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Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93

washingtonpost.com – Oct 21 – Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post's transformation into one of the world's leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes. He was 93. From the moment…
Greg Linch RT @MarieEOliver: I'll never forget the time we blogged Mad Men with Ben #Bradlee. He was truly one of a kind. t.co/JOKBHUzR8T. t.co/I6Zfx9VGY4
Mark Potts RT @mbrauchli: Must read: @RobertGKaiser: Ben Bradlee, the best, died tonight. I began work on his obit 15 years ago, labor of love" t.co/XaAczAfrRm
Storyful Ben Bradlee, top editor of Washington Post during Watergate coverage, dies at 93 t.co/WtKJuMPaAu
Jacob Weisberg RT @washingtonpost: Ben Bradlee, who died today at 93, was the most celebrated newspaper editor of his era t.co/3foahLTawo t.co/eOX4RjsSsf
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Firebase is Joining Google!

Firebase – Over the past three years, we've gone from a crazy idea that ‘just might work' to a proven product used by 110,000 developers. Today, I couldn't be happier to announce that we've joined Google. First, Google's backing allows us to…
Adam Nash Congratulations to @JamesTamplin and the @Firebase team! Congratulations on joining Google. t.co/JoZ03K1HS8
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Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off

Medium – Oct 21, 10:00 AM – Do you know why you piss me the fuck off? Because you're lazy. You're ignorant. You are a blithering collection of wannabe Wikipedia philosophers, drunk on your own buzzwords, incapable of forming an original thought. You display a lack of…
Chris Messina RT @Werner: .@ChrisWarcraft sure has a way w words. I like the mainstream gaming points 'Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off' t.co/AKOEfCvfCc
Werner Vogels .@ChrisWarcraft sure has a way w words. I like the mainstream gaming points 'Why #Gamergaters Piss Me The F*** Off' t.co/AKOEfCvfCc
Dave Dash RT @ChrisWarcraft: Also, if you're a gamer and you want to show #Gamergate you don't appreciate their idiocy, feel free to share! t.co/W3ljtBCUQn
URN HISSane Chris Kluwe's GamerGate response is a thing of beauty and thus a joy for ever. t.co/9lJG8oxm6l
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Google Acquires Firebase To Help Developers Build Better Real-Time Apps

TechCrunch Frederic Lardinois (@fredericl) – Oct 21 – Google today announced that it has acquired Firebase, a backend service that helps developers build realtime apps for iOS, Android and the web that can store and sync data instantly. Firebase currently has almost 110,000 registered developers on…
Zachary Bogue RT @mattocko: Congrats @DCVC co @firebase on *fantastic* outcome for @JamesTamplin & @startupandrew, team, investors, & buyer $GOOG t.co/1QlmK70jYc
Data Collective RT @mattocko: Congrats @DCVC co @firebase on *fantastic* outcome for @JamesTamplin & @startupandrew, team, investors, & buyer $GOOG t.co/1QlmK70jYc
sundarpichai Welcome to the firebase team, excited to have you all join us to help developers t.co/sMDr8qXhyc
Matthew Ocko Congrats @DCVC co @firebase on *fantastic* outcome for @JamesTamplin & @startupandrew, team, investors, & buyer $GOOG t.co/1QlmK70jYc
Eric Paley RT @gjain: Congrats to @fcollective co @firebase on joining Google! Well deserved and can't wait to see where you take this! t.co/MhkOAfMeN2
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Marc Andreessen on Why Optimism Is Always the Safest Bet

NYMag – Oct 19, 6:03 PM
Zombie Rod Begbie RT @hypatiadotca: The name for what @pmarca describes here is 'cronyism,' not 'meritocracy' t.co/ACkFUjIrN9 (via @rustyk5) t.co/UmSBDhvWp9
Venu Satuluri RT @hypatiadotca: The name for what @pmarca describes here is 'cronyism,' not 'meritocracy' t.co/ACkFUjIrN9 (via @rustyk5) t.co/UmSBDhvWp9
Milo Yiannopoulos t.co/EHeUarRFVZ must-read interview with @pmarca, one of the few people in Silicon Valley thinking intelligently out loud
Benny Wong RT @hypatiadotca: The name for what @pmarca describes here is 'cronyism,' not 'meritocracy' t.co/ACkFUjIrN9 (via @rustyk5) t.co/UmSBDhvWp9
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Bloomberg Hires Joseph Weisenthal, Business Insider's Executive Editor

nytimes.com – Ravi Somaiya – Oct 21 – Joseph Weisenthal, the executive editor of the finance and technology news site Business Insider, will join Bloomberg to build a markets and finance news site and host a television show on the topic, the company said Tuesday. Mr. Weisenthal, in an…
rachelsklar Bloomberg Hires Joseph Weisenthal, Business Insider's Executive Editor t.co/Wt2LAdEGpC - Yay Joe! But wow is Bloomberg a dudefest.
Mathew Ingram Kind of surprised they don't have one RT @jyarow: Interesting. Bloomberg planning a finance and markets web site. t.co/lTeLrqb4EL
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The Guardian overtakes New York Times in comScore traffic figures

