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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Alexis Ohanian’

Alexis Ohanian Returns to Reddit as Executive Chairman, Yishan Wong Resigns as CEO

Today brings a bit of a shakeup at the top of reddit corporate HQ, as CEO Yishan Wong has resigned his position. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced the news in a blog post, saying that the company is “grateful for his contributions over the last few years, including growing reddit from 35M to 174M, and we have a team in …

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Reddit CEO Yishan Wong Steps Down

Yishan Wong took the CEO reins at reddit months after the “Front Page of the Internet” was spun off from Condé Nast. Wong became CEO in March, 2012. He has now handed in his resignation. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian broke the news in a blog post, saying, “We are grateful for his contributions over the last few years, including growing …

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Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian Talks Open Internet with Stephen Colbert

Last night, Stephen Colbert’s guest on The Colbert Report was reddit co-founder and open internet advocate Alexis Ohanian. Ohanian is promoting his new book, Without Their Permission, where he explores “the future of the internet for fun, profit, and the good of humankind.” What Colbert refers to as “cultural socialism” is actually the democratization of the internet, and more importantly, …

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Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Calls Up Larry Page To Talk CISPA

Pro-privacy proponents and Internet activists are obviously concerned about CISPA. The bill would allow corporations to share private user data with the government while enjoying complete legal immunity. What’s more concerning, however, is that major Internet companies that deal in private data aren’t saying anything about CISPA. To find out what these companies think, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian attempted to …

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TIL How Reddit Was Born [VIDEO]

Before reddit was serving up billions of pageviews and hosting the President of the United States for Q&A sessions, it was just a simple link aggregator being artificially pumped up by its creators. Well, it’s still just a link aggregator, but as you probably know, that narrow definition doesn’t really come close to explaining reddit’s current influence on news and …

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Reddit Challenges Policymakers on the Open Internet, Creating Jobs

This year’s internet blackout and the fights against SOPA and PIPA show that the community of the internet, as diverse and weird as it can be, does have a common intrest in keeping the web open for everyone. Reddit, the popular social news and entertainment website, led the charge for the internet blackout protest and has now embarked on a …

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Reddit Cofounder: Let’s Write Sympathy Cards To PIPA Supporters Mourning The Internet’s Death

Although SOPA has been pushed to the backburner for the time being, it’s not dead and we should remain vigilant in our opposition. Not only that, but SOPA is not the only legislation on the table that threatens the internet that we know and love. The Protect IP Act (PIPA) still sits in the Senate, and as a cousin to …

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Reddit Co-Founder To Testify At Upcoming SOPA Hearing

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, has been asked to speak at the upcoming hearing concerning SOPA and PIPA, everybody’s favorite Internet acronyms; for the moment, anyway. Apparently, the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee wants to hear from the “other side,” and so, they’ve invited a number of Internet celebrities to speak for or against the piracy acts. Considering …

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