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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

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Online home-cleaning service Homejoy expands rapidly, hits 31 cities

The Y Combinator startup that connects cleaners to clients has been spreading to new cities quickly, and marks a milestone with simultaneous launches in Saint Louis and Orlando, Fla.

By October 4, 2013

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At Facebook, Zuckerberg still orders teams into lockdown (sort of)

At the annual Y Combinator startup school event, the Facebook CEO revealed that a tradition from the early days of his social network persists to this day, within the bounds of the law.

By October 19, 2013

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A radical dream for making techno utopias a reality

At Y Combinator, Balaji Srinivasan, a Stanford lecturer and co-founder of genetics startup Counsyl, lays out his proposal for creating opt-in societies where government can't meddle.

By October 19, 2013

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Evernote CEO on how company was saved at eleventh hour

At the annual Y Combinator startup school, Phil Libin details the most important lessons he's learned from his founding of three companies -- and how Evernote stepped back from the precipice of failure.

By October 19, 2013

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Beyond apps: These startups are tackling real-world problems

Startup incubator Y Combinator demos a refreshingly high volume of companies tackling real issues, from hearing loss and elderly care to immigrant hiring and sending money home.

By August 21, 2013

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Airware's OS for commercial drones takes flight

The startup showed off its platform at Y Combinator Demo Day and talked about lowering the barrier to entry for commercial and enterprise use of drones and UAVs.

By March 26, 2013

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Former Groupon CEO shares 'business wisdom' through song

Ousted CEO Andrew Mason plans to create a San Francisco-based startup and mentor at Y Combinator. He also says he's recorded an album of business advice songs.

By May 16, 2013

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A demo pitch that resonated: 'We're Siri on steroids'

At Y Combinator demo day, the pitch is this: you never need to look at your phone at all, so driving and texting really is safe.

By March 27, 2012

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Reddit to raise $50M round on $500M valuation -- report

Prominent venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Sequoia Capital are expected to take part in the funding round.

By September 8, 2014