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If Foursquare Thinks It's Worth $500 Million, Where's the Revenue Model? Check-in service hasn't proven it can make money

Foursquare is in a bit of a bind. The location-based social networking service is looking to raise a reported $20 million to $40 million for its next investment round, based…

April 26, 2011, 12:11 PM EDT

Is the Second Tech Bubble Burst Nigh? Reports warn of a return to 1999-level recklessness

How many doomsayers does it take to kill a party? Last week, as reports poured in showing major first-quarter growth for the venture capital industry and valuations for startup companies…

April 26, 2011, 6:34 AM EDT

Groupon Grabs New COO From Google Daily deals site nabs search giant vice president

It’s been a big day for daily-deal site Groupon. On Thursday morning, General Mills announced the launch of Groupon offers in Minneapolis and San Francisco, marking Groupon’s first partnership with…

April 21, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

U.S. Foreign Aid Goes Viral State Department to announce $28 million in grants for Internet activists

The U.S. State Department is set to announce $28 million in grants to help Internet activists in countries where governments have blocked social networking sites or used those sites to…

April 20, 2011, 9:34 AM EDT

NYC's Top VC Fred Wilson Is Rich . . . and Grumpy

Last November, Fred Wilson had the privilege of sharing a stage with John Doerr, the wealthiest venture capitalist in the world, a man Amazon’s Jeff Bezos once called the "center…

April 17, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

'It's a Sign of The Times! People Are Hiring Again!'

The second annual NYC Startup Job Fair packed AOL’s offices in downtown Manhattan on Friday. Young engineers, salespeople, programmers and others—all of whom came bearing résumés—filled the place to the…

April 8, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

Can Brands Finally Break In to Your Texts?

Let’s say you and your friends are among the 1.8 million people in this country who watch the MTV reality series America’s Best Dance Crew. And let’s say that during…

March 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

Fred Wilson's Passion Play

Group messaging—which, for all intents and purposes, amounts to texting with multiple people at once—has been the big story of this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Festival.Hoping to witness some…

March 15, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

Sendai Calling: Social Media in Real Life

The day the Sendai earthquake hit Japan, Cameron Sinclair was up until 3 a.m. Sinclair is the CEO (chief eternal optimist) of Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit architectural design firm…

March 13, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Can Broadcastr Take Over the World?

The revolution will be Broadcastd. At least, that’s the way Andy Hunter and Scott Lindenbaum, co-founders of the audio file-sharing service Broadcastr, see it.  “Hopefully it doesn’t sound insane,” Hunter…

March 10, 2011, 12:00 AM EST