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Wednesday
May042016

‘Unseen City,’ by Nathanael Johnson

[Link] : If every age produces its own distinct variety of nature lovers, and history seems to show it’s so, then Nathanael Johnson is perfectly suited for our urban century.<p>“Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & and Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness” is set in the Bay …
Wednesday
May042016

SF's Philz Coffee, Smitten Ice Cream, and Prison Bars share amazing similarities (and success)

[Link] : <i>This was originally published on TownSquared.com and is republished here to showcase SFGATE's support of the upcoming event where you can meet all three local leaders, in a May 5th forum hosted by our business editor, Owen Thomas.</i><p>Quite literally at Land’s End, San Francisco is a place that seems to …
Wednesday
May042016

Monotasking Gets a Makeover

[NyTimes] : "Stop what you're doing.<p>Well, keep reading. Just stop everything else that you're doing.<p>Mute your music. Turn off your television. Put down your sandwich and ignore that text message. While you're at it, put your phone away entirely. (Unless you're reading this on your phone. In which case, don't. …"

Sunday
May012016

Michael Bloomberg Says Both Parties Have Demagogues in Presidential Race

[NyTimes] : "Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, denounced what he called the “demagoguery” in the Republican and Democratic Parties in a commencement speech delivered on Saturday at the University of Michigan.<p>“In this year's presidential election, we've seen more demagoguery from both parties …"

Sunday
May012016

A Warmer, Fuzzier Los Angeles

[NyTimes] : "Los Angeles — I GOT lost the other day driving on Venice Boulevard. This is a street, a mile south of where I live, that I use to travel east or west. But it has changed of late, like much of Los Angeles.<p>Over the past few years, Venice Boulevard has been the site of a huge infrastructural project: …"

Sunday
May012016

The Digital Afterlife of Lost Family Photos

[NyTimes] : "The photographs were Polaroids, taken between the 1970s and the 2000s. Zun Lee bought them at flea markets, at garage sales or on eBay. Most of them depicted African-Americans: people wearing stylish clothes, relaxing in the yard, celebrating birthdays. A few depicted people in prison uniforms. All …"

Sunday
May012016

Letter of Recommendation: ‘The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep’

[NyTimes] : "Putting our 3-year-old son to bed isn't a task my wife and I undertake lightly. On a typical night, there will be actual physical struggles and a great deal of bitter haggling over the particulars — over whether it will be she or I who keeps vigil as he bravely contends against his own fatigue, …"

Sunday
May012016

Software error doomed Japanese Hitomi spacecraft

[Link] : Space agency declares the astronomy satellite a loss.<p>Japan’s flagship Hitomi astronomical satellite, which launched successfully on 17 February but …
Saturday
Apr302016

The sinister, secret history of a food that everybody loves

[Link] : When Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic in search of Pacific spices 500 years ago, it was a famous miscalculation. Columbus instead made landfall in the Caribbean among the Taíno, a peaceful people who lacked any peppercorn or nutmeg or mace — but who had mastered an equally important …
Saturday
Apr302016

Valeant’s New Chief Cuts a Familiar Figure

[NyTimes] : "When a deeply troubled company replaces its chief executive, it makes sense to expect the new C.E.O. to bring a fresh take to its operations. A clean sweep, so to speak.<p>But if shareholders in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International envisage a vastly different approach from Joseph C. Papa, the …"

Saturday
Apr302016

The magic ingredient that brings Pixar movies to life | Danielle Feinberg

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Friday
Apr292016

Demystifying Venture Capital Economics - Innovation

[Link] : In 2014 our CEO, Adam Nash, caused quite a stir when he said “In the next 10 years, everyone will be using some form of automated investment …
Friday
Apr292016

Rovi Buys TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal

[NyTimes] : "TiVo, whose name became synonymous with the act of recording live television shows, agreed to be acquired by the Rovi Corporation for about $1.1 billion, the companies announced Friday.<p>In acquiring TiVo, Rovi will get access to analytics about viewing habits, which are provided to advertisers and …"

Friday
Apr292016

SpaceX Says It Plans to Send a Probe to Mars

[NyTimes] : "Next stop: Mars?<p>In December, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation of Hawthorne, Calif., better known as SpaceX, landed a rocket on Earth, flying a booster stage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets back to Cape Canaveral. This month, the company repeated the feat even more impressively, setting the …"

Friday
Apr292016

Amazon Posts Strong Profit, Thanks to Its Cloud

[NyTimes] : "SEATTLE — Amazon delivered a blowout quarter on Thursday, joining Facebook as one of the rare bright spots in a technology sector that has recently produced a string of disappointing earnings reports.<p>Helped by its fast-growing Amazon Web Services business, the company swung to a profit that, for …"

Friday
Apr292016

A Private Equity Alum’s Guide to Better Payday Lenders

[NyTimes] : "Yale. Morgan Stanley. Private equity.<p>James Zhang has collected plenty of prestigious stamps on his résumé in the nine years since he graduated from high school and pursued a career in high finance. But he's also an immigrant, the grandson of an illiterate rice farmer who did not have indoor …"

Friday
Apr292016

Watch me control my Tesla with Amazon Echo

[Link] : While Tesla has not released a public API for developers to date, that does not stop one from hacking on the car anyway. Over the weekend I put together a working prototype with many of my favorite technologies, including: a drone, Golang, an Amazon Echo, AWS Lambda, and, of course, a Tesla Model S.<p>…
Friday
Apr292016

Small, Hovering "Follow Me" Camera Drone

[Link] : MQ Wang, CEO of Zero Zero Robotics and a PhD graduate at Stanford University, isn't worried about his product being copied. "It's a lot harder to …
Friday
Apr292016

AirDog Action Sports Drone In-Depth Review

[Link] : Like most Kickstarter projects, it’s been a much longer road than anticipated to get their product off the ground. But unlike most Kickstarter …
Wednesday
Apr272016

VW Presentation in ’06 Showed How to Foil Emissions Tests

[NyTimes] : "FRANKFURT — A PowerPoint presentation was prepared by a top technology executive at Volkswagen in 2006, laying out in detail how the automaker could cheat on emissions tests in the United States.<p>The presentation has been discovered as part of the continuing investigations into Volkswagen, according …"

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