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  • Gillmor Gang: Dave's Not Here

    Gillmor Gang: Dave’s Not Here

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 22, 2015. Medium restructures, or does it. Details in Liner Notes and Chat.Center. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley Suit Tucker, Mary Hodder, Kristie Wells, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @scobleizer, @borthwick, @kevinmarks Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Watch Not Watch

    Gillmor Gang: Watch Not Watch

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, May 1, 2015. @Scobleizer gets his Watch, @borthwick on TwitterGate, and why negative filtering is the New Deal. Plus, the latest G3 (below) with Halley Suitt Tucker, Kristie Wells, Rebecca Woodcock, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Gillmor.
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  • Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Meet The Disrupt NY 2015 Speakers And Judges

    Disrupt NY is just a few days away, and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak throughout the three-day-long conference. You can still buy general admission tickets for Disrupt NY here. You can find full details about the event here. These are the speakers we are proud to announce and when you can expect to see them take… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Better Late

    Gillmor Gang: Better Late

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, April 10, 2015. Scoble returns to The Gang, on the road to Coachella after two months off. Meanwhile, we visit Borthwick’s Betaworks Studio for updates on Instapaper and live streamer UpClose. A good thing too; a Bay Area Comcast outage shuts things down as UpClose… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Notification Trust

    Gillmor Gang: Notification Trust

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include notifications hitting mainstream, notification startups (Slack), notification creep, and notification envy (Microsoft). For some reason, I’m thinking Telly Savalas with a lollipop. Notifications — who loves ya baby? Plus, the latest G3 below on media crunch and social fatigue. Read More

  • Kandu Teaches Kids How To Make iPad Apps, No Coding Required

    Kandu Teaches Kids How To Make iPad Apps, No Coding Required

    Whenever a challenge lies before you, and you feel like you can’t go on any further, I implore you to remember this article, and this startup, and realize that you, in fact, “Kandu” whatever you set your mind to. Kandu, the latest venture out of betaworks, founded by David Bennahum and Gerry Laybourne, is looking to make computer programming as accessible as it’s… Read More

  • Betaworks Takes Another $10M In Funding Led By Japanese Incubator Digital Garage

    Betaworks Takes Another $10M In Funding Led By Japanese Incubator Digital Garage

    NYC’s betaworks has taken $10 million in additional investment from Japanese digital media incubator and Twitter investor Digital Garage, which is tagged on to the $20 million round the company received in December. Read More

  • Media Queen Gerry Laybourne Joins Betaworks Board

    Media Queen Gerry Laybourne Joins Betaworks Board

    betaworks’ John Borthwick has today announced, via the company blog, that Gerry Laybourne will be joining the board of directors. Alongside co-founding Kandu, a betaworks-backed technology company for kids, Laybourne is also known as one of the most powerful women in television. She started out at Nickelodeon in the 80’s and 90’s, conceiving of classic children’s… Read More

  • Branch Founder Josh Miller Joins Betaworks As Part-Time Venture Partner

    Branch Founder Josh Miller Joins Betaworks As Part-Time Venture Partner

    In a blog post today, Betaworks CEO John Borthwick announced that Branch founder Josh Miller would be joining the technology studio in a newly created position of part-time venture partner. There he will “be focused on working with seed-stage companies in New York,” according to Borthwick, who noted the position was created for sourcing startups for investment or acquisition. Read More