What would the startup scene be like without the blog that currently animates it? A whole lot better, actually.
FORTUNE -- At TechCrunch's Disrupt conference earlier this year, Michael Arrington brought Arianna Huffington on stage and the two played "The Odd Couple" for 10 minutes. "How the hell did we both end up at AOL?" Arrington asked, musing on AOL's purchase of TechCrunch for a reported $25 million and The Huffington MOREChadwick Matlin - Sep 7, 2011 2:17 PM ET
By following the Law of the Aggregator, Yipit has emerged as the go-to source for analysis in the overheated market for daily deal sites.
FORTUNE -- On the Web, a genre isn't truly important until somebody creates a site that obsessively tracks its every update. Political news? Legitimized by Slate's Today's Papers (may it rest in peace), the Drudge Report and Talking Points Memo. LOLCats? Nothing without ICanHazCheezburger. Social networks? Let us MOREChadwick Matlin - Jul 27, 2011 12:55 PM ET
A new sleep-tracking app for the iPhone from Lark offers a peek into life inside a retailing partnership with Apple.
FORTUNE -- Julia Hu got into bed with Apple (AAPL) so she could sell gadgets that get people out of bed. Hu is the CEO of Lark, a startup making a wristband that tracks your sleep until the moment it interrupts it. That's when it starts vibrating, a silent alarm that MOREChadwick Matlin - Jul 6, 2011 1:11 PM ET
A day at a tech startup jobs fair in New York clouds the question of who exactly is in demand -- the recruiters, or the recruited?
FORTUNE -- Last week, more than 1,200 people walked into an armory to be enlisted. But they were not there to join the military. They were there to be conscripted into a different American tradition: the boom and bust business cycle. They had come for MOREChadwick Matlin - Jun 23, 2011 12:14 PM ET
Airbnb embraced a different, questionable kind of advertising to help get off the ground. It'd be surprising if it wasn't so necessary.
FORTUNE -- Dave Gooden says he didn't intend to be a whistle blower. But last week that's what he became, forcing Airbnb -- the next Groupon, Zynga, and/or Twitter, if you believe the hype -- to investigate its own advertising practices and compelling the media to hound him until MOREChadwick Matlin - Jun 7, 2011 1:02 PM ET
The App Store is turning into a proving ground for Saturday morning cartoons, which means the screeching cat and his friends could soon be on a TV, cereal box and onesie near you.
FORTUNE -- Andrej Nabergoj has spent the last year turning a $60 cat into a millionaire. He's the CEO of Outfit7, the company that makes the talking-character apps your three-year old has likely been teething on for the MOREChadwick Matlin - May 25, 2011 1:38 PM ET
There's a fight ready to break out in the music-locker room. But to Michael Robertson, founder of MP3Tunes an old hand at the digital music game, it's nothing new.
FORTUNE -- After six years of waiting, the day Michael Robertson always knew would arrive finally got around to arriving. On Tuesday Robertson, the former CEO of MP3.com and general digital music gadfly, read the news that Google (GOOG) was releasing a MOREChadwick Matlin - May 13, 2011 11:16 AM ET
When the founder of an unheralded startup offered a cri de coeur about the inanities of the funding process, he heard hundreds of voices crying back.
FORTUNE -- If there is a tech bubble, it certainly hasn't given lift to Adam Neary. Neary is the CEO of Profitably, a financial analysis service for small businesses. It doesn't feature check-ins, a bespoke social network, or a game layer. Its cofounder hasn't crashed MOREChadwick Matlin - May 6, 2011 12:54 PM ET
Who is Seth Priebatsch? How did his tiny company, based on turning life into a video gaming experience, wind up with a $100 million valuation?
FORTUNE -- As I walked through the front door of SCVNGR in Cambridge, Mass., a $100-million company that makes location-based apps to rival Foursquare and Groupon, a painted canvas of the cover of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" greeted me. Standing beside it was the the man MOREChadwick Matlin - May 2, 2011 5:00 AM ET
In each corner of the startup world there's a Venmo for every Paypal -- a little engine that could, and wants to, badly.
FORTUNE -- Hours before I met Andrew Kortina, I had already given him my credit card number. I don't do this with just any stranger. But Kortina and his cofounder Iqram Magdon-Ismail have built a service called Venmo, which promises to make mobile payments so easy, people will MOREChadwick Matlin - Apr 25, 2011 11:15 AM ET
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