In earnings call, Zuckerberg promises to target adversaries: Does he mean Russian trolls or US legislators?

In earnings call, Zuckerberg promises to target adversaries: Does he mean Russian trolls or US legislators?

If you're really serious about putting security over securities, maybe you can step outside of a manicured press release and defend yourself before the very institution you helped to weaken over the past year.
Nov 2 · 6 minutes
Tech giants in Congress isn't just theater, it's *bad* theater

Tech giants in Congress isn't just theater, it's *bad* theater

“I am disappointed you did not send your CEOs."
Nov 1 · 4 minutes
Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Washington DC: With great power comes great toxicity

Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and Washington DC: With great power comes great toxicity

I’ve been thinking most of the morning about the relationship between the three centers of power in American life.
Oct 10 · 5 minutes
It’s called “Fuck You Money” for a reason

It’s called “Fuck You Money” for a reason

Pierre Omidyar has gone full-bore on Trump/Facebook. Where are the others?
Sep 21 · 7 minutes
Breaking news from (maybe) 2020: It was so, so much worse than we thought

Breaking news from (maybe) 2020: It was so, so much worse than we thought

Watching the Facebook/Russia coverage is painful.
Sep 15 · 8 minutes
Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted a reporter.  Wait. Greg Gianforte, the RightNow Technologies guy?

Greg Gianforte allegedly assaulted a reporter. Wait. Greg Gianforte, the RightNow Technologies guy?

A reminder that you just never know what someone - even a seemingly boring enterprise software guy in Montana - is capable of.
May 25 · 9 minutes
Twitter's user engagement up as Dorsey admits it treats newsworthy trolls differently from other trolls

Twitter's user engagement up as Dorsey admits it treats newsworthy trolls differently from other trolls

Dorsey, the half-time CEO, is taking a short cut that may appease shareholders in the short term but will haunt him in any historical legacy.
Apr 27 · 7 minutes
British tabloids have declared war on tech

British tabloids have declared war on tech

As always, truth is the first casualty.
Apr 4 · 6 minutes
The Come to Satan Podcast: Sarah and Paul on Travis Kalanick vs Donald Trump

The Come to Satan Podcast: Sarah and Paul on Travis Kalanick vs Donald Trump

This week, we debate the similarities between Travis Kalanick and the President.
Mar 10 · 0 minutes
So, where’s Trump's anti-tech backlash that terrified the most powerful people on earth?

So, where’s Trump's anti-tech backlash that terrified the most powerful people on earth?

Why is tech getting away with what SNL and Nordstrom can’t?
Feb 13 · 8 minutes
Now is the time, @Jack

Now is the time, @Jack

Not banning Trump from Twitter sooner will be Jack Dorsey's biggest regret. (And here's how he could do it now.)
Jan 31 · 6 minutes
New dystopian hellscape, New you

New dystopian hellscape, New you

Our long national nightmare is beginning. So what now?
Jan 20 · 3 minutes
Valley's "Come to Satan" moment with Trump is happening even faster than I feared

Valley's "Come to Satan" moment with Trump is happening even faster than I feared

Trump is still a month away from inauguration and already the human centipede is forming.
Dec 8 · 5 minutes
Will David Sacks be the Valley exec who gives others an excuse to join Team Trump?

Will David Sacks be the Valley exec who gives others an excuse to join Team Trump?

Sacks could be the tipping point that prompts a whole host of Valley semi-deplorables to dive into the swamp.
Dec 6 · 4 minutes
Silicon Valley's "come to Satan" moment

Silicon Valley's "come to Satan" moment

The only things worse than Silicon Valley's refusal to respond to Trump's hate before he was elected is what they're doing now.
Nov 14 · 9 minutes
NSFWLIVE: Live election show, parts one and two [updated!]

NSFWLIVE: Live election show, parts one and two [updated!]

Given nobody cares about anything except the election, we're doing something different on Pando today.
Nov 8 · 1 minute
In praise of things that just work: Armageddon Eve edition

In praise of things that just work: Armageddon Eve edition

On today of all days, it’s nice to be reminded that there are places on the Internet you can visit and come away happier than you went in. Murfie is one of those places.
Nov 7 · 3 minutes
Trump's awfulness makes even the worst Tech Bros look slightly less bad

Trump's awfulness makes even the worst Tech Bros look slightly less bad

While the rest of us can’t wait for the 2016 election to be over, there’s one group that is surely wishing it could last for another six months or more.
Nov 1 · 2 minutes
Everything hinges on November for Trump and his insult platform of choice, Twitter

Everything hinges on November for Trump and his insult platform of choice, Twitter

Morgan Stanley articulates a bear case that could send the stock as low as $7. Yow.
Oct 25 · 4 minutes
Live from Las Vegas: Attorney Dayvid Figler talks election rigging and Trump's weird hotel

Live from Las Vegas: Attorney Dayvid Figler talks election rigging and Trump's weird hotel

The mood on the ground in Las Vegas, the mystery that is "TRUMP Hotel, Las Vegas," and the very real risk of voter intimidation by Trump voters on election day.
Oct 20 · 1 minute
NSFWLIVE: The special PRE-debate episode

NSFWLIVE: The special PRE-debate episode

Leigh Cowart joins me live from Asheville, North Carolina to talk about her recent visit to a Donald Trump rally and also to offer her predictions for the debate (including one involving Hillary transforming into a lizard.)
Sep 27 · 0 minutes
NSFWLIVE: The special POST-debate episode

NSFWLIVE: The special POST-debate episode

It's time for our post-debate coverage where I'm joined by Sarah Lacy and James Aylett to discuss everything that transpired on the presidential debate stage last evening.
Sep 27 · 0 minutes