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  • Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane burns out and sells assets

    Lady Gaga’s startup Backplane burns out and sells assets

    “Why do you need money from me when you have every great investor on earth?” That’s the question that caused Backplane to buckle under the weight of its own early buzz. Lady Gaga’s social network builder startup has run out of money, gone out of business and sold its assets to a group of previous and new investors who will try to restart it. That’s according… Read More

  • Palaround lets anyone build their own Tinder-like app

    Palaround lets anyone build their own Tinder-like app

    Palaround began its life as one of what’s now many companies attempting to be the “Tinder for finding friends” — a list that now includes Tinder’s dating app rival, Bumble, in fact. But recently, the startup began rolling out a new product focused instead on bringing the Tinder swipe model to private organizations. A pivot from the earlier general purpose… Read More

  • Peach Creator Just Released A Web Version, But Is That Enough To Juice Activity?

    Peach Creator Just Released A Web Version, But Is That Enough To Juice Activity?

    You can now message your friends on the web version of Peach, a new chat app created by the founder of Vine, Dom Hofmann. The iOS app became a viral hit in Silicon Valley after it first launched at the beginning of this year. Someone else even made an unofficial web and Android version of the app called Nectarine. Read More

  • Benjamin Jealous | INNOVATE 2016
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    INNOVATE2016: Ben Jealous On DC’s Closed Doors And The Democrats’ Sharing Economy Problem

    Democrats are spending too much time defending Wall Street and traditional cab companies than, for example, acknowledging how empowering the peer-to-peer revolution is for Uber drivers or Airbnb renters. Read More

  • Neobase Wants To Become Your Private Home Communications Hub

    Neobase Wants To Become Your Private Home Communications Hub

    Earlier this year, Neone announced its plans to launch a private social network based on a small hardware appliance called the Neobase. The original Neobase Kickstarter didn’t succeed, but instead of giving up, the team decided to rework its original plan, and now Neone is back and ready to sell the Neobase directly to consumers. Read More

  • How Do You Value A Company Like Uber? Crunch Network

    How Do You Value A Company Like Uber?

    Each week brings more Uber stories, with some containing good news for those who believe that the company is on a glide path to a $100 billion IPO, and some containing bad news, which evoke predictions of catastrophe from Uber doubters. For me, the test with each news story is to see how that story affects my narrative for Uber, and by extension, my estimate of its value. Read More

  • Fancred Video Lets Every Sports Fan Be A Live Commentator

    Fancred Video Lets Every Sports Fan Be A Live Commentator

    Fancred, the social network for sports fans wants to move beyond pure social into media. Today it announced an update that lets fans post-Periscope style videos from the stadium or their couches. To this point, Fancred has been a social platform designed specifically for sports fans to talk about their favorite teams and share content like pictures from the sporting events or fan gatherings. Read More

  • Crowdsourcing Dystopia Crunch Network

    Crowdsourcing Dystopia

    Violent extremism starts with an idea and an entrepreneur. On offer is a belief system that promises to upend the status quo, to change the world and take you with it. Investors commit at different levels from different places, but everyone involved belongs to a unified cause. Once in, you’re a team of heroic proportions, larger than life. Read More

  • LinkedIn Q1 Beats On Sales Of $638M, EPS Of $0.57, Shares Tank On Weak Outlook

    LinkedIn Q1 Beats On Sales Of $638M, EPS Of $0.57, Shares Tank On Weak Outlook

    After Facebook and Twitter reported mixed results this week, LinkedIn today was the latest of the social networks to report its Q1 earnings. The company, which has over 350 million users globally, posted sales of $638 million, up 35% year on year, with non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.57. Both beat analyst expectations but the stock is taking a big hit in after-hours trading, down more… Read More

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