Union Square Ventures http://www.usv.com en-US hourly 1 https://github.com/unionsquareventures/theconversation Gavin Andresen on Why Bitcoin Will Become Unreliable Next Year Without an Urgent Fix | MIT Technology Review http://usv.com/posts/gavin-andresen-on-why-bitcoin-will-become-unreliable-next-year-without-an-urgent-fix-mit-technology-review 2015-08-28 19:00:37.777000 @kidmercury http://usv.com/posts/gavin-andresen-on-why-bitcoin-will-become-unreliable-next-year-without-an-urgent-fix-mit-technology-review http://www.technologyreview.com/news/540921/the-looming-problem-that-could-kill-bitcoin/


Interesting read]]>
The End of the Internet Dream? http://usv.com/posts/the-end-of-the-internet-dream 2015-08-18 07:58:04.144000 @nickgrossman http://usv.com/posts/the-end-of-the-internet-dream https://medium.com/backchannel/the-end-of-the-internet-dream-ba060b17da61


Stanford's Jennifer Granick on the state of the open internet and the 20-year risks of further centralization and control]]>
Old Models Don't Fit the New Economy http://usv.com/posts/old-models-dont-fit-the-new-economy 2015-08-17 17:59:44.592000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/old-models-dont-fit-the-new-economy http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/18/us/old-models-dont-fit-the-new-economy.html?_r=0


"In an economy increasingly dominated by network effects, peer-to-peer transactions, self-regulation and contract labor, the old frameworks are woefully irrelevant. In a world where Bitcoins threaten to be the new savings accounts, crowdfunding the new stock market, meet-ups the new unions and ratings the new consumer protection, the candidates are stuck in another era." ]]>
Omnivorous inclusiveness and the closing of the browser parenthesis http://usv.com/posts/omnivorous-inclusiveness-and-the-closing-of-the-browser-parenthesis 2015-08-16 18:36:23.934000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/omnivorous-inclusiveness-and-the-closing-of-the-browser-parenthesis http://blog.oshineye.com/2015/06/closing-the-browser-parenthesis.html


"Firstly it turns out that browsers are not the only user agent. They're not even the only kind of user agent. Secondly now that deeplinking is becoming mere linking it is clearer than ever that apps are just domain-specific user-agents. As a consequence it becomes clear that native versus web is merely a debate about whether we should use 1 universal user-agent or N domain-specific user-agents." ]]>
Why is Bitcoin forking? http://usv.com/posts/why-is-bitcoin-forking 2015-08-16 18:29:41.054000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/why-is-bitcoin-forking https://medium.com/@octskyward/why-is-bitcoin-forking-d647312d22c1


"So this is it. Here we are. The community is divided and Bitcoin is forking: both the software and, perhaps, the block chain too." ]]>
The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia for Pay http://usv.com/posts/the-covert-world-of-people-trying-to-edit-wikipedia-for-pay 2015-08-12 13:02:46.128000 @libovness http://usv.com/posts/the-covert-world-of-people-trying-to-edit-wikipedia-for-pay http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/08/wikipedia-editors-for-pay/393926/?single_page=true


"Can the site’s dwindling ranks of volunteer editors protect its articles from the influence of money?"]]>
The Unemployable Programmer http://usv.com/posts/the-unemployable-programmer 2015-08-09 09:30:59.930000 @annelibby http://usv.com/posts/the-unemployable-programmer http://unemployable.pen.io/


"I just wrote this in time for the next HN who is hiring thread, in the hopes it may provide some perspective into a problem that is rarely addressed in programmer circles. My story is somewhat typical, I think, but easily overlooked... ...There are companies trying to make recruiting better for both employers and employees. At first, I was optimistic. For example, SmartHires allows you to fill out a very sparse profile and upload your CV, thereby entering you into a database for potential empl...]]>
Together Is the New Social — Medium http://usv.com/posts/together-is-the-new-social-medium-2 2015-08-04 18:52:14.498000 @michaeltemkin http://usv.com/posts/together-is-the-new-social-medium-2 https://medium.com/@michaeltemkin/together-is-the-new-social-8c13efb7e35e


Are social networks actually social?]]>
BIEN | Basic Income Earth Network http://usv.com/posts/bien-basic-income-earth-network-3 2015-08-03 15:56:05.483000 @Gutenbite http://usv.com/posts/bien-basic-income-earth-network-3