Category Archives: TC

VC admits he doesn’t hire women out of fear he’ll get sued

 On KQED’s Forum show today host Queena Sook Kim discussed venture capitalism’s sexist culture. But there was a shocking revelation from one VC who emailed in a response to the show this morning, saying he would not hire a woman “out of fear that we will get sued.” We don’t how KQED obtained this email or what their methods are for verification of letters sent to… Read More

Ford GoBike launches in the Bay Area starting tomorrow

 Ford’s GoBike dock-based bike-share program kicks off tomorrow, June 28 in the Bay Area. The program is being run in collaboration with Motivate, a platform operator and service provider for bike-sharing networks, and will offer up 3,500 bikes by summer’s end throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and San Jose. By the end of 2017, the plan is to have the network cover 546 stations… Read More

Today’s huge ransomware attack has only made about $7,500 so far

 Ransomware attacks are bigger than ever, but the payouts appear to be shrinking. While the ransomware suspected to be a variant of Petya makes headlines around the world, whoever set it loose isn’t really making a whole lot of money, especially if they paid for the software to begin with. At the time of writing, the Bitcoin address that today’s global attack points to has only… Read More

Dating apps are embracing video

 Dating apps are, in their own way, a form of social networking – especially as they expand into new areas like friend-finding or professional networking. So it only makes sense that they would adopt video as well, given the growing popularity of the format on social apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as the industry’s larger embrace of “Stories” as a… Read More

StdLib just raised $2 million to connect businesses via APIs

 Keith Horwood wants to be known in tech circles as an agent for good, and he seems to be working toward that end with StdLib, his roughly two-year-old startup that abstracts away infrastructure using “serverless” architecture, allowing developers to write everything from simple functions to complex business logic, then deploy their code as scalable, fully­ documented web APIs. Read More