Caterina Fake is known for her trend-spotting; here’s some of what she’s chasing now

Roughly a year ago, entrepreneurs Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström decided to form a traditional venture outfit called Yes VC. Fast forward, and the duo has nearly closed on $50 million for their deb

Founders Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström make it official with a new venture fund, Yes VC

Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström have much in common beyond the home and family they share. Each has started (and sold) companies. Each has angel invested. But both were beginning to see more opport

How Jaiku Made Prezi Focus On The US Market

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Peter Arvai, founder and CEO of <a target="_blank" href="http://prezi.com/">Prezi</a>, is working to help people share ideas.</em> Just months before Twitter launched in

Jaiku Founder Raises Seed Funding For New Venture, Pingpin, Wastes My Time

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/pingpin.png" class="shot2" /> Looks like <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/jaiku">Jaiku</a> founder and former Googler <a href="http

Panoramio "Very Comfortable At Google," Co-Founder Says On Way Out The Door

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/Screen-shot-2010-01-20-at-1.23.37-PM-155x200.png" width="155" height="200" />Google has an unfortunate history of buying companies — and the

Aiming To "Make Meaning," Jaiku Co-Founder Leaves Google

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/Screen-shot-2009-10-12-at-2.41.07-PM-204x200.png" width="204" height="200" />In October 2007, <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2007/10/09/googl

Next09: Video Interview With Jyri Engeström (Jaiku / Google)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/jyri-133x200.jpg" width="133" height="200" />I just finished moderating a panel with Chris Messina and <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/pers

Mining The Thought Stream

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/thought-stream.jpg" /> What if you could peer into the thoughts of millions of people as they were thinking those thoughts or shortly there

Jaiku Founder: "We're Not Dying, We're Morphing"

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/jaiku.png" alt="" />Last week, Google announced that the company was unceremoniously <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2009/01/14/google-axes-

Jaiku Uncaps Invites, Migrates to Google Infrastructure

<a href="https://techcrunch.com/2008/08/28/jaiku-uncaps-invites-migrates-to-google-infrastructure/"><img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/jaiku_thumb.png" class="shot2" /></a> T

Twitxr – Like Twitter, With Pictures. Yeah, It's Photoblogging.

FON (better known for building a WiFi community) launched Twitxr today through their FON Labs group. Basically, it’s Twitter but allows picture uploads when sending a message (which makes it par

Your Phone is Your Mic: SpinVox Lets Users Talk to Twitter, Facebook, and Jaiku (Europe Only)

I am convinced that we are going to see a big growth in voice apps that use a mobile phone as a microphone. Today, at the Mobile World Congress in Spain, London-based startup SpinVox announced a new f

Google Teams With Twitter For Super Tuesday Tracking

Google has teamed with Twitter to provide a Twitter/ Google mashup for Super Tuesday. Tweets relating to Super Tuesday are overlaid on a Google Map, along with other data including YouChoose ’08

Automattic Launches Group Twitter-style Platform

Automattic has released Prologue, a Twitter style service for groups that is also being pitched as a distributed Twitter. According to Automattic’s founder Matt Mullenweg, the new service is way

Google buys social mobile startup Jaiku

BREAKING NEWS: Jaiku, the Twitter (and Pownce)-like service from Finland, has been bought by Google. Jaiku Founders Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen today posted this on their homepage: “Whil

Jaiku Adds Instant Messaging

Microblogging platform Jaiku has added Jabber-based instant messaging capabilities to its service. The new feature will allow Jaiku users using Jaiku’s Web, iPhone, and Nokia Series 60 smart pho

TwitKu: Single Interface For Twitter And Jaiku

TwitKu is a new site that is sort of a Meebo (web instant messaging) for the Twitter and Jaiku “presence blogging” services. The site brings your Twitter and Jaiku accounts onto one screen

Kevin v. Evan

So I’ve had a week now to play around with Pownce, Kevin Rose’s (the founder of Digg, pictured left) newly launched Twitter killer. Twitter, which launched a year ago, was obviously used a