Chris Ovitz has daddy issues. He wouldn’t admit as much himself, of course, or at least not to a journalist, but you only have to spend ten minutes with him, or thirty seconds thinking about his new startup, Workpop, to figure out what’s going on.
Silicon Valley is no stranger to cries of “bubble!” and the usually accompanying concerns over crazy valuations.
As if recovering from an August full of bad news, social media has finally turned its attention in September back to far more trivial matters — namely, the pseudo-Italian restaurant chain Olive Garden.
Uber, Lyft, and, to a lesser extent, Sidecar are bitter rivals who have proven willing to do anything in their power to discredit or poach riders and drivers from one another in pursuit of dominance in the future of transportation market.
The Frankfurt Regional Court in Germany has ended the temporary injunction issued against Uber earlier this month because taxi companies in the country waited too long to request it, according to Deutsche Welle.
If there’s anything a small segment of the tech-using population hates, it’s being forced to shop from a single marketplace.
It’s hard to imagine the mental acrobatics required to defend your company’s data practices after just announcing it would start using your thumbprint in many applications and allow you to add your credit card information to its new payment service.
In the world of cyber-security stealth can be an asset to both attackers and those companies trying to defend corporate networks and underlying data.
As the founder of HAXLR8R, a Shenzhen based accelerator for hardware startups, Cyril Ebersweiler often finds himself in the trenches with young founders working with them to fix a horrible product name, or find a name that better fits a particular product.
Last week, amid the frenzy over new iPhones and smartwatches, Wired’s Mat Honan wrote a truly excellent requiem for the humble iPod.
As the rumors of an Apple payments platform swirled leading up to last week’s keynote, plenty of smart people asked whether the world’s most valuable company was about to kill eBay’s generation one online payments subsidiary PayPal.
As an expat-New Zealander anticipating a coming election Friday US time, I was a little caught off my guard to see Glenn Greenwald parachute into the middle of our little campaign promising massive new revelations.
Nobody likes to be left out when the cool kids send out invitations to the hottest party. That’s exactly where PayPal finds itself today as details emerge of Apple’s list of preferred payments platforms for merchants looking to support its recently announced Pay (or Apple Pay) product.
Way back in the 2007-era when I was writing about the early wave of Web 2.0 and social media, even as many of the big Sand Hill Road firms wanted nothing to do with the consumer Web, one guy’s name kept coming up: Jeremy Levine.
A large number of authors have written a letter to Amazon’s board protesting the company’s negotiation tactics — which mostly involve bullying publishers until they agree to its terms — as the company continues its dispute with Hachette over ebook prices and revenue sharing.
In recent months, news outlets have rightfully taken tech companies to task over their lack of racial and gender diversity.
To be five-years-old again. I regularly find myself imagining what it would be like to experience childhood through the technology-enhanced lens of the modern world.
The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, GCHQ, have access to information stored by German telecoms and the devices connected to them, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden to the German publication Der Spiegel.
Android smartphones are often a mess of inconsistent hardware and wildly different software. So many companies make phones with varying displays, touched-up versions of the software, and seemingly random features that there isn’t so much an Android market as there is a market for smartphones that happen to rely on at least some of Google’s mobile software to function.
With bitcoin continuing to grow in awareness and adoption but not yet breaking out from niche to truly ubiquitous status, the question remains, what is bitcoin’s truly killer feature or use case.