Cards Against Humanity's Accused Rapist Banned from Tech Conference

Cards Against Humanity has supplanted classic games like "snort the adderall" and "kings" as the pastime of choice for the early-20s set. Max Temkin, the card game's creator, is an accused rapist—a charge that's only finally catching up with him. » 8/27/14 11:30am Today 11:30am

More Proof Uber Fights Dirty Against the Competition

When you have an unapologetic asshole for a CEO, your company does things like this: Uber is conducting a full-blown street campaign to destroy Lyft using deceptive tactics, The Verge reports. This is what "disruption" really looks like. » 8/26/14 4:19pm Yesterday 4:19pm

The iPad Education Revolution Stalls Out

Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported that its sprawling hometown's school system, the second largest in the US, would be withdrawing from last year's ambitious promise to supply all 640,000 students with an iPad. Good. The Los Angeles United School District just dodged a $1 billion, tablet-shaped bullet. » 8/26/14 3:19pm Yesterday 3:19pm

Coin Cards Will Be Obsolete Months After They Are Released

Coin already blew their launch, pushing back the release of the all-in-one credit card eight-plus months right before pre-orders were supposed to ship. Now, customers will only be able to use their $100 Coin card for a few months before it's made obsolete. » 8/26/14 2:55pm Yesterday 2:55pm

The Non-White Workers of Silicon Valley Get Screwed Every Day

It turns out, there's not a diversity problem in technology's heartland: the Googles and Facebooks are full of black and Latino workers. The problem is that they're doing the jobs nobody wants, for peanuts. » 8/26/14 1:20pm Yesterday 1:20pm

Airbnb Pats Itself On The Back For Hurricane Sandy Charity

In recent months, Airbnb has come to resemble a political operator that happens to run a hotel network. As politicians and governments on both coasts turn the screws on the $10 billion startup, the startup continued its astroturfing campaign against San Francisco's so-called "home sharing" legislation and blanketed… » 8/25/14 3:00pm Monday 3:00pm

Clinkle Made a Pop Music Video About a Hackathon

If coders are the new rockstars, then hackathons (marathon coding sessions to experiment with software) are a natural setting for a music video. A millennial CEO like Lucas Duplan gets that, which is the $30 million Stanford sob story is lifting its spirits through power of song. » 8/22/14 8:50pm Friday 8:50pm

The Average Tech Worker Now Makes $291,497 In San Mateo County

Tech is already known for having some of the highest wages of any American industry. But they continue climbing to new heights. Just south of San Francisco, in San Mateo county, home of Menlo Park and Redwood City, the average tech worker earned $291,497 in 2013. » 8/22/14 7:30pm Friday 7:30pm

Gavin Newsom Suffering Through Saddest Coworking Sitch In San Francisco

Poor Gavin Newsom. Once he was the Mayor of San Francisco, spending his days working in a golden City Hall, sleeping with his campaign manager's wife, and boozing around town. Now he's California's lieutenant governor, doing a job he feels has little purpose and sharing desks with an internet browser extension startup… » 8/22/14 6:45pm Friday 6:45pm

Is Bustle Really "Successful"?

Do you read Bustle, the website best known in "the culture" as the place whose founder, Bryan Goldberg, uses his female employees' legs as typing desks? No, me neither. Nonetheless, according to recent reporting by Amanda Hess at Slate, the thing is going gangbusters. It has 15 million unique visitors! It has over $11… » 8/22/14 5:25pm Friday 5:25pm

Even a Cofounder of Y Combinator Doesn't Feel Comfortable Naming Names

Less than a month ago, Sam Altman, the new President of Y Combinator, officially declared that "Sexism in tech is real." That was the first sentence of his post on diversity. Sadly, there is now more proof of sexism in tech for those that still need convincing. Right before meeting a reporter from Re/code, Y… » 8/22/14 3:10pm Friday 3:10pm

Gaming CEO Says Politics Is a Game He Can Fix With More Money

Dark money has been plaguing politics even since the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The subsequent Super PACs, fueled by shadowy donations from millionaires and billionaires, have brought unwelcome influence into elections and made political parties more polarized. And Silicon Valley's elite know just how… » 8/22/14 3:00pm Friday 3:00pm