By Shalini Ramachandran WSJ Zolan Kanno-Youngs WSJ Yoree Koh WSJ Fri., Feb. 15, 2019 Colin Kroll, a college dropout turned startup millionaire, drifted through his company’s holiday party at Gran Morsi, a cozy Italian restaurant in downtown Manhattan. Dressed in a gray sweater and jeans, he chatted up employees and their plus ones. When one of his engineers offered to get Mr. Kroll a drink, he flashed a big smile. “I’ve stopped drinking. I’m trying to be healthier.” He’d started running regularly, too. “Look at you, being such a great CEO,” she said. Co-workers at the party chuckled to themselves about his earnestness as he circulated among the crowd asking, “Are you having a good time?” Mr. Kroll had co-founded two highflying startups—Vine, the six-second video-sharing platform bought by Twitter Inc. in 2012, and, most recently, Intermedia Labs, the company behind the popular … [Read more...] about The tech whiz behind Vine and HQ Trivia made millions in his 20s. He was dead by 34
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Tues., March 20, 2018 One reason I’d like to be in Orlando today – aside from the soft serve ice cream in the media room – would be to see Tracy McGrady inducted into the Magic Hall of Fame this afternoon before the game. It’s an absolute legitimate honour for McGrady, who’s also in the big Hall of Fame, and it’d be nice to see him get rewarded for what he did for that franchise. Now, there are some people I know who wonder what the Raptors will eventually do to honour their best players and whether McGrady would be one and, as good as he was in Orlando and Houston, the answer has to be no, doesn’t it? His first year was a bit of a washout – Darrell Walker ruined our New Year’s Eve in Washington by telling us that if McGrady didn’t smarten up he’d be “out of the league in three years” -- and while his second and third years were much better, his overall impact was too little and too limited in time … [Read more...] about Is it time for Raptors to honour their past?