Silicon Valley could be the next hotspot for SEC whistleblowers


While Google, Facebook, Apple and other large public tech companies are standard bearers within the US economy, Silicon Valley is largely comprised of startups at various stages, as well as venture capital firms, many of which fall under the purview of the Securities and Exchange Commission That includes nearly every unicorn — a private company valued at more than $1 billion — which has taken...

Tap tap tap


Yes, I see the irony in posting my criticism of the state of online media on, well, online media, but I want to explore how we got here and what we can do about it Hollywood, after decades of aiming at Baby Boomers who preferred neurotic Woody Allen and musicals over space aliens, were targeting younger demographics Magic Mirror, tell me today, did all my friends have fun at play” the hostess...

Gillmor Gang: Dream On


GoCater spins out from La Belle Assiette to build a corporate catering marketplace The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Esteban Kolsky, Kevin Marks, Denis Pombriant, and Steve Gillmor Recorded live Sunday, November 12, 2017 G3: Safe Sex — Elisa Camahort Page, Lisa Padilla, Francine Hardaway, and Tina Chase Gillmor Recorded live Friday, November 10, 2017 @stevegillmor, @fradice, @ekolsky...

GoCater spins out from La Belle Assiette to build a corporate catering marketplace


GoCater is a marketplace with hundreds of catering companies accessible from a single platform As for caterers, it’s a great way to find clients and optimize your workflows Usually, you have to call someone to place an order and there’s no way to centralize all your invoices GoCater aggregates hundreds of caterers on the same platform in France and Germany Chances are you’ll find your existing...

Enjoy safe and secure online shopping without getting stung this holiday season


But, many remain oblivious to devious cybercriminals that are hoping to use the excitement and thirst for massive sales to trick unsuspecting users into handing over their details Many will remember David Baggett as the co-founder of ITA Software that was sold to Google in 2010 for $700 million The scammer will most likely be harvesting credentials and aiming to trick you into signing in to a...

How much autonomy is too much for AI?


Should we actually hand over control at all and let the AI make its own decisions Well, to an extent, in some circumstances, we’re going to have to let go of the reins There’s no study to back that up, but Cornell University revealed we make more than 200 decisions a day purely based on food, so it’s a reasonably educated guess We don’t even think about them because they’re hardwired into our...

Facebook Watch is the ultimate test for social TV


A decade later, when ‘social software’ began to emerge, the concept took on new impetus In a 2005 essay on the prospect , blogger Tom Coates, perhaps inspired by emerging multiplayer gaming trends, imagined ‘a buddy list for television’ But, though all of these innovations are fascinating, it’s clear that those dreams have not been realized As the big social networks begin hosting and even buying...

Code2040 raises $5.6 million from The Knight Foundation and others


Code2040, founded by Laura Weidman Powers and Tristan Walker, recently raised $56 million to advance its diversity and inclusion efforts in technology The latest funding comes from The Knight Foundation, The Sara and Ev Williams Foundation and others, and brings Code2040’s total funding raised to more than $7 million Code2040’s Fellows program, which first launched in 2012, specifically places...

Counterpoint: The case against an AI god


Yet here we are, in a never-ending discussion on the ever-terrifying prediction that one day computers will become smarter and more powerful than humans 2029 is the consistent date I have predicted for when an AI will pass a valid Turing test and therefore achieve human levels of intelligence But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to...

15 awesome gifts for your awesome Mom and Dad


If your parents prefer good ol’ ink on paper over books that need to be charged, check out Book of the Month Each month, they highlight five books — your parents pick one, and it’ll arrive on their doorstep a few days later (Apple is working on something like this with HomePod — unfortunately, it’s been delayed until 2018 so won’t be ready in time for the Holidays) Meanwhile, if your parents have...

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