Ron Conway and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee sat down with TechCrunch to chat about two crucial upcoming policies for the technology industry. First among them was Proposition E, a ballot initiative to reverse an old payroll tax policy that charged companies on their payroll, rather than on their revenue (“gross receipts”). Given that many technology startups aren’t making much in the way of… → Read More
“It’s all about what you can measure in the private sector, and it should be in the public sector, as well,” says Newark Mayor Cory Booker, in a candid discussion about how the government must adopt performance-based standards that define success in the marketplace. “We’ve got to find a way to drive towards real, true accountability.” → Read More
The Hackathon never sleeps, and neither do the hackers. Just like the Disrupt NY 2012 Hackathon, and the San Francisco Hackathon before it, this year’s bunch of coders are up and at ‘em, ready to disrupt… well, anything.
Surveying the San Francisco Design Center, you’ll find a lot of empty red bull cans, beer bottles, and bags of chips. It’s not necessarily the most nutritional sustenance… → Read More