Ex-Googler Ben Ling Brings His Operations Experience To Khosla Ventures
After just a year with the company, Badoo COO Ben Ling is leaving the social networking site to join Khosla Ventures. Ling, who has formerly held senior executive roles at companies like Google, YouTube, and Facebook, will join a growing team at Vinod Khosla's venture firm, as it has been adding operations executives as partners.
Photo Albums Are Stupid. Moju Labs Is Building What Comes Next.
With years of digital exhaust now behind us - over 240 billion photos on Facebook, 8 billion on Flickr, and not to mention the 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every month - we're now transitioning to a time when we're in need of smarter tools for organizing and accessing our personal data archives. Only a few companies so far have dared to step into this space because of the technical challenges it presents. One which shows some promise is the stealthy Moju Labs, a new consumer "big data" startup, which is soon preparing to launch.
Over 100 Hours of Video Uploaded To YouTube Every Minute
jones_supa writes "Google's YouTube is celebrating its 8-year birthday, and at the same time they reveal some interesting numbers. 'Today, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's more than four days of video uploaded each minute! Every month, more than 1 billion people come to YouTube to access news, answer questions and have a little fun. That's almost one out of every two people on the Internet. Millions of partners are creating content for YouTube and more than 1,000 companies worldwide have mandated a one-hour mid-day break to watch nothing but funny YouTube videos. Well, we made that last stat up, but that would be cool (the other stats are true).'"
The New “Handmade”
Amid grumblings of a “general fatigue” when it comes to software-based startups, a potentially transformative technology called 3D printing is poised to reach critical mass and mainstream awareness. Today’s news headlines about the technology tend to focus on the extreme possibilities in being able to print objects on demand – from the terrors of things like a homemade 3D-printed gun to heartwarming tales of printed robotic hands for children born without fingers. But the innovation is also powering a revolution of a different kind. An emerging class of creatives are using 3D printing techniques, not to either save or destroy the world and the people in it, but simply create a little beauty along the way. These creatives, makers of the new “handmade” goods, are selling their art in online storefronts like Etsy and Shapeways, as well as within brick-and-mortar stores, and even museums. They range from technically adept programmers who never dabbled in hands-on art involving paint ...
YouTube Turns Eight As Platform Surpasses More Than 100 Hours Of Video Uploaded Per Minute
YouTube turns eight years old today, reminding each of us in some odd way how young or old we really are. Remember, the company launched back in 2005, the same year that Michael Jackson was found not guilty of child molestation, and Lance Armstrong was winning his seventh Tours De France, and Arrested Development was still on the air. A lot has changed since then, but YouTube's growth remains strong as ever. YouTube announced that its community now uploads more than 100 hours of video to the platform every minute. Minute. That's the equivalent of four days worth of video every sixty seconds.