Twitter Is So Hopelessly White Its Only Black Engineering Boss Just Quit in Protest

Leslie Miley was “the only African-American in [engineering] leadership” at Twitter, a company that employs thousands, and owes much of its success to adoption by non-white users. Then he quit, as he explains in a new blog post, because the company is absolutely brain-dead on race. »11/04/15 4:41pm11/04/15 4:41pm


The Extremely Shitty Way One Man Learned He'd Been Fired From Twitter

This morning, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced he’s laying off 336 employees, but would do so “with the utmost respect for each and every person.” Also this morning, Twitter engineer Bart Teeuwisse woke up, checked his phone, and learned that he’d been laid off through iOS notifications. »10/13/15 6:15pm10/13/15 6:15pm

Twitter CEO Offers Employees a Bold Peek Into Their Jobless Futures

Twitter plans to lay off eight percent of its workforce, the bearded Machiavellian at its helm announced in a memo to the company today. Those 336 workers who will be going home without their jobs can at least take comfort in the fact that when Jack Dorsey cut them loose, Jack didn’t beat around the bush. Jack gave it… »10/13/15 5:58pm10/13/15 5:58pm

White People Control All the Power in Silicon Valley

A new report finds that Silicon Valley’s power structure, the conduits that determine which technologies will shape the fabric of society, is comprised of a representative mix of the people who use them. Ha ha, of course not, ha ha. »10/06/15 3:05pm10/06/15 3:05pm

A Strike May Park San Francisco's Tech Buses

San Francisco’s tech workers may be looking for a new ride to work if their shuttle bus drivers go on strike over contract negotiations. At a meeting yesterday in San Leandro, leaders of the Teamsters Local 853 advised members to be prepared for a strike if there’s no progress on the contract proposal that the union… »10/04/15 10:16pm10/04/15 10:16pm

Silicon Valley Banded Together To Protect Abusive CEO Before Company's IPO

In April of 2014, Gurbaksh Chahal was fired as the CEO of the tech company RadiumOne, amid fallout from a domestic violence case. Chahal had managed to escape felony charges despite being caught on camera striking his girlfriend over 100 times, according to prosecutors. But before Chahal was axed, a new Wall Street… »9/10/15 2:02pm9/10/15 2:02pm

Burning Man Riddled with Brutal Pest Infestation 

Burning Man, favorite summertime gathering place for Silicon Valley’s VC-funded shirtless mollybros, is combating a large-scale pest infestation at Blackrock City, Nevada. Crawling over every surface of the pop-up desert city—biting, sowing mayhem and discontent—this scourge of pestilence has proven damn near… »8/19/15 1:44pm8/19/15 1:44pm

Snapchat Lost a Ton of Money Last Year

In 2013, teenage attention-pit Snapchat turned down a $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook, which is only not an insane and arrogant decision if you’re going to reap so much profit that you’re eventually worth more than that. Internal financial documents obtained by Gawker show Snapchat was very far from profitable… »8/19/15 10:31am8/19/15 10:31am

Here Are the Internal Documents that Prove Uber Is a Money Loser

Uber, Silicon Valley’s prized amoral unicorn, is presumed to be a financial titan and a sure-thing IPO in the near future. Which may be true. But one thing that’s frequently missing from the conversation about its inevitable dominance over virtually every facet of our lives is the answer to a fundamental question:… »8/05/15 1:10pm8/05/15 1:10pm

No One Wants to Admit It, but Reddit Can't Be Saved

It’s looking more and more like Ellen Pao was, in some sense, set up to fail by her male board of directors. Her predecessor Yishan Wong says it. A top Reddit engineer said it right after quitting. It might sound conspiratorial if it weren’t about this particular site. »7/14/15 10:19pm7/14/15 10:19pm

Was Ellen Pao Set Up? Former Reddit CEO Unleashes on Founders

The story so far: Reddit already despised recently ousted CEO Ellen Pao, and the firing of community liaison Victoria Taylor was the final screwup that did her in. But what if the whole time, she was taking the heat for someone else’s mistake? »7/13/15 2:09pm7/13/15 2:09pm

Did Reddit's Former CEO Just Reveal a "Long Con" to Sabotage the Site?

After Reddit’s surrender to white supremacy this week, users and observers alike have been trying to figure out how exactly we got to this nadir. How could something so popular get so much wrong, over and over again? A new post by Reddit’s ex-chief suggests it’s all been an inside job.… »7/12/15 10:29pm7/12/15 10:29pm

Misogynist Tantrum Officially Drives Ellen Pao from Reddit

After spending the last few months turning Reddit into a virtual guillotine for its widely despised CEO Ellen Pao, it looks like redditors are finally getting their wish. Ellen Pao is officially stepping down as CEO, and Steve Huffman, co-founder and original CEO, is taking her place. »7/10/15 5:35pm7/10/15 5:35pm

Fired Reddit Administrator Victoria Taylor Finally Breaks Her Silence

After Reddit effectively consumed itself this weekend over the firing of beloved AMA coordinator Victoria Taylor, redditors have been clawing at themselves for a chance to hear Taylor’s side of things. And now, at long last, the ex-employee has made her first public statement since the real chaos began. … »7/08/15 9:31pm7/08/15 9:31pm

Reddit In Chaos After Allegedly Firing AMA Coordinator Victoria Taylor

If you tried to visit r/IAmA (one of Reddit’s biggest subs) recently, you were probably greeted by the image above. And if you’ve been absolutely anywhere else on the site at all in the past few hours, you probably noticed that everyone is flipping their collective shit over speculation that Victoria Taylor, the… »7/03/15 10:39am7/03/15 10:39am