We’ve got a whole roundup of 2017’s tech April Fools’ pranks, but this one from Snapchat deserves a little highlight all its own. Back in August of last year, Instagram copied Snapchat’s Stories feature. There’s no arguing it. Instagram’s CEO even says Snapchat deserves credit for “this format”. They didn’t even bother changing the name… Read More
The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, March 31, 2017. Doc checks AdTech’s pulse, Google poisons search with Fake News, and Social stews over trust. Plus the latest G3 with Denise Howell, Halley Suitt Tucker, Elisa Camahort Page, Kristie Wells, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor @dsearls @fradice… Read More
Tour and activities marketplace Zozi fired its CEO earlier this year, but employees were only just informed of this fact last week, when the ousted CEO – who hadn’t been in the office for months – crashed an emergency Town Hall meeting scheduled the day after the company announced a series of layoffs, affecting nearly 40 percent of staff. Read More
The ACLU reported last year that law enforcement teamed up with Geofeedia, a software company that uses social media data to track and monitor protesters. Many were outraged. Facebook and Twitter cut off Geofeedia’s access to their data. These new rules have far-reaching implications for companies whose business models revolve around utilizing social media data for close observations. Read More
Earlier this week we wrote about how two big players in the pet care business, Rover and DogVacay, decided to merge. Well sources tell us that over the past two years Wag, another player in the dog-walking space, raised two rounds of funding to support expansion into new markets. Read More
Google, which has accused Symantec and its partners of misissuing tens of thousands of certificates for encrypted web connections, quietly announced Thursday that it’s downgrading the level and length of trust Chrome will place in certificates issued by Symantec. Encrypted web connections — HTTPS connections like those on banking sites, login pages or news sites like this one… Read More
Operated by Cal Lutheran University in Westlake Village, CA, Hub101 is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs. By offering co-working, incubation and community for entrepreneurs and small business owners to start, grow, and scale their startups with the help of mentors, coaches and service providers.
Hub101 is a place for experimentation, discovery, and growth. Early-stage startups will find within Hub101, a community built with a backbone of entrepreneurship, fully dedicated to helping the ideas of today become the industry-defining operations of tomorrow. Hub101 thrives on creative disruption.
Startup teams who join our co-working space gain access to a variety of resources powerful in fueling growth. Hub101 ensures members have exposure to educational opportunities that provide background and practical advice on how to operate within the startup world. Hub101 is also staffed with a variety of mentors with varying backgrounds who are dedicated to seeing our co-working teams succeed.
Hub101 is open to members 24/7, because we know your work-space should be as flexible as you.
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