Amie Street was an indie online music store and social network service created in 2006 by Brown University seniors Elliott Breece, Elias Roman, and Joshua Boltuch, in Providence, Rhode Island. The site was notable for its demand-based pricing. The company was later moved to Long Island City in Queens, New York. In late 2010, the site was sold to Amazon who redirected customers to their own website.
- "Someone took the Big Idea that I was passionate about. Now what?" | 2007-06-05 | 6 Upvotes 10 Comments
- "Evercookie" | 2011-04-05 | 75 Upvotes 17 Comments
Hacker News is a social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship. It is run by Paul Graham's investment fund and startup incubator, Y Combinator. In general, content that can be submitted is defined as "anything that gratifies one's intellectual curiosity".
- "Mobile Wikipedia looks more beautiful than desktop" | 2014-07-24 | 20 Upvotes 17 Comments
- "Wikipedia blackout notice now on all English Wiki articles." | 2012-01-17 | 61 Upvotes 33 Comments
- "Hacker News" | 2009-04-28 | 49 Upvotes 46 Comments
This is a list of notable active virtual communities with more than 1 million registered members.
- "List of virtual communities with more than 1 million users" | 2016-12-18 | 68 Upvotes 24 Comments
Mt. Gox was a bitcoin exchange based in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Launched in July 2010, by 2013 and into 2014 it was handling over 70% of all bitcoin (BTC) transactions worldwide, as the largest bitcoin intermediary and the world's leading bitcoin exchange.
In February 2014, Mt. Gox suspended trading, closed its website and exchange service, and filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors. In April 2014, the company began liquidation proceedings.
Mt. Gox announced that approximately 850,000 bitcoins belonging to customers and the company were missing and likely stolen, an amount valued at more than $450 million at the time. Although 200,000 bitcoins have since been "found", the reasons for the disappearance—theft, fraud, mismanagement, or a combination of these—were initially unclear. New evidence presented in April 2015 by Tokyo security company WizSec led them to conclude that "most or all of the missing bitcoins were stolen straight out of the Mt. Gox hot wallet over time, beginning in late 2011."
- "Mt.Gox does not mean "Mount" Gox" | 2013-04-12 | 51 Upvotes 43 Comments
Social bookmarking is an online service which allows users to add, annotate, edit, and share bookmarks of web documents. Many online bookmark management services have launched since 1996; Delicious, founded in 2003, popularized the terms "social bookmarking" and "tagging". Tagging is a significant feature of social bookmarking systems, allowing users to organize their bookmarks and develop shared vocabularies known as folksonomies.