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Meerkat is dying - and it's taking U.S. tech journalism with it

BGR – Tero Kuittinen – Mar 30, 5:50 AM – About three days after it received a lavish new funding round, Meerkat died an ugly and embarrassing death. It is hard to decide whether the Great Meerkat Debacle that has unfolded over the past week is a tragedy or a comedy — probably a bit…
Kirill Sheynkman LOL. "Meerkat Vs Periscope: Tech journalist is a sickly mess | BGR" t.co/iB7lyTeamG #feedly
Alex de Carvalho Meerkat is dying - and it's taking U.S. tech journalism with it - BGR t.co/OCYjWkUNTO
Chip Hazard Interesting perspective on Meerkat and tech journalism. t.co/W3hQ36T2ZA
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Apple's CEO: Pro-discrimination 'religious freedom' laws are dangerous

washingtonpost.com – Mar 29 – Tim Cook is chief executive of Apple. There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such…
Hadley Harris RT @tim_cook: There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country. t.co/MrrOKfctUe
Josh Stein RT @tim_cook: There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country. t.co/QJTkCuZVdo
Scott Belsky RT @tim_cook: There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country. t.co/QJTkCuZVdo
Dave Morin RT @tim_cook: There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country. t.co/QJTkCuZVdo
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Messaging and mobile platforms

ben-evans.com – Benedict Evans – Mar 30 – Old: all software expands until it includes messaging New: all messaging expands until it includes software — Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) March 13, 2015 One of the fundamental things that smartphones changed about the internet is that…
Christen O'Brien RT @joshelman: By the far the best analysis of how important the future platforms of messaging are and will be by @BenedictEvans t.co/Mv65PzyM0E
Erick Schonfeld "The potential to turn messaging into a platform is the Trojan Horse that drives a lot of excitement in the sector" t.co/d9bfuvpCW6
Erick Schonfeld RT @joshelman: By the far the best analysis of how important the future platforms of messaging are and will be by @BenedictEvans t.co/Mv65PzyM0E
Tim O'Reilly RT @joshelman: By the far the best analysis of how important the future platforms of messaging are and will be by @BenedictEvans t.co/Mv65PzyM0E
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Choose Boring Technology

mcfunley.com – Probably the single best thing to happen to me in my career was having had Kellan placed in charge of me. I stuck around long enough to see Kellan's technical decisionmaking start to bear fruit. I learned a great deal from this, but I also learned…
Bart Lorang Choose Boring Technology. Really, really important for startup CTOs to think hard about: t.co/ar3CXj6TAF
Joe Stump Regarding @kellan's gestalt 'I unapologetically think a bias in favor of boring technology is a good thing' t.co/4VmLlV3MGu
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2 Federal Agents in Silk Road Case Face Charges of Stealing Money

nytimes.com – Benjamin Weiser – Mar 30 – Two former federal agents are expected to be arrested on Monday on charges of stealing money while working undercover on an investigation into Silk Road, the once-thriving black market website for drug dealing, a document shows. The former agents…
Craig Mod Whoa whoa. His name is: Carl. Mark. Force. IV??? Obviously he's a villain. t.co/M5DJdZ8j2g
Dave McClure RT @Techmeme: Two former federal agents charged for stealing bitcoins during Silk Road investigation t.co/ogMYko4tXA t.co/6Afw59FHRu
howardlindzon Damn humans ... 2 Ex-Federal Agents in Silk Road Case Are Charged With Fraud - t.co/ficWUt95Jv #bitcoin t.co/vpUOJSF6wO
Chris McCann RT @_andrewlee: The future Silk Road movie is gonna be jaw-dropping. 2 Ex-Federal Agents in Silk Road Case Are Charged With Fraud t.co/RvBQ5VZMYc
Ryan Block RT @nicoleperlroth: The agents in charge of investigating Silk Road allegedly diverted $800,000 worth of Bitcoin to a personal account. t.co/zqbwuvrYk8
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This is what free, ad-supported Uber rides might look like. Mockups, economics, and analysis.

andrewchen.co – Mar 30, 2:56 AM – Free, ad-supported Uber rides are inevitable, and if Uber doesn't do them, a different competitor – perhaps Google! – will do it. It would be the next step in the industry's trajectory towards lowering prices. Uber started in the…
Aaron Batalion RT @paulballen: Genius thought experiment-->This is what free, ad-supported Uber rides might look like. Mockups, economics, analysis. t.co/XnjfYxnttz
noah kagan This is what free, ad-supported Uber rides might look like. Mockups, economics, and analysis. t.co/gpm4adPg2o
Richard Muirhead Free, ad-funded "Uberzero". Mockups, economics + analysis....I thought hookup-enhanced Uberpull was after Uberpool. t.co/nNgv6YqyTp
Daniel R. Odio Great creativity, mockups and analysis by Andrew Chen on this piece. t.co/kWTWYkQk4P
Andrew Chen new essay this AM: This is what free, ad-supported Uber rides might look like, with mockups t.co/9WmZqYUdLb t.co/KIrFt2jPnI
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At Google, the Science of Working Better

