• Toward Our 3D Future

    Toward Our 3D Future

    If the past couple of years have been about one theme for me investment-wise, they have been about exploring the bridge between bits and atoms with a series of bets aimed to make a path between the digital world and the physical one we populate. And no, I am not talking about ordering a pizza from my smartphone or getting a maid-on-demand to come clean my house within an hour, but rather… Read More

  • Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

    Tinder Plus Will Launch On Monday

    Tinder Plus, the dating app’s first step into the wonderful world of freemium monetization, will launch on Monday for $9.99, according to sources familiar with the matter. Tinder Plus includes at least one highly requested feature and a few others that are meant to add broader functionality to the service, which essentially boils down the usual online dating experience into a simple… Read More

  • A Brief History Of Yik Yak

    Yik Yak, launched back in fall of 2013, isn’t even two years old. And still, the anonymous, location-based messaging app is available on almost any campus in the United States and has raised more than $73 million to date. But how did they go from two college guys in South Carolina to being the tech sweetheart of the South? Read More

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  • The WebRTC Race Begins Today

    The WebRTC Race Begins Today

    As recently as 2012, it seemed that Web Real-Time Communication, or WebRTC, was so clandestine that the technology was a skunk works project, hidden in a back office somewhere in Silicon Valley. It is now an emerging standard of web communication which makes high definition, high resolution, low bandwidth video, audio, chat and peer to peer data transfer as simple as a single browser link. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Temporary Filling

    Gillmor Gang: Temporary Filling

    The Gillmor Gang — John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Microsoft squeezing Facebook and Google messaging out, or did they says John Taschek? Also Google making everything but money on Android; does it all add up to the new Search? And the chat room fears House of Cards will Eat your Weekend. Plus, the latest G3. @stevegillmor, @jtaschek, @kteare… Read More

  • Trying To Hire A Diverse Team Of Engineers? It’s Not Just A Pipeline Issue

    Trying To Hire A Diverse Team Of Engineers? It’s Not Just A Pipeline Issue

    Recently, there have been a flurry of articles discussing the lack of diversity in tech. Many reference “pipeline” issues as justification for the low numbers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, blacks and Hispanics collectively make up approximately 18 percent of U.S. computer science graduates, yet Facebook, Yahoo, and LinkedIn are between 8 to 11… Read More

  • Why Greece Should Not Switch To Bitcoin

    Why Greece Should Not Switch To Bitcoin

    In some discussions about Greece exiting the euro, it has been suggested that Greece should swap the euro for bitcoin. At first glance, bitcoin may appear to be the cure. But if the euro is the problem, switching to Bitcoin would be like trying to cure a headache with a bullet to the brain. Read More

  • Beware The Pretty People

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