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Carmelo Anthony Launches Startup Investment Fund

ShutterstockCarmeloAnthonyThe fund is called M7 Tech Partners, a nod to Melo’s number seven New York Knicks jersey, and partners the NBA All-Star with former NBC executive vice president Stuart Goldfarb. From Lora Kolodny‘s Wall Street Journal item:

Along with the announcement about their seed fund formation, M7 Tech Partners revealed that it has made an investment in Hullabalu Inc. The New York startup, founded by Suzanne Xie, creates kids’ story apps for the iPad, according to a press statement.

Other investors in Hullabalu include SV Angel, Gary Vaynerchuk, Gokul Rajaram and Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit.

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Carmelo Anthony Enters The Magazine Business

Carmelo Anthony (also known as MVP! MVP! MVP!) is getting into the magazine business. According to The New York Post, Anthony has purchased a 10 percent stake in HauteTime.com, a spinoff of Haute Living, the luxury publisher. In April, the company is launching Haute Time magazine, with a distribution of 50,000.

Anthony already has a partnership with HauteTime, a site that focuses on watches that are more expensive than Australia. Each “watch of the day” picture Anthony posts on his Instagram account links back to HauteTime, and the site runs his choices as well.

Haute Time is nice sounding — and sure, it fits the fancy timepiece theme — but wouldn’t a better title for an Anthony-backed glossy be something like I’m Gonna Shoot That If JR Smith Doesn’t magazine? Hey, it’s just a suggestion. 

New York Times Hosting Google Hangout with Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Olympic Athletes

The New York Times is launching a series of video chats on its Google+ page titled “Hangouts On Air,” starting tonight at 6 pm. Kicking things off is Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and the Times’ deputy sports editor, Jason Stallman. After tonight, the Times will be checking in with several Olympic athletes, including Cassidy King and Ryan Hall.

You can participate in the chat on the Times’ Google+ page or follow a stream of it at NYTimes.com/Olympics. However, if you do decide join the conversation, we’ve been informed that you cannot ask Melo why he doesn’t pass the damn ball. No matter how much you might want to.

The full schedule for the Times’ “Hangouts On Air” series is after the jump.

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California Republican Candidate Co-Opts ‘Linsanity’

The official website slogan for Dr. Matthew Lin (pictured), a candidate for California’s 49th Assembly District covering Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Marino and various other municipalities, is “Vote Dr. Lin.” But for an event this weekend, the Taiwanese born politician is edging into more familiar catchphrase territory.

According to a dispatch in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune by Brian Charles, Dr. Lin (or someone on his staff) has been leaning in the New York Knicks direction on Facebook for a weekend glad-handing event:

Lin has adopted the term “Linsanity” for a precinct walk planned for tomorrow dubbed “Linsanity Hits Monterey Park.” The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at 641 W. Las Tunas Drive in San Gabriel.

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