Wsj.com – Christopher Mims – Mar 29, 4:58 PM – “Honestly, work just sucks for too many people,” says Laszlo Bock, head of human resources at Google Inc. That, he says, is why he is so eager to give away the lessons he has learned in the course of taking Google from 3,000 to 53,000…
Erick Schonfeld RT @pmarca: Great advice! Just don't forget Step 1: Have a global search monopoly that generates $50 billion per year :-). t.co/mUZTeeiL0V
Jeremy Stoppelman RT @pmarca: Great advice! Just don't forget Step 1: Have a global search monopoly that generates $50 billion per year :-). t.co/mUZTeeiL0V
Justin Waldron RT @pmarca: Great advice! Just don't forget Step 1: Have a global search monopoly that generates $50 billion per year :-). t.co/mUZTeeiL0V
David Cancel RT @pmarca: Great advice! Just don't forget Step 1: Have a global search monopoly that generates $50 billion per year :-). t.co/mUZTeeiL0V
Matthew Ocko RT @pmarca: Great advice! Just don't forget Step 1: Have a global search monopoly that generates $50 billion per year :-). t.co/mUZTeeiL0V
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The Benchmark Way: Five Partners Who Make Other VC Firms Look Outgunned And Overstaffed

Forbes.com – Alex Konrad – Mar 25 – The first topic of conversation at one of Silicon Valley's most exclusive dinners is usually the table. Made of a deep brown walnut, the table isn't oval or square but a distinctive asymmetrical rounded triangle inspired by the French designer…
megan quinn RT @shaig: Good article describing how Benchmark (one of the best VC firms) goes about their business t.co/qU4Y7Qj6QR
Ryan Lawler RT @shaig: Good article describing how Benchmark (one of the best VC firms) goes about their business t.co/qU4Y7Qj6QR
Shai Goldman Good article describing how Benchmark (one of the best VC firms) goes about their business t.co/qU4Y7Qj6QR
Gil Dibner RT @scott_sage: The Benchmark Way: Five Partners Who Make Other VC Firms Look Outgunned And Overstaffed #forbesmagazine t.co/sbB2p2Q1Ew via @forbes
Scott Sage The Benchmark Way: Five Partners Who Make Other VC Firms Look Outgunned And Overstaffed #forbesmagazine t.co/sbB2p2Q1Ew via @forbes
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Testlio Raises $1M To Provide On-Demand QA Testers

TechCrunch – Kyle Russell – Mar 30 – Testlio, a startup that provides development teams with dedicated quality assurance testers, has recently raised $1 million in seed funding to bring on more experts to fill out its “elastic” on-demand offering. Instead of hiring a…
Gil Dibner RT @amartinson: Estonian Testlio Raises $1M To Provide On-Demand QA Testers t.co/BhDQ7rpeUx
Jüri Kaljundi RT @amartinson: Estonian Testlio Raises $1M To Provide On-Demand QA Testers t.co/BhDQ7rpeUx
Sten Tamkivi RT @priitpotter: .o0 Two #EstonianMafia startups at TechCrunch within an hour (t.co/XQYhRejfIZ, t.co/sggSZ9bv1x), neither of them by @sohear :)
Allan Martinson Estonian Testlio Raises $1M To Provide On-Demand QA Testers t.co/BhDQ7rpeUx
Bob Metcalfe Austin's @Testlio raises $1M seed led by Techstars, does on-demand software QA: t.co/TYN8RHoxIf - CEO Kristel Viidik
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The Coming Zombie Startup Apocalypse

thisisgoingtobebig.com – Charlie O'Donnell – Mar 30 – Everyone likes to debate it, and statistically, almost no one gets it right. Not only is it notoriously difficult to time the market, but even if you did, you'd miss out on individual winners. Sam Altman of YC recently pointed out that pulling back…
Dave McClure .@ceonyc: "Zombie. Startup. Apocalypse." t.co/XbjtNXu4TU #Must #Eat #BRAINS t.co/FSiFC6GdhR
Charlie O'Donnell RT @BenjaminWaxman: @ceonyc weighing in on the #bubble debate. Great read - check it out. t.co/6trwb2pfkg
Charlie O'Donnell RT @nick_SB: valuations crash = companies focus on metrics that matter...doesn't sound like a bad outcome to me, thanks @ceonyc t.co/aCWS2HrYuk
Ryan Lawler RT @CalebGarling: More fun way to suggest a valuation bubble: "The Zombie Startup Apocalypse" t.co/rcLJwknPBX
Charlie Kemper Great one by @ceonyc t.co/Hgpd4TnBQR The Coming Zombie Startup Apocalypse - capitalization & valuation matter, esp for entrepreneurs
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