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Editor’s Pick MALMÖ, Sweden – “If you’re not at least a little embarrassed by something you just launched, you probably waited too long to start it,” said superstar entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian to a large crowd at the 2013 Media Evolution conference yesterday.
The New York-based angel investors just raised $39M for fund, Initialized Capital, according to an SEC filing.
Quarterly is a startup based in Hollywood that offers a subscription service for gifts from influential contributors like Tim Ferriss and Alexis Ohanian.
Reddit, the self-styled “front page of the internet” that has can send floods of traffic to unsuspecting sites and has luminaries like President Obama visiting to answer questions directly from the great unwashed, is only visited by six percent of online American adults, according to the Pew Research Center.
“The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights,” the organization’s open letter reads. “We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.”
SiftScience has raised $5.5 million from high-profile investors, including Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital, and more.
Rather than take time to explain in detail what his forthcoming book Without Their Permission is about, Reddit co-founder and all-star entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian decided to call his congresswoman about bad cybersecurity bill CISPA during his presentation at SXSW today.
Chicago startup ParkWhiz raises $2 million to expand its parking reservation system to more locations across the country.
SmartThings, the hack-your-world Kickstarter project that had already raised $1.2 million, added another $3 million from First Round Capital and more than 20 angel investors.
“The day I woke up and Reddit was working on its own was just the most incredible feeling,” Huffman says.
At the CEA Industry Forum event, Alexis Ohanian described how he and a bunch of other tech friends got involved in the Internet 2012 Bus Tour because of last year’s political battles over Internet publishing rights.
Hundreds of New York techies are gathered on 3rd Avenue and 49th Street, below trees strewn with holiday lights, waving signs and handing out flyers. “Stop SOPA, Pass on PIPA” they chanted.
In advance of testifying at a congressional hearing tomorrow, a group of technology industry leaders participated in a public discussion about the ill effects of the proposed SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy legislation.
The U.S. House of Representatives has invited a small group of security experts and tech industry leaders to testify about potential risks associated with passing legislation like the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced today.
Publishing corporation Condé Nast has spun off news aggregator Reddit.com into a fully-owned subsidiary that will operate autonomously from the company, the site announced today.
News aggregator Reddit’s first systems engineer and employee number one Jeremy Edberg has joined video rental and streaming company Netflix.