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Facebook's IPO Could Earn The State Of California $2.45 Billion (FB)

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Windfalls from the Palo Alto-based Facebook's IPO could net the state of California $2.45 billion, and as much as $1.45 billion in 2012-2013 alone, Alexis Madrigal writes for The Atlantic. These inexact estimates are taken from a report by California's Legislative Analyst's Office. The money could go a long...
Facebook's IPO Could Earn The State Of California $2.45 Billion (FB)
The shocking extent of online tracking

Linstapaper and Linstagrams: Popular Web Apps Now Rife with Linsanity

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Jeremy Lin may be the most popular athlete in history whose physical skills are equally proportional to his consummate nerdiness. One example: The Landry Fields/Jeremy Lin "Nerdshake." For another, just look to his fanbase, which apparently includes coders and the tech-savvy users they cater to, both of whom are...
Linstapaper and Linstagrams: Popular Web Apps Now Rife with Linsanity
Short film 'Many Worlds' changes based on the audience's brainwaves and heart rate

Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon hands-on

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The Samsung ATIV Odyssey bound for Verizon has been a known device ever since Windows Phone 8 was launched, but at the time of its announcement we were told that we could expect it in December. The month came and went, and today we were informed that the new...
Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon hands-on

A Day In The Life Of Alexis Ohanian, Hero Of The Internet

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Alexis Ohanian co-founded Reddit, and sold it to Conde Nast. Now he has a new publishing venture, Breadpig, and he's turned into chief evangelist of the Internet. When the SOPA/PIPA debates were raging, Ohanian was one of the must public voices fighting against the legislation. As one of the busiest,...
A Day In The Life Of Alexis Ohanian, Hero Of The Internet

The Heartbreaking Backstory To The Founding Of Reddit

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It took Reddit co-founders Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman three weeks to build the "front page of the web." But within a month of building the site, Ohanian received terrible news from his father His mother had a seizure, and doctors discovered an inoperable tumor in her brain. The first...
The Heartbreaking Backstory To The Founding Of Reddit

Booting Up: Peter Thiel Wants YOU to Apply for His '20 Under 20′

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Rise and shine! (Photo: flickr.com/katerha) “You don’t want your analytical efforts to be obvious because voters get creeped out.” Data mining in politics is harder than it looks. [New York Times] It’s “20 under 20″ time once more! If you’ve just gotten to freshman year and you absolutely hate it...
Booting Up: Peter Thiel Wants YOU to Apply for His '20 Under 20′
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Tim Wu are On The Verge June 21st, 2012
LeVar Burton will be On The Verge with Alexis Ohanian and Tim Wu!

Valve job posting reveals plans for homegrown hardware, promises it won't suck

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Rumors fluttering about Valve's entry into the hardware market just got a little less salty. According to the outfit's own jobs page, it's prepping to offer consumers "whole new gaming experiences." A call for an experienced electronics engineer says it all, "For years Valve has been all about writing...
Valve job posting reveals plans for homegrown hardware, promises it won't suck

Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

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Today at Social Media Week headquarters in NYC, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser took to the stage to discus how Internet users can work together to create a more open Web. As you’ll see in the video below, Ohanian explains that the Internet is...
Defending the Internet: Alexis Ohanian and Eli Pariser discuss keeping the Web open

Guy Who Copied Digg Slams Digg For Copying Twitter

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One of the founders of Reddit, a Digg-clone, openly criticized Digg founder Kevin Rose yesterday for his plans to implement “me-too” features into the new version of the service. We consider this to be absurd and rather impolite. Yesterday we discovered a video showing some of the features of the...
Guy Who Copied Digg Slams Digg For Copying Twitter

Here's The Latest Piece Of Legislation That Has The Tech Community Up In Arms

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Remember SOPA and PIPA? They were laws introduced in the past two years that could have fundamentally altered the way the internet functions in an effort to curb piracy, but were effectively discontinued after vocal protest and online petitioning. Now we're met with CISPA. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection...
Here's The Latest Piece Of Legislation That Has The Tech Community Up In Arms

Got Questions? Thanks to YEC's Startup Lab, You Can Ask an Entrepreneur

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Note the whiteboard. (Photo: YEC) It’s awfully hard to learn entrepreneurship out of a book, or even out of Hacker News comment threads. Sometimes, you just need to pin down someone who’s been there for an answer. But not every newbie has access to a high-powered mentor. That’s where the...
Got Questions? Thanks to YEC's Startup Lab, You Can Ask an Entrepreneur

