Emperor of the Glassholes Finally Feels Shame

Google Glass is a $1,500 toy predicated on the absence of self-awareness—and so it's no surprise its early power users have been men like Robert Scoble, a roof-raising mascot of privacy antagonism. But now, even the man who once boasted of wearing his face computer in the shower is jumping ship. » 4/22/14 5:57pm Yesterday 5:57pm

Is Aereo the New Betamax? The Supreme Court Weighs the Future of TV

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. It is a case which reportedly has entertainment industry executives wearing out their Xanax prescriptions, as they contemplate the destruction of the entire economic foundation of the television industry. The press keeps repeating » 4/22/14 9:41am Yesterday 9:41am

GitHub Cofounder Resigns After Internal Harassment Investigation

GitHub president Tom Preston-Werner has resigned from the social network for software engineers that he cofounded in 2008. He and his wife Theresa Preston-Werner were cleared of any legal wrongdoing regarding harassment claims from GitHub engineer Julie Ann Horvath. » 4/21/14 5:20pm Monday 5:20pm

Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg Wrote a Jerry Maguire Memo to Himself


When Jerry Maguire sat down in front of his personal computer in 1996 to type out a longform business sext entitled "The Things We Think and Do Not Say: The Future of Our Business," did he know that it would take 18 years for another entrepreneur to replicate that kind of startup straight talk express? » 4/21/14 3:15pm Monday 3:15pm

New York Wants to Subpoena 15,000 Users After Airbnb Refused to Settle

Airbnb might lose the fight of its life—or at least the trust of its customers—the very same week that it officially closed a deal for $450 million in venture capital. The New York Post reports that state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will go forward with a subpoena "to identify users who are illegally renting out… » 4/21/14 12:50pm Monday 12:50pm

Marc Benioff's Public Shaming School of Philanthropy

In case you missed the all the glowing profiles of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff this week, the billionaire's philanthropic efforts have crowned him "the most influential man in San Francisco." And he's wielding that influence to "shame" his rich friends into giving back. » 4/18/14 6:45pm Friday 6:45pm

This Subway Creepshot Guy Is Your Google Glass Nightmare

The only thing surprising about this gentleman in Shanghai, who seems to be using his face computer primarily for taking covert pictures of women he encounters on the subway, is that it took so long for someone to start doing it. » 4/17/14 4:37pm Thursday 4:37pm

Facebook Lets You Track Friends' Precise Location Through Their Phones

Just because Facebook has moved on to virtual reality face gear and drones doesn't mean they've forgotten their core competency: stalking. The company just launched an optional "Nearby Friends" feature that will let you "continuously" track friends like they were Jason Bourne. » 4/17/14 3:50pm Thursday 3:50pm