Steve Gillmor's Top Stories

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Here's the best five of the bunch

  1. Fear and sadness in Silicon Valley
    Every couple of months I leave my small Massachusetts town — where most people still shop for their own groceries and drive their own cars — and head for the Bay Area. Suddenly, all of my cynicism and bubble worries are drowned out by the kind of...
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  2. Unicorn poop and squatty potties: the greatest viral ad in Internet history
    Squatty Potty is a $28 footstool that slides away under your toilet; you use it to bring your knees up to a squatting position while you poop, which makes pooping much, much easier. But advertising a poop-related product is tricky. Think of all...
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  3. LogMeIn to Acquire Password Management Leader LastPass
    Accelerates Strategic Growth Initiative Focused on Identity and Access Management BOSTON, Oct. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM) today announced that it has agreed to acquire LastPass (incorporated as Marvasol, Inc.), the...
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  4. As Gawker traffic stalls, writers told to work faster
    "Traffic is flat," Gawker Media's acting executive editor John Cook wrote in a memo to staff on Wednesday. "In prior iterations of this organization, that fact would have served as evidence of an abject editorial failure." But web traffic is no...
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  5. SwiftKey's next keyboard is built on neural network tech
    SwiftKey's keyboard is used on over a billion devices. Image: SwiftKey SwiftKey has developed a smartphone keyboard which it promises will help you write faster and better messages by harnessing neural-network technology. The company's existing...
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