Last week, Ars Technica released an extensive profile of the early days of Skype, commemorating the video-telecon tool's 10th anniversary. Not surprisingly, the beginnings of Skype were reminiscent of any great business story: lots of passion, lots o[...]
TechCrunch ran a "Fail Week" series of video interviews with successful VCs and entrepreneurs last week, and Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures is particularly proud of his interview. His lessons can be summed in one motto: Don't Get Cocky.
According to Quartz, Yahoo will pay Tumblr founder David Karp $81 million in cash and stocks if he remains on board for four years.
We're guessing this means Karp will, once again, be putting off his plans to go to college.
Business Insider als[...]
Jeff Bezos has personally purchased The Washington Post for $250 million, almost literally on a whim. If we are to believe The New York Times' fanning profile of publisher Katherine Weymouth this past weekend-- which held lots of talk about the chall[...]
According to Forbes, venture capital funding is at its lowest levels since Q2 2010, with 801 American companies raising roughly $7.22 billion in VC money this past quarter.
Hence, we've got blunt advice from Mark Suster (make your own revenue) and[...]
Yahoo has acquired Qwiki, a movie-creation iOS app, for roughly $50 million, according to TechCrunch.
The deal is a win in the 'pivot' department for Qwiki, which won the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2010 competition with its original iteration as a sear[...]
Digg founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose interviewed Blogger/Twitter/Medium founder Evan Williams in Medium's San Francisco headquarters earlier this week for TechCrunch. Mr. Williams riffs on his start in a small Nebraska town, his first [...]
Jonathan Oringer, 39, has become the first billionaire of Silicon Alley, according to Bloomberg.
Silicon Alley -- for those new to the clubby terminology of tech journalism -- refers to the New York City tech community as a whole.
In March, Robert Scoble dubbed AdStage "the hottest idea" at the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco. AdStage has since raised a total of $1.53 million from 500 Startups, Freestyle Capital, Digital Garage and others, and announced today that they have r[...]
Stratasys has acquired MakerBot for $403 million in stock value, according to TechCrunch, and we're calling it now...the Microsoft of 3D printing is upon us.
MakerBot is much more consumer-facing then Stratasys, and has sold over 22,000 3D printe[...]
Google has acquired Waze -- a social-mapping-location-data company -- for between $1 billion and $1.3 billion, according to TechCrunch. For the trigger-happy wonks at TechCrunch, VentureBeat and every other tech blog, the acquisition puts an end to m[...]
Yahoo is officially acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion -- check out the New York Times article, TechCrunch post, and the Forbes PR hacks having a field day.
A few interesting rumors/snarks floating around the blogosphere:
1) Gawker reports that [...]