• Harvard Undergrads Launch Newsle To Find News About Your Friends (Beta Invites)

    Social news has many flavors. Twitter and Facebook function as social news feeds with your friends pushing out stories they find interesting. But what about news about your friends or other people you care about? Two Harvard sophomores, Axel Hansen and Jonah Varon, have cobbled together Newsle to do just that. Newsle imports your friends and contacts from Facebook and LinkedIn and shows… Read More

  • Google Buys Angstro As It Furthers Social Strategy

    Google has just bought TechCrunch50 startup Angstro according to a post on the company’s site. The company’s founder, entrepreneur Rohit Khare, has joined Google to work on the company’s social networking product Google Me, according to an L.A. Times report. Angstro launched in 2008 as a newspaper for people in your professional network. The site skimmed through content… Read More

  • Privacy Theater: Why Social Networks Only Pretend To Protect You

    Editor’s note: The following guest post was written by Rohit Khare, the co-founder of Angstro. Building his latest project, social address book, gives him a deep familiarity with the privacy policies of all the major social networks. I’d be wishing everyone a happier New Year if it were easier to mail out greeting cards to friends on Facebook and colleagues on LinkedIn. Read More

  • Knx.To Is Your Social Graph And Address Book Rolled Into One

    Angstro, a 2008 TechCrunch50 startup, launched with a product that socialized the content on the web by tapping into your social graph. At the Real-Time CrunchUp today the startup is launching, a real-time search engine capability and API that looks up most recent social information about any of your friends, from their LinkedIn profile to their Flickr account to their Facebook… Read More

  • TechCrunch50 Session 2: Memes & News

    TechCrunch50’s second session introduced four companies related to breaking news and online trends. The judges for this panel were: Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube; Marrissa Mayer, VP product and search; Google; Ron Conway, prolific Angel investor; Dan Farber, Cnet, Editor in chief. You can see our coverage of the first panel here. Read More