Latest Jason Calacanis Stories

2010-06-10 17:48:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Thumbtack (www.thumbtack.com) announced the closing of a $1.2 million round of financing today. The financing comes from a prominent group of angel investors including: Scott & Cyan Banister (PayPal & Zivity ), Joshua Schachter (Delicious), Jason Calacanis (WebBlogs & Mahalo), Mark Britto (Amazon), Scott Faber (Ingenio), Mark Goines (Intuit & Mint), Auren Hoffman (RapLeaf), Ariel Poler (l/PRO & Topica), Ali & Hadi Partovi...

2009-10-30 11:28:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Audience, an exciting conference dedicated to exploring, defining, and connecting audiences in the technology era, will be gathering in New York City November 5-6. The event will be held at the Hudson Theater, just a stone's throw from Broadway. The Audience Conference is the place to learn from those who really understand audiences today. Through a mixture of sessions, networking, entertainment, and an afterparty, the dynamic event will examine the...

2008-09-23 18:00:18

When you think of Web site design you think of complicated costly projects. SnapPages, an online Web site creation tool for the rest of us, launched last week at the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco. SnapPages was one of a select group of companies chosen to demonstrate its product in the TechCrunch50 demo pit showcasing innovative Web technology. SnapPages is an easy to use online tool which allows the average person to create great looking Web sites with drag-and-drop ease. The...

2008-09-10 21:00:11

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevating the possibilities of how causes, celebrities, brands and individuals interact online, Causecast (http://www.causecast.org/) today made its world premiere at TechCrunch 50 (TC50) in San Francisco. The website's well-received presentation at the annual event marked the first time that the technology community, public and media got a glimpse of the site. Founded by successful entrepreneur Ryan Scott, Causecast already boasts at launch a roster...

2008-09-08 18:00:14

Mixx (http://www.mixx.com), a branded social news site, announced today that it will be service partner for San Francisco's TechCrunch 50, September 8-10, and Advertising Week DC, September 15-19. Mixx Communities (http://www.mixx.com/groups), a platform of Mixx, and a feature that enables individuals or organizations to efficiently establish custom, niche social media sites, will be the syndication platform for all exhibitors, attendees and press at TechCrunch 50 and Advertising Week...

2008-07-28 00:00:21

By Andrew Keen ON NEW MEDIA This time last year I went down to Los Angeles to do a live debate about the merits of user-generated-content with a kid called Justin Kan. It was a surreal experience. Kan, a freshly graduated Yale philosophy student, had affixed an always-on video camera on his head. Everything in his life - absolutely everything including, of course, sex and sleep - is streamed in grainy video onto his website. And so our whole debate - which, fortunately, featured neither...

2005-10-06 12:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- America Online Inc. has agreed to buy Weblogs Inc., a network of Internet sites focused on niche topics ranging from food to gadgets, for around $25 million, a source familiar with the deal said on Wednesday. AOL, a unit of Time Warner Inc., could announce the acquisition of New York-based Weblogs Inc. (http://www.weblogsinc.com ) as early as Thursday, the source said. A spokesman for America Online declined to comment. Executives for Weblogs were unavailable to comment. The...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.