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Keith Rabois and Dennis Crowley Snark Off (Again) Over the Value of Foursquare

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Mr. Crowley, who ducked out to run a half-marathon. Do high-powered tech types have any idea of the right way to spend a weekend? Apparently not: When VC and former Square COO Keith Rabois made a critical, slightly snide remark about how Foursquare is faring, he ignited a two-day-long tussle...
Keith Rabois and Dennis Crowley Snark Off (Again) Over the Value of Foursquare

Twitter's Dick Costolo Wants You (And IFFFT) To Stop Blaming Twitter's API Changes For Everything

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who was speaking today at the Online News Association conference and awards, was asked to respond to the controversy over Twitter’s recent API changes, particularly the news yesterday that aggregation and discovery startup IFTTT was removing certain features. Costolo’s response? First, he said he didn’t want...
Twitter's Dick Costolo Wants You (And IFFFT) To Stop Blaming Twitter's API Changes For Everything

Ashton Kutcher Dons Brownface In Racist Pop Chips Ad, Anil Dash Offers Advice On How to Fix the Problem

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Mr. Kutcher Prolific tech investor Ashton Kutcher made a major flub in his new advertising campaign for Pop Chips out today, although you wouldn't know it by reading the industry press. Thankfully, Anil Dash was there to call it like he sees it, as Mr. Dash is wont to do....
Ashton Kutcher Dons Brownface In Racist Pop Chips Ad, Anil Dash Offers Advice On How to Fix the Problem

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Why We’re Definitely in a Bubble

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Mr. Webb Bubbles bubbles bubbles! The talk continues. Last week the anti-bubble camp was in the ascendency. First we had a massive bubble debate on Branch.com (disclosure: I am an investor in Branch), featuring some of the best minds on the internet: Anil Dash, Dave McClure, Paul Kedrosky, Chris Sacca,...
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Why We’re Definitely in a Bubble

Rumor Roundup: Dave McClure Calls Big Omaha Attendee a 'Lying Bitch' and Zynga Employees Run Into Traffic

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(Original photo: flickr.com/niallkennedy) Lying Bitches 500 Startups founder Dave McClure, known for his rather dirty mouth, made a big slip-up at the Nebraska-based thinkfluencer festival Big Omaha today. According to Valleywag, Mr. McClure was giving a talk at the conference when he asked someone how good her iPhone battery life was. When she responded...
Rumor Roundup: Dave McClure Calls Big Omaha Attendee a 'Lying Bitch' and Zynga Employees Run Into Traffic
Startup News: Opening Ceremony and Brit Morin Get Apps; Charity Water Saves the World
Techies Gather For a Real-Life Branch with Ev Williams and Jonah Peretti

Video: Matt Mullenweg tells former rival Anil Dash what’s ahead for WordPress

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Not that long ago, Matt Mullenweg, a founding developer of WordPress, and Anil Dash, once chief evangelist of Six Apart and Movable Type, were publicly feuding over open source and the relative merits of their respective blogging platforms. But that’s another country. Six Apart was acquired by Say Media and...
Video: Matt Mullenweg tells former rival Anil Dash what’s ahead for WordPress

How to win a Twitter fight

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Arguing online is like wearing a sharkskin vest. You look like a jerk. –Anil Dash, in BusinessWeek’s How To issue...
How to win a Twitter fight

paidContent 2012: Two weeks out

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Two weeks from today, we’ll be at The TimesCenter in New York for our flagshippaidContent 2012: At The Crossroads with several hundred executives who have the same goal in mind: the creation and evolution of sustainable business models that will support quality media, entertainment and information across platforms. Everything...
paidContent 2012: Two weeks out
Tech Insurgents 2012: Anil Dash

Are conversations better when they are open or closed?

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If there’s one aspect of the web that never seems to stand still for very long, it’s the conversational side: first, blogs were the way people shared things and discussions took place in a blog’s comment section, and then Facebook and Twitter and Google+ came along, and a lot of...
Are conversations better when they are open or closed?

Fun Friday: Who To Follow On Twitter

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This fun friday topic was suggested by a community member in the comments sometime in the past week. I like the idea so today we will all share good Twitter follows with each other. I'll share a few of the best twitterers I know of with all of you and...
Fun Friday: Who To Follow On Twitter
Branch Emerges From Beta and Opens to the Public With a Slew of New Features

All Kidding Aside, A Facebook Printer From HP Would Be A Great Idea (HPQ, FB)

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Web guru Anil Dash had some fun on Twitter this morning by suggesting that Facebook make a printer. He was joking. But actually, a Facebook printer is a great idea—a far better idea than making a phone. And there's an obvious company to make such a printer: Hewlett-Packard. New HP...
All Kidding Aside, A Facebook Printer From HP Would Be A Great Idea (HPQ, FB)

