Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Others Call for More NSA Transparency

The alliance includes 63 companies, investors, non-profits and trade organizations.
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BarkBox’s Matt Meeker Has Big Plans for Pet Projects (Q&A)

The man behind a Birchbox for dogs, a BuzzFeed for dog owners and a veterinarian hotline service has lots more ideas.
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Groups Management Start-Up Kohort Shrinks Its Staff

The company raised a $3 million “seed round” last year, and launched out of beta this summer.
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The Next Web Frontier: Finding New Offline Friends

Can the Internet help us meet people offline? And not in an (often skeezy) dating-site kind of way that’s cordoned off from the rest of the Web, but a more natural good-conversation-at-a-dinner-party kind of way? That’s a premise that multiple start-ups are currently exploring.