“Google’s Auto Correct Killed The Launch Of Our Android App”
We’ve all dealt with the frustrations of auto-correct, from accidentally declaring that you’re getting a divorce to having your bitter, angry diatribe suddenly mutate into something involving a lot of “ducking”.
Fortunately, these unwanted auto-corrections are generally little more than inconveniences. You laugh a little, backpedal as fast as possible (“I meant porkkkk”), and move on.
For one Dallas start-up, though, a rather sneaky autocorrect issue is the cause of all of the ultimate discoverability issue: no one can find their new app.
Facebook Officially Unveils Smart Friend Lists
Earlier this week, we reported that Facebook had quietly activated a nifty new feature: smart friend lists that use algorithms to generate a handful of lists of your friends, coworkers, acquaintances, and people who live near you. Now Facebook is publicly announcing smart friend lists, and it has some additional details.
Would You Turn Down a $100 Million Buyout Offer?
Why did entrepreneur and former Facebookemployee Dave Morin turn down a $100 million buyout offer for his start-up, Path?
Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook’s co-founder and a Path investor, thinks he had something to do with it.
Morin launched Path, a smaller social network, in November, 2010. In December, Googleoffered him a $100 million buyout, plus a $25 million earn out over four years. He said no thanks.
Twitter Releases Web Analytics Tool
How much traffic does your website receive from Twitter? Twitter Web Analytics, a new tool announced Tuesday, should help provide some clarity to website owners who rely on the information network for content distribution.
Twitter Web Analytics is intended to give website owners more data on the effectiveness of their Twitter integrations. It’s powered by BackType, the social analytics company that Twitter acquired in July.
Angelsoft to Become Gust, Rebrands Platform for Finding Financing
New York-based Angelsoft—a platform for entrepreneurs to connect with 600 angel investor groups around the world—is revamping at midnight tonight with the new name Gust, according to its CEO David Rose. And one new customer with ambitious goals will tap its services. According to Rose, Startup America Partnership—an organization launched in January and chaired by Steve Case to steer early stage companies to resources to help them grow—will use Gust to connect entrepreneurs with potential backers. “When you go to Startup America Partnership and you are looking for capital, it feeds to us,” Rose says.