Archive | April 2011

On Track To Make $8 Million This Year, Refinery29 Invades San Francisco

CEO Philippe von Borries tells me the company’s is on track to do $8 million in revenues this year, based on the first quarter run-rate. It ended 2010 with $2 million in sales, up from %600,000 in 2009. “Our formula is to engage users with content and convert them into shoppers,” he says. Still, he expects advertising to make up 75 percent of his revenues this year, and the commerce business to make up another 25 percent. The Reserve business is only in New York right now, but will soon launch in San Francisco as well

Interesting hyper-local strategy.

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IntoNow: $0 to$30M in 12 months

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There are some good benchmarks for valuations in the article. IntoNow is rumored to have between $500,000 to a million users.

IntoNow: $0 to$30M in 12 months

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There are some good benchmarks for valuations in the article. IntoNow is rumored to have between $500,000 to a million users.

IntoNow: $0 to $30M in 12 month

Now the big question: what will Yahoo do with IntoNow?

It’s rumored they have between 500,000 to a million users. This article has a few good benchmarks for potential valuations and modeling.

iPhone Found to Track Users’ Movement

iPhone Found to Track Users’ Movement
TAXI DAILY NEWS | APRIL 21, 2011
http://pulsene.ws/1mVcI


Two security researchers have uncovered a startling find: that the Apple iPhone secretly keeps track of wherever a user goes, … Read more

Over 3 Million Checked-in on ‘Foursquare Day’

Over 3 Million Checked-in on ‘Foursquare Day’
TAXI DAILY NEWS | APRIL 21, 2011
http://pulsene.ws/1npVV


Over three million people checked-in on Foursquare on its second ever ‘4sqDay’ held on 16 April, the location-based social … Read more

News.me’s Social News Aggregator For The iPad Now Live On The App Store

News.me’s Social News Aggregator For The iPad Now Live On The App Store
TECHCRUNCH | APRIL 21, 2011
http://pulsene.ws/1ntTQ


As we reported in February, betaworks and the New York Times are collaborating to launch a socialnews reader for the iPad … Read more