ancestry

23andMe’s ancestry tools are getting better for people of color

23andMe is beefing up its African, East Asian and Native American ancestry capabilities — something it has sorely lacked. Specifically, 23andMe has added 12 new regions across Africa and East As

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