Is he or isn’t he? The man Newsweek outed as the creator of bitcoin told the Associated Press yesterday that he isn’t. Newsweek issued a statement today saying it still believes he is.
Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto, who lives in Temple City, Calif., said the particularly intriguing quote noted in the Newsweek article — ...
“It’s a show about a group of people who do something for a living that is inherently unfilmable.”
— Alec Berg, executive producer of “Silicon Valley,” the HBO show that premieres April 6, talks to the Hollywood Reporter. Show creator Mike Judge adds, “They’re not crab fishermen or cops bringi ...
For an outfit that only officially launched two weeks ago, Google Capital sure has been busy. The search giant’s growth equity fund has pumped tens of millions of dollars into three companies: SurveyMonkey, Renaissance Learning and Lending Club. And on Wednesday, online real estate marketplace Auction.com got into the action wit ...
It’s about time!
Linear City Development announced Thursday that The Elysian, a fancy new 96-unit apartment building in Los Angeles, will offer free electric vehicle charging for tenants. The developer has installed 20 Level 2 Chargepoint EV charging stations and will cover the cost of electricity for the life of every original ...
In a shameless and unabashed attempt to “bring home the bacon,” meat producer Oscar Mayer has come up with an iPhone attachment that doubles as an alarm clock and gives off the sound and scent of sizzling slices of pig loin and belly.
Yes, that would be your bacon wakin’ wake-up call.
According to a story in England& ...
“I am no longer involved in that and I cannot discuss it. It’s been turned over to other people. They are in charge of it now. I no longer have any connection.”
— Satoshi Nakamoto, a 64-year-old man living in the Los Angeles area who Newsweek tracked down and says is the founder of bitcoin. Since the decentralized, u ...
I don't normally cover companies outside of Silicon Valley, but one of the first stories I wrote after coming back onto the tech beat early last year was about CapLinked, a startup launched by PayPal mafioso Read More →
Tony Fadell, the so-called "Father of the iPod" and the founder of smart thermostat company Nest, has some harsh words for Scott Forstall, his former rival at Apple: you got what was coming to you. Read More →
Tech and policy, they've got a couple of issues:
• Keeping emails and other electronic communications out of sight of law enforcement unless they have a warrant got a boost today, as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted on an amendment to Read More →
We're rounding up the latest tech battles:
• Every now and then we talk Twitter openness. Social analytics media company PeopleBrowsr has reportedly won a temporary court order that gives it continued access to Twitter's firehose of Read More →
"If you have passcodes to your computer, your phone, please tell your parents. Don't tell everybody in the world, but tell your parents your passcodes."
— Robin Martinelli, a private investigator hired by the family of a Georgia college Read More →
Words of wisdom and other priceless gems from textbooks. (via Not Exactly Rocket Science) A What If look at the cost of pennies — and boy, did that expend some energy. Zurich has approved plans for Read More →
When I read the fascinating New York Times story, reprinted in today's Mercury News, on bipartisan debt-busters Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, I was reminded that each has important ties to Silicon Valley.
Bowles, a Democrat and Read More →
It's no secret that the adoption curve of electric vehicles is a slow one. (See the Pike Research put out a report in September that predicted there will be about 392,000 electric vehicles total on the road in 2015, far Read More →
Every now and then it's good for Silicon Valley to step back and take a look at itself.
If it can do that through the lens of ridiculousness, all the better, because face it: Half of what happens in the world's Read More →
Veterans from California flew to DC Wednesday for a high-profile push to get Congress to extend the wind industry's production tax credit, or PTC, which is due to expire at the end of this year.
Forty veterans from around the country Read More →