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From podcast star to 'the world's youngest VC': 20-year-old Harry Stebbings is joining Atomico

wired.co.uk – Rowland Manthorpe – Nov 29, 5:00 PM – Harry Stebbings loves venture capital. 'I fell in love with VC because I watched The Social Network,' he says. 'Five years later, after obsessively reading and studying the industry, I saw the opportunity for a podcast.' Stebbings called his…
Dave McClure RT @PitchBook: Recommended Read: From podcast star to 'the world's youngest VC': 20-year-old Harry Stebbings is joining Atomico t.co/F2MF0jC9fV
Keith Teare From podcast star to 'the world's youngest VC': 20-year-old Harry Stebbings is joining Atomico t.co/MwA9zQLe2u
gil penchina Kudos to Harry Stebbings, the hot new VC in Europe! t.co/OLtzGnDm41
Kristopher B. Jones From podcast star to 'the world's youngest VC': 20-year-old Harry Stebbings is joining Atomico t.co/Na5irXzizB @HarryStebbings
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Product Hunt was acquired and venture capital may never be the same again

Quartz – Michael J. Coren – AngelList's acquisition of Product Hunt is being described as the two coolest kids joining the same team at Silicon Valley High. Startup founders already use AngelList to meet investors and raise money before launching their products on Product…
Jonathan Abrams RT @naval: Product Hunt was acquired by AngelList and early-stage venture capital may never be the same by @MJ_Coren t.co/T5OmQiGZEZ
Ted Rheingold πŸ’› RT @bryce: PH + AL 'marks the official end for the traditional VC model that has dominated Silicon Valley for decades' t.co/hMaG1viv3L
Alexander Muse RT @valentinechris: Product Hunt was acquired by AngelList and early-stage venture capital may never be the same - Quartz t.co/sYEEhTZbdS
Philipp Moehring RT @naval: Product Hunt was acquired by AngelList and early-stage venture capital may never be the same by @MJ_Coren t.co/T5OmQiGZEZ
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State of Startups 2016

First Round State of Startups 2016 – First Round Capital – While we highlighted a dozen findings, the survey actually yielded many interesting, surprising, non-obvious results. See below for everything from how often companies rely on bridge loans to how many founders believe they'll be CEO in a decade.
Alexia Tsotsis According to First Round's founder survey, mobile has just the right amount of hype t.co/PTktFozvF9
Rick Turoczy RT @firstround: Here are a dozen highlights from our 2016 State of Startups report #tweetstorm t.co/xRWVi8aHMZ
David Crow RT @firstround: Here are a dozen highlights from our 2016 State of Startups report #tweetstorm t.co/xRWVi8aHMZ
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Trump's Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast

New York Times Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) – Dec 1, 6:12 PM – On Thursday, the White House weighed in with an offer of professional help. The press secretary, Josh Earnest, urged the president-elect to make use of the State Department's policy makers and diplomats in planning and conducting his encounters…
Ben Parr We made the wrong choice. Reading: "Trump's Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast" - t.co/0Sncr4DzZe t.co/2ZbJxrwqAL
Antone Johnson Hence @edwardlucas' plaintive observation, "The West, as we have known it for the past 60 years, died this week." t.co/KKRAKVqla0 t.co/8g0JVaZ0o4
Rachel Sklar Trump's Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast t.co/1LGsCu0K4l Also readers of this article, sane people
LFlanagan RT @donnafenn: Trump's Breezy Calls to World Leaders Leave Diplomats Aghast, via @nytimes. My deepest sympathies to U.S. diplomats. t.co/2s5ASnurwb
harper RT @davidaxelrod: Dialing the Dictators, new reality show concept from @realDonaldTrump! This should concern any SecState candidate. t.co/zVxWAmPRPl
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nytimes.com - Nathaniel Popper - Technology Start-Ups to Get a License to Bank

