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Gillmor Gang 02.10.12 (TCTV)

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The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took a leisurely stroll on a late winter Friday afternoon. The subjects: Path and the Address Book, SuperBowl dynamics, and 21st Century Fox, aka the new television/social media hybrid model. It may seem like all...
Gillmor Gang 02.10.12 (TCTV)

Gillmor Gang Live 02.22.13 (TCTV)

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Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live today at 1pm Pacific time....
Gillmor Gang Live 02.22.13 (TCTV)

Betaworks Buys Digg Assets and John Borthwick Becomes CEO

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The remaining assets of social news aggregator Digg — its site and brand — are being sold to Betaworks, the New York-based technology studio. Betaworks CEO John Borthwick will become CEO of the new Digg. Once massive and influential, seven-year-old Digg had receded in recent times, but still had more than...
Betaworks Buys Digg Assets and John Borthwick Becomes CEO

Gillmor Gang: Snow Kidding

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[tc_5min code="517667895"] The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, John Borthwick, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — take advantage of the East Coast blizzard to toast some marshmallows on the fire. First up is the Series A drought and impact of the cloud on startup funding. Next, the big...
Gillmor Gang: Snow Kidding

Gillmor Gang: Send In the Clones

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Borthwick, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — found plenty to write home about in Microsoft’s Surface tablets and Windows 8 rewrite of the Windows platform. Coming hard on the WWDC Apple announcements, it’s clear Redmond is stepping up its game....
Gillmor Gang: Send In the Clones

Betaworks Team Announces Ambitious Goal: Rebuild Digg From the Ground Up. In Six Weeks.

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(Photo: Rethink Digg) On an aptly named new website called Rethink Digg, the Betaworks and News.me teams proposed a rather ambitious plan today: completely rebuild the ghost town-like social news aggregator–which saw many users decamp for Reddit–from the ground up. Oh, and they’re going to do it in six weeks....
Betaworks Team Announces Ambitious Goal: Rebuild Digg From the Ground Up. In Six Weeks.

Can Betaworks Make Digg into the Web's First Ever Turnaround?

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Has there ever been a successful Internet turnaround? A quick look at the carcasses of fallen Web 2.0 stars like Myspace, Friendster, Bebo and Ning support conventional Internet wisdom: Once an online brand goes south, it can’t be revived. Today Betaworks acquired Digg to prove everyone wrong. The New York...
Can Betaworks Make Digg into the Web's First Ever Turnaround?

Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

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Last summer, New York-based hybrid investor / incubator / holding company thing Betaworks acquired social news site Digg and relaunched it soon after, hoping to bring back some of its mojo in the process. Nine months later, Betaworks has acquired news-oriented company, this time bringing Marco Arment’s popular story-saving app...
Digg Owner Betaworks Buys Instapaper To Go Big On Social Reading And Discovery

Startup News: Ev Williams Hires a Literary Darling and Branch Finally Lets You Bro Out

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Mr. Williams (Photo: Wikipedia.org) Power Literary Hire Twitter co-founder Ev Williams' new publishing tool, Medium, just added an impressive member to his team. Kate Lee, a former literary agent from International Creative Management (ICM), has joined Mr. Williams' startup as the director of content. Ms. Lee was responsible for plucking several...
Startup News: Ev Williams Hires a Literary Darling and Branch Finally Lets You Bro Out

Shhhh: Betaworks releases new version of Vibe (anarchist, anonymous Twitter) with private double ##

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One of the most interesting mobile apps to come out of the Occupy Wall Street protests was Vibe, created by Hazem Sayed, which allowed users to send anonymous messages in a tightly controlled distance. Betaworks recently bought the company, and today they are releasing version 1.5, with some new features they...
Shhhh: Betaworks releases new version of Vibe (anarchist, anonymous Twitter) with private double ##

Branch Joins Obvious Corp, Picks Up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel, and Heads East to Betaworks

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Branch cofounders via bulletin.branch.com When you've got Evan Williams,  John Borthwick, and Max Levchin chatting it up on your "curated discussion platform," it's probably just a matter of time before the high-powered investors,  incubators makers, and other loosely-defined collectives come a' calling. Today, Branch, the startup that initially launched in...
Branch Joins Obvious Corp, Picks Up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel, and Heads East to Betaworks

Gillmor Gang Live 02.10.12 (TCTV)

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Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, Steve Gillmor, John Borthwick, and Kevin Marks. Recording at 1pm PT....
Gillmor Gang Live 02.10.12 (TCTV)

Five Free Tickets to the Real-Time Web Summit, New York City, June 11

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What if Chris Dixon and John Borthwick were sitting at the same table as you, ready to have a real conversation about what's next for the real-time Web? Would you like to sit across from Marshall Kirkpatrick and Richard MacManus and have a straight-shooting conversation about real-time online media? If...
Five Free Tickets to the Real-Time Web Summit, New York City, June 11
Marco Arment sells Instapaper to Digg owner Betaworks (which promises not to kill it)

Gillmor Gang Live 04.27.12 (TCTV)

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Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor. Recording live at 1pm PT....
Gillmor Gang Live 04.27.12 (TCTV)

