Techies: Just Leave Homeless People Alone

Last year, the tech community was stunned by the realization that teaching a homeless man to code did not solve the larger issues of homelessness and American income inequality. Now, they've regrouped, and have a new myopic plan: let's strap GoPro cameras to the poor. » 4/16/14 2:08pm Yesterday 2:08pm

Is Mark Zuckerberg Too Old to Run Facebook?

The fable of the dropout prodigy is so widely-told in Silicon Valley that it even came back to bite the enfant terrible who inspired it. In a new Q&A in the New York Times, Farhad Manjoo asks 29-year-old Mark Zuckerberg if he's out of touch with teens. » 4/16/14 11:50am Yesterday 11:50am

Google Glass Wearer in L.A. Gets Robbed at Taser-Point

One good reason to avoid buying a $1,500 privacy-degrading headset is that people will hate you because of it. Another good reason is that you might get threatened with a stun device and robbed. » 4/16/14 10:43am Yesterday 10:43am

"Sorry About the Rent Stuff," Kevin Rose Tells Anarchists In New Video


The anti-capitalist activists behind the Counterforce finally released footage of the protest they staged outside the San Francisco home of Google Ventures investor Kevin Rose. The video confirms that the anonymous people I interviewed were part of the protest, but it's hard to muster much empathy for either side. » 4/15/14 6:25pm Tuesday 6:25pm

The Bitcoin Broker and the 13-Year-Old Girl in the Bikini

Last year, successful startup CEO and Bitcoin community hero Tony Gallippi testified before Congress on behalf of the oft-maligned crypto-libertarian dream currency. Gallippi, head of the virtual payment company Bitpay, explained to a subcommittee of the Senate Banking Committee that he believed Bitcoin had the power… » 4/15/14 2:45pm Tuesday 2:45pm

Head of Uber NY Attacked a Woman On Twitter For Making "Trouble"

Even for a company that takes a certain measure of glee in being abrasive outlaws, this has to be the most unnecessary customer relations shit show on Twitter not involving unsolicited porn. » 4/15/14 11:10am Tuesday 11:10am

Google Bought a Drone Company, Which Isn't At All Creepy, Nope

The Wall Street Journal has just confirmed that Google will be purchasing Titan Aerospace, the same high-altitude drone startup that Facebook had been in talks with earlier this year. » 4/14/14 2:35pm Monday 2:35pm

Business Insider Writer Says He Was Assaulted for Wearing Google Glass

This past Friday, Business Insider's Kyle Russell (above) covered an anti-eviction protest that targeted a high-ranking Google exec. While walking home, Russell put on his Google Glass, at which point he says it was torn off his face and smashed to bits. » 4/14/14 12:38pm Monday 12:38pm