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‘Building the Beast’: What It’s Like to Be an Early Startup Employee

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As part of our series The First 100, Mashable has been introducing readers to employees 1 through 100 at successful startups such as FourSquare, BuzzFeed and BarkBox. Along the way, we’ve heard from early hires about how they withstood turbulence and embraced the risk and uncertainty that comes along with the nature of building a business from scratch.

“Believe it or not, the biggest difference from my first day to today is that everyone is even more passionate and driven,” says Pardot’s

Path Finally Adds Video to Android App

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Path updated its Android app with video-sharing on Wednesday.

Users of the social-network app, which lets them share private updates with close friends and family, can now capture and share videos up to 30 seconds long

The update comes a full three years after iOS users got video-sharing capabilities and more than two years after Path’s Android app was released. (Path’s Windows Phone 8 app is still in beta, but already has…

3 Key Leadership Tips from Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took the stage at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event Monday afternoon, but he didn’t talk about his own company. In fact, Costolo didn’t even mention Twitter during his brief stint on stage. Instead, the former entrepreneur and one-time Google employee shared leadership advice with the audience, which is appropriate considering he may soon lead his own company through an IPO

Costolo presented the audience with a short but passionate speech on how to lead, particularly in a…

11 Ways Demi Lovato’s New Video Is Actually a Nicholas Sparks Movie

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Demi Lovato has washed her hands of the dark rock star glam look from “Heart Attack” and put on the All-American charm for her new “Made in the USA” music video.

The video was released Wednesday on VEVO and is the second single from

Boy Scouts Lift Ban on Gay Members: How Twitter Reacted

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The Boy Scouts of America’s governing council voted on Thursday to allow openly gay scouts to join local troops for the first time in the organization’s 103-year history. Gay adults still can’t serve as troop leaders, but many see the decision as a significant step for forward for gay rights in America

As with many issues surrounding gay rights, online reaction to the decision was passionate and divided. Big name…

GoPro, The Little Action Camera Company That Could, Unveils Its Latest Line-Up

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GoPro, the Half Moon Bay-based camera company that’s etched out a very big niche for itself in action sports, just unveiled its latest line-up of Hero cameras.

The company, which just turned 10 years old last week, has come a long way from its very lowly beginnings making camera straps for surfers. They’ve sold 3 million cameras since late 2009, when the company had about a dozen employees (virtually all of whom were either related to or went to high school with GoPro’s founder Nick…

ShoutAbout Aims to Inspire Social Action Based on News Stories


Sunday at the 2012 Social Good Summit, former Red Cross Communications Officer Mat Morgan publicly launched his new startup, ShoutAbout, which intends to empower consumers of news to actually create social change.

“There’s this huge barrier between awareness and action,” explained Morgan, who said news coverage drives people to care about social issues. Yet, while news media is great at making people passionate about the topics they read, there are no direct ways to jump from consuming…

9 Social Networks for Sports Fans

1. SportsFanLive

SportsFanLive functions as a digital hangout for sports nuts of all stripes. Members can create profiles and add friends on the site, as well as consume content tailored to their sports and teams of choice.

They can also earn points by posting opinions and weighing in on debates. Plus, users can search for the nearest sports bar where like-minded fans will gather for the big game.

The site was founded in 2008 by David Katz, who…

Tickets on Sale Now for Mashable’s Biggest Conference of the Year

Mashable’s largest conference, Mashable Connect, returns to Orlando, FL this year from May 3 – 5. Our annual destination conference brings our community together for three days to connect offline in an intimate setting at the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World®. Registration is now open.

Held in a unique location away from everyday distractions, Mashable Connect is a rare and valuable opportunity to be surrounded by digital leaders across industries. You’ll spend time with…

The Potential of Pinterest

Pinterest PotentialMake no mistake. Pinterest may be a pretty interface full of recipes, do-it-yourself tips, and pictures of cuddly animals (what social site doesn’t have cute animals anymore?), but the end game is all business.

Unlike most who try to get into social media, Pinterest has a real chance of making it happen even with their late entry into the social race.

Take a look at the infographic below. A few things are clear.

  • They hit at the right time
  • They have an amazing target audience from a…

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