The site was created by Paul Graham in February 2007. It developed as a project of his company Y Combinator, functioning as a real-world application of the Arc programming language which Graham co-developed.
Hacker News is highly respected by the tech startup community, and breaking news often hits this forum before mainstream media.
Hacker News serves as a tie that binds startups from all over the country. In addition to being able to post news, members can also post job openings for their startups.
Twitter ID: @HackerNews