Cozy revealed its platform today that seeks to fix this painful process and promote a more constructive relationship between landlords and their tenants. The company also announced raising $1.5 million from the Social+ Capital Partnership, Google Ventures, and big-name angel investors.
Wefollow’s Klout-like scores for individuals’ areas of expertise will be used in About.me’s search algorithms. The Wefollow brand will eventually disappear entirely.
MG Siegler is leaving to become an investor at Google Ventures. We chatted with him about the move and what it means for his former firm CrunchFund.
The in-game video-sharing service Kamcord is expanding and discovering the power of celebrity endorsements.
Medium is a blogging platform of sorts. It comes from Obvious Corp., the app shop where Twitter founders Biz Stone and Ev Williams are busy rolling out products for the social, web-connected masses.
Editor’s Pick “I want to find the next Facebook when it’s just Mark Zuckerberg.”
That statement from Kevin Rose pretty much sums up his life’s ambition these days. The Diggnation poster boy of yore is gone, and a young VC ravenous for the Next Big Thing has taken his place.
Editor’s Pick Aside from the Google connection, Google Ventures and its partners are obviously different from anything else in their league in a few major ways — how they pick startups, how they help build businesses, and how they manage risk.
Social fundraising startup Rally.org has raised $7.9 million in a first institutional round of funding.
Guest Post In the past week, two high-profile mobile apps were effectively shut down and acquired – Hipster by Aol and Oink by Google. Both had big PR buildups, rave reviews from the tech press, and strong usage from the digerati.
It’s time to get excited for The Crunchies Awards. The final line-up of notable guests has been released, making us all the more excited to co-host this star-studded event.
As photos become the new status update, we’re going to see big changes in the way people create, combine and consume words and images. The latest example is from a 500 Startups company called Tiny Review, which unites microblogging and social photo-sharing in its free photo storytelling app. And with a new update for the app out today, the Tiny Review craze is about to take off.
Google Ventures has invested $1.5 million into mobile application development studio Milk, the new project from Digg co-founder Kevin Rose. The investment is both strategic and pragmatic, and will help the startup to build out its team with top talent — an area where Google has always been strong.
Digg co-founder Kevin Rose has just launched his new discovery app Oink, which lets users tag and rate the things around them.
From the maker of Second Life, here comes an interesting new startup. Coffee & Power says it is creating an online marketplace where people can buy and sell small jobs.
Digg founder Kevin Rose, an investor in Twitter, Zynga, Ngmoco and a later investor in Facebook, has cashed out 20 percent of his shares in Twitter.
Guest Post You really have to give credit to community news sharing site Digg for getting its act together. After the hatchet job that was the latest release of the site (version 4.0), Digg CEO Matt Williams and his team have realized that they have to take drastic measures to bring their lost audience back. This is especially true considering Digg’s once lofty $300 million valuation. Currently, the company sits at a $35 million valuation. It has $1.5 million in debt, and about five more months of runway left.
It looks like Kevin Rose isn’t taking his departure from news aggregator Digg so badly.