ancestry

The erosion of Web 2.0

It seems quaint to imagine now but the original vision for the web was not an information superhighway. Instead, it was a newspaper that fed us only the news we wanted. This was the central thesis bro

How MyHeritage found a new business in DNA

At first glance, genealogy may seem like a quiet hobby you take up in your retirement, but it's also a big industry, with the likes of Ancestry, MyHeritage, Helix and others all vying for new users.

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits.

Ancestry.com Acquires Photo Digitization And Sharing Service 1000memories

<a target="_blank" href="http://1000memories.com/">1000memories</a>, the San Francisco-based startup which offers web and mobile applications for storing, organizing, sharing, and most importantly, di

Funium Raises $1.8 Million For A Facebook Game Where You Play As Your Ancestors, Map Your Genealogy

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.funium.com/">Funium</a>, a Provo-based startup that's merging personal ancestry research with virtual worlds in its new game "Family Village," has raised an addit

Ancestry.com Discovers Family Ties Between Madonna And Ellen DeGeneres

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/ancestry.png" class="shot2" />No, we're not becoming a celebrity blog (yet) but the noteworthy thing is that it's incredibly hard for technolo

Private BuyOut Of Ancestry.com For $300+ Million

Spectrum Equity Investors has led a $300 million investment to acquire a majority interest in Provo Utah-based The Generations Network (the parent company of Ancestry.com, MyFamily.com and other sites