Kamala Harris Picked the Worst Week Ever for a Fundraiser at Airbnb HQ

Last night, California Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke "truth to power" at a fundraiser hosted at Airbnb's new crisp and airy Soma headquarters. But the only fat cats in the room were the Silicon Valley millionaires and billionaires who are helping to finance her reelection, including Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and… » 4/24/14 5:49pm Yesterday 5:49pm

IMs and Emails Support Allegations About the Toxic Culture at GitHub

Advocates for gender equality in the tech industry were not impressed by GitHub's internal investigation into claims of institutionalized hostility towards women and harassment in the workplace. Least of all the female engineer who brought those claims to light. » 4/24/14 2:19pm Yesterday 2:19pm

Tech CEO Dodges Felony Charge Despite Horrifying Abuse Video

RadiumOne CEO Gurbaksh "G" Chahal pled guilty to two misdemeanors for domestic violence and battery last week. The ad-tech executive faced 45 felony charges based on security footage from his San Francisco penthouse apartment, which allegedly showed him hitting and kicking his girlfriend 117 times in half an hour. » 4/23/14 12:34pm Wednesday 12:34pm

I Can't Stop Staring at These Vape Trick Videos

The genus Selfie of the family Narcissus contains many species. There is the Selfie brunch and the Selfie drunk. There's the Selfie nail game, the Selfie duck face, and the Selfie humblebrag. But naturalists have only just begun to study a fascinating new breed, the fruit of a tremendous technological innovation in the … » 4/22/14 4:42pm Tuesday 4:42pm

GitHub Cofounder Resigns After Internal Harassment Investigation

GitHub president Tom Preston-Werner has resigned from the social network for software engineers that he cofounded in 2008. He and his wife Theresa Preston-Werner were cleared of any legal wrongdoing regarding harassment claims from GitHub engineer Julie Ann Horvath. » 4/21/14 5:20pm Monday 5:20pm

Fab.com CEO Jason Goldberg Wrote a Jerry Maguire Memo to Himself


When Jerry Maguire sat down in front of his personal computer in 1996 to type out a longform business sext entitled "The Things We Think and Do Not Say: The Future of Our Business," did he know that it would take 18 years for another entrepreneur to replicate that kind of startup straight talk express? » 4/21/14 3:15pm Monday 3:15pm

New York Wants to Subpoena 15,000 Users After Airbnb Refused to Settle

Airbnb might lose the fight of its life—or at least the trust of its customers—the very same week that it officially closed a deal for $450 million in venture capital. The New York Post reports that state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will go forward with a subpoena "to identify users who are illegally renting out… » 4/21/14 12:50pm Monday 12:50pm

Marc Benioff's Public Shaming School of Philanthropy

In case you missed the all the glowing profiles of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff this week, the billionaire's philanthropic efforts have crowned him "the most influential man in San Francisco." And he's wielding that influence to "shame" his rich friends into giving back. » 4/18/14 6:45pm 4/18/14 6:45pm

Facebook Lets You Track Friends' Precise Location Through Their Phones

Just because Facebook has moved on to virtual reality face gear and drones doesn't mean they've forgotten their core competency: stalking. The company just launched an optional "Nearby Friends" feature that will let you "continuously" track friends like they were Jason Bourne. » 4/17/14 3:50pm 4/17/14 3:50pm

Panicked Investors Insist Tech Stock Nosedive Is Just a Phase

The "pounding" tech stocks have been taking in the public market has forced Silicon Valley to wonder if a startup's ability to make a profit really does matter after all. But don't expect a moment of reckoning. » 4/17/14 12:35pm 4/17/14 12:35pm