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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Crowdfunding Democracy

“PLEASE free our nation!” wrote one, “Stop and smell the roses,” advised another, and then there was the direct exhortation: “Go get him!” These were just a handful of the thousands who donated in $5, $10, $25 and even $50,000…

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Musk’s Meltdown

This is how fast Silicon Valley’s tech celebrity drove himself into a mega mess.  He woke up after spending the night with his pop star girlfriend. Then hopped into one of his Teslas and hit the accelerator. En route, he…

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What’s ‘Appening in San Francisco

They say you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Here’s my love letter to San Francisco’s mad, give-it-a-spin rapid-prototyping culture. Experimentation has always called to me, but it was only when I moved to SF four years ago…

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Blockchain Rattles Big Tech: Brian Behlendorf Maps the Future

Brian Behlendorf pointed to the floor-to-ceiling blackboard, where Otto the Robot had rendered two massive chalk drawings, the perfect geek backdrop for an animated talk on the future of blockchain. The setting was a packed house at The Interval, the…

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