Geni Hints At iPhone App

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In a post on its blog, Geni said it was working on the "Next Stage of Genealogy" and showed a brief YouTube video with what appeared to be a Geni application running on an iPhone. geni iphone application family tree genealogy

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Geni Rolls Out API

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West Hollywood-based Geni , the online family tree and history site, said Wednesday afternoon that it has rolled out a new, application programming interface for the site. According to Geni, the new API is aimed at allowing users to develop third-party tools and application.

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Geni Adds Follow Feature

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Taking a clue from Twitter, North Hollywood-based Geni , the family history and tree site, said Thursday that it has added a new "Follow" feature to the site. The Geni "Follow" feature behaves and looks much like the similar feature on the Twitter micro-messaging service.

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Geni Rolls Out Revisions

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Los Angeles-based Geni , which operates an online site for graphing out family trees and tracking family history, announced Wednesday afternoon that it has released a new revisions feature for Geni Pro users. Geni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund.

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Geni Adds Undelete

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West Hollywood-based Geni said this week that it has added a new feature which allows users to undo deletions. Geni said the addition has been a "long requested" feature and allow users to find profiles users have delete, who deleted them, and allow those profiles to be undeleted.

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Geni Signs Up For DNA Testing

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Burbank-based family tree software developer Geni --which is now part of MyHeritage--said late Thursday afternoon that it has added DNA testing to its service, letting its users test their DNA for a more accurate family tree. According to Geni, the addition of DNA testing will help by "separating fact from fiction" and let users confirm if, indeed, family relationships are what they seem. Geni also said it would use the DNA results to help for matching previously unknown relatives.

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Geni Connects With Facebook

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Los Angeles-based Geni , the family tree and family history site, said over the weekend that it has added a new social feature to connect Geni with Facebook. The company said its new Facebook Social Sharing feature allows users to share their public Geni activities with friends and family on Facebook. geni facebook social sharing connect genealogy family tree

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Geni Connects With Facebook

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Hollywood-based Geni , the venture-backed firm which has developed an online, Web 2.0-style genealogy and social networking web sites for families, has connected the company's service with the popular Facebook social networking web site.

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Geni Tilts Toward Pro Users

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Los Angeles-based Geni , the family tree and genealogy site, looks to be further tilting its efforts towards its paid, Pro users, by swizzling access to the various features of the site. Geni said Thursday evening that it would give users full permission to add, edit, and merge historical profiles on the site, but will now restrict non-pro user from adding or merging those profiles. geni family tree genealogy

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Geni Enhances Service

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Geni is backed by Charles River Ventures and Founders Fund. Tags: geni genealogy family tree web2 West Hollywood-based family tree site Geni.com said Friday that the firm has made a number of updates to the firm's services.

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Geni Swizzles Pricing Tiers

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Los Angeles-based Geni , the online family tree and genealogy site, is swizzling its membership plans again, as the company looks to fine tune its business model. Geni told its users today that it has modified its "Pro" and "Plus" premium membership tiers, to make it easier for its users to understand, modifying parameters around numbers of relationships, search access, and merge permissions for family trees. geni family history tree genealogy membership pricing

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Geni Debuts New Service, Geni Plus

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West Hollywood-based Geni is expanding the number of paid tiers of its service, saying Tuesday evening that it has launched a new tier of its service, Geni Plus. The family tree and family history site said the new Geni Plus family tree research service is aimed at "casual genealogists", and will cost $4.95 geni plus genealogy family tree research

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Geni Suffers Weekend Outage

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Los Angeles-based Geni , the online family tree and genealogy site, suffered an unexpected outage over the weekend, the firm reported Monday evening. Geni said that it had an issue with its PostgreSQL database, which it says it is investigating. Geni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund. geni downtime postgressql offline genealogy family tree

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Geni Rolls World Family Tree Widget

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Los Angeles-based Geni , which operates an online site for tracking your family tree, said Friday that it has rolled out a new widget which allows users to show how big Geni's family tree is. geni family tree widget software genealogy blog

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Geni Opens Service For Institutions

