• Non-Profit Stupid Cancer’s Support App Instapeer Is Seeking Funds On Indiegogo

    Non-Profit Stupid Cancer’s Support App Instapeer Is Seeking Funds On Indiegogo

    When Matthew Zachary was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 21 and told he had just six months to live, one of the hardest things to cope with was loneliness. It was 1995 and there was very little in the way of online resources. Read More

  • I Hath Seen The Future Of Video Games! Crunch Network

    I Hath Seen The Future Of Video Games!

    When considering the latest E3 I’m minded by how the games seem very cool, but the industry as represented by E3 has never been more divided. I’m pondering whether the promise of an ultimate platform can be the bridge, and just how likely or unlikely such a device is. Read More

  • The Mission’s Digital Divide And Why Fixing It Matters

    The Mission’s Digital Divide And Why Fixing It Matters

    Between Mark Zuckerberg’s recent purchase of a home in the neighborhood and the regular anti-eviction and Google Bus protests that roll through Guerrero and 18th Street, the Mission District is the epicenter of San Francisco’s Gentrifi-pocalypse. Just last week, a developer bought a shuttered auto repair shop in the neighborhood for a citywide record of about $350,000 in… Read More

  • ‘51%’ Fears Rattle The Bitcoin Community

    ‘51%’ Fears Rattle The Bitcoin Community

    In January, there was worry in the bitcoin community regarding GHash, a mining pool. It controlled a rising share of the total bitcoin computational power used to mine the cryptocurrency — it’s share was creeping towards the 50% mark. Here’s a sample of what was written in January, when GHash was at a still-distant 42%: “[That percentage puts] uncomfortably close to… Read More

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Described As Less Hands-On, More Interested In Broad Implications With iWatch

    Apple CEO Tim Cook Described As Less Hands-On, More Interested In Broad Implications With iWatch

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is the subject of a new profile in the New York Times today, and the profile includes plenty of background information about the executive and his commitment to human rights and environmental issues. But it also contained some information about the rumored iWatch project, how it’s being put together behind the scenes and when it’s slated for public release. Cook… Read More

  • That Time McDonald’s Launched A Digital Incubator in Silicon Valley

    That Time McDonald’s Launched A Digital Incubator in Silicon Valley

    The fast food joint with over 300 billion served just opened shop in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The twist is they’re making digital products, not hamburgers. The company’s tech hub at 658 Market Street has reportedly already hired a few engineers from PayPal, Facebook, AOL and Yahoo – and they’re looking to hire at least 20 more. Much like Starbucks… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Apple Jack

    Gillmor Gang: Apple Jack

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, and Steve Gillmor — bask in the continued reverberations of Apple’s stunning reveal last week at WWDC. Many of us in the Apple Polishing business (I’m an unrepentant fanboy) remain enthralled by the details of iOS 8 and its growing impact on OS/X Yosemite — Extensions, Notification Widgets… Read More

  • After Moving East, AngelPad Tries To Bridge The SF And NYC Tech Worlds

    After Moving East, AngelPad Tries To Bridge The SF And NYC Tech Worlds

    Back in April, accelerator AngelPad held a demo day for 11 new startups at the San Francisco bar and restaurant 25 Lusk. The choice of location masked a big change — even though the accelerator was founded four years ago in San Francisco, and even though it still has offices there, AngelPad partners Thomas Korte and Carine Magescas have actually moved to New York City, and the… Read More