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... Piketty's endorsement). The letter's signatories include a few super-rich people who amassed their own fortunes (like George Soros and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes), but many of the remaining signatories ...
Monday, 24 June 2019
... and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of nearly four decades, Stephen has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking—and has been ...
Saturday, 22 June 2019
Kathy Kleiman, founder of the ENIAC Programmers Project, writes about the buried history of the pivotal role played by women in the creation of modern computing, a history that is generally recounted ...
Friday, 21 June 2019
... It would seem ridiculous to dispute invocations of the Founders, or the Greatest Generation, on the basis of a lack of membership in either group. We recognize our lineage as a generational trust, as inheritance, ...
Thursday, 20 June 2019
On the eve of E3 (well, the night before EA's press conference, anyway), Google has revealed pricing and availability for Stadia, its highly anticipated game streaming service. The big date for your ...
Thursday, 06 June 2019
John Doran, founder of the excellent music news site The Quietus, and producer Alannah Chance have created a fascinating audio documentary series for BBC Radio 4 titled "New Weird Britain." Over four ...
Thursday, 06 June 2019
... investors want Zuck fired. The outcome of the vote was always foreordained: thanks to techniques pioneered by Rupert Murdoch and the Google founders, Zuckerberg's minority financial stake in the company ...
Wednesday, 05 June 2019
Remember that wild cryptocurrency story from earlier this year? The one where a Canadian exchange shut down shortly after co-founder and CEO Gerald Cotten died, claiming he was the only one who could access ...
Wednesday, 05 June 2019
National Park is a free typeface from The Design Outside Studio based on the "National Park Service signs that are carved using a router bit." Studio founder and University of Kansas design professor ...
Tuesday, 04 June 2019
... Virginia know all about him. Brigitte Tudor — aka Brigitte Gabriel — is the founder of ACT for America, the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in the country. Cuccinelli's a big fan. From MMFA: Cuccinelli ...
Friday, 31 May 2019
... guess is that the investors in Uber forced founder Travis Kalanick out not over sexual assault scandals, but because Kalanick wanted to remain a private company for as long as possible, keeping the company's ...
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Julian Assange, imprisoned at Belmarsh on a 50-week sentence for jumping bail, was said by his lawyer to be too ill to appear by video link at a court hearing Thursday. The WikiLeaks founder is fighting ...
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Video artist Benjamin Grosser on his freakish supercut titled "Orders of Magnitude:" As the founder and CEO of the world’s largest social media corporation, what does Mark Zuckerberg think about? While ...
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
14. The Pirate Bay still lives
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
Despite 15 years of legal action, jailed founders, and countless takedown demands, The Pirate Bay still remains live on the 'net. This is the story of a plain-looking website that sprung from the most ...
Friday, 24 May 2019
Federal prosecutors have charged WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange with 17 more criminal counts, including accusations that he violated the Espionage Act. The US charged him last month with conspiracy ...
Thursday, 23 May 2019
Every year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation presents its Pioneer Awards (previously); now renamed the Barlow Award in honor of EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow, who died last year. Nominations for ...
Thursday, 23 May 2019
President Donald Trump uses Twitter to bully, mislead, and incite. Many believe that Twitter is wrong not to ban Trump because Trump constantly violates the site's terms of use. But Ev Williams, who co-founded ...
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
18. Theranos but for poop
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
The founder of a Silicon Valley bio-testing startup stands accused of misleading investors, cutting scientific corners in the quest for growth, and even romancing a fellow executive. Theranos? Nope. uBiome, ...
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
19. The history of Spikey, the Wolfram logo
(English/BoingBoing ibag)
... was originally devised for Wolfram Alpha. Founder Stephen Wolfram: And that’s when I noticed an email from June 2009, from an artist in Brazil named Yolanda Cipriano. She said she’d seen an article ...
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
... Is Sacred, That’s Why This Nonviable Fetus Should Stay Inside Me So We Can Both Die” “Life Begins the Second a Girl’s Uncle Decides on Incest” Vice interviewed Reductress co-founders and editors Sarah ...
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
... to some extent beholden to investors (if not for direct control over the company, which is held by the founders, then for the company's share-price, on which rests the vast bulk of the top execs' net worth), ...
Monday, 20 May 2019
... for US drones, and that it had secretly paid Android founder Andy Rubin $150m to quietly leave the company after women who worked for him accused him of sexually assaulting them. In the end, 20,000 googlers ...
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
... in the UK." Sweden previously dropped the case as Assange's asylum in the embassy dragged on for years. Assange, the co-founder of Wikileaks, was recently handed to UK police and sentenced to 50 weeks ...
Monday, 13 May 2019
Facebook wasn't content offering a brief statement rejecting co-founder Chris Hughes' call to break up the social network. Global Affairs and Communications VP Nick Clegg has published an opinion ...
Sunday, 12 May 2019
... consider that he's got lots of allies around the office, like O'Rourke chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon, cofounder of Precision Strategies, whose client roster includes Pfizer, Bank of America and Facebook, Many ...
Saturday, 11 May 2019