Posts Categorized: Tech


Today’s highlight: Live Twitter chat with Amy Cuddy

Just spent a half hour on phone with Wharton school radio program, and at 1 p.m. will be getting a visit from a journalist from a French newsweekly, Le Nouvel Observateur, aka L’Obs. Then, at 3 p.m., I’ll be doing a live chat with Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School professor and author of “Presence,” a… Read more »

Into the “Disrupted” whirlwind

The last few weeks have been crazy and a bit surreal. “Disrupted” came out, and after that everything went into a blur. In the past month I’ve been in LA for 10 days, New York for media around the book, Boston for parties and readings, then a week of events in San Francisco. I thought… Read more »

My events for “Disrupted”

Friends: Hachette Book Group has lined up a few things for me around the launch of my terribly exciting and not-at-all controversial new book, Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble. Here are some events you might want to attend: Wednesday April 6, WorkBar, Cambridge, 7 p.m., with Harvard Bookstore Thursday April 7, Google Boston,… Read more »

Be there or be square: my San Francisco appearances

You may have heard that I have a new book coming out. The nice people at Hachette Book Group are sending me on a mini book tour. The smoke-filled party bus will swing through San Francisco the week of April 11, reeking of patchouli oil and festooned with peace signs. Here’s where I’ll be: Tuesday… Read more »

2015 Prediction Scorecard: Wow Was I Wrong

One year ago I was starting a new job at Gawker, where I was going to write the Valleywag blog. That adventure was cut short when I ruptured disk while skiing, but not before I made a bunch of incredibly bad predictions for 2015, in an post headlined, Predictions For 2015: There Will Be Blood. I… Read more »

I can’t get excited about the Apple Watch

It’s been out for a while now, long enough for everyone to write their day-one reviews, and then write their “What it’s like to live with Apple Watch for a week” reviews, and then to do the long-form essays about the implications of Apple Watch (I worked with a guy who used to call that… Read more »

Dick Costolo on the hot seat at Twitter

Wall Street wants him out, says Business Insider. The problem is they can’t figure out who can replace him. As I wrote in January, on Valleywag (There Will Be Blood): The problem is I’m not sure anyone can do better. Twitter is a money pit, a company that costs more to run than it can generate in… Read more »

Nexus 5: I’ve Now Retired My Other Android Phones

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A lot of the early reactions to the new Nexus 5 from Google have been of the “solid performer, good value for money” variety. I actually feel more enthusiastic than that. The best praise I can give the new Nexus 5 smartphone from Google is simply this: Within hours after first turning it on, I… Read more »

Reverse engineering the brain

Great story from Wired about Andrew Ng and the quest to reverse engineer the human brain. Google is going after this in a big way — I suspect it’s what Larry Page really wanted to do all along. But others are in the hunt.