Pinterest Is Not “Playing Dumb” About Making Money

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It seems like everyone’s discovered Pinterest this week! Alongside the countless posts dissecting its userbase over, sideways, and under have been a series of stories about how it’s “secretly” “monetizing” — a fact unearthed when LLSocial revealed that the startup was using a service called SkimLinks in order to drive...
Pinterest Is Not “Playing Dumb” About Making Money

Once More With Feeling: Paid Software Doesn't Mean A Company Treats You Any Better Than Free Software

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A few months back, we wrote a post about how there was this idea gaining steam that somehow a fee-based service (such as a fee-based Twitter clone) would likely result in better service for users than a free one, in which revenue was paid by other third parties (advertisers and...
Once More With Feeling: Paid Software Doesn't Mean A Company Treats You Any Better Than Free Software

Reddit founder shames Digg founder with an old magazine and a Biggie quote

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Despite being the co-founder of one of the biggest and most highly active discussion forums on the Internet, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian is a pretty modest dude. And when I say Reddit is “highly active” I mean it generates over 2 billion monthly page views and attracts more than 35,000,000 monthly...
Reddit founder shames Digg founder with an old magazine and a Biggie quote

Reddit + Boston: Journalism gets better when more people are doing it

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We’ve already talked about how Twitter has changed the way that real-time journalism functions during news events like the Boston bombings, by taking all the editorial activity that usually happens behind the scenes in newsrooms — the speculation, the fact-checking, and so on — and pushing it out into the...
Reddit + Boston: Journalism gets better when more people are doing it
Watch this: the origin story of Reddit

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for Verizon hands-on

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is no stranger to us, as we've had the opportunity to review the global unit on two occasions. This is the first time, however, that we've seen the S Pen-toting tablet bearing the Verizon logo -- and an unusually large one, to boot. Hardware-wise,...
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for Verizon hands-on

Calculating The Genuine Value of Your Design

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   By Alexis Brille Designers who are just starting out seem to have trouble calculating just how much their designs are actually worth, let alone choosing whether to charge per hour or per project. Worse, one of the most challenging situations an amateur has to encounter is the fact...
Calculating The Genuine Value of Your Design
On The Verge, episode 007: LeVar Burton, Alexis Ohanian, Tim Wu
Tech leaders push for gun control with SOPA protests as a model

Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Couldn't Have Co-Launched Gilt Groupe Without The 9,500 Contacts In Her BlackBerry

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Today Gilt Groupe has a few hundred employees, but back in September 2007, it was just the founding team working out of a dingy office on West 19th Street. In a new book, By Invitation Only, the company's co-founders talk about what it took to scale up and reach a...
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson Couldn't Have Co-Launched Gilt Groupe Without The 9,500 Contacts In Her BlackBerry

Sony, Lego team up to create programmable, interactive Lego bricks

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A newly revealed partnership seeks to bring the interactivity of Sony's video games to the world of Lego's physical bricks and characters. At a 25th anniversary open house for Sony's Computer Science Laboratories in Japan, the companies showed off Toy Alive, a prototype project that uses simple Lego bricks...
Sony, Lego team up to create programmable, interactive Lego bricks

"I Couldn't See It."

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"I Couldn't See It.": Alexis Madrigal spoke with outgoing Intel CEO Paul Otellini about the time Intel talked to Apple about powering the original iPhone: "We ended up not winning it or passing on it, depending on how you want to view it. And the world would have been a lot...
"I Couldn't See It."

Ban on Anonymous Comments Does Not Violate Free Speech, Says New York Lawmaker

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(Image: flickr.com/jbcurio) New York legislators involved with the proposed Internet Protection Act are getting a lot of calls today, and they’re not quite sure why. The bill was introduced weeks ago to a quiet reception but seems to have become controversial overnight. “Assemblyman Jim Conte is just a co-sponsor on...
Ban on Anonymous Comments Does Not Violate Free Speech, Says New York Lawmaker

Google Brings 45 Degree Imagery To 30 New Cities In Google Maps

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Google just announced that it is bringing its 45 degree imagery in Google Maps to 30 new cities, including Bloomington, IN; Buffalo, NY; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Lincoln, NE; Louisville, KY and Rochester, MN. Outside of the U.S., 45 degree imagery is now available in a number of cities in...
Google Brings 45 Degree Imagery To 30 New Cities In Google Maps

EXEC fields over 60 requests for #execfounders, adds another founder into the mix

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We told you about a new charity initiative from San Francisco based EXEC a few days ago, which allows you to “rent” time from some of the top founders in the valley for $100 an hour, with the money going directly to Donors Choose. Initially, the founders involved were Alexis...
EXEC fields over 60 requests for #execfounders, adds another founder into the mix
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