Gabe Rivera

Gabe Rivera

Blame me for @Techmeme and @mediagazer. Another vain and stupid person on Twitter, like you.


2 Book Recommendations by Gabe Rivera

  • The internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first "dotcom." Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape's Marc Andreessen and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the internet's rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.

    Reminder: the Techmeme Ride Home podcast is good, and even people like @mims like it. (Also, @brianmcc's book is out! )

  • Angel

    Jason Calacanis

    These ūüí©¬†financials are helpfully disclosed right there in the documents. BTW, this is a company that Sequoia invested $20M+ in when it was called Mahalo. Now is *your* chance to invest! $2,500 gets you an autographed copy of the founder's book entitled "Angel".