Tim O'Reilly's Top Stories

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  1. A $23 million venture fund for the government tech set
    Govtech Fund founder Ron Bouganim (Credit: The Govtech Fund) The American technology innovation ecosystem is, in some ways, a well-oiled machine. A smart person or a group of smart people come up with an idea and then go get funding to turn it into...
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  2. Ditching Twitter
    I started writing this post a month ago, and finished it during a vacation spent mostly offline. Since I started it, several people I know have published or linked to posts about why they’re leaving Twitter or why Twitter is getting uninhabitable,...
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  3. Yes, we’re being bought by Microsoft
    Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft. It was reassuring to see how many of your opinions mirrored those of the Mojangstas when we heard the news. Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going to be good...
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  4. Why the Govtech Fund is a Really Big Deal
    Today marks an important milestone on the road to 21st century government: the launch of the first-ever venture capital fund dedicated to government technology startups. Led by the remarkable entrepreneur, investor, and friend to Code for America,...
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  5. Metafoundry 6: Accident Blackspot
    Identity crisis; age of non-consent.COORDINATES: Bits of this were written all around southern England and somewhere over the North Atlantic, but I’m now back in my kitchen with a cup of tea, David Bowie’s Low on the record player, watching the...
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