In both Britain and America, the levers of power are now in the hands of men (mostly men) who, when faced with anything resembling a moral decision, appear to ask themselves only one question: What would a total fucking asshole do?
If the past decade gave us the “cult of the founder” – where investors, users and employees, were forced to bend to the whims of the Kalanicks and Dorseys no matter how much evil they did – perhaps the next decade will be remembered for the resurgence and reiteration of the cult of the engineers.
Did you see Trump fired Comey? Did you see Trump gave secret intel to the Russians? Did you see Trump told Comey to stop investigating Flynn? Did you see they’ve appointed a special counsel? Did you see Trump called the investigation the biggest witch hunt in American history?
Here’s a good rule of thumb: If the New York Times reporting on what your business does -- not something bad it did, just the actual thing it does to make money -- triggers a wave of outrage from users, then your business is horrible.
There are very few opportunities in Silicon Valley to take a stand on an issue that’s so important that it’s enshrined in the constitution, where there’s so clearly a good guy and a bad guy, and where the consequences of staying silent are so clearly horrible.
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.)
Unless you are Mark Zuckerberg or any of Facebook's other senior executives, you don't need me to tell you that the image above-- Nick Ut's "The Terror of War," known poularly as "the Napalm girl" -- is one of the most iconic and important war photographs ever published.
In just less than an hour we manage to debate the appeal of Bernie Sanders and lack of appeal of Hillary Clinton, the naked bigotry of Donald Trump and his Republican backers, the Brexit, the Secret Service and even Tony Blair and God.
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...
The Business Insider founder tells Sarah Lacy about his "colossal mistake" as a writer; his fall from Wall Street's graces and eventual redemption; and the merits of Business Insider's infamous slideshows.
This all-new Valleywag was conceived during the Occupy protests, when Gawker’s editors discovered that stories about a class war were just catnip for pageviews. And most of the Wall Streeters were mere millionaires -- just imagine how much Gawker's hipster readers would hate billionaires. Or billionaire nerds!