Tumblr's Very Own
In a casual tweet to their 237,000+ followers, Tumblr announced yesterday morning that as of Monday night, the microblogging service crossed the 20 billionth post mark. They apparently “forgot to make a big deal of this earlier,” as they were probably too busy adding more jokes to their Terms of Service.
Last Friday, OkCupid’s data scientist Max Shron gave about 30 students at a Hackdays event a peek at what he does everyday: take terrifying amounts of raw data, make sense of it and draw insightful conclusions based on what he finds.
Students—including three girls!—gathered in a classroom on the third floor of NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and got ready to nerd out.
Silicon Alley U
Has Blogging Become the New Insider Trading?
“People think there is a distinction between how an major investor can talk about a public company versus a private company,” said Ralph Ferrara, former General Counsel for the SEC. “But if you read the law carefully, you see that everything that you can do wrong when combining a public company with the media applies to investments in private companies as well.”
Michael Arrington wanted to have it all. The editor-in-chief of TechCrunch, the nation’s most powerful tech blog, had, except for a brief hiatus, invested his own money in the companies he covered. The move always prompted a bit of grumbling in the blogosphere, but nothing he couldn’t handle.
Then Mr. Arrington decided to go bigger. He tapped Silicon Valley’s royalty to raise a $10 million pool he dubbed CrunchFund.
Dust off those protractors and get some fresh batteries for that TI-83 kids, because summer’s almost over and it’s time for some tech tutorials that will put you on the right track to those mobile millions.