Billionaire Tech Investor Attacked in Sext Extortion Plot

Vinod Khosla (right), the cofounder of Sun Microsystems and titan venture capitalist, values his privacy. He's also a billionaire—so if you're his daughter's scumbag ex-boyfriend, you might think he's just the right guy to threaten with naked pictures of her. » 4/24/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

Electing This Man Mayor of Oakland Will Be a Disaster for Oakland

The person on Oakland mayoral candidate and former tech exec Bryan Parker's staff who granted this interview made a very serious mistake. No one—you'd hope—is going to vote for a man who thinks the cure for American poverty is Bitcoin. » 4/23/14 2:06pm Yesterday 2:06pm

Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video

RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh "G" Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week. The ad-tech executive faced 45 felony charges based on security footage from his San Francisco penthouse apartment, which allegedly showed him hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in half an hour. » 4/23/14 12:34pm Yesterday 12:34pm

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 Tuesday 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 Tuesday 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