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  • A New Way To Fund Unicorns Starts To Look Less Magical

    A New Way To Fund Unicorns Starts To Look Less Magical

    If you haven’t heard of a fairly new twist on investing called special purpose vehicles (SPVs), you probably aren’t an institutional investor or a wealthy individual with direct ties to either a venture firm or a high-flying startup like Pinterest or Postmates. But don’t worry if you’ve missed the opportunity to invest in one. Investors may find they weren’t worth… Read More

  • Blinkset Shows You All Of The Coolest Stuff As Quickly As Possible

    Blinkset Shows You All Of The Coolest Stuff As Quickly As Possible

    In the land of the tiny attention spans the app that shows images as quickly as possible is king. That’s what Blinkset does: it flashes “what’s trending” past your face at “hyperspeed,” a prospect that should make even the most plugged among us wonder just where humanity is headed. Luckily Blinkset kind of makes sense. Because we can all process information… Read More

  • Facebook Sees 23% Spike In Law Enforcement Requests For Data In The United States

    Facebook Sees 23% Spike In Law Enforcement Requests For Data In The United States

    Facebook revealed it received 23 percent more requests from law enforcement between January and June 2015 than in the second half of 2014. From January to June 2015, Facebook received a total of 17,577 law enforcement requests, targeting 26,579 users and accounts. From July to December 2014, the company received 14,274 requests affecting 21,731 accounts and users. Read More

  • Facebook No Longer Counts Third-Party Apps And Still Has 1.55 Billion Users

    Facebook No Longer Counts Third-Party Apps And Still Has 1.55 Billion Users

    Some say Facebook inflates its monthly active user count by including people who shared from or used a Facebook-connected third-party app. But today Facebook quieted those critics with a 10-Q update to its SEC filing that says it now only counts people who used Facebook or Messenger directly. That means the 1.55 billion user count it gave yesterday on its earning report is real. Twitter and… Read More

  • Google Photos Hits 100 Million Monthly Active User Milestone

    Google Photos Hits 100 Million Monthly Active User Milestone

    Google Photos broke free of Google+ in May, and in the five months since, it has amassed 100 million monthly active users, the team shared today. That puts it on par with Snapchat, which was around 100 million the last time it shared numbers. During its hardware event last month, Google shared that 50 billion photos had been uploaded already, which is equally impressive. The idea is that… Read More

  • How Facebook Moments Is Solving The “Other People’s Photos” Problem

    How Facebook Moments Is Solving The “Other People’s Photos” Problem

    Could Facebook’s experimental group, Facebook Creative Labs, finally have a hit on its hand with its private, photo-sharing app Facebook Moments? The early data looks promising. The app, which lets you get photos from friends and share photos in return, while also organizing them privately on your phone for safe-keeping, seems to have solved one of the long-standing challenges with… Read More

  • WedPics Team Releases Photo, A Collaborative Photo-Sharing App For iOS, Android And Web

    WedPics Team Releases Photo, A Collaborative Photo-Sharing App For iOS, Android And Web

    The makers of the popular social app for weddings, WedPics, is today launching a new app for social-photo sharing in an effort to retain customers after the big day has wrapped. The sister app, simply called “Photo,” is meant to serve as an extension or companion to the company’s flagship application, offering couples and their guests a way to continue to take and share… Read More

  • Snapchat Gives Up On Original Content, Axes ‘Snapchat Channel’

    Snapchat Gives Up On Original Content, Axes ‘Snapchat Channel’

    According to a report by Deadline, Snapchat is having massive second thoughts about producing its own content. A team of around 15 ran what was called the “Snapchat Channel,” which was going through a reimagining. That apparently led to not a relaunch, but a shutdown. The team has been let go. Read More

  • Instagram Hits 400M Users Just 9 Months After Announcing 300M

    Instagram Hits 400M Users Just 9 Months After Announcing 300M

    Today, Facebook-owned photograph-centric social network Instagram announced that it has hit 400 million users. This comes just nine months after announcing that it hit the 300 million mark. Read More

  • Boz Led Facebook To Conquer Mobile Ads. He’ll Tell Disrupt SF How To Adapt

    Boz Led Facebook To Conquer Mobile Ads. He’ll Tell Disrupt SF How To Adapt

    Facebook has become the supermassive black hole of mobile. It’s sucking every other business towards it, from publishers to small businesses to app developers. At this point, you ever figure out how to play nice with Facebook, or fade into the void. That’s why TechCrunch is bringing Facebook’s ad czar Andrew “Boz” Bosworth to Disrupt SF. He’s going to break… Read More