Tech News – April 25th 2012 to April 28th 2012
Tech news – April 25th 2012 to April 28th 2012:
- The Winklevoss Twins Are Now VCs: “We Think The Cloud Is Going To Be Huge” | TechCrunch –
- Colleen TaylorIt’s a Friday afternoon (in some parts of the world, at least), so go ahead — take a nice long drink of your favorite alcoholic beverage. If you’re like me, you’ll need it to make it through the CNBC interview with the Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss that aired today. It is embedded above for your viewing pleasure, complete with CNBC reporters asking for the Winklevii’s autographs and all. Really, drink up.
Anyway. On air today, CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin talked with everyone’s favorite Harvard gra… show all text
- Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing | Andrew Chen (@andrewchen) –
- Andrew ChenYouTube didn’t need ads to spread itself – instead it used embeds. Ad via Laughing Squid
The rise of the Growth Hacker The new job title of “Growth Hacker” is integrating itself into Silicon Valley’s culture, emphasizing that coding and technical chops are now an essential part of being a great marketer. Growth hackers are a hybrid of marketer and coder, one who looks at the traditional question of “How do I get customers for my product?” and answers with A/B tests, landing pages, viral factor,… show all text
- All-Star Cast Invests 750K In Ben Huh And Matt Galligan’s Mobile News Startup Circa | TechCrunch –
- Alexia TsotsisSimpleGeo’s Matt Galligan and Icanhascheezburger’s Ben Huh have teamed up to change the way people consume news via mobile. Their startup Circa, which boasts a newsworthy list of advisors like former Digg CEO Jay Adelson, has just raised 750K in seed funding from eonCapital, Quotidian Ventures, Techstars’ David Cohen and David Tisch, Tumblr’s David Karp, Eric Norlin’s SK Ventures, Manesh Arora, Pedro Torres-Picon, Rick Webb, Scott Belsky and Soraya Darabi.
“40% of our current funding is provided show all text
- Sneak attack: surprise amendment makes CISPA worse, then it is voted and passed a day ahead of schedule. Congress just deleted the Fourth Amendment – Boing Boing –
- Cory DoctorowIn a sneak attack, the vote on CISPA (America's far-reaching, invasive Internet surveillance bill) was pushed up by a day. The bill was hastily amended, making it much worse, then passed on a rushed vote. Techdirt's Leigh Beadon does a very good job of explaining what just happened to America:
Previously, CISPA allowed the government to use information for "cybersecurity" or "national security" purposes. Those purposes have not been limited or removed. Instead, three more valid uses have been a… show all text
- Insanity: CISPA Just Got Way Worse, And Then Passed On Rushed Vote | Techdirt –
Up until this afternoon, the final vote on CISPA was supposed to be tomorrow. Then, abruptly, it was moved up today—and the House voted in favor of its passage with a vote of 248-168. But that's not even the worst part.The vote…
- Twitter Blog: More to discover on our latest iPhone, Android apps –
- twitterToday you can download new versions of Twitter for iPhone in the App Store and Twitter for Android in Google Play. These updates make it easier to find out what’s happening on Twitter with improvements to discover, search and notifications. Discover The Discover tab helps you find interesting and timely content that matters to you. With this update, you can see Activity on Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android. Activity is a stream of updates that shows which Tweets are favorited or retwe… show all text
- Why Anonymity Matters –
Gawker Media is flying in the face of conventional media wisdom. While other outlets are doing away with anonymity, we've built anonymous accounts into our new comment system. We'll accept some disorder if that's the price of freedom in one's personal life, in politics and the press.
- TNW 2012 – Powered by Mobypicture –
- The LinkedIn Blog » Introducing LinkedIn for iPad –
- Andreessen Horowitz to give half their earnings to charity – The Term Sheet: Fortune’s deals blog Term Sheet –
- Dan PrimackA different type of return on investment
Venture capital firm makes a bold philanthropic pledge.
FORTUNE — The general partners of Andreessen Horowitz have pledged to donate at least half of their future venture capital earnings to philanthropic causes. And, to begin, they have sprinkled $1 million on Silicon Valley nonprofits that focus on everything from urban forestry to homeless families.
Here's how it will work: Each of Andreessen Horowitz's six general partners — Marc Andreessen, Ben Ho… show all text
- Ousted Chinese Leader Is Said to Have Spied on Other Top Officials –
- By JONATHAN ANSFIELD and IAN JOHNSONBo Xilai was toppled amid accusations his wife arranged the killing of a British businessman, but hidden wiretapping may have been another compelling reason party officials turned on him.