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Harrison Weber

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I write about technology. Journalist / Executive editor, @VentureBeat. [harrison at venturebeat.com]

Harrison Weber is a writer and designer based in New York. Formerly an Editor for The Next Web, Harrison joined WeWork as Editorial Director to launch FullStart.

I've been published in FullStart, The Next Web, Huffington Post & more.

I've been written about in Forbes, Business Insider and Venture Beat.

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Inside Backstage: YouTube's plan to bring photos, polls, and text to the video service

venturebeat.com — YouTube, the world's largest video-sharing service, is looking beyond video to keep its homegrown stars - and their fans - from departing to competing platforms. Amid competition from Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, YouTube is developing a feature internally called Backstage where users can share photos, polls, links, text posts, and videos with their subscribers.

Tesla unveils new Model S sedan with larger battery and faster acceleration

venturebeat.com — Tesla on Tuesday unveiled new versions of its Model S electric vehicle with a larger battery that makes it one of the fastest accelerating production cars in the market today. Equipped with a 100 kWh battery, it's said that the Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode will clock 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds, making it slower only to the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder.

Elon Musk announces Tesla announcement

venturebeat.com — Elon Musk, wielding the might of his 4.86 million Twitter followers, would like you to know that Tesla will make an announcement - a product announcement - today at noon PT. Immediately following the tweet, Tesla's stock rose by more than 1.5 percent.

Gawker.com to 'end operations' after Peter Thiel lawsuit

Betaworks-backed Dexter raises $2.3 million to build you a chatbot

venturebeat.com — Dexter, once pitched as an " IFTTT on steroids," is morphing into a chatbot builder, with $2.3 million in new funding from Rakuten Ventures, Social Starts, and Betaworks. Launched out of Betaworks' New York incubator in October 2015, Dexter is now "a full-blown bot building platform," according to founder Daniel Ilkovich.

Virtual reality will have 'equal footing' at next Tribeca Film Festival

venturebeat.com — Next year's Tribeca Film Festival is going to be interesting. Today the organization announced it will start accepting applications from virtual reality filmmakers to premiere at the main 2017 festival. In prior years, VR films were solely showcased at the festival's " Virtual Arcade," an event separate from the main Tribeca Film Festival screenings and not eligible for the awards ceremony.

Is Pepsi okay? Twitter unveils promoted stickers with 'launch partner' PepsiCo

venturebeat.com — Twitter's sticker feature is opening up to advertisers. The social network announced today that brands can now create and promote their own stickers on Twitter, starting with sugar water and snack conglomerate PepsiCo. Twitter first introduced stickers in June with the hopes that users would enjoy tacking small, colorful illustrations onto their photos - as you do in apps like Snapchat.

Twitter responds to BuzzFeed harassment story by covering its ears

venturebeat.com — Twitter says it's working on it. The social network, loved for empowering millions and hated for enabling abusers, "will have updates to share soon." Because it's working on it. The network's cohort of petulant trolls, seeming endless in supply, have nearly hijacked Twitter's entire narrative, with a string of high-profile cases culminating to a blow-by-blow chronicle of the company's chronic fuck-ups published today by BuzzFeed.

Peter Thiel's Palantir acquires data visualization startup Silk

venturebeat.com — Palantir Technologies, the secretive data analysis company cofounded by Peter Thiel, has acquired a data visualization startup called Silk. Following the deal, the team behind Silk will join Palantir and leave the existing Silk product behind. An announcement from the startup says Silk will continue to exist "as is," without any form of support or future development.

Honor raises $42 million led by Thrive Capital for on-demand senior care

venturebeat.com — In-home care startup Honor, backed by famed investors Andreessen Horowitz, Max Levchin, and Jessica Alba, is adding another noteworthy name to that list: Thrive Capital. The Slack, Warby Parker, and Jet.com investor is leading a new $42 million round for the on-demand senior care company, a source close to the matter tells us, to help the startup expand beyond the two regions it currently serves: the San Francisco bay area and Los Angeles.
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Aug 24, 2016

RT @VentureBeat: Inside Backstage: YouTube's plan to bring photos, polls, and text to the video service  https://wp.me/p5hvhT-8xYI  https://t.co/YBJtCuZlfq

Aug 24, 2016

Update: Everything is okay now. A wave of relief is washing over me.

Aug 24, 2016

@jamiesmallwood No emails :( I keep trying to reset my password and I'm not receiving anything from them allowing me to do so.

Aug 24, 2016

Anyone else get locked out of their Spotify account yesterday?

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