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Kelly Faircloth / Betabeat:
Songza Just Raised $4.7M For More Brand-Sponsored Playlists   —  There's a little more money in Long Island City today.  Songza, which offers up playlists to suit your every mood, just announced a $4.7 million round of funding from a small mob of investors, including Lerer Ventures, Amazon.com …
Sep 10, 2013, 7:00 PMIn context
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Every '90s Tween's Favorite Angst Outlet Xanga Will Shut Down Unless You Pony Up $60K   —  Xanga, one of the original online diary hubs for tweens too cool for Livejournal but not so cool that they didn't know to eschew blogging altogether, may soon shut down.
May 31, 2013, 7:25 PMIn context
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Department of Homeland Security Shuts Down Dwolla Payments to and From Mt. Gox   —  Update: Warrant Reveals Homeland Security Seized Mt. Gox's Dwolla Account for ‘Unlicensed Money Transmitting’  —  The Department of Homeland Security appears to have shut down the ability to use Dwolla …
May 14, 2013, 5:05 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
String of Executive Departures Leaves a Leadership Vacuum at the Top of Tumblr   —  Late Tuesday night, while most of New York City was “afk” enjoying the balmy weather, Tumblr CEO David Karp snuck a post onto the staff blog paying tribute to Storyboard—a team of journalists and editors assigned to …
Apr 11, 2013, 4:45 PMIn context
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Twitter Links Appear to Be Down (So You Probably Can't Click This) UPDATE: We're Back   —  Links on Twitter are currently broken.  When you click a link on Twitter, it takes you to a page that says “Something is technically wrong.”  It may have to do with Twitter's link shortener, t.co …
Apr 11, 2013, 10:05 AMIn context
Kelly Faircloth / Betabeat:
Tumblr Kills Storyboard; Editorial Employees Will Be ‘Moving On’   —  Tumblr's Mr. Karp (Photo: wikipedia.org)  —  We've seen some late-afternoon news dumps, but this takes the cake: Tumblr CEO David Karp just announced that the company is shutting down Storyboard, the editorial experiment meant …
Apr 9, 2013, 10:45 PMIn context
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
TripAdvisor Acquires Jetsetter for Undisclosed Amount   —  Gilt says goodbye to its travel site.  Jetsetter, the luxury travel site that Gilt Groupe put up for sale for around $50 million back in October, has been acquired by TripAdvisor, according to a press release published to PRNewswire.
Apr 9, 2013, 3:55 PMIn context
Betabeat:
OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter Departs Zynga; Will Be Replaced by VP of Mobile Sean Kelly   —  Mr. Porter was at Zynga for just over a year.  —  Dan Porter, the former CEO of New York-based gaming company OMGPOP which was purchased by Zynga in March of last year, has left the company, according to a release obtained by Betabeat.
Apr 2, 2013, 1:00 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Uber Limo Driver Allegedly Raped a 20-Year-Old Customer In D.C., But Won't Be Prosecuted   —  The Washington Post reports that a 35-year-old limousine driver named Anouar Habib Trabelsi allegedly raped a 20-year-old passenger.  The woman used Uber's smartphone app to e-hail a black car …
Mar 15, 2013, 2:00 PMIn context
Ryan Holiday / Betabeat:
Hail Corporate: The Increasingly Insufferable Fakery of Brands on Reddit   —  The best kind of marketing messages are the ones that don't seem like marketing messages.  Because it means that the viewers' defenses are down.  —  That may be why the front page of Reddit has become …
Feb 24, 2013, 4:40 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Microsoft Brings World's Fastest Texting to Windows Phone 8.1  —  Gaurav Sharma appeared relaxed but focused in his purple hoodie on Jan. 16, 2014.  Less than 20 seconds later, Sharma, a 15-year-old …
Atlassian:
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Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …