For some reason I can’t find an embeddable version of this video where idiots in a focus group give their suggestions for how to improve “The Wizard of Oz.” But you can watch it here on Gawker. The really funny thing is that these comments aren’t so far-fetched. I spent 18 months working on a TV show in Hollywood and […]
Yesterday I wrote an article about Robert Scoble trying to follow in the footsteps of Michael Arrington and go from blogging to angel investing. Scoble is crying foul and calling this a “drive-by shooting.” He’s ranting about the horrible old “mainstream media,” of which I am a member, and he now refers to me as a “journalist,” in quotes, which I’m guessing is meant to be […]
Yeah. Good grief. Fucking Scoble. I just posted an article about it here on the Daily Beast.
Prompted in part by the back-and-forth that started with the “Hit men” article on this blog last week, Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times asks, “Are Silicon Valley tech bloggers truly objective?” You can maybe guess the answer but I don’t want to spoil it for you. Hiltzik talked to Michael Arrington and Sarah Lacy and got their perspective, which is that this is the new […]
You wheel it around on a cart, and when you get home you can use it as a TV. Not really. But they are supposedly working on a 10.1-inch Galaxy Note phone. Which is almost as nuts, when you think about it.
In the wake of the Path privacy fiasco, and after receiving a letter from meddlesome Congress dorks, an Apple spokesman tells John Paczhczhzkowski of AllThingsD that any iOS apps that are uploading user address book information are in violation of Apple guidelines and that from now on any app that wants to use your contact info will have to ask for explicit permission. Perfect response! Even better […]
It’s tough being a journalist, especially if you’re covering technology and living in Silicon Valley, because it seems as if everyone around you is getting fabulously rich while you’re stuck in a job that will never, ever make you wealthy. What’s worse is that all these people who are getting rich don’t seem to be any […]
So I have a story in this week’s Newsweek about Workday, a cool software company in California that might do an IPO later this year. For some reason when the story ran online on the Daily Beast this morning, the photo of the company’s two CEOs had the wrong caption — and identified these two guys as effing goddamned diamond thieves! I was not even aware of this until the PR rep for Workday called to inquire. I contacted […]
Developed at the University of Pennsylvania. Just: wow.