It was only a matter of time before someone created new technology that would bust cell phone crooks. The good folks over at TrustGo, a Silicon Valley-based security software company, have made it that much easier for you to get your stolen phone back -- and see who took it. Imagine this: A ma ... More >>
Krystyl Baldwin has left the Silicon Valley startup world in order to launch a new dream of serving street food. Her idea is My Cupcake Truck, which would sell cupcakes with the icing amount controlled by the customer. "Not just any cupcakes," reads her pitch. "Cupcakes customizable to your liking! ... More >>
Last year Apple found itself caught on the wrong side of the gay community when it allowed aspiring heterosexuals to access that controversial gay cure app on iTunes. But it appears the Silicon Valley tech giant is finally making peace with homosexuals, or at least those homosexuals with iPhones. As ... More >>
It was the thud heard 'round the world: The opening sentence of a story about sexism in Silicon Valley anchoring the front page of the New York Times' Sunday business section. "Men Invented the Internet," declared David Streitfeld, and it was impossible not to do a double-take, even if you didn't kn ... More >>
If the airlines are deficient at anything, it's making the skies friendlier -- or friendly at all. But in its never-ending quest to be cute, Virgin America Airlines has made another attempt to show us just how much personality the Silicon Valley-based company has. SFist snapped this ... More >>
If you're reading this, chances are that you regularly consume media online. And if you regularly consume media online, you're almost certainly seeing and reading more today than you know what to do with about the federal Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). ... More >>
On his swing through the West Coast, President Barack Obama stopped in Silicon Valley today where he answered questions for an hour at LinkedIn's campus in Mountain View. His main focus: Jobs. He deftly turned almost every question from the audience back into a endorsement; for his newly propos ... More >>
After hearing rumors all day, it appears this is finally actually confirmed: Snoop Dogg, Jane's Addiction, Kaskade, and the Killers are playing a "secret" show after today's Facebook conference, hosted by Napster founder Sean Parker, according to SFist. So after spending the day hearing abou ... More >>
Investors wanted!At The Snitch, we've been saddened to see the end of the crazy Airbnb story, where travel renters terrorized a lessor by ransacking and stealing from her apartment.We'd like to give it new life by suggesting another start-up business idea: Airbnb for chainsaws.
San Franciscans might be total sluts, but we definitely do not attract our partners based on the way we dress. According to GQ magazine, San Francisco ranked No. 20 on the list of the worst-dressed cities in America. It seems like a head scratcher to us, considering we are No. 1 in so many other way ... More >>
Wasn't Bike to Work day fabulous this year? We certainly saw a lot more cyclists out than usual, and we hope to see them out again on the remaining 364 days until next year. Let's do a quick roundup of the best of the bikes. According to the Chron, the mayor and "almost every member of the Bo ... More >>
Represents the Silicon Valley?When we read in the Chronicle today that supporters of our very own Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer were rolling out the red carpet for GOP House Speaker John Boehner, we had to give it a second read -- just to make sure that we hadn't misunderstood. And then we gave i ... More >>
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Not a revolutionaryFacebook, Twitter, Zynga, and their ilk -- standard bearers for the ill-defined phenomenon known as "social media" that is now supposed to be the future of the Web -- are having a tough time these days in the thinking person's press.Over the past f ... More >>
Bringing new meaning to the term 'TechCrunch'...You know the age-old complaint: When a man bosses people around, he's "in charge," but a woman who does the same is a "bitch." Well, here's a new one for the cyber age: When women in tech hold a provocative panel discussion about being women in tech ... More >>
Yo La Tenga plays this summer's Left Coast FestLast year, San Jose held its first annual Left Coast Live Music Festival, and no one really heard about it. It was headlined by Bay Area's soul man Booker T. and East Bay rapper Lyrics Born. Dubbed "a mini-SXSW", the Left Coast Live Music Festival wa ... More >>
Rounding out an unofficial tour of Silicon Valley, Conan O'Brien visited Google's Mountain View headquarters on Wednesday, ribbing Google CIO Vivek Kundra about the company's infamous aloofness: "You guys are so power mad here at Google, You're such entitled A-holes. Hey, Conan's in the area, make ... More >>
In further proof that Techcrunch founder Mike Arrington has a sense of humor, we present The Richter Scales' "In the Valley" a ballad to the tune of "At the Copacabana" making light of the perpetual back-stabbing, intrigues and general decadence of Silicon Valley culture.For those of you that only a ... More >>
"It's a hard time to be a lawyer, no doubt about it." "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." -- Henry VI, Act IV, Scene III. Mr. Shakespeare was wrong in his chronology. The first thing you do, if you want to kill the lawyers, is kill the economy. Then the attorneys will wither and die ... More >>
Vulcan, the erstwhile king of spray can art, wants to leave the streets behind without losing his soul
Infiltrator joins the Young Republicans to experience the blue suits, big hair, and free beer of the Republican state convention
Remember the not-so-good old days?
A journalist frets about job security, then realizes things could be worse -- he could be a janitor at Yahoo!
This year, you'll find a bittersweet tinge to the comic ballets of the Mark Foehringer Dance Project
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
Soylent Green Is People!; Nightclub Jitters
A close look at Kibu.com, the teen Web site -- backed by Silicon Valley's elite -- that vaporized $15 million in a matter of months
Thank You ... Thank You Very Much; Yet More Gratitude; Love Your Server. Is It Gucci?; Greek Grammar Debate Rages On
Foreign workers coming into the country for high-paying tech jobs often bring wives with them. When these women are beaten and abused, they have nowhere to run.
Where Have All the Doc Martens Gone?; Special: IKEA Labor Unrest!; Silicon Valley Gold Digger: "I 'Fess Up."
A young software engineer has a plan to teach Silicon Valley to change its tightfisted ways
Parting Is Such Sweet ... Hey, I Said Sell at $45
Former Lusty Lady dancer Caity McPherson struggles to make a living on the oversexed Internet
How the boys at OSC -- the hippest high-tech start-up ever -- created the magical software that lets any garage band in America record studio-quality CDs. And then lost the magic almost overnight.
If you grind a live microphone to bits, or amplify a flamethrower, are you making music -- or an appalling spectacle called "noise"?
With a new (powerful) champion in Silicon Valley, a recent court victory, and ranks that continue to swell by the day, long-beleaguered "contract workers" have reason to believe their house may not be so bleak after all.
Red Herring Editor Tony Perkins is a self-described maverick, a stylish fast-talker with a knack for making friends and influencing people in the high-tech world. Not bad traits for a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, but are they what it takes to publish a "m
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