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Mission SF, CA
Writer — TechCrunch
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Explorer, Writer @TechCrunch, Stanford M.A. in Cybersociology, culture omnivore, meme whisperer. My articles:

TodayTix Stages A Mobile Coup Of The $50 Billion Theater Ticket Business — Concerts! Sports! Theater? Event startups have largely ignored musicals and plays but the fact is they're an enormous business driven by high-spending theater addicts "whales". That's why TodayTix built an app for them, and now that it's selling 2% to 3% of tickets for most Broadway shows in New York City, it's a raised $6.1 million Series A to bring its app to London and the world.

In Public Q&A, Zuckerberg Says Facebook Isn’t A Waste Of Time, Won’t Launch A Dislike Button — In Mark Zuckerberg's second public Q&A, Zuckerberg discussed how Facebook won't add a dislike button button but wants to give more nuance to how people share emotions and reactions, and explained how he doesn't think connecting with friends is a waste of time.

Tinder Competitor Hinge scores $12M To Bring Its Friends-Of-Friends Dating App Abroad — If you want to hook up or judge people for fun, Tinder might be for you. But if you want to meet someone you could start a relationship with, Hinge is the app for you. Now in 28 cities across the States, Hinge just raised a $12 million Series A led by Shasta Ventures to expand internationally.

RobinHood Launches Zero-Fee Stock Trading App — Why pay E*Trade $8 to buy or sell a stock when you can trade for free on RobinHood? After two years of development, $16 million in funding, and 500,000 waitlist signups, RobinHood finally hits the iOS app store today. RobinHood lets you track the performance of stocks, and buy or sell them with just a few taps at no cost.

Spotify Now Converts What Friends Listen To Into A “Top Tracks In Your Network” Playlist — Now you can listen to Spotify like you read the Facebook News Feed. Spotify's new "Top Tracks In Your Network" is a personalized, constantly updated playlist based on what the people you follow are listening to. It's available on desktop and mobile in Browse->Top Tracks.

Facebook Combines Atlas, Audience Network, And LiveRail Into An AdTech Voltron — Facebook's plot for ad domination is coming to fruition. Today at Facebook headquarters, its ad execs explained how two years of seemingly isolated launches and acquisitions are melding into a powerful way to show ads across the Internet and track the purchases they inspire both online and offline.

Instagram Hits 300 Million Monthly Users To Surpass Twitter, Keeps It Real With Verified Badges — It's no fad. Just nine months after hitting 200 million users, Instagram now says 300 million people use its photo app every month, with 70% of them coming from outside the US. That makes Instagram officially bigger than Twitter, which had 284 million active users as of six weeks ago.

Facebook Trending Topics Go Mobile, Highlight Real-Time Chatter And First-Hand Perspectives — Facebook gets a lot of flack for copying Twitter features like Trending Topics, but today it's evolving its version now available on iOS and Android by organizing posts about each trend into five sections: News articles, a "Live Feed" of real-time chatter, posts by people "In The Story", posts from people "Near The Scene", and post from friends and Groups you're in.

Hands-On With Facebook Post Search: Strong Recommendations, Yelp Should Worry — We're all critics, whether we Like it or not. Our Facebook posts are implicit reviews and recommendations of restaurants, apps, movies, news articles, dry cleaners, and even whole cities. Now, Facebook's new keyword post search is unlocking the value of the opinions we share but never put on review sites like Yelp, Annie's List, MetaCritic, or the App Store.

Off Grid Electric Raises $16M To Let Africans Pre-Pay For Solar Energy Just Like Phones — How do you pay for solar energy if you don't have a credit card or bank account? Thanks to Off Grid Electric, people in the developing world can pay as they go for installed solar power systems electricity the same way they top-up their phone minutes.
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Dec 18, 2014

#LearningHowToInternet -- a naturally occurring way people describe their first Twitter experience. Just try tapping the hashtag.

Dec 18, 2014

RT @YiyingLu: Martin Place #Sydney via @Casey_Barnes. What was meant to tear down a nation has instead brought more people together

Dec 18, 2014

my homegirl @nat_OB_ just joined twitter and hasn't even tweeted. "I feel connected to the world" she says aloud. Welcome to the frontier.

Dec 18, 2014

Double Dutchess performing some crunk queer dancehall on the @BrokeAssStuart Kinda Late Show

Dec 18, 2014

Someone in Hollywood, leak "The Interview".

Dec 18, 2014

@stevekovach getting 1.2x all the time in SF. I think they're trying to normalize the idea of paying for surge

Dec 17, 2014

Overly excited to guest on @BrokeAssStuart's Kinda Late Show tonight along with @Veronica Belmont

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