Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Facebook Opens New York Office

Facebook New York may be new in town, but Engineering Boss Serkan Piantino bets that it’s the best place to be a Facebook employee—even calling the Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley a bit of a Snoozeville. Piantino brags that people tend to stay in New York because has everything, compared to Silicon Valley which only [...]

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Salesforce Close To Acquiring Branding Expert Buddymedia

This could be a startup version of “Beauty and the Geek.” Cloud-computing sofware pioneer Salesforce is close to acquiring  Buddymedia. Buddymedia ia a 5 year old company that helps brands manage their Facebook presence. The two companies are almost set to close a deal amounting to more than $800 million. Looks like Buddymedia preferred Salesforce over Google [...]

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NY Tech Startups Would Rather Stay Private

In the wake of Facebook‘s recent multi-billion dollar valuation by Goldman Sachs and its accompanying $450 million investment, IPO’s have suddenly become passe. Long gone are the days where companies saw IPO’s as a rite of passage that earned them respectability in the public eye. Even entrepreneur’s of today’s emerging tech startups across the Big [...]

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Nathan Folkman Acq-hired By Facebook

If someone was keeping score this time, would it be Facebook 1 and Foursquare 0? Call it strategic smarts or sweet revenge (especially since Foursquare is way cooler than Facebook Places), but the growing location-based check-in site has just lost a valuable member of its team to the leading social network in the world. Foursquare [...]

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Facebook Gets Patent For Foursquare Innovation

Trouble seems to be on the horizon with news of a fresh patent grant to Facebook leaking across the blogosphere. The bone of contention seems to be the patent itself, “Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social networking members”, which is the technology behind Facebook’s newly launched Facebook Places. The problem is the software was [...]

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Facebook On Its Way To Eating Hot Potato

Some pundits actually coined the word “acq-hired” to describe Facebook’s “late stage negotiations” to buy Hot Potato, a barely year-old startup founded by entrepreneur Justin Shaffer. Hot Potato grew to be pretty hot by simply allowing its users to message each other about a real-time event they were in, be it a concert, a football [...]

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Work For Us: Recruitment Goes Social

For most folks, Facebook is less about work and more about play (Farmville, anyone?). Some companies though think otherwise and are tapping the world’s biggest social network by using it as a recruitment platform. We’ve all seen those ads in Facebook that want you to work for such-and-such or the random Wall post of a [...]

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David Pakman from Venrock on Facebook and Twitter

David Pakman is a partner at Venrock focused on the areas of digital media and mobile. Here’s his viewpoint on Facebook and Twitter: http://www.businessinsider.com/whats-the-next-google-facebook-and-maybe-twitter-2009-9.  There are a number of interesting comments in the discussion board, including many who highlight a number of high-growth internet properties that never ended up “making it”. With 400M users on [...]

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