At last night's Re/code media event, Code/Media Series:New York, one of the featured speakers was Meridith Valiando Rojas of DigiTour. Valiando Rojas introduced me, and many in the room, to the the new world of Internet stardom.
One of the computer-age celebrities that the DigiTour founder discussed during her talk with Re/code's Peter Kafka was someone named Lohanthony. Read MoreBitcoin KingsYou learn something new every day: MIT's best Bitcoin innovators crowned
The official start of the MIT Bitcoin Project, where each student will receive $100 in the crypto-currency, is fast approaching. The school's freshman have arrived in Cambridge, classes begin tomorrow, and the various "rush" events at the school are set to take place. As soon as the busy start to year concludes, the project is scheduled to begin.
As part of the Bitcoin Project, the organizers of the initiative held a startup competition called BitComp this summer to promote innovative ways to leverage Bitcoin, on campus and beyond. Read MoreMinute winnerYou learn something new every day - Jess, Meet Ken is on a roll at MassChallenge
Yesterday was a monster day for MassChallenge. First, they rang the bell at NASDAQ in Times Square in the morning. Then, last night, they had their yearly "Minute-to-Pitch-It" event where MassChallenge accelerators startups pitch their ideas to a group of judges. Read More