Archive | December 3rd, 2010

Feds Finally Closing the Net on America’s Most Wanted Barbie (since Klaus)

Posted on 03 December 2010

Remember a few months back when I warned John Biggs that spycam Barbie was child abuse waiting to happen? Well guess what, America?

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Ask a VC: Jeremy Liew on Suits, Marijuana, and his most Underrated Investment (TCTV)

Posted on 03 December 2010

I’m hearing rumors that Ask a VC is getting big in pockets of Harvard Business School, which explains an increasingly sophisticated caliber of email questions over the last few weeks. Appropriately, we had the only suited VC in Silicon Valley on this week to answer them

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The Biggest Gilt/Groupon Knockoff Network You’ve Never Heard Of (TCTV)

Posted on 03 December 2010

We all know that the early success and insta-revenues of companies like Gilt Group and Groupon have inspired more clones than Jango Fett . But while profitable and growing, my impression was that most of them are one-off rounding errors compared to Groupon’s swelling revenue estimates – numbers that seem to go up in the press by $100 million every time they don’t have any real news on this story. So imagine my surprise when I learned that Klaus Hommels was running a network of nine Gilt Group-style and seven Groupon-style companies that together makes up the third largest player in the market.

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BaubleBar Raises $1.1 Million From Accel, Founder Collective, And Lerer Ventures

Posted on 03 December 2010

Today, jewelry flash-sale site BaubleBar officially launched. Previously known as Eight1six, BaubleBar offers fashion jewelry at deep discounts for limited periods of time. The company was founded by Daniella Yacobovsky and Amy Jain, two recent Harvard Business School grads who previously worked in investment banking.

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Time Warner Leads $6 Million Round For Media Check-In App Maker AdaptiveBlue

Posted on 03 December 2010

AdaptiveBlue, the developer of social recommendations app GetGlue, has just raised $6 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing. From the looks of the filing, it appears that Time Warner, RRE and Union Square Ventures all participated in the round.

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Google Begins Emailing Extension Developers To Get Ready For Chrome Web Store

Posted on 03 December 2010

Earlier today, we were tipped about this thread in the Chromium Google Groups area. Gregor Hochmuth, the Product Manager for the Chrome Web Store, responded to a question wondering if Google would be giving developers advanced notice before the store goes live.

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The Year in Facebook-Powered Shopping

Posted on 03 December 2010

Facebook-powered shopping is becoming more popular according to new statistics released by Facebook.

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Angry Birds On Android Projected To Generate $1 Million Per Month In Advertising

Posted on 03 December 2010

One of the most successful mobile games right now is Angry Birds, which has been downloaded more than 30 million times across different mobile platforms, with 12 million of those being paid downloads on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.

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The Daily Show Tears Into Sarah Palin’s Tweets [Video]

Posted on 03 December 2010

Last time we checked in Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin was using Twitter to contest Gawker over the leak of her book America By Heart , bypassing the “lamestream” media. And she’s managed to catapult herself into the Internet spotlight yet again by using 140 characters to glom off the attention heaped onto the Wikileaks story , see below. @SarahPalinUSA Sarah Palin Inexplicable: I recently won in court to stop my book “America by Heart” from being leaked,but US Govt can't stop Wikileaks' treasonous act

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For $27 This Kid Will Do Whatever You Want in Antarctica on Tuesday

Posted on 03 December 2010

If you want to feel lazy, spend about ten minutes with Travis Kiefer.

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