First Open Web Award winners

The winners of the first Open Web Awards are announced. Winners include Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, ESPN, Cafemom and Pandora.

Foundry Group raises $225M for early stage tech


Foundry Group announces it has raised a $225 fund for investing in early-stage technology companies. Investors include Guardian Life Insurance Co., Morgan Stanley, Parish Capital Advisors, Procific and University of Texas Investment Management Co. The partners include Brad Feld, Seth Levine, Ryan McIntyre and Chris Wand. They launched Foundry after thier previous company, Mobius, didn’t perform well, and partners […]

Metropolis sale

After publishing over 700 issues, the Devlins sell Metropolis to Lloyd, a New Zealand and Australian dual national, based in Japan. Over 14 years the magazine has grown to over 80 full-color pages every week made by a team of 35 staff from all over the world. The magazine has annual sales of ¥360 million and 20% […]

Dorner accuses Evans of kicking Gettler

Two weeks after the incident, Dorner went to Sgt. Donald Deming’s office at the Harbor Division police station. There were tears in Dorner’s eyes, the sergeant later testified. Dorner told him: I have something bad to talk to you about, something really bad. Dorner explained that Evans had kicked Gettler once in the face and twice […]

Dorner and Evans respond to disturbance at DoubleTree Hotel

Dorner and his training officer, Teresa Evans, respond to a call about a man causing a disturbance at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro. When they arrive, they find Christopher Gettler. He was uncooperative and threw a punch at one of the officers, prompting Evans, to Taser him.

Visits Japan, learns Japanese

Karpeles visits Japan for a month, during which time he claims to learn Japanese fluently: Many of you knew, some didn’t know, I went to Japan from July 15th to August 15th. During one full month, I had to speak Japanese, and live in the Japanese way. I could stay in a guest house in Omiya, Saitama, and […]

Co-founds TechStars accelerator

TechStars Logo

TechStars (website), a mentorship-driven startup accelerator is founded by Brad Feld, David Cohen, David Brown, and Jared Polis. The company is established in Boulder in and holds its first 13-week program in 2007 with an initial 10 companies.  TechStars mentors include Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, tumblr CEO David Karp, HubSpot co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah, and Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures. TechStars will take a 5 percent stake in each of the […]

ConnectU sues Facebook over origins

The lawsuit (docket) filed, by the Winklevoss brothers, and Divya Narendra, accuses Mark Zuckerberg of stealing the source code, design, and business plan for Facebook in 2003 when he briefly worked in the Harvard dorms as a programmer for their own fledgling social-networking site, now known as ConnectU. The plaintiffs have demanded that Facebook be shut down and […]

Sex and the Single Zillionaire

Sex & the Single Zillionaire cover

Perkins novel, Sex and the Single Zillionaire, is released. Perkins says a British television studio proposed in 2003 that he star in a reality TV show: he would date a string of young women, then marry one of them. He turned the offer down, but thought the idea might make a good novel. He jotted down a 12-page […]

Swartz leaves Reddit

Swartz is asked to resign from his position at Wired Digital after this boss Chris Anderson is unhappy about him taking too much vacation: I was unhappy working in an office and didn’t hide it. So I’d come in late and set up lots of off-site meetings and stuff. And my boss wasn’t really thrilled […]