News in Tweets

At DataFox we’re good at harnessing and structuring the world’s vast information about startups and other private companies.
To help you digest the events of the last 24 hours, we’re experimenting with new ways of keeping you posted — today through summarized tweets. Check out our summary below for a collection of milestones from founders and investors, people on the move, and a few other interesting stories to read.
Let us know what you think of this format and the stories we picked!

Milestones

Robinhood, the zero-commission stock trading app launched:

https://twitter.com/robinhoodapp/status/543042914222211072

You can check it out on the AppStore or in Times Square.

https://twitter.com/howardlindzon/status/543260955732639744

And this wasn’t even the biggest news in FinTech.

In their first day on the public markets Lending Club made quite an entrance.

Meanwhile Wealthfront CEO Adam Nash tweetstormed some major milestones as well.

https://twitter.com/adamnash/status/543102292979765248
https://twitter.com/adamnash/status/543102770559987712

And Zenefits, the online platform that lets employers manage all their HR needs in one place (founded in 2013) is experiencing something special this year:

https://twitter.com/datafoxalerts/status/543123663063502848

People

The big departure was Anthony Watson, Nike’s young CIO that joined the company earlier this year (and was also #17 on Fortune’s 40 under 40).

https://twitter.com/anthonywatson/status/542872026055061504

Fortune knows why.

https://twitter.com/fortunemagazine/status/543201101944987648

Some other departures and key arrivals include:

https://twitter.com/fgoria/status/543318406804807680
https://twitter.com/oculus/status/543149581203013632
https://twitter.com/waltmossberg/status/543480405538910208

What Tech Twitter is Talking About

It’s raining in San Francisco (smartphone usage unaffected).

https://twitter.com/BuzzFeedStorm/status/543191516391292928

And this transitional tweet will lead to the world of Bitcoin — which had some major announcements this week.

https://twitter.com/StartupLJackson/status/543101149507641344
https://twitter.com/levie/status/532597706704031744

Because this:

https://twitter.com/coindesk/status/542904715550666752
https://twitter.com/barrysilbert/status/543046363731480576
https://twitter.com/delitzer/status/543477419706179584
https://twitter.com/panteracapital/status/539797061839769600

Things to Read:

An interesting idea by Dan Primack of Fortune:

https://twitter.com/danprimack/status/543034536381407232

Google News is closing in Spain:

https://twitter.com/nivo0o0/status/543466640709410816

And Twitter co-founder Evan Williams shares his views when asked about Instagram’s 300M user milestones the other day:

https://twitter.com/sacca/status/543205638151483393

Zuck assures us on his Facebook wall that Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom is thrilled.