The Guardian – Mark Sweney – Oct 21, 9:13 AM – theguardian.com becomes world's second most popular English-language newspaper website, with 42.6m uniques in September The Guardian has passed the New York Times to become the world's second most popular English-language newspaper website…
Tim Carmody RT @janinegibson: What kind of day has it been? "The Guardian just overtook The New York Times in global traffic." t.co/eIMcqV0Ain
Steve Rubel RT @NiemanLab: Passing The New York Times, the Guardian is now the second most popular English language newspaper site t.co/dwE5I8OHDU
emily bell RT @oliviafeld: The @Guardian surpases the @nytimes to become the world's second most popular English-language newspaper website -http://t.co/U0e36zkABa
Nieman Lab Passing The New York Times, the Guardian is now the second most popular English language newspaper site t.co/dwE5I8OHDU
Benedict Evans RT @janinegibson: What kind of day has it been? "The Guardian just overtook The New York Times in global traffic." t.co/eIMcqV0Ain
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I'm a Black Journalist. I'm Quitting Because I'm Tired of Newsroom Racism.

newrepublic.com – Rebecca Carroll – Oct 20, 7:00 PM – My first job in media was as a television producer. I was 28 years old, eager and brimming with ideas, some of which I'm sure were good and others of which I'm sure were not. Not long after starting the job, I asked to produce a segment with a…
Greg Linch RT @JustinNXT: Follow alert: @LatoyaPeterson is on a glorious filibuster about the media biz/race/gender grind off @rebel19 exit t.co/AOXZTEnEmN
Tim Carmody RT @JustinNXT: Follow alert: @LatoyaPeterson is on a glorious filibuster about the media biz/race/gender grind off @rebel19 exit t.co/AOXZTEnEmN
Tim Carmody RT @rebel19: The first of a few announcements to share -- I'm leaving the newsroom. t.co/0LNpK2ntOo via @tnr
MediaREDEF I'm a Black Journalist. I'm Quitting Because I'm Tired of Newsroom Racism. (@rebel19 - @tnr) t.co/9fGMa01Usx
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Announcing Bowery 3

bowery.io – Oct 21 – When we started working on Bowery less than a year ago, our vision was to allow developers to never have to install software in a local development environment again. The current version of Bowery has been public since the end of March. We listened…
Kevin Carter Congrats to @boweryio on their $1.5M seed round! Check out their post at t.co/iYnoQj19j3 and download the product at bowery.io
John Borthwick RT @MattHartman: Proud that @betaworks is an investor in @boweryio, the easiest way to set up and share development environments. t.co/nkLUOuQmuD.
Jack Krawczyk So happy that this exists. My weekend side projects will never be the same again :) t.co/qjxvNWBH0G
Homebrew RT @satyap: proud to support @boweryio. developers are core to the Bottom Up Economy that @homebrew companies are building. t.co/buK47ByVnQ
matt hunter RT @parislemon: Pleased to welcome @boweryio to the @GoogleVentures portfolio as they welcome a new, svelte Bowery into the world. t.co/5lkWKZ7y6g
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Eleven and a half

Riley Norton's Weblog – Oct 21 – Despite the very special team of doctors and nurses helping him, Riley died yesterday afternoon, Monday, October 20, 2014. I am heartbroken for my family and I am heartbroken for all of the people, especially the children, who know Riley. I wish I…
Danny Sullivan RT @kennethn: Riley lost his battle. My heart aches. Thank you to #TeamRiley boosters around the world. t.co/kVsrC1EcI0 t.co/EiRrvp3aeK
howardlindzon RT @kennethn: Riley lost his battle. My heart aches. Thank you to #TeamRiley boosters around the world. t.co/kVsrC1EcI0 t.co/EiRrvp3aeK
drew olanoff RT @kennethn: Riley lost his battle. My heart aches. Thank you to #TeamRiley boosters around the world. t.co/kVsrC1EcI0 t.co/EiRrvp3aeK
Josh McFarland RT @kennethn: Riley lost his battle. My heart aches. Thank you to #TeamRiley boosters around the world. t.co/kVsrC1EcI0 t.co/EiRrvp3aeK
Josh McFarland RT @sacca: '@kennethn: Riley lost his battle. My heart aches. t.co/eZjxI9s6O5" Please join me in donating to @Camp_Taylor t.co/Jo7yR5Cu4E
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