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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

As 'South-by' Nears, Social Media Sites Put On the Ritz

The race to win the group messaging wars ahead of this year’s South by Southwest Interactive festival continues: On Monday, Kik, a group messaging service that operates on multiple platforms,…

March 7, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Donald Rumsfeld Loves Facebook

As Sarah Palin has found, Facebook is a perfect way to get uncontested coverage. Your message goes straight to your base, and there’s no pesky East Coast liberal media elite…

March 2, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Tina Brown, Media Darling

Anyone outside of New York City’s media fishbowl could be forgiven for waking up last Monday and wondering what the heck some lady named Tina Brown was doing on the…

February 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

'South-by' Shoot-Out

Three-and-a-half weeks before South by Southwest Interactive, Hashable, a real-time digital Rolodex service and entrant in this season’s social networking sweepstakes, is gearing up for the attack.“Basically, this is our…

February 21, 2011, 12:00 AM EST