We're late to the party, admittedly. But it has come to our attention that the sex columnist for U.C. Berekley's Daily Californian wrote an autobiographical column about coitus in the library -- and the Internet has reacted. Per the column, the writer inveighs in favor of sex in the library. A comme ... More >>
The San Francisco District Attorney has yet to file charges against 66-year-old Larry Brinkin, who was arrested Friday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, saying they need more time to comb through evidence police gave them. "We are waiting for computer forensic evidence to be analyzed in ... More >>
(Update 3:30 p.m.): SF Weekly has obtained the search warrant, which details the items police seized from Brinkin and his husband's home. Those items include computers, videos, VHS tapes, and a floppy disc. Read details of the search warrant after the jumpOriginal story: Police say they ar ... More >>
At this point, I have to believe that all the people in the Pando Daily-TechCrunch-Uncrunched-whatever micro-universe have consciously incorporated their onanistic little circle jerk into their collective business model. You can almost picture it just that way: Michael Arrington, Sarah Lacy, MG Sieg ... More >>
It takes a lot of hustle to make money as a freelance journalist. You have to constantly network, send dozens of pitches a week, juggle several assignments at once -- all for low pay.Last April, about 9,000 unpaid Huffington Post bloggers turned their hustle up a notch and sued AOL for not giving ... More >>
Really? Seriously? Another site devoted to technology news? Yep, 'fraid so. This one, PandoDaily, will be written by, among others, some of the people who had previously made TechCrunch so awful: Sarah Lacy (who runs it), Michael Arrington, MG Siegler, and Paul Carr. These are people who believe ... More >>
TechCrunch, also known as the New York Times of excitable gadget blogs, has had a tough few months. After the firing of founder Michael Arrington in September, a few of the alleged journalists in his employ threw themselves into paroxysms of self-important hand-wringing and resigned. Meanwhile, A ... More >>
A veritable who's who of major tech firms in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley are fighting federal legislation aimed at putting a stop to theft of original content online.The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would allow content creators to seek court orders barring internet service providers, se ... More >>
We didn't have high expectations for Mayor Ed Lee to be a tech-savvy leader; after all he didn't even have a Twitter account until several weeks after he was appointed mayor. But even then, he kinda had to start tweeting with the rest of the world, considering Twitter was threatening to leave San Fr ... More >>
Yaniv Golan/FlickrAOL CEO Tim Armstrong is jealous of the new Internet bubble, and he wants in.
Last week during a meeting with investors, Armstrong noted the high valuations of companies like LinkedIn and Pandora and concluded that AOL is "severely undervalued." The Wall Street Journal quoted ... More >>
A job is when you are paid So, Arianna Huffington is making plans to expand her media empire, the Huffington Post, to San Francisco. Once we learned that, we had to call the guild workers here -- you know the ones who started the "Hey Ariana, could you spare a dime," Facebook page. It's hard to n ... More >>
FaltyDL tells it like it is. While the jungle and UK garage genres may not spark as much
excitement in the states as they do in Europe, listening to a few
tracks by producer/DJ FaltyDL can change that mindset. Known for his distinctive garage and
house sounds, he takes listeners on a j ... More >>
Forget the Zuckerberg mask -- be a whole damn tech company for Halloween. Here's how.
How to dress:
Wear all white with silver shoes. Limit your ports: No pockets, no fly. Your hair should be seamless.
How to scare people:
Jailbreak your pants.
The night's over when:
You call ... More >>
Michael ArringtonAOL has announced that it is buying the San Francisco-based tech industry blog TechCrunch, an influential business news site that has built a strong following in Silicon Valley.Initial reports suggest the acquisition price -- which has not been publicly disclosed by either party ... More >>
Image of a VIP fence via Flickr/AdrantsNo annual festival, conference, or party will ever be as good as the first year you went. That's not what I'm talking about when I say that South by Southwest Interactive died this year.
Earlier this week, Jolie O'Dell wrote the usual "Why SXSW Sucks" post. ... More >>
(c) Christo GeogheganProof that music can be sexy and subtle at the same time, London's The xx craft wintry, minimalist jams that maximize the hot 'n' heavy. With male-female come-ons slithering over basic drum machine beats, and disco guitar lines made for slow dancing in dark corners, The xx ha ... More >>
Phil Bronstein, former executive vice president and editor of the Chronicle, now editor at large and newspaper doomsayer, was on The Colbert Report last night. Nothing particularly revelatory was said, which was not a surprise as the quick interviews that take place on the show are not so much an op ... More >>