7/21/2014 Last Week In Tech, In Tweets

1. NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony launches a seed-stage venture capital firm. Knicks Star Carmelo Anthony Launches Venture Firm http://t.co/CiLyVHX2WW by @jshieber — TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) July 21, 2014 As expected, Tweeters come out swinging with the basketball jokes. Why does Carmelo Anthony’s VC fund invest in every deal it sees? Because he never passes… http://t.co/pSE4dRBLlW — […]

1. NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony launches a seed-stage venture capital firm.

As expected, Tweeters come out swinging with the basketball jokes.

2. The state of New York proposes regulations, deemed “BitLicense”, that would make life for Bitcoin startups very hard.

These new regulations could have implications stretching far beyond the borders of New York.

3. Microsoft lays off 14% of the entire company as part of major restructuring.

Apparently, Wall Street likes big layoffs.

4. Apple and IBM join forces – could be double trouble for Google, Microsoft, Samsung.

Does this move signal the end of PCs?

5. Amazon releases Kindle Unlimited, to be the “Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks”.

But not everyone is excited for it.

For laughs:

Ryan Block (former head of Engadget, founder of GDGT, and now product guy at AOL) records a hilarious phone call with Comcast employee while trying to cancel his service.


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