The Start-Up Rundown
Many users of Canvas have found this chart very helpful, especially since the trend lately has been to put monocle stickers on everything. “For me, part of the enjoyment is not being sure what exactly other people meant by the sticker that they attached,” commented one user. This chart is also good. Read More
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THIS WEEK IN NEW YORK START-UPS…
SHAKE-UPS: Richard Blakeley leaves Gawker after five years to join Thrillist. Mr. Blakeley will act as a liaison between the editorial and advertising sides of the company, CEO Ben Lerer told Betabeat, which now operate completely independently, and in general push harder to monetize content.
The Christopher Poole media tour continues as Mr. Moot sets out to promote his new start-up, the web-based photo editor and meme-facilitator Canv.as. After a Variety story and South By Southwest keynote, Mr. Moot is taking to Reddit to answer questions such as “Are you a virgin?,” “What is your favorite meme?” and “How do you feel about the amount of Child Pornography that gets posted to /b/?”
Wonder if the Canvas investors at Lerer are eating their own dogfood? The new image-based forum from the maker of 4chan, Canvas, is still in closed beta–you have to request an invite and sign in with Facebook Connect to participate in the remixology. But users can now share the URLs of specific image threads like this one!