Here’s how Richard could build his ‘new internet’ on ‘Silicon Valley’

“You’ve got unlimited time and resources, you can build anything in the world you want with your compression — anything at all, what’s it gonna be… 3… 2… 1… go!” shouts billionaire douchebag Russ Hanneman in Silicon Valley’s Season 4 premiere. “A new internet” stutters Richard Hendricks, the show’s bumbling, but lovable nerd protagonist. LOL, […]

Lyft driver files class action lawsuit over Uber’s ‘Hell’ program

Image: MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY IMAGES FOR LYFT By Kerry Flynn2017-04-24 21:24:26 UTC Drivers aren’t too happy with Uber — that’s not news. But one driver is taking advantage of a previously unknown business practice, reported by The Information, that made the life of Lyft drivers hell. The program, aptly codenamed “Hell,” reportedly spied on Lyft drivers […]

Uber employees seem to think #Undelete is a great idea for graffiti

Uber is in a reputation crisis thanks to its toxic workplace culture for women and the #DeleteUber campaign that’s been running for months. The company has outwardly been working hard to get over all that, but a recent employee outing has us scratching our heads.  Twenty or so Uber employees (mostly men) were treated to […]

Here’s why India’s Silicon Valley is losing its edge

India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore, was a startup darling just two years ago, but now its star appears to be dulling. Don’t get us wrong, Bangalore has a lot going for it — Amazon and Uber have offices there, it is home to over 2,000 active tech startups — but according to a recent report ranking […]

Now that SXSW is over, here was, for sure, my favorite part

SXSW is 10 days of fun. Many of colleagues (I see you Brett Williams) teased me (on Slack) for having a “great time with all the work down there.” But, hey, it’s actually work. Attending panel after panel, speaking on your own panels, BBQ after BBQ, happy hour after happy hour isn’t easy — no […]

‘Sexism is systemic in tech and other industries’

Uber is failing at step one: Admit you have a problem.  The latest example comes via a tweet from Kamilah Taylor, a senior software engineer and coauthor of Women In Tech, who was recently approached by Uber hiring’s team with a job offer.  So per Uber HR, they do “understand” the concern of “Uber’s questionable […]

This is the language that an Uber recruiter used to discuss its sexism problem

Image:  AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU, FILE By Kerry Flynn2017-03-24 15:13:34 -0700 So it appears that some Uber recruiters are aware of the sexism problems at the ride-hailing giant.  After Mashable published an interview with senior software engineer Kamilah Taylor, who publicly shared (on Twitter) her awkward interaction with Uber, another potential recruit sent his experience. Genady […]

Facebook sees Uber as a threat, says exec

Image:  ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK By Kerry Flynn2017-03-06 15:22:52 UTC “Uber is a really good company.” It’s not something we’re hearing lately with all the talk around #DeleteUber, the sexism in the workplace and the questionable behavior of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.  But that’s exactly what Phillip Rather, Facebook’s head of local partnerships, said during a two-minute […]