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Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton

Mark Suster wrote, 2 days ago, a post named “Understanding the Politics of Tech Startups“.

Mark Suster persuaded me to buy the book Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal : “…First, I recently read the must-read book Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton. I’m friends with several people in the book and I’m sure they didn’t love being written about – nobody ever does in this sort of book. And of course it’s impossible to re-create an exact history [of Twitter] – especially since no individual actually really knows the “truth” or remembers everything perfectly.

But the book is a must read for entrepreneurs. If for not reason than no other book I have read about startups has so perfectly captured what it’s like when there is infighting, factions, disagreements, sexual relationships, power-struggles and lots of money at stake. And I can tell you from first-hand experience this is EXACTLY what goes on inside startups….”

Mark Suster is “an entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC”

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Manning, Snowden, Swartz : héros ou imbéciles ?

The Trade Secrets of Intellectual Property Cov...

The Trade Secrets of Intellectual Property Cover Timothy B. McCormack Attorney at Law – Copy – Copy (Photo credit: Seattle Intellectual Property)

“…Peut-être voit-on mieux ainsi le lien avec la Belgique : dans un pays où le vocabulaire politique est composé de termes comme « colloque singulier », « conseil restreint » ou « conclave budgétaire » ; dans un pays où n’existe aucun contrôle des votes électroniques ; dans un pays où six des huit chefs de partis sont les fils de leur chef de parti de père ; dans un pays où une poignée de membres d’un parti politique peut (et le fait tout le temps) court-circuiter le travail des élus ; dans un pays comme le nôtre, évoquer la libre circulation de l’information relève de la révolution, puisqu’il s’agit de revenir à l’idée même de la démocratie….”

Source: http://pirateparty.be/node/1970

Private emails of PM Di Rupo hacked by the NVA?

Our prime minister Elio Di Rupo’ mailbox has been hacked !

We should know everything about his night life, all the rest is unnecessary to disclose (i.e. prime minister thought about the royalty or Bart de Wever mayor of Antwerpen)

But,  the hackers have been smart enough to share the emails with the journal  De Morgen

To be continued http://www.humeurs.be/2013/05/les-mails-prives-de-di-rupo-pirates/