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Dylan Byers

The Best Media Writer at the NYT

But can Virginia Heffernan keep her voice?

New York Times columnist Virginia Heffernan, by some chattering class estimates the best media writer at the paper, has a brain many brainy men have fallen in love with—sometimes to…

Twitter CEO Goes to Washington

Dick Costolo meets with senators, congressmen to discuss analytics service

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo met with eight senators in Washington, D.C., on Thursday to discuss the future of the social media service—including how it makes money and how it will…

Following #Osama

Two questions will be asked now: "Where were you when the towers fell?" and "Where were you when Osama was killed?" Like most people, I learned about 9/11 from a…

Star VC Fred Wilson Defends Investments in Twitter, Foursquare

Livens up Activate NYC

Fred Wilson hates panels. “I really hate panels,” New York City’s star venture capitalist wrote on his blog last year. “I hate watching them and I hate being on them…

At Activate Conference, 'Death Match Between Data and Privacy'

Debate too pie-in-the-sky for some, though

"We are swimming in an ocean of ambient data," Robert Kirkpatrick, the director of the United Nations’ Global Pulse program, said during a panel on global democracy at The Guardian’s Activate…

Guardian’s Activate NYC Conference Off to a Slow Start

A rapid-fire Power Point presentation, a call for revolution, but little said

“I want to thank our panelists for teeing up what will be a great day of debate,” said Emily Bell, the director of Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Thursday morning as…

If Foursquare Thinks It's Worth $500 Million, Where's the Revenue Model?

Check-in service hasn't proven it can make money

Foursquare is in a bit of a bind. The location-based social networking service is looking to raise a reported $20 million to $40 million for its next investment round, based…

Is the Second Tech Bubble Burst Nigh?

Reports warn of a return to 1999-level recklessness

How many doomsayers does it take to kill a party? Last week, as reports poured in showing major first-quarter growth for the venture capital industry and valuations for startup companies…

Groupon Grabs New COO From Google

Daily deals site nabs search giant vice president

It’s been a big day for daily-deal site Groupon. On Thursday morning, General Mills announced the launch of Groupon offers in Minneapolis and San Francisco, marking Groupon’s first partnership with…

U.S. Foreign Aid Goes Viral

State Department to announce $28 million in grants for Internet activists

The U.S. State Department is set to announce $28 million in grants to help Internet activists in countries where governments have blocked social networking sites or used those sites to…

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