Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy

On the same day that she became a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her work bringing the Cambridge Analytica scandal to light, journalist Carole Cadwalladr took the stage at TED to “address you directly, the gods of Silicon Valley.” Cadwalladr began her talk by recounting a trip she took after the Brexit referendum, back to her Read more about Journalist Carole Cadwalladr says ‘the gods of Silicon Valley’ have broken democracy[…]

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite. As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco and Silicon Valley exclusive access to its mobile app, allowing them to book helicopters, private Read more about Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic[…]

Review: Uncanny Valley - A Commendable Take On Old-School Horror Let Down By Its Own Design

Review: Uncanny Valley – A Commendable Take On Old-School Horror Let Down By Its Own Design

Who watches the (night)watchmen? Horror, when done right, can be a truly wonderful thing to behold – especially in the interactive realm of video games. Find the right mechanics, marry them to a setup that sells its dark heart, and find a balance that doesn’t undersell or dilute its scares and building sense of dread. Read more about Review: Uncanny Valley – A Commendable Take On Old-School Horror Let Down By Its Own Design[…]

Four ways to bridge the widening valley of death for startups

Four ways to bridge the widening valley of death for startups

Shahin Farshchi Contributor Shahin Farshchi is a partner at Lux Capital. More posts by this contributor Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention Investing in frontier technology is (and isn’t) cleantech all over again Many founders believe in the myth that the first steps of starting a business are the Read more about Four ways to bridge the widening valley of death for startups[…]

At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees

At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees

Thousands of people trusted Blind, an app-based “anonymous social network,” as a safe way to reveal malfeasance, wrongdoing and improper conduct at their companies. But Blind left one of its database servers exposed without a password for more than a month, making it possible for anyone who knew where to look to access each user’s Read more about At Blind, a security lapse revealed private complaints from Silicon Valley employees[…]