Technology Start-Ups to Get a License to Bank

New York Times – Nathaniel Popper – Dec 2, 9:00 AM – Federal bank regulators are planning to offer a new type of national banking charter to technology companies that provide financial services. The new licenses, from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which oversees many national banks…
Dave McClure NYT: #FinTech Startups to Get aLicense to Bank t.co/wrBzKx1reE #DealBook cc @500Startups
Mike Grandinetti #Financial #Technology #Start-Ups to Get a License to Bank. #Fintech #Disrupt #WallStreet #Finance @Hult_Biz #Hult t.co/Ci03oJfxJj
Brendan Wallace Financial Technology Start-Ups to Get a License to Bank - t.co/wltiZgIdhZ t.co/kbBURrZA4Z
Matt Harris If done well, this could be a fantastic leveling of the playing field. t.co/WnrUnWP5RK
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The Daunting Task Of Making AI Funny

FastCoDesign – Dec 2, 4:00 AM – Over the past year, the swell of chatbots and virtual assistants has grown larger, and their capabilities have grown more complex. Want a bot to schedule your meetings ? Collect employee status updates ? Remind you to bring an umbrella if it's…
⭐ Chris Messina ⭐ RT @benbrown: The Daunting Task of Making AI Funny: Some choice quotes from in here, along with smarties @skwulf @orenjacob t.co/1UkGrl0fnc
Oren Jacob RT @adamnash: The daunting task of making AI funny. This is what @PullStringInc is all about. t.co/KtCNynFb8q
Adam Nash The daunting task of making AI funny. This is what @PullStringInc is all about. t.co/KtCNynFb8q
John Borthwick Daunting Task Of Making AI Funny -- improv writers designing voice interactions @amazonecho @ponchoIRL @howdyai t.co/tQmQI8qpcI
Oren Jacob RT @benbrown: The Daunting Task of Making AI Funny: Some choice quotes from in here, along with smarties @skwulf @orenjacob t.co/1UkGrl0fnc
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talkingbiznews.com - Chris Roush - Cheddar founder Steinberg talks about its strategy

Cheddar founder Steinberg talks about its strategy

Talking Biz News – Chris Roush – Nov 30, 12:54 PM – Jon Steinberg is the founder, anchor and CEO of Cheddar, which broadcasts live from the New York Stock Exchange and has been described as business news for millennials. Before starting Cheddar, he was most recently the chief executive officer of…
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Product Hunt + AngelList✌ - Product Hunt

Medium – Ryan Hoover – Dec 1, 8:00 AM – The startup ecosystem has continued to evolve since Product Hunt started, three years ago. Increasingly, tech is defining how we live our day and communicate with our friends and family. Technology is more influential than ever before, an extension…
John Borthwick Product Hunt + AngelList✌ - congrats to @naval and @ryanhoover - great fit between co's t.co/JAedO3f5uc
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Danielle Morrill RT @Mattermark: U.S. venture capital activity is on pace to end the year down from 2015 highs - t.co/LUi7Gnrys5 t.co/oACCfTAhhh
Jim Andelman RT @johngreathouse: VC Activity In Q4 Shows 2015 Was A Local Maximum For "Founder Friendly" Deals - Mattermark t.co/o8i8pdNrFU via @mattermark
Dan Martell Venture Capital Activity In Q4 Shows 2015 Was A Local Maximum For "Founder Friendly" Deals t.co/ZVF5ToyxVC
Danielle Morrill RT @BarkowConsult: Go Back to Work and raise funds: 2016 #VC was down but still 2nd best year in a decade t.co/hOcLzcJxSd via @Mattermark #startups t.co/EFTcSV5VRB
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Facebook exec: 'We resisted having standards' on fake news. 'That was wrong.'

Vox – Andrew Prokop – Dec 2, 8:30 AM – CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — Four days after an election in which Facebook was increasingly criticized for helping “fake news” proliferate, company founder Mark Zuckerberg put up a defensive post in which he proclaimed—…
hussein kanji Facebook exec: 'We resisted having standards' on fake news. 'That was wrong.' t.co/uzLi2ZPyrp via @nuzzel
Dave McClure RT @eladgil: TL;DR Facebook still not doing anything on fake news t.co/yKBcqcuQUH
Dave McClure RT @waltmossberg: Facebook exec: "We resisted having standards" on fake news. "That was wrong." t.co/r1HONbqF9u via @voxdotcom
Elad Gil TL;DR Facebook still not doing anything on fake news t.co/yKBcqcuQUH