All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Startups’

Biz Stone Confirms New Startup ‘Jelly’

Last week, news came out that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is working on a new startup called Jelly. Today, Stone opened up about it a bit. In a post at JellyHQ.com, Stone writes: People are basically good—when provided a tool that helps them do good in the world, they prove it. Jelly is a new company and product named after …

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Khan Academy’s Advice For Scaling Your Startup To Millions Of Users

Google interviewed Ben Kamens, lead developer at Khan Academy, about scaling a startup to millions of users, which the popular online learning site has been able to do. Google uploaded the video to its Developer YouTube channel this week.

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Biz Stone Working on Mobile Startup Called ‘Jelly’ [REPORT]

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is working on another startup. According to Kara Swisher at All Things D, Stone’s new project is called “Jelly,” which her source called a “native mobile” effort. That’s pretty vague, and the only other tidbit provided was that the product will likely “be aimed and smartphones and tablets.” Apparently, Stone has already hired four or five …

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Bing Fund Adds Sonar To Its Roster

Bing announced today that it has added another company – Sonar – to its Bing Fund roster. Bing Fund was launched last year as an “angel investor with an incubator”. In August, Bing unveiled its initial startups. Now, after remaining quiet for the rest of the year, they seem to be picking up the pace a bit. Last month, Bing …

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Starbucks to Sell Square’s Mobile Card Readers in Store

Would you like a mobile payments processing unit with your caramel macchiato? Square and Starbucks are further bolstering their relationship, building on one that already includes millions in investment and a payment option deal. Starting soon, Starbucks customers will be able to purchase Square mobile card readers at their coffee giant’s 7,000 stores. The Square card reader normally sells for …

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Winklevoss Twins Hukk $750,000 at Online Shopping Startup Hukkster

Earlier this year, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss started Winklevoss Capital, their own private venture capital firm. Shortly after that, the two purchased an $18 million, 8,000 sq ft mansion in Los Angeles, reportedly signifying an expansion of the firm to the west coast (they already have offices in NYC). In September, Winklevoss Capital made its first major investment. They put …

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AgLocal Rep Rides Reddit’s Internet 2012 Tour Bus

Judging by the Internet 2012 Bus Tour panel discussion held yesterday in Lexington, Kentucky, everyone on the tour bus believes an open internet can change just about every type of business. Robert Roderick, head of product technology for AgLocal, spoke with WebProNews about how AgLocal is hoping to change meat industry over the next few years. AgLocal is a technology …

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Google Launches Google For Entrepreneurs

Google announced the launch of Google For Entrepreneurs, an “umbrella” for its various programs that cater to startups and entrepreneurs. This includes: Campus London, Google for Entrepreneurs Week, Women 2.0, Startup Weekend, Women Entrepreneurs on the Web, Google Sudo, 1871, Start with Google, NewME Accelerator, Global K-Startup, Google for Entrepreneurs in Israel, Eleven, Jagriti Yatra, Umbono, Le Camping, City of …

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Square Closes New Round Of Funding From Starbucks And Co.

Square announced today that it has closed a Series D round of funding from Citi Ventures, Rizvi Traverse Management, and Starbucks Coffee Company. The company said in its announcement: One year ago, Square had approximately 150 employees and processed over $1 billion in payments on an annualized basis. Today, Square has over 400 employees and is processing over $8 billion …

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Winklevoss Twins Pump $1 Million into Divya Narendra’s SumZero

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have put their hands into another social network, but this one doesn’t involve likes, pokes, or any photos of obscure friends’ babies. The Winklevii, best known for the part they played in the creation of Facebook and the years-long lawsuit that followed, have just invested $1 million into a four-year-old startup, SumZero. SumZero bills itself as …

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Bing Reveals First Bing Fund Startups

Bing unveiled the Bing Fund last month, describing it as an angel investor with an incubator, “working with hot startups to innovate online.” Bing announced today the first two startups it has been working with: Buddy and Pinion. The former, based in Kirkland, Washington, provides hosted and managed web services for application development. The latter is located in Bellevue, and …

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Bing Fund Gets A Proper Unveiling: Here’s What It Has To Offer

Earlier this week, we reported on The Bing Fund, which was basically in the “coming soon” stage. Now, it’s here. On the BingFund homepage, it says, “Hi, we’re an angel investor with an incubator, working with hot startups to innovate online.” According to the site, Bing Fund intends to focus on a few startups at a time, and as it …

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