How hip is Ashton Kutcher? The actor-angel has a hand in many of the hottest social media startups around (as well as some mega-losers) and he loves to do them favors. After Mr. Kutcher subtly pimped his investments without disclosure in Details comes this clever touch of realism: Mr. Kutcher’s tech billionaire character Walden Schmidt has two stickers each for New York startups Foursquare and Groupme on his–is that a Macbook Air?–laptop alongside stickers for his portfolio companies Flipboard, Chegg and Hipmunk. Anybody know what that other red sticker is for?
From the department of shameless Google+ reblogs: Alexis Ohanian posted the first draft of the Hipmunk chipmunk juxtaposed with its current incarnation a few days ago, and it got such a great response that today he did the same for Reddit, showing the first draft and how the sketch was refined up until it became the iconic robot of today. “I like how the character’s antenna was pointing to its right on all your sketches, but the final one miraculously points to the left,” one commenter notes.
New Jersey native Adam Goldstein, CEO of the travel site Hipmunk, flew in from San Francisco to hit CNN and Bloomberg, among other stops today on a mini media tour arranged for him by Hipmunk head evangelist Alexis Ohanian.
Hipmunk is up to nine employees and recently launched a hotel search function that includes listings Read More
When the social news site Digg launched a redesign that took influence away from some of its veteran power users, the revolt was loud and bloody.
A big group of frustrated Diggers defected to Reddit, which has been booming in popularity and is now rumored to be on sale for around $200 million.