closest 50 friends, primarily through the app itself. You can’t Tweet… → Read More
Over the last few months there’s been plenty of buzz and speculation about Path, a hitherto “stealthish” company that was founded by long time Facebook employee Dave Morin, along with Shawn Fanning and Dustin Mierau. The company has raised funding from a very impressive list of investors that includes Ron Conway, Paul Buchheit, Keith Rabois, Ashton Kutcher, and a laundry list of Facebook alumni. → Read More