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Quoted: on the ‘Deciders’ of online speech and content

"I think this is probably what a lot of people who go to law school want to do. And I ended up doing it by accident." — Dave Willner, head of content policy at Facebook, and one of a Read More →

Solaborate lands $1M, launches social networking site for tech pros

An up-and-coming social network is having a big day. Solaborate, a Southern California startup, announced Tuesday morning it has raised more than $1 million from investors and will launch its product for tech companies in need of a Read More →

Off topic: Yelp prison reviews, Stonehenge GM job, Cosmarxpolitan, Internet of Dreams

"Jail food may get a bad rap . . . but jail EMPLOYEE food is off the chain," reads a review on Yelp, and there's more where that came from. In case you'd like to apply to be general manager of Stonehenge, Read More →

Quoted: on the gender gap in programming

"If we persist in this notion that the people who should be making software in our world are these people with low social skills who are hard to understand, we're going to miss the boat." — Sarah Allen, who Read More →

Google Now: head-to-head with Siri on Apple devices

Look out Siri ..  Google Now is now available on the iPhone and iPad. Google’s online service delivers personalized information – local weather, sports scores, flight status updates and even driving directions to upcoming meetings – based on what Google knows Read More →

Off topic: Diary of a 6th-grade ‘slut,’ book covers, Singapore’s low birth rates, U.S. of stress, dying language

The UnSlut Project is the diary of a sixth-grade girl before the age of Facebook and Twitter — although AOL Instant Messenger was around. (via Slate: "After all, sexual shaming has always found a way.") Read More →

Exclusive: It’s like Macworld for Tesla; TESLIVE users conference planned for July

People who have bought electric vehicles from Tesla Motors, as well as those who have reservations, are a very social group. The independent Tesla Motors Club (TMC) has roughly 6,000 active users, and TMC's popular forums have become a Read More →

“Ungrounded” contest means YOU can be one of the smartest people in the air

I recently wrote about Ungrounded, a British Airways (ad)venture that will send 100 entrepreneurs and deep thinkers from Silicon Valley to London in June with the charge of tackling the global technology divide. Now organizers have decided to Read More →

Jim Breyer departing Facebook board

One of Facebook’s first outside backers is leaving the company's board of directors. Venture capitalist Jim Breyer has told Facebook that he won’t stand for re-election in June, according to a filing the company made with the SEC on Friday. Breyer’s Read More →

WIRED to publish crowdsourced issue

WIRED magazine is launching a grand experiment in community journalism for the digital age. The science and tech magazine, which is headquartered in San Francisco, will present a crowdsourced tablet issue produced in just 48 hours. Called The Connective, the Read More →
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