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 family history tree genealogy membership pricing

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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 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. geni plus genealogy family tree research

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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 genealogy family tree research subscription

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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.

In Maine, Making Cancer DNA Tests Free—And Asking Tough Questions

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Has the era of genetic oncology arrived? Last week, the biomedical world took a notable step in that direction when the FDA said Merck’s drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda), already one of the world’s most successful cancer immunotherapies, could now treat any tumor with a particular genetic fingerprint. It was the first time a drug has been approved strictly for a genotype —a tumor’s genetic profile—regardless of the organ or body part where the tumor is growing.

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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.

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

Geni.com Links with Archives.com, GenealogyBank.com

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West Hollywood-based Geni , the online family tree and family history site started by ex-PayPal vet David Sacks, said Thursday afternoon that it has linked its service with historical documents from sites Archives.com and GenealogyBank.com.

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 social

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.

David Sacks Eyes Trump Transition Team

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Sacks has a very significant presence in Southern California's startup investment community, having invested in such companies as Comparably, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Clutter, and others; Sacks was also CEO of family tree site Geni when it was located in Los Angeles. geni executive investor capital venture administration president donald trump sacks david

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. geni facebook social sharing connect genealogy family tree

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Geni Hit By Downtime

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Los Angeles-based Geni , the online family tree and genealogy web site started by David Sacks, was hit by unexpected downtime Tuesday and today, the firm told its users Wednesday afternoon. Tags: geni yammer downtime network issues family tree

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.

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 family tree merger acquisition myheritage genealogy downtime

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 myheritage merger acquisition genealogy family tree

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.