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Josh Topolsky of The Verge Is Joining Bloomberg

nytimes.com – Ravi Somaiya – Jul 24 – Josh Topolsky, the co-founder of the technology website The Verge, will join Bloomberg as the editor of a series of new online ventures it is introducing as part of a revamped journalism strategy. Mr. Topolsky will start Aug. 4, and will report to…
Kirill Soshalsky Top story: Josh Topolsky of The Verge Is Joining Bloomberg t.co/8X1BSotxyG, see more t.co/NOS7qhLR2B
launchticker .@verge EIC @joshuatopolsky leaves to join @bloomberg as the editor of a series of new online ventures t.co/VVltd8Cioc
Dan Nguyen Josh Topolsky of The Verge Is Joining Bloomberg t.co/xpL1WKIs5o
Roy Bahat Welcome @joshuatopolsky to the big B. Will be fun to see you make trouble here... t.co/6m6zTUyQF8
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Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed -- joins YouTube for new video empire

VentureBeat Dean Takahashi (@deantak) – Jul 24, 1:39 PM – Google has reached a deal to buy game livestreaming firm Twitch for $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter. Citing unnamed sources, Variety said back in May that Google had made an all-cash offer and that the deal could be…
Mathew Ingram RT @obrien: Seems cheap to me: Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed - joins YouTube for new video empire t.co/eG93dBiJfS via @deantak
Chris O'Brien Seems cheap to me: Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed - joins YouTube for new video empire t.co/eG93dBiJfS via @deantak
Steve Rubel RT @Techmeme: Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed - joins YouTube for new video empire (@deantak) t.co/RdltXtbUjK t.co/rso3W0sRel
Chris Redlitz Kudos to @justinkan and team : Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed t.co/koHBwCcQAR
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What Is Public?

Medium – Anil Dash – Jul 24, 8:09 AM – Public is not simply defined. Public is not just what can be viewed by others, but a fragile set of social conventions about what behaviors are acceptable and appropriate. There are people determined to profit from expanding and redefining what's…
Craig Mod Anil (@anildash) argues in privacy for what we need most in all aspects of society: rationality and empathy. t.co/rOXdAAtCib
Ross Mayfield What Is Public? Its not as clearly defined as you think, by @anildash t.co/RCwzNTzH7E
Hilary Mason I really liked @anildash's exploration of 'what is public?' It's worth reading and thinking about: t.co/W0v88U7sGu
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Digital Whiteboard Trello Spins Out of Fog Creek With $10.3M - Venture Capital Dispatch

WSJ – Deborah Gage – Jul 24 – For the second time, Fog Creek Software Inc. has spun out a company— Trello Inc., an internal project management tool that became so popular, according to the founders, it needed to exist on its own. Fog Creek co-founders Michael Pryor and…
Joel Gascoigne "Digital Whiteboard Trello Spins Out of Fog Creek With $10.3M" t.co/W1EF3Wt9lr
Marshall Kirkpatrick .@Trello, the kanban that's great on iOS devices & is well-known among European agile process leaders, raises $10m t.co/bgHMWZASIc
launchticker Project management app @Trello spins out of NY tech incubator Fog Creek & raises $10.3M t.co/sbVMSTdKfb
Techmeme Digital Whiteboard Trello Spins Out of Fog Creek With $10.3M (@deborahgage) t.co/RdgWxABvuX t.co/jgdvgak0no
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Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.

nytimes.com – Mike Bostock – Jul 24 – Droughts appear to be intensifying over much of the West and Southwest as a result of global warming. Over the past decade, droughts in some regions have rivaled the epic dry spells of the 1930s and 1950s. About 34 percent of the contiguous United…
Mike Monteiro Look at this fun map about how fucked we are. Hurray. t.co/hYiWmO3fFt
Hacker News Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S t.co/llXDWKnqy4
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12 Things Product Managers Should Do in Their First 30 Days

