Sh*t Girls Say started as a Twitter account in April 2011. Then came the YouTube series. Then a major book deal. And now, Toronto comedians Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard have landed the ultimate prize for digital, not-quite-flash-in-the-pan come[...]
Brand Networks, a 'brand-marketing tool' company, has just closed $68 million in funding led by private equity firm AEA investors, according to TechCrunch.
Brand Networks has been 'bootstrapped and profitable' since 2006, and revenue has grown by [...]
Celebrities are heavy in the startup-game, folks! The latest fame-centric business to receive funding: Adly, which has raised $2 million in funding from GRP Partners and Siemer Ventures, and connects advertisers with celebrity promoters.
TechCrunch describes Urturn as a “meme-stuffed, fashion-friendly, music-loving” platform, which could basically define any number of social networks. And after a quick look at the sight, we’re not quite sure how we’d differentiate Urturn from any oth[...]
Pheed has just released an Android app, according to Forbes, building on its rocket-like iPhone growth.
The social network, aimed towards "creatives, teens, and youthful, rebellious types," launched in November, and boasts such functions as "live [...]
'Marketing technology' covers everything from website creation platforms (WordPress, Drupal) to web analytics (Google, Nielsen) to social content/forums (Facebook, Disqus). So duh there's going to be a ton of startups...still, many bloggers are point[...]
Earlier this week, The Onion's Twitter account was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, in retaliation for this post about Bashar Al-Assad killing 70,000 people.
In Syria's defense, the article was pretty damn unfunny, much like many of the socia[...]
Since its release earlier this year, Twitter's Vine app has proved its worth over and over again through one person: RiFF RAFF. Yes, the rapper-turnt-singer, could've-been-in-'Spring Breakers' Jody Highroller has emerged as the fastest and most creat[...]
Douglas Rushkoff has been a lecturer at NYU, a "cyber-punk" (something to do with Timothy Leary...), and a long-time Internet evangelist. But social networks? A neverending stream of media? THAT'S THAT SH*T HE DON'T LIKE!
In an interview with the [...]
Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures, explains in a blog post that convertible debt is good for founders and generally bad for investors -- unless you're in a late-stage of financing, like Foursquare was when they raised $41 million[...]
In a blog post for Forbes, James Slavet of Greylock Ventures explains that there are currently only about 50 U.S. Internet companies that have ever been acquired or are currently worth $1 billion or more in the past two decades. None of them, by the [...]
Dachis Group, a social marketing software startup, has raised $7.5 million in a third round of institutional funding led by Austin Ventures, according to VentureBeat.
Dachis helps clients track social media impact, employee's online activities, on[...]