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Last Week in Betabeat: Dwolla Versus Bitcoiners, Spectacle Debacle, and Brogrammers—What Brogrammers?

lastweekcat11 Last Week in Betabeat: Dwolla Versus Bitcoiners, Spectacle Debacle, and Brogrammers—What Brogrammers?

To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

Required Reading: Dwolla Being Sued by Bitcoiners for $2 M.
The Iowa payments startup—yeah, the one that just raised $5 million led by Union Square Ventures—has been hit with its first lawsuit.

Required Reading: Branch Joins Obvious Corp., Picks up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel and heads East for Betaworks
FormDs.com strikes again!

Required Reading: Brogramming Phenomenon Being Taken Way Too Seriously
Insufficiently ironic BusinessWeek article cues hysteria.

Required Reading: Hipster Spectacle! Possible Warby Parker Knockoff Accuses Warby Parker of (Possibly) Scaring off Investors
Did the startup world’s hipster darling do wrong or is a copycat flashing its claws?

VITAMINS:
-Cofounder Naveen Selvadurai Leaves Foursquare
-Why Isn’t Wikipedia Blacking Out Over ACTA?
-Tumblr Says Browser Extensions are A-OK, Despite Changes to Terms of Service
-Paul Ceglia, Man Suing Facebook, Gets Favorable Ruling From Judge and Killer Legal Team
-Jalak Jobanputra, RTP Ventures New Managing Director, Talks About Russian Billionaire Leonid Boguslavsky’s $120 M. Fund
-The Startup Rundown: Have Fun in ATX—Love, NYC

MILK ‘N’ COOKIES
-15 *MORE* SXSW Parties You Really, Really Don’t Want to Miss
-With iPhone Theft on the Rise, Protect Your Bubble’s Gadget Insurance Hopes to Break Into New York
-Who Won Last Night’s Ultra Light Startup Showdown? The Only Chick Who Pitched
-Oh Look, Someone Just Made CrunchBase Incredibly Useful for Finding Investors and Trends
-Nasdaq and NYSE Bicker over Facebook IPO: You Sir, Are No Brad Pitt
-Songza’s New Music Concierge Will Just Tell You What to Listen To

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