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Jon Christian / Slate:
Ancestry.com's data export tool for shuttered social networking site MyFamily didn't save the discussions of former users, erasing family memories of avid users   —  Deleting the Family Tree  —  When Ancestry.com shuttered its social network for relatives, it erased 10 years' worth of my family's correspondence and memories.
Apr 26, 2015, 11:30 PMIn context
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Former Ancestry.com execs to launch new genealogy startup YouWho (exclusive)   —  Nov. 12 - 13, 2013  —  Utah is best known for its mountains, Mormon population, and genealogy and family heritage companies.  Ancestry.com is the best known of the bunch, and a U.K. private equity fund …
Oct 10, 2013, 6:50 PMIn context
Ryan Dezember / Wall Street Journal:
Ancestry.com Agrees to $1.6 Billion Takeover   —  Genealogy website Ancestry.com Inc. has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by European private-equity firm Permira for about $1.6 billion, or $32 a share, according to people familiar with the deal.
Oct 22, 2012, 1:55 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Ancestry.com Acquires Photo Digitization And Sharing Service 1000memories   —  1000memories, the San Francisco-based startup which offers web and mobile applications for storing, organizing, sharing, and most importantly, digitizing, your print photographs, has been acquired.
Oct 3, 2012, 10:55 AMIn context
Jamal Abdi / New York Times:
Why Is Apple Discriminating Against Iranian-Americans?   —  IMAGINE if your ethnicity determined which products you were able to buy.  Or if sales clerks required you to divulge your ancestry before swiping your credit card.  —  Some of us don't have to imagine.
Jul 12, 2012, 7:15 AMIn context
Danielle Sacks / Fast Company:
Can VCs Be Bred?  Meet The New Generation In Silicon Valley's Draper Dynasty   —  Over the course of a half-century, the Draper family has carved out a name (and a fortune) in a place where breeding and ancestry are thought to be irrelevant.  Now it's time for the debut of the youngest generation.
Jun 14, 2012, 3:20 PMIn context
Serena Saitto / Bloomberg:
Ancestry.Com Said To Be Working With Qatalyst To Find Buyers   —  Ancestry.com Inc. (ACOM), the family-history research website, is weighing a sale and working with Frank Quattrone's Qatalyst Partners LLC to find buyers, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
Jun 6, 2012, 1:00 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Ancestry.com Acquires Archives.com For $100 Million   —  Utah-based genealogy site Ancestry.com just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Silicon Valley-based startup Inflection to acquire its competitor Archives.com for $100 million in cash and assumed liabilities.
Apr 25, 2012, 5:45 PMIn context
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Another Report Shows Google+ With 60M+ Users And Growing... But Active User Count Still Unknown   —  Google+ now has more than 62 million users, according to Paul Allen, Ancestry.com founder and unofficial traffic analyst for Google's social network.  That's not 62 million active users …
Dec 27, 2011, 10:45 PMIn context
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
Google+ Gains Nearly 10 Million Users In First 2 Days Of Being Open To The Public   —  A Google+ post by Paul Allen, founder of ancestry.com and a self-proclaimed “unofficial Google+ statistician, shows significant growth of Google's social network since opening to the public.
Sep 24, 2011, 5:15 AMIn context

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