Money Can’t Buy You Love: Why Some Apps Work, Some Don’t

The crowded consumer Internet has made it difficult for startups and services to get attention from the people who really matter: the end users. The question is: How do you get that much-needed attention? Not with VC dollars. Instead it is something less tangible.

Path Gets $8.5 Million. Ahem! Why?

Path, the San Francisco-based company that makes a photo sharing app has raised $8.5 million in new investment from KPCB and Index Ventures. That’s a lot of money for a company that has little traction or not even a hint of a business model.

So What’s With All the Photosharing Apps?

With the launch of Path, and the frenzy of interest in Instagram and PicPlz, the world seems to be awash in photo-sharing apps. Why? Better mobile cameras, for one thing. But photo sharing is also one of the best ways to build a social network.

On A Path To Nowhere

Path, a well-funded San Francisco-based startup co-founded by Shawn Fanning of Napster fame and Dave Morin, formerly of Facebook, today launched its app and private social network amidst blaze of glory. Unfortunately, it is a solution in search of a problem.