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Los Angeles-based Geni , the online family tree and genealogy site, said Thursday that it has launched a new program to allow institutions like public libraries and genealogical societies with full access to the site. Geni said that local libraries and organizations are eligible to apply for the accounts. The firm looks to be trying to convince its users to become "Geni Pro" users, the firm's subscription, premium service. geni genealogy family tree research subscription

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SGN Debuts New Genies & Gems Game

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Los Angeles-based mobile game studio SGN has launched a brand new game, Genies & Gems , across iOS, Android, and Facebook, the latest in a series of puzzle games from the studio. game videogame mobile genies gems cookie smartphone facebook socialAccording to SGN, the new game will include 20 new levels released every week, and can "recover lost relics, collect gold bars" and find "enchanted keys".

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Geni Adds Free Trial

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Los Angeles-based Geni rolled out a number of enhancements to the site, plus told its users late Wednesday evening that it will now allow all of its users a 14 day, free trial of the firm's premium offering, Geni Pro. Tags: genealogy premium trial geni

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Geni Creates Lab Effort, Translation Support

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West Hollywood-based Geni.com , the online family tree and genealogy site backed by the Founders Fund and Charles River Ventures, told its users today that it has created a new "Geni Lab" for experimental features from the firm. Tags: geni family tree genealogy translation software

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Geni Bolsters Team, Names CTO, Engineering VP

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West Hollywood-based Geni , the online family tree and family history service, said Thursday that it has promoted a number of employees, including naming two executives. Geni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and Founders Fund.

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Geni Bolsters Team, Names CTO, Enginering VP

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West Hollywood-based Geni , the online family tree and family history service, said Thursday that it has promoted a number of employees, including naming two executives. Geni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and Founders Fund.

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Geni Extends Distribution Of Family Tree Posters

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Geni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund, and was started by ex-PayPal founder David Sacks. Tags: geni family tree genealogy poster printed

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Geni Acquisition Opens Up Service For Users

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The acquisition today of Los Angeles-based family tree and genealogy site Geni has one big benefit: its users now have full access to the service, without having to pay for premium features. Geni had made a move towards a premium, subscription service back in August of 2011, as the firm had tried to pull back on the number of free services it offered and to create a subscriber base. geni myheritage merger acquisition genealogy family tree

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Geni Turns Family Trees Into Posters

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Geni said it also allows users to customize "almost every aspect" of the posters before printing. Geni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund. Tags: geni genealogy family tree poster

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Geni Adds Filters

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Hollywood-based Geni , which operates an online site for networking with family and tracking family trees, released a new feature Wednesday that allows its users to filter out cousins on the site. Tags: tree social family web2 geni networking genealogy

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Yammer Dwarfs Parent Geni In Fundraising Round

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In the case of the kid getting much (much) larger than its parent, Yammer , the one time spinout of Los Angeles-based genealogy and family tree website Geni , has now squarely out-raised venture capital than its parent firm, saying Wednesday that it has raised an $85M funding round. Yammer has far exceeded Geni in fundraising, with Geni only announcing somewhere around $16.5M Geni is, however, an original investor in Yammer.

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Geni Launches New Facebook App

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Hollywood-based online family networking and family tree site Geni officially announced late last week that the firm has launched a new, Facebook application. Geni is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund.

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Geni Widens Search

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Los Angeles-based Geni , the online family tree and social networking site, has enhanced the firm's search features, telling its users that it is now allowing them to search any profile on the site, regardless of whether those profiles are connected into a user's family tree or not.

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Geni Acquisition News Takes Down Service For Hours

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That big acquisition of Los Angeles family tree site Geni had an unwanted side effect: it took down the site for nearly five hours, Geni reports. Geni said it suffered unexpected downtime, starting at 7 a.m. Geni explained that the downtime did not result in any lost data, and attributed the unwanted downtime as a result of a "great increase in traffic" from people eager to check out the service after the announcement.

