John Battelle's Top Stories
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Sources: Google Ventures did not pull funding from Bustle; Bryan Goldberg bought Google Ventures out
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By Sarah Lacy On March 7, 2014 According to a report on TechCrunch, citing unnamed sources, Google Ventures has pulled its $100,000 investment from women’s lifestyle site Bustle.com, “after deeming the startup out of touch with its...
Oakland emails give another glimpse into the Google-Military-Surveillance Complex
and 1 other
By Yasha Levine On March 7, 2014 OAKLAND—On February 18, several hundred privacy, labor, civil rights activists and Black Bloc anarchists packed Oakland’s city hall. They were there to protest the construction of a citywide surveillance center that...
People Powered Front Pages Rule
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What if front pages were selected by newspapers’ readers instead of their editors? At NewsWhip, we’re always interested in the news stories people are choosing to share – and how those stories differ from the normal news stories editors put on the...
Edward Snowden's magnificent testimony to the EU
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has submitted written testimony [PDF] to an EU committee investigating mass surveillance. Glyn Moody's Techdirt post gives a great tl;dr summary of the document, but you should really read it for yourself. It's ten...
AP Exclusive: Man said to create bitcoin denies it
Dr. Mark Drapeau
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be. The denial came after Newsweek published a...
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