Co-founders of Instagram, Kevin Systrom ’06 and Mike Krieger ’08 M.S. ’09, discussed how life at Stanford prepared them for entrepreneurship and their work at Instagram to an audience of 250 at Cemex Auditorium Tuesday evening.
The 6th Annual Crunchies Awards, a technology industry awards ceremony co-hosted this year by TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat, takes place on Jan. 31 at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. Twenty Crunchies categories will be awarded, with numerous companies founded or led by Stanford alumni nominated as finalists for major categories.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and CEO of Square, spoke with The Stanford Daily about a wide range of topics, sharing his advice to entrepreneurs, touching on Instagram and offering perspective on the competition between Stanford and Cornell for Applied Sciences NYC.
Instagram is the best kind of social-networking – it encourages you to share actual content, small and large, from your life. It distills the question “What are you doing?” into a picture that you get to edit instantly. Had a great meal? Snap a picture. Beautiful view? Documented. Found a funny sign? Got it.
Words With Friends Here’s an oldie but goodie. Words With Friends (WWF) is an awesome game for killing time between classes but even better for those few minutes in class after you’ve caught up on the notes but don’t feel like paying attention for a few minutes. WWF is a Scrabble-type game that pits players…