thenextweb.com – Ken Norton – Jul 24, 8:04 AM
Ken Norton ICYMI: 12 things product managers should do in their first 30 days at a new company [my @TheNextWeb op-ed] t.co/oY8jtAJAbp
James Cham RT @kowitz: Off to a good start: 12 Things Product Managers Should Do in Their First 30 Days - t.co/WpzEE6NrI3
Braden Kowitz Off to a good start: 12 Things Product Managers Should Do in Their First 30 Days - t.co/WpzEE6NrI3
Wesley Chan RT @ejn: 12 things product managers should do in their first 30 days at a new company t.co/eL4RRjArrr
Edward Suh 12 things product managers should do in their first 30 days at a new company t.co/a3zAPyIv2o via @thenextweb
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Welcome to the future

theverge.com Nilay Patel (@reckless) – Jul 24, 10:55 AM – As you might have heard, I'm stepping in to be the next editor-in-chief of The Verge. I'm also excited to announce that my friend Dieter Bohn will be our new executive editor. We'll be working with the amazing team that's already in place and…
Farhad Manjoo "This is going to be rad." @reckless on The Verge under his editorship t.co/PdQtffrzAt
Matt Yglesias 'Every story is a technology story; every technology story is a culture story' t.co/GkI6ODWxEV
Ezra Klein Sad to see @joshuatopolsky moving on, but so excited for the insanely awesome things @reckless and @verge will do: t.co/YBIEmyA2IM
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The Demise of the Pen

nytimes.com Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) – Jul 23 – The pen is dead. It was murdered by the finger. I first realized this last week when my girlfriend asked to borrow a pen to sign the back of one of those paper check things. “Sure,” I replied, picking up my laptop bag to rummage…
Craig Mod Curious to see @nickbilton go pen-free - I find there is a kind of thinking only possible with pen and paper: t.co/roRAv6wVTt
Twitter Design Nick Bilton says the pen is dead in this NYT piece: t.co/P1iyYRhifu What do you think - do you Sketch on paper or an iPad?
naveen 'the best pen is the one you have with you, and that's your finger.' -me, talking to @nickbilton about writing. t.co/JsOjL06XBB
david carr >@nickbilton is rarely wrong, but he's wrong about pens running out of ink and relevance. t.co/eQ36GMOcWn
Dan Nguyen NYT writer conflates signing-via-iPhone with buying 'an entire house on my smartphone' and writes a column about it t.co/PFVQfa0QGW
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Zillow Said to Be Seeking to Buy Rival Real-Estate Site Trulia

Bloomberg – Alex Sherman – Zillow Inc. (Z) is seeking to acquire rival Trulia Inc. (TRLA), people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move to combine the two most-visited U.S. real estate websites. Zillow could value Trulia at as much as $2 billion in a purchase, and an…
Gene Marks Zillow Seeking to Buy Rival Property Site Trulia t.co/m2XB9uSXBd via @BloombergNews
Hacker News 20 Zillow Said to Be Seeking to Buy Rival Real-Estate Site Trulia t.co/MhF5dCh3wY (t.co/RlnescBQtw)
HN from Y Combinator Zillow Said to Be Seeking to Buy Rival Real-Estate Site Trulia t.co/tMci1lMeHS (cmts t.co/DnKeNXxinR)
launchticker .@Zillow ($6.1B mkt cap) is seeking to acquire @Trulia ($1.93B mkt cap), @bloomberg reports; Trulia shares up 31% t.co/IFyXJ3MyLp
Paul Kedrosky Zillow Said to Be Seeking to Buy Rival Propery Site Trulia t.co/dRMzvVeaQh
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Mistakes You Should Never Make - Climb Higher

sethbannon.com – Jul 23 – I was walking to a team meeting where I was going to announce that we would likely have to lay off nearly all of our employees because we unexpectedly had almost no money left, and that it was all my fault. On the way, my co-founder and our CTO…
David Tran In the same way a product builds up technical debt... a leader can build up a sort of managerial debt t.co/zIMM9WTO7s via @sethbannon
Gaurav Sharma Thanks @sethbannon for writing such an open blog post, all the best with Amicus - Mistakes You Should Never Make t.co/g2xasREHQd
Mike Rundle How the fuck does a startup "unexpectedly have almost no money left"? How is that possible? t.co/aJm3qpoIGC
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