What I’m reading and finding for August 31st 2011 through September 2nd 2011:
- The Great Twitter Unfollow Experiment of 2011-
- cebThis week, I unfollowed everyone on Twitter. That was over 131,000 people. I didn’t do it manually, but rather, with some help (ask @jesse, if you need custom help like that). My reason was that I’d started receiving over 200 direct message spams a day. (These messages said things like “lol, look at this funny photo,” with a link that would enslave my account to send similar messages.)
I learned a few things in the process.
People React Before They Investigate
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- Tech Blogger to Invest in Start-Ups-
- By CLAIRE CAIN MILLERMichael Arrington, who writes about start-ups for the TechCrunch blog, is opening a fund to invest in the same kinds of companies.
- peHUB » Groupon PR to peHUB: Call Us Before You Write Another ‘Nastigram’-
- Connie LoizosFor a company that’s in registration to go public and thus forbidden from pumping up the company stock in advance of an IPO, Groupon is having an awfully hard time keeping quiet. Last week, of course, a memo from Groupon CEO Andrew Mason to employees about “insane accusations” being reported about the company’s financials was mysteriously leaked to the popular tech blog AllThingsD.
Yesterday, our colleagues at Reuters reported that “Groupon spends millions of dollars enticing new subscribers, b… show all text
- Lawnchair: Simple JSON Storage – a lawnchair is sorta like a couch except smaller and outside. perfect for html5 mobile apps that need a lightweight, adaptive, simple and elegant persistence solution.
- Apple loses another unreleased iPhone (exclusive) | Apple – CNET News-
An Apple employee lost yet another unreleased iPhone in a San Francisco bar last month, leading to an investigation by San Francisco police and Apple security, CNET has learned. Read this blog post by Declan McCullagh on Apple.
- U.S. Files to Block AT&T, T-Mobile Merger – Bloomberg-
The U.S. Justice Department sued to block AT&T Inc.’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA Inc., saying the deal would “substantially lessen competition” in the wireless market.
- From Twitter – http://t.co/rqi3NZ2 Facebook rumored to launch a music service next month