Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

Carole Cadwalladr on how Facebook broke democracy

Today, in front of an audience at the Time 100 Summit in New York City, Donald Trump advisor Jared Kushner downplayed Russian interference in the 2016 campaign as “a couple of Facebook ads.” The truth, of course, as we just had confirmed by the Mueller report, is that the Russian disinformation campaign was significant, aggressive […]

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Hot swapping dicks

According to what I’m reading on the internet, Mike Judge, the creator of the HBO series Silicon Valley, actually consulted with Stanford engineers when writing this scene which aired last night, in which the founders of the tech startup Pied Piper thoughtfully discuss whether or not it might be scientifically possible for a lone individuals […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Pete “Dishwasher Pete” Jordan on Dishwasher

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, tiny sliver of it that worked its way through the gristle surrounding my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of the zine publishers that I know, and asking them how they found […]

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What can we learn from Boulder?

Wednesday night, on a tip from our tech entrepreneur friend Dug Song (who, by the way, just launched a new blog on Ann Arbor Startups), I went to hear a venture capitalist from Boulder, Colorado speak at the University of Michigan Business School. Professor David Brophy, the man behind Michigan’s annual Growth Capital Symposium, had […]

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Silicon Valley vs. Detroit

I’m not a huge fan of Thomas Friedman’s, but I think that his op-ed piece in today’s New York Times raises an interesting question… If our objective is to create new jobs, are our billions better invested with General Motors, a company that is already asking for more money after being bailed out last month, […]

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