peter rojas

  • Betaworks’ botcamp wants to give 10 chatbot startups $200k

    Betaworks’ botcamp wants to give 10 chatbot startups $200k

    The interest around chat bots is rapidly growing, and Betaworks is looking to capitalize. The startup studio responsible for companies like Giphy and Instapaper is today announcing that applications are open for BotCamp, a 90-day pre-seed program for chat bot startups. Investors in the program include betaworks and the Chernin Group, with sponsors from KPCB, General Catalyst, Atomico and… Read More

  • Notifications 2

    Notifications Summit: Session 2

    The Notifications Summit was recorded live October 1, 2015 @ betaworks in New York. The Notification stream eats Apps, becoming the meta app. Matthew Panzarino (Techcrunch), Or Arbel (Yo!), Peter Rojas (betaworks) In a world where the only death sentence is noise what will be the relationship between notifications and the current smartphone UI with its field of app icons? Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Batting Practice

    Gillmor Gang: Batting Practice

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Peter Rojas, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Wednesday, September 30, 2015. This Gang immediately preceded the Notification Summit at betaworks in New York. It also starts the flow of sessions of the Summit, as summarized by John Borthwick’s post on Medium. Plus, the latest G3: Kristie Wells, Rebecca Woodcock, Francine Hardaway… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.30.15

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.30.15

    Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Peter Rojas, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded fortoday. Our LIVE chat is at Read More

  • Peter Rojas Leaving Aol Alpha For betaworks

    Peter Rojas Leaving Aol Alpha For betaworks

    With Gizmodo, Peter Rojas set a state for talking about technology and gadgets like human beings. That would be a nice feat once, but he did it again with Engadget, Joystiq and gdgt. Now, he’s leaving Verizaol* for an entrepreneur-in-residence position at startup birthing matrix and investment firm betaworks. Read More

  • In Starlike, Faves And Likes Take On A Life Of Their Own

    In Starlike, Faves And Likes Take On A Life Of Their Own

    Apps like Flipboard, SmartNews, Nuzzel and a rush of others have tapped into the rise of social networking to offer a new way of discovering things to read and see online. Now add another app to the mix called Starlike that’s taking this idea to a new level. Like the others, Starlike (out on iOS and Android) creates a social newsfeed of a sort based on our friends’ and… Read More

  • gdgt Draws 4.7 Million Views During WWDC Keynote. Not Bad For A Site That Hasn't Launched.

    gdgt, the new consumer electronics site founded by Peter Rojas and Ryan Block that was first announced in September, hasn’t even launched yet. But it’s already managing to to draw millions of viewers for its coverage of major events, like Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, which saw 4.7 million views in less than two hours. Of course, gdgt’s coverage was no match for that… Read More