Yesterday, Sarah Lacy wrote a blistering critique of anonymous gossip app, Secret, adding to a growing chorus of criticism of the service and its growing use as a tool for bullies and defamers.
ICANN has responded to a US court’s attempt to have control over the top level domains of Iran, Syria and North Korea handed over to victims of terrorism.
Unlike many Valley bloggers I have zero interest in ever becoming a venture capitalist. Likewise, I didn’t have much interest in starting a company– I simply found myself with no job, a new baby and nothing better to do.
Further proof, if it were needed, that tech startups are the new celebrities: The growing line of stalkers, pranksters and other assorted crazy people trying to get themselves attached to high profile technology lawsuits.
Earlier today, the Times of Israel, an online newspaper claiming a readership of 2 million, published an opinion piece on the Israeli-Gaza conflict called, “When Genocide is Permissible” by blogger Yochanan Gordon.
Still waiting on an invite to Circle Internet Financial, the user-friendly bitcoin bank that is slowly rolling out beta access to its platform?
Ah valuations, the most nebulous, polarizing of startup data points. Our favorite data fiends over at CB Insights took a look at the rarified air of venture-backed companies worth $10 billion or more – super-unicorns (or ‘decacorns’, according to CB) if you will.
Ever since last summer when Edward Snowden began releasing a trove of NSA mass surveillance documents, the “Snowden’s a traitor!
Foursquare has been in the process of transitioning away from the check-in for much of the year, after splitting its product into two standalone apps, with the focus of the flagship product being discovery.
For anyone who followed our reporting reporting on Indiegogo’s Healbe scampaign, you need to go to The Next Web right now and read Martin Bryant’s teardown of the Ritot projection watch project, also on Indiegogo.
In the last few months, I’ve spoken to two groups of people about Secret. The first group are investors who I respect very much who have either invested in Secret or tried to.
Valleywag, Gawker’s blog about Silicon Valley (but written from New York), is famous for two things. The first is driving easy pageviews by mocking the delusional, buzzword-laden bullshit that spews readily from a certain type of Valley entrepreneur.
If you thought the Techtopus Silicon Valley wage fixing scandal, and ensuing settlement, couldn’t get any more grotesque… you ain’t read nothing yet.
Today, Twitter published its fifth-ever transparency report, detailing the number and nature of government requests it receives.
“If a person is not sharing a news story, it is, at its core, not news.” That quote comes from Neetzan Zimmerman, editor-in-chief at Whisper and ex-Gawker blogger extraordinaire who once accounted for 85 percent of the latter site’s daily content.
So ManServants. In case you’re not tapped into the tech Twitter outrage cycle, ManServants is a new service that will deliver a handsome man to do your every bidding — well, as long as it’s “PG-rated” the site’s cofounder tells Mashable.
Data is the undisputed currency of the consumer Web. Whether it’s used to target ads or to personalize product recommendations every giant from Google to Facebook to Amazon relies on data to drive its user experience and fill its bank accounts.
Managing IT infrastructure, be it hardware or software, is no longer confined to just so-called technology companies.
Tor, a network used by people to cloak their identities and Internet activities, published a blog post today stating that attackers had breached its system in an apparent attempt to de-anonymize users.
In Pando’s “My Big Break” series, we’ve been asking leading names in the tech industry to share the person who, or opportunity which, lead to the breakthrough moment in the career.