Last September, Autodesk opened a large two-story workshop on Pier 9 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, a luxuriant facility with the indulgent goal of bringing its employees closer to the machines they were making software for.
Uber’s surge pricing has landed the company in hot water on countless occasions. Most publicly were the company’s arguably tone-deaf response in the lead-up to Hurricane Sandy in New York, where rates climbed as high as 8X normal as people tried to get home from work or leave the city.
Well this is absolutely remarkable. Just a few days after NY Magazine reported that Matt Taibbi was on the way out of Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, Taibbi’s former colleagues have published what they claim is the inside story on his departure.
Who is LeBron James? Is he a fresh-faced youth who, displaying maturity beyond his years, keeps his head and down and lives up to the hype?
Ukraine just held its first post-revolution parliamentary elections, and amid all of the oligarchs, EU enthusiasts, neo-Nazis, nepotism babies, and death squad commanders, there is one newly-elected parliamentarian’s name that stands out for her connection to Silicon Valley: Svitlana Zalishchuk, from the billionaire president’s Poroshenko Bloc party.
I guess it had to happen eventually. Rachel Sklar and I have not always seen eye-to-eye on how to talk about the challenges facing women in tech, and beyond.
There’s a revolving door between industry and the regulatory halls of Washington DC. It’s not uncommon to see high profile regulators “retire” from public service to land cushy jobs in the financial industry, pharma, defense, and other sectors where their “experience” and “connections” can pay major dividends.
One of the good things about living in a scarily disruptive era of unprecedented surveillance and technology is that it makes for great fodder for artists.
The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have updated their policies to force theater-goers to turn off and put away “wearables” at show time.
We’ve reached Peak Health. In the last few days, Google has released a fitness application that uses smartphone sensors to measure physical activity; Microsoft has announced its own health platform and fitness tracker; even Nintendo has revealed a device that “reads a user’s movement, heart rate, respiration and fatigue, and sends that data to servers to be analyzed,” as Polygon reported Wednesday night.
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For the past month or so, Pando’s “What’s In A Name?” series has been examining the importance of choosing the right name for your startup or product.
Between 1999 and 2009, US music industry revenues were cut in half, thanks to the demise of overpriced CDs, the advent of cheap, song-by-song downloads, and piracy.
Uber will stop at nothing to win. Even, apparently, manipulating the press. With a valuation approaching $20 billion and more than $1.5 billion of VC to deliver a return on, Uber’s got a lot to prove.
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Ask ten people to answer the question, “What sets Apple apart from other consumer electronics and technology companies?
Google is getting into the health-tracking business. The company has developed an application that allows Android smartphone owners to collect health-related information in one place.
Reddit is finally putting its fanatical community to work. The company announced today that it has created a crowdfunding portal, Redditmade, to help users “collaborate and support each other” when it comes to various projects.
Ten years ago, California State Senator Liz Figueroa raised concerns over a definitely-not-evil company called Google that had been tracking keywords through its Gmail service, servicing ads to Gmail users and non-users alike based on that data. Her worry was less over the marketing tactics, and more over the possibility that Google would keep a digital dossier of all its users.
Following an earlier report in New York Magazine that Matt Taibbi had taken a “leave of absence” from Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, Omidyar has now confirmed Taibbi’s permanent departure.