Twitter buys Android-related startup for undisclosed amount. Study finds using the social network leads to relationship turmoil, including cheating and divorce. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
The New York tech scene, dubbed Silicon Alley, has gotten a lot of PR of late, with hot companies like MakerBot, Tumblr, Etsy and Foursquare and the high-profile venture firm Union Square Ventures. But it wasn’t until today that it produced a billionaire founder.
If public ridicule memes suggest that the sun may soon set on a tech boom, it may be time to sell your stocks. A Tumblr called Jesus Christ, Silicon Valley, is gaining attention after appearing in late March to offer a scathing critique of the oft-attacked Dave Morin.
Benevolent, a crowdfunding site that helps economically needy individuals buy one-time items, is expanding beyond a Chicago beta into several additional markets including Detroit and Silicon Valley.
Collegefeed today launched into a public beta a social network for young job seekers and the companies looking to hire them.
Elevated levels of the chemical TCE were found in recent Environmental Protection Agency tests in two Mountain View, Cal., Google buildings that sit where tech companies had manufacturing operations.
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“Spinlet wants to take advantage of the close proximity between the entertainment industry and the Silicon Valley by tapping into the enormous technical talent and creative resources available in the region,” said Spinlet Director, Eric Idiahi.
Business around Silicon Valley is booming biggert than ever. And in a bid to make fun of the rapidly growing startup scene, clothing designer Gemma Aguiar launched Startup Apparel, a company that sells goofy t-shirts aimed at the entrepreneurial set.
Aguiar is no stranger to startups. Spurred on by friends such as Chris McCann, co-founder of Startup Digest, she started Design Like Whoa!, a custom printing business back in December. After seeing all the startup activity around her, she thought “I can make shirts out of this and it would be really funny.”
With slogans such as the hash tag-infused “It’s All About the #startuplife,” and “Will Work for Equity,” they aren’t for everybody. But for the jeans and t-shirt entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area, we think they fit just fine.