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Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

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Back in March, Obvious Corporation, the mini accelerator founded by Biz Stone, Ev Williams and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, announced its second incubation in Branch, a stealth startup co-founded by developers Josh Miller, Cemre Güngöre, and Hursh Agrawal. Branch was — in their words — on a mission “to...
Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

With $2M In Tow, Branch Teams Up With Twitter Co-Founders’ Obvious For ‘New Brand Of Discourse’

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Last June, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone announced that he was stepping back from Twitter to again team up with co-founder Evan Williams and early employee Jason Goldman to re-start The Obvious Corporation — an idea incubator — the one that initially helped give life to Twitter. A few months later,...
With $2M In Tow, Branch Teams Up With Twitter Co-Founders’ Obvious For ‘New Brand Of Discourse’

How I was busted by the O------ Advertisement Enforcement Office | Stewart Lee

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It was only an innocent double entendre about rings of fire. But even multi-award-winning comics can fall foul of Olympic censors"Visiting athletes enjoying their first taste of an East End curry have just discovered a new purpose for their Olympic Rings!" That was the tweet that started it all. Fans...
How I was busted by the O------ Advertisement Enforcement Office | Stewart Lee

Which book did you like best, the original or the remix?

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Thanks to electronic advances, it's getting easier for fans to put their own spin on their favourite novelsIn the run-up to this year's Bloomsday, celebrated on 16 June – the day Leopold Bloom went for his famous walkabout in Ulysses – a squabble broke out over the respect due to...
Which book did you like best, the original or the remix?
Hours before Google I/O kicks off, Larry Page addresses health complications via Google+

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

Italy's web guru tastes power as new political movement goes viral

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Roberto Casaleggio's Five Star Movement aims to pioneer 'new, direct democracy' and annihilate traditional party politics"It's like Jesus Christ and the apostles," said Roberto Casaleggio. "His message, too, became a virus."With a shaggy mane of black, grey and silver hair that reaches to his shoulders, Casaleggio himself would make a...
Italy's web guru tastes power as new political movement goes viral

Ahead Of I/O 2013, Google CEO Larry Page Discusses His Voice Issues For the First Time

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In a post on Google+ today, Google CEO Larry Page discussed the voice problems he’s been experiencing for the first time publicly. While it doesn’t sound like Page is experiencing life-threatening medical problems, it definitely has become a topic of interest every time he speaks publicly. During the last earnings...
Ahead Of I/O 2013, Google CEO Larry Page Discusses His Voice Issues For the First Time

Vagina by Naomi Wolf covered up by Apple iTunes

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The ebook of the feminist author's blockbuster study of how society has avoided thinking and talking about women's genitals is astertisked outThe title of Naomi Wolf's new book, which explores why the vagina is still thought of as "slightly shameful" even today, has been censored by Apple.Apple's iTunes store has...
Vagina by Naomi Wolf covered up by Apple iTunes

Twitter co-founders’ Obvious Corp. announces Branch, a ‘curated discussion platform’

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Obvious Corporation, the new endeavor of Twitter founders Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, has today announced its second project. It’s called Branch and it’s a partnership with developers  Josh,Cemre Güngöre, and Hursh Agrawal. The project is described as a platform for curated discussion among people that are knowledgable about a particular topic....
Twitter co-founders’ Obvious Corp. announces Branch, a ‘curated discussion platform’
Google's Larry Page 'a better CEO' for having paralyzed vocal cords
Social Conversation Platform Branch Launches To Public, Encourages Users To "Write Like You Talk" With Shorter Thread Starters
Twitter founders Branch out, back tool for “high quality public discourse”

Sheryl Sandberg Has Been Ordering People Around Since She Was A Child (FB)

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In a new book, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes about the difficulties of being a woman in a man's corporate world. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, due to come out next week, is filled with sound advice for women as well as tidbits about her life. Sanberg's career...
Sheryl Sandberg Has Been Ordering People Around Since She Was A Child (FB)

What Angry Internet Comments Do To Our Mental Health

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With a presidential campaign, health care and the gun control debate in the news these days, one can't help getting sucked into the flame wars that are Internet comment threads. But psychologists say this addictive form of vitriolic back and forth should be avoided--or simply censored by online media outlets--because...
What Angry Internet Comments Do To Our Mental Health

LARRY PAGE: Here's What's Wrong With My Voice (GOOG)

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Google CEO Larry Page just explained on Google+ why his voice has gone hoarse: About 14 years ago, I got a bad cold, and my voice became hoarse.  At the time I didn't think much about it.  But my voice never fully recovered.  So I went to a doctor and...
LARRY PAGE: Here's What's Wrong With My Voice (GOOG)

Even When She Was A Kid, You Could Tell Sheryl Sandberg Would Be A Billionaire Someday (FB)

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When Sheryl Sandberg was a kid, she was already exhibiting the traits of a leader. In Sandberg's upcoming book about women advancing in the workplace, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, she discusses, among other things, how she took charge as a child, The Huffington Post reports. Sandberg writes in...
Even When She Was A Kid, You Could Tell Sheryl Sandberg Would Be A Billionaire Someday (FB)

Students Seeking Startup Workshops: Lean Startup Machine Announces Branch Scholarship

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Lean Startup Machine wants to bring some young blood to its startup workshops — on its own dime. The new initiative is called the Branch Scholarship Program, supposedly because it was inspired by the founders of Branch, a startup that aims “to turn the Internet’s monologues into dialogues” and has...
Students Seeking Startup Workshops: Lean Startup Machine Announces Branch Scholarship

Conversation starter Branch opens to the public

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Branch, the communications service that has won the backing of two Twitter founders, is now exiting private beta as it looks to become a hub for online interaction. Last month, I profiled the company and its young Princeton drop-out founder Josh Miller, who explained that Branch was trying to be...
Conversation starter Branch opens to the public

Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phones

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We’ve all been inundated with political back and forth over the past few weeks. Curse you, social networks! And you too, Internet! And yet, what’s really frustrating isn’t the political back and forth, but the content that is being volleyed back and forth. More specifically, the lack of content. Watch 9...
Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phones

Sky+ for Android gets revamped search capability and on-demand listings

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Searching for something to watch on the Sky+ Android app? An update rolling out today might make that easier, with a refreshed design and enhanced search feature. The new -- and hopefully improved -- search service can scan Sky TV listings by key words and cast names instead of...
Sky+ for Android gets revamped search capability and on-demand listings
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