Happy Friday, Austin! We've scoured the web to bring you some of the best tech news from the past 24 hours:
Peter Thiel makes history as first openly gay speaker at the Republican National Convention
Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, who recently made headlines as the person paying for the lawsuits targeting Gawker Media, delivered a highly-anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention last night. Recode has a recap and video of what he had to say and Kara Swisher also wrote a profile of Thiel.
Thiel mentions that he is "proud to be gay," but also says issues like transgender bathroom debate are a distraction from the real economic problems facing this nation. Also, for fun, check out what Gawker had to say about his speech (not "glaringly evil" only "boring.)
Tinder has answered our prayers and debuts a friend-finding feature
Tinder, the dating app, has developed a new feature that makes it easier to find friends when you're planning a night out. Any adult knows once you graduate college, it's impossible to make new friends outside of work.
Tinder wants to help change that be creating a feature that lets you create groups to make connections and find friends to help plan an evening out - such as to a movie or to a concert.
General Assembly is laying off 7 percent of its workforce
Code school General Assembly is laying off 7 percent of its workforce, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company has raised more than $100 million from investors, the Journal reports, and laid off about 50 workers from the 765-person company.
As some of our readers may know, General Assembly has a location in our fair city at Sixth and Congress.
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