Slide Lays Off 10% Of Staff, Shutters Short-Lived Games 'SuperPocus' And 'Top Fish'

<img class="shot2" src="" alt="" /> <a href="">Slide</a>, the online entertainment company founded by <a href="http:/

Win A Mentoring Session With Founders Of Digg, Flickr, Mint, Ning, Slide Or Zynga

<img src=""> Are you a budding Web entrepreneur who would like some pointers or advice from seasoned company founders? MayField Fu

Davos Interviews: Max Levchin Says Slide Now Makes Almost All Of Its Money From Virtual Goods

<img src="" width="215" height="180" /> Continuing his series of Davos interviews, Michael talks to <a href=""

Widgetizing The Web: Widgetbox Hits 500 Million Impressions A Month

<img src="" width="184" height="40" /> Widgets were <a href="">

The Platforms: Google, Microsoft, Facebook And MySpace

<img src='' class="border" alt='' /> Slide founder <a href="">Max Levchin</a> just kick

Max Levchin To Facebook: Developers Need More Certainty (And A Payment System Would be Nice Too)

Slide was not too happy when Facebook temporarily pulled one of its most popular applications, Top Friends, from the social networking site for exposing too much profile information to people who were

Facebook Continues War On App Developers. This Week: Super Wall

Facebook is continuing its war on Facebook apps that push the limits on acceptable user interaction. Last week it was Slide’s Top Friends App, which it briefly suspended. Later Facebook also sus

Slide And Vh1 Team Up To Annoy The Hell Out Of You

Slide and Vh1 excel at making products geared towards America’s lowest common denominator. The first makes SuperPoke, a popular social network app that lets you send text messages saying you&#82

Did Facebook Shut Down Slide's Top Friends? How Very MySpace Of Them

MySpace used to be notorious for simply banning third party widgets that didn’t play nice (“not playing nice” generally meant any kind of advertisements in the widgets, but it was ve

Slide Got Theirs, Now RockYou Gets Some Too

Back in January Slide pulled off a whopper of a financing for an effectively pre-revenue startup: $50 million, valuing the company at a cool half billion dollars. Not bad. No one was surprised to hear

Slide Opens Sales Office in New York, Seeks to Justify Huge Valuation

Slide is a peculiar Web 2.0 company. Perhaps the most interesting thing about it is founder Max Levchin, who co-founded PayPal and has been profiled as a workaholic by the New York Times. Its operatio

Watercooler's SN Apps for Fans Backed by $4M

Meet Watercooler, a startup developing social network applications for all the usual suspects – Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Hi5, and Friendster – that allow fans to rally around their favorit

Nokia drops a trio of mid-range, slick phones

Three new phones to Nokia today, including two that are apparently a variant on the same model. The 6600 Fold is similar to the 6600 Slide, except that it’s a clamshell instead of a slider, as t

Blodget Says Facebook Is Only Worth $9 Billion, Hypothetically Speaking

Putting a value on private companies is hard enough for insiders and venture capitalists who have full access to the company’s financial statements. When outsiders try to do it, even well-inform

Slide Caught Posting Fake Positive Reviews For Their Own App

Multiple fake reviews for the Funwall App on Facebook have been deleted after it was discovered that the reviews came from employees of Slide, the apps owner. Fake reviews seem to be part of the norm

Chart Me Up: Web 2.0 Venture Deals

Dow Jones VentureSource put out some data on Web 2.0 deals in the U.S. earlier this week that I’ve put together into these charts. The first one above shows how much money has been invested in W

Is Meebo Worth Half a Slide?

Investment banker Michael Montgomery has his chance to prove he’s still relevant in the tech banking world if this VentureBeat story is true. The rumor is that Meebo has hired Montgomery & C

Kodak, Slide help you win brownie points all year long with the lady friend

One of the biggest selling points for social networks, at least for me, is the ability to upload and see others photos. It’s pretty much the only way I stay in touch with friends in different pa

Amid Yahoo Turmoil, AOL Makes An Acquisition

On Monday AOL will announce the acquisition of San Diego-based Goowy, a startup founded in late 2004 and which launched, incidentally, in my living room in late 2006 (we had a TechCrunch party where G

How Much Is a Facebook Ad Worth? Lookery "Guarantees" (Drum Roll) 12.5-Cent CPMs.

It should come as no surprise that the ad inventory on social networks like Facebook are not worth much. A new offer by Lookery, a startup that places ads on social apps inside Facebook and Bebo, is o
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