Facebook Acquires FriendFeed

From Techcrunch Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, we’ve learned. We’re gathering details now. At this point details on the acquisition are still very sparse, but it’s clearly a good match. Over the last year or so, Facebook has “borrowed” quite a few of features that FriendFeed popularized, including… [read more].

The Myth of an Ever-Expanding Entrepreneurial Youth

From NYTimes Are college students more interested in entrepreneurship now than they were 25 years ago? If you’re like most people — or if you’ve been reading reports such as this one or this one — you would probably say, “Yes.” And like most people,* you would be wrong — at least according to one […]

Bank to allow check deposit via iPhone app

From MacWorld The iPhone’s about to weasel its way into one more part of my life. According to The New York Times , private bank and insurance company USAA will be updating their iPhone app to allow you to deposit checks from the device. Speaking as a USAA customer, this is …[read more].

Tr.im’s Demise: The Death of a Non-Product

From PCWorld URL-shorteners are a feature, not a product. So the death of tr.im is hardly surprising. If it’s hard for Twitter and Facebook to make money, what hope do these utilities have? In searching out profitable niches, entrepreneurs regularly stumble upon ideas that seem valuable–like tools for shortening long URLs so they work with Twitter, […]

Serious Twitter Outage Ongoing, Denial Of Service Attack Updated

From Techchrunch Twitter has been down for about 40 minutes now (since about 6 am California time), and counting. No word on their status blog about the outage at all (Update: they now say“Site is down – We are determining the cause and will provide an update shortly.”). See additional updates… [read more]