• Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

    Startup Mentors — How Do You Filter Out The Good, The Bad And The Ugly?

    In light of the recent brouhaha over the actions of a particular European investor who had a habit of attaching himself to accelerators as a ‘mentor’, it seems an appropriate time to do a quick rundown on the kinds of things entrepreneurs need to look for in genuine potential mentor to them and their companies. Because, in case you have been hiding under a rock, there a lot of… Read More

  • Microsoft Continues Its Campaign Against A US Warrant Demanding Overseas Data

    Microsoft Continues Its Campaign Against A US Warrant Demanding Overseas Data

    A search warrant commanding Microsoft to turn over certain customer email data that is currently stored overseas was unfrozen late this week. The company declined to comply. In a statement, Microsoft said that it “will not be turning over the email and plans to appeal.” This protest act by Microsoft, arguing that domestic warrants should not be able to command access to data… Read More

  • Recreate the Typewriter Experience with Typing Writer

    Typing Writer Turns Your iPad Into A Typewriter (And No, It Wasn’t Created By Tom Hanks)

    A couple of weeks ago, Hanx Writer, a typewriter app from movie star Tom Hanks, shot to the top of the Apple App Store. I guess there must be something in the air, because it’s not the only iPad-into-typewriter app to launch recently. There’s also Typing Writer, an app created by Stephen Elliott, founder of the literary website The Rumpus, along with Eli Horowitz, Chris Ying… Read More

  • Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails

    Investor Pavel Curda Dumped By Euro Accelerators After Sleazy Emails

    Pavel Curda, the European Angel investor and ‘mentor’ who became the centre of a media maelstrom after admitting to emailing point-blank requests for sex to tech business woman at a conference, has been shunned by the tech accelerators he continues to list as working with him. Curda has now been dumped by at least three accelerators, as well as losing his role as a writer with… Read More

  • This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future

    This Labor Day, Reflect On Diversity And The Future

    2014 is the year that work became a central point of discussion in Silicon Valley. For the engineers and knowledge workers in the region, issues of diversity and inclusion finally got their turn in the limelight, forcing us to question our deeply-held views about the meritocracy of Silicon Valley. We also had to confront news that several of our most iconic technology companies conspired to… Read More

  • Apple’s New Spaceship HQ Doesn’t Look Like A Spaceship Yet, But It’s Huge

    Apple’s New Spaceship HQ Doesn’t Look Like A Spaceship Yet, But It’s Huge

    Apple’s new spaceship-style campus is one of the last things on the company’s mind right now, with the iPhone launch looming just over the horizon. However, that hasn’t stopped some curious folks from peeking around over at the construction site. YouTuber jmcminn has captured video on a GoPro Hero 3+ using a Phantom 2 drone, and the end result shows us the foundation of… Read More

  • Amazon Vs. Hachette: Fewer Middlemen Equals A Better World

    Amazon Vs. Hachette: Fewer Middlemen Equals A Better World

    By now everyone is well aware of the ongoing battle between Amazon and publisher Hachette. The thing is, we all know how this story ends, we just don’t know when it will be over. This one does not have a David vs. Goliath ending. Goliath is going to win — and that is a good thing for the world. Read More

  • AnandTech Founder Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From Writing

    AnandTech Founder Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From Writing

    We don’t always note when fellow tech writers hang up their hats, as those posts can start to seem a bit inside baseball-y. There are times when we just can’t help it, though — some writers are just too darned important. This is gonna be one of those times. Anand Lal Shimpi, namesake founder of the much-adored hardware news/review site AnandTech, announced his retirement… Read More

  • How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries

    How The Digital Revolution Can Fix Scientific Publishing And Speed Up Discoveries

    Scientific, Technical, and Medical (STM) publishing is big business. It generates $19 billion in revenue per year, the majority of which is earned by a few powerful publishers who enjoy profit margins of up to 40 percent. Inflated subscriptions sold to academic libraries keep them moving ahead because the librarians feel they have no choice but to buy. These companies add little value to… Read More