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Have it your way on Cheezburger with new personalized Web pages

The folks over at Cheezburger are masters of user-generated content — obtaining and showcasing funny photos and videos from the cat, dog and fail lovers who show up in droves every day. But a new offering that quietly launched this evening could take user-generated content to an entirely new level. It’s called Cheezburger Sites, and… Read More

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Celebrate the joys of the holiday season with a Cheezburger greeting card?

Cheezburger, Seattle’s oddball network of comedy Web sites, already does a pretty healthy business selling T-shirts, plush toys and calendars. Now, the company that revolutionized cat photography with silly captions is rolling out a new line of holiday greeting cards. Working in partnership with The Madison Park Group, the Christmas card collection includes 16 dog… Read More

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Microsoft startup film to debut at Napa Valley Film Festival

Microsoft has made a full-length feature film — a professionally produced documentary on the startup life, of all things — and it’s slated to premiere in November at the Napa Valley Film Festival. That’s the unexpected news today from the company’s BizSpark program, an initiative inside Microsoft that provides tech startups with access to the… Read More

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Cheezburger opens a new chapter: Beautiful photos

Cheezburger, the oddball Seattle based network of humor sites, is best known for its captions on funny cat photos and videos of vomiting hang gliders. But it’s not all about the laughter over at the Cheeburger world headquarters in lower Queen Anne. The company just introduced a new site called Five Minute Getaway which isn’t funny… Read More

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Rapping VCs: This one goes out to all of you entrepreneurs

For those of you having a hard time getting back into the startup groove following the holiday weekend, here’s a little lighthearted fare courtesy of the rapping VCs at Foundry Group. This boy band of khaki and multi-colored suit-wearing investors certainly impresses. Led by Foundry’s Brad Feld, Seth Levine, Ryan McIntyre and Jason Mendelson, the quartet belts… Read More

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Nerd Notes: Aviation High School launches with a rocket; Paul Allen’s private island for sale; and more

Cheezburger has added to its line-up of weird and wacky sites. Introducing “Bronies.” Men and boys who love the animated series “My Little Pony.” Aviation High School – where the next generation of aerospace geeks will be trained –broke ground today on a new $43.5 million campus next to the Museum of Flight. The school, the first of… Read More

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Morning Radar: Internet bubbles; Dr. Dre meets HTC; and more

Too much money has flowed into too many Internet companies at astronomical valuations, leading Fortune’s Dan Primack to conclude that we are currently experiencing an “economic bubble” in which valuations for venture-backed companies are “spiraling out of control. A good analysis. And speaking of bubbles, Connie Loizos at PEHub talks to Marty Pichinson — aka… Read More

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Ben Huh challenges GQ to a geek fashion duel

The GQ fashion police on Wednesday called out Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh as one of the 15 worst dressed men in tech, pointing to his frequent choice of ironic cat T-shirts. Now, the man behind the Cheezburger empire is taking his campaign to the people — challenging GQ to what amounts to a fashion duel…. Read More

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Time Waster: Cheezburger’s top 10 summer fails

It’s Friday, and the sun is finally shining in Seattle. But we’ve certainly missed out on a big chunk of the summer. Luckily, Emily Huh of Cheezburger Network stopped by KING 5′s New Day NW to share the top 10 “summer fails.” New Day NW Host Margaret Larson tells Huh that she has the “best… Read More

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Introducing Smile Tagging: A new social media ‘brand experiment’ from Kraft and Cheezburger

Sharing on Facebook and Twitter was so two months ago. Now, get ready for “smile tagging” — courtesy of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and the folks at Cheezburger Network. Beginning Thursday, a new “smile tag” button will be added right next to the Tweet and Facebook Like buttons on Cheezburger’s network of comedy sites. What’s smile… Read More

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Meet the geek dogs of Seattle

Every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day here at GeekWire and, for that matter, at dozens of other tech companies around Seattle. It’s pretty commonplace to see canine companions wandering the offices startups in Pioneer Square, Belltown and South Lake Union. But, in true celebration of the official holiday today, we’re showcasing some… Read More

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Cheezburger’s latest hire: A data scientist with a love of numbers

It’s not just laughs, giggles and videos of failure at the Cheezburger Network. Fresh off its recent $30 million venture capital round, the Seattle online comedy network has hired Sean Power as the company’s first data scientist. Power — a consultant and author of the book “Complete Web Monitoring” — has worked with organizations such… Read More

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The Daily What, Zillow and Justin Bieber nominated for Webbys

Nominations were released this week for the 15th annual Webby Awards, the Oscars-style bash for Internet innovation, creativity and other wacky stuff. And like in the past, Seattle area companies are well represented on the list of nominees which spans categories in digital advertising, film, Web sites and mobile apps. The public has until April… Read More

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Hey developers: Forget the cheeseburgers, have a LOLcat

The guys from Seattle startup Giant Thinkwell will be our guests on the next GeekWire Podcast. And it looks like they’ll have a lot to talk about, because they’ve been very busy trying to poach Amazon.com developers literally from the online retail giant’s doorstep — using a strategy “inspired” by Cheezburger’s cheeseburger giveaway this week…. Read More

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How to recruit an Amazon.com coder: Free cheeseburgers?

You can recruit smart developers in a lot of ways, offering stock incentives, big salaries or cool perks. But Cheezburger — the fast-growing network of comedy Web sites — has another idea to win the hearts (and stomachs) of talented techies: cheeseburgers. In a recruiting stunt today, the Seattle startup plans to provide free Dick’s… Read More