Top Stories of the Day // August 1, 2015

Twitter’s Homepage Over The Years |
Why Homejoy Failed … And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy |
Is This Flying Car Company For Real? |
Yahoo Will Acquire Fashion Startup Polyvore |
Vapor No More: Ethereum Has Launched |
Boston’s WTF/LOL Problem |
Why Polyvore’s Jess Lee Sold To Yahoo |

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Today’s Top Stories // Aug 1, 2015

Twitter’s Homepage Over The Years

If you’re a heavy Twitter user, you probably don’t see the homepage much…no, not your timeline, the Twitter.com that shows up when… read more

Why Homejoy Failed … And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy

On the heels of Homejoy’s failure, the fundamental “on-demand marketplace” model has come into question by investors, the media and even consumers. That… read more

Is This Flying Car Company For Real?

We've been promised a flying car for as long as I can remember. From The Jetsons to Back To The Future, we've been sold this dream for years and years. Owning… read more

Yahoo Will Acquire Fashion Startup Polyvore

Yahoo just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire style-focused community Polyvore. In a blog post about the deal, Yahoo's senior vice… read more

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Vapor No More: Ethereum Has Launched

Thursday was, I think, a historic day–though whether it becomes a memorable milestone like the launch of the Altair 8800, or an obscure footnote à la CP/M,… read more

Boston’s WTF/LOL Problem

Well, that was embarrassing. Following months of piss-poor communication and a chaotic planning process, Boston’s bid to be the U.S. entry for the 2024… read more

Why Polyvore’s Jess Lee Sold To Yahoo

Yahoo bought Polyvore in what we've heard could be a $60 million deal today. Both Polyvore and Yahoo were mum on those details, but Polyvore co-founder Jess Lee… read more

TOP VIDEOS

Yahoo Shows Off Its New Livetext Messaging App

 Yahoo unveiled a new app today called Livetext, where users can send each other video and text — but… read more

Fly Or Die: MC Squares

You might assume that, when it comes to a standard whiteboard, there isn’t much room for disruption. But… read more

Gillmor Gang: Fare Trade

 The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded… read more

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