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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus