Charlie Gasparino Had a Sun Valley Adventure!

Sam Biddle and Nitasha Tiku · 07/11/14 04:50PM

Fox Business correspondent Charles Gasparino made quite an impression at Allen & Co.'s rural schmoozefest this week. Both on Twitter and in an on-air segment, Gasparino complained about being mistreated by the private security guards hired for the Sun Valley conference. But sources told Valleywag that good time Gasparino was the instigator.

The Sun Valley "Summer Camp for Billionaires" Is Boring as Hell

Sam Biddle · 07/11/14 10:59AM

Several centuries ago, executives behind the AOL-Time Warner deal met in private at the annual Sun Valley oligarch conference to plot their own demise. To this day, business reporters are still flown to the sleepy Idaho town, hoping something, anything, will happen. But it doesn't. Sun Valley is fucking dull.

Open Thread: It's Sun Valley Season in America

Nitasha Tiku · 07/09/14 12:55PM

Allen & Co. just kicked off its 32nd annual paean to power in Idaho, where Silicon Valley executives get photographed like they're the Kardashian klan at Valentino's château. Let's skip the boring quotes about "consolidation on the content side" and pick apart the pics instead. I'll start: 1. Why is Mark Pincus holding a baby doll? 2. How low does Zynga stock have to drop before his invitation gets lost in the mail?

Is The Most Powerful Couple in Silicon Valley Over?

Sam Biddle · 07/12/13 10:16AM

No, not Mark and Priscilla Z.—titan investor Marc Andreessen and his heiress wife Laura are the ones who tell the Zuckerbergs how to spend their money. They are tech's biggest, newest philanthropic force, and it looks like their marriage has been disrupted.