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Reddit bans forum to find Navy Yard shooting suspects, averts another online witch hunt

Applying a hard-learned lesson from the Boston Marathon bombings and the social media mayhem that followed, Reddit on Monday banned an online discussion dedicated to finding the alleged Washington Navy Yard shooters. During a morning of horror, a gunman on Monday Read More →

Google’s Wallet getting bigger, though Apple’s iOS has edge in mobile commerce

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED - SEE BELOW ... Google’s adding new features to its Google Wallet app for Android devices, including the ability to send money to friends on your phone or tablet, as the search advertising giant continues to Read More →

Self-driving cars — or plans for them — seem to be everywhere

There's been plenty of talk about self-driving cars. Google is testing them in California and elsewhere, as many people know. Now, it seems more and more are aboard the train to autonomous vehicles. Automakers at the Frankfurt auto show Read More →

Tesla Motors hiring engineer for autonomous driving push

Tesla Motors has an interesting job description on its website: "Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Controls Engineer." The full-time job, based in Palo Alto, seeks an engineer responsible for "developing vehicle-level decision-making and lateral and longitudinal control strategies for Tesla's effort Read More →

Quoted: Bryan Goldberg of Bleacher Report fame on the valley, women and Bustle

"New Yorkers have too much reverence for their institutions. A young banker absolutely worships Goldman Sachs. A young journalist is in complete awe of Condé Nast. In Silicon Valley, growing up, your parents approve of you saying, 'Oh, I could Read More →

Off topic: clothing evolution, weapons and music, Ivy League cocktails, tough love from moms

Neanderthal wear — now that's vintage clothing. Making music from weapons seized from Mexican drug cartels. Cheers to the Harvard Cooler and other Ivy League cocktails. Say this in your best Darth Vader voice: Read More →

Apple won’t offer iOS update for recently sold iPod touch model

Apple isn't offering a version of the new software for the fourth-generation version of the iPod touch, which Apple sold until May. Read More →

Michael Arrington’s Disrupt NSA crusade ends with mixed results

So Michael Arrington's NSA inquisition at TechCrunch Disrupt has wrapped up and we really don't know any more than we did before it started. But that's not the point. The point is that for days, Arrington kept the topic front Read More →

Quoted: Evan Williams on news, Medium and our ‘most base desires’

"News in general doesn’t matter most of the time, and most people would be far better off if they spent their time consuming less news and more ideas that have more lasting import. There’s an audience for ideas and stories Read More →

Carlos Watson unveils new-media startup, Ozy – backed by Laurene Powell Jobs

Carlos Watson first made his name in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur, then parlayed the ensuing celebrity into television gigs on CNBC, CNN and MSNBC. Read More →
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