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Branching Out: How Josh Miller Went From Princeton Dropout to Alley Darling in Just Nine Months

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Mr. Miller (joshm.co) On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Josh Miller, the precocious 21-year-old Princeton dropout behind Branch, one of tech’s most buzzed-about new startups, took The Observer on a tour of the Obvious Corporation, a growing operation helmed by the cofounders of Twitter that advises and invests in an elite...
Branching Out: How Josh Miller Went From Princeton Dropout to Alley Darling in Just Nine Months

Come On, Folks, Drones Are Cool -- And They Have Lots Of Uses Besides Killing People

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WHENEVER a hiker gets lost in Mesa County, a rugged area in western Colorado, Benjamin Miller of the local police force does not bother to join the search on foot. His department is a trailblazer in the use of unmanned aircraft, and he launches a drone equipped with an infrared...
Come On, Folks, Drones Are Cool -- And They Have Lots Of Uses Besides Killing People

Former Facebook Social Design Evangelist Says Facebook Model Is ‘Self-Serving, Egocentric’

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Mr. Fisher. (LinkedIn) Branch is billed as a curated discussion platform, but we've also found it to be an excellent tool for eavesdropping. Today, Josh Miller--the founder of Branch who thinks San Francisco is 'too nice'--started a conversation on the platform entitled, "Houses, Schools, and Town Squares – Building Next...
Former Facebook Social Design Evangelist Says Facebook Model Is ‘Self-Serving, Egocentric’

Sound Familiar? Gawker’s New Commenting Threads are Called ‘Branches’

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Mr. Denton (flickr.com/scriptingnews) After a week of closed commenting sections, Gawker released its new commenting system today, and it's a doozy. Nieman Lab has a great rundown of the changes, including a computer algorithm that sifts through the comments and looks for ones to feature, as well as "a new inbox [that] focuses attention...
Sound Familiar? Gawker’s New Commenting Threads are Called ‘Branches’
Techies Gather For a Real-Life Branch with Ev Williams and Jonah Peretti

Uber Limo Driver Allegedly Raped a 20-Year-Old Customer In Washington D.C.

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The Washington Post reports that a 35-year-old limousine driver named Anouar Habib Trabelsi allegedly raped a 20-year-old passenger. The woman used Uber’s smartphone app to e-hail a taxi from outside a bar on U Street in December, which is when the alleged incident occurred. On Thursday, police held a news conference announcing...
Uber Limo Driver Allegedly Raped a 20-Year-Old Customer In Washington D.C.

ISS Gives Starboard the Nod For 2 Board Seats in AOL Proxy Fight

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A minor victory for the dissident investors waging a proxy fight against AOL: Institutional Shareholder Services is recommending that investors vote for 2 of Starboard Value LP’s 8 board nominees. The shareholder advisory service gave the nod to Starboard CEO Jeff Smith and Dennis Miller, a former partner at Spark...
ISS Gives Starboard the Nod For 2 Board Seats in AOL Proxy Fight

Branch Cofounder Josh Miller Returning to NYC Because ‘San Francisco is Just Too Nice’

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Mr. Miller (joshm.co) Attention, everyone. Josh Miller, Princeton dropout and cofounder of Branch--a fledgling blogging site backed by some big name financiers--would like you to know that he has decided to return to New York (cue thunderous applause). In an earnest missive penned for PandoDaily, Mr. Miller explains that he has decided...
Branch Cofounder Josh Miller Returning to NYC Because ‘San Francisco is Just Too Nice’

Inside the Super Secret Obvious Corporation HQ

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Not much is known about the Obvious Corporation, the new-ish, incubator-ish company that’s the brainchild of Twitter cofounders Ev Williams and Biz Stone. Their website is sparse and coy: the only companies that they are publicly known to be working with are Lift, a social network for human potential, and...
Inside the Super Secret Obvious Corporation HQ

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

Engineer Chooses Alley Over Valley Because NYC Has More Ladies

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Mr. Miller, pimp. (linkedin.com) The "I'm moving to New York" letter has become quite a genre as of late, and recent UT-Austin graduate Mike Miller decided to hop on the bandwagon with a post outlining the reasons he's packing up for the Alley instead of the Valley post-college. Sure, there's...
Engineer Chooses Alley Over Valley Because NYC Has More Ladies

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
Rumor Roundup: The Winklevoss Twins Take Hollywood and Branch Moves Up and Out
Mayor Bloomberg Unveils New Map to Chart the Locations and Job Openings of NYC Tech Companies
Branch Emerges From Beta and Opens to the Public With a Slew of New Features
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