Vidme Shuts Down Because Google and Facebook

Vidme is shutting down, and it’s all the fault of Google and Facebook. The popular online video platform will go offline on December 15th, 2017, at which point all videos will be “permanently deleted from the Vidme servers”. And with that, Google and Facebook’s stranglehold tightens. A Brief History of Vidme Vidme was launched in Read More …

The loss of first check investors

 Victor Basta hit a nerve with his article on TechCrunch last week describing the “implosion” of venture capital over the past 36 months. Using PitchBook data, he found that the total number of VC rounds committed to startups has declined, even while dollars invested has remained mostly static. Silicon Valley is no longer making it Read More …

Sheryl Sandberg says we need equal access to computer science education

 At today’s Computer Science Education Week kickoff, the theme was women in coding. In the U.S., just 18 percent of computer science college graduates are women. Tech leaders like Microsoft’s Peggy Johnson, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki took to the stage to discuss the importance of getting young girls involved in technology. Read Read More …

Facebook Launches Messenger Kids for Children

Facebook has launched a new standalone version of Messenger aimed at kids. And it is, rather inevitably, called Messenger Kids. Messenger Kids is designed for children aged between six and 12, with parents being placed in charge of setting up and managing their children’s access. Thanks to the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) Read More …