The tech biz is so bubbly right now, some days you can’t help but look at Techmeme and think, “Gee, I wonder if the Web 1.0 guys ever think about giving it another shot?”
Guess so. Via @dankois, behold Kozmo.com, which claims to be in the process of a relaunch. You know, the online delivery business and notorious early 90s flameout, which was just one sock puppet short of being the cultural synecdoche for the entire damn turn-of-the-century Internet bubble.
Our favorite parts of Tracy Daugherty’s history of the publication of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 in the August Vanity Fair, which describes how Catch-22 was a project ushered to life by young people.
This description of Candida Donadio, Heller’s 24-year-old agent:
She rarely spoke about what she implied was a grim Sicilian Catholic upbringing. Read More
Startups are recruiting aggressively in New York, and local engineers must have a hard time choosing.
Pressure to make the right bet is high.
Etsy or Tumblr? GroupMe or Gilt Groupe?
What if you pass on the next Facebook in favor of the next… we don’t know. MyKinda?
Here’s an apparently legitimate Read More
With Congressman Charlie Rangel set to plead his case before the full House this afternoon, we got to wondering whether there’s precedent for the full House breaking with the recommendations of the Ethics Committee.
In a cursory look at the cases that have come before the committee since 1967–when it became an official Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a brief history lesson on religious freedom at a Governor’s Island press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Bloomberg was responding to the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s vote to take 45-47 Park Place off its calendar, essentially giving the green light for the controversial mosque and community center near Ground Zero. Read More