"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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 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

Protesters Target Home of Google Exec Accused of Evicting Families

Anti-Google activists are at someone's front door again today: Jack Halprin, a top member of the company's legal squadron, is allegedly forcing parents, children, and teachers out of a San Francisco property he owns. » 4/11/14 1:56pm Friday 1:56pm

Airbnb Hides Warning That Users Are Breaking the Law In the Fine Print …

I made five fake Airbnb listings this week in order to test whether Airbnb adequately warns hosts that they might be breaking the law. All five times, the only heads up I got that I might be doing something illegal was a single line buried in a easy-peasy posting process that can be done in a minute or less. » 4/10/14 6:45pm Thursday 6:45pm

The Founder of LimeWire Has a Bananas Theory About Who Killed JFK

Mark Gorton has made a very respectable name for himself since he founded LimeWire in 2000. Some even consider him "the new face of Wall Street." In other words, Gorton is not the type of businessman you'd expect to email elaborate essays about a murderous "Cabal" to the employees at his high frequency trading firm. Here's … » 4/10/14 4:30pm Thursday 4:30pm

In Five Days, Everyone in America Can Be a Glasshole

Until now, the privilege of strapping cellphone components and a camera to one's face has been reserved for a vanguard of privacy-eschewing, society-flouting Google devotees—the "Glass Explorers." But a new report shows Google is planning to let the general public buy dystopian skull accessories. » 4/10/14 4:26pm Thursday 4:26pm