Four Reasons Not To Give Up Hope If Apple Buys Path

Nitasha Tiku · 09/10/14 12:40PM

Last night, Pando reported that Apple is about to acquire Path, according to a single source in Apple's engineering team. We heard second-hand that Path is at least in talks with Apple. The idea that an app currently ranked no. 177 in the social networking category on iOS might end up in Apple's ion-strengthened embrace has left some in the tech community questioning their life choices.

Dave Morin's Existential Crisis Is Playing Out on Twitter

Nitasha Tiku · 08/04/14 02:00PM

In past six weeks former Facebook mafioso Dave Morin has changed his Twitter bio at least three times. Three versions of his mini memoir—"Small town guy," "Small town guy from Montana," and "Entrepreneur & Investor"—omitted any mention of Path, the struggling social networking startup that has raised $77 million in funding.

Sam Biddle · 06/24/14 05:12PM

Is there a startup sadder than Path? No. The answer is no, because no other app sends out Baby, come back to me spam emails as desperate as this one. "A ghost town here," indeed.

Nitasha Tiku · 06/20/14 12:18PM

If Path cannot be Snapchat, then it shall be the world's 9,000th messaging app. Dave Morin just spent some of his shady new funding to acquire a startup called TalkTo. Like the saying goes, you gotta spend your investors' money to lose your investors' money.

Path Got Hacked and No One Cared

Sam Biddle · 01/15/14 05:53PM

How do you know your startup is bombing? It's so unpopular, even when users are getting unsolicited messages from robots saying "Make me cum now," there are so few of those users, it's like it didn't even happen.

Dave Morin Laid Off 20 Percent of Path Employees Today

Nitasha Tiku · 10/15/13 03:53PM

Dave Morin's social networking app Path laid off 13 employees today, which represents 20 percent of the company's staff. A spokesperson for the company confirmed the layoffs, saying, "We're working to realign the company to support continued innovation and Path 4.0."

Path Might Somehow Be Worth One Billion Dollars

Sam Biddle · 06/14/13 02:15PM

Stop me if you've heard this one before: a company that makes virtually no money at all might get a massive, billion dollar price tag out of thin air (but at least people use Tumblr!). According to TechCrunch tipsters, the small and shady social network's spam blitz might've worked.

Did Path Cheat Its Way to The Top?

Sam Biddle and Nitasha Tiku · 06/12/13 12:53PM

Path is not a popular app. Outside of privacy crusaders and various geek niches, it's virtually unknown—a sanctimonious social network built to appeal to Facebook's haters, that ended up appealing to few. But for some reason, it's spiking in popularity around the world. Inexplicable, right? No—just shady spam tactics and money at work.