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Skully officially admits it’s over

Skully It took more than a week for remaining Skully execs to admit to themselves it was time to shut down. But late last night the company finally sent customers an email, which was obtained by TechCrunch, telling them it has officially closed its doors. The startup’s troubles have been brewing for several months but came to a head two weeks ago when Skully’s board forced founders… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

August 6th

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The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

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Wireless charging startup uBeam accused of being the next Theranos

power-cord-blue uBeam could be vaporware, according to a blogger claiming to be uBeam’s former VP of Engineering. They accuse the startup of being unable to fulfill promises made about its technology. uBeam says it’s building a device that could wirelessly charge your phone or other electronics from several meters away. But in a series of blog posts about the startup, the author asserts that… Read More

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Josh Constine

May 11th

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Report: Uber Thinks Lyft’s CTO Helped Hack Its Driver Database 

Uber still doesn’t know who hacked it eight months ago, exposing the personal data of 50,000 drivers. But the hunt is increasing tension between rival ride-hailing apps. According to a Reuters report, Uber is closing in on Lyft CTO Chris Lambert as a possible accomplice to its hacker.

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Kate Knibbs

October 8th

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It Seems Reddit Ex-CEO Ellen Pao Isn’t to Blame for Site’s Meltdown

If you thought that the Reddit drama had ended with the ousting of Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, think again: according to a series of posts, Pao didn’t make the decision to fire anybody: Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanion did.

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Chris Mills

July 14th

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The Greatest Internet Flame Wars Are Happening on Clown-Forum.com

No matter how much the internet may change over the years, there are at least two constants: absurd flame wars, and the wildly specific message boards from which they’re wrought. Perhaps the greatest of these virtual cesspools is Clown-Forum.com, a forum for clowns.

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Ashley Feinberg on Weird Internet, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

June 8th

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.Sucks Seller Accused of Ripping Off Poor Helpless Celebrities

The company selling off .SUCKS domains is making celebrities and brands pay premium prices to snatch up their .SUCKS addresses before their enemies do first. This is pissing off ICANN, the group tasked with regulating domains, which sees the scheme as a coercive shakedown.

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Kate Knibbs

April 10th

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Netflix’s House of Cards Has Stormed the Emmys

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Jamie Condliffe

September 23rd

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Netflix’s House of Cards Has Stormed the Emmys

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Jamie Condliffe

September 23rd

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Euphonia: A Free Cinematic Film About Our Love Affair With Technology

This wonderful 53-minute movie, released for free on Vimeo and produced with no budget, tells the story of of a high schooler obsessed with experiencing the world through technologically created sound bites. More »
    


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Jamie Condliffe

April 23rd

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