On the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for HubSpot’s initial public offering last fall — which came one week after I was in the same room for Wayfair’s IPO — I chatted up one of NYSE’s staff members about the New York tech scene.
When I first heard the idea for Fizzics, I was fairly certain it was either a lie or a joke. It had all the trademarks of what Pando alum James Robinson would have called a “scampaign.” It makes an unlikely claim — in Fizzics’ case, that it can make any bottle, can, or growler of beer taste like it was just poured from a tap at a bar.
Late in April, a wave of articles announcing the Blockchain Summit lapped onto the Internet’s shores.
As earnings seasons go, the parade of financial reports these past few weeks is one that many tech companies will be happy to forget.
Another San Francisco media entrepreneur has completed an impressive round of funding to keep the dream alive.
“Uber for money” sounds like Travis Kalanick’s wet dream. Just imagine a black car filled with hundred-dollar bills… it’s the logical conclusion to the company’s focus on the 1 percent.
Microsoft thinks I’m a 39-year-old man. I know this because I, along with countless others, uploaded a photo to the company’s “How Old Do I Look?
Well-known freelancer marketplace Elance-oDesk unveiled new hiring technology today, and, at the cost of the brand cache it has built since it launched a decade ago, rebranding as Upwork.
Apple is expected to fix one of the worst things about the Apple TV: its remote. The New York Times reports that the remote, which currently has a circular dial and two face buttons, will be updated with a touchscreen at Apple’s developer conference in June.
It’s easy to forget the enormous importance of Myspace for musicians in the mid-2000s. I played in a forgettable yet fun — or us at least — college band, and before the music-centric social network rose to prominence, having a web presence meant operating your own site out in the seemingly desolate wilds of the web.
Last season at its worst, HBO’s Silicon Valley was unfunny, boring, sexist, and insulting to Valley workers who don’t fit neatly into the awkward-straight-male-obsessed-with-his-own-penis paradigm.
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Recent tragedies in Baltimore, Ferguson, and elsewhere, have put a national spotlight on everyday policing procedures as well as how law enforcement behaves and reacts during high-pressure situations.
Unless a company is incredibly good or incredibly lucky, its product will likely never garner more press than it did on the day it launched. So it was when Ben Huh and Matt Galligan unveiled Circa two and a half years ago, and the mobile news app was met with a heap of excitement, particularly among those who believe we need technology to “save” journalism.
In terms of boxing excitement, Saturday night’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was a total snooze. However, as predicted, the PPV event ended up being an enormous victory for Periscope and Meerkat.
New research might convince Android users to think before they download. Eurecom has found that some applications reach out to almost 2,000 URLs in just a few minutes of usage on a Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini running Android.
Germany’s top prosecutor is investigating reports that the country’s leading intelligence agency knowingly helped the National Security Agency surveil European governments and companies from at least 2008 through 2013.
Over at the Verge, there’s a report out that Apple is pushing music labels to “force” Spotify to abandon its free, ad-supported tier.
Facebook has introduced a new platform to address concerns that Internet.org threatens net neutrality in the developing markets it’s hoping to bring online.
BITOLA, MACEDONIA — Indonesia just executed two Australians by firing squad, putting a bit of a chill into bilateral relations.