Instapaper is joining Pinterest

there is a lot of overlap between Pinterest and Instapaper. Joining Pinterest provides us with the additional resources and experience necessary to achieve that shared mission on a much larger scale.

I must confess: totally unexpected.

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Kickstarter Just Did Something Tech Startups Never Do: It Paid a Dividend

Kickstarter seems to be a great company.

Kickstarter has shunned the IPO or acquisition path from the get-go. That didn’t stop Union Square Ventures managing partner Fred Wilson from backing the company when it was a fledgling operation with about half-a-dozen employees. Still, he had a question or two for Perry Chen, one of the founders. “I said, ‘You know, we’re investors, so at some point we’re going to need to make a return on our investment, and how might you imagine that happening,’” Wilson recalls. Chen floated the idea of a dividend. “I did the math, and I thought about it, and I concluded that there was going to be a lot of cash flow, potentially, to dividend out,” Wilson says. He talked to his investors and convinced them to accept the unorthodox arrangement. Chen and other Kickstarter executives declined to comment.

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How a photographer snapped that brilliant photo of Usain Bolt

It’s arguably THE shot of the games so far. The world’s fastest man, doing his thing a full stride or two ahead of the rest of the group, shooting a sly grin at the competition in his wake.
The picture of Usain Bolt racing to first place in the 100-meter semifinal in Rio on Sunday is the work of Getty photographer Cameron Spencer. It’s a remarkable snapshot that’s since gone viral and it’s the result of a pro at the right place and the right time taking a big, but calculated, gamble.

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