This week’s PandoLIVE was taped in an LA hotel room as we prepared for the last PandoMonthly of the year.
Open Garden has raised $10.8 million to create the next Internet. And as crazy as that sounds, thanks to the success of its FireChat peer-to-peer messaging service, it might just work.
What’s in a name? Flowboard, the upstart presentation and storytelling platform, is betting today that a beloved product is more important than the branding with which it’s adorned.
A new report from Citizen Lab claims the so-called Islamic State could be responsible for a cyber attack meant to reveal the location of members of the “Raqqah is being Slaughtered Silently” (RSS) advocacy group for reporting on the Islamic State’s human rights violations in occupied Syria.
A tool used by law enforcement to gain access to Apple’s iCloud service has been updated to bypass the two-factor authentication feature, which requires a randomly-generated code in addition to a user’s normal password.
Women’s lifestyle site Bustle has closed a $15.5m funding round, lead by new investors General Catalyst.
Featuring your music on Spotify is the ultimate devil’s bargain. On one hand, it allows artists to capitalize on one of the most powerful distribution platforms in the world, making their music available to millions of fans around the globe at the click of a button.
Greylock Partners is deepening its investment and startup advisory bench with the addition of former Facebook Product Designer and active angel investor Bobby Goodlatte as Designer-in-Residence and associate on its consumer investment team.
Competing bills introduced to the New York City Council highlight the difficulties legislators encounter when seeking to regulate drone use in their jurisdictions.
It’s the law of the land in Silicon Valley that talent flows from old, slow-growth companies to younger, more agile, more disruptive upstarts.
Back in July, I pointed out that Gawker appeared to be using affiliate service Skimlinks to hide advertising links inside its editorial content.
Less than two weeks after an Uber driver in Delhi, India was charged with raping a female passenger, the company is facing similar charges much closer to home.
It’s tough to be a new executive at Uber. The second half of this year has seen several of the company’s high profile senior hires, namely Senior Vice President of Policy and Strategy David Plouffe and Head of Global Safety Philip Cardenas, face trials by fire within weeks of joining the ride-sharing giant.
Back in July, Pando’s Yasha Levine wrote about the close funding ties between Tor and the US government.
Yesterday, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel became the latest high-profile victim of the ever-worsening Sony hack, which revealed personal emails, social security numbers, full unreleased movies, and a host of other materials.
It really pisses me off that people keep saying that ideas are worthless and that the only thing that matters is the team or execution or whatever else they come up with.
This post is sponsored by Braintree. Pando retains full editorial control over the content of sponsored posts. In this sponsored interview with Braintree’s Bill Ready, he talks about hugging it out with ApplePay, why Venmo worked and Blippy didn’t, and why payments are so damn hard.
It’s easier for a corporation to convince Reddit to prevent its users from sharing information than it is for celebrities whose phones were hacked to trust the site to remove stolen photos.
Running a small business is hard. Not only do you need to worry about acquiring customers and delivering your product or service, but in today’s instant gratification world, business owners are expected to offer their consumers the newest, most exciting technology, whatever that may be and however often it may change.
Google has moved End-To-End, an experimental tool meant to bring end-to-end encryption to the company’s Gmail service, over to GitHub so it can be scrutinized by independent groups.