Kenneth Musante


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Beware the Bubble

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Billion dollar valuations for Twitter and Groupon “mathematically insane,” according to IAC founder and chairman Barry Diller. Diller addressed a packed house at the SXSW conference in Austin, and covered [...]

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Forget March Madness… Get Ready for Startup Madness

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Startup incubator TechStars is holding a bracket-style tournament to find out which startup reigns supreme. Sixty four startups that have a functional product, but have not been through the TechStars [...]

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Square Drops Transaction Fee

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Square, the startup that lets mobile vendors take credit card payments through their phones has taken a jab at competitors by dropping its $0.15 per transaction fee. Now Square says [...]

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White House Explains 'Startup America' with Markers

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Still confused about Presidant Obama’s Startup America program? Well, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, has drawn everything out for you on a white board. As part [...]

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You Launched the Company, Now Wear the T-Shirt

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Business around Silicon Valley is booming biggert than ever. And in a bid to make fun of the rapidly growing startup scene, clothing designer Gemma Aguiar launched Startup Apparel, a [...]

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Groupon Super Bowl Ads: Fun or Flop?

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During one of the Super Bowl’s many commercial breaks on Sunday, viewers were treated to a string of controversial ads from Groupon, the two-year-old group buying startup that has been [...]

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Dating Site Apes 250,000 Facebook Profiles

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When online dating site lovely-faces.com launched this week with 250,000 profiles, the German creators Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico proudly announced that they had acquired those users not from legitimate [...]

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Obama Launches Startup Non-Profit

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In a bid to encourage U.S. entrepreneurs, the White House launched the Startup America Partnership, a non-profit campaign to encourage the development of new businesses. With backing from Facebook, IBM, [...]

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Kickstarter and Sundance to Help Films Get Funded

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Kickstarter, the startup that helps projects find funding through crowd sourcing, has hooked up with the Sundance Institute to help fund independent film projects. Many indie films have already gotten [...]

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Social Analytics Startup Predicts Purchases

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Do you know what you’re going to buy tomorrow? Social analytics startup Viralheat thinks it does. The company’s new Human Intent analysis engine scans through Twitter tweets and other social [...]

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Newspapers Bet You'll Pay for Ad-Free Content

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Ongo, a new subscription based news service backed by the Washington Post, Gannett, and the New York Times, is betting that users will pay $6.99 a month for ad free [...]

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Facebook to make FB Credits Mandatory

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Facebook confirmed Monday that it will be making it’s own virtual currency the mandatory payment method for virtual goods sold on its network. That means any company developing apps for [...]

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Google buys Ebook Startup

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Google gave its newly launched ebook business a big boost with the purchase of eBook Technologies Inc., the startup-gobbling giant’s first acquisition of 2011. The Internet giant officially entered the [...]

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Groupon Raises Nearly $1 Billion

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After walking away from a Google buyout offer last year, group buying service Groupon announced that it has raised $950 million dollars in new venture funding. The Chicago-based Groupon, dubbed [...]

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Skype buying Qik

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Skype CEO Tony Bates announced Friday that the video communications company had made its first startup acquisition with the purchase of Qik, a California-based mobile video service that allows users [...]