Pando

May 2014

  1. From Najran to Bangkok to Las Vegas: My Time with NSFWCORP

    When I heard that NSFWCORP was going to issue a collection of War Nerd columns, I went back and looked at what I’d written since I started writing for NSFWCORP in September 2012.

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the News desk

  2. [Comic] Google's Other Androids

    In 2013 Google went on a shopping spree. It snapped up eight robotics companies in six months, sparked a media firestorm, and inadvertently ended up as a contractor for the US Military.

    By Andy Warner , written on

    From the News desk

  3. eBay Shrugged: Pierre Omidyar believes there should be no philanthropy without profit

    This week, India’s newly-elected ultranationalist leader Narendra Modi unveiled his cabinet, three-quarters of whom come from a fascist paramilitary outfit, the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) — including one minister accused by police last year of inciting deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that left over 50 dead.

    By Mark Ames , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Paying reparations to everyone America has wronged would bankrupt us. So let's do that

    In the latest revival of the argument that the United States ought to issue reparations to African-Americans as compensation for slavery, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in The Atlantic: "Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole."

    By Ted Rall , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Well, that's a first. SV Angel closes seed deal sourced through Product Hunt

    Product Hunt is fast-becoming a HackerNews for product geeks. And now, in what we're pretty sure is a first, SV Angel has closed an early-stage deal that it sourced through the site.

    By Carmel DeAmicis , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Salesforce authorized to provide cloud services to the Federal Gov't. Here's why that's a big deal

    In a move that could have big implications for the budding civic innovation space, this morning Salesforce became the first outfit to be granted authorization to provide both software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud services to U.S. Federal Government agencies.

    By Dan Raile , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Hey! Guess What?! Healbe GoBe won't be shipping on time

    Healbe finished up its Indiegogo scampaign for its miracle, calorie-counting wristband on April 15 with promises to ship in June.

    By James Robinson , written on

    From the News desk

  8. War Nerd: What’s happening in Eastern Ukraine is very simple, rational, and straightforward

    “Heaven and earth are not merciful. To them, men are as straw dogs, destined for sacrifice.” - Lao Tzu What’s happening in Eastern Ukraine is very simple, rational, and straightforward.

    By Gary Brecher , written on

    From the News desk

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