A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath

Mitch Goldstone loves photo scanning. His business, ScanMyPhotos, does what it says on the tin: you send photos to the company and, using high speed scanners and special software, his team digitizes y

Ex-­Googlers raise $2.5 million for Pattern, a friendly “workspace” for salespeople

Pattern, a year-old, Redwood City, Ca.- based startup, wants to become a kind of external brain that lightens the load of managing customer relationships for salespeople. Felicis Ventures, SoftTech

Married Founders Of Wildfire Leave Google 3 Years After $350M+ Buyout

Wife and husband duo Victoria Ransom and Alain Chuard hit the jackpot on social. With every brand trying to figure out a Faceboook marketing strategy in 2008, the two built a startup called Wildfire t

Google’s Wildfire Social Marketing Platform Cuts Standalone Plans To Upsell To Its Full Suite

When Google wanted to get into the game of selling social ads across all platforms, it decided to acquire Wildfire, a company that had the market on lockdown. Since the acquisition last July, little h

Google Slaps $100M Golden Handcuffs On Wildfire To Retain Employees After $350M Acquisition

After <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/31/google-acquires-wildfire/">buying social marketer Wildfire for $350 million</a>, Google wants to ensure it keeps earning money and the employees d

Wildfire Only Sells Ads Through Its Partner Adaptly, So Will Google Buy Them Too?

Wildfire, just <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/31/google-acquires-wildfire/">acquired by Google</a>, isn't a social ads company. It <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.wildfireapp.com/20

HTC’s Entry-Level Golf Smartphone Spotted In Leaked Press Image

HTC’s high-end efforts have garnered plenty of love lately (and rightfully so, I think), but devices like the once-mysterious HTC Golf prove that the company isn't through churning out lower-tier ha

Don’t Dread Today’s Mandatory Switch To Timeline, Studies Show It’s Good For 95% Of Facebook Pages

On March 1st Facebook let the world feast its eyes on <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/02/29/facebook-timeline-for-pages/">Timeline for Pages</a>, and tomorrow after a month of voluntary migr

Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal Social Marketer’s 300 Employees, 13K Customers

Through the hard-fought battle to represent the world's brands, social marketing platform <a href="http://www.wildfireapp.com/">Wildfire</a> has stayed quiet. But today, it revealed to TechCrunch tha

Wildfire Gets A Major Upgrade, Launches Facebook Page Builder, Analytics, And More

<img class="shot2" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/wildfire-interactive.png" alt="" />Back in January 2010, a small FBfund company called <a href="http://www.wildfireapp.co

Wildfire Launches A 'Compete.com' For Twitter And Facebook Accounts

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/competemonitorlogo-1.png" alt="" />For many years, the tech industry has gauged the success of websites by tracking usage stats

Is anybody out there? Tech companies #fail at social media, says study

<img class="shot" title="Picture 174" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-174-300x175.png" alt="" width="240" height="140" />Nearly every company has a social media presence

Appbistro Lands Wildfire For Its Facebook App Market

<a href="http://www.appbistro.com"><img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/appbistro.png" class="shot2"></a>Last month at TechCrunch Disrupt, we saw the <a href="https://beta.techcru

Wildfire Raises $4 Million For Social Media Marketing Platform

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/wildfirelogo.png" class="shot2"><a href="http://www.wildfireapp.com/">Wildfire,</a> a platform for building viral marketing campaigns, has rec

Wildfire Launches A Legitimate, Easy To Use Sweepstakes Platform For Twitter

<a href="http://www.wildfireapp.com"><img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/wildfirelogo.png" width="157" height="139" /></a>If you've been on Twitter for a while, there's a

Facebook fbFund Winner Wildfire Launches Promotion App (Beta Invites)

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/36330v2-max-250x250.png" width="150" height="136" /> <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/12/09/facebooks-fbfund-names-winners