Nate Silver, famed statistician and New York Times blogger, will be leaving the Grey Lady for ESPN, according to The Times.
Silver is a classic digital age success story -- a former KPMG consultant who blogged by night and eventually became a full[...]
Alexia Tsotsis, co-editor of TechCrunch and Zooey Deschanel act-a-like, just published a short, hair-tugging post about the startup world ending -- for her at least. Saying she "gives up on you for today," the drama seems to have been caused by a twe[...]
It's Christmas-time in Startup Land, and Jolly Ol' St. Nick -- a.k.a. the SEC -- has delivered an ultra-special bag of goodies by lifting the General Solicitation Ban as part of the JOBS Act.
What this means is that startups raising money can adv[...]
It's hard to penetrate the thesis of Jenna Wortham's New York Times piece about Video on Instagram -- there's a lot of existential rumination on 'memory,' 'fantasy' and 'devices' -- but basically she thinks video can not capture a moment's beauty as [...]
When the The Guardian revealed that the National Security Agency routinely gathers private emails, photos, videos, credit card transactions and phone records from top tech companies, the knee-jerk response from Valley moguls was denial. Mark Zuckerbe[...]
A New York Times profile of Dmitry Itskov reveals the Russian multimillionaire's plan for the 2045 Initiative, which aims for "the mass production of lifelike, low-cost avatars that can be uploaded with the contents of a human brain." Times reporter[...]
The Wall Street Journal is going to turn itself into a 'platform,' according to The Next Web, as executives spoke at a News Corp investor day about increasing "customer stickiness ... and targeted advertising." This 'platform,' in fact, will look a l[...]
The mainstream media is slowly realizing the importance of Paul Graham -- investor, thinker, economic monolith. He was the primary subject in the recent New York Times article, which painted him as an intellectual football coach for the lilly-livered[...]
Yahoo is officially acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion -- check out the New York Times article, TechCrunch post, and the Forbes PR hacks having a field day.
A few interesting rumors/snarks floating around the blogosphere:
1) Gawker reports that [...]
The New York Times ran a lengthy profile of Y Combinator today, "Silicon Valley's Start-Up Machine," written by Nathaniel Rich -- a fiction novelist. What followed, then, was not so much a pervasive business thesis for or against YC, but an existenti[...]
In a New York Times' profile, Ron Conway -- founder of SV Angel and an early investor in Google, Facebook and Twitter -- is depicted as a visionary advocate of tech-friendly public policy, who also might be a little too cozy with San Francisco politi[...]
Is this an April Fools prank, or just the world's greatest middle-finger to the haters? Tesla Motors -- a publicly-traded electric car manufacturer and brainchild of super-entrepreneur Elon Musk -- announced today that they saw a profitable Q1, the f[...]