Liz Gannes

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Diaspora Says It’s Back on Track, Joins Y Combinator Program

Diaspora, the open source social network that rose to fame on the back of Facebook privacy scandals and one of the first viral Kickstarter campaigns, is now rebuilding itself around creative self-expression, following setbacks including the suicide of a co-founder, as detailed in this good Bloomberg Businessweek profile. One tidbit the profile reveals is that the team has been accepted to participate in the next round of Y Combinator, starting next month.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”