Yahoo Nears Investment in Snapchat

wsj.com — Internet Portal Part of Fundraising Talks That Value Messaging App at $10 Billion Yahoo Inc. plans to reinvest a small portion of the cash it made from an early bet on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in another fast-growing startup: Snapchat Inc. The Internet portal has committed to an investment in Snapchat at a $10 billion valuation,...
Jul 28, 2015

RT @myurow: December 2014: Yahoo invests in Snapchat wsj.com/articles/yahoo…. July 2015: Snapchat drops Yahoo from Discover adage.com/article/digita…

Wilson Sonsini Retools Strategy to Land Internet Start-Ups

dealbook.nytimes.com — Peter DaSilva for The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO - The ground floor of 139 Townsend Street has all the markings of a start-up: exposed lighting, long communal tables and an odd assortment of knickknacks, including a fire-engine-red British telephone booth.

Airbnb In Advanced Talks to Raise Funds at a $10 Billion Valuation

wsj.com — Airbnb Inc., which once sold novelty cereal boxes to stay afloat before emerging as a threat to the hotel industry, is close to becoming one of the world's most valuable startups. The online service that lets people rent their homes to travelers is in advanced talks to raise capital that would value it at about $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Apple Is Said to Discuss an Investment in Twitter

nytimes.com — Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter. While Apple has been hugely successful in selling phones and tablets, it has little traction in social networking, which has become a major engine of activity on the Web and on mobile devices.

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?"
Apr 21, 2015

The path to getting two-thirds of the world to the internet is not that easy. Great last @EvelynRusli @WSJD piece: on.wsj.com/1GfK43W

Apr 21, 2015

Roughly two-thirds of the global population - about four billion people - don't have Internet access. on.wsj.com/1K2hhOQ

Apr 21, 2015

RT @elanazak: Roughly two-thirds of the global population - about four billion people - don't have Internet access. on.wsj.com/1K2hhOQ

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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.
Apr 14, 2015

this post by @EvelynRusli captures so many important themes about culture, journalism and life right now. evelynrusli.com/blog/2015/4/11…

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.
Apr 03, 2015

RT @EvelynRusli: After more than a decade, I'm leaving journalism to start a company. #leanin medium.com/@evelynrusli/m…

Apr 03, 2015

After more than a decade, I'm leaving journalism to start a company. #leanin medium.com/@evelynrusli/m…

Apr 03, 2015

RT @EvelynRusli: After more than a decade, I'm leaving journalism to start a company. #leanin medium.com/@evelynrusli/m…

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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.
Mar 13, 2015

Snapchat’s No. 2 Departs as Evan Spiegel Expands Control murph.me/1MyEDNA @wsj

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Jul 27, 2015

@stevekovach @trevoragilbert @gaberivera come on guys, I think we can make peace with bread, wine and a very comprehensive venn diagram

Jul 27, 2015

@stevekovach but congrats steve, please cover my human innovations

Jul 27, 2015

Is there a corner of BI that covers non-human innovation, i want that. mt @stevekovach We cover tech, science, culture, and human innovation

Jul 18, 2015

+advice from an adviser this week:"I want you to go dark, to be so consumed by what you're building, that it's difficult to reach you"

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