As we were reporting the news about Dropbox’s $250 million funding round, Forbes went live with a fascinating story, detailing how co-founders Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston turned down a “nine-digit” acquisition offer from Apple back in late 2009 when the company was only two years old.
Collect all the things! Logitech’s latest venture involves slapping Modern Warfare 3 logos on their wares and selling them at the same price. Yep, you can show your FPS allegiance without paying a silly premium. The upcoming MW3 G105 gaming keyboard and G9X gaming mouse will cost the same as their standard counterparts. A move that is consumer-friendly and, at the same time, rather scary. → Read More
Napster co-founder, former Facebook president and current Airtime CEO Sean Parker subbed in for Zynga CEO Mark Pincus today onstage at Web 2.0 Summit, when Pincus couldn’t speak because of Zynga’s quiet period (sidenote: expect an IPO within the next month, yo). You know what’s cool? That the 15-year-old Parker, oddly enough, used to intern for Mark Pincus’ Washington, D.C. → Read More
“Facebook and Google do identity wrong, Twitter does it better,” is the most oft repeated soundbite from 4Chan founder’s Christopher Poole’s Web 2.0 Summit talk today. Actually the truth is a bit more complex than that, when talking about something as intangible and as in flux as the concept of identity online. → Read More