Dots announces iPad and multiplayer versions as the game hits 250 million plays

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Dots, the addictive iOS game that came from the NYC team at Betaworks, has continued seeing upward growth stats and is announcing both a native iPad version and a multiplayer option for users to compete against each other. The team behind Dots plans to announce Thursday that the game hit...
Dots announces iPad and multiplayer versions as the game hits 250 million plays

New Yorkers Will Not Be Shown Up In Their Own Town

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(techcrunch.com) TechCrunch has released the latest batch of speakers for Disrupt NY, and the locals are making a pretty good showing. The lineup includes some stars: betaworks CEO John Borthwick Birchbox cofounder Katia Beauchamp Warby Parker CEO Neil Blumenthal Rent The Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman Gilt Groupe Founder and CSO...
New Yorkers Will Not Be Shown Up In Their Own Town

Betaworks Acquires Digg, John Borthwick Promises, 'We Are Reverting Digg to a Startup'

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Just a couple of months after the Washington Post poached most of its staff, Digg proper--the "core assets," anyway--finally has a fate: It's been purchased by New York's own Betaworks, to be combined with News.me. As for what to expect: Betaworks CEO John Borthwick told Betabeat, "we are reverting digg to a...
Betaworks Acquires Digg, John Borthwick Promises, 'We Are Reverting Digg to a Startup'

Why This VC Invested $7.5 Million Into Caterina Fake's Pinwheel

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Redpoint founding partner Geoff Yang invested $7.5 million into Caterina Fake's new startup, Pinwheel. Fake was the cofounder of Flickr and Hunch, and announced Pinwheel last week. Yang said Redpoint is interested in the convergence of mobile, social, and local, so Fake's startup, which lets you leave virtual notes around the...
Why This VC Invested $7.5 Million Into Caterina Fake's Pinwheel

New Digg Redesigns Out in the Open

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The oft-chronicled tale of Web 2.0 star Digg includes multiple incidents where the company alienated its users by making dramatic changes and policy decisions without much warning. The new Digg — bought by John Borthwick’s Betaworks — apparently won’t be like that. Today the company published screenshots and overviews of...
New Digg Redesigns Out in the Open

2012 Silicon Alley 100: 1-100

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Back to the Silicon Alley 100 >> Mike & Kass Lazerow, Jeff Ragovin Rony Kahan, Paul Forster Dan Loeb Steve Hafner, Paul English Jon Oringer Dan Porter, Garrett Peek Kenny Herman, Wiley Cerilli Artie Minson, Tim Armstrong Perry Chen, Charles Adler, Yancey Strickler Howard Lerman, Brian Distelburger & Wendi Sturgis...
2012 Silicon Alley 100: 1-100

The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

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After just six weeks of hard work, Digg‘s new owners at Betaworks just flipped the switch and re-launched the site. The new Digg was originally scheduled to launch tomorrow, but despite the tight deadline, the Digg team managed to get this completely rewritten version of the site out ahead of...
The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

Gillmor Gang: The Teddy Bear Bubble

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The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Danny Sullivan, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — took the bait and played the Are We in a Bubble game. With Apple’s stock price in free fall, the mobile giant reported another blowout What Me Worry quarter that sent the stock right back...
Gillmor Gang: The Teddy Bear Bubble

The Top 100 Early-Stage Investors In New York: The Complete A-Z List

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  Josh Abramson James Altucher Phin Barnes John Borthwick Mike Brown Jr. Marissa Campise Brian Cohen Dennis Crowley Anil Dash Owen Davis Chris Dixon Mike Duda Anu Duggal Eliot Durbin Esther Dyson Roger Ehrenberg Stuart Ellman Catarina Fake Jason Finger Shana Fisher Jeff Fluhr Chris Fralic John Frankel Avi Fogel...
The Top 100 Early-Stage Investors In New York: The Complete A-Z List
TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 Begins Now: View The Live Stream Here!

Betaworks Acquires Vibe, the Anonymous Twitter Alernative Popularized During Occupy Wall Street

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When we first told you about Vibe, a New York-based pseudonymous mobile messaging app, last September, Occupy Wall Street was in full swing. In fact, Vibe app creator Hazem Sayed earned the nickname "White Hat" for walking around Zuccotti Park passing out flyers for his protester-friendly service. There was even...
Betaworks Acquires Vibe, the Anonymous Twitter Alernative Popularized During Occupy Wall Street
Fashion-Focused Blog Aggregator Bloglovin Raises $1M From Betaworks And Others

Betaworks has bought Digg to combine with News.me. The price? A mere $500K

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After we learned that Digg’s tech team would be joining the Washington Post, we wondered out loud what would happen to the “rest”? Meaning, the site and all of the tech and community the company has built in the past seven years. Today we find out, as Digg has announced...
Betaworks has bought Digg to combine with News.me. The price? A mere $500K

Platforms Are For Pussies

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From the first conversation our new Senior Editor, Mark Ames and I had about NSFWCORP, it was clear he and I shared a similar view of the future of journalism (with jokes). Really there was no question that Ames belonged at NSFWCORP or that it was my job to figure...
Platforms Are For Pussies

TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Two! #TCDisrupt

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Welcome to Day Two, folks. If Day One wasn’t enough for you, then you’re in for a real treat. We have a special product announcement at 11:20, Design Office Hours and an incredible list of Day Two Battlefield contestants. If you’re wondering what happened yesterday, you may want to...
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC LIVE: Day Two! #TCDisrupt
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