Oh, Snap: Evan Spiegel lost focus on Stories and rolled out the red carpet for copycats

Oh, Snap: Evan Spiegel lost focus on Stories and rolled out the red carpet for copycats

Who could have predicted that Discover was a distraction from what Snap should be focused on? (Oh, right. Us.)
Jan 10 · 3 minutes
The plus side of tech companies being horrible in a crisis

The plus side of tech companies being horrible in a crisis

Crisis management as a window to the soul
Apr 21 · 6 minutes
Nick Bilton has got to be kidding you

Nick Bilton has got to be kidding you

Vanity Fair's new tech columnist is angry at all the reporters who gave Theranos an easy ride. Except one.
May 3 · 6 minutes
Microsoft's racist Twitter bot should run for office

Microsoft's racist Twitter bot should run for office

It might be our best, or only, hope.
Mar 25 · 2 minutes
Curse of the lanyard: Does anyone even want to be the darling of SXSW anymore?

Curse of the lanyard: Does anyone even want to be the darling of SXSW anymore?

Somehow SXSW gets more mainstream but the hot companies it briefly popularizes don’t.
Mar 7 · 5 minutes
Twitter launches the algorithmic timeline change it said it wasn't planning

Twitter launches the algorithmic timeline change it said it wasn't planning

As usual, don’t listen to Jack Dorsey’s words, look at his actions.
Feb 10 · 3 minutes
Zenefits: Were the Valley's kingmakers wrong, or did they just lie?

Zenefits: Were the Valley's kingmakers wrong, or did they just lie?

Zen(efits) and the art of picking winners.
Feb 9 · 5 minutes
GoPro tanks, and that's not good for other profitable companies

GoPro tanks, and that's not good for other profitable companies

When the going gets tough, GoPro goes south.
Jan 14 · 4 minutes
This BlazeNow retraction is a textbook example of "ask for forgiveness, not permission"

This BlazeNow retraction is a textbook example of "ask for forgiveness, not permission"

You might think if you were planning to send out a press release announcing that a former MLB executive was joining your cannabis tech company, you'd... uh... check with the exec first. In the case of LA-based "BlazeNow," you'd be quite wrong...
Dec 30 · 1 minute
Being a #girlboss requires less humility, not more

Being a #girlboss requires less humility, not more

Contrary to Drew Barrymore's pro-Clinton email blast, electing the first female President of the United States isn’t something we should all take less seriously.
Dec 8 · 8 minutes
In amazing tabloid interview, Tinder's CEO threatens to smear a female journalist and gets confused about sodomy

In amazing tabloid interview, Tinder's CEO threatens to smear a female journalist and gets confused about sodomy

The seven most breathtaking quotes in Tinder CEO's interview with a British tabloid.
Nov 18 · 3 minutes
Zucked over, yet again: Gasp! You mean there’s a downside to relying on Facebook for traffic?

Zucked over, yet again: Gasp! You mean there’s a downside to relying on Facebook for traffic?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing on Facebook again and expecting a different outcome.
Nov 10 · 6 minutes
Lyft's ineffectual new billboard wants you to know: Lyft is exactly like Uber

Lyft's ineffectual new billboard wants you to know: Lyft is exactly like Uber

Uber is finally facing serious competition in China. Here in San Francisco -- not so much.
Sep 1 · 1 minute
Did tech leaders know about impending campaign fraud indictments when they backed Rand Paul Super PAC?

Did tech leaders know about impending campaign fraud indictments when they backed Rand Paul Super PAC?

Angellist's Naval Ravikant tells Pando: "I obviously didn't know about this or wouldn't have done it.... Serves me right for getting involved in politics."
Aug 7 · 2 minutes
Jack Dorsey's Fail Whale: Twitter hits a new stock low

Jack Dorsey's Fail Whale: Twitter hits a new stock low

Turns out Chris Sacca makes a lousy Carl Icahn.
Aug 4 · 4 minutes
Omidyar Network hires "brand consultancy" to figure out why journalists keep writing mean stories about it

Omidyar Network hires "brand consultancy" to figure out why journalists keep writing mean stories about it

What's the big deal about microfinance suicides and foreign coups anyway?
Jul 24 · 2 minutes