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Last Week in Betabeat: Sexism in Tech, Poachables Redux and Say Goodbye to Google Wage

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

REQUIRED READING: 3D-Printer Shapeways Opens a U.S. Distribution Center in Queens: Next Step, ‘Factory of the Future’
The company announced its first U.S. distribution center, a 5,000 sq. ft. facility in Long Island City in Queens with a nearby factory in the range of 15,000 sq. ft. to follow.

REQUIRED READING: Stuyvesant High School Taps ‘Stuy Mafia’ at Google, Foursquare to Enhance Computer Science Program
In the absence of official support, the computer science program is leaning on its extensive alumni network.

REQUIRED READING: Help Us Find the Most Poachable Players in Tech
It’s that time again!

VITAMINS:

-OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter Is Now VP of General Management of Zynga New York
-FoodToEat Takes on Seamless and GrubHub With Low Fees and Food Trucks
-.NYC Domain Names May Finally Become a Reality
-Q&A with Pivotal Labs on the EMC Acquisition: ‘We’re Committed to Working with Startups’
-Who Else Is Riding the Wave of Tech’s Economic Success? PR Firms!

MILK AND COOKIES:

-Google Accidentally Misspells Name of Its Own Product
-Geeklist and the Sexy Lady Video: Another Startup Falls Prey to Sexism Charges [VIDEO]
-Sexist Jokes: A Great Way to Lose Your Hackathon Sponsorships
-The Hidden Gems Inside Tumblr’s Terms of Service Agreement
-Why Maturing Sites Should Go All Gladwell in Their Marketing
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How to Feed and Care for Your Developer

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Last Week in Betabeat: Hangin’ on to Your Startup, Jellyfish With Too Much Cash and a Pivotal Labs Merger?

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

Required Reading: How to Avoid Being Pushed Out of the Company You Founded
Until recently, Foursquare cofounders Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai—let’s call them Denveen—were social media’s celebrity couple.

Required Reading: Sources Say Pivotal Labs Has Been Contemplating a Sale For Years, Wants To Scale to ‘Sapient-Levels of Huge’
“One of the smartest Web consulting firms” is in talks to be acquired by a large technology company.

Required Reading: Jellyfish Tanks, Funded 54 Times Over on Kickstarter, Turn Out to Be Jellyfish Death Traps
Maybe letting projects raise more money than they asked for isn’t such a good idea.

Required Reading: Former Coworkers Dish on Sabu, the LulzSec Leader Turned FBI Snitch
Apparently he was “too busy to play video games” with his coworkers. :'(

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Last Week in Betabeat: Dwolla Versus Bitcoiners, Spectacle Debacle, and Brogrammers—What Brogrammers?

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

Required Reading: Dwolla Being Sued by Bitcoiners for $2 M.
The Iowa payments startup—yeah, the one that just raised $5 million led by Union Square Ventures—has been hit with its first lawsuit.

Required Reading: Branch Joins Obvious Corp., Picks up $2 M. from Lerer Ventures and SV Angel and heads East for Betaworks
FormDs.com strikes again!

Required Reading: Brogramming Phenomenon Being Taken Way Too Seriously
Insufficiently ironic BusinessWeek article cues hysteria.

Required Reading: Hipster Spectacle! Possible Warby Parker Knockoff Accuses Warby Parker of (Possibly) Scaring off Investors
Did the startup world’s hipster darling do wrong or is a copycat flashing its claws?

VITAMINS:
-Cofounder Naveen Selvadurai Leaves Foursquare
-Why Isn’t Wikipedia Blacking Out Over ACTA?
-Tumblr Says Browser Extensions are A-OK, Despite Changes to Terms of Service
-Paul Ceglia, Man Suing Facebook, Gets Favorable Ruling From Judge and Killer Legal Team
-Jalak Jobanputra, RTP Ventures New Managing Director, Talks About Russian Billionaire Leonid Boguslavsky’s $120 M. Fund
-The Startup Rundown: Have Fun in ATX—Love, NYC

MILK ‘N’ COOKIES
-15 *MORE* SXSW Parties You Really, Really Don’t Want to Miss
-With iPhone Theft on the Rise, Protect Your Bubble’s Gadget Insurance Hopes to Break Into New York
-Who Won Last Night’s Ultra Light Startup Showdown? The Only Chick Who Pitched
-Oh Look, Someone Just Made CrunchBase Incredibly Useful for Finding Investors and Trends
-Nasdaq and NYSE Bicker over Facebook IPO: You Sir, Are No Brad Pitt
-Songza’s New Music Concierge Will Just Tell You What to Listen To

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Last Week in Betabeat: The Facebook Mob, NY Techies with Obama and Startups in Deutschland

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

REQUIRED READING: Whither the Facebook Mafia
Where are Facebook’s early employees now?

REQUIRED READING: Sources: Yep, Summit Series Just Raised $40 Million to buy that Mountain
Summit bought a summit.

REQUIRED READING: Which New York Techies Came Out to Support At Last Night’s Splashy Fundraiser?
New York techies showed up—and paid up!—for the Democratic cause, and the ancillary bonus of getting to watch Questlove bang on some drums.

REQUIRED READING: Die Startup-Szene
A three-part series that looks at at the up-and-coming tech hub of Berlin, Germany. Read More

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Last Week in Betabeat: NY Tech at No. 2, Scroogle Down and Flickr’s Gettin’ its Hair Did

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

REQUIRED READING: New York Tech, Stuck at No. 2, Still Shaking Pom-Poms
Silicon Alley is dynamite, don’t mess with dynamite.

REQUIRED READING: Scroogle, Privacy-First Search Engine, Shuts Down for Good
Couldn’t take the DDoS.

REQUIRED READING: Flickr is Getting a Major Makeover
Flickr’s head of product is about to push big changes after a year on the job. Read More

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Last Week in Betabeat: Scroogle, Tumblr, Biz Dev and the Buddy VC

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To busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

REQUIRED READING: Friends Investing in Friends: When It Comes to Startups, Is the Fix Already In?
It’s an insider’s game, but anyone can join it.

REQUIRED READING: Scroogle May Have Been a Victim of Hackers, Not Google
The plot thickens!

REQUIRED READING: Spin Transfer Tech Spins Out of PE-Backed Startup Factory Into a $36 M. A Round
How does a technology become a startup? Read More

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Last Week in Betabeat: Seven Days of Meetups

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Too busy to check your daily Betabeat? Here are the highlights from last week, as selected by the editors.

REQUIRED READING: I’m Here to Make Friends: A Spin Through New York’s Meetups

REQUIRED READING: Big Data Funding Gets Bigger: IA Ventures Raised $105 M, Bouble Its Previous Fund

REQUIRED READING: Dwolla Announces Funding Led by Union Square Ventures

VITAMINS:

-‘NY Tech Day’ to Cement City’s Tradition of Massive Tech Events
-Thre.ad, a Social Network for Street Style is Raising a 760K Debt Round
-Youngest Person in New York Tech Meetup History Demos iPad App
-Cornell Plans on Partnering with Other International Universities, Besides Technion, For Roosevelt Island Tech Campus

MILK AND COOKIES:

-Google Says ‘Gchat’ is Not a Word
-Wow, There Sure Are a Lot of Ads Next to My Face on Facebook
-Fitocracy Now Has a Dick, a Wang, and a Cocken
-The Annotated Steve Jobs FBI File: Apple Founder Was a Manipulative Druggie
-Researchers Say Online Dating Algorithms Are About as Accurate as Picking Up Strangers in Bars
-Is The Yard, A New Coworking Space in Williamsburg, the General Assembly of Brooklyn?

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