A dive into Haun Ventures with the firm’s first deal lead, Sam Rosenblum

Sam Rosenblum never imagined he would work at a crypto-focused investment firm. A Southern California native who spent a “large portion of my life outdoors in the sun, playing sports and hanging

Clubhouse voice chat leads a wave of spontaneous social apps

Forget the calendar invite. Just jump into a conversation. That’s the idea powering a fresh batch of social startups poised to take advantage of our cleared schedules amidst quarantine. But they

How Pokemon Go did what these 3 hype-heavy startups couldn’t

Pokemon Go has been continuing its global rollout fairly slowly, with a launch in Canada just this past Sunday, and even without an official debut in some key markets like Japan, it already dominates.

Pinterest acquires the team behind Highlight and Shorts

Pinterest today said it was acquiring the team behind Math Camp, the creators of Highlight, and will be sunsetting its applications Roll and Shorts in the next few weeks. The acquisition shouldn&#82

Share ALL your photos with Shorts, Highlight’s pivot to voyeurism

No one else ever sees most of your camera roll. But if you’re brave enough, your close friends might enjoy peeking at every photo, video, and screenshot, not just the best ones. So call it creep

Highlight Raises $4 Million From DFJ, Releases Version 2.0 Of Its Location-Based Social Networking App

Location-based social startup <a target="_blank" href="http://highlig.ht/">Highlight</a> has just released a new version of its app, aimed at being smarter about the connections it shows, while also g

Highlight Brings Location-Based Ice Pops To SXSW

Last year, to market the Highlight app the founders walked around Austin in company t-shirts telling people about the service. This year Highlight is doing a little bit more, by renting an ice cream t

Ahead Of SXSW, Highlight Adds New Photo Features And A Map View To See People And Places Nearby

Just a few weeks ago, social-local-mobile app Highlight announced a big new update that would add photos and events -- just in time for SXSW! Well, now we have another just-in-time update of Highlight

Ahead of SXSW, Highlight Makes Another Bid For SoLoMo Supremacy With Photos And Events

It's South By Southwest time again, and you know what that means -- it's time for another round of apps to announce launches and updates to help make your mandatory fun time in Austin, Texas that much

Highlight Launches Android App And New iOS App With Expanded Profiles, “High Fives,” And Improved Notifications

Highlight has come out with another update today, bringing new ways to embellish your profile page, new ways to communicate with others, and new ways to consume content on the app. Highlight is also f

You Won’t Find Friends Nearby Anymore: Facebook Pulls Its Location-Aware Mobile App To Add New Friends

So much for that! Just as quietly and quickly as Facebook had put "<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/24/friendshake-facebooks-new-mobile-feature-for-finding-people-nearby-and-a-highlight-ki

‘Find Friends Nearby’: Facebook’s New Mobile Feature For Finding People Around You [Updated]

Facebook has <a target="_blank" href="https://apps.facebook.com/friendshake/">created a new feature</a> that lets users find friends and potential friends nearby. <del>Currently</del> Initially calle

Check-In Needs To Work, But How Can We Fix It?

Remember <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Highlight">Highlight</a>? That app that everyone thought was hot stuff back at SXSW? I used it for a few days and then deleted it, discovering quite q

Fly Or Die: Highlight

Opinions on the new break-out social location app Highlight certainly aren't in short supply. Alexia thinks that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/03/highlight-needs-to-let-you-switch-o

Live Now From SXSW: TCTV’s Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)

From the floor of the Austin Convention Center, TechCrunch TV is live with all the latest news from <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/sxsw-2012/coverage/">SXSW</a>. Find out what TechCrunch

Social Discovery Apps Like Highlight Are A Recruiter’s Wet Dream At SXSW

The history of location-based social discovery apps is a lot longer than the current hype surrounding <a href="http://highlig.ht/">Highlight</a> and <a href="http://www.glancee.com/">Glancee</a>, curr

The Privacy Problem: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us

This morning I was ready to bust some heads. I got a text message at about 8:39 from <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/highlight/">Highlight</a>, the hot new social network thing that will disa

Highlight Needs To Let You Switch Off ‘Friend Of Friend’ Notifications Before SXSW

Ambient location app <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/highlight/id441534409?mt=8">Highlight</a> is a big deal. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/eldon">Eldon </a><a href="https://beta.techcrunch.