Latest articles Friday July 3, 2015

  1. Jefferson Harebrained: Tim Draper is still determined to fix California by breaking it

    On Sunday his online Fix California Challenge wrapped up, and it too managed to underwhelm even the lowest of expectations.

    By Dan Raile

    From the Disruption desk

  2. “If there are more than two VCs who are bald in this room we are toast”

    War stories from the “most underrated” company in Chris Sacca's and Jeremy Liew's portfolio.

  3. Sorry, Trump: Average Texans are 3 times more likely to have committed sex crimes than undocumented immigrants

    The Right's statistics surrounding rape and immigrants are sorely lacking in context

    By David Holmes

    From the News desk

  1. Mobile showers for the homeless: Google's lesson in Crapulent Social Responsibility

    If corporate spend is recognized as speech, then CSR is too often the domain of lip-service and the rhetoric of misdirection.

    By Dan Raile

    From the Disruption desk

  2. No, we are not entering the age of the "hipsterpreneur." Thank God.

    Yesterday's hipsters started bad bands, wore bad clothes, and thought all the better of themselves. Today they start bad companies.

  3. The War Nerd: How many soldiers does Hezbollah actually have?

    The US and Israel want to exaggerate the power of Hezbollah’s rockets, while blacking out what really scares them.

    By Gary Brecher

    From the War desk

  4. The WhatsApp Moment: When the venture climate became a giant frothy mess

    Examining the most sobering view of seed investing since the fear over the Series A crunch.

  5. Facebook has made changes to its real name policy. But it hasn't convinced users it cares

    What Mark Zuckerberg should have said about Facebook's real name policy-- and when he should have said it.

    By Sarah Lacy

    From the Equality desk