Booting Up: Get Off the Couch and on the Road

Ever wish you could play Mario Kart in real life? Guess you didn’t want it as much as these guys.

Screen shot 2013-01-17 at 8.05.21 AMEver wish you could play Mario Kart in real life? Guess you didn’t want it as much as these guys. [Wired]

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Obama campaign staffer Ashley Arenson, who served as director of innovation and integration during the recent presidential election, has joined Soho Tech Labs in the role of general manager. [AllThingsD]

StumbleUpon is laying off 30 percent of its staff in a move to achieve profitability in the first quarter of this year. [TechCrunch]

A British government agency fined Playboy about $160,000 for failing to install adequate controls to prevent minors from accessing pornographic videos. Seems like a slap on the … wrist. [Ofcom]

Private equity firm Silver Lake Management is said to be close to lining up financing to take Dell (DELL) private, with a deal possible as early as next week. [Bloomberg]

Booting Up: Get Off the Couch and on the Road