• Trying To Hire A Diverse Team Of Engineers? It’s Not Just A Pipeline Issue

    Trying To Hire A Diverse Team Of Engineers? It’s Not Just A Pipeline Issue

    Recently, there have been a flurry of articles discussing the lack of diversity in tech. Many reference “pipeline” issues as justification for the low numbers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, blacks and Hispanics collectively make up approximately 18 percent of U.S. computer science graduates, yet Facebook, Yahoo, and LinkedIn are between 8 to 11… Read More

  • Why Greece Should Not Switch To Bitcoin

    Why Greece Should Not Switch To Bitcoin

    In some discussions about Greece exiting the euro, it has been suggested that Greece should swap the euro for bitcoin. At first glance, bitcoin may appear to be the cure. But if the euro is the problem, switching to Bitcoin would be like trying to cure a headache with a bullet to the brain. Read More

  • Beware The Pretty People

    Beware The Pretty People

    The tech industry used to be home to a disproportionate number of misfits and weirdos. Geeks. Nerds. People who needed to know how machines worked; needed to take them apart, make them better, and put them back together again. People who existed a little apart from society’s established hierarchy … and often saw that hierarchy as another machine to be deconstructed and improved. Read More

  • White House Drops ‘Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights Act’ Draft

    White House Drops ‘Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights Act’ Draft

    In a late-Friday release, the White House published a draft of its proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. You can read the full text here. The bill sets out to, in its own words, “establish baseline protections for individual privacy in the commercial arena and to foster timely, flexible implementations of these protections through enforceable codes of conduct developed by diverse… Read More

  • Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation

    Airbnb Is Raising A Monster Round At A $20B Valuation

    Airbnb — the platform that lets travellers book private spare rooms and entire homes as an alternative to traditional hotels — is doing some booking of its own. Airbnb is in the process of raising another round of funding that will value it at $20 billion, according to sources familiar with the situation. Read More

  • Early YC Alums Rethink The College Summer Internship With New Program For Students

    Early YC Alums Rethink The College Summer Internship With New Program For Students

    The summer internship isn’t about grabbing coffee anymore. A handful of early Y Combinator alums are testing a new type of summer program where they will give $10,000 to four or five teams this summer to build products. Called the Summer Founders program, its first site is at Pennsylvania State University, where Xobni and Sincerely founder Matt Brezina got his undergraduate degree. About… Read More

  • No, Magic Can’t Deliver A Tiger

    No, Magic Can’t Deliver A Tiger

    Earlier this week, as Re/Code’s Jason Del Rey was trying to procure a chicken parmesan via text, we were trying to procure a tiger via text. “You want a tiger delivered? Just text the details and Magic’s got you covered,” read the lede of the VentureBeat article about nascent on-demand startup Magic. Read More

  • NSA Bulk Telephony Metadata Program Reupped Until Parts Of The Patriot Act Potentially Sunset

    NSA Bulk Telephony Metadata Program Reupped Until Parts Of The Patriot Act Potentially Sunset

    In a post on its official Tumblr, the United States’ Office of the Director of National Intelligence noted that it sought and received a reauthorization of its telephony metadata program, authorized under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. The reauthorization lasts until June 1, 2015. Read More

  • Uber Database Breach Exposed Information Of 50,000 Drivers, Company Confirms

    Uber Database Breach Exposed Information Of 50,000 Drivers, Company Confirms

    Uber announced today that its database was breached by an unauthorized third party last year. The company confirmed the breach in a company blog post published this afternoon, authored by Uber’s managing counsel of data private Katherine Tassi. The breach, which occurred on May 13 2014, revealed the names and license plate numbers of approximately 50,000 drivers across various states. Read More

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