Tech Companies Struggle To Get World On Internet

yaleglobal.yale.edu — Two thirds of the world's people still lack access to the internet. "The possibility of connecting those four billion people to the rest of the world has led to a big scramble by tech firms and helped fuel sky-high valuations for investors' favorite apps and gadgets," writes Evelyn Rusli for the Wall Street Journal.

Five Apps Bringing the Next Billion People Online

blogs.wsj.com — In Indonesia, startup company Ruma is making slow but sure progress in connecting people to the Internet for the first time. But there is a long way to go. Here are some other apps aimed at helping people get more value out of their mobile phones.

Tech Companies Struggle to Get World on Internet

wsj.com — When Sumarni, a 39-year-old woman in a rural village in Indonesia, first cradled a smartphone in her hand about two years ago, her reaction was "bingung," the word for "confused" in Indonesian. As she looked at the Android phone's sleek, black surface, she asked herself: "Where are the buttons?"

My Byline is a Lie

evelynrusli.com — Fourteen years ago, I asked my father about my last name, "Rusli." I wanted to know about its origin and if it was common in Indonesia, the country where my parents are from. He wasn't sure about the meaning, he said, half shrugging, but it didn't matter.

My Byline Is a Lie

medium.com — Fourteen years ago, I asked my father about my last name, "Rusli." I wanted to know about its origin and if it was common in Indonesia, the country where my parents are from. He wasn't sure about the meaning, he said, half shrugging, but it didn't matter.

Snapchat’s No. 2 Departs as Evan Spiegel Expands Control

blogs.wsj.com — Emily White, the chief operating officer of Snapchat, has left after less than two years with the fast-rising ephemeral messaging app. White came to Snapchat from Facebook at the end of 2013 to help run the day-to-day operations of Snapchat and build out its fledgling business model.

Twitter acquires live-video streaming startup Periscope

marketwatch.com — Twitter Inc. has quietly purchased Periscope, which had been developing a live-video streaming app, according to people familiar with the matter. The social-media company paid slightly less than $100 million, these people said, an amount that would make Periscope one of Twitter's more expensive purchases.

Twitter Acquires Live-Video Streaming Startup Periscope

wsj.com — Twitter Inc. has quietly purchased Periscope, which had been developing a live-video streaming app, according to people familiar with the matter. The social-media company paid slightly less than $100 million, these people said, an amount that would make Periscope one of Twitter's more expensive purchases. The deal involved a mix of cash and...

For Tech’s Highfliers, Fab Is a Cautionary Tale

wsj.com — Fab.com was supposed to be a billion-dollar e-commerce juggernaut. It had early traction, blue-ribbon backers and hundreds of millions of dollars in financing. Instead, Fab stands as a cautionary tale for the latest generation of highflying Internet startups. On Tuesday, PCH, an Irish electronics contract manufacturer, said it had...

Boom and Bust: Fab.com’s Fire Sale Is Cautionary Tale

blogs.wsj.com — Fab.com was supposed to be a billion-dollar e-commerce juggernaut. It had early traction, blue-ribbon backers and hundreds of millions of dollars in financing. Instead, Fab stands as a cautionary tale for the latest generation of high-flying Internet startups. On Tuesday, PCH International, an Irish electronics contract manufacturer, said it acquired the Fab.com website and two offices in New York and India.
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Apr 25, 2015

@plexus12 thanks so much Ryan -- this means a lot ❤️

Apr 25, 2015

@Casper @SameerSociety Wahoo! will dm you, your office looks pretty sweet

Apr 25, 2015

@smerani not too far from Hollywood hills ? W wifi ?

Apr 25, 2015

Where are the best places to work in LA? (As in coffee shops, etc)

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