I made the worst decision in venture capital history in late 2000. I was a partner at a venture firm called 212 Ventures. What? You never heard of it? We had $100 million from Investcorp, $5 million from CS First Boston, $5 milion from First Union (which became Wachovia) and $5 million from UBS. Read More
Alan Linic and Claire Meyer have been tweeting the reasons for every one of their fights since last August. Surprisingly, this did not make them the most annoying couple on social media. In fact, they are incredibly charming and their feed is hilarious. And now, they’re engaged.
We caught up with the couple to Read More
Notorious fund manager Carl Icahn has declared war against tech’s Marc Andreessen over his role as a director on eBay’s board during the sale of Skype. This, in and of itself, isn’t that interesting. Value creators (executive management, venture capitalists) are always fending off incursion from value extractors (hedge funds, financiers). Read More
Anisha Ramnani has developed an app called Twidder, which improves users’ literacy by having them correct celebrities’ grammatically incorrect tweets.
She and 27 other students from the Flatiron School’s Fellowship program will gather at the school’s Brooklyn campus tomorrow — a week before their graduation — and show off their creations to potential employers. Read More
The Internet has made it possible for anyone with a computer to publicly attack anyone else. This extends to authors, whose Amazon review sections are sometimes derailed by trolly, abusive comments.
Online journalism has always had a sourcing problem. From using unverified “anonymous tips” to repeating whatever rumor or speculation people are chattering about, the general ethic is “we’ll publish just about anything.”
The bank has put up $155,000 to help you take your hobby to the next level. Read More
Sick of hearing your single friends kvetch about how there are no marriageable men or women in your city? Now you can shove them into an airplane and never hear about it again!
The online dating startup The Dating Ring is raising money to match men and women from across the country because apparently, there are tons of single women in New York City and tons of single men in San Francisco. It is “a really silly problem,” they note. Read More