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Rap Genius Raises $40M, Changes Name To Genius, Launches Embeddable Annotations

Rap Genius made three big moves today to further its goal to annotate the world. The founders tell me it's raised a $40 million Series B led by Dan Gilbert and joined by previous investor Andreessen H

Rap Genius Drops Co-Founder Following Elliot Rodger Manifesto Annotations

Rap Genius, the startup that wants to "annotate the world," sees the departure of co-founder Mahbod Moghadam today, owing to Moghadam's ill-advised annotations on the rambling manifesto of Elliot Rodg

Rap Genius Launches App That Could Wean It Off Google’s Teat

Rap Genius is back in Google's good graces after a slap on the wrist for SEO spam, but search traffic could become less important to the annotations site as today it launches its first mobile app. "Ge

Google Puts Rap Genius Back Atop Searches, Favoring Smart Results Over Holding A Grudge

Google apparently cares more about giving the best search results than punishing spammers, as it's returning lyrics site Rap Genius to its high rankings for searches after it was exiled for SEO spam 1

Google Destroys Rap Genius’ Search Rankings As Punishment For SEO Spam, But Resolution In Progress

Google hit back hard today after it learned lyrics site Rap Genius had been using dubious SEO tricks to attain top spots in search results. Now RapGenius.com doesn't appear on the first page of result

Rap Genius Reveals Its Business Model Will Be ‘Enterprise Genius’ Collaborative Annotation Tool

How could a site for explaining rap lyrics make good on its $15 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz? Because it's also a collaborative text-annotation platform that enterprises are asking for.

The Foul-Mouthed Founders Of Rap Genius Will Stir Up Trouble At TechCrunch Disrupt NY

There are not a lot of startups who've both raised $15 million from a top investor like Andreessen Horowitz but have also told Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffet to fellate them. We're not shy about co

Heroku Admits To Performance Degradation Over The Past 3 Years After Criticism From Rap Genius

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.heroku.com/">Heroku</a>, the popular cloud application platform, may not be as fast today as it was three years ago. Yesterday, <a target="_blank" href="http://rapg

Ben Horowitz And The Founders Explain Why A16Z Put $15M Into Rap Genius: “Knowledge About Knowledge”

Ben Horowitz loves hip-hop, but in an interview with TechCrunch he outlined a deeper vision behind his firm's<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/10/03/andreessen-horowitz-iinvests-15-million-in-

Andreessen Horowitz Invests $15M In Text Annotation Startup Rap Genius

Here's an investment out of left field, but not really. Andreessen Horowitz is dropping $15M into startup <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/04/rap-genius-rock-poetry/">Rap Genius</a>. It's