RapGenius and Google: Tales in Growth Hacking Gone Wrong

A startup gets in hot water with Google’s search team. Was it a misstep, or did it just get caught doing what other companies are doing?
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Twitter Tips Its International Strategy

A multi-pronged, low-end approach to bringing in more users outside the United States and, ultimately, more revenue for the microblogging service.
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We Still Don’t Know Snapchat’s Magic User Numbers (But Here’s a Bunch of Other Interesting New Stats, Including About Norway!)

CEO Evan Spiegel talks monetization, growth and international at a recent conference.
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Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

It looks like the deal that AllThingsD wrote about in August is finally happening.
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Twitter Is No Leap of Faith

An investor makes the case for jumping in.
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Yahoo’s Mayer Now Chit-Chatting With Ryan Seacrest About Content Ideas

Maybe a singing competition? Nope, he’s been there. Maybe a radio show? Yipes, he’s done that. Perhaps a New Year’s broadcast from New York’s Times Square. Does this guy get any sleep?
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VC Chamath Palihapitiya Says He Has Cracked the Code for Making Startups Grow

And visions of hockey sticks danced in their heads.
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Explaining What It’s Going to Do With All That Dough, Pinterest Unveils Stats on Strong Mobile and International Usage

Yes, you may say it out loud: Has Silicon Valley lost its mind?
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Pinterest Does Another Massive Funding — $225 Million at $3.8 Billion Valuation (Confirmed)

Pin this! An even more ginormous pile of money for the social bookmarking phenom.
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Revolution Ventures Closes $200 Million Fund