Is the tech industry in a bubble? Influential and well-informed leaders in the field have started to worry, and are speaking out unequivocally about reckless investors, rising valuations and the misuse of technical talent resulting from the abundance of eager, loaded tech hobbyists who are throwing money at bad ideas.
“We’re in a boom right Read More
Talk about “Don’t be evil.”
Google has helped nab a trio of drug dealers in East Williamsburg using its ubiquitous Street View technology.
According to the Post, three of seven dealers arrested yesterday in an NYPD sting operation were caught in the act by Google’s funny little camera car. They were photographed dealing Read More
Walking through his opulent office space above the Apple store on West 14th, Joe Einhorn passed a tall, handsome man with a shock of dirty red hair. “Isn’t that guy some kind of celebrity?” he asked, as the actor Denis Leary, chatting with his agent, passed in the opposite direction and disappeared around the corner. Read More
At this morning’s New Yorker breakfast event on social networking at the Bryant Park Grill, Ken Auletta asked his panelists what they thought of The Social Network.
Internet guru Clay Shirky said curtly that he hadn’t seen it, striking a tone that suggested he is proud of this, like it’s a cool and surprising Read More
Speaking on a New Yorker-sponsored panel on social media at the Bryant Park Grill this morning, Tumblr founder David Karp explained how companies can use his blogging platform to promote themselves. As with most things Tumblr-related, it turns out the key is feelings. Here’s what he said:
Where I think advertising can surface in a Read More
Eager young techies began showing up two hours early for a Y Combinator pizza party Q&A held on a recent Tuesday night at an office in the Flatiron District. By the time the guys who’d been sent to speak on behalf of the celebrated start-up incubator got started with their presentation, there were more than Read More
According to new regulatory filings, Google avoided paying $3.1 billion in taxes over the last three years through complex financial tactics known as the “Double Irish” and “Dutch Sandwich”
Bloomberg reports that Google’s overseas tax rate is 2.4%, lower than what competitors like Apple and Microsoft paid. In fact it was the lowest Read More
Apple showed off it’s new operating system, code-named “Lion,” which will power the next generation of Mac computers and laptops. Lion won’t debut until next summer, but the demo today said a lot about where Apple is headed.
Steve Jobs, appearing onstage at his headquarters in Cupertino, California, said that Apple was inspired by Read More
Are you an egregiously wealthy and successful person who feels like luxury handbags, cars and clothes aren’t quite enough to express your success?
Maybe you were first to own the new iPhone or iPad, but keep seeing these gadgets in the hands of “normals” as you gaze through the tinted windows in your limousine.
Well Read More
Ever since the internet tried to save his job, Conan O’Brien — or Coco, as the Web knows him — has been eager to return the favor.
Coco and company have become rabid user of trendy social sites like Tumblr and Twitter. They’ve dropped more than a few viral videos.
But starting at 1pm today, Read More