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?

Pay Attention, Snapchat! China’s WeChat Messaging App Does E-Commerce Well.

Smartphone sales, in-app gaming and sticker packs! Can American companies learn a thing or two about monetization from Asian messaging services?

One to Watch: “Red State” App Life360 Helps Families Track Themselves

Constant location tracking is creepy, but with Life360, it’s your own family you’re stalking.

Social Network Path Sends 20 Percent of its Staff Walking

The company says it is hard at work on the next version of its mobile social service and that its business remains healthy.

Path Doesn’t Want Pinterest to Trademark Its Logo Lookalike “P”

Pinterest? Path? Phillies?

Path Adds Private Sharing, Premium Version, and Strikes a Deal With Deutsche Telekom

The social network, which prides itself on helping users connect to a narrower group of friends than its rivals, is adding ways to share with an even more select group.

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Quora Hires Erin Teague to Lead Growth

Erin Teague, product manager for growth at Path, will take the same role at Quora. Teague has degrees in both engineering and business, and had also worked in product at Twitter. Growth at Quora had previously been run by Andrew Johns, now an entrepreneur-in-residence at Greylock Partners.


New Companies Are Redefining What It Means to “Share” Online

People aren’t using Facebook and Twitter for everything.

Path Names Kallol Das New VP of Engineering

A new hire for Path’s engineering corps.

Can a Slew of New Windows Phone Apps Make Up for the Lack of Instagram?

Nokia’s NYC event highlighted a batch of new Windows Phone apps — and one big, notable absence.

Path’s Personal Take on Social Discovery