Caterina Fake Posts

Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake launches Findery app

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Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake has launched a new project called Findery. Findery is a free iPhone app that posts tens of thousands of notes on historical events globally based on precise locations like a personal tour guide. For example, you could view significant events that happened as you walk around different streets.
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Online Classroom Company CreativeLIVE Raises Around $8 Million

CreativeLIVE is an online classroom company that has raised $8 million in Series A funding from Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), CrunchFund, and Google Ventures.  Existing investor Greylock Partners also participated in this round.  James Slavet of Greylock joined the board of directors at the company.

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Airbnb Buys Out DailyBooth Team

Airbnb is growing at a rapid pace.  Last year, they hit over 10 million total nights booked with over 200,000 active properties listed on their website.  They are growing like crazy in London because of the Olympics too.  About 20% of the company’s bookings happen through mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, Android, and mobile web browsers.  Airbnb has acquired DailyBooth and brought out on their CEO Brian Pokorny to head up the design and engineering team.

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Google, Twitter, Yahoo!, and Other Tech Company Execs Sign Petition Against SOPA

Stop Online Piracy Act is a bill that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in October 2011 by Lamar Smith (R-TX). This Act would allow the Department of Justice and copyright holders to seek court orders against websites accused of copyright infringement that would prevent online ad networks and payment facilitators from doing business with those websites. Opponents in this bill believe that this is Internet censorship. Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, and Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang oppose the bill. Their letter will appear as a paid ad in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other newspapers.
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eBay Acquires Hunch For Roughly $80 Million

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) will be announcing that they have acquired Hunch for around $80 million according to Michael Arrington. Hunch was started by Chris Dixon, Caterina Fake, Tom Pinckney, and Matt Gattis. Hunch has raised about $20 million in total funding since they launched.
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1000Memories Raises $2.5 Million

1000Memories has raised $2.5 million in a round of funding led by Greylock Partners. Angel investors Caterina Fake, Ron Conway, Keith Rabois, Paul Buchheit, Mike Maples, and Chris Sacca also participated in this round. David Thacker of Greylock will be joining the board of directors at 1000Memories. 1000Memories is a website where loved ones can express words about people in their lives that have passed away. The appeal of 1000Memories is that it does not have ads and the website design is stylish. [TechCrunch]

Stack Overflow Raises $6 Million From Union Square and Several Angels

Stack Overflow is a website where users can ask technical and programming languages. The website has just raised $6 million in their first round of funding led by Union Square Ventures. Other investors include Ron Conway, Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon, Bob Pasker, Micah Siegel, Naval Ravikant, Nirav Tolia, and Joshua Schachter.
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Hunch Raises $10 Million In Series B, Led By Khosla Ventures

Hunch is a startup service that allows users to answer questions using crowd-sourcing techniques.  Khosla Ventures is rumored to be leading a $10-$12 million round of funding in Hunch.  Other investors include General Catalyst Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Ron Conway.  Hunch was started by Caterina Fake, the co-founder of Flickr.  Chris Dixon is also a co-founder in Hunch.  Dixon started SiteAdvisor and sold it to McAfee in 2006.  Hunch receives about 1.2 million uniques per month according to internal numbers. [AllThingsD]