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Slack / Stewart Butterfield

14 days ago

nelson : Slack / Stewart Butterfield - Phenomenal long profile by @Mat Honan

Andy Baio : Mat Honan profiles Stewart "Dharma" Butterfield and Slack - one of the most talented groups of people I've ever known

Age diversity in tech

24 days ago

nelson : Age diversity in tech - The lack of data

Uber private stock deals

2 month ago

nelson : Uber private stock deals - The difficulty of trying to sell private company equity, 1997-2014

2 month ago

nelson :, 1997-2014 - Sad, direct recounting of one company's Incredible Journey into oblivion

WhatsApp founding

6 month ago

nelson : WhatsApp founding - Details on Jan Koum and the origin of WhatsApp

Tech Mixer

6 month ago

nelson : Tech Mixer - Hilarious article about some startup party thing

Jon Mills fraud?

7 month ago

nelson : Jon Mills fraud? - Alleged investment fraud with Motionloft, a tech startup

Samsung's startup plans

8 month ago

nelson : Samsung's startup plans - Buried in the bottom is news about Samsung's new startup incubator in the US

Engineer’s guide to Stock Options

8 month ago

nelson : Engineer’s guide to Stock Options - Basic intro, useful if not complete

Grindr interview

9 month ago

nelson : Grindr interview - Great details on the Internet's sleaziest social network

Adam Messinger in the Oregonian

9 month ago

nelson : Adam Messinger in the Oregonian - Local boy makes good at Twitter!

Uber's revenue leaks

9 month ago

nelson : Uber's revenue leaks - 800,000 rides and $20M / week

TXTmob and Twitter

10 month ago

nelson : TXTmob and Twitter - A description of one of the projects that helped inspire Twitter

Billion dollar startups

10 month ago

nelson : Billion dollar startups - Nice analysis of 39 very successful startups

Options to RSUs

12 month ago

nelson : Options to RSUs - A shift in equity compensation

reddit myth busters

13 month ago

nelson : reddit myth busters - Overview of the corporate structure, goals, profitability

Google as legal incubator

13 month ago

nelson : Google as legal incubator - Various innovative lawyers who passed through Google

Daily Dot on the pre-history of Tumblr

15 month ago

Andy Baio : Daily Dot on the pre-history of Tumblr - interviews with the guys behind anarchaia and Projectionist

nelson : Origins of tumbelogs - Remembering Anarchia, Projectionist

Ten Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Startup Success

17 month ago

Anil : Ten Tips Guaranteed to Improve Your Startup Success - Having had the good fortune to work with a broad range of entrepreneurs and get a front-row seat to the foundations of their success, I thought it'd be good to share 10 key tips that I've found work 100% of the time to increase your odds of startup succes

To Less Efficient Startups

23 month ago

Anil : To Less Efficient Startups - Most of the technology world, especially the traditional venture funding infrastructure, is justifiably proud of the extreme efficiency of modern internet startups. It is a triumph for Craigslist to serve hundreds of millions of users with only a few doze

Billiant Jerk

23 month ago

nelson : Billiant Jerk - Terminate problem employees, even if they're technically great

Renren history

23 month ago

nelson : Renren history - Details of the messy founding of China's Facebook

Sina Weibo's 3rd birthday

24 month ago

nelson : Sina Weibo's 3rd birthday - Update on the enormous Chinese Twitter-like service

OnLive details

24 month ago

nelson : OnLive details - Some gossipy insight into the failure of an innovative games company

Andy Baio : The Verge on the unraveling of OnLive - they were burning through $5M/month, with only 1,600 concurrent players

Intellectual Ventures profile

24 month ago

nelson : Intellectual Ventures profile - Details on the patent troll company