Eric Eldon

Eric Eldon

Eric Eldon is a writer and editor who has worked at a variety of tech publications. He's interested in using technology to build better news organizations.

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  • Ifttt, Buffer Partner To Help You Syndicate And Schedule Information-Sharing Across The Web

    Ifttt, Buffer Partner To Help You Syndicate And Schedule Information-Sharing Across The Web

    If This Then That (Ifttt) has been quietly building a tool to help you automatically share information from one web service into another web service. Buffer, meanwhile, has been quietly building a tool to help you schedule sharing from any web service, so people who read what you share get a pleasantly staggered stream of information rather than one big blast. Today, the two relatively… Read More

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Also Comes Out Against SOPA

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Also Comes Out Against SOPA

    While SOPA supporters have tried to present the copyright bill as a bipartisan effort to stop the “theft” of copyrighted material, the bipartisan opposition has been building fast this week. Today, House minority speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has come out against it, too, saying on Twitter that “we need to find a better solution.” Read More

  • Fenwick: Venture Firms Put More Money Into Startups At Higher Valuations In Q3

    Fenwick: Venture Firms Put More Money Into Startups At Higher Valuations In Q3

    Venture capital firms put more money into US startups at higher valuations in the third quarter of this year versus the second, according to a new report out today by law firm Fenwick & West, with Internet and software firms accounting for the biggest gains. But the overall venture environment is looking “schizophrenic,” Fenwick partner and report co-author Barry Kramer tells… Read More

  • Now a Soap Opera, Heavily-Backed SOPA Copyright Bill Gets New Bipartisan and Popular Opposition

    Now a Soap Opera, Heavily-Backed SOPA Copyright Bill Gets New Bipartisan and Popular Opposition

    The “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) had looked set for a quick and quiet passing through the House after it was introduced late last month. A string of Democrats and Republicans, and various big-media affiliated interest groups had lined up behind it, while the internet had mostly stayed on the sidelines. But a major outcry this week — and especially today — could… Read More

  • I. Me. You.

    I. Me. You.

    Six years ago, me and my cofounder Phil were sleeping on mildewy mattresses in a cold Mountain View garage, trying to start a company on a shoestring budget. Five years ago, WriteWith, our online group writing service, made it into Y Combinator’s third class of startups. Four years ago, we failed and I stumbled into a writing job at VentureBeat. Two years ago, I became the editor and… Read More