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As messages intended for friends increasingly become media fodder, what does "public" mean? (Anil Dash/Medium)

16 hours 24 min ago

Anil Dash / Medium:
As messages intended for friends increasingly become media fodder, what does “public” mean?  —  What Is Public?  —  It's so simple, right?  —  Someone could make off with all your garbage that's put out on the street, and carefully record how many used condoms or pregnancy tests …

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Marc Andreessen takes to Twitter to quote bad predictions about Facebook through the years (Mark Sullivan/VentureBeat)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:55pm

Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat:
Marc Andreessen takes to Twitter to quote bad predictions about Facebook through the years  —  Marc Andreessen takes a walk down memory lane with Facebook doubters  —  Marc Andreessen has been a Facebook investor from very early on.  Andreesson, who has been given to launching …

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Rocket Internet's Easy Taxi Raises $40M Series D To Expand In Asia, Latin America (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:50pm

Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Rocket Internet's Easy Taxi Raises $40M Series D To Expand In Asia, Latin America  —  Easy Taxi, Rocket Internet's taxi calling app, announced today that it has raised a Series D round of $40 million, led by Phenomen Ventures with participation from Tengelmann Ventures, the investment arm of German retail giant Tengelmann Group.

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Lyft CEO John Zimmer on the Company's New York Debut, Regulation, and the Taxi Industry (Kevin Roose/New York Magazine)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 7:45pm

Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Lyft CEO John Zimmer on the Company's New York Debut, Regulation, and the Taxi Industry  —  “I do think the pace at which we’re moving to create something new and the pace at which rules are created are at odds.”  —  Coming to New York as an idealistic, wide-eyed upstart can be dangerous.

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Social networks Bubblews and Bonzo Me pay users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers (Associated Press)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 5:40pm

Associated Press:
Social networks Bubblews and Bonzo Me pay users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers  —  Get paid for posts?  Social networking's new twist  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared -except the money those posts produce.

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Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like "Video Shorts" Section On Instant Video (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 3:55pm

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Rolls Out A YouTube-Like “Video Shorts” Section On Instant Video  —  Amazon's Instant Video service has traditionally been thought of as both a rival to iTunes and Netflix, in terms of offering movies and TV shows for rent, purchase or for free streaming via the company's Amazon Prime membership program.

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China's Baidu follows in Google's footsteps as it reveals it's working on partial self-drive cars (Kaylene Hong/The Next Web)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 1:50pm

Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
China's Baidu follows in Google's footsteps as it reveals it's working on partial self-drive cars  —  Google took the wraps off its self-driving cars in May, and now Baidu — commonly known as China's Google — has also revealed that it is working on a similar project.

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How later IPOs and other big trends are changing the structure of the VC industry (Mark Suster/Both Sides of the Table)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:45am

Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
How later IPOs and other big trends are changing the structure of the VC industry  —  The Changing Structure of the VC Industry  —  There has been much discussion in the past few years of the changing structure of the venture capital industry.  —  On the surface the narratives have been

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Max Levchin's latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends use (Carmel DeAmicis/Gigaom)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 9:25am

Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
Max Levchin's latest: Homer, a creepily intimate look at what apps your friends use  —  Max Levchin's latest product, Homer, lets you see your friends' phone screens to discover new apps.  It also unwittingly provides a fascinating window into their lives.  —  My gchat pinged.  “Why do you have Glow?

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Why Doesn't Facebook Want to Brag About Its Billion-Dollar App Ad Business? (Peter Kafka/Re/code)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 7:20am

Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Why Doesn't Facebook Want to Brag About Its Billion-Dollar App Ad Business?  —  Did you think that Facebook's amazing mobile ad story — mobile was a big, troublesome zero two years ago, and 62 percent of the company's ad revenue yesterday — was fueled by app install ads?

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With photo-based key-copying services like KeyMe, simply allowing others to view your keys poses a security problem (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 5:15am

Andy Greenberg / Wired:
With photo-based key-copying services like KeyMe, simply allowing others to view your keys poses a security problem  —  The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor's Home  —  When I broke into my neighbor's home earlier this week, I didn't use any cat burglar skills.  I don't know how to pick locks.

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