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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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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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Comcast Exec Talks About NBC’s Collaboration With Twitter on Viewing App: Inside Scoop

Sam Schwartz, chief business development officer at Comcast Cable, talks with Bloomberg’s Edmund Lee and Alex Sherman about See It. The new technology will enable Comcast customers to watch NBC Universal network and cable shows directly from Twitter’s applications. A...

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A National Museum specialist observes fossil remains of dinosaurs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2003.

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A National Museum specialist observes fossil remains of dinosaurs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2003.

The Incredible Vanishing CEO of Fossil Watches

The Internet never forgets, but those who are careful can make sure it never finds out in the first place. Just try finding a photo of Kosta Kartsotis, the CEO of Fossil Group. The elusive chief executive is tied for the...

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Nate Silver, Founder & President of fivethirtyeight.com, speaks onstage at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin.

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Nate Silver, Founder & President of fivethirtyeight.com, speaks onstage at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin.

Nate Silver Doesn’t Like Twitter Data

Nate Silver’s credibility may be at an all-time high. After accurately predicting how all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) would tilt in November’s presidential election, Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog correctly picked Louisville to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament...

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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is hoping to use a new round of cash to prove that his mobile app can be a viable business.

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Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is hoping to use a new round of cash to prove that his mobile app can be a viable business.

Checking Into What’s Behind Foursquare’s $41 Million Infusion

Foursquare, the New York-based company that makes an application for checking into locations and discovering places to go, just got a big cash infusion. This comes after months of doom and gloom talk about the company’s future, Bloomberg Businessweek reported today. The round, structured...

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The entryway to PaPa's office is covered in graffiti.

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The entryway to PaPa's office is covered in graffiti.

PaPa Aims to Make a Big Noise in the World of Apps

PaPa, the Chinese smartphone app that allows users to tweak photos like Instagram and send voice messages that sound like a robot or hip-hop star, has seen its user-base surge as celebrities use the program to interact with their fans....

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Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia has raised more money just seven months after his company's last round of financing.

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Nextdoor CEO Nirav Tolia has raised more money just seven months after his company's last round of financing.

Early Facebook, LinkedIn Backer Bets Big on Nextdoor With $15M

David Sze, a 13-year veteran of venture-capital firm Greylock Partners, has gained acclaim for his lucrative bets on Facebook, LinkedIn and Pandora. But he’s never written a check as big as the one he just gave to Nextdoor.com, a social-networking...

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Ron Hirson at the Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2012

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Ron Hirson at the Fortune Brainstorm TECH 2012

Boku Co-Founder Hirson Eyes Next Mobile Startup

Boku President Ron Hirson is leaving the mobile payments provider he co-founded about four years ago to start working on his next gig. Hirson has signed on with Khosla Ventures and Mayfield Fund as an entrepreneur in residence, where he’ll...

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