Building the bridge between Web 2.0 and web3
It’s simply practical to view blockchain and ETH as potential back-end solutions for scalability challenges all companies face.
Andreessen Horowitz’s Sriram Krishnan on crypto social networking
Web3 has plenty of money going for it — well, yes quite a bit less than a few months ago — but it’s still hard to argue that mainstream consumers have lined up to embrace web3 intern
More money doesn’t mean more growth, and other startup myths
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single to
Success of web3 hinges on remedying its security challenges
In both Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, security models changed in tandem with application architectures to help unlock entirely new economies. The same will happen for web3.
New modes of ownership: From torrents to music NFTs
Let’s take a breath and give creators room to explore this new space. And if IP law helps protect the new things that are being built, let’s applaud that.
On-chain raises are the future of startup funding
On-chain funding is not a magic bullet – it is simply the best framework we currently have to keep the process open and equitable.
Can you build centralized islands in a decentralized ocean?
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We’re getting back up to full speed this week, so Mary An
Your mom owns Web 2.0
I promise that this is not all a tech elite rubber-noodle fight. The drama, instead, highlights an interesting issue that venture capital has with the web3 world.
Google revives RSS
Chrome, at least in its experimental Canary version on Android (and only for users in the U.S.), is getting an interesting update in the coming weeks that brings back RSS, the once-popular format for
Google’s FeedBurner moves to a new infrastructure but loses its email subscription service
Google today announced that it is moving FeedBurner to a new infrastructure but also deprecating its email subscription service. If you’re an internet user of a certain age, chances are you used
Coronavirus could push consumers away from influencers and toward streaming TV
While still being leveraged, social media influencers are facing reduced marketing budgets as brands transition to advanced TV advertising options.
People who mostly get news from social networks have some COVID-19 misconceptions
A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows a COVID-19 information divide between people who mostly get their news from social networks and those who rely on more traditional news sources.
The erosion of Web 2.0
It seems quaint to imagine now but the original vision for the web was not an information superhighway. Instead, it was a newspaper that fed us only the news we wanted. This was the central thesis bro
Clever Ethereum honeypot lets coins come in but won’t let them back out
An interesting new Ethereum-based honeypot has been discovered that essentially allows hackers to steal from hackers. The honeypot is detailed on Reddit. A user was hunting for examples of contracts t
Apple addresses why people are saying their iPhones with older batteries are running ‘slower’
Because of a Reddit post and the loose interpretation of subsequent benchmark tests posted by Primate Labs’ John Poole, the "Apple throttles old iPhones" meme has reared its ugly head again. The gis
Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes
A company called Confido raised a small ICO by selling special CFD designed to allow “safe and trustless cryptocurrency payments. According to ICODrops they raised their goal of about $400,000 a
Small startup shows us the wrong way to incentivize programmers
A small Los Angeles-based company, Bee Technologies, recently made a stir on Reddit by asking potential unpaid interns to complete a fairly complex software product before they were “hired.̶
Already huge in China, Tuputech pitches its AI that identifies porn and violence stateside
In China, where content laws are far more restrictive and penalties for defying government proscriptions on content are far more severe, new social media giants and telecom providers like Musical.ly,
Search and social media was filled with clickbait and propaganda in the wake of Vegas shooting
Letting an algorithm cull links from the sewer of internet commentary, and then distributing that to millions of people, is a losing game. It's another sign of how Facebook and the rest continue to ab
Reddit’s new location tagging feature continues its push to become a social network
Reddit is continuing its march towards becoming a social network after it added location tagging to its mobile app. The service is famously known as “the front page of the internet,” but t