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  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… Read More

  • (Founder Stories) Turntable.fm’s Billy Chasen: “Whatever It Takes, Get That Product Out There”

    (Founder Stories) Turntable.fm’s Billy Chasen: “Whatever It Takes, Get That Product Out There”

    Having launched two companies that have gone in dramatically different directions; one’s secured $7-million in funding (Turntable.fm) and another ceases to exist (Stickybits), Turntable.fm’s Billy Chasen wraps his Founder Stories conversation by lending advice to other founders and discusses the biggest challenge he’s currently facing. Read More

  • (Founder Stories) Turntable.fm’s Top Priority: “Nail Product & Fix Anything That Is Not Working”

    (Founder Stories) Turntable.fm’s Top Priority: “Nail Product & Fix Anything That Is Not Working”

    In episode I of Chris Dixon’s Founder Stories interview with Turntable.fm’s, Billy Chasen, Chasen said most of his investors backed Turntable’s transition from Stickybits to Turntable, with the exception being an investor who simply wasn’t a fan of the music space. In this episode, Dixon says a lack of understanding – or lack of enthusiasm for music… Read More

  • (Founder Stories) Turntable.fm’s Billy Chasen On Closing Stickybits: “None Of Us Used The App”

    (Founder Stories) Turntable.fm’s Billy Chasen On Closing Stickybits: “None Of Us Used The App”

    When we first invited Billy Chasen to join us on Founder Stories he was working hard to make his startup, Stickybits a success. Turns out it never took off. But like many founders, Chasen bounced back and found better luck elsewhere. In this case it’s with Turntable.fm – a platform where people play DJ online and share music with others in virtual rooms. Having recently… Read More

  • What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    As open nominations for the 5th annual Crunchies awards enters its final week (nominate here until Dec 13), it’s time to figure out which are the best startups and products of 2011. The Crunchies, which we co-host along with GigaOm and VentureBeat, has 20 categories spanning but the most anticipated awards, the ones we save for last, are Best Overall Startup and Best New Startup of… Read More

  • Turntable.fm Is About To Rock An iPhone App; We Have Screenshots

    Turntable.fm Is About To Rock An iPhone App; We Have Screenshots

    For the past few months, few things on the web have been hotter than Turntable.fm. The Stickybits pivot got so hot, so fast, that a “trough of disillusionment” was inevitable — and we’ve probably been seeing that the past couple of weeks. But something is coming very shortly that should supercharge the service once again: an iPhone app. Yes, it was both obvious and… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang 8.20.11 (TCTV)

    Gillmor Gang 8.20.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Seth Goldstein, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — sat in awe of Apple’s massive hammerlock on the tablet market. What the New York Times called 97% of the purchased category became crystal clear as HP folded its cards and went home to an uncertain future. @seth, founder of the viral music startup turntable.fm, seemed as thrilled… Read More

  • In The Battle Of The Music Tweets, Turntable.fm Has More Klout Than Spotify Or Pandora

    In The Battle Of The Music Tweets, Turntable.fm Has More Klout Than Spotify Or Pandora

    Have you noticed an uptick in the number of Tweets that mention Spotify, Turntable.fm or other music services lately? It’s all part of their diabolical plans. Online music services live or die by word of mouth, which is why most of them have hooks into Twitter and Facebook for users to share invites and the songs they are listening to. But which ones are winning the battle of the… Read More

  • The Underground Promise Of Turntable.fm

    The Underground Promise Of Turntable.fm

    One of the most prolific vinyl collections belongs to a DJ who only surfaces every now and then. And when he does, legions of fans wait on baited breath, desperate to taste the latest brew from Josh Davis, otherwise known as DJ Shadow. DJs like Shadow usually begin creating underground.  Their music is the result of months of sampling and cutting to form entirely new sounds. These new tunes… Read More

  • Although Many Investors Are Spinning, Turntable.fm Has Not Yet Picked A DJ

    Although Many Investors Are Spinning, Turntable.fm Has Not Yet Picked A DJ

    Although many investors are spinning for the chance to invest in Turntable.fm, the hot music startup has not yet picked a dance partner, despite reports to the contrary. Business Insider claims that Turntable has raised $7.5 million at a $37.5 million valuation and “that term sheets were indeed signed yesterday.” But reached a few hours ago as he was boarding a plane, co-founder… Read More