The Week in Review


type-a-machines For Type A Machines, there’s no guessing where the 3D printing fun ride ends Zoosk files for IPO, hopes public market will fall in love with it An Israeli company delivers Lebanese citizens from the clutches of its own government Startups Anonymous: The most expensive lesson I learned was to start a startup in Europe Canadian man is the first arrested for Heartbleed-related hacking Whistle has made a Fitbit for dogs and doesn’t care if you think that’s silly Undeterred by its ban from Belgium, Uber expands in stealth to Finland “Google Buses Pay $1 per stop, but it costs me $2 to ride MUNI”: Logical fallacy explained Can Glassholes find safety in numbers? For Zynga, a modest rebound would count as a win Frontback almost never happened. Now it’s got 1M downloads, 75% monthly growth, and an Android app Nail meet coffin: Mt. Gox asks to be liquidated REVEALED: Gov. Christie’s investment chief has major financial ties to firm that got $300M in NJ pension cash Former Sequoia and Accel VCs launch Tracxn, a Bloomberg-like database for the startup world Artist image site OpenAura partners with Getty, AP, and others: Why this is a big win for musicians LevelUp exploits smart bundling to drop credit card interchange fees to 1.95%, saving merchants boatloads Livefyre launches Sidenotes annotations that turn any website into RapGenius Grubwithus becomes Superb, a platform for discovering new places and which friends to share them with As Healbe’s $1.1m Indiegogo scampaign closes, what now for fraudulent crowdfunding?


john-bates-clark-award An economics prize tells us something very worrying about the news business, and ourselves Indiegogo moves on from Healbe PR disaster by locking a woman out of her account when she asked for a refund New shocking research proves that rich people control American politics REVEALED: Recipient of New Jersey pension deal housed charity run by Gov. Christie’s wife Measuring the value Marissa Mayer’s destroying at Yahoo! Report: Heartbleed was used to attack “a large corporation” less than 24 hours after the bug was discovered Jasper Wireless became a $1 billion company by being into the Internet of Things way before you were This little-known Arkansas founder raised $93 million and he’s speaking at Southland Chris Christie’s $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption laws (And now the intended recipient threatens to sue Pando) Samsung to bring ads to Milk Music, the streaming service with no reason to exist CrowdCurity shines a security spotlight to the bitcoin industry with crowdsourced bug bounties Why this group of investors is still trying to save Mt. Gox Can love be hacked into a successful public company? Zuckerberg’s launches attack ad against immigration troll Steve King Dancing Giants: Why large companies should embrace the minimum viable product The scandalous statistical mess around Obamacare There’s now an app store for governments: But will this really make them adopt new technologies faster? Lavabit creator held in contempt for making a (tiny, tiny) point