Path, Small Business Bonfire, Fitocracy, and Pair

4 small social networks that have a big impact on users

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media heavyweights may be winning the race to most number of users, but sometimes, having “everyone” in one social network can do more harm than good. Newsfeeds and streams are cluttered, shameless self-promotion is rampant, and you can’t seem to escape the mindless babble of spammers and trolls.

Dave McClure 500 Startups

The new 500 Startups class is the most international yet, and they’re zombies!

 500 Startups, the accelerator founded by angel investor Dave McClure, today announced its new class of 34 companies, Batch 002, its largest, and most international cohort to date. The group includes eight female founders, and 15 of the companies are from countries other than the U.S., with teams joining from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Japan, the Netherlands, and Portugal.