Union Square Ventures http://www.usv.com en-US hourly 1 https://github.com/unionsquareventures/theconversation The Supreme Court just refused to review a disastrous ruling on software copyrights http://usv.com/posts/the-supreme-court-just-refused-to-review-a-disastrous-ruling-on-software-copyrights 2015-06-29 10:52:09.423000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/the-supreme-court-just-refused-to-review-a-disastrous-ruling-on-software-copyrights http://www.vox.com/2014/11/18/7238825/copyright-for-apis-is-going-to-be-a-disaster-and-only-the-supreme

@libovness:

"Here's the problem: the digital economy depends on gadgets and software being able to communicate seamlessly. Last year's decision by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals opened the possibility that efforts to make software work together better could trigger copyright liability. The result could be more compatibility problems and less innovation." ]]>
Tim Wu: Is Google degrading search? Consumer Harm from Universal Search http://usv.com/posts/tim-wu-is-google-degrading-search-consumer-harm-from-universal-search 2015-06-29 10:33:15.651000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/tim-wu-is-google-degrading-search-consumer-harm-from-universal-search http://www.slideshare.net/lutherlowe/wu-l

@libovness:

"This suggests that by leveraging dominance in search to promote its internal content, Google is reducing social welfare - leaving consumers with lower quality results and worse matches." ]]>
From Social Networks To Market Networks http://usv.com/posts/from-social-networks-to-market-networks 2015-06-29 10:30:47.707000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/from-social-networks-to-market-networks http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/27/from-social-to-market-networks/

@libovness:

“Marketplaces” provide transactions among multiple buyers and multiple sellers — like eBay, Etsy, Uber and LendingClub. “Networks” provide profiles that project a person’s identity, then lets them communicate in a 360-degree pattern with other people in the network. Think Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. What’s unique about market networks is that they: Combine the main elements of both networks and marketplaces Use SaaS workflow software to focus action around longer-term projects, not just a q...]]>
Apple co-founder Wozniak: Humans will be robots’ pets - Fortune http://usv.com/posts/apple-co-founder-wozniak-humans-will-be-robots-pets-fortune 2015-06-26 16:07:31.133000 @kidmercury http://usv.com/posts/apple-co-founder-wozniak-humans-will-be-robots-pets-fortune https://fortune.com/2015/06/25/apple-wozniak-robots-pets/

@kidmercury:

woz is down with it, says it'll be cool. these days i lean more to the "humans and machines will merge" viewpoint rather than "humans will become pets/slaves" viewpoint.]]>
Reflecting on Slack's Valuation http://usv.com/posts/reflecting-on-slacks-valuation 2015-06-26 14:35:04.257000 @amlewis4 http://usv.com/posts/reflecting-on-slacks-valuation http://www.arilewis.com/reflecting-on-slacks-valuation

@amlewis4:

I wrote a piece about Slack's valuation. Would love feedback.]]>
Choosing Unfettered General Purpose Computing over Strong Privacy http://usv.com/posts/choosing-unfettered-general-purpose-computing-over-strong-privacy 2015-06-25 11:39:20.751000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/choosing-unfettered-general-purpose-computing-over-strong-privacy http://continuations.com/post/122421288020/choosing-unfettered-general-purpose-computing-over

@libovness:

"I believe that the right trade off is in favor of general purpose computing at the cost of strong privacy. Meaning: I would rather have general purpose computing and relatively limited privacy than the other way round. The best hope we have for minimizing this tradeoff (not making it go away as that’s fundamentally impossible) is to have as much open source software as possible and over time extend open source deeper into hardware design as well." ]]>
The post-browser era of the web is coming http://usv.com/posts/the-post-browser-era-of-the-web-is-coming 2015-06-24 21:38:09.427000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/the-post-browser-era-of-the-web-is-coming http://buytaert.net/the-post-browser-era-of-the-web-is-coming

@libovness:

"When content is "pushed" to you by smart aggregators, using a regular web browser doesn't make much sense. You benefit from a different kind of browser for the web. For content management platforms, it redefines the browser and websites as end-points; de-emphasizing the role of presentation while increasing the importance of structured content and metadata." ]]>
Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things | McKinsey & Company http://usv.com/posts/unlocking-the-potential-of-the-internet-of-things-mckinsey-company 2015-06-24 18:51:02.668000 @donnawhite http://usv.com/posts/unlocking-the-potential-of-the-internet-of-things-mckinsey-company https://shar.es/1qpmDi

@donnawhite:

Predicting $3.9 trillion to $11.1 trillion a year by 2025]]>
A World Without Work http://usv.com/posts/a-world-without-work 2015-06-24 16:59:39.894000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/a-world-without-work http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/07/world-without-work/395294/

@libovness:

"For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?"]]>