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celebrity start-ups


Twitter celebrates five years, still going strong

When Twitter first came out, there were a lot of skeptics. No one was quite sure what to do with it. Nevertheless, five years later, it's still here and continuing to grow.

By July 15, 2011


Y Combinator: Disneyland for investors

The incubator's demo day has become a theme park for investors. Startups are the attractions that investors will endure long lines for and pay big bucks to ride.

By March 30, 2012


Gawker may learn Apple is touchy about secrets

Could Apple still accuse Gizmodo and Gawker Media of violating trade-secret law? Apple has a history of suing those it believes wrongfully obtained trade secrets even if that means alienating some of the public.

By August 22, 2011


Sohaib Athar on Twitter fame after bin Laden raid (Q&A)

CNET interviews Pakistan programmer Sohaib Athar, who became an instant online celebrity after his real-time dispatches recording a rough outline of the raid on Osama bin Laden.

By May 4, 2011


Crave goes Diving with Dolphins: UK start-ups fly the flag for tech innovation

Crave headed for the UK's own Silicon Fen, meeting a selection of Cambridge start-ups showing off interactive printing, hassle-free online banking and a social network for you and your doctor

By September 24, 2009


Facebook's next big media move: Comments

Multiple sources have told CNET that the massive social network is on the cusp of releasing a product that would allow digital publishers to power their commenting systems entirely through Facebook.

By January 31, 2011


A Path the world isn't meant to see

Buoyed by marquee founders and investors yet dealing with the tech industry's highest of expectations, photo-sharing service Path.com has launched. The outlook? Unclear.

By November 14, 2010


Mobile start-ups Brightkite, Limbo to tango

The two companies plan to operate under the Brightkite brand, according to a blog post by a founder of the location-based networking start-up.

By April 8, 2009


Google invests in e-commerce start-up Pixazza

Pixazza hopes to make money by enlisting people to tag photos with links that let Web surfers buy the products shown. Publishers get a cut, too.

By March 24, 2009


Start-ups for kids at TechCrunch50

A growing number of youngsters want sites of their own. Here are four start-ups happy to oblige.

By September 8, 2008