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Geni Goes Pro

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Hollywood-based Geni , an online site that allows users to share family trees and network with relatives and family, is the latest Web 2.0 According to Geni, its new pro accounts will cost $50.00 Tags: geni web2 genealogy family history

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Geni Adds "Family Finder"

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Los Angeles-based genealogy and family networking site Geni has rolled out a new "Family Finder" feature, the firm said Friday, allowing users to import addresses from Microsoft Outlook, web email programs like Google's Gmail and Yahoo, or other sources. Geni operates a Web 2.0

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Geni Enhances Service

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West Hollywood-based Geni said this week that the firm has improved the firm's site, which allows users to create family trees and network with family members. Geni's Web 2.0 Tags: geni genealogy family tree networking social web2

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Geni Bundles Gifts With Pro Subscriptions

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Los Angeles-based Geni , the Web 2.0 According to Geni, all Geni Pro subscriptions now include unlimited virtual gifts, the firm's virtual items which can be sent to other members of the service. Geni is venture backed by the Founders Fund and Charles River Ventures.

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Geni Enhances Privacy Controls

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Geni operates an online site which allows users to create family trees and share family news, and is venture backed by Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund. Tags: history social family online geni networking genealogy

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Geni Enhances Collaboration Tools

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West Hollywood-based family tree site Geni has rolled out a slew of updates for the service, saying today that it has added features to help users collaborate with others, map out locations, and see recent photos. Tags: geni genealogy family tree social networking web2

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Geni, Yammer Both Raise Funding

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West Hollywood-based Geni, and instant messaging spinout Yammer have both raised $5M in funding from the firms' existing backers, Charles River Ventures and the Founders Fund, according to regulatory filings and reports. Geni and Yammer have both been fundraising since the middle of last year.

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Geni Expands Virtual Gifts

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According to Geni, it has completely revised its gifts, adding better quality graphics, more selection, and a focus on holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events.

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Geni Adds Tabs, Search Tools

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West Hollywood-based Geni , the venture-backed, online family tree and networking site, said today that it has added a number of new features to its site, including the ability to search for similar profiles on the site, and improved access to popular features.

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Geni Enhances Stats, Adds Gift Subscriptions

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Los Angeles-based Geni, an online genealogy and social networking site, upgraded the firm's services last night, adding new statistics features and gift accounts. Geni allows users to create online, Web 2.0-style family trees, along with other social tools.

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Geni Rolls New Holiday Calendar, Pro Features

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Los Angeles-based Geni, the online genealogy and social networking site run by ex-PayPal cofounder David Sacks, has rolled out two new features. The firm said that its Geni Pro version is available for less than $5 a month. Tags: social geni networking

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Knowledge Genie Launches Publishing Tool

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Los Angeles-based startup Knowledge Genie is launching a new, online site today which allows people to publish, share, and sell their knowledge online. The startup, headed by authors and husband-and-wife team Milo and Thuy Sindell, allows book authors and other experts to follow some basic steps to take their expertise and convert it into an online, organized knowledge base--which the firm calls a "genie."

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Interview with David Sacks, Geni and Yammer

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We sat down with David to catch up on what Geni and Yammer are doing, plus got his insights into entrepreneurship and the Paypal mystique. David Sacks: As you know, Geni is creating a family tree of the whole world, and layering in a family social network and family wiki on top of that.

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Interview with Milo Sindell, Knowledge Genie

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This morning, Knowledge Genie (www.myknowledgegenie.com) launched a new web site that helps experts and authors publish online information to the web. What is the idea behind Knowledge Genie? Milo Sindell: Knowledge Genie is a software platform that anybody can use to capture, package, and publish what they know into an interactive online software application. We call this a "Genie," and you can build a Genie using Knowledge Genie.

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Geni Among Firms Hit By Data Center Fire

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Los Angeles-based Geni was one of the firms hit by a fire in Seattle, which took down the firm's payment processor, Authorize.net on Friday. According to Geni, due to the issue with Authorize.net, it was unable to process payments for the firm's virtual gifts and subscriptions on due to the downtime. Geni was just one of thousands of companies hit by the downtime at Authorize.net, which is a major provider of payment processing for ecommerce retailers.

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