Vine is probably the best we’ve seen in mobile video-sharing so far. But as good as Vine is, the technological limits of mobile networking still haven’t quite caught up yet, and creating a consistent user experience for video is shaky.
Digg isn’t a newcomer to the social news scene — in fact, it helped pioneer the concept. But the folks at Betaworks are re-imaginging social news for 2013, and the RSS reader they plan to launch in late June will play an integral role.
Google Ventures is looking to become one of the top-tier VC firms in Silicon Valley, and hiring high-profile partners is part of the path to the top.
Cozy, the San Francisco-based startup for landlords, could bring a lot of ease to both landlords and tenants with its standardization of rental applications and monthly payments. The company has raised $1.5 million in seed funding to expand its renting-made-easier mission.
The Internet of Things should be its own category on Kickstarter, since there’s yet another project on the site that hopes to connect your physical and digital worlds. But its real promise may be in providing context to computers that will evolve into new user interfaces.
Members of the media pointed to the $500,000 sale of Digg’s assets as a fall from grace for one of the web’s original social sites. Founder Kevin Rose, now at Google Ventures, looks back on what he learned and how he’d like to be seen.
Digg was one of the most iconic of web companies. In between its supersonic rise and meteoric fall, Digg changed the media landscape forever. And it did one more thing – it seeded many more startups by fostering talent. And in doing so, it lives forever.
Not that long ago, Digg was seen as one of the kingpins of the social web — BusinessWeek put founder Kevin Rose on the cover and said he was worth $60 million. Now, what’s left of Digg has been acquired by Betaworks for a reported $500,000.
Last thirty days have been nothing but full of twists and turns in tech-land. Maybe it is the “bubble” or maybe it is just an upcycle, but it sure is exciting. Here some events from today, that have one common theme: good guys do finish first.
David Girouard, who led Google’s push into enterprise applications, is leaving the company for a startup called Upstart.com. An eight-year veteran with the search giant, Girouard led Google’s push to take on Microsoft in desktop applications and email. Girouard posted the news to Google+ Friday.