Melding multiple e-mail and social network accounts into one interface makes a lot of sense. Why can't anyone make a business out of it?
Bitly has raised $14 million in a few years, and shrinks more than 8 billion Web addresses a month, but has never had a full-time CEO. Now technology vet Peter Stern gets the gig.
Facebook's dedication to maintaining a start-up atmosphere even as it becomes massive has persisted far longer than many thought it would. But in 2011, is the end near for this business philosophy?
Zenbe, a mail and messaging start-up, sold some of its intellectual property to Facebook in preparation for the social network's e-mail overhaul.
The young CEO riffs on the complexities of dealing with Google, developers, and an impatient public in an appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit.