A U.S. judge has ordered Google to hand over emails stored outside the country in order to comply with an FBI search warrant. The warrant in question pertains to a domestic fraud probe. Read More
If you’re an average American, your pension fund is likely backing venture capital funds — and subsidizing our massages, dinners and Uber rides. Pension funds are a huge source of capital for VCs, fueling the system that creates minor improvements for the elites while doing little for middle-class America. It’s time to put the money […]
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Hackers Play Anti-Trump Song on Local Radio Stations Across the US appeared first on WIRED.
The concept of time travel is actually much newer than you might expect. The post Let’s Go Back to a Future Where Sci-Fi Does Good Time Travel appeared first on WIRED.
Greenlight, a three-year-old, Atlanta, Ga.-based startup, is trying to solve a problem that any parent of an elementary or junior high school student can well understand: how to give kids money without worrying that they’ll lose it or spend it on something they shouldn’t. It isn’t the first reloadable, prepaid card. MasterCard, Visa and American Express […]
Make way for one more pivot from Jawbone. The fitness band maker that originally started out in headsets and later made speakers, has abandoned selling and supporting consumer hardware following a deluge poor reviews and media reports that it has run out of money. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Jawbone is preparing to shift its business yet again […]
The FCC giveth, and the FCC taketh away… from itself. Chairman Ajit Pai has ordered the revocation of several papers and findings issued by the commission before the turnover to the new administration. Spiking investigations into zero-rating practices by telecoms is the most serious about-face, but it’s worth noting the other items going down the […]
Connections between the Obama administration and Silicon Valley abound, but particularly for Josh Kushner. The latest? Kushner’s venture firm Thrive Capital just hired Josh Miller, a member of the White House Office of Digital Strategy under President Barack Obama. Miller, just 24 when he left Facebook to serve as the White House director of product, starts […]
After failing to secure another round of funding and shutting down my startup, Katch, I’ve been thinking about candor. While failure isn’t a unique story in our industry, talking about it is. Of course, I don’t advocate dwelling on one’s failures as a key to success, but paradoxically I found the quickest path to moving […]