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We Heart It, Image Site That’s a Favorite of Young Ladies, Raises $8M

We Heart It, an image-sharing social network popular with girls, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The company is a mix of standard and unconventional. It was started in Brazil in 2008 as a personal project. Founder Fabio Giolito, who moved to San Francisco last summer, said he wanted ...

Customer Support Startup Intercom Raises $6 Million

Intercom, a startup that focuses on customer support and communications tools for businesses, announced that it had raised a $6 million Series A round of financing on Wednesday. The round was led by The Social+Capital Partnership, with participation from Freestyle Capital, as well as Yammer CEO and founder David Sacks. ...

Jay-Z Ditches His iPhone Just in Time for His Big Samsung Ad

Hey, remember when Oprah Winfrey, or whoever social-messages on her behalf, tweeted about her love for Microsoft’s Surface tablet while using an iPad? Well, Jay-Z is way too smart for that! The brand-endorser/value-adder/Beyonce’s husband/musician has a big deal with Samsung to give away free copies of his new album to people who ...

Can Travel Reviews Be Sexy? Triptease Thinks So.

If you’ve ever written a review on a travel website like TripAdvisor or Orbitz, you know it’s not exactly a thrilling experience. Maybe you’ve just come back from the best vacation of your life, or maybe it was a horrible experience and you want to warn others never to book that ...

Colin Stretch Named Facebook’s New General Counsel as Top Lawyer Departs

Facebook announced on Thursday that Colin Stretch, a three-and-a-half-year veteran of the company, will soon take over the position of vice president and general counsel for the social giant, assuming responsibility for leading Facebook’s legal team. Stretch will take over the position after the departure of Ted Ullyot, Facebook’s acting ...

In the Instagram Vs. Vine War for Social Video, We Still Don’t Know Who’s Winning

Everyone loves a battle royale. And in one fell swoop of video announcements last week, we’ve all watched and waited to see Facebook’s Instagram and Twitter’s Vine go to the mattresses. Will Vid-stagram kill Twitter’s video baby? Can the underdog Vine still grow after the 130-million-user behemoth Instagram lumbers into video ...

Facebook Restricts Ads on Controversial Sites

In the wake of protests over violent content on its site Facebook announced on Friday that it will remove ads on pages or groups that contain “any violent, graphic or sexual content.” Starting Monday, Facebook will review pages for controversial content. While this content may not technically violate Facebook’s community standards ...