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Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, left, Justin Mateen, center, and Jonathan Badeen, right, are ready to make some money.

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Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, left, Justin Mateen, center, and Jonathan Badeen, right, are ready to make some money.

Tinder Narrows Down Its Options for How to Make Money

Tinder, which has been connecting love-seeking, smartphone-swiping millennials for more than a year, has narrowed its money-making plans to three possible matches. Barry Diller, chairman of Tinder-backer IAC/InterActiveCorp, said the dating app is considering three approaches: subscription, advertising or “freemium,”...

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Marketo employees participate in the Founder Institute's Silicon Valley Sports
League event last year in Palo Alto, California.

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Marketo employees participate in the Founder Institute's Silicon Valley Sports League event last year in Palo Alto, California.

Battery Ventures Extends Software Streak With FreeWheel, BlueKai

Battery Ventures has been on a winning streak with investments in digital-marketing startups, with two of the venture capital firm’s companies — FreeWheel Media and BlueKai — being bought out in two weeks. After an investment of $20 million, Battery owned...

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Caterina Fake, co-founder of Hunch and Flickr, in New York on June 14, 2010.

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Caterina Fake, co-founder of Hunch and Flickr, in New York on June 14, 2010.

Mobile First? For Flickr Co-Founder’s Startup Findery, It’s Second

It may seem strange that in our smartphone-obsessed world, Caterina Fake’s startup Findery is just now launching a mobile application, after building the business for the desktop first. With mobile usage set to eclipse desktop usage in the U.S., some...

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Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media, speaks at the Rothman Institute, on May 22, 2013, in Philadelphia.

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Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media, speaks at the Rothman Institute, on May 22, 2013, in Philadelphia.

Click Your Way to a College Diploma From the Forbes School of Business

Forbes, the millionaire moniker signifying wealth and all its triumphs, is now trying to make a name for itself in online education. The magazine publisher just sold part of its naming rights to an online, for-profit education venture: Ashford’s College...

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Zeebox Pushes for Virtual Living Room: Inside Scoop

On this week’s “The Inside Scoop” podcast, Anthony Rose, chief technology officer and co-founder of Zeebox, talks about efforts by cable companies to entice advertisers by improving audience engagement via the social-TV application Zeebox, which facilitates conversation among fans and...

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