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Paul Graham steps down as Y-Combinator president

The Silicon Valley leader taps Y-Combinator alum Sam Altman to take over as president of the startup incubator.

By February 21, 2014


Surprise! Green Dot buys Loopt for mobile financial services

Green Dot says it will pay a total of $43.4 million for Loopt, including $9.8 million, which will be set aside "as a retention pool" for key Loopt workers.

By March 9, 2012


At Y Combinator Demo Day, many echoes of Kickstarter

Startups hoping to leverage Kickstarter's success were everywhere during the semi-annual graduation showcase, looking to get in on the crowdfunding action.

By March 27, 2013


With GoBank, you can carry all your money in a pocket

Built by Green Dot, GoBank is designed to give people many of the features of a traditional bank, including account security, right from their iPhone or Android device.

By January 15, 2013


Petraeus e-mail affair highlights U.S. privacy law loopholes

Because of the wording of an obscure 1986 federal law, the former CIA director -- and the rest of Americans -- receive less privacy protection than we would for love letters stored under a mattress.

By November 14, 2012


Senator introduces bill requiring warrant for e-mail history

Continuing his battle to update an antiquated digital-privacy law, Sen. Patrick Leahy proposes a new bill that would compel police to get a warrant to obtain people's personal e-mail.

By September 13, 2012


Loopt update puts Facebook friends on the map

Location-aware social network Loopt is adding support for Facebook Places, allowing friends to check in on both social networks at once, while tracking everyone's whereabouts on one map.

By October 19, 2010


Loopt gets a geo-aware directory of nearby deals

Loopt's location-aware deals service is expanding to make the process of finding and traversing to a nearby deal a more exploratory experience.

By August 6, 2010


The battle for SXSW is Highlight's to lose

Highlight could join Twitter, Foursquare, and GroupMe as another big winner of South by Southwest.

By March 9, 2012


The 404 961: Where we've got a Twitch in our eye (podcast)

There's plenty of live video broadcasting platforms to choose on the Web these days, but today we're chatting with one of the pioneers. Justin Kan is one of the co-founders of Justin.tv, and he drops by our studio today for a full episode about the origins of life streaming and how the site paved the road to Justin's new project for live video gaming, TwitchTV.

By December 7, 2011