July 2015

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A Conversation With Michael Lopp, Pinterest’s Head Of Engineering

lopp2 About a year ago, Michael Lopp joined Pinterest as the company’s head of engineering — filling in the leadership of the engineering side next to co-founder Evan Sharp and CEO Ben Silbermann. Much of his role, since joining, has been to help teams at Pinterest, which consist of units of engineers, designers and product managers, mesh and work well together. Lopp comes from both… Read More

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Here’s The Latest Batch Of 500 Startups Companies

dave-mcclure10 500 Startups has unveiled its 14th batch of companies going through its accelerator. While Y Combinator is starting to roll out its own class in an upcoming Demo Day, a new one from 500 Startups is emerging — and increasingly, so is the race to be the earliest to invest in companies. Of course, that means that accelerators like 500 Startups — which has a portfolio of more than… Read More


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Doing Good Tech Versus Doing Good With Tech

hanging lightbulbs ideas The FDA is currently considering clinical trials for a drug that would delay aging. The idea of extending human longevity is a controversial one, with some arguing for immortality and others arguing that a lifespan into the mid-70s is perfectly adequate. So is the drug good or bad? As an investor in science and technology, this is a non-trivial question for me. Read More

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Whole Foods plans to open 5 lower-priced stores in 2016

Whole Foods knows you work hard for the money. It remains to be seen how much it cares. Facing slowing growth due to competitors and claims of overcharging, Whole Foods has created a new, lower priced branch of stores called 365 by Whole Foods Market, a hat tip to its own lower-priced brand The first […]

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Yahoo Will Acquire Fashion Startup Polyvore

 Yahoo just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire style-focused community startup Polyvore. In a blog post about the deal, Yahoo’s senior vice president of publisher products Simon Khalaf highlighted “Polyvore’s expertise on community-driven experiences and retailer-supported commerce” and wrote that the deal “will accelerate Yahoo’s… Read More Source: TechCrunch

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Gawker Remember When Dr.

Gawker Remember When Dr. Dre Bashed a Female Journalist’s Face Against a Wall? | Jalopnik Everyone Just Shut Up And Let This Man Keep His Plane In His Driveway | Kotaku Three Things That Make Fallout 3 Special | Lifehacker What to Look for in a Polo Shirt, Based on Your Body Type | Kinja […]

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Marine Corps finally declares the F-35B ready for combat

After years of testing and development, production setbacks and cost overruns and more than half a trillion dollars invested, the F-35B fighter jet has finally passed its biggest milestone to date: it’s achieved initial operational capability (IOC) w… Source: Engadget

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Is This Flying Car Company For Real?

terrafugia_tf-x_rendering_41 We’ve been promised a flying car for as long as I can remember. From The Jetsons to Back To The Future, we’ve been sold this dream for years and years. Owning something that starts out on the ground and ends up flying through the air is something I want to experience before I kick the bucket. Read More

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Not using body cameras should be punishable, NYPD report says

This week, police body camera footage led to the murder indictment of a former University of Cincinnati officers One day later, the New York Police Department’s Office of the Inspector General released a report detailing why body cameras are important, and why the NYPD needs to do them right See also: Body cameras key to […]