shameless rumormongering

Rumor Roundup: Mayor’s Spox Jumps to Kickstarter, Googlers Play Segway Polo and Gaga Has Instagram Worried

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Ridin’ nerdy Some people in tech want to get rid of the industry’s reputation as a festering geek pool, while others don’t give a toss if people think they’re dorks. To the left is a picture of some people playing Segway polo on the Google campus, tweeted by Google Ventures’ David Krane. You be the judge.

Peace out With the election right around the corner, it looks like the Bloomberg administration is starting to power down. Today, the Daily News reported that deputy press secretary Julie Wood–who runs the mayor’s Instagram, among other things, and is a familiar face from the mayor’s many, many visits to startup offices–is leaving for her next act. Read More

Teach Me How to Startup

It’s Just Lunch: Elizabeth Spiers Offers Startups an Affordable 3-hour Option (With Burritos)


Elizabeth Spiers has worn a number of hats over the past few years–launched and, founding editor of Gawker, even editing the pink newspaper where Betabeat’s column appears. And now that she’s back in the startup world, early-stage companies are lining up for consulting advice.

But what about the startups that can’t afford rent, let alone advice from consultants? Ever the entrepreneur, Ms. Spiers has come up with a novel idea that she calls “Working Lunch.” Read More