After Facebook And The Obama Campaign, Chris Hughes Takes a Post At General Catalyst

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 17:42
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Chris Hughes, the Facebook co-founder who left the social networking company two years ago to head up Barack Obama's enormously successful Web outreach campaign, is coming back to the startup world as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at General Catalyst Partners. He will divide his time between Boston and New York. His role at the VC firm will be to work closely with young entrepreneurs and guide them through the steps of building a business. While some investors are fleeing the Boston (cough, Paul Graham), Hughes thinks there is a lot of pent-up entrepreneurial energy ...


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Nonoba Enters The Flash Games Arena With GameRise, A “Ning For Gaming Sites”

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 17:38
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We already had HeyZap, the "YouTube for Flash games" and Game Curry, a search engine for Flash games, so not that much of a surprise we now have a "Ning for Flash games" that lets anyone create a gaming website much like Marc Andreessen's service does the same for social networking sites. Danish startup / gaming community Nonoba is taking a crack at just that by launching GameRise, a CMS that supposedly makes developing and maintaining customized gaming sites a breeze. The comparison to Ning - and by extension the plethora ...


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SocialCalendar Organizes Your Social Life

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 16:45
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Facebook application SocialCalendar is steadily gaining popularity as a go-to calendar for users to manage their social lives on the network. With over 11 million total installs and about 2 million monthly active users, SocialCalendar is one of the only widely used, general purpose calendars on Facebook. SocialCalendar lets you plan events among Facebook friends, get movie showtimes and integrate events into a public calendar. Users can also import and get email reminders about events, birthdays and anniversaries. The app also lets you use virtual good icons to mark events and allows you to give ...


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JotNot Turns Your iPhone’s Camera Into A Document Scanner

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 16:34
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We've all tried to use our camera phones to capture whiteboard notes, doodles, and other documents, but oftentimes poor image quality and odd perspectives can make them illegible. JotNot (iTunes Link) is a nifty new application that just went live on Apple's App Store that allows users to take photographs of documents using their phones and runs them through an advanced filter that makes them much easier to read. The application is available on the App Store for $3.99, and the first ten TechCrunch readers to send a request to promo@jotnot.com will be ...


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