Maps, They Don't Love You Like I Love You

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Maps, They Don't Love You Like I Love You: Scott Rafer responding to Anil Dash's iOS 6 Maps rage: What's missing from this conversation is that map usage is critical. Regardless of Google's PR success in the Atlantic's unintentionally misleading Google Ground Truth infomercial, more than half of Google's mobile...
Maps, They Don't Love You Like I Love You

What is it like to become Verified on Twitter? This video explains how it works

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Let’s be honest – while we may not want to admit it, somewhere deep inside, we all want that little blue ‘Verified’ checkmark on our Twitter accounts. Most of us will probably never get it, but we can at least live the dream vicariously through entrepreneur Anil Dash. Dash recently...
What is it like to become Verified on Twitter? This video explains how it works

Gawker Will Deputize Commenters, Says Nick Denton at SXSW

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Gawker plans to launch an ambitious new commenting model within the next couple months, said its founder Nick Denton at SXSW today. The company aims to recruit commenters to elevate the level of discussion on its blogs by segmenting them and giving them moderation tools. So, the first person to...
Gawker Will Deputize Commenters, Says Nick Denton at SXSW

Marriage Equality

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I dunno, Sean Parker spent tacky millions on a wedding vs. cynical lobbying like Zuckerberg; nowhere near as gross as Larry Ellison’s MiG. – Anil Dash, via Twitter...
Marriage Equality

BIG TRENDS YOU BETTER KNOW ABOUT: Free Advice From Expensive Consultants

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Michael Wolf, the former president of MTV, and Anil Dash, one of the big brains behind Six Apart, teamed up a couple years ago to form a consulting firm called Activate. To get advice from these guys is ordinarily very expensive (and probably worth the money). Lucky you, the...
BIG TRENDS YOU BETTER KNOW ABOUT: Free Advice From Expensive Consultants
Housekeeping: How Many Hundreds of Twitter Apps Have You Authorized? How Many Do You Remember?

People Are Howling About The $1 Billion Price BusinessWeek Made Up For Amazon's Goodreads Acquisition (AMZN)

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Bloomberg Businessweek just published a very strange article trying to guess how much Amazon paid for Goodreads, a social network where people share what books they're reading. In essence, the writer, Kyle Stock, tried to find comparables in recent IPOs and private financings to arrive at a value per user...
People Are Howling About The $1 Billion Price BusinessWeek Made Up For Amazon's Goodreads Acquisition (AMZN)

Stack Exchange CTO Jeff Atwood Choses Life Over Work, Internet Applauds

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Mr. Atwood Yesterday, Stack Exchange CTO Jeff Atwood did the unthinkable, at least in Startupland where work is your life and companies are talked about and tended to with the same care as young children. On his blog Coding Horror, Mr. Atwood announced that effective March 1st, he would leave...
Stack Exchange CTO Jeff Atwood Choses Life Over Work, Internet Applauds

Big Tech: Anil Dash: With the Surface Tablet, Fist-Swinging Microsoft Jumps Back Into the Ring

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Illustration: Sébastien Thibault Microsoft’s June unveiling of the remarkable Surface tablet came almost exactly a year after a much more important milestone. In May 2011, the nine years of legal sanctions against the company—part of the consent decree Microsoft reached with the Feds to end its long antitrust battle—finally came...
Big Tech: Anil Dash: With the Surface Tablet, Fist-Swinging Microsoft Jumps Back Into the Ring

Empire State Building Shooting: There's No 'Crime Scene Filter' on Instagram

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Don’t do this. Around 9 a.m. Friday 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson, a former accessories designer with Hazan Imports, shot and killed a 41-year-old former co-worker. Reports from the scene indicate the shooter was confronted by police outside the Empire State Building and was killed when he opened fire. At least nine...
Empire State Building Shooting: There's No 'Crime Scene Filter' on Instagram

Social: Anil Dash on Choosing the ‘Instagram of Video’

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Illustration: Marcel Ceuppens Because social apps require so much of our time and energy, choosing among similar offerings can be nerve-racking. Is one of them going to get bought out and shut down? Will another roll out jarring changes that cause the community to flee? You build your profile, give...
Social: Anil Dash on Choosing the ‘Instagram of Video’
Open Web Judo: ThinkUp App Goes For-Profit In Bid To Decentralize The Social Web

Is That a Gadget in Your Pocket? Objectifying 25 Male Tech Writers

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Gizmodo’s Sam Biddle sluttin’ it up at CES. (Photo: Gizmodo) News of the first annual Objectify a Male Tech Writer Day swept across the web this morning following an article penned by one of the event’s founders, gaming and social media reporter Leigh Alexander. “From booth babes to harassment, snide comments...
Is That a Gadget in Your Pocket? Objectifying 25 Male Tech Writers
Big Tech: Anil Dash: When the TOS Become POS

How capitalism breaks the web

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I share most if not all of Anil Dash’s nostalgia for the web we lost. Once upon a time, in the wake of the dot-com crash, there was a real feeling that the mammals would supplant the dinosaurs, and that the web would increasingly become a real network of individual...
How capitalism breaks the web
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