Mayor Bloomberg has his own geek squad of statisticians who are using sexy, sexy big data to make the city better. [New York Times]
Zuck’s political ambitions continue to grow with the news that he will join a superpac with techies and Republican strategists that will focus on issues like immigration and education reform. Psst Zuck, if you’re gonna target Congress, you might have to start wearing an actual suit. [AllThingsD]
Lawmakers are already trying to ban Google Glass while driving. One step at a time, everyone. [CNET]
Hey all you people who care about privacy: look what you did to Google Reader! [AllThingsD]
The Winklevii are back, and they have a nicer Silicon Alley office than you. [New York Times]
When Lawyers Send Letters
Litigation is the newest symbol that your startup has made it, as we’re sure Mark Zuckerberg can attest. Now that Snapchat, the “sexting” app that allows users to send photos that disappear after 10 seconds, is all grown up with a fresh $13.5 million raise, it has its very own lawsuit. Betabeat has obtained Read More
This Is Not Investment Advice
Last week, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss of Facebook and HarvardConnection fame appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box to talk about their new fund, Winklevoss Capital Partners. Like many investors, they’re interested in investing in the cloud. “We think the cloud is going to be huge, it already is,” Tyler said. It’s important to find a truly unique cloud startup because there are so many cloud startups already, Cameron added.
Here’s a prospective investment for the Winklevii: Josh Weinstein’s cloud. “Everyone is talking about clouds and how everyone wants to ‘invest in the cloud,’” Mr. Weinstein, founder of the flameout social network CollegeOnly.com and now the CEO of YouAreTV, told Betabeat over the weekend. So he created InvestInMyCloud.com, a cloud startup that accepts donations via a website with a picture of a cloud. He’s also submitted a campaign to Kickstarter and hopes to raise $20.