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Last Week in Betabeat: Dating Site Scammers, Marissa Mayer Waxes Inspirational, and SF-NYC Transfers

betabeat house newsletter Last Week in Betabeat: Dating Site Scammers, Marissa Mayer Waxes Inspirational, and SF NYC TransfersToo busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

ReqReading Last Week in Betabeat: Dating Site Scammers, Marissa Mayer Waxes Inspirational, and SF NYC Transfers
• Is Your Dating Site Selling Your Profile?
To keep membership high, niche sites get sly.

ReqReading Last Week in Betabeat: Dating Site Scammers, Marissa Mayer Waxes Inspirational, and SF NYC Transfers
• Marissa Mayer on Misconceptions That Hold Back Women in Tech and Why She Doesn’t ‘Believe in Burnout’
“My theory is that burnout is about resentment.”

ReqReading Last Week in Betabeat: Dating Site Scammers, Marissa Mayer Waxes Inspirational, and SF NYC Transfers
• Branch Cofounder Josh Miller Returning to NYC Because ‘San Francisco is Just Too Nice’
Hard to be heads down in a sweet town.

Vitamins Last Week in Betabeat: Dating Site Scammers, Marissa Mayer Waxes Inspirational, and SF NYC Transfers
• OMGPOP Founder Charles Forman Made ‘Way More’ Than $22 M. in Sale to Zynga
If not for Draw Something, OMGPOP might have run out of money by May.
• Language Learning Startup Voxy Raises a $4 M. Round from ff Venture Capital, Contour, and Seavest
A filing says the startup has already closed $2.3 million towards its $4 million goal from previous investors.
• What’s a Little App Between Friends? Venmo Only Cares About You and the People You Split Lunch With
Venmo is processing $10 million in transactions per month and growing 30 percent month-over-month.
• Inaugural Blueprint Health Startups Pitch Investors on Disrupting Health Industry
Nine companies from the health-tech incubator presented to investors in Soho today. 
• Oh, So Here’s Why Kickstarter Lets Projects Get Overfunded
It brings in so many freakin’ new users.
• The Startup Rundown: Size That Matters and a New Mobile Music Concierge

MilkCookies Last Week in Betabeat: Dating Site Scammers, Marissa Mayer Waxes Inspirational, and SF NYC Transfers
• The Only OMGPOP Developer to Say No to Mark Pincus: ‘Zynga Asked For Too Much’
He did it all for the values.
• Meet OkFocus, the PR Stuntmen Behind WhoDat.Biz
OKFocus is also behind Is the L Train Fucked? and Dump.fm.
• 83-Year-Old Grandma Breaks Nose on Glass Door of Long Island Apple Store, Sues for $1 M.
“They have to realize that the elderly generation are their customers, too.”
• If New York City Doesn’t Put Down Its Pom-Poms, We’re Gonna Become a Startup Stereotype
Nasdaq and the city release a video.
• ‘Vaporware Is the New Minimal Viable Product,’ Declares Hype Up Weekend
San Francisco vaporware vaporathon elegantly illustrates exactly how hackathons have jumped the shark.
• Former Facebook Social Design Evangelist Says Facebook Model Is ‘Self-Serving, Egocentric’
The Internet is the Wild Wild West, after all.
• Caught in the Webb: JOBS Act Jitters 

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