Tuesday, March 26


Life, Death, and Free Culture in the Mission

On Ilya Zhitomirskiy, an idealistic young developer who committed suicide 18 months after founding Diaspora, his well-publicized, open-source alternative to Facebook.

Saturday, March 16


Greed Is Groupon

The daily deals company turned down a $6 billion offer from Google and went public. Now its stock is down 80% and its founder/CEO has been fired. On Groupon’s failed strategy and tenuous future.

Sunday, March 3


That’s Not A Droid, That’s My Girlfriend

On the development of companion robots in Japan.

Thursday, February 14


Wednesday, February 13


Welcome to the Malware-Industrial Complex

How governments and private companies have engaged in digital arms trading by building a global black market for ‘zero day’ hacks.

Monday, February 11


Gratuitous Pictures of Your Grief

On the late singer Judee Sill, the virtual cemetery site Find a Grave, and memorials in the age of the Twitter RIP.

Tuesday, February 5


The Panasonic Toughpad Press Conference

“I am not a tech journalist. I have never done this before. I don’t know what’s going on. Like most journalists everywhere, I am hungover.”

Friday, February 1


And the Award for the Next HBO Goes to...

On CEO Reed Hastings and the future of Netflix.

Thursday, January 31


Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months

The paper reports on a battle of its own.

Wednesday, January 30


Google Invades

Boomtown San Francisco, as seen from the “Google Bus.”

Friday, January 25


Memory to Myth

The life and work of Aaron Swartz, in context.

Saturday, January 19


Baudrillard and Babes at the Consumer Electronics Show

A trip to CES, “what a World’s Fair might look like if brands were more important than countries.”