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!


Robinhood, the zero-commission stock trading app launched:

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

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.

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:


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).

Fortune knows why.

Some other departures and key arrivals include:

What Tech Twitter is Talking About

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

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

Because this:

Things to Read:

An interesting idea by Dan Primack of Fortune:

Google News is closing in Spain:

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

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