• Someone Build A Startup To Make Things Less On-Demand

    Someone Build A Startup To Make Things Less On-Demand

    Tech companies old and new are powering an on-demand revolution, letting us get everything from house cleaning, to lunch, to product, to almost literally everything where we want it, when we want it. Of course, there’s a cost – a monetary one for users of these services, and, arguably, a long-term economic one on the supply-side. But there’s also a hidden cost, in that… Read More

  • Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

    Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

    Project Fi, Google’s recently announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service, appears to have a lot of demand – or at least, that’s what an email sent out to potential customers seems to imply. The email informs those who previously registered their interest in trying out the new service that, due to the  number of requests Google has received, it will likely… Read More

  • Finding Your Tribe Is An Ongoing Quest

    Finding Your Tribe Is An Ongoing Quest

    As the father of an 11th grade student, I am watching my oldest child explore where she will want to attend university when she completes her senior and final year of high school. This past month my wife and daughter drove through six different states and looked at over a dozen universities and colleges, with the hope that my 17 year-old child will find a place where “she fits in”… Read More

  • CrowdJustice Wants To Bring Crowdfunding To Public Interest Litigation

    CrowdJustice Wants To Bring Crowdfunding To Public Interest Litigation

    CrowdJustice, a London-based startup founded by ex-United Nations lawyer Julia Salasky, is a crowdfunding platform for “public interest” litigation. The idea is to bring the Kickstarter model to legal cases that would otherwise find it hard to get funded, in a bid to widen access to justice. Read More

  • Google Will Retool Its Maps Service To Prevent Racist Listings

    Google Will Retool Its Maps Service To Prevent Racist Listings

    Google has confirmed that it is making changes to its Google Maps service to stop racist terms and other inappropriate words from displaying location search results. The issue blew up this week after searches for “n*****” or “nigga” were found to pull up the White House and other locations associated with African Americans and other ethnic minorities. Read More

  • Apple Watch Bands Show Up In Apple Retail Stores

    Apple Watch Bands Show Up In Apple Retail Stores

    Apple has indeed started putting Apple Watch inventory on sale for walk-in shoppers in its retail stores for the first time since the Apple Watch officially launched. Reports from this morning started coming in of stores getting stock, and now TechCrunch has verified this by going to the Apple Store in Toronto’s Eaton Centre (thanks for the tip, Ian) and purchasing a strap (the 42mm… Read More

  • The “Death” Of Anything Is Overrated

    The “Death” Of Anything Is Overrated

    In the tech world, everyone aspires to “kill” something. At least, that is what you would think from the media coverage. “The death” of gamification. Of cable. Of video games. Of the Detroit auto industry. Real estate, car dealers, money, paper – all the victim of business homicide. However you cut it, we love slaughter. Read More