Is Mark Zuckerberg Too Old to Run Facebook?

The fable of the dropout prodigy is so widely-told in Silicon Valley that it even came back to bite the enfant terrible who inspired it. In a new Q&A in the New York Times, Farhad Manjoo asks 29-year-old Mark Zuckerberg if he's out of touch with teens. » 4/16/14 11:50am 9 minutes ago

"Sorry About the Rent Stuff," Kevin Rose Tells Anarchists In New Video


The anti-capitalist activists behind the Counterforce finally released footage of the protest they staged outside the San Francisco home of Google Ventures investor Kevin Rose. The video confirms that the anonymous people I interviewed were part of the protest, but it's hard to muster much empathy for either side. » 4/15/14 6:25pm Yesterday 6:25pm

Head of Uber NY Attacked a Woman On Twitter For Making "Trouble"

Even for a company that takes a certain measure of glee in being abrasive outlaws, this has to be the most unnecessary customer relations shit show on Twitter not involving unsolicited porn. » 4/15/14 11:10am Yesterday 11:10am

Airbnb Hides Warning That Users Are Breaking the Law In the Fine Print …

I made five fake Airbnb listings this week in order to test whether Airbnb adequately warns hosts that they might be breaking the law. All five times, the only heads up I got that I might be doing something illegal was a single line buried in a easy-peasy posting process that can be done in a minute or less. » 4/10/14 6:45pm Thursday 6:45pm

The Founder of LimeWire Has a Bananas Theory About Who Killed JFK

Mark Gorton has made a very respectable name for himself since he founded LimeWire in 2000. Some even consider him "the new face of Wall Street." In other words, Gorton is not the type of businessman you'd expect to email elaborate essays about a murderous "Cabal" to the employees at his high frequency trading firm. Here's … » 4/10/14 4:30pm Thursday 4:30pm

Quora: How Long Does "Forever" Last In Venture Capital Years?

Forever is a mighty long time. Just ask Prince. But that's the lifespan that Quora thinks it scored by accepting $140 million in venture capital. According to Re/code, the Series C round values the 4-year-old, revenue-less Q&A site at $900 million, more than double the $400 million it was "worth" in 2012. » 4/09/14 9:15pm 4/09/14 9:15pm

The Anarchists Who Protested Kevin Rose Sound Surprisingly Logical

After slogging through their 2,000-word anti-Google ransom note, I did not expect to engage in a remotely reasonable discussion with the Counterforce. Not when the anti-capitalist protestors distributed fliers to Kevin Rose's neighbors in San Francisco demanding that Google pay them $3 billion—and especially not when… » 4/08/14 8:15pm 4/08/14 8:15pm

The CEO of Tinder Is Dating Michael Dell’s 20-Year-Old Daughter

Last fall, Sean Rad told Bloomberg Businessweek that he met his girlfriend of four months on Tinder, the same dating app where he serves as CEO. That young lady, who went unnamed, is 20-year-old Alexa Dell, the daughter of beleaguered billionaire Michael Dell. Alexa made headlines in 2012 when she turned up on Rich… » 4/08/14 3:40pm 4/08/14 3:40pm

And So It Begins: Uber Adds "Uber For Things" Delivery Option

Uber has officially taken its first step towards becoming the next Amazon—or the next vertical-crazy, growth-chasing Icarus (Fab.com, Gilt Groupe, Groupon, take your pick.) The car-hailing company began testing a $15 to $30 courier option in Manhattan today called UberRUSH and yes they're very serious about the caps… » 4/08/14 10:50am 4/08/14 10:50am

Bizarre New Tech Trend: Demanding a Ransom in Billions or Bitcoin

Yesterday was not an insanely awesome #sundayfunday for Google Ventures general partner Kevin Rose. Protestors gathered outside the Digg founder's San Francisco home in Potrero Hill with banners calling him "a parasite," threatening to "snip snip" his "ballz" (a reference to a joke Rose made in 2008 about cutting a woman's… » 4/07/14 10:00am 4